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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2010, 12:16:33 PM »
Good plan. Caren will leave one of her choir members as an anchor and Gearus is willing to work planet side so you quickly assemble what you need and get to scanning.

Let's do some scanning!

We've got two moons with dense surfaces so we're gonna need quite a few scans. Everybody please make four Search Tests with a +30 from the ship's detection systems (Half Perception is you don't have the skill; add the 30 after cutting the score in half).

If Sean doesn't wander by soon I'll roll for him.

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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2010, 02:58:48 PM »
Let's find some resources crew!

Rolling 1d100:
(81): Total = 81

Rolling 1d100:
(44): Total = 44

Rolling 1d100:
(14): Total = 14

Rolling 1d100:
(57): Total = 57


Ok if I'm still rank 2 I'm searching against a 49.
If I'm using my rank 3 upgrades (1st level I can obtain seach skill), I'm going against a 72.

Let me know how I do Tad.
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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2010, 04:34:48 PM »
I'm ranking you up slowly over time as we do the between session thing here. You don't have the XP to break into Rank 3 yet so unless Search is a Rank 2 skill your still against the 49.

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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2010, 05:08:54 PM »
Well 2 out of 4 ain't bad.

For the rest of the players, could you please take the secret tongue (rogue trader) skill? Everyone can take it for 100xp and it will allow for communication between only our group. This is a huge strategic value. Like with Indiana Jones and Shortround. Tad, can the main NPCs also take that? As Captain I'd like to make it a priority that they all learn the language.
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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2010, 05:37:19 PM »
Not a problem at all. You can order senior staff to learn a special language for communications. Illian, Gearus, Nathan, and Caren will begin committing it to memory. The Navigator won't because he's taking off as soon as he can.

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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2010, 07:39:45 PM »
The new Navigator will take that skill if that is alright.  I've let him know that it would be beneficial (perhaps the dynasty was grooming a replacement or Navigator for an additional ship).  That would just mean we need more later if I can expand the fleet.  And I would love to.
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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2010, 07:47:47 PM »
Nothing quite like having your own space ship armada to back up the old diplomacy skill. Your own personal fortified colony world helps too.

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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2010, 08:49:49 PM »
I keep making the mistake of thinking it's only a resource world and not my base of operations in the depth of the Expanse.  That's why dawnsteel keeps me in check with Lorayne's defense strategy.  The most successful leaders are only successful because they surround themselves with great people.
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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2010, 12:28:28 PM »
Currently Valhalla is what would be considered a "foothold" world. It's is classificed friendly, has been effectivally pacified, and has an environment capable of supporting human life.

It won't be an effective base of operations until you have a functional space port with planetary travel ability in addition to planetary defensive positions and a seated rulership. Everyone currently planet side is either a sailor or a soldier (with the exception of any specialists who operate under senior staff like Gearus' engineseers or Illian's acolites).

If you want this place to become a stable coloney than you'll have to perminantly commit crew population to life planetside and begin "training" them on the various activities they will need to do. Since you have Crack Crew they will likely be very good at what they need to do, once they learn to do it.

Illian was directing the reconstruction of the command bunker but since you've call him back onboard for the survey Gearus as moved into that position and is personally leading the engineseers in assuring Servitor efficency. They are opening up the sealed pathways and replacing any damaged sections with whatever materials they have on hand (which is alot, they've probably brought some spare ship plating down to the surface to patch any damage).

Nathan is looking over everyone's shoulder and has directed some of Illian's men to keep aware for any sign of the ruinous powers among either the crew or the xenos, just in case, and has farther more sealed the Rosette which you acquired in a void box (unless Trask has ordered otherwise). Nathan has also developed the best communications methods with the xenos natives (because, after all, that is his job) and has been directing their efforts as required by Gearus and other staff.

On board ship your Navigator has been making peroidic trips to the bridge to use the Hood, watching for any warp activity which might be dangerous to Real Space. So far he's seen nothing of interest apart from the distant warp storms that ring the Expanse.

But onto current affairs:

Your scans show that the first moon (currently designated Orbital Mass One until it is otherwise titled) is indeed an extremely dense ball of stone and ore. Strong iron presence along with copper, cobolt, titanium, silver, and trace metal. Also a strong cloride salt response on much of the surface and sub-surface layers of material.

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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2010, 05:36:33 PM »
I suppose the senior staff will have to discuss the deployment of crew to populate the planet. In the meantime, I would like to drop off a lander with a mining detachment. I don't know the space required for equipment, but I want to maximize the mining with as many folks as will fit. Focus on the metals necessary for construction first (my guess is iron, titanium, and maybe copper and silver). Do I have a sense of what the salt is and if it is dangerous or indicative of anything other than the potential that this rock once had salt water on it. If it isn't of particular interest I'll move to scan the next orbital body.

Rolling 1d100:
(93): Total = 93

Rolling 1d100:
(49): Total = 49

Rolling 1d100:
(59): Total = 59

Rolling 1d100:
(86): Total = 86


Against a 49
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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2010, 06:02:37 PM »
One hit on that second one.
Let's have Sean's rolls. He gets a reroll on each one because he's a Void Master.

Moon 1:
Rolling 1d100:
(30): Total = 30

Rolling 1d100:
(23): Total = 23



Rolling 1d100:
(65): Total = 65

Rolling 1d100:
(70): Total = 70



Rolling 1d100:
(8): Total = 8

Rolling 1d100:
(35): Total = 35



Rolling 1d100:
(55): Total = 55

Rolling 1d100:
(25): Total = 25




Moon 2
Rolling 1d100:
(63): Total = 63

Rolling 1d100:
(30): Total = 30



Rolling 1d100:
(17): Total = 17

Rolling 1d100:
(77): Total = 77



Rolling 1d100:
(85): Total = 85

Rolling 1d100:
(43): Total = 43



Rolling 1d100:
(27): Total = 27

Rolling 1d100:
(61): Total = 61

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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2010, 07:01:31 PM »
Near perfect, he missed one on the first moon.
With your trusty Void Master at the meter you discover that not only are there metals and salts on this moon but also outer core level carbon based crystal formations. The extreme density of the moon has allowed it (and likely it's twin) the internal pressure nessisary to force carbon into orderly formations. Basically: diamonds.

The second moon, which Sean got 4 successes at scanning, is similarly compressed. It possesses similiar veins of ore, crystal deposites, and salts. In addition, there appears to be an extremely weak salvation beacon emitting from a crevasse in an old, sizable impact crater.

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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2010, 09:17:25 PM »
Trask grins with devilish delight.  "Prepare a lander for this rock as well.  Dominik, ready a shuttle.  Lorayne, gather your best 50 men to accompany us.  Make sure some have heavy armaments and cutting tools just in case we need to crack a hull.  Let's find out what's down there." I put on my power armor helmet and make preparations to land.
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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2010, 08:39:20 PM »
What happened to my crew?  You'll have to let me know if I'm hogging the posts.  I just can't help myself.
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Re: Rogue Trader: Between Session Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2010, 11:27:05 AM »
I was actually waiting for one of them to post too but I don't think anyone is going to at the moment.

Dawnsteel has been around but no Sean. Well, we'll just have to do what we can.