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PostSubject: Furia   Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:57 pm

[Continued from Shattered Moons.]

The ripples give way to a vast endless ocean and the hulk of an old void ship that has speared itself into the ocean. Zar finds himself at the top of this once mighty machine.

An immediate crippling pain comes over him and he falls to his knees. As he braces his fall he sees his hands and forearms are the material of the Crimson Blade. The pain keeps racing through Zar as he feels a power coarse through his veins.

[Replace Crimson Blade with Crimson Gauntlets: Melee 1d10+8; Felling (3); Tainted; Special: Grants +15 to Parry and arms are immune to damage.]

[New Talents: Swift Attack, Unarmed Warrior, Unarmed Master. New Traits: Unnatural Strength (+1) for a total of 3, Brutal Charge (+1) for a total of 2, Natural Weapon: Crimson Gauntlets. +15 Corruption points]

As the pain subsides that familiar itch in the back of Zar's head returns... the demon.

"Something has been taken away but something has been given. Funny how that works."
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:17 am

[Passed corruption threshold. Infamy check to gain the attention of Khorne http://orokos.com/roll/564738 = 34 vs 35, pass]
[Gift of the gods - Rewards of Khorne table = http://orokos.com/roll/564739 = 79, Reroll has already got Mark of khorne, http://orokos.com/roll/564740 = 43, Face of Khorne, Gains Fear (2) trait and Peer - Mortal followers of Khorne]


Zar rose to his feet a changed man and not just because of the merging of the crimson blade. His face was contorted into an amalgamation of man and bull, his nostrils had become flared and more pronounced and billowed thick black smoke that reeked of funeral pyres as he snorted at the demons intrusion. His brow had become thicker and overhung his eyes that now shone with the inner light of Khorne’s bone-furnaces.

Before replying to the demon Zar marveled at what had become of his arms; it looked as though they were covered in a bronzed metal armour but he knew, no felt that it was more than that. The blade had become apart of him and the rending claws were potent at dealing death and reaping skulls for Khorne, just as the sword was. Smoke billowed again from his nostrils as he shook his head and looked around... he had no idea where he was.

"This is Koricks doing...?" it was not a question so he continues on "Do you know where we are demon, as I get the idea that this ain't any place on the Shattered Moons?" While he spoke with the demon Zar started to look for either a way down or a hatch into the vessel.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:43 pm

Zar can feel the demon looking through his own eyes, "Hmm, Furia. The land of... well no land. It's a planet entirely covered by water."

Zar peaks over the edge and can now see how far up he is. From his estimates he's 4 kilometers above the water. Down by where the ship and water meet there are boats tied up. Someone else might be aboard.

A quick look around Zar's immediate area reveals a partially popped open access hatch.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:41 am

Furious Zar throws his head back and yells "KOOORRRRICKK!" to the heavens, he hoped the bastard whore-son had survived his maiming as Zar wanted to bleed him dry, eat his heart and take his skull and he didn't particularly care in which order.

Warriors of Khorne, true ones at least did not use stealth and Zar figured if whoever lives here found him first it would save him some wasted wandering so he wrenches the hatch open and starts the long climb down not caring to remain quiet.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:22 pm

Zar descends into the voidship. The interior is like any other he remembers from his time in the Imperial Guard. Dull and boring. He passes by a few bodies who've withered away into bones as he steadily makes progress down. As he keeps descending he catches hints of someone salvaging the ship or fortifying it. It looks like a combination of both to Zar's eyes. A den for the weak.

All the noise he's making though seems to have captured the attention of someone. You hear a few hushed voices and weapon slides being drawn back [+0 perception test to see how many] somewhere down a corridor.

[Also, it's worth pointing out that Zar is without his Bolter and bolter pistol as they probably got left behind at the Shattered Moons when Zar went to fight the Champion and Korrick. His only weapon is the Crimson Gauntlets.]
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:53 am

Zars hand reflexively moves to his holstered bolt pistol at the noise only to find it empty, left behind along with his bolt gun on the Shattered Moons. No matter he thought, he’d been using them less and less as the months past preferring now to deal with his foes up close where his savagery gave him an advantage. They were cowards weapons, but even he saw the merit in occasionally using them. They’d have to be replaced. Perhaps whatever fool stood before him had replacements.

