Dark Heresy: Semper Primus Cell

Jack is Back!
Why do we have to go so far away...

Forsillis system lies the planet Demeris. Bright blue star. Rest of the system is rocks and gas.
Demeris has numerous natural resources, good growing season, lots of edible aquatic life. Modeate infrastructure. Magleves, roads, ornathopters used. Small ship building facility for intra system ships.

Not officially part of the imperium.

Kapac Govenor and whining dilitante who rules the planet in theory.
Starport named Sphinx.
Defnese force flotilla with men at arms.
St. Drusus shrine.

Hard working devout people.

Port Locklheart.
Commander Fayne ferries us to special super fast ship.

Kronos Expanse detect some unknown xeno taint influencing Demeris.

Port Wander- Imperium does not have much sway. Rogue traders and Navigator have sway. Navigator Kell.

Dock at Port Lockheart claiming to be from house Seerena.

Commnader Fayne informs us that pirates have stolen the SHield Capacitor that was intended by the inquisitor for Fayne’s vessel.

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Previously in Semper Primus Cell

You are led through numerous cramped hallways and across the cathedral-like vaulted ceilings of the main corridor. You come to a door with multiple inquistorial stormtroopers on either side standing guard. You notice Taiia wave her hand just before the door opens. Inside you see the grand dome above your head with an imperial mural dipicting some ancient battle. Looking around you become keenly aware you cannot see the walls of the room or pierce the shadows with your photocontacts. Taiia has also disappeared into the shadows. It seems you’re alone in the light.

After a few moments a figure sitting in a chair becomes backlit ever so slightly and speaks, “I have lifted each of you from your previous lives for a purpose. Look around you. You were to be the light in the darkness, the light that pushes back the night. Always remember, wherever light goes, it finds darkness waiting.”

“What was your mission in Hive Desoleum?” says the Inquisitor. Before the acolytes can stammer a half answer he continues, “It was to uncover any clues to any dangers posed to the imperium and report your findings. Instead, you took it upon yourselves to uncover a xenos trade network, discover the trade of daemon hosts as well combat one by yourselves. These are not the actions of Acolytes… Step forward.”

Three servitors emerge from the shadows, each with a gold inlaid black box with a red and silver inquisitorial “I” inlaid into the lid. “Each of you place your hand on the symbol of the inquisition. As acolytes you have proven your capabilites in combat, your intuition during your investigation, and the initiative to fight the darkness at all costs. Only the most trusted are ascended from Acolyte. As my Throne Agents you have joined the ranks of the higher inquistion with both the power and responsibility that such a station entails.” You feel a sharp pain in your palm for a split second, then the “I” raises from the box into your palm. “With these Inquisitorial Rosettes, you wield the power of the inquisition in my name.”

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Torpedo Away!
We are the Emperor's ammunition againt the invading horde.

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Leaving the planet the kill team discover that there is a large tyranid fleet in the system that has revealed itself and leaving all the plants. A small imperial task force is also present trying to inflict maximum damage on the temporarily vulnerable tyranid fleet.

The kill team meet with Captain-Admiril Bolos, who by now finds himself surrounded by the massive hive fleet. In a desperate ploy he turns top the greatest military asset available: The Semper Primus Deathwatch Kill Team.

Loading themselves on the boarding torpedo, the space marines hurl themselves at a key tyranid ship blocking the imperial task force from its tactical withdraw.

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Battling hordes of tyranids the kill team fights deeper into the tyranid ship. Submerging into a gooey substance the kill team and imperial demo squad fight into the shield generation chamber.

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Into the Belly of the Beast

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Into the darkness of the underground chamber the marines are set upon by a horde of taurmagaunts. After defeating the alien scum, the heroes continue exploring the undeground complex.

Suddenly they are attacked by a Reaver, who is swiftly defeated.

Finally they find the Dagon Overlord surrounded by three tyranid guards.
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Out of Folly

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Searching the area around the corrupted engine room of the Folly, the marines find two servitors created by Magos Phayzarus. Their space marine heritage evident by their size and skill. A mighty battle ensues where the kill team emerges victorius, by acting quickly Brother Tsu’los and Brother Fugis engage the servitors in melee preventing them from using their powerful ranged weapons.

Brother Caius equips the multi-melta and Brother Tychus takes the heavy bolter. And with this new firepower there was much rejoicing.

