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Let's LARP the Emperor's Finest - a wh40k IF

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Holy Cow, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Excidium P. banal

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    2) What's important is that our mission is done. And this inquisitor is fishy so we better keep an eye on him.
     
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  2. Jick Magger Arcane Patron

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    This one's a bit more tricky. We're testing our men's loyalty enough by allowing the Inquisitor to live, and this could lead to them disliking us even more. Then again, letting the Inquisitor wander around on his own right now would be a bad idea.

    Gonna go with 2., but willing to listen to counter-arguments.
     
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  3. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    2) we're not kwanzanian meathead marines. This whole "leave no man behind" mentality creates more corpses than it saves men. Especially in 40k. We can't afford to let the =I= be the only thing to make it back and report his tainted version of the story
     
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  4. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Indeed he is fishy. With our experience of the Tyrant Star bright in our mind, we should not be too quick to trust the inquisitor as implicitly as we claimed we did just now.
    What worries me is that our other guardsmen seem intent on returning to try and rescue the other team. Will this choice only reflect what we do, or is it a decision for the whole team?
     
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  5. Esquilax Arcane

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    1) This is strictly an emotional decision. No matter what, we're IG and I hate the idea of abandoning our brothers-in-arms like that. The only real practical benefit I see here is that our squadmates won't hate us for obeying a man who is at best a heretic, at worst tainted and a danger to everybody. The others will definitely hate us if we don't go to the Promethium refinery, and it might lead them to thinking we're tainted too.

    I wonder what would have happened if we decided to frag the Inquisitor - I think our bros in the squad would have tried to concoct a suitable alibi. Would have been interesting given our glorious record of ending the lives of our commanding officers. Joining up with Team Prometheus would probably be way smarter if we decided to waste the Inquisitor, then we wouldn't have to babysit his possibly tainted ass.
     
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  6. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Regarding the loyalty of the other guardsmen, we're a simple private. Having their loyalty or not shouldn't make too much of a difference so far. If we get promoted, then yes.

    I'm leaning towards 2 too, we might even have to spend our fatepoint on not getting raped by the inquisitor back on the Thronum. :smug: Exciting stuff, isn't it?
     
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  7. kazgar Arcane

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    If we stick with =I= around we could end up on the inquisitors retinue shooting xenos with cool equipment and trading with rogues.
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    2. I mean, it's Team Prometheus. One of them probably accidentally tripped and triggered a portal to the Warp somewhere. Best to just cut your losses and get on with the mission.
     
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  9. Baltika9 Arcane

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    2. I want to see some HERESY!
     
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  10. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Voting 1.

    This mission is all but over, so let's save those men if we can.

    The Inquisitor problem can wait. Even when we notify our superiors/commissar of what happened - what do you expect will happen? Nothing - nobody can make a move against him and he knows it. Unless the Inquisitor starts growing tentacles nobody is going arrest or shoot him, and even then it's not sure. Testimony of some grunts is definitely not going to cut it.

    Let's rescue our brothers from a tight spot if we can. Feels suitably heroic (or maybe just stupid, but hey). Are there fresh air supplies for our respirators on board? Make sure to be careful with our weapons in the refinery if possible. We wouldn't want the Aliens scenario again, now would we (or maybe we would if the place is badly corrupted).
     
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  11. Jick Magger Arcane Patron

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    I meant in terms of them following and agreeing with our decision-making. Chances are the squad may not want to follow us anymore of they don't like us and/or think we're terrible at making them. Some of the squad clearly don't agree with us deciding to keep the Inquisitor alive, and leaving more of our guys to die could cause them to further distrust us.
     
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  12. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  13. ironyuri Guest

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    We're only a private, we have no position of authority. We let the =I= live, and the =I= has already indicated to us that it will be up to our Commissar whether our neglect of our own mission obj in favour of helping Team Prometheus will be seen as heroic or insubordinate.

    It'll take us 2-3 hours walking to arrive at the Refinery, the radio went dead amidst screams and gunfire. That's 2-3 hours for whatever is attacking/infecting/zombie-fying our comrades to do whatever it does best. We arrive with our enviro-protections gone, using our respirators which will expose us to the toxic rain (IT'S IN THE RAIN) and we will in turn be zombiefied.

    2.
     
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  14. Azael Magister

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    Tricky choice. Abandoning comrades to death is bad, but sticking close to the Inquisitor has obvious benefits as well. I have to think this over for a bit, though I'm currently leaning towards 2. The first option just seems like a suicide mission since it would appear that we won't have enough air supply to make it back even if, and that's a big if, we manage to reach the Prometheus crew and rescue them from the xenomorphs whatever they are facing.

