Placeholder: Currently updating...Talon One: VinovGM: Given the extreme close range and the fact the Harridan is "grappling" the Stormraven, I'd rule it can't dodge.
The twin-linked assault cannon lashes out at short range, barrels blurring as they spit out a hail of gunfire at the massive creature dragging Spearcast
down to its doom. Even the Harridan's formidable armour can do little against such an onslaught, and Ghent's turret viewscreen is splattered with ichor and flecks of chitin. The creature shrieks - a sound that reverberates through the steel bones of the Stormraven - and its ophidian tail uncoils involuntarily as it recoils in what passes for pain among its misbegotten kind.
Taking advantage of the momentary respite, Sabaan plunges the gunship forward in an attempt to evade the Harridan's talons, through the sickly green fog that remains of Vinov's atmosphere. The Stormraven's overpowered engines scream as you near terminal velocity. Surely the esoteric and unknowable secrets of the Adeptus Mechanicus that keep the ungainly craft in the air will be stretched to breaking point. Surely you will all be crushed within your armour, left to decay on a dying world until gnawing Tyranid creatures feast on your corpses and turn them into yet more biomass to be consumed. Surely...GM: Sabaan attempts to wrestle Spearcast into a dive, away from the Harridan
Pilot (Flyers) Test with an AG of 43: 37 (PASS)
...and suddenly, the craft stabilises. There is silence, blessed silence for a moment.
++We appear to have evaded the creature. I suggest we locate the Interrogator's signal as swiftly as possible.++ Talon Two: The Valshari Dam
The Raptor seems to swiftly and efficiently take the lead in this situation, his brethren deferring to his expertise in such operations. The descent appears to have reinvigorated him. He quickly, almost instinctively, surveys the area using his Mark IX Ultra-pattern rifle. The weapon seems almost an extension of his own body, its scoped sight superior even to the auto-senses of your warplate, piercing the darkness.
As far as you can tell, there are no Tyranid forces within the vicinity of the dam. Nothing should impede you from planting the charges atop the structure before the squad descends to rig the base. Tyber: The Warden of Beregar City
"I apologise, my Lord," Governor Vortis repeats once more, "if my request for your counsel has taken you away from your more pressing duties."
His tone is diplomatic and deferential; not the arrogant demands you expected.
"This war has taken a toll on my world, my city and my people. I never expected to be this world's governor. I imagine most of the nobility of this world never expected that they would do anything other than spend their life in a succession of parties, scheming and politicking, haggling and gathering their wealth. But the Emperor has called us to defend our world, and I do not expect to be found wanting."
He looks you in the eye, looking up, up at you.
"My aides have scheduled a public appearance, a tour of the Levy defenders to bolster the troops. I'm told that delivering a rousing speech will be good for morale. I asked you to attend me in the hopes that you would support me. For the troops to see one of the Emperor's own would be far more inspirational than anything I could muster."[b]GM:
Edited by Commissar Molotov, 29 October 2019 - 06:57 AM.