The Eternal War, Session 19

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  1. Session Start: Sat Sep 22 17:30:57 2012
  2. Session Ident: #eternalwar
  3. 03[17:30] * Now talking in #eternalwar
  4. 03[17:58] * Petrus ( has joined #eternalwar
  5. 03[19:00] * Varian ( has joined #eternalwar
  6. 03[19:08] * CelestialDoggie (CelestialD@FE7B146F.428E072C.1EF101D4.IP) has joined #eternalwar
  7. 03[19:08] * CelestialDoggie is now known as Plex
  8. 03[19:09] * Bennie is now known as Ezekiah
  9. 03[19:09] * Krystaphoani is now known as Narcisa
  10. 03[19:30] * CelestialDoggie (CelestialD@FE7B146F.428E072C.1EF101D4.IP) has joined #eternalwar
  11. 02[19:32] * Plex (CelestialD@FE7B146F.428E072C.1EF101D4.IP) Quit (Ping timeout)
  12. 03[19:36] * CelestialDoggie is now known as Plex
  13. 01[19:42] <Staffen> You stand together before the door to the hangar. You can hear heavy gunfire from within - it sounds like the assault boat's sponsons are firing.
  14. 01[19:42] <Staffen> Short bursts of roarin gunfire can also be heard.
  15. 01[19:42] <Staffen> *roaring
  16. [19:46] <Ezekiah> "We should probably deal with whoever is attacking our ride out."
  17. 06[19:47] * @Narcisa would move to the door of the hangar, attempting to open the thing through whatever runepad might be available to use.
  18. 06[19:48] * Varian stays safely behind the front rank. His pair of pistols held at the ready.
  19. [19:48] <Petrus> "Indeed"
  20. 06[19:48] * Petrus readies his nomad
  21. 01[19:52] <Staffen> The door slides open. Beyond, a group of Astartes in various colors hide in cover while they fire on your Shark boat. They do not seem to pay much attention to your presence.
  22. 03[19:53] * Mir_Lurk ( has joined #eternalwar
  23. 01[19:53] <Staffen> One of the Space Marines fires what appears to be a meltagun at the boat - the shot sears off one of the sponsons, leaving a molten stump where there was once a heavy bolter mount.
  24. [19:53] <Ezekiah> "... more of these traitors!?"
  25. 06[19:55] * Petrus looks around for cover
  26. 06[19:56] * @Narcisa speaks in that annoying burst of static that passes for the Mechanicus' own language upon seeing the traitors, pressing herself against one wall of the hallway in hopes of not being seen.
  27. 06[19:58] * Varian follows Narcisa's actions, but with an annoying Malfian utterance under his breath.
  28. 06[19:59] * @Narcisa looks at the others, worry on her face "Well, plan anyone?"
  29. [20:00] <Ezekiah> "... we kill them and leave."
  30. [20:00] <Varian> "For once I concur with our learned zealot here."
  31. 06[20:01] * Petrus begins to slither his way to a ladder leading up to a walkway
  32. 01[20:01] <Staffen> Meanwhile, the gunfight continues.
  33. 01[20:04] <Staffen> Their boltguns do not have any effect to speak of. However, the Marine with the meltagun fires, making a direct shot at the Shark's raised cockpit.
  34. 01[20:06] <Staffen> The effect is devastating, and the shot fully exposes a portion of the cockpit.
  35. 01[20:06] <Staffen> The remaining sponson, however, continues firing. It does not appear to have killed the boat.
  36. 01[20:07] <Staffen> ++Krat here,++ your vox-line crackles, ++I'm fine. My flight-suit's sealed. But if you can't get into this boat in 10 seconds flat, I need to leave before there's a hull breach in the passenger's section!++
  37. [20:08] <Ezekiah> ++Fine!++ Ezekiah does not seem pleased at this outcome.
  38. 03[20:09] * Retrieving #eternalwar modes...
  39. 06[20:09] * Varian cues his microbead, ++Open her up, I am on my way!++
  40. 03[20:09] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, CSM3, Plex, Petrus, CSM1, CSM2'
  41. 03[20:10] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, CSM3, Plex, Petrus, Carian, CSM1, CSM2'
  42. 03[20:10] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, CSM3, Plex, Petrus, Varian, CSM1, CSM2'
  43. 03[20:11] * Staffen changes topic to 'LP, Ezekiah, CSM3, Plex, Petrus, Varian, CSM1, CSM2'
  44. 03[20:11] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, LP, CSM3, Plex, Petrus, Varian, CSM1, CSM2'
  45. [20:14] <Ezekiah> ++Damn it!++ Ezekiah doesn't like this at all. NOT AT ALL AT ALL! But he makes it for the shark. He does not want to be left behind, as much as he would enjoy purging these monsters from this vessel.
