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Futuristic PROSPER, AS TAU SHALL! (40k Expansionist RP!)

Twist

Of Fate
Lon Retheks...

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Lok Naq....

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An/Ihs....

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Decryption Successful...


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Tau'va Por'Sral Kor'Rua Report
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Registered Forces
Shas'Saal Ke'lshan Alesh...
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2 Crisis Suits......
1 Tau Fire Caste Taskforce....
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3 Auxillary Taskforces...
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Commanders Bzzzt... L0g
F0ur1h Bzzt... En1ry

"Damn it"

Alesh snarled under his breath as his datapad crackled and spluttered, the untoward alien environment that the Ya'va Skether'Qan found themselves playing havoc on all their systems. Drained of all power as Manta 99 travelled through the Green Fortresses portal, there was nothing that could be done as they were suddenly eclipsed by some massive entity and swallowed into darkness.

Breathing slowly and deeply from his life support, Alesh looked out at the fleshy vistas and bubbling rivers from the loading bay doors, the metal simmering away as the Manta sat dead in the acidic lake of this foreign realm. Doubt had wormed its way into the Tau Commander, the staunchest believer in the Greater Good and the Ethereal's, his very unit the proud palisade that had swept through countless systems to bring about this greatest of visions.

But all he had met on this latest foray, for the Tau's great uniter's, was Chaos.

Alien Fortresses that bent space to it's alien will, all to fulfil it's ravenous appetite without a care for the Chaos that it left behind as ship and crew struggled to survive picked apart by dispassionate drone and callous claw. And all the Manta's weaponry amounted to nothing in the face of such a being, simply snacks for an alien appetite.

Unease, thick like fog filled Alesh's mind and as it seemed the Renegade may have been correct. Serving with the Farsight Expedition, Alesh's grandfather had seen things during that campaign that had shocked him to his very core. Babbling about ships being turned to glass, ferocious flames that consumed Tau like alchemy and red skinned juggernauts that cleaved apart Crisis Suits and Fire Warriors in waves, it was only when questioned by the Ethereals had he regained his sanity. Still, some of his ramblings had stuck with Alesh since he was a boy, something his grandfather had heard whispered by the Renegade.

"Something lurks behind the material"

But Alesh had buried those words, believing wholeheartedly in the Ethereal's truth. That these 'Molochites' were merely a dangerous alien race. A truth that became so much easier to accept when the Ethereal's branded Farsight a Renegade, his name like poison in Alesh's ear. The proud Tau Fire Commander had devoted himself to becoming the anthesis of the fallen hero, the ultimate guardian to the Greater Good. But everything he had seen in recent months only added credence to the Renegades views.

There was something out there beyond the material. He had already met warriors devoting themselves to some phantom force, something immaterial and not some unknown alien race as the Ethereals would have him believe. His subsequent meeting with Ptah in the featureless void and now this, sitting in the bowels of some blasphemous beast. Was this not proof enough of the Ethereals lies?

He rubbed his temple, the inside of his head a chaotic cacophony of sound. With a deep long breath from his ventilator, Alesh composed himself as best he could.

He would see that his men would get out of this alive. No matter what....

Action 1: Crisis Suits, Vespid, Gue'vesa and Galg Auxiliaries will look for any usable resources/equipment within the bowels of the beast for either repair of Manta 99 or for Taskforce's survival. (Temporary Resentment (Vespid) used if applicable)

Action 2: Fire Team will utilise and reverse engineer Tau/ Green Fortress probes to act as power sources for Life Support Systems as well as aid the former action.
 

Beckoncall

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SCANS FROM 0404 -- Subsector "Ujanjag Priti":

With the clearing of the K'Tang Obstruction the wide breadth of points of interests and planetary systems in Ujanjag Priti, formerly only known as 0404, becomes clear:

Outer Rim Asteroid Belt "Bhor 934" :


This Outer ring of debris, ice, and stone in a wide ribbon around the whole system is a dotted with various interesting element signatures. Deposits of popular rare materials like hybrid solids are in above-trace quantities as well as new elements and materials previously unencountered by the Tau.
A substantial number of a race called "The Squats" Populate Bhor 934, seeming to have shattered the original planet in the outermost ring of the system and are in the later stages of stripping the debris for the last scraps of valuables.

Squat Frigates do not seem to have any shields to speak of, but instead armor matrixes that are impervious to asteroid collision and even high end Tau Weaponry. Proceed with Caution.

Space Station "Amsterdam 8" spins independently in the center of the subsector... astride it a huge cancerous biomass that appears to be some kind of Tyrannid "Capillary Ship" that has cybernetically fused with the station. The station is PACKED with "gaunt"-level organisms and ruled by some kind of ancient Carnifex Warform Mind--Node. Defending Amsterdam 8 are nebulic clouds made entirely of "gargoyles" and other flying tyrannid Harvesters. The Tyrannids here seem disconnected from any larger hive fleet and are obviously lost...

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Refueling Station "Naturaliste 2" is in a Strange helical orbit around the 3 planetary systems in the subsector -- And apparently is the home to an isolated wing of the Imperial Cult of Humanity. They may have information or keys about the planetary systems, if they are willing to share them...

