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    The Fall of Astraea

    How can we have overlooked them,
    Creeping in the shadows of our glorious sector?
    Viceroy Gronemeyer was only the beginning,
    The progenitor of a corruption that sinks to the very depths
    and across the breadth of our society.
    I will not let this come to pass.
    For too long we have allowed them to linger in the shadows,
    This secret will not be allowed to be discovered.

    Their stench must be purged;

    Kill. Them. All.

    Att. Inquisitor Joachim Ramus , transcr. Marlo Willison

    ++++++++ ENCRYPTING +++++++++++

    Everything you have been told is a lie...


    MW-Intelligence file loading to your data-slate now, sir;

    ‘ASTREA is an Imperial planet within the Trachian sector of Segmentum Tempestus. It is the sub sector capital and has an estimated population of 6.2 billion. Its main hive city, Hive Primus, is thought to have a population of 4 billion. Due to the mechanised nature of the forge cities on Astraea the majority of its populace are involved in PDF training or sector administrational work. An estimated 0.5billion work in argi-domes dotted around the equatorial regions of the planet and circling the major forge cities as well as the three main hive cities. The planetary governor, Olivus Colland, hails from Trachia V. He was appointed by Viceroy Grönemeyer four decades ago after the public assassination of Papius Aleyn by members of a solar cult.’

    JR-Our records do not show the result of any specific investigation into Aleyn’s death. Although some three hundred ‘known cult sympathisers’ were executed for crimes against the Emperor by sector defence forces in the six months that followed Colland’s rise to power.

    MW-The Ecclesiarchy reports Astraea to be devout. The Administratum receives higher tithes than mandated. The PDF and Arbites host outstanding training facilities; indeed, many of the lower ranking Inquisitorial agents in the Trachian sector hail from Astraea.’

    Astraea would have gone unnoticed for many hundreds of years had the concluding mandate of the Vanaheim Enclave’s investigation into ++++++EXCOMMUNICATE+++++PESSIMUS+++ORDO++++TRAITOR IS++++ lead to questions being asked of Grönemeyer’s ability to hold together this somewhat volatile sector. The threat is triplicate in Trachian space. Cults are emerging across neighbouring worlds and colonies; the orbital space ports of Trachia V are in open revolt. There is constant threat from a minor Ork Waaagh! and the very real danger of possession following the events of +++++ACCESS.GRANTED++++CENTRON+++TRACHIA>IV+++++++

    JR-Our first objectives are to ascertain the ability of Colland. Establish a base within the upper spire of Hive Primus. Liaise with the Adeptus Mechanicus about corruption protocol. Infiltrate solar cult.

    MW-A staff of ten should be more than sufficient for the first six months of the investigation. I should not think it necessary to remain on Astraea for any longer than one year…

    JR-Agreed. One lander will suffice. I will requisition further transportation from our friends at the precinct upon planetfall.

    MESSAGES:<Marlo Willison><Joachim Ramus, Inquisitor. ORDO HERETICUS>

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    ++++++++Reserved.by.order+++++++++++JOACHIM>RAMUS+ ++++PESSIMUS++++++++

    thought for the day: suffer not the alien, suffer not the witch, suffer not the heretic. Less ye suffer in their stead

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    Re: The Fall of Astraea

    This looks like it will be fun Definitely curious to see what you have planned.

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    Re: The Fall of Astraea

    me too. I wish I had started my thread like this

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    +++++++++++++++COMMUNICATION__INBOUND+++++++++++++ ++
    Your honour, we have dispatched agents to subdue their leaders without causing a public outcry. It is paramount to our operation here that our asset is not hindered in his mission. He must be allowed access to the space port.
    +++++++++++++++TRANSMISSION__ENDED+++++++++++++



    Archivist's note: Identity of sharpshooter in pictcapture unknown, designation IMPERIAL(??)

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    Re: The Fall of Astraea

    Is this like a kill team wet dream... cos if its not ment to be...

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    Re: The Fall of Astraea


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    @Kap'n Krump, @ AtmanAbecedarian & @WarmasterPainting- Thanks for taking an interest. This log will be the home for a new Inquisitor campaign. I'm going to be running it with primarily 28mm miniatures and will begin to upload the various warbands over the next days and weeks.

    The story on Astraea is complex- lots of different factions vying politically rather than for any particular piece of xenotech or chaos artistry. The Imperium, the Ruinous Powers and Xenos will all be represented and playable!

    The main investigation is being held by associates and assets of Inquisitor Joachim Ramus' network.

    I'm going to endeavour to keep the majority of posting In Character. I will, of course, detail the warband members, where I got the minitatures and how they were painted but that will primarily be in a separate section underneath the IC bits.

    I hope everyone is as excited as I am- thanks for the kind words so far. If anyone based in London would like to be involved in a game or two of this campaign (its going to be running for a while and will be able to support occasional players) then drop me a PM and we can discuss it!

    cheers

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    Those are great news. Though I'm not common with the inq28-system (or Inquisitor at all),
    I pretty much love every log connected with it... or necromunda .
    So we can look forward for great converted characters? An athmosperically narrated campaign?
    What's more to ask for^^.
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    Nice start, will follow this, as it's my favourite way of doing logs
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    Re: The Fall of Astraea

    Looking forward to seeing where this goes... =][=

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    =][= 28 action gets me more excited than redheaded ladies, even more so when there's a wealth of fluff and atmospheric background details like this. I'll be eagerly looking out for more.

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    Re: The Fall of Astraea

    Something wicked this way comes...



