Heavy rain pelted the ruined hab-block as Corin and the Revenants picked through the rubble, dark clouds shrouding everything in a dim grey hue. Baxa knelt to inspect the still-warm body of a local PDF member.
Corin commended the man's soul to the Emperor; the foul xenos had been eluding them for most of the day. He heard in the distance the dull, repeated thumps of a dreadnought stalking the city.
In a building across the ruined road, Regaas scanned the ruin his battle-brothers were in, looking for movement. He was about to move on when he spotted the dim green glow of their quarry's weapons.
A single shot rang out from Regaas' boltgun, and he was rewarded with the sight of one of his metallic skeletal targets falling from the knee. Runes appeared on the displays of every member of the squad, marking their targets.
"Engage! Bring them before the Emperor's judgement," Corin bellowed as he drew his boltpistols.
Oros silently hefted his plasma gun, seemingly pointing at the wall ahead of him, before firing multiple blasts through the wall and into the Necrontyr warriors that his integrated auspex told him were on the other side.
Baxa and Avon advanced with Corin through the ruined walkways of the building and into close quarters with the metallic skeletons. Bolter fire and gauss arcs illuminated the room with hellish glows. Then Corin saw it, weaving through the packed ranks of the Necrontyr.
Taller than the others, a tattered cloak draped across it's shoulders, it clutched a long staff in steely skeletal fingers.
With steady bolter fire, Baxa and Avon scythed through the warriors closing in on them, and Corin unleashed a storm of bolter fire at the Lord.
It did little good, the Lord was upon them.
Baxa and Avon stepped aside to give Corin room and to keep any warriors from getting too close.
Corin caught an overhead swing of the Lord's staff with his pistols, the crackling head of the weapon mere inches from his faceplate. Corin kicked out and leapt aside as plasma raced through the space where Corin just was and lanced into the Lord, and the thing dropped its staff. Corin could feel rhythmic thuds shaking the building, and the Revenants ducked behind cover.
The glare of an angry star bathed the room in harsh light, and the wall disappeared to reveal a dreadnought, plasma cannon smoking. Venerable-Paladin Ward punched into the building, his seismic hammer catching several warriors before slamming the Lord into the back wall.
The Lord stood up almost immediately, and reached out for it's staff. Borne by arcane energies, the staff flew back into it's grip and with a wave of it's hand, the Lord and warriors were shrouded in darkness, and then faded from sight.
With but a thought, Corin's armour opened a communcation channel to relay his findings to his Company. Findings that his Captain had no doubt been watching via auto-sense feeds.
"Edge-Captain, Necrontyr presence confirmed. Phase-transfer capabilities sighted and ground infantry encountered."
Acknowledgements echoed through Corin's mind as the rest of his Company assimilated the information.
Squad Corin, the Revenants
The leader of the Revenants, Paladin Corin is a distinguished warrior, with centuries of experience under his belt. Like all Paladins of his Chapter, Corin has modified and embellished his equipment to better accomodate the combat style that has given him his title of the Hailstorm; heavier plating on the front to afford better protection as he blazes away at the foe with both of his Spartan-pattern boltpistols.
Knight Oros carries a standard Ragefire-pattern plasma gun, but has integrated an auspex into the weapon, allowing him to target enemies behind opaque objects as long as the auspex can detect them. This has earned Oros his title of the Sight.
Knight Avon serves as Squad Corin's battlefield scout when the situation calls for it, ranging ahead of his battle-brothers with stealth that is somewhat unexpected from an Adeptus Astartes clad in gleaming silver power armour.
Knight Regaas, the Judge, is the squad's sharpshooter. Regaas has earned the Marksman's honour multiple times, as commemorated by the gold-encased bolter shell affixed to his pauldron. Regaas' bolter is permanently set to semi-automatic fire, allowing him to use a smaller and lighter magazine for his weapon.
Knight Baxa is the squad's flanker, usually appearing in places where the enemy least expects him, blazing away with his compact Hellion-pattern bolter.
Venerable-Paladin Ward, the Steel Wrath
Paladin Ward was laid low protecting the previous Captain of Sword Company. His efforts, while bold, were for nought, and the Captain was felled by a heretic's krak missile. Ward himself was mortally wounded while protecting his Captain's body, and when Ward's own near-lifeless body was pulled from beneath a pile of traitors, he was rewarded for his tenacity with the iron sarcophagus of a Dreadnought.
As a former member of a Command Squad, Ward has won many battle honours, including a Company award for valour, and censers awarded by the Chapter's Reclusiam for his unflinching faith.
Ward's devastating plasma cannon is complemented at close range by an underslung heavy flamer. Usually mounted on the left arm, Ward found the heavy flamer too unwieldy to use with his choice of close combat weapon and opted to more evenly distribute the weight of his armaments.
The seismic hammer that Ward uses is a fairly new variation of the standard Dreadnought armament, one optimised for consistent and considerable damage against armoured vehicles.
Edited by Disruptor_fe404, 17 November 2010 - 11:46 AM.