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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To Lady Sun Li

Reveal:

Witches Info: See above

Our Concern: That some of the field may through either prediliction (The Scourge- really with a name like that...) or neccesity (Chartabelle..I heard she recently lost her world to the green skins and is in dire financial need.) be prepared to run a strip and burn operation if the prize is not instantly portable.

Our Balance sheet: Whilst not rolling in cash we are in no desperate straights and are prepared to take a long term veiw to an investment which may be paying into the dynasties coffers for decades to come.
Additionally note that our Lord Captain possesses a Renown Warrant which has been associated with great ventures in the past and that she would prefer that association were to stay so.

Our Ships systems are adapted to allow us to extact complete scans of various sources of profit(Mention the Scanner Suite we have).

Fishing:

Sound out the possibilty of some kind of working arrangement between us. She may be big, but does she have the strength to take the prize and secure it against acts of spite on her own?

Any info about exactly why the Baron is called the Scourge, and how to recognize his ship (Name and Class).

Any nifo about the capability of her fleet in Explorory ventures. I'll not be drawn on our military capabilities or express any interest in hers. It's not as if getting into a fight with her is on our agenda.For now.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To Lord Admiral Bastille the 7th

Reveal:

Witches Info(SeeAbove)

Our Concern: That we are seeking tentative partners in case the prize is say a planet or some such, but that some people may be simply to big to be interested ( Lady Sun Li and her many worlds and fleet of ships) or plain too untustworthy to do bussiness with ( Krawkin)

Play up our abilities to resist attack ( Ship speed and manoueverability). Mention the Tenebro Maze and our Barracks as a defence against boarding actions. ( Best that people know about those 2 components it will mitigate against simply trying to jump us) Mention main weapon is Archeotech that has attracted an important Tech Preist to the crew (He's always going on about it!).

Fishing:

Sound him out for potential alliances if it appears mutually profitable.

Any info about his ship and capabilities.

Name and hull of Krawkin's ship, and does he agree with our assessment of that worthy.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To Abel Gerrit

Reveal:

Witches Info(See Above)

Our Desire to foster good and Profitable relations with other's amongst the Great and the Good. The possiblity of the prize being too big chunk for us to swallow whole and that being the possiblity of an understanding.

Our Captains Lineage and Renown Warrant( it is likely a proud man will rebuff advances from his lessers).

The fact that certain people ( Mr Blitz I'm looking at you here) are out and out chancers ( won his warrant in a game of cards don't you know). And that others are rogues of the highest order (Krawkin, the Slaver and Crimelord)

Details about our Astropath, the temple to the God Emperor aboard the ship and the fact that our arch-militant is in posession of a verifiable relic ( a powersword used by a Saint).


Fishing:

Who here he considers on an equal par to himself.

Any details on his own ship or who's warrant he is actually trading on.

Could this venture be useful in cementing his hold on his inheritance (ie the Warrant)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thats my 4 suggestions, Don't necessarily need to do this all myself( Party is only so long)

Slick has a bit of a beef with Slavers so I won't be making any suggestions as to how to manage Krawkin (apart from ignoring him)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: things we know Reply with quote

Woody wrote:
Ship wise happy to tell anything s detailed scan would say.


How "hostile"/noticeable is a detailed scan?
I'm wondering why they would trade for info they can gain anyway.
If it's considered an intrusion, then yes, it might be worth something.

Assuming that others consider the info worthwhile, I will trade:
To All the Explorators:
As mentioned, info that a Deep Scan would find (I know the scanners, and can relay info, even if I don't have Scrutiny to use them effectively for practical ends).
We have an ArcheoTech gun (Staravar Laser Macrobattery). It's very interesting. No, Ms Lavode does not currently allow research visits to it. But she might make an exception for particularly useful allies.

Looking for:
Info on their ships (the sort of thing a Deep Scan might find).
Other interesting Tech Trinkets they have access to (what labs they have, hand-held tech-goodies etc).
Info on who (persons, organisations) might work with False-Man tek.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deep Scan's are typically used in combat as a prelude to an attack, so VERY Hostile I would say.