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    Just a quick update. Thanks for the great responses. More detailed response soon...

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    This all looks very interesting and I really like your attention to detail. I've been seeing a lot of the 28mm =][= stuff lately and it makes me want to convert some of my own, though I have no idea how the game itself works. I'll be watching!

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    My Lord, It remains unclear as to the content of the missing files. I suspect, however, that the corruption and loss of the information within is coincidental. My dealings with planetary law enforcement of government officials have been primarily positive. I advice that we replace the cogitator unit within the next quarter moon.

    I am concerned about the content of the attached image, however, it is all that I could retrive before the data slate was wiped completely. The image potentially displays a Xenos renegade of the Eldar species. I have not come across their breed individually but am lead to believe that we ought proceed warily. Eldar sightings have been rare in the sector for a millenium. Unfortunately piratical raids have increased in the orbital ports and supply worlds. It seems inconceivable that the Eldar should be aiding the Ork threat. Sadly at this time I cannot provide more information.

    It strikes me that the pictured specimen could pass for an adult human male. His equipment is xenos manufactured but not beyond the terms of local trade laws, which I consider heretically lapse. A discussion for the future perhaps as we have more pressing matters in the Trachian sector at this time. My acolyte has been committed to penance for failure to maintain the inventory.

    Marlo Willison.


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    Greetings. I tend to use the Inquisitor rules for the majority of games of inq28. Which merely refers to the scale for me. I have run some side missions using GORKAMORKA rules, Necromunda rules, and even 40k, BFG and Dark Heresy. Quite a lot of emailed IC role play is involved for participants.

    Here we have a lovely Jes Goodwin Rogue Trader sculpt 'Eoan Fireheart'. I picked him up on eBay and have plans for him as an infiltrating agent within the campaign... more in that to come. This was a joy to paint. I went for a simple scheme with clean lines and highlights to show of the shapes of the sculpt clearly. Just how I like to approach vintage minis!

    Lots more to come this week!

    A.

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    Marlo Willison, image taken from field training simulation on Trachus Prime

    My Lord,
    I have made planetfall and have offered my services to a private security group. They specialise in the guarding of interplanetary dignitaries. I am angling to be assigned to the house of Colland for a brief period. I should be able to secure the data we require.

    Marlo

    The Emperor sees all


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    allseer.we.have.come.forth.from.the.place.of.iron. i.have.received.blessing.from.the.shrine.of.the.OMNISSIAH.glory.to.the.machine.the.thefts.will.be.
    eradicated.from.the.thieves.geolocator.active.beac on.strong.estimate.0011010100110000001100000011000 0.for.completion.
    of.primary.task.transmitting.vid.feed.stand.by.THE/FLESH/IS/WEAK.




    transmission.received.MAGOS>CAPULIS.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++PICT_CAPTURE++++++
    ENCODING++++PICTCAPTURE=SENT++++++++++
    SUPPORT.TEAM.in.place.containment.essential.object ive.secondary+++++++++++




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    The die is cast. Our brothers hear the call. Colland will not resist us. It is almost time to reveal yourself father.




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    OOC//- Today's post introduces many of the new Dramatis Personae of this little campaign. More biographical details etc to follow. Enjoy the flavour text!

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    My Lord, the off-worlders are a bad omen.
    They have come to undo all of your good work.
    You must allow me to monitor their activities;
    I shall appoint a liaison from the Arbitrators to...
    collect data... on their work on your planet.

    If they are truly men of the Emperor we shall know it.
    .
    .
    .
    and if not...You are the governor, My Lord. What right have they to intefere in the complexities of the running of your planet?

    I will see to it that they act within your prescribed parameters... If they should fail in that then they have only the Throne to answer to- and we should hasten their judgement...




    See that it is done as you suggest my loyal friend. We must be careful around these off-worlders. They must see sense. Our work must not be interrupted.

    As you wish... my Lord.

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    My Lord...
    We have requisitioned the help of a local bounty hunter. We are paying him double the going rate of a kill per usable photograph of the ring leaders of this seditious cult...

    Today he sent us this pict capture via secure link:


    It is clear that the small framed man to the rear of the shot has been fraternising with local desreputes.

    If My Lord could take a look at the following:



    The above image clearly shows a similar man speaking in hushed tones with the governor within the very inner sanctum of the command palace on Astraea. To the rear of the image you can also make out an officer of the fleet. Previously convicted of smuggling arms to fund gang warfare offworld. It is unclear how he escaped sanction but I shall investigate.

    Serpent.theta pattern las rifles were seized at the time, should these show up on Astraea we may have a link. I pray to the Emperor the missing arms tithe has not been repurposed for sedition.

    I shall contact you again, My Lord, before the next solar passage.

    I fear direct action may soon be upon us. I hope the summons reaches our allies in time. I trust in the Emperor's plan, but would not wish to be alone here with these heretics longer than is deemed necessary.

    Mario.

    Thought for the Day; suffer not the alien to live. Heresy lives within.

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    Re: The Fall of Astraea

    Knowing you from the 'clave, im glad to see youve reused ole Gronenmyer...this is awesome.bud keep it up

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    WOOHOO!!! I see some genestealer cult YAY!!!
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    Draw: 11 ratio for my pre heresy thousands sons the last 90 HH games!
    Loss: 6
    (Did I mention I do comission work? If not, I did now!)

    (About my "infraction" don't make the same mistake like me, be nice to each others, and everything will be fine! (So don't be a **** like I was!))

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    Great storytelling!
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