Clues (Snope's World)
GMn huomautus:Lisäyksiä saa ja kannattaa tehdä jos arvelee että jotain tärkeää en oo pistänyt tänne. Esim. kaapunaisesta en ole pistänyt omaa kohtaa, mutta voitte vapaasti tehdä semmoisen
Genevieven käsitys asioista:
Drazitine on piilottanut jotain kerettiläistä Luulabyrinttiin, jonka Korppi haluaa itselleen. Hussin kartanoon hyökättiin yhdeksännen kirjan kartan takia. Koska he eivät saaneet kirjaa, Korppi (tai hänen alaisensa) etsii Avainta jollain epävarmemmalla keinolla. Meillä on kartta ja siksi mahdollisuus tuhota/takavarikoida Avain ennen Korppia. Tarvitsemme yhdeksättä kirjaa löytääksemme Holvin, mutta muut kirjat ovat merkityksettömiä (lukuunottamatta mahdollisia avuja Holvin ansojen ohittamiseen).
Korppia palvelee kolme tahoa, joista yksi on kohtaamamme palkkasotilasryhmä ja toinen mahdollisesti Isä Malvadon johtama Echidnan kirkko. Mukana juonessa on myös Rogue Trader Mallus, joka vähintäänkin kuljettaa palkkasotureita paikasta toiseen. Luulabyrintin jälkeen prioriteetti on jäljittää Malluksen alus. Mitä todennäköisimmin Korppi ei voi käyttää Avainta Snope’s Worldilla tai hänellä on useampi eri suunnitelma Askellonin tuhon vuoksi ja Mallus on lähtenyt valmistelemaan suunnitelman seuraavaa osaa.
Kapinalla, sisällissodalla sekä hulluilla papeilla ei ole merkitystä tehtävän kannalta. Ne ovat vain Vihollisen väline kaaoksen kylvämiseksi ja meidän työmme estämiseksi. Inkvisition agenttien ei pitäisi leikkiä valtaistuinpeliä tai maailmanparantajaa, sillä parhaiten palvelemme Keisaria suorittamalle tehtäväämme.
Kaavutettu nainen on noita, xeno tai jotain pahempaa, jonka intresseissä sattuu olemaan meidän väliaikainen auttamisemme. Kaikki puhe Askellonin tai ihmiskunnan pelastamisesta on valetta tai vähintään liioittelua, jonka tarkoitus on saada meidät hairahtumaan ylpeyden syntiin. Meitä on käsketty kuuntelemaan hänen ohjeitaan, mutta kaikki “paljastukset”, “salaisuudet” tai “näyt” pitäisi perata hyödyllisen varalta ja huolehtia siitä, ettemme tanssi noidan pillien mukaan.
Angelika saattoi toimia Keisarin ohjaamana varastaessaan kirjan, mutta hänen hämäräkeinonsa sekä yhteytensä petturi Miniin ja Hussin kartanon taisteluun tekevät hänestä epäluotettavan. Hänet tulee kaapata kuulusteltavaksi. Mikäli hän paljastuu Inkvisition agentiksi, Tribunaali toivottavasti ymmärtää, että hän haittasi tehtäväämme sekä jättää meidät eloon ainakin tehtävän loppuun asti.
Dragos Kell tekee oikein pitäessään meitä epäpätevinä ja on vain huolehtinut, että emme unohda oikeaa määränpäätä. Meidän pitäisi kiittää häntä avusta ja olla häiritsemättä hänen epäilemättä meitä tärkeämpiä ja jalompia yrityksiä puhdistaa Snope’s World kelloista sekä lojalistien merkintäprojektista.
Keisari on Herra.
Ninth Diary: What makes it so special? Why did Angelika steal it away? UPDATE: Angelika returned it to Herman, and the last hundred or so pages of the book were revealed to be completely black, only readable by Garrak. The psychic warding on the pages seemed incredibly complex, and everyone who would be able to read them would need a cipher. There seem to be some sort of ever-changing maps filling most of the later pages.
Ancient Secrets: Clearly the target of the covert operation by the Crow and his mercenaries.
Those that are left: Only 10, 6, 7 and 2 remain. The second Diary was seemingly left behind in the mercenaries’ haste to retreat, all the others were stolen. ((OOC huomautus: viime sessiossa ette vielä tätä saaneet selville, mutta kapinalliset källi suuressa salissa olleet kirjat, eivät palkkasoturit. Ilmoitan vaan että tiedätte näittenkin perään menemisen olevan yksi vaihtoehdoista mitä voitte tehdä ku palataan lomilta. ))
In the Dark: Various rumours point to there being something hidden right underneath Saturna by Drazitine himself.