  46. 03[20:14] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, LP, CSM3, Plex, Narcisa, Petrus, Varian, CSM1, CSM2'
  47. 03[20:15] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, LP, CSM3, Plex, Petrus, Varian, Narcisa, CSM1, CSM2'
  48. 01[20:21] <Staffen> The door at the far-end of the hangar opens.
  49. 01[20:23] <Staffen> In strides a woman wearing a open flight-jacket over a black body suit. She clutches the trim of her jacket as she walks.
  50. 01[20:24] <Staffen> "One of those maniacs let Gorvikkar loose," she calls. The Space Marines look over to her. "You lot, get to the fore and put him down!"
  51. 01[20:25] <Staffen> It is the woman from the pict-recording from the Lathes.
  52. 01[20:26] <Staffen> The Chaos Marines compliantly begin to pull back to the door behind them.
  53. [20:27] <Petrus> ++I'll take care of this, get to the ship!++
  54. 06[20:31] * Plex touches the Warp, using its power to bend the light around herself, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly where she is, before slinking off toward the Shark.
  55. 06[20:35] * Petrus takes aim and fires at Losa
  56. 01[20:36] <Staffen> Petrus's Nomad fires with a loud bang. However, the projectile can be seen hanging in mid-air, a glinting bit of yellowy metal.
  57. 01[20:37] <Staffen> Losa Proga's arms glow in patterns not unlike electoos.
  58. 01[20:37] <Staffen> "Clever," she calls across the hangar.
  59. 03[20:38] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, LP, CSM3, Plex, Petrus, Krat, Varian, Narcisa, CSM1, CSM2'
  60. 01[20:40] <Staffen> Krat opens fire on Losa with his remaining sponson, but the the gunfire goes astray.
  61. 06[20:41] * Varian sees the display of psychic power and stands at the hangar door for a moment, torn by indecision before he sharply smacks the back of his head against the wall and shouts "Arrgh! Putain!", running out of cover while he pistols blaze away at Losa.
  62. [20:42] <Varian> his*
  63. [20:42] <Varian> The bolt pistol immediately jams, surely due to more psychic fuckery.
  64. 01[20:43] <Staffen> Losa does not seem at all perturbed by Varian's gunfire, and in the light an additional bullet appears caught in mid-air.
  65. 06[20:43] * @Narcisa would raise her laspistol in the air, snapping off a shot at the woman as she advanced rather slowly to the craft herself
  66. 01[20:43] <Staffen> "I'm disappointed, Lord Sark," the psyker calls. "I thought you were smarter than this."
  67. [20:44] <@Narcisa> The lasbolt flies astray, the woman cursing again in some muttered techna-lingua as the spirits of the weapon fail her.
  68. 01[20:46] <Staffen> The last of the Chaos Marines retreat from the hangar.
  69. 06[20:50] * Ezekiah doesn't have much he can do with his sword... but on the other hand. "You psychic bitch! BURN! BURN! BURN!" And he would draw his shotgun and shoot at Losa with the inferno shells.
  70. 01[20:55] <Staffen> The spray of pellets catches mid-air.
  71. 01[20:57] <Staffen> Then they fall, bursting into puffs of flame on the floor.
  72. 01[20:58] <Staffen> Losa steps forward, casually holding out a hand towards the Shark.
  73. 01[21:00] <Staffen> An roiling arc of electricity shoots from her fingertips into the cockpit of the craft. You hear a scream of pain over the vox, and then nothing.
  74. 01[21:00] <Staffen> "My Master will be disappointed to hear you didn't take our offer," Losa calls.
  75. 06[21:02] * Varian Varian shouts back as he runs forward, "You've been in my head, you know I don't trust anyone. Least of all, you!"
  76. 01[21:03] <Staffen> Losa nods. "Sound reasoning enough, my Lord."
  77. 06[21:09] * Petrus fires a round and his Losa
  78. 03[21:10] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, LP, Plex, Petrus, Krat, Varian, Narcisa, Corinna'
  79. 03[21:11] * Staffen changes topic to 'Ezekiah, LP, Plex, Petrus, Varian, Narcisa, Corinna'
  80. 06[21:14] * Varian holsters the heavy and for now useless bolt pistol and draws his wickedly curved Malfian blade, he sprints headlong at the 'woman'. When he pulls up next to her he whispers "J'ai fait une promesse."
