Scions of the Void: The Constantine Dynasty

Session 40 - War Comes to Paradise

Rogue Trader/Black Crusade
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Ambition Knows No Bounds…

Chapter 5 – Heathen Stars
Session 40 – War Comes to Paradise

Scene 1 – Trek to the Ruins

Scene 2 – Temple Ruins Complex

Scene 3 – Eldar

Scene 4 – Slave Horde

Scene 5 – Psychic Shock Wave

Scene 6 – Wraithguard Awakening

Scene 7 – The Tower

XP: +700 xp = 28,700 xp

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Session 39 - Processional of the Damned

Rogue Trader/Black Crusade
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Ambition Knows No Bounds…

Chapter 5 Heathen Stars
Session 39 – Processional of the Damned

Scene 1 – Vaporius Nexus Located

Scene 2 – Stryxis Caravan at Zayth

Scene 3 – Ork Rok

Scene 4 – The Damned Gateway

Scene 5 – The Processional Graveyard

Scene 6 – Hollow Men

Scene 7 – Processional Nexus

Scene 8 – The World Beyond

Scene 9 – Piercing the Storm

Scene 10 – The Maiden World Revealed

Scene 11 – Paradise for the Taking

Scene 12 – Ancient Statue and the Sacred Blade

Scene 13 – Rival Rogue Trader Trooper

Scene 14 – Fire From Above

XP: +600 xp = 28,000 xp → Rank 7

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Session 38 - Priest-King of Vaporius

Rogue Trader/Black Crusade
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Ambition Knows No Bounds…

Chapter 5 – Heathen Stars
Session 38 – Priest-King of Vaporius

XP: +700 xp = 27,400 xp → Rank 7

Corruption: Droqax +1
Infamy: Droqax +2

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Session 37 - Herald of the Sky-Father

Rogue Trader/Black Crusade
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Ambition Knows No Bounds…

Chapter 5 – Heathen Stars
Session 37 – Dross: Herald of the Sky-Father

Scene 1 – Hostile Acquisitions
The fleet collects their bounty of vehicles and slaves from the Land-ship Bulwark.

Scene 2 – Rival Rogue Traders Find the Zayth Nexus
Rival Rogue Trader voidships orbit Zayth, locating the nexus point as the Constantine fleet moves its acquired cargo.

Scene 3 – Warp Voyage to Dross
Fleet Warp Guide Haroon, aboard the Golgotha navigates the 20 day Warp Route voyage from Zayth to Dross in 10 days.

Scene 4 – Dross: Land of the Sky-Father
Upper atmospheric storms completely envelope Dross, limiting the away-team to a single Gun-cutter. Caius pilots the Gun-cutter down safely, but must land 50 kilometers out from the nexus point due to increasing storm activity. The Scions head out in the Rhino towards the nexus.

Scene 5 – Dross Nexus Located

Scene 6 – Herald of the Sky-Father
Nork, Herald of the Sky-Father.

Scene 7 – High-Priestess of the Sky-Father

Scene 8 – Daemon Binding Ritual
The High-Priestess gains daemonic mastery over Nork.

Scene 9 – Herald of the Sky-Father Attacks!
The High-Priestess commands Nork to kill the Constantine landing-party.

Scene 10 – Daemon-Host

XP: +700 xp = 26,700 xp → Rank 7

Infamy: Nork +1 (Herald of the Sky-Father)

CONSTANTINE DYNASTY SCIONS:
Lord-Captain Ishamael Constantine – Rogue Trader/Sorcerer (CP-66/Inf-61)
Nork – Idolitrax Magi (CP-48/Inf-57)

Allies in the Void:
Archon Droqax Morn – Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior (CP-48/Inf-58)

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Session 36.5 - Gun-Master of Zayth

Rogue Trader/Black Crusade
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Chapter 5 – Heathen Stars
Session 36.5 – Gun-Master of Zayth

Scene 1 – Land-ship Indestructible
Ishamael meets with the heads of the 3 castes comprising the land-ship: The Tacticians, the Gun-Masters, and the Engine-Orders.

Scene 2 – Gun-Master of the Indestructible
Ishamael converts head Gun-Master Hovic to Slaanesh and Mord’dagan Eater of the Dead.
(A bit of roleplay combined with the Social Conflict rules in BC ToE).

Scene 3 – Orbital Bombardment of the Land-ship Bulwark
The Golgotha drops into low orbit and bombards the Indestructible’s rival land-ship the Bulwark.