Labyrinth of Bone: Sicarius warned the Acolytes of it as they were departing. UPDATE: The Labyrinth of Bone seems to be an old legend about a mysterious construction, hidden deep in the bowels of Saturna.
Echidna: It would seem that the Thrice-Chosen is attempting to release Echidna from its ancient prison.
Knowledge: Knew what Hades meant – Harratos knew obscure knowledge of Terra’s past is not really something the Eldar know about.
Crow’s enemy: Crow seemingly plays a regicide game against her, although the dream was weird and metaphorical.
Dedicated: Seems to mostly care about stopping the Thrice-Chosen, although she does occasionally offer pithy comments about the life decisions of Hermann. Talks to Hermann more than to the others, even when Hermann gets frustrated in her words.
Surprised: The new Thrice-Chosen seemed to surprise her.
Barbicane’s, Kell’s and Cerra’s opinion: Cerra seemed to be somewhat reserved when it came to the news some of the Acolytes are listening/talking to Corania, and suggested they’d talk to Barbicane about it later. Kell’s opinion was that the Acolytes shouldn’t talk to voices in their heads.
Verdun: The Crow wanted something from Verdun.
Another Crow: Another heretic, also wearing a crow-mask, fought against Inquistor Barbicane and her forces decades ago, until Dragos Kell slew him according to Verdun.
The Sight: For unknown reasons, psychic means of observing the Crow or his future do not work as well as they should. The robed figure has mentioned that she cannot see him most of the time.
True Goal on Snope’s World: Unknown. UPDATE: Most likely the Key, something hidden by Drazitine.
Knowledge of the mansion: Knew where Verdun’s rooms were, and found it easily. Did not know where a secret passage in Verdun’s room was.
Rebels’ Ignorance: The rebels knew nothing about the Crow, and they had only been in contact with the mercenaries.
Prophetic Nightmare: Somehow, the Crow infiltrated Yarl’s conversation with the robed figure, and apparantely made it so she is unable to contact most of the group for now. SOLVED: The Psyker-machine did it.
The Mercenaries: A group of highly motivated, heavily armed mercenaries performed a covert operation under the cover of the general assault by the rebels. All wore curious helmets which covered their entire face, slightly resembling Arbites helmets except that Arbites visors do not cover the lower half of the face. The only mercenaries to die during the assault were the ones the Acolytes defeated.
The Gas: A peculiar mix of hallucinogenics, with the end result causing terrifying hallucinations, paranoia and general feelings of unease. Used in massive quantities. UPDATE: Some of the infiltrators who tried to steal the ninth book carried gas grenade versions of the same stuff. Mini was immune to it.
Treachery within: Some of Huss’s staff were clearly helping the rebels. Additionally, the mercenaries knew of the hidden cache underneath the statue in the Chapel. UPDATE: There were still hidden infiltrators within the staff, most notable of whom was Mini, one of Verdun’s scribes. She managed to escape.
Psykers: All three Mercenary groups had a single Psyker with them.
Recordings: The surveillance cameras of Huss recorded most of the assault.
Aftermath: The Arbites and Snopesian enforcers are patrolling the streets, enforcing a curfew where getting caught means you get imprisoned at best, summarily executed at worst. ((tämä ei tullut tarpeeksi selväksi viime session aikana valitettavasti))
The Weaponry: The rebels are unusually heavily armed.
The Religious Fervor: Several priests were seen amongst the rebels, encouraging them on. Additionally, some of the rebels were clearly religious fanatics, even if the majority seemed like disgruntled workers. Also, what caused the escalation was most likely the death of Father Korinth. One of Huss’s quests, High Cleric Theodore Malvado of the Church of Saint Echidna, claimed the rebels pray to Corania.
City in Flames: It is clear that if nothing is done, the streets of Saturna will drown in blood. Sicarius and General Maximoff are both ready to use the most extreme measures possible. The robed figure has also warned Yarl that if nothing is done, everyone on the planet will die.
Distraction: The robed figure claims the bloodshed is all a distraction, but one that will consume all of Snope’s World in flames if not stopped.
A Sister Scorned: On the surveillance tapes, it was shown that Theodore Malvado and his bodyguard, the nameless Sister of Battle, had an argument. In the midst of it, unseen assailants attacked, and took her away – Malvado himself was left alone, and he did not seem worried about the event, instead just walking away in silence. UPDATE: The Acolytes found her held captive by Echidna-cultists, and rescued her. Her name was also revealed to be Castella.
