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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:25 pm

Archimedes makes his way back to the camp. Part of the ground team are laid out across the ground. Others watch as Levantine goes from each one and places a hand on their head. They're bodies are shriveled up to where bone is more prevalent then muscle.

Those that are standing though are Sarge, Frederick, Levantine, Wyk, all of the men on first watch (Hev and Jenkins) along with Archimedes and Karl.

"All are dead. Taken by the warp trap that came with that fog." Levantine says.

Archimedes counts them. 5 more dead which included the man who carried the heavy flamer. So they were also down on firepower as well.

The group was down to 8 now.

Sarge is the first to spot Archimedes arrival pack, "At least Legion made it." She spots Karl over his shoulder, "And Karl." Karl gives a half assed wave to her.

"All thanks to Legion here. I would of been jungle shit if it wasn't for him." He says in response.

His muscle mass is starting to slowly return and Archimedes can feel it with more weight being put on him. An incidental weight for an Astartes but it meant Karl was getting better.
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:27 am

He sets Karl down, feeling he could carry himself now.

He instantly notices that Levantine was powerless to keep the warp trap from killing off some of the party, that was interesting.

"Consider yourself blessed that you were with me." he says to Karl, the hidden implication not so hidden.

"Its likely that there will be more traps ahead. Shall we continue?" he asks.
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:26 pm

Frederick huffs as if what Archimedes said was an insult, "More traps, more jungle, doesn't matter. We're getting to the treasure. My men knew the risks going in and they aren't about to quite now. Are you?"

"No!" Everyone human says.

Seems everyone was still loyal to a fault. However, it does seem Archimedes had scored some points from keeping Karl safe.

Frederick points at the Alpha Legionnaire, "There's your answer, Legion." The captain looks up to the sky, "We have good enough light to move," his head then tilts down back down to Archimedes, "That means you're going to lead us out."
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:44 pm

His simply nods his confirmation, and swiftly moves out, taking the lead.

Archimedes had been doing these things much longer than Frederick had been alive. Insurrections took time, and he had plenty.

The immediate threat was Levantine, silencing him was his goal now.
The fact that he failed the psykic trap as well was not lost on Archimedes, he would have to concentrate and not let anymore witchcraft slow him down. The preperation now would make the eventual fight later easier.

He also had Wyk to consider, whose side would he choose when time came down to it?

He thought these things as he moved on.
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:04 pm

Archimedes leads the remaining group back through the jungle once again. Using the dataslate that Cashmere had provided him he's able to guide the group down an easier path then before. Nothing about the Ni'iktu jungle is easy though. The path is still deadly as it takes the group up to a ridge line heading towards a pass between two mountains.

At the beginning of the pass though something is wrong. Lighting bolts jump between the mountains right across the pass. Everyone can see the fried remains of creatures and what looks to humans in the pass itself.

Archimedes feels something tickling behind his ear, "Ah, my favorite game of them all." The psyker from before whispers into his head.

Levantine raises his hand to the lighting storm between the mountains, "This is not a psychic power of any kind." He says as he lowers his hand.

"We can't backtrack. Not right now. We won't make it down the ridge by nightfall." Sarge comments.

Karl looks up at the two mountains, "Maybe we could climb?"

Sarge looks up at the massive mountains, "You first, Karl."

Karl rethinks his idea, "Nah, I'm good."
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:48 pm

Archimedes was wary, but undaunted.
He attemots to communicate with the voice again,
If you truly want freedom, it would be beneficial to assist me past this trap here.

Goading information buy threatening non-rescue was always a decent tactic.
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:50 pm

Archimedes can here a sigh come from the psyker, "Not one of mine that's for sure. This is one of Cretes designs. He was a Heretek that Ry'Kleth liked do to his trap designs... as you can see. If I remember he built this device you're looking at into the mountains. I'm sure Cretes left a way into one of them as he had to get out himself when he was done."

The Alpha Legionairre remembers the elder Talax who told of the tale of Ry'Kleth leaving with a Heretek and a psyker. So the psyker whispering in his ear was telling the truth.
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:27 am

Archimedes, as the point man, squats down and takes stock of the situation.

A heretek and a psyker.....This could only be a trap set up by the Heretek. I need to figure out a way past this.....

He stays crouched down on his haunches for a good 10 minutes, taking in a good view of the scene and weighing his options. He was a crafty legionnaire, and it took his cunning to make it this far.

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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:35 pm

Archimedes took the scene in front of him and pondered. If the Heretek built this into the mountains there must be a way in like the psyker said. Right? So Archimedes scanned around for a door of sorts. There was nothing that stuck out but eventually Archimedes could see what was natural and what wasn't. Eventually he found the lines that would be a door on the mountain to the left.

