Deathwatch: Scything Talons

Descent Into Darkness: After-Action

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DEATHWATCH OPERATION-60124771 AFTER-ACTION REPORT

STATUS: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED.

Live Imperial asset recovered. Mechanicus fugitive at large. No further survivors recovered. Planet -——- has effectively been rendered uninhabitable.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

FIND THE SOURCE OF THE DISTRESS SIGNAL (ACCOMPLISHED: +120xp)
PROCESS ANY SURVIVORS (ACCOMPLISHED: +120xp)

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

RESCUE/APPREHEND ASTROPATH XHENEK (ACCOMPLISHED: +150xp)
RESCUE/APPREHEND/TERMINATE MAGOS KLUTE (FAILED)
RESCUE/APPREHEND TECHPRIEST PERSONNEL (FAILED)
RECOVER BASE HOLO-LOGS OF TYRANID INVASION (FAILED)

OPPORTUNITY OBJECTIVES:

RECORDED LATE-STAGE TYRANID PLANETARY CONSUMPTION (ACCOMPLISHED: +40xp)

RENOWN REWARDS:

Conducted and accomplished a mission on a late-stage Tyranid-infested planet. (+2 RENOWN)
Majority of mission was conducted while maintaining stealth and operational secrecy through tradecraft and specialty equipment (+1 RENOWN)

+NOTATE THIS ON YOUR CHARACTER SHEETS, AND RECEIVE THE EMPEROR’S BLESSING. AVE IMPERATOR+

Thought for the day: Mankind stands on the shoulders of the Martyred.

GM’s Tips:

Some of you have Insanity Points (IP). You can spend experience points (xp) to remove Insanity Points, at a rate of 100xp per 1 Insanity Point. However, you can only reduce it until you reach a multiple of 10 (for example, a character with 18 IP can spend 800xp to remove 8 IP, putting him at 10 IP total, but he or she can never go lower than 10 IP). Also, xp spent in this way does not, REPEAT, DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS EXPERIENCE POINTS SPENT FOR DETERMINING YOUR RANK. FOR THIS REASON, DO NOT ADD XP SPENT IN THIS WAY TO THETOTAL XP SPENTSECTION ON PAGE 2 OF YOUR CHARACTER SHEET.

Comments

All the stuff we missed… We really screwed the pooch.

 

I thought it was a win:

We saved the girl (Xhenek)
We saved a child who is the last of his people (The best kind!)
We got to re-enact black hawk (thunderhawk?) down
We finally (?) get a recurring villain
We get to learn something about our characters (If you have over 10 Insanity Points, roll WP. Fail and enjoy your AIDS Battle Fatigue!
I almost died (easily rectifiable!)
You get to enjoy seeing a superior officer in the throes of death (again)
Cassius gets “gifted” with a conversion beamer (smart money’s on him welding that to his servo arm like it’s been there all along!)
Mason finally gets that absurd Gold Achievement of sneaking in Power Armour (without Guerrilla Tactics)
Draegor gets the Silver Achievement of emptying Fang Storm in a mission

And others I may have missed.

TL;DR it was a win for Lex. Last time that happened, everyone died on him.

 

Also, I did get rather lucky. Boom let me pick one battle fatigue while I had to roll the other. Pretty thematic ones too, Endless Redemption AND Ancestral Spirits.

Cokesakto Cokesakto

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