  81. 06[21:17] * @Narcisa would run for the relative safety of the assault craft as quick as she can
  82. 06[21:17] * Ezekiah drops his shotgun. "Well, isn't this just something." He points at her with his eviscerator. "I was always taught that a man who has nothing can still give his life. And I have nothing. But when I am done with you... you will have less then nothing as I present your broken, battered lifeless body to our mistress. I am Ezekiah Richar. And I am your apocalypse!" And to those with the ability to see such things... his evisce
  83. [21:18] <Ezekiah> his eviscerator ignites into blue flames, as he runs at her.
  84. 01[21:26] <Staffen> Losa opens up on Ezekiah with a swift set of punches, but the Redemptionist swiftly dodges her intense melee. She swings a kick at the Malfian, but in her haste to hit Ezekiah comes short of Varian's face.
  85. 06[21:33] * Plex leaves the safety of the Shark momentarily, striding out to within a handful of paces of the inimical woman.
  86. 06[21:37] * Varian swipes with his blade and even snaps off a shot from his pistol but the unnaturally fast woman sways clear of each attack.
  87. 06[21:38] * @Narcisa would take careful aim from around the edgeof the wallof the assault boat, half-obscured behind it as she fired off a shot into the melee, missing the woman.
  88. 06[21:47] * Ezekiah tries to feint, fails, and misses. Move along people.
  89. 01[21:49] <Staffen> Losa visibly bites on her lip, and blood runs from her balled fists. Her hands glow bright, and the ground beneath her shines. She falls into the floor, disappearing entirely.
  90. 06[21:50] * @Narcisa would lower her pistol, staring at the ground where she disappeared "Where.. did..."
  91. [21:51] <Ezekiah> "RAARGH!" Ezekiah would scream and strike the floor. Repeatedly. "I WILL NOT BE DENIED!"
  92. 06[21:52] * Varian sneers, "This may well be the time to run and call in the firesupport."
  93. [21:52] <@Narcisa> "Or get off this vessel before it jumps, yes?"
  94. [21:53] <Ezekiah> "I do not care at this point! I will slaughter everyone on this ship if I have too!"
  95. [21:53] <@Narcisa> "Or, rather, shall we wait for our companion?"
  96. [21:55] <Varian> "We don't have a choice, the psyker can take care of herself."
  97. [21:56] <Plex> "She's moving to Petrus!" Plex shouts suddenly.
  98. [21:57] <Ezekiah> "SHE IS!? VINDICATION!"
  99. 02[21:58] * Petrus ( Quit (Ping timeout)
  100. 03[21:58] * Petrus ( has joined #eternalwar
  101. 01[21:59] <Staffen> You hear Petrus's rifle fire.
  102. 01[22:00] <Staffen> Indeed, Losa is cartwheeling away from Petrus's gunfire.
  103. [22:00] <Plex> "Ezekiah--that woman is a sorceress!"
  104. 06[22:00] * Varian runs after the psyker, dismayed by the power being displayed by the pawn of chaos.
  105. [22:01] <Ezekiah> "I ALREADY KNOW THAT!"
  106. 06[22:03] * @Narcisa would start running towards Petrus' location, starting with whatever she would need to climb up to the gangway "Come, let us pursue!"
  107. 06[22:06] * Ezekiah runs toward Losa. He wants her dead!
  108. 01[22:10] <Staffen> Losa rolls back, tossing her jacket into the air. The jacket rip itself apart, and four peculiar blades spit out through the burst seams. They twirl in mid-air and lower towards the ground, flitting as if some invisible wielder were testing their weight.
  109. 06[22:15] * Plex draws in a deep breath before aligning her vision on the acrobatic sorceress, using her powers to line up a shot...and cursing loudly when she dodges without even looking.
  110. 06[22:22] * Varian raises his auto-pistol, thinking back to the first time he came face to face with a real daemon and squeezes the trigger. Hoping for a similar outcome.
  111. 06[22:25] * @Narcisa would raise her laspistol, speaking lowly again as she snapped off a pair of shots, neither of which would come close enough to prompt her target to dodge with the contemptuous ease she had been dodging the rest of their attacks so far.
  112. 06[22:27] * Ezekiah proceeds to continue to run... stepping off the wall and bouncing up the corner... before landing right behind Losa. "SURPRISE WITCH!" His holy chainsword is a roaring, smoky guttural mess.
  113. 01[22:30] <Staffen> Losa tuts at Ezekiah. Two of the blades go spinning towards the Redemptionist, while the other two twirl away towards Petrus.
