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“Thank you for the meal General Castellan. I look forward to shooting greenskins during my stay!”

“Of course Sir Jorgenson. Please do note that some may take offense to your casualuality, yet I believe your station as a Noble Knight will shield you from their ire.”

“Yeah, yeah, I wasn’t a stickler for titles and rank anyways, that’s for the navy.”

Castellan cringes, before returning to a knowing sigh.

“Yes, well enjoy the scenery as we march. It's a two-day march to reach Fortress Alexandar. There, you will meet my lord, Governor Lionus.”

With little fanfare you shake hands, signifying your employment with the PDF of New Gloria. The extra strength you use in your grip is proof of your ability, at least if Castellan’s painful wince is any indicator.

You leave the tent, donning your Pilot helmet, the state-of-the-art piece of equipment that every pilot loves. The cool blue H.U.D. returns, along with dozens of lines reading your biometrics, surroundings, and Pilot suit status. Eventually, it reads:

[Pilot Health: 100%]

In the corner of your eye, a figure of a human body T-posing has all segments highlighted under a vibrant green.

[Hostiles? None. Friendlies? Yes, marking on H.U.D.]

To your right, a passing trio of PDF soldiers gain blue highlights. Seconds later, a scanning pulse indicates 943 friendlies. Those within 100m are marked blue, even through objects. You turn off the annoying feature, it’s not war-time right now.

[Jump Kit: Double Jump available, thrusters nominal.]

Nice, haven’t tried that out since you were chilling in Legion all day.

[Armament: Smart Pistol MK6, Gravity Stars, Grapplehook.]

Ah, your gun has remained untouched throughout the entire battle. Well, if there aren’t any other Titans to fight, why descend to the land of mortals? Nevertheless, despite the Smart Pistol’s reputation as a weapon of assassins, it fits a pilot’s loadout just fine.
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[2/3]
As you near the corner of the encampment street, you see Legion chilling out. She’s tossing a magazine back and forth, one hand to the other, as she waits for you.

“Pilot, welcome back. Was dinner satisfactory? I have a theory of our location.”

You take her speech as permission to enter, taking a seat on the cool leather interior. It has air conditioning too, as all Titans are rated for chemical warfare.

“Yes, it was good, way better than those rations we get on the frontlines. Just thinking about them makes me gag, ughh. Anyways, what about that theory?”

“The Fold weapon folds both time and space, therefore not only have we been sent a great distance from Typhon, we may have been sent forwards or backwards in time. Seeing as one thousand years ago humans had not yet breached the atmosphere of Earth, I assume we have been sent forward. While not substantive, this ‘Imperium’ is likely a new human political organization.

“Well, I can’t imagine the IMC suddenly becoming some Imperial state, neither the militia…”

By the way General Castellan mentioned it, he had no worries of its survival, indicating a great period of peace or great strength. Since there are greenskins fighting on this relatively habitable world, I must assume the latter. I estimate that we have been sent at least seven hundred or more years into the future pilot.”

“Huh, the future… It’s a lot shittier than I thought it would be. Where are the VR worlds I was promised? Or that all work would be done by AI? And where is the galactic-internet? This sucks, the future should be awesome, not another warzone…”

“Pilot Jojo, there were studies that indicated that human propensity for violence could lead to tech-fall backs. It is the main reason why much of the technology was made redundant, so humans could rebuild. My estimate could be inaccurate as the catastrophe that could reduce humanity to such low technology, would have to be galactic wide. I cannot predict what that event would be, or if there were multiple.”

“Future is really shitty huh, guess those disaster holovids got it right all along…”

As you finish your theorizing, a PDF officer walks towards Legion, you open the cockpit to hear what he has to say… and to make sure he knows you’re here.

“Sir Jorgenson, we are ending our encampment and are now beginning our march towards Fortress Alexandar, with an estimated travel time of two days. General Castellan wishes you to follow us in your Knight. We shall camp at the end of the day, then continue until we reach the fortress. Is all well?”

“Y-yeah, all’s good. Have a good one mate.”

He blinks in confusion, before turning around and waving you off.
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With all the tents, supplies, and war material packed up, the PDF regiment marches onwards, with you and Legion trailing in the behind of the marching column. You could definitely outpace them, but there’s no point, better to arrive all together. As you march, you pass by many idyllic grassy fields, vibrant forests, and even a few farms, farming wheat!

You were not idle in this time were you? What did you do?

>Used the modded fabricator to produce something [What? Since you do not have massive amounts of material at hand, you can only produce Pilot equipment, ammo, spare parts, or anything about the size of a human being.]

>Spoke more with Castellan

>Chatted with the PDF guys

>Theorized about how far away from Typhon you are. Although that planet should be cored through by now, like its moon.

>Something else? [Just big brain thinking or simple interactions here.]
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>>4327426
Your thread isn't even 5 days old yet faggot.
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>>4327426
>Chatted with the PDF guys

> Make a Spitfire and tell one of them how to use it.
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>>4327426
>>Chatted with the PDF guys

For shits and giggles. Let's hear what the grunts think before we pretty much ignore them forever.
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>>4327436

It got long, so I made a new thread. Gonna archive it in a minute.
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>>4327445
Neck yourself newfag. Have you seen how long some threads are?
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>>4327450

>t. Seething QM who cant be bothered to get 300 replies within 5 days, let alone 7, and is assblasted by the synthesis of TitanFall and 40k.
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>>4327450
>Newfag spotted.

this helps push some of the dead quests off, fag.
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>>4327456
LOL I can't be bothered to QM. Never even tried.
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I will check the vote in an hour as everyone gets settled in.

Fortunately, in 40k, having a big robot automatically makes you a noble in most people's eyes.
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>>4327426
>>Chatted with the PDF guys
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>>4327426
>Chatted with the PDF guys
I feel like the last that Castellan would want do deal with is more Jojo
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Ok, vote is called.

>Chatted with the PDF guys.
Writing!


Today might be a short session. We will at least meet the Governor by the end of today's session.
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So I have an idea people may find interesting.
Behold Metal Storm.
https://youtu.be/AEu9LLQpOF8
This gun can shoot a million rounds per minute but uses caseless ammo to do it. This wouldn’t mean much if it was for the Bolter which also uses caseless ammo. The idea is to combine both to allow us to fire a stream of millions of minirockets to mow our enemies down.
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>Chatted with the PDF guys

As you march with the PDF column, you feel a desire to get to know your allies a bit more.

“AT wake me up when the column stops, I want to chat with these grunts.”

“Of course Pilot.”

Soonafter, your wish is granted, with the column stopping to rest, after a good 6 hours of marching, during which you were napping.

“Pilot wake up, the column has come to a halt for rest.”

“6 hours? Thank God I can ride in you AT.”

“Affirmative.”

“...Roger roger, ok got it AT.”

You disembark, heading to what appears to be a gun crew of a large, multi-barrelled laser cannon. You greet them in the only way you know…

“Wassup grunts! I saw you guys pull those greenskins a new one. How fast does that thing fire anyways? What’s its power draw? How long have you been using it? How about its accura-”

The most formal looking of the 5-man crew answers, he seems to be the leader of this bunch.

“Sir Knight, we are more than happy to answer your questions, but please slow down. We personally do not know how fast the multi-las fires, nor its power-draw, nor its true accuracy, although I will tell you that we shoot it as straight as can be. Moreover, we have used the multi-las for nine months, give or take.”

Wow, these guys are green as hell, well not as green as the greenskins.

“Is there a reason you do not know the specifics of your gun? When I was a greenhorn, I polished my R-101 daily, knew it in and out. What gives?”

The man looks visibly confused, not knowing whether to be ashamed or challenged, he simply answers.

“I am the only one of this multi-las team that knows how to read Sir Knight. My heritage as a hiveworlder afforded me that at least, the rest of the team, and the pdf as a whole, are largely tithed farmers or orphans from Ork raids, we do not have the luxury of education here my lord. I myself am called Logan. Even I, who knows how to read, am not taught the specifications of the multi-las, and I fear asking the Engiseer in fear of offending his cult.”
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“Cult?”

“The Cult of the Machine God.”

You stare at him in confusion. He continues.

“The Mechanicus? The Adeptus Mechanicus?”

You continue staring. He sighs in frustration.

“Does your world really call them something that different? They are the cult that oversees everything related to machinery. They guard the knowledge closely, so me even asking about the multi-las without good reason can potentially offend them, I don’t want to become a servitor.”

“Y-yeah, we got them. We call em MechGuys, yeah. Also, don’t tell me about servitors, it sounds pretty bad if you become one… Nevermind that, what about the rest of you?”

Within the team, only one other is brave enough to speak to you. He is a freakishly large boy, standing at nearly 7 feet, no younger than 16 years old if his baby-face is any indication.

“My name is Myrmon, my lord. I joined the PDF only a few weeks ago, this was my first combat. Thank ye for providing your aid when we needed ye the most. I only know simply words, so I can’t read too well. Oh, and I load the multi-las with new bat-rees. Dunno what they do, but ”

Is this guy an idiot? Or is this world really that bad? Or is humanity this bad? Nevermind that, what else to ask…

“Pilot, scans indicate that mr. ‘Myrmon’ has a thyroid disorder due to lack of iodine consumption, along with grout on his left foot, additional scans indicate a parasite in his lower-intestinal trac-”

“Uhh, enough AT. I think I get it, this guy is from the middle ages…”

What else do you ask? The top 2 votes will be asked.

>”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”

>”Can you show me the Multi-Las? This thing looks pretty cool. I won’t tell General Castellan, I promise!” [DC 80, Persuasion check, he’s scared as hell to piss off command]

>Where are y’all from. I come from a world called Harmony, has really cool floating houses, parks, pillars, really- everything floats there, even the water! How are your guys’s homes like?

>Write in!
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Gonna call the vote by the end of the hour, then get to writing the lore dump.
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>>4327640
>>”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”

>Where are y’all from. I come from a world called Harmony, has really cool floating houses, parks, pillars, really- everything floats there, even the water! How are your guys’s homes like?
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>>4327640
>Used the modded fabricator to produce something [What? Since you do not have massive amounts of material at hand, you can only produce Pilot equipment, ammo, spare parts, or anything about the size of a human being.]
Wew. Vote some free time on my hands now. I am very much disappointed in no ones initiative to collect the raw salvage from the orks to convert them into usable material.

This first
>”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”

Then this
>”Can you show me the Multi-Las? This thing looks pretty cool. I won’t tell General Castellan, I promise!” [DC 80, Persuasion check, he’s scared as hell to piss off command]

Myrmon is a precious lad.
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>>4327640
>”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

Vote is called.
>>”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”
And
>Where are y’all from. I come from a world called Harmony, has really cool floating houses, parks, pillars, really- everything floats there, even the water! How are your guys’s homes like?
=1
>”Can you show me the Multi-Las? This thing looks pretty cool. I won’t tell General Castellan, I promise!” [DC 80, Persuasion check, he’s scared as hell to piss off command]
=2
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>>4327640
>>>”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”

>Where are y’all from. I come from a world called Harmony, has really cool floating houses, parks, pillars, really- everything floats there, even the water! How are your guys’s homes like?
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>”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”
>”Where are y’all from. I come from a world called Harmony, has really cool floating houses, parks, pillars, really- everything floats there, even the water! How are your guys’s homes like?”

You give the big lad, Myrmon, a sympathetic look. Well, Titans have all sorts of medicines, hell your Pilot suit has autoinjectors for certain medications in case of trauma. With your fabricator, medicine should not be an issue, but you’d rather get the pre-prepared stuff from the medkit inside AT.

“AT, what does this lad need? Sounds like he’s in pretty bad condition.”

“Running pharmacist subroutine on… Patient ‘Lad’. He requires:

[A double dose of dermal steroid, Iodine supplement, comprehensive multi-vitamin, and one dose of Anthelmintics.]

All of these are available in the Pilot Survival Med-kit.”

“Right… Thanks AT.”

After what looks to be an imaginary conversation inside your helmet, you return to the Multi-Las team, more specifically Myrmon.

”Not to burst your bubble bro, but you’ve got a parasite, a foot with grout, and a thyroid disorder. You ok bud? I think I got some medicine tucked away on my ‘Knight’.”

“Whatz a para-sike? Is it a snake? And wuz a thyroid? You know how to fix my foot?”

“Well, yes, you do have a snake-like thing inside you, it is eating your food before you get to eat it, umm… I don’t know how to explain it, bud. But yes, I can fix your foot, along with your other stuff. Just give me a sec.”

“One. It’s past a sec Sir Knight.”

At this, Logan and the rest of the team visibly cringe, even harder than General Castellan did at your antics. Logan comments,

“Please ignore him Sir, he means no ill, he’s just a bit simple.”

As he says this, you double jump up to Legion, just to style on these primitives. Yet you still feel great empathy and sad cringe when looking at ‘sad lad’ Myrmon. He wasn’t asked to be born simple, nor to have multiple illnesses. Finally, you pull out the survival med-kit and locate the medications and multi-vitamin. With a hop and a skip, you’re back on the ground in front of ‘tall lad’ Myrmon. A few seconds of popping the kit open, unfolding the little plastic cup, filling it with pills and water, you hand it off to Myrmon.

“Take this, you should feel better in a day or two. Remember to eat more fish you mad lad, you had an iodine deficiency. Also, don’t eat random things, parasites ain’t good for you big guy.”

“Ok Boomer”

“Okay Sir Knight, I trust you. Ma always said nobles were good folk.”

“Y-yeah yeah, we’re all smooth around the edges.”

With that, he swallows the prescription, the medicine needing plenty of hours to take effect.

“I don’t feel any different Sir.”
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His team again, visibly cringe your valiant attempt at medical charity.

“You will feel better later, trust me lad.”

“Alrighty Sir.”

Feeling the need to change the topic, you ask a question.

”Anyways, where are y’all from. I come from a world called Harmony, has really cool floating houses, parks, pillars, really- everything floats there, even the water! How are your guys’s homes like?”

Logan sounds off first, with unusual pride for someone who comes from a ‘hive’.

“Hive Alphadon, level 243, of Hiveworld Praxis. The living can be tough at times, but we all learned to respect our neighbors and the law. If you had thrones, you could get anything and everything. New Gloria had more opportunity for advancement than the Hive, which is why I came here on a merchant’s ship under contract.”

“Interesting, I’ve always wondered how it’s like to live in uber-populated areas. Sounds like you didn’t have it too bad either.”

At that, three others of the team, all having the build and rough hands that only a farmboy could possess, speak.

“A farm Sir, ‘ard work is all we New Glorians know.”

“A pasture Sir Knight, milk and meat don’t come from nowhere. Comfortable, before the Orks killed my sister. Sad time.”

Ouch, a touchy subject. But he looks pretty unphased, is having siblings die common here?

“A grapevine Sir, love drinking the fine wines. RootGrapes were our speciality. Bubbles your mouth real good, like pop.

With everyone else having spoken, Myrmon takes this as his turn.

“A bigCorn farm. The stalks grow real big, only me and my pa can reach the 10th ear on some of em. We got the breed off of some fancy peddler selling monstaCorn, but we just call it bigCorn. Tastes good, simple as.”

Logan averts his eyes in order to not be associated with Myrmon’s simplicity. You like it though, shows real honesty and dedication, no matter the mind. As you motion to ask another question...

A screeching sound pops off of Logan’s chest, he has some communication device strapped to his chest.

“Alright you maggots! Get back to marching; General Castellan wants to camp within the valley by nightfall!

“Shit, well that’s our command to continue marching, straight from the Vox. I suggest you prepare as well Sir Knight.”

“Y-you too.”
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After two days of travel, camping, and travel, you make it to Fortress Alexandar. The name really undersells it, it’s massive, even from this distance. You notice that the Fortress has three levels, one with a fortified keep, elevated in the center, the middle level with much economic activity, and the outer level, housing much of the defenses.

Of significant note is the huge ramp jutting out and over the walls, it looks like a spaceport resides in the lower-levels. If what you’ve seen of the planet so far is any indicator, this is one of the few places a man can get off world. Shuttles launch up one ramp, and return on another. Interestingly, you see much of the shuttles hauling huge cargo containers.

“Scans indicate 73% of the shuttles observed have carried food, animal products, or cash crops. This is likely the main economic activity of this Fortress, if not world.”

“Well, let’s not drag this out, let’s meet the big guy ruling this joint.”

You and AT continue with the PDF column, eventually reaching the gates. As you enter with the column, the gate guards, armed with more advanced variants of the lasguns, eye you curiously.

“I’ve never seen a Knight like that in me life, so blue and flashy.”

“Fjil, you’ve never seen a Knight before, neither have I.”

“Doesn’t mean it ain’t strange, but I’ll me thoughts to me self.”

You have a little giggle at their conversation, loving the audio-enhancement features all Titans come with. After all, how can you hear the battlefield over your weapon of mass-devastation?
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As you enter the secondary level, what you presume to be the civilian-sector, technology becomes much more pronounced, with actual cars moving around, and streets! Fortunately, the main street is more than accommodating for your Titan and the near-thousand strong PDF column; the march continues.

Eventually, you reach the ‘keep’ of Fortress Alexandar. There are multiple manned turrets dotting the walls. One tower along the walls stands out, having a communications tower soaring into the sky, reaching an easy 300 meters, it’s definitely the highest thing in the Fortress.

Another gate check, this time by guards in cool, crisp black armor. The armor is distinctly different, giving a hard rocky feel than the soft flak feel the PDF had- these guys are the Royal Guard of the Governor.

Entering, you notice the huge building ahead of you, the largest in the entire castleyard. By now, the PDF have stationed themselves into barracks far downfield, built into the walls. All that is left is you, Castellan, and a token 50 Royal Guards.

“Sir Jorgenson, this way please.” Castellan motions to you.

You follow, still in AT, a war machine over 20 feet tall. The gates are huge, in fact, everything here screams gothic architecture. You enter easily, then are shocked by the huge room ahead. This is the largest hall you have seen in your life, and at the end is an elevated floor with a throne, with who you assume to be Governor Lionus sitting in it. He is surrounded by an entire court of individuals, nearing thirty-or-so people.
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What the hell.

“Pilot, please calm your exasperation at this huge hall. Although carbon dating suggests that different segments were made over the years, the oldest being 40 years, indicating that this palace began construction at least 40 years ago.”

“Jesus, what a piece of human ingenuity. This is some real inspired architecture.”

Nearing the throne, after a solid two minutes of walking. You are about 60 meters away from the throne. The man greets you.

“Welcome Sir Jorgenson! I welcome you into my employ, let us find great prestige, wealth, and legend together!”

Well, he seems like a bombastic sort of guy…

Exiting AT, you give her a slap on the hull and hop off. Governor Lionus laughs at the display, yet you see curiosity in his eye when he eyes your armor and Titan.

“Come Sir Knight, let me introduce you to my court! We shall wine and dine, tell stories of battles fought, and discuss the issues of the realm. A grand time!”

Accept his offer?
>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.
>No! I want to get paid, kill, and sleep. None of this noble crap!

While you ponder the offer, General Castellan makes his way to his lord's side and begins a heated whisper debate with Governor Lionus.

How Chad do you want to be about how you walk to him?
>Jump Jets! SpeedDemon over to him, 70km an hour, then JetBrake. Show him we’re more than just AT!
>The Virgi- I mean Chad walk. Nobles walk all the time right?
>Happy jog, blow a kiss to one of the women in the crowd. You’re a ladies man after all, or else Jojo ain’t your name.
>Write In! How will your first impression with the court go?
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>>4327882
>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.
>The Virgi- I mean Chad walk. Nobles walk all the time right?
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>>4327882
>Write In! How will your first impression with the court go?

Military march and salute at the end and graciously accept the offer. These people are like the aristocrats of the core worlds, play the good solider for now.
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>>4327882
>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.
>Happy jog, blow a kiss to one of the women in the crowd. You’re a ladies man after all, or else Jojo ain’t your name.
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>>4327882
>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.

>Jump Jets! SpeedDemon over to him, 70km an hour, then JetBrake. Show him we’re more than just AT!
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>>4327895
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>>4327882
>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.

>The Chad walk. Nobles walk all the time right?
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I will call the vote and start writing in an hour. This was a big update. The next one will be the last one for today.
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>>4327882
>>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.
>>Happy jog, blow a kiss to one of the women in the crowd. You’re a ladies man after all, or else Jojo ain’t your name.
>>4327882
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Okay, vote is called.
>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.
And
>The Virgi- I mean Chad walk. Nobles walk all the time right?
=1
>Happy jog, blow a kiss to one of the women in the crowd. You’re a ladies man after all, or else Jojo ain’t your name.
=2

I will finish the next update by the end of today. It's gonna be big like the last one.
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>4327995
Forgot to roll, excuse me Sir Pilot.
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>>4327996
Chads win!
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>Yeah! The future ain’t so bad, I get paid, eat lots of good food, and shoot primitives.
>The Virgi- I mean Chad walk. Nobles walk all the time right?

“Awesome! You prefer Governor Lionus, Lord Lionus, or just Lionus?”

With your question, he stops his whispered debate with General Castellan. A warm smile rises onto his face, while General Castellan has a look of relief. It appears whatever he said, his worries were assuaged.

“Call me whichever you like Sir Jorgenson, your place among our court is a welcome change of pace, considering your Knightly talents.”

At his friendly tone, you walk a grand total of eight seconds before reaching his elevated floor, passing by dozens of the courtiers. Based on the size of the room, it seems that only the important courtiers are present. The room could comfortably house hundreds with room to run and whisper.

Governor Lionus stands up from his throne, thrusting out his hand. He wants a handshake.

“Come friend, no deal is done until hands are shook!”

Well, you ain’t no pussy. You march up to him, and begin the ‘Militia Classic’ handshake.


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You are General Castellan, and you are shocked to say the least. Freeblades are the oddest bunch, your late father’s words on the eccentricities of Freeblades were not unwarranted, they truly are a ‘noble sort of rabble’. Nevertheless, what Sir Jojo has done is nothing but Faux pas, if not for his epic skill at disarming one’s formality.

Sir Jojo has slapped Governor Lionus’s hand up, revolved once, then caught Lionus’s hand as it fell back center. Afterwards, the ‘handshake’ truly began. You could have sworn that the Royal Guards would have opened fire had they not been explicitly ordered to not act without your or the Governor’s orders. Sir Jojo grasped Lionus’s hand firmly, then, using the counterforce of his earlier revolution, revolved Lionus.

Oh dear Emperor, what is going on!
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Your dancing skills were truly tested at this moment. Not even the most difficult of ballroom dances had prepared you for the ‘Militia Classic’.

Right foot down, let the left swing around. Keep the right hand out for counterweight, left hand should be kept to the side. Yes, perfection, no ballroom dance could compare to the height of being introduced to a new dance, from another culture no less, the height of a trial by fire.

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Aaaaand, boom! The counter-revolution! Lionus spins! You begin the jump-jet assisted breakdance while Governor Lionus is spinning clockwise. Only true Militia pilots can perform the ‘Militia Classic’, there was even a video out there of an IMC pilot attempting it, only to shatter his pelvis! Haha, that was hilarious...

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You are an Arch-Magos Technicus, with the name of Vanem. While you detest your ‘reward’, being the highest ranking member of the mechanicus on a world is no small feat, even if it is a backwater that will take dozens, if not hundreds of years to gain significance. Your ‘excessive’ proclamations and theories of machine spirit study left you to be quite detested on the local noosphere of Forge-world Atlas. No matter, you will rise to power, even if it takes you 300 years of waiting for the development of New Gloria. The flesh is weak, Arch-Magi can theoretically live forever if they maintain bi-centurial memory dumps.

Yet today is a day you will never wipe from your memory-cogitators. First, as you appeared to court, as is the custom on weekdays, you heard the Governor speak of a sudden hiring of a wandering freeblade by General Castellan. What he forgot to mention was the unusual build of the Knight-machine, alongside the similarly unusual armor of the Knight himself. Decades of experience stops you from making baseless claims of xenotech or heretek, as the blue lights, sleek design, and ‘human’ touch suggest a different origin: archaeotech, and in excellent condition too…

Whatever happens, you must monopolize the study of this Knight, machine and man, this could lead to the breakthrough you need. This could even potentially ascend you through the ranks, he must be hidden from others of the cult...

What is the Knight doing? He just slapped the Governor’s hand into the air, revolved counter clockwise, only to use his counter-force to spin the Governor clockwise. He moves to breakdance? You have read of this human phenomenon before on the noosphere before your unofficial exile, yet he uses those jets on his waist to great effect, creating 7 times more spins, flips, and hops that are possible for the human body to achieve within the second.

It stirs a strange feeling within you. It’s… cool? Perhaps the emotion regulator needs to be adjusted…
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Wohooo, and for your 8th hand spin, you do a ‘Harmony Variation’, pulsing your jets, giving the illusion of levitation. Gosh, you really are badass at this stuff, if the crowds’ faces are any indication.

Finally, the Governor comes back around, just in time for you to intercept his hand, stabilize him, and finish the handshake, upside down. The handshake finishes with the governor blinking many times, eyes wide.

In the execution variation, this would be the point where you snap his arm in half and lobotomize with a grapplehook…

“....”

Silence fills the cavernous hall. A quick flip, and you’re back on your two feet.

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You are treasurer Adam, and this must be the best dance performance you have ever witnessed, and you’ve been in some fancy places in your lifetime…

He is a Knight, but dances with the grace of a Space Marine, yet lacking the substantive mass they carry. It is exceedingly apparent, this new Knight is one of great skill if his dancing is any measure.

If his dancing is this good, it makes you wonder if he has any other skills that he may employ in his service, aside from his Knighthood.

Now, only to see the Governor’s reaction…
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“Friend Jorgensen— no— friend Jojo, that was an exquisite display of dance and introduction. I see that when General Castellan mentioned your eccentricities, he was honest in his appreciation of your positivity and ability to befriend.”

You, still in the high of the breakdance, respond in the only way you know how— bragging.

“Yeah, yeah, I am a pretty damn good dancer— well with a jumpkit, moving around is dancing. I could teach you some time, I once taught a rookie how to do the beginner variation. This one took me months to pin down…”

He takes it in for a second, before bursting into laughter.

“Hahaha, yes yes, do teach me some time, Friend Jojo. Well, I had planned for a dinner get-together, but it seems my heart cannot take anymore of this tonight. We shall feast on the morrow in occasion of your hiring, with the full court.”

“Awesome, thanks bro.”

