I couldn't get to sleep. So I decided to write some Fluff mainly about Voivod Velocis but featuring some other characters
Keep in mind this is the first time I have ever wrote anything about 40K and is truely a WiP
; if anything is amiss, please let me know!
I wanted to keep the writing simple with not much detail, more like a sequence of events - I'm not writing a novel....yet
Hope you all enjoy.
[EDIT] I just realised that some of you may not know what I'm talking about in the first story! That's what happens when you use an excerpt...Anyways if any of you want to know about the 'Red Strife' or just learn about some Flesh Eaters History the link is www.flesheaters.net
it's under the section under 'Flesh Eaters' marked 'History' of course, this is Chaplain Desmodus' work and I love it so much that I am trying to incorporate this history into my own Flesh Eaters...
+++++Velocis was not always the Captain(or Voivod) of the 3rd.
It was during the Red Strife that he assumed command after the former Captain, Voivod Agrestis succumbed to the Black Rage and slew his very own Honour Guard with but his bare hands before charging headfirst into battle with the Chaos tainted 5th Company.
Where Agrestis walked death and mayhem ensued, fighting friend and foe alike while he carved a bloody path to the 5th Chapter’s Fortress Monastery.
Without a leader and the majority of their Brothers dead, the 3rd Company were in dismay, becoming increasingly disorientated. Squads started to become disorganised, losing each other in the chaos. Inevitably, the 3rd began to be overwhelmed by the Khorne Bezerkers and the Chaotic 5th Compay Marines. On the brink of being defeated and running low on ammo, Veteran Sergeant Velocis ignited his Jump Pack and surged into the night sky tearing a Bezerker limb from limb with his bare gauntlets. It is said that at that point, the battle field was illuminated with the glory of the Emperor. In awe of ‘his’ presence, the chaos marines were temporarily blinded, giving the loyal marines just enough time to brutally bludgeon their way with chainsword and fist to Velocis. Upon doing so, they formed a battle squad of the remaining marines and taking Velocis’ lead, commenced a slaughter of the remaining Chaos Marines. For every Flesh Eater that was killed, 10 Chaos marines were torn limb from limb…
By the time Velocis and the 3rd had reunited with the rest of the Flesh Eaters, the battle had ceased, Carnagus had ripped apart the leader of the 5th Company, Voivod Nestor, in single combat.
No more than 10 marines from the 3rd remained.
After many months of cleansing and reorganising, it became apparent that some renegade Marines were hiding in one of the dense forests of Karpathos. The cleansing squads that ventured into this forest never returned.
Fearing that there may be a small renegade army, Carnagus dispatched the entire 2nd Company accompanied by Sanguinary Priest Bekr, to root out the problem. Carnagus also asked the newly appointed Voivod Velocis and the squad from the 3rd to partake in the hunt.
3rd Company was but a squad, so why had Carnagus sent them along. They were master hunters; and they all sensed something was aloof. But they were also loyal to their Chapter Master and trust in his judgement.
For many hours they followed the tell-tale signs of skirmishes and dried blood all the way to what looked like a small clearing. What they found confused them all, the ground was littered with bones and armour from both Chaos and loyalist marines. Seemingly out of nowhere two well placed bolt rounds felled as many Marines, rounds were fired at a red shadow that danced amongst the trees. Not one marine could get a lock on the target that seemed to be moving with unnerving speed.
Had they walked right into a trap!? Surely nothing natural was this fast.
There was a sudden eerie calm that seemed like forever…
Suddenly, Brothers from the Tactical squad fell to their knees clutching their throats, crimson pouring down their chestplates, the few remaining opened fire but it was seconds before they too were silenced. It was only then when the Red figure paused to feed that the rest of the marines realised what it was, who he was.
Tears streamed down Velocis’ face as he looked around and saw the horrified looks on his fellow Flesh Eaters. The red figure was none other than a feral Voivod Agrestis, missing, presumed dead since he succumbed to the Black Rage.
Velocis heard the order for everyone to open fire come over the vox-comm.
Before any shot could be fired, Agrestis leapt upon Sanguinary Priest Bekr with a frenzy of animalistic attacks, Bekr was gifted in hand to hand combat but could not compete with Agrestis’ Verocity. Before Agrestis could completely overwhelm him, Velocis, being the closest, surged forward and tried to wrestle Agrestis off Bekr, seeing their Captain was clearly outmatched, the rest of the squad entered the fray and with the combined effort of all ten marines, Agrestis was subdued and secured.
Velocis pleaded that lethal force was no longer necessary and that instead, Agrestis should be put into stasis. The 2nd company ignored Velocis, angered that their brothers had died at the hands of the crazed Agrestis.
It was only when Sanguinary Priest Bekr stepped forward and agreed with Velocis that 2nd Company stood down..
The 2nd Company called for a single transport and red cloth for the fallen. To their aid came Caieha; one of the few Storm Ravens the Chapter had in service.
The dead tactical squad was gathered, ceremoniously wrapped with the red cloth and along with Velocis, Brother Bekr and Agrestis transported back to Carnagus’ Chapter Monastary.
Brother Bekr thanked Velocis before opening the Libris Mortis to record the days events…
Yours in Honour, Faith and Blood,
Edited by Chaplain Hiltraud, 25 July 2011 - 03:34 PM.