  114. [22:33] <Ezekiah> And Ezekiah is skewered and sliced and diced... but he is not dead! He still lives, an inner glow with in him, as he reaches and pulls off his redemptionist mask. He has green eyes. "... even a man who has nothing can still give his life..." He repeats once more. That is all he has left and that is all he is giving.
  115. 06[22:36] * Petrus dodges two of Zeke blows but takes the third having it cut into him
  116. 01[22:39] <Staffen> Losa narrows her eyes. "What is that? Some sort of possession?!"
  117. 06[22:39] * Ezekiah is filled with the Majesty of the Emperor, light shining behind his eyes!
  118. 06[22:45] * Varian runs at the woman, trying to body slam her into the floor.
  119. 06[22:49] * @Narcisa would speak lowly, raising her free left hand, palm open as electro-magnets within her hand activated. The blades would pause in the air before they kept wheeling about doing their own thing, the techpriestess having failed in her attempt of arresting them from their flight.
  120. 01[22:54] <Staffen> Suddenly weighing the threat before, madly dodging roaring eviscerator swings for her life, Losa decides it is best to leave. She moves to vault over the guard-rail, but Ezekiah catches her in the stomach with a brutal, revving hit from his eviscerator.
  121. 01[22:55] <Staffen> Losa slams into the wall, instead. Her kineblades drop.
  122. [22:55] <Ezekiah> "YES! YES!"
  123. 01[22:55] <Staffen> She, however, disappears in a flash.
  124. 01[22:56] <Staffen> You are all left in the emptiness of the hangar.
  125. [22:56] <Plex> "Grab the blades!" Plex urges those left up top.
  126. 06[22:57] * Ezekiah falls over the edge of gangplank... dead.
  127. [22:57] <Varian> "Damn the blades, get to the ship!" Varian jumps over the railing in his haste.
  128. [22:57] <Petrus> "We should leave now before we transition."
  129. 01[22:57] <Staffen> The blades have disappeared, however, along with Vok's agent.
  130. 06[22:57] * Petrus looks down over the walkway, "Victoria would you be so kind as to fly us back to our ship?"
  131. 01[22:58] <Staffen> "Petrus, dear," Lady Corinna calls, "Do I look like I'm wearing a void-suit?"
  132. [22:58] <Petrus> "Well we'll look for one then."
  133. 06[22:59] * Ezekiah looks at Varian, and kicks his mask over. "Send it back to Bront for me, please. Let the Redemption have my mask back. Tell them I died for the Emperor instead of living for myself." With that said... he shuts off his eviscerator... the light fades from his eyes, and he falls over and off the gangplank. Dead.
  134. 06[23:00] * Varian shrugs and takes the mask, he might be able to hawk it as some kind of 'relic'. He ventures to the group, "Losa did have a private shuttle, she used it to escape once before..."
  135. 01[23:01] <Staffen> The intervox on the ship comes on with a sharp beep. ++Enginarium,++ you hear a weak, and frustratingly familiar voice call, ++belay the warp-order until the situation in the fore is dealt with. You win this time, Sark. Get the hell off my ship.++
  136. 06[23:02] * Varian turns to Narcisa "Can you find the other hangar and lead us there?"
  137. 06[23:03] * @Narcisa would nod to Varian, deactivating the glowing electromagnets in her free hand before pulling out her dataslate. Flicking through a few progrommes, she would end up at the map again, lookng it over
  138. 06[23:03] * Varian ques his microbead ++Oh my dear, you sound a little worse for wear. I made a promise. I will keep it one day, one day soon.++
  139. 06[23:05] * Petrus hobbles down the ladder over to Victoria
  140. [23:05] <Petrus> "Let's get you off this damned ship
  141. 01[23:05] <Staffen> Lady Corinna folds her arms. "Your friend... I trust he's?..."
  142. 03[23:06] * Mir_Lurk is now known as Nyx_H
  143. [23:06] <Petrus> "I believe so, he was a crazy fool even though he did save us."
  144. 03[23:06] * Nyx_H is now known as Nyx_F
  145. 06[23:07] * @Narcisa would look at Ezekiah's corpse for a moment before pointing at a door "If we take this door we should.."
  146. 03[23:07] * Nyx_F ( has left #eternalwar
  147. 03[23:08] * Nyx_F ( has joined #eternalwar
  148. 06[23:08] * Nyx_F runs in, panting, dripping sweat, two dirt-covered sets of armor jammed into a rough ball floating behind her
  149. [23:09] <Nyx_F> "Run!  Thing!  Released! Angry!  Went--'ROAR', chased..."
  150. 06[23:09] * Nyx_F looks to Ezekiah's body
  151. [23:09] <Nyx_F> "...Oh dear."