Snorting his irritability which sent coiling black smoke out from his extended and flared nostrils his glowing eyes glare into the darkness “I am Zar and I am unarmed.” grinning at his own mirth he holds his hands out palms open and slowly turns around “come forward as I wish to trade words.”


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Perception https://orokos.com/roll/571004 = 24 vs 29, 1 DoS
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:21 pm

Zar counts four distinct sets of weapons being primed as you announce yourself.

Four hunched and dull eyed humans come out from around a corner weapons raised. Three of them with autoguns and the fourth with a chainsword. They all look like salvaged weapons from their beat up appearance.

They all get a look at the imposing Zar and stare into his bright burning eyes.

Castaway WP Rolls: 71, 32, 80, 59 (All fail)

Two of the hunched humans outright collapse dead at the sight of Zar. The one with the chainsword drops his weapon and runs screaming down the hall. The last one drops to his knees mumbling nonsense with his weapon still in hand.

"Weak," Crimson hisses out, "I've seen Imperial citizens stand their ground better then these wretches."
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:42 am

Zar felt the same distaste as Crimson at the pathetic behaviour of these four cretins which was evident from the scowl he sent the human now hunched before him. Stepping forward and looming over the crouched form, he took no pleasure at the effect he'd had on them, just the displeasure at their cowardice "You have 10 seconds to tell me what I wish to know. If you respond adequately you may see another day."

Zar reaches down to place one clawed hand on the kneeling mans head, the claws digging ever so slightly into his skull.

"Who rules here and where do I find them? And you'll get to live longer if you can guide me."


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Intimidate https://orokos.com/roll/572909 = 70 vs 50, 2 DoF. The intimidate might not be needed considering his cowed state but wondering if I might get a bonus for his failed fear test and the fact that he's the only one left?  
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:14 pm

[Yeah, no need to intimidate. He's already fearing for his life.]

The wretch mutters aloud, "Captain Alekzander is the ruler. He's... he's at the captain's quarters." The wretch nods his head vigorously, "Yes, yes! I'll take you there this very moment."

He's very enthusiastic as he scuttles down the hall and Zar is forced to keep up.

Zar and the guide come up into a junction. It's large, littered with broken pieces, and with cast aside cargo boxes everywhere.

Crimson tickles the back of Zar's mind, "Captain Alekzander, hmmm. That name is familiar. Right... a rogue trader from the Kronus Expanse."

Before Zar can respond back Zar's guide disappears in a shower of gore. Zar's eyes immediately dart around looking for the perpitrator. A battle servitor packed in the middle of a squad of those hunchbacked humans with his heavy bolter smoking. Two fast moving figures also catch his attention. Short gaunt things that have Mono-talons and viscerator-limbs. Murder servitors.

Castaway Squad WP Roll: 93 (failure)

Seems the survivor of his first encounter gathered up some friends. Like before when the hunchback humans catch a glimpse of Zar they turn tail and run. That leaves Zar with the inhuman beings of the room, the servitors.

[1 Battle Servitor [heavy bolter], 2 Murder Servitors]

[Roll for initiative!]

Battle Servitor Initiative: 11

Murder Servitors Initiative: 8
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:41 am

It would be an inglorious death running at the heavy bolter, so with a snarl at having to play cat and mouse Zar darts behind a nearby cargo crate. Hunkering down and keeping to cover as much as possible Zar moves in the direction of the combat servitor looking for a suitable place to deal with the murder servitors which he assumed would be on him at any moment.  

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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:35 am

Zar is able to find himself some cover from the battle servitor before it's sensors can get a lock on him.

The Murder Servitors don't care that Zar has found cover though as they come racing in at blinding speed.

[Round 1]

Murder Servitor Actions: Charge

Murder Servitor WS Rolls: 87 (1 DoF), 72 (2 DoS)

Damage (if not parried of dodged): 13 (Pen: 2)

Damage Location: Right Leg

The battle servitor keeps itself planted and waiting for an opportunity to fire.

