Story I wrote. enjoy. I've posted more (incase you hadn't noticed). Please comment. Oh and if you can't be bothered reading the whole thing just read the 4th post-its cool enough to read by itself. By the way I ended up changing their vehcle to a valkyrie transport from a vulture gunship (the gunship woz too small
Three suns beat down on the dry sand of Uranthis III. Fire-beetles slowly crawled over the few ruins of broken statues and pillars that stuck through the dull landscape. These were the some of the only remanants of humanity who had long since abandoned hope of populating the planet. Red clouds made of some unknown acid floated above the land and life forms on the planet lived peacefully unaware of the battle going on not too far from their planet.
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The battle was hopeless. Luitenant Kayther had known it from the start.
The Furensis 16th had been patrolling the Eastern rim of their system. Kayther had just got back to the main part of the army as a Luitenant after completing a series of special operations missions in the Medusa system. He had trained in the art of anti-armour in many ways and his training was most helpful in ridding the system of tau troops. But disaster struck as soon as he returned when a huge ork battleship warpspaced right next to the Furensis 16th cruiser (Riteous Justice
) and instantly opened fire with its battlecannons. They had been supposed to return to their planet to help with the war against the cult of desecration but with a destroyed landing matrix after the first wave of ork fire and a massive battleship firing rockets into their ship they decided to warp-jump away.
The orks pursued them closely through the warp drifts and after a while the imperials realised that the orks were gaining on them. After about 120 lightyears of travel they left warpspace to the Uranthis system. It was a nearly inhospitable system having three stars and radiation everywhere. The imperials bet was that the orks badly built battleship wouldn't follow.
They had forgotten how stubbourn orks were.
The next thing the The Furensis 16th knew they were trapped in a colossal firefight. Now Luitenant Kayther and his squad were sitting in a the barracks praying to the emporer for help.
<Pressure break on Starbourd fire chamber floor 18>
Vox casters rattled as another explosion shook the ground. Broadside guns let loose on the ork battleship as the imperial guard hopelessly faught for their lives.
'Aluvate Oramus Dotanus Aluvate Oramus Dotanus Aluvate Oramus Dotanus' repeated a squad member chanting to the emperor for help. More ork rockets hit their ship and it shook violently throwing many of the men in the barracks to the iron ground. The fight had been going on for some time now and Kayther's nerves were being tested. He could swear he could hear the sceams of dead and dying on the many decks of the cruiser.
'I'm tired of this.' spoke Luitenant Kayther 'The Riteous Justice
is doomed but we
will escape. Come on men. We're getting off this ship.' The men were reluctant to comply but after a short while of convincing Kayther had his men ready to become deserters. They walked down dark steel corridors, some brightened by the flames of ork destruction as the firefight dragged on.
<ork boarders on starbourd deck twelve>
The luitenant sped up. He knew it wouldn't be long before the orks reached the escape pod bay. Opening the next door ahead he came into a wide chamber filled with weapons. Kayther could hear gunshots to his left.
'Come on men, quickly.' he ordered while picking his way through one of the armouries of the ship. After walking through a few more corridors he found the central shaft. A huge corridor running right through the middle of the ship. There was utter chaos. Men were running everywhere. Some trying to escape the orks who had began to storm the starbourd side of the Riteous Justice
. Others were trying to reclaim what had been taken but the battle was obviously lost. The vox casters rattled on and Kayther had to concentrate to get through. Soon though the Luitenant and his squad made their way out.
Finally they arrived at the escape pod bay.'Men I am sorry but if your on this ship you will go down with it. Please return to your barracks or join the boarding Teams.' said a well-armed guard with a huge bolter at the ready. Another rocket hit the ship causing the whole ship to shudder madly. A few men fell over and Kayther felt his stomach churn as the artificial gravity malfunctioned. 'Are you sure we can't convince you?' asked the Luitenant.
The guard seemed to think about it ,'and betray the god emperor? Definetly not.'
'Alright then.' said Kayther who pulled out his laspistol and blew the guards head off,'Lets get off this ship men.' They walked into an escape pod which seemed to be a space marine drop pod too unsafe for space marine use...but perfect for imperial guard. The luitenant figured out the control pad before firing up the engines. 'We should land in Uranthis III.' he yelled over the din of engines. Then he pressed the launch button.
The whole squad closed their eyes as the pod shuddered madly, leaving the Riteous justice
for good. They were hoping their wouldn't be a particularly watchful ork who would set the pod alight. But that ork didn't come and they escaped the firefight.
'so long Furensis 16th'
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A six legged bright orange lizard had made the first catch of the day. Using its keen eyes it had sighted out a sunspider before using its long tongue to swollow it whole. It tasted good the lizard was happy. Then there came a strange noise from the sky. The sky was roaring. The lizard looked up to see a black shape that got bigger and bigger and-
With a massive crash the escape pod landed and its four walls folded out to reveal Luitenant Kayther and his squad.
'Did anyone bring their imperial guard survival handbook?'