  152. [23:10] <Plex> "Nyx!" Plex runs over, looking relieved. "Good. And bad, yes. We...lost him. But in a most glorious manner. For all his zeal, he truly had the Emperor's favor, it seems."
  153. 06[23:10] * Nyx_F catches her breath for a moment, kissing an aquilia necklace in prayer
  154. [23:11] <Nyx_F> "Did you catch the fiend, Losa?  And what was that massive disturbance in the Warpstuff?"
  155. [23:11] <Plex> "We 'caught' her, if by that you mean 'fought.' The woman is a sorceress."
  156. 06[23:12] * Varian motions to the zealots body with the mask in his hand, "Ezekiah dealt her a grievous wound before she ran."
  157. 06[23:13] * @Narcisa would walk to a door, tapping at the runepad to open it "I've worked out a way to the hangar her shuttle should be in, if any of you would prefer to lead?
  158. [23:13] <@Narcisa> "
  159. [23:13] <Plex> "True. She seemed to cut him to ribbons...but then he glowed. And was made whole, briefly, until he nearly did the same to her. At which point...she vanished."
  160. 06[23:14] * Plex departs, briefly, to get the silent eviscerator, before returning to the small crowd.
  161. 06[23:15] * Varian slips the mask into his backpack before handing his bolt pistol to the tech-woman, "Its jammed. Could you please work your tech sorcery on it my Lady?"
  162. 06[23:16] * Petrus rolls his eyes at Varian not being able to maintain his weapons
  163. 06[23:17] * @Narcisa would look down at it, nodding as she took the weapon into her hands briefly.
  164. 06[23:18] * @Narcisa would bring the weapon to her face, speaking lowly, whispering even to the weapon before it ejected a shell almost forcibly from the side, as well as it's magazine. She'd hand the thing back to Varian "It is done."
  165. 06[23:18] * Petrus hobbles over to Ezekiah's body and starts to drag him to the sharl "Look for a void suit Victoria can wear."
  166. 06[23:19] * Varian nods in thanks and smiles, pistol back in his hands while his blade sits at his hip until he meets Losa once again.
  167. 06[23:20] * Varian uncharacteristically heads into the tunnel like doorway to follow Narcisa's directions to the shuttle room.
  168. 06[23:21] * @Narcisa would lead them down the halls and suck, looking to her data slate occasionally to ensure this was the right path. If she did not lead the group into being accosted by ratings, she would open another door into the hangar where Losa's own shuttle sat.
  169. 06[23:22] * Plex lays a hand on Petrus and concentrates, but the chaotic last few minutes hobble her concentration such that she can only mend his wounds very slightly.
  170. [23:22] <Petrus> "I'm not going to catch any mutation from this am I?"
  171. 01[23:22] <Staffen> You hurry along the halls towards the stern. Sirens blare throughout the vessel, and you can hear intervox traffic shouting about the matter in the fore. Armsmen rush by, but they are completely unconcerned with you at this moment.
  172. [23:24] <Plex> "No mutations." She sounds almost cross, but in the friendly, exasperated way.
  173. 01[23:24] <Staffen> You eventually arrive at the stern hangar a few minutes later. The bay is clear except for a few wandering servitors.
  174. 06[23:25] * Nyx_F struggles, helping Petrus drag Ezekiah by one shoulder with a set of armor in her right arm
  175. [23:25] <Nyx_F> "They certainly are--unf--quite preoccupied, these heretics."
  176. [23:26] <Plex> "About that," Plex puts in, weighed down by the increasing burden of the overlarge weapon, "what...did you do?"
  177. 06[23:26] * Petrus winces "Yes what did you do?"
  178. 01[23:27] <Staffen> Sitting in the middle of the stern portside-hangar, however, is a sleek, menacing craft unlike any Imperial vessel. Its nose is built narrow and pointed, more like a single-edged blade, and its main fuselage widens out into a flat-bottomed shape not unlike some sort of sea-mammal. Its stabilizers are swooped-back, with what seem to be thin plasma cannons built into them.
  179. [23:27] <Nyx_F> "Like I said.  I released something.  It was big.  It had snakey-bits.  It went 'ROAR,' then started to chase me."
  180. 01[23:27] <Staffen> A hatch in the side is open and inviting.
  181. 06[23:27] * Varian runs headlong to the hatch.
  182. 06[23:28] * Plex stays behind the people dragging the body as they move.
  183. 06[23:28] * @Narcisa would follow a bit belatedly, putting away her dataslate and helping the others get Ezekiah's body into the thing "And you are certain this thing can be flown by one of you?"