Bloodshed: An iridescent apparition appeared to Genevieve while she was in a medically induced coma, warning her of a massacre inside a church dedicated to Corania that the Sister would have to stop, where PDF, egged on by fanatical priests, shot a church and the people inside to pieces despite the victims clearly being faithful to the Emperor. The priests were legitimate Imperial Clergy, but Genevieve failed to identify any specific factions they might have belonged into. UPDATE: Maximoff stated that he would never approve of anyone attacking a church as long as he was in charge, and that he’d even made sure the crazier priests were not let near PDF-troops. UPDATE: Rebels and PDF defended the church together from the followers of Saint Echidna and the crazed fire cultists.
Emblem: Each had an emblem depicting a head without a face inside their coats. Additionally, the head seemed to have a gunshot on it. UPDATE: Harratos remembered seeing it in his past.
Tattoos: Each had some sort of Imperial Guard regimental tattoo, covered up with skin transplants – the three troopers each had tattoos from the same regiment, but the Acolytes attempts to investigate the tattoos damaged the skin too badly for the tattoos to be legible. The officer had a tattoo identifying him as a former member of Aventinian Janissaries. Additionally, the officer had a small blue tattoo on his right wrist, easily concealable if he had wanted to.
Rebel Connection: Gave rebels weapons and training for basically free – the only request was that the rebels would attack Huss in particular.
Xeno Knife: The officer had a peculiar xeno-made blade on him, which according to Huss seemed like the sort of weapon people in the Faceless Trade would carry around as a trophy or mark of status.
Something Lost? : The rebels claimed that the mercenaries were looking for something on Saturna, and seemingly are in need of a map for it. UPDATE: It would seem it is something called ‘the key’.
Psyker: There was something odd about the psychic after images about the deceased Psyker – it looked like there had been another, smaller being inside the Psyker’s head according to Yarl.
Rogue Trader Mallus: The surveillance tapes showed he was clearly on good terms with the mercenaries, and was aware that the assault was coming. UPDATE: It would seem that the majority of the mercenaries retreated into Mallus’ flagship, the Righteous Fury, and out of the system.
Xeno-monsters: The mercenaries seem to have some sort of brutish lizard xenos in their arsenal, as well as at least one giant monster, possibly a sub-species or something of the xenos brutes. UPDATE: The mercenaries also seemed to have some sort of smaller, but similar xeno-lizards in their arsenal. The little beasts were slightly smaller than a man, and obviously aquatic. Also nasty little thieves. Seemingly somewhat intelligent, although still fiercely loyal to their mercenary masters, albeit these seemed to work in groups, and needed only one herder.
The Psyker-machine: The mercenaries used a complex heretical device to teleport in more and more reinforcements, a device seemingly powered by psykers. It was also used by the Crow to invade the dreams of Yarl, and to prevent the hooded woman from directly contacting the Acolytes.
Book of the Warp: A single mention in a book written by Languin Temeril mentioned how the Chronodex contains ‘total knowledge of the Warp’.
Languin Temeril: The name is familiar from somewhere on Snope’s World… perhaps one of the Diaries mentioned it? The books written by her were very old. One book was on Warp matters, the other on ancient Terran legends.
Acolytes Screwing Up Big Time
Kell hates Yarl: Yarl’s actions have caused Kell to be truly angry with him, and he takes time from his busy schedule to personally screw with him.
Hermann signed a paper declaring Huss as Drazitine’s direct inheritor: There will be consequences.
Just a few minutes of your time: Harratos owes Mister Jenkins five minutes of his time, Garrak two and a half. He did give the Acolytes some information about the trials ahead of them though, warning them of the Flames of Doom, the Cold of Death, and the Suffocating Dark. Also an audio recording about Hades and probably Crow discussing about their momentary lapse in dedication to the death of Askellon. Garrak felt that the audio tape hid something in it in addition to the recording, but he could not explain the feeling. UPDATE: Genevieve owes Mister Jenkins a ‘burning’. Genevieve thinks this is the burning of Mister Jenkins, but wording matters with Mister Jenkins.
Malvadore and Echidna-cult
Monstrous Puppetmaster: Something called the ‘the oldest of Echidna’s Children’ talked through Malvadore, and whatever it was, it clearly could not use a human puppet properly.
Scorched Earth: The Echidna-cult would rather see the key destroyed or lost forever, than for it to fall into the hands of the Acolytes. The prison could be opened through other means as well, apparantely.
The Prophet of the Holy Mother: They referred to him as the one who would free Echidna.