Scene 4 – Assualt Boats Away!
3 Squadrons (of 8) Assault Boats (carrying 50 troops each) navigate safely to the Bulwark.

Scene 5 – Boarding the Bulwark
Lord-Captain Constantine leads the boarding action.

Scene 6 – Juggernaut of Khorne
Battle on the bridge of the Bulwark. The Prime Tactition is obviously a devotee of Khorne, with a Juggernaut daemon engine at his side.

XP: +500 XP = 26,000 XP – Rank 7

Profit Factor: 47
Infamy:

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Session 36 - Zayth, War Without End

Rogue Trader/Black Crusade
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Chapter 5 – Heathen Stars
Session 36 – Zayth, War Without End

Scene 1 – Temporal Aftermath
Following the battle to halt the Eldar ritual, the Scions realize most of the fallen Eldar bodies have vanished along with their live counterparts. The remaining bodies and gear are collected.

Scene 2 – Servo Skulls
Three servo-skulls are sighted (presumably belonging to rival rogue traders), two are shot down.

Scene 3 – Crimson Stingers
Waiting for shuttle pickup, the crew is attacked by the local fauna, gigantic flying insects.

Scene 4 – Dark Patronage
The Constantine fleet leaves Farseeing for Zayth, the first nexus point. Dark Patronage rituals are performed during the warp voyage by Nork and Droqax.
Nork – Abraxas, heretek daemon prince of Tzeentch
Droqax – The Huntsman, herald of Khorne
Isha and Caius previously received Dark Patronage with Keeper of Secrets Mord’dagan Eater of the Dead

Scene 5 – Stryxis Caravan at Zayth
Acquisitions!

Scene 6 – Zayth Nexus
Following acquisitions with the Stryxis, the fleet heads into the interior of the system towards Zayth Prime. The Golgotha locates the Zayth nexus within a deep ravine, which was once a stygian trench deep below the world’s oceans (long since boiled away, consumed by the nucleonic fires unleashed at the beginning of the Big War). As the Scions descend from their orbiting ship, they notice two of Zayth’s land-ships cruising through the wastes and headed towards each other, and in close proximity of the nexus point.

Scene 7 – Land-Ships of Zayth
Exiting the ravine, the Scions find themselves upon a raging battlefield, trapped between two great armies, each battling for possession of a crashed shuttle that lies wrecked nearby.

*The humans of Zayth live almost exclusively in their city size land-ships (like a cruiser with legs). Each of these monstrosities is home to a clan, the ancient descendants of its military crew. Within these clans exists a rigid caste system. At the head of this structure are the Tacticians, mystic officers charged with plotting the course of the clan and the path the land-ship travels. Beneath the Tacticians are the Gun-Masters, those men and women specially trained to operate the weapon systems of the land-ships. Finally there are the Engine-Orders, secretive cults that keep the vast machinery of the land-ships running, passing on the
secrets of their working from one generation to the next.

Scene 8 – Secret of the Shuttle Wreck
Despite the approaching armies, the Scions decide to check out the crashed shuttle. A dead Adeptus Mechanicus tech-priest with crystal data-arc is found inside. Dodging enemy fire, the Scions barely escape the battle in their assault-boat.

Scene 9 – The Indestructible
Looking for profit from the recovered data-arc, Ishamael contacts one of the land-ships, the Indestructible. Aboard the Indestructible, the Lord-Captain relinquishes the data-arc and negotiates a promethium trade deal (+1 Profit Factor).

XP: +600 XP = 25,500 XP – Rank 7!

Profit Factor: 47
Infamy: 47 +1d10 for Dark Patronage (everyone individually), +1d5 for Daemonic Name (Nork)

CONSTANTINE DYNASTY SCIONS:
Lord-Captain Ishamael Constantine – Rogue Trader/Sorcerer (CP-/Inf-)
Nork – Idolitrax Magi (CP-/Inf-)
Caius – Void Master/Awakened Psyker (CP-/Inf-)
Allies in the Void:
Archon Droqax Morn – Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior (CP-/Inf-)

Rogue Trader + Black Crusade: With this session we made the official system conversion from Rogue Trader to Black Crusade. Rogue Trader careers and ranks are retained and advanced as usual, although XP advances can now be spent according to RT career and rank or BC tier and alignment.

