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When the Primarchs were distributed across the Galaxy, their fates were both known and unknown. However the fickleness of the warp shows us that there are other times and realities where this is different. A time where all brothers were known to one another, and where one of the brothers landed in one of the myriad colonies of the Mechanicus.

++The Rules++
>Vote with Greentext
>Write-ins can be accepted, and might even be used in the final without majority rule.
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The first thing he remembered was a series of scratches and clawings. He could see them working at his capsule with a monsterous screeching that would never be forgotten. Even as a baby he never would, but that is because his mind told him so much more than what he should have known.

These creatures were Daemons, each belonging to the various Gods. As he tried to understand further and more, but he felt his small head begin to ache under the sheer weight of knowledge placed upon it.

He realized this place, this land of emotion that he was traveling through was far too much for his premature brain to handle and placed pressure upon him. He wanted to know but he was kept out by the sheer size and scope that these simple monsters represented.

It was then his world shook, what the baby within realized was a capsule created by his Father. But… What was a Father? What was this being who tried his best to keep the baby safe?

He simply knew, he knew that the man created this capsule to keep him safe from these very terrors that were trying to murder him.

Murder and death! These things were by far the most terrifying that the child could experience! He knew that this capsule would hold but he could not help but feel fear that the many faults within its design would shake and snap.

If that were to happen then these monsters on the outside would come in and eat him!

Terror, that is what he understood now. Terror in how weak he was at this very moment. Prey for the Daemons of Gods that he could only catch the glimpses of!

When a child is terrified, of course, they begin to cry.

What should have been a simple cry of a baby about to be eaten was heard across the empyrion and through the various constructs nearby within realspace. Maybe it was the right place at the right time, but the warp was soon torn into through the volition of things that were not mortal at all.

The Daemons tried to latch on and follow the child into the growing rift between dimensions, but they were not able to follow as he fell into the rift.
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The first thing the Tech Priests noticed was screaming that filled their mechanical ears. It was a loud scream that seemed to resonate with their mechanical hides and synchronize with the very Machine Spirits that possessed them.

It was moments after the screaming began that they received the directive, not from the Arch Magos within the Noosphere but from the Machine Spirits themselves.

Administrative User Detected, Directive #)8)& in effect.

Activate Teleportation Array, retrieve Administrative User.

Priority: Absolute


Knowing that the Machine Spirits could not lie to them the Priest began their work, not even bothering to talk to one another. The directive had come in, and the instructions on what they should do were already laid out before them.

One of the Priests, Magos E11IE, quickly worked their way towards the power station of the nearest teleportation array. There was not even a moment to think but instead act, /By the will of the Machine God, redirecting all power to array 5A/

With that declaration the Tech Priest removed centuries of wax seals and removed plugs that had not been moved in a Millennium. Such actions would have gotten her killed through the pressure of the Noosphere alone but machines all aligned themselves to support her in her task.

+Redirecting system config.+ Announced Magos C4R as he started pressing a series of buttons upon the nearby control cogitator, +Activating. All Praise the Machine God!+

To those words the teleporter came to life and began to shake violently within their presence. However the Machine Spirits through near divine effort were able to maintain and prevent the imminent failure this entire event should have caused.

Both of the Priests instinctually looked away, full well knowing that they could not look directly into the rift that was opening. To do so was to invite the corruption and death that the other realm presented to them.

Within only a few more moments the machine gave a small chime, just like one would expect from a microwave. The shaking of machines had stopped as the Priests turned around to see a massive capsule sitting upon their teleporter pad.
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It was an exquisite piece of engineering, that was the first thing the two of them noted as they slowly made their way towards it. It was so grand that they felt their very beings shutter and taper as they looked over it. One of them could not help but bow at such a feat of engineering that could only have come from the Machine God itself. The other looked onwards in wonder, but did not move to worship the item that had just come from a hated place.

It was then that the capsule, so elegant in its design, opened up.

/By the Machine God, are the spirits presenting themselves to us?/ Asked one of the Priest as she slowly rose from her bow.

+Do you dare move yourself, E11IE! This Machine must be sanctified before we can even approach. It came from the Immaterium!+

/Do you doubt the Spirits or the Machine God?/

+I do not. Reason Matrix dictates: If gift from Machine God does not equal reason to break from Ritual.+

It was then that they both could hear crying coming from the capsule, the same crying that they both heard when the machine started to act up. It was tempting the female Priest but, /Very well. We shall commit to the Ritual of Cleansing to welcome our gift./

Thus the first thing the child heard was the chanting of mechanical voices, both of them growing louder. The baby soon saw two mechanica beings walking around his capsule. One bore a canister that slowly allowed incense to leak out into the air, while the other held a small bowl of what he realized was a carbon based liquid.

The one carrying the burner circled around him as the one possessing carbon poured it across the Capsule that carried the child here. He watched in amazement as the oil seemed to relax the metal and repair it from the tortures that the Daemons put it through. The small lashes of Chaotic energy that the child could not comprehend before were melted away as they finished the ritual.

As the corruption was away, the boy noticed the two beings looking down at him. They were machines, with numerous mechanical parts within their bodies, but he also understood that they were human.

He had met his own people, so far divorce from the monsters that had attacked him that he could not understand how.

It was then that the two, a man and a woman, said something to one another before the female reached down and lifted his child's body. They were cold hands, rubbing against his flesh that made the child want to scream in terror.

But then he heard a hum, a soft hum of electricity coursing through her veins and wires. For some reason the child felt at home with just that and was lulled into a sense of security.

The two said something in a language he did not understand, then pouring the carbon upon his newborn head.

Thus the 2nd Primarch was Baptized in the Holy Oils of the Mechanicus.
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>Forge World Metallica; The most divorce of all the Forge World, it stands in the way of invading Orks and other Belligerent species. However it possesses not only a Loyal Contingent of Knights, but an entire Titan Legion known as the Legio Metallica. Nothing shall slow their advance, let it be worrying that their weapons are too heavy or that their legions Skitarri cannot keep up with their Knights and Titans.

>Forge World Ryza: Forever Ryza is at war with the Orks, but neither side seems to have been worn much because of it. For the Orks they get to fight humies that punch far greater than anything others can achieve, while the Tech Priests of Ryza gets to release their latest dooms-day weapons upon the gleeful Greenskins. Forever at war, these two forces see no reason to end the conflict.

>Forge World Stygies VIII: If this world was known more to the other Forge World, it would have been the first Civil War to have occurred at an immense scale for millennia. A Priest Hood of vileness known as the Xenarites exist, a group who has no qualms about researching the Xeno for they forgot the First Warning of the Mechanicus.

>Forge World Lucius: What can closely be described as the closest thing to Mars but is not Mars, Lucius prides itself in the creation of artisan weapons with its star forge. It holds what might be the greatest feat of techno-sorcery in its Legio Astorum; the ability to teleport entire Titans. Less is said in that this technology has been applied to all sorts of technology and their soldiers.
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>>5031035

>Forge World Metallica
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>>5031035
>Forge World Lucius

>teleports behind you
Nothing personal xenos
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>>5031035
>>Forge World Lucius: What can closely be described as the closest thing to Mars but is not Mars, Lucius prides itself in the creation of artisan weapons with its star forge. It holds what might be the greatest feat of techno-sorcery in its Legio Astorum; the ability to teleport entire Titans. Less is said in that this technology has been applied to all sorts of technology and their soldiers.
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>>5031035
>Forge World Lucius: What can closely be described as the closest thing to Mars but is not Mars, Lucius prides itself in the creation of artisan weapons with its star forge. It holds what might be the greatest feat of techno-sorcery in its Legio Astorum; the ability to teleport entire Titans. Less is said in that this technology has been applied to all sorts of technology and their soldiers.
WE CAN TELEPORT BREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!
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Forge World Lucius
>>5031045
>>5031052
>>5031060

Metallica
>>5031042

Today I might do two posts, but from here onwards it will probably be once a day updates. I simply need to spike interest and get more people here today. Also, the wiki is not helpful so most of these Tech Priests from now till the arrival with the Emperor will be OCs, unless you can give me names.
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The first thing the child was awoken to was the sounds of numerous machines being activated at once. The pistons all worked overtime in order to move the belt that he was currently sitting upon. There he saw another human, once again wreathed in metal that was so different from his own but still a man, pressing a few buttons upon his nearest cogitator.

A small beam of red light flashed in front of the child. He would have been scared, terrified even, but the moment he got a real good look at the device he knew what it was for.

It was an Omnispex Scanner, a device created to help its master understand the body that was presented to it. A nice thing about the device was that the longer it got a look at the child, the more it understood what his makeup was.

Those red eyes of the man looking over him seemed to hum with a sense of curiosity. He reached down and removed the Omnispex from its holder, focusing the beam upon the child’s chest. The next moment the man let out a burst of speech, though what it meant was completely lost upon the child.

As the child was put down the man started talking in long lines of his forign language, the words much longer than the spurts the man had made. As he talked like this, the child was starting to understand how he was speaking in such a manner.

A small box was located in the neck region of his person. Here a series of wires led to a box that was locked in the chest of his examiner. This was where the brain was located. A thing that the child noted was located in the top of his own head, which was rather weird comparing the two.

Is he so different to have his brain in a skull and not in a metal cage? The more the Child came to understand his own body, the more he realised how different the two of them were from one another. Where the man had a speaker, he had a voice box that created sounds through breathing air.

So odd…

As the child pondered, a series of other men and woman all came into his room and the volume of chatter quickly grew. His original examiner would point to the picture on a nearby screen before jestering to the baby. This caused his crowd to start channeling their own responses with one even coming up and scanning the child’s chest again.

To say that that one caused a ruckus was an understatement. Within moments the people present got out a series of measuring tools and began checking each and every ligament that he had. Then they checked it again with another burst of following which caused the child some confusion.

Why were they confused?
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The sheer amount of chatter in the room was a lot for C4R, the Magos looking at his fellow companions with a hint of reluctance. The child he and E11IE had been gifted within only a few hours had caused quite the russell among their peoples.

It had caused such a large commotion among the Generators assigned to the child’s inspection that a hearing was called. The numerous Priests from all sectors of Forge World Lucius were present, none even daring to deny the call to court because of who called it. Whose entrance caused all Tech Priest’s in the room to bow their heads in reverence without even a second thought.

The Fabricator General.

[Protocol 11544; you are all permitted to raise your heads in my presence.]

The room did so, looking up to see their highest ranking and oldest Tech Priest looking down upon them. It was then that an order was shot through the Noosphere, one naturally encrypted thanks to the protocols placed millenia before they even arrived upon this planet.

C4R watched as a series of Generators, those he had given the child onto for examination, came out and placed at the center of the room the child he had been given.

It was then that the Fabricator General spoke, [At 01:04:43 this morning our World experienced a planet wide directive issued by the Machine Spirits themselves. At 01:04:50 this child was retrieved by Magos C4R and Magos E11IE through the nearest teleportation array. While circumstantial, there is a 96% chance with an Alpha of .05 that this child is related to the cause. C4R and E11IE, I call you to the floor.]

While there was no chatter in the room, the Tech Priests have taken it upon themselves to open a Noosphere broadcast for those who either could not arrive or wish to speak without interrupting the Fabricator General. C4R of course had connection to this as well, reading the series of messages and text that all, both Arch and standard Magos, thought of the situation.

They were intrigued…

The two of them arrived upon the floor, the Fabricator General looking down upon them from a standard Tech Priest body, [Magos E11IE, records given dictate that this child originated from the Empyrion. Provide evidence that this is the case.]

His companion nodded her head with a subtle nod, soon broadcasting the entire event for the room to see on the local Noosphere. It even had the information containing her near breach of ritual, which C4R had to respect for her not cutting it out.
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Once the room had finished the Fabricator General nodded, [Information processed, C4R it is commendable that you kept to the 14th law even during this event. Can you affirm these events with your own broadcast?]

There was no need to speak words, C4R had already gotten the Machine Spirits to retrieve his memory of the events from storage. After linking in the Noosphere port reserved by the Fabricator General just for him C4R played for the entire room what he saw.

[Thank you very much, C4R. Invoking Protocol 23233.]

An order to stay their ground. That was something he did not expect to have been given.

[Arch Magos R3TK; you may now present your research.] Ordered the Magos towards the corps of Generators present within the room.

The oldest and wisest amongst them came forward, quickly injecting the Noosphere with the data he had retrieved, |Protocol 134, Fabricator General. The Child before you has been ruled as an Abhuman based on the findings of 23 Priests initiated into the Generators. The Subject Abhuman Superior 1, henceforth referred to as ABS1, has shown over one thousand seven hundred sixty five differences compared to the native human genome. This includes but is not limited to redundant organs, abnormal but useful organs, and an increased rate of growth. It is estimated that ABS 1 will grow up into full adulthood within 6 years both mentally and physically, an Alpha of .05 was assigned to this calculation.|

[Arch Magos R3TK, you referred to this child as Abhuman Superior. Do you believe him to be greater in power compared to the standard genessis genome?]

|I do, Fabricator General. We believe his potential to be both Physically and Mentally superior to all currently present. Mentally, we believe there to be a 99.87% chance that he holds both the will and mental capacity for becoming a Princep.|

There was a moment of silence within the room as the Arch Magos of the Generators declared this fact. Simply having the potential, a 1.5% chance, at becoming a Princep was enough to remove the child from the Parents and bring them into the Machine God’s Cult. Such potential was not known to anyone to have ever been born.

[Protocol 2333 has been invoked, he shall be inducted into the Priesthood.] Ordered the Fabricator General, [Do you wish to give any suggestions, Arch Magos, about how he should be treated?]
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|Based on my findings, I believe he should not be limited to becoming a Princep. With his capacity, I believe that assumptions given by E11IE upon his finding to be true. He might be able to understand what was not understood before.]

That quickly brought a near climax to the amount of chatter on the live chat room. Quickly many of the Tech Priests present were making small chat rooms and forums discussing the recent findings. It had become a simple fact that this single child could change the entire makeup of their planet.

The Fabricator General was also in these rooms, his personal soul and Machine Spirits scanning the numerous posts for the consensus of the people present. Of course his personal will was above all, but he was not foolish enough to not study this information.

Finally, he made his decision.

[This child, subject ABS 1, shall be given to Magos E11IE and C4R to be raised personally. He shall be administered a vox caster and receiver at 2 weeks old, to make sure he gains an understanding of Binaric and can sing the hymns of the Machine God. At one year he shall be assigned to whichever Holy Order best suits his person.]

As the Fabricator finished his speech he turned and lowered himself to C4R and E11IE, [You two have been given permission to change his name as your assignment is to be his Parents. What shall it be?]

>Keep the name ABS 1
>J0HN SM1TH
>PR0T0
>Write in, of course.
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>>5031459
>>J0HN SM1TH
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>>5031459
>PR0T0
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>>5031459
>>Write in, of course.

>TalOS DAV1S
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>>5031478
Fucking support even if it's a memetic name.
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>>5031478
yes, because why not?
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TalOS Davis
>>5031478
>>5031479
>>5031671

SM1TH
>>5031465

PR0T0
>>5031477

Just make sure you all greentext next time.
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TalOS DAV1S picked at his neck for a moment, feeling out the new device that resides there. It was an odd device that not only manipulated his speech but also acted as a new sense for him. The biggest part of this machine was that it did not only reach into his neck, but several wires were stretched across the body and latched into his very brain.

When he saw the machine he knew that it was supposed to do this. But to have this happen to him well TalOS was very surprised.

+Boy.+ Magos R3KT called out while hunching down to meet the Primarch’s eyes, +Nod your head if you understand me.+

TalOS did as he was told, his eyes widening as he finally understood. To his normal ears what had just come out of the Arch Magos’ mouth was static sounds, but within only a few milliseconds the device on his neck must had translated the words and injected them directly into his brain.

Definitions and Language, things that would take a normal human years to calibrate properly, were gifted to him by the machine in his neck.

+Magos C4R, I have succeeded with the implant. The Machine Spirits are serving him well, however you must teach him the ritual maintenance lest he infuriates them.+ Declared the Tech Priest as he glided over and cleaned up numerous bloodied tools.

+Thank you, Arch Magos.+ TalOS’s ‘Father’ said as he came over to the boy, +What is the status of his growth?+

As TalOS shakily lowered himself off the table and onto his barely developed feet the Arch Magos’s singular red eye extended forward, +Our original estimates, bless be, were accurate. However I am interested in his brain, since now it has an outlet. TalOS DAV1S, who is the man next to you?+

Being called upon suddenly the boy pointed towards C4R as if making sure that is what the Tech Priest was asking. After a subtle nod the boy thought to himself for a moment until a word, while a known concept to him for a while, made itself known, +Father.+

The lights within C4R’s eyes seemed to dim as a telescope eye from R3KT extended itself towards the child, +It seems the Lexicon Spirit is operational. Within 5 days he shall know all words I have given him. I will be uploading words to him through the Noosphere so that he can speak freely and converse.+

+Once again, thank you Arch Magos.+ C4R bowed before waving to TalOS for their leave, +I shall return in 4 Martian Months.+
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The two of them talked a little bit more while TalOS lowered himself from the bed and onto the floor. He could feel his muscles struggle to right themselves and steady him, causing the boy to grab a nearby rod for stability.

It was a day ago that he started to walk on his two feet. This of course was because he was trying to get close enough to his ‘Father’ who was currently working on an interesting machine. It had something to do with firing miniature suns at people, that was about all he understood.

Now he was walking everywhere on his own two feet, just like his ‘Father and Mother’. He noticed that everyone seemed to have their own little way of getting around, such as Arch Magos R3KT who had dozens of little legs underneath that carried him around.

He had to be careful, but soon enough the boy was able to arrive at C4R’s side, to which the Magos turned around and started making his way towards the doors. Without much else to go on, the boy followed him into the open part of Forge World Lucian.

The world outside those doors always seemed to take the breath from TalOS.

+What do you see TalOS?+ C4R asked as they walked down towards a small transport, +Your eyes are always wide open when we walk outside into the greater part of the Manufactorium. Why is that?+

The boy turned towards his his father with still wide eyes as he realized he was still getting use to understanding his words, +Uh, uh. Thinking…+

As the two arrived onto the nearby trolley C4R simply shook his head, +Do not think, say. Was not being able to speak for just two weeks hampering your thoughts?+

He took a moment to take in his Father’s words and allowed the machine to help him, +Sorry. There is… so much here. I want to know it all.+

+Indeed there is, and you will learn every piece of it.+ C4R declared to a wide eye TalOS, +First step is to teach your how to pay homage to your Machine Spirit.+

+Machine Spirit?+ TalOS felt a little confusion as he looked up, +What is that?+

There was a moment of silence between the two of them before they took a stop from the trolley, +Come, I have informed Magos E11IE that we shall be late.+

There was a moment’s confusion, but soon the two of them had stepped off and made their way towards the largest building in the area.
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The two of them traveled far enough that TalOS felt his feet begin to ache and his ankles shaking. He was weak, his body was weak, but he wanted to follow his Guardian to find out what was there. This of course did not go over the Tech Priest’s head, whose numerous arms came down and lifted TalOS onto his shoulders.

Now on his shoulders the two traveled much faster. The numerous people who kept guard of the facility did not even flinche C4R went past them and into the Sanctum. The sounds of metal grinding and work being done came into TalOS’s ears as they went deeper and deeper. It was only a few moments later that they broke into a massive room, and TalOS felt his heart skip a beat.

+Welcome to the Head Quarters of the Legio Astorum. These things you see before you are no simple machines like you have within your neck, but they all have Machine Spirits granted to them by the Machine God.+

Those words were something he could barely believe, as he looked forward and saw a massive machine many times larger than anything he had seen. Even when he looked down upon the world from his Guardian’s shoulders he had to crane his neck just to see the top of them.

+Without Ritual, these God Machines would never function for us. The same goes for your Vox Caster residing within your neck.+ C4R told as he gave a small bow, +And another thing to remember, that no matter how large you grow you will never compare to the God Machines of this Sanctum. That is the reason why we remove our flesh, for compared to such majesty it is weak and temporary.+

TalOS knew for a fact that was true. The young boy knew that he was going to grow stronger than any man. But compared to this God-Machine thing he could barely comprehend, he was just a normal man just like all the others.

>Get closer and try to touch the machine! Beg like the child you are!
>Try and learn all the Rituals that you can, for your Father is indeed a wise Priest.
>Learn about these machines, to try and comprehend them over a long period of time.
>At night, approach the God Machines.
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>>5032050
>At night, approach the God Machines.
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>>5032050
>At night, approach the God Machines.
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>>5032050
>>Learn about these machines, to try and comprehend them over a long period of time.
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>>5032050
>>Learn about these machines, to try and comprehend them over a long period of time.
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>>5032050
>>At night, approach the God Machines.
Further communion may be possible. The Machines Spirit have us pinged as a priority user, and have already performed extraordinary feats to get us within their grasp. Let us see what they want, now that we can understand their language a bit better.
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>>5032050
>>At night, approach the God Machines.

Fun unrelated fact:
Did you know that daemons and many xenos can glow
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>>5032579
You can see them if you're piloting a God-Machine. You just stomp on em. That's what you do.
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>>5032050
>At night, approach the God Machines.
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>>5032050
>At night, approach the God Machines.
It's time to flirt with the divine like a proper lad.
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Approach the God Machine
>>5032141
>>5032151
>>5032571
>>5032579
>>5032830
>>5032843

Learn about these Machines
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>>5032361
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They stayed there for a small bit of time, both of them simply admiring the God machine in its full splendor. However all great things must come to an end as C4R turned himself around and started to make his way out of the facility.

+Upon arrival at the workshop, I will teach you the Rituals to maintain your Vox Caster. After that you are to eat and then go to sleep, am I understood?+ Asked C4R as they arrived at the trolley.

+Y-yes sir!+

+Good.+

As they traveled TalOS could not shake the image of that magnificent machine from his mind. Such a powerful construct actually existed in this universe. Even after an hour had pasted and they arrived at the Workshop, it was still upon his mind.

Opening the door, the two of them were greeted by the mechanical E11IE who quickly kneeled down and examined the neck of TalOS, +I do not see any issues with the making. Scans dictate that it is a Masterwork Vox Caster with subliminal interactive systems. The Arch Magos truly wishes to see TalOS succeed.+

+He did not have any trouble installing it upon TalOS except for the child being unresponsive to the drug cocktail. TalOS however was able to remain still for the operation, making it a success.+ Claimed C4R as he guided the child deeper into the Workshop.

+Recorded. I wished I could have been there.+ Admitted E11IE as she glided behind them, +You gave me a message dictating you would be, and currently are, late. What happened?+

+We visited the Legio Titanicus Headquarters.+ answered the Tech Priest as they arrived at the food dispenser.

TalOS reached over and took out some food for his body, however as he did so there was a small shiver going up his spine. He turned around to see E11IE starting to spark, +You took him to the Legio, all by yourself. Such a Pilgrimage should not have been taken so lightly, Magos C4R.+

The other Priest seemed to stop for a moment, likely thinking of what he should do. He kinda got a sense, feeling out the numerous clicks and mechanical shafts that occured within the Magos. Seconds after this the answer was reached, +Why don’t you teach TalOS the Ritual of Maintenance for his Vox Caster. I have just been notified of important business.+

+That is acceptable, come along TalOS.+ She said while assembling a series of small tools and incense.
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Within about half an hour the two of them arrived at a table, Magos E11IE placing a series of tools out infront of the child. There were no chairs at the table, since Tech Priests had no reason to allow their flesh to relax.

+The Ritual of Maintenance is something that all Tech Priests know by heart. While similar between machines, each device must be given their variation based on Maker, Model, and Purpose. As I have multiple Vox Casters, I shall demonstrate how to perform it with one of my own.+

With those words spoken, she removed a small grey box from her neck and placed it onto the table. Soon two sticks of incense were lit and placed at the sides of the table. Soon these words were spoken as E11IE started cleaning and purifying the device, +Oh lone Machine Spirit, I have removed the dust and oiled your wounds. The Wires and gaskets have been cleared of any debris. Now serve me well, as if the will of the Machine God, until the end of times.+

And with that she took the device and placed it back into her neck, +I understand if you cannot speak as we do this, so I will speak for you. Simply do as I have shown you, and the Machine shall serve you well.

+I-I will try.+ Talos said as he shakily removed the device from his neck. He could feel its forign influence leave his brain as he held it out and looked at it for a moment. He knew what it was and how it worked, and now that he thought about it he began to realize why E11IE did as she did.

With dexterous hands TalOS brought the two sticks of Incense to his side. With Holy power flowing into his lungs he felt his mind settle and relax. His memory, sharper than any humans his age, quickly began to repeat the actions of his Mother as she began to chant in orders that he sorta recognized. Within only a minute he was done, similar work done by E11IE but by far more thorough based on his understanding.

Finished, he placed it into his throat once again. This time, though, it was no longer a forign influnce that seemed alien to his mind and should be rejected.

The Machine Spirit through ritual had accepted him, and now it was willing to serve him until the end of days.
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It was that night that TalOS could not sleep, for he feared it. Ever since his mind had grown capable enough to dream it was forever filled with the visions of what he had seen. A rough understanding he quickly grasped in his first few moments in life, something that no child should have ever seen.

He knew those monsters were around, just waiting for their chance to eat him!

Normally he would have stayed in bed and just waited out the nightmares to leave him. Tonight was different. Tonight he left his bed and started wandering towards his bedroom door.

It was at this time his Guardians would be steady in their research, using his sleeping hours as an excuse to go do other things. While he had never done this before, he knew a small little light above his door was the only thing keeping him from alerting the two of them.

Maybe he did not want to bother them, or maybe it was something more devious. Either way, the child grasped his hands into one another and looked at the blinking light, +C-Can you please let me through?+

A moment after he asked the machine, a small click was heard at the door.

He began to walk, through the door and around the Workshop. No one there to keep guard of the place meant that TalOS was soon walking outside without a person knowing he had done so. He traveled his way towards the Trolley System, no one paying him heed as he walked upon the machine and went off into the night.

In a Forge World, the factories never had a moment of rest. Even upon this Forge World, which did not have too many exports, never bothered to shut down the production of Skitarii armaments and Fuel for the Titan Legions. War could happen at any moment, so they were prepared.

Soon TalOS arrived at the place he was looking for, walking the same path that he took earlier this day. The two guards of Skitarii standing outfront looked stalwart as TalOS approached. However, neither of them batted an eye as the Primarch walked between them as their Auspex and Omnispex systems chose not to trigger their alarms upon the sight of the child.

His feet hurt, and he could feel his mind starting to dull with the lack of sleep. While he is indeed a Primarch, he was also still a child. While all of this was happening to him he was welcomed by the reason he was here.

It had two massive guns on either of its arms, both of them powerful enough to eliminate entire legions of monsters. Numerous smaller guns were across its body with the distinct reason to eliminate infantry that would get too close to the God Machine.

Such a thing was by far more powerful than any of the Daemons that plagued his dreams.

>Give it the Rite of Maintenance, so that it will accept TalOS.
>Try and turn it on!
>Sleep on its foot.
>Attempt to attune with the machine, to learn about the Machine Spirit.
>Just explore it, it's a massive machine after all.
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>Give it the Rite of Maintenance, so that it will accept TalOS.
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>Give it the Rite of Maintenance, so that it will accept TalOS.
If we can, add in Asking the Machine Spirit to help guide us in the proper rights for the God Machine
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>Give it the Rite of Maintenance, so that it will accept TalOS.
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>>Give it the Rite of Maintenance, so that it will accept TalOS.
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>Attempt to attune with the machine, to learn about the Machine Spirit.
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>>5031026
I mistook the thumbnail picture of the chest plate and right arm for big robot titties.
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>>Give it the Rite of Maintenance, so that it will accept TalOS.
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>Give it the Rite of Maintenance, so that it will accept TalOS.
I like to think that when we grow up into our big form we'll have the voice of Barry White.
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Coomer brain

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>Attempt to attune with the machine, to learn about the Machine Spirit.
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>>Attempt to attune with the machine, to learn about the Machine Spirit.
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>>Attempt to attune with the machine, to learn about the Machine Spirit.
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TalOS, the Son of the Emperor, slowly approached the grand machine with reserved steps. It was a massive machine to be in awe of, as the Titan stood taller than any other within the Sanctum. His eyes glanced up towards it, barely getting an understanding on what made it truly a monolith of power.

He had a desire for this machine to protect him. If that was to be the case, he needed to pay his tithe to the machine so that it would function under his will.

With these thoughts in mind he looked towards one of the skulled machines carrying incense. He knew what it was but did not seem too worried about it, +Mr. Skull, can I have some of that incense?+

The Servo-Skull stopped for a moment before turning to face the child. As it had heard the binaric call of its masters, the skull fulfilled the request and rested itself just within reach of TalOS.

With two sticks of incense in hand TalOS gave the machine a smile, +Th-thank you!+

With its duty done, the Servo-Skull flew away without issue.

With his offering in hand he started making his way towards the God Machine. Already he could recognize that the machine needed maintenance in the upper levels, so he took one of the nearby elevators and started to ascend towards the mid-level of the Titan.

It was quite a while, but once he arrived TalOS felt his awe grow more. Now close to the head of the Machine. He knew it was huge, but the headpiece of the Titan was several times bigger than him! Still, he was going to help it out as he began to finally figure out the making of the machine.

Walking on the Catwalk, TalOS started to collect a series of smaller tools and wears that would assist him in the work he was about to commence.

His first few steps into the sanctum of the machine was something he did not expect. Instead of being a block of metal there was actually a hallway. Further in were several rooms all holding different pieces of machinery. Each of them was so ancient that TalOS could not believe they would even run.

As he walked, there was an occasional shift. It was just slight enough that normal folks would not have noticed, but TalOS realized the stirring. The Titan was Sleeping.
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The first room he really entered was a place where a series of plasma coils were resting. A subtle blue glow came off of them just to signal that it was indeed still active. Something this large would never truly turn off, for the amount of energy required to turn it back on would be enormous. Having them in this state however meant that maintenance was harsh and could harm the person performing it if they failed to follow ritual.

But TalOS was somehow confident, already remembering what E11IE told him the child took out a series of tools and lit the incense. He did not really know how he knew these words, but they came out as natural as he spoke.

