DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc(4)

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by Wayne S » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:32 pm

"Curtis! What the frak was that!" Lazerus bellows.

Stig swivels his turret bubble rapidly, trying to get a visual.

Curtis leans heavily on the throttle and the engine roars as the big vehicle picks up speed. She looks back over her shoulder at Lazerus and calmly states, "The Emperor protects his faithful." She then returns her eyes to the swirling sea of grit beyond the wind screen.

"Keep moving. Don't Stop!" Lazerus commands.

"We're all gonna die out here." Tauron moans from the rear cargo area where he is squatting.

Lucius crowds into the cockpit area. He blathers on at length about geological features, projected weather patterns, wind speed velocity, chemical compositions on the surrounding soil and rocks, topographical data, and tire stress parameters.



Curtis doesn't appear to be listening.

Kron and Sila, huddle together whispering.

The big vehicle speeds on through the desolate terrain and all is quiet again, except the ever present roar of the engine running at full speed. Another hour and the storm begins to thin out. Two more and the low black skyline of Port Thurgis slips over the horizon and rapidly grows to fill the front view port. The town has no wall or gate and Curtis rolls the Dakar right into the center of town. The wind is still howling outside as she powers down the engine to a low idle. The town a smattering of prefab buildings all battened down, storm shutters bolted and half buried under drifts of oxides and shifting mine tailings.

Curtis taps on the nav box and brings up a glowing green isometric view of the town.

"Abandon all hope ye who enter here..." Tauron mumbles as he stares out the small armored side window at the desolate town.
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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by ImperialServant » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:38 pm

"Alright everybody, suit up. Let's see if we can find somebody alive in this town." Lazerus will say grimly as he seals up his environment suit and Stig climbs down from his turret.

Once everybody is suited up, Lazerus will pop the rear hatch and lead everybody over to building 14, where he will try and bang on the door loud enough to be heard by anybody who's inside. If he doesn't get an answer, he and stig will break the door in.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by guardsman001 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:57 pm

Curtis will don her protective gear and move out of the vehicle with the group, staying outside while the others attempt entry into building 14, she will stand overwatch bullpup lasgun slung but ready.

Lucious will don his protective gear and exit the vehicle, looking around he will walk down the roadway towards building 11 trying to see if there are any mechanicus symbols to represent a mechanicum temple or any sign of life

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by Wayne S » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:24 am

Everyone suits up. Sealing their helmets last and engaging the internal air supplies. As they prepare, Tauron scowls at Lazerus.

"Why am I even here? I have no weapon what is my purpose here beyond a grisly death?" The boy asks.

Lazerus presses the door switch and Tauron, cursing, scrambles to get his helmet sealed.

Weak day light filtered through miles of dust heavy atmosphere lights the town with a fuzzy orange predawn glow. The fierce wind has slowed to a lazy breeze heavy with grit. Visibility has improved to several meters, but the swirling red orange haze still obscures everything beyond that. The team marches down the short rear ramp of the Dakar and their feet kick up the fine ochre silt of the street. The emptiness of the town is eerie. Somewhere on another street the sound of what could be a loose storm shutter creaks and bangs slowly in the wheezing wind. The corrosive silt has drifted up around the edges of the buildings over a meter in places and ragged bits of plastic sheeting and press foam packaging material swirl around in the wind driven dust eddies.

The team approaches the building designated fourteen on their map. It quickly becomes apparent as they near it that the building is a chapel. A sturdy prefab rockrete slab construction, with no other ornamentation beyond the rust streaked Aquila hanging over the double doors of it's entrance.

Lucius moves solo, north along the wide central square. He he tramps along methodically in his typical stubborn machine like fashion. As he passes building thirteen he recognizes the Arbites symbol over the main double doors and as he nears building eleven he can see the caduceus symbol of the medical services.

Lazerus slams his fist into the rusted doors of the Imperial Church. The sound is returned as a dull echo from inside. The Arbiter pauses for a moment then heaves the door open on squealing hinges. The interior is filled with darkness. The weak light from the street illuminates a thick layer of yellow dust covering a collection of Imperial hymnals spilled across a stained rockrete floor.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by ImperialServant » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:32 am

Lazerus and Stig will flip on their lamp packs, fan out and search the building for anything interesting.

