The Darkest of Heresies

The Mystery Of The Giant Warp Plant, Part 4

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Medical Interrigator Sands
Leder av Hetiareia Lexis
Vi har telefonnummer!
Blessing av våpen = WIN
Brukt hele natta på å skaffe våpen

Went to ruins, got hushed away.
Went down a mausoleum, through a service corridor.
Found room, cut a peephole.
Rendesvouz with Leluge
Sleep

Went to temple, down to a dome. “little colusseum”.
Marble slabs, aquilla marble floor filled with sand.
Wooden swords, holy prayers along the blade. Purity seals.
Sound a great bell.
Battle between LP and Logen in seremonial sparring clothing.
Rosemalerivindu med aquilla.
Kardinal med vin og kylling.
Blessed weapons.

Back to room.
Big hole in north wall.
Korridor
Glidende overgang fra metall til marmor (so wrong).
Vanligvis pga psykers som har reist på uvanlige måta.
Noble lik i kista langs veggen.
Enormt rom med fløyelsteppe.

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The Mystery Of The Giant Warp Plant, Part 3

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Rekvisita Rom:
Heis, lik med planta

Lager:
Kassa, kostyma, liten heis.

Joya Tory:
Trap door ned sjakt til korridor
Statisk luft, metalldør
Lots of old corridors that have been converted to a 10×10m hall
Ny metallplate som gulv
Pimp-hule. Sofa med for mange puter. Fancy tepper.
Torture racks. Rosa Lys. Strekkbenk.
Joya Tory skandaløst kledd på sofa.
“Celebration”
Plant is drug
Templas don’t care about the district
Ansiktet “flickering”. Lys også. Blir kaldere.
Battle!
Lost leg for leluge
Daring grapple escape by Khorrl

Tech Priest. Unhelpful.
Referred to the authorities.
Servo skulls licking his ass.

Grand Church of the Sacred Rose (Most excellent)
Privat vindu over med “sol” for å skape stemning.
Statue av living saints som svever over folk.
Høyttalere med prekener.
Relikvie som folk kysser.
St. Celestine. Ledet Crusade som re-eroblet store deler av imperiet. Tær er kysset bort.
District wide problem
Private to not pollute the common men’s minds.
Abbot Paulus.
Initiating puryfieng of theatre.
Hide on roof. Warp howl.

Plantation delta.
Guards. See plants

Plantation gamma.
Psyniscience connection is weak…

The Necrotic Rose
Reginald Rex is gone
Well deserved rest.
Tragic fire on the news

Khorrl seduces battle sister!

Warp plants still active
Khorrl begging for prostitutes

Ecclesiarchy Banking System
Emblem: Vekt med aquilla
Skranke med middelaldrende servitor
Loan: 1500 200/month 18 months
Tracker implanted?
Adeptus Repairomaticus
Lots of robotic arms. Big tank.

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The Mystery Of The Giant Warp Plant, Part 2

Presented with the horrible news of Solomon‘s impending demise due to the wretched plant’s infection, Red Steel saw the need to pick up the pace of their investegation. Armed with the knowledge that the root of these heretical acts resided somewhere within the noblemen, Solomon suggested a confrontation with Reginald Rex.

They approached his room at The Necrotic Rose, seeking only a friendly conversation, but there was no answer as they knocked on his door. However, Loothas heard the faint cling of a grappling gun being loaded from the other side. Void of the option to let any valuable information escape from within their reach, Red Steel breached the door.

Entering his room, they could barely catch a glimpse of the man before he disappeared through the window, swinging across the street and into the ajacent building. Carefully avoiding a trip wire set in their path, Khorrl pursued using his own grapping gun, while Loothas ran down the outside wall, using vox communiqués from Khorrl in combination with his psychic powers to track the fleeing coward.

While diving down a stairwell, Reginald Rex managed to blind Khorrl with a photon flash, effectively incapacitating him. Luckily, Loothas managed to intercept him in one of the dim sub level corridors, using his telekinetical powers to slam a heavy door in his face, rendering him unconscious.