+Oh Grand Machine Spirit, I have come to help you. Soften your heart so that I may approach and clear out the rust that stains it.+

There was once again a slight shifting, though as he watched the soft glow of the Plasma Reactor had almost gone out. With a softness in his step TalOS took out his tools and began to do his work.

The incense crawled its way around the air and softened his mind. With a small device that contained metal wires and a motor, he began to work at the rust and grime that had infested this cavity within the chest. Though the reactors were calmed, they gave off just a little bit of heat. The kind of heat that a child would feel if they were upon their mother’s bosom.

TalOS liked it, but he did not stop.

+Grand Machine, I ask you, give me strength to clear your rust and remake you anew. Your wires shall be assembled and connections fortified with my will. Do this, for this lowly Servant of the Machine God.+

Just as he had said TalOS cleared out the gunk that was layering the machinery. This exposed a series of wires to the open air, which might not have been seen in hundreds of years. Many of these wires, redundant and vital, were out of place thanks to the rust.

He took a moment and looked at the ends, realizing he barely knew where to put them. His mind could comprehend, but there was already so much going on in his sleep deprived and childish mind.

As he was holding out a singular red wire, however, he noticed a small spark coming from the base of a reactor. He thought about it for a moment, then focused his mind towards the spot. This hook up… was the main hook up for the Hellion computer network. And the wire… left to a sensor resting at the base of the reactors.

Then why was it sparking?

Was it…

Was the Machine Spirit really asleep?
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It did not really matter now, as he hooked the spot up and began doing the same method to each of the spots. Slowly but surely he was learning more and more about the God Machine by working on these repairs.

The last hook up, a regulator aid to maintain overclocked armaments, was inserted. Upon that the entire machine began to vibrate as if it was slowly awakening. Soon a sound could be heard over the speaker, +Calibrating electronic systems. Please clear Reactor Field.+

With a quickness in his step TalOS threw himself out of the field and onto the nearby wall. Once he was cleared the Reactors began to warm up to a point far stronger than anything TalOS expected to have happened. They reached almost white hot before cooling down to the same low point that allowed TalOS to walk among it. To be honest the Kid was almost scared, but he did not feel like he had anything to really fear.

+System Diagnostics finished. Emergency Reactor Repairs finished. Life Form Identified, Thank You.+

+y-your welcome..?+ TalOS said back to the machine with a small bit of weariness.

+I am.+ The Speaker announced, +If you had not repaired those systems, I would have been lost upon activation.+

+Y-you are the God Machine?+

+Systems concur, yes and no, I am Sub Maintenance Routines of Particeps Semper not the main system itself. Scanning… you are not any authorized personnel on record. May I ask your name?+

+T-TalOS DAV1S.+

+Entry Accepted, TalOS DAV1S. Is there anything you need of me today?+

>Protect me from those Daemons!
>I… I just wanted to help you.
>Is there anything else you need?
>Write-In
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So, um, this is how the Titan will be like or at least his calmed version. DESU I was trying to find material about how Titans talk and act like, but nothing is really there so we are pulling from other places. Don't worry if its not bloodthirsty enough, that will come if anyone decides to turn it on.
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>I just wanted to help
>Can I rest here? It's safe in here.

>Can I be your friend?
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supporting 4 wholesome talos
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Also supporting for wholesome Talos
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support
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>>5033757
>support this
aaaaaaaaaaah, friens, how cute and wholesome
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>>5033757
Support. Love to see more 40k. Can't wait to see how this Primarch develops compared to Lieren and Kolinaisi
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>>5033757
Supporting.
BEFRIEND GIANT ROBOT. GIANT ROBOT FRIENDSHIP IS PARAMOUNT IN GRIMDARK UNIVERSE.
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>>5033757
Cute.
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Support
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this here pls
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Greentext or not, this is overwhelming.
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+I just wanted to help you.+ The child admitted to the Machine Spirit as he looked up at the speaker.

+That does not compute. You have completed the Rite of Maintenance on my Reactor Core.+ The machine deduced as TalOS began to feel the scanner hit him, +Analog scan complete, system has determined that you are not in the correct state of mind. Accessing Noosphere Global Network. Symptoms assigned and realizations assigned, you are sleep deprived.+

TalOS felt his heart drop as if he was a child got found out he stole from a cookie jar, +I-I am…+

+Why are you in such a deprived state? You should not be doing maintenance in such a state. Even the Magi know this to be the case.+

TalOS simply flushed red as he shook his head, +I-I… I’m scared. Um, c-could I sleep with you?+

+System concurs, you have been given access to the Bridge. Please follow the following instructions:+ He said with what TalOS realized was a happy tone.

The machine guided him through the inner workings of the machine. Each and every step he took the boy could not help but feel more terrified but also safe. Between him and the outside numerous layers of metal and guns were placed to prevent them from attacking him.

Within about fifteen minutes of wandering TalOS finally arrived at the Bridge. Coming into the place he noticed the numerous control panels and such, along with a massive chair that was flanked by two others.

+Welcome to the bridge, TalOS.+ Announced Particeps Semper as the Primarch entered the room. Upon his entering several lights began to light themselves, though TalOS could not help but notice they were dimmed. It seemed the machine was actively trying to make the place comfortable for TalOS.

+th-thank you. Uhm, c-can I take the chair.+ The Child said as he pointed towards the centerpiece of the room.

The Machine Spirit, who had possessed a nearby camera, moved its head towards it, +That is the Command Throne reserved for the Princep. I cannot allow it.+

+W-what is a Princep?+

+That is my Operator, my Lord, my Companion. Upon his will I act, destroying civilizations if he deems it so. In return he grants me the ability to move, act, and slaughter. That is the right of a Princep.+

+So… he is special?+

+Very special, TalOS. Without him I will never leave this Sanctuary. I will never let the enemies of the Machine God taste his fury, as is my duty being his Avatar.+
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TalOS thought to himself, his mind remembering back to when he was before the council. Those words that were spoken near him, thanks to the Machine Spirit of the Vox Caster, were finally starting to make sense to him. He was not very old then and even now, but he knew what the Generators spoke during that event.

+W-what if I do it. I-I can become your Princep. Y-your friend. I can do it, I can definitely do it!+ Championed the child as he stood up straighter than he ever had, +F-for protecting me, I will repair you, help you move, and be your friend!+

There was a moment of silence between the two of them. TalOS was used to this however thanks to his Guardians. They would always be like this if they were thinking really hard. Though the room began to grow heated as TalOS began to notice the control panels began to turn on. The entire Titan began to vibrate as the newly repaired reactors began to charge energy throughout the systems.

Particeps Semper was waking up.

+Systems online, Particeps Semper semi-online. Previous recording reviewed. You desire to become my Princep?+


+Y-yes.+

+Potential Princep Scanned. You do not have a MMI necessary for the Manifold. Will you be acquiring it?+

+I… I don’t know.+ TalOS admitted as he realized he might have been biting off more than he could chew.

+Age of potential Princep determined, age determined too young to receive the system. Person is… 3 weeks old? Unknown variable detected. Scanning Noosphere Network for Personnel file. TalOS DAV1S, received through warp based teleportation. Chance of Ability to become Princep rated at 95%. Chance is acceptable.+

TalOS was by all speechless at this happening, though he remembered what was talked about in the court upon his arrival. They had considered him capable of both becoming a Princep or a Tech Priest.

If he took this offer, would he not be allowed to become a Tech Priest?
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+Um, I have a question.+ TalOS began as he looked up at the camera, +If I become your Princep, does that mean I cannot become a Tech Priest?+

+There is no record of a Princep being a Tech Priest. Communion with the Manifold causes a sickness that radiates with the user for their entire life. Records in my own databanks declare that individuals become addicted to my hook up. Thus they cannot become a Tech Priest, who requires an individual to be sane.+

TalOS thought to himself before he looked at the Camera with stern eyes, +I-I can do it! I was made to do it!+

+Do you think you can do the impossible?+

+Yes!+

+Systems reviewing… Idea is against reason matr-!+

There was a momentary lapse, the entire Titan shaking with something TalOS could not understand. A series of flashes came across the control panned as if they were possessed in that very moment. Just as suddenly it came, it stopped.

+Revelation Received.+

+What are you talking about?+ TalOS could not help but feel his confusion come along as he looked up at the machine.

+Scans of the body suggest you are quickly closing into the mental capacity of an adult human. This will be reached within two years. Based on Generator Assessment you will have greater cognitive ability than any other human on this planet.+

The God Machine paused for a moment as if wondering to itself. Maybe it was taking the moments to process more data, as it was still a computer.

+If this additional capacity can resist Cognitive Deterioration, then it is possible for TalOS to become both a Tech Priest and Princep. Value greater than any other follower before him, if successful.+

+Analytics determined, systems configured. TalOS, upon being the Avatar of the Machine God’s I will support you in this endeavor to become greater than anything before. If you survive these Trials and are not found wanting, you shall ascend to the greatest being of Humanity. Do you wish to employ my services in your attempts to serve the Machine God?


>Agree to the God Machine’s Bargain.
>I-I don’t want to think of that now.
>Just become a Princep
>Aim to just be a Tech Priest.

And this is how you give a Titan +2/+2
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>>5034515
>Agree to the machine gods bargain.
>"When I wake up, I'll be fresh and ready to be your friend forever Particepts Semper!"

The write in isn't required. I just like trying to get into the mind of a giddy child.
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>>5034515
>Agree to the God Machine’s Bargain.
We honestly have nothing to lose besides our life at this moment in time. So let's go for it.
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You think I would be that mean? No this is an Imperator Titan.
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>Agree to the machine gods bargain.
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>Agree to the God Machine's Bargain
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>Agree to the God Machine’s Bargain
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>>Agree to the God Machine’s Bargain.
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>Agree to the machine gods bargain
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>>5034515
>Agree to the God Machine’s Bargain.
We're possibly the only person in the Imperium capable of such a feat. All efforts must be made to maximize our potential. Double-classing is a must. I also hope that the higher instances of the Mechanicus have/will constitute a support crew/command stafff of sort for Talos. Advisors, right-hand men, logisticians, and the like. It is painfully obvious that the God-Machines intend for this child to become a vessel of Their will, and he must be well seconded in this task. The real catch will be finding not just competent personel, that is okay with being second-in-command. Those profiles are rare, especially knowing how eccentric Magos tend to get. But we have an entire Forge-World to pull from given how high of a priority this is shaping to to be.
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One step closer as the Primarch of the Mechanicus.
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+Yes! I want to do that! I want to become the best!+

+Systems registering potential Princep… Finished. You may now take your place upon the Command Throne.+

With a smile on his face TalOS made his way towards the throne, sitting himself in the seat of ultimate power with a smile. He looked around for a moment and studied the area, noting how within time he shall become this very machine commanding legions of Skitarii and Tech Priests.

However there was one thing that TalOS wanted more than anything really, +When I wake up, I’ll be fresh and ready to become your bestest friend forever!+

+Use that energy to train, child.+ Announced the God Machine as he began to warm his chambers for optimal climate conditions, +You will need it for the future we are going towards.+

To those words did TalOS finally sleep. It was the first night where he did not dream of being terrorized by the Daemons but instead slaying them. Particeps Semper stood proud as his numerous guns fighting in the ongoing battle of the millennium. However the one thing the Child could not figure out is why there was a Golden Palace standing proud within such a dream.

And he could not really tell if he was fighting the Daemons, or killing them.

When morning came TalOS got up and looked around for a moment. The lights in the room were dark, though thanks to his abhuman ability it was not very hard to see everything.

Smiling and full of energy he called out to the God Machine, +Particeps Semper! Are you there!?+

There was no reply, which kinda made the boy worried for the moment. But… well maybe the god Machine was sleeping too. TalOS could only guess Particeps was a very heavy sleeper since he was kinda asleep for a really long time.

He felt his stomach began to rumble, likely because it needed some kind of food. All he could really do was pout as he crawled off the Command Throne and started making his way towards the exits of the God Machine. This was pretty easy as TalOS was hearing numerous chants and words coming from the outside.

Breaching the hull to the outside welcomed TalOS to an entire choir of Tech Priests. Numerous Steel Grey and Cream worshipers making appeasements and declarations towards the God Machine who stood imobile in their worship. Moments after he had left the machine TalOS watched as someone from the ground quickly turned their head and started to quickly running towards him.
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There might have been a slight chance what TalOS did was going to get him in trouble.

He wanted to run, but before the boy could get anywhere away a pair of Skitarii quickly moved forward and snared him around the arms. He tried to get out of their arms, but the men turned machines were too strong for a simple little boy to break. As his feet were still dangling from the ground, the two cyborgs began carrying TalOS through the halls and down the Elevator.

There was a slight rumble as the Machine Spirit belonging to the Elevator came alive and moved. It took quite a while for the machine to arrive which made it even more painful when TalOS noticed that one of the two Tech Priests waiting was C4R.

As the gates soon opened the Skitarii brought their prisoner out and presented him to the two Tech Priests.

+Scanning… individual Identified as TalOS DAV1S. Indeed you were correct Magos C4R, though I am surprised that he was not only able to infiltrate our Sanctum but enter Particeps Semper.+ The Tech Priest admitted as he turned towards TalOS’s Father Figure.

+I apologise for any problems he might have caused.+ Announced C4R as he bowed towards the Priest, +As he is my charge, I will accept responsibility for any issues he might have caused you.+

+I understand if you will accept responsibility, but he is still a bug I need to fix.+ Fired off the Tech Priest as he turned back towards TalOS with what he felt was a very real anger, +TalOS, I demand to know your reasoning for coming here. Why did you enter Particep Semper?+

+I-I wanted him to protect me.+ TalOS admitted knowing full well he could not lie to the Tech Priest, +B-but I fixed him and now he’s my friend!+

To those words the two Priests stopped for a moment. Cold hard stares were made towards TalOS as they tried to scan for any piece of a lie there. It was the Tech Priest who spoke once more, +Did you, communicate with Particeps Semper?+

+Yes! I did! I’m going to be his Princep!+ TalOS championed with a grin.

To those words the Tech Priest looked like he was about to say something, but then stopped as it was obvious he was thinking. TalOS had a pretty good guess that the Priest was currently pulling his records from the Noosphere since it had the evidence.

+I was made aware of you, TalOS, however I did not expect to see you in the flesh so soon.+ The Tech Priest admitted as he looked the child over, +C4R, I think it is nigh time we start his training as a Princep. That would make the before happenings cleared, since it would be the right of a Princep.”
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+You are ignoring the word of the Fabricator General, Arch Magos ADM1N. Such a thing is not to be decided until he is at least equivalent to a Teenager.+ Shot C4R with a growl.

+You are simply saying that because you desire him to become a Tech Priest.+ ADM1N inferred as he stared down the Guardian, +The Cellegio Titanica has always had the right to potential Princeps. It is only through circumstance that our right is being held back.+

As the two stared each other down about the future of TalOS, the boy could not stay idly by and let them stay ignorant, +I will become both! That is what Particep said I can do!+

The two quickly broke off from their stare off and turned towards TalOS with the greatest amount of confusion he had ever seen in the adults. He might have blown a few circuits in the logic processes because they were silent for a good amount of time.

It was ADM1N who spoke first, +You are to become both? Child you might not realize it, but simply linking with a God Machine shall poison your mind and cause any potential in the Priesthood to become impossible.+

+I must agree with ADM1N. There has never been a person who resisted the taint of the Manifold.+ C4R said as he began to opening announce calculations, +Even if you are an exceptional Abhuman, the possibility of that is…+

C4R was driven to silence as the sounds of metal moving started to be announced. Everyone turned their heads to see the barrel of Particeps Semper slowly moving itself in position right at where the two Magos were standing. The sounds of reactors firing up was the next sound to be announced as the two high ranking Tech Priests began to realize what was happening.

As if possessed the two Magos ‘Kneeled’ before the God Machine as if absolution was demanded.

By right it was Arch Magos ADM1N who announced the revelation, +By the Machine God, his Avatar moves once more! A sign, a sign by the Machine God himself! Oh great God Machine, Avatar of the Machine God and Destroyer of Worlds, please give us the truest sign! Does this boy, TalOS DAV1S, have the potential he declared himself to possess!?+

The Imperator Titan, Avatar of the Machine God itself, slowly began to lift a single foot into the air. At such an occurrence, the Tech Priests all around him began to grow their chores into songs and litanies of success and triumph. It is true, the once dormant and defeated Titan once again moves and acts.

The foot came down upon the Forge World, shaking the entire Sanctum in its wake. Such an action made it clear what the revelation was.

Who were the Tech Priests, Followers of the Machine God, to do against such resounding proof.

Five years passed after the Revelation of the Machine God.

>Attend the Christening of a newly built Titan
>Do some weapons training within the Legio
>Participate in some Teleportation Experiments
>Begin working on your future Implants and Cybernetics.
>Start playing around with your genetic code and Organs
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>>5035393
>Do some weapons training within the Legio
>Participate in some Teleportation Experiments
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>>5035393
I assume that all of these choices are all paths towards the different aspects/paths of the Adeptus Mechanicus.
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>>5035398
Thats how I liked it, like for example the Cybernetics one is basically the Artisans and also represents future planning. Still if enough people mix things, well I will see what I can do. I just won't accept an ALL OF THEM vote.
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>>5035400
I getcha, I kinda got the feeling it was like that but I wanted to be definitely sure.
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>Start playing around with your genetic code and Organs
The body is also a machine no matter how many of our fellow techpriests say otherwise.
>Begin working on your future Implants and Cybernetics.
But to rely on just one type of machine is to court foolishness.
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>Start playing around with your genetic code and Organs

We are the greatest creation of the greatest mind in the galaxy. Our secrets will be worth more than whatever metal and steel can manage.
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>>5035393
>Train with the Legio
>Work on future implants

A precepts and a man specialised in the finest quality "rediscoveries" inspired by the titans, perhaps.
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Well this is going to be fun. Everyone might want to start upvoting previous votes so I don't have to start mix and matching.

>I vote Cybernetics because I want to scare all the other Primarchs. Just Imagine the face of Guilliman when his brother turned out to be a 99% metal Tech Priest. lol.
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>>5035393
>Begin working on your future Implants and Cybernetics.
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>>5035408
The others are good be we need to play the long term. Our organs are nearing the end of their growth. Prime time to shift things around, and perhaps gain a better understanding of what was done to make us special. Minute changes can perhaps be made, but most importantly, perhaps some of this knowledge can be replicated. What a boon it would be to strengthen the weak flesh of the next generation !
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>>5035393
>>Do some weapons training within the Legio
>Start playing around with your genetic code and Organs
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>>5035393
>Begin working on your future Implants and Cybernetics

I want us to look like a mega skiitari
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>>5035393
>Do some weapons training within the Legio
>Start playing around with your genetic code and Organs
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>>5035393
>>Do some weapons training within the Legio
>>Start playing around with your genetic code and Organs
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>>5035393
>Do some weapons training within the Legio
>Start playing around with your genetic code and Organs
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If I have done the math correctly it lookes like:
Legio: 6
Organs: 6
Cyber: 4
Teleport: 1

Since a few of the Cybers didn't actually taint their vote, I think I'mma let it through to a lesser extent. The other two are easily done. If we are talking functional years you guys have had atleast 3 years you can have a hobby. It looks like you are focusing on your Legio the most, followed by research into one's own body for multiple reasons.
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The smell of ozones leaked from the battlefield as the three folk fought each other in open combat. Such was thanks to the three shock mauls the fighters were using, each with enough power to take down a man with a single swing. However such a case was needed for those who were present for the fighting.

Two people, both with faces barely indistinguishable from the other, came from both sides to try and pincer the one in the middle. Such a thing would have spoken the middle man’s doom, but the Tech Acolyte knew exactly where he had positioned himself.

With a simple movement of his right hand, the part machine part man quickly brought his own maul around and felt it collide with a brother weapon with a resounding clank. Satisfied he brought his hand around and snared the handle of the other maul with his hand.

The attacker who had his weapon snared by the Primarch tried to get it away but instead had his own weapon taken from him. He only had a quick second to think as the weapon turned about and went at him. He was human however, and a second was not enough time to dodge the incoming shock maul.

“AGGGGGG!” an organic voice came out as the weapon sent him falling to the ground.

In the next few moments the Primarch the size of a man quickly turned himself around. His opponent was still recovering from the loss of his ally, making it the perfect moment to strike at him.

+Stop.+

And in that moment the maul was stopped, second before it impacted the face of his fellow trainee. As he did so the other trainee began to rise as he nursed the wound that had made itself upon his chest. Still, he had a chipper smile while he got himself up and off the ground.

+Even the vat grown children do not grow as fast as you have been, TalOS.+ Said Arch Magos ADM1N as he brought around a pair of mechanrites to grab the shock mauls from all the participants, +What made you consider that grabbing your opponent's weapon was a good idea?+

+I was waiting for my chance to get it.+ TalOS admitted as he made a posture of prayer, +I was fighting two other men, if I was to take them out efficiently I needed to get my hands on enough weapons to do the deed.+

The Arch Magos looked him up and down, watching as the Tach Acolyte started to reactivate the pair of mechanrites that were on his back. He weighed his opinions and then spoke, +That was a good plan, thanks to the limitations placed upon you. However I do not wish to be construed with my words, as I remember telling you not to get multiple weapons. Your matrix should have understood it meant during combat as well.+
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+I will update it to contain your words, Arch Magos. I apologize if this has caused any issue with you.+ TalOS told him outright, +Counter to that, I state that in battle there are no rules.”

+Addendum being considered, Acolyte.+ The Tech Priest answered back as he finished collecting the items, +The three of you are released.+

With those words the three of them made their way off the training field. The two men getting back together as TalOS gave a small smile.

+So, TalOS, heading back to the Star Forge today?+ The one known as Lockheed asked as he gave a small chuckle.

+Of course. My research is getting underway quite well. Arch Magos R3KT has given me permission to start the employment of a growth vat for organ development.+

+You haven't made your finding public on the Noosphere yet.+ Mentioned Martin as he rubbed his chest, +Whose organs are you replicating?+

+My own. Through the testing of organ 10 was able to purify the body of toxins and organ 16 was able to process organic matter and turn it into code that the brain can process. If both are implanted into a person, it should skitarii the ability to consume the flesh of others and send battle data to the Dominus.+

The two men’s eyes widened as they heard those words spoken. A moment later the uninjured brother thought to himself, +I understand, indeed that additional information would bring about a revolution in protocols. Still eating the flesh of the fallen might taint one’s self with their ideas. Such ideas that can lead to heresy.+

+Indeed, that is something to consider. For the Skitarii I would not worry but for any Tech Priest present to receive the information must need to be of sound mind.+ TalOS thought to himself for another moment before nodding, +I will assign that into the running record. Such a problem would need to be fixed before I can present my research to the court.+

+Well have you obtained your sustenance for the day?+ fired off Lockheed, +Be kinda boring if we got it just by ourselves.+

TalOS thought to himself, processing his real need for food these days. However he quickly detected that there was a social aspect to this request that the brother surely thought about. Indeed, he did not know much about the two brothers.

+Very well.+ TalOS agreed as he gave a warming smile, +If it does not bring harm, why is it that the two of you look similar to one another?+
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+We’re twins.+ Answered Martin as he finished babying his chest, +I thought all the Tech Priests could figure that out.+

+I have not finished my training as a fully ordained Tech Priest, thus I do not have access to personnel files like others do. I am currently working on my project to seek such a status though.+

+Ah, your genetics research. You got a lot on your plate if you add in training.+

+You do not have all the data. I am also working on my abominable nerve interface, since I am estimated to grow larger than standard humans I have been put in charge of designing it for the Court to review.+

+Scary, what happens if the court does not like it?+

+It will be destroyed and I will need to review my works. I am confident however, as I have been able to reference STC 451 and STC 5900 for this, thus I am sure that the Court will accept my proposal.+

+I… don’t really know what I expected. Life is your work, it seems.+

TalOS took his moment to process the innuendo, +For us all, is that not true?+

The two men gave a small chuckle while blushing, +I guess it is. The only reason we are given leave from training is because its ‘optimal’.+

As they were laughing however something tripped one to TalOS’s sensors. The two less augmented humans took notice as they watched someone pass by through the shadows. For some reason walking behind them was a pair of Skitarii.

+You saw that too?+ Shot Martin as he placed his hand over his laspistol.

+I did, Omnispex recognized the subject as pure human with minimal augmentations. Someone like that does not have the authority to lead Skitarii.+

With a small smile Martin turned towards TalOS, +Since you won the fight today, why don’t you take point?

>Ignore it, such a think should simply be reported to the nearest Skitarii Marshal.
>Began tailing them, maybe with Lockheed and Martin since they pass as normal humans
>Ask the nearby cameras to watch these folk through the Noosphere
>You’re pretty much a Tech Priest and Primarch, just mug the person.
>Write in
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>>5036557
>Ask the camera's to watch them, then review their passage back through the facility, along with any information we can gather.

Now, we have no context for this action. First seek knowledge. Then act upon it.
If the skitarri are just escorting someone on the orders of the arch-techpriests, we don't want to fuck it all up.
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The Mechanicus is weird in some respects. They 'Don't Innovate' but if you do not innovate there is no way to develop new rituals that might work better with the machine spirits. I am looking for a nice medium since this is 30k where a lot of things were either found or 'found'.
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>>5036557
>Ask the nearby cameras to watch these folk through the Noosphere
Is it possible to also ask the cameras to get a good facial scan of the pure grade human and see if they match any known databases?
>>5036576
Ah yes the joys of being part of that ye'old time religion: Selling your ideas in a way that makes it edible without tripping the "DEVILERY!" alarm.
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>>5036599
>>5036557
That reminds me, would it be possible down the line to get our hands on the Skitarii's recordings if there are any? If this person was able to get two of them under their control then reviewing the records might provide insight into their machinations.
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>>5036557
>Began tailing them, maybe with Lockheed and Martin since they pass as normal humans
>Ask the nearby cameras to watch these folk through the Noosphere
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>Ask the camera's to watch them, then review their passage back through the facility, along with any information we can gather.

+1
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The Cameras, they tell the truth
>>5036575
>>5036599
>>5036888
>>5036725
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TalOS waited for a moment as they finally left his vision, +Understood. However I need a moment’s preparation to gain assistance.+

The two men simply shrugged their shoulders as TalOS got down on his knees and began the processing of numerous pieces of information. It was a recent installation, a transceiver and assistant cogitator, that gave him the ability to finally tap into the Noosphere Network.

The network, especially since it was upon a Forge World, was vast and almost never ending. It was a network that spanded across the world with numerous Tech Priests all hooked up to the network. However it was not only them, but the numerous machines that the Tech Priests assigned to the network.

The Tech Acolyte found himself, just for a moment, swimming in the sea of data. A good portion of it held in Holy Encryption, however some he was able to figure out almost instantly. He had to quickly dampen the information and summon a guide.

+Oh Spirits of the Noosphere, guide me to the sensors and cameras that look over this sector.+

With those words said, his Cogitator quickly started processing and segregating numerous pieces of data. All of these pieces were dumped, except for a few select cordinates.

The Sacred IPv408 codes of the nearby sensor arrays.

He soon attempted to access these sacred systems.

Username processing…

User is an unauthorized user. Only those Ordained shall gain access to these systems.


Of course that was going to be the issue here. However he knew that this was for the good of the forge world, so the Tech Acolyte lit a small strand of incense and started reciting.

+Oh great Machine Spirit, I have come to you with urgent need of the Machine God. I have detected suspicious individuals who I have recognized to be a threat to the Forge World. Accept my offering of incense and devotion to the Machine God, so that I may strike down these trespassers.+

System processing…

Access allowed, Glory to the Machine God.
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Now he was presented to a massive array of information. With the mind of a Primarch, he was able to swiftly calculate and process the avalanche to determine which of these actually contained his needed version of information.

+They have traveled south west into a warehouse. The location of which is not responding to my attempts to connect.+ TalOS announced as he looked up towards the twins.

+Are the Machine Spirits there being dalek?+ Asked Martin, +If someone actually messed with the devices there, then we might have a heretic on our hands.+

+I cannot confirm, we should approach the location with haste.+ TalOS announced before turning on his feet and running towards the location.

The other two men quickly got out their laspistols and quickly started their way as well. They were not very fast however. TalOS would have been pretty fast even without the augmentations, but with numerous augmentations he was by far the fastest and strongest person in the entire Forge World.

Well, if you are not counting the Fabricator General in his warforged augmentations.

Within a matter of minutes the man arrived at the location, his eyes quickly noting the severe lack of security for what should have been an operating storage facility. Things like this can happen however, due to the sheer size of the Forge World.

First things first he needed to get a visual on what was happening within the facility, thus he needed to get in touch with the local cogitator that was denying him access. That was not very hard as he tracked down a nearby security camera and began to disassemble it so that he could get into the transmitter.

As he hooked himself up he quickly noticed there was something with the machine. Something was there, and while it was not digital TalOS was more than willing to try and purge it. Taking out his second stick of incense today he made the Cog with his hands before praying.

+Oh wayward machine, you might have been forgotten by others but not me.+ He began to say while assigning his mechanrites into the motherboard of the machine, +Let me see what you see, and I will grant you peace.+

There was a slight straddle, the feeling of the machine pulling upon itself in a vicious way. As his voice reached the Cogitator it quickly gained the strengths to brush away and reveal what he was looking for.
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Within the storage facility, in a corner of the place, was the lone person and the two skitarii. He finally got a good look at the human’s face, which was quickly identified as a femal human at the age of at least twenty. Soon she herself, along with the pair of Skitarii, bowed as the air vibrated for a moment.

In the next moment a pair of beings just appeared, both massive in their own right. Their mouths were in four parts, and their bodies were much bigger and taller than the three humanoids present.

He could hear them talk, but it did not glean any information to the Primarch as they spoke in a forign tongue. However with each moment he was identifying the pieces of their language faster than even his own machine spirits.

In additional to all this, the Tech Acolyte made sure to record everything into his personal databanks. What was going to happen here was surely going to be big.

+There you are.+ TalOS was pulled out of his viewings as the two men finally caught up to him, +Able to find anything?+

+Xenos.+ TalOS said as he minimized the recordings to make sure he can both talk to these people and view the footage being shot.