“Servant, you with the candles! Please lead Sir Jorgenson to his quarters, he may take the guest house. It should be befitting of his status, along with being capable of storing his Knight.”

“Aight, see you guys tomorrow! And Castellan, thanks for putting in a good word for me!”

“...”

“Right, I’ll be on my way!”

With that, you depart with the servant, and a trio of Royal Guards. AT trails behind you, on an Auto-Titan configuration.

When you arrive at the guest house, well house is an understatement. Tucked in the corner of the Castleyard, the ‘guest house’ should better be named mansion. It has a roofed courtyard, alongside many rooms, its own kitchen, and its own servants. It seems like you’re moving up in the world!

With that, you ‘park’ AT in the roofed courtyard, which seems to be more of a large hall now that you think about it, although the flowing fountain in the center makes you unsure of what to name it.

Returning to the ‘guest suite’, it’s easily the size of a living room, with its own liquor bar. Most important to you though, is the huge bed. You set your armor off, and jump on the bed, your undersuit being pajama-like enough. It’s time to finally sleep in a bed. You’re giddy with excitement for what tomorrow holds.

And unaware of the court politics you just hamfisted and toasted, before firing into a sun.

I will continue tomorrow! Likely in the evening, wow this post took a while to write. Have fun everyone!
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>>4328468
>Techpriest Virgin bro acquired
It's time to teach him how to be a Techchad.
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Did some research on the Titanfall jump drive and found that it has a few problems, namely that it’s fuel intensive and that it needs to spool up for quite some time to travel between stars.
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>>4328540
sauce?
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>>4328477
I'm a little disappointed that we didnt throw in "I get to keep what I kill within reason and can negotiation", but i supposed we can do it later. We're fighting orks and they dont tend to have high end stuff. The next time we encounter the orks we could probably utilize the scape to create more specialized munitions, or maybe frag mines the PDF can use.
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>>4328466
>>4328468
>>4328473
>>4328477
This confirms that Sir Jojo is not a chad. Sir Jojo is a living god.
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>>4328477
Can we make a pilot carry personal shield thing?
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>>4328723
I think that A-wall fits the bill for that
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>>4328723
>>4328746
I think we can afford various personal power fields and shielding systemswith the throne felt we get. Well the bonus.
Acordi g to the old DH rules a plasma gun is around 2k to 3k throne gelt. Vehicle power fields are in the same rarity class, and power fields both personal(backpack sized) and vechicle have and 80% chance to negate any attack. The personal power field is of course a category higher in rarity and other personal shields like conversion fields are even rarer but smaller and have a lower % of negating attacks, but can be hidden on your body as they are the size of a badge.
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>>4328549
https://titanfall.fandom.com/wiki/Jump_Drive
Good enough?
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>>4328817
One warning. DH pricing is a little wonky as is RT. Take it with a grain of salt.
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>>4328841
Well yeah. But then again IRL pricing is also wonky. Shit that costs 1$ in one place can cost 50$ in mother as a really extreme case

Or just straight up unavailable. Now add on top of this warp travel and astropathic communications instead of internet and planetary logistics networks backed by the only superpower as well as insurance on the freight and even with the ragnarock proof tech of 40k or BT for that matter and ypi get a similar thing but with harder to arrange for long range delivery
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>>4328906
As a rule of thumb, due to New Gloria's location, most things are much rarer.

Here, simply having a nice lasgun and carapace armor puts you as the elite of the elite.
The only one with a conversion field is the Governor, but he was a Hive Noble before he came here.

With Thrones pricing, I will try to make it reasonable, but it's a bit frustration that 40k has no 'one size fits all' solution. Even Thrones are technically a local currency, just widely accepted, with many planets just using their own currencies.

>>4328723
Yeah, if you ever found a conversion field for sale or asked the arch magos to tinker one for you , you could have a personal shield.

Of note is that Pilot armor is on par with peak carapace armor. A Pilot can take multiple 20mm bullets dead center, more if they're grazing (which they almost always are since pilots are speedy madmen.)

I would also be open to you trying to tinker a human sized gunshield. You could also just fabricate an A-Wall projector, throw and forget. A true and tried technology.

>>4328598
While yes, it would have been nice if you asked. No one is going to stop a Knight, especially on a transitioning world, from getting scrap he rightly earned. You could even pay the PDF to collect the scrap, they usually contract scrap collection out to mercenary bands and other contractors since it's too compromising for security if the PDF picks up scrap all day.

>>4328540
>>4328839
Even with the significant fuel draw and spool time, it's safe, leaves you battle ready, and it's damn safe. Its consistency is its strongest strength. Also, while warp travel is a bit faster since it's 'lmao, let's just go to dreamland and say hi to hell', a trader who knows he will have a severe encounter every tenth warp has to undertake severe risk. Moreover, he has to constantly repair his ship, recrew the dead, sanctify the ship, and be paranoid warp shit is going to kill him.

The increased fuel costs are outweighed by the safety, lack of repair costs, and consistency of travel. You could quite literally make a trade route that is only touchable at refuel points.
Of course, this all assumes you either
A: build a ship, likely need help unless you want to become Noah and spend at least a decade building it from scratch with AT.
B: Buy and refurbish a ship, harder than it sounds considering those captains don't know what goes on under those decks either.
C: Blast the schematics of the Jump-Drive, it's supporting theories and science, and a good terabyte of Militia feelgood music; all onto a forge-world's noosphere.
C is a joke, please do not do that, I beg of you.


I will update in around 4 hours, although I am still open to chatting.
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>>4328948
>D. Get Asassinated or Politics against far far harder than even the Cullexus by the Navis Nobilitae as we are now an existential threat.
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>>4328817
Do you have the source for the pricing? I'm very much interested.

>>4328948
>A-Wall polarization [2 points]
>-A simple modification to the power-wall, the A-wall it generates now vaporizes fools who jump straight into it. Additionally, its constitution has been buffed by half.
Was the A-Wall we picked during character creation for our Titan or was it personnel sized? If we only got the titan sized one that's still pretty groovy. If anything, building a smaller one or even a full body shield shouldnt be too much of an issue if we find the right scrap. This is me being optimistic.

What is a noosphere?

Can we use our bonus to contract a salvage to to get the stuff from the battle 2 days ago, or was it already claimed by the PDF?
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>>4328960
>noosphere
Coruption free machine spirit powered holy internet. Only Adeptus Mechanicus Allowed.
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>>4328960
An 'A-Wall' is technically all the hard hexagonal shields that are seen in TitanFall. The Gunshield is an A-Wall shaped around the Predator-Cannon, covering the majority of the direction the Titan faces from fire.

There is also a Pilot version of the A-Wall, it is simply a shield wall that is thrown down. Of note is that you can shoot through the A-Wall while others cannot.
Tone, the Titan, also has a Titan sized A-Wall he can throw down.

A-Walls are shields that you can fire through, yet others cannot. The pilot sized ones can take a few Titan shots before collapsing, while the Titan ones are a real tough cookie.

Also, Jumpdrives take longer to recharge the larger the ship gets. Probably the reason why TF2 ships stayed around a kilometer. (also because they had a huge resource shortage and lack of shipbuilding infrastructure.)
Also, I think bigger Jump-Drives mean bigger distance traveled in one 'jump' as well, so size does have its advantages, despite the huge fuel costs.

Of special note is that Jump-Drives can be put onto smaller craft, such as a dropship. It can jump from atmosphere to space.
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>>4328948
>>4328981
One last detail on fuel. It possibly uses negative matter which means refueling is an issue too.
Another detail is that the jump drive spool-to-distance ratio is seemingly 1000km per second ignoring time taken for course corrections. My source for this is the multiplayer.
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>>4329032
Hmmm, well. I'll have to crunch the numbers sometime. There's not too much info in the lore about jump-drives.
For fuel, I would declare promethium as a chemical precursor to negative matter. You would likely need a chemical plant on the ship to convert the fuel.
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>>4328981
One could argue that TF2 Jump-drives do not suffer from extended voyage in the warp, and the increased fuel/recharge is the reason for it; be it that something akin to but stronger than a gellar field keeps the ship safer, or just less time is spent in the warp for speed/acceleration reasons.
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>>4329072
https://www.reddit.com/r/titanfall/comments/45amws/the_science_of_titanfall_fasterthanlight_travel/
Reddit has already done it for you.
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>>4329098
Jump drives don’t work like that. They function by moving space around them to jump so they never actually enter the warp.
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>>4329072
I like the potential for warp travel that WONT RISK CORRUPTING the Titan Waifu.

>>4329107
Neat

>>4329110
Between slower travel and expenses with fuel, my money is on FTL. Warp fuckery during warp travel sucks. You can get lost and possibly suffer a demonic incursion.
>also the qm isnt outright shooting down the potential for FTL so it looks more promising.
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>>4329098
>>4329124
>>4329107
If it uses the warp it is still dangerous. There are backpack teleporters that can teleport you some 100m to a few km, but are considered last resort as demons and warpshot can still fucm you up and you have no gellar field. The best explanation is that the warp was calmer in TF/TF2 if of uses the warp or is way slower than warp engines and is non warp(ancient humans had shittier non warp FTL)
Warp engines in Rogue trader are a good baseline.
Strellov is the standard and you roll warp encounters every 5days. In the warp.
Miroslav is crusade era, considered borderline heretical due to bad warp harmonics but still in use, is twice as fast but warp encounter every 3 days,
Some other fast warp drive also with starting with M that is 1d5 weeks for escorts and transports/1d5 days + navigator succeses faster and no downside except needing more power and space,
Then there is a safer one that is twice as slow but has +20 on warp encounters, guaranteeing that the two worst encounters are I'm
possible and also has +10% chance to chose the exit
And another 'experimental' warp drive that functions almost like the strelov with a common competence navigator type roll, does not do all the nav rolls that can help you out if i recall corectly but can not use a navigator as the design lacks the faciloties for it so no navigator rolls if you have one that is vastly better that the navis nobilite has managed to get stuck in perpetual testing phase because it is 'unsafe', 'improperly tested' etc.

At any rate, if you get a ship allways fit it out with a warpsbame hull as that gets you a +10 on warp encounter rolls, and two rolls that you get to pick the result of/narative is I think it trys to get you the beast outcome possible.
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>>4329107
Thanks, this is actually very useful.

By that post, we can assume that the distance a ship can jump at once is based off of time spooling and the size of the jump drive itself. With some ships taking days to charge for system to system jumps, we can assume that the 'travel time' of TF2 jump drives is based off of time charging, with only a little bit of time 'unwarping' and spooling down.

I would imagine, with a ~1km frigate, you would need a days worth of charging to jump to a nearby system.

On the other hand, at ~30km mega-tanker would rely on very long jumps, taking a week at a time, but would jump many, many more times the distance the frigate could in one jump.

Also, fuel economy would play into this. While a battleship would likely theoretically able to make really long jumps, fuel capacity would force it to either rely on short jumps, or long jumps with frequent refueling.

Of course, this is assuming you actually get a sizable ship, along with all the work needed to make a jump-drive. Cool to think about though.
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>>4329137
What 40k means by 'warp' and what 'warping' actually is are very different.

40k 'warps' not by bending space behind and infront of the ship, but by instead heading into the 'warp', the nightmarish dreamland where daemons reside, but where time and space are, well 'warped', thus moving much faster relative to real space.

What we today, and TF2, mean by 'warp' is simply bending space in the back and front of the spaceship to circumvent the speed limit, which is the speed of light. Thus, you can move really large distances, while remaining in real space. Of course, this is really energy intensive, which is why TF2 uses 'jump' drives, where it is done for short periods of time.
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>>4329140
FTL still ain't so bad. I mean if you have to sit in some place for a week before insta space teleporting to your destination, then that's 1 week you get to sit around and craft.
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>>4329137
If it uses the warp it wouldn’t even be usable. A better explanation is that the Jump drive was common use for a while then got phased out by the warp drive since it’s cheaper and was just as reliable people often forget that warp drive that can fit on ships smaller than ships 1 km do exist along with non-warp FTL communication but the Age of Strife is the reason they aren’t a thing anymore
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>>4329151
https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Warp-Drive
I see. I guess FTL and war travel has its ups and downs. If we ever get a Navigator buddy, then perhaps a good work around would be to give a ship a Warp Drive and FTL Engine, with the FTL device used for mostly emergencies if we get trapped within a system due to warp storms. The FTL will bypass the warp, then we can continue on our way on the other side.
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>>4329140
How about Star Sector warp mechanics?
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>>4329169
What's that?
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>>4329181
basically the same as the 40k warp mechanic, except that you use antimatter to travel in the hyperspace/warp and once you run out of it you get dragged into the nearest gravity well (which tends to be a sun or a black hole)
https://starsector.fandom.com/wiki/Hyperspace
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>>4329169
I am familiar with Star Sector, but I think that's a very different mode of travel. That's going into the 'hyperspace' dimension and traveling through that.

JumpDrive is good old advanced FTL, with a lot of asterisks.

'Warp' is good old advanced alternate dimension FTL, that used to be fine, even faster than jump drives, but is now a nightmare due to the demons, dark gods, and Dark Eldar raiders; that inhabit it.

Also, expect an update ~1 hour.
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>>4329167
This. Without a Navis Nobilitae backing any FTL anything is doomed to get politically shitcanned, luckily most chartist captains can't afford a navigator and the ones they could afford are not fully trained and the houses would not let those do anything before they are ready.

But if we can somehow make them somehow invested in this as well, like aforementioned warp storm and shadow I the warp hive fleet thing escape, as we will only be able to make a few and we will most likely have to follow guild law and not IP law( thus trade secrets and not licencing) they could be interested, especially if it is a particularly militant or exploration house closely associated with going into dangerous warp shit and have also a forge world partner through say a magus level cogbro and a inquisitor faction(xenos focusing on tyranids or mallus)... Maybe we could pull it off as specialist equipment.

If we could do it we will be swimming in money and connections, enough maybe that if we don't spread it too far most nobility houses won't actively move against us, but most would still like to see us dead on principle. Rememner, psykers are mutants and most humans ant them dead. Navigators manage to avoid that and be filth rich because they are that important to reliable long range travel. Anything that could fuck that up is going to be considered an existential threat to them.
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>>4329242
Just one problem. You are assuming they will act rationally (they won’t) and are operating from a position of weakness rather than an equal or superior while showing you could potentially replace them.
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>>4329312
Yeah its pretty much the best potential outcome possible and even that needs three supporting agencies basically.
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The night goes smoothly, with you getting the first decent rest in weeks. Typhon wasn’t a place to nap well, and the marching column wasn’t good either, not that AT is bad or anything, but there’s only so much simulated night you can take within the cockpit.

Getting out of your huge bed, you head to the bathroom. On the countertop, next to the sink, is a note, it reads:

“Sir Jorgenson, we— the humble servants of the guest house— have prepared hygiene products here for your usage. We know not your customs, yet as is the custom of Governor Lionus, we have left you toothpaste, shaving gel, razors, and various shower-products. If something is amiss or you desire a different product, please notify any Guest-House servant, we are here to see to your needs.”

Huh, is this what it’s like to be rich? Maybe this whole ‘noble’ gig is just the universe giving you backpay for all the work you’ve done in the Militia. You once heard some Core-World immigrant say something about ‘karma’, was a bunch of rubbish, but maybe he got some stuff right?

Oh, there’s also a little after-script at the end…

“Also, breakfast will be prepared at the notice of the vox next to the refrigerator; all you need to do is press it and speak your request. Of course, if you prefer cooking your own breakfast, you are welcome to utilize the suite’s kitchen.”

Heh, it just gets better...

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A quick shower, using the fanciest shampoo you could find, ‘Ultra-gloss, fine, light shampoo’, you feel like a million bucks. All you got on the Militia ships were pressurized water showers, set to five seconds for maximum cleanliness.

Putting your Pilot undersuit back on, you head over to the living room again. You put on your Pilot suit, ignoring all the beeps and vibrations that calibrations conduct. A minute later, heading to the kitchen with your helmet held in your offhand, you vox the kitchen staff for some grub.

“Scrambled eggs, lots of vegetables, meat, and whatever tastes good bro. And mushrooms, don’t forget about those either!”

“Y-yes, Sir Jorgenson. It will be done. Food will be up within a few minutes. We hope you shall enjoy it.”

“Yeah, love me some good eggs… mmmm”

“...”

Suddenly, the vox call ends. Sheesh, these guys are way too uptight.
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With that out of the way, you place your helmet down onto the countertop island, heh, what a fancy suite. Naturally, you place your Jump-Kit on the countertop as well, this thing is precious. The helmet screeches to life, only one person knowing your frequency and IFF codes…

“Pilot Jojo, good morning. I hope you slept well.”

“Hell yeah. Got myself a jumbo bed, or whatever those rich guys call em. I’m a noble now, I am Sir Jorgenson.”

“Yes, well Sir Pilot Jorgenson, from the audio I picked up yesterday, you are supposed to meet the court for a brunch at noon, within the Royal Hall. The sun is currently rising, therefore you have much time left until then. I estimate, based off of the days marching, each day has 20 hours, give or take thirty minutes.”

“Ooo, interesting.”

“And thus, you have four hours until the court brunch. What is my mission today? And what shall you do?”

As she finishes, a knock is heard from the door to the suite, which leads into the kitchen.

“Sir Jorgenson, breakfast is here. We also brought juices and toast!”

“Y-yes come in lads!”

A quick justle of the lock, and the door opens. Two servants, one an older gentleman, and the second an even older lady, wheel in your breakfast. The plate is covered by a metal covering, likely to preserve the heat and flavor. They transfer the meal onto the dining table, uncover the scrambled eggs, place three glasses of multi-colored juices, and a small platelet of rich brown toast.

It looks pretty good!
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“We shall now bid our leave, Sir Jorgenson.”

“Ah yes, I dismiss yeeeee.”

They stare in confusion for a second, before sighing and leaving you to your delicious breakfast.

Time to dig in…

But more importantly, what is your plan for today? [Choose 3]

>Practice Shooting! You’ve got your R-101 tucked away in AT, maybe you could find a firing range around here and plink some targets? [Roll d100+70, you might improve your already very good aim, you will definitely impress some folk.]

>Go for a walk into the city. At this point, people have got to know you’re the newest hotshot around here, especially after that stunt you pulled yesterday...

>Build! With the modded fabricator within AT and your mind, anything is possible. Although you don’t have any material to use, so only small things are possible for now...

>Practice Wall-Running! All this SLOW movement is wearing us down. Also, we get to show off our cool-as-hell skills! The Keep’s walls should do fine, maybe if we do really well, we could show off in the city… [Roll d100 +70, You will definitely impress some folk. You might find some more insight in how you can move in this foreign Fortress? City? Strange times...]

>Go familiarize yourself with your staff. There should be at least half a dozen of them if the size of this ‘Guest House’ is any indication.

>WriteIn!


And what should AT do?

>Titans have a lot of downtime where they stay in one spot, this is no different. AT should stay in the courtyard and chill. She can always ping you a message if something comes up...

>AT should follow us around, even if it might be awkward for some. We don’t care.
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>>4329386
>locate a library and study some history
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>>4329394
This for us and AT.
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Will call the vote in an hour and a half as this is your debut day. Then get to writing the next big update.
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>>4329394
This, but-

>>4329386
First go to some local medica and get a diagnosis for most of the sick and injured. Get some names and have AT make some drugs for them while we go learning.
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>>4329394
This
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May I just say that I’m kind of sad people didn’t choose regeneration?
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>>4329411
Also this

>>4329420
Research + Piloting skill feels more important, besides, if we're out of the Titan on the battlefield in 40k, something has gone wrong
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>>4329411
supporting
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>>4329420
Same. Was that the one that gave us the natural camo?
Fuck. It's going to be exceedingly hard to try and get that. I wish we did.

>>4329423
Maybe once we improve our pilot protection rating (build Militia / IMA tier conversion fields) so we can take a dozen direct 20mm shots, and upgrade AT's core so she's more effective when independent from us, we can do some sick as hell tag team action.

>>4329386
I want to point out that in the game the Player is able to punch people and robots, really, REALLY fucking hard. So hard that they're sent flying. Can we do that?
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>>4329423
Regeneration is all around useful regardless of what you need besides the QM is starting us on a tutorial mode for now.
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One thing to remebre, even free blades have sacristians following them, sacristians are tech priest from the same house basically sworn to maintain and repair a knight. That we don't have than means we are on some hard times or something very screwy happened. Others might not know this but a knowledgeable tech priest would...
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>>4329437
The pay out would had been fantastic in the long run, but I guess we'll have to do with the short big skill burst with the pilots bonus. Not that it's a bad choice, but still kinda disappointed.

>>4329442
....So time to acquire tech priest bro?
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>>4329436
Pilots have some of the best physicians on the frontier treat them. Jojo has had calcium supplements and medically administered bone density-enhancers so that he may punch, kick, choke, or grandslam people, really really hard.

While he has the standard dosage combat stims afforded by his pilot suit, most of the force behind punches and kicks come from the jumpkit assisting, adding much more velocity to attacks. Also, when you're flying at 70km/h, a flying knee is going to kill.

>>4329436
Regeneration would be pretty damn hard to do considering it is a black-market initiative headed by the Advocate. It's advanced, even by TF2 standards. They upload your mind into a backup as data, then wipe your brain clean of all useless junk, then re-upload you back into your brain.



>>4329442
The exiled Magos has also noticed this...
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>>4329469
It's time to get a bunch of Roadie Techies on our path to rock and roll!
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>>4329465
>>4329469
Technically 40k has the technology to recreate the process but it would be risky without testing it first.
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>>4329539
Technically is being very very generous about. If you mean the rejuvenation process I don't think the benefits are the same as TF2 Regeneration. I am going to assume you're referring to rejuvenation, but feel free to correct me. Rejuvenation as far as I know makes you kinda younger, plus some scars as a sign of the medical process. Regeneration is kinda the same except you have to relearn mostly everything as the drawback, with the benefit being you get a newer better body in addition to learning things faster with each consecutive generation of the procedure.
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>>4329569
It’s more than that. Regeneration affects and modifies the brain as well.
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>>4329478
>>4329478
The only snag is the Suit Ai.
Unless and until we can masquarade it as a macjine spirit it is a bad idea to get a Techpriest to fuck about with the computer or have its presence known.
The sad part is that knowledge of Abominable Intelligence is hard to get and inquiring about AI would be a faux pass that might get us killed if we are not heavily robophobic, hell even then.
Some of the older Ark Mechanicus (flagship exploration battleships of the mechanicus) have AIs who have successfully masquaraded as machine spirits and may have partially become one... but that is a capital ship grade AI inside a spaceborne temple of the highest order of holiness to the mechanicus. A knight, even a archeotech knight just does not compare unfortunately in awe, reverence and deference of the cult towards it nor is the AI of the same magnitude of capability to pull it off.

By the Treaty of Mars, the thing that joined the Mechanicus to the Imperium, it is a holy duty of the Mechanicus to eradicate any Abominable Intelligence/ Silica Animus and to dabble in it or consort with one, one of the higher orders of heresies.
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>>4329608
If had taken Regeneration we could blame literally anything on amnesia because of lost technology, best part being there is an actual precedent with one of the archaeotech ships actually mind wiping someone.
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Ermm... It appears that we only have 2 voters, for a multi-vote vote...

Could some people vote please? I'll check on the vote again in an hour. Maybe because it's a Monday we don't have too many people on right now.
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>>4329386
>library of course

>Practice Shooting! You’ve got your R-101 tucked away in AT, maybe you could find a firing range around here and plink some targets? [Roll d100+70, you might improve your already very good aim, you will definitely impress some folk.]

>Practice Wall-Running! All this SLOW movement is wearing us down. Also, we get to show off our cool-as-hell skills! The Keep’s walls should do fine, maybe if we do really well, we could show off in the city… [Roll d100 +70, You will definitely impress some folk. You might find some more insight in how you can move in this foreign Fortress? City? Strange times...]


>Titans have a lot of downtime where they stay in one spot, this is no different. AT should stay in the courtyard and chill. She can always ping you a message if something comes up...
>>4329644
Fine then.
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>>4329644
Most voters don't link to the QM. Lots of this and support.

>>4329386
>locate a library and study some history
>Practice Wall-Running! All this SLOW movement is wearing us down. Also, we get to show off our cool-as-hell skills! The Keep’s walls should do fine, maybe if we do really well, we could show off in the city… [Roll d100 +70, You will definitely impress some folk. You might find some more insight in how you can move in this foreign Fortress? City? Strange times...]
>First go to some local medica and get a diagnosis for most of the sick and injured. Get some names and have AT make some drugs for them while we go learning.
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>>4329644
I got lost, but sure.

>>4329676
Supportig this one.
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>>4329676
Sure, this.
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>>4329386
>Practice Shooting! You’ve got your R-101 tucked away in AT, maybe you could find a firing range around here and plink some targets? [Roll d100+70, you might improve your already very good aim, you will definitely impress some folk.]
>Practice Wall-Running! All this SLOW movement is wearing us down. Also, we get to show off our cool-as-hell skills! The Keep’s walls should do fine, maybe if we do really well, we could show off in the city… [Roll d100 +70, You will definitely impress some folk. You might find some more insight in how you can move in this foreign Fortress? City? Strange times...]
>Go familiarize yourself with your staff. There should be at least half a dozen of them if the size of this ‘Guest House’ is any indication.
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>>4329386
>AT should follow us around, even if it might be awkward for some. We don’t care.
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>>4329644
>locate a library and study some history
>Go for a walk into the city. At this point, people have got to know you’re the newest hotshot around here, especially after that stunt you pulled yesterday...
>Go familiarize yourself with your staff. There should be at least half a dozen of them if the size of this ‘Guest House’ is any indication.

>Titans have a lot of downtime where they stay in one spot, this is no different. AT should stay in the courtyard and chill. She can always ping you a message if something comes up...
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>>4329644
finally catched up with the quest. Good writing
>Practice Shooting! You’ve got your R-101 tucked away in AT, maybe you could find a firing range around here and plink some targets? [Roll d100+70, you might improve your already very good aim, you will definitely impress some folk.]
>Practice Wall-Running! All this SLOW movement is wearing us down. Also, we get to show off our cool-as-hell skills! The Keep’s walls should do fine, maybe if we do really well, we could show off in the city… [Roll d100 +70, You will definitely impress some folk. You might find some more insight in how you can move in this foreign Fortress? City? Strange times...]
>Go to the library and find out your inability to read the high gothic

>AT can chill, but we will chat with her over the comms
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>>4329608
It shouldn't be too hard to get AT to pretend to be a machine Spirit should we get enough information about them. Fingers crossed.

