Against the Grain, A 40K Story.

Game Master BoggBear

The Carsis sector, on the very edges of known space.
For centuries,it has been the off and on focus of imperial interest, but very little expansion has taken place there to date.
Some say the sector is cursed, for each time an overlord of some kind have been placed in charge of the sector, for the glory of the imperium, he or she has seen a quick and complete reversal of fortunes for the worse.
The last such "lucky" individual was the heir to the Catalan Rogue Trader dynasty, who end up finding himself in front of a firing squad charged with the crime of "unnatural conduct with a xenoform".
But the imperium is ever in need of growth, and as such, the Carsis sector WILL be brought into the fold and made stable and productive at last.
As such, the sector is now up for grabs, and a call for a new overlord has been sent out.
Aside from the Ecclisiarchy and the Admechs, three Rogue Trader dynasties have answered the call.
This is the story of one of those Dynasties.

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BS:43 | WS:32 | ST:28 | T:34 | AGI:52 | PER:35 | INT:44 | WP:30 | FEL:43 | Pilot (Space) +20 Wing Commander

Check failed.
Wounds 8->5
Concentration is broken - first half of full aim is lost :-/

Perhaps the sonic assault could be considered a SLIGHT reprieve in as much as it seems to disrupt the shambling enemies from firing at you for a moment.
And for better or worse, you are not facing the literal "hand cannon" anymore.
The fact that you ARE facing some kind of horrible mutant abomination made out of muscle and rage on the other hand.
And, you seem to have got under it's non-existing skin...

Feel free to take your next round.

WS 33, BS 38, S 30, T 31, Ag 36, Int 30, Per 32, WP 47, Fel 64; Wounds 5/5, FP 2/4 | +15 command on a ship | Currently:

Archibald follows Iota's lead and fires at the beast's head, hoping to bring it down fast! His damaged ears seem to filter the noise of bolter fire from his mind. In his vision is only the monster and its damaged, ugly head.

base38-20called shot: 1d100 ⇒ 10
energy Pen6: 1d10 + 6 ⇒ (10) + 6 = 16
energy Pen6: 1d10 + 6 ⇒ (6) + 6 = 12
RF energy Pen6: 1d10 + 6 ⇒ (5) + 6 = 11 = 21 then 12 damage, both at pen6

Two mini suns fly true and hammer into the horror's skull!

BS:43 | WS:32 | ST:28 | T:34 | AGI:52 | PER:35 | INT:44 | WP:30 | FEL:43 | Pilot (Space) +20 Wing Commander

Seeing the horror so close and getting ever closer with every stride was a pretty horrific surprise to Heinrich - he thought they had gained a considerable lead by now.
And then the stupidly loud shout hits him like a close-by detonation, rupturing ear-drums and sending pain spasms through his nervous system.
The gun, linked to his mind by the MIU, was blacking out for a tiny moment in sympathetic pain only to reawaken moments later with a fury and need for vengeance.
Human consciousness and machine spirit come together with a single purpose in that need and Heinrich sends one bolt against the very, very close target.

TN 33: 1d100 ⇒ 40
Called Shot to the pipe
Big target +10
Close Range +10 (might even be point-blank at this point?
MIU Bonus to BS +10
Called Shot to pipe -40
Will spend a Fate Point for +10 to make this a hit - unless it is in fact point-blank range, which makes it a hit anyway

Tearing Damage: 2d10 + 5 ⇒ (8, 7) + 5 = 20 => 13X, Pen: 4

Tech Priest Magos Explorator WS41 BS36 S43 T41 A32 I51 Per37 Wil35 Fel37 Wounds: 11/12 Fate: 3/3 Bolter 8/24

Full Auto vs 76: 1d100 ⇒ 17 All 4 hits
Hit 1 1d10+5X Tearing: 2d10 ⇒ (10, 4) = 14
Hit 2 1d10+5X Tearing: 2d10 ⇒ (8, 4) = 12
Hit 3 1d10+5X Tearing: 2d10 ⇒ (8, 4) = 12
Hit 4 1d10+5X Tearing: 2d10 ⇒ (10, 8) = 18

