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