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Session 35 - Eldar Star Map

Rogue Trader
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Chapter 5 Heathen Stars
Session 35 – Eldar Star Map

Scene 1 – Eldar Psychic Ritual
As the Scions approach the temple’s shorter central tower, a dozen Eldar can be seen on top. Five Warlocks and a Farseer appear to be involved in some sort of psychic (temporal) ritual. The other six look to be of a warrior caste, outfitted in red Eldar rune armor.

Scene 2 – Scions Attack the Eldar
Covered in vines, the Scions scale the tower easily, Droqax is first to pear over the rim. Seeing the Warlocks and Farseer in the midst of a psychic ritual, Droqax’s hellblade urges him to attack (and he does) – and the battle is on!

Scene 3 – Eldar Star Map
A circle with various points and symbols are engraved in the surface atop the tower. It appears to be not only a focus for psychic rituals but possibly some sort of star map. Droqax believes it could be a map of the webway rather than an intersteller or warp route map.

With a copy of the Eldar star map as guidance, the Scions set their sights on returning to the Zayth system to locate the first Eldar nexus point, that leads to the hidden Eldar maiden world.

*Zayth is the entry jump point into the Heathen Stars region of the Expanse. Known as a War World, the only Heathen Stars system with a known warp-route from Winterscale’s Realm (Jerazol system). Upon the fleet’s arrival into the Heathen Stars region, the dynasty traded with a Stryxis caravan encountered on the outskirts of the Zayth system.

XP: +650 = 24900 xp → Rank 6

Profit Factor: 46

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Session 34 - Temple of Farseeing

Rogue Trader
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Chapter 5 Heathen Stars
Session 34 – Temple of Farseeing

Scene 1 – Bastille Dynasty Troops Attack!
Ishamael & Brutus, Nork, and 100 Constantine dynasty troops are hit with several frag missiles and resulting explosions. The surprise attack came from Bastille dynasty troops (30) in power armor, plus a sentinel walker – just outside an Eldar temple ruins complex.

Nork is the only Scion to take damage – Unfortunately, only 14 of 100 troops remain after being decimated by the walker’s twin multi-laser canons, and multiple frag missiles. The walker eventually caught on fire and was hulked, and the opposing house troopers killed to the last man.

The remaining Constantine troops are now suited up in power armor, and have several missile launchers with a decent supply of frag missiles.

Scene 2 – Temple Ruins
After looting the dead troopers, the Lord-Captain and remaining landing party venture towards the central portion of the temple complex.

Scene 3 – Eldar Psychic Shockwave
Half dozen figures are spotted atop the shorter central tower, a psychic wave explodes outward from the tower, knocking everyone off of there feet. Everyone (except Brutus) is knocked unconscious for a short period, having visions of the Eldar maiden world…

XP: +400 = 24250 xp → Rank 6

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Session 33 - Voyage to the Heathen Stars

Rogue Trader
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Chapter 5 Heathen Stars
Session 33 – Voyage to the Heathen Stars

Scene 1 – Caius Gifted With Eye of Chaos

Scene 2 – Yu’vath Bone Conqueror Animated Dead Plague Marines

Scene 3 – The Lady Sun Lee Assaulted by Eldar Voidships
The Golgotha and Constantine fleet depart Footfall, a two day journey to jump point. Battery fire in the void is detected at the edge of the fleet’s sensor range. Four Imperial voidships against two nearly invisible enemy ships.

Scene 4 – Droqax and the Void Khymera Assist the Eldar

Scene 5 – Into the Void
The Constantine fleet travels a know warp route from Footfall to Jerazol in Winterscale’s Realm, a short safe trip free of warp encounters. The fleet then heads out on the extended voyage to the war world of Zayth, the closest know system in the Heathen Stars region of the Expanse.

Scene 6 – Ancient Adeptus Mechanicus Probe
Traveling from Jerazol to Zayth, the fleet discovers an ancient Adeptus Mechanicus probe. Nork takes the probe aboard the Butcher.

Scene 7 – Stryxis Xeno Merchants at Zayth
Acquisitions with the Stryxis orbiting Zayth.

Scene 8 – Farseeing
A short warp journey from Zayth, the fleet arrives at the system of the Seven Witches foretelling. Farseeing, A verdant, green planet dotted with Eldar ruins.

Scene 9 – Bastille Dynasty Troops Attack
Thirty power-armored troops of the Bastille dynasty attack the 100 troops escorting the Constantine Scions.