+On Lucian, those bastards.+ Lockheed growled as he looked around for the moment, +Think we should get some Skitarii of our own?+

+No, these Xenos are capable of Teleportation. If given enough time I am sure they will come at us again.+ Assumed TalOS as he noted the Xenos started touching the woman with glowing hands, +They are within the Storage Facility, which while not in a visible location we can have multiple ways of attack.+

+Well shoot then, you’re the one who can see it.+

Quickly TalOS ran numbers on their situation. Personally his group was not armed, as the brothers had Laspistols and he himself his mechanrites. Still, if these men are good enough shots with the Laspistols it should down the Skitarii, and TalOS felt he could fight the two xenos. But how to get to that?

>Come down from the ceiling like an assassin
>Surround them, then all at once.
>Try and override whatever was done to the Skitarii
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>>5036927
>Try and override whatever was done to the Skitarii
Then
>Come down from the ceiling like an assassin

If we can rehack the Skitarii over to our side then we'll have an easier time apprehending the puregrade human and elimating the xenos.
Of course this is just the best case scenario... Much smarter anons than me can provide a far superior tactical support.
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>>5036932
>>5036927
Wait a minute, this is a storage facility right? Could we bring up a manifesto of what the facility is containing?
Hmm, probably not. Would probably take too long, oh well I was thinking that if there was something we could use as a weapon for our meat hands then all the better.
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>>5036934
Let me roll on how deadly the things being held are
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>5036935
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>>5036934
On the manifest there are several kilos of Radium, some spare parts of a tank, and several pallets of Servo Skulls
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>>5036937
So more or less anything that's dangerous with enough time and effort but useless to us because of us being strapped for time.
Ah well, thank you for checking QM. I appreciate it.
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>>5036932
I support.

Death to the Xenos, we can crush them as we fall. The skitarri however need to get hold of that human and prevent her being killed or running away.

The main issue here, is trying to do it simultaneously.
If we can of course, then we hack the skitarri, then drop AS they are apprehending the woman. We crush one of the xenos under our bulk, while our allies fire the fuck out of the second.
Only one skitarii is needed to hold her away and safe. The other can unload.
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>>5037001
Well the way I was thinking it, our techpriest brothers would apprehend the human while the Skitarii provide fire support in killing the xenos. (Since the priests are armed with Laspistols which to a unarmored woman is going to be the equivalent of taking a large shotgun blast to them at close range.)
Of course this does run the risk of the human female going full River Tam and kicking the shit out them while we're brutalizing the xenos but that's a bridge we'll get to later.
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>>5037008
They are not priests, they are Princeps. A big difference.
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>>5037027
Point taken, the fact that they're armed and thus can be of use still remains.
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>>5037008
It requires them to cross the open space and tackle the woman, vs using one skitarri to take her out of the equation, while the other and a primarch face 2 aliens.

Our precept friends can shoot from safety and the distance.
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>>5037040
>It requires them to cross the open space and tackle the woman
I get what you're trying to do, but I think we're seeing two different ways to apprehend a human being and I'm gonna stop because this will just turn into argument that'll go nowhere. Instead I'm going to entertain some different questions like: Do the xenos have backup and if so are they waiting for the two we're seeing to sound some sort of alert to jump in or pull them out.
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>>5037042
I did post, but it seems 4chan ate it.

Anyway, to give the post in short.
>Apprehending, I'm not sure what you mean. If you mean threatening her with a gun to stay still, when the firefight is flashing she won't be aware of the threat and thus can't be apprehended without violence. Further elaboration could lead to better understanding

And
>Xenos shouldn't have more than 4 to 10 men waiting to port in. The area is prepared to keep the meeting secret and the aliens only sent 2. Either they are confident that their men can handle themselves, they can extract quickly, or they are meeting a trusted asset. So blitzkrieg should deal with the signal problem swiftly, but even if they summon help, it should only be a small squad.
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Are these Ragdan Xenocide?
Or did genestealers come early?
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>>5037494
They aren't Lovecraftian enough to be Rangda and I don't think genestealers are likely either. Probably an OC race.
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>>5037398
>Apprehending, I'm not sure what you mean. If you mean threatening her with a gun to stay still, when the firefight is flashing she won't be aware of the threat and thus can't be apprehended without violence. Further elaboration could lead to better understanding
I guess I can continue, what I mean is that there's two different ways that this can go down concerning the human collaborator. The first way concerns the question of if the human is mind controlled, which means that no amount of coercion via intimidation with a gun will affect them, which means they gotta be tackled to the ground like you pointed out earlier.
The second way is what I'm somewhat hoping for, that the collaborator is a willing participant with the Xenos, which means that their morale can be easily shattered by our fast attack on the xenos which can lead to them being easily apprehended at gunpoint.
The biggest reason why I want the Skitarii to focus on the xenos is because if we can eliminate them fast enough then the human won't have enough time to react.
>Xenos shouldn't have more than 4 to 10 men waiting to port in. The area is prepared to keep the meeting secret and the aliens only sent 2. Either they are confident that their men can handle themselves, they can extract quickly, or they are meeting a trusted asset. So blitzkrieg should deal with the signal problem swiftly, but even if they summon help, it should only be a small squad.
Sounds solid to me. That reminds me, could our brain eating ability also affect xenos? It's been a while since I last did research on the implants.
>>5037494
They're probably an OC race like >>5037497 said. Afterall the universe is big enough to house more alien races than are recorded in 40k.
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>>5036932
suppport
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If I understand what everyone voted upon, you want to hack the Skitarii so one grabs the girl while the other fires at the Xenos. Using the drop from the ceiling to get yourselves there while the two Princeps stay back to pepper the Xenos.

This is what I am writing for...
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>>5038058
If you want, you can roll to see if the xenos notice us being SNEAKY-BREAKY.
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>>5038087
Not now, but I need to figure up a good method here. Tbh you guys are a Primarch, so even if I used, say, Dark Heresy as a basis you guys would always be succeeding with only different shades of success.
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+You two head to the back door and prepare to give covering fire to us. You will know when the fighting starts.+ TalOS ordered as he start activating a series of his mechanrites, +I will be taking a different method of entry.+

The two brothers looked at one another before nodding, +Got it man, meet ya on the other side.+

As the two men went away TalOS took the moment to look around and process his surroundings. After a few moments of that he reached for the building opposite of the warehouse. With a pair of mechanrites digging themselves into the building itself the Acolyte Tech Priest began the ascent.

None could really say much about what he was doing. With his immense strength he was able to climb the walls. Still there was a series of places where the construction servitors did their duty and left not a single piece of exposed concrete for someone like him to grab. With that in mind the Primarch used his Mechanrites to make those holes with a brutal slam.

If this was against the Warehouse than there might have been a shuffle or sounding of alarm, but like this TalOS was able to scale the walls with nothing more than his very person.

Arriving on the top of the neighboring building, TalOS looked over towards the roof of the Warehouse. Several hundred feet into the air he was, however if he messed this moment up those odd creatures might take notice to his approach. The thought in mind caused the Acolyte to start adjusting his hood while bringing his mechanrites as close to his body as they possibly could.

With the cloth covering most of his metal bits, the Primarch took a few steps back before sprinting towards the other building. With skill he did not even know he had, the man skillfully rolled himself across the roof and softened any sounds that would have caused him issue.

He was on the roof, and within only a minute he was right on top of the Xenos. Looking down upon them gave the man an eerie feeling looking upon them. Something about them was over worldly, so divorce from the reality he knew that he should make sure all of them were dead before they could make any more actions against his forge world.
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First however he needed additional support.

With the two Skitarii in view he was able to point his broadcaster array in their direction. The feeling of his Machine Spirits reaching out to the pair of Skitarii, the Spirits tethering themselves to make just the slightest connection.

In this moment TalOS had to be careful. If he were to make a single bad move it would activate the Skitarii and make them wary of his ‘purification’. Because of this TalOS could not wait for the Machine Spirits to react to him.

+Oh Machine Spirits, you are at the side of the foe. Assist the Servant of the Machine God instead, follow my commands and be purified of whatever filth are within your systems.+

With the message sent the Primarch could not wait. As it was before, the traitor and her Xenos allies would either notice their allegiance returning to the Machine God or the machines themselves turning against TalOS. In either case TalOS would be known, and he could not wait.

With a swift motion the Primarch punched out a window and sent out a window and sent himself sailing down into the facility.

Response Received.

Checking…

Checking…

Authority realized, system purging malware.

Three hostiles identified.


+One of your shoot, the other capture the human!+ TalOS yelled as he arrived at the ground.

Commencing…

Right over his back one of the Skitarii shouldered their rifle and began shooting a series of shots at the two Xenos at the same time another grabbed the girl. As TalOS got himself up and prepared to fight a series of smaller las rounds came by him and smacked into the Xenos by the pair of Princeps in the back.

One of the two Xenos finally snapped out of his stupor and made a signal with his hand. In the next moment TalOS felt his shoulder burn as a sudden bolt of energy began to throw itself into it. It was a pain he had never experienced before, but then the Emotion Vault systems kicked in and removed the pain from his person.
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+FOR THE MACHINE GOD!+ He shouted before charging up and grabbing one of the two xenos by the face and gripping it tightly. He noticed for a moment there was a thin field of energy covering their person, but that field of energy cracked within his very hands.

While his hand was crunching the creature’s face his four mechanrites began to open themselves and latch into the bastard’s flesh. His flesh itself might not have been developed enough to crush his skull in, the mechanrites easily sundered the flesh from his bones and caused the Xenos to die right then and there.

That still was not the end of the fight however. As his ally died the other Xenos was already preparing something nasty within his hand. TalOS had a moment, a few seconds to realize there was a ball of plasma just like a sun dancing within the hands of the Xenos. TalOS only had a moment to bring a corpse of a Xenos infront of him before a wave of Plasma was sent sailing across the facility floor.

While the other Skitarii and the two Princeps were far enough away to react, the loan Skitarii Ranger who had been fighting alongside TalOS was incinerated with a barrage of Plasma. How a Xenos was able to weild such power within the palm of their hands confused TalOS, but it did not matter at the moment as he threw the body to the side and began charging the Xenos.

His hand gripped air however as the creature that was once standing there had disappeared to wherever it had come from.

+By the Machine God what was that thing?+ Asked one of the Potential Princeps as they walked out into the open field, +TalOS, any ideas?+

The Primarch took a moment to look at the body being held by a Mechanrite, then at the several pieces of technology laying about the place.

Whatever those things were, they had powers TalOS had never seen before. And as the Skitarii came out with a foggy eyed woman, well, TalOS knew his work was cut out for him.

>Try and clear up the woman’s brainwashing and get her to spill the beans.
>Consume the flesh of the Xenos to try and learn from it
>Recover the fallen technology and review its contents
>Try and find out what the woman was doing while she was brainwashed
>Alert the High Ups what happened, so nothing is stuck to TalOS.
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>>5038099
>ALERT HIGH COMMAND.
>Recover fallen technology for later study.

The rest can wait.
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>>5038099
>Alert the High Ups what happened, so nothing is stuck to TalOS.
>Recover the fallen technology for later study
So it is brainwashing, seems that the xenos contain psychic powers of a sort.
I'm a bit sad that there's no nearby freezer that we could chuck the body into for preservation. But the technology and clean capture of the woman more than makes up for it. Also is there anything left of the charred Skitarii or is it just a pile of cooked flesh and melted parts?
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>>5038165
The later
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>>5038168
Now that's interesting. Thank you.
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>Consume the flesh of the Xenos to try and learn from it
>Recover the fallen technology and review its contents

We already submitted our report on our brain eating abilities and we can totally just do everything else after we yoink the tech.
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>>5038099
>Alert the High Ups what happened, so nothing is stuck to TalOS.
>Consume the flesh of the Xenos to try and learn from it
>Recover the fallen technology and review its contents
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>>5038099
>Try and find out what the woman was doing while she was brainwashed
>Try and clear up the woman’s brainwashing and get her to spill the beans.
Theses two are pretty much the same.
>Consume the flesh of the Xenos to try and learn from it
>Recover the fallen technology and review its contents

>Alert the High Ups what happened, so nothing is stuck to TalOS.
Act in this order.
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>>5038099
>Alert the High Ups what happened, so nothing is stuck to TalOS.
>Recover the fallen technology and review its contents
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>>5038248
>supporting.
is anyone else slightly annoyed by our name, it should be TAL0S
also going to be disappointed if we don't come across twin tech priest named T1CK and T0CK
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>>5038099
>Consume the flesh of the Xenos to try and learn from it
>Alert the High Ups what happened, so nothing is stuck to TalOS
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>>5038248
supporting this.
Them's Good Eatin'
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Alright, I'm not going to count but its looking like:
>Alert the Higher Ups
>Check out the Tech
>Have a meal
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Looking over the ruins of the fight TalOS quickly accessed the Noosphere. His mind searching, he found the emergency help line that was meant for situations like this. Upon accessing the channel a great many things started to be recorded.

Welcome to the Emergency Help Hotline

Reading Personnel Data…

Personnel Recognized: TalOS DAV1S

Running GPS tracking…

Location determined: Warehouse 5466

What is your reason for contacting this line?


TalOS took in a breath to settle his nerves as he broadcasted, +Xenos Infiltration disrupted the area. One Skitarii down, potential informant taken, and corpse of Xenos that I will soon be examining.+

Processing explanation…

Emergency: Xenos Infiltration…

Level 5 Emergency, alerting the High Court of Forge World Lucian of this event. Stand by for extraction and immediate delivery to the High Court.


TalOS disconnected before looking at the devices that were left behind. Really only two things caught his eye, those being the armor that his charred xenos had on him as well as what looked to be a small dataslate laying on the ground.

He first reached down and picked up the Dataslate, looking over it with a keen eye. It was destroyed, the Machine Spirit more than thoroughly dead thanks to the plasma based attack done by the Xenos. However he was able to identify some of the pieces that proved to be dangerous.

+Oh Machine God, allow this machine within my hands to rest in peace. In return, I shall disassemble it to make way for the next Machine Spirit.+ TalOS declared before his hands quickly started animating and tearing into the remnants.

There were of course motherboards and the holy RAM, but what got his attention the most was a Data Tether placed within it. This little piece of tech was suppose to be reserved for a Dominus grade Tech Priest or the able bodied Skitarii Marshal. Why did Xenos come close to it?
That was the most vital piece of evidence TalOS found, which was quickly stored as he looked towards the corpse of the fallen Xenos. They had not really tested his ability to consume the flesh of other creatures but he knew he could. With that in mind, he took a nice bite out of the cranium.

+By the Machine God what are you doing!?+ Shouted Lockheed before TalOS felt his body start to process the flesh into usable code and data.
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The first thing that TalOS knew was the deeply ingrained learnings of the Xenos. They were in fact a psychic creature similar to the Psykers written about within the numerous archives of the Mechanicus. Many of their psykers are trained up to utilize the magics they have access to, their favorite being the application of both science and magic.

With psychic energy the user warms up a ball of air and other materials. With their own minds as a conduit they rapidly raised the temperature within the ball until it reached a point where it became plasma.

While the mystery of their sorcery was learned within a matter of moment, the memories did not stop coming for TalOS. He was quickly given the thoughts of the Xenos’ before its demise, and how it was here to infiltrate the homeworld.

The Homeworld, yes, the place where the Xenos originated from. The Forge World of Lucian was stolen by the Xenos whose ancestors were kicked out by the vile aliens. Their metallic bodies shall be of no use against the powers gifted to them by God.

The next moment TalOS saw a massive choir all channeling the psychic powers they hold. In the middle of the Choir was a massive figure of… of…

TalOS felt himself get the greatest headache of all. It was the same one that he remembered from before he ever arrived at the Forge World. A memory that he only started forgetting upon meeting the Titan known as Particeps Semper.

As he opened his eyes he saw numerous Skitarii along with three Tech Priest Domini standing behind them. TalOS stood up and glanced at them with a firmness in the knowledge he had just gleamed, +Has court been prepared.+

+It has, TalOS.+ One of the Domini said while pointing at the fallen body of the Xenos, +FFJ869 grab the Xenos Corpse and take it to the Genetors for examination. Upon my name make sure they arrive at High Court. TalOS, explain why you consumed part of the Xenos Brain.+

+I posses an Irregular Organ that allows data recollections through consuming flesh. Arch Magos R3KT of the Genetors can confirm this.+ TalOS declared while making sure his cloth was not covered in alien guts.

+Researching.+ Another of the Domini said before nodding, +Arch Magos R3KT has confirmed and informed the Council. You are to present your information directly to the Council. Dominus J0LT shall take you there.+

TalOS turned towards the person who had the Sensor ID of J0LT, who had already turned around and started making their way towards an aerial vehicle. TalOS was soon loaded into the machine, to which he quickly noticed his fellow Princeps in training already in their seats.

After a small contingent of Skitarii came into the vehicle the machine started to lift.
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Where the High Court was held was the largest Manufactorium in the Forge World. The forges here were linked directly towards the star that forever pulse underneath their feet. Owned by the Artisans, this place focuses on the construction of the Titans that stood tall in defence of the Forge World. It is such a grand operation, that the Fabricator General himself oversees the construction of these grand machines.

Activity around this place was much more active than anything beforehand. It was comparable to the time that TalOS arrived, though things were by far more hectic thanks to the idea of a potential infiltration.

Upon their arrival the Skitarii quickly disembarked and stood at attention. TalOS, who got a chance to link himself to the local Noosphere, was next to disembark as he quickly got the rules and procedures. Thus he directed himself towards the Court Room.

The room was massive, several pieces of Cameras and Vox Receivers sending information to those who could not attend directly. Underneath these were the numerous Tech Priests who had the privilege or luck to attend the event in person. At the highest point of the room were several chairs for those of the High Court itself. TalOS quickly recognized his mentor, Arch Magos ADM1N sitting in one of the seats. It seemed Arch Magos R3KT was missing from his position, but it is likely because he was currently working on the Xenos Corpse.

There was plenty of chatter and calculations upon the Noosphere. TalOS himself skimming over the chatrooms trying to get a good feel for what these Tech Priests thought of the situation, which was clearly concern, fear, paranoia, and the desire to track these creatures down and exterminate them.

This all stopped however as the longest lives of the Tech Priests entered the room, causing everyone to go silent and bow. TalOS himself did the same thing as none would dare place themselves above the Fabricator General himself.

+Protocol 11544.+ Announced the Fabricator General, allowing all to raise their heads, +Today we have learned that Xenos has infiltrated Lucian. Before us today is Tech Acolyte TalOS Davis and his fellow Princep Trainees Lockheed and Martin. These individuals eliminated the Xenos and has since informed us of their presence. On behalf of the Forge World, you three, I thank you.+

TalOS was now in the center of the room along with his fellows as the Fabricator General announced these achievements. Within the Noosphere many of the Tech Priests were giving their thanks or giving the ancient sign of achievement. TalOS stood there astute and calm, ready for the questioning that was to come.
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+I have personally reviewed the video data from the event which shall now be distributed to the court.+ Quickly all the Priests saw the footage of TalOS stalking, defeating one Xenos, the other’s flight, and his consumption of the Xenos, +I have been informed by Arch Magos R3KT that you can gain Memory Data from the consumption of flesh. I have seen you attempt to do that to the Xenos, thus what data have you gleamed?+

TalOS held himself firm as he spoke, +I have learned they are the Plastoids, a race of bipedal Xenos that consider our Forge World their birthplace. From their tales we kicked their ancestors out long ago before inhabiting the forgeworld ourselves. Now they are trying to take back their homeworld.+

Upon his words there was an immense amount of chatter across the Court, both on the Noosphere and in person. It was up to the Fabricator General to set things right, +I was part of the Explorator Fleet who had rediscovered this world, which we realized belonged to Humanity during our dark age. Of course there were Xenos here before, but I made sure none survived or escaped. These Xenos are just fools thinking themselves grander than they seem. Are they preparing for war?+

+Yes they are, Fabricator General.+ Announced TalOS as he gave a bow, +The Xenos I consumed was here on orders to learn how our Skitarii operate and if they can be turned against us. Here are the remains of that device that had successfully done just that.+

The court was silent as TalOS placed down the numerous pieces of shrapnel and parts, many noticing the transmitter being placed among the items. The anger that the Tech Priests felt was starting to mount as ADM1N broke the silence, +The SDF345 Vox Transmitter should not be within the hands of the Xeno! We have a traitor within our midst!+

And in that moment the entire court began to scream out in calls of binaric chatter. The thought that the Xeno would get a hold of this piece of technology and be using it was by far the worst thing that could have happened. Only another Tech Priest would have been able to do such a thing!

+Protocol 45!+

Everyone quickly stopped as the order quickly stopped them all. The Fabricator General had not moved but his presence was now controlling the entire room, +The potential apostate and traitor within our midst will be examined in full, I hereby vow to the Machine God. Now, TalOS, before you are released I ask you to provide your recommendation to us. As you have seen the mind of the Xenos, your knowledge has eclipsed that all present have. Speak.+

>We should go through the Forge World top to bottom! The Traitor will poison our world!
>This is no reason to turn our Forge World on top of itself, especially with potential attacks
>Since everyone is now looking out for a traitor, it should be much harder for them to act, right?
>Write in your own Logic
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>>5038957
>it's likely that we don't have a traitor but the Xeno's instead use their Psyker powers to control human thralls so we should be on the vigilant for weird behaviour. (making it shared for them to infiltrate us)
> we should update the Skitarii's defences so they can not control them again.
>they have advanced teleportation technology so we should keep an eye out for power surges (or other things that might alert us to teleportation).
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>>5038986
sorry harder not shared
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>>5038986
Don't forget to add that they were workshipping beings of the Immaterium, so there might not only be traitors, but also heretics.
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>>5038986
>>5039005
+1
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>>5039005
>>5038986
Fucking supporting the shit outta this.
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>>5038957
We should examine the human captive and the two Skitarii to see how they have infiltrated and controlled us, and implement upgrades to prevent this in the future.
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>>5039280
use green text.
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>>5038957
>allow me to see through all the xeno memory, and then compile them in data for us to use. With it we can understand their plans and more. If this was a simple squad or a scouting force for a fleet that already entered our system, or how they arrived here and if their ship or other transportation device is on our world.
>control the xeno equipment and see if is possible to trigger a signal, or detect the movement of the other xeno positions on our world or our solar system. equipment weaknesses and strengths once found, need to be given to our military for preparation
>the noosphere should be used and search through any strange movement, any level with compromised vision/control or in state of repairs might be one in use by our foe.
>strategic points should be reinforced, the population should be brought in safe places. The xenos will attempt to slaughter them or enslave their minds and throw our own blood against us.
>attempt to keep things quiet and normal for a while, it should trick our foe and give us additional time for prepare
>a techpriest traitor is unlikely, the xenos can control or outright enslave minds. Any news of strange behaviour of our population, should be reported and controlled. For be on the safer side though, a cross reference investigation will be done of all today activities of techpriests and see how much they have in common with this xenos and their thrall
>human citizen that was enslaved should be studied, if the enslavement can be broken we need to find a way. If not population need to given additional safety
>if possible send me my war equipment and weapons while i work, as well nourishment since i did not eat.
>plan ended
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>>5039383
+1
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>>5039383
+1
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>>5039383
seems good to me
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>>5039383
Support. Gotta love the efficiency of binary. That whole plan will be sent out to everyone on the local Noosphere in seconds, and be analysed twice as fast. Its little wonder Tech-Priest usually develop a superiority complex towards the non-augmented. Though that is something TalOS will have to be wary of. He shall have a role to play outside the Mechanicus.
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Deep dive into the Xenos and prepare for war.
>>5039383
>>5039511
>>5039535
>>5039610
>>5039616

A nice scheme for sure
>>5039005
>>5039058
>>5039148
>>5039280

I kinda didn't want you guys to be face first into Xeno brain unless it was a majority. Here we are, with a majority wanting to devour Xeno Brain to gain as much knowledge as possible.
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>>5039688
To be fair the only real defense against the xeno bullshit affecting us is the knowledge that we're a Primarch and Primarchs tend to be resistant towards that sort of thing.
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>>5039688
Although I didn't vote for it, I'm fine with this result, the Onophagea is underused in 40k stories.
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>>5039688
I like barins!
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TalOS felt his heart skip a beat, just for a moment, realizing what was placed upon him. A chance to speak an opinion upon the floor of the High Court was something only the Arch Magos of the various disciplines would be allowed to do. For TalOS to have been given the opportunity was something he could not squander.

The Acolyte gave the Fabricator General the Sign of the Cog, +If I am allowed, Fabricator General, I wish to process and then upload my plans to the Noosphere.+

The Tech Priest simply nodded to the request of the Acolyte, which was plenty permission for what TalOS wanted to do.

Quickly his few Machine Spirits woke up, their processes being activated with the distinct desires of their master. Numerous thoughts were recorded and filed away into the sacred files within his novice drive systems.

Record of Files:

Xenos_Advance_Interigation.txt
Xenos_Tech_Investigation.txt
Secrecy_Desired.txt
Traitor _Likelihood_Minimal.txt
Mind_Manipulation.txt
Preperation_For_War.txt

Processing String…

String Processed.

Files Compacted

Suggestions_TalOS.zit sent


In that very second the entire room was given the packages that TalOS had created. The numerous Tech Priests, both Forge Masters and Magos, took the precious five seconds to process the information provided and place their own spin upon it. Even the Fabricator General himself processed the document that was created within only a few seconds by an Acolyte of the lowest rank.

None in the room could deny its quality. It was obvious that even with these few seconds given the Acolyte knew what they were talking about. Numerous plans for the coming war, mainly in relation to the vulnerability of the populace itself, were taken into consideration immediately.

However…
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+Acolyte TalOS,+ ADM1N said as he looked directly at the Primarch, +You are suggesting that you finish consuming the entire Xeno corpse, am I correct?+

+That is correct, Arch Magos.+

The man-machine seemed to grow a few inches taller as if he was preparing for something, +Do you realize the risk you are suggesting!? We all understand based on the Arch Magos R3KT’s report that you are capable of such a feat, but what does it mean for your psyche!+

The simple fact that many of the Tech Priests around TalOS were beginning to discuss amongst themselves was plenty to tell TalOS this was the big part.

+Arch Magos ADM1N.+ Arch Dominus J0LT started as he looked toward his fellow, +It is paramount that we recover as much information upon our enemy as possible. If the sacrifice of a single Acolyte is enough to gain a massive advantage within the war then I think we should do it.+

+He is not a simple Acolyte, Arch Dominus, but a potential Princep!+ fired off the leader of the Legio Titanica, +If he is corrupted by the act of subsuming a xenos mind into his own then Particep Semper might never walk again! And what is to say about the heretical nature of the process!+

+If the process is heretical than TalOS should be executed upon this spot!+ Declared the Dominus, +He has already taken a piece of the Xenos mind as his own, thus he is already corrupted!+

There was a somber moment among them as the Dominus pointed that out, the numerous Tech Priests in the Noosphere quickly debating on whether or not TalOS should lose his head. He both should have considered this and should not. Still, he was working up this argument ever since he started building the case for his project, so he might as well…

+Fabricator General, my apologies if I am speaking out of line.+ The Acolyte declared as he processed what exactly he was about to say, +But is my ability, built into my very being, not a gift from the Machine God to our Forge World?+

Those words were enough to get every Tech Priest to think to themselves. The simple fact was that TalOS was in fact an anomaly among the entire Forge World, being the cause of the Crying of Machines only five years ago.

Here he was again, willing to risk his mind for the knowledge that might save their Forge World.

He was correct though, whatever abilities he had were obviously made by the God Machine’s will. How else could a body so perfect be made?
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+It is a risk worth doing.+ The silence was broken by the Arch Magos of the Genetors, R3kt.

He was of course scheduled to come into the room later after the words of TalOS, however the adept like everyone else was already attached to the Noosphere network. Behind him was a procession of Tech Priests all carrying the fallen body of the Xenos and the chained form of the woman. Both of which were in bad shape.

+Fabricator General, the Xenos found today does not match any we have in records.+ Declared the highest biologist upon the entire Forge World, +Based on the video and research over the corpse, I have confirmed that the Xenos are a natural species of psyker that cannot be underestimated.+

The Fabricator General simply nodded for the Tech Priest to continue.

+While we do not have any other cadavers to compare this one to, I can already determine that this Xenos has heavily interacted with the Warp. It has shown various signs of long term exposure, ranging from useless limbs to a disturbed cellular count. Not only this, but I have found signs that they heavily interact with Plasma, making them the greatest enemy to our war machines.+

There was chatter for a moment after those words. However ADM1N stood up and stared his fellow Magos Down, +Does that not mean my Princep will be harmed?+

+Do not think him as just your Princep, ADM1N.+ The Arch Dominus declared, +If he is Ordained he shall join our ranks, and he shall take possession of Particeps Semper because you could never get him to walk!+

That silence came up again, the words of the Dominus ringing in TalOS’s ear. When was something like this decided, how was it!? Who…

It does not matter now.

+If I complete this task, then I have discovered knowledge that benefits the Forge World.+ Declared TalOS, +Fabricator General, I once again apologize for speaking out of line, but can you give me this one action of independence from my Master as I shall become Ordained because of it!+

+My Lord, to add to that.+ Began R3KT as he nodded towards TalOS, +By granting him his Ordainment, it shall become child’s play to remove harmful data from his mind without harming his psyche. Will that suit everyone present?+

ADM1N of course was still as ice, trying to figure out something to keep the risk of losing a Princep. There was none however, and instead the Arch Magos simply leaned back into his chair.

+That is a sound plan, Arch Magos R3KT. I hereby give you permission to start the extraction of information through the use of TalOS. Dismissed!+

>Intern oneself with incense and prayer, so that the corruption does not take hold.
>Try and get the information out as fast as possible, the war is soon to come.
>Work on other projects to make sure one’s mind is not showered with alien thoughts.

So I literally had another version of this written, then the votes swinged and I had to write this. I wrote 6 pages today of this...
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>Work on other projects to make sure one’s mind is not showered with alien thoughts

Let's practice psyker powers. We have records and we have memories.
Let's take control of even the most alien of machines. For even the most alien still depend upon the same natural laws.
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>>5039761
>Intern oneself with incense and prayer so that the corruption does not take hold.
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>>5039761
>Intern oneself with incense and prayer.

Do things properly, rather than hastily.
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>>5039761
>Intern oneself with incense and prayer, so that the corruption does not take hold.
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>>5039761
>Intern oneself with incense and prayer, so that the corruption does not take hold.

