There are voices now above from the Refinery Minions now peering down trying to figure out how to assault the crew below. 3 small spider bots with the big ass spider bot. 2.5m tall it’s walking on 6 legs; comes complete with a chainsword and flamer. Z &V notice where the thorax is there is a human face with many tubes coming out. Z notices that there is no voxcaster and it is indeed a human not a TP. It is heavily armored except for the face.
D drops pris, who falls on her head as he descends. P rights herself, unable to adjust to the gravity, she throws a fire grenade and it goes too far. V moves out from the tube and tries a called shot at the big spiderbot. The 2 little s-bots and the guard advance. G1 has a hand cannon and a chain sword. W hand cannon he shoots and misses. Big S-bot advances on Val, scarring the cement as is advances. Z takes a shot with the Green Flame at the s-bot in front of him, missing so slightly.
D makes his way down. Pris rushes G1 and swings with the chain sword; he tries to dodge as the blade slices through his torso. V goes to work on the Big s-bot with the mono, but it is more agile than it looks and he doesn’t connect. The s-bot1 goes in with the chain sword and Val takes 5 wounds. S-bot2 takes a go at Z as its cs jams. Big-bot rears up and its cs comes down with blinding speed, v is unable to dodge and takes some damage in his R arm. His sword clatters to the ground and takes 1 level of fatigue. Z semi autos w Green Flame on S-bot2 as huge holes rip into the dog as it primes its flamer.
3 more guards emerge the front man in light carapace armor and he bears a striking resemblance to arrelias as he strides forward to P and shoots her in the L leg. Back R guy takes a shot at Z with a bolt pistol kchhhhhhhhhhhing as smoke comes out. Back L guy…
Everyone is suddenly overcome by fear of the Big-bot. Pris is especially bewildered by the technology and the white staring eyes as she flips the switch. Her eyes lock on the humanesque face as she slowly goes insane. Lowering her weapons, she is utterly useless now in battle as the tones of righteousness blairs uselessly in her ears.
D heals V as soon as he drops and covers behind the far R tube. P flees back to the hole behind Z terrified. V retreats back as well. Both small-bots follow the retreat and Big-bot goes at z in the l leg w a chain sword. Z sees the blood pool on the floor, as his leg is mostly disconnected. Z ignoring his leg yells at pris “Snap out of it” and injects her with frenzon as his flesh begins to fail him. The effect is instant. Pris ignites as flames of rage engulf her mind. The music from her helmet fills her skull with the desire to kill everything. As she turns to face to Big-bot and absolute hatred engulfs her. Z tries to medicae himself and is unable due to his weakened flesh. Arrehlias brother (ab) strides forward and shoots at D, who dodges. Guard in rear L shoots at Z in the R arm which stops working and he looks down as it flops around. Z finally slumps to the ground and as he lies dying. Twitching on the floor, his mechanical parts take over trying to stop the blood loss. R Rear guy comes in.
D long lases at ab and misses. Out of the haze and smoke comes an imposing figure in red robes. As Z slowly loses focus he recognizes the tech priest who calls out, “father novis forgives you for everything. How could you turn against us?” Z is barely able to respond as the meager exhale whispers, “The omnisiah does not bless this technology.” The other TP looks saddened. P angered swings at the BD with the chain sword, staggering it, but that’s all. V goes to take another shot at B-bot in the face. The face is bloody and the entire machine staggers. The Big-bot takes a swing at pris, but hits the L arm. AB comes at D swings and misses. Rear R guy comes in with chain sword at pris.
Z moves and flames AB, Big-bot, RRG, and the TP with Presta black. TP, AB catches on fire. P swings at the Big-bot and takes 2 legs off as it falls to the L side, squirming. V stabs Big-bot =, but big-bot soaks it in the face. S-bot slices at pris, but misses. AB and TP take this turn to put themselves out. TP shoots at pris. Big-bot turns to V and pathetically swings and misses. RLG takes a shot at pris and misses.
D flames it again and AB, RLG, Big-bot, TP catch on fire again. Pris goes for the big-bot, swings and slices off the chainsword arm. It is still thrashing and on the other side burners come on. V comes in and slices at the big-bot and it barely hits. S-bot attacks pris and misses. RLG and AB take this turn to put themselves out. Big-bot is burning and the fluid catches on fire and is engulfed in flames. RLG fire a bolt at pris, who takes it in the L arm pushing shrapnel into the back of her arm.
