I Sviar vow a HWT team with a Autocannon. Starting picture will be posted later, since I'm at work right now.
I usually write long storys with character progression (like the mine rebellion story), this time I tried something very different. It is a short short story that takes place for about three hours on a battlefield.
Kelay looked at the threads of his Chimera, they were busted. He cursed and kicked the side of the hull. The length and the graveness of his profanity was nothing compared to Ulf and Franks who had to carry their Autocannon all the way to the city of Adlén. ‘Move it slackers’ sergeant Tyra bellowed from behind, she looked surprisingly energetic considering they had been fighting on this mud infested forsaken world in eight months now. The rest of the troops had already begun walking as Ulf and Frank lifted up the Autocannon on their shoulders. Juliet laughed as they sunk ankle deep in the mud pit the moment they hoisted up the Autocannon. Juliet swung her Lasgun onto her back and pulled out a whistle made out of tin, she looked at the sergeant, and Tyra nodded in consent. She started to play her newly composed melody as the morning sun rose to once again bake the muddy earth to a hard crust.
After an hour of marching they saw the city of Aldén. They had been sent here to reinforce the Sviars 37: th infantry who had taken many losses defending the city. The rest of the convoy had been there for twenty minutes when Tyra walked past the first trench, the first out of many. She meet up with major Roseburg. While the two officers talked about tactical placements, Ulf and Frank put down their Autocannon. ‘Here’ said a grinning Sviar veteran who handed Ulf a bottle of S: t Olofs mead,’ you look exhausted after a brisk walk’. ‘Thanks’ said Ulf and took a mouthful. Tyra who had just ended the meeting passed by Ulf just as he handed back the bottle ‘it seems someone has some spare time’ she said and continued ‘I have cure for that. Do you see that big pile of muddy sand, and the pallet with empty bags on the right side? Get to it, and that goes for you too Juliet´.
A big blast from a far rocked the earth. The Sviar soldiers dove for cover in the trench line, as another blast came down from the sky. Ulf saw that Tyra shouted something but the blast drowned her voice. But he understood what she meant by pointing at the hill just beneath the HQ camp that had been built into a nearby mountain. From the hilltop Ulf saw the gateway to Aldén. The citizens ran towards the shelter bunkers. The blast became more and more frequent as Ulf and Frank mounted their Autocannon and secured it to the rock. The Vox came alive and Ulf heard Tyra’s voice shouting ‘the Orbital bombardment has taken a chuck out of the Tyranids now it is up to us’. Suddenly the blast from the sky stopped and the Basilisks started to pound the fast moving horde of Tyranids. Ulf realized that they were getting nearer as the Wyvern battery started to fire. The sky blackened when the barrage begun to fall down. In his binoculars Frank saw dead Tyranids fly high up in the sky in a blazing furious firestorm that consumed them. The big horde came into range for Ulf’s Autocannon. He didn’t need to aim, he lowered the barrel to the right height and pressed and hold the trigger down, just like the rest of the Autocannon teams. Rows after rows were cut down; Mortars flew over Franks head as he changed the Autocannons magazine. Frank poured both his and Ulf’s canteens on the red hot barrels as the horde started to come close to the trenches. A wall of Lasgun beams dealt a massive punch to the frontrunners. Tyra saw what was coming and quickly grabbed the Vox and set it to all channels. ’Bayonets on’ she screamed at the top of her lungs. The Tyranids jumped down into the trench line. And the close quarter fight had begun.
Ulf heard screams of agony as the Tyranids cleaved Sviars in half. Some Sviars sacrificed their lives and stood firm so the rest could retreat deeper into the trench. ‘The first trench row is clear’ said Frank and the Autocannon teams started to fire down there, while Tyranids still descended into the trenches. The whole swarm was now into the trenches and the battery stopped and started to withdraw. The trench glowed like a bright star with all the Lasgun beams. Ulf and the rest of the teams moved their Autocannons closer to the edges. On one occasion Frank saw the Sviars turning the tide and pressed the Tyranids back only to again lose ground shortly thereafter. Major Roseburg called for a retreat out of the trenches and up to the hill that leads to a passageway to the city for a last stand. With a lump in her throat Tyra ordered a section of the fighting force to attack the Tyranids to allow their fellow guardsmen and women to make it out of the trenches so they could make it to the last stand formation on the hill.
