DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by ImperialServant » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:39 pm

"Take us in close. Put the two crawlers next to each other and in the front. Curtis, keep us close to their backs so we can get in front if we get attacked. Once we hit the wall of the outpost we'll dismount and find a way in." Lazerus will say through the vox.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by guardsman001 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:55 pm

Lucious still in his trance registers nothing of reality and only precieves his own data processing.

Curtis will continue to follow the crawlers as ordered. she will look back and say "make sure everyone is aware of the updates and ready yourselves for this most holy quest we embark upon."

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by Skeller » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:13 am

"Take us in close. Put the two crawlers next to each other and in the front. Curtis, keep us close to their backs so we can get in front if we get attacked. Once we hit the wall of the outpost we'll dismount and find a way in." Lazerus orders through the vox.

"Roger that, Brother Zuriel. There's no wall. It is just a breaker rig. A great feat of Imperial engineering, six stories of incremental ore sifters, conveyors, grain sorters and jag bashers. There is also machine hangars and crew quarters, a small town within a factory machine. Bless the Emperors soul." Horatio speaks reverently from the vox grill.

Outside the Dakar the great crawlers plod into a new formation, two in front, the other two bringing up the rear.

Zaphon speaks directly to Lazerus. "We haven't been out here for so long. I have no idea what to expect."

The crawlers crest over a high ochre dune. For a long moment, as the Dakar reaches the top of the dune, a jagged web of purple lightning rips over the horizon and illuminates the wastes beyond. Across the open wastes, clouds of oxide ash and caustic dust swirling around it's pylons sits a massive black construction, Mine outpost Thirteen. Supported over the desert on great rockrete pillars, shielded conveyors stretching out from it like giant spiders legs, is an entire towns worth of buildings and factorum domes, all growing out of each other like a cancerous tumor. The entire shell of acid scorched hexaplate is dotted with hundreds of armored work lights and the whole monstrous thing looks like an evil mechanical hive for a brood of robotic wasps. The purple lightning slashes the sky, grounding on the tips of the rig spires and arcing across it's super structure.

Curtis whistles through her teeth.

Kron curses under his breath.

"Brother! Now is not the time for blashpemy!" Hercutio scolds him.

Lucius is quiet and still. Working out the notions the scrap code lays before him. His constant attention seems to agitate the malignant code and it has begun to form complex patterns and lines of data. Lucius drifts deeper into the code work, his mental shielding slipping away as he delves into the unknowable. The jagged claws of the corrupt code work digging into his own mind as he digs into them.

Sila begins to pray.

Another flash of the crazed violet lightning and the clouds roll in, once again obscuring the sinister outpost from the eyes of the faithful.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by guardsman001 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:32 am

Lucious will disengage his studies of the scrap code once he realizes that the code is attempting to study and affect him. He will the on a whim attempt to interface with the key now hot in his pocket, in an attempt to further study the object.

Curtis will begin to mutter prayers of comfort and safety as she follows the convoy into the ominous complex

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by ImperialServant » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:26 am

"Stig, weapons hot. Everybody else, lock and load." Lazerus will bark as he loads fresh magazines into his weapons.

Stig wakes up from his light nap and similarly reloads his weapons. Following that he checks the ammo feeds on the stubbers and gets them ready for action, keeping eyes to the front.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by Skeller » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:11 am

The storm continues to rage, the wind driven dust screeching over the hulls of the vehicles and the violet lightning crackling across the sky. The convoy rumbles over the dunes, closing in on the forsaken outpost.

Curtis's muttered prayers to the Emperor mix with Sila's as the vehicles pass over the mine installation perimeter.

"Stig, weapons hot. Everybody else, lock and load." Lazerus barks as he loads fresh magazines into his weapons.

The big guardsman wakes from his short nap and awkwardly reloads his weapons in the confines of the turret bubble. Following that he checks the ammo feeds on the stubbers and gets them ready for action, keeping eyes to the front.

Lucius's body remains motionless. Inside his own mind Lucius feels the hot claws of the scrap code biting into the back of his mind and tries to extract himself from the scrap code he was studying. A sudden flash of fear fills his heart as he realizes he is stuck fast, the black tendrils of the sorcerers code tightening around his soul. Suddenly a grim face fills his mind's eye. A great avian skull fashioned from slithering black cables and corroded steel, asymmetrically spotted with burning red eyes, it moves with a bird like rapid precision. The mechanical horror face caws and hisses with the sound of grinding gears and escaping steam jets.

