Capitulus Decum: The Belly of the Beast

In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, Mankind teeters upon the brink of extinction. The galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by ravening aliens, and threatened from within by malevolent creatures and heretic rebels. Only the strength of the Immortal Emperor of Terra stands between Humanity and its annihilation. Dedicated to His service are the countless warriors, agents and myriad servants of the Imperium.

Dark Heresy is a roleplaying game based upon the universe of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000. The setting of Warhammer 40,000 is a dark, gothic future where the Imperium of Man is beset by dangers within and without. In Dark Heresy players take on the roles of Acolytes of the Inquisition, aiming to uncover and combat the enemies of mankind, be they aliens, heretics or mutants!

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Post by RorytheRomulan » Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:29 pm

Merica, still "on" from the effects of the dirty footsoldier-aide in her system, keeps her eyes on a swivel and her gun at waist-level, having enough presence of mind to keep her finger off of the trigger. She doesn't speak the obvious, and ascends the makeshift stairs ahead of the psyker and the chrome-human. One more room to clear?

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Post by ManWithDoor » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:06 am

"Haxtes, is the lift the more efficient option? Or taking the stairs? I'll follow your lead." He admires Merica, but she appears to be significantly more athletic than him or the techpriest. Damien doesn't feel like taking unnecessary risks and breaking his leg in a fall.
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Post by Grimbold » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:32 am

Haxtes considers his options. If the lift seems like a good option, he says: "We can take the lift." If not: "We shall take the stairs." With that, he follows his own suggestion.
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Post by Vardaen » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:30 pm

The lift was not working before because you had not turned the power on. Now it is. Haxtes looks, and finds its just barely big enough to hold all three of you, if there were others you'd not all be able to ride. So you pack in and hope for the best. Haxtes operates the controls and up you go...


...you exit the lift and are now back in the upper levels of what appeared at first to be the cathedral, which now you know is only the chest area of the Titan.

With the movement of the Pax Macharia it has become clear why the pews in the vast main hall were bolted to the floor. Debris tumbles through the broken glass of the windows with every step of the machines, powerful legs. Below, the ocean has disappeared, replaced by the dunes of the Barsapine desert as the Titan strides towards Kephistron Altis and the Black Sepulchre. Keeping pace with the Titan is the physical form of the Dei-Phage.

Hovering below the windows of the Nave in front of the Bridge, the tattered wings sweep back in forth with each step of the Pax Macharia. The Daemon shrieks unintelligible words that can be heard even over the sirens.

Directly below it is a swirling whirlpool of colour and flame. Glimpses of foul warp beasts can be seen flickering momentarily across the surface of this breach into the Immaterium.
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Post by Grimbold » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:27 am

Haxtes looks around to see if he can find the weapon controls. if he can, he tries to figure out how they work and directs his companions to crew the weapons.

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Post by RorytheRomulan » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:50 pm

Overkill it is. Why plink away at the monster, when a larger caliber is available? Merica aids the search for the controls, muttering verses of her daily prayer, but keeps her boltgun ready to shoot if the Dei-Phage breaks from what could be loosely described as a patrol pattern and advances on them.

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Post by ManWithDoor » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 am

The sigils inscribed on his armor light up with a baleful glare, and his skin briefly shines with a white light. The psyker grasps his head and staggers, before shaking it off a moment later. "Daemonic sorcery ... ingrained defenses ... the Dei-Phage is trying to possess the God-Machine, to inhabit the Pax Macharia. If we can destroy the Daemon or at least interrupt the spell, the warp rift should close."
I also have Tech-Use in additional to my psyker skills/abilities, so trying to Aid Another our good Techpriest here. :)
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