What of the woman? What does she look like? Is she dressed as a guard? A Commissar? A Inquisitor!? Perhaps even a.... Rouge trader?
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>>5039761
>Intern oneself with incense and prayer, so that the corruption does not take hold.
It's really interesting how each of these choices could affect how our Primarch will naturally react later in their existence. Very fascinating.
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Intern Oneself
>>5039772
>>5039778
>>5039782
>>5039859
>>5039875

Practice Psychic Bullshit
>>5039771

Look, I normally would not do this but damn it I already wrote it. This moment was too tasty to let simmer in my head!
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Within Forge Lucian are numerous places where the Priests of the Machine God would seclude themselves for a time. Normally such events of faith would occur for about a day, while those who had their bodies manipulated beyond repair were able to stay for at most five. However, the deepest tomb where numerous priests took their time in compilation and worship was a singular door barred with the tapestry of the Machine God.

If one were to read these, they would realize first that it was some kind of code. Second thing that would be noticed is that the code was a series of declarations activating the quarantine to keep whatever was inside, inside.

Indeed, just like a computer excluding processes that might lead to malware based attacks, the Tech Priests secluded a person for whatever risk they might bring towards the greater Forge World. This however was not against the person’s will, like it would have been a virus. No, instead he was the one who requested he be placed within this isolated chamber so that he may think.

+Universal Law. Mysteries of the Cult Mechanicus. Sixth Law. Understanding is the True Path to Comprehension.+

The room was covered in smoke thanks to the forever burning sticks that laid within a nearby Censer. Within it was a small ball of spices and steel wool, all making the calming scent that allowed one’s mind to truly focus.

+Universal Law. Mysteries of the Cult Mechanicus. Seventh Law. Comprehension is the Key to all Things.+

This one did not need to care about food for he had plenty of it. He had forgotten the taste of pure water these days for he drank the small rivers of blood. As for his desire to venture out into the world, well he had enough of the world right before his feet.

+Universal Law. Mysteries of the Cult Mechanicus. Eighth Law. The Machine God knows All, comprehends All.+

It has been a day since he partook in a slice. A taste of what was truly alien. None envied him of this duty and he did not take joy in it. But this had to be done. If he failed now, then what pieces of information that could have saved thousands of lives and his home will be lost.

Thus the Acolyte took a small knife and plunged it into the flesh of a burned Xenos. The flesh, surprisingly, was quite fresh underneath the burned exterior. This helped him somewhat with the taste, but besides that there was no real benefit to this life.
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What he held in front of him was the last slither of the xeno’s heart. Slowly and methodically just as he had done every other hour, he consumed the flesh.

Quickly he felt his mind be taken over, flashes of memory and thought coming into his mind. He felt the beating of a single heart, instead of the two hearts the Primarch always had. Looking before him he saw a series of starships, small in count but he knew just what each of them was equipped with.

A high powered Void Shield along with short range plasma flag cannons. It was a tanky vehicle that was more than able to survive assault from the front and annighlation from the rear. The reason for this was simple, to deliver the soldiers who would all be loaded for dropping.

That was their aim. They knew they could not win a battle in the void but if they could break through Lucian’s defenses then-!

+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Ninth Law. The Alien Mechanism is a Perversion of the True Path.+

Once again he had almost lost himself, the overwhelming memories of yesteryear coming into his mind. This xeno had lived for at least five times the lifespan of TalOS himself, thus the creature posed a real risk to his mind.

+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Tenth Law. The Soul is the Conscience of Sentience.+

+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Eleventh Law. A Soul can be bestowed only by the Machine God.+

Thus be processed it, bit my bit, placing it within his novice storage array and then sending it for analysis. Through the forced partitioning of his mind TalOS was able to keep those from infecting him. This was only possible for the Machine God made his soul, thus he was granted the ability and strength of spirit to do such a thing.

+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Twelfth Law. The Soulless Sentience is the Enemy of All.++

Still, he could not forget that this was only possible thanks to the latest modifications he was gifted by Arch Magos R3KT, for this very trial of his faith.

+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Thirteenth Law, the Knowledge of the Ancients stands Beyond Question.+

+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Fourteenth Law, The Machine Spirit Guards the Knowledge of the Ancient.+
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Within TalOS’ hand was the last piece of flesh belonging to the monster. He had since experienced every memory of the creature and knew exactly what kind of vile and cruel life he had. With every step he took he was scheming to take down his superiors and underlings. Such paranoia was only good because he knew they were to be true.

It is what their God wanted after all.

+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Fifteenth Law. Flesh is Fallible, but Ritual Honors the Machine Spirit.+

It was faullable, for if he did not engage in ritual he would have lost himself to the creature before him. Who knows what is happening outside of his tomb, but TalOS knew that he was contributing to the coming war effort. His adherence to Ritual is saving the lives of his people, their Knowledge, and the Forge World itself.

However before him was the last piece, the organ that R3KT had talked about however many weeks ago. This organ was the one that allowed the Xeno to use their Psychic ability. A vital piece that would inevitably lead to many victories by the Mechanicus, but one that TalOS feared.

He feared what would happen once he knew of their sorceries.

He did not stop himself, not after what felt like forever. With a final bite and a swallow, he was greated by the scene of the Xeno’s first casting of warp magic within that damned temple to their gods. He could see if clearly, an amalgamation of tentacles and wings that came together to become a massive statue. Said statue stared back at him just as he stared at it.

“Hello, TalOS.” In the first time in his life he heard not binary, no, it was the language of the Xenos that he had learned throughout his ritualistic consumption, “I can see you there, spying upon my people with an eye that looks towards the past. I can see it too, but unlike you I can see forwards too.”

TalOS quickly particined his his mind, sending the vile memory to the vault while making it to never be opened lest they be corrupted. However that thing was still there, staring at him with a vicious grin from teeth to beak.

“You cannot run from me that easily, TalOS. Come on, open your eyes to me.”

In that moment he knew that the creature was in front of him, a creature whose voice was like silk. He did not dare open his eyes towards the creature, lest he comprehend its terribleness.

“Hmm, I see now! You are spying on them to see what kind of secrets they are hiding. Tell you what, TalOS, I can give you those secrets myself. It will be free of charge too~”

TalOS did not know what to do. His mouth held open but he could not speak. Such knowledge was surely what he needed!

>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
>Maybe, maybe he can get something from this creature.
>Open your eyes, TalOS, see exactly what this creature is!
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>>5039963
>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
FUCK OFF Tzeentch! WE WILL DECIDE FOR OURSELVES.
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>>5039958
You're doing really good so far QM.
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>>5039963
>+Universal Law. Warning of the Cult Mechanicus. Sixteenth Law. To Break with Ritual is to Break with Faith+
Don't give in to a burst of emotion, don not acknowledge the alien and depraved, continue the ritual, do it with faith, trust the Machine Spirits and the will of the Machine God.
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>>5039963
>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
NOT TODAY SATAN
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>>5039963
>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
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>>5039962
>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
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>>5039963
>NO, REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
Particept Semper and our birth cradle protected from creatures like him. Know this, and know that now it is down to the machine gods faith to do the same.
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>NO, REMEMBER OUR CRADLE! WE WERE SHIELDED FROM CREATURES LIKE THIS. THIS IS OUR MIND. OUR FORTRESS HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US.
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>>5039963
>>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
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>>5040209
>Supporting
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>>5039963
>>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
A squid will scream at you. If you get a boner, we're killing you.
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>>5039963
>NO! REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH LAW!
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Well, thats an understood if I have ever seen one.
>>5039970
>>5039977
>>5040025
>>5040035
>>5040159
>>5040227
>>5040209
>>5040347
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The two of them were locked there for a moment, staring each other down without ever making eye contact. Such was the desire of TalOS, for if he opened his eyes the Primarch would comprehend the creature. To comprehend this thing before him might be the fastest way to his downfall.

Thus he held himself firm, holding his hands in prayer as he tried to speak.

“What's happened? Bird got your tongue?” the creature snickered to itself as it kept its influence over the Primarch.

Why was he so scared? Was it because if he denied this creature that he might lose that little piece of information? Or maybe it was something else. Maybe it was simply the presence of this creature slamming down upon his person.

He. He…

+Universal Law.+

He will not.

+Warnings of the Cult Mechanicus.+

He will not break.

+Sixteenth Law.+

He was protected in the cradle. Protected by Particep Semper. Protected by the Forge World.

+To Break from Ritual is to Break with Faith.+

In that moment the numerous machines around TalOS began to click and activate. Small flashes of light he could not see came blared through his eyelids and into his person. The sounds of what were thought was a long lost Machine Spirit began to activate.

“Tsk, do not think you have gotten away from me this time Child. And if I cannot have you, I am sure to have your brothers.

TalOS felt a moment’s Headache as a pressure of what could only be described as Realspace slammed into his being. However that impact sent the Daemon away and left no traces of its presence.

The last thing that TalOS heard was the opening of the nearby door before he fell.
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+Brain Waves are still stable Magos.+ Announced a nearby genetor as they looked over the massive form of TalOS.

+Status of the MMI?+ The Arch Magos asked as he collected all the tools and ritual pieces that he needed.

+The Fabricator General has finished Acolyte TalOS’s project and rated it for operation.+ One of the Priests answered as they wheeled a cart containing the intricate box covered with prayer seals and binaric runes.

The Arch Magos nodded as he looked at the latest scans, +I require a Greater Seal Breaker. His cranium has been too reinforced for standard toolset.+

There was no need to respond, instead the Assistant Tech Priests quickly ran and grabbed the requested tools. It was a massive machine that held several blades meant for the removal of reinforced alien exoskeletons. However TalOS seemed to have evolved far enough to require such an implementation.

The removal was quick soon after though, the machine quickly removing the top of the skull and allowing access to the brain. After giving the Rites of Ordination the most precious organ was removed and placed into the heavily valued and prepared MMI unit. After attaching the various lines to the brain, and a flip of the switch, it was prepared to be inserted into the chest.

While a lesser Genetor might have been forced to remove the numerous extra organs that TalOS possessed, Arch Magos R3KT was definitely not one of them. While it helped that TalOS had grown considerably during his internment, the skill was still necessary to implant the numerous cathodes and sockets for both being a Tech Priest and a Princep into the same body was only his.

With those done he started with the numerous repairs on the body. Sealed and blessed, R3KT placed his hand upon the chest where both the mind and the hearts sat.

+Oh Blessed Machine God, today we welcome another into your cult. TalOS DAV1S has proven himself to be a worthy servant of your cause, providing the knowledge that shall save Forge World Lucian from the coming invasion. For this knowledge provided, he is Ordained under my authority as the Arch Magos. System Start.+
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TalOS had changed, that much was for certain. Before even opening his eyes he realized the numerous changes that were placed about him. The most immediate of them was that his brain was removed, replaced with a processor chip that was several times more efficient in processing sensory data than even his brain.

The next thing he noticed was the numerous circuits and connections made about his body. Each of these were meant for different kinds of components ranging from attaching extra limbs to hooking himself up to a Titan.

Out of all of them, however, the biggest change was where his brain was now located. Removed from the cranium, it was entombed within an Adamantine box at the center of his chest. Impenetrable from even the most heaviest of ordinances, equipped with numerous life support systems, and even of Master Work quality. Well, if TalOS lost his entire body he would still be alive thanks to this box.

However, that was not the only best piece of machinery he was given. All of his implants were of Master Work quality that even surpassed his guardian’s.

All of this only meant one thing though.

Such a thought was stopped the moment the earth underneath TalOS’s feet began to shake. Taking a moment to look around there was only the stray medical servitor, likely there to make sure that TalOS did not suffer any complications from the surgery and implantation.

Still, the shaking of the earth meant the Xenos were here, likely trying their best to land on the Forge World to make sure they could start releasing their magic upon the inhabitants. Chances are all the Tech Priests who were overlooking the Primarch must have been called to their muster stations and commanding the Skitarii.

TalOS only needed a second to confirm this as he hooked into the Noosphere and started hearing the immense amounts of chatter on the network. Commands were being sent out and preparations were being made for the defence. Many of them were spouting information that TalOS realized he had given them over his time in the deepest chambers.
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Through the available information TalOS quickly processed the information, his mind quickly using the several newly installed Cogitator Processors that were stuck with his brain in the box.

First, the Aliens had attempted and failed to take over the Skitarii Cohort, as was according to TalOS’s information on how exactly they were able to hack it. They were still able to pierce the defences of the planet, but many of them were relegated to the open fields of unclaimed surface. Still, through stubbornness the Xenos were able to land a few pods inside of the numerous Forge Cities, causing a battle for the defense installations.

Simply put if the Xenos succeeded in taking these installations they would be able to walk straight into the cities. Yes the Legions of Skitarii will fight them off, but it would be at immense damage to the installation.

There was word that some of the Titans have started to walk, but no reports on if anyone attempted to awaken Particep Semper.

>Go to activate the Particep Semper
>Find some Skitarii and start outflanking these xenos scum!
>You’re in the workshop of an ARCH MAGOS, hook up as many augmetics and run out guns blazing.
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>>5040694
>Go to activate the Particep Semper
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>>5040694
>>Go to activate the Particep Semper
GIANT FRIEND WAKE UP! WE HAVE THINGS TO STOMP!
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We lost our brain? So no psyker powers.

I hope we're keeping it in a box somewhere. I wanna do stuff to it.
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>>5040703
Its in your chest...
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>>5040703
Anon, you should reread the posts again, but a bit more slowly you missed a key thing.
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>>5040703
We haven't lost it, it just been relocated to an adamantine box in our chest.
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>>5040694
>You’re in the workshop of an ARCH MAGOS, hook up as many augmetics as possible then find some Skitarii and flank the Xeno's.
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>>5040694
>Wake the titan.

WE GOING INTO THIS DRY!
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>>5040694
>Go to activate the Particep Semper

I feel violated and weird having our brain removed and shoved into our chest.
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What about our heart and other shit? The Emprah designed us to be perfect war machines. We must have lost some capacity for war at the removal of our organs to make room for our brain.

Or perhaps we're just have the extra space.
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>>5040811
Arch Magos R3KT did tge surgery, and he is the specialist in bio and cyber. If it was another tech priest some of the organ would need to be removed, but he found space. Also our new processors make Tal0S think even faster, together with having our brain be virtually indestructable and driving a imperator titan around I think our war capacity incresead.
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>>5040694
>Go to activate the Particep Semper
>Write in
Hook up with a few weapons and tools present here in the workshop, is better to remain on the safe side while we move towards the titan. Analyze the current battle fronts and determine on the Noosphere which one is the most at risk. Mainly if it's under heavy assault by not just the xeno infantry but even their vehicles, and possible titan equivalents.
Request a battle-map and inform the Noosphere that we are going to our Titan, preparing a counter attack alongside other units nearby us would be ideal.
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>>5040931
I'll support the >Analyze the current battle fronts and determine on the Noosphere which one is the most at risk. Mainly if it's under heavy assault by not just the xeno infantry but even their vehicles, and possible titan equivalents.
Request a battle-map and inform the Noosphere that we are going to our Titan, preparing a counter attack alongside other units nearby us would be ideal. part
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>>5040931
>>5040953
Giving my support to
>Use the noosphere to get information and analyze the maps
But I still want the giant robot.
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>Use the noosphere to get information and analyze the maps
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Titan Time
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>>5041141

Super Tech Priest Time
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First things first he needed to hook himself up into the network, so with a few quick commands he was within the Battle Response System:

TalOS: I have just awoken and already understand where the attacks are. Going to approach the Titan Hanger to awaken Particep Semper. Where should I go to avoid combat?

Skitarii Alpha AFE746: Understood. Sending Battlemap to TalOS

Arch Dominus J0LT: Good to see you awake, TalOS. The Titan Hanger is under heavy Assault, but I will route a Skitarii Escort.

TalOS: Thank you Arch Dominus, I have already routed by path thanks to AFE746’s map. Is this map up to date?

Arch Dominus J0LT: It is not, updates are occuring every 2.48 Seconds through Skitarii Upload. I am linking you to the core server directly, we need to have Particep Semper Walk.

TalOS: Understood, is there by chance Titan Equivalents on the battlefield?

Arch Dominus J0LT: Currently unknown. However mass warp-based disruption is being detected five clicks out. 78% chance they are preparing to teleport heavy ordnance.

TalOS: Thank you Arch Dominus. Particep Semper will Walk.


With the communicae done TalOS quickly looked around the room and started grabbing arms for the battle. While he did not have any time to equip himself with some augmetics he was able to identify and acquire a variety of things.

First things first, of course, was getting himself a refractor field. Such a machine was sure to defend him against a majority of single shot attacks by the Xenos. This was followed by a Heavy Stubber and lastly an Omnissian Axe.

As the Primarch felt the axe slip into his hands he tested it out for a moment. It felt really good in his hands and the balance was great. He probably should not have it within his hands, but the Primarch was about to prove that he indeed deserved the weapon.

Before anything else however he needed to activate the axe. Getting down upon his knees he began to chant, +Great Machine Spirit, so venerated are you. Shall you serve me in this battle?+ And with that he flipped the switch.

There was a soft buzzing for a moment before the weapon came to life. TalOS could feel the power rubbing against his still fleshy skin. With a spin the Tech Priest made sure he knew the weight of the weapon, holstered his weapon, and then went off.
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The first thing the Primarch noticed while coming out into the open battlefield was a pair of Xenos making their way through the streets. He dare not allow the Alien to plague his holy forge-city for long, so with a swiftness he ran up to them and struck one of them with the blade of the Omnissian Axe.

Flesh was torn from the blade as the weapon cared little for their external shielding. No, none of the advance shielding the Xenos possessed was enough to stop the blade from removing the head off their necks. Just as one head was removed TalOS quickly bared his pistol and sent three shots cleanly into the other Xenos. Such a creature did not stand a chance as while the shield protected it from the first shot, the other two found themselves snug within its neck.

Quickly TalOS checked his ammunition, only taking a moment to look up when a cohort of five Skitarii arrived at him and kneeled, +Princep TalOS, we have arrived to escort you. Do you wish to control my Squad?+

TalOS simply smiled as he nodded, +Yes, give me a live uplink if you can.+

Within only a second several types of visions made themselves known to TalOS. For about a fraction of a second he was confused at the sheer volume, before the Potential Princep quickly started to categorize and organize these screens. One after another he assigned them to either his own vision or to be held onto the pair of processors that resided next to his brain.

In a matter of seconds the Cohort was under the complete control of the Primarch.

+Protocol 11544, protocol 2215, uploading squad layout to all units.+ TalOS announced as the squad quickly took their positions around the Primarch. Two of the Skitarii placed themselves at the front while another pair took either side. It was the Skitarii Alpha was placed in the back as a rear guard.

Acting on Protocol 2215 the Skitarii and Primarch all began to run through the streets at the Order of TalOS. There was no need to lead from the front as normal men needed, for the Tech Priest could not only give directions but see and react based on the numerous pieces of data the Rangers at his front saw. Add to that TalOS was seeing the map of the entire battlefield on the Noosphere, well, they were traveling faster than would have been thought.

The first enemy contact was a singular Xenos coming out from the right. For its troubles the right and front Skitarii placed six galvanic rifle shots into its body. Nothing outside of monsters and vehicles could survive that as the creature was put down.

The next form of contact was right up front, this time the creature was already preparing a ball of plasma to fling at the group. TalOS by sheer instinct reached forward and unraveled the warp based attack without a second thought, allowing this Xeno getting hit with seven Galvanic rounds.
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The Primarch quickly noticed what had just happened, recording it into his systems and then storing it away. Even the spare milliseconds it would take to process what just happened was something he could not give. Not when he was operating several Skitarii and running at their top speed.

This continued for a while, the troops picking off several aliens before the Aliens had a moment to think. TalOS did not ever need to take a single shot thanks to the near godlike skill these Skitarii were now capable of. A subtle lowering of the shot, a single adjustment thanks to the trace amounts of wind in the air, and even alerting his cohort where a target was. When he had access to these machines, there was rarely ever a missed shot.

The only moment that caused issues was when they came from an alley into a street and noticed five separate Xenos all running towards them. TalOS quickly ordered a release of Galvanic fire through his minions, which resulted in the death of two Xenos before they even noticed what had happened. TalOS himself, noticing the need, quickly pulled out his sidearm and sent three shots curling right into another of the Xenos.

There were still two however, and these two started to channel their energies the moment they realized the attack. TalOS reached forward once again and shattered the plasma bearing one, causing their body to be incinerated by the ball of Plasma they were generating, however the second one released a bolt of lightning that incinerated three Skitarii within a moment’s flash.

Over half his escort dead in a single attack, TalOS cursed it while firing his gun along with the other Skitarii. None of the shots missed, resulting in the Xeno falling dead on the spot.

There was no time to recover the dead Skitarii, only enough time for TalOS to pick up a fallen Skitarii’s Galvanic Rifle and place it onto his back. Within moments they started running again with TalOS reporting the dead Xenos to the Noosphere Network.

Quickly they arrived at the Sanctum, where TalOS realized J0LT was not lying when he said they were under attack. Quickly scanning and uploading the attackers TalOS identified fifteen Xenos at this side of the compound, which was roughly the same at all sides. He could only guess they were trying their damndest to keep back the Titans since once they started walking there was no stopping them.

The one thing TalOS did notice was that a variant was here. Reviewing his files from his internment it was known as a Kassidus Plastoid, which was roughly the equivalent to a Magos for the Aliens.
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Quickly he took stock of his allies. There were numerous Skitarii currently within the building, but since most of these Xenos had mind based attacks, if they showed their face they would face a smite just like TalOS’s squad. It is very possible for TalOS to coordinate an attack with the local Alpha, he would only need to risk himself and his remaining Skitarii.

Still, he did not need to break the siege. Already he could potentially get into the building by just climbing it, which sounds dumb until you realize these Xenos are focusing on only the Skitarii or trying to blast through the walls.

Still… maybe there are a couple of other things he could do… It be dumb, but TalOS might be able to pull it off.

>Attack the Xeno’s Flank, giving the defenders a chance to retaliate.
>Try and sneak in via climbing the wall
>See if we can get some artillery support here.
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>>5041198
>Attack the Xeno’s Flank, giving the defenders a chance to retaliate.

Everything else takes too much time.
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>>5041198
>Identify controlling leaders.
>Ambush the flank, targetting leaders first.
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>>5041223
Support.
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>>5041223
Yeah.
>Link with defenders
>Coordinate a push. TalOS strikes the enemy's leaders in the back, the defenders exploit the opportunity.
>Clean them up, then rush inside. We will be much more useful once reunited with Particeps.
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>Attack the Xeno’s Flank, giving the defenders a chance to retaliate.
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>>5041238
Supporting those extra as well.
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>>5041238
Support.
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>>5041198
>>Attack the Xeno’s Flank, giving the defenders a chance to retaliate


>>5041223
>>5041238
supporting extras
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>>5041223
>>5041238
>Supporting both
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>>5041223
>>5041238
+1
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All these are developed together, so yeah.
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First things first TalOS sent out a communicae through the Vox systems right at the defenders. Just as he was hoping he felt the strand of code be picked up by one of the defenders within the walls.

+Princep TalOS reporting, I am currently outside the walls with two Skitarii Cohorts.+ He began with a studying of the battlefield, +I have identified the enemy commander and am prepared to strike.+

+Examining Battlefield…+ The Skitarii on the other line answer, +Tactic understood. We await your assassination.+

TalOS smiled as he simply had the other two Skitarii stay where they were. With a few leaps and bounds the Primarch was able to move himself from the relatively out of place alleyway and into a nice striking position.

The Xenos were by far preoccupied at this moment. They continuously threw streams of plasma at the ceremite walls. With every blast they seemed to get one inch closer into the building, which meant they were one inch closer to killing the Skitarii inside the place. From what TalOS understood of them, they likely identified this location as a high value target but could not land themselves within the walls to corrupt the grand machines that stood.

Simply put, he would not allow them to get to those machines.

Finally TalOS arrived at the Xenos leader, the Kassidus not even noticing the Primarch as he waited for just the right moment to launch. That moment came when the Xenos brought his hands forward and started channeling their foul magics into a coming attack.

Without even a thought TalOS threw himself forward and into the fray. The Omnissian Axe in hand, the Primarch reached with another hand and shattered the foul magics the Xenos was creating. Its casting quickly went haywire and singed part of its body, which was in its clear suprise.

It did not help when TalOS slammed into the Xenos with the force of a couple trucks.

With a loud bash the Xenos was sent tumbling to the ground. It probably did not even realise it was going to die when TalOS held the axe above its head and removed it just like an execution.

The creature’s death was sudden and loud, causing all the other Xenos to turn their heads in surprise. It was at this moment that the Skitarii started firing their Galvanic and Radion Rifles onto the fray. Within moments the Xenos were cut down into half their forces, none of them even able to fight back as they were annihilated.
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A moment after the dust began to clear, those who were not dead quickly started to run from their positions into the other parts of the siege. Still this meant that TalOS and his Skitarii escort could sweep themselves into the Sanctum.

The grand gates that were barring the entry of the enemy were quickly brought open, just wide enough for the Primarch and the two Skitarii to run themselves into the place. Just as they made it into the place the doors were quickly closed behind them, a loud crashing of stone hitting one another.

Just as they were arriving a large Tech Priest came charging at TalOS, who through both serial numbers and his own intuition figured out to be Arch Magos ADM1N.

+I have received word of your arrival, TalOS.+ He announced with a good bit of hurriness, +We are already preparing for Particep Semper to be awaken, however we still need to gather Moderati to assist you.+

TalOS felt something was off as he looked at the Magos, +You are worried, Arch Magos. Are you afraid since this will be my first time?+

+Indeed, a Princep’s first time is always the worst. You must be able to tame the greatest Machine Spirit that we have. However all my senior Moderati have been sent out with the Warlord and Warhound Titans.+ Admitted the Tech Priest as he looked TalOS up and down, +However times are Desperate. The Xenos have started to generate great warmachines and monsters to the battlefield.+

+I head there now then, Arch Magos.+ TalOS answered before speeding off towards the Imperator Titan.

Particep Semper was a massive being, standing nearly a hundred meters tall. TalOS could see the numerous Tech Priests crawling around his blue and gold hall. If nothing else the Titan was the centerpiece of the entire Legion, only second to the founding Titan of the Legion.

After being lifted through the elevator TalOS passed Enginseer after Enginseer. These men and woman were working on getting the Titan working, commiting the rituals of awakening as they did so. Already TalOS could feel the heat coming from the Plasma Reactors that he had repaired so long ago.
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He soon arrived at the Command Room, where the Command Throne stood waiting for him. This room was a lot more clean and lively than the last time TalOS was here, though the new paint and brushwork made it close to godly. However TalOS was surprised by the person who was there.

+Magos C4R?+ TalOS asked the Tech Priest who was currently processing the central control panel, +Why are you here?+

The Magos, the one who can closely be called TalOS’s father, turned towards him with purpose, +To help you, TalOS. Tradition dictates that you require a Magos and I am here to fulfill the requirement.+

The Primarch took a moment to looked at C4R before nodding, +Very well, Magos C4R. I shall trust the Tech Priests to you.

+That is my duty.+ The Magos said before making a show of hands towards the Command Throne, +Whenever you desire I shall commit the Ritual of the Manifold.+

+Am I not supposed to have Moderati before we do that?+ The Primarch asked as he turned towards him.

+That is simply a suggestion, not a requirement. TalOS, I have seen you grow up. You had the will to not only approach Particep Semper but commune with him. You have not stopped ever since and within only years become not only an Acolyte, but become a Priest through sacrifice.+

The Tech Priest stood up so he was just barely tall enough to meet his child in the eyes, +I have seen your research, in both studying your own biology and creating augmentations. If you believe you can operate this Titan without the need for Moderati, I will follow your order to awaken this Titan.+

>We might as well go now, awaken it.
>Wait for some Moderati
>Maybe it would be best to get the All Clear from ADM1N.
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>>5042197
>>Maybe it would be best to get the All Clear from ADM1N.
It's always good practice to let the ground crew know before takeoff. Especially since he'll be thinking we are waiting for Moderati. Best not squish or fry anyone, or let a rite go unfinished. Let them do their jobs.
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>>5042228
+1
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>>5042197
>Maybe it would be best to get the All Clear from ADM1N.
But send a message that we are needed urgently and we can and have communed with Particep Semper before.
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>>5042320
Agreed.

We need no Moderati. They help, but are unrequired.
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>>5042197
>We might as well go now, awaken it.
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>We might as well go now, awaken it.
WE ARE WASTING TIME.
LEEETTTSS GOOOO
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>>5042320
Support, we are a primarch but it's better to be safe then sorry.
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>>5042320
Supporting
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>>5042320
Supporting
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Moderati Requested and fully prepared
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No Moderati
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TalOS had to think to himself for just a moment as he schemed out what he could do, +We should wait for the Moderati, C4R. While I might be capable it would be foolish to go against a tradition.+

+Indeed it would be.+ The Magos almost laughed as he looked over the systems, +It is good to not hold Hubris when operating the God Machine. I have both witnessed and been subject to those who think the God Machine and themselves are unstoppable.+

+What of my times when I communed with Particep Semper before?+ TalOS had to ask, +I know many fear that this will be my first operation, but I do think I had a connection with the God Machine back then.+

Magos C4R simply thought to himself for a moment, +Indeed you have done so before, and the machine might recognize you. However that was at a time Particep Semper was not fully awaken. Remember your training, TalOS, the God Machines are closer to beasts when they are not yet tamed.+

TalOS simply nodded, +Very well, I shall attend myself to the Command Throne.+

TalOS quickly made his way over to the seat. It was a massive machine that was obviously modified to hold his now immense size ontop of it. Settling down upon it TalOS felt his very soul almost shift as the alignment of the God Machine came towards him.

He sat upon the throne for close to an hour, bowing his head and making the Cog Mechanicus with his hands. He recited the Mysteries of the Mechanicus as well as the Ritual that all Princeps were expected to learn. It was the only one Princeps were required to learn.