Confirm RF vs 76: 1d100 ⇒ 96 Nope
Confirm RF vs 76: 1d100 ⇒ 27 Confirmed

RF Hit 4: 1d10 ⇒ 8

Location 17 -> 71 Right Leg 15X Pen4
(?)Leg 13X Pen4
Body 13X Pen4
Arm 23X Pen4

Damned beast, not sure if the troops still hear anything but we got to do something for morale here
"Beast, you might be warp tainted but you can be shot out of existence just like all the others! Archibald and I have done so before!"

Iota then sitches a pretty nasty salvo of full auto bolter fire across the beast, making him wish the single shot bolters they had found were capable of full auto like his personal gun. Still full auto comes with it's own drawbacks - out of the 6 salvos of full auto fire only 2 more remain in the current magazine.

The beast takes a pounding alright.
Between focused fire and rapid fire for effect, it now sports numerous grievous looking wounds.
Boltershells tearing open gaping wounds, making it look more like ground grox than flesh, burns from plasma, and both it's gun and it's tubes are now damaged.
And your troopers, having been given no other orders, defaults to focusing on the biggest threat, adding even more bolter fire to the mix.

Incredibly, it still refuses to go down.
And despite it's looks, it doesn't seem to have slowed down any.
Holding it's massive gun against it's chest, it leans forward and smashes it's free hand into the floor, and then, still crouched, it charges.

As it closes in, it swings it's gun outward, catching Solonius full in the chest, sending the old soldier flying, it then swings it's fist at Heinriche's face, missing by an inch or less.
Instead it smashes into the wall, up to it's elbow.
It then yanks it's fist free, it's whole arm now bleeding from many shards of metal embedded in the flesh.

All it does is making the arm look even more deadly, as it's now studded with numerous jagged metal points.
Horrifyingly, as it's glowing eyes focus on you, you can sense a dark mirth sparkling there.

Tech Priest Magos Explorator WS41 BS36 S43 T41 A32 I51 Per37 Wil35 Fel37 Wounds: 11/12 Fate: 3/3 Bolter 8/24

Iota lets his Boltgun drop into its sling and with a single fluid motion practiced for years and years it is replaced by his power axe. He then takes a moment to pick a good spot on the hulking monster in their midst before letting axe spark to live and hack into it.

Drop Weapon (Free)
Ready Weapon (Free, Quick Draw Talent)
Half Aim (Half)
Attack (Half)

WS41 +5(Good Quality) +10(Half Aim) +20(Enemy Size) vs 76: 1d100 ⇒ 76 76 -> 67 Body
Power Axe + StB: 1d10 + 7 + 4 ⇒ (9) + 7 + 4 = 20 Pen 7, Power Field

BS:43 | WS:32 | ST:28 | T:34 | AGI:52 | PER:35 | INT:44 | WP:30 | FEL:43 | Pilot (Space) +20 Wing Commander

Heinrich ducks and rolls under the monstrous assault, cursing [it]and[/it] praying in the same breath.
"Thrice cursed s~&*fest of fighting in person, oh Emperor smite this monster!!!"
Coming to a halt on his back and under the looming creature, his nerves strained to a limit.
Despite his previous cursing, this was not too different from a straving run against an enemy capital ship.
And he knew what counted when doing one of those: precision and timing.
He takes a single deep breath, aims then fires at point blank range.

43+30PB+10Size+10Aim+10MIU+10Accurate=TN113: 1d100 ⇒ 81
So that's 3 DoS out of the gate. Will spend another FP to make it 4 DoS for maxiumum Accurate extra Bonus
Damage: 3d10 + 5 ⇒ (2, 7, 9) + 5 = 23X, Pen: 4

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