Sergeant Adam felt his duty and ordered the group to leave their cover and charge the Tyranids. ‘For Sviar, S: t Olof and the Holy God Emperor’ he screamed as they run towards the oncoming swarm. He ducked a claw and stabbed the Tyranid in the throat with the bayonet while firing at the same time. He heaved the Dead Tyranid into the next ones claws so they stuck to each other and tossed a Plasma grenade over the two and used them as a shield, the beasts behind and the one stuck to his Tyranid shield roared in agony. He picked up a fallen Sviars Lasgun rotated the bayonet and wrapped a cord around the trigger and tossed the firing Lasgun right into the head of the next Tyranid, it screamed as the Lasgun started to blast away its head piece by piece. The swarm hurled themselves into the small group. Roseburg ordered a few guards to throw their Plasma grandees into the trench; he wasn’t surprised that they hesitated. He turned to them and with a gentle gaze and said ‘don’t prolong their suffering’. As Adams lay dying he still heard Sarah’s flamer bathing the creatures in flames. He lay there gazing at the beautiful blue- orange sky it reminded him of a sunset in Sviar. He heard the flamer die, the canister must be empty he thought, and saw beams from a Lasgun she must have picked up. After a while half of Sarah was landing next to him. He tried to reach his Laspistol to shoot the beast that cleaved Sarah, but his arm was not moving. His eyes were growing dim but before they went black he saw the Plasma grandees hit their mark, he died with a smile.
The swarm was now climbing out from the trenches with a massive speed. At first they were cut down and fell on their own kind, but slowly the mass advanced at the Sviars in a hail of fire. The first wave reached the last Sviars. Suddenly a big blast rocked the hills followed by six more, huge violent explosions that rocked the earth. Mud, stone and alien gore showered Ulf and Frank. The rerouted Leman Russ squadron had finally arrived, a deafening roar of Heavy Bolter fire cut the beast to pieces. The Battle cannons fired into the trench lines, the Tyranids that survived this massive onslaught, tried to flee. They didn’t come far. If they weren’t over run they were shredded by the Heavy bolter fire.
Major Roseburg’s and Sarah’s Vox sparked alive, it was Linea the Leman Russ squadron leader. ´That was the last of them’ she said and continued ´we’ll drive ahead to see if there is any small groups remaining´. ‘Major Roseburg here we have a couple of bottles of S: t Olofs mead for all of you when you return, fresh from the brewery on Sviar’. Linea couldn’t help but to smile ‘thank you, we look forward to that, so until we meet Major’. Linea gave the order to further advance.
With a heavy heart Tyra gave the order to bury the brave Sviars who gave their lives to protect the innocent souls in the city of Aldén. She pointed at a newly raised cemetery on top of a high mountain with a great view. The Mayor had let that be the place for the defenders of his city and people. Some of the Sviars 37: th infantry was already buried there. In all this sadness Ulf heard something familiar, it came from the medic camp. He walked up to the temporary medic station. ‘Juliet I’m glad to see you’re alive’ he said. She put down her tin whistle and let out a little laugh. ‘You’re not getting rid of me that easy’. ‘I have been meaning to ask you what the song is called that you play all the time’ said Ulf. A big smile rose up on Juliet’s face, ‘you’re the first one to ask, does it mean you like it’ she said. Ulf nodded. The medic broke the conversation, ‘ok Juliet, keep off that leg for two weeks’ he said and moved on to the next wounded Sviar. As Ulf went to help carry the dead up the hill he heard Juliet shouting his name, and turned around. ‘I named the song‘. She was interrupted by Tyra, ‘great to see that you’re alive’ she handed her a bottle of S: t Olofs mead and walked up to Ulf. ‘Come on soldier, we got work to do’ Tyra said as they walked down to the trenches.
Sviars history begins in the Great Crusade. The Orks are using a planet now known as Sviar 1 as a jump point to conquer the whole sector. The Sviar worlds was
liberated by the Luna Wolves to limit the Ork travels. Horus Lupercal sends the word of its liberation and it was decided that it should be populated.
While the first settlers was on their way, the Ork Warboss Longthooth summoned all of his forces with the intent to crush the invaders. Horus Lupercal
had already foreseen this, so heand his Luna Wolves was prepared for the arrival of the Orks. When the Orks made planetfall they were surprised by
a swift and effectively executed attack, they allbecame slaughtered by the Luna Wolves. In the rest of the sector the Luna Wolves only meet sporadic resistance and it didn't take long before the sector was liberated.
