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[IC] - Dark Heresy : Optimus Usurpo

DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Critical Failures
Dark Heresy: Optimus Usurpo


It is the year 815.M41, and you have no idea what is going on.

They came for you, suddenly and without warning. Maybe they got you while you were sleeping, maybe they picked you up outside your favorite bar… maybe they simply asked you to come down to the station. However they went about it, the local arbites came and took you into custody – for what, they would not say. They relieved you of your weapons and put you in a holding cell on a small transport craft. If you were particularly resistant, you might have even been knocked unconscious, coming to behind bars with shackles on.

Days follow. You were kept fed and they treated you reasonably well. But no one ever told you why you were detained, or where you were being taken. Finally, you are told that your destination has been reached, and the arbites lead out of the transport, onto the small, well-maintained landing pad. There you are handed over to guards sharply-dressed in uniforms of green and gold, who, you realize, are definitely not arbites. They blindfold you and after a journey down a lift and many minutes of being led roughly by your escorts, your blindfold is removed, and they leave, locking the door to the room behind you.

The room is approximately six metres square, and furnished only with four plain chairs. There are three other people in the room.


The individuals present are:

Viswanat:
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Parthus of Termeus:
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Paba Clavu
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Boaz Mirosal Calvarius-Kornel:
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OOC thread

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Now... what d'you think is gwin' on here? Whos alla you?", Paba speaks as he regards each of the other three with a glance.

    He moves to the door and gives it a sharp rap, and calls out to the guards, "Dis isn't right natural, see? Ah shouldn' be in here!"

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    (EDIT: not first, I guess. I'll just act that way anyhow.)

    Boaz sat patiently on one of the chairs, turning his head with a raised eyebrow at the next arrival to be brought in.

    "Another guest, it seems. Don't ask me for an explanation, I was brought here in just the same fashion."

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ((It should be noted that while he is not shackled any more, Paba has a metal band with hexagrammic wards attached to his left wrist that is suppressing his pskyer abilities. It was put into place by the arbites when you were taken into custody.))

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Parthus finds his way over to a chair and gives it a quick look-over for anything out of the ordinary and takes a seat. Noticing the warded bracelet on the irate man, he decides it would be for the better to stand.

    "I am Parthus... A captive no different than yourself, I think."

  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "I think it best we all sat down and simply wait to be recollected by our warders," Boaz added. "I know not why you were brought here, but I trust I was requested by the Judges with sound intent. I myself would have been shackled had they reason to think me guilty in the Emperor's eyes."

    He pauses for a moment. "My given name is Boaz, of house Calvarius. I am a clergyman of the Imperial Creed."

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Paba turns around, looks at his wrist while shaking the bracelet, and returns to his seat dejected.

    "Ah'm Paba Clavu, of da Clavu tribe on Endrite... shaman to my people, psykah for da Emp'rah", he adds as he pulls at the band.

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The wiry scribe quickly looks over his equipment, offering a prayer of apology to the Machine God. Satisfied that everything is functioning properly, he whispers thanks.

    Turning to his newfound companions, he gives a hasty bow. "I am Scrivener Viswanat of the Administratum." He pauses, examining the room around him, continuing absent-mindedly, "House Calvarius, you say? I do not believe I recognize the name...

    "I find it odd for them to bring us to a room with only four chairs. This must mean either that this is another holding cell, or that one of us has summoned the rest here for some reason." Viswanat then focuses his gaze on the others in the room. "Since none of you seem to know our purpose here, the former seems to apply; therefore I am in agreement with Father Boaz' suggestion."

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "You are a long ways from home, Paba Clavu. I am not familiar with the ways of the Endritian peoples; may I ask the significance of your wrist band?" Viswanat begins tapping at his auto-quill, and long text begins to dance across the parchment.

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "It's not mine, see dose bastahds musta put it on meh. I can't feel da spirrits no more, I tink it's cause of this thing. Any of you wanna help tek it off?", Paba replies as he tries biting it. He winces in pain then rubs his jaw.

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Interesting." tappity-tap-tap "Does it cause you any discomfort? Perhaps some itchiness or a rash?" tappity-tappity

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "'Brother' will suffice, scrivener. Calvarius is a house of nobility here on Archaos- at least I trust we are still on that world."

    "I can determine for certain, I had no part in bringing any of us here, but it does appear they intend not to bring more men here than the number of chairs. Perhaps our warders shall deal with us shortly."

    "And whatever that shackle should be binding you from, it may be best not to remove it."

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Nah, no discumfort odder dan feeling... down. I can't talk to mah spirrits, it's stranger den anytin."

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Viswanat:
    Spoiler:

    Boaz:
    Spoiler:

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    There is a short rapping on the door, and a muffled voice tells you to stand back while they open it. The door slides open, revealing several guards. The one who opened the door looks at all of you and says, "You have been summoned, please follow me."

    It does not appear that they are going to shackle or blindfold you this time.

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Viswanat stows his auto-quill and rises, waiting for the others to take the lead.

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "I no fallow till somebuddy take dis ting off mah wrist," Paba declares as he crosses his arms.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "I no fallow till somebuddy take dis ting off mah wrist," Paba declares as he crosses his arms.

    "The ward will be removed in due time, sir," the guard says.

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Now seems like a betta time dan any otha."

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Boaz stands and follows. He takes a moment to look over Paba Clavu as he passes.

    (I rolled a 66, for whatever that's worth.)

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Now seems like a betta time dan any otha."

    "After you have been introduced to our lord, sir," the guard says.



    ((Go ahead and read the spoiler I posted for you if you haven't already, Uts.))

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Okay boyo... bring me to dis lord."

