Arriving at Lathe as the Time of Convergence begins. What awaits?
Find Aurelia Harkar and the argent vanguard, and the aggresian conclave.
T has done prelim research. Lathe: binary star system. When the starts are funny and 1x every 10 yrs the gravity gets messed up and is called the convergence (lasts about and there are tidal waves of changing gravity. Crew arrives right at the time of convergence.
D asks LG if he can pick her up a weapon. If she has any contact or anything from the convergence. She says that she has a contact and will have a few choice items to pick up. She give a piece of paper with a seal on it.
Maya, the friendly RT takes crew off. In the 2 weeks on the way D talks to Maya about fashion… and how he’s trying to put together this set to represent his galactic travels. Maya: well..uh I’ve had to make myself presentable to various cultures around the sector…D do you know anything that would be considered fashionable for Lathe? M: on lathe productivity and work. Workmans over a lords and lady’s they may be fancy, but funxal.
In the center between the stars a small planet sits. The RT is unable to approach the planet, so the crew is going to have to go on a shuttle. They dispatch down. It is a very long ride. The crampedness is awful. The surface is covered with industrial facilities. Dispatch contacts the shuttle to get their purpose for visit. Trina tells them that we are here to visit and pick up some weapons for the LG, inq for the emp. Dispatch lets them in and gives them coordinates. Pris picks up that the voice sounds a little wavering and makes the statement that the voice sounds funny. Drake messes with the controls and voice from the landing fades out and tunes into a conversation of “maintain purity. Purity is better than utility.” The broadcast ends. They will meet a representative named Hormut. He has 3 guys w/ him hearing flak and 2 dudes hanging out at the end of the shuttle ramp. D in his paranoid state tries to make sense of all these people and he feels something is wrong, but then again he says that all the time.
Drake hides behind Pris. All of a sudden a cargo container goes off and knocks the 4 guys over. The contact looks pretty bad. The 2 containers open and guys start to come out. There is one guy as an imperial cleric (Ecclesiarchy) and he’s going after the LG’s contacts. There a 4 out of the one + the cleric with a shock maul and book, his alpha 3/a flamer. The other container has 7. Drake aims and shoots at the cleric 18 pen1 to the chest. He drops as foam comes out of the mouth, “purity of the before the unity of the machine.” In the darkness of the far container everyone sees a TechP with a heavy stubber. The cleric drops the shock maul and draws a las pistol, “do not be afraid, the heretics must burn” he aims at the guy on the ground and misses. The contacts are obviously against Helmut. T loads her launcher and aims for the far container where guys are still clustered. The grenade misses slightly towards the container. 9pen2. Flames wash over and one has a flamer. It is not on fire. Helmut comes running towards the crew to take some shelter. A flamer comes out from the L container(priest side). H falls and the flames wash over him, missing. R flamer dude puts himself out. Men from the containers pour out. Z initiates suppressive fire with his auto gun. Everyone gets pinned but the L guy with the flames. P hit heavy flamer guy. He soaks it. The 2 guards lining the ramp shoot down toward the melee. One guard hits Helmut. Drake picks up on this. H stumbles forward. The defenders stand to defend. Drake tries to heal Helmut in his leg where the container shrapnel. Drake yells down to the guy, “ you’re going to die next!” The cleric as blood streams out of his mouth tries for H and misses. The stray bullet goes as the cleric is still screaming from his knees about heresy. Trina launches another grenade and hits dead in the middle of the far R back container guys. Only the TP and the one guy survive the radius. There are only 3 dudes left at the far R container. D yells at Helmut, come to up to us. He continues to head toward his own man that tries to kill him. The flamer guy stumbles forward and flames toward crew. Pris is the only one that dodges. Trina and Z are on fire. Pris hit flamer guy in the chest and staggers back. The allies scramble to cover. The double cross guard n the R side of the ramp looks to drake and tries to “shoot” the flamer guy., Guy on the L tries to hit flamer man and misses
D terrifies flamer guy. He sees drake come down the ramp and bites off the traitors head. Flamer guy screams and vomits uncontrollably for 3 rounds, 2 insanity points. The cleric slinks back into the container. Helmut continues to cower by the traitor. 3 come out of the R container to make pot shots at the crew. One hits Helmut and hits pretty hard twice and is in really bad shape. Trina puts herself out. Z fires full auto point blank at the traitor down the ramp and destroys him splattering blood and brains onto Helmut. Pris dives off the ramp and takes Helmut down, pulling him into cover. He is able to listen to her and understands it’s for his benefit. 3 allies come out from behind the R container and shoot.
D aims and fires at sir-puke-n-stein. As he makes eye contact with D as the bullet rips through his chest and ignites the fuel. He is toast. In the crate, “ they are against the purity and the Emp… kill them all!!” T fires off another grenade at the back L. Hormut struggles a little under Pris. Another dude comes out of the container. The guys come out.. Pris tells Helmut to stay down and shoots at the dude out the R rear container and misses.
Drake picks up the hit and takes her out. The cleric stumbles out on his feet. “don’t be afraid as they shoot us down.” Trina fires a grenade front and center. One dodges. The tech priest comes screaming of the far R container with the heavy stubber. A dude takes out a guard. Z goes for a font dude semi auto in the head and he drops the cleric mid sentence. Pris hits the tech priest as his mechadentrites start to limp and strange noises emanate from him. Z hears him say, “why, why would you defend them as they force impurity among the form. They speak to the other machine spirit, how can you not see that.” Zis unable to make any sense of what he was saying.
Crew, Helmut, one ramp guard, and one regular guard survive. 2 enemies are left. Drake spasms them and they go down. The field is cleared. Z medicaes Helmut and fails, but he is stable. D grabs the loot (including heavy stubber) tells H we are w/ LG and asks Helmut where we need to go. H with me. D we need to go. H I know you were here to meet_____ I don’t believe this had anything to do with that. I will take him to do that…. Z interrupts, then what is this about then? H becomes hesitant. “it is not a matter to be spoken with outsiders. I must apologize, I was sent to take you, but this incident must be reported to my superiors. Z we are here on official business, you cannot be holding us up. H shows some backbone, “I’m sorry, but on lathe you are guests of ours and it is important that I must report this to Madam Lavia Harkar (the mother of A). D adjusts his eyes. Zarkoff beep boop brrrs, Trina plays with her necklace, and Pris pulls out her shotgun and blows him apart. The other 2 guards are executed as well. D speaks towards the 2 prisoners w bags over their heads,” that’s what happens when you argue with us.” They are dead still.
Z speaks, “talk or you’re next.” He intimidates. Pris pulls of the hoods, points the shot gun to intimidate. They look at Z and say, “surely you understand that purity. They worship” Z are they attempting to remake the omni. The Harkars to not respect the purity of the form and the machines of man are supreme. Z are the making machines that are not of man? Dudes, yes yes!!! The accept the pollution of the form to man. Z they accept Xeno technology? Dudes, Yes yes yes! It is as He says and what He has discovered. The mechanicus and emperor are together. Those here, the heretics, they do not respect the purity of the form. Z you must help me find these heretics. Dude, but why would you find us? D you were attacking the person we were here to meet. Dude, there are those here among the priest that no longer respect the purity as well. They have turned against it and say that the voice is different, but belongs to the Omni. D do you know where we are meeting with this dude, and is he meeting with the pure form. D can you take us to the merchant that H was going to take us to. Dude, I do not know this man. Purity of form leader is There is a cleric on Lathe that launched the purity attack (Verric) at the convergence. There has been xeno technology has been being implemented by the harkars into the imperial weapons. D how would we find them. Dude if we speak to V or another they should know.