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++++++++++++++++++Predation fleet Mako++++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++++++Inbound astropathic contact++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++Source+++ Megalodon Infernus Council+++++++++++++
+++Contact of Tyranic elements reported dispersing from Hive Fleet Leviathan.+++
+++Multiple Xenos and Imperial planets reported infested/consumed+++
+++Track of current path leads into critical systems.+++
+++Forge world Ferrax IX listed as possible target.+++
+++Hive world Skaldjaeger selected for chapter replacement.+++
+++Recruitment processes begun.+++
+++Carcharodon predation fleet Mako, Vulpinus, Paucus assigned to probe and deter Tyranic
destruction of Ferrax IX.+++
++++++Astropathic contact limited due to Hive mind.+++++++
++++Physical rendevous possible at Hallidax system.+++++
+++++++++++++++++++++Slay the beast.++++++++++++++++++++
Fleet Commander Marcus Pluvius paused as the transmission ended. The slow
babble from the astropath repeated scattered parts of the message as its mind
unwrapped from the burden of such long range contact. Skaljaeger and Ferrax IX
repeated in a loop becoming nonsense as they melded together as a jumble of
syllables. The attending servitor hefted the astropaths limp, blind body with a
mechanical rattle. a slow hiss of hydraulic power being used as they rose and
turned to exit the room. The doorway slid silently open as they exited, the
darkness of the commanders council chamber pierced by the bright lights of the
More xenos filth to destroy. A never ending wave of the feral, mindless hordes
that seemed to push ever closer into the borders of the Imperium. Uncaring of
what species inhabited a planet, they were ruthless and efficient at their
task. Single-minded of purpose. Six thousand years and they were still the
same implacable foe. But, they were predictable. Mindless monsters that
rushed headlong after their next meal.
Slowly rising towards his command console, a green orb lit up as he pressed his
pale, sinewy hand onto it. Glowing to life, the command console displayed a
holographic projection of nearby space. with rapid movements the movements of
the recorded Tyranic infestations appeared. Red lights flooding across his
star-map. The updated charts showed a clear path of predation leading towards
the valuable forge world of Ferrax IX. The data instantly shared among his
Three small blue dots among the horde of red displayed. Three predation fleets
assigned to a single task. These xenos have brought the wrath of humanity upon
themselves. And fresh recruits awaiting afterward. Already the young of
Skaldjaeger were discovering the truth of life among the stars.
Kill or be Killed.
Edited by airinhere, 02 September 2017 - 11:48 PM.