D heals P. P comes back from the shot and mangles RRG in half. V aims at AB and misses. AB turns on D with the bolt pistol, who dodges. S-bot tries to chain P and misses. RLG point blanks on Val as he slides by. TP advances forward and auto pistols at pris and she soaks most of it.
D uses his last burst in flamer to catch AB and RRG on fire. Pris swings at the s-bot and misses. V shoots RRG in the head but he is still not down. S-bot swings at pris. AB and RRG put themselves. TP full autos on Pris takes it and it takes her breath away as the shots absorb into her flak.
D rocks a fire grenade and it flames far far away. P swings at s-bot and misses. Val goes for RRG and misses. AB point blanks at D and wastes his fate point trying to hit D. S-bot is pretty messed up and misses P. RRG goes for V, who dodges as the bolt shell blasts concrete on the wall behind apart. TP sends a grenade, which explodes behind V. V and P are able to dodge, AB is now down.
D summons his long las and fires at RRG who takes damage, but is still up. P swings at the s-bot it is severely wounded and still up. V takes another shot at RRG and misses. RRG hit D with the bolt and he soaks it. S-bot finally hits P and takes a chunk of flesh out, she is feeling very fatigued. TP autos at pris, but misses.
D shoots at RRG and misses. P misses s-bot. V shoots claaaaaaaaang! S-bot misses pris. TP shoots at pris misses pris. RRG goes for D and misses.
D shoots at RRG. P finally hulks out on the s-bot, using the chainsword as a club beating it over and over again-it’s dead. V slices off RRG’s ear as he tries to dodge. RRG tries to shoot at V and misses. TP drops his auto pistol and shoots pris in the body, but she takes it all.
D goes and stabilizes AB. P goes for RRG and misses. V goes for RRG who drops to his knees as v’s sword stabs into his guts. The TP lays down his weapons, “I surrender” Pris tries to stop herself, but she rushes him swinging in her rage. Z starts to chirp, but she can’t hear z. T magically shows up and tries to calm her. Z tries to feedback screech, but it’s not enough to get through the blind rage and blaring music. D and V tackle her down and subdue her, flipping off the tones. After 8 minutes of holding her down they have her mostly under control. She still really wants to kill the TP.
AB is stable. Z comes to (burned a fate point) and begins to speak with the other TP in tech tongue. In the middle of their chatter Z drops the tech speech, states “this TP is a heretic.” and raises his weapon. TP responds, “Then you release me from the bond of the fleees…” BOOM Z shoots the TP at point blank range. . A look of horror spreads across his face as he dies.
Z inventories the body and takes his 5m range remote electrograph. Z notices he has a mechadendrite of xeno origin and takes it without intent of grafting it.
They search AB and find some ID written Narris Harkar. Z is missing a limb. Pris tries to heal, but cannot.
Z and P intimidate NH to try to get him to divulge information on how to stop the xeno tech. His response is, “You can shut down the factory, but the ritual will continue. At the time of convergence we will have enough power and the titan will rise!!!!!”
Z is unable to cope with the thought of such heresy and crushes NH’s head – it pops. Drake is beside himself, as he was hoping to use NH as a hostage to escape the bowels of the factory. D and Z argue about Z’s execution of NH.
Z states he was no longer of use and that the Titan NH referred to is very large mech warrior – titanic sized spiderbot. D and Z argue more. D emphasizes that we don’t execute without the vote. Z explains that the heresy was too great to continue discussing and that he wouldn’t wait when that level of heresy was involved. Z apologizes and reiterates that certain heresies offend him to an extreme degree.
The crew starts to survey and explore the factory. On the other end stands a statue 3m tall of two similar forms facing each other. One a giant insect, one that looks like the spider bots. The plaque at the bottom is in another langue. “Mimic your enemy, but be careful not to become him.” Z tells the crew of an especially dangerous race of xeno called tyrranids. “They kill indiscriminately, spread quickly, and multiply exponentially.”
Next time – how to escape the factory.