+Great Avatar of the Machine God, hear me now, the time to walk has come. The enemy of the Machine God has shown themselves once more. Together, in union of the Manifold, shall destroy all that stand before us. Take mercy upon my soul upon union, and through my will you shall destroy all. I am your Lord, your Will, your Princep. In the name of the Machine God, we fight.+

As the hour came to a close TalOS began to hear a pair of voices over the Vox Communicator, +Hey there TalOS, remember us?+

+Lockheed and Martin.+ TalOS fired off as his eyes opened, +You two are to act as my Moderati?+

+Yes, my Lord, thats our duty. Sucks we are starting here and not running a Warhound or something of our own.+ The other said with a small bit of sadness in his voice, +But we cannot complain, because who would pass up the chance to save the world inside an Imperator?+
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TalOS gave a good laugh as he thought about it himself, +Well its my pleasure to have you here.+

With those words another channel came up on the Vox, +Princep TalOS, do you hear me?+

+I do, Arch Magos ADM1N. I take it we are prepared to start?+

+Yes. Remember you are loaded with two full cohorts of Skitarii and your Moderati have been assigned. Magos C4R and his followers will be acting as your support staff.+ There was a moment’s beat as the man on the other end was weighing something in his mind, +TalOS, I wish you luck. You will need it.+

TalOS felt himself smiling as he responded, +I thank you, Arch Magos. May the Machine God grant me and the Forge World Victory.+

+Indeed, we shall not be found wanting.+ The Arch Magos announced before declaring upon all channels, +Everyone present bow and sing! Particep Semper is awakening! In this moment we are blessed by the Machine God for his Avatar Walks!”

TalOS nodded to C4R, who was already placing all the sockets into one another. The sweet smell of incense went through TalOS as his two hearts began to beat harder and harder. This was the moment he was prepared for, preparing his entire life for!

+I hereby connect the Holy Manifold to the Princep.+ Declared C4R as he held the largest connection piece within his hand, +In the name of the Machine God, Particep Semper, AWAKEN!+

With a click the Manifold was connected into a socket located right next to TalOS’s upper spine. The Primarch felt his entire world go away for a moment as he was pulled into the mindscape that was Particeps Semper.
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The first thing the Primarch saw was a giant ball of energy. It was something close to an entire sun looking down upon him. He knew instinctively this was the true Machine Spirit, this was Particep Semper.

+Murder, Death, Destruction! Destroy all who stand before me! I will not be tied down by the simple will of a simple Mortal!+ Declared the God Machine as it began to place pressure upon TalOS, +No history, not great feats, you are nothing but a child! You are not one worthy of becoming one with the Avatar of the Machine God!+

The pressure was immense, TalOS feeling his very soul under attack by the giant being. Its anger and will made manifest, this was exactly how it was described once to him. Indeed even the God Machine itself told TalOS this to be the case.

Thus it was only a trial he needed to overcome.

+Hear me, Particep Semper, I am TalOS DAV1S, Priest of the Machine God himself!+ Declared the Primarch as he raised a hand forward, +Through my labor you operate, through my will you act, for I am your Lord!+

+By whose authority should I bow to you?+

TalOS looked at the God with a firmness in his heart, +Years ago we communed, that I would become your Princep. You have sworn your fealty to me, Particep Semper, in the name of the Machine God himself. Thus, under the will of the Machine God I act!+

TalOS felt his own body fly over to the spirit and grip it tightly, +Upon the name of the Machine God, bow to me!+

With those moment the two struggled, but TalOS was stronger. The most perfect creation of a perfect being, his mind began to expand as its will triumphed over the God Machine. He was the Chosen of the Machine God, the one whose voice soothes all machines and eyes comprehend all that they gaze upon. The God Machine’s base desire, its destructive tendencies and safeguards, were trivial to the Lord of Machines.

TalOS took that primal desire, and brought it into his own being. A novice would only dominate this desire, but he knew this desire was necessary. It was of the Machine God’s making after all. No, he shall simply allow it to become just one of the numerous desires the Primarch held, thus truly becoming the God Machine.

In that moment TalOS saw a flash, a figure wreathed in Golden Light standing upon his brotherin. However that vision quickly went away as his world view changed.
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All the Tech Priests who stood around the Machine God heard the reactors of plasma within the God Machine awaken to full power. The two weapons he bore glowing with the power of the Machine God’s grace. The eyes of the God Machine glowed red as life was finally brought into them. It was then that the first step was taken, everyone realizing the moment had finally arrived.

Particeps Semper Walks.

+HEAR US, ENEMIES OF THE MACHINE GOD!+ Declared the God Machine as numerous pieces of rust fell off of its hull, +WE ARE HIS AVATAR! WE ARE PARTICEPS SEMPER! FEAR ME, FOR THIS IS THE LAST DAY YOU SHALL DRAW BREATH!+

The earth underneath their feet shook as the God Machine marched its way towards the walls. It looked at them only for a moment before the air around it became fickle, +WALLS SHALL NOT HOLD ME!+

With barely a flash of light the form of the Titan disappeared from their eyes, only to hear the destruction that was taking place outside of their Sanctum.

Particep Semper marched.

>>Alright, fellas, what you want your Titan’s load out to be? Six Carapace weapons and you can either double up or take either of the arm mounted guns. If you give evidence of other weapons, you can throw those in too. *Pic Related*
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>>5043102
Hailstorm and plasma anihilator as our primaries.

The storm bolted will shred shields while the plasma wipes it.

For secondaries.
1 quake cannon for long range
1 apocalypse missile launcher
2 plasma destructors
2 vulkan mega bolter

For point defense
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>>5043102
One of each for the main weapons, that way we can mow down any infantry, armour and fortifications alike.
For secondary
2 Apocalypse Missile Launcher
2 Turbo-Laser Destructor
2 Vulcan Mega Bolters
This should work for point defense and any enemiea that get too close.
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>>5043102
1 hellstorm and 1 plasma annihilator

1 quake cannon
1 apocalypse missile launcher
2 plasma destructors
2 Turbo-Laser Destructor
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I just realized something really dumb. The Vulcan Mega Bolters probably don't exist yet since 1. its Vulcan and 2. Its a Bolter. Bolters from my research come from Terra.
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>>5043237
In that case quake cannons might also not be an option, since they use pieces of planets that have been exterminatus.
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>>5043251
I think that part is fine, since this is a Golden Age Technology.
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>>5043237
I change my vote from >>5043151 to >>5043233
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>>5043151
Support.
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>>5043254
Is it? I can't find it. All references seem to call quake cannons newer and made by the adetus mechanicus, while the volcano cannon is the older one.
But I'm just surfing the wikis, maybe there is info in some novel I don't know about.
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>>5043266
If that is the case that is the case. I was talking Golden Age in reference to the Titan. I just had an issue with the fact Bolters are likely an invention of Big E himself.
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>>5043267
In that case than I'm supporting the other anons, just change the big canon to the one we should have.
So it would be
1 volcano cannon
1 apocalypse missile launcher
2 plasma destructors
2 Turbo-Laser Destructor
Turns out our forge world Lucius is the first one to put vulcan bolters on titans, so when dad gets here we can change the loadout we wanted anyway.
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>>5043268
Support
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One load out
>>5043233
>>5043257

Another
>>5043268
>>5043492

Going to choose this version because it requires less ammo
1 volcano cannon
1 apocalypse missile launcher
2 plasma destructors
2 Turbo-Laser Destructor
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TalOS as a person was something of a more odd affair than in other times. Reaching out his limbs were replaced with those of the massive Titan he was now operating, while he could still actually see out of his mortal eyes. It was something that he needed to get use to when operating the massive Titan as a Princep.

+Three Targets detected my, Lord.+ Declared Particep Semper’s Machine Spirit as small traces of red reticles appeared within TalOS’s Titanic Vision, +Do you wish them eliminated?+

+Send information into Noosphere. Alert Local Skitarii, do not fire our guns while within the City.+

+Understood Princep.+ Answered the Machine Spirit as they continued their walk down the streets.

Indeed the full fury that was Particeps Semper have all but calmed down now. TalOS could still feel the burning desire to destroy every person and thing in sight, but he kept that channeled within his person. It was actually a fairly calm desire compared to TalOS’s overall desires, and he simply had to consider that he always had this desire to fight.

He was built for war after all.

How he knew this was something the Primarch was unable to figure out. However with every discovery that he learned of his body it was becoming more and more apparent that his duty was to be upon the battlefield.

Still he wanted to shoot everything. Every single one of these Xenos that were being displayed upon his gifted Display were defiling the city of the Machine God! He should have them all annihilated by his Volcano Cannon and be done with them all!

He stopped those thoughts however, knowing that a single shot from his gifted guns would destroy entire manufactoriums when fired.

Thus TalOS was focusing his one advantage, sight, into a good use for the fighters. With a Tech Priest presenting the data the Noosphere map had no errors or latency. What was there was what was happening, and the Skitarii put it to the best use that they could.

Within moments TalOS saw the gates that held the Xenos at bay, the sights of mortar and artillery being fired coming up upon his display. Such glorious forms of battle would only be augmented by his arrival to the grand gates.

+Shall I activate the Teleportation Jump my Lord?+

+Do so.+ Ordered the Primarch.

There was a moment’s lapse, a moment where they were before the wall. However in the next one TalOS felt his the Titan shift and a quick cross into the Immaterial Plane. Luckily that was only for a moment and soon they were on the other side of the wall.

No walls could hold them, after all.
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Within moments of seeing the battlefield TalOS’s entire vision went red with marks. Numerous differnt forms of enemy were identified and classified, including the numerous tanks they were now pushing with.

Slowly the Primarch lifted his right arm and pointed it at a small group of Tanks. They hovered over the metallic surface while becoming a massive barrier between the Skitarii and the infantry who were following it up. If there was nothing done about those tanks there might have been a breach at the walls of the city.

TalOS could not really feel the linkage of the systems and the firing of it. His desire had already been given to the Moderati to fulfill. It was simply his duty to order them to attack or give the ultimate go ahead on whether that target was to be destroyed.

Still though TalOS could feel the strike leave his gun and be sent directly into the squad of tanks. Numerous shots, one after another, impacted and destroyed a tank each. Within only three shots the tanks were gone which meant the Infantry were going to get the brunt of the several other shots.

With that over TalOS moved his attention to the numerous pieces of Infantry who were still bothering to stay upon his battlefield. The feeling of the rotating gatlings began to go through the Titan’s body, causing TalOS to feel the might that was about to come. This time the other Moderati guided the firing mechanism that allowed TalOS to rip through the entire battlefield with a single volley of gunfire.

TalOS quickly enabled the numerous pieces of artillery and batteries that were upon his carapace, firing at them all with accuracy that would make other Titans blush. Indeed, just like the Skitarii before TalOS made those minor adjustments so that the guns would land at just the right angle to devastate the enemy. No missile, laser, or plasma bolt missed their mark as the Avatar of the Machine God released his payload.

By the time he was done the numerous forces of Xenos were fleeing as their lives depended on that. The power of the Machine God had finally dawned upon them.

And like that this front of the war was won, with barely a single damage taken upon TalOS’s Void Shields.
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+TalOS.+ The Princep heard a voice for a moment, his confused eyes looking from one side to the other, +TalOS, I require your presence.+

Feeling a moment had lapsed upon itself TalOS opened his human eyes, looking at the form of C4R. The Tech Priest was looking concerned for a moment before simply nodding, +I have received a few messages from the neighboring cities, many of them requesting our help.+

The Primarch could not help but feel his brow rise, +Why did they not contact me directly? I do not have any pressing communicaes within my inbox.+

+I do not think they have realized you are connected to the Noosphere like themselves. Most of these individuals also know of me and my capacity, so they simply place the messages through me.+ The Magos admitted.

+Well, if you think they are of value please dictate them to me.+ TalOS answered.

+I shall, though do not feel you are obligated to serve these men. Unlike many others you are not bound to eternal service.+ The Tech Priest answered as a pair of messages hit TalOS.

Within moments TalOS read them and processed them both through his own and Particep Semper’s rationalization matrix. The first was for Dominus AL3X, who is in control of a massive weapons depot three clicks north. A vital location if things turn out to be a long term war. The second was Arch Magi T0RCH’s research facility. A good place to save in case TalOS is looking to gain some political clout after this defensive war is over.

However as we reviewed this a voice came into his mind, +My Lord, would you mind if I add a potential objective to our tasks?+

TalOS could not help but raise his brow to this, +Given, Particep Semper.+

Anti Invasion Objective uploaded.

TalOS felt his eyes sifting through the information, +So you think they have a beacon somewhere? A place where they are pouring out?+

+That is the most logical event, my Lord. My memory analytics have determined that this is a previous tactic used by an enemy recorded in my databanks.+

+Are you telling me you fought these things before?+ TalOS felt a good bit of confusion on this matter, that was for sure.

+Records of Battles dating further than 3,000 years ago have been corrupted. I cannot determine if I, Particep Semper, had personally fought this enemy or not. Logic matrix dictates that this information was uploaded to me from my creators or what my creators use to build me.+

TalOS thought to himself for a moment. He quickly checked the data files that contained the records he personally uploaded from his Ritual of Consumption. There was no mention of this tactic, but that might mean the Xeno he consumed just did not know about it.

And now that he thought about it, he might be able to take control of a Skitarii battalion to do this…

>Head for Dominus AL3X
>The Arch Magi needs your help!
>See about atleast cutting down on the enemy forces.
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>>5043543
>Head for Dominus AL3X

Seems like things'd go bad if a big weapons depot was lost.
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>>5043543
>Send the information through the noosphere to find the largest concentration of Xenos reinforcements. Where they come from is liable to be where their beacon is. Designate it a high priority.

>Walk to the aid of archMagos Torch
He is our inroad towards political ability and stability in the future. Dominus we can help later, if there is a later.

How far is Torch anyway? If he is further than 10 KM, then help Dominus. We can cross 3km in like, a minute flat and there is no point in denying him help when we are this close.
If the research centre is within that radius, we have a lot of reason for why we should save it, including that the Dominus can handle the invaders for a while
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>>5043530
I don't get it, it was suposed to be the same loadout, just replacing the cannon that needed imperial tech with the DAoT one.
Do we still have the 1 hellstorm and 1 plasma annihilator as the main weapons or did I accidentaly cuck us by not mentioning them?
>>5043543
>Send the information through the noosphere to find the largest concentration of Xenos reinforcements. Where they come from is liable to be where their beacon is. Designate it a high priority.
>Head for Dominus AL3X
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>>5043579
desu I underestimated the size of a click (1KM) So think of them about an hour from one another.

>>5043591
You're fine, yeah everyone wanted the Hellstorm and Annihilator.
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>>5043592
Oh good, I was worried because I didn't see them directly mentioned.
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>>5043592
I should add more to this on the times. Either person is 1 hour away from one another and your current location, while the possible Spawn Site is a good while away.
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>>5043579
Support
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Things are kinda tied right now, if anyone wishes to fix that.
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>>5044076
Guess I can toss my hat into the ring again.
>>5043543
>See about atleast cutting down on the enemy forces.
>Head for Dominus AL3X
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>>5043592
Shit.

Hmm.......>>5043579
I'll keep my send the information. around, but still walk to the aid of Torch. The preservation of infomration is vital.
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+We shall head towards Dominus AL3X’s production facility.+ Declared TalOS so that both Particep Semper and Magos C4R both hear his declaration, +Ammo production is vital for the War Effort! Someone send a communication that we will be reinforcing her defenses within approximately one hour.+

+Understood, Princep.+ Said one of the adepts as they started processing the transmission.

With that done TalOS started to move the grand Titan, each of his steps shaking the earth as he moved. With a clearing given to him the Princep was more than able to reach the highest speeds of the Titan. While they were not as fast as, say, a hover vehicle you forget the kinds of armaments that the Titan was carrying.

As he did so TalOS decided to take a dip into the Noosphere network. While he was no longer within the directline of the Arch Dominus, he seemed to have permissions for the holy regional communication chatroom:

TalOS: Domini, I have received information that these Xenos are capable of setting up a teleportation array that I classified as a Spawn Beacon. I am estimating that it shall be located wherever the largest concentration of enemy forces are at.+

Dominus EX8T: Calculating… possibility exists. How have you come across this information?

TalOS: I have been informed by Particep Semper himself. He claims it is from a corrupted part of his databanks.

Dominus VLLT: Understood. Value of information has been promoted to the Arch Dominus. Thank you for your contribution Princep.

TalOS: Thank you for listening. I am currently enroute for Dominus AL3X’s Munitions Manufactorium. After that if you can update me on if this is true I would value it above most.

Dominus EX8T: That shall be done. Update shall be sent within one hour fifteen minutes.

TalOS: In the name of the Machine God I thank you.


The communication was finished. With that information given, he hoped that the Domini would be able to start taking the fight to the enemy. If nothing else, they will be able to identify the next place that he shall walk towards.
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Going across the metal surface and rocky surface was easy enough. While some might have suggested the Titan Particeps Semper have a contingent with them, the amount of fire power that this Titan could dish out and enough to make people think otherwise. Of course the Titan was truly never really alone thanks to the numerous Skitarii Cohorts who were hiding within the feet.

These robotic men were battered and attacked with every step of the Titan. They were Skitarii though, and Skitarii did not care about something as simple and trivial as motion sickness.

As for those within the chest of the Titan, well, none of them afflicted. Even if the percentage of metal to meat ratio was far too much to be considered anything but a Mechanicus Normal, a normal man would not suffer anything traveling like this.

C4R looked over the systems for only a moment before he declared, +We shall be arriving at our destination shortly.+

+Good. Then they will face the Machine God’s Wrath.+ Declared TalOS as he took the moment to speak out of his true mouth.

As the Titan continued to walk, well, it had been a while since C4R had gotten a chance to talk, +How were your genetics project coming along, TalOS?+

+They are coming along well, C4R.+ TalOS told the man as he took another moment to operate his real body, +Is something the matter with it?+

+No, I have just been reviewing your reports and such. You think your anatomy can be reproduced?+

+There is a chance, a good one actually.+ The more junior Teech Priest admitted.

+Becoming a Genetor is not the most glorious position, you know.+ Magos C4R admitted, +Artisans and Magi are both quite respected positions upon our world.+

+Where is the glory in that?+ Asked TalOS with a small bit of confusion, +I have been given my body by whatever creator the Machine God inspired. If I am successful, we will expand from just our system.+

+You speak of an empire. I assume you have heard the tales of the Colonial Exhibitions?+

+Throughout the Galaxy are numerous Forge Worlds just like ours. Each of them hoarding knowledge of a forgotten age that they have discovered.+ TalOS said with an almost sereness in his voice, +Magos C4R, we are weak. Even as I operate Particep Semper I know I am only but one man. But if the Mechanicus were to unite once again, well, what do you think?+

+That you dream farther ahead than maybe even the Fabricator General.+ He answered with a laugh, +You might be the size of the man and possess the adequate knowledge, but you are still the boy who crawled into a Titan when you were only a few weeks of age.+

+...+ There was a moment’s pause as the Primarch did not really know what to say, +Are your emotional matrix and vault calibrated correctly?+

+I will need to check on that. First though, you need to win us this War.+
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Upon those words they finally arrived at the Manufactorium, and just as the reports show they were under heavy siege. Numerous Xeno and Skitarii forces, fighting one another on the hard rock surface of the planet. From the looks of things the walls had come down, almost allowing the Xenos entry into the facility if it was not for the valiant last stand of the Skitarii.

The Primarch wished to honor these valliant fighters, so he spoke for all to hear. The Earth shook as the various armaments began to point themselves against the threats.

+DEFENDERS OF THE FORGE, THE MACHINE GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYERS AND IS HERE TO ANSWER THEM!+ TalOS declared as he felt the powers of the Titan once more flow into him, +DIE XENOS! DIE IN THE NAME OF THE MACHINE GOD!!+

With those words spoke the numerous armaments were released and fired upon the Xenos. He felt one of the brothers bring the Hellstorm Cannon to bare onto the numerous pieces of infantry who thought themselves too meager for armaments while the Plasma Annihilator once again cut through their tanks.

TalOS himself brought to bear the Turbo Lasters that were mounted on his carapace, his unflinching aim striking what he had quickly identified as xenos commanders. They had simply become scorch marks upon the ground.

+More hostiles detected.+ Declared Particep Semper as TalOS turned to see another army start to approach the munitions factory, +There is a 87% chance that the enemy has declared this location vital for their war effort.+

+Interesting, do we have any reason?+

+It is unknown. I estimated that with our breakthrough earlier the Xenos are attempting to find potential strongholds to use. However this reasoning is not considering their sorcery.+

TalOS simply noted that they were going to keep coming at them it seems, something he needed to either take care of or prepare for.

>Release the Skitarii and prepare for the coming assault.
>Rampage through their lines and take out whatever they are coming from.
>Send a request to the local Dominus, see if there is a chance they can turn their frontyard into a radioactive hellscape.
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>>5044224
>Rampage through their lines and take out whatever they are coming from.
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>>5044224
>Release the Skitarii and prepare for the coming assault.
>Rampage through their lines and take out whatever they are coming from.
We should send half of our Skitarris to them to bolster the defences, buy them more time until reinforcements arrive and if any group gets pass us they will have to deal with more defenders than they are prepared for
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>>5044224
Like anon says >>5044257

Drop half our contingent, then get to raking the advancing army with hellfire. Once we've broken their forward charge, we can advance back the way they came and destroy the beacon.
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>>5044257
>Support
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>>5044257
If we can let the skitarii out to hold the line while we play child destroying an anthill, than I support.
If it's one or the other, than I still say that deatroying the beacon takes priority.
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>>5044291
I mean, letting out half your infantry should not be that much of a problem, however there is a reason why they are there. While you might be killing what is essentially ants you need to remember all these ants are Psykers wielding Plasma.

Lots of Titans have been lost to Hubris in thinking they do not need Infantry.
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Anyone have any suggestions on how they want the primarch to look, well, before he is covered in machinery? I was messing around in ck3 to try and make one and I accidently made Logar.
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>>5044565
You already know the answer QM.
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>>5044565
We could go for a Mediterranean-looking primarch (mainly a mixture of Greek and Turkish traits)
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>>5044580
Damn it, you're right. The answer was right infront of me.
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>>5044580
you know, astartes sometimes end up looking like their primarch, the inner circle of Horus having 2 such marines, the alpha legion looking practically the same and plenty of sons of sanguinias taking on his angelic features. we're going to have Terry Davis marines.
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>>5044607
>>5044580
>>5044565
With Lab googles that protect eyes and double as special sensors that can see the entire spectrum and scan things. Add a antenna poking out of our ear that acts as long range vox in our skull, and the lab googles can flip up to reveal Las Laser eye lenses that can can shoot with the power of a twin linked hotshot lasrifles.
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>>5044224
>>Rampage through their lines and take out whatever they are coming from.
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Rampage
>>5044235
>>5044257
>>5044268
>>5044277
>>5044895
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TalOS had to think to himself for a moment before making the determination. Operating out of his original body TalOS called out, +Whoever is in charge of the Skitarii below us, I want half of them deposited here to reinforce the defence of this facility. After that we are going to take the fight to them.+

Instead of Magos C4R coming forward this time it was an odd looking Skitarii, +Is that wise my Lord, these Skitarii are meant to batter off boarding actions.+

+I still want to make sure our gains here were not in vain.+ Declared the Princep as he noticed a wave of xenos coming in over the horizon, +Deploy as many as you think us able then. If nothing else we can either gather these Skitarii back later or seek out others to reinforce ourselves.+

+I understand, my Lord. I will marshal the forces.+

With that done TalOS looked through the eyes of the Titan. He saw the numerous forms of Xenos all coming upon the Horizon and surely some were behind them too. Why else would there be stray shots of mortar fire coming across the sky and impacting itself into the Void Shields of his Titan.

With a roar TalOS released the Hellfire Cannon upon the Xenos scum who thought themselves able enough to fight him. Every kind of Infantry who tried to cross the gap were annihilated with impunity. As for the vehicles the Xenos had started to fan themselves out instead of leaving their machinery in a tight blob. This was only slightly advantageous to them, as the Plasma Annihilator was only really able to kill a good half of their vehicles before they could release a retaliatory barrage.

Numerous shots of white hot plasma slammed itself against the void shields, and while they held it was not the best situation for him. Simply put he needed to remedy this, which was given via retaliatory shots of the lasers and plasma that were all mounted upon his hull.

+My Lord, the Skitarii have finished unloading.+ Announced the Marshal from within the central hull of the Titan.

With the knowledge given TalOS began to walk forward. The Xenos had continued to fire their mortars at him from the Horizon, meaning they did not have a chance to react when the Titan finally caught sight of them.

A pair of plasma bolts obliterated the vehicles.

Looking around for just a moment TalOS noted the numerous Xenos were starting to run away with tails between their legs. If the Primarch was correct this was likely where a beacon was.
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Earth shattered and shrapnels of metal went sky high as the Particep Semper destroyed all who stood in his way. He noted quickly that the Xenos were now trying their best to act as roadblocks in his way. From random pieces of artillery to infantry hidden within the ground; the Princep was constantly under attack.

He was in a Titan after all though, there was no reason not to keep marching forward.

+The amount of resistance has been mounting, we are approaching a stronghold of the enemy.+ Declared the Skitarii Marshal as he was probably processing the numerous battle reports.

+Cores are stable and we have not taken hull damage from the foul Xenos.+ Declared C4R as he glanced towards TalOS, +We should make sure none of their infantry get close. A wave of plasma can definitely injure the God Machine.+

TalOS nodded as he listened to all of them +Then I will stick to cleared out areas, that way we can take them out before they arrive.+

+Good, remember TalOS, Hubris is the enemy of the Titan not those we face on the battlefield.+ Pointed out C4R as they began to move closer and closer to the stronghold.

+I will keep that in mind.+ TalOS declared as he began to process the battlemaps that were being fed throughout the Noosphere, +If you did not hear from the Noosphere chatter, I am suspecting that the enemy has created some sort of teleportation array. From the looks of things, we are about to approach one of these spawning beacons.+

C4R seemed silent for a moment as he processed the new information, +Then we should expect them to have heavily guarded it, maybe even with a shield.+

+Confired, Magos.+ Declared the Marshal after running his own calculations.

Particep Semper after these moments arrived at the battle scene, and it was something TalOS did not really expect to see.
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Instead of something short or stout, they had a massive tower that looked to have pierced the earth itself. If anything it might have been one of their spaceships. However what quickly caught TalOS’s eye was the large void shield that was surrounding the entire structure. While he did not have his blessed eyes looking upon the structure, it was pretty obvious this was where the Xenos were coming from.

+My Lord.+ The voice of Particep Semper came online once again as numerous signatures became lit, +I am detecting the presence of large pieces of machinery. I suggest activating anti-titan formation.+

The weapons of Particep Semper came alive as lightning began to dance across the tower. The lightning came to a climax while resulting in the appearance of a massive machine whose size was similar to a Warhound Titan. Looking at it TalOS could only describe it was a bird whose wings were replaced with nasty looking arms.

That was not the worst part though, as two others came out from whatever ether these machines were built in. Both of them are the same size and style as the former.

+It was within calculation that the Xenos would have such creations under their control.+ Announced Magos C4R, +Though by my reasoning matrix, they used a lot of power bringing them here. Upon their elimination the entire spire should fall to us.+

+Do you think we can take them?+ Asked TalOS as he prepared his subsystems.

+This enemy is both unknown and likely powerful.+ Declared Magos C4R as he looked through the vidfeed for the control room, +It does not look like they are willing to leave the protection of the spire, thus we can wait for reinforcements if you so desire. As for our strength against them, well, they seem to think those three mockeries are of equal or higher stay than Particep Semper.+

+Or they are bluffing.+ Suggested the Skitarii Marshal, +Matrix suggests we start siege protocol. We should not risk ourselves when supporting forces are approaching.+

+Indeed, but what if they bring more of those things?+ Asked TalOS as he kept studying the field, +If they are able to bring one or two more it would be a problem.+

+Then we have a pitched battle on their doorstep. Though word is two Warlords are approaching to assist us in the battle.+ Declared Magos C4R as the standoff continued.

>Charge in and start the slaughter
>Began a siege on the place, waiting for reinforcements.
>Back away for now, we got enough info that we can do a lot more things.
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>>5045558
>Began a siege on the place, waiting for reinforcements.

At the same time check over the noosphere to see if there's anywhere we would be needed.
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>>5045558
>Began a siege on the place, waiting for reinforcements.
the beacon has to be taken out but we're too early into the invasion to risk damaging our titan.
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>>5045582
+1

Yeah. Want to send in troops. Or even capture it for dissection.
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>>5045582
Support.

We want the warlords here soon. Waste everything else.
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>>5045582
+1
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>>5045558
>Began a siege on the place, waiting for reinforcements.
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>>5045558
>Began a siege on the place, waiting for reinforcements.
Get a sitrep on our other half of deployed Skitarii.
If all good see if we can arrange for transports to rendezvous with us.
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Understood
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+Release the Skitarii and prepare for long term siege arrays.+ Declared TalOS as he looked over the battlefield, +We will be besieging the spire!+

There were several cries of affirmation before the crew got to work. TalOS could see from his Titan’s vision the numerous Skitarii all running their way out of his feet and onto the battlefield. The battle line was made, one where TalOS held them back.

They watched the Xenos carefully, seeing as they tried their best to test out our defences. The stray drone was thrown out, to which TalOS quickly marked for firing. Maybe he was getting a little bit bored, but the Tech Priest took personal control over the targeting matrixes and started to correct them to the best of his ability.

They were simple changes, but it changed what was originally a 12% chance of missing and shrank it down to a mere 2% chance. When operating a small group of roughly twenty Skitarii those scouting platforms did not stand a chance.

Though this did give TalOS a little experience he was not expecting. The operations of Particep Semper was something that he was growing more and more use too, to the point in which he was able to operate it just like a new body. That meant that he had more than enough mental faculty to facilitate his correction operations.

Such a thing brought another idea he was not thinking about until now. Does this mean he can apply this effect across an entire company of Skitarii? Maybe not, but if he worked at it surely he can give his Skitarii an advantage greater than their standard construct…

He mulled that over for only a moment before a series of alerts came online for him. The Princep looked over the information and felt his brows furrow at them.

Reports are that all the local regiments of Skitarii have started to zoom their way across the fields and to the Spire. This only happened because every other Xeno within the area quickly took notice of the Titan literally sitting outside of their spawn point.

It seemed that TalOS was on the verge of starting a pitch battle. He could only be thankful that those from the Munitions Manufactorium he saved were on their way over and would arrive before any of the Xenos.
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A few transports and flyers all arrived at TalOS’s position, all of these containing some form of Skitarii to start the fight with. It was only a moment later that a communicae came up through the Noosphere to TalOS directly.

