I'm a liar!
A IMPERIAL GUARD TALE
I whispered your name dropped from the highest,
but I did not answer or courage ...
then I yelled
the “Emperor protects!”
And an unknown energy flowed into me,
and made me feel the might of Astronomican!
I am the hammer,
the edge of your sword,
the gauntlet of your fist!
Elysian drop troops, isn’t a mission save and rescue! The Grey and Blue droop troops are call to hard duty, where all guardsman give their important contribution for the defense of the empire and the will of the golden throne!
Venixxa a large hive town of one of the world Segmentus Pacificus, Aquaduplus sector. The planet is for the 95% covered by water. The emerged lands are located at the poles (which completely inhospitable and uninhabited) and a long, narrow mountain range that connects the two ends to the sides of which extend large faults ...
For the annual Carnival feast, the Inquisition in according to Departmento Munitorum has arranged a special supervision by the Imperial Guard to the danger of riots caused by cultists and fanatics of Slaanesh and or Tzeentch.
For the occasion Vexxia it always has a luxurious dress made of lights, colors, flags, artistic decorations, and it’s this abundance of luxury and "lack of brakes" that makes it easy to creep of the pitfalls of Chaos!
Men and women wear colorful costumes, shapes and cuts ranging from super-classic to the most unexpected and whimsical!
Thousands of floats for three nights and three days turning in parade for the big boulevards the city, transforming everything into a great party: half way between an chaotic orgy and a refined worldly representation.
Sitting at his desk in his office the governor, Valto Bazzaton, was doing the briefing by the security forces. He rang the com-link internal and the droid-secretary warned of the arrival of a member of the Inquisition: Lady Calyma Maelstorm.
The great door swung open and of Hexagon, Lady Malestorm made her entrance with her hair swaying as his gait and the steps with a nervous noise of heels ...
Bazzaton rose from his chair and greeted the entrance Inquisitor pointed to the place that they had reserved.
"With your permission I do from my trusty Abeston summarize the elements of our briefing" ...
After she have accommodated on the big seat nodded, then the young secretary with a few lines summed up the talk.
The parade, as usual, follow the three concircle created by the three major boulevards of the town, starting from the outer path call Huge-Ring for ending to the innermost called Core-Ring.
Lady Malestorm asked: “Where is the most critical point of the parade?”
She was told by Bazzaton: “For sure are the three steps on the narrow passage between the rings of avenue, with regard to general security, and the passage near the district Dorshdure, which is located in the path which corresponds to the second round: the boulevard Mid-rings !
Bazzaton went on defining things to do: "For the path of the rings there will be Guardsmen in carnival costume, and every quarter for every two blocks security personnel and paramedics also airships there will be three battalion of drop troops Elysians”.
Lady Malestorm expressed his intention to go to the district Dorshdure, where the situation could be more dangerous as a result of his experience as a witch hunter, hard and effectively to the foes cultists!
After the questions of responsibility for the safety of the area, some explanation, clarifications and warnings, the meeting ended with the toast ritual.
"We keep our guard up and gaiety alive!" was the motto suggested by governor greeting the staff and the Inquisitor.
When everyone had left the Hexagon and the governor was not until he turned to Abeston and said:
"Put into operation the detectors that we did swallow our employees! The three-day has begun! Emperor protect us!
it said to poison ivy,
but is equivalent to candid rose…
pinky thornless roses are ever quotes!
The carnival had begun, the governor at the HQ controlled in live conduct the kermes. During those three days would have only a series of small naps, almost like a navigator engaged in an ocean race!
The parade had reached the second ring. The governor had just finished his nap of few minutes and stood in the control room, turning to the servant vigilant ask about the situation, him turned to report when a warning light began to flash. The servo controller turned around and informed his superior:
"There are problems in the district Dorshdure. second ring! Believe that the Inquisitor is out of control!"
"Put me in touch with the commander of the area!"
"It 's already in line!"
"Colonel Laryew send at the coordinates I give you a group of Guardsman! And something have happened to the Inquisitor supervisor"
"This is an operation to save and rescue?"
"No! It is to recover, if necessary, our-contact-we do not know if it has been kidnapped or has departed voluntarily! Absolute priority and full alert! The danger level is huge!"
The captain Jjx of the Elysian droop troops received orders by com-link from his immediate superior in rank. He gathered 40 Guardsmen and shown the landing site of each one explained:
“We will be divided into 4 teams, the first will enter from the patio of the building, the second from the north, the third from the east and the fourth will separate into two groups that remain outside in stand-bay!”
“Ok! The task is high risk, but we are here for this! Come and stay tuned!”