>>4329676
>>4329706
>>4329714
>>4329746
>but yo why not use her fabricator to make meds for the poor PDF?
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>>4329770
>but yo why not use her fabricator to make meds for the poor PDF?
We aren't a charity and we have more pressing matters at the moment, like trying to know how things work in this world.
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>>4329770
Why should we? You really want to risk revealing the fabricator over some randos we don’t know?
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

Ok, gotta tally up these votes.

Library:
4
Shooting:
3
Wall-running:
4
Medicae:
3
City Walk:
1
Staff:
2

Therefore:
>locate a library and study some history
>Practice Wall-Running! All this SLOW movement is wearing us down. Also, we get to show off our cool-as-hell skills! The Keep’s walls should do fine, maybe if we do really well, we could show off in the city… [Roll d100 +70, You will definitely impress some folk. You might find some more insight in how you can move in this foreign Fortress? City? Strange times...]
And
a tiebreaker.
>Practice Shooting! You’ve got your R-101 tucked away in AT, maybe you could find a firing range around here and plink some targets? [Roll d100+70, you might improve your already very good aim, you will definitely impress some folk.]
=1
>First go to some local medicae and get a diagnosis for most of the sick and injured. Get some names and have AT make some drugs for them while we go learning.
=2

Please tell me if I miscounted. If so, I'll just include the thing that would have been accidentally dropped. But I think I counted them up well.

This will be the last update for today, I'll get the update out sometime today. the big court debut will wait for tomorrow.
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Oh and forgot.
>Titans have a lot of downtime where they stay in one spot, this is no different. AT should stay in the courtyard and chill. She can always ping you a message if something comes up...

Got a bit busier today, but tomorrow should have a lot of updates.
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>>4329774
Sure. What reasons does Jojo have to not do that, that he's aware of?
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>>4329780
>proving a negative
So you gave up on your argument now did you?
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>>4329813
No? All I'm saying is that, to Jojo's knowledge, there is no reason for him to not make medicine for the pdf.
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>>4329824
Jojo has no reason to make medicine for the PDF anyway, unless you are saying he volunteered for charity work and aid relief on his off time back in his own universe?
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>>4329770
this >>4329774
also there are waaay to many PDF for us to cover
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>>4329824
Actually there are reasons for him not to. Most pertaining to his intelligence and the fact he realizes he’s in the galactic dark ages (but doesn’t realize how bad it is). People are using trench warfare over the vastly superior Titan for fuck sakes. Why would we decide to reveal the crazy bullshit now instead of waiting until after hitting the history books to decide?
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>>4329833
>>4329834
It would be a nice token effort the pdf would appreciate. Sure, we wouldn't be able to treat all of them because there are probably a million of them on this planet, but them seeing the knight caring for the little guy might paint us in an even better image?

>>4329843
There's also no reason why not to.
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>>4329780
I think he is not that overly selfless. Jojo is good guy, and will help a dude that he sees before him, but after getting into the castle, I don't think his first priority will be 3d-printing meds for everyone. But maybe later, when he will learn in what state local PDF really are, he will try to make some changes. Maybe
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>>4329843
>>4329847
>>4329852
I say we give the poor meds at intervals. Such as one dude this day and another the next.
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>>4329859
later. we still need to learn that there is a ban against AIs that will put us in the chopping block as fast as we can run.
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>>4329859
I say we wait on the charity. We have the library, the court politics, the suspicious tech-priest, and the actual job to worry about
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>>4329865
yeah, this. one thing at the time
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>>4329865
>>4329871
Yes we shall do so at a later date.
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>>4329847
A better image than cutting down entire sections of the orkish menace, then proceeding to completely fuck our political situation?

Yeah, there is absolutely no gain to be made there from an OOC standpoint and IC Jojo is too stupid to think of the suffering footsloggers.
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>>4329865
Making meds and having an AI are kinda two different bags.

>>4329908
>then proceeding to completely fuck our political situation
our political situation is out there in atmosphere traveling at 54365km a second after our introduction to the planetary gov.
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>>4329918
I'm pretty sure the usual way to say "fucked beyond repair" is "Our standing is that low, our feet are peeking our on the other side of the planet."
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>>4329918
>Making meds and having an AI are kinda two different bags.
sure, but making meds requires us to scan people for diseases we can treat and then make medicine for said people. like i said before, we aren't a charity and we have more important things to do at the moment.
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>>4329926
A fair point, but people like free things. Should we charge to Governor?
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>>4329932
after we learn about the world and the things that can directly or indirectly kill us.
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>>4329926
You’re better off printing a manual on general health and handing that out.
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>>4329934
So long as we do get around making medications, I'm down for almost anything. Imperial Guard life can suck. Dicks out for those guys.

>>4329935
One poblem.
Some if not most might not know how to read. Like that one heavy weapons team manning the multilas. Out of the entire crew, only one knew how to read. It's not a bad idea though. Perhaps some designated literate people per squad could be responsible to making sure others don't eats a fist full of calcium tablets.
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>>4329935
Yeah. Maybe a small manual or pamphlet to distribute among the men and women?

Or maybe a manual isn't needed, and more a problem due to lack of supplies and funding to the PDF. That's probably the issue.
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>>4329948
Why not actually address the actual problem then instead of pretending to with your medicine handouts? Or just admit you can’t fix some problems and move on.
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>>4329958
What do you mean? We can totally hand out medical prescriptions like what we just a while ago with the 7ft tall guardsman, but we can also look into the guardsmen treatment problem. Later.
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>>4330019
Handing out free medicine doesn't fix the illiteracy, bad food, horrible housing and culture
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>>4330034
You're very much right, but at the least it would solve the immediate issue. We're already making some efforts by killing the orks, which a part of their problems in the long run. Kill the orks and maybe we could persuade or suggest to the Governor bro, "hey, maybe you should help out these guard bros and stuff."
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>>4330019
You want to play doctor with the guardsmen for the rest of our character’s life? Fuck off.
Nothing you do here is going to have any lasting impact. All of them (with only a few exceptions) will die and your efforts wasted just so you could pretend you fixed something in the eternal meatgrinder that is the Imperial Guard with your shitty patch job.
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>>4330048
This is so disgustingly naive it hurts. The guardsmen you see are like a drop in an ocean. Why would they care enough to make sure they are perfectly healthy when are so easily replace? You are literally trying to argue against the “cogs in the machine” mentality when it’s a necessary fact of life.
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>>4330052
>Fuck off.
Why so hostile? I never suggested Jojo play doctor for the rest of his natural life. Only that he help, maybe a few hundred by offering advice and prescribing some medication? It's not much to ask for. I figured it would be too much of an issue to order a hundred so guys to stand in a line while Pilot Jojo walked down the line of guardsmen like a barcode scanner. It would take a few minutes tops, then we'd AT to start making the drugs in addition to sorting them out to different piles, then having a list of all the scanned guardsmen's names so the appropriate meds can go to the right people. After the guardsmen scanning we'd be free to pursue whatever we wanted, while leaving AT to utilize our collective time productively by making medications?

I have no doubts that most of the people will help today will die tomorrow, but just the fact we were (should people agree to helping a few hundred guardsmen, but I don't think that's likely at this point), baring the rarity of one or two, but I think it might leave a long lasting impact with the rest of the PDF, or at least other regiments. Doing so might improve their opinions of us. Is the opinions of the average guardsmens worth anything or desirable? Debatable, but not really of any great importance or value. It's still nice to help them though.
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>>4330071
Doing something kinda "noblebright" can't be all too terrible, right? I get the guardmen are disposable and die by the millions, but it kinda sucks not to do anything to help them out. Guardsmen are cool dudes. Except the ones in penal legions. Most are in there for a good reason.
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>>4330072
The problem is that would confirm we have access to archeo-tech capable of scanning en-masse and fabricating advanced medicine. That is a BAD IDEA because once word of that gets out we'll have AdMech hunting us down and we don't have a political base independent of our Titan, let alone a spaceship capable of bailing. I think the best thing to do is lay low, upgrade our Titan, and keep the governor happy until we can get some context for where/when we are and start accumulating enough personal power we won't have to worry about anything short of a minor Crusade. I agree the situation is shit and shit's fucked, but the best thing to do about that is ensure our continued survival so we can carve out a utopian pocket empire later on.
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>>4330093
first lets get ourselves settled into this new world AND THEN we see what can we do to make like of our soldier brethren a bit better
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>>4330094
But doesn't that one tech priest that's a part of Governor Lionus's court already know that we possess archiotech? Is he gonna be a problem?
You do bring up very reasonable points, so I'll concede on the whole medicine making thing for now. The prospect of upgrading AT is very appealing. Especially if we can upgrade her core for the Assault Core mod, and maybe some independent firing shoulder turrets.

>>4330101
Right right right. Imperial guard life sucks, but maybe I am pushing for the meds too prematurely.

>>4329776
Was that a yes or no to paying a salvage team to claim the four trukz, few hundred lootz on the warboyz, and stuff on the warboss?
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>>4330072
> Why so hostile? I never suggested Jojo play doctor for the rest of his natural life . Only that he help, maybe a few hundred by offering advice and prescribing some medication?
Because I like doing things that have actual impact and find the “else” offensive. Why do an inconsequential action when we could do something with weight behind it? Now it’s clear we’ve been arguing fundamentally different viewpoints.
> I have no doubts that most of the people will help today will die tomorrow, but just the fact we were (should people agree to helping a few hundred guardsmen, but I don't think that's likely at this point), baring the rarity of one or two, but I think it might leave a long lasting impact with the rest of the PDF, or at least other regiments. Doing so might improve their opinions of us.
An even bigger problem is your viewpoint is backed up by flawed logic. Why would it have any impact on our reputation if they all die? Hell why do you think we’ll magically be rewarded for some pointless act of altruism in 40k?
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>>4330138
They won't die imminently, and the improving their health might improve the odds of them spontaneously exploding if only a fraction. Eh, it's something to think about later.
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>>4330107
Yes, with one of these actions, you could have asked around for it.
Additionally, in the upcoming court debut, you can ask Castellan or others of the ruling circle about it.

Also, I love the debate so far. 40k is messed up in the sort of 'no good deed goes unpunished' vibe. Try to help people? 'Oh this guy has valuable stuff, can we gank him and loot his corpse?'

One another note, I am gonna try the draw feature, otherwise I will have to use another way to make maps.
I am doing this quest off of a chromebook, so I cannot download mapping programs...

Also, update should be out in ~2 hours. Jojo is being introduced piece by piece to 40k. Life here is pretty rubbish, even for a 'tutorial island'. Funnily enough, this is a pretty high living standard for 40k, pollution has not become an issue yet for this world...

Holy crap, drawing is a catastrophe on the draw tool. It took me a good 10 minutes to draw this haha.
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>>4330172
I am a dumpster live in gremlin. Any form of art is a god send.

>this is a pretty high living standard for 40k
I knew this already but, god. Damn warhammer be brutal.
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Another thing, I forgot to include the link to the archive of thread #1.

Here is is Pilots.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4323011/
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>>4330188
Thanks, it is oddly satisfying to draw using a mousepad, something about accepting that the work will always be imperfect... Even drawing the words was painstakingly frustrating, but fun.
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>>4330195
Just use a textbox for words
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>Practice Wall-Running! All this SLOW movement is wearing us down. Also, we get to show off our cool-as-hell skills! The Keep’s walls should do fine, maybe if we do really well, we could show off in the city… [Roll d100 +70, You will definitely impress some folk. You might find some more insight in how you can move in this foreign Fortress? City? Strange times...]

New day, new opportunities; finishing the last scramble of eggs, along with a good slurp of the ‘juice’, you don your helmet and jumpkit, becoming whole again. Like any good human being (who also has years of rote military training ingrained within him), the dishes go into the sink, to be cleaned later.

A stretch, rolling out the legs, and a good neck crack. You’re good to go! Now, being in the future is no excuse to not fall back into your exercise routine. A Pilot is the sum of his training afterall!

“AT, I’m going for a jog, please watch the house.”

“Affirmative, new mission, engaging protocol 2.”

“Thanks love.”

“... Affirmative.”

With that, you burst out of the suite, in full body gear. You walk towards the exit, with your ‘walk’ turning into a run. Speed is a Pilot’s domain! You’ve been too slow these past few days!

“Sir Jorgenson, where in the Emperor are you heading to!”

Uhh, shit, this looks a bit awkward, at least by the way his face is alight with shock.

“I’m going for a jog! I’ll be back within the hour, probably at whatever constitutes a shooting range around here.”

“...Yes Sir Knight, I wish you luck then.”

“Y-yeah, you too mate.”

With that, you end up in the castle yard, only to realize that you need actual walls to run on.

Well, the closest wall is to your left, so you make do. Like barbarians of old, and now possibly new now that you think about it, you scale the walls. A sudden transition, a boost from the jump jet, and you’re flying, going at a respectable 43 km/h. It takes a good two minutes before you reach the corner, where the Royal Barracks are located.

The Royal Barracks appears to be a three story building, though its true size comes from its width, being as long as a mall. It’s ‘L’ shape gives it a certain feudal feeling, along with its angular slanted roof, yet it is evident that its construction is of modern make.

“Pilot, assuming bunk-beds and communal amenities, this barracks should be able to field an estimated 5,000 men. This estimate does not take into account the possibility of underground levels.”

“Ah, thanks AT.”

Well, no time like the present. You hop onto the roof, sliding to maintain your speed. The slide consists of many seconds, the whole length of the building being slid, with a sharp turn being done where the building juts out in its signature ‘L’ shape.

As you near the end, you pop a gravity star at the edge of the roof, timing it to burst (the things are mainly harmless, besides the concussions!) as you pass by.
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[2/3]
You go fast. 108km/h fast, if your speedometer reads correctly. A pilot zips through the air, creating a subtle roar in the air, parting it forcefully.

As you land onto the grass, your legs collapse, knees going forward— you’re performing a slide. A half second of burning grass and you hop again, with a double jump afforded by the jump jets keeping you in the air longer. While it’s an awesome feeling to slide, friction is the bane of all pilots. Moving onwards, you want to get at least two laps of the compound, stretch out those muscles. A Pilot’s body is as important as his… mind? coolness? sobriety? errrr…. yeah his mind…

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>Roll 1d100+70? No, because QM forgot to actually ask for rolls. Therefore, auto-excellent success.

You are Jorgg, longtime veteran of the Royal Guard, those who guard the Governor’s life and do his bidding when no others can be trusted to. Your father came from a Hive-World as a carryover of, at the time, nobleman Lionus’s personal security forces. As he came to his newly bought world, he naturally took his soldiers along with him. You were simply born into this life, from father to son. By the Emperor, you even get a good education here, although you often question why your commanding officer is also your teacher. Nevertheless, perhaps they try to groom homegrown officers now? A lack of offworlders to lead? You do not know such things unfortunately, but you might one day move up the ranks…

What in the name of the Holy Emperor, he who rules from Holy Terra and the Holy Golden Throne? Is that Sir Jorgenson? That servant from the Guest House said he’d be going for a run, not… this!

He’s using the strange contraption attached to his waist to maneuver expertly on the Keep’s walls, then sliding across the roof of our Royal Barracks. And… he threw some bomb? Grenade? Bladed Star? It’s sucking in all the air around it, and giving off a strange blue hue, all while giving a buzzing whirling sound. You think they talked about this in class, ‘gravity’, but what is it doing here? So blatantly? And why is Sir Jorgenson heading into it, dear Emperor…

He’s flying. It is no understatement, or Emperor strike me down as I stand. Moreover, as he, in the great distance, reaches the verdant grass, he slides. But a quarter moment later, he flings himself into the air with the help of his blue jets. He flies again, crossing an enormous distance… By the Emperor, how is it possible for a man to move that fast? Is this the level of Noble Knights? So far removed from the common soldier that exercise is legend?

These are strange times we live in. You have a feeling that Sir Jorgenson’s legend has only just begun…
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“And…. time!”

“Seven minutes and twenty-three seconds. Please do not fool around during time trials, they will hurt your career average.”

“My career average? Shit, even in the future, I still got to stack against the rankings…”

“Pilot, you still have one more lap to do. On my mark, ready, set… Go!”

With that, you begin your second lap. Yet this time, you begin with the gravity star, accelerating you to your preferred 100+km/hr speeds. As you near the corner, you skip the roof all together, instead performing your turn by soaring over it, in one hop. Now, just to finish the rest of the track… a slidehop here… another gravity star there…

“Six minutes and fifty-nine seconds. Better, this will improve your average pilot. Good job.”

“Thanks AT, nearly twisted my spine on one of those turns.”

“If such an event ever occurred, pharmaceutical-enhanced physical therapy should suffice in your theoretical recovery.”

“.. yeah, ok…”

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By the Emperor and his Primarchs, he was blurring in your vision. What kind of training has Sir Jorgenson gone through? Is he a hundred year old Knight? He moves with such veterancy that it’s unreal. Perhaps you should lose a bit of the belly fat, the sergeant was giving you hell for it. Mayhaps you’ve gotten too comfortable as a Royal Guard. To even reach one one-hundredth of Sir Jorgenson’s ability, you must overcome all adversity! You will train not twice, not thrice, but quince times harder! If the looks of your peers are true, then they too must be inspired by Sir Jorgenson’s legendary speed. He is a Knight of speed, a Speed-Knight!

[Unofficial title ‘Speed-Knight’ gained. ++Rep among the Royal Guard. +Effectiveness of the Royal Guard as they are inspired, morale is upheld.]

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Ahahahaaaaa, I think I twisted my back out a little with that one.

Now, to get to that shooting range? Training range? It had targets when I passed by, so that’s gotta be where the shooting happens!

Aww… it’s like on the other corner of the castle yard, well who’s to deny you a half-lap cooldown…

Roll 1d100+70 [Pilots aim pretty damn well, you are no slouch.] Bo3. Show em what you can do space cowboy.

I only got this one done as I have to sleep and these segments have a lot more to write about than I initially thought. Tomorrow we will get through the next two actions, then hopefully begin the court brunch.
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Rolled 43 + 70 (1d100 + 70)

>>4330542
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>>4330542
I just realized I accidentally changed to first person instead of personal third-person for Jojo's POV at the end. Oops, maybe I should go to sleep...
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>4330539
Jog roll
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Rolled 58 + 70 (1d100 + 70)

>>4330539
Woops. Forgot the mod.
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Rolled 56 + 70 (1d100 + 70)

>>4330542
Rolling for shooting range
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Rolled 31 + 70 (1d100 + 70)

>>4330542
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Rolled 40 + 70 (1d100 + 70)

>>4330542
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Rolled 93 + 70 (1d100 + 70)

>>4330542
Let's see mine..
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>>4331114
damn. Shame this one doesn't count. If 100 is already critical success, then what the fuck is 160? Immediate ascendance to godhood?
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>>4331146
>what the fuck is 160? Immediate ascendance to godhood?
m o r a l e i s u p h e l d
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>>4331146
>"Hey, buddy, you know that orkish army? Whatcha say to my sliding through it like a fucking phantom in the mist, killing orks as I dance over their heads, then cap the warboss through the eyes with my pistol?"

>"Sir knight, are you insane?"

>"PILOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT JOJO!!!!"

I grow more convinced he is just leroy jenkins but an army man
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We should try to turn our Titan mech into a Hawken mech.
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>>4331253
You have a specific example of an Hawken Mech you had in mind? All the ones I saw had no arms, which is a major turn off to me. No arms means you can't pummel the life out of your enemies with the torque power of future alablative steel fists, nor can you grab your pilot, throw trucks, utilize the predator cannon, or grab a titan by the ankles to beat another titan.

The idea of adding thrusters to AT for additional three dimensional movement is appealing however. We only need to find the right circumstance and materials to modify her to the point she can sustain brief jumps or more. Like in Battletech, where you have the option to fall on top of another mech, or kick them in the head.
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>>4331270
The biggest difference is Hawken mechs have speed and repair drones.
Maybe we could make our mech more modular. The Emperor knows we’ll need it.
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>>4331301
So do the closest thing to that by making some spare batteries to replace AT's shields if they're depleted, upgrade her shields so they start regenerating over time, and give her the ability to dash +1 more times? Did you mean repair drones for in or out of combat? We could probably get away with the drones if we had our own warehouse to work on AT in piece.
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>>4331253
but hawken mechs are worse in every aspect than a titanfall mech. the main advantage they have is that they can self repair, but that's it.
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>>4331349
Fair enough.
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>58+70 = 128, the Royal Guards are stunned, even if this is 'average' shooting for a pilot.

Writing, expect the update 1-2 hours from now. Gotta walk my dog and do some housework.

>>4331349
The main reason why Titans are limited is that they either
A: Get wrecked and need to be rebuilt quickly.
B: It is uneconomical to make a kitted out 'Pro'Titan, instead of 3 specialized Titans. Resources were scarce on the frontier.
C:Titans were a still ever-evolving field of technology. Many of the Titans on the field, such as the scorch, were initially refits of civilian models. The lack of interchangeable parts makes customization difficult. Of course, with a modded fabricator, you can fit them to Legion specifically.

So, with enough time, do-it-yourself research, and metal, you could add new modules. Ork scrap is likely not the best material, but it would do.
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>>4331463
If ork salvage is not good enough for high end crafting, then would "simple" targeting assist drones, specialized ammo, RC bomb drones, claymores, and additional bolt on disposable armor plates be viable?
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>>4331536
You can make laser lance or plasma drones, as those are standardized models.

Any other kind of specialized drone would need to be researched first. In simple terms, you can craft most components, you just don't know how to put advanced stuff together outside of standardized designs. The R101 assault rifle is a standardized design. The plasma drone is a standardized design. A do-it-yourself recon drone is not a standardized design, although it would be pretty simple to jury-rig one if you took the time to research with your components at hand.
(You also have the design for a maintenance drone, which could serve as a good base for a construction or spy drone.)

I am still hashing out your tech knowledge. For now, if it's a standard unit employed by the Militia, you likely know how to make it. Otherwise, you will need to jury-rig one.
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>>4331545
I'm so glad we went with Intelligence, that's a must-have.
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>>4331545
And thus we took all the the scrap from the orks and made a sea of maintenance drones. Near infinite repairs were had.
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>>4331536
Also, disposable armor plates should work, but will make Legion a lot more bulkier, slower, and less balanced.

>>4331551
>Makes the Admech obsolete with an army of repair drones, working as quick as a pep-crew with repairs.
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>>4331550
Same. We really need to put some research points into regeneration. That stuff will extent life expectancy and make you overall better. Not to mention the potential cyber and wet ware that can be installed in the future.

>>4331567
Then . . . how about . . . a big ass box belt feed high explosive 20mm HEI?
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>>4331600
A that point, it would be better to modify the system in place to be phase-assisted. During the Smart-Core, bullets are directly teleported into the magazine, at high power cost.

If you got more power, then perhaps you could have the system work 24/7.

HEI is possible, but you got to research.
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>>4331545
So we could make a Vanguard?
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>>4331667
We could, by why should we do that when we already have the best titan in the world?
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>>4331691
What competition does it have?
Also I think Legion is a bit overrated to be honest.
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>>4331704
Papa Scorch is pretty good, as is a proper Monarch build, I've found.
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>>4331704
What does competition have to do with anything? We can't exactly pilot two titans at a time yet unless we develop some kind of advanced AI that's smart enough to mini social ques it's mistaken for someone piloting it.

>>4331708
Regarding Scorch lore, it was a fire fighter civilian titan converted for combat wasn't it? I heard he was the most effective for killing grunts for those AI matches. We could probably add additional features to AT to she's on par with or greater than an Apex Monarch.
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Hello Pilots, sorry for the late update. I started writing, then had to do some stuff.

Gonna power through the rest of the stuff now.
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>>4331708
I think Ronin and Northstar are more interesting
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>>4331734
Aight.

>>4331736
They are pretty damn cool, but Legion's got a higher survivability rating in my book. Big cannon good for short to long range, high armor and shields, gun shields, auto aim, good at mowing down big targets or hordes of enemies both on group or flying. There is the issue of lack of speed compared to the other two.

So fellahs. It's confirmed that, given if we have the materials or are willing to make some shortcuts, we can make standardized model things. Like maintenance drones (which could serve as a good base for a construction or spy drone), laser lance or plasma drones, medications, Militia laser guns, and a bunch other things I forgot about. When we have the time, what should we make?
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>58+70 = 128, the Royal Guards are stunned, even if this is 'average' shooting for a pilot.

You head to the training yard, specifically the segment with hundreds upon hundreds of targets lined up. It seems that the Royal Guard takes its training very seriously, a step up from the ‘PDF’ it seems. There are three large subsections available: one for crew weapons, one for long distance shooting, and one for close range. The close range one in particular has very wide ‘lanes’, with each soldier able to shoot at their pleasure.

Well, here goes nothing. With your rank as a Noble Knight, you doubt anyone will give you any trouble for taking a whole stall. As you make your way over to the stall, many of the Royal Guard give you strange looks. It seems that after your ‘morning run’, they’re expecting a nice showing. You’re not one to disappoint, a pilot’s aim is always impeccable, if they can’t shoot while standing still, then how can they do it while flying off of walls? Racking the trusty R-101, you see your opponent, 100 targets… did you interrupt a team training? Well, can’t disappoint now…

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Your name is Jorgg, and this is the second time Sir Jorgenson has appeared in front of the Royal Guard today. He’s, honest to Emperor, the most skilled man you have ever witnessed.

Sir Jorgenson racks an auto-gun of strange make, although having the same ‘look’ that his Knight and suit have; it is sleek. The magazine juts out diagonally downwards, while the sights are a strange red field, suspended by two metal extrusions, an even darker red triangle in the center. This is a weapon fit for Nobility, it must have cost Sir Jorgenson a fortune…

A thunderous crackle, followed by numerous pops. Within the time it takes you to move your eyes off Sir Jorgenson to the targeting range, thirty targets go down, each with either a solid center shot, or more often with a solid center headshot. Now back to Sir Jorgenson, he ejects the magazine, quickly loading in the next with rote efficiency. The silence ends as quickly as it came, the shooting begins again. Thirty more targets go down.

Reload.

Thirty more Targets.

Reload.

And for his last 10 targets, he deigned to one-hand his rifle, his eye-hand coordination must have been refined for hundreds of years, this accuracy is simply legendary. All 10 targets are headshot. You do not believe it would be an exaggeration to say that Sir Jorgenson could take out your whole company within seconds if he so felt.

