Refugees from Sectors SHONDRUAH and DORVASAL continue to move upward into the 2nd tiers and outward to Hives Secundus and Tertius. The stated reason is increased gang warfare activities, which the Arbites are instructed to allow, in the hopes that the villains will slaughter each other and spare the Helmawr and supporting houses the cost of ammunition and personnel. Why do Hive Officials not intervene directly to root out the source of these evils? Do not question, Heretic!, for The Emperor Himself directs the agents of Lord Helmawr...
In other unrelated news, cheap Spook and Spook-like analogs have flooded the markets of all Spires, causing addiction and overdose rates to soar, and production in the local Manufactora to plummet, jeopardizing quota and tithing levels. Shell casings are down 17% and Spook-agonist supplies dwindle. Warp creature incursions are [[[REDACTED]]]. The Conclave of the Sisters of Fiery Mercy Hospitallers have reported that promethium supply levels are running low, and flagellations and pogroms are increased in the 2nd tier fringes as lower-caste workers flee the depths.
In other unrelated news, quotas of applicants for the Black Ships program are surging to record heights! BEWARE THE MUTANT AND ALIEN, AND REPORT ALL PSYKERS TO OFFICIALS
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(So listening to NPR on the drive into work I actually have to turn it off for a good portion of the drive so as to avoid hearing about this fucking guy Trump. But when I do listen it's about refugees! Refugees from warfare and gang violence , particularly in Central America where most refugees are provided amnesty and border agents are like MEH WHATEVER TIDE OF HUMAN TRAGEDY and I thought to myself Why don't they just send in troops down there and wipe those gangs the fuck off the maps?
And furthermore it's all about IEDs killing soldiers in Afghanistan and Opiod addiction and overdose and, really, I deal with these problems like at the ground level all day every day and it seems to me that the obvious solutions are only fit for hilarious satirical fictions and just pause to consider the sort of war zone that this country would become if suddenly all production of opioids suddenly ceased... It doesn't need to be a conspiracy - it's just that the negative effects are currently estimated to not yet outweigh the positives, whatever that means
So, let the gangs generate money and resources and then when they get to be a hassle then request a couple of squads of marines to just obliterate whatever an Inquisitor retinue points at, then spray a coat of paint down and let the refugees back in to the vacuum you just made.
Also, Spook! it's fun and every ganger should try it once or 5 times. Maybe some event floods cheap Spook derivatives to the market and everybody tries Psykers powers or limited versions and you can also save it for the inevitable bullish market later when supplies are low.
Please note: all this gaming activity generated by my news stories and work day and maybe a write-up forthcoming. I don't know. I have a lot of gluing and painting to do
P.S. I really loved the Enemies of the Inquisition list from the 4e Witchhunters book.
P.S. The Confrontation rules really put an interesting emphasis on Cherubs
P.S. BONUS LINK