XP: +600 = 23850 xp → Rank 6

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Session 32 - The Seven Witches

Rogue Trader
SCIONS of the VOID: The Constantine Dynasty

Chapter 5 Heathen Stars
Session 32 – The Seven Witches of Footfall

Scene 1 – The Foundling Worlds
The Constantine fleet jumps through the warp from Magoros to Rain to Grace and on to Damaris – stopping only long enough on the outer edge of the Rain and Grace systems to Navigate a new course.

Scene 2 – Caius Gains Dark Patronage with the Eater of the Dead
During the warp voyage, Caius is inducted into the Saynay Clan, the compact sealed with the Eater of the Dead Dark Patronage ritual (the Eater of the Dead is one of Slaanesh’s greater Keeper of Secrets daemons). An adept of the Ecclesiarchy from the pilgrim voidship the Penitent Traveller served as the sacrificial lamb, ritually killed and eaten.
Dark Patronage Rewards:
Necrophage Mutation – Regeneration(1), +10 Toughness, must ingest human flesh.
1d10 Corruption and 1d10 Infamy.
NPCs aligned with the same Chaos god have a base Disposition one level higher than normal.
Acquisitions from NPCs or organizations aligned with the same Chaos god are one step easier.
Gain a single re-roll useable each time a Gift of the Gods is rolled.
Rituals relating specifically to the patron Daemon (Eater of the Dead) or are aligned with its Chaos God (Slaanesh) gain a +30 modifier (ToE p57 table 2-8).

Scene 3 – Nork is Rewarded with the Mark of Tzeentch
Nork delves into the Tome of Fate found within the Righteous Path wreckage. Upon finishing the tome, a wave of corruption surges within Nork and he sprouts horns from his brow. Tzeentch is pleased and rewards Nork with his Mark.

Scene 4 – Droqax is Rewarded with the Mark of Khorne
Droqax delves into the Tome of Blood found within the Righteous Path wreckage.

Scene 5 – Imperial Colony of Damaris
The Golgotha enters the system to refuel, restock, and make acquisitions within Damaris City.

Scene 6 – Svard Homecoming
Constantine and fleet are welcomed home by Speaker Tal. Fleet repairs and R&R commence.

Scene 7 – Foulstone
A Havoc Merchant Raider is added to the defense of the Wayfarer station at Foulstone (in addition to 2 Iconclast Destroyers).

Scene 8 – Footfall
The Golgotha, the Butcher, and the Void Dancer dock at Footfall. The Soulcage, the 3 Saynay Clan voidships, and the Void Khymera remain outside the system on silent running.

Scene 9 – The Auction
Conducted by the Intercessor of the Obsidian Emporial, for an invitation to the Seven Witches Foretelling. Multiple dynasties are present and bidding. Rubbing elbows with other Rogue Traders produces talk of a lost Eldar maiden world. In addition to the Constantine Dynasty’s monetary bid (-2 PF), Ishamael reveals the resting place of the Righteous Path – the bid is excepted (1 PF retained due to highly successful acquisition roll).

Scene 10 – Cold Trade with the Kasballica Mission
Treasures of the Righteous Path garner profit (+3 PF).

Scene 11 – Acquisitions at the Obsidian Emporial

Scene 12 – Foretelling of the Seven Witches
The coven is located in an area of Footfall known as the Cell.
Rogue Traders attending: Abel Gerrit, Hadarak Fel, Madam Charlabelle Armelan…

Scene 13 – Plague Marines
After departing the coven of the Seven Witches, the Scions are attacked by Plague Marines of Nurgle before leaving the Cell. Hadarack Fel is believed to be seen, he quickly disappears into the crowd.

Scene 14 – Mass Daemonic Possession Perils
Lesser daemons and warp predators are released from the warp to reek havoc on the area by way of minor possession attempts. Caius and a Dark Eldar Incubus are temporarily possessed by Pink Horrors. The daemon possessing Caius pulls the plug on multiple plasma grenades of his. Caius fails to regain mastery, but releases the grenades before impact. The resulting explosion lifts Caius off his feet, throwing him prone and knocking him out (burning a Fate Point).

Scene 15 = Bone Conqueror
The Yu’vath bone artefact carried by Nork animates the dead Plague Marines…

Session 32 XP: +550 xp = 23250 xp → Rank 6

Profit Factor: 44+3-1 = 46!

CONSTANTINE DYNASTY SCIONS:
Lord-Captain Ishamael Constantine – Rogue Trader/Sorcerer
Prime Enginseer Nork – Explorator/Genetor/Sorcerer
Master Helmsman Caius – Void Master/Awakened Psyker
Archon Droqax – Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior

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