It is inspiring… and a bit scary. But the looks of your compatriots are all that you need to know, along with your commanding officer’s look of awe; the Royal Guard will receive much greater training. Sir Jorgenson is the ideal soldier.
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“Pilot, firing one-handed gives no tactical advantage what-so-ever. It is only meant to be done during wall runs. This will harm your career-average.”

“I had to impress them AT! I know this ain’t my best, but at least I looked cool as hell…”

“Yes. You did look ‘cool as hell’. Well done.”

“...”

“I suggest you head to a local library Pilot, maybe there you may find answers to our current location and status.”

“Yeah, I’ll do that AT.”

Now, where to find a library… The palace probably has one if you look hard enough…

[Royal Guard Rep +, Royal Guard Morale +, Royal Guard Accuracy +]

I will write the next update a bit later today. We will make it to the bare start of the brunch next update. Tomorrow will for sure be the start of it. Whew, who knew writing took so long…
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>>4331773
Armor don’t matter as much as you think since the enemies to worry about don’t care about your armor.
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>>4331801
Why?
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>>4331828
they are probably strong enough to disregard armor completely
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>>4331830
>Tyranids
Them, the warp, and Necrons are probably the ones that can bypass most if not all armor. Lets hope that we're prepared enough in the future to deal with them. At the very least the extra armor will protect our titan from collisions, explosives, and other nonsense from the orks. For now.
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>>4331828
>>4331840
You realize our titan isn’t very big compared to a proper knight right? Our titan is only 20 feet tall compared to a 40 foot tall knight. You are severely overestimating our abilities.
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>>4331875
I didn't know how big an imperial knight was, until you told me right now. We're definitely gonna need better shields and that deployably shield, plus an Ion cannon. That's only if we ever have to fight a knight. At worst I think we'll have to fight are gorgant in this planet? The general did mention that were were the only knight on this planet so far.
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>>4331879
Don't let size intimidate you. It's not just about how big it is, it's how you use it, and a knight isn't practiced in murdering other mechas outside of their suits. We are.
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>>4331886
>Queue Pilot rodeo'ing a 40ft Knight, only to throw a nuclear frag into the exhaust port.

One advantage of having a robot AI within your Titan is that you get very good accuracy, meaning you can specifically target critical points, such as joints, exhaust, and cockpit. Also, you have actual hands, so that opens up a lot of actions.
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>>4331886
Let’s not forget about power shot, gunshield, actual chance of replacing and improving parts, we don’t reload and we have gravity stars which nullify every explosive weapon with a solid projectile
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>>4331893
I suppose yes, having a magnum when your opponent is using a beanbag shooter is also helpful
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>>4331886
This is true. A Knight doesn't have a pair of arms, and the ones that it does have are too stubby to reach the pilot.

>>4331889
>shoot the joints to each knight's arms
>fight an armless titan
>tip it over
>the knight class titan is stuck because it's too fucking top heavy
>I've fallen and I can't get up
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>>4331895
Lets rephrase, they don't have a pair of arms because the hands are replaced with melta/stub gun/plasma gun/las gattling on one arm and another projectile or a big ass chainsword for cutting other knights and gargants and shit to ribbons.
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>>4331879
If a gorgant was around we’d just lose even with better armor and defenses. Not to mention the materials 40k titans are made of are likely superior anyway so they could shrug off our bullets.
Daemons are by default highly resistant to bullets and are better dealt with using melee and magic.
Eldar still can make some of their old weapons and use magic but are armored like paper.
And no matter how strong we get Necrons are a potential “game over” situation.
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>>4331905
>superior
I didn't know you were a comedian.

>Daemons
can only take some many bullets to the head before dematerializing

>Eldar
ezpz

>Necrons
Do they have titans?
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>>4331788
Can we use AT's fabricator to make ourselves a grappling hook?
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>>4331909
>Eldar
>Easy
No anon, you were the comedian. Seriously don't underestimate the elves, or we will lose any fight we go up against them in.

And necrons do not have titans to my knowledge, but their infantry is easily capable of slagging us with some concentrated fire.
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>>4331913
You already have one Pilot.

>>4331895
>>4331895
Nice execution idea.
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>>4331909
>Do they have titans?

Yes

They also have teleporting city sized turrets that can one shot a battle barge or battleship.

this is beside the point because their entire army basically eats armor for lunch. -1 armor per hit.


As for daemons they can take a LOT of bullets, do not underestimate them. Doubly so daemon machines.


And then for eldar? Eldar have psionic super titan that can pull shit straight out of evangelion. They also have reactions time on par with pro pilots at the slowest. They also have lots of fast long ranged AT weapons.
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>>4331895
>>4331889
Those joints are usually armored with Adamantium or fucking regenerate. Ork titans are abominations that could that give our AI an aneurysm to look at though, not even sure if it’s possible to comprehend them.

>>4331893
Some fair point but space magic and energy weapon are a thing.
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>>4331909
>what is Adamantium
>what is wraithbone
>what is necrodermis
If it’s made of steel it’s inferior.

>>4331915
>>4331923
The Celestial Orrery is all you need to know about to understand how bullshit.
Eldar could conceivably dodge our aimbot.
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>>4331915
Oh no. God damn elves. Can I get an idea of how bad the eldar can get?

>>4331923
>Necrons with Titans
Shitting pants now.

>Eldar evangelion fuckery
The shit just doesn't stop flowing.

We're. We're gonna need better things. Maybe upscale AT in the far future, or leave it to the other bigger boys.

>>4331924
Perhaps if given the chance, we can try making or finding Adamantium, and replacing some of AT's parts piece by piece. Between Militia and Imeperium Tech we should probably combine the best of both worlds? Eldar titans are the ones that can regenerate right?
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>>4331932
200 meter tall titan that moves like an eldar, eldar reaction time, eldar grace, eldar speed, and also rip another titan in half in one hit.


They have lots of D-weapons Aka "you no longer exist in this dimension" guns.

They have reaction and processing time double or more faster than a standard titan, they make space marines, we are about as fast as (if nowhere near as tough) look SLOW.


they can straight up mindfuck us and kill us ala scanners via mindfuckery.
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>>4331932
Tyranids, Necrons, Wraithbone constructs, and (maybe) Daemons can all regenerate.
Also Eldar fought against the Necrons, the guys whose basic guns could obliterate our titan, and technically won.
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>>4331932
Right, I will give you an idea of how bad an eldar can get.

The greatest eldar warriors are their Exarchs, eldar whom have stopped being disciplined and stepped off the path of the warrior to become lost in it, consumed by their skill and passions.
These creatures are so grave opponents that they can single handedly dismantle space marine sergants with relative ease and hold their own against daemons quite easily.
Add on top of eldar naturally being graceful enough to match the astartes, and these exarchs have made their legends by back flipping over attacks to cut peoples heads off, running naruto style on the faces of guardsmen to cut down their commanders and then smacking the shit out of groups of guardsmen. That is how scary an eldar is.

But the REAL SHIT is when they wake up a figment of a god to kill people. Their bloody handed avatars are terrifying [in theory] but always job in the lore, so eh.
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>>4331942
>guys send help I'm drowning in shit
We are going to need to avoid them, or hope we pulled out enough human ingenuity to hold our own long enough for reinforcements to arrive. Warhammer is scary.

>>4331949
Kitting AT out to be a 'ProTitan' is starting to sound more appealing by the minute. All this talk about exceedingly deadly foes really put a damper on my idea to Shadow of the Colossus some of the mountain sized titans in our own Titan. Shit would be too risky.

>>4331954
Me thinks we should acquire Necro if at all possible. Necrons are pretty anti warp what with their pylons. Did you mean the fragments of the Eldar God of War, Khaine?
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>>4331963
Indeed I do, they send an exarch into his chamber in their craft world and out comes an avatar of Kaine.

And we can't actually use any necron weaponry, it's that advanced as to be akin to handing an Iphone to a caveman and asking him to stream youtube to a computer half a mile away.

Materials.....maybe
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>>4331967
https://titanfall.fandom.com/wiki/Regeneration
Maybe one day, if we ever conceivable reach generation 10, it might be feasible, but that's being too optimistic. As dangerous as they might be they're certainly far not unkillable. Just exceptionally hard to kill. Maybe spamming nerve gas and fragmentation explosives might disorient them enough?
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>>4331980
For eldar, AOE electric gas would be the best bet. our curving bullets from our smart pistol is likewise gonna be integral to dropping them. Don't bother with their leaders due to shielding, but hopefully we never face their leaders.
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>>4331963
The problem is our titan is fundamentally not designed to handle 40k’s higher end bullshit, it’s designed to handle mooks and TF titans which it does pretty well.
All of TF titans would excel in certain areas in 40k.
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>>4331990
Arc Grenades or modding AT with an arc field (I think some NPC titans had that) could be a good way to prevent the eldars from mounting or trying to get within melee range. That is an additional work around.

>>4331991
At the very least we can clear out the mooks and leave the higher end threats to the heavy weapons and artillery team....or try to create a Titan sized A-wall to take down larger and stronger enemies.
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I will say that you're all looking at 40k's big bads and their greatest strengths, forgetting TitanFall's tech's advantages.

Phase:
As long as the system is powered, you move in the alternate dimension (That may or may not be the fine line between materium and immaterium, webway esque in stability.). Also, there's phase-rewind to prevent you from getting insta-gibbed if you ever get that piece of kit.

The advanced sensors and H.U.D. of your suit and Titan should allow you to detect anomolies before you get insta-gibbed by an Eldar casting 'die'.

Gravity stars are useful for diverting enemy fire and attacks. It's also very wonky as hell to those who have not experienced them. I doubt the Eldar have enough muscle to escape one if a Pilot's jumpjets have no luck in that.

Any humanoid sized enemy that nears a Titan is extremely prone to being stepped on or punched into paste, those hands are very agile, backed by an AI helping tracking.

Necrons are bullshit in all regards, they fire radiation and all sorts of shit at you. The shields should hold it back, and Titans are rated for some radiation as they do need to operate in space from time to time (Necron radiation is still damn scary.).

Orks are Orks, they drown you in numbers and stupidity.

>>4331980
If you somehow figured out regeneration, then yes, it would increase your reaction time as your brain simply becomes better.
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>>4332032
>QM confirms the enemies of mankind are marginally not as bad as we think they are
I am still scared. We're gonna unlock all those regenerations so we can out eldar the eldar.
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>>4332032
>be me
>get transported to 40k with a Titan
>Paint it green and challenge the local warboss
>Defeat Warboss
>command orks to fight orks for clan
>once in full control of all orks detonate nuclear warhead
>vaporize all orkz
>profit???
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>>4331991
We can stick to our weightclass- Knight warfare.
Hell, we might even pick a few knight type upgrades if we manage to get good with the AdMech and get a CogBro that can tolerate and hide the AI, or a Knight House for that matter not directly sworn to the Mechanicus but the Imperium...
Knights and TF titans were made to be relatively modular and able to swap out certain parts. They could hook us up with some very nice gear for our Titan. Artifact weapons are really nice stuff, and an Ion Shield would be great, that would let us survive full knight scale range and reach to survivable for short times in Titan scale, because almost all knights can beat us up close or have more powerful guns except the light Armiger Halverin (Culverin is a light close range monster for us) or the medium Questoris Warden, the two of whom we have a similar style of armaments with that is designed more as firesupport for other knights and helps in dealing great amounts of punishment against lesser foes or anti air support.
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>>4332047
considering our tech peculiarities however we probably out excel those two street sweeper designs, even if we have fewer guns and are a more specialized style of 'street sweeper'
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>>4332043
Well we’re talking about the higher end and the QM said as much. I also pointed out our titan is very good against lower end stuff in 40k.
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>>4332045
We require more deepest ork lore

>>4332047
At least we have the benefits of a lower profile=smaller target compared to other knights. Perhaps if were're far enough and have the gun shield activated, we'll stand more than enough of a chance to beat a knight should fate provide us something exceedingly challenging. We throw Energy Siphon to deplete their shields and make their titan slower, then we just stand an even better chance. The additional shield is a nice touch too.

On a different note, I had this idea of maybe possibly adding an external energy core (armored and shielded of course) for the purpose of boosting AT's power, without dedicating too much time and research on figuring out the best way to make a more potent battery of roughly the same dimensions. Your thoughts?
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>>4332081
Not a very good idea. Being mobile is very important in 40k which is part of the reason Stryder chassis is viable despite it’s lower armor.
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>>4332081
Las-batteries probably have a higher efficency and smaller profile than anything titanfall has to offer tech wise, so if we can reverse-engineer some of those packs we can increase our power stores dramatically, and probably even make it internal.
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>>4332081
>>4332095
Indeed. Knights already have as trained a level of reactions as their pilots. I do not think that some do not augment their more savy and wealthy knight pilots as well.

However we are even faster so we can avoid most of the things and our unique techs make us more aware and more able to avoid damage.

What we can't do is do what they do, trade fire from behind ion shields or charge in to melee behind an ion shield and expect to actually win the melee against titans or demons.

But we can run, duck and doge better than most, and against most Anti tank weapons we have similar suitability.
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>>4332095
Armor can be just as vital as mobility and vice versa. It's only in the situation we find ourselves in that armor is great against ork autoguns. For that I'm grateful for.

>>4332100
I kind of doubt that. Titanfall Tech is considered archiotech compared to Imperium tech, where humanity is still in a kind of dark age of technology compared to humanity at it's peak.
>1. I think Militia tech is generally better, sans some circumstances, than 40k tech. Although the lasers are generally on par, with militia lasers having some advantages such as power efficiency and penetration while 40k has durability, ease of manufacture, and overcharge.
However, Overcharged batteries might be the exception?

>“Pilot, some of the exotic matter has interacted with the paint after-finish on my arms and legs. Scans indicate that the new substance should ablate energy weapons 30% better than standard Militia paint. Furthermore, the new blue finish should improve your morale, as it is logged that you prefer blue.”
Later I think we should research this paint stuff. Could be useful.

>>4332109
It sounds like we should invest in that dimension phase thing Ronin has, and upgrade the Assault Core so we get to dash and sprint longer.
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>>4332116
>Titanfall Tech is considered archiotech compared to Imperium tech,
that's just at first glance. For all we know cog bro might be imagining things that are way beyond the capabilities of our titan and us.
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>>4332116
More low end DaoT tech. Seriously you wouldn’t believe the crazy shit some archaeotech can do, at the peak of the Age of Technology humanity was creating gray goo, sun snuffers, and time travel.
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>>4332136
Mostly better in some aspects. You don't need servitors and computers are better.

>>4332154
I guess Canonically Titanfall 2 is somewhere closeish to the peak of human ingenuity before the Dark Age of Technology. They made that time and space folder thing, and the Time gauntlet. There's also the fabricator which could be confused for an STC and STC template thing? All I know is that one is a printer, and one is an archive.
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>>4332116
Hellguns Reliably penetrate power armour, Triplex Lasguns have extra variable setting that can turn them as very good snipers or able to short range solidslugshotgunanalogue a power armour, the imperium has a lot of variant laser weapons, its just not fancy lasguns are relatively cheap, compared to those, like vastly cheaper x10 or more, and they are adequate enough that most worlds can afford them to equip large enough groups of men to be able to relatively guarantee a infantry force that can at least be expected to be enough of a threat to most common enemies to serve as a main weapon.
Logistics makes infantry main weapons the one weapon you want to save as much as you can both in volume and in cost, so you can afford and able to ship more heavy and more effective gear, like the artillery they had that i bet they also do not produce locally and have to import most of everything for it if they are particularly unlucky and do not have such industrial capacity.

This is mitigated by the relatively large amount of support and heavy weapons that the better regular imperial infantry outfits usually bring with them, and veterans ones almost always do.
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>>4332173
and if they are particularly unlucky a smart comander that can spend some money will propably try to switch to all energy weapons if he can not produce ammo locally and power them from various generators.

So probably many flamers, multilasers, lascanons, plasma and melta as they can get, and few stubbers, grenade and missile launchers, bolters and autocannons as they can get away with.
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The Titan-war was the first large-scale war involving Titans. This was the wild-west of technology. Dangerous phase-experiments leading to time-travel? Yes. Sending mechs down from orbit? Yes. Lots of high-end body modifications? Yes.

High-DaoT times have technology so advanced that it's effectively magic. So yes, you have the low end of DaoT, with some of your technology utilizing principles long, long forgotten. In fact, phase tech does not exist today outside of some select ruins cough* cough* The system-wide dispersed ruins of Typhon and its moon, being extremely dangerous as there was not one, but TWO fold weapon incidents. Time is fucked there and space can eat you... Not daemons though!

An example of how differently made your comparable techs are is in lasers.
The charge rifle fires an extremely focused laser beam, with such energy that a vivid orange aftertrail stays for a good second.
The revolving magnets, DaoT design principles, and general high-quality manufacture allow it to make a small, but extremely dense energy beam that is able to penetrate Titan Armor.

40k lasguns operate on a different principle, likely because they have a different role entirely (for the most part), infantry combat. Therefore, it utilizes a non-moving assembly, and instead uses a charge system that allows a soldier to fire a 'normal' shot, that has about the same power of a .50 cal round, or an overcharged shot, which can harm power-armor.

What the TitanFall laser has over the 40k laser is its density, its beam is smaller, yet packed with the equivalent energy, thus it has more penetration as it applies more energy to a smaller region.

On another note, TitanFall tech has mastered automatic plasma weapons. The L-Star fires self contained bubbles of plasma at enemies that pop on contact, releasing the full thermal energy of the shot only on the target. The heat generated is great, but again, DaoT thermally conductive materials mean you just need to wait a second for it to cool down.

That does not mean that 40k is not advanced whatsoever. Even if 40k is picking up the scraps from the high end of the Dark Age of Technology, we only have the full set of the low end of the Dark Age of Technology. They have pieces that are miles ahead of us, yet are majorly constructed of pieces beneath us, giving a sort of frankenstein of a tech-base.

A fully realized and maintained link between a Knight and his Machine would be great... if they ironed out the ego-trip it induces and personality disorders...
In that, our tech is better as we can 'sync' while not going insane, maintaining the 100% cooperation without and deficiencies. Also, our Titan actually talks to us, instead of Larping as a machine spirit, if they even include the more advanced examples of machine assistance.
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>>4332224
Can we make a titan sized jump kit for AT so she can run and jump better? Titan are already designed to make landfall from such great heights, so I'd image falling isn't much of an issue.
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>>4332168
The time space folder was alien tech.
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>>4332253
Really? I thought it was discovered old human tech. Aliens were never mentioned.
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>>4332268
Was Xeno tech. Was mentioned somewhere in the campaign.
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>>4332276
I never played the campaign. It's human tech now.
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To add to this, in general, since your technology is from the 'Wild West of Technology', it has many innovations and creative designs that were lost over millennia.

For example, Titans are the precursor to Knights, and later 40k large Titans. But the original Titans were initially made as a response to the harsh needs of space and the frontier, needing the labor of giants, yet the skill of man. Thus, the Titans were born. Of course, it did not take too long before they were weaponized, but their use as a weapons platform that can perform exceedingly well in all environments was their main draw. The ability to act 'Oh, if I were 20 feet taller, maybe I could do this.' The hands are the real game changer. You want to change your gun? Grab a new one. You want to hurl a block of satchel explosives? Be my guest. You want to take this breather in combat to rearrange the scrap and rubble to your advantage? And you want to lay mines? A laser trip wire? Oh, you want to create an artificial sinkhole there... You want to overclock your reactor and boost straight into the enemy line, gun them down, then combat roll into cover? Sure.

A TitanFall Titan has the innovation, spirit, and versatility of a human being. Humans did not become the apex predators (heh) by fangs, or integrated plasma cannons, but by versatility and ingenuity. A Titan is the expression of a human's will onto the world, to have hands big enough to alter the environment on a dime. A Knight will not think to conduct Titan-martial arts because it simply does not have the inspiration of human-design. It is rigid, and will lose to the more skilled pilot in the Titan.

To conclude, the Titan is not bogged down by nearly 37,000 years of lacking inspiration. It is the apex weapon because it can do anything and everything. It just looks small when you spend your entire planetary GDP on creating a walking superfortress, or spend a decade crafting a Knight. If a Titan blows up, you can rebuild it for pretty cheap (compared to WH40k standards), a Knight is always a loss that stings hard. The best Pilot wins in a Titan fight, and if he loses, you can bet he's making his way to frag the hell out of yours shortly.
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>>4332268
It was a broken piece of ancient alien technology. Of course, ARES recreated a smaller working model, testing it on Typhon's moon, cracking it into numerous pieces.
Later, the Fold Weapon that was turned onto Typhon itself was the refurbished alien superweapon. From this, one can assume that it falls into the range of human technology since ARES could replicate working models of the technology. It was just that the huge one was meant to be an inter-system weapon.

Makes me wonder how the Imperium would utilize the ability to exterminatus worlds from systems away... Would it be for the better or for the worse?
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>>4332296
Considering there is a faction of Inquisitors that want to kill as many humans as possible...
>>4332285
So making backup Titans is a good idea then.
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>>4332296
>Makes me wonder how the Imperium would utilize the ability to exterminatus worlds from systems away... Would it be for the better or for the worse?
You already know the answer to that question.

>>4332380
Hopefully it'll never have to come to that if we play fast, smart, and have spare battery cores on hand.
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>>4332407
Better to be prepared for the worst.
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>>4332415
For the far future perhaps. For the immediate future or however long we'll be staying on this planet, it might be better to settle on batteries and improving the Legion titan until we hit the roof on how far it can be improved. If the fabricator lets us make parts to repair our titan with, then maybe we can make an entire titan. Eventually. Maybe Titan upgrades first, then hidden fleet of repair drones, then extra titans. or a personal Warp + FTL combo escort class starship to store all the titans.
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>>4332435
telefrags are always fun, but with ships that have a lot of open spaces on their inside, i'm pretty sure that action would obliterate the telefragger as well as the telefragee
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>>4332435
Whens the next update?
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>>4332450
>religious fanaticism intensifies
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>locate a library and study some history

“Pilot, it is most probable that a library would exist within the palace, likely open to the court. You are now a member of the court. Scans indicate that a cavernous room with much paper and shelves is on the West side of the Royal Palace. It is marked on your H.U.D.”

“Aww, thanks AT.”

“I am simply following protocol 2 Pilot, but thank you for your thanks.”

With that, you make your way to the Royal Palace. After being waived in by the thirty Royal Guards at the gates, you make you way indoors, into the huge Royal Hall. Again, the flanking giant marble pillars remind you— a man who pilots a 20 foot death machine— of your miniscule size. This looks like a palace of the gods, Jesus.

Like the Chad you are, you keep your helmet on. Its air-conditioning and oxygen rich micro-atmosphere keep your mind running on all four cylinders. A nice transparent blue arrow guides you left, past the towering pillars, and into a smaller, but still huge hall. At the end of the hall is your destination, although it looks like the placard, above the large double doors, is written in another language.

“Pilot, this language takes the roots of multiple dead-languages, most notably Earth-Latin, and utilizes Latin characters. It closely translates to ‘library’, but in a more formal connotation. It appears that in a much smaller font, to the right of the doors, is another placard. It simply reads ‘Low-Gothic: Royal Library’ I theorize that if the distinction is made for ‘Low-Gothic’, then it is likely that the foreign language on the larger placard must be a ‘High-Gothic’.”

“Thanks AT, you’re a lifesaver. Although I’ll be damned if I’m functionally illiterate… at least with this ‘high-whatever’ language.”

Thus, you enter through the double doors, needing quite the push to open them. Your enhanced muscle-skeleton complex works through it with ease.

The Library is pretty damn massive. It seems that either Governor Lionus, or ‘Friend’ Lionus, now that you think about it, is quite the avid reader or he has a mission in educating his court. The library is abuzz with activity. Men of many different backgrounds chat, search, and read throughout the library— these are likely Nobles and courtiers. With a short glance to your right, you notice a man in thick robes, with various metal chains hanging from his neck. He’s likely the closest thing here to a receptionist.

“What’s up library-man, can I get some books on history?”
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It appears you’ve caught him off guard, he pops out of a thick ledger— the source of much anguish to many courtiers, the overdue list.

“Y-yes, L-lord… I mean Sir Jorgenson. We have quite the selection of books on history. Which kinds would you like? I recommend those based on the early Imperium, perhaps of New Gloria’s history? Or even the newest best-seller, ‘The Sale of the Millenium: How Governor Lionus Made the Deal That Changed History’. The last one is a staple to many, considering Governor Lionus’s multi-century age.”

“Yeah, I’ll take them all.”

“All? Y-you cannot be serious?”

Your cool blue helmet is all he sees in return.

“O-of course, it can be done. Book pusher! Locate ‘The Legend of Primarch Guilliman’, volume four, by Rodrik Blackcast; ‘The Imperium’s Many Worlds and You’ version two-hundred and sixty-three, updated by Lord Quinton of Noveuro; ‘New Gloria, the backwater of the century’, by an expunged author; and finally, my favorite, ‘The Sale of the Millenium: How Governor Lionus Made the Deal That Changed History’, by me! Be quick, Sir Jorgenson is a busy man!”

You’re not that busy…

“It will be just a few minutes Sir Jorgenson, please wait.”

With that, you take it as permission to look around. Wow, this place is a real hive of activity, clerks move too and fro, reorganizing entire sections of the library like a team of ants. In the far distance, you see the ‘book pusher’ from earlier in nearly full jog, gathering huge books, each nearly the size of your head.

“Do these people just write books all day?”

“Yes, this is a library Pilot.”

“... I only read audio-books anyways. Who the hell reads on paper?”

“Studies have shown that excessive holo-screen usage is bad for the eyes, paper-books are a solution to this.”

“Yeah, gonna say no to that AT…”

“This is in violation of protocol 3, but I will ignore your comment for now.”

With that, you see that same ‘book pusher’ come back near full speed, with his arms straining from the excessive weight of the books.

“H-here they are Sir J-Jorgenson.”

He drops the books into your arms awkwardly, then scurries off. It seems you’re not the only one on the spectrum around here…

With that you say your goodbyes and depart.

“See ya book guy! Nice chatting with you.”

“Y-you too Sir Jorgenson.”

Now, where to put all of these books. You sure as hell don’t want to read them. Your elementary-school teacher once said you were an auditory-learner, and you’ll live by that evaluation. You’ll go put them into AT, so she can scan them over while you head to brunch.
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“AT, I’ll let you read these. Of course, you’ll read them out loud like an audio-book right? I hate reading text…”

“Yes Pilot, I may do that, as childish as it may be.”

