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In Progress Emperor of Nothing [40k CYOA]

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by LogOS, Feb 5, 2019.

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  1. Baltika9 Arcane

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    That's literally all of 40K. And every empire that ever existed. My point is that we have to change the Imperium, and this alliance is a damn good place to start. Between the nascent Ynnead (Eldar god of death), Eldrad (basically Varys the Spider in space) and webway technology, we are much better off with the Eldar as our lukewarm allies whom we can keep an eye on, than the same-old 'frienemies' status we have been sticking each other in for ten thousand years.

    I'm not saying that an alliance is going to make us buddies over night, not at all. It is going to be the start of a very long road to mending over ten thousand years of legit racial prejudice. Either way, we are better off together than apart. Why be coy about it?
     
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  2. Storyfag Arcane

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    Ok, you convinced me. Original vote edited.
     
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  3. Esquilax Arcane

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    Has to be a difference. If I accept an alliance with the Eldar, that changes the parameters of how a meeting with the T'au/Necron will go down. It signals to them that, for the time being (at least publicly) we are working towards a common goal and means that whatever baggage/prejudices they have with the Eldar come with will affect how they converse with us. Whether the alliance is a good thing or not is a different topic, my speculation is that it might make the T'au/Necron more guarded in how they deal with us due to the fact that they're dealing with two different armies, not one.

    I'm still kinda on the fence in terms of how to approach this, but I'm positive that this alliance offering isn't something that you can take or leave whenever you feel like.
     
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  4. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    This always ends up well.

    Timeo xenos et dona ferentes.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And repeating the same losing combination never fails.
    +M
    I'll steal Esquilax's bit: the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.
     
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  6. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    You are rather optimistically assuming that we can go ahead and Change the Imperium (tm) all by ourselves without pissing off the ensemble of dickbags that are the Adeptus Terra, among others. I'm sure they will be delighted to learn of an alliance made so eagerly with the Eldar.
     
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  7. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I'm glad you brought this up. My official stance on the Adeptas is this: GUILLIMAN is the leader of the Imperium, while they are just faction that we have to manage and manipulate. I am not in favor of being held hostage by rogue Adeptas and letting opportunities like this one slip through our fingers.

    There's also the fact that alliances with the Eldar are not unheard of.
    Edit: there's at least one Ordos xenos inquisitor looking forward to...cooperating with them.
     
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  8. baud Savant

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    I'll go with B. See what they offer before committing to anything
     
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  9. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Species prejudice, they are not a race of humanity. The Eldar are the enemy.

    Scourge the Xenos as the Emperor did in the great crusade, for in his wisdom he knew that to embrace a Serpent is to invite poison into your breast.

    All this talk of weakness and needing others is why the Imperium fails, we need no one but the stout sons of Terra, we need nought but determination and faith in the Emperor.

    A million worlds the Emperor conquered, he did not do this by going cap in hand to the Xenos, nor hiding behind behind their skirts, he hardened his heart and smote the enemies of mankind.

    To take one step on the road to compromise is to forsake the golden path to the Emperors side.

    Thought for the day: A man beholden to the Xenos is no man at all.
     
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  10. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Another thought for the day: we are ten thousand years late to that party.
    Adapt or die.
     
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  11. baud Savant

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    Considering the stout sons of Terra had gotten their shit kicked in for the last 10 millennia, I'd say it might be time to try something new.
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Collaborators and Xenos lickspittles are the reason for every failure in the Imperium over the last ten millenia, if mankind had stayed loyal to the Emperor and followed his example then there would be no challengers to humanities might.

    The coward always seeks compromise.
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And the winner seeks success.
     
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  15. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Not alliance, Balty, success.
     
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  16. Baltika9 Arcane

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    We're just going in circles at this point.
    :lol:
    Have some memes instead and jump on the party truck.
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  17. hoothoot Scholar Patron

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    A

    Best strategy so we can make root write elf/primaris marine fuckfic, make terra into a craftworld, plunge it into the warp and kill the chaos gods one by one as gooliman, the high 'bonesinger'
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    and the emprah channel tantric lazers from the golden throne
     
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  18. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    B for same reasons as Roxor minus the antisemitism

    EDIT: Furiously fucking our fists to slavish corpse-maxims like our 'thal friend is pretty retarded, but that doesn't mean we should readily jump into whatever plan the Eldar have for us, especially considering that is the outcome they were probably expecting for having engineered our resurrection. Let's maintain an equal distance between all potential allies until we hear of what they have to offer.

    Also, the guardsman is a braindead muscleman. The Codex personified, then.
     
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  19. the_biologist Barely Literate

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  20. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Found the xeno. :imperialscum:
     
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  21. Neanderthal Arcane

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    It's Guardsman this, and Guardsman that, and Guardsman where's your soul? But it's a thin red line of heroes when the drums begin to roll.
     
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  22. Nevill Arcane

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    B.
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    +++
    The tally so far:
    A = 7
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    Baltika9
    The Brazilian Slaughter
    Oscar
    Grimgravy
    Azira
    Hoothoot
    the_biologist

    B = 7
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    DarthRoxor
    Jaedar
    ItsChon
    Baud
    Lithium Flower
    Nevill
    Storyfag

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    ERYFKRAD
    Neanderthal

    PSA: please bold your votes so that they are easier to see.
     
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  24. Storyfag Arcane

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    F L I P F L O P
     
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  25. Trans-Financial-Man Learned

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    I pick (A)

    Eldar are bastards but they're the bastards we know. Much like the Codex itself. Necrons would find humanity inconvineant to their schemes. Tau want to sterilise the humans and replace them with their own kind. A bit like muslims but with less burkas. Obviously, Orks and Nids are too retarded to consider. If we plan effectively we can mitigate Eldar fuckery. We don't have to like them but keep your enemy close so you can knife him in the ribs before he smiles at you.
     
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