After regrouping, Rex was magnacled to prevent any more daring escape attempts, and the heroes started their interrogation of the disgusting coward. It was quicly established that the failed escape attempt was made because he thought his mother-in-law or a repo man had managed to track him down. Once made certain the heroes were either, he proved quite cooperative, reavealing what little knowledge he possessed.

Apparently, Content Not Found: lord-cibellius, tiring from the luxuries of his noble life, had renovated the Grand Theatre and aquired a new famous actress for a play that had proved an instant hit among the nobles. A few weeks later he had shut down many of the plantations. Pleased with the value of the revealed information, they allowed Rex to go free.

Red Steel decided to waste no time and immediately scout the Grand Theatre, discovering the whole place was overgrown with plants. Luckily, a check by Loothas revealed they had barely any warp presence, proving they were harmless. The heroes entered through the great unguarded main entrance and proceeded down towards the stage. There they felt a disconcerting chill, as the temperature dropped below zero and everything was covered by a thin unnerving layer of frost.

Peering behind the curtains, Solomon discovered the being of his nightmares. On the other side, at the center of the stage, was an overwhelmingly oversized version of the heretical plant, the stem being several meters thick. The sight of this great horror disgusted most of the Red Steel, except Khorrl and Loothas. Instead, their eyes gleamed as if mesmerized, and the plant’s corruption could be felt spreading through their minds and bodies as they started to worship it. Witnessing their heresy, Solomon acted quickly, stunning them with Old Shock, before restraining them and having Stubber escort them off the premesis.

With the solution to his problems within reach, Solomon used Khorrl‘s grappling gun and clip harness to ascend up to a walkway, before descending over the plant. He then used a sturdy shovel to extract a sample of it’s pollen. The plant, seemingly aware of the situation, tried to defend itself by lashing its thorny tentacles at him, but Solomon managed to retract quicly and avoid them.

While returning the sample to the Tech Priest’s Temple, Loothas was overcome by the urge to make the heretical warp plant complete again. Still magnacled, he used his brain powers to pull the container from Solomon’s hands, taking it and running off back to the theatre. Solomon quickly pursued, staying at his heels. But suddenly, the blanket that had clouded Loothas’ mind faded, and as he began to realize the wrongness of his actions, he slowed to a gentle halt, before being brutally tackled by Solomon and his shock maul.

Returning once again to the Temple, they had the Tech Priest analyze the sample. After a battery of tests, he enlightened Red Steel with grave news. The plant had a powerful connection to the warp, its corruption forged by a powerful warp entity in close proximity over an extended period of time. The only way of stopping it would be to destroy this heretical entity.

They returned to the theatre, content that the entity had to reside somewhere within. But as they reached it, they saw it was filled with nobles and their guards. Apparently, a show had started in the time they were gone. They tried to sneak in the scene workers’ back entrance, but had to give up after a few failed attempts, as it was apparent to the workers that they didn’t belong there and threatened to call the guards.

Realizing they needed a new strategy, Loothas ascended to the roof, finding a ladder to a service entrance high up on the wall. With the power of Khorrl’s grappling gun, they soon entered the door. It lead to a catwalk high above the rear of the scene, from which they could barely make out a beautiful Content Not Found: joya-tory on the stage, singing and dancing. The great plant however, was gone.

Following the catwalk around the edge of the building, they found a door leading to a long corridor reaching straight across the building. On the other side was an access to the upper gallery which was abandoned and overgrown with plants. However, at the center of the corridor was a door leading to a room above the stage with a good view of the whole audience. Deciding to wait until the theater was empty before continuing their investigation, they agreed on a watch schedule and rested. Meanwhile, the noise of impure ecstatic grunts could be heard as the nobles entered a great disgusting orgy, smoking parts of the heretical plants like some sort of drug.

Once the disgustful acts had stopped and everything had been cleaned up, Red Steel descended to the stage, before continuing down to the actors’ quarters. The temperature fell as they delved deeper beneath the stage, and they could hear the unnerving sound of female laughter as they reached a corridor. Scanning for life-forms, Loothas detected one man-sized entity further below, but none in any of the adjacent rooms.

