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The Ruinous Powers (40K CYOA)

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Cheesecake, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Azira Arcane Patron

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    1C>2C
     
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  2. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Why is Detox feeling betrayed?
     
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  3. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    IA
    Let's have fun.

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  4. Kalin Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Well I guess cuz hawt foxy bodysuit chick opted to become a champion of Slaanesh instead of a bloated HIV-blob of Nurgle.
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Old Papa Nurgle is throwing a hissy-fit over being passed by. Detox is feeling it too. Poor little girls.
     
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  6. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Papa needs a reminder later that we still love him. Don't worry. 'Sides, success is near.

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  7. Baltika9 Arcane

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    That, and the shrine to Tzeentch that we've commissioned must sting a bit, too. Him and birdface are rivals.
     
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  8. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Our band is pretty Chaos Undivided tho. Althrough more like Chaos-Mostly-Undivided-But-Fuck-Khorne.

    By the way, what is this I saw in our character sheet? Look at Favor. I noticed it looking at the penultimate update. What the hell?


    There is a unknown fifth entity or God which we have favour with... and apparently, it is "amused".
    Who is this? Should we be afraid?
    Could it be Malal, amused at our team-killing fucktard antics after we offed the Goat?
    Or is it Cegorach and/or the Deceiver, amused at our manipulations and plotting?
     
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  9. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    It's the Emperor himself.

    :troll:
     
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  10. Azira Arcane Patron

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    It's been on there since we met "the Boy".
     
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  11. Nevill Arcane

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    And that's how I like it.

    Accept the risk of the duel and revel in pain it would inflict, but deny the man honorable death and savor his desperation and anger as well.

    Don't give him the satisfaction. If people want to give tribute to Slaanesh, that's how it's given.

    Otherwise just keep him and subvert him from his wannabe-HONOROBRU ways. I C > II C
     
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  12. Storyfag Arcane

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    I C
     
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  13. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    I don't think its "the Boy" because he already has his own slot in Know Characters.
     
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  14. Cheesecake Savant

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    Counting votes!
     
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  15. Cheesecake Savant

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    Tally (open)

    I:
    A: Smashing Axe, hello friend, The Brazilian Slaughter, 3
    B:
    C: Azira, Nevill, Storyfag, 3
    ERYKFRAD's D: ERYKFRAD, 1
    lightbane's D: lightbane, 1

    II:
    A: Baltika9, 1
    B:
    C: (hello friend), oscar, Endemic, Azira, Nevill, 4(5)
    D:

    C. Spare him and try to contain him for later.


    You smirk. Like lightning, you draw your laspistol, aiming for his knobbly knees, and fire. The pistol goes off with a crack, and a small cauterized crater impacts on the ground.

    "Not very sporting of you," he says. The man had simply disappeared and reappeared in a blur. He disappears again. You feel the wind shift. You leap out of the way just as his chainsword slices the air where your neck had been from behind you.

    You roll on the ground, kick up, and fire your laspistol midair. He blocks it with the side of his chainsword, the las melting the intricate engravings of his blade. He charges, like a boulder brutally bulling forward. You sidestep just in time, narrowly avoiding what would have been a crushing hit. Just when you think you're out of the clear, he abruptly stops and swings his chainsword in an arc behind him!

    The whirring blades leaves a gash on your left arm. Your bodyglove had stopped the sword from shearing your arm off completely. The Lord-Captain does not stop there. He swings again, then lunges, and ends with a vicious downward arc.

    You gracefully leap away, disengaging from combat, giving yourself some breathing room. For any other, this duel would have been gruelling, the wounds too harrowing. But not for you. You revel in the thrill, the challenge, the pain.

    You feel more invigorated than when you started.

    You lunge towards the obese Captain, loosing a volley of lasfire as you close in. Despite his unnatural speed, he cannot parry all the las, and many bury themselves into his flesh. Searing craters of burnt flesh dot his body. However, that was only the warm-up. In the final step, you leap, fist-forward, and impale him with your arm. It sinks deep into his gut. You feel cold metal and grinding gears where his organs should be.

    He coughs up a dribble of blood. "W-Well done! I do believe that this fine vessel," he coughs, spewing more vital fluids, "has a worthy captain." He closes his eyes, looking at peace. "Now, finish me."

    You laugh cruelly. "Ooh, we're not done yet." You twist your arm, still inside his gut. You feel gears and cables tear. He winces as he conceals his pain.

    "We're far from done."

    ----

    Epilogue
    Detox had patched together the flesh, and Entek had repaired the machinery. The previous Lord-Captain is chained, gagged, and dressed in tatters. He serves as your footstool. Entek had enslaved the Machine Spirit of this once-fine vessel, while Hooker did the same to the crew. The mutants run rampant, making sport of the hapless crewmen. The Ecclesiastic temples and shrines are defiled, replaced with the foul icons of Chaos, and statues dedicated to your beauty.

    You look at your astrogation charts, preparing your voyage, and walking down the path to power. Destiny is palpable around you. Terrible vistas of opportunity and reward open up in your mind. And to think, in a minuscule amount of time, you had become everything from nothing.

    You wonder, why would one as insignificant as you would become so powerful? And the others as well. The natural order of Chaos rewards the strong, and leave the weak with nothing. Something has disrupted that order.

    You look up from your astrogation charts. You see the Boy, smiling. His eyes, although still dead, are possessed with something else.

    Malice.

    Character Sheet (open)

    Name: Lena Cythriel, Exalted Champion

    Gifts:
    Daemoniac Tongue
    Exalted
    Perfection
    Terrible Visage

    Favor:
    Khorne - Reviled
    Nurgle - Betrayed
    Tzeentch - Intrigued
    Slaanesh - Exalted

    Malal - Amused

    Known Characters:
    Detox, apothecary - Betrayed
    Hooker, sergeant - Devoted
    Entek, tech-priest - Indifferent
    Sorcerer - Devoted
    The Boy - Unknown

    Tempestus, chaplain - Dead?
    The Captain - Dead

    Forces:
    Mutant Horde - 2,500? - Devoted
    Cruiser Crew - 60,000? - Enslaved

    Items:
    Artificer Bodyglove
    Laspistol

    Location:
    Dauntless-class Light Cruiser


    (Gonna put this on hiatus, so I hope this was a decent ending. This isn't the end, though; I just wanted to stop here myself losing interest and I didn't want to write this half-assed. One day, the shenanigans of hawt foxy bodysuit chick + friends will continue!)
     
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  16. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    :salute:
     
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  17. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Ha, knew it!
     
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  18. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Good of you to stop here. Pushing yourself will just worsen the burnout. Thanks for running this.
     
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  19. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    I CALLED IT!
    Ah Malal, good ol' Malal. Chaos God of Team-Killing Fucktards. Considering we had Cap'n Goat killed, then those Renegade Khornates on the ground, yeah...

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  20. lightbane Arcane

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    Malal. uh? Quick, let's hide before the plot-lawyers find us! Oh wait, nevermind. You're temporally stopping it. Nevertheless, it's been quite a fun read. Congrats.
     
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  21. Azira Arcane Patron

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    :avatard:
     
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  22. Storyfag Arcane

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    That here was a mighty fine piece of Codex LP. Do resurrect it one day.
     
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  23. Nevill Arcane

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    Was a fun ride while it lasted. :salute:
     
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  24. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Oh wow, it's done for now?
    Too bad. I've enjoyed it thus far.
     
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  25. Cheesecake Savant

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    Lena + Friends (open)
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    Hey! I'm kinda in the mood for 40k, so if you guys are interested, we could continue Lena's Black Crusade! (Or start a new character)
     
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