BL Advent 2016 Day 18 “Carcharodons: The Reaping Time”


The Space Sharks visit an Imperial mining world with a secret to keep…

Advent 2016 – Day 1 – Perpetual

Advent 2016 – Day 2The Maiden of the Dream

Advent 2016 – Day 3 – Into Exile

Advent 2016 – Day 4 – The Road of Blades

Advent 2016 – Day 5 – The Calculus of Battle

Advent 2016 – Day 6 – Fixed

Advent 2016 – Day 7 – The Grey Raven

Advent 2016 – Day 8 – Wraithbound

Advent 2016 – Day 9 – The Soul Severed

Advent 2016 – Day 10 – Prodigal

Advent 2016 – Day 11 – Bear Eater

Advent 2016 – Day 12 – The Embrace of Pain

Advent 2016 – Day 13 – The Painted Count

Advent 2016 – Day 14 – Becoming

Advent 2016 – Day 15 – Doc Morgirm’s Vow

Advent 2016 – Day 16  – Valerius

Advent 2016 – Day 17 – The Aegidan Oath

Advent 2016 – Day 18 – Carcharodons: The Reaping Time


Carcharodons: The Reaping Time



Day 18 of Advent 2016
A Carcharodons short story

When the Carcharodons land on the planet Zartak, the rebellious miners think they will be taken to book for plotting against the Imperium, but in reality, the Space Marines have come for a very different purpose.

Okay, the Carcharodons might have a bit of a reputation for being bloodthirsty and savage, but that doesn’t justify them being treated as pariahs by the miners on Zartak, does it? So what’s going on?

The human Imperium is vast indeed, and not all worlds are happy with the terms that grant them the Emperor’s protection. When the Carcharadons land on the mining planet of Zartak, instead of being welcomed, they are treated with suspicion and hostility by its population of miners. What dark secrets does this planet hide, and how far will its inhabitants go to protect them, even if it means pitting themselves against such powerful adversaries as the Adeptus Astartes? With both sides pursuing their own agenda, bloody conflict can be the only outcome.

Written by Robbie MacNiven


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You’re in the water, Space Shark’s in the water…

I have a feeling this is going to end with a LOT of miner blood. 

  • SilentPony

    Yeah guys, stop being such jerks! Sure we’re bio-engineered super solider with a puritanical view of religion and fealty to a distant and uncaring government that does nothing but demand from you, and we’ll happily murder you and everyone you know for no given reason because we’re savage bloodthirsty psychos with no accountability or morality.
    But don’t worry, we’re not here to kill you, we’re here to take your children. Your daughters will become slaves in our warships and your sons will be brainwashed and engineered into more Space Marines.
    So stop being jerks!

    • Ben Martin

      “It’s not thaaat bad, we swear”

      • SilentPony

        Having read it, ill admit I didn’t give them enough credit. They didn’t just take the children, they enslaved everyone, old and young.

  • rakshasa

    “Are the space sharks a secret genestealer cult? Their icon does look suspicious. Oh well, better safe then sorry! First thing in the morning will declare them excomunicate traitoris and start to assemble the execution force! – Inquisitor Paranoyius Maximalus

  • WindSplash

    carcha wha?
    Space sharks son.