  184. 01[23:28] <Staffen> Beyond the hatch is an airlock capable of fitting the lot of you.
  185. [23:28] <Petrus> "If I can't Victoria can."
  186. 06[23:28] * Varian gets in and covers the others as he waves them in.
  187. 06[23:30] * Plex piles in the airlock with everyone else.
  188. 06[23:30] * Petrus hobbles to the cockpit to see if he can fly the thing
  189. 01[23:32] <Staffen> Beyond the airlock is a small hallway, leading on one end to the cockpit door. The other side takes you into a quarter more akin to the space of an luxury passenger engine-car.
  190. 06[23:32] * @Narcisa would move in with the others, grunting "Where, ugh, should we put him down?"
  191. 06[23:32] * Varian heads to the passenger section and looks for a wine cabinet, "She better not be holding out on me" he mutters to himself.
  192. [23:34] <Varian> "Merde!" the rest of the crew would hear from the passenger section.
  193. 06[23:34] * Petrus sets his nomad down and begins looking around the cockpit
  194. 01[23:34] <Staffen> The cockpit is in Imperial style, but is somewhat cramped. It obviously was not meant to be part of this craft's design.
  195. [23:34] <Varian> There is quite the bustle coming from Varian's section.
  196. 06[23:36] * Plex busies herself with assisting laying Ezekiah's body out for the trip, before returning to stand just behind the cockpit hatch.
  197. 01[23:37] <Staffen> Petrus successfully gets the craft prepped. The airlock seals, the entry-hatch locks down, and you slowly ease out of the hangar.
  198. 01[23:37] <Staffen> Rear pict-capture, however, note a group of armsmen rushing into the hangar, shaking their arms angrily at you as you leave.
  199. 06[23:38] * Varian emerges from the passenger compartment, a look of horror on his face as he holds up a bottle of wine. "Only a century old? I am very disappointed in her."
  200. 06[23:38] * @Narcisa would help Plex, before wiping her hands off on a rag gathered from her backpack. She would look to Varian "Then share it with the others if you find it so repulsive, hm?"
  201. 06[23:38] * Petrus opens up the external vox "Don't make me use these." powers up the plasma cannons
  202. 06[23:39] * Varian holds up his other hand, "Now, now. Lets not over-react." he states completely unaware of the irony before he opens it and takes a swig.
  203. 06[23:40] * Varian wipes his lips with the back of his sleeve before adding, "There are a few more bottles back there if you are interested though."
  204. 01[23:40] <Staffen> You slide out of the raider. By this point the Wrath of Justice has cleared nearly a few hundred void-units. You can see her engines flare in the distance.
  205. 06[23:40] * Nyx_F joins him, juggling tacky faberge eggs
  206. [23:41] <Petrus> ++Wrath of Justice come in++
  207. 01[23:42] <Staffen> The vox-line crackles. ++Unidentified craft, you are using a restricted vox-code. How did you get this? Who'm I speaking to?++
  208. [23:43] <Petrus> ++Petrus Cain, we have commandeered a void craft as ours was disabled.++
  209. 01[23:44] <Staffen> There is a moment's hesitation, then the line opens again. ++Lord Cain,++ you hear Captain Anders call, ++what happened to the Shark?++
  210. [23:45] <Petrus> ++Traitor astartes with a meltagun happened to it++
  211. 01[23:46] <Staffen> ++I see. We'll slow down for a moment. Tagging your craft as friendly. Head into starboard-3.++
  212. 01[23:47] <Staffen> Petrus brings the craft along to the Wrath of Justice, and touches down in the designated hangar.
  213. 01[23:47] <Staffen> Another half-hour later, and you are away.
  214. 06[23:48] * Petrus flags down an officer "You there, inform Anderson's tailor he is to meet Lady Corinna and I in my room."
  215. 01[23:49] <Staffen> "That's Anders, lad," the officer corrects. "And that is CAPTAIN Anderson." He nevertheless turns and exits, seemingly intent on obeying.
  216. 06[23:49] * Varian corks the bottle when he is half way done, saving the rest for after a certain goal has been accomplished.
  217. 01[23:49] <Staffen> "My, Petrus," Victoria cracks, "you've become quite assertive. When did this happen?"
  218. [23:50] <Petrus> "Well I got to play Rogue Trader for one, turns out admirals don't like it when you talk down to them."
  219. 06[23:50] * Petrus smirks at her
  220. 06[23:50] * Varian waves his bottle in the air, joking "I can be assertive."
  221. 01[23:52] <Staffen> Victoria claps her hands. "Impressive, Petrus. Did you do this all for me? I'm touched."