A blimp was on the affected portion of the city is brought in a few moments on the drop zone. The captain made a last check and gave way to the troops with Grav-chute.
The team one slipped into the ear, ending in the courtyard and was greeted by a long download bolters that wipe out the components, only a guardsman survived intact because he entered in the building through a window on the tenth floor!
The teams two and three received the same treatment on the lower floors, no one was able to enter the stable! Then was sent the crew four, that moving from side entrances stood up to snipers. They was unable to reach the Inquisitor but it was possible to locate she and see what was taken away!
The servo-droid in HQ informed the Governor that the signal of Lady Malestrom had begun to work!
"You're moving to the south, in the direction of the fort of the first ring!"
"Warn the team in the area! Ready to take action! High alert!"
Gave this order call the colonel Laryew and ordered him to retrieve the fallen and… fix the damage.
Received the orders Captain Prexdum made landed the guardsmen respectively on the bastion of the north-east and south-west, also a third team was passed from the underground.
Despite the precautions and tactics were also heavily decimated their failing to reach the Inquisitor Malestrom who saw escape aboard an aircraft Valkyrie!
Again, the servo-droid announced the move of the warning in the body of Inquisitor: north-north-east, towards the forest of Redwood.
Bazzaton immediately contacted the commander of the troops in Elysian instance on planet.
Commander Vahii mobilize immediately and send two company in the North-North-East, priority! Reach Valkyrie fugitive with on-board Inquisitor, it is unknown if knapped or escape! We must to take Malestrom at any cost! Arriving at her as close as possible! I am contacting the imperial forces of Adeptus Astartes for support, they coming soon! At work! Immediately! We will send the coordinates of the launch site when the Valkyrie will be in the area!
"Sir yes sir Governor, the troops are ready! Within a couple of minutes they will be flying!"
The communication is closed and Bazzaton estranged pictoscreen sat at his desk and began to concentrate.
From long time, perhaps shortly after leaving the Schola Progenium, did not use his psyker ability. After a short delirium was on-line and link his source: an astropath command Astartes Grey Knights.
"Ah, how long!"
"It's true ... and it would have passed each other if this is not an emergency!"
"Please contact the command of the Grey Knights and send a squad to Venixxa. We have a problem with an Inquisitor turn away ... or kidnapped ... by Chaos”
The link was interrupted.
Bazzaton sighed. He took a sip of Amasec, got up and looked out the window at the parade,
it was concluded on a regular basis! It was a big operation going on, but had not affected the masked parade! The party would end as usual!
The Valkyries in flight carrying the troops of the 69th and 81th were given the coordinates for three minutes before the launch.
When they were flying over the redwood forest, coming above a low rocky mountain with some caves.
The commander of the expedition, Hauwx, contacted the officers and gave them orders: Land on the target. Enter in the cave. Eliminate all foes. Retrieve the inquisitor!
If not possible, to circumscribe the perimeter and wait for further instructions!
The Elysian droop troops found no hostility until landing. Waiting for them but there were teams World Eaters.
The Elysian compact and well-directed, despite the many losses did retract the foes.
The World Eaters in the cave put up a fierce resistance, but with the tenacity of the teams 7th and 11th was broken! The Chaos Marines left the field.
But a terrible nightmare waiting for the men! In a corner of the cave, they saw sitting on the ground next to her and Malestrom was a dreadful entity!
Only three Guardsmen came out unscathed from that place! According to the orders created a security cordon in the area.
Not pass more than 15 minutes that came down from sky a large group of Guardsmen carrying two squads of Grey Knights Astartes.
As soon as can possible see them in their gothic gleaming armor, they more fast as possible entered the cave.
There were rumblings, flashes, flames and a mild earthquake then … from the cave on the lower rocky mountain surrounded by redwoods came the Gray Knights... not all those who had entered ... but who had survived carried with it the Inquistor Malestrom.
Soon they reached a Valkyrie. Embark quickly vanished in the sky.
"Mission accomplished! Guardsmen return to HQ!"
No more than two hours after the conclusion of the operation, while Bazzaton was intent to coordinate the closing of the parade was contacted by the tactical command by astropathic way.
Operation Complete! Inquisitor Malestrom save! The ship gray –Pontius Maximus- will keep her in custody and will investigate the case. For now threatens foiled! Great job!
Bazzaton received the news with satisfaction. He went to the servo-droid for a final order of routine poured himself a glass of amasec and looked down from his office that the parade was finishing with its lights and music ...
ubi maior minor cessat et
Mundus transit et concupiscentia eius
The carnival is life, the carnival is a mystery ... a smile appeared on his face or… was it a grimace?!
“It’s time”, said to himself, then took off the mask.