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Inquisitor Krawn
 NPC, 28 posts
 Inquisitor
Mon 23 Oct 2017
at 11:49
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"I regret to inform you that some of your information isn't... up to date." the Inquisitor replied briefly rubbing his hands together. "It's important, especially while you've been selected for duty with the Ordo Xenos, that you have the best information. Orks derive a particular enjoyment from combat and a lot of them don't seem to hold any particular ill will towards their enemy: they just enjoy fighting them. Though there are many recorded instances of Orks fleeing when braver men would stand you're unlikely to find them as scared as you presume. If you do encounter a patrol it will likely be between 10-20 of the beasts and thats more then enough to kill each of you many times over unless you have some extreme advantage."

The Inquisitor lets out a sigh, "This information is of course available in the Libarium which I suggest you make a study of after you've returned. Things may change in the field but for now all that's required of you all is investigation. The longer you live the greater you may serve Him on the throne."
Alisha Shayan
 Player, 83 posts
 Order of Serenity
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 11:47
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Alisha kept quiet as she took her seat and simply listened to the Inquisitor's instructions, she found it a bit odd she was to be sent to investigate Xeno ruins but she wasn't one to question how she was supposed to serve Him on Terra if she was being given clear instructions by someone who was a member of the Holy Ordos.

Alisha smiled softly as the Guardsman spoke, she had some experience with the soldier of the Imperial Guard and generally found it pleasantly amusing to see how they stuck so strongly to what they where told in their Primers. When the Inquisitor said they where serving with the Ordo Xenos Alisha simply blinked a bit as it was not what she had expected, but she recovered herself with a soft shake of her head as she mentally offered a simple prayer to the God Emperor.
Korpsman Model 728a 2183
 player, 75 posts
 Guardsman
 Wounds: 16/16 Fate: 2/2
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 14:18
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If one had blinked, the time between the Korpsman sitting and him standing in full attention with a crisp salute held for the Inquisitor was nonexistent.

"Sir!" he barked, "Redefined greenskin parameters acknowledged and understood!" Existential despair began to creep into the Korpsman's heart. #2183 had been lied to by the Imperial Guard. The Primer was wrong. As the Korpsman's worldview began to shift from indoctrinated to informed, there was a sense of loss that he did his best to overcome with a cold edge. His voice carried significantly less bravado and machismo when he next spoke.

"Korpsman Model 728a #2183 requesting permission to leave and also directions to the nearest armory and magazine, sir."
Kalta Jezail
 player, 486 posts
 Former Arbitrator
 W:16/16 FP: 2/2
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 00:47
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The Mutant retained her piece and absorbed the lesson provided by the Inquisitor. It was neither her place or her calling to question. Merely to take what knowledge was given and act upon it in accord with the wills of the Lord Inquisitor that currently commanded her. The notion remained a corner stone of her beliefs, reinforced only further by the rigorous training and strict doctrines of the Adeptus Arbite.

A question did occur considering the circumstances they would be delivered into.

"Are specialty munitions available to us for this, Lord Inquisitor?" Kalta asked in that same strong and disciplined voice. That same undertone of total obedience to the Inquisitor still readily apparent.
Sina Sek
 player, 232 posts
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 01:37
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'Sina was about to ask a question when the scaly woman jumped in more quick.  It was a good question and so 'Sina waited to hear the answer before asking her own question.
Inquisitor Krawn
 NPC, 29 posts
 Inquisitor
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 11:50
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"You may leave once the others are finished. Armories are scattered throughout the Palace but the closest one is one level down. Just follow the stairs at the end of the hall." he replies to the Guardsman with a nod.

Looking to Kalta he states simply, "One magazine per each of you should be suffice. We'll revisit it after you return successfully from your first mission."
Sina Sek
 player, 233 posts
Thu 26 Oct 2017
at 13:03
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'Sine nervously raised her hand.  "Sir" she said, "ammunition aside, what about investigating or security equipment?  Maglock keys, encrypted comms, seeing and hearing aids; some of these would also be useful." 
Inquisitor Krawn
 NPC, 30 posts
 Inquisitor
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 11:59
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"Of course." he replies with a quick nod while writing out a note. Once completed he passes the note to Sina. "Take this to the armory and they'll sort you out. Well if that'll be all." he says standing up and drawing rosettes from his pocket. "You'll need these. Once you get your equipment report to landing platform 3 where a lighter will take to into orbit. Once you reach Vaivis you are to make contact with Captian Moeller with the Haddrack Jungle Fighters and he'll get you to the sight. Report via astropath as often as you deem necessary. Good luck."