The marines also find Magos Phayzarus’ laboratory. They find many parts of space marines in various states of preservation and dissection. A data slate reveals that Magos Phayzarus hired pirates to bring down the ship that brought us here. The Magos also believed that the tyranids were his tool.

The data slate also reveals that the tyrands have a Dagon Overlord that is on the planet and is special to the hive.

The marines arm and equip those brave citizens of the Imperium that dwell in Folly and were willing to venture forth against the tyranid swarm. Using these native guides the marines arriver at cave enterance to the hive.
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Destroy the tryanid horde
Meat is back on the table boys...

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The Deathwatch marines spend some time exploring the crashed starship until they hear the cries of alarm from the peasants. Running out they discover a vast Termaguant horde descending on the settlement. The marines fire missiles, hellfire rounds, and bolters into the horde doing devastating damage, but still the horde advances. Nearing the marines squad a might tyranid Ravenor appears.

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Caius unleashed a rain of hellfire rounds into the elite tyranid bringing him down before it even has a chance to harm any of the battle brothers. The Termagaunt horde is broken shortly thereafter.

The peasants cheer the marines actions. Tsu’los Fellborn removes his helmet to taste the brains of the Ravenor. In his mind he sees that the tyranids have infested the entire system, not just this planet. Tsu’los also senses that the hive on this planet is lead by something even stronger than a Hive Mind and that the hive’s plans are near completion. Tsu’los also senses that the creature is near…

Deciding they need further resources to confront the greater Hive Mind the marines head deep within the crashed starship that Folly is now housed in.
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The marines find an archeo-tech medicae machine which Fugis seemingly had prior experience with for he massaged the machine spirit like a true apothecary healing Tsu’los, Tychos, and himself.

Pressing on the marines find a hanger bay with many destroyed machines and one intact Arvus Lighter. The marines also find some tracks, human size, that have been following us. We track the footprints back to the engine room. Here someone has made an altar out of a torpedo.

A mutant tech priest appears with his mutant servants. Tsu’los Fellborn congratulates these original crew member mutant decendants on their survival and invites them to commit ritual suicide so they can cleanse their own taint and honor the Emperor. The mutants reveal they have kept this portion of the ship active and sustain the shield that keeps Folly protected from the weather of this devastated planet. Sensing the chaos within the mutants the marines strike to cleanse the taint after the mutants fail to take up Tsu’los on his generous offer.

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A mighty and unexpectedly difficult battle ensued. The mutant horde firing there lasguns and autoguns were surprisingly effective against the marines power armor due to the high volume of fire. Meanwhile the mutant Magos Phayzarus fired a green ray gun of incredible power that almost destroyed Fugis. The assault marines rushed forward flying and Caius and Tychus followed. Tychus’ flamer failing to harm the Magos. The mutant horde finally broke after a barrage of missile fire from Tsu’los Fellborn.

Battling the heretical Magus Brother Fugis finally hit him with his breacher inflicting grevious harm. Brother Tsu’los Fellborn followed up with a triple strike severing the Magos’ arm and then Brother Tychus stuffed a grenade in his mouth obliterating his head.

Thus was the engine room cleansed…

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Aboard the Emperor's Wrath
It's a long way down...

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Attacks on supply ships having been causing issues in the current planetary system. Our ship is attacked by an unknown enemy, crash landing on a mysterious planet the marines and other survivors must find out what is going on.

The surviving crewmembers are abducted by mysterious foes who turn out to be advanced lictors.

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The marines meet a human called Yaro after the Deathwatch marines drive off the lictors. He tells the heroes that they have been marked by the “abductors.” He warns the heroes that the tyranid horde will soon be after them. Yaro tells them of a settlement in the north that has defenses where safety, rest, and sustenance can be found.

After chasing the lictors off but losing the last of the surviving crewmembers. Yaro takes us to the settlement and introduces us to his leader Benlow. The settlement survives in a crashed starship that the peasants live in. The shield is used to keep the sand out.

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_ – Benlow and his grandson_

Benlow tells Tsu’los Fellborn and the others of a cave complex of “abductors” that has been there for years. The “abductors” have taken members of the settlement over the years, but the abductions have increased greatly over recent years.

The crashed starship is called the Folly and is home to the last humans on the planet. The survivors appear to be decendents of the original crew. The planet had previously been prepared for destruction by killing off the biological matter on the planet, but the cyclone torpedo’s had not been launched before the Folly fell from the sky.

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