Friday, February 06, 2009

Dark Heresy: Purge the Unclean- sessions 2 and 3

Writing blogs is hard! Anyway, a round up of the last two sessions, as I forgot about the last one. The acolytes, having been fully prepared, headed to Lady Borella's party. After spending an excruciating amount of time talking to some npc s of little note, they managed to accomplish their main objectives of obtaining an invite to the Alabaster court, as well as learning more about the drug facrosia. They also were suspicious of Malene Trun, a middle hiver at the party, and Siprit Daneen, a curious gentleman who appeared to be investigating the choir himself.

The next day the acolytes went to meet Orday, who had turned up with the data- only to be shot down by a tech heretic of some sort, who left with some rapidity. The players attempted to pursue, but were set upon by several hired thugs who delayed them enough for the assailant to escape.

They did, however, manage to capture and interrogate one of the thugs. He knew very little, merely that he was a member of an organisation called Pressure point, and he worked for hire.

The next day some investigation was carried out at Pressure point, but thats to a rather inept line of attack, little was discovered. More was found by talking to Laurent Strophes, who knew a little bit about it- a contract mercenary house of some sort.

Enoch attempted to find out more about Malene Trun, but discovered fairly little, other than her being mostly well liked. Sadly the scary psyker failed to charm the middle hiver....

Meanwhile Mordecai had a mission of his own. He found an adeptus mechanicus outpost, where he met with technomancer Lagos, who agreed to help fix his mechandrite for free... provided the tech priest was willing to further the cause of machine god. Initially his mission would be merely to protect and attempt to deliver any tech found during his missions, but should Mordecai find himself in the Inquisition's favour... well then things might be different.

Their business concluded, the party went to the alabaster court. There they witnessed first hand a brutal incident of "spurring", which resulted in the death of an underhiver. Taking offence to this, Ravion ended up being challenged to a duel, which he won, but losing control of himself, caused a far more deadly wound than he might have intended. While this occurred, Trantor and Stilgar scouted the facilites. They didn't find anything particular, but did manage to confirm that farcosia probably wasn't being produced at that location.

The party proceeded uneventfully, until about an hour before midnight when the assailant before appeared, heavily robed to hide his modifications. Seeing this the party attempted to listen in on the conversation, but upon seeing them Theodosia pulled away in shock and began to speak angrily at Shoal. Shoal then let slip that there was something important located on Ambulon. Enraged, Theodosia pulled Shoal away from the party.


Both sessions went pretty well. The latter had much less progress than expected- the party had several good ideas about where to investigate which weren't really covered in the book. Some of these were false leads- they tried to track Orday, but realistically there was no way for them to find out anything. Other routes may have been more succesful, but blunders meant nothing was found. I was a little disappointed that the party failed to find anything particular at the Alabaster court. It wasn't vital, but it would have added to what they've already worked out and probably confirm most of their suspicions.

I enjoyed Mordecai's deal with the adeptus mechanicus, in character and enjoyable stuff, I shall have to flesh out Logos a little more, as he shall definitely play more of a part if this campaign goes on.

Rejoice is actually going at quite a fast pace- if this session had gone a bit faster we would have been done in 4, but as it is I'm pretty sure 5 sessions will do it, which is good.


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