    EDIT: Reading comprehension error, we might have enough air supply after all.
     
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  15. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    I voted to *BLAM!*
    Remember what happened last time we "reinterpreted" orders? (*cough*Holt*cough*)
    3 hours to get there. Whatever heavy fighting they're doing right now will in all likelyhood be over by the time we get there. And if it isn't, it's probably something so big and nasty it'll kill us too. and even if it doesn't, the rain will, 'cause we're out of air.
    See 1. Unless someone else is there to ensure the account =I= gives is complete, we've no way of ascertaining to what degree he turned into a puppet for the xenos. Also, we'll miss the part where the Inquisitor SHITS NURGLINGS
    We're not SPEHSS MEHREENS.
    Problem is that going will in all likelyhood 1) Not save our other team (because they're going to be fighting the "‘Heavy…Esistance. These damn…everywhere! At…Outhern Quadra…Requesting…diate assistance!’" for 2-3 hours before we arrive). 2) Get even more of our BROs killed, because we're leading them into "Heavy...sistance" and 3) Let =I= slip under the radar and perfor more HERESY.

    I'm all for being a decent soldier, but going to save the other team is downright stupid.
     
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  16. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Oh, goodie. a slow, agonizing death over a quick, clean one ;)
     
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  17. Esquilax Arcane

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    I've figured it out, Inquisitor Agern isn't serving Nurgle: he is secretly an aspiring Champion of Slaanesh, known as The Prince, singing terrifying hymns to the Purple Rain that brings death from above. You can tell by the twisted, androgynous symbol on the motorcycle and the flamboyant clothing:

     
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  18. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    It all makes sense now! :eek:
    He even has a crude symbol of slaanesh on the front of that motorcycle.

    Damnit, I feel like I just accrued 1d4 insanity points.
     
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  19. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Come on people, vote for almost certain death heroic rescue! It's what a proper Steel Legion soldier should do. Not to mention it sounds a hell of a lot more interesting then boring debriefing.

    And if he does suddenly turn into a daemon, just what could we do about it to do that a whole ship full of troops can't? Besides die horribly.

    Because following orders worked so great for our late lieutenant. Our comrades are in danger - I don't think covering our asses with the letter of orders is the right thing to do.

    Yeah, well that's the life of a guardsman for you.

    As I said before, I doubt anything we might say would do any good. Nobody is going to do anything against him based on our testimony.

    Meh, so is the relentless grimdark.
     
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  20. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Should've shot the inquisitor like some of us voted. Then there'd be no pressure to report back and warn someone - ayone - about the incoming HERETIC INQUISITOR RAPE and we could've gleefully gone to rescue our BROs.
     
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  21. lightbane Arcane

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    1. We're Shepard and we do not believe on that "consequences" thing. Our duty is to perform hilariously dangerous actions and spit Death on her face because we can, Jedis Spectres heroes are never wrong, after all.
     
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  22. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    We should have shot the Heretic =I= and then rescue our comrades after sending Coporal with samples and report to HQ... sights, now we must answer ourself what we're going to do after mission:
    1) Staying with regiment than we MUST choose One... or our boys will frag our ass during sleep.
    2) If we're planing to join =I= we should go with Inq... we will have last one chance to shoot him if he'll shit nurglings from his Ordo sanctioned in the craft... then He is better uncorrupted cause demoted private testimony will mean shit... if we survive the trip back.... All is hanging on fact we can't be sure... Is he still INQ?

    I'm voting for 2... too late now for heroics.
     
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  23. GreyViper Erudite

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    Thing is by going 1st choice, =I= can dispose the troopers not following him. Either they die in combat or there wont be any evac and if they manage to get back they face court martial. Besides Shepard's a medic not HW specialist and Ulminati pointed out the right thing we are not SPEHSS MEHREENS. We are a private and we follow orders, when we want to.
    Now this guy isn't Holt, but there is bound to be backslash, that would lead with certainty another trip to hive. Difference being how much we know about enemy, because IF we get lucky with current choice the =I= will keep us in the loop, maybe even let us know what the servo-skull found.

    2)
     
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  24. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Stay close to =I=, remain vigilant, when the corruption takes hold, administer the Emperor's Benediction.

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    Thought of the day:
    The Emperor requires only that you hate.
     
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