He walks over and presses against it and it slides to the side. An ancient and stale air comes rushing out covering Archimedes in dust. He found the door alright.
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:51 am

"If its not sorcery, then it must surely be technology." He says to those who dared follow.

He raises his bolter, and warily steps inside, keeping an eye out for threats and the source of the lightning arcing across the valley.

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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:59 pm

A bit of commotion comes from the ground party as Archimedes finds the entrance and steps in. Soon Wyk and Sarge are backing Archimedes up. Everyone else seemed to stay put.

Archimedes and those who followed press through a short tunnel carved out into the mountain. Eventually come into an opening. Not just an opening though... a large hollowed out section. Cables and other contraptions surround one side facing the valley. They all lead back to a massive metal ball in the middle.

Archimedes notes things crawling along the walls. They blend in perfectly until they move. They seem to be service servitors who attend to the lightning arc machine. They haven't become hostile to the group as far as he can tell.

Sarge lets out a quite whistle looking at the massive area, "Damn. If it was a tad bigger we might be able to park the Holy Curse in here."
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:38 pm

Archimedes looks around, bolter still at the ready.

He already suspected the servitors would attack them if they disabled the machine-that was just the kind of trap Rykleth would leave.

"Sarge, Wyk? What kind of explosives do we have?"

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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:45 pm

Archimedes counts around 10 service servitors.

Sarge points to Wyk whose chest is bristling with frag and krak grenades, "I can rig Wyk's and your grenades up into a big cluster. Would make a good sized explosion. Where do you want it?"
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:31 am

He smiles under his helmet, "where it will do the most damage."

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He points to a jumbled mass of machinery.
"unless you have a better idea?" he added.

While he spoke, he kept his facing towards the servitors, he didnt trust them.
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:16 pm

Sarge gathers up all the grenades from Wyk and Archimedes and walks to the central machine.

The servitors start to hiss as she approaches. She stops and looks at them and defiantly takes another step forward. The hissing stops and the servitors move into action. They skitter around the walls of the hollow and start to combine together with one another. Whatever they were forming was going to be quite big...

Archimedes estimates it will take them a few minutes to finish forming whatever they are creating.

[About 3 rounds until the servitors are done linking together.]
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 am

Archimedes doesnt hesitate, "Forget the grenades for now. Kill those servitors."

The whole point of using the grenades was to destroy the contraption without getting their attention, now that that was all shot to hell, time to go to plan b.

"Wyk, show me what you got."

He takes aim at one of the servitors taking up the position as a base unit, a leg if you will.
Once confident, he fires a round from his ancient bolter heirloom.

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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:07 pm

[Round 1]

Archimedes round smacks the servitor and shreds it. It tries to stay connected but it peals away and falls to the ground with a heavy thud.

Wyk motions to Sarge to toss him a grenade. She tosses him a frag and he launches it at the center mass of the servitors.

Wyk:
 

The grenade pops off right in the center of the "formation". Four servitors drop to the ground inoperable. With half of their strength taken from them the servitors abandon their formation and drop down to the ground and try to attack Sarge, Achimedes, and Wyk.

Sarge drops the pile of grenades and sights a rushing servitor.

Sarge:
 

Her shot goes high.

[Servitors are within charge range.]
[5 Servitors remaining.]

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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:42 am

Archimedes had suspected something. It was just like Ry'kleth t leave a trap like this.

Now they were fighting servitors.

The combination they had just attemoed was unlike anything he had ever heard from lobotomised servants, but Ry'kleth was a cunning bastard.

"Sarge, back off. Don't let them get to you. This is light work for me and Wyk, it will just take some time." he saya, loosing off another bolt round at the nearest servitor to Sarge, trying to keep her out of harm's way.

half aim, single shot
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:48 pm

Archimedes shot sheers an arm off the servitor Sarge missed just a second ago. It collapses to the ground unresponsive.

Wyk doesn't wait for the servitors to get close. Instead he charges in.

Wyk:
 

Servitor:
 

Wyk charges forward and in one clean swing without stopping severs a servitor clean in half at the waist.

Sarge takes aim again at another servitor.

Sarge:
 

Her shot lands true but the servitor doesn't go down.

All the remaining servitors turn their attention on Wyk and charge at him.

Servitors:
 

Wyk:
 

Wyk is able to knock two attack from the servitors plasma cutters but two still make it through. The plasma cutters punch through the marine's armor with ease but his superhuman toughness keeps him going.

[4 servitors left. They're all in close combat with Wyk right now.]
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PostSubject: Re: Ni'iktu (War Moons of Talax)   Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:00 pm

Archimedes takes aim at the ones bearing down on Wyk, now it was a good time to make his good graces.....
Confident, he fires another single, well placed shot.

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