OOC: The note grants each of you up 200 thrones to rent equipment up to Rare availability.
Kalta Jezail
 player, 487 posts
 Former Arbitrator
 W:16/16 FP: 2/2
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 21:56
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Kalta interpreted this as a dismissal and rose from her seat with that same hint of disciplined smoothness. She struck as neither a fast or terribly strong woman, or creature depending on the charitably of one's soul, but she struck as one who endured. A stubborn soul that understood that her death in service to the Throne must come at the steepest of cost she might manage.

She did not depart, however, waiting for the others to collect themselves as required before following in their wake. The untainted given pointed lead in their operations.
GM
 GM, 682 posts
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 15:19
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Confident that he had said enough the Inquisitor watches you all depart only adding "If you have any more questions before you leave the Palace just send a page to fetch me or simply return here."

Stepping back into the hallway you're passed by a few other acolytes, inquisitional attendants, servitors and servo skulls but you can't help but feel nearly invisible. People move around you and don't may you much attention.

Taking a well polished stone stair well you move to the armory one level below as the Inquisitor directed. Behind a metal cage sits the clerk updating a log in a book and many racks of weapons and accessories.

Nearby, two guards dressed in black wielding Locke Pattern boltguns eye you carefully.
Kalta Jezail
 player, 499 posts
 Former Arbitrator
 W:16/16 FP: 2/2
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 16:28
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Kalta could feel the scrutiny of the Storm Troopers upon her in the halls and the Armoury itself but as ever she bore it. The price of the sin of her continued existence in the moment. She was, however, a useful tool in the moment for the fact that her loyalty and strength of spirit had been proven and in a rare turn had been found truly innocent of the crimes she had been suspect of. Crimes that now boiled down to little more than injury in the line of Duty. Still, one did not suffer the mutant no matter the circumstances as such weakened the whole of Man.

She took quiet inventory of what she felt was needed for the excursion and provided this list to the Quarter master. Her voice as stern and disciplined as before but polite whilst expecting no courtesy in return.

OOC: Added my rented gear to the character sheet including the autogun Alisha rented for me.
Sina Sek
 player, 240 posts
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 18:06
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'Sina visibly wilted as she passed the two guards.  She tried and almost managed to regain her confidence before stuttering her way through her requisitions.
Korpsman Model 728a 2183
 player, 85 posts
 Guardsman
 Wounds: 16/16 Fate: 2/2
Sun 26 Nov 2017
at 16:07
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If there's one thing #2183 handles well, it's queuing for requisitions. The Guardsman patiently waits his turn with his eyes forwards to the metal cage. While the guards made others in his party react in less than favorable ways, the men were merely fixtures to #2183. He seemed to take almost zero note of the guards. When it came for his turn to step up to the cage, #2183 curtly and clearly enumerated the equipment necessary for the excursion. His lasgun was slowly removed from its position slung on his shoulder and laid on the counter before him to be taken and returned with a new red-dot sight.
GM
 GM, 684 posts
Mon 4 Dec 2017
at 11:36
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Surprisingly it takes less then ten minutes a piece for each of you to get your equipment requisitioned. The Inquisition, or this armory at least, seems pretty efficiently run compared to dealing with the Administratum in general.

After collecting your requisitions you make your way through lightly trafficked halls to landing platform three. Just as you're arriving you see four men exiting the Arvus lighter that'll carry you into orbit. Refueling tubes are connected to the lighter and outside tech priests offer payers to appease its machine spirit.

"About to head off then?" you hear a males voice from behind you. Turning you see a priest in black and brown robes with a polished bronzed Aquila around his neck. You can only assume he has his hands are clasped together as he has his sleeves pushed together around his waist. He has a sincere smile on his face.
Kalta Jezail
 player, 500 posts
 Former Arbitrator
 W:16/16 FP: 2/2
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 15:48
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The Arbitrator, disgraced and twisted, almost started at the approach of the Priest. Hands briefly flying into the gestures of the blessed Aquilla before she bowed her head towards the man of the clothe. Her head turning slightly to hide the dis-figuration that crawled up the right of her neck. The weight of kit and armour making it just fractionally easier to do so but doing nothing to hide the brand of both her internment and the declaration of her innocence from the Priest's no doubt perceptive eye.