“Thanks mum.”

“...”

She really loves silence huh?

“Pilot, the court Brunch begins in twenty minutes. I suggest you head there early to settle in better.”

“Roger roger AT.”

With that, you drop the books off to AT, then head right back to the Royal Palace. It’s time for brunch!

You enter this palace of the gods again, it’s simply breathtaking. Throughout this entire huge Royal Hall, hundreds of servants move to and fro, setting down tables, chairs, potted plants, utensils, candles, the whole nine-yards. What was an intimidating hall has become a huge brunch, with self-serve food lines. It seems that nothing can beat stacking your own plate as high as it can go with unlimited food…

Donning your helmet off and clipping it to your side, you make your way down the Royal Hall. In the faint distance, to the left of the throne stands Governor Lionus instructing a trio of regal servants, likely on the more minute details of running a mega-brunch. By the amount of tables, you reckon there’ll be at least one hundred, if not more, courtiers. It’s gonna be delicious, cool, and fancy. God, being a Noble may have been the best thing that’s happened to you in awhile, nearly beating the time you collapsed a ravine onto a whole Titan squadron.

As you stand before the buzzing mass of servants, what do you do?

[Choose one]

>Go bro up with Governor Lionus

>Get early dibs on the food, gotta taste the food to get to know the people?

>Go find the most interesting person within eyesight, now only to look… [Random d4 roll to see who you encounter privately.]

That's it for tonight guys. Gonna update tomorrow.
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>>4332564
>Go find the most interesting person within eyesight, now only to look… [Random d4 roll to see who you encounter privately.]
I like mystery boxes.
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Rolled 1 (1d4)

>>4332564
>>Go find the most interesting person within eyesight, now only to look… [Random d4 roll to see who you encounter privately.]
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>>4332564
>Go find the most interesting person within eyesight, now only to look… [Random d4 roll to see who you encounter privately.]
>>4332577
>1
>Inquisitor
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>>4332564
oh shit I was supposed to roll
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>>4332588
Hopefully its a woman inquisitor so we can work our manly Autistic charm on her.
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>>4332450
>>4332451
>Phase a nuclear torpedo into the enemy ship.
>Shield-bypass + Untargetable + Speedy + a damn nuke.
I can see it happening. No standard design for it exists since ship combat in TitanFall times were 1km or smaller. But with 40k ships, it suddenly becomes much more viable and cost-efficient.

Also for the roll:

1 = Administratum representative.
2 = Treasurer
3 = Influential Duke
4 = Arch Magos
I randomized this list, so I ain't railroading shit bruvs.


>>4332577
>>4332589
Sorry, forgot to mention that I was to roll this since it's just random chance.
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>>4332596
money pants it is
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>You get the most milk-toast out of all the possible people.
No matter, you can still meet them when the brunch starts. Treasurer is also pretty important as he steers all finances and industrial development on 'New Gloria'. He's very skilled considering a 200+ year old Noble trusted him with the position.

See you all tomorrow!
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>>4332596
Even better: We reverse engineer the grav-stars and make grav-nukes to do the same thing
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>>4332607
>Grav-nukes
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>>4332610
>space ship deja vu intensifies
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Rolled 2 (1d4)

>>4332564
>>Go find the most interesting person within eyesight, now only to look… [Random d4 roll to see who you encounter privately.]
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>>4332602
Fuck yeah, if we can get him to properly appraise our skills based on precedent, and then perhaps allow us to invest jointly in a few potential ventures....
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>>4332596
I wish you gave us a write-in option. I would've voted for having all the servants dine with us in celebration of Militia principles.
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>>4332704
Write-in is always an option.
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Time zones be damned, I missed everything again. Well, at least I have a lot to read
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>>4332758
Lots of nerd stuff going on f am.
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>>4332564
>Go chat with the treasurer
I don't think we actually have anything to talk about with him, but hey, it never stops JoJo anyway
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>>4332861
inb4 we try to talk with him about money, and he rolls his eyes because everyone just talks about money with him, and he's tired of this shit
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>>4332564
find as many hot chicks as you can in as much time as you have. bring them all with you to the brunch as you show off your manly charm to everyone. show off as much as you can with your new groupies as you sit down with the governor and have and good time with him.

we are a knight not normal nobility we are expected to be a braggart and a bore it is are places in society to be over the top and wild.
if we are grim and silent it means we expect to die soon and have no hope of victory. if we are wild and happy as a clown in a circus everyone will be at ease as there defender is having a good time and is not afraid of the days ahead.

i think this is what this social function is all about for the governor. to show us off to the rest of the court as a means to raise there moral and give them the strength to keep fighting the orks.

i mean just look at the world we have found are self's on. a backwater world that has just been bought by a noble form a hive world that has an ork problem so bad that there may be hundreds of warbosses on planet.

these people need us to give them hope. and showing off may be the best thing he can do for them right now.
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>>4333058
We aren’t a Rogue Trader.
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>>4333064
and we never will be with that attitude.

now quit bitching and lets have a real party that will put a smile on the governor face. maybe then he will trust us enough to tell us how bad things are on the planet with out being afraid we will run on him if we know how bad it is.
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>>4332861
Dont think but dont know. That's what the wheel land on soccer gonna talk to em.

>>4333058
Ew. Maybe let's not try to harass a gaggle of women or pretend to be someone we're not. The governor already likes Jojo for who he is so that's enough.
>being silent and grim
Walp. That's not really a characteristic of his.

>>4333095
No. That's, not how it works, at least that's not how I think it works. You need a special kind of cool dude pass that was explicitly signed by the Emperor (either in pen or blood) when he was still alive, that would allow a select few individuals and their descendants to do buisness on the fringes of human controlled space on behalf of the imperium. Without that it's kinda of illegal to do certain things, but if you keep your illicit activity within the fringes of society, away from any inquisitor, it should MOSTLY be fine.

>now quit bitchin
I dont think that was anyone's point.
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>>4333138
>You need a special kind of cool dude pass that was explicitly signed by the Emperor (either in pen or blood) when he was still alive, that would allow a select few individuals and their descendants to do buisness on the fringes of human controlled space on behalf of the imperium.
Actually it’s either signed by the Emperor or someone with his authority. Thus a loyal Primarch or one of the High Lords of Terra can issue one. They can also be issued by one of the major factions in the Imperium.
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>>4333210
That is both awesome and terrifying. As far as I know, and depending on the year, all the loyalist Primarchs are either dead or fucked off to fight chaos, depending on which canon the QM is using. I think getting a permit from any one of those guys to be a rogue trader might come at a hefty cost, or maybe I'm over thinking things. Should the opportunity arises we could probably asked to be a rogue trader once we have the sufficent funds.
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>>4333219
You need more than funds to be a rogue trader. Like politics influence, connections, and favors are major chunks of a Rogue Trader’s wealth. The process of becoming a Rogue Trader also involves a lot of bureaucracy and attention from powerful individuals which you probably don’t want thus there is an alternative. Become a pirate. Pirates often fake being Rogue Traders since it grants many protections and most don’t check for a Writ of Trade or keep track of all the Writ of Trade documents that get issued.
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>Go find the most interesting person within eyesight, now only to look… [Random d4 roll to see who you encounter privately.
>2 = Treasurer.

Past the unlimited pasta bar, next to the champagne fountain, a fair-skinned man in multi-colored baggy clothing stands. He hands a pouch of what you assume to be… gold coins? Thrones? to a short-man. After the exchange, they shake hands, and the short-man leaves a crate of what appears to be fine wines, likely extravagant considering the specific ordering of such.

You head over to the fair-skinned man, hoping to strike up conversation. His head swivels your way, a smile creeping onto his face.

“Sir Jorgenson, how do you do? I am Treasurer Adam.”

“Well, it seems my reputation precedes me. You do these kinds of brunches often?”

“Oh Emperor no, they’re a real drain to the treasury every time. Nevertheless, there is an important need to wine and dine the important figures of the realm, along with treating the court to a nice meal.”

“Aww, I think I’m starting to love this place. Plenty of food, alcohol, and fine scenery.”

“Ha, well put. Is there anything you would like to ask Sir Jorgenson? I am sure you would not miss more information concerning your recent employment.”

“Yeah, I want to know about…”

[Choose 2]

>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?

>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?

>What is the GDP of New Gloria?

>How bad are the Ork raids on the people?

>How many soldiers does the PDF have? Are we ok?

>Writein

I will check the vote in two hours, then get to writing. We’re gonna clear this brunch and get a real sitrep of the world.

>>4333219
>>4333243
To get a Warrant of Trade, you would need to overwhelmingly impress a faction.

For the Admech, you would need to impress them a lot, or try to get a reward for finding an STC (if you ever find one, all you got are stuff that far predates them).
For the others, I guess you would need to do something on par with uncovering an STC. Saving an important world? Saving an important person? Depends on the faction.
They don't give these things out for free since they are basically money-printers and (mostly) legal immunity.
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>>4333263

>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?

>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?
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>>4333263
>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?
>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?
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>>4333263
>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?

>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?
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>>4333138
sorry about the quit bitchin thing i was just trying to sound cool and it did not work.

but on the other things, we will not be harassing these girls we are going to use our best pickup lines to get then to join us for the brunch. and we already know the governor likes us. we had an kick ass hand shake with him.
this brunch is not about the governor it is about the rest of his court and restoring there moreal so they do not flee the planet in fear of the orks.

and you can live as a rogue trader with out being one as all you need is a star ship to travel the stars. with that you can go anywhere you want in the galaxy and you do not need the imperium if you have your own ship.
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>>4333243
I said cost as a sort of generalization of all the things one would need but maybe I could had specified. Maybe if we do and QM suggested here >>4333263 we could get one of those slips. We'll need to do some heroic stuff.
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>>4333263
>>How bad are the Ork raids on the people?
>>How many soldiers does the PDF have? Are we ok?
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>>4333299
>this brunch is not about the governor it is about the rest of his court and restoring there moreal so they do not flee the planet in fear of the orks.
I still dont follow the point of trying to hear all the noblewomen together and try out pick up lines on them. Most of the women here who aren't attendants are probably nobles or wealthy individuals. Just snakes in women's skins who'll probably politely laugh with Jojo but plot to worm their way into his life.

Bros before hos.

That's called being a pirate.
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>>4333263
How bad are the Ork raids on the people?
How many soldiers does the PDF have? Are we ok?

this seems like something he can tell us as we are a knight and this is something we need to know for his sake as well as the worlds.
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>>4333308
Me thinks the general would be more knowledgable in these matters, but the treasurer would probably understand the financial problem the orks raise for the people and PDF. That's just my guess.
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>>4333305
i never said anything about noble women i meant any of the hot girls outside such as a farm girl or two with big tits and funny hick accents or sexy southern accents. and we will also bribe them with free food from the brunch to come with us.
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>>4333263
>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?
>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?
>What is the GDP of New Gloria?


We may want to know the size of the local economy and not just the worth of gelt around here.
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>>4333314
Fuck off coomer
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>>4333314
this is stupid in way too many levels.
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>>4333314
Yeah no this isnt exactly the place to pick up big tiddy farm girls. This is a court brunch for the rich folks or people of importance. You're kinda SOOL. Shit Out Of Luck. Plus some might have arranged marriages or married, and as much fun it would bring to cuck some dude, I think it might be a little premature to go seducing or putting the moves on some chicks. Again, no farmers, only nobles. Farm girls are in farms, not the planetary governors court.
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>>4333321
>pick two
Ok but is there anything we can do with knowing GDP of New Gloria, because I'm drawing blanks here. Would knowing help us decide if we should stay or go? Which is better, a low GDP or a high one? Would it be better for us to invest our time and effort on this world if its low or high?
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>>4333314
I’m surprised you aren’t pushing for us to find and fuck some Sisters of Battle.
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>>4333331
plus you know, the farm girls will probably be as fucked up as private "i'm stupid and have a myriad of diseases"
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>>4333341
Oh god no

>>4333342
That too is also a very good point. The idea of farm girl is sexy. The reality of a farm girl in the Imperium is not. Depending on the GDP, health care, tech level, how close to a death world a planet is, etc. will determine how bad off farm girls are.
Besides. AT is best girl.
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>>4333362

Can't get spaceAIDS if you only use a simulator...
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>>4333263
>What is the GDP of New Gloria?
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>>4333362
yeah that's the thing he is a free man that has been put into a world with no freedom and all he has seen is the nice side of the imperium and even that side is fucked up.

so jojo goes outside as fast as he can which is damn fast so he can pull a funny prank no the nobles wile picking up some sexy babes like a military man normally does.

but uh oh he runs into the nearest farm and he sees what the imperium is really like to its people. and now he has a decision to make does he give in to the imperium and the way it runs things into the ground. or does he stand up for freedom and for the people that truly need him and his power.

will he stand as a frontier militia man or will he be a hypocrite and obey men just as bad if not worse than the imc?
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>>4333263
>>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?

>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?
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>>4333368
yeah but she is not soft and she has no tits.
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>>4333263
>>4333268
this
also look, we got a pet coomer in the thread, it's adorable!
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>>4333430
How about we don't do your self insert.

>>4333435
Technically you can with a Sim, and you dont run the risk os super space herpies.
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>>4333448
fiiiine but when we end up old and gray siting in rocking chairs together watching our fucked up half man half meck grand kids playing in the yard i blame you.
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>>4333465
>but when we end up old and gray
So like in literally a thousand years IF we manage to survive that long?
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>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?
5 votes.
>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?
5 votes.

Writing! Prepare for an update ~1 hour.
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>>4333314
>fetishizing my regional dialect
Fuck off to >>>/trash/, there is nothing impressive to nobles about cheap whores
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ok,regarding endgame ideas

>space nomad

i reccomend getting the hell out of here and try buy a old space habitat and turn it into an ilegal space port in deep space

the reasoning behind this is simple,hiding in space is easy as fuck,there are 150 millions parts of empty void for every spherical volume of space with a ratio of pluto (basically there are 150 million times void in the galaxy for every system)

and there are 1000 barren systems for every colonizable or terraformable one

so for every inhbitated systems there are 150 billions units of empty space or barren systems

even a fleet of 1 million ships dedicated to hunting you across the galaxy,would take it 15000 jumps and screening each unit of empty void for in the galaxy for weeks (even a single unit of empty it takes 4 hours to beam of light to cross such distance an scan wich is supposed to cover every single possible path would take it even longer) before completely scanning the unit of void

and with how slow is imperial logistics,you esentially have a few centuries before any attempt at hunting you becomes even a slight worry

so by hiding in deep space you are pretty much free of being noticed by imperials unless you poke at them

so lets say you either have a ship or a space habitat on deep space

>then what?

well as showed by our mobile fabric we can create drones and build things over time

so why not keep doing that?

>create one repair and building drone and use it to aid you to build other

>build build 2 of those

>with the help of the former build 4

>build 8

after 20 building cycles,you would have a million drones

assuming each building cycle takes a day,in month you could have your own personal army of repair drones (assuming you arent limited by proccesing power too coordinate the drones and lack of materials)

>where do we get materials?

1000 barren systems per every inhabitated one

i doubt the imperium patrols or controls every single planet of the galaxy,so just descend in non colonized systems with mining ships and drone swarms,mine and jump out

then bring the material back to the space port and expand and upgrade

>upgrade and implement tech:

the imperium has really bonker tech,the problem is that logistics,politics and dogma make impossible for most of it to become widespread and improved

a new lasgun model could be made through improved materials and improved energy packs,the problem is that both STC are probably far apart and it would take decades to send a convoy from one place to another,and even assuming they are aware of the existance of the other and are willing to trade

through normal trickling down of tech it would take centuries before 2 factories happen to have the appropiate schematics

and even if they had the schematics a techpriest has to get approval to create its own design

>cont in next post
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so,as long you have reliable logistics,constantly sharing and enforcing new tech (to ensure your tech average is a high as possible and usefull new combinations are as high as possible),and have little to no problems with authorizing new research

you could outrun imperial tech development (as showed by the tau,wich while their logistics are slower,they are more reliable and have a pro-research culture)

so constantly improving tech and then applying the newly discovered tech seems vital

>how do we keep improving tech?

we need some hereteks and radical admech tech priests

people willing to cross the lines either out of loyalty toward us, desire for adventure/discovery or personal interest

so what are my advice for mid term goal?

>money and status

we need to get a void ship even if it is a shitty one

and the only way is through gaining the favor of a faction or buying the ship from some merchant
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>>4333465
Jesus fucking christ. Settle the fuck down. Getting your dick wet isnt the highest priority. The fuck man. Please improve your engrish. Your run on sentences hurt.

>>4333489
>>4333499
I like how thorough you were with this, but my preference is still heavy in getting a ship. If we can unlock the means to regeneration, then spending a decade to build a ship in secret should be possible.
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>>4333499
And then some stray spacemarine chapter/xenos civilisation(there are metric fuckton of them in the unexplored space) just randomly finds you and ganks the shit out of you.
I mean we could go deep hididng, only contacting with shady xenos and border worlds, but where is the fun in that? Just chill in the solitude with drones, AT, and all the books you managed to steal that far?
Overall great plan, but holy shit, dude, chill with the ambitions, we yet to actually fight our first non-tutorial batlle. Maybe the difficulty spike gonna hit us so hard, we will spend more time on surviving instead of achieving greatness. You just assume we will make steady progress in the 40k universe.
yeah, sure, famous "steady progress" in the fucking 40k
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>>4333430
Given that this is a frontier world in the starting stages of industrialization and urbanisation, the lower classes are not treated that bad in comparison to elsewhere.

And while JoJo is retarded/on the spectrum, even he can realise that starting a civil war is A] stupid, B] not something he can do because he is a highly skilled autistic manchild, not a charismatic firebrand and C] going to allow the orks an easier time of raiding and slaughtering the humans on the planet.

Basically, "Help humanity" or "Kill humanity through sabotage"
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>Are there any rights to post-battle scrap? Do you know any way I can get that hauled somewhere? And somewhere to store it?
>I’m unfamiliar to this part of the galaxy, how much is a ‘throne’ worth around here?

“Sooo, theoretically, in purely the abstract, who gets the scrap after battles? After killing all those Orks, there had to be tons of metal lying around…”

“Ah yes, salvaging rights. Generally, the PDF, and by extension, the Kingdom, get all salvaging rights. Yet pragmatically, the PDF is often hard-pressed in stopping Ork raids from hitting vulnerable towns, cities, and military bases. Thus, we largely sell the rights to the highest bidder, or come to an agreement of a salvage ratio in exchange for them undertaking the risk of the endeavor. Generally, these groups either associate with, or themselves are, mercenary companies as salvage can be a lucrative venture.

“Interesting, and why is that? It’s just a dozens of tons of metal…”

“While on any other world, I would share your sentiment, New Gloria is still developing its metal-working infrastructure. Moreover, metal ores are difficult to extract on New Gloria, with over half of our ore coming from the ‘Iron Isles’, them utilizing ancient mining equipment specialized in extracting the generally poor quantity of ores. Simply put, metal ore is expensive, Ork scrap is a useful and cheap alternative, although I personally have no idea how they can extract the metals so efficiently, but that’s a general theme of Orks I’m afraid.”

“Huh, interesting. So if I wanted to take, for example, a few tons of scrap from a battle, how would I go about it?”

“Hmmm, I believe this would be something you would take up with General Castellan. In my opinion, it is likely that he would grant you partial scrap rights to battles you partake in, but independent contracting of the collection would likely remain a significant factor. Ork scrap is a significant contributor to the PDF’s funding, despite the large cut the private sector takes.”

“Uh huh, uh huh. Metal is expensive, getting scrap is dangerous, gotta pay others to get it. What about finding storage?”

“I believe that you could store some tons of metal within the Castle-Yard, but any more than five tons, and you would need to find dedicated storage. I recommend either renting PDF warehouses or warehouses within the civilian district.”

“Aha, that makes sense. Thanks bro.”

“Happy to help, Sir Jorgenson.”
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“Also! How much is a ‘throne’ worth around here? I’m a bit unfamiliar with the economy in this part of space.”

His face scrunches in deep thought for a moment, before shooting an answer.

“New Gloria, like the majority of the sector, and Imperium itself, uses ‘thrones’ as its main currency. ‘Thrones’ are often produced by designated pieces of the Administratum. Local currencies are often synonymous with ‘thrones’ since most worlds, like us, will mint a local currency, then back it with Adminstratum-produced ‘thrones’. New Gloria has six pieces of currency, divided into coins and banknotes. The coins go as thus— copper thrones, silver thrones, and golden thrones. The banknotes simply move up in decimals, ‘one throne bill’, ‘ten throne bill’, and ‘one-hundred throne bill’. All of these can be exchanged at New Gloria banks for Adminstratum thrones, at a 5% currency conversion rate. These banks are backed by the New Gloria central bank, recently created by yours truly.”

“Wow, you’ve done a lot of work! So what can I buy with these thrones? And where is my current pay stored?”

“Your current thrones have been stored into a recently made bank account in your name. In fact, your servants at the Guest-House should receive the more intricate account details by the end of the day. High-Nobility and important State-actors may have an account directly with the central bank, you are afforded this luxury. All others must utilize the private banks, which are still undergoing much development under my watchful eye.”

He takes a deep breath. Wow, this guy loves talking about money! It’s really interesting though, hearing about how one man is building an economy from basically scratch. He continues.

“On New Gloria, the throne is strong in some ways, while weak in others. For example, domestic goods, such as crops and artisan crafts, are cheap compared to the price one would pay on a Hive-world. Conversely, complex goods, such as lasguns, vehicles, electronics, and fuel, are expensive as the majority of them are shipped in from off-world. Traders often take advantage of the isolated nature of New Gloria to jack up prices, we have few established trade-routes, therefore we have to take what we can get. Thus, yes, you can buy many local goods, but goods of more industrial nature are off-world imports, outside of the few industrial start-ups I have recently begun. It will be decades before we even get a fraction of the way to autarky…”

“Holy crap, we’re really out in the boonies, eh?”

“Boonies? Well yes, a strange way of saying ‘out of the way’, but of course, this is always the nature of a transitioning world. Hopefully this will change once our petition to join the sub-sector is accepted.”
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As you’re about to nod in understanding, you hear a torrent of murmuring coming from down the hall. You turn, seeing hundreds of people stream in. Some have exceedingly fancy clothing, with handkerchiefs tied beneath their necks, while others are more humble, seeming to be the more common courtier. This goes without mentioning the many women who march in hand with their partners, many wearing complex and rich dresses, with even more complex hairstyles.

With their entry, Governor Lionus taps a silver spoon to his wine glass. Interestingly enough, everyone noticed, let alone heard the gesture. Silence overtakes the hall. It seems that everyone was keeping an eye on the Governor, few want to displease him…

In a roaring voice, he announces.

“Nobles, courtiers, guests, and friends! We welcome Sir Jorgenson to our realm with great hospitality. This Grand Brunch is in honor of his presence and faith in my cause. I have no doubt that he will guard the realm with great vigor and spearhead many victories. Most importantly, I have the honor of calling Sir Jorgenson a friend. He is the epitome of the Noble Knight, proud to be amongst the greatest defenders of the Imperium, and thus New Gloria. Now, please enjoy this Grand Brunch, and don’t be shy in welcoming the first Knight of our realm! Cheers!

At that, the crowd claps with intense vigor, with tears streaming down the eyes of some women, and inspired looks in many young men. Governor Lionus is an excellent orator, he’s the best politician you’ve ever seen, and damn those Militia election campaigns were heart-pulling, so this guy’s the real deal.

Now, it’s time to start the brunch.

Who do you gravitate to first?

>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?

>Governor Lionus! Man’s on a mission for your heart. Give it to your bro!

>General Castellan! He put a good word in for you, so you’ll hit it up with him again. You also want to ask him some questions before the military briefings.

>A man in ceremonial jet black armor, with gilded gold on his open helmet. You think he’s the leader of the Royal Guard.

>A man in a great blue, white uniform. It appears he is a Noble bigshot or something, if the amount of silver and gold hanging off of him is any indicator.

>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!

>A young lady in a near scandalous dress, with plenty of jewelry. She seems to have taken a +1 to the event. She also has considerable assets…

>Is that Library-bro? Yeah it’s library-bro. Hit em up, get some knowledge...

[We will cycle through this two more times after this update, for a total of three brunch interactions. So only vote for this interaction phase, another vote on the next update.]
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>>4333628
>Conversely, complex goods, such as lasguns, vehicles, electronics
I know how we can make money from the scraps. We just need a plan, but that's for another time.

>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?
GIVE ME MY TECHBRO
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>>4333632
>>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?
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>>4333519

i mean,ships are esentially faster space habitats

the same plan can be done with a ships,because 40k ships are esentially kilometer long cities

the current USS aircraft carriers can fit up to 2600 crewman and has a length of 337 metters

imperial ships have a length around the 1-2 km minimum

so thats more than enough to house an small army

nomad fleet with mobile space ports constantly changing locations to avoid being pinned down is entirely compatible with adquiring a ship

>metal gear in space

>>4333529

obviusly i dont expect us to do that in the morning,there is a reason i mentioned it to be an ''endgame''

and besides,the build up of industry on deep void is a mean,a mean to revive the frontier militia,lets repeat the american revolution but with the imperium instead of england (eventually,long term)

short term we are stuck on this planet figthing,and who knows what mid term will bring

so i wouldnt worry about things getting boring,specially when such degree of scalation would bring us to clash with empires sooner or later

>>4333628

>Conversely, complex goods, such as lasguns, vehicles, electronics

if only someone had a way to produce high quality electronics in a cheap manner.....wait

we have a in robot fabrication device :v

there is easy money there,we just need to get a way to ''laundry'' our fabricator produced electronics as mechanicus sanctioned ones

(time to hit the AI obssesed radical mechanicus and gain his friendship)

regardarging the votes

>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?

we need someone to aid us with tech,and the mechanicum is one of the most independent factions out there from imperial oversight

he can give the approval seal regarding electronics production,so no one look at us ugly for doing so and no pesky arbites or inquisitors fuck us

btw guys

have an insigth of how the mind of the MC works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtL_giO-EB8
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>>4333632

>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?
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>>4333632
>Spooky metal man.
Ask him why he is looking at you. Then to make sure we don't offend, talk to the governor.

>>4333637
It's almost like we have a fabricator.
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I will call the vote in 30 minutes as people tab back in...