After the Heresy two Ork clanes declared war against the Sviar planets. The Evil Stompaz and the Edged Spearz under the command of Warboss
Sharpeye who was there to recapture the whole sector. At the time there were only a few scattered villages and one Imperial Guard regiment from
the Deus Hortus 129:th, who where assigned to train the newly founded PDF. The massacre was inevitably. The Deus Hortus took a last stand at the
outskirts of what is now Birch Island. The Captain Luciana sent a ditress signal and then she ordered the PDF to evacuate the settlers to the
high ground. It took two days before an entire regiment was dead. On the third day the Orks had butchered the PDF and started to hunt down the
fleeing settlers. In the midst of beheading, a large Space Wolves force led by Olof the Grim made planetfall.The Orks turned their attention to the new
deadly threat. The fierce warriors from Fenris lay down a hailstorm of botler fire whilst the Vindicators keept
pounding the Orks. But for each wave the Orks came closer and soon the Marines draw their chainsword and boltepistols. While the Space Wolves
furiously cut down the Orks, Olof the Grim fought his way to Warboss Sharpeye. He ran towards the Warboss while emptying his boltpstol,he threw it
on the ground and assaulted him with his Relicblade Isenskarp. The Warboss finally fell when Isenskarp broke through the rib cage and out through
his skull. The few Orks that remained started to flee only to die by bolter fire.
Olof the Grim Sent for more settlers, many of them where from Fenris. He made sure a new PDF force was founded, to that there were many
Olof the Grim also founded some cities. As a sign of gratitude and honor many citizen gave their children Fenris names and most of the places too. Sotoday there are mainly Fenris names on the Sviar citizens. The stoneworks erected to the honor of Horus Lupercal were destroyed, but he were never written out of the Sviars history. The Inquisition has chosen not to try to erase it because he declared his victory to the Holy God Emperor, and
trying to erase that could be considered heresy.
Olof the Grim has made a huge impact on the Sviar Worlds. Even today almost every Sviar carry a Fenris name, and so do places.
The first PDF soldiers wore a uniform that resembled the Space Wolves power armour. Today these colors can be found on every Sviars shoulder
armour as a sign of respect and as a honor of Olaf the grim.
In a big underground vault there is a humble altar. On that altar has Olofs relicblade Isenskarp and his two cracked shoulder guards on it. Overt the
relicblade hangs a picture depicting Olofs triumph over the Orks. The left wall from the vault door is a work of art depicting the Holy God Emperor in
the Great Crusade. This room is forgotten since hundreds of years ago. It does not show up on a blue print. The architect, the Engineer and
the few workers took this secret with them to their graves.
This construction was ordered by the Secret priesthood, and only they have the location written somewhere in one of their million archives. There are some clues foundin a small file in the Space Wolves older data library. Legend has it that there is a tomb near the right wall the stone lid is
depicting Olof the Grim. The legend does not say whether the tomb is empty or not. Only the secret priesthood knows the truth about the legend.
"The day of the Wolf" and "the Olofs day" are holidays on all of the Sviars planets. They are celebrated with a big feast to honor their heros.
Every Sviar has to do some service to the PDF, after that they can choose to enter the training program for the PDF. It does not matter how skillful
you are, if someone have trouble completing the a theoretical or a practical course, the teachers is going to give you some extra attention. Even if it
takes a extra year or two, everyone at the end meets the criteria to enter the PDF. There are always helpful teachers, fellow cadets and PDF
Once in the PDF, you do a two year basic training and after that you choose a area of expertise followed by hard training. You can choose several
areas of expertise. This is followed by an intense and long regular training.
A PDF sergeant is a PDF soldier that has excelled in most of the expertise areas and has showed worthy in other ways too, like manner, helpfulness
and to inspire the PDF soldiers to great deeds. The high ranking PDF officers can promote a experienced Sargeant.
When deemed ready you can choose to join the Imperial Guard.
