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TribeSoiree 2019

Stoof

Yakmarines 2nd Co. Word Priest
Yak Comp 2nd Place
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Jun 1, 2016
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TribeSoiree was a one-day ad-hoc campaign fought between the Spyrer teams of Stoof (The Bet'Stoth-Tyran-Atro-Ryos-DeStrella Safari) and @CaptainDangerous (The Power Strangers), and the Pitslaves of @Ardavion once they decided to make a break from the monotiny of cleaning and polishing their lives in the upper class domes consisted of.

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Gentle imperial psalms waft through the clean air, piped from well-maintained white enamelled speakers perched atop recently repainted posts.

Golden sheenbirds flutter and chirp amongst the drifing aftifical clouds beneath the roof, onto which is projected a beautiful summer's sky from some far-off pleasure world.

Even the sound of expertly crafted bolt rounds punching into the off-world sourced marble statue of Saint Celestine is somehow an exquisite, higher class form of violence.

"Mamah will be most displased with that, Kestor" came the clear broadcast message into his Orrus suit's helmet from nearby.
"Shut up Gloriana, it's not standing still like an honorable foe" he mumbled back.

He saw her flit round a corner, the bone-and-red of her Jakara suit standing out, a single finger extended in his direction.

"It's not one of the Power Strangers" came Maxwellius' voice, ignoring his siblings' bickering, "It's not even wearing a suit." From his high vantage amongst the clouds, the Yeld could see the strange creature running around without any apparent idea of where it was going. It had a large orange hair-do and was mostly naked.

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Note - Images captured by servo skull may not show the true opulence of the surroudings. Please allow for a tolerace of up to -75% ruin and +75% intact beautiful buildings with ornate fresco work with little gemstones in the eyes and gold-leaf rays of light from depictions of the Emperor. Stuff like that. Those might look like craters too but they are clearly cleverly laid out pond installations filled with pure water and little mechanical fish.

There was a flash of blue movement, a stifled yelp, and the creature was gone.

"They're here" said Maxwellius Bet'Stoth-Tyran-Atro-Ryos-DeStrella the 21st.

All five of the B'STARD family safari exchanged the traditional greeting over an open channel to the Power Strangers - clucking like a chicken.

**TribeSoiree Game 1 - Gang Fight - Power Strangers vs B'STARD Safari.**

Maxwellius could see the Yellow Power Stranger - a Malcadon - seemingly unconcerned by his surroundings, milling near a lam-post. What an opportunity! A Yeld taking out an unsuspecting Malcadon was the stuff of legend. He swooped down bringing his wings edge-forward to strike, screeching... then suddenly realising that a screech was probably not doing his suprise attack any favours. The Malcadon raised his beaked mask to Maxwellius, and extended a brutally bladed fist...

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The others heard the muffled crump and cut-short scream throgh the comm. Xektii the Malcadon and Gloriana the Jakara dashed towards Maxwellius' locator beacon, coming face to face with the Yellow Power Stranger half way there. Xektii struck first, a whirlwind of blades, but his opposite number countered expertly.

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Gloriana, favoring a different style, struck once and decisively with her Monomolecular sword.

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Meanwhile, the Black Power Stranger had gotten the jump on careless Ubahand the Malcadon, and shot him in the face as he appeared at the top of a ladder to web the Pink Stranger. Kestor punched the Red Stranger in the face as per the Marquis DeQueensbutty rules, then stomped off that way, pumping bolts towards the Pink and Black Power Strangers who were up on a walkway.

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Nearby, Xektii got the jump on the second Power Stranger Yeld - the blue one - popping up from a floor hatch to hamsting him before laying him out.

With the B'STARD Safari closing in from three directions, the Power Strangers decided that, in a crisis, absence of body is preferable to presence of mind, and the Pink Stranger leapt onto the back of the Black Stranger to be swiflty whisked from the area.

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The traditional goodbye to the Power Strangers blurted onto the airwaves once again - more clucking. Kestor, Gloriana and Xektii turned their attention to their siblings' locator beacons, both still in the immediate area.

"Hah, losers!" Kestor blurted, as he registered both brothers' vital signs were gone.

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Xektii giggled as Gloriana made a quick call to Mamah to tell her yet more of her spawn had ended up dead - there was no emotion in the call on either end, even Mamah chuckled at the death of Maxwellius whilst trying to suprise a Malcadon. As long as the suits were recovered, the children were replaceable - and they would be replaced within a few hours.

((@CaptainDangerous, I can't remember what befell your Orrus/Red Stranger in this fight. Did my Orrus take him out?))

TO BE CONTINUED...
 
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CaptainDangerous

Executive Officer in charge of Fraggles
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POWER STRANGERS GO!!