>>4333654
kek

>>4333647
You would need Magos-man to say it's A-OK. Or just larp as an artificer-tier craftsman...
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>>4333647
I don't know about you, but I hope if we buddy up with Tech bro, he'll let us build an improved Knight Titan. They're still kinda cool. But build one with more redundancies.

>if only someone had a way to produce high quality electronics in a cheap manner.....wait
I know where you're getting at. We'll just need to be careful. If we ever get to the point of getting our own ship, then we could totally by scrap cheap and sell the weapons to agri worlds or boonie planets like new Gloria. At NOT cut throat prices.

>he can give the approval seal regarding electronics production
Not to mention his chadly energies have been stunted by all the implants. We must teach him how to be chadly.

>>4333654
ikr? If only we had a means of producing items. Gosh it's so hard to find working arciotech around here. Man I really wish we had a fabricator hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

>>4333658
>Or just larp as an artificer-tier craftsman
YES PLEASE WE'RE DOING THAT NOW.
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>>4333663
Honestly, what would we even do with a fabricator? The money man said that they had trouble buying lasguns and other industrial weaponry at reasonable prices, while having loads of unrefined and cheap basic resources. Really the big money is in producing high end weaponry with low effort on our parts, but how can we do that with a bloody fabricator?

Honestly, the Universe never gives us what we need.
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>>4333632
>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?
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>>4333680
Damn. Of all the things we got in threat one, we got the most useless thing of all. A Fabricator. All it can do it make just about most things if we have the materials, but making things are hard! And those noble bureaucrats probably won't give New Gloria a discount because they're greedy.
Like we can make those Militia tier laser guns that can punch through titans, but those damn commisars would probably *BLAM* and PDF Trooper for not using the proper weapons. It's shit.
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>>4333680

>Honestly, what would we even do with a fabricator? The money man said that they had trouble buying lasguns and other industrial weaponry at reasonable prices, while having loads of unrefined and cheap basic resources. Really the big money is in producing high end weaponry with low effort on our parts, but how can we do that with a bloody fabricator?

you kinda answered your own question there

our fabricator is capable of building titan/knight sized upgrades

(giant lasers that can go toe to toe with most tanks)

so what if instead of those giant laser we build 10 high quality laser guns and sell them for money and materials

build a couple drones to aid in building more weapons and tools

just enough to give us an steady income but not big enough to call unwarranted attention
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>>4333717
He’s making a joke genius.
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>>4333722

jesus,im fucking retarded
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>>4333725
Kek
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>>4333725
There there Anon, you've made the funnier joke.
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>>4333725
happens to all of us.

Do you think the fabricator can make food too? I'm a sucker for shitty nutri-paste and food bricks.
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>>4333729
I bet it could make Tofu
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Okay,
>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?
Expect the update ~1 hour. Writing in Admech perspective is a bit discombobulating...

>>4333729
>He wants to eat Nutri-bricks.

>>4333725
>t. Myrmon
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>>4333726
>>4333727
>>4333729
Honestly the world is getting to the point that I can’t tell satire from reality. Things that would have been a joke years are starting to become reality.
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>>4333733
Don't doubt it. Tofu is the bread and butter of the cyberpunk dystopian diet, plus a ton of preservatives and flavorings.

>>4333737
Hey man. Sure he probably doesn't want to right now, but it doesn't hurt to have a few days were of rations on had for emergencies. Those things last for up to a decade.
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>>4333748
Tofu should always be fermented.
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>>4333532
its more like ''helping humanity by fucking over the imperium''.

jojo is from a society of revolutionary's that look at empires like the imperium as the biggest threat to humanity there is.
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>>4333751

yeah bot jojo is a condeocorated super intelligent war veteran

inmature sure,but not idiot

shooting the local leader while they outnumber you 1000/1 is not how you begin a revolution
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>>4333750
useless god damn fabricator. where are we gonna get a fermentor?

>>4333751
and fuck over Governor Lionus bro? How dare you.
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>>4333738
It was more sarcasm than Satire. Remember, Satire is comedy aimed at mocking the establishment and those in power. 40k was a satire of thatcherism and the church's religious dominance at the time.
My joke is more in line with Sarcasm and exaggerated incompetency.

>>4333751
A thing that very few people understand about the modern imperium, is that it is the objective best state for humanity short of the DAOT. Fucking over the imperium is the death of humanity 9/10 times and on the 10th, it's the rise of chaos as the uncontested ruler of humanity and thus, the winner of the war against the eldari, humanity, the tau and then all that may stand against them is the Orks, the Nids and the Crons.

TL;DR don't hurt the imperium, it's bad but it is the best state humanity has.
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>>4333753
Autisticly smart war vet, you mean
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>>4333632
>There’s a spooky looking man with machine… arms coming out his back? He’s been looking at you for the past minute. What’s his deal?
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>>4333757
still, not an idiot.

>>4333751
>its more like ''helping humanity by fucking over the imperium''.
we might decide on that when/after we read the books we got from the library
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>>4333756
I understand the difference friend.
>TL;DR don't hurt the imperium, it's bad but it is the best state humanity has.
Considering the alternative is extinction, not a good idea to outright revolt against the Imperium. Reforming it would be better.
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>>4333738
well things could be worse i mean we have not got into a new war for a wile so things have worked out there.
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>>4333781
If you know the difference without looking it up, you are better than 95% of people.

And the point of the imperium is that it can't really be reformed. Worlds can be reformed and altered, but the core skeleton of the imperium cannot be altered and it's the marrow which is infected.
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>>4333781
>Reforming it would be better
That's a job for someone else. Oof are there some of us that actually want to try and change the imperium, or just "uI2tIjly"?

>>4333784
>things could be worse
I absolutely hate you for ever saying that
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We should ask whats the pros and cons of joining the sub-sector, maybe it would be better if we didn't so there is less scrutiny for our actives on this planet.

>>4333632
>A man in ceremonial jet black armor, with gilded gold on his open helmet. You think he’s the leader of the Royal Guard.
We'll get to you cogbro, after we taunt you with my sexy robo plated ass to give you dreams at night. Remember, give good view of butt cleavage.
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>>4333786
Satire and sacrasm express absurdity of a reality but rarely do intersect. The point I made is an entire branch of humor became the reality we live under, unironically.
>>4333786
>>4333787
I don’t actually care for trying to change the behemoth that is the Imperium but reforming it is possible with Roboute Guilliman who we have books on.
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Also unless the QM is big into 40k lore he’s bound to make mistakes on the history part of things.
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>>4333810
I'm not too fussed with reformation really. I was pointing out how revolution would damn us and the world to greenskin pillaging.
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>>4333781

nah the imperium is like a ramshackle building rotten to its core

its balanced and self perpetuating,but the same structures that make it so hard to topple,s\is what is making its eventual failure assured and what makes it impossible to reform

>tech:

any amount of major reform that we can feasibly do will spark civil war or will

for example

i explained why tech progress is so slow a few posts aboves

basically it resumes to

>political power of the mechanicus comes from monopoly on tech and industry,therefore hoarding is a power gathering method (meaning the mechanicus is threatened by education and open research)

>shitty logistics

>the whole 'daemon corrupts tech'

you can embrace technoligcal change without entering a civil war with traditionalists magos of the mechanicus

>FTL and comms:

psykers and navigators are seen as a sub-species that are too useful to disregard but too dangerous and racially hatred to integrate

so instead they resort to a caste system in wich the lower end of psykers are used as slaves,and higher ends live in golden ghettos with wealth and influence that allows them to be free of any social consequence except direct betrayal against the imperium or fucking over equally powerfull opponents

titan fall has both FTL comms beacons and non inmaterium FTL travel methods

our presence is a existential danger to psykers and navigators,as such tech would allow the imperium to get rid of them and purge as the mutants they are or at least turn them into slaves as they would lose monopoly on their only source of political power

similar things happen in all imperial organizations

>organization ''A'' is dependant on certain inneficient aspect of the imperium to thrive or justify its existance and would preffer or would have to resort to civil war if a reform that would make them unnecesary happened

and now all groups have alliances and blood curses with each other

i say we rather try to grow our own group independently and built it by gaming the system (warhammer is a space fantasy setting,so a lot of useful ''life hacks'' are ignored,we are not idiots so we can exploit those in the story)

because honestly,is both more effective and safer

the difference is over taking the imperium at a pace slow enough that doesnt collapse inmediatly,but rather dissolves over time and the independent sectors form their own polities

thing less syria and more soviet union kind of collapse

so forming a 40k version of frontier militia alliance on the outer edges of the galaxy might be something to strive for
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>>4333815
No it isn’t. Not until after the 13th Crusade would it be worth considering.
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>>4333787
>Oof are there some of us that actually want to try and change the imperium, or just "uI2tIjly"?
Maybe later, but right now there are more pressing matters. way more pressing matters.
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>>4333810
If there's anyone left that can reform the Imperium, it's that guy.

>>4333815
>i say we rather try to grow our own group
That is doable

>over taking the imperium
That is not. How about we leave it to Roboute Guilliman, the Primarch renown for being a best bureaucrat in the Imperium, to fix this dumpster fire. Once he's awake that is.
So until big blue wakes up lets not fucking do that.

>>4333822
No way man. The imperium is tens of millenias old. That is not a dumpster fire I want to approach nor ever consider fixing ourselves.
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>>4333825
We can't fix the imperium. There is no ifs, buts or maybes about it. We cannot fix it.

The best we can do is work to make planets better, one at a time, which is stupidly hard already and will likely be undone after we leave.
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>>4333828
Yes that. That's what I mean. You can strive to make things less terrible, but the whole of the Imperium is still pretty bad. Pretty bad in the sense this is as good as it ever will be until chaos is defeated.
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>>4333828
But he wasn’t saying we could fix it though.
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>>4333833
You know, I think I should go to sleep. Jesus christ the past few hours in this thread have had a lot of easy mistakes made.
Tomorrow, hopefully I will possess the reading comprehension of a child above two years of age, goodnight gentlemen, see you on the morrow.
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>>4333825
>No way man. The imperium is tens of millenias old. That is not a dumpster fire I want to approach nor ever consider fixing ourselves.
I know that we're just one person and that it will require us to be the reincarnation of the Emperor to even try that, but jojo doesn't know that.
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>>4333821

we have short range (sector sized) FTL comms and FTL ships designs

wich at short distances are faster and more reliable than imperial ones

combined with the ''space nomads with minning swarms that raid asteroids in barren systems''

is definetly possible

is not easy,but is feasible
reliable FTL and FTL comms is all you need to fuck over the imperium

what we need is to build up industry

>>4333825

sorry,i didnt mean ''take the enterity of the imperium''

that would be over extending,i was meaning more like ''take a few dozens to hundreds sectors of territory, turtle and seccede''

with the reliable FTL and comms is possible

imperial logistics make things take years to happen and progress tend to happen in the ''centuries'' time range

a tightly packed dense series of systems with reliable answer times (FTL comms in the hours/days range instead of weeks/months) can organize armies and send them in in matter of weeks/months instead of days

and combined with the ''most infrastructure is void based and constantly changing location''

means we can hit anywhere we want,anytime but the imperium cant do the same reliably

basically imagine what a modern army with mobile fabrics could do even if they were only 1000 man in the medieval age

the fact that you have the terra interruptum (an age in wich half the imperium rebelled) tells you that even without FTL without navigators it can be done
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>>4333815
>meaning the mechanicus is threatened by education and open research
and mechanicus aren't no jobbers. skitarii legions and servitor hoards are coming for every smart ass isekaed innovator
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I just like to think that all this extensive planning is just the AT thoughts, while she is bored af in her hangar
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>>4333851

exactly,anny innovator gets shanked or assimilated into the organization

thats why anny attempt at ''improving things'' will raise eyebrows

thats why i suggest building up on deep void and just mining uncared planets

>no people benefited except the ones on the constantly changing position space ships mean s no one has a reason to look for us

>>4333856

i want this to be canon
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>>4333850
It’s not worth considering.
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>>4333813
40k 'lore' are played with so fast and loose, that it's honestly difficult to pin down certain facts.

Like, what are the subdivisions of magos research? There's like a few official ones, then a bunch you have to make up on the fly because they don't go too in depth.

There's only a few 'cannon' worlds, the rest you have to make up on the fly, since the Imperium has millions of worlds.

Adding nuance to say, the Adeptus Mechanicus, is a bit hard since there's multiple 'official' interpretations of it.

Some say that the Admech is a frothing organization that's just waiting to kill all organics at the slightest act of disrespect to machines.

Others say that there are complete forge-worlds that actively search for xeno-tech to research...

Some even say that basically everyone researches in their private labs once they make Magos rank, and that they do advance tech, just that they lose it faster than they gain it.

And some say that the Admech is a completely incompetent organization that keeps losing technology and isn't at all capable of maintaining the Imperium.

And another view is that the Admech are really thousands of factions that want to accuse each other of Heretek, but in reality cannot without the entire house of cards falling down, since at one point, everyone has done some Heretek.

So, for this quest, I am trying a more nuanced approach of the Admech, which is more 'realistic'. They are religious fanatics, but still recognize that their ever-important search for knowledge requires taking risks and research, just that those who fail or 'go too far' need to be turned into servitors.

This isn't even going into how each forge-world hides knowledge from other forge-worlds.
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>>4333846
Oh. He WILL once he get's his auditory education from AT. What a treat that'll be once he realizes how fucked humanity has become. Imagine Jojo's reaction to servitors.

>>4333850
I gotta be the one to ask, but what's with the double spacing for all of your posts? That's supposed to be a reddit meme or something right? Whatever your plans are in regards to building space ships, lets check in with the Treasurer abot purchasing a couple warehouses. Maybe some PDF and Civilian grade once. I feel like the PDF ones would be more secure, while we keep the raw unprocessed scraps in the Civilian warehouse.

>''take a few dozens to hundreds sectors of territory, turtle and seccede''
Even then, to truly understand the scope of the imperium would be one too many worlds. Taking over one planet let alone an entire solar system is a stretch. Taking over a dozen to hundreds of sectors of terriitory? I can say with absolute certainty that that would be impossibly. Depsite some of our tech advantages over the Imperium, they would still have us beat logistically due to all their resources. Remember during sorta during the Horus Heresy, when Horus decimated that high tech society that was on par if not slightly greater than the Imperium's level of tech? They had dozens or hundreds of worls, and they still got their asses handed to them. Despite the Imperium still recovering from the Heresy, we would still lose to them. I am highly against any form of major revolt against the Imperium to weaken it. It is, rather unfortunately, the best thing humanity has to a collective civilization.

>>4333858
>i want this to be canon
Would be kinda funny and not too unreasonable.
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>>4333862
>40k 'lore' are played with so fast and loose, that it's honestly difficult to pin down certain facts.
and that's a good thing
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>>4333737
>>4333862
Update when, fellow guardsman?
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Also, while I do love Militia patriotism, it is a bit foolhardy to secede from the Imperium.

Even if you theoretically got enough worlds to secede with you, there'd be so much fucked shit to deal with.

Disguised cargo ships dropping cyclonic torpedoes onto seceded worlds.

Emperor fanatics being sleeper cells. Imagine if even 10% of your population rose up against you, fired up by some fire and brimstone preachers, all the while Culexes assassins mind-fuck you and insta-dissolve you.

The Imperium has survived for a long time not because they are nice, it's because they are brutal to 'traitors'. You either pay lip service and your tithe, or you join the firing line.

I believe someone once did the math that the Imperium has about a few trillion men in disposable manpower every year. Even a fraction of that is unthinkable, unless you too have a million worlds to fuel your war machine.

This isn't even going over all the ancient artifacts they can bring out of the vaults. If the High Lords of Terra deem you a big threat enough, they might just drop an ancient archaeotech system nuke on you, damn the costs, just to assassinate the leadership.

In short, the Imperium can sacrifice thousands of worlds on a whim. Cyclonic torpedoing a subsector would be childsplay, even if it takes 100 years.
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>>4333877
~30 minutes, I just ate dinner Commissar. We're gonna get Mech boy's talk, then another talk, AND if I have some time left, then maybe another.
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>>4333885
>cogbro
>Govenor?
>Bigshot guy
Last guy may be a rouge trader?
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>>4333882
That's a lot of guardsmen.

>>4333887
>tech boy
>Governor Lionus!
>General Castellan!
>leader of the Royal Guard.
>a Noble bigshot or something
>she’s pretty hot
>A young lady in a near scandalous dress
>Is that Library-bro?
I don't see any rogue traders here no sire.
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https://fiction.live/stories/Chapter-Master-Segmentum-Ultima/96XSN3YGTAijgP4yW/home
Just going to offer this to anyone that’s interested.
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>>4333904
GTFO Akun fag
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>>4333904
>Not mourning the hiatus of 'A call to trade', formerly 'A call to war'.

Also, update should be out in a hot minute.
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Fuck Akun fags. they take away some of the best quests to die.
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In the corner of your eye, you see a pretty spooky looking man who keeps stealing looks at you. In fact, he looks a lot like those pilots who went crazy with body mods; shit, some Pilots replaced their legs with metal ones for ‘more efficiency’. Didn’t stop you from gunning them down.

Anyways, you take his staring as an invitation, walking over to him. It looks like he’s slightly out of place at the Brunch, but is attending it out of his status than actually enjoying the food. Is he one of those ‘mechanicus’ guys the PDF lad talked about? Not going to lie, this guy looks pretty cool, chilling next to a gigantic pillar. Well, here comes that Jojo charm…

“Hey machine-man, you part of the ‘mechanicus’? You got pretty awesome body-mods by the way, I like the mechadendrite vibe.”

He takes a quarter second to respond, yet in that infinitesimally small time frame, you can see his body freeze. He is shocked? Or is that just the way he deals with strange questions? Either way, the classic ‘Jojo Icebreaker’ has done its duty…

He responds with a voice slightly out of pitch and tone. It seems he has an artificial voicebox…

“Sir Jorgenson, I greet you. Yes, this one is a part of the mechanicus, and I thank you for your compliments on my sextuple-mechadendrites. It took decades to get all the holy parts together, and much more time refining their holy machine spirits.”

“Nice… also, what’s your name? I can’t just call you ‘one all the time, unless you want me to call you Mech-bro.”

“ ‘Mech-bro’... an interesting name, using the high-gothic root for machine, mechanical, and engiseer. It is an endearing name, I shall permit you to speak it. Additionally, this one’s name is Vanem, with the recent title of Arch-Magos Technicus, indicating my great experience in holy machine spirits and holy code in general.”

“H-huh, really interesting. So you’re religious?”

“Yes.”
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“... Yeah, alright. You got any questions for me? I noticed you staring at my jump-kit and ‘Knight’ a lot yesterday.”

He takes a moment to look you over again, before carefully calculating which questions were most pertinent. This took a full second.

“Yes… your ‘Jump-Kit’ as you said. Where did you acquire such a piece of archaeotech? Or is it artificer craftsmanship? Although I am quite sure it is archaeotech with 76.3% likelihood due to its sleek make and blue lights, although I am unsure, it does not bear all the facets of a piece of archaeotech? This is interesting.”

“Y-yeah, well let me ask you two question, then I’ll answer it to my best ability, give and take, y’know?”

He replies instantly, taking no time to process his response. It seems like he’s really interested in your jump-kit, currently worn on your hips.

“This is acceptable.”

What do you ask? [Top 2 will be chosen]

>”How long have you been part of the ‘mechanicus’ mech-bud? You make it sound like you’re nearly 100 years old!”

>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”

>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”

>”What’s one divided by zero? How many digits of Pi can you sound off? Heh…”

>WriteIn

And also, what is your response to the ‘Jump-kit question’.

>Got it out of some ruins, dusted it off, read the manual, simple as.

>Bought it, I’m a Noble, of course I can afford cool ‘archaeotech’. I like blue lights.

>I’m from a faction of secessionists from the far, far distant past. Jumping around with a Jump-kit is just a natural part of the frontier… partner… haha.

>Inherited it, my old gran’dad said “Jojo, you have GOT to try this jump-kit out!” And then he died. ..

>Writein
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>>4333950
>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”
>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”

>And also, what is your response to the ‘Jump-kit question’.
>WriteIn
Bro I see you eyeing my Jump-Kit. I promised the Governor I'd teach him how to dance, so if you're cool with it I could make you one, and I can teach you too. We can be jump bros.
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>>4333950
>So am I allowed to tinker with machines around here, I'm kinda a minor tinkerer with my guns and all.
>So what you believe in?

>Write in: Well I was given the jumpkit as part of my training as a pilot, gotta be able to fight outside the 'knights' as well, tag team a motherfucker.
>If I'm allowed to tinker, I can probably try making one for you and [the rest of >>4333954 ]
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>>4333950
>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”

>”How long have you been part of the ‘mechanicus’ mech-bud? You make it sound like you’re nearly 100 years old!”

Lets see how he deals with the full truth. and its not like Jojo has had any reason to lie to anyone so far.
>I’m from a faction of secessionists from the far, far distant past. Jumping around with a Jump-kit is just a natural part of the frontier… partner… haha.
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>>4333925
I remember that quest. Sad said he would restart again soon.
>>4333950
>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”
>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”

>I’m from a faction of secessionists from the far, far distant past. Jumping around with a Jump-kit is just a natural part of the frontier… partner… haha.
Just too tempting not to say.
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>>4333865

sorry about the reddit spacing,the 4chan x addon for computers opens a mini screen for commenting,so a single line in a normal post looks like it feels several lines of the miniscreen so i do the spacing

regarding the imperium defeating technologically more advanced worlds

the problem was that most empires were planet bound,lacked navigators and were warp reliant

this meaned

>the imperium would know where they are,could blockade their systems and just throw numbers at them untill they die

nomad based fleet means you arent static in a single location but rather jumping into spots constantly,event a 1 light year jump would make most enemies lose it track

>the imperium has navigators and astropaths

no other xeno or human nation has acces to those in big quantities,this means that the imperium has the upper hand in answer times in everything except eldars and some chaos fleets

so imagine what happen when an armie has horses and messenger pigeons vs yours using running messengers,wich has the better chance of coordinating ambushes or capturing intel?

similar thing here,the imperium always has the upper hand over rebels because the comms and navigators

making calcs

the speed of light is around 3x10^8

and one jump unit is around 5000 km (or 5x10^6 metters)

it takes 60 seconds or charging for every light second jumped in a goblin dropship (wich is around 30 metters tall,per 8 of height and 3-4 of wide)

this might not look important but remember how space warfare works in warhammer

you have a ''mandelev limit'' basically gravity and the warp interact weirdly,so if a ship jumps to close to a system,it gets torn apart,this forces ships to de-accelarate once they get close to the gravity well of a system,and the force them advance using traditional thrusters (wich takes days)

now lets compare it to our speed based on size
of titanfalls ships

the distance between pluto and is around 5.5 hours light (19800 light seconds)

as calculated before,each light second is equivalent to charging the engine of a bus for one minute

so a dropship of 30 metters,would take it 19800 minutes of charging to cross the distance between sun and pluto in a second

a ship of 300 metters (or a roughly modern aircraft carrier) it would take it 1980 minutes

a ship of 3km (average 40k size) it would take it 198 minutes (3.3 hours)

being capable of crossing a system in 3.3 hours means that you could be relaxing and suddenly have a entire fleet appears in front on your face and shoot you out

or you could be in problem and simply jump away,putting days worth of distance between the pursuer and you

even if you accelerate at 0.9 the speed of light (where imperial vessels are around 0.6 or 0.7 while straining engines at full capacity)

it takes you around 2 days

more than enough for the titan fall engines to cool down,and then jump again

basically as long a titanfall ship has fuel,it can outrun imperial ones through the use of short jumps
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>>4333964
holy shit, you need to use more paragraphs and less single lines.
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>>4333964
....so are you pro "lets divide humanity to it's easier for chaos and xenos to take over the Imperium," or pro "lets try and make the Imperium slightly less shitty by helping out frontier planets for humanity and the Imperium"? Are you the former or later? Because I'm, the latter.
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>>4333976
He’s technically the former.
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>>4333950
>>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”
>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”

Also:
>Inherited it, my old gran’dad said “Jojo, you have GOT to try this jump-kit out!” And then he died. ..

This honestly covers the most bases as any question one can ask you can just reply it was passed down so you don't know the details. LOL THIS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? I DUNNO I INHERITED IT. LOL THIS FABRICATOR? I DUNNO I INHERITED IT.
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>>4333964
You can drag the corner of the textbox to expand it. If it bugs the captcha, then press 'post'. It should fix itself.
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Also, in light of the importance of this vote, I shall call it in 15 more minutes.
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>>4333950
>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”
>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”

>Write in: Well I was given the jumpkit as part of my training as a pilot, gotta be able to fight outside the 'knights' as well, tag team a motherfucker.
>If I'm allowed to tinker, I can probably try making one for you and [the rest of >>4333954 ]

>>4333976
Personally, I think making a mobile faction of our own that pops in and helps outer rim-worlds for food and stuff would be pretty cool. But I also know that there's a certain Tau Fire Warrior that seems cool, and that without the Ethereal Cast the Tau aren't completely awful. Tau Civil War anyone?
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>>4333950
>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too
>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”

>Write in: Well I was given the jumpkit as part of my training as a pilot, gotta be able to fight outside the 'knights' as well, tag team a motherfucker.
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Okay, not to railroad, but implying that you're a 'Pilot' and not a 'Knight might be awkward for him. Although that can be chalked up to cultural differences...
Fortunately for you, Jojo can chalk up weird incongruities with his eccentric read: 'autistic' personality.

Alright,
>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”
>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”
AND
>Write in: Well I was given the jumpkit as part of my training as a pilot, gotta be able to fight outside the 'knights' as well, tag team a motherfucker.

