Friday, March 16, 2012

Slaughter on ES-THEA

A small group from the 8th company of Blood Angels had been assigned to monitor the activity on the Eastern Fringe of the galaxy. They had been sent to scout out planets and monitor nearby TAU activity in the sector. Three months went by without any activity and with nothing to do the group from 8th company went to explore a nearby planet ES-THEA.

The planet looked similar to Baal mostly baron but not polluted by the hands of man. A few oasis full of vegetation were scattered across the planet. One in particular had no visible water present but was by far the biggest. They set out to take some readings and look for life. However none was to be found, there was only lush vegetation. When one of the sargents took a soil sample the ground began to tremble. The shaking continued to increase and the center of the oasis began to rise from the ground.

A large metal structure lifted from the ground and reached for the sky. It looked like a large metal pyramid. Some of the older marines realized what this was...It was a Necron tomb. A large crystal at the top began to glow and it shot a beam of light at the few storm ravens sitting on the ground. All of their transports were melted in an instant. The few squads formed up and prepared for a fight. The chaplain in charge of the mission called up to his cruiser and beacon for assistance.

Tomb spiders began to pour out of the tomb. A firefight erupted and the battle had begun. The Blood Angels had to hold out until a rescue transport could pick them up. The men fought valiantly but there were too many. Just as they were getting down to their few remaining men the familiar sound of a Storm Raven could be heard. The remaining men of the 8th company ran for the transport and got on board. As the ships landing ramp began to close the pyramid shot again. The chaplain sacrificing himself to absorb the brunt of the blast got in the way. His relic armor given to him from Dante himself melted instantly. He was thrown back into the cargo bay of the Storm Raven.

The ship took off and raced for the cruiser. The chaplain had suffered major injuries but was still alive. The remaining Blood Angels that survived were a mix of vets and sargents and one priest. The priest stabilized the chaplain on the way up to their ship.

Back on board it was decided they they would stay and monitor the pyramid's activity while awaiting for back up. A transmission was received shortly there after. A group of Ultra Marines were close and would like to assist in neutralizing the threat.

They arrived within a day, it was a small group from the 3rd company. They were lead by a librarian and were heavily armed. The Blood Angels had suffered major casualties and a lot of damage to their armor from scarabs. The Ultras seeing the damage that had been done loaned 5 terminator suits to the Blood Angels all equipped with lightning claws. The Chaplain received some armor as well and he quickly painted most of it black. They were ready to make planet fall and destroy the necron menace!

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