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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:06 pm

The murder servitors were quick, quicker than Zar, but he was The Crimson Servant a combat master. It was easy for him to see the attack coming almost before the servitor started to execute it, the roll of its shoulder telegraphing the move. Zar's arm snaps out to parry the attack and he allowed the servitors blade to run along his forearm throwing up sparks while it dissipated the attacks power.

The claws of his gauntlet thirsted although the oil of the servitors was an extremely poor substitute for blood, it would no less be spilled. Flexing his right hands fingers wide he brings his claw diagonally down and across at the servitors legs...

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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:22 pm

[Round 2]

Murder Servitor Reaction: Dodge

Murder Servitor Dodge: 40 (2 DoS)

[2 attacks dodged]


Zar retaliates and while the Murder Servitor is light on its feet as it can't avoid one of the strikes.

Damage: 22

[1 Murder Servitor Dead]

Murder Servitor Action: Half: Aim. Half: Swift Attack

Murder Servitor WS Roll: 88 (3 DoF)

The surviving Murder Servitor come in a little to overzealous in it's attack with its viscerator-
limb. It misses and punches through the cargo box and lodges its weapon in there.

[The Murder Servitor is stuck and can't use its viscerator limb for 1 round.]

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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:24 pm

Zar bellows in scorn at the fallen servitor and the clumsy attack of the other, a plume of funeral pyre smoke bursting from his bull-like nostrils. This was no challenge and while combat was always preferable to anything else, he struggled to get his blood up. Snarling at what the situation at being whisked away from the fight with Korrick and the poor replacements that were put before him he swipes his claws at the remaining servitors midriff.


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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:42 pm

[Round 3]

Zar wastes no time taking advantage of the Murder Servitor getting one of its weapons stuck. Without the ability to dodge out of the way the Murder Servitor is ripped to shreds by Zar.

[2 Murder Servitors Dead]

The battle servitor bids its time as it knows Zar will have to come out from cover eventually.

[End of Round 3]

[There is cover leading up to the battle servitor but Zar will have to bound from cover to cover exposing himself each time.]
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:09 am

Zar flicks his hands to remove the oil of the servitors from his claws while he gathered his thoughts. He didn't fancy his chances running head long at the battle servitor and the cover looked poor for sneaking and considering he was heavy footed he didn't like his chances. His eyes settle on the side of a nearby cargo crate. Flexing his over-sized muscles he slams his claws into opposite edges of a crate and muscles bulging he rips its side off. Zar holds up the slab of metal, it was flimsy but better than his carapace, it would do for cover. Holding his improvised shield towards the direction of the servitor Zar runs out into the open, his plan to flit from cover to cover towards his foe.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:36 pm

Zar rushes out behind his cover with his improvised shield and the Servitor opens fire on him every chance it gets.

[Will just do four separate attacks to speed this up.]

Servitor BS Roll: 70 (5 DoF), 70 (5 DoF), 77 (5 DoF), 11 (3 DoS)

The Servitor is off its mark on three of Zar's hops but on the last hop it seems to have calibrated in the heavy bolter as it's able to land some shots on Zar.

Damage: 0 [Invulnerable arms are nice aren't they?]

The round hit him in the one place he doesn't care though... one of his arms. The bolt shells explode harmlessly off his right arm as Zar slides behind another cargo box.

[Zar is now within charging range of the Servitor.]
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:59 am

Snorting and bellowing Zar charges back around the crate and runs in hard and low at the combat servitor his arms swept back, his claws eager for another kill…

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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:10 pm

Zar obliterates the combat servitor who can't get his heavy bolter around in time.

[End of Combat]

Zar starts to calm himself down and he can feel Crimson itching at the back of his mind, "Before the fun began our guide mentioned a name. Captain Alekzander. I know him. A rogue trader from over a 100 years ago. How or why he's on Furia is interesting but not important. Did I mention he's quite an accomplished fighter as well. More then worthy I would say for us to claim his skull! Blood for the Blood God!" Crimson yells out and the words echo between Zar's ears.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:30 am

"Skulls for the skull throne" Zar echos back at Crimson. "I know Rogue Traders by nature are well traveled, might he know something about the vault? Worth asking before I take his head." As he speaks with Crimson Zar checks over the dead to make sure they are truly so and considers the way forward. The fight with the servitors indicated to him that they were drawing close to the Rogue Traders realm and the captains quarters he assumed would somewhere at the front of the ship. Not that that helped much in this - other than the front of the ship is downwards and his ex-guide had lead him this way, so best to just press on.