Writing! Update ~30 minutes, then one last update after that for today.
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>>4333946

that alone puts you in a massive tactical advantage

tho there is a problem with the calcs the reddit guys did ,while they are good for in-system jumps ,they are awfull for outside system jumps,if every light second of distance takes 1 minute for a 30 metter long drop ship

then for a ship of with a enginee 100 times bigger (a ship of 3km,the average size in warhammer)

it takes 100 times less time to do the same jump

a light year has 3.156x10^7 light seconds (meaning that a 30 metter dropship would have to charge during

3.156x10^7 minutes (1 minute = ligh second jump)

as the bigger the engine,the faster charges meaning it takes a 3km ship take 100 less time charging,or 315600 minutes of engine charging to jump that distance (around 219,17 days)

you see how is this problem?

it takes most of the the year to charge a single engine enough to jump a single light year,and the closest solar system is around 4.37 light years (2 years and halfish of charging)

i think if the author wants the titanfall engine to the roughly equivalent to the warp one,he might want to reduce massively the amount of fuel needed per jump or increase the range of the jump

i reccomend that instead of 5000km (5x10^6) per jump he increases it by 1000 times more effective

this makes the jumping range a lot more reasonable for something that is supposed to be ''slightly lower'' to warp jumps

a 1000 times faster drive

the distance recorred per jump would be 5x10^9 metters

a light second is 3x10^8

divide light second over this more narrative fitting drive and you got

it takes 0.06 seconds of charging the engine to jump a light second (the distance between earth and the moon)

this means it takes 3.6 seconds of charging to jump a light minute

and it takes 216 seconds of charging (3.6 minutes) to jump an hour ligth

the distance between pluto and sun is 5.5 hours light

meaning it takes 20 minutes of charging for a dropship to jump that distance

now this might look OP (and it is in system range combats,as you can jump in and out of combat range in half a second)

for long distance travel not so much

a light year has 3.156x10^7 light seconds/wich is 526,000 ligth minutes/ wich is 8767 light hours

it take our more narratively fitting, dropship 3.6 minutes of charging for every light hour

so to cross a light year it would take
3.6 x 8767 = 31560 minutes/526 hours/ 21 days

for a 30 metters dropship to cross a ligh year

a 300 metter ship would have a 10 times bigger enginerbe 10 times faster but consume 10 times the fuel,meaning it would cross the same distance in

3156 minutes or charging/52.6 hours/2.1 days

and a 3km ship with a titanfall FTL engine
would take around

315.6 minutes/5.26 hours

5.26 engine charging time per light year is a perfectly balanced for gameplay and lore

a sector is 200 light years on diameter

meaning that in order to cross from a sector to other it would take you around 1,052 hours of charging (wich 43.833 days)
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>>4334138
The thing you have understand is the Jump Drive got replaced because it was inferior.
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>”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”
>”So, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”
AND
>Write in: Well I was given the jumpkit as part of my training as a pilot, gotta be able to fight outside the 'knights' as well, tag team a motherfucker.

You’re no man to beat around the bush. You want to tinker with technology, and you’d prefer if it were ‘legal’. With great confidence come your next lines…

”So, I heard you guys deal with all machinery. Is there any way for me to be allowed to tinker with machines around here? Is that kosher? Can I get a sticker of approval? I’m sort of a machine-guy myself.”

Again, he freezes, this time for a solid two seconds. Huh, he’s thinking real hard about it. Suddenly, he speaks.

“While unconventional, this is a possibility. I, the highest ranking Mechanicus member on New Gloria, can produce a document specifying tinkering freedoms and knowledge allowances, which will generally be recognized by most other tech priests. Only another Arch-magos could nullify it as I am quite the high ranking member in the hierarchy, despite my current posting.”

“Hmm, that sounds really nice. I wouldn’t want to be turned into a servitor, whatever that is.”

“Yes, you would not.”

“R-right, so what’s the take?”

“In exchange for your jump-kit for one ‘New Glorian’ year, for study, I would be open to issuing such an allowance.”

“Wow… Let me think about this for a second…”

>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?

>Noooo, I’m too attached to this…

There is a severe advantage of knowledge in this negotiation as he does not know you can make a new one…
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“Also, you’re religious. What do you believe in? I like machines too!”

“I believe in the Cult of the Machine God, and by extension, The Omnissiah, and the great Motive Force.”

“Interesting! So what does the ‘Omnissiah’ oversee?”

“Everything. The Omnissiah is the God of all machines and knowledge. Some view the entire universe as a great machine…”

Any more, and you think he’s going to break into theological debate… quick! Another topic!

“Hmmm, I can see how it makes sense, everything at some level is a machine…”

“Well, some do not share that view, but yes everything at some level is a machine. The Lathe Worlds share the belief that the human body itself is a great machine created by the Omnissiah’s design.”

“Oooh, very fascinating. It is an extremely system of machines if you break it down to its core… Also, what is this ‘motive force’?”

“The Motive Force is the culmination of the effects of all machine spirits and cosmic mechanisms. All life, motion, and anti-entropy derives itself from the actions of machine spirits, whether they inhabit the made machine, or the stellar machine. Moreover…”

He’s going to go on forever if you don’t stop him…

“So about my jumpkit. Back on my homeworld, the most elite of ‘Knights’, who we name ‘Pilots’, in honor of their great skill in mastering the Knight-machine. We were a bit different, the doctrine for Knights was that the best Knight must be able to not only pilot their Knight, but also fight alongside it. Thus, the jump-kit, an old piece of technology, was used. Sad thing they all died… But I can take down ‘Knights’ by myself if I have to, and I have done it many times before. Impressed?”
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“Yes. If accurate, it is very impressive. Many Knights fail to train for out-of-Knight-machine combat, falling prey to assassination and such. Moreover, by training both inside and outside combat, alongside the ‘Jump-kit’, my processors indicate that this opens up many novel strategies for ‘Knight’ to ‘Knight’ combat.”

He pauses for a moment, before speaking again.

“It is unfortunate that your homeworld was destroyed, yet that makes your skill more impressive. I look forward to working with you, Sir Jorgenson.”

“Y-you too.”

At that, you take that as your sign to leave. Wow, you have not touched the food yet. Exhausted by conversation and bending the truth, you stack your plate high with chicken… or at least looks like chicken… pasta. Alongside that, you grab a glass of orange pop, hell yeah!

Taking a few bits and sips, you eye your next conversation…

[Choose 1]

>Governor Lionus! Man’s on a mission for your heart. Give it to your bro!

>General Castellan! He put a good word in for you, so you’ll hit it up with him again. You also want to ask him some questions before the military briefings.

>A man in ceremonial jet black armor, with gilded gold on his open helmet. You think he’s the leader of the Royal Guard.

>A man in a great blue, white uniform. It appears he is a Noble bigshot or something, if the amount of silver and gold hanging off of him is any indicator.

>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!

>A young lady in a near scandalous dress, with plenty of jewelry. She seems to have taken a +1 to the event. She also has considerable assets…

>Is that Library-bro? Yeah it’s library-bro. Hit em up, get some knowledge...
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>>4334147
Where does he mention servitors? I think you’re missing something
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>>4334146

my 1000 times faster it still inferior

to cross the galaxy it would take you a couple years of charging before jumping meaning that while it might be faster and more reliable for in sector

it doesnt work for galactic wide empire,as it combustible and charging time gets prohibitive

the reason why it needs to be 1000 faster is because without it sucks as FTL method even in sector sized areas

as in ''it would take you several decades and a 3km sized ship enginer to charge the jump drive to cross the sector''
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>>4334158
When we talked with the PDF, the multi-las officer spoke of being afraid of being turned into a servitor if he asked about the multi-las specifics.
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>>4334157
>A man in ceremonial jet black armor, with gilded gold on his open helmet. You think he’s the leader of the Royal Guard.
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>>4334160
Don't be too attached to the math, I think for longer distances, I'll say that larger ships utilize the phase-dimension for an extra boost to distance, otherwise people would just be moving at 5x speed of light and still taking ages to get anywhere.
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>>4334157
>>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!
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>>4334147
>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?
>>4334157
>A man in ceremonial jet black armor, with gilded gold on his open helmet. You think he’s the leader of the Royal Guard.
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>>4334170

nah no problem,i love doing speculative cals regarding sci fi

i just the got the math rigth to make it perfect for your quest

for a ship of 3km (average warhammer size)

315.6 minutes/5.26 hours of engine charging consuming

for light year jump,consuming 18,936 units of fuel (one for every second light the engine charges for)

meaning that for most common distance travels in warhammer (sector to neighbouring sectors) it would take several days to a couple weeks of warming engines

just like you wanted to be
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>>4334157
>A man in a great blue, white uniform. It appears he is a Noble bigshot or something, if the amount of silver and gold hanging off of him is any indicator.

>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!
One or the other don’t care which.

>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?
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>>4334187
Awesome. Also, to be fair, outside of combat, 5 hours is excellent for 'safe' space travel. Fuel for that would be a problem though, as you would need to have a chemical plant on the ship in order to convert promethium to negative matter, in an energy and time-consuming process.

On another note, with line spacing, generally 3 'in box' lines mean one actual line. In general, it's better to have blockier pieces of text than lots of spaced out ones.

On other boards, just doing that once gets a horde of people yelling 'reddit spacing' at you, simply a heads up.
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>>4334157
>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!

>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?
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Here's a pic detailing Mechanicus ranks i saved from the admech threads in /TG/ OP, fanmade so not a 100% accurate, hope it helps.
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Couldn’t we just print out the jump kits blueprint for mechbro??
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>>4334147
>To mech bro
Let me think about it

>>4334157
>General Castellan! He put a good word in for you, so you’ll hit it up with him again. You also want to ask him some questions before the military briefings.
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>>4334290
shhh, don't let him know that. Jojo might be an idiot, but he's not stupid enough to reveal that information.
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>>4334138
>>4334160
>>4334187
Could you possibly consolidate all of that into a pastebin or docs? I not reading all that. At least not like that.

>>4334290
We really shouldn't.

>>4334200
Looks like majority vote is to give him the kit. Knowing how the kit works is good and all, but that knowledge is useless without knowing how to use it. Changing my vote to letting him use it, but having a permit for like is cool yo.
Is the "Cool Tinker Bro Pass" is a life time pass, can we offer to tinker with him on project? Working together is a good way to build up a bropport. (rapport)
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>>4334280
Thank you so much, this changes Admech in my head from 'vague organization with very unreliable ranks' to 'an actual damn organization'.

>>4334310
It is a *ForlifeUnlessYou'reAFuckingHeretek Pass. Generally, other Arch Magos and lower should honor the pass out of respect for the rank of the producer of the permit.

It is not comprehensive, you would need someone of higher authority for a *MaybeHeretekButYou'reTooImportantAndUsefulPass
Although if Mech-bro wanted to, he could just turn a blind eye as the highest Admech person on planet. Not saying that he's even remotely comfortable with that...
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>>4334362
If there are any connections from the jump-kit to our titan, we should probably remove/disable them in a way that cannot be re-enabled before giving it to the arch-magos.
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>>4334370
Beyond the fashionable blue lights, I don't believe their are. If you mean the fact it's archiotech then we'd have to remove the whole titan.
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OK FELLAHS! WE GOT THE T WORK PASS! tinker
What's the first thing(s) we should start making? Me? I'm thinking we take a lasgun, study it, and add our own twist to the weapon. Semi-auto / burst / full-auto, the ability to adjust the power output, detachable scope, adjustable stock that also has input for an additional battery to double ammo cap, better alloy bayonettes.

Not very good? Then why don't we make slightly less shity Flak Armor that covers the whole body instead of just the head, upper torso, and shoulders? Full body Flak armor plus visor, rebreather, comm beads, head lamps, and most important of all..... really comfortable boots. Because Guardsmens do a lot of marching.

We make those, forget about them for a week, then bust them out saying we spent time in secret making these.

I don't think that's the best ideas as I know some of you got more creative things to offer, so lets hear them.
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>>4334370
Jump-Kit has no communication device. It is calibrated for our use though. Its stats and control are directly plugged into our suit, so it's our suit and helmet being the workhorse of communication and data-processing, not the jump-kit.
The most he could get from it is a confused scratch to his head when he reads the coding inside.
"Lastimosa Armoy, Jumpkit, G-4.3, medium size. God bless the Militia."
Other than the title, he will only get the calibration data. He will research its very power-efficient ion thrusters, along with its durable, yet sleek design.
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>>4334395
In general, the Imperium (sans the Admech) go for quantity over quality. Sure they can make carapace armor for about 2-3x the cost of flak armor, but have much higher survival rates... Or they could field 3x the men. The Imperium's strength is in manpower, or at least that's the Imperium-wide doctrine anyways, so they'll rather give 3000 people flak than only 1000 people carapace armor.
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>>4334400
At the very least, if we get commissions then we can charge a whole lot for the high end stuff. So, I guess quantity of quality, use the "low quality" ork salvage to make regular lasgun and flak armor.
Or, actually just modify AT! AT first, lasgun second.
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>>4334395
>Semi-auto / burst / full-auto, the ability to adjust the power output, detachable scope, adjustable stock that also has input for an additional battery to double ammo cap, better alloy bayonettes.
i'm pretty sure all lasguns can do that, its just that the user never lives enough to actually use said addons.

>>4334405
We might want to make a bigger replicator first. i don't think we can mass produce shit with the one our titan has.
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>>4334452
Not all of them can do that actually. So patterns are just better than others. Least that's what I get from the wiki. Some are stuck on max, some only have burst or fullauto.

Maybe we need to start with a drone assembly line.
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>>4333882
the one big weakness of the imperium is that it is afraid. the imperium is afraid of everything as anything can ether change it or destroy it if the imperium does not destroy it first.

if we want to defeat the imperium and free humanity from its rule all we have to do is use its fear to control it like a cow boy leads his cattle with a whip.
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>>4333882

the problem is that the imperium put itself in a matusian trap

it cant change without breaking its social order and falling in civil war

that forces to keep inneficiencies because updating methods had a big chance of sparking civil wars

how to defeat the imperium in 2 steps

1)stay away of the imperium (nomad ships)

2) grow efficiently (vat cloning,education,fast research)
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>>4333889
if anything i think one of the lady's is going to be a rogue trader as they seem to be showing off there riches and seem to be better dressed than the rest of these nobs.
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>>4334660
>>4334666
You can’t actually defeat the imperium without destroying humanity and you can’t actually win against the Imperium unless you are peak DaoT minimum.
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>>4334679

1) true,thats why you dont figth it,just stay away

2) false,the imperium sucks in every posible way,anyone can do better than the impperium and out run them
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>>4334660
>The one big weakness of the imperium is that it is afraid. The imperium is afraid of everything as anything can ether change it or destroy it if the imperium does not destroy it first.

A lot of the things the Imperium is afraid of, it is afraid of for good reason. Many of the threats the Imperium faces are very real.

This is the GRIM DARKNESS of the 41st millenium. There are no good guys.

Even the Tau, considered by some to be the "nicest" faction live in a strict caste based society and treat their vassals in questionable ways. Plus after the ill fated 4th sphere expansion some of the Tau are starting to become super xenophobic.
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>>4334660
>if we
>WE
>wanting to destroy the inperium
Do you not understand how fucked humanity would be without the Imperium? Because I dont think you comprehend just how big the Imperium is and all its assets.

>>4334682
It doesnt suck in every aspect, but it can suck. That's the theme of the grim dark future. Perhaps, we can find a primarch to make things better.

>>4334694
I really want to meet to the Tau, only just so we can bro with AT. So they can fly and shit? Good for them. We'll flying elbow drop them out the air once we outfit our Titan with a Jumpkit.
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>>4334706

nah,no amount of primarchs will fix this,they are generals no statemans,they were the ones that let the galaxy to slide into this in first place

except maybe rouboute guilliman over the course of several millenia
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>>4334682
Wrong on the second point. Even Necrons with their with their superior tech lost to the Imperium. The Imperium is nowhere near as incompetent as you make them out to be. Hell the Tau are literally becoming just like the Imperium because the Imperium is doing everyting in the best way possible without a Primarch or the God Emperor guiding them. Seriously the universe is insane in how it works.
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>>4334711
It took Roboute less than 100 years in canon
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>>4334711
Over several millennia, exactly. No matter what we do we will probably never see the fruits of our labor.
That is unless we use Imperium tier rejuvenation sessions or regeneration. But to do that would draw the ire of too many people. Especially from those assassins. Even worse some xenos would probably try to hunt and kill us for our tech now that I think about it. Some xenos races have been known to steal STC's for the fact that their either the cream of the crop or because of their value..... well shit. Make a note of putting anti pirating and theft countermeasures in our things. Beyond that its again too big.
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>>4334694
that's the thing i know that many of the threats the Imperium faces are very real. but the thing is we can still use those threats to manipulate and control the imperium by manipulating the enemy's of the imperium into attacking the imperium when, where, and how we want them to.

and wile that is happening we can engage our missions and plans without the imperium having the time or energy to stop us.
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>>4334720
>save humanity from the Imperium
>attacking the Imperium
>fuck over Govenor Bro
Choose one expert the last.
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>>4334732
govenor bro can get on the freedom train with everyone elc or he can die with the rest of the noble scum of the imperium.

the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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>>4334716

rouboute is not even close to reforming the imperium

the eclsiarchy still there

the mechanicus still without becoming more innovative (no,cawl doesnt count,you need at least several forge worlds to call it a reform)

>>4334713

the entire point of the imperium is to be a mismanaged hellhole wich survives through sheer numbers

lets take for example agriworlds

planets single dedicated to massive farming

inneficient and stupid,as it takes weeks to ship things from systems to systems

massive farming at planetary scale destroys de soil over time and turn it into an toxic dead world as the atmosphere is filled with fertilizer,pesticides and carbon from the plants

slowly turning the soil into lack of nutrients and the atmosphere unfeasible for growing new crops

where in real life we have food fabrics wich their only problem is energy intensity (wich lasgun energy packs can perfectly supplie)
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>>4334741
>carbon from the plants
Plants consume carbon and produce oxygen how the hell do you not know that?
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>>4334741
The Imperium is impossible to not “mismanage” without some immortal guiding it.
40k is best described like this.
>an insane world with insane problems requires an insane attitude and insane solutions
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>>4334744

anon......plants breathe

the oxigen production is where they take carbon from the enviroment and along the energy provided by sunlight,it uses it to synthetize glucose

then the plants ''breathe'' and use burn the stockpiled glucose to fuel their metabolic actions

a byproduct of breathing is the carbon oxide (i dont remember if it was dioxide or monoxide tho)


so yes,plants do breathe and release carbon,wich then they use to sinthetize glucose,rinse and repeat

a planet filled to the brim with plants like agriworlds would turn in a atmosphere highly rich on oxigen and carbon,wich is perfect for plant growth,but toxic for animal life

>>4334746

nah the imperium isnt ''trying it best''

the best the imperium could be is in places like ultramar

the mechanicus codexes mention repeateadly that the meachincus doesnt share tech out of political interest a lot of the time

and you have roubout guilliman giving a reprimend to dante and the blood angels for keeping baal as a hellhole for the sake of tradition where they had the means to improve things

a lot of the suffering of the imperium is self inflicted
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>>4334738
You are just the worst Coomer arent you, forsaking the Govenor after all the hospitality he's show us.

>>4334741
Like all good things it takes time to reform anything. Do it too fast and you'll have riots, anarchy, outcries of people calling people heretics.

>theoretical about agri worlds
I'm sure the centuries old adepts would know a lot more about managing empires than Jojo or either of us would know, unless Jojo becomes a Mary sue that suddenly also good with money. Yeah the way you described it makes the Admins seem stupid and incompetent, but that's only because you also chose to purposefully exclude the reasons why they do that. If it was so ineffencient and wasteful then it wouldn't be working.
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>>4334754

>I'm sure the centuries old adepts would know a lot more about managing empires than Jojo or either of us would know, unless Jojo becomes a Mary sue that suddenly also good with money. Yeah the way you described it makes the Admins seem stupid and incompetent, but that's only because you also chose to purposefully exclude the reasons why they do that. If it was so ineffencient and wasteful then it wouldn't be working.

circular reasoning ''if they do it it must be because is good because otherwise they wouldnt be doing it because they only do good things''

warhammer is grimdark space fantasy,many thing are done because religious dogma rather than interest on efficiency

''Soon after this process completes, every agri world looks exactly the same – a flat, wind-rummaged plain of high-yield crops swaying towards the empty horizon. A person could walk for days and never see a distinctive feature. Not that anyone sane would choose to walk in such places – the industrial fertiliser dumps are so powerful that they turn the air orange and make it impossible to breathe unfiltered. A single growing season exhausts the soil completely, requiring continual delivery of more sprays of nitrates and phosphates, all delivered from the grimy berths of hovering despatch flyers. The entire world is given over to a remorseless monoculture, with orthogonal drainage channels burning with chem-residue and topsoil continually degrading into flimsier and flimsier dust.

But that doesn’t matter. A planet can be driven like this for thousands of years before it eventually keels over and becomes a death world. The quality of the crops gets steadily worse, but the quantity can be sustained almost indefinitely, assuming that supply lines are maintained and imports remain consistent. At the end of every season, the great harvester leviathans are stoked up and dragged from their pens and let loose on the grey fields, smokestacks belching and tracked undercarriages sinking deep. These massive creatures of high-sided metal and intricate pipework, the smallest of which are a hundred metres long, crawl across the blasted prairies, sucking up every last speck of pallid grain and piping it directly to antiseptic internal hoppers. Feed-landers come down from high flight, dock with the still-trundling leviathans and extract the raw material, from where it is taken into the city-sized processor vats, blasted with antibiotics, smashed, burned, crushed, then stamped and packaged. Once ready for transport, containers are dragged up into orbit aboard swell-bellied landers, ready for transfer to the void-bound mass conveyers, which deliver the refined product to every starving hive world and forge world in their long circuits.''

extensive cultive is simply inneficient
mono cultives without major rotation or diversification kills the soil,and over time this make further crops yield less

agriworld are simply a bad idea for such a food intensive and fucked up logistics imperium
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>>4334751
I think its dioxide. Monoxide is the exhaust from cars?
Whatever your musing may find you, from calculating how far we can travel to taking about economics. Overhauling the entire Imperium is something I'd prefer we not attempt. If we're to change anything for the better than it would be best if we made attempts on frontier worlds. I agree on putting a factory in a ship as a future goal, but any consideration towards making major reforms is way to far and way too much social intrigue for me, and possibly for this quest.
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>>4334751
Bitch please. You have no understanding of the logistics or complexities behind running a galactic empire, on top of that you forget that altruism is unwise and tradition is necessary to avoid the worst of 40k “without the guidance of an immortal”.
Also never said they are doing their best but that they are doing things in the best way they can without that “guidance” I mentioned.
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>>4334759
This planet is an agri world. I don't know what Jojo would know fuck all about crops, but if you have any ideas on how to make their crops not shit.....
In not double spacings, I'm all ears.
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>>4334765
No no. I want to hear what he has to say on how to improve agriculture. Then I want the QM to either confirm that it's a very good idea, or confirm that it's a bad one. If he gets far enough to read our posts. The QM I mean.
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>>4334759

the only porpuse to keep agriworlds instead of creating food factories in hive cities

would be political control,by ensuring each planet is as hyper specialized as possible and uncapable of doing anything without the wider support of the imperium,you ensure they dont rebel and if they do,they are easily containable

>>4334765

GW sucks at numbers,they are fantasy writters
not hard sci fi,so most of imperium methods are actiively harmfull in every possible way

and i love it,but i dont think is because there is some sort of pragmatic motivation behind such seld destructive behavior

i rather preffer to assume the entire imperium is managed through the sunken cost aproach ''i been doing this for far too long,i have no option but doubling down on this method'' even if it sucks

>>4334768

probably food fabrics

https://youtu.be/z9jXW9r1xr8

basically you create specially designed shelves pots wich have soil or nutrient enriched water/water sprayers

along artificial ligth optimized to give the rigth light wave to the plant

all of this in a closed space with controlled ventilation

meaning that you have control over light,water,chemical balance on the soil/medium from wich the plant feed,as well allowing you to stack shelves over shelves of pots without reducing productivity

the major limitation is energy,but in 40k with laspacks wich can feed lasers after a few hours under the sun,is not a problem

so instead of agriworlds,i would build food fabrics in space stations and hive worlds
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>>4334776
I had my doubts about this line of conversation in this thread, but then I remembered I find farming to be pretty dang interesting at time. The method of agriculture shown is considered aeroculture isnt it? I thought it was pretty fucking neato. What about aquaculture? Aquaponics o think. I think there was another video where some farms used rocks and fish water to grow leafy vegetables.
https://youtu.be/-z1kozprw8Y

Between aeroponics and aquaponics, I'm not sure which is more water efficient. I think it was said somewhere that aquaponics saved roughly 90% more on water costs compared to typically agriculture farming.plus you get a source of protein in the form of fish.
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>>4334776
>so instead of agriworlds,i would build food fabrics in space stations and hive worlds
Oh shit that's right. I forgot that some Star Fortresses, Battle Cruisers, and space station are so large that they're like space faring cities. Aero and aquaponics facilities would be ideal on worlds with lots of Hive cities, because the world is too damn toxic to punch plants in the dirt to grow. Unless you have an alien kind of safe to consume that thrives on toxic environments (creepvine and broadleaf? Three Fold QM mentioned them but I dont know if those are WH40K canon foods.)

So if no safe to eat toxic thriving crops exist, then indoor agriculture facilities are the ways to go for Hive world planets, death worlds, and space habitats (the later only if you have enough space because space is very limiting). One additional thing I wonder about is how the lack of sunlight has affected hive world humans. Generally, unless humanity went through a minor mutation where you needs little to no sunlight so your body can make vitamin D, you're gonna be a very wick individual unless you can your your daily dose of the D. How in the hell hivers who sometimes go without their whole lives seeming the light of the sun doesn't die is a mystery.
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>>4334787
One thing to remember is that agriworlds vary vastly in what, how and how much they can do.
Some are only a few people driving vehicles and little else, others are massive grox ranches, others are mix and match, some are massive fishing and whaling fleets, and others are ludicrously fertile feudal worlds that have some extra special beasts or tech.
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>>4334793
Arboretum is a suplemental component in Rogue Trader, that doubles supply and increases population of a ship.
But it is something usually found on opulent luxurious ships, or such ships are considered luxurious, because comparatively few can voidmen boast to grow their own fresh food.
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>>4334741
I think he's got more pull than what you give him credit for, he did after all set up a bunch of rules he rammed down everyone's throats didn't he?
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>>4334794

agriworlds for animal production can make sense
an ecosystem is an endless animal farm,the only thing that can match is in vitro food production through vat growing,but

but for cultives it never does make sense

>>4334793

for space habitats you probably want a few food fabrics for vegies,cloning vat growing proteins/nutrient rations and sinthethic meats

and a chemistry lab for vitamins and different suplements/aids
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>>4334147
>>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?
We can just make another one, lol
>>4334157
>General Castellan! He put a good word in for you, so you’ll hit it up with him again. You also want to ask him some questions before the military briefings.
let's talk to our guy
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>>4334848
>>4334147
>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?
As for the next one, i am partial to either
>General Castellan! He put a good word in for you, so you’ll hit it up with him again. You also want to ask him some questions before the military briefings.
or
>A man in ceremonial jet black armor, with gilded gold on his open helmet. You think he’s the leader of the Royal Guard


At any rate the next slot has to be the dear friend Governor Lionus.