  222. [23:53] <Petrus> "Of course, I'm not going to let some raiders steal you away from me."
  223. 01[23:53] <Staffen> "You'll have to tell me where you got these friends. More importantly, though..."
  224. 01[23:53] <Staffen> The Corinna heiress slaps Petrus hard across the face.
  225. 01[23:54] <Staffen> "Why?" she snaps. "Why did you stand me up, Petrus Cain? You disgraced all our families when you disappeared."
  226. 06[23:54] * @Narcisa disconnects her laspistol from her wrist, holstering it before bringing a hand to her head. She would briefly look over when she heard the sound of a hit connecting and begin walking off before things got ugly.
  227. [23:55] <Petrus> "Well it's not like you can say "oh please Mrs Inquisitor let me stay for my wedding" and expect not to get shot in the head."
  228. [23:55] <Petrus> "Remember that job your uncle promised me? Well this is it."
  229. 01[23:58] <Staffen> Victoria Corinna taps her foot. "You've got some explaining to do, Petrus. Let's go get some wine and you can justify why you disappeared."
  230. [23:59] <Petrus> "As you wish."
  231. 06[23:59] * Varian head automatically swivels around at the mention of 'wine.'
  232. [23:59] <Varian> "You wouldn't happen to have anything better than this swill?"
  233. Session Time: Sun Sep 23 00:00:00 2012
  234. 01[00:04] <Staffen> Days pass before the Wrath of Justice emerges from its escape-route through the warp. Anders's tailor is so touched by Petrus and Victoria's situation that he tailors a shifting fabric dress for free from his personal stock.
  235. 01[00:05] <Staffen> Lady Corinna gives the idea of sending an astrotelepathic for Port Wander, as Winterscale is likely using it as a base.
  236. 01[00:08] <Staffen> A week later, the response comes in: Winterscale demands to meet over Orbell Quill.
  237. [00:12] <Petrus> "So now that you know about my little situation how accepting do you think Winterscale will be?"
  238. 01[00:16] <Staffen> "Well," Corinna leans back in her seat. "He's convinced you kidnapped me, yes? So it'd be odd for you to go find him if that's the case. I'm sure he'll listen. The Inquisitorial thing, though -- not sure how he'll take that. But I guess it explains the group you've got around you, Pet."
  239. [00:17] <Petrus> "Well he's the one who set me up with this group in the first place."
  240. 01[00:20] <Staffen> "I don't think so, my Lord," Victoria says, "otherwise he wouldn't have been fuming quite like he was."
  241. [00:20] <Petrus> "Hmmm, well then I have some explaining to do then don't I?:"
  242. 01[00:23] <Staffen> "Fair enough. You should be able to get him to at least calm down. But Pet," Lady Corinna crosses her leg and sits straight. "Keep out of reach of his axe. Just in case."
  243. 03[00:23] * Nyx_F is now known as Mir
  244. 03[00:23] * Mir ( has left #eternalwar
  245. [00:23] <Petrus> "Oh I will. I once saw the man convince my father to go on a hunting trip with just his axe."
  246. 01[00:24] <Staffen> "You'll have to tell me," Corinna insists.
  247. 01[00:27] <Staffen> You arrive at Orbell Quill within a week, and sure enough the Wrath of Justice is confronted by no less than five warships, among them is the Emperor's Vow.
  248. 01[00:28] <Staffen> Anders has you all present on the bridge for the translation to reality, and no less than a few minutes after you arrived the ship is hailed.
  249. 01[00:28] <Staffen> Anders looks back at Petrus. Victoria stands close by her betrothed. "Ready, my Lord?"
  250. [00:28] <Petrus> "As I'll ever be."
  251. 06[00:30] * @Narcisa would have her hands behind her back as she made her way onto the bridge. She would spend most of her time staring out void-windows to oogle at those vessels arrayed against them.
  252. 01[00:31] <Staffen> Anders nods to the communications officer, and steps back as the pict-vox array lowers to your level.
  253. 01[00:31] <Staffen> The hololithic display of the array activates, flashing a brief "ONE MOMENT" message before connecting the line.
  254. 01[00:33] <Staffen> The man in the image is wide-jawed with a scruffy brown beard. A thick scar runs down one temple and along his cheek. He is incredibly broad-shouldered, and his face seems perfectly built to maximize the effect of the snarling scowl it is giving you.