It screams in binary, raking Lucius's mind, "COME FORTH, LITTLE COG! YOU SHALL BE UTILIZED AS WELL! YOUR GREAT EMPIRE MACHINE LIES BROKEN. A HEAP OF RANDOM PARTS TO BE SALVAGED BY THE GRAND ARCHITECT. COME FORTH LITTLE COG, YOUR DESTINY AWAITS."

Lucius is trapped in his vision. His mind reeling with terror, unable to withdraw, his electronic synapses burning out one by one.

Suddenly the fat scarlet beam of a mars pattern las cannon slices through the storm and pierces the crew cab of one of the leading crawlers. A burst of flame immolates everyone inside. The crawler continues on slowly turning to the left trail a thick black smoke from it's shattered control cab. The great machine trundles another hundred yards and then gently collapses onto the scorched earth as if to tired to carry on.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by ImperialServant » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:27 am

"Curtis! Get us in close!" Lazerus bellows.

Stig tracks to where the lascannon shot appeared to come from and returns fire with his heavy stubbers, if only to suppress the firers.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by guardsman001 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:04 pm

Curtis will move to engage the anti-armor position she will get on the vox "spread out and keep moving, may the emperor guide your way."

Lucious still stuck in his mind will scream back in defiance all the time in bianary, "I AM HERE DAEMON! MY UTILIZATION IS AS PLANNED FOR THE OMMASIAH! MY EMPIRE STANDS STRONG DAEMON, THE FORGES BURN BRIGHT AND HOPE IS INFLAMED WITHIN THE HEARTS OF MARS! YOUR EMPIRE IS THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN DECIMATED DAEMON, FOR YOU SURVIVE WHERE THE GUTTERS DARE NOT RUN!."

Lucious not registering anything that is happening in reality will continue to grasp the key tightly in his grasp, he may start to convulse with the added mental stress of the fight within

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by Skeller » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:29 pm

"Curtis! Get us in close!" Lazerus bellows.

Firing on full auto Stig plays the turret mounted heavy stubbers of the exterior of the looming mine rig. The heavy rounds punch holes in the plating and splash sparks from the superstructure.

Curtis stomps on the accelerator pedal and the Dakar speeds past the lumbering crawlers and closes with the outpost. The cascading purple lightning chains reveal the massive blast doors of the vehicle bay are closed and a drift of toxic soot three meters deep almost covers them.

"Spread out and keep moving, may the emperor guide your way, " She shouts into the vox.

The other crawler veer off coming at the rig from every direction at once.

Everyone holds their breath waiting for the killing las bolt that never comes.

Lucious trapped in his mind will scream back in defiance all the time in bianary, "I AM HERE DAEMON! MY UTILIZATION IS AS PLANNED FOR THE OMNISSIAH! MY EMPIRE STANDS STRONG DAEMON, THE FORGES BURN BRIGHT AND HOPE IS INFLAMED WITHIN THE HEARTS OF MARS! YOUR EMPIRE IS THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN DECIMATED DAEMON, FOR YOU SURVIVE WHERE THE GUTTERS DARE NOT RUN!."

The mechanical bird head twists sharply from side to side. The fires of it's many eyes forming unholy symbols, forbidden tech diagrams and mechanical schematics.

"YOU ARE BUT SPARE PARTS TO USED IN THE CREATION OF TRULY INSPIRED WORKS OF THE DARK MECHANISM!!! YOUR BODIES ARE BUT RAW MATERIALS TO BE HARVESTED!! I WILL DEVOUR YOUR SOULS AND YOUR CORPSES SHALL BE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE GRAND ARCHITECT!! COME TO ME!!! COME LITTLE COG!!! I DEMAND IT!!!" A terrible sound like a burning motor fills the priests mind and he realizes it is laughter.

There is a flash of white sparks and Lucius screams, a shrill string of binary which soars to a high pitch whistle. The priest jerks spasmodically as a loud series of pops comes from inside him and blue sparks fly from his hood. Lucius slumps forward the stench of burning meat and plastic and a thick black smoke begin to fill the cabin.

Lucius is stunned. His mind blasted. He stares at his dusty metal feet trying hard to recall who and where he is. He can faintly hear shouting all around him.

Outside orange hazard light begin to flash and the blast doors to the vehicle bay begin to slide open on rusted rails. The dune of ash shifts slowly down into the outposts interior.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

Post by ImperialServant » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:01 pm

"Curtis! Into that vehicle bay!" Lazerus will shout

Seeing Lucious' predicament Lazerus will order "Helmets on!" and crack the rear hatch a few inches to let the smoke escape.

Stig, noticing that the enemy has stopped firing for the moment, will cease fire but keep scanning the rig to see where the shot came from and if anyone is moving around.

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