Note regarding my fishing attempts. It would be useful in the response if you could note where the Rt in question declines to be drawn on certain facts and where they substitute information of their own decision. I am trying to get the NPC's thinking about things in certain ways and if thats running counter to one of their own positions then I'd like to know Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Urban Spaceman wrote:

To Chartabelle:

Reveal:
(1) Powerful Psykers, who dwell somewhere in the maw. (Maybe, it's a rumour)
(2) Have made pronouncements in the past which have reshaped portions of the expanse, possibly including locations of rich veins of Profit Factor.
(3) Are going to be be making a pronouncement in person this time as opposed to sending representatives.
(4) Bids are likely to be both high value and exotic. Inference is that plain dosh won't cut it . Someone is bidding a Moon.
(5) There will be several winning bids. Infering that after the auction there will be a big scramble of the various parties to claim the prize, and possibly a big fight when we get there (if the prize turns out to be something of the big and immovable variety like a planet).

Our concern that the prize may be big and immovable and thus we may not be able to extract the profit from the venture on our own, epecially with the likes of Sun Li and her fleet involved (name of main light cruiser and the escorts, the fact she already owns several worlds and may be in a position to add further assets to her portfolio).

Boast about the speed and manoueverability of our ship both in real space and in the immaterium (mention the exceptional speed we made on the battlefield run).

Fishing:

Her feelings about an 'understanding;

Any info she has about the unknown of the field, the mysterious Mr Fel.

Any Boasts her Bridge crew want to make about her own ship and its capabilities. Name and Class will do for starter


The seven witchs are indeed powerful psykers although I was to understand that dwelt in the Kronos expanse itself. It is only right that the House Armelan take it's rightful place in ensuring that the Imperium might grows by reclaiming the riches of this expanse and the empbraces the lost human colonies found within. (She makes no claim towards the profit factor for herself). This is undoubtedly an important proclamation and I am suitably prepared, the Grace of Sopha has a long and proud history with an excellent crew and suitable equipment. (Independantly you can find out this is Transport hull which is a Vagabond class merchant trader). If necessary we will send word for further ships to arrive.

Lady Sun Lee is an honourable natriach of the House of Ma'Kao. They have a range of interests, although keenly tied to some agri worlds. It leaves her in a position to persue her own intests which is where my concern for how well the Imperium would benefit should she be the winner in this endeavour. The warrant of your Trader is a thing to look upto, and your passage though the Maw sounds impressive. An understanding may be reached, but I would need to have the opportunity for your worthiness be proved. Krawkin Feckward ought to have his linage more thoroughly examined, my understanding leads me to believe that there may be a level of misrepresentation going on. I would not be upset if he lost his warranty and I understand that several worlds would be very interested if such a state of affairs came into being.

Urban Spaceman wrote:

To Lady Sun Li

Reveal:

(1) Powerful Psykers, who dwell somewhere in the maw. (Maybe, it's a rumour)
(2) Have made pronouncements in the past which have reshaped portions of the expanse, possibly including locations of rich veins of Profit Factor.
(3) Are going to be be making a pronouncement in person this time as opposed to sending representatives.
(4) Bids are likely to be both high value and exotic. Inference is that plain dosh won't cut it . Someone is bidding a Moon.
(5) There will be several winning bids. Infering that after the auction there will be a big scramble of the various parties to claim the prize, and possibly a big fight when we get there (if the prize turns out to be something of the big and immovable variety like a planet).

Our Concern: That some of the field may through either prediliction (The Scourge- really with a name like that...) or neccesity (Chartabelle..I heard she recently lost her world to the green skins and is in dire financial need.) be prepared to run a strip and burn operation if the prize is not instantly portable.

Our Balance sheet: Whilst not rolling in cash we are in no desperate straights and are prepared to take a long term veiw to an investment which may be paying into the dynasties coffers for decades to come.
Additionally note that our Lord Captain possesses a Renown Warrant which has been associated with great ventures in the past and that she would prefer that association were to stay so.

Our Ships systems are adapted to allow us to extact complete scans of various sources of profit(Mention the Scanner Suite we have).

Fishing:

Sound out the possibilty of some kind of working arrangement between us. She may be big, but does she have the strength to take the prize and secure it against acts of spite on her own?

Any info about exactly why the Baron is called the Scourge, and how to recognize his ship (Name and Class).

Any nifo about the capability of her fleet in Explorory ventures. I'll not be drawn on our military capabilities or express any interest in hers. It's not as if getting into a fight with her is on our agenda.For now.



