Friday, March 30, 2012
“My Lord, we have just received this communiqué from the Golden Angels chapter master. It appears to have been sent some 80 years ago. We have run it through decryption algorithms twice to attempt to boost the signal but there is still some data bytes missing from the message.”
“Why has it taken so long to get here?”
“Warp storm activity my Lord”
ATTENTION HIGH LORD ALPHON
PRIORITY OMEGA NOVEMBER ECHO
FROM CHAPTER MASTER – GOLDEN ANGELS
5TH SUBMISSION ATTEMPT
IT IS WITH THE HIGEST PRIORITY, MISGIVINGS AND PERIL THAT I SUB....T THIS REQUEST FOR AID. OUR SECTOR HAS BEEN ....OLOPED BY A WARP STORM OF THE LIKES UNSEEN IN MIL....NIA. WE HAVE BEEN BESEIGED FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS BY CHAOS MARINES FROM THE ........... .........PTER.
THE EMPORER PROTECTS US BUT WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF BOTH REINFORCEMENTS AND SUPPLI.... TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE VICTORIOUS.
“Until the warp storm abates, we are unable to send assistance. Let us pray to the Emperor that He intervenes on his children’s behalf and this damned storm dissipates quickly. Send for my personal psyker and see that she should bring her tarot cards.”
ATTENTION HIGH LORD ALPHON
WE HAVE MANAGED AT GREAT COST TO HOLD OUT AGAINST OUR DAMNED BRETHEREN SO FAR. THERE ARE LESS THAN 100 BROTHERS OF COMBAT READY STATUS LEFT. THERE ARE SIGNS THAT REINFORCEMENTS SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO BREACH THE WARP STORM AS IT IS SEEMS TO BE DIMINISHING.
A GREAT DISHONOUR HAS BEFALLEN US, THE ENEMY HAS BREACHED OUR INNERMOST DEFENCES AND HAS STOLEN A LARGE PORTION OF OUR PRECIOUS GENE-SEED BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THEM OFF. IF OUR CHAPTER IS TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS GOLORIOUS LIGHT TO THE GALAXY WE NEED TO REPLENISH OUR NUMBERS.
“Dispatch the nearest Ultramarine cruiser to assist them as soon as possible and provide them with the pure Ultramarine Gene-seed to splice with their own to assist in rebuilding.”
The sleek hull of the Emperor’s Gift glides silently through the shifting eddies of the warp. The occasional rainbow coloured halo briefly coalesces around the cruiser as unseen entities try unsuccessfully to gain entry. The serenity inside suddenly shatters as an extremely bright flash erupts from the Emperor’s Gift and the warp envelops her whole.
Even though sirens scream inside, the occupants move purposefully from room to room. “Captain, the Geller field has gone down,” a robotic servitor droned.
“All crew to battle stations; brother marines prepare for possible daemonic borders” calmly ordered Captain Jameuk in to the vox on his chair.
Suddenly the servitor to Jameuk’s left whirrs, “multiple contacts on decks epsilon, delta & zeta.” “Squads Theo, Halpin and Franco repel borders. Remember your faith in the Emperor is your shield,” Jameuk orders as he moves towards the display, studying it even as he walks closer.
“Squad Liunc, move towa.....” the Captain freezes mid-sentence.
Down in the hull, a translucent mist starts to take form and other shapes appear just seconds later around it. A large bird like creature stands before a large adamantium door with an evil smile on its beak. A dozen pink creatures hold jars in their arms and one receives a not so gentle shove and asks, “Master what are we here for and what’s in the jars.”
With a malevolent stare, the Greater Daemon, KR’ KIIR, gives a slight chuckle, “my dear underling, these jars contain what the humans call gene-seed. They take their weak children and by splicing the gene-seed with their own genes it makes them in to the soldiers that are present on this ship.” The pink horror looks up confused, “why then are we giving them more of it? So they can make more?”
With a sigh of exasperation, KR’KIIR continues, “The gene-seed in this vault comes from a group of humans that have a pure and stable genetic makeup, while the seed from the humans known as the Blood Angels, is flawed and our Master has seen that by switching the seed, it will further his one of his great plans.”
“Why don’t we just kill them then,” an inquisitive horror blurts out from behind. KR’KIIR shoots an irritated glance at the horror and with a squeal it agonisingly splits in two and they both take on a pale blue colour and it continues, “All you have to know is that if we kill them, it is over too quickly, BUT if we alter their genes, the grand Tzeentch has seen that great confusion can be sown and the fate of a human sector is at stake.”