  255. [00:33] <Petrus> "Lord Winterscale"
  256. 06[00:34] * @Narcisa would walk back into view of the display, standing somewhere behind Petrus as she silently watched
  257. 01[00:36] <Staffen> "Petrus Cain," Calligos Winterscale greets, his voice low and seething. "If it weren't for my niece standing there, I'd crack that joke of a frigate in half, pull your frozen corpse from the wreckage and tie it to my drive-cluster. Now give me one reason why I shouldn't board you and break you."
  258. 01[00:37] <Staffen> "Calligos," Victoria says, sardonically. "Nice to see you, Uncle. I appreciate you acknowledging me."
  259. [00:37] <Petrus> "Well for one, I didn't kidnap your niece my lord and I did not mean to leave Lady Corinna at the alter, other.... things came up."
  260. 01[00:38] <Staffen> The Lord Winterscale looks ready to break into an angry reply, but Corinna beats him to it.
  261. 01[00:38] <Staffen> "For once, Uncle," Victoria hisses, "think with your other head."
  262. 01[00:39] <Staffen> This is met with a hushed round of giggles from the bridge crew.
  263. 06[00:39] * @Narcisa looks off to a rating elsewhere, a confused brow raised as she spoke lowly "She does not really mean...?"
  264. 01[00:39] <Staffen> "Petrus didn't kidnap me, Uncle, he saved me. Sure, maybe I was in a situation that enabled my kidnapping because he was absent, but I assure you, there's a reason."
  265. [00:40] <Petrus> "I would like to add that if I did kidnap Lady Corinna that I would not be here talking with you but I would be half way to the eastern fringe by now."
  266. 01[00:41] <Staffen> "He's telling the truth, Uncle!" Victoria insists.
  267. 01[00:41] <Staffen> Calligos Wintercale snorts. "Victoria, what am I supposed to think of this? This overglorified groxherd runs off, has me worried sick that he's been lost in the warp, only to show up again in the Lathes. Then I hear you've gone missing from Mucin..."
  268. 01[00:41] <Staffen> Lord Winterscale trails off.
  269. [00:42] <Petrus> "We have much to speak about in person Lord Winterscale."
  270. 01[00:42] <Staffen> "Indeed, Petrus Cain," Calligos calls. "I'm calling off my battlestations order for now. I want you and Lady Victoria to come aboard so we can talk. Alright?"
  271. [00:43] <Petrus> "Very well."
  272. 01[00:43] <Staffen> Corinna seems to glare at Petrus for a moment.
  273. [00:45] <Petrus> "I believe it would be better for you to meet us here actually."
  274. 01[00:47] <Staffen> Calligos's eyes narrow. "Very well... I'll be over in fifteen minutes. Be ready."
  275. [00:47] <Petrus> "We shall."
  276. 06[00:47] * Petrus turns to Anderson "Prepare your meeting room for guests."
  277. 01[00:47] <Staffen> Corinna reaches forward forcibly disconnects the line.
  278. 01[00:48] <Staffen> "No, Petrus, darling," she says, "I don't want him to stick an axehead between your fucking eyes."
  279. [00:48] <Petrus> "Fair enough."
  280. 06[00:49] * Varian shrugs, "We can always shoot down the shuttle and the fair Lady can take command of the fleet."
  281. 01[00:49] <Staffen> "Never do anything on Winterscale's terms," she continues. "It puts him in a state where he thinks he can let his temper roam rampant. He bent one of Chorda's messengers' arm the wrong way entirely a few months ago."
  282. 06[00:52] * Varian holds his hands up, "But I am from Malfi, so what would I know about intra-family conflict resolution?""
  283. [00:53] <Plex> "If Vok's lies are to be believed," Plex finally speaks up, "entirely the wrong things."
  284. [00:54] <Petrus> "I want everyone in their best suits for when he comes."
  285. 01[00:55] <Staffen> Victoria rolls her eyes. "No, don't, I say. He'll be more impressed with guns and swords and intimidating things. Don't make him think you've gone foppish, Petrus. This dress is bad enough."
  286. [00:56] <Petrus> "Fine, I was never very good at this sort of thing. It was my brother Theodore's favorite."
  287. [00:56] <Plex> "You intend to have us all in this meeting, then?"
  288. [00:56] <@Narcisa> "Perhaps we should each wield a hellgun and suit of carapace from our previous 'adventure' to add to what intimidation we might wield, then?"
  289. 06[00:57] * Petrus smirks "By the way, you could have told the tailor to make you a naval uniform. You didn't have to get the dress."
  290. 01[00:57] <Staffen> "The idiot insisted on this. And, Uncle Calligos hates Theodore. I remember after we first met, he told me he wanted to twist your brother's head off to see how much shit poured out."
  291. [00:59] <Petrus> "Good thing he's not successor to my father then I suppose."
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