Considering the fact that electronics are hard to get, we got a licence now to build some, we could perhaps after talk with the castelan and a general strategic picture invest our cash into a electronics factory and produce microbeads (individual coms) and photo and preysense goggles (NVGs and Infrared)

Two things that will massively increase the capabilities of the PDF and any Guard regiment equipped by the planet.

With our fabrication capabilities we can build the tools that build the gear, so we would not even need to invest that much of our throne gelt in gear, just land, permission and a business partner that can manage it while we split the profits.

Lionus is obviously the bro to talk about such a move, as it gives him some potential exports, upgrades to the army, and since we wont be able to actually manage and oversee it, because, well Knight liking to fight and do manly things, he is the one who probably wants to recommend someone to work with him while they just send our share to our accounts.

Gas masks or re-breathers would then be the only thing that is missing to have the troops be capable in almost any environment, but not something that is going to help a lot against the orks, as much as better coms and mass night operation capabilities.
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>>4334751
Plants breathing is still a net carbon sink, they absorb more carbon then they produce, An Argiworld would only be rich in oxygen since any carbon would be gobbled up by the plants.
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>>4334856
now that i think on it, targeters and vox systems might be better to start with. Vox(radio) is the backpack version but can be easily used for civilian purposes and targeters will help better guide in artillery barrages.

At any rate we want to buy examples and ask mechbro some general guidlines in how we should go about it so that it is relatively in compliance with the omnisiah, and of course to get some advice on what is generally required to produce them compared to how we would go about it and what imperial designs would be best to focus on as they need to be relatively interoperable and our stuff unless adapted.
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Why not make a computer specialized for engineering? You know one that can make simulations of the devices you want to make.
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>>4334872
Ehhh.... I mean we could go for a small virtual labas a offer to the mechbro if he will be our technical advisor r something then ask him what he wants and then keep coming with suggestions of what about this or that and see what he shoots down and what not so that it is not heretical.

But we could do it, since if he wants to study might as well get him some extra help and in the prices get to know him better and perhaps rpe him into also being a technical advisor to our endeavours.

Cuz fuck if we are not stranded and adrift and fuck off money is such a nice security blanket.

Not quite rogue trader money but decent mercantile/noble money endeavours should allow us to not depend on ur merc contract effectively and get us some more freedom.

Presumably last surviving knight of a non imperial knight world on his own and just the mech is not the worst to be, but we need more security by also being well liked by a decent rising world as not minor hero and businessman, that could be what we need to perhaps marry into one of the major *Imperial* Knight houses.
I am eyeing Hawkshroud and Griffith, both imperial houses, both very much into honour and battle prowes. Terryn sadly is way to stuffy and proper to accept us.

Hell Hawkshroud needs someone to help its Lord, because most knights are so honour bound they are almost all on campaign that the lord fears if the planet gets attacked there might be no knights on it to defend it.


At any rate, any knightly house we join, if we can get an *Archmagos* to more or oless vouch for most of our tech, will get a considerable boost to production and knights down the line.
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>>4334879
>>4334872
Thing is we don't want to blow our signup bonus on anything that won't produce even more csh down the line. Getting a factory set up that we get say 50 or even 30% of the profits would be great to ensure we have a nice safety blanky. Then a few more such schemes and we can then blow money on other stuff.

At any rate I expect both the magos and our AI can do that as is and don't need it unless we are talking serious specialized and powerful equipment.
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>>4334879
>>4334883
I’m heavily against joining a Knightly house since it would heavily hinder any venture we pursue.
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>>4334890
Griffith determines House Hierarchy through jousting.
Also Knighlty houses have Wars of Honour when they want to settle disputes, and, well while the Imperium does not like it, they get politely told in the kindest possible manner to fuck off or join.

Outside being a Rogue traders or Inquisitors retinue, or an Astartes Chapter senior officer, being part of a knight house as one of the big shots is the most independent one can get in the Imperium.

So, yeah, joining a Knighty house would be imho a great improvement especialy if we can easily climb to the rank of Baron and get a place in the ruling council of the king- Griffith being the easiest one for that, as they are a bunch of hardcore mother fuckers that keep tourney jousting tradition alive because when their ancestors landed they could not yet produce Knights to fight of native Dragons so they went a bit old school with hightech materials and made Adamantium Plating, barding and Lances and held off and hunted knight level monsters as mounted knights of old until they could get the knight production up and eradicate the fuckers.
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>>4334890
>>4334896
you will note that I specifically want an Imperial house not a Mechanicus house...
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>>4334896
>>4334897
And? Joining ANY house is going to hinder us in the long run.
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>>4334898
if we join a Imperial house, with sanction to do tech stuff as we want we have the possibility to take over the sacristan order, especially if we can rope an Archmagos to be our Sacristian.
This means that that we can cover our ass on the tech side and throug the house export a lot of our cool tech that we have, while also getting a stable supply of knight spare parts we can figgure out how to integrate into our titan and how to hybridize the two- the last one as well as our enhancements and doctrines being something that if a knight house as a whole adopts could also be exported to all other knight houses.

what exactly does this hinder?
the way i see it is that it covers almost all of our vulnerabilities and still allows us to do a fuckton of what we would want to do.
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>>4334905
We’ll be under more scrutiny, which hinders everything we would want to do. Not to mention it doesn’t actually protect us from shit.
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>>4334913
Without a serious support structure we will be fucked one way or another.

And there is no other support structure that would give fewer fucks about things than imperial knightly houses, except of course rogue traders and inquisitors, but those come with their own problems i would prefer not to touch and are even more heavily invested in politics that could have us as collateral, or are out exploring and getting eaten by space monsters occasionally.

a Knighly house has a lot of political and military weight behind it and like all organisations does not like the idea of others meddling in their internal affairs as a rule, thus unless it is something that comes from the High Lords or the Senatorum Imperialis, something that even Lord Inquisitors have to obey or be declared traitors, then they will most likely do their very best to politely tell them to fuck off and attempt to deal with it internally, something that in a martial house like say Griffith, or a honor bound one like Hawkshroud we could swing it somehow.

that is the way i see it, but that is of course far off into the future anyway.

What is your alternative idea then?
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>>4334157
>Ceremonial jet black armour
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>>4334920
Rogue Trader and Inquisitor stuff grants a lot of leeway. Rogue Traders can own multiple planet easily.
>but those come with their own problems i would prefer not to touch and are even more heavily invested in politics that could have us as collateral, or are out exploring and getting eaten by space monsters occasionally.
They are also a lot more fun than a Knight house and we have the tech to deal with most threats that aren’t one of the major factions in the Imperium.
> a Knighly house has a lot of political and military weight behind it and like all organisations does not like the idea of others meddling in their internal affairs as a rule
So? You could say that about a lot of organizations in 40k. Only Rogue Traders, Inquisitors, and AdMech have the ability to effectively say “fuck off”.
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>>4334794
>Some are only a few people driving vehicles and little else
When you say some, do you mean the population is in the three digits, or just a million people responsible for caring for all the crops?

>>4334797
I've never played rogue trader. Sounds like a pretty interesting concept. Considering how insanely bug imperial ships are, at least an acre or a fraction of modularity grown crops can be accounted for. Aquaponics probably wouldnt work well so aeroponics would be the way to go for space crops.

>>4334800
Vitro food sounds like something that would had been lost in the dark age of technology, or what the mechanicus uses but doesnt share.
Although, yeah I think cloning still exists in the Imperium, because you need cloning tech to make gellar batteries (psyker clones used to power void shields during warp travel at least I think that was a thing.)

>>4334856
Still not sure how the fabricator works. We'll probably need to make an assembly line if that's at all possible, and might need to stick to one kind of item? Something dumb enough for the Imperium to swallow that doesnt scream AI or something.

>>4334866
Yep. Learn all the litanies for machines spirits, a surplus of oils, and rainbow assortment of purity seals. That aught to do the trick for disguising out place of operations. A chance to get elbow deep in Imperium tech would be a good chance to understand how all this works and what they consider to be a machine spirit.

>>4334879
>yo bro so like it's not heretical or anything if I want to make a virtual reality is it? Theoretically?
Like that? I dont think the fabricator came with a template for that, so we'd have to actually invent it if that's at all possible. Theres all the issue of feeding him too much and not getting something of equal value from him.

>Marry into
>joining a knightly household
>not making our own household
And become a slave to the machinations and political intrigue that comes with the nobility? No thank you sir.

>>4334883
>only 30%
Considering the fact that the theoretical factory that we make would be producing the actual products I'd say a fair 50/50 would be more optimal. Of course I'm not sure if that's asking too much or being too generous.

>>4334896
>>4334897
>>4334905
>>4334920
Still a no bud on joining a knightly household.
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What would we call our household?
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Okay, vote is called.
>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?
We have a tie!
>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!
=1
>Ceremonial jet black armour
=2
Expect an update in ~2.5 hours, gonna lift some weights brehs.
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>>4335125
>A man in ceremonial jet black armor, with gilded gold on his open helmet. You think he’s the leader of the Royal Guard.
Did I vote yet?
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>>4335131
pretty sure we can still talk with them later. the party's still young.
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>>4335132
I'd much prefer we talk to someone else.
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>>4335135
Why?
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>>4335132
we only have three slots.
>>4335125
>>4334856
ah, so this is not a vote then..
I thought it was quite clear that i prefer the martial option. smokebreaks are not the best to start mass writing it seems.

>>4334987
>>4334951
Fine. No Knightly marriage.
Griffith would have bean relatively easy however. Just joust our way to the top.
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>>4335146
>>4334987
>>4334951
But i want an ample supply of Armiger Knight parts to upgrade our own....
for a start.
maybe later down the line frankenstein our titan into a questoris or dominus.
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>>4335146
>ah, so this is not a vote then..
it was a vote
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>>4335153
Why not just make multiple Titans then?
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>>4335143
Because talking to the head guard about the ork threat would be more important, and potentially selling lasguns at a cheaper price.
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>>4335153
Why Armiger Knight parts? Just upgrade AT with pre-existing Militia tech.
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>>4335172
Does ceremonial armour not get the votes then. Haven't counted all of the votes but it seems to have Bergen the skirt and the large tracts of shapely formed land...
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>>4335165
because titans need an AI.
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>>4335178
And?
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>>4335177
What do you mean?

>>4335178
This too
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>>4335165
That is fine to. I am very interested in how we can improve knights by integrating some hybridized parts of our own for the larger platforms, or hell a hybrid armiger/titan, warglove and halverin
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>>4335181
Do you understand the implications of having someone who isn't us interact with an AI in the 40k universe?
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>>4335182

>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!
A skirt with two late tracks of land. Tits man tits.
>Ceremonial jet black armour
Martial dude
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>>4335186
Why would we allow it?
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>>4335195
why do you want extra titans then?
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>>4335202
FOR SCIENCE! and as back ups because 40k.
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>>4335210
Sounds more expensive that just upgrading AT and having a couple of space batteries to save her from doomed states. That'd mean we'd have to settle for unmodded base AT's if we can to not invest in her main body.
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>>4335222
Spare batteries can’t fix Chaos corruption.
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regarding melee weaponry

no chainswords,they are cool looking but retarded from logistics

mobile pieces need a shiton of maintainance and are prone to jamming or breaking

i rather have a power sword
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I'm really interested if our AT's AI can be corrupted by chaos
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>>4334157

>General Castellan! He put a good word in for you, so you’ll hit it up with him again. You also want to ask him some questions before the military briefings.
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>>4335244
Is AT gets corrupted then we're already fucked, because more likely than not we'd be inside of her. I think her AI is also synced to the personal AI core thing that we carry, so if we have to make an AI it would be from scratch. Which means we would have to invest even more money and time to bring the newish titan back out to our own standards.

Slap some purity seals and holy oils and call it a day. We dont know about chaos yet so we shouldnt have to worry about it. Let's focus on the Titan that we can use, because we'll get lots of questions if we try utilizing multiple titans at once.

Not that we would do that, but it would seem like a waste to just build a spare so soon.
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>>4335252
>cool looking but retarded
yeah, you just described 40k
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>>4335254
The extra voter for the Royal Guard leader came after the vote was called.
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>>4335252
Yeah. Chainswords are cool in theory, but in irl it's not idea. A power sword however would be more ideal. Maybe we can get a giant power bayonet mount for AT's Predator Cannon.

>>4335253
It's been proven that some Men of Iron can be corrupted by chaos, while some cant be or haven't yet. I'd rather not test that theory and lost our best (robot) friend in this grim dark future.
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>>4335252
i could only understand
>Yes chainsword
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>>4335255
We're gonna style on this Grim Dark future with function over form.

>>4335258
How disappointing.
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>>4335260
Arent power weapons generally better than chain weapons?

>>4335258
When's the next thread? We just hit +500 posts a while ago, not that this thread is under threat of falling off the board. That's in about a few more days, give or take 10?
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>>4335265
You are 1/5 of those replies, and have more posts than OP.
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>>4334147
>Noooo, I’m too attached to this…

We can get a better deal, he only gave us permission for a year to tinker with tech.
Also we don't know how long a Glorian year is, could be a few months or less.
We can always come back and accept his offer, but common 1 year for areoteck? That's a rip, if we sell for cheap, then he'll think he can probably the rest of our stuff for even less.

Dudes practically drooling oil looking at us.
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>>4335273
LOL.
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>>4335273
Holy fucking thrones on a thrones emperor. How did this happen. Fuck me do I post too much?

>>4335276
I think Techbro meant he wanted to keep it for a year's worth of study, not give us only a years worth of tinkering. At least that's what I hope he meant.
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>>4335254
>because we'll get lots of questions if we try utilizing multiple titans at once.
Or just use one at a time.
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>>4335282
We'll have him write out a deal on paper with us about it then. With a neutral party such as library bro or the governor to see it signed.
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>>4335282
>>4335276
and that's why we're asking him if the deal is perpetual. otherwise we might rent him the jet for like a month or so.
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>>4335284
I gave it some thought. You know what maybe making a back up titan wouldnt be such a bad idea after all. My main gripe with the idea was the draw on resources on having to build a secondary titan and then having to build it back up to spec with all previous modifications, but then I realized that hey- maybe we could just collect all the broken bits of the old titan and referphish it, but if its corrupted we're nuking it with fire.

At most, I think just 1 spare titan would be a good enough cushion. Give or take a year from now if we have the money. Maybe after all we kill enough orks, we can swing the idea to the Treasurer and Govenor about purchasing the mining equipment, or baring that we could make an attempt to make mass mining equipment for them, so we'll have a greater abundance of locally acquirable materials.
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>>4335282
>>4335289
Okay we get clarification on that, and check out how long a year is on this planet.
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>>4335291
https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Replicae
https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Hypnomat
Maybe we could create some pilots.
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>>4335294
>and check out how long a year is on this planet.
Why? its not like the idea of a year is cumbersome to us -we can make another jet pack either way-.
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>>4335297
The concept is cool, but put into practice sounds baaaad.

>>4335301
I thought the issue was determining if the magos needed to study for 1 year, or if we get a permit that lasts 1 year.
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>>4335301
Because we don't want to lose our value, the more stuff and tech we let this guy mess around with, the less power and value we have, weakening our future bargaining leverage over him.

Point is, we can get more out of the deal than hes offering, and we should. Wouldn't want to trade something like a reactor in our titan for a leman russ, when we can probably get a small ship for it at least, if both sides understand its value well enough. Would still be dangerous to let that tech out lose in the world, and make some power factions very interesting in taking us and our tech apart by force.....
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>>4335303
Cloning was DOAT tech so we might have some leads. Not to mention some of the tech involved in cloning could also be a part of Regeneration.
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Okay, writing up the next segment, should be up soon.

Also, yes the deal is 'for life'. It isn't that big of a deal to the Admech since they expect you to die within the next hundred years, earlier if you die in battle. It's like receiving 'potentially archaeotech' in exchange for a Knight, who already kinda has implied rights to maintain his machine, more autonomy in managing it, along with making other goodies.

Well, at least that's the Arch-magos's rationalization.

Also, on the topic of the Agriworlds that are farmed into deathworlds over thousands of years, that's just a result of business-sense and time-sense. Even the most elite can live 1000 years tops, and that's very rare. So to them, buying an agriworld, raping to to death for high profits, and securing your dynasty's wealth for at least a few thousand years sounds pretty good, even if it is bad long-term for the Imperium. And even then, it might be better since it provides many worlds food for their own development.

Not everything is 'dumb', there are reasons why giving what amounts to the private sector the ability to manage worlds can be a bad thing.
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>>4335310
Regeneration is is less cloning and more 'we're putting your mind into a computer, finding a new body, and uploading you into that body. Or we might just freshen up your old body before putting you back into it.'

Also, I think cloning might be ultra-heretical and might lead to split souls, at least if my memory serves me right.
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>>4335306
>Because we don't want to lose our value, the more stuff and tech we let this guy mess around with, the less power and value we have, weakening our future bargaining leverage over him.
of course, i understand that, and either way, the value of him knowing that our stuff can be replicated only grows more because he can experiment more with our stuff and therefore we can make better deals with him
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>>4335313
> Or we might just freshen up your old body before putting you back into it
This definitely involves cloning tech though.
>Also, I think cloning might be ultra-heretical and might lead to split souls, at least if my memory serves me right.
It’s heretical because they’re bad at it.
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>>4335315
He doesn't need to know that, he only needs to know that in order to get access to our goodies, hes gonna have to up his offer and throw in some scrap or other goodies that would be redundant and common place for him, but new and unusual for us, say a plasma gun, or vokrite weapons.
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>>4335345
The contract (if permanent) is already disgustingly good for us as it is. I agree that he doesn't need to know that we can replicate the jet pack, but i'd rather keep this initial trade like this and let him think that he got the deal of his life. that will definitely help us in further negotiations with him.
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[1/2]
>Yeah, you can have it mech-bro. So, I get this permit for life, yeah?
We have a tie!
>A lady in a beautiful white dress. Her face is also like porcelain. Also, she’s pretty hot, with significant assets… Hey! You’ve been in warzones for years, all you got there were the overmasculine girl soldiers!

“Oh, also about that Jump-Kit offer, it sounds good. I can hand it over right now if you would like? Also, how does that pass look like?”

“That is acceptable Sir Jorgenson. The permit will be created later, and updated to the noospheres of nearby Adeptus Mechanicus Forge-Worlds. In a few years, it should be disseminated throughout all major noospheres. A physical copy will be given to you after the upload. Depending on warp-conditions, confirmation should take a few days.”

“Sweet my man- I mean my Mech-man.”

With that, you unclip, unfasten, and undo the five-point harness of the Jump-kit. It feels a bit strange not having a double jump nor boost ready. You feel like a bird that’s had its wings clipped… well, AT can just spend an hour making one. She should have enough auxiliary power for it…

“My thanks Sir Jorgenson, I believe your people may have used technology lost to the Imperium. I will study this in earnest, thank you for this opportunity for research, in honor of the Omnissiah.”

“Y-yeah, don’t sweat it! I also know some theory around its construction… if you have any questions that is!”

“... I may take you up on that offer later. I am satisfied with this deal. Thank you.”

“See ya Mech-bro.”

“Yes.”

With that, you make your way to your new quarry. A goddess in a fancy dress, definitely a noble of some sorts.
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[2/2]
I could not find a good pic of a noble in a white dress, so I went for black instead. This is still the ‘modest’ one.

As your cross through the sea of nobles, courtiers, and servants, you make your way over to her. Your eyes lock for a moment, she has hazel eyes with stunning white hair. Her look is inviting, she wants to chat. Well, with interest and invitation, you make the final stretch to her, but not before grabbing a steaming bun and eating it on the go, not a crumb falling out of your mouth. You’re hungry, but not ‘low class’, or whatever that means around here. A final bite marks the end of the bun.

A quick moment, and you’re in front of her.

“Ah, greetings Sir Jorgenson. I appear to have caught your eye?”

Well, of course she’s caught your eye, you’re a man after all.

“N-no-I mean yes.”

She’s smirking, nearly giggling if her hand covering her mouth is any indication. Quick! Save this!

“U-uh, I think you’re… pretty! Your dress is cool!”

At this, the dam holding back her laughter breaks. Her face rumbles, before erupting in many high pitched giggles.

Is it just you, or is the air getting pretty hot out here? Your armor should handle temperature regulation, yet your face feels like it's on fire… What’s so funny…

Looking upon your confused face, her laughter gains volume… You need to stop this…

“H-hey! So my name’s John Jorgenson, but my friends call me Jojo. What’s your name? Also, your hair is… ummm… cute.”

She nearly bursts into laughter again, before calming herself.

“Ah, where are my manners Sir ‘Jojo’...” She stresses your nickname in a teasing manner.

“My name is Ariana, of House Desilvo. Thank you for your compliments, yet this is the strangest manner I have been courted in yet. You face looks one part handsome, yet one part warrior...”

Again, your face blossoms red. You weren’t taught how to speak with noble women!

“Y-yeah, thanks… Ariana.”

She smiles, maybe the good old ‘Jojo Charm’ works on women too…

“Well, you have my attention, Sir ‘Knight’, please ask away any topic that interests you…”

[Choose 2]

>”What lands do your family oversee?”

>”How old are you? I’m 21.”

>”What is your relation to Governor Lionus?”

>”Why did you come to the Royal Brunch?”

>”Are you married yet?”

>”What is your opinion on my hiring?”

>WriteIn
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>>4335367
>”What lands do your family oversee?”
>write in
What's it like being a noble of New Gloria, or an agricultural world?
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>>4335367
Welp, we really should have hung onto that jump pack because we need an OUT of this situation.

>What lands do you oversee?
and
>Whats it like being a noble here.

Maybe some hamfisted attempts to comment on the food in an effort to save ourselves some grace.
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>>4335367
LET'S CUT STRAIGHT TO THE CHASE. CHADS OF THE FUTURE DON'T RIDE AWAY WITH GIRLS ON MOTORCYCLES! THEY WALK AWAY ON TITANS!!

>WriteIn
"Want a ride in my Knight? You get the 'most beautiful maiden in the sector privilieges'"
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>>4335367
Ah yes, stumbling into success. Excellent.
Is it me or does anyone else get the feels that she might be a sister of battle in disguise?
>”What lands do your family oversee?”
>write in
What's it like being a noble of New Gloria, or an agricultural world?
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>>4335375
>>4335377
>>4335381
>>4335393
DUMB PEASANT MINDSET. BLAH BLAH TALK ABOUT FARMS AND SHIT. SHOW HER OUR SPANKING RIDE
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>>4335367
>”What lands do your family oversee?”

>”What is your relation to Governor Lionus?”

>>4335377
>>4335388
>>4335393
Clearly we need to learn some etiquette.
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>>4335311

>And even then, it might be better since it provides many worlds food for their own development.

not really

imperial ships have 22 percent chance of getting lose in warp travel

the cost on fuel and shiping alone would be exorbitant

is cheaper at long term to simply build food fabrics inside your planet,the savings on shiping costs (as you produce inside system and therefore dont have to rent and pay for staship fuel) will make up for the initial extra investment

i think the real usefulness of agri worlds is more political than productive

>food sovereignity

you control an state by controlling its resources and industry

agri worlds are not efficient for food production,but they are efficient for political control

is a damocles sword haging over any uppity world telling them ''if you dont obey,the food ships will not arrive''

wich makes for an excelent way of control,but at the cost of life quality as planets undergoe famines in regular basis as shipments arrive late,or get lost
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>>4335395
shut up coomer. sex comes after we finish wooing her and we have a nice chat with her.
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>>4335393
Sister of battle, no.
Thenone it could be is a ordo Famulous. Those are the ones who are basically nanny, diplomatic and political advisor and teacher to noble kids as well as eugenicists preventing inbreeding and facilitating alliances...
But that is unlikely. It could however be that she was raised by one...
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>>4335393
I don't think she is a sister of battle. She may be a sister of the soritas, their political division which I forget the name of, though she claims to have been courted before so it's probably more likely that she is genuinely a noble.

>>4335395
Eh, I do want something useful out of this interaction.
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>>4335398
>>4335402
NO YOU DUMBASSES. SHOW HER OUR BADASS TITAN. Have her ride in it! What girl in 40k can resist a ride in that from a handsome Knight?
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>>4335401
Most forgeworlds import almost all raw material. It is why most knight worlds, especially mechanicus ones end up also becoming agri and mining worlds, but I suspect they are a bit more circumspect regarding longterm development and consequences.
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Imagine you're a noblewoman who all of the sudden out of the blue gets an offer from a charming knight to ride on his massive warmachine steed. Would you turn it down? WOULD YOU NOT BE IMPRESSED.
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Gonna call the vote in an hour. Some real autism in this thread today lol.

Gotta walk my dog.
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>>4335417
Kinda depends and of depends if they do chaperones or not.
So even if it was not a coomr motivation I would want more info before making such a move.
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>>4335417
Given that there is only room for a single person in a titan, and that means that you would also be in there with the pilot, I'm gonna say "No, not happening, scandal in the making" on the nobles part.
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>>4335417
by default they are going to say no because it might as well be a kidnapping/murder attempt. Also, these nobles are from the future. they aren't really impressed by stuff like riding a knight.
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>>4335388
Might not. Today at least. A titanic's cockpit is just for one.

>>4335395
Control your thirst anon.

>>4335408
Holy fuck chill the fuck out coomer.

>>4335410
Do you think building our own Inperium brand knight class titan is viable, now that we got a permit?

>>4335419
I demand dog pictures
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>>4335427
If you mean modifying our titan, then yeah it's viable. If you mean making more titans, no.

Tinkers permit doesn't allow us to make more robotic data Satans.
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>>4335433
If only we could create AI machine spirits.
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>>4335367
>What lands do you oversee?
>What's it like being a noble of New Gloria, or an agricultural world?
I vote against offering her a ride.
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>>4335426
>coomer
>coomer
>coomer
It's called role playing as a swashbuckling big dick energy ace pilot. Who also may I add is already spilling his spaghetti over this lady so it's totally in character to try and impress her.

It's super lame that everybody is limiting the potential is roleplaying to just lamely talk abou agriculture instead of taking the reigns here. If y'all are writing dissertations on physics in the thread, then I don't want to hear anything about my autism trying to have fun and get some funny writefaggotry sweeping this lady off her feet and shaking up court life on this planet.
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