If they don't find anything they'll lead the group back out and over to building 13.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by guardsman001 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:02 pm

Lucious will go up to the medical facility and look in through any windows, if all looks clear he will enter the building getting on the vox saying "This is Adept Brokenheart, I have found the medical facility to the town and will see if any supplies can be procured"

Curtis will lock the back of the ramp after seeing the lone tech priest going off on his own, Curtis will whisper to herself "the emperor may place trials in my path, but this machine priest was an ally of Father Proze and so I shall watch over him" thinking back on Proze's stoic actions she will gather some inner strength reciting some hymms to calm her uneaseed nerves. she will carry her lasgun at the low ready

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by Wayne S » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:25 pm

Lazerus and Stig light their lamp packs and move slowly into the chapel entrance. The entrance is small and dusty, just an antechamber, crowded with an over turned hymnal shelf. Another set of heavy metal doors, embossed with the aquila are shut before them.

Kron and Sila wait outside the Chapel entrance weapons drawn and ready. Tauron waits next to them slumped in his bulky enviro suit he appears scared and dejected.

Curtis moves back to the Dakar and presses the switch to close the ramp. As the rear of the vehicle slowly retracts on well greased hydraulics, Curtis whispers to herself, "The Emperor may place trials in my path, but this machine priest was an ally of Father Proze and so I shall watch over him." Then the worn guards woman begins to quiet recite imperial hymns from long faded childhood memories.

Lucius continues on to the medical building. All the storm shutters are closed and he can't see inside.The wind blown silt has drifted along the side of the building and the front doors are behind a meter deep drift of orange dust. The undaunted tech priest wades into the silt. He pushes against the heavy doors and they part slowly. Strong odors of antiseptic and something else, something rotten wheeze out of the opening. The orange dust shifts down into the long dark hallway within.

The wind is beginning to pick back up. Somewhere in the distance old metal groans and creaks. A rusted grease can blows across the street in a series of clangs and comes to rest against the side of the medical building.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by ImperialServant » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:53 pm

Lazerus and Stig will head back out and head over to building 13 to search for anything interesting.

Once there they will open the outer doors and clear the inside of the building, being careful to search every room that they can access.

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by guardsman001 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:36 pm

Lucious will cOntinue to search the medical facility for any usable medical supplies for the party.

Curtis will walk toward the medical center and walk in weapon raised looking for the tech priest

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Re: DH RPG - Rodan Moon Arc

Post by Wayne S » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:50 am

Seeing the tech priest disappear into the dark interior of the medical building Curtis heads across the square in his direction.

Lazerus and Stig exit the chapel. Lazerus points towards the Arbites Command building and heads towards it Stig, Kron, and Sila following cautiously, weapons up and eyes scanning every shadow and side street.

Tauron leaning heavily against the chapels facade watches them go. He then sets off in the other direction. Towards building fifteen.

Lucius stomps down the main hall of the medical building, his bobbing lamp pack's beam revealing numerous side doors lining the long central hallway. Lucius begins his search of the building pushing through the first set of doors into a reception area. The room is empty, excepting a few plastek chair clusters bolted to the floor and a series of processing cubicles along the far wall. Nothing else remains besides a thick layer of undisturbed yellow dust on the floor. The next three rooms are the same, completely empty. It appears this building has been shut down for a long time, which matches the history of the mining colony, and that the Munitorium has stripped it of all essentials, as is their way. The tech priest continues his search room after empty room. He ascends a stair and finds a second floor of offices, stripped bare of everything but light fixtures and squat cubical walls firmly bolted to the floor.

Lazerus and the rest of the team find a faded notice, the size of a poster and hung with ragged purity seals, pasted over the front doors of the Arbites command. It reads:

"This facility is closed and sealed by order of the 105th Precinct Command Portias Sector. Trespass will be met with summary execution by order of Sector Chief Pontius Jamse. The Emperor Protects."

The metal door are locked and the storm shutters all secured.

The sky is darkening and the winds grow fiercer. Larger pieces of forgotten rubbish begins to roll and skip about the streets and the air grows heavy with grit and dust. Visibility is decreasing and the light is dieing out.

Kron glances at his suits hardened chronometer and cues his vox link.

"The daylight is leaving us. The cloak of night descends." He says.

Curtis flips on her lamp pack and moves into the medical building.

Tauron and the buildings to the south have disappeared into the swirling dust.

Suddenly to the west, a shrieking metallic howl screams over the sound of the winds. It is answered by another equally unholy shriek from the east.

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