Sophia stood there her brunette hair making her stand out from the crowd. Her blue dress gave her the appearance of a poor street urchin yet in fact she was royalty a noble lady of the world. It almost angered her to be stuck with the lower class scum of the world but when the invaders had arrived they had destroyed the palaces and cathedrals of Septimu V replacing them with shrines devoted to dark gods, the kind which would only appear in your worst nightmares and would make you wake up screaming even though you don't believe they are real they would haunt you til the day you die.
Sophia sighed the invaders had put everyone who had surrendered into one giant cage here was a mix of nobility and common folk. She sighed again while it angered her to ne trapped in a cage like a animal she knew she wasn't just anyone before the arrival of the invaders she had not only been a noble lady but a writer a poet and a reporter. She hoped that in some way this would be able to save her but she doubted it.
All of a sudden the door to the cage opened, a tall Astartes with Dark Crimson armour and silver trim stepped through. Horns came off his helmet and from a distance it looked like they were made of ivory. On his shoulder pads were blasphemous runes which caused her eyes to hurt.
He looked around the cage until he set eyes on her "oi you" he said barely containing the discontent he felt. "Are you talking to me" Sophia said rather timidly and frightened for she had been known to be a woman who never backed down for she was scared of nothing yet this astartes had frightened her to the point it had chilled her to the core of her bone.
"Who else would I be talking to?" He said "my name is Gregor and you shall come with me, our glorious Dark Apostle would like you to interview him".
"How d-d-does he know I will interview him" she said shaking in her boots. "The Dark Apostle Zankus knows many things things that should only be known to one who has crossed the veil' said Gregor "now tell me human what is your name". "My name is Sophia" she said trying her hardest to hide the terror she felt.
"Well Sophia come with me then it's only by Zankus' s will that you will not be sharing the fate of these rodents" he said pointing to everyone else in the cage. Sophia stepped forward rather nervous and cautious but she didn't want to suffer the same fate as these street urchin.
Sophia continued to follow the Astartes named Gregor it felt like they had been walking through the ruined city for hours but in fact it had only been half a hour. "Why was all this destruction necessary couldn't you have just left us alone" she said to Gregor. He turned around and went to reach for his bolt gun but then stopped himself. "Dear child do you not wish to know the truth about this galaxy and be freed from the corpse Emperor's lies" said a mysterious figure. The figure wore black armour with bits of parchment attached each piece of parchment containing symbols which made Sophia feel like something was trying to eat at her mind. He had what could be considered a handsome face but he was pale. If she hadn't known better she would of thought he was one of the undead. "Who are you" she said. He chuckled then laughed "I am the Dark Apostle Zankus of the Word Bearers Legion you have met my brother Gregor I see?" He said continuing to chuckle.
"it's you that wants me to interview them" Sophia said. "Yes child yes I do want you to interview me but first let me introduce you to someone" he said before walking off and waving at her indicating her to follow him. As they moved down the streets they came to a marble cathedral where once had been the world's biggest shrine to the Emperor now it was replaced with one to fell dark gods. As they went inside all she could see was scenes of great suffering torture and pain. "Why are you doing this to us what have we done to you" Sophia said feeling alot braver than she did before. Zankus turned around and stared at her "The true gods of the galaxy demand brutal sacrifice blood change despair and pain" he said almost like a father to his child.
"So tell me Zankus what is your job within your legion" said Sophia almost switching into reporter mode. "My job my child is I am this chapters dark apostle, I keep this chapters faith strong and show others how wrong their faith is. Back when the Legion was loyal to that corpse I was simply known as The Chaplin I was born on Colchis, as I am sure you can imagine growing up on that world was tough. The Urizen had abolished the old ways and created a new religon as misguided as he was at that time, it worshipped the Emperor" he said almost spitting venom as he finished his speech. "But what turned you from Him? I don't understand" said Sophia nervous again but more confident.
"We learnt the truth, that the gods which reside in the warp are the true gods. While the Emperor claims responsibility for creating the primarchs, it was in actual fact not him alone. For the Emperor had the help of the gods and then after creating them he went back on his deal with them and tried to hide the primarchs from their true fathers." Said Zankus rather coldly. "He is no more worth my worship just like he isn't worth yours. Now child I have business to attend to please leave me be, my first acolyte Jurgal will show you to your chamber"
Edited by Thedarkprincesnun, 31 October 2015 - 04:56 PM.