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PLANETARY SYSTEMS IN 0404:

Allgerd :
Atmosphere

Breatheable mix
Temperature
Temperate
Biosphere
No native biosphere -- simple/stable biosphere brought by colonization efforts.
Population
Several million inhabitants
Tech Level
TL3 -- previously capable of space flight, the breakdown of the colony necessitating cannibalization of the craft that got the colonists here. In a bid to make the colony a success, they reaped stagnation, destruction of their FTL capabilities, and a deep slip in the level of dependable technology they have on hand. The Colony consists of several million Cockroach-humanoid analogs that are in constant war with Chameleon creatures previously united in the colony endeavor called "The Capelons" -- non-shaped camoflaging predators that raid what is left of the colony ruins for increasingly lesser tech, and eating the Vreet (Roaches) for Sustenance.

Abandoned Colony​

The world once hosted a colony, whether human or otherwise, until some crisis or natural disaster drove the inhabitants away or killed them off. The colony might have been mercantile in nature, an expedition to extract valuable local resources, or it might have been a reclusive cabal of zealots. The remains of the colony are usually in ruins, and might still be dangerous from the aftermath of whatever destroyed it in the first place.

Enemies:
  • Crazed survivors
  • Ruthless plunderers of the ruins
  • Automated defense system
Friends:
  • Inquisitive stellar archaeologist
  • Heir to the colony's property
  • Local wanting the place cleaned out and made safe
Complications:
  • The colony is crumbling and dangerous to navigate
Things:
  • Long-lost property deeds
  • Relic stolen by the colonists when they left
  • Historical record of the colonization attempt
Places:
  • Decaying habitation block
  • Vine-covered town square
  • Structure buried by an ancient landslide
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Planetary System Designation "Bal":

Atmosphere

Breatheable mix
Temperature
Temperate
Biosphere
Tau-miscible (though most creatures are olive or blue in color to blend in with common carpet-lifeforms/moss) -- seismic instability has herds of animals and plant life continuously on the move...
Population
Hundreds of millions of inhabitants -- Cat-like "Mmrshan" population, far flung from any space where their race has been previously detected.
Tech Level
TL4/5 (Mmrshan bio-domes have sophistication to deal, more or less, with the seismic instability of the planet. Level 5 Tech is mostly held or traded by squats who are exploiting veins and erruptions of valuable planetary materials and minerals as the seas slowly boil away and the islands/continents flatten with the sea-level due to intra-mantle pulverization.


Planet Conditions:​

Seismic Instability​

The local land masses are remarkably unstable, and regular earthquakes rack the surface. Local construction is either advanced enough to sway and move with the vibrations or primitive enough that it is easily rebuilt. Severe volcanic activity may be part of the instability.

Enemies:
  • Earthquake cultists -- Mmrshan zealots and apocalypse cult.
  • Hermit seismologist -- Mmrshan certain offworlders are accellerating geological perils (they are correct, the squats are doing this)
  • Burrowing native life form (Chi-Gonger -- very aggressive against anything phermonally from offworld, including squats)
  • Earthquake-inducing saboteur
Friends:
  • Experimental construction firm owner (Squat owned/maintained)
  • Adventurous volcanologist (Again, Squats)
  • Geothermal prospector (Squat Mining Operation known as "Deep Rock Galactic")
Complications:
  • The earthquakes are caused by malfunctioning pretech terraformers
  • They're caused by alien technology
  • They're restrained by alien technology that is being plundered by offworlders
  • The earthquakes are used to generate enormous amounts of energy
Things:
  • Earthquake generator (Possessed by Squats)
  • Earthquake suppressor (Possessed by Mmrshan)
  • Mineral formed at the core of the world -- "Infatiguum" -- may be very valuable
  • Earthquake-proof building schematics
Places:
  • Volcanic caldera
  • Village during an earthquake
  • Mud slide
  • Earthquake opening superheated steam fissures
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Kypri Planet:

Atmosphere

Breatheable mix
Temperature
Variable temperate-to-warm
Biosphere
Microbial life
Population
Hundreds of millions of inhabitants -- "Mu-miyah" -- post mortal race that subsists from populations of bacteria that maintain a semblance of life and cerebral activity. Small unifected population constantly hunted down as "Unclean", these human analogs are considered monsters to the diseased mummies that hunt them.
Tech Level
TL4

A savage holy war is raging on this world, either between factions of locals or as a united effort against the pagans of some neighboring world. This war might involve a conventional religion, but has devolved into two primarily two camps. The infected Mu-Miyah who overwhelmed the uninfected population of the world decades ago, and the uninfected who fight them as "Idolators who have never died for their purity."

Enemies:
  • Blood-mad pontiff
  • Coldly cynical secular leader
Friends:
  • Desperate peacemaker
  • Hard-pressed refugee of the fighting
  • Peaceful religious leader who lost the internal debate
Complications:
  • The targets of the war really are doing something diabolically horrible
  • The holy war is just a mask for a very traditional casus belli
  • The leaders don't want the war won but only prolonged
Things:
  • Sacred relic of the faith
  • A captured blasphemer under a death sentence
  • Plunder seized in battle
Places:
  • Massive holy structure
  • Razed community of infidels
  • Vast shrine to the martyrs dead in war
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Most above information is cursory. Further probes with specific inquiries will be required. Population in this subsector cannot be ignored and may be the sweetest spot for life, by population, in the entire sector...
 

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