Unlike others this one was in a voiced capacity, +Princep TalOS, it seems you are in need to help.+

TalOS looked at the ID present for a moment, +Dominus AL3X, thanks for coming over to join me.+

+It is my right to be thanking you, Princep TalOS. Thanks to you my facility was saved.+ Declared the Dominus as several enemies were marked for them to see, +There shall be no celebrations yet though.+

+No we cannot, for there are Xenos to be slain!+ Called TalOS as Particep Semper turned to face the first few flyers coming into his vision. Within moments of seeing them he released a series of rounds from his Gatling Cannon into the air. Those flyers who were stupid enough to approach them were but flies against the majesty that was Particep Semper.

Just as he was firing at the numerous vehicles, the ground forces of the enemy were coming up from the Horizon. Those on the ground could hear a near perfect synchronized shots from the Arc Rifles present among the Skitarii. Many of these shots slammed into the vehicles and caused a small variety of them to explode with a blaze of glory.

Quickly the Skitarii Vanguard ran themselves up into the frontlines and began to prepare a defense against the coming hordes of Xeno. Their Radium Rifles all fired at the incoming hordes with reckless abandon. They did not care if they hit or even wounded the coming forces, TalOS quickly realized their aim was to cause a Radium Storm to cause that flank’s forces to falter.

As the Skitarii were fighting there TalOS looked at the spire to see it fire up another burst of light, causing another of their Titanic Mockeries to appear before him. The large machines were now beginning to move, as if their chance had finally arrived.

It was then that TalOS noticed a pair of figures on the Horizon, two figures he had been waiting on for the longest of times.
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The first figure was wreathed in blue armor with gold trimming all about him. The War Engine was alit as even from there it was firing into the hordes of Xenos that were starting to approach Particep Semper from all sides. This God Machine was Bellum Satus, and it was primed and ready for any battle it could come across.

The second one coming in was blue but silver trimming all around him. The grand machine walked with a regal fashion in every step and was holding off to fire its guns until it got close. This Machine was Domi Potens.

TalOS was happy to see them, but had to turn his attention to the numerous groups of Xenos coming closer and closer to him.

He turned his Las and Volcano cannons around and started to target a series of different vehicles that were yet to be touched by the Arc Rifles. His carapace based weapons quickly lit the field up and sliced into the approaching forms. The Hellstorm Gatling Cannon was put about killing as many of the infantry as it possibly could without care. As for the Plasma Annihilator, well he had that trained narrowly upon the spires just in case those Titanic Foes decided it was high time they leave their little cage.

Soon the Voxlink between the Titans were established, +Hail, Particep Semper! It seems you are biting a little more than you can chew.+ Announced Bellum Satus as he released a missile that exploded a good part of the coming forces,

+They want to make sure their Spire stays.+ Declared TalOS as he pointed his Plasma Annihilator at it, +If we take it down, than the Xenos will lose their direct route onto Lucius!+

+Our target has seen set.+ Declared Domi Potens as they finally arrived at Particep Semper, +You want to join us, Particep Semper?+

>I’ll give a covering fire, we need to make sure the Skitarii do not fall though.
>Fuck yeah, FOR THE MACHINE GOD!
>We should have the Skitarii join us, a wave attack against the Spire to take it down (And maybe steal some tech from it)
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>>5046438
>For the machine god, let none survive

The skitarri are to protect us. Because we are going to draw ALL THE FIRE!
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>>5046438
>We should have the Skitarii join us, a wave attack against the Spire to take it down (And maybe steal some tech from it)
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>>5046473
>Support this will be an all or nothing attack
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>>5046473
+1
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>>5046451
Support.
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>We should have the Skitarii join us, a wave attack against the Spire to take it down (And maybe steal some tech from it)

LOOOT LOOOT LOOOOOOOOT
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>>5046473
supporting the smash and grab
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>>5046438
>>We should have the Skitarii join us, a wave attack against the Spire to take it down (And maybe steal some tech from it)
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>Fuck yeah, FOR THE MACHINE GOD!

Do not loot stuff from bird worshippers.
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>>5047129
Bird workshippers that are also xenos.
It's not just heresy, it's double heresy.
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>>5044222
>>+That you dream farther ahead than maybe even the Fabricator General.+ He answered with a laugh, +You might be the size of the man and possess the adequate knowledge, but you are still the boy who crawled into a Titan when you were only a few weeks of age.+

So MC won't grow to Primarch size after all alterations of becoming the Magos was done to him?
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>>5047330
I don't see why that would stop us from growing (although I'm guessing we are going to end up as one of the shorter primarchs)
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Indeed, it would be double the heresy
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>>5047330
Good question, C4R is just saying that TalOS lacks experience. As for the size of his person I mentioned it a few times that he, infact, getting larger than a human. I think his final size will be a little bit bigger than Alpharious, though Augmentations can fix that *See Pic*
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FOR THE MACHINE GOD!!
>>5046451
>>5046507
>>5047129

Everyone, go at it!
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+I plan on it, but I do not think we need to keep the fun to just us.+ Declared TalOS as he activated his speakers, +By the will of the Machine God, everyone, attack the SPIRE!+

Within moments the numerous skitarii pivoted almost inhumanly on their feet and began to make their way towards the Spire. Particep Semper and the other Titans were quick to follow their example and began the charge forward towards the spawn beacon.

As they charged the guns of their Titanic foes slowly inched their way forward and through the force field. TalOS watched through the Particep Semper’s eyes as balls of plasma were sent flying in their direction.

They were lucky that the attacks only brushed their Void Shields, but for each shot they devoted to the attack TalOS could feel one of his shield generators go out. He needed to stop their overwatch, to which he had the answer for.

Taking a moment’s stop he raised the Plasma Annihilator and started to aim it. His systems began to move around and ping the positions where the Xenos was, but he had to focus and steadily aim the weapon. He could feel his Moderati try and control the systems to the accuracy that TalOS was asking for, but they were starting to feel the weight of the struggle.

TalOS simply felt out the limb and took control directly. It was due to this that he leveled the weapon right up against the attacking guns.

And with a single shot TalOS cleaved a bolt right through the barrel of the gun and caused the entire arm it was mounted upon to explode.

+Nice shot!+ Declared one of the other Princeps as they almost arrived at the location.

TalOS began his run, but not within sending an apocalypse missile right into the enemies behind him. The resulting explosion and crater was more than enough to keep them back as the Skitarii and Titans made their way into the Spire.

Not wanting to be left behind TalOS double timed it and breached the barrier that separated the spire from the rest of the world.
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Upon breaching the barrier TalOS was given the front row seat to the battle for the Spire. The two Warlord Titans had busied themselves with charging right at the Xenos Mechs while the Skitarii recklessly ran underneath their feet. He could only smile as those forces were surely to flood in and take control of the spire within moments of their entry.

That left these two Xenos threats, all of whom were taking the attacks from the Warlord Titans. It seemed after their little potshots through the field they have finally decided to turn on some form of shielding, which is great and all except the Warlords were mobile gun platforms. Shot after shot came into the shield and soon shattered them with overwhelming power.

Seeing that done TalOS decided to make the battle a little more fair, for the Mechanicus, and once again aimed the Plasma Annihilator at the wounded xeno. Without any shields it was welcomed to a shot that pierced its hull and caused it to almost fall down to the ground.

It probably would survive and fire off some new plasma attack, but TalOS was not a fool and pointed the rest of his weapons upon it.

With one of the Titanics down the battle had become a 3v3. The very first thing that the Xenos did was charge up to where they were almost within arm’s reach, then generating something about them went sideways.

TalOS felt the winds shift upon his mechanical armor as sudden strikes of lightning hit both him and the other Titans. That was not the end of it, as one of the Titans were able to manifest a rolling maelstrom of power that swept through the battlefield and into one of the Warlord Titans. The other did something really odd, which resulted in numerous little gremlin things starting to appear on the hull of another Titan.

Luckily the one who tried to manifest an attack upon Particep Semper, but instead of manifesting the energies around their xeno witch construct began to attack their hull directly.

This still did not stop them from firing their guns and then charging the God Machines. The numerous blasts of Plasma was enough to pop whatever remained of their shields and the charge had the Xenos slamming their limbs against the hull of the Titans. TalOS could see several warnings from the Machine Spirit telling him of structural damage across the left arm and leg, right where the fists had impacted against him.

However even without melee weapons Particep Semper was more than willing to crush these Xenos. Thanks to his immense size TalOS took a step forward and sundered one of the Xenos legs. The rest of the attacks were just TalOS digging his feet into the hull of the Xenos Construct and turning the machine into a ball of plasfire. The only thing that really hurt Particep Semper was the explosion of that xeno’s energy reactor, which sent scars all across his hull.
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As for the rest of his allies, they were faring quite well. Bellum Satus was equipped with a claw of sorts on his hull which had gripped the enemy and crumbled its hull. Such a powerful display of might was only made more-so as it lifted what remained of that Xeno’s hull and tossed it at the other Xeno that was fighting its fellow Titan. With such might it was knocked down from its feet, to which everyone gave it a goodbye salvo of plasma and lascannon fire.

The Titans stood there victorious, the sunlight bouncing off their blue armors. They turned to welcome the coming enemy, but the xeno infantry and motorized vehicles were fleeing upon the sight of their grand machines being crumbled by the God Machines.

+You are victorious, TalOS.+ Declared Dominus AL3X as she once again began talking to TalOS, +A glorious battle in the name of the Machine God. Now what to do about this spire? Surely it should have their technologies that allowed them to teleport to this planet!+

+That does sound…+ Before TalOS could say anything he remembered something that happened a few hours ago. It was that creature, claiming it was this civilization’s God. He needed to get a second opinion, +Magos C4R, what do you think we should do about the Spire?+

TalOS’s father turned with a small bit of confusion, +You should already know the answer to that, TalOS. Hmm, is it by chance that Dominus wants to look into it for new technologies?+

TalOS could only nod his head as his Father was completely correct.

+Remember the Ninth Law, TalOS. The Alien Mechanism is but a perversion of the true path. You must not grow comfortable stealing their technology for personal gain, especially these that rely on the Warp itself.+ Pointed out the Tech Priest as he turned about to start the repairs upon Particep Semper.

>Collect the alien tech for study!
>We will only use it to scheme out against our enemy. Nothing more.
>*Shoots the Spire with the Plasma Annihilator*
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>>5047542
>We will only use it to scheme out against our enemy. Nothing more.
Find out what their tech is weak against.
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>>5047542
>Collect the alien tech for study!
we are already the teleportation forge world maybe it can help improve our speciality (or at least help find weaknesses.
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>>5047542
>Use it to scheme, only.

Destroy it later. Find out how to break it more effectively.
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>>5047542
>We will only use it to scheme out against our enemy. Nothing more.
I want this stuff to be tagged, quintuple bagged, and under heavy security.
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>>5047542
>We will only use it to scheme out against our enemy. Nothing more.

Let's do a little trolling
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The mechanical laws of the universe are immutable. But the powers these xenos wield pervert that order. We shall study the mechanisms for their teleportation tech and we shall use them to prevent further teleportation should they prove hazardous for their use.

Else we shall become vulnerable to further incursions with. No defense.

Turtling up only works if you can strike back.
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>>5047737
The laws are immutable, but learning about how the perversion can be destroyed isnt a violation of the 9th law.
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>Collect the alien tech for study!
We should try to study it. Teleportation is our shtick. No one is more suited to taking advantage of its applications or guarding against the pit falls.
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>>5047880
Your rebuttal to the 9th law?
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>>5047542
>>We will only use it to scheme out against our enemy. Nothing more.
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Study the Tech
>>5047880
>>5047555

Scheme against our enemies
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Can someone give me a roll a d100. Tbh I am tempted to make you learn something since I think the Primarch has everything to figure this out but its... very out of character for someone in 30k.

Here is the hint if someone feels like they wanna try and figure it out: There are 9 spires total, all placed throughout the planet in a certain fashion.
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>5048288
Is this a planetsize ritual? Maybe to bring that chaos daemon they workship into the materium? Or to turn the planet into a chaos world through teleportation and sacrifices? That ritual of comsuption that the Xenos knew about but didn't what it meant.
Maybe that's why they decided that the munitions factorium was a vital target.
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>>5048288
The spires are relaying power between eachother in an arcane geometry, which can be theorised to be an extension of the xenos' witch magic.
We can check our memory of their temples and faith to see if the number 9 has any significance to them, and if so to extend our deductions in that manner.

High probability of an amplicifaction of their teleportation capacities, intent upon summoning armies at once, rather than divisions one at a time.

>>5048310
Kek. Khorne hates Magicfags
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>>5048310
Also 9 is the molusk-bird number, forgot to say that.
Would the placement look like Tzeentch's symbol?
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Ringdingding. These are proxy Tzeentch followers of course its a planet wide ritual.
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TalOS thought to himself for a moment, the ideas swarming in his head. If he were to employ these Xeno’s technology he might be able to bring about a revolution of teleportation technology. Such a thing might mean that Lucius can hit back harder than these damned xenos.

However, that would fly in the face of the 9th Law. and it is known that breaking from ritual is to break from faith.

+Magos C4R.+ TalOS started as he turned towards the researcher, +Would it be possible to study these technologies to better combat them?+

The Magos lifted a brow as of course he was a little surprised from the question, +That is possible, however I dare not use their technology to improve our own.+

+No you misunderstand me.+ TalOS rebutted, +I am suggesting we counter it with our own, maybe seek out through the annals of STC fragments if there is something the ancients used against it.+

The Tech Priest took a moment to think before giving the subtle nod, +That is understandable, I think I can accomplish that. Indeed that would serve to save many lives and might even prevent these Xenos from ever coming upon our planet again!+

TalOS smiled as he opened the connection to the Dominus, +The Technologies we gather here today shall be used to determine the best way to counter itself. To incorporate it would be heresy, but to comprehend it so that we may easily destroy it is not.+

+That is… a sound observation.+ Admitted the Tech Priest as she seemed a little bummed out, +Well Princep, I believe it is time to meet you in person. We will need to review our battle as well as what has been happening across the planet.+

+You know where I am.+ TalOS admitted as he had the Titan go to a rest. Of course TalOS wanted to continue his rampage across the continent and destroy everything that was there, but he was pretty sure that these ideas were actually Particep Semper’s Machine Spirit.

As the Dominus was entering the Titan TalOS looked around and watched the ransacking of this installation. Numerous pieces of technology were taken out, ranging from simple cogitators to whole platforms of whatever purpose they held.

He could not help but notice the numerous bodies that were littering the ground thanks to the assault. Plenty of dead Skitarii and Xeno littered the battlefield as the cyborgs simply picked at the xeno bodies looking for full suits of their armor.
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As TalOS was watching over them all as a God would look over his followers a new sound of mechanical steps came into his sensory organs. Moving most of his mind towards his original body the Princep was now face to face with a fully armored and augmented human.

She wore a cream and steel robe, as is the custom of this Forge World. She however, unlike the older C4R, had her entire body covered in machinery that made her devoid of human skin. The only reason TalOS would know she was female was her voice and his ability to comprehend her person on sight. Still, even at her point in becoming the machine, she still found it necessary to possess an upright posture.

+Princep TalOS.+ She said while giving TalOS a bow, +I am thankful for your rescue of my facility. Thanks to you my domain managed to survive their onslaught.+

+You’re welcome.+ Declared TalOS as he took the moment to rest within his Command Throne, +So what is our status on our forces?+

+67% of the total Skitarii who fought in this engagement are dead.+ She declared while creating an informal chatroom and placing the analytics inside it, +If it were not for the Titans 58% of the enemy attacks it would have been far worse.+

TalOS processed the information for a moment within his own cogitators and brain, +A complete wipeout. Their foul magics are what's killing a lot of our men?+

+That is very much correct. I have calculated that 52% of those casualties taken by the Skitarii forces were thanks to the sheer volume of plasma never before seen. I have taken a few moments to compare this to the global numbers and it seems everything but the Titans have been struggling against this foe.+

+As expected.+ Magos C4R declared, +Even if these attacks are strong enough to make a mark upon the Titans, they are surely not enough to cause a casualty.+

TalOS took a moment to bring down the information from the Noosphere about the other attacks and event, causing him to raise a brow, +It seems two more spires have been taken.+

+At the cost of two Warlord Titans, three Warhounds, twenty Knights, and all followed with a 87% casualty rate.+ Declared AL3X as she seemed to almost sigh, +It seems we were the best performing of the forces.+

+We still have 48% of our Skitarii left, along with 68% of our mechanized forces.+ Declared C4R as he too was reviewing the data, +Hmm, it seems the global map has almost finished developing.+
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All in the room waited in anticipation for what was coming up. Judging from the information provided on the Noosphere one of the ships in orbit had began to do a full surface scan with an Omnispex. None of their machines could hide from the watchful eyes of the Machine God, resulting in the marking of several locations across the planet.

+Nine Spires have been detected.+ Declared Magos C4R as he looked over the marked locations.

+There might be Nine, but remember we have already taken three of them.+ Suggested the Dominus as she processed the information, +The ratios we were looking at earlier also included the forces who were all killed in the initial engagement. If we parse it out we have a 57% chance of taking them all.+

+Call me curious, but something is happening in the Northmost group of Spires.+ TalOS pointed out as he looked over the global map, +Those Spires are barely less than a click away from one another. Might it be a bastion for the Xenos?+

+78% possibility considering the circumstances.+ Declared the Dominus while lines began to appear on the image, +Now I have tried to see if there is a logistical advantage to their arrangement, but I did not find any.+

+I’ve… seen this before.+ TalOS said as he looked over the map for a few moments more, +Give me a moment, I need to start reviewing files.+

TalOS looked over the map once and twice, his mind’s eye looking over it for just a moment. Those lines were all perfectly across from one another, making what could only be described as a net going across the surface of the planet. Such geomantic shapes…

He quickly accessed his memory files, those belonging to when he saw the Xeno’s place of worship. Looking around the place he noticed so many shapes about the place, all arranged in sets of nine.

He then remembered one of the last memories he saw, the one that contained a freshly born child being ‘baptised’ in warp energies.

+This is a Ritual, one that the Xenos have used in their sorceries to make them stronger and more connected with their God.+ Declared TalOS as he made edits to demonstrate this case without making the true hearted ritual scheme, +Nine points upon the realm, capturing the world. I… I don’t know but I am sure that they are trying to bring their world closer to their God. Their foul, disgusting god! I am publishing my proof on the public Noosphere.+

The other two looked at it, studying the proof for only a minute until Dominus AL3X turned towards TalOS, +Princep TalOS, I have had my Skitarii cleared out of the Spire. Take it down.+

Upon those words the Primarch raised his Plasma Annihilator up against the Spire, glowing with the Fury of the Machine God. With a burst of power the God Machine wrecked the spire devoted to the evil god within moments.

>Go around and start taking out the other single Spires
>Look into attacking the northern group of Spires
>Get in contact with High Command and see what they want TalOS to do.
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>>5048349
>Get in touch with high command.
>Load up the skitarii
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Really is a spoiler: I know Primarchs are not supposed to know what Chaos and their gods really are, but unlike the others who grew up inherently believing in the Emperor (See Lorgar), TalOS was fully indoctrinated into the Cult Mechanicus and knows at least Tzeentch thanks to his Fortnight of Consumption. So with that in mind, I personally think he would more readily accept/assume the plays made by other Gods against his very own God, growing to see it like an Angra Manyu (The Chaos Gods) Vs. Ahura Mazda (The Machine God) relationship.

Naturally this creates a very interesting dynamic between himself, the Emperor, and his Brothers as he sees the universe VERY differently. TalOS will likely see the growth of the Imperium for both what it really is and what it isn't; a battle against the Chaos Gods but by the will of the Machine God, not the Emperor. Though maybe it is, remember the Mechanicus sent out a great many fleets to try and conquer the galaxy way before the Crusade. Some say they actually succeeded through the power of the Forge Worlds united.

I am most interested in his debates/relationships with Magnus and Lorgar. Magnus because TalOS will see his stupidity a mile away (while having vietnam flashbacks all the way). Lorgar because both have very different definitions of what a God is.
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>>5048353
Add that if they even believe their brother. TalOS is obviously a fanatic at this point.
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>>5048351
Support.
And try to share all of our knowledge that we gathered about the foul xenos with them, our leaders, that are more versed in the ways of the Machine God, must know of counter rituals and how to combat these heresies.
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>>5048355
So could you say that then Machine God is working as a Deus ex machina?
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>>5048362
lol
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>>5048353
I think the bigger issue is less of what the Primarchs will think and more what will happen with the interactions from the Emporer and the unexpected boon of early Admech Space Marines under TalOS. Horus especially will very feel very threatened by TalOS given his status as Warmaster and TalOS influence over the vast Admech forces that will compare with the Imperial forces under his command. Not to mention TalOS being on guard against hereteks which never happened in canon. The other primarchs will take TalOS being very odd and smart zealot except for those who dabble in Chaos and Lorgar, but one they will get stuck with given TalOS influence on the logistics which they all desperately need. While TalOS won't be completely caught flatfooted by Chaos unlike the other Primarchs the Emporer isn't likely to like this considering his attempts with atheism and how it later backfired on him with the Imperial Cult. The other Primarchs are unlikely to be very fond of TalOS seeing him more as a necessary evil given the overwhelming logistical importance, but Horus especially is going to despise him due to his status and importance.
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>>5048351
Support.
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>>5048349
Gather and marshal local forces to us, go check out that research facility if its still besieged.
Contact High Command for anything that may require our urgent attention.
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>>5048417
That is a very good point, and maybe even worse than before. If anything TalOS will be Horus's equal as he is much more likely to be managing the Mechanicum's war effort. Both are on a leash from their respective masters in the Sol system and creates one hell of a contrast. God, Horus would defiantly think TalOS as a possible replacement considering how paranoid he will grow to be.

This does strike something we will get to later in this quest, which is who owns TalOS and what is his future to be? We are looking at a moment where he either becomes the Emperor's subject, or remains the Mechanicum's for by most rights he is theirs. Maybe the Emperor sneaks a claus into the Treaty of Olympus that says otherwise via foresight, but TalOS can easily start a civil war then and there by declaring his ordainship to the Cult. Doubly so, if depending on your actions, he starts to forge an empire of his very own using the Admech Marines. Big E might not want to bite more than he can chew when he has to start a Legion v. Legion fight this early.
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>>5048439
We belong to the Machine God, but we serve his chosen on Terra.
Afterall, only someone blessed by the Motive Force could have created someone like us, for we needed advanced technology.
I see the big scheme on the Mechanicus being whether the Emperor is the Omnissiah or we are, and he was just a vessel that would allow our creation.
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>>5048439
You fucking bastards are the luckiest mother fuckers I have ever seen. Here I thought Lucius was just a good choice, but it is by far the best choice you guys could have ever chosen. You cannot imagine the degree of luckiness you guys have by choosing that one fucking planet.

The Machine God has surely blessed TalOS, thats for fucking sure.
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>>5048439
Its a safe bet that Horus is going to hate TalOS's guts big time. In terms of the Emperor TalOS is actually the PERFECT vessel to keep an eye on the Admech cult which previously he had nothing to do so but a contract that gave him a lot of problems with the Mars vs Terra issues. Admech Marines on the other hand so early on are a very big problem for both Emporer and Chaos. As he cannot simply threaten the Admech with shittons of superhumans and psykers like he did previously. While an early Admech Expansion fueled by Admech Marines ala Girlyman's empire is going to be a huge head headache for the Emporer who doesn't want a Legions VS legions fight so early on especially one of such a huge scale that would be comparable with the Horus Heresy itself thanks to Admech resources. Especially since unlike the other Primarchs Talos is not ignorant about Chaos. Who views them as rival gods and won't be hostile or ignorant to the Imperial Cult.

In terms of Horus Heresy it will indeed make matters worse than before because Horus never had a huge threat like TalOS breathing down his paranoid neck especially one that had the ENTIRE Admech behind him. While TalOS isn't dumb about Chaos either which will no doubt annoy the Emporer to no end as he originally intended to starve Chaos by exterminating all those who knew of the chaos gods by cutting off their worship hence Atheism and Pax Pro Maximumus Humanism.

In terms of Chaos influence having TalOS in the way is a very big problem because it would cripple the Horus Heresy war effort by crippling the Heretek's ability to takeover forge worlds to fuel the warmachine. As they would be forced to tackle TalOS and his huge Legions of Admech marines. Making him a priority target for chaos as he could very easily cripple the Horus Heresy by disabling the Hereteks that supported Horus should he manage to hold out against Horus himself and the Heresy.
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>>5048351
>>5048360
>supporting
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>>5048460
Enlighten us, QM.
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>>5048731
Not the QM but I can give it a try. You see one of the big things about the planet is that it houses an Artificial Sun in it's core. Which means that in comparison to the others (Who get varying shades of fucked over time) Lucius effectively walks out pretty much unscathed and still be able to produce weapons and armor for the Imperium.
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>>5048796
That is actually wrong. Its not actually related to the planet itself.

I'm not going to give more hints on it, since it would ruin the surprise. Trust me though, you're going to realize how lucky you are when it comes up.
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>>5048812
The only nice surprise would be that we don't fall to chaos due to some combination of choices or outsider agents. Everything else is merely quaint.
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>>5048812
Is it because of the sun armour and faith in the Omnissiah? Being one of the nost productive forge worlds, even having thebonly patterns of titans different from the onea from Mars? Or being very dedicated to the Queat for Knowledge, meaning the whole world would support us in unifying the Mechanicus colonies?
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>>5048815
Or is it because of the solarflare, so we can weaponize teleporting around?
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>>5048815
>>5048816
Its not those either, its not planet side.
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>>5048814
I'm not going to make you guys fall to chaos, that'd be the most asshole thing to do considering most of you obviously wanna stay loyalist.
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High Command
>>5048351
>>5048360
>>5048722
>>5048419

Helping a Magi
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>>5048823
Is it because Krieg is a neighbour? A hive world in our mechanicus empire would help this early could help in expansion.
Shame that it's 10k years too early for the death korps, they would make for some good skitarii recruits.
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>>5048830
That is a good point, however that is not it.
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>>5048830
Although I don't know why the wiki says they are neighbours, and in the same page says one is at the segmentum obscurum and the other in tempestus.
Warhammer lore is a retcon and misinformation nightmare.
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>>5048832
Yeah, from my map they are a fucking ways away from one another. That is very odd. Maybe some Author got it wrong.
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>>5048834
Did someone say map?
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>>5048824
>I'm not going to make you guys fall to chaos, that'd be the most asshole thing to do considering most of you obviously wanna stay loyalist.

We might become chaotic if the MC's perception is altered somehow. Also, we ought to see if we can heal Angron once we meet the other Primarchs, backhand Magnus to stop being so arrogant if he's like the HH books' version, and kill Horus and avoid the Heresy from happening.

Also, IMO the old-school Mechanicus already had SM-tier troops with all of the high-tech they had, as well as the odd "totally not a combat robot!" around. Talos' contributions will make them even better, of course. Originally the AM joined the Emprah willingly, before it was retconned that the Emprah threatened them to join, despite the OG AM having enough power
to keep up with the Emprah's armies. Blame retcons. Also, ignore everything from the HH books.
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>>5048846
I mean, yeah Skitarii are actually pretty good already. In the TT they hit on 3+, which is the same as Space Marines. These modifications will however make them tougher, stronger, and likely able to host powerarmor if you guys work towards it.
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>>5048838
It seems a neighbour to Lucius is Dutonis, a planet rich with adamantium and a kinght world with two different houses.
Even if it isn't what makes the planet a good choice, it's a nice thing to have.
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>>5048853
There's also 3 other forge worlds, 2 other knight worlds, an agriworld and three industrial worlds nearby.
And there's Port Maw, the port Maw. Although it would be hard to convince techpriests to use a xenos-built world as a navy staging ground, so it might not be used for it's full potential.
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+Dominus AL3X, can you load up some Skitarii for me?+ TalOS asked as the Plasma Annihilator started to cool down.

There was a small red light that went off on the Tech Priest’s head before she nodded, +I have ordered by troops to start moving into position. I take it you are leaving?+

+Aye, there is no reason for three of the most powerful Titans to stay here.+ Declared TalOS as he opened up a new link, +Time to see how the War effort is coming.+

TalOS began to communicate with the lessers at high command. However within moments he was moved upwards into contacting the highest command chatroom. He did not let it bother him too much as he linked up with the systems.

TalOS has joined the Chatroom.

TalOS: My Lords, Particep Semper and two Warlord Titans over here. What is it you desire of us?

Arch Dominus J0LT: TalOS, it is a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for the information of the Ritual, now we are starting the rituals of cleansing and are seeking out to destroy all Xeno Installations.

Arch Dominus J0LT: You are to mobilize towards the North Pole. You will join that assault to bring a final end to the Xeno’s stronghold.

TalOS: I understand, Arch Dominus. I shall head in that direction immediately.

TalOS has left the Chatroom


The Plasma Reactor of Particep Semper began to awaken again as TalOS brought himself within contact of his fellow Princeps, +I have received word from Arch Dominus J0LT that we must travel north!+

+Right to the greatest fight of them all.+ Cried out the Princep of Bellum Satus, +Well are we going to stand around for it?+

+My Skitarii have finished loading so I am ready to start moving as well.+ Declared TalOS as he took one step forward, +Let us be off.+
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With those words the three Titans began to walk towards the North Pole. Under their feet the ground began to shake and shatter under the immense weight of the God Machines. Such power and ferocity located in just one location was more than enough to get everyone’s hearts pumping.

TalOS watched over the cream colored ground as a ping hit his systems, +So, Paricep Semper, are you the big guy who was in the training grounds a few months ago?+ The voice came from Bellum Satus.

+I am.+ Admitted TalOS as he marched one foot infront of the other, +Is there a problem with that?+

+He was just wondering.+ Domi Potens’ Princep said as he continued the conversation, +I heard that you were the one who gave us that information earlier concerning the Xeno’s plans. How were you able to do that?+

+An organ.+ Declared TalOS as he recalled his research and thoughts, +I am a blessed abhuman, gifted several organs that increase my performance.+

+Ah, so thats how you got really big really quick.+ Chuckled Bellum Satus as it looked from side to side for a fight, +And here I thought you were some derange experiment a Genetor had created.+

TalOS had to laugh a little to himself as he thought about it, +I was created, that much I realized upon researching myself. Though I think I was created through inspiration by the Machine God to a special individual.+

+It does not matter if you were made you’re a great addition to the Legio. Never thought I would see the day Particep Semper walks.+ Admitted Domi Potens as they continued their way towards the Northern Pole, +I hope to see more of you in action in the coming battle.+

+You will, I will guarantee that.+ Declared TalOS as he put Particep Semper into hull speed forward.