    Paba gets up and approaches the guards.

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Viswanat falls in line behind Paba, glancing around the corridor for any clue to their location.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ((I will assume all of you fall in line and follow the guards.))

    The hallway you are currently in is rather plain, though obviously well maintained. There are a number of colored lines painted on the floor. Your group is lead through several turns in these plain corridors until you come to a pair of doors that have an ornate design in them. The lead guard punches in a code that opens the doors, and you find yourselves in a much larger hallway now, with ceilings that go up at least ten meters, and furnished with patterned carpeting and many paintings and tapestries lining the walls.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    After several more minutes of walking, your group is lead into an enormous room with many rows of tables and chairs, all facing towards a large ornate desk, at which a tall, thin man sits. He is dressed in green and gold finery, all of it tailor-fitted and looking to be made from the best materials available. Behind him are enormous windows, automatically tinted so that the midday sun lights the room well without glaring in the eyes of those looking out.

    The man looks up from the data slate that he was reading and stands up, pressing a button on his desk that causes the large doors to the room to slid shut. “Ah good, you are all here,” he says, smiling. He motions to you all to approach until you are a few feet from him. “I am Helvantos Weriam Tir Timon, head of the Noble House Timon here on Archaos.”

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Dat's nice, can you take dis ting offa mah wrist now?", Paba asks as he shakes his wrist.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Paba Clavu, yes?" says Helvantos. "I can remove it if you promise not to use your... gifts here. Do we have an agreement?"

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "I say dat's a good deal, I won' haf ta kill you I gess."

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Viswanat bows his head in deference. "Lord Timon."

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  • delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "I wish not to overstep my station, but I would inquire as to the purpose of our summons, my Lord."

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Helvantos chuckles. "It would not be wise to kill the man who wishes to pay you handsomely."

    He motions at one of the guards standing nearby, who removes a small dataslate and passes it over Paba's wrist, which loosens it, and then removes it from his wrist.




    "I suppose you all are wondering why I have gathered you hear under such auspicious circumstances. I would have preferred you to all come unaccompanied, but I could not tolerate any refusal of invitation. You have, each of you, been selected for a task that is of importance to me."

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ((I'd like an intelligence check made on my character's knowledge of House Timom.))

    Clergyman Boaz claps his hands together and makes a brief bow. "Good day to you, Lord Timon. On what matter have we been brought before you?"

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Parthus stands awkwardly, shifting his feet every so often. He is not used to being so 'naked' in terms of weaponry.

    "This a bit different than my usual summons," Parthus pauses to take a look around the room. "What can we do for that your guards cold not?"

  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "Mebbe not trowing me in da back of a truck" Paba grumbles. He sighs in relief as the bracelet slips off.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Helvantos removes two dataslates, one compact and blue-hued, the other a plain slate grey, from a drawer in his desk and hands them to a guard, who hands them to Viswanat.

    "You four are to go to the Primoris Libri Arcanum and present the blue dataslate to the chief archivist there. The grey dataslate has some basic information for you about Archaos and, more importantly, a phrase for you to recite to whoever receives you at the Libri."

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "I find the accommodations have sufficed. We are guests in this house, we are entitled only to the treatment deemed fit by its master."

    "I am, however, deeply concerned about the nature of our dark tribal fellow. What unholiness is bound by his shackle?"

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "So, why you need us to deliver your mail? I figger deres sometin you haven't told us yet boyo."

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    "You four are to go to the Primoris Libri Arcanum and present the blue dataslate to the chief archivist there. The grey dataslate has some basic information for you about Archaos and, more importantly, a phrase for you to recite to whoever receives you at the Libri."


    "It seems as though your Lordship has gone to much trouble to procure outsiders for such a task. Would it not be simpler for agents of your own to travel to this Libri? Or does it reside in a location which would confound or hinder them?"

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    ((I'd like an intelligence check made on my character's knowledge of House Timom.))

    1d100-10=56

    Boaz:
    Spoiler:



    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    "I find the accommodations have sufficed. We are guests in this house, we are entitled only to the treatment deemed fit by its master."

    "I am, however, deeply concerned about the nature of our dark tribal fellow. What unholiness is bound by his shackle?"

    "He is a pskyer, sanctioned by the Holy Imperium, of course. The bracelet was merely a precaution, to ensure the safety of all parties, just the same as why you were all relieved of any weapons you might have had on your person."

    "Again, I apologize for the treatment you have all received, but each of you came highly recommended by certain sources of mine, and I could not risk any of you refusing to assit.

    I assure you that more luxurious quarters will be provided for you complete this errand for me."

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    "It seems as though your Lordship has gone to much trouble to procure outsiders for such a task. Would it not be simpler for agents of your own to travel to this Libri? Or does it reside in a location which would confound or hinder them?"


    The location of the Libri Arcanum is only nebulously known, I confess. A section of the mid-hive collapsed a century and a half ago, and the Libri was in one of the sections that fell. It is still intact, of that I am certain, but locating it may not be an easy task, and I cannot have my men rummaging through the slums without attracting... undue attention from others. Therefore, I am sending you four, discreetly, to accomplish this for me."

    "When this task is completed, you will be granted permanent lodging in one of my properties in the mid-hive, and will be given payment of 300 thrones each, plus a monthly stipend to encourage you to stay in case I have other tasks for you. Oh, which reminds me," Helvantos removes a small pouch from a pocket and gives it to a guard, who hands it to Boaz. "Here are 200 thrones for any expenses that may arise."

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "So, you captured us all, took our weapons, and ran us to another part of the world just to get us to take a data-slate to some building? Are you expecting serious resistance or what?"

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