The Seven Witchs are powerful psykers and are worthy of our intention although whether they are as powerful as some of the eldar I have across in my travels, I could not say. The profit factor which will be avaiable due to this foretelling by these witchs will undoubtedly lead to more profit for my house, as is only fitting. I have a truely unique item which I am certain will interest them, it is of course not a matter of purely money. I would point out that we are traders, civilised people bringing this expanse opportunities for all and we will endeavour that it remains so. Do not test us on how we may do this.

Baron Djanko Scourge is a dog, from a long line of dogs. His great-great-grandfather, Lord Genral Khako, earned the family the name 'Scouge' after the highly destructive Jade Reach Suppersion; a decade long campaign which razed a dozen worlds. Baron Djanko continues this tradition and to see him put down would not upset me. I shall be watching out for him. His ship, the Hammer of Truth is a light Cruiser and has several macrocannons on it. I expect my Nihontu Light Cruise and other ships to fair well. I am well equiped as our recent trade would indicate.

Urban Spaceman wrote:


To Lord Admiral Bastille the 7th

Reveal:

(1) Powerful Psykers, who dwell somewhere in the maw. (Maybe, it's a rumour)
(2) Have made pronouncements in the past which have reshaped portions of the expanse, possibly including locations of rich veins of Profit Factor.
(3) Are going to be be making a pronouncement in person this time as opposed to sending representatives.
(4) Bids are likely to be both high value and exotic. Inference is that plain dosh won't cut it . Someone is bidding a Moon.
(5) There will be several winning bids. Infering that after the auction there will be a big scramble of the various parties to claim the prize, and possibly a big fight when we get there (if the prize turns out to be something of the big and immovable variety like a planet).

Our Concern: That we are seeking tentative partners in case the prize is say a planet or some such, but that some people may be simply to big to be interested ( Lady Sun Li and her many worlds and fleet of ships) or plain too untustworthy to do bussiness with ( Krawkin)

Play up our abilities to resist attack ( Ship speed and manoueverability). Mention the Tenebro Maze and our Barracks as a defence against boarding actions. ( Best that people know about those 2 components it will mitigate against simply trying to jump us) Mention main weapon is Archeotech that has attracted an important Tech Preist to the crew (He's always going on about it!).

Fishing:

Sound him out for potential alliances if it appears mutually profitable.

Any info about his ship and capabilities.

Name and hull of Krawkin's ship, and does he agree with our assessment of that worthy.



Although he is not actively hostile, we does seem to have level of distrust of Sethra Lavode and by association the rest of the bridge crew. He is quite terse in his replies, of course the witches are powerful psykers, yes, there is profit factor factor available, that's why we're here. Of course there is expense to bidding, it is to weed out the undeserving. Anyone who can not handle that responsibility should not be bidding. It's clear that a partnership is very unlikely. He seems quite stone faced about the capabilities of the ship however you do learn that his flagship is the cruiser Colossus and that he has a flotilla of lesser warships.

Urban Spaceman wrote:


To Abel Gerrit

Reveal:

(1) Powerful Psykers, who dwell somewhere in the maw. (Maybe, it's a rumour)
(2) Have made pronouncements in the past which have reshaped portions of the expanse, possibly including locations of rich veins of Profit Factor.
(3) Are going to be be making a pronouncement in person this time as opposed to sending representatives.
(4) Bids are likely to be both high value and exotic. Inference is that plain dosh won't cut it . Someone is bidding a Moon.
(5) There will be several winning bids. Infering that after the auction there will be a big scramble of the various parties to claim the prize, and possibly a big fight when we get there (if the prize turns out to be something of the big and immovable variety like a planet).

Our Desire to foster good and Profitable relations with other's amongst the Great and the Good. The possiblity of the prize being too big chunk for us to swallow whole and that being the possiblity of an understanding.

Our Captains Lineage and Renown Warrant( it is likely a proud man will rebuff advances from his lessers).

The fact that certain people ( Mr Blitz I'm looking at you here) are out and out chancers ( won his warrant in a game of cards don't you know). And that others are rogues of the highest order (Krawkin, the Slaver and Crimelord)

Details about our Astropath, the temple to the God Emperor aboard the ship and the fact that our arch-militant is in posession of a verifiable relic ( a powersword used by a Saint).


Fishing:

Who here he considers on an equal par to himself.

Any details on his own ship or who's warrant he is actually trading on.