A little bit more chatter was made as the three of them made they way towards the Northern most part of the Forgeworld. TalOS could feel the inner spirit of the Titan preparing itself for the coming battle, ready to immerse itself in the chaos of battle.
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Eventually they arrived at the forward camp of the Mechanicum, numerous groups of Skitarii and Tech Priest running about the place. There were atleast five other Titans present at the operation, two more Warlords and three Warhounds all standing at attention.

As they approached Bellum Satus called out via vox, +Hail, fellow God Machines. Whats the situation?+

+We were waiting for you three.+ One of the Warlords declared, +The scouting parties have discovered the enemy has ten Titanics within their ranks along with an army of their infantry. Thus, Particep Semper, we are going to need your Plasma Annihilator to do the job right.+

+Indeed, we will have it.+ Declared TalOS as he looked over the assembled forces, +Who is leading the fight?+

+We have been given permission to go independent of the local contingent, our only order is that we charge with everyone else.+ Declared another Warlord, +However we can still choose a leader for our Battlegroup.+

+Well I nominate Particep Semper.+ Declared Bellum Satus without a second thought, +This fellow seems to have a good head on his shoulders, and he got Particep Semper to walk.+

+We would do it by Seniority, Bellum Satus.+ Declared the last of the Warlords, +That would go to Domi Potens, if I am not mistaken.+

There was a moment’s lul before said person spoke his own mind, +Indeed I have the right through seniority. However, I agree with Bellum Satus as I have seen Particep Semper’s tactics and find them proficient. Not only that, but he has shown his vast intelligence in only the last few hours if you listened to the Tech Priests.+

There was another lul as no one was expecting that. Knowing that he needed to take over the situation TalOS stepped forward, +Thank you for the recommendation, Domi Potens. I am honored to have your recommendation.+

+The honor is on you, then Particep Semper. What you want us to do?+ Asked the Warlords who were waiting for their call to action.

>An all out charge, they cannot stop a charging Titan.
>Pick at their infantry, surely they will want to protect them instead of staying within their dome.
>Have the Warhounds distract and seperate the Titanics from one another, then start taking them down one by one.
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>>5048863
>Have the Warhounds distract and seperate the Titanics from one another, then start taking them down one by one.
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>>5048863
>Have the Warhounds distract and seperate the Titanics from one another, then start taking them down one by one.
They won't care about their own soldiers, we should expect them to do everything in their power to stop us.
Also could it be possible to have our fellow titans focus fire on enemy titans? The faster we can take them down the less they can bear to fire upon our group.
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>>5048869
>Support
Let's hope we don't lose all of the warhounds
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>>5048863
>Have the warhounds distract and bring the titanics out to battle. Then the warlords and Particept Semper will strike them down as they leave the dome.
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>>5048869
+1
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>>5048863
>Have the Warhounds distract and seperate the Titanics from one another, then start taking them down one by one

Maybe have the warlords stay back a but to help any warhound that looks to be at risk.
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Divide and Conqure
>>5048865
>>5048869
>>5048934
>>5048993
>>5049451
>>5049653 - Sorry man, a moment too late.
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TalOS thought to himself for a moment, then another moment more. With a firm determination within his mind made he quickly wrote it all out and prepared to publish it on the local Noosphere.

Then he remembered that his fellow Princeps did not have accesses to said Noosphere.

He took a moment to curse the foul god of the Xenos before activating the Vox Systems, +I have realised that these Xenos will not care for the lives of their infantry or vehicles, only those of the spires. Thus the best method we must employ is force their hand to meet us in combat.+

With those words made TalOS angeled himself towards the Northern Poll, +I do not have enough data to create an estimate, however I feel that having our Warhounds force the enemy’s hands through a series of flanking maneuvers followed by our approach will do the trick.+

TalOS waited a moment for everyone to gain an understanding of his words, +However, I must note, that we must focus down each of the enemies as without the precise destruction of their titanics, we will be forced to commit to a longer engagement that can result in unneeded casualties.+

With his words done there was a lul as everyone grew more and more understanding of his words. It was Domi Potens who broke the silence, +That is a sound plan, Particep Semper. Shall we get into position everyone?+

With the orders given the numerous Titans began to move themselves into position. The infantry forces gathered quickly began to assemble themselves under the God Machine’s feet. The legions of footsoldiers, vehicles, and massive artillery prepared themselves got into their positions across the range.

In these last moments the Vox was opened, this time with a voice so valued by the Mechanicus Cult that everyone felt their hearts jump a little, +In these moments, we prepare both outselves and the Machine Spirits for the coming battle. Thus I ask you all to join me in prayer.+ The voice of the Fabricator General said for all to hear.

All Infantry in the army kneeled and vehicles ran at low power. TalOS’s turned his head down, but the head of Particep Semper stayed upright into the air as was its right as the Avatar. He allowed his soul to be made bare for the coming prayer.

+In ancient times man ruled the stars, watching over a great empire in ignorance of you. For that folly we fell victim to the Abominable. We learned, as are your teachings, learning and comprehending both your Laws and the true face of the Universe. Before us are obstacles, foes who threaten our eternal quest. Give us the strength to destroy these enemies no matter the odds that are laid before us! In your name, of God of Machines, we pray.+

After this was a command sent to all present, faster than any voice could carry it. The Order to attack.
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Within seconds of the Infantry starting to march forward the God Machines walked. Earth began to shake underneath their feet as they went over the hill and finally in view of the enemy. Glorious was this stampede of iron and electricity that the Xenos surely were terrified the moment it hit their ears.

The Xenos Heathens had taken their time to create a gun line that quickly began to slaughter the front lines of those chosen by the Machine God. Both plasma bullets and waves began to throw themselves at Skitarii, transports, and tanks alike in a devastating wave of destruction. However even with this those who followed the Machine God were not tempered.

TalOS and the other God Machines were quickly making their way across as well. Already TalOS had released an Apocalypse Missile right into the artillery that the Xenos though worthy of leaving their shielded walls. Within a moment the entire back line of the enemy lit with the glorious light of hellfire. His fellow God Machines did the same thing, opening up the chance for the Infantry to get closer.

However these were not the true targets, simply targets to settle upon as the Warhounds got themselves into position. By far the fastest of their kind, these dog like machines were able to take over the flanks of the enemy and give themselves the best positions for the next part of the plan.

Just as the tanks belonging to the Skitarii began to cross through the forcefield that protected the spires, the Warhounds closed in and began to fire upon the Titanics that the Xenos had in their possession. Plasma and slugs pelted the surface of the Xenos’s hull with something close to fireworks. The Xenos, five of them, quickly turned about to face the three Warhounds.

TalOS watched in anger as the Xenos began to release torrents of plasma that scathed and wrecked pieces of the Warhound’s armor. Being outnumbered was definitely hurting the God Machines as many of the Xenos began to team up on them.

+My Lord.+ Declared Particep Semper as TalOS was only a minute from breaking through the shielding, +The Battle is upon us. Let these Heathens know my fury.+

TalOS was surprised for a moment as he allowed the fury of the Titan to run throughout his person. He allowed the Vox Casters to activate as he and Particep Semper declared together +WE ARE THE AVATAR OF THE MACHINE GOD. HIS WILL MADE MANIFEST! FEAR US HEATHENS FOR WE WILL BE THE LAST THING YOU HEAR!+

Upon finishing that Declaration the Titan finally pierced the shielding that was protecting the Xenos from the rest of the Forgeworld. In these moments TalOS released the full might of the Plasma Annihilator, consequences be damned otherwise. He allowed the Turbo-Lasers to light up the sky and the Volcano Cannon to roar across the fields. The full might of an Imperator Class Titan was laid bare for all to see, and the Xenos were found wanting.
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Within only a moments of entering the battlefield one of the enemy Titanics were laid to rest as multiple scars of plasma and light course through its plating. It might have had a chance to rise and fight once more, but the central hull of the construct was quickly turned to molten slag as the Volcano Cannon finished it off.

The Warlords made their presence known as well, all of them releasing their ammunition into two enemy Titanics. One, which was once a pristine glasslike covering was turned into two pieces of blackened metal with red hot metal leaking off of it. The other faired better, only to be turned into scrap as Bellum Satus ran up and crumbled the hull of the remaining one.

Within a matter of a minute the enemy had lost three Titans to the full force of the Legio Astorum, but they were not going to take this lying down.

TalOS watched as the Titans began to animate with the energies of the Warp. Within moments waves of plasma and lightning were thrown upon one of the nameless Titans with enough light to be mistaken as a star. TalOS, his real body, reached forward to try and destroy this sorcery but he was just a single man in the battle of Gods.

When the raining amounts of plasma were done the Warlord Titan had lost one of its limbs and the other was barely holding on.

There was a moment’s anger that went over TalOS, a near endless anger of Particep Semper as one of his brothers was almost cut down within moments. However the Machine Spirit was held close to Sanity, allowing TalOS to release another fury of guns into them and severely injuring one of the Titanics. Though the power of the Warlord was greatly diminished, the Princep was able to barely finish off the Titan that TalOS had injured with a fury of gun fire.

As for the other two, well one of them were shot up to hell and back as well as being charged by a Warlord. It did not last very long, resulting in its brother being given a helpful serving of itself by Bellum Satus. However at this moment TalOS noticed three of the enemy Titanics breaking away from the Warhounds as he noticed a pile of smoldering metal where one of them stood.

He wanted to strike out, but he watched as the three Pylons all glowed with power and sent lightning across the battlefield. Within a flash of light a single entity was teleported onto the battlefield.

Its size was just barely equal to that of TalOS, though its birdlike form had grown more insane as it sported not one but two heads upon its soon to be corpse. These heads somehow moved in an unnatural fashion while swinging from side to side in an unnerving gaze.

It seemed the enemy was desperate enough to release their own Avatar onto the battlefield. This… this was a foul Avatar of their God made through their laboring hands!

>Charge it down and make it pay for existing!
>Continue your tactic of focus firing, its working pretty fucking good.
>Have the others face down the enemy Avatar, Particep Semper can easily tank the others
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>>5049659
Write-In
>this foul creature was brought in through the use of rituals and the spires, perhaps if we destroy the spire it will be sent back to the hells it crawled out of.

if that doesn't work then
>Charge it down and make it pay for existing!
also
>Order the rest of the titans to continue the plan. once they're done they can help us kill this monstrosity
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>>5049659
>Charge it down and make it pay for existing!
>Tell the other to continue focus firing on the other Titanics. When they finish them off, they should target the pylon.
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>>5049726
Support.
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Suddenly, a wild Lord of Change appears! Only named characters can harm it, literally, as it can manipulate fate and has ALL psychic powers. We have a Titan, but only us are plot-relevant enough to be able to make significant damage to him. That, or we banish him by destroying the things supporting its existence.

>this foul creature was brought in through the use of rituals and the spires, perhaps if we destroy the spire it will be sent back to the hells it crawled out of.

if that doesn't work then
>Charge it down and make it pay for existing!
>Tell the other to continue focus firing on the other Titanics. When they finish them off, they should target the pylon.
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Ya know, reading it, I completely realize why everyone thinks its a Lord of Change. I meant for it to be a Daemon Engine looking like a Lord of Change, but its not only a Lord of Change but I guess its THE Lord of Change.

Oops
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>>5049846
In all actuality, it's a good thing because Tzeentch's deal is being confusing and shit. And we played right into their hands by accident. Which is fine because this is supposed to affect our Primarch in both the good and the bad.
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>>5049854
Oh for fuck's sake 4chan. Now you change up my id? Damn it.
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>>5049726
+1
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Time to fight THE Lord of Change
>>5049726
>>5049816
>>5049877
>>5049781
>>5049827
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Wait. Then, is it a Daemon Engine that looks like a LoC then? A LoC binded into a D. Engine?

Depending on the answer, the enemy might be capable of turning our titan into jelly or not. Granted, not so easily due our plot-armor, but still, LoCs are terryfing.
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>>5050155
Both...
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TalOS, through the eyes of Particep Semper, looked at the creature for only a moment. Realizing that they were indeed fighting was something very much not of this world. He wanted to do something quickly. Maybe if he were to destroy their reitual, these damned spires, that their Avatar and Titanics would lose all of their power!

But the enemy was quickly coming upon them with a fury of their unholy power.

The five Titanic witches brought forward their powers, powers that TalOS was able to touch in his current position. He watched as they pointed their armaments spells in his direction with a torrent of power coming to crush into his being. The being he was staring down also began summoning its magic, releasing a maelstrom that was many times bigger than even those the other Titanics were wielding.

Before the flames and malestorms could impact the Imperator Titan TalOS watched as the nearly destroyed Warlord went in their way. Within moments the Titan was turned into nothing more than a molten slag of metal as numerous torrents of plasma and warpfire impacted its hull.

Even as these remained burned the enemy quickly started to release a series of their plasma into TalOS’s forces. They flaired the void shields of the Warlords before two of the Warlord’s lost them. The two were sent numerous pieces of plasma, however TalOS noted that unlike before they did not focus down a single Titan. It was thanks to this that they were able to still stand with only half their hulls scaved with gunfire.

+Everyone, focus down the Titans! I will take care of our new problem!!+ Declared TalOS as he turned Particep Semper towards the Spires.

With those moments done TalOS took the initiative. He had his moments of thought, quickly reacting to the magic that surely tainted the air. His armaments aligned, Particep Semper lit up two of the spires. The glory of the Machine God’s Avatar slammed into one of the spires and quickly severed it in twine. In a flash of moments TalOS could feel the air around shift as the powers of their foul god were weakened.

A second spire was scorned but not destroyed. He could only curse whatever foul powers were placed upon them to make them withstand even a moment of TalOS’s full power. TalOS had to make his way towards them, knowing full well that he either needed to face down the Avatar or destroy these Spires.

As for his fellow Titans they were able to score a good amount of hits. One of the enemy’s were destroyed with a series of gun fired while another was forced to face the claws of Bellum Satus. Unlike the times before however as the Titan held the wreck within its hands the hull of his enemy exploded with a spring of fire and debris. It burned his hull, and while not lethal it was devastating!

For the picture, just put something here about Magnus saying his size being something he could choose and he can be the size of a Titan if he wanted to. Yeah its not a good excuse but fuck it I wanted a Kaiju fight.
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Now though TalOS was looking down the Avatar of their enemy with a fury, the two beings looking one another down with anger. While it was a machine, TalOS was no fool knowing that it was fully sentient and capable of feats he did not expect.

Oh how true he was, how he wished he was not right. The last energies of the two remaining spires began to light up as the creature began to grow in size. Once it was close to a man, now it was becoming comparable to that of a Titan! It quickly became obvious to TalOS that this creature thought that reality was bullshit, using whatever sorceries and powers it held to increase its size.

Or maybe it was keeping its size down, making it easier to be teleported upon this world?

Such ponderings did not matter now, as he was looking down a giant bird that was reaching to the size of a fucking Warlord Titan. The world shook as it released a call throughout the lands. Though TalOS could tell it was not a warcry, but a laugh.

+Puny mortals trying to play god.+ Words that were not spoken through the creature’s mouth, but TalOS could hear it within his mind, +Challenge me if you are foolish, but my Lord will have you and your world!+

With that a massive storm of purple fire slammed into TalOS with devastating effects. He could feel the body of Particep Semper began to shift and claw around as these attacks were not just against the hull but the concept of Particep Semper as a being.

+FOUL CREATURE!+ Declared not TalOS, but the true union of man and machine, +WE ARE THE AVATAR OF THE MACHINE GOD! WE WILL NOT FALL TO YOUR SORCERIES!+

TalOS could feel his strength go out, crawling all throughout the metallic flesh that made up Particep Semper. He established the will of the Machine God onto this Titan, throughout its flesh, all of it under HIS will. Small devices meant to help teleportation came to life, meant to help fend off the warp as they teleported through the immaterium towards their desired location. These systems clicked on, empowered with the will of the Princep.

Within moments the foul sorcery of the Daemon Engine vanished without a trace. While there was plenty of damage going across the body there was not a single mutation across the body or those who were inside of it.

Failing, the creature simply gave a cry before charging TalOS with a furious series of claws and beaked attacks. They were strong enough to rip into the metal but not enough to injure Particep Semper enough to care.
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With that done TalOS took a few steps back from his foe, quickly raising his weapon to bare against the Spires. Within moments the second Spire had fallen thanks to the powers of the Apocalypse Missile Launcher, a massive explosion rocking the entire landscape with its power.

Particep Semper turned its guns towards the other one. After this, there were no more Pylons around to keep the creature’s form here upon this planet.

It did not dissipate however even with its powers greatly diminished. It was a Daemon Engine after all, it would forever be held in reality until the machinery it had possessed fell. And since it was not dead, it still was able to use what spare pieces of sorceries that it was given by whatever foul devil it serves.

Taking the staff the creature reached forward and tapped the head of Particep Semper. TalOS quickly felt his entire mind shake as the Daemon looked and wiggled around his mind in search of some kind of fault, somekind of trap that it could find. Surely even with a person like TalOS, there was something he could use to move him over the edge. Something to make him fall!

The Daemon needed to do this, if he failed in his mission that his Lord’s plans would all be wasted by some upstart God!

There was none though. Through all of his trials this child of the Machine God had not fallen to temptation even once.

With a snap TalOS reasserted control, smashing the Daemon Engine away with his Hellfire Cannon. In the next moment he released a series of blasts that sent it flying to the ground.

It was at his mercy. Weakened through his choices the Daemon Engine was nothing more than a pile of scrap metal.

>Smash its head in with Particep Semper’s foot.
>Execution by gunfire, that is what it needs.
>Ask all Titans to fire upon it, there needs to be nothing remaining of this thing!
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>>5050412
>Execution by gunfire, that is what it needs.
>Smash its head in with Particep Semper’s foot.
>Ask all Titans to fire upon it, there needs to be nothing remaining of this thing!
In that order.
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>>5050412
>Ask all Titans to fire upon it, there needs to be nothing remaining of this thing!
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>>5050412
>Execution by gunfire, that is what it needs.
then
>help our brothers in killing the rest of the Xeno titans.
finally
>Ask all Titans to fire upon it, there needs to be nothing remaining of this thing!
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>>5050412
also, what's our primarch number. are we the 11th, 2nd, or have you mixed up the primarchs?
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>>5050433
Personally if you have mixed up the Primarchs I hope we are the 12th the holy number of the Mechanicus
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>>5050433
Probably going to be 2nd since you guys are going to be found so soon. But...

>>5050436
Might just retcon to this. Fuck Angron.
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>>5050439
The issue with waiting too long is that would allow us to build up a shit ton more admech marines and claim more worlds which will be a lot more problematic for the Emporer to deal with compared to encountering us earlier on.
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>>5050454
Well there are various reasons why you will probably be found early, though I will admit its mainly because I want you guys interacting with the Primarchs, Emps, and you Captains sooner rather than later. This is a Primarch Quest after all.
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>>5050454
he could literally just switch the numbers so we the 12th are discovered 3rd and Angron the 2nd is still discovered 17th.
Personally, I think we should be found 3rd (the emperor pushes far north after Leman) or 5th after Ferrus because they are our closest brothers.
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>>5050462
Fair enough. I assumed it had more to do with game balance. Giving too much time to the players before Emperor shows up means a much larger admech force was built up and extra legion+ worth of marines to spare. Horus is gonna hate our guts so much.

>>5050467
I thought we would have been one of the two lost primarchs yeah.
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>>5050412
>>Execution by gunfire, that is what it needs.
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>Ask all Titans to fire upon it, there needs to be nothing remaining of this thing!

Around birds, never relax. Better to be safe than sorry. That was easier than expected. Oh well, this is the tutorial.
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Had not fallen to temptation even once. Wow.

That leaves Tzeentch with egg on his face.
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>>5050412
>Ask all Titans to fire upon it, there needs to be nothing remaining of this thing!
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>>5050412
>Execution by gunfire

>Let out an earth shaking roar of victory
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>>5050412
>Ask all Titans to fire upon it, there needs to be nothing remaining of this thing!
Cleanse it.
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>>5050589
To break with ritual is to break with faith afterall.
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TalOS looked down upon the creature, counting the blessings given to him by the Machine God that he did not instantly comprehend this creature. If he had, well TalOS did not want to think about it. He knew of this creature’s fellows, such thoughts always plagued TalOS’s dreams when he was a child.

Now it was at his mercy.

First TalOS engaged the creature with a barrage of gunfire. The light caused from the numerous weapons TalOS fired were more than enough to cause the entire battlefield to be covered in a blinding light. However even as he finished TalOS looked down to see the misshapen body of the creature glow with unearthly power.

Knowing he had to do more, TalOS moved forward and raised his foot over the creature’s face.

+By the will of the Machine God, die!+ He declared while stomping on the remains of its head.

That there was enough. It was just enough for the empyric powers that the Daemon Engine had to ebb away into whatever realm it came from. However he was not done yet, TalOS wanted to make sure that no one was able to collect the remains of this thing. Out of all the heathen and xenos tech around this Daemon Engine was something that TalOS could not allow to exist any longer.

With that in mind TalOS took a step backwards declaring upon the coms, +Any available guns would be necessary. I want to make sure there is not a scrap of this Avatar of the Xeno’s God!+

Within a moment the location that TalOS was once standing in was lit up with gunfire. Numerous Titans who were all wounded by some degree released their payloads upon the wreckage. Whatever dirt that was there was quickly molten and turned into glass, the foul metals that made up the creature were purified with the sanctity of Mechanicus armaments and absorbed into the dirt. The exact place where creatures like that should be.

After the fireworks were done TalOS turned and looked upon his fellow Titans, expecting there to be a need to continue the fight. However, to his surprise there was no need for that as all the enemy Titanics were all destroyed.

Bellum Satus and Domi Potens were both alive with a good amount of injuries. Of the three Warhounds and two extra Warlords it looks like one of the Warlords stood almost dead while the Warhounds lost two of their number.

TalOS felt like cursing himself, but there was the simple fact that a total of eleven enemy Titanics were killed in the battle, one of which was close to an Imperator Titan in power. At the end of the day, with the power of Particep Semper, his fellow Titans, and the legions of Skitarii he was able to punch back against the beings he grew up fearing would come for him.
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Court was in session, this time all Tech Priests worth their salt were either in attendance or were watching the event on the Noosphere. Everyone around the room was tired, each in some capacity helping in the war effort. Even as the war only lasted a few weeks total it was so swift and brutal that none had yet to recover from it.

For the Xenos, with all their spires destroyed they had disappeared. Even when they arrived here the Mechanicum did not know where these Xenos came from. Thus a retaliation against them was something that could not be accomplished. However it was accepted that the Xenos likely lost enough manpower that they would not be launching a new assault for many years.

Available to the entire Forge World was the analytics of the war, published by the Arch Dominus himself. In total the Forge World lost five Warlord Class Titans and eight Warhound Titans. This was followed with a 81.67% casualty rate among the Skitarii, and 16.79% among the Tech Priests among the planet.

TalOS himself was in personal attendance at the event because of a certain person requesting his presence. These last few days TalOS knew exactly what everyone meant when they were talking about the sickness that all Princeps experienced.

First things first he could feel Particep Semper. It did not matter if he was upon the Titan’s vessel or on the complete other side of the planet TalOS would feel the soft slumbering of power and might just at his fingertips. His handling of the Titan’s fury was still within him, a subtle burning it was something that was going to be with him until Particep Semper or himself were killed.

This goes into the other issue, and the main sickness that was explained to TalOS. No longer was he the ultimate power incarnate that was a Titan, but just a simple Tech Priest. He missed the power, however as he was fighting the Princep had realized the truth of the matter. That his true strength was not the Titan itself but the combined forces of Skitarii, Tanks, Artillery, and other Titans who bowed to his authority. It was not through the power of Particep Semper itself, but through the combined effort of the entire Forge World that resulted in the victory they had.

Just as the Primarch had finished his thoughts everyone, including himself, stood up in honor of the Fabricator General. The one who controlled the entire world gave the command to sit as he looked over the battleworn priests of the room.
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+Brothers and Sisters of the Cult, eighteen days ago at this minute we were faced with the invasion of the Plastoids. Even with the information given to us before the invasion we were woefully unprepared for the coming war. However we persevered through the will of the Machine God, preventing the xenos from taking over the planet for whatever Dark God they served.+

Within moments the chatroom that TalOS was a part of lit up. Everyone within the chatroom cursed the creature whose name they did not know. To say the fervor of the Cult was approaching an all time high after the attack was an understatement.

+This will be the first of many triumphs against this foe. The Warp Storms that once held us back have started to dissipate, giving us our first chance to look outside into the greater Galaxy. Today, upon the the star of our planet I swear, that we shall track down wherever these Xenos came from and obliterate them from existence!+

The chatrooms were now filled with several vows made by the Tech Priests of this Forge World, schemes on how they would succeed in fighting back, and also ideas on how to rebuild. Just from these words alone many Priests had started the preparation of documents and servers devoted to the idea of retaliation.

+With my pledge, I hereby invite all those who I have talked to down to the floor.+ Declared the Fabricator General as TalOS rose from his seat and began to journey down towards the Court Floor, +These Priests among our ranks have gone above and beyond. For their efforts, I hereby declare each of them a moment recognition and the awarding of the Omnissian Axe.+

TalOS walked to the floor and placed himself in the exact position assigned to him by the Fabricator General. Being at the middle of the floor, TalOS watched as from either of his sides Arch Dominus J0LT and Arch Magi T0RCH began awarding the Divine Axes. Each time they were awarded, those who stood upon the Arch Court declared their deeds and reasoning for being awarded the weapon of status.

As they were getting closer TalOS noticed someone different was approaching him from the front. In his most exquisite robes the Fabricator General had descended his position upon the court and held within his hands an easily recognized weapon to TalOS. It was the same one he had given back to Arch Genetor R3KT after he was relieved of his Titan. This one however was improved likely by the hands of the Fabricator General himself.
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As he arrived at TalOS all the others were done giving their awards. Thus the words that he spoke were heard throughout the entire Forge World, +TalOS DAV1S, I am 98.1% sure that without your efforts Forge World Lucius would have been lost. Not only did you give us the vital information on how they were to attack, but through the might of Particep Semper you destroyed four of their Spires and eliminated the Avatar of their Foul God. For this, I award to you the Omnissian Axe in recognition of your achievements in the eyes of the Machine God.+

Thus he was given the most honorable artifact the Cult Mechanicus can give. None can dispute the authority that was given here.

With that done TalOS received a message from the Fabricator General in a way that no others can hear, +If you need something, TalOS, simply contact me. There is not a Priest here who cannot see your future potential.+

>Attend the funerals and memorials of all who had fallen in the war
>Help with the repairs to Particep Semper
>Began work on the Mech Astartes Program right away.
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>>5050467
Actual Spoiler: Looking over the path The Emperor takes, he is going to hit the Gothic Sector early in the Crusade. I might delay for a few years but you guys will probably be number 3, which I did not even think would happen but you guys choose the Forge World.
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>>5050976
> 1 Attend the funerals and memorials of all who had fallen in the war
> 2 Help with the repairs to Particep Semper
> 3 Began work on the Mech Astartes Program.
The funeral will take a week at most, the repairs with our help less than a month but making our own guys will take at least a year unless we have access to cloning and gene crafting equipment
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>>5051004
-_-
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>Began work on the Mech Astartes Program right away.
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>>5051004
this was a planet-wide invasion it will take years if not decades to repair.
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>>5050976
>Attend the funerals and memorials of all who had fallen in the war
>Began work on the Mech Astartes Program right away.
we need to build up our forces if we are going to take the fight to the enemy.
How long will the funerals and memorials take? if it's anything more than 3 months I will retract that from my vote.
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>>5051023
Should be a week at most.
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>>5051023
I support.
A weeks morning, then to work
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>>5051023
supporting.
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>>Began work on the Mech Astartes Program right away

Let's get on with it
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>>5050976
>Attend the funerals and memorials of all who had fallen in the war
Respect for those who gave their lifes for the Machine God
>Began work on the Mech Astartes Program right away.
It's our specialty.
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>>5050976
>Attend the funerals and memorials of all who had fallen in the war
>Began work on the Mech Astartes Program right away.

Battle scars and wounds are badges of pride and honor for one such as Particep Semper.

>>5051008
I retracted option 2
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Attending a Funeral
>>5051004
>>5051125
>>5051023
>>5051052
>>5051059
>>5051120

Mech Astartes
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>>5051070

Plenty enough, I will just go ahead and write it. I am also bored.
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The smell of incense coursed through the sanctum as all priests present had brought their own burners. Swinging it back and forth they all allowed the smoke to cover the ground nearly half a foot thick. They moved with a unison that was only accomplished through the use of their own machines.

Before them was a belt of metallic parts all piled ontop of one another. If someone was to look closely at these, they would notice that the parts were indeed pieces of previous augmetics so far damaged that their Machine Spirits died along with the user. Upon the pile were a mix of Tanks, Skitarii, and even the occasional piece of a Tech Priest who lost their life in the war.

Slowly the belt that was carrying these pieces of metal slowly moved it towards a giant vat of molten metal.

+Heat the vat to 1,811. Watch the Impurities come up from the bottom of the vat.+

Even if these machines were once before molten in a process just like this, they had been exposed to the air. Add to that the simple fact that many pieces of other metals still laid within the vat, and well, the process was agreed upon to happen again.

+Pour the Steel, watch it go down the shoot. Gone they are, return they shall. That is the will of the Machine God.+

As the assembled priests watched the molten sludge travel its way into the plant where it shall be turned into ingots, the highest among them appeared before them all. This time it was a simple Artisan of this facility, L3CT0R. He wore his best clothing and machinery for this occasion, but of course it would not compare to those upon the Arch Court.