Picking his way carefully and as quietly as possible through the detritus of the ship Zar continues his hunt.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:53 pm

"Ry'Kleth's vault? It is possible. It might be the reason why he's here in the Screaming Vortex."

Zar travels down the ship until he runs into a problem. The corridor comes to a harsh 90 degree drop. At the bottom is a set of spikes. Zar spots a ladder down at the bottom that must be used to traverse around the obstacle. It's been pulled back and set to the side.

On what would be the ceiling of the corridor leading down Zar spots an opened maintenance hatch. If he can make it across some how he would be able to go around the spikes. There is also the option of getting down as there. The area around the spikes is small but if Zar could get there he would be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:01 am

Zar gave the problem little thought, he was a bludgeon and not a scalpel. He felt a sense of freedom now his hands themselves were weapons, he was keen to test out their capabilities. Taking a short run up his powerful legs easily breech the gap, his claws screech and squeal on the metal wall as they bite and dig-in to arrest his decent as he slides down towards the maintenance hatch.

Pulling himself through the hatch he pauses for a time in silence, his decent had caused a lot of noise and he waited to see if anyone would investigate before pressing on...

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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:23 am

Zar from his hiding place can see a series of shadows come racing up to the tunnel. A group of those hunchbacked wretches and the two larger forms of battle servitors one with a heavy flamer and the other a heavy bolter. Seems they were waiting in ambush.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:49 pm

[Continuing on]

Zar moves his way through the vent at a steady pace. Through other grates he can see more defenses as his moves further down the ship. More servitors and more of those wretched humans. He must be getting close to the Rogue Trade.

Zar follows the vent tunnel. With crimson helping guide him (the demon seems to know his void ships rather well) towards what would be the captains quarter.

Peering down through the vent into the room Zar finally sees the Rogue Trader Alekzander. The room is still in the fashion of the previous owner. Zar spots an ornate set of power armor on a stand with a double headed power ax in as case next to it.

Alekzander is scolding some of those human wretches. Something about letting someone get away... probably referring to Zar. Alekzander motions to a custom built servitor... a hulking beast (just a little smaller then a space marine) armed with a power shield and power mace. It crushes one of the wretches to the floor and the others flee in fear.

"Worthless beings." Alekzander says as he lounges back in his chair.

[Zar is hidden for now up in the vents above the captain quarters. The vent opening is near the door. The custom servitor can be jumped down upon while Alekzander is further in the room at a desk.]
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:33 am

Zar briefly thought about waiting as Alekzander would no doubt sleep, or perhaps the servitor left his side occasionally. Such approaches were a cowards way and he doubted he could remain silent in such a cramped space as the maintenance shaft for an extended time. Besides there was a itch he couldn't scratch that had been there since Warlords Koricks underhand tactics had put him in this predicament and one which his fight with the combat servitors hadn't satisfied.

It took little effort to get Zars blood up, with a roar he smashed through the maintenance hatch and crashed down onto the the Rogue Traders bodyguard, claws leading the way...


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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:38 pm

Zar comes in like a heat seeking missile from hell onto the bodyguard servitor. It has no chance to defend itself as Zar attacks it with abandon landing nasty blow after nasty blow. Only when Zar is tossed off by the servitor does he let up.

The servitor is damaged badly but it's still on its feet and ready to fight.

Alekzander is totally taken off guard at the intrusion and shoots up from his chair.

Bodyguard Servitor Initiative: 6

Alekzander Initiative: 12

[Round 1]

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Alekzander is quick on the draw pulling out his hellpistol and getting off a shot at Zar.
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PostSubject: Re: Furia   Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:51 pm

The sting of the hell pistol wasn't noticed as Zar tore into the servitor, his rage all consuming. Teeth gnashed together, smoke billowed from his flared nostrils and his eyes glowed with the fury of Khorne. Claws slashed and raked at the lobotomised slave, eager to bring it down so Crimson and Zar could spill Alekzanders blood.


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