People assume it is luxurious above the wall, but compared to the squalor of hive city, it doesn’t have to try so hard!
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Power Strangers of Noble House Greim unite!
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I say chaps, how about a cup of tea, a slice of cake and some mindless bloodshed what what?!
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Let the soirée BEGIN!
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The Pink Stranger demonstrates her athleticism in a Kung fu display! She gets a blast of web slinger in appreciation!
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The blue stranger flys on high as the Yellow Stranger, catlike, plucks the Yeld out of the air and snaps his neck! And in doing so, claiming the first kill of the Day!
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After watching the Pink Stranger be unceremoniously tied up, the Black Stranger ‘Hive Chicken’ lifts his las rifle and drops the malcadon with a precision shot right between his optical lenses! The Black Stranger Stands tall upon the tower, his wings dark and dramatic.... “I’m Hive Chicken!”
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The Blue Stranger spots his target, but unsuccessfully makes his mark!
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The Yellow Stranger, covered in gore, leaps across to take on her fellow malcadon! They are evenly matched, but when a Jakara joins the fight, the Yellow Stranger can’t keep up the pace and loses an eye to her assailants!
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On the other side of the dancehall, the two Orrus do a Waltz the only way they know how and run head first at eachother!
The Red Stranger forgets his steps however, and goes down to the beat!
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The Blue Stranger gets pursued by Yellows attackers, and Hive Chicken swoops across the gap to free the Pink Stranger from the webbing! After a couple rounds of unsuccessful shooting, they lose their nerve and make a break for it, the Black Stranger flying off with Pink upon his back!
 

Stoof

Yakmarines 2nd Co. Word Priest
Yak Comp 2nd Place
Tribe Council
Jun 1, 2016
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9,535
213
Ellon, United Kingdom
**TribeSoiree Game 2 - Scavengers - Power Strangers vs B'STARD Safari.**

There were two containers of suit repair Nanobots somewhere in the area. Ubahand the 3rd - having had a menial rinse out his late brother's Malcadon suit with fresh spring water and place an ecclesiarchy sanctioned air-freshener in the helmet - spotted one first. The Black Power Stranger spotted it too and gave chase as Ubahand got it to the pre-arranged "safe" area before scuttling back up the ladder to confront his pursuer.

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The Black Stranger takes a close range shot but misses, and Ubahand charges in, embarassingly unable to down the Yeld in one round. He's sure that in the ensuing scuffle of wings, blades and a beak, he hears someone mutter "I'm Hive Chicken" in a gruff voice.

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Across the zone, Maxwellius the 22nd - a little brighter than his late brother - decides to stike an unsuspecting fellow Yeld rather than a Malcadon.

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After another fruitless display of blades, wings and feet, Xektii tires of his brother's incompetence and decides to take matters into his own claws, plunging a pair of blades into Hive Chicken's back.

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Stray rounds from elsewhere on the battlefield have damaged the recording equipment on one side - we can be sure that the wildly inaccurate shooting from the Power Strangers has caused this outage, and their families will be sent a substantial bill. Reports that the final images captured by some cameras was a huge Green orrus blazing away with both bolt launchers are pure conjecture. All we can be sure of is that the Power Strangers eventually did a runner.


**TribeSoiree Game 3 - Hit & Run - Power Strangers vs B'STARD Safari.**


Ubahand tries to prove himself to Xektii and avenge the death of Maxwellius the 21st (whom he much preferred to Maxwellius the 22nd) by making a beeline to the Yellow Power Stranger. It's over swiftly and brutally, as a Troll* scurries around confused and alarmed by the noise and shrieking.

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**TribeSoiree Games 4 & 5 - Raid and Ambush - Power Strangers vs B'STARD Safari.**

Leaving the dazed Yellow Power Stranger webbed where he lay, the B'STARDs set up an Ambush, hoping the Power Strangers would return to collect the suit if not the person within it. They promptly arrive and it all gets very stabby very quickly.

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Red Stranger and Kestor meet again, and after saluting, embark on a traditional Orrus headbutting contest. It ends with a sickening crunch and a noticably shortened neck for the unfortunate Red.

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The Power Strangers seen off again, the B'STARDs set about replacing the rather delicious Moet Chantilles Debauchon 965.M41 in their abandoned Porta-Bar with the frankly dross Moet Chantilles Debauchon 972.M41 - swill not even suitable for for mopping floors as far as anyone with any taste is concerned. A more brutal insult they couldn't possibly think of.


**TribeSoiree Game 6 - Package Run - B'STARD Safari vs Pitslaves.**

It was about this time, as the B'STARDs were guffawing about their wit and the japery of the day and giving Ubahand the 3rd a collective pat on the back for outwitting the Power Strangers, that they heard unfamiliar semi-mechanical scuttlings. A gang of maintenance Pitslaves had decided that their proper place as maintenance drones was beneath them, and decided to make a run for it. One was carrying a stolen access key to the drainage system which would lead out of the dome - naturally this couldn't be allowed. Not because they'd miss the slaves - they were eminently replaceable - but because the place might look a bit shabby after an hour or two without constant maintenance and that could simply not be tolerated.