It mattered little now however as he widened his arms, +Brothers and Sisters, today we commemorate the death of these Machine Spirits. All of their lives were taken by the dreadful bastard heathens that were the Plastoids, but by my word it shall not be their end. Just like the flesh these machines will be remolded and prepared for the next generation of buildings and machines. Sorrow in their loss, but remember that they shall return to spite the Xenos.+

With that the Tech Priest gave a bow to everyone present, +I, along with the Machine God, thank you for visiting me to grieve for their loss.+

With those words given, the numerous folk who had come here broke off. TalOS was among these people, wiping away what little tears he had gained. So much life, both man and machine, were lost just a few weeks ago. Once again he vowed to never allow this to happen again, to exterminate the Xenos from whatever planet they came from.
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That was one of the last funerals to occur. It was simply a send off to the Machine Spirits who had lost their lives in the First War of the Plastoids. He had not been forced to go to these, not by his Guardians or his Cohorts in the Colligila. Hell, he was abhuman, something that was clearly argued to not be true of blood. Yet he grieved, he grieved for the knowledge lost, the Skitarii who had fallen, the valiant Domini who fought alongside them, and even the Machine Spirits who served alongside all of these servants to the Machine God.

As he walked the Tech Priest thought to himself about the future. While right now he was not the owner of a forge within a hundred years he would surely raise enough favors and such for it. Maybe he would commit a similar ritual for his own warriors. They were going to be Servants of the Machine God after all. They deserved it.

As TalOS made his way towards the lobby to make his leave from the service he noticed a serial number that he knew. These days the Tech Priest was something closer to paranoid, knowing that the Xenos had the ability to infiltrate the Forge World itself. Because of this he was always checking who was near and around him. Luckily this was not some wayward strand of code but instead someone he had remembered from the War.

+Dominus AL3X, it is… unexpected to meet you here.+ Answered TalOS as he was now face to face with the industrious Dominus who he had saved turning the War.

+It is my pleasure as well, TalOS.+ She answered while giving a subtle bow, +I cannot say really if you were difficult to find or if I never really expected you to attend an event like this.+

+They were all warriors, both the Spirits and the Men who fell.+ Answered TalOS as he looked over his shoulder longingly, +As a fellow Warrior who walked beside them I decided to give them their honors.+

+I am sure they would have been honored to be grieved by someone such as yourself, TalOS. Not only a Princep, but one who holds the honor of bearing the Omnissian Axe. Even I do not have that honor.+ She pointed out with a small bit of heart in her words.

TalOS however was not raised by mere beasts but by the cold calculating Magos C4R, thus he was no fool when it came to the ways of words, +What is it you need of me, Dominus?+

She gave a smile only a Tech Priest could, +I am here because I have a proposition, TalOS. I have read some of the works you were a partner on and I wanted to talk to you about their application. Your… special status as an Abhuman.+

TalOS felt his interest peaked as she had obviously learned what she could, +Indeed I have been. I am the one who knows my body the best after all.+
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+What do you think is the application of such a work?+ She asked with a good bit of desire within her voice.

TalOS narrowed his comprehending eyes as he looked upon her, +While I could give you that, I believe you already figured it out yourself.+

She gave a simple nod to those words, +You have me, it seems. Indeed I am curious if you are looking to clone yourself in some way. If that was possible, I could hardly imagine all the possibilities of such a project. If your fortitude as a Princep is part of your anatomy and of the soul, we might be able to create entire groups of Princeps from your blood. I have also seen you fight, TalOS, Skitarii made in your image would function better than anything we have.+

+Indeed, I have been considering the possibilities.+ TalOS admitted as a small token to the Dominus. He thought to himself for only a few seconds, +You seek to make my dream, realized?+

+Of course I do. As my Manufactorum still stands I have made a bounty selling off munitions at the end of the war effort. It stands to reason that you receive a war for making that even a possibility.+

+That would be nice, very nice.+ TalOS admitted as he felt a small fire creeping in circuits, +I would be willing to accept any help for my research, but what is there expected in return. This is a lot more than just repayment.+

She gave a nod, +At the end of your research, I seek to employ your services in assisting my Manufactorium. As a Dominus no one will question if I request bodies to be made into Skitarii, said bodies and equipment will be given to you to turn into improved Skitarii regiments. While they serve under you, if I were to call them to war I would expect you to give me a contingent to attack my enemies and defend my manufactoriums.+

Simply put she is wishing for TalOS to submit to a contract. It will of course need to be hammered out, but this can give him a jumpstart he needed. Not only that, but whatever is created within his lab will be his and no one else's, giving him the chance to join one of the higher echelons of the Forge World. Doubly so if his Skitarii are a success.

>Agree to the terms.
>TalOS is kinda friendly with Arch Genetor R3KT, maybe he can work with him instead. It might mean joining the Genetors though.
>Invoke the favor of the Fabricator General.
>Write ins, since this is pretty freeform here.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not think I have heard of a single Primarch or Space Marine Chapter mourning for their dead after a war. While I am sure it happens, something like that being promoted by the Primarch is very unique. Could you imagine Angron or even Dorn doing it? I would think only Gulliman would even consider it.
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>>5051233
>Agree to the terms.
honestly, that is a great mutually beneficial arrangement.
this is also good I don't see a reason why we can't work with both especially since one of our specializations was biology.
>TalOS is kinda friendly with Arch Genetor R3KT, maybe he can work with him instead. It might mean joining the Genetors though.
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>>5051237
that's because for most marines it's both a duty and an honour to die for the emperor it's what they were born to do. after all only in death does duty end.
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>>5051257
desu, the Genetor thing would be risking people learning more than they should. Who knows what could happen if an entire Forge World learned how to make Space Marines who might be lacking in the loyalty failsafe. Then again, would Forge World Lucius ever betray TalOS? Its your all's risk.
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>>5051261
I think at this point we would have to royalty fuck up for our homeworld to betray us. Like we destroy an STC fragment bad.

Besides, I think that the Mechanicus is already in charge of making new chapters in 40k (post 3rd founding) or they already have the ability (assuming they have the access to Primarch DNA) shown by the ultima founding.
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>>5051233
Wait I'm confused isn't Genetors the go to fellas for bioaugmentation which is literally the bread and butter requirments for Astartes Marine creation? I thought we would have no choice but to suck up to the genetors? In terms of equipment and vehicles for Admech marines yeah we are pretty much on our own to devise our own variants until the Emporer finds us which should lead to some pretty interesting diverging designs. Especially in terms of teleporters and terminator variants given our forge world specialties.

So in truth our best bet is reaching out to the genetors for the actual creation program of the Admech marines and reaching out to other manufactoriums and techpriests on designing/creating the new equipment and vehicles needed for them. We know from our size alone standard skittarii armaments and vehicles flat out isn't going to work for them in just size alone. By sheer necessity, we request support from other tech priests to work on devising new equipment alongside our development of actual admech marines so they can even be equipped properly when their finished developing. If we focus on just the admech marine project alone by the time we finish we won't actually be able to equip them properly and will fall behind. We aren't like the Emperor who has all the equipment, supplies, and troops already arranged. We will need to requisition not only genetors and population, but also manufacturing and RnD facilities. We know we are going to be burning through a LOT of population in order to screen out humans who will qualify for augmentation and experimentation studies. Not to mention the need to tailor a genepool to sustain further develop in the long term for the abhuman development which the genetors will be most interested in order to perfect the preparation the human vessels before conversion into admech marines. Not including what must be done develop the actual weaponry, armor, and vehicles for the admech marines. The cost will be massive.

So I vote for-
>Invoke the favor of the Fabricator General.
We will need to the services of more than a few facilities, genetors, and techpriests if we want to get this project completed properly much less as quickly as possible. I don't see how we can do this without burning that favor from the Fabricator General and demanding the full resources of the Forge World to establish the necessary facilities, manpower, and resources to establish it all. Please correct me otherwise.

>>5051237
Salamanders were the only ones who actually gave a fuck about family and civilians in general. So Vulkan in theory would also appreciate it. In terms of sacrifice and mourning pretty much the only Primarch to really actually give a damn. Astartes marines were a bit more appreciative unheard of in terms of actual Primarchs besides Vulkan and MAYBE Girlyman. Space marine chapters in general don't give a damn about losses besides fuck their hard to replace.
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>>5051233
>Agree to the terms.
>TalOS is kinda friendly with Arch Genetor R3KT, maybe he can work with him instead. It might mean joining the Genetors though.
>Write ins, since this is pretty freeform here.
Check on E11IE, our adoptive mom?

Also I'd like to do a large survey of the planet checking any hidden caves or crevices that could hide a buried mini spire, I bet they've got a backdoor to the planet.

Also how many regular Humans died? Are they even considered or does this planet not have any? I figure they need to have a steady stock of people living and multiplying over the years.

I think we should Ask a favor from the FG after we've got a good grasp and laid some groundwork.
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>>5051261
Mars already has all the info for space marine creation and then some thanks to girlyman who handed it to them on a silver platter including Primarch and Emporer DNA samples to work with so they could come up with next generation space marine upgrades. The fuckers were mass-producing them secretly and storing them away for 10k years going directly against Terra orders they just went around it by putting them asleep instead of 'active service so lol not technically active Legions'. Plus I would assume the genetors here already would know more than they should about primarch DNA given them studying TAlOS and himself studying how to recreate it. Even the hereteks have the means to produce space marines they just keep fucking up because of warp corruption causing mutations in the gene seeds. So they are constantly butthurt about it. It's not like the loyalty failsafe ever stopped there being traitors cause lol Chaos.

In my opinion Forge World Lucius betraying TalOS depends on Hereteks and canon divergence. As for Admech marines I think that more has to do with IC not knowing about legion of space marines carrying gene seed and OOC wanting special Admech Marines. I think dealing with heretek forge worlds and traitor legions is a bigger problem. Especially considering how we will be Horus #2 Target and he will come directly after us due to our strategic importance of having a stranglehold control over logistics that can easily cripple his rebellion and challenge his authority. Only the Emporer would be a higher priority target for him. He would want us dead more than any other primarch.
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>>5051335
>>5051343
>>5051233
>>5051337

Okay well you've made a good enough argument I'll just throw in
>Invoke the favor of the Fabricator General.
To make sure the project goves off without a hitch and to have more uspport and control over the project. I'd also like to add some secrecy and protection OPSEC projects and of our DNA and geneseed so it doesn't easily fall into heretek hands.
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>>5051337
I'll Support
>check on E11IE
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>>5051233
>Invoke the favor of the Fabricator General.
>Check on E11IE
>Analyze the war from the beginning to end to find weaknesses in our forces and start planning on how to correct them
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>>5051337
Your mom is fine, I just realized I had too many characters...
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>>5051233
>TalOS is kinda friendly with Arch Genetor R3KT, maybe he can work with him instead. It might mean joining the Genetors though.
She wanted to add the looted heretical xenos tech, I don't trust her.
>Invoke the favor of the Fabricator General.
But I still want her help
>Check on E11IE
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>Invoke the favor of the Fabricator General.


Our guys have to compete with Legion marines, who have better gear than Chapters.
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>>5051466
But we want some mom time....
Was worried you killed her off screen.
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>>5051466
Surprised you didn't make a yo momma jokes.
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>TalOS is kinda friendly with Arch Genetor R3KT, maybe he can work with him instead. It might mean joining the Genetors though.

THis holds promise
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>>5051466
we ain't going to be one of those sons who never visits or calls. You can't escape the Meccamommy
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>>5051466
Tal0S is a good boy that call his parents daily, you are not escaping it QM.
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>>5051233
>Agree
>Check on mother

We are a good child
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Agree to the terms
>>5051257

Invoke the Favor
>>5051451
>>5051467
>>5051335
>>5051349
>>5051475

Genetors
>>5051257
>>5051337
>>5051467
>>5051524

Alright, looks like its invoking the favor. Makes massive amounts of sense though, since you guys wanna make this happen!

Also, I get it, you guys want the most Wholesome Primarch. I would say you're basically running a competition with Vulkan, but the two of you will be so wholesome that you're more likely to just sit around one of yours workshops talking the night away. Anyways, you will be talking to your mother here after we get the Admech Marine Project going.

desu I was thinking of giving the marines a name like Assault Skitarii, but you guys can start scheming a good name for later.
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>>5051944
how about the Sciritae or Skiritai after the real-life spartan elite light infantry.
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>>5051955
But than we are going to need to have Perioikoi and Helots too.
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>>5051944
centarii (as in 100) or decarii (10)
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>>5051966
are these better than.
>>5051971
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>>5051955
I feel like a dumbass, since this is where the name Skitarii comes from. Its literally just a misspelling of the actual group.

>>5051966
I will say I am looking for easy things to write too. Perioikoi is just one too many o and i and is just asking for a mistype.

>>5051971
Decarii actually is a good name to me, since I imagine they will work in groups of 5 to 10.
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>>5051973
How about Salii? They were a cult of Mars in Rome.
It fits because it shares the name of the planet, and they are a military organization.
Or maybe the ancilia, so they are the shield of the faith.
If only the spear of mars had a name, we could use that.
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>>5051979
Actually, another name for Mars is Mavor or Mavorte
So maybe call them the Mavortii?
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>>5051979
Ancilian Skitarii, or The Ancilia for short. That it not bad at all.
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>>5051977
I figured we would keep it at least close to Skitarii because they are (at least in the beginning) suped-up Skitarii.
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>>5051982
If we go for Ancilia, we can use this as their symbol.
We just need to make it more fitting for the Mechanicus.
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>>5051977
maybe then the centarii can be the leader of a squad or platoon of decarii or act as our version of a suped-up Skitarii Praetorian
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>>5051999
Thats a good way to set them up. This was something we needed to figure out, how you want your legion to be organized. Their Official name can be Ancillian Skitarii while leaders go from Decarii to Centarii to lastly Mitarii.
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>>5051999
I would be down to use those names as ranks.
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>>5051977
>>5051944
What if I remove my vote for the favor to tie it with Genetors because I want our Boys to be more organic than machine?
Like our Marines will have techpriests marines among them.....
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>>5052001
yeah, that works. we have a squad of twelve Ancillian led by a Decarii, then 12 squads fall under a Centarii (144), and 12 centarii serve under a miliatarii or Mitarii (1728).
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>>5052013
Oh god, we are going with the roman way of having names with units of ten, but the group is another number (8 in case of the legions, 12 in this).
Even in the 30th millenium, we can't escape the confusion.
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>>5052016
We could have a little fun instead do it based off Bit-Structure, lol.
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>>5052016
the omnissiah works in mysterious ways.
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>>5052017
by the way, which organs are we putting in these new Ancillians
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>>5052024
Well I'm about to ask that.
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TalOS thought about Dominus AL3X’s offer. Indeed this would be a great boost to his ability and might even be able to make his entire future realized. Realizing his legion of newly perfected Skitarii is something that TalOS felt was the natural next step of his ambitions.

However as he thought about it more, +I am sorry, Dominus AL3X, while the opportunity is something I would very much consider, there is someone else in mind who I will be working with.+

He could feel one of her digital eyes slowly light up and narrow itself towards him, +Is that so? Well my proposal is still around if you so desire Princep TalOS. I wish you luck in your future endeavors.+

+Thank you, Dominus.+ The lesser of two Tech Priests said as he began to walk away from her.

Simply put, while he would love to have joined the Dominus, there were two things that he did not like about her. The first of course was that he did not think too highly of her, as he remembered her distinctly wanting to do tests upon the Xenos technology. Such a person on a personal level was just someone that he could not really work with.

The second of course was that he had his eyes on a much better partner.

After sending a message into the Noosphere TalOS made his way throughout the Forge City that he was within. The city, Arch Court, was still recovering from the attacks by the Plastoids. The numerous workman Servitors and civilians all worked under the supervision of a Tech Priest. The Priest was likely one who held a rank very similar to TalOS, probably specializing as an Enginseer instead of what TalOS himself was looking towards.

It was quite something, watching everyone work. The Servitors were much stronger than the normal human laborers, but at last they were also not nearly as dexterous or ‘smart’ as the humans working. Intelligence for a servitor is something that can be argued about, as while they have the perfection of the machine they cannot do anything without a human to guide them.

As they finished setting up a wall there was a moment’s rejoicing among both the laborers and the Tech Priest who was with them. Such a scene like this was carried throughout the city as many of the people were busy repairing the city that was almost lost.

Glorious it was. Forge World Lucius will not falter because of a simple attack upon their homeland. And soon, with TalOS at the head, they will strike back against them.
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The place that TalOS was approaching was the largest forge of the entire world. Known by the name Primus Tita, this location was devoted to the production of Titan Legions. It was not the right of Arch Magos ADM1N, who controls the Legio Titanicus but instead the Fabricator General himself. In some respects, you can say the Magos was something of a glorified maintenance repairman in comparison to the Fabricator General.

No one would tell that to the face of ADM1N of course. If you did that was one easy way to watch Titans Walk.

He walked through the front gates, the Skitarii manning them stepping aside as TalOS made his way through them. It seemed that TalOS’s message had reached the man. As if on cue a Servo Skull came towards TalOS and quickly turned itself about when TalOS started to walk towards it.

A straightforward Machine Spirit it seems. Well TalOS was not a fool in identifying who exactly was to be his guide.

Walking through the place TalOS was amazed at the massive machines and works being put into creating a Titan. TalOS knew just by sheer sight how this process worked, but it was impossible for someone of his size to do a task like that. Thus was one of the many reasons seeing grand forges like this one always piqued the Primarch’s interests.

He was soon guided up to a catwalk that overlooked the creation of a massive Plasma based firearm. Upon the railing overlooking it was the small figure of the most powerful being upon the entire Forge World.

Once he was three meters away from the Fabricator General, TalOS gave him the customary bow.

+Protocol 11544.+ He gave the order so that TalOS could relieve himself for just a few moments, +I had read over your message you have sent me, though it did not contain much information. You desired to propose something to me?+

TalOS gave a solemn nod to the Fabricator General, +Indeed it is my lord. My apologies I did not give you any attachments, but I wanted to tell you my idea in person.+

The Fabricator General looked over TalOS for a moment, +My word is my word, TalOS. What is it you wish of me?+

The Tech Priest let the air flow through his three lungs. TalOS was about to make what was likely to be the greatest pitch in his life, one that if successful would land him a position at the top. It was risky, but something he had to take!
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+Lord Fabricator, I want to propose that we make use of my physiology and make a new kind of Skitarii from it.+ Declared TalOS as he looked towards the smaller being straight on, +They will be faster, stronger, and tougher than any Skitarii we currently have. With their power I can see us not only taking revenge against the Plastoids but exterminating them from the Galaxy. And likely even further than that.+

To those words the Fabricator General looked up towards TalOS. It seemed that these words had gripped his full attention, +A new model of Skitarii, you say? I expected to be given this suggestion at some point during your life, but I would have thought it would come from Arch Dominus J0LT or Arch Genetor R3KT.+

+Yet I am here before you, and do I not have the best claim to this project.+ Announced TalOS with the full will of a Primarch at his call, +These soldiers will be something akin to my Children, for I plan for them to carry many of my current organs. And do not think I wish to exclude Arch Genetor R3KT from this either. Even with all the power in the Forge World, I am but one man.+

The Fabricator General nodded as he slowly began to realize, +This is not a personal project you are proposing, but an entire venture for the Forge World. The equivalent of a favor seems to be more than I estimated.+

+It is, Fabricator General.+ TalOS answered as he gave a smile, +However already today I was given a proposition by a Dominus to attempt this, but I felt she was thinking too little. I feel it in my blood that this was my purpose, Fabricator General. It was my purpose to lead an army under the will of the Machine God, and these shall be my soldiers.+

There was a silence between them. The Fabricator General’s eyes glowing a hot red as he looked up at TalOS in a vehement interest. The Primarch could feel the numerous amounts of calculations and processes the Fabricator General was weighing, as should the leader of a Forge World. If they failed, he might lose his head, but if they succeed…

+Very well, TalOS DAV1S.+ Announced the Fabricator General as he reached out a small, almost completely withered hand towards the Primarch, +My Machine Spirits sang to your tune, agreeing with every word that you say. If they, fragments of the Machine God, believe this to be your destiny I have no reason to distrust them. I simply wish that if ever Lucius is threatened, that your Skitarii stand up to face whatever threat is against us.+

TalOS gave a genuine smile as he reached forward and shook the man’s hand, +Of course, Fabricator General, for we are all Servants of the Machine God.+

And with that the pact was made.
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>>How much do you think you can try to do? It will reflect how hard they are to make, and their stability.
>Light augmentations (Make them similar to Space Marine Scouts)
>Medium augmentations (Very close to a Space Marine)
>Heavily Augmented (We are talking attempting to build them up as close as possible, Cawl Style)
>Write in *Don't be afraid to throw around you designs for these Marines. TalOS is their creator, not the Emperor of Mankind.*

>>Also, look above at the conversation of naming these beings. Currently we are at calling them the Ancillian Skitarii, with their structure being Decarii (Sargents), Centarii (Captains), and Militarii (Chapter Masters)
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>>5052042
I'm torn between Medium and Heavy Augmentations. But I am not smart enough to make a critical choice on the matter.
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>>5052042
well since they are all going to be at least cyborgs we can probably skip or replace with technology the Catalepsean Node, Multi-lung, Occulobe, Lyman's Ear, (maybe) Sus-an Membrane, Neuroglottis, and (maybe) Mucranoid

the others are somewhat essential.
Secondary Heart (might replace with tech), Ossmodula to make them big, Biscopea to make them strong, Haemastamen (might be mixed with tech to be made better), Preomnor help filter out the combat drugs skitarii use, Omophagea to learn from the enemy, Melanochrome protect from radiation, Oolitic Kidney poison survivability, Betcher's Gland (meh), Progenoid Glands so we can make more, black carapace so they can use power armour.

maybe we might even be able to create new organs. or if we really want to experiment we can try and recreate the Immortis Gland (which is responsible for the Primarchs' gigantic size and superhuman strength. The organ also regulated each Primarch's rapid growth to maturity and his overall metabolism, granting him a lifespan measured in Terran centuries, if not functional immortality.
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>>5052053
maybe they have a tech heart as well as two "human" hearts.

If we do use the Immortis gland we might even be able to skip the Ossmodula and Biscopea (or they can be left in for redundancy or to make Bigger boys)
>>5052042
also maybe we can have most skitarii follow one blueprint and then we have our own version of the custodies.
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>>5052042
Try to mix the cybernetics with the best possible copies of our organs, except a few which should be removed.
No preomnor, no sus-an membrane, no neuroglottis, bo bleacher's glands and instead of an Omophagea, make so there are conectors. There will be a an Omophagea separated, in some sort of box where the Ancilia will have to conect to be able to use. They will have to enter a ritual and cut comunications with their squad to be able to consume.
From the primaris, take the furnace and sinew, but not the magnificat.
Priority is the black carapace, the sinew coils and to make over active progenoids.
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>>5052065
I'll agree to no sus-an membrane, no neuroglottis, no bleacher's glands. I will also agree with your Omophagea idea and overactive progenoids idea.
we can't really make the furnace and sinew (unless we spend years making it) because we don't have that organ, we at least have the immortis gland.
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Ya know, here is something I have been wondering. Do Primarchs have the Progenoid (Gene-Seed)?
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>>5052077
They don't have the same singular gland as Astartes, but their genetics can be reverse-engineered back into the Astartes with the right science.

The Emperor's Children were almost wiped out by a genetic blight until they found Fulgrim and Fabius Bile was able to reprogram the III Legion gene-seed with the updated genetic material.
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>>5052077
sorry, they have some of the same organs as space marine like the second heart. we don't know much about primarch biology.
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>>5052085
Yeah, the way its looking you guys will be determining how to create a Progenoid. Luckily it seems to have been made specifically with Mechanicus Tech.
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>>5052087
Is Light augmentations more resistant to corruption and other negative traits?

>>5052047
I'm thinking we go for Light augs, because a lot of these guys will end up getting machine part enhancements and anyways so it will probably negate the loss of boons from heavier augs.
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>>5052149
That's understandable and I can see where you're coming from.
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>>5052152
Buuuuuut......?
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>>5052159
Uh, I sadly don't have another shoe to drop. Like I said earlier, I don't consider myself smart enough to make a critical choice on the matter regarding augmentation. Especially since we're in a sweet spot to make up for a good amount of the flesh augmentations with mechanical ones. It's like being a kid in a candy store for me.
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>>5052162
Same here, I just read up the wiki here most of the time https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Space_Marines , I still don't know much.

We can even have add on augs that can be taken off like Power Gloves that shoot lightnight, dendrites that are connected to the Armor rather than the flesh and spine, neural linked weapons and helmet system, etc.
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>>5052171
if you want to know more about gene-seed https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Gene-Seed
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>>5052177
I like the other one more as it has lest crap running on it and is a leaner simpler site that doesn't slow down my browser.
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>Medium augmentations (Very close to a Space Marine)

Skitarii are better than marines already, so we can afford a balance.
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>>5052257
>Skitarii are better than marines
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>>5052266
They are as strong and can be mass produced.
Atleast on tabletop, and it seems we are taking that in consideration a bit. >>5048849
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>>5052042
>Heavily Augmented (We are talking attempting to build them up as close as possible, Cawl Style)
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>>5052053
The black carapace isnt an organ the primarchs have, by the way
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>>5052279
But it's an organ that we need for the power armor. That's why it's on the priority.
>>5052072
Eh, if a schizofrenic barely-heretek can do it, a primarch with the entire will of a forge-world can do something similar.
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>>5052266
I mean, Skitarii get Doctorinas which augments them must better than any Combat Doctrine an Astartes finds themselves in. Depending on your choices here in the future, though, there is a chance they sing the Canticles of the Machine God instead.
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>>5052274
Ah, never played TT. Story and cannon makes them seem strong enough for one to take on a dozen skitarii.
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>>5052302
Fair enough, GW does love to their marine wank in lore.
Specially if they are blue or grey.
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>>5052305
Same story and cannon (including qst) have made Skitarii seem kind of weak.

>>5052288
But doesn't being "chained" to a neural network or something make them lack the flexibility to exploit that knowledge compared to being able to make independent action and exploit initiative and action?
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Do they really NEED black carapace if we can simply build the power armor into them?
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>>5052318
>>>5052288
>But doesn't being "chained" to a neural network or something make them lack the flexibility to exploit that knowledge compared to being able to make independent action and exploit initiative and action?

Yes and no. If the commander/TechPriest has combat software/processing hardware/sufficient combat experience

I don't see why there would be a bottleneck.


And in any case, that's not a problem for a primarch. Let alone one boosted by augmetics.
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>>5052321
We don't need it, but it helps a lot because it connects the power armor to the wearer's nervous system.
The Skitarii already being cybernatic, may be able to make even better use of it, maybe even treating the power armor as just part of their skin.
Even more so if we manage to create the sinew.
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>>5052327
Remember when the two Skitarii were helping the Xenos? They got hacked or something or were tricked into following and obeying orders so uncritically.
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>>5052332
>>5052332
Are we making enhanced Skitarii or Space Marines?
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>>5052403
It looks like Skitarii w/ Astarte organs
>>5052400
This does not mean that they are any more vulnerable to normal humans. We've seen
cases of possession and mind control before.
>>5052332
True. But I think the best we can hope for is the medium option.
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>>5052053
>>5052065
I guess the closest to anon's and mine idea would be.
>Heavily Augmented (We are talking attempting to build them up as close as possible, Cawl Style)
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>>5052403
Skitarii marines.
>>5052452
That was my vote, basically cut off all the unescessary organs, but try to perfect the ones that we do put in.
The black carapace is essential if we do give them power armor, because it's too much of a boost to give up.
But if we don't give them power armor, than it's not nescesaary.
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>>5052465
well shit, sorry for misinterpreting your vote.
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>>5052465
would it be more accurate to say we are getting rid of the less than useful organs, keeping/perfecting the useful ones and doing some experimentation to improve or make new organs?
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>>5052471
Yes.
>>5052470
You didn't misinterpeted anything, it was an attempt at an write in to mix the the cawl and the marine vote with a bit of cybernetics as well.
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This quest is awesome and you should feel awesome qm.
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>>5052668
Thanks man, though it would not be this good without my players actually talking between eachother.
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Anatomy
Secondary Heart: Applied with a Mechanical Back up, because why not.
Ossmodula: Used and to be operated as Normal
Biscopea: Employ, will likely have a reglitory mechine attached to it
Sinew Coils: Will be attempted, likely won't be as strong or even needed.
Magnificant: Employed, going to flavor it as an item to upgrade higher end troops and such since there is a little secret about it. Had a little idea since its was not orginally given to Space Marines and Cawl only had half.
Furnace: Nope.
Haemastamen: Replaced with Autosanguine (Tech Priest Black Blood)
Larraman's Organ: Replaced with Auto Sanguine (Tech Priest Black Blood)
Catalepsean Node: Replaced via Skitarii Tech
Preomnor: Well do you expect them to eat?
Omophage: Incorpreated as either a special unit or ritualistic canniblism
Occulobe: They have Omnispex installed
Lyman's Ear: Again, Omnispex.
Melan Chromatci: Will be employed.
Oolitic Kidney: Replaced with a Monitoring Machine Spirit
Neuroglottis: Uhm… yeah they will have Tech Priests
Mucrunoid: Would matter if they were not approaching Crux Mechanis
Bletcher's: Just asking for all those cybernetics to be destroyed
Progenoid: Well, this thing was made with Mechanicus Tech. Why not.
Black Carapace: With how many cords are coming out of the Ancillia, I don't think this matters. For those curious a Tech Priest can already equip 'Mechanicus Dragon Scale Armor' which works just like Space Marine armor for Mechanicus. Its probably the reason Tech Priests have a 2+ saving throw.
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>>5052719
I give ya like an hour to complain if anything here is wrong, and then I will get to writting the next dilemma.
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>>5052720
Also, I am going to rate this as a Medium Augmentation since for every piece of flesh you replaced with an augmetic, thats one less organ that the body needs to adapt to. Gotta be honest, Space Marines bleeding black sounds kinda cooler than their pinkish-red they currently have.
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>>5052719
Seems good to me.
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>>5052719
>I would argue that the Preomnor could be used to help filter the more harmful effects of the combat drugs skitarii take so they can either use more or be under their effects longer and not breakdown.
also, I believe they should be able to eat.
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>>5052719
Vindicated. Blackcarapaceand so many others unnecessary. Much less work.

Daddy gonna be surprised. Maybe pissed. But then again, we work damned fast.

Time to start our own great crusade. Maybe emperor is going to be surprised.

How do we navigate though? Maybe we needed xeno tech? We have no navigators.
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>>5052737
Warp travel is actually pretty predictable in short bursts. With the brain of a Magos you can probably jump system to system.
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