Safe to proceed, they worked their way through the actors’ rooms one by one. First was the room of [[:bob-karsten:|Bob Karsten], small and plain, he had to be a minor and unimportant actor. Then came the room of Content Not Found: joya-tory. As Solomon opened the door and led them into the room, the laughter grew in strength, clinging with terror. Suddenly, they were attacked by vicious creatures from all angles. The creatures appeared like beautiful women, except corrupted with mutations, phasing in and out of existance.

A swift combination of Strata‘s chainsword and Solomon’s shotgun took out the first, but the rest lashed back and nearly chopped Strata’s leg off, leaving him immobilized. Khorrl threw poisoned knifes at them while jumping and rolling around like a madman, yielding nothing except having his gut cut open by the beasts, forcing him to hold on to his intestines. But Red Steel managed to hold on to their wits, slowly taking them out one by one, until Loothas, using his lasgun, evaporated the final creature that had jumped onto Solomon’s shock maul.

While badly wounded, Red Steel had come out victorious. But this was no time for rest, as they knew that more beasts could lurk around the next corner…

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The Mystery Of The Giant Warp Plant, Part 1
Demon plants are upon us!

After stopping the vile experiments of the wicked heretechs in the lower hives, the heroes of Red Steel waited several months without any new great adventure, barely making ends meet with the small jobs they could acquire.

They were also joined by a new member, who signed up as the new junior intern assistant: The former guardsman and heavy weapon expert Jethro “Stubber” Tull.

But suddenly one day, a mysterious note was passed under the door to the Red Steel Bastion!

The note bore the mark of their former employer, Hetiareia Lexis, but offered little information other than that there had been some strange happenings in the Executeria District, the center of many of the Hive’s temples, plantations and necropolises.

The mercenaries, hoping for a chance to win gold and glory, set out for the district, and arrived later that day, ready for anything. They encountered a hive district seemingly undisturbed, but after questioning the locals, they discovered that many had been receiving more money than usual. A quick visit to the employer of one of the workers they interviewed showed that he was not the source of his employees new wealth! The man, who was the owner of Plantation Alpha, said that he thought a band of nobles was paying the money to attract more people to the district for some nefarious purpose through the Templar Calixis agent Hermann Schöll. Additionally, they had been replacing several other plantation owners with their own goons, and switched production there from food to some other mysterious product.

The Red Steel split into two groups, one to visit the Templar Calix, and the other to infiltrate one of the plantations. However, as the Templar Calix refused to cooperate, yielding no information except a vague suspicion of secrecy, they regrouped near Plantation Beta, waiting for the nighttime. It was decided Mac and Khorrl would sneak in through the roof while the others created a distraction at the opposite side. Despite approaching the roof stealthily, they failed to notice the alarm systems, leading them to being attacked by several guard patrols and their cyber mastiffs. However, they made a daring escape combining athletic finesse and exceptional marksmanship, regrouping at their local hideout, The Necrotic Rose.

The next day the group awoke with a new plan dawning in their minds. They hired a local youth to attack one of the other plantations with grenades, while The Red Steel persuaded the techpriest running the local power station for Plantation Gamma to shut down the power. The mechanicum adept agreed, feeling that the locals had lost respect for the gifts of the Omnissiah. With the power down, and many guards rerouted to the attacked plantation, the heroes descended into the crypt under the target building.

As they descended the stairs and walked through the dark corridors, they noticed that the walls were covered in strange red flowers, similar to those they had glimpsed inside the plantations. Additionally, it seemed as if the veins was drawing nutrition from the bones of the dead. The noble Solomon Demeter, ever observant, took a closer look at the plant, but was almost transfixed by its mysterious allure, which called to him. But his iron will was not so easily conquered, and realizing its strange properties, he tried to cut a flower from it for sampling. But then something unexpected happened. The plant struck out at him, and its terrible poison filled his veins till he was struck unconscious.

Thankfully, Khorrl was quickly there to inject him with detox, quickly reviving him. Then a sample was more carefully extracted from the plant with longer reaching implements. But as soon as the flower was separated from the whole, it dried up into powder. Nevertheless, Solomon managed to catch it in a container.

As the heroes crept deeper into the crypt, the vegetation grew thicker until they closed the passage, growing through a bloated body, held suspended in the air. To prevent further contamination, Loothas used his powers to pull it out from the grasp of the veins, enabling them to bring it out of the crypt for a closer study as it contained enough plant material for it to remain alive.