"We are, Father." Kalta offered respectfully but with that same sternness of the Adeptus Arbite. Her voice striking as surprisingly small and less stern. A hint of her past as a student of the Progenum where the Abbots were cruel by necessity.
Sina Sek
 player, 242 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 18:33
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'Sina bobbed her head and spoke, almost a whisper; "We are, good father.  Perhaps you would be so kind as to bless us before we go?"

She held up her shotgun and pistol for The Emperor's Blessing.
Korpsman Model 728a 2183
 player, 86 posts
 Guardsman
 Wounds: 16/16 Fate: 2/2
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 00:02
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#2183 made the sign of the Aquila to the Priest before nodding in response to his question. Having always been a man of few words, the Korpsman stood silently in wait for the Priest's response.
Alisha Shayan
 Player, 91 posts
 Order of Serenity
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 01:34
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Alisha gave a friendly nod towards the Priest accompanied by a friendly sincere smile. "As the Emperor demands, we must go do our duty good Father."
GM
 GM, 685 posts
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 12:44
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"Yes, of course." the priest unsleeved his hands and made the sign of the Aquila while bowing his head.

"Love the Emperor for He is the salvation of mankind.
Obey His words for He will lead you into the light of the future.
Heed His wisdom for He will protect you from evil.
Whisper His prayers with devotion for they will save your soul.
Honour His servants for they speak in His voice.
Tremble before His majesty for we all walk in His immortal shadow."


Looking up he fishes around his robes and pulls out some glass vials with grey powder inside, each smaller then your pinky finger, and each with cord attached. He makes sure he has enough for each of you and puts the rest back. "I have ashes from Granithor. It should bring you peace should the Emperor see fit to grant you everlasting peace." He offers the ashes to each of you.
Korpsman Model 728a 2183
 player, 88 posts
 Guardsman
 Wounds: 16/16 Fate: 2/2
Fri 22 Dec 2017
at 15:37
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#2183 accepted the ashes with an outstretched hand and gave a slight bow in thanks. The Korpsman stepped back and waited for the rest of the party in silence.
Sina Sek
 player, 243 posts
Fri 22 Dec 2017
at 19:39
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'Sina put out a tentative hand and accepted the phial from the priest.  She had no idea what this was all about and determined to ask the others once away from the priest.

"Thanks, Father.  For this and for your prayers."
Alisha Shayan
 Player, 92 posts
 Order of Serenity
Fri 22 Dec 2017
at 23:51
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Alisha bowed low as she removed her helmet so that the Priest could put the vial around her neck. After that she stood up right and put her helmet back on "Thank you for your blessing and this gift Father."
Kalta Jezail
 player, 501 posts
 Former Arbitrator
 W:16/16 FP: 2/2
Fri 29 Dec 2017
at 00:28
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The Arbitrator did not speak but her lips moved silently in sequence with the Father`s prayer. Her upbringing in the Schola Progenum had ensured she had become familiar with many prayers and traditions of the faith. When he offered the ash to her in kind, she seemed hesitant to accept. Another hint of her awareness of her own corruption and unclean nature.

It was only a moment's hesitation, however, and she accepted it with a disciplined thank you and bow of her head as she deposited it carefully within the protective folds of her armoured jacket. It was clear now that she was ready to depart upon the errands of their master with all the tenacity and fearful endurance of the Adeptus Arbite.
Sina Sek
 player, 244 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 00:52
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'Clunk, click!'

'Sina checked the magazines of her weapons and looked up at the others.

"We right then?  Let's go.  Sooner we get this done, sooner we get back."
Kalta Jezail
 player, 502 posts
 Former Arbitrator
 W:16/16 FP: 2/2
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 01:02
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"Indeed, let us be about our task." Kalta offered in that same disciplined and harsh manner as she once more checked over her own gear, ensuring each safety was engaged and there was no bullet or magazine in any of the weapons that burdened her form. Her calm and quiet handling of each weapon demonstrating familiarity perhaps beyond her evident years even if those same years had been lived harshly.