It was swift, brutal, and decisive (Package run was in retrospect a poor scenario choice as it was 4 advanced Spyrers vs ~5 fresh Pitslaves. Walkovers are not a lot of fun as I'm sure @Ardavion will agree).

The surveillance cameras were turned off during this fiasco lest any other menials see the footage and get ideas. Do your job and be thankful, scum.


**TribeSoiree Game 7 - Finale - Power Strangers vs B'STARD Safari vs Pitslaves.**

Free for all! The full gang of pitslaves proved a much tougher nut to crack than the advanced party the B'STARDs met initially, and it went down to the wire. The traditionally close-combat oriented slaves realised that the Spyers were very scary up close but not that resilient to shooting - they took out a couple of B'STARDs and Power Strangers with well place shots before piling in on Gloriana the Jakara when she got fed up cowering behind a ladder and rushed one. Even three or four to one they couldn't quite take her down for several nailbiting rounds - but she couldn't take them out either. Maxwellius the Yeld entered the fray (causing much confusion and repeated counting amongst three grown men in a dimly lit pub room)... eventually the hardest looking Pitslave punched Gloriana right in the Mirror Shield power capaticance cell and the resulting explosion knocked them both out of action.

This tipped the balance and the Pitslaves started to fall, their morale faltered and as Kestor stamped over to open fire on them, they finally decided that freedom wasn't quite what it was crakced up to be and ran.


(* The Troll was a moving loot counter - Scatter dice & D6" move, will climb up or down).
 

Stoof

Yakmarines 2nd Co. Word Priest
Yak Comp 2nd Place
Tribe Council
Jun 1, 2016
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9,535
213
Ellon, United Kingdom
If either chaps have any more pictures it'd be great to see them. As the day went on fewer pictures were taken.

Captain Clone X was there after being lured in by rumours of a loose troll running around. After a brief temporal distort he was there in both his original guise, and how he ended up after being left on the SS Crumpet with a large number of boxed sets and a vast cargo hold of Double Deckers:

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Stoof

Yakmarines 2nd Co. Word Priest
Yak Comp 2nd Place
Tribe Council
Jun 1, 2016
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9,535
213
Ellon, United Kingdom
Thanks for the reports! It seems there might be an interesting synergy with competing Spyrer teams, almost like a mini game. Any thoughts on this? Of course the poor Pit Slaves had a hard time if it, but good show!
The dynamic certainly changes from normal gang games or Spyrers-vs-Normal games. Yelds are a solid choice and Jakaras are a reasonably rounded fighter in "normal" games, but against other Spyrers (who can always test to escape pinning & have armour as standard) they lose half of their effectiveness. A Spyrer-vs-Spyrer mini-game would be fun for a little bit, but I don't think it would take long at all before everyone cottoned on that Malcadons and Orruses are where it's at. I reckon a team of 3 Malcs and 2 Orruses would end up being the go-to team, and small, exatcly matched teams going up against each other becomes Chess not Necromunda.

I only think I kept winning because I had two Malcadons compared to @CaptainDangerous' two Yelds - as above, against incredibly fast people who have little need to be in partial cover to shoot - and if you do shoot them they get up again - the Yeld loses effectiveness. One of my Malcadons got into a bit of an XP snowball - he was taking out multiple opponents per game alone, so he ended up with Sprint (18" charge) and his WS hit 7(!). He was essentially an unstoppable murder machine (until a pitslave shot him in the face after a follow-up move anyway).

As a one off it was good fun, and I'd recommend giving it a go.
 

CaptainDangerous

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I think there is most definately scope for a Spyer version of THUNDERCUBE! with each player taking a single Spyer in a deathmatch! Or a PvE where one spyer takes on a group of rounded up deviants according to their exp level! Or a race to see who can kill the most ‘vermin’! Or a really advanced spyer taking on a group of rookies! Spyer vs genestealer? (Ref. Predator/running man/alien vs predator)
So like, nothing new, but very inspiring!
Something new I was thinking of tho, is that you could have starting buffs for whatever Noble house you are fighting for, similar to how each hive City house have a skill specialisation? E.g: P=primary S=Secondary
Catalus= P-jakara s- orrus
Ty= P-malcadon s- jakara
Ulanti=P- yeld s- orrus
Greim= P- orrus s- yeld
Ran Lo= P-jakara s- malcadon
Ko’Iron= P- yeld s- malcadon
(Iv just made this up on the spot as illustration)

Anyway, here are the rest of my pics, Iv got to pick Mrs Dangerous up so I’ll try to add the captions on later...
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