November Inqvitational - Part 4, Aftermath.

REQUIEM - AFTERMATH:

The journey towards Saint's Whispers seemed to take an eternity. At times Velk was unsure if he'd even make the distance to the deserted Imperial colony of Coromandel at all; the Arvus wasn't designed for such a long flight and naturally there had been no time to check the fuel supply levels of the lander as he fled the burning Sealed Fate. At times, the journey tested even the stalwart resolve of the steely Inquisitor, particularly as he forced the shuttle to make planet-fall, convinced that the craft would be ripped apart by the atmospheric pressures exerted on the fragile tin can. 

With the Emperor's grace, Velk made planetfall shortly after the second cycle. Exhausted and rattled, the Inquisitor sighed a prayer of thanks as his feet stepped on to reassuringly firm ground. Touching the micro-bead on the side of his head, Velk sent out a short encoded message into the eerily quiet streets: 'White. Clay. Sanctum.' 



Some minutes later the gilded doors to the empty fortress opened, a frail phantom of a man, his cankered form riven with augments stepped from within the gloom.

'My Lord. So good to see you alive.'

'Bettelheim. Good to see you, too, old friend.'



'How did it go?'

'Oh, far better than we could ever have anticipated, old friend. Far better indeed.'

'Excellent, Sir. I have prepared your room. Shall we?'

'Thank you, Bettelheim. It's good to be home.'






17 comments:

  1. Nice shots. Is this Inquisitor with Necromunda rules?

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    1. Thanks. This particular game (the Requiem) was played using the Inquisitor rules at 28mm scale (there's more information about it here: http://inq28.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/mastering-mega-battle_13.html.

      For the recent Yggdrassilium games (http://isstvan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/yggdrassiliumme-pilgrimage-part-1.html), however, we did use the Necromunda rules.

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  2. Well done - I also like romantic endings ;)

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  3. Such a great narrative , you and Jacob really carved out a wonderfully complex personality with Velk that last shot is amazing, back in the shadows where the dirty heretic belongs lol

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    1. Thanks! I'll try not to delete your comment today :)

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  5. Great blog entry once again :)

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    1. Thank you, Migs - that means a lot. The Shades of Grey/Jade Vessel reaffirmed my faith in people's understanding of the M41 so I'm honoured that you've been enjoying this unravel.

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  6. Have to say - I'd love to read more tales of Velk. You should start putting together some more fiction for us to devour after bringing him to life so smashingly!

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    1. I'd be happy to. I'd have to wait and see what Martin's plans for him are, though, I think my custody of him is coming to an end.

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  7. Who owns the red head-tube figure? He's cool. What model is he based off?

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    1. Yep he's one of mine. Converted Forge World Tech servitor with arm swaps plus a few extras thrown in. One of the first models I did for Inq28 and the hero of my first game against Neil101.

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  8. He was handed to me by Neil. I think he belonged to Mark Keravin. He's a conversion of Solomon Lok's henchman.

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  9. Very evocative final shot there. Great stuff!

    Found myself digging out the old inquisitorial stuff I've had laying around for years, currently eyeing them up for some work.

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    1. Good stuff! I'm glad we've inspired :)

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