Could this venture be useful in cementing his hold on his inheritance (ie the Warrant)



This is indeed an interesting venture for us all. I look forward claiming long lost, some would say mythical, world of the Dread Pearl in the name of House Arcadius. Such a world will have many treasures from ages past. A worthy ambition I think, and one I intend to win. We have a suitable bid, I am sure you have to with such a with such a noble warrant. Jeremiah Blitz and Krawkin Feckward have had there time. Class will tell. I intend winning, I have a history of doing so. The Lady Sun Lee is an interesting opponent and I think I could enjoy a duel with her. Regarding good relations, it is a fine goal and one I would certainly consider, but in the end there is only one winner. Your bridge crew sound as fine a people as I have heard of. Make such your captain utilises them wisely. I have the resources of House Arcadius available including the heavy raider Maxim's Gambit. The family Gerrit is proud to be a member of House Arcadius. (He does not directly answer the question of the warranty deflecting to the house he represents).

Mad Dwarf wrote:


How "hostile"/noticeable is a detailed scan?
I'm wondering why they would trade for info they can gain anyway.
If it's considered an intrusion, then yes, it might be worth something.

Assuming that others consider the info worthwhile, I will trade:
To All the Explorators:
As mentioned, info that a Deep Scan would find (I know the scanners, and can relay info, even if I don't have Scrutiny to use them effectively for practical ends).
We have an ArcheoTech gun (Staravar Laser Macrobattery). It's very interesting. No, Ms Lavode does not currently allow research visits to it. But she might make an exception for particularly useful allies.

Looking for:
Info on their ships (the sort of thing a Deep Scan might find).
Other interesting Tech Trinkets they have access to (what labs they have, hand-held tech-goodies etc).
Info on who (persons, organisations) might work with False-Man tek.


Urban Spaceman wrote:
Deep Scan's are typically used in combat as a prelude to an attack, so VERY Hostile I would say.

Pretty much so.

You learn the following though intercouse with the Explorators.
The Raider Chains of Dusk, owned by Krawkin Feckward, has Gravity Sails (RT pg. 208)
The frigate Fel Hand, owned by Hadarak Fel, has in addition to it's weapon and armour, Murder-servitors (RT pg. 206) onboard.
The Transport Grace of Sopha, owned by Madam Charlabelle Armelan, has a Librarium Vault (RT pg. 205).
The Light Cruiser Hammer of Truth, owned by Baron Djanko Scorge, has Pressed-Crew Quarters (RT pg. 200). Th eexplorator is not impressed!
The raider Maxim's Gambit, owned by Abel Gerrit, has a Cargo Hold and lighter Bay (RT pg. 203).
The light cruiser Nihontu, owned by Lady Sun Lee is greatly prised by her and little more is said except that it is always protected by at least three raiders.
The cruiser Ordained Destiny, owned by Jeremiah Blitz, has a gilded hull. It is impressive +10 Fel tests!
The cruiser Colossus, owned by Lord-Admiral Bastille the Seventh, has a Teleportarium (RT pg. 207).

Talk of biological manipulation brings down concerns of Xenobiologists entering the Kronos Expanse to the point were signs of sympathy with Genetors, who are not heritical, almost gets inquisitorial. There is clearly some manipulation going on.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, my read from that lot:

Chartabelle - possible ally(if our relative positions and objectives align sufficiently)
-Worried about the power of some of her competition. Good if we're seeking alliance.
- Despises Krawkin.
- Moderately good ship

Lady Sun Li - Way out of our league. Unless there's a major upset we are'nt allies, but we don't have to be enemies. Hopefully.
=Does't like Scourge ( which is some leverage)

Baron Djailo Scourge - Sounds like a bit of a c%&t. Dangerous ship.

Hadrak Fel - Still mr mystery. Frigate with Murder servitors. Hmm lets not do any boarding actions then.

ABel Gerrit - Proud, but with a loose mouth. Zero chance of an aliance, I think he needs abig win. Probably useful to cultivate just for the occaisonal loose word he drops. Fast Ship

Lord Admiral - Big powerful ship(s) and does't like us. Whats the range on the teleporium?. we need to stay further away than that. Did'nt think I'd get much from him, but thought we'd get more than squat. Inference:Knows about our meeting with Blitz? Is that why he does'nt like us?

Krawkin - Mr unpopular at the party. Did'nt probe this one, but more I think about it, probably best to keep our distance if we want to build good relationships with Chartabelle or Sun Li.
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