After exiting the crypt, Khorrl thought it would be a good idea to use the grappling hook to drag the body. But as he jammed the hook in, the body burst with pollen, and a great growth grew forth from it, soon growing to the size of a room. A firebomb was thrown at it, killing it, but also releasing a psychic scream that sent three members of the group running in despair to the techpriest’s temple. As the plantation looked like it could burst at any time, releasing more warp plants, the rest threw a firebomb down the crypt to hopefully burn it all. However, this proved barely mildly effective as the fire could not reach down to the center and only the stairs was cleared.

Reaching the temple, they sought the techpriest’s aid and knowledge, but instead they were met with an Inquisitor and his retinue, who had heard of the local flora situation. The rest of the group arrived shortly, and they were all scanned by an intricate apparatus. It indicated to the Inquisitor that all the heroes where clean, except Solomon, who had been infected by the plant. He remained in the temple over night for further testing, while the rest of The Red Steel returned to The Necrotic Rose.

The next morning, the group was presented with the results. Solomon would live at most a week. To cure him, the seeds from the original plant would have to be found and brought to the techpriest. This could be found in the local district, but where inside the heroes did not know…

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Short recap

From humble and not so humble beginnings, our company made of bloodied armors, swords that have cut through corrupted flesh many a’ time and bullets marked red…

Red Steel’s first appearance in the inquisition was a blunt way to mark their proficiancy, though they came through it relatively unscathed, only a few bruises and cuts we managed to crush the heresies and heretics that barred our way.

A short recap:
As we received a suspect invitation from an unknown source, we rallied on the marked location, which in itself was a bit shady.
(In a location vacant of prying ears or eyes)

We found ourselves hired by a slightly German accented vaudevillian veteran.
He wanted us to investigate a heretic incident which happened on (insert name later)

As we went down to our missions landscape we tried to bribe someone randomly, but found to our demise nothing of value, by this error, it was obvious to everyone that we needed to change the amount of money we payed for the information we got.

We went into the local chapel to test our grounds there, the priest was on the boarder lines to heretic. Only the emperors grace and the distraction of a lot of pictures of the missing kept me from shooting the priest for the drunken stature he had…

We got another more reputable merchant to guide us to our goal and this time we took the right precautions to make sure we got the right information which were ‘where the person that had turned up dead lived’

We found his sister there and got some information out of her, she left to go to a higher tier on this planet.

We stayed there for the night and we heard someone down below, we went down fast to see what it was, and we killed the lot of the “gangsters” and got the last survivor of the bunch to show us to the gang leader in that territory.

The gang leader were pliant to our cause, we had a common enemy, they wanted to kill off the red eyes too. We planned to assault what we had scouted out to be the base of operation for these ‘redeyes’

We went to an hostel, it was shabbier than the outside alley, but there were beds we slept until we heard something outside, we had a guard watching. What we woke up to shook our hearts cause it was a pile of see-trhough-skin creatures that only some kind of lowly heretic could concoct in their corrupted minds.

We fought through but our intern were taken by them out into the darkness outside.

Our marry little gang went out to find a trail of his blood leading towards our assault destination, which is to say we went in to find that they had been using human flesh in whatever paste they gave out to the general populace. We went further up to investigate, we found cultists and another heretic creature. We killed them all, methodically though the heretic mechanical creature left a lot of mess. A little squad of the redeyes came, We rinsed and repeated. When the ‘enforcers’ of this place came to check on the ruckus, they were utterly destroyed, one had a staredown with Khorrl before he was hit twice in the head with one shot only one got away…

We looted and equipped what the emperor willed us to take.

Our search of the upper floors we found what we were looking for, our crazy intern surgically opened up, attached to some kind of machinery that would probably do something horrible to him if it hadn’t been for our fine marksmanship, I, Lelouche managed to more or less destroy what seemed like the main conspirator, I shot her corrupted body to pieces and before she escaped a servitor skull with mechanical feet attacked my foot, I got an open wound though it was barely what one could call a flesh wound, we contacted the people that set us upon the task in this place and he stitched up our friend and we got what we were promised from both the gangster and the employer.

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