“How will we get past the wards on the vault,” the first horror tentatively asked. “With the shields of the ship down, I can access the full power of the warp to bypass the wards, but leave them there so as to not generate suspicion,” replies KR’KIIR as it stares intently at the door. With a wave of its feathered hand, the contents of the jars within the vault slowly dissolve into the amniotic fluid they are floating in, and with another wave the contents of the Blood Angel jars vanish and appear inside the jars in the vault.
Then as suddenly as they appear they disappear.
“.........rds the armoury and secure it.”
“Captain, this is Sergeant Den’ves. The daemons have suddenly vanished.”
“All stations - damage report NOW!” barked the Captain.
“No damage or casualties to report and the Gellar Field is back on line.”
“Monitor all stations and let’s make all haste to help our brothers.”
ATTENTION HIGH LORD ALPHON
CAPTAIN JAMEUK’S REPORT
THE VALOUR AND BRAVERY OF THE ULTRAMARINES HAS SHONE ONCE MORE. THE ENEMY, UPON SEEING OUR ARRIVAL, MADE HASTE TO LEAVE THE PLANET AS SOON AS THEY COULD. WE WERE UNABLE TO GIVE CHASE AS WE NEEDED TO HAND OVER THE MUCH NEEDED GENE-SEED. IT WILL BE A SLOW PROCESS BUT THE GOLDEN ANGELS WILL RETURN IN TIME.
THROUGH US, GUILLIMAN LIVES ON
MAGOS BIOLOGUS QWENTIN’S REPORT
I WAS CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE THE UNFORSEEN RESULTS OF THE SPLICING OF THE ULTRAMARINE AND GOLDEN ANGELS GENE-SEED. THE RATE AT WHICH THE ZYGOTES WERE GROWING WAS AT AN ACCEPTIBLE LEVEL BUT ROUGHLY 200 YEARS AFTER THE INTIAL MODIFICATION WERE COMPLETED THE MARINES OF THIS CHAPTER ARE NOW SHOWING SOME SIGNS OF THE RED THIRST. WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A CHAPTER SPECIFIC FLAW TO THE BLOOD ANGELS AND OF THEIR SUCCESSORS BUT IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PRESENT HERE.
ALL POSSIBILITIES WERE INVESTIGATED AND I EVENTUALLY DISCOVERED THAT THE INSTEAD OF THE ULTRAMARINES GENE-SEED, SOME HOW BLOOD ANGEL SEED WAS CONTAINED WITHIN THE CRYO TUBES. NORMALLY THE SPLICNG WOULD NOT HAVE SUCCESSFULLY UNITED, SO THIS THEN LEAD ME TO THE DISCOVERY THAT THE CRYO TUBES CONTAINED MINUTE TRACES OF THE ULTRAMARINE GENE-SEED AND AS A RESULT OF THE PURE NATURE OF THIS GENE-SEED IT SOMEHOW COMBINED THE OTHER TWO.
I HAVE BEEN UNSUCESSFUL IN REPLICATING THIS PROCESS SO I AM HUMBLED TO ADMIT THAT I CANNOT EXPLAIN WHY THIS HAS OCCURRED. ALL I CAN GIVE ARE THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS:
# MONITOR THE CHAPTER FOR ANY FUTURE DEVIATION OR MUTATION
# SO AS TO AID THIS CHAPTER IN ITS RECOVERY AND TO UNDERSTAND THE NATRE OF THIS FLAW, SEND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BLOOD ANGELS TO OFFER WHAT GUIDANCE THAT THEY CAN.
HIS GUIDANCE BE PRAISED
HIGH LORD FITHE
I TAKE GREAT HONOUR IN REPORTING THAT OUR ONCE GLORIOUS CHAPTER HAS RISEN ANEW FROM THE FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION. TWO HAVE BECOME ONE AND ONCE AGAIN WE WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE GALAXY AND WE WILL TAKE REVENGE ON THOSE WHO HAVE WRONGED US AND NO MERCY WILL BE SHOWN.
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD WE TAKE ON A NAME THAT BEARS OUR PAST GLORIES AND SYMBOLISES THE NEW HONOURS THAT AWAIT US.
I PRESENT TO YOU THE:
GOLDEN PHOENIX CHAPTER.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I have finally managed to paint up all my Napoleon @ War British figures. This gives me a basic army but I believe that I need to add 1 more box of infantry (4 units) to make it ‘legal’. I also intend to use it for Lasalle as well. I have already posted up photos of it but I finally had the enthusiasm (and lack of work this week) to paint up the rest. As well as the box of infantry I would like to buy a horse artillery set as well.