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Cancer of the Heart; a Dark Heresy Campaign Plot.
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Old 11 Apr 2008, 09:04   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cancer of the Heart; a Dark Heresy Campaign Plot.

Fresh from their last sortie, my budding group of Acolytes has a new mission to play with.

Scintilla, heart of the Calixis Sector, is at war with the Cults. Reports of a faction calling themselves "The Illuminated" have emerged across the planet, rising through the Underhives and attempting to seize power for themselves.

With Scintilla having a strong Inquisitorial presence, this has not gone un-noticed. Several theories regarding the Cult's motives have emerged, but one thing remains uncontested; the danger they pose. The fact the Cult appeared across the entire planet almost overnight suggests a greater force at work than simple Gang War.

Under orders from Inquisitor Damascus, the Acolytes are to meet up with Enforcer Gaius 'Grim' Zaddion, an Underhiver who now serves with the Arbites. Zaddion will assist the Acolytes in their mission to track down one of the local Cult cells, assess its nature, and purge it.

As a servant of the Ordo Xenos, Damascus is not going in light. Convinced a Genestealer Infestation has taken root, Damascus has at his command members of the Deathwatch, ready to launch an assault upon the Hive should corruption be found. Other Inquisitors have sent their own agents, most believing this a task more suited to the purging fire of the Sisters of Battle, who have a Mission within the planet's primary Hive.


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The true cause of these uprisings are not Heretics, Daemonic influence or Genestealer Invasion, but an Inquisitor named Restaphin. He is an Istavaanist, who believes only through strife and dischord can the Imperium propser. He operates through a puppet, a Noble of Gun-Metal City known as "Duke Revolver". The true identity of this man is not widely known, but he is placed at the apex of a pyramid of schemes and covert operations.

To restore order to the planet, the Acolytes will ultimately have to hunt down and confront this "Duke", and potentially the Inquisitor who commands him. Restaphin himself will attempt to flee the planet should his plot be unravelled.







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Old 15 Apr 2008, 21:22   #2 (permalink)
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I should have known you of all people would bring in the Deathwatch if you came into contact with Dark Heresy... :

That being said it sounds like absolutely fun fluff to play a mission with. Just curious, but do you expect the PC's to use a James Bond(stealthier) or Indiana Jones(run and gun action) approach to the mission?

Also are there any house-rules you are going to use with this adventure?
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Default Re: Cancer of the Heart; a Dark Heresy Campaign Plot.

PCs can use a bit of both; I'll be taking them into Gunmetal City, which will put Judge Dredd's Block War scenarios to shame!

I'll also have several Inquisitorial bands running around, some will help, some hinder.

Guaranteed madness all round. :P
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PCs can use a bit of both; I'll be taking them into Gunmetal City, which will put Judge Dredd's Block War scenarios to shame!

I'll also have several Inquisitorial bands running around, some will help, some hinder.

Guaranteed madness all round. :P
That, good sir, is genius.
That way they can't use their inquisitorial power to get out of every scrape they get get into (like a certain someone does in my game :shifty: ).

I haven't played the Judge Dredd rpg before but I'll take your word for it.
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Default Re: Cancer of the Heart; a Dark Heresy Campaign Plot.

On the subject of Dredd, I am so tempted to put some Street Theatre into this with the Arbites...

Have an Arbite appear in the middle of a gunfight, level a Bolter, tap a spent cartridge or two with his boot and say "You'd better pick those up, Creep. Littering is an offence!"
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lol dude sounds awesome, now i need to find an online game of dark heresy, and buy the book :P
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Do so - not owning it is heresy. Get the inquisitors handbook as well, it adds so much complimentiary inspiration, plus new and promising bacgrounds. If they were one book, it would be a complete genious. Its not, so its just two halves of a whole genious.

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Default Re: Cancer of the Heart; a Dark Heresy Campaign Plot.

So far, the party have entered a ruined Bascilica deep in the Underhive, and during a rather embarassing misunderstanding managed to kill an Acolyte from another Inquisitor's retinue, and seriously injure a Techpriest. However, due to some curious positioning, the Techpriest had no idea who attacked him; he never saw the Player Characters!

So, despite suspicions of Assassin Xanthe, the two groups have now allied.
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Do so - not owning it is heresy. Get the inquisitors handbook as well, it adds so much complimentiary inspiration, plus new and promising bacgrounds. If they were one book, it would be a complete genious. Its not, so its just two halves of a whole genious.

DH is a smash hit roleplaying favorite, right up there next to the new world of darkness system. It reigns supreme in gunfights!
So the two books are each half-wits?
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