Game Date 7-7-09
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WELCOME BACK ALTIAN
Soloist log…. Heh, surprised I’m still using that as a moniker considering the situation I seem to have found myself in. 25 years alone, 10 stuck in that cesspool, and now I’m expected to know how to work with a team? The best way I deal with people is when they are staring down the business end of my rifle. But I digress…
I had just finished watching that god damn Smiley Psyker stop smoldering when we were greeted by Nihilius off in some alley. He asks us to follow him, which I begin to do, but our TechPriest isn’t convinced it’s him, and takes a shot at him. The grenade just stops there, then flies off. I should have thought of checking his identity myself. But again, I don’t usually have to deal with anyone directly. Still, it isn’t a bullet that is going to get me killed one day, it’s going to be some bullshit like that. Instincts are all I got, I need to remember to use them.
He yells at us for being slow, and using improper methods for completing our goals, which I thoroughly ignore, as I just arrived in this group, which Nihilius recognizes. He gives us info about a backdoor to Smileys hideout, as apparently the goons I’m with are quite known to him, and had left the center of his territory and set up quite the ambush for us. We are ordered to take Smiley alive, because we need to find out who his benefactors are. I just want to put this over-sized freak down once and for all… The next words out of his mouth bother me more than anything has in quite some time; I was made prime of the group. Is he SERIOUS? I’m an ASSASSIN. I work ALONE. Now he puts me in charge of a group of misfits that I just joined, and he expects me not only to effectively lead, but for them to LISTEN to me? Now my life is on the line if they fuck up. This is why I became an assassin and not a guardsman sniper, to prevent this shit. At least he said I could kill the Scum if he got out of line…
We begin making our way toward the location Nihilius gave us, some of us taking the time to put on less conspicuous clothes. I fail to see why though, as we have a 8 foot tall blue headcase and a damned robotman with us. That pretty much throws subtlety out the window. Finally we make it to the building that houses the entrance to the bunker. The Scum and I make our way upstairs, which was a fruitless exercise, as the entrance was on the ground floor. We regroup at the entrance, and the Tech Priest unlocks the door. I need to learn how to do that kind of stuff. Will definitely come in handy if our mission continues like this one did. Never seen so many electronic locks in such a short span, and I’ve lived on an interstellar merchant ship for over 10 years! The TechPriest continues his tech mojo and gets us through these corridors full of cameras and auto gun turrets without incident, even taking one for himself. That will be fun once he finally gets that working.
Eventually we arrive at a security station on what we find out is the first floor of this complex. The Tech Priest is able to control pretty much everything from here, so he disables the cameras and turrets. We find an armory as well and take as much as we can. I grab a Lasgun, Red Dot Sight, and a Bayonet. As…tasteless…as that last one is, and as much as I hate close range weaponry, I am forced to recognize that in these tight corridors, my rifle will be next to useless if we are rushed. Ive been meaning to pick up a Lasgun anyway; this just saved me a few thrones. Grabbed some Guard Flak as well. While we were gathering supplies in the armory, an Arbiter showed up. Apparently he was known to the rest of the group, but they decided it wasn’t prudent to inform me of this fact for some time. At first I was happy for the extra help. Unfortunately he has all the subtlety of a group of Orks with a third of the intelligence and self control. Something tells me I shouldn’t be surprised however.
We find an elevator and an access card. Using the card at the elevator grants us access to the second floor of the bunker. Unfortunately Smiley is on the third floor, conveniently labeled BOSS. And here I am mocking the intelligence of the Arbiter. The second floor was full of computers and strange technology. The tech priest was quite concerned as some of it he claimed was heretical, especially one terminal that was behind a wall. I wouldn’t know, but he is the only one who I somewhat trust out of this group, so I’ll take his word on it. We were deciding what to do with it when the arbiter smashed it. I am getting very tired of him. Breaking things, forcing open doors when the tech priest can do so without leaving a trace…He does not think before he acts, and it is going to get us killed. I am going to have to talk to Nihilius about him. Another room had some device in it that after watching security videos, shows it exposes people to the warp, and mutates them. It also appears that the people behind this are of a rogue sect of the Adeptus Mechanicus. That does not bode well. We also find another access card.
Returning to the elevator, we find the card brings us to the third floor. It opens to some gaudy villain lair like you would see in some of those old 20th century superhero vids that my dad showed me as a child. Red carpet, giant Smiley symbols, and some very….inappropriately shaped statues. We make it to the end of the hall to find the ugly bastard himself. He sounded like someone was stepping on a rat filled with helium. I tried to put a shot through his eyes, but the bastard had some kind of shield up. Must have been connected to two skull servitors that were floating near him. His hand was made entirely of chain swords, and managed to rip up the Tech Priest, Arbiter, and the Scum. I managed to get past him and start firing from behind, when he rushed me. Someone got a grenade off, and I was able to put one right between his eyes, dropping him right before he got to me. That was the closest I’ve gotten to feeling fear in quite some time.
I kept watch over Smiley, who somehow wasn’t dead (I’m rather disappointed in myself that that shot didn’t kill him, orders or no orders), while the Psyker healed the poor saps who got hit by that nasty chain claw. Once the Tech Priest was back on his feet, he began working on the computer in the room, which apparently linked to everything in the base. Quite the find. Nihilius bumbles his way in through some back door, and asks for an update. We fill him in, and find out that the basement is home to several heavy vehicles, and may be where the “benefactor” we saw on the vid might be located, as well as where that servitor that destroyed the garrison might have been constructed. We are now heading down there to take the bay, and find out who is behind this madness once and for all.
Note: While I in no way trust him, the Scum has proved himself to me, both with his combat skills, and reflexes. It’s not every day I can find someone who can outdraw me. Ill have to keep an even closer eye on him…