Sviar 1 is a militarized world. Every city is fortified in some way. The worlds capital Upsala is a huge fortress, the walls is 70 meters tall, and the Planetary Governor has
his mansion here. Upsala has the biggest worship temple in the entire sector, erected for the Emperor. It is densely ornated, and the two headed
eagle at the top shines bright over the big capital and can be seen from the nearest city Draup Nir. In the center square there is a big bronze statue
of Olaf the Grim. Upsala has its own force ina addition to the PDF. They recruit among the toughest soldiers from the PDF to the defence of the
Capital. They serve as a elite unit, and train intensively six days a week.
Upsala also houses a huge industry district. In the centre lies an Adeptus Mechanicus temple ornated with a big cog over the entrance. The big
temple houses a regiment of Skitarii. Their orders are to help the PDF defend Upsala. Should the wall fall, then their final stand should be by the
temple. The temple has a secretive priesthood, the Inquisition has no more data on them.
In a rebuilt ancient castle in the Administratum district lies a Departmento munitorums Commissariat. The Sviar soldiers only obey Sviars own
Commissars. To assign a non-Sviar commissar to a Sviar unit is to send him/her to an early death, as Sviars refuse to obey a Commissar who
do not understand their culture, situation, tradition and have respect for their history. In a nearby building lies the Divisio Linguistica. One of their
many duties, is to translate a very distorted form of High Gothic to High Gothic.
In the scholar district lies Sviar University, it is the sectors oldest and largest. The big complexes houses many guest teachers from all over the
universe. Nearby is Sviarslargest hospital, although it isn't Upsalas only hospital, this has the most advanced equipment for the most difficult
procedures. On top of the roof you'll find a large aircraft pad. The V-shaped building in the southern part of the district is a research facility.
East of the Industry district lies a mining plant. There is a frequent shuttle traffic with minerals from the inhabited nearby planets and the mining town
Rykva that lies far North on Sviar 1. On Svair 1 the mining industry is very big and the quality on the finished products is excellent. Therefore
Upasla has a Forge World. It produces all the equipment for the Sviars Imperial Guard and for the PDF.
Half of the World is covered with forests to provide air for the population. If a new city is to be built the engineers must calculate how many if any trees should be cut down to make room for a new city. Right now there is room for at least ten more cities without having a shortness of air.
Sviar 2 is an agriculture world. It produces and supplies food for the whole Sviar and the rest of the sector. There is a lot of water on Sviar 2 and the
soil is still in perfect condition. Kettle is mainly breed for fertilizer, but can be slain for festivities. On Sviar 2 there are only a few farm villages, most
of the surface is covered in cereal fields. Some farmers are stationed here permanently, while some work for a month and after that take the shuttle to Sviar 1 for a month leave and return to work the following month.
The shuttle base on Sviar 2 is a fortified station, from some angels it resembling a fortress. The station provide the farmers with supplies like pesticides and work related equipment. The shuttles also leaves with crops barley and other key food ingredients to different locations. The shuttle station is
manned by 200 PDF guards,they do all the chores. They too, like some farmers work in a monthly shift. The farmers use huge harvesting vessels.
Every day the work from morning to evening due tothe vast area they have to cover each day. Once a year they organize the farm day. It is held
near the shuttle station and in mid shift so everyone can participate. It contains the traditionally race with harvesting vessels, a market, freshly grilled kettles and more homebrew
alcohol than they can drink. There is also a competition whichfarm village that has the best brew. It is in mid shift near the station so the PDF guards
can intervein if things get out of control.
There is a big closed area that contain forest and fern like plants that produces rich oxygen for the fields and for the population. All other fauna has
been wiped out to make room for the cereal fields.
Sviar 3 is a moon that orbits around the Sviar 1. Sviar 3 is covered with a dense jungle, swamps and variety of plants, some of them is very toxic.
In these jungles lives many small tribes. The two biggest ones is called Vodurs and Ulfurs. Every year they meet at the tree of Aquila, which is two
trees that has grown together in a way that itresembles the two headed eagle. The tribesmen and tribeswomen belive that this is a sign from the Holy God- Emperor. Beneath that tree they fight to win a place in the PDF. As service for the Holy God-Emperor is the highest honor they can receive.
Most of them is skilled survivalists and often qualify for Imperial Guard duty, so they are the only force that will be sent to death world assignment.
Sviar 3 is a defense moon. Runways for the Naval Fleet runs beneath the surface. There are kilometers of runways for a lightning attack on any
oncoming threat. Scattered along Sviar3 is hidden long range defense missiles.
Edited by Sviar, 25 September 2015 - 06:49 AM.