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“He who sees his own doom can better avoid its path. He who sees the doom of others can deliver it.” Eldrad Ulthran
Sepulchral darkness rent the actinic lightning, the ozone afterbirth of every strobing flash stung the eyes, the very air hummed with barely contained power set…ting ones hair on end. The power of matters unmaking, its rude shunting through the turbulent warp and its final and violent reassembling in a far away distant place. Teleportation. Amongst the rarest of all archeo-tech. Its powers and processes unfathomable to all but a select few in the priesthood of Mars. It was enough to strike awe and terror into the average imperial citizen, but the beings standing on the quad teleportarium dais were, if anything, even more awesome and terrible than even this most arcane science. Over two score of beetle black Astartes leapt out of the surrounding gloom with every arcing discharge of electricity, standing as still as statues, weapons held ready at their breastplates, menacing in their stillness, a promise of violence barely contained by the most stoic discipline.
His face illuminated by the acid-green glow being given off by the tactical readout displays that blistered profusely from the strategiums servitors blocky mechanical torso, Watch Captain Bandon’s brow furrowed as he studied the tactical runes. a full forty six of the Emperor’s very finest waited on his command to unleash all hell on their target. But Bandon was troubled, part of him wanted to order the attack immediately to relieve the noble Sons of Sanguinius that even now fought and died amongst the xenos wraith-groves. That Astartes blood should be spilt by arrogant Eldar whilst he watched on was almost too much to bear, that one of those Astartes was a former comrade returned to his chapter… He set his jaw and remembered the mission.
Sensini had been a Watch Captain himself when he had served the long watch, he would understand. Would he though? Would he understand that he and his men were bait? Bait for one of the greatest targets in all the Ordo Xenos’ kill-dossiers? He would have to. The greatest witch of Eldar-kind was coming for Sensini, perhaps in vengeance for his collapsing of the Ormenis IV webway branch, perhaps for whatever secrets he had learnt in his kill teams four year odyssey as they fought their way back to realspace through the xenos twilight dimension. It mattered not. The Eldar were capricious and too fathom their reasons invited madness.
The runes that marked out the Eldar started moving, quickly, lithely. Aftery toying with the Blood Angels they were now moving in for the kill. Amongst the runes was one that caught Bandon’s attention. THERE! Unmistakable! Eldrad Ulthran himself had taken the field. “Now!” he roared. The arcane generators whine began to intensify to a nearly unbearable pitch and with a sound like tearing silk and a flash of un-light three of the four dais stood empty. “Report!”
“Partial malfunction of teleportarium array my lord, other ground units transited with minimal deviation. It’ll take five minutes for the teleportariums generators to spool up to capacity again.” stammered the tech adept at the control pulpit.
“Five minutes? The battle will be over in half that! Get me and my kill team down there NOW! Bandon roared the last word and the tech adept visably cowered. “I’ll… I’ll try and re-route auxillary…”
“I dont care what, just do it!” His men were fighting and dying without him against one of the most powerful witches in the entire galaxy and all he could do was boom at some lowly adept who’d barely had his first mechadendrite installed. He willed himself to redirect his wrath, he would satiate it with xenos blood.
“Auxillary power re-rooted! We can…”
“DO IT -NOW!”
An explosive bang marked the kill team’s departure. The tech adept sighed in relief. He almost pitied whatever the Astartes were killing. Almost.
Deployment: Dawn of War
Mission: Purge the Alien & The Relic (Special: Needs two models to move)
– Eldrad Ulthran
Cast of Players
– Death Jester: Inriam’s Spectre
– Shadowseer (Mastery Level 2, Neuro Disruptor, Mask of Secrets)…
– Company of the Threefold Stranger
– 2 Skyweavers (2 Zepherglaive, 2 Haywire cannons)
– Troupe Master, 5 Players (4 Caresses, Starweaver)
– The Serpent’s BreathCegorach’s Jest
– 2 Skyweavers (2 Star Bolas, 2 Haywire cannons)
– Troupe Master, 9 Players (Cegorach’s Rose, 7 Harlequin Kisses, 2 Neuro Disruptors, 1 Fusion Pistol)
– 2 Voidweavers (2 Prismatic Cannons)
Black Spear Strike Force
Watch Captain, artificier armour, power sword, storm bolter.…
Aquila Kill Team, 8 veterans, level 2 librarian (pyromancy)
Aquila Kill Team, 6 veterans, 1 veteran with plasma gun, 1 veteran with heavybolter and infernus shells, 1 terminator.
Aquila Kill Team, 5 veterans, 1 veteran with flamer, 1 terminator, 1 terminator with chainfist.
Aquila Kill Team, 7 veterans, 1 terminator, 1 terminator with assault cannon.
Dreadnought, missile launcher, assault cannon.
FAST ATTACK (independent of formation)
4 Bikers, 1 biker with power sword.
8 Vanguard Veterans (Illegal unit, max 5 vanguard per unit. See post battle report.)
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