This is my first story. For those of you who have rped with me before, you will be able to tell that this isn't my style. The reason for this is that I have gotten an editor. I will not reveal my editor unless he wants to be revealed.
The lights in the bunker were dim, and the air hot and thick. The room was empty aside from a few whispering individuals and a table supporting nothing but a map. There was only one door to the room, and the whisperers fell silent as it opened. A cloaked figure walked through slowly as everyone stared with anticipation.
The cloaked figure revealed her face, which was framed by golden blonde hair, falling down only to her neck. Her eyes were a deep, cold colored blue. After she made the sign of the aquila, the anticipation in the room was let go as everyone returned the gesture.
The woman spoke with confidence, not wasting time and asking only the necessary questions, "Report, what does our scanner say about the enemy Ork movements?"
A man in black carapace armor and wielding a shotgun was the first to respond, and finally spoke the woman's title, "Canoness Vixus, our scanner reads the Orks maneuvering towards Genesis City, they're retreating. However, they do not cover their trail lightly." He walked over to the table with the map on it and pointed to several locations for the Canoness to see while continuing, "They have made fortifications and have set up heavy weapons teams along several buildings, which are marked on the map here. With our current strength, I am confident we could crush them with a frontal assault."
A second figure stepped forward to speak, this time another female, who wore a suit of power armor, "Canoness, we could send a Seraphim strike force to knock out the heavy weapon teams, which we then could follow up with a frontal assault. I believe this would greatly cut the risk of any casualties."
Canoness Vixus analyzed the map and the locations that had been pointed out to her before responding with her finger on the map, "Tell me Judge Valence, do you know what this long pipe is that leads into the city?"
This was the man in carapace armor who looked closely to where she was pointing and replied, "That is a sewer which leads out to a small lake. Come to think of it, criminals would often try to escape the city through those tunnels in order to avoid our watch."
The Canoness pondered for a bit longer as she made up her mind, "Then here is the plan, I will send several squads through these sewers. Their targets will be the Ork heavy weapons teams fortified in these locations. As this is being carried out, the Seraphim squads will then deep strike in to support them. Following this will be our main attack; with their heavy weapons down we can use our Immolaters and Repressors to cut the enemy down with minimal casualties on our side."
The room fell silent once more as each individual took the plan into their thoughts.
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Splashes could be heard throughout the sewer pipes that the armored figures made their way through. The air was filled with a horrible stench, so it was fortunate the figures wore Sabbat patterns Sororitas helms that could filter it. They were each clad in black power armor with white trimmings, all except the leader of the group who stood at the front with armor lined in gold. This one raised her hand to alert the group that she had spotted something and the group ceased movement without question.
"Possible life sign up ahead, stay alert sisters. Orks from the Blood Axe clan are known to actually use tactics."
"Understood Sister Vernesa." Replied one of the sisters behind her. The squad slowly moved up to the life form ahead, taking each step with caution knowing they might be waking into a trap.
When they reached the figure, they found it to be a human body. Sister Vernesa spoke again, "Looks like this one is dead." She said as she kicked the body to be certain.
"May the Emperor have mercy on his soul." said another sister armed with a heavy flamer.
A third sister met the statement quickly, "Merci, I doubt the Emperor will show mercy to him, as he was most likely a law breaking thug." This sister carried a unique bolter with her that had a Sarissa.
Sister Vernesa spoke once more, "Merci and Merica, this is no time to discuss such things, we have a mission to accomplish that the Emperor commands of us." Both sisters, Merci and Merica, nodded their head in unison as Vernesa and the rest of the squad moved forward.
The battle sister squad continued to move, the sewers nearly pitch black with only a small amount of light entering through air filters and storm drains every so often. After about ten minutes, Vernesa raised her hand again, this time stating, "We are here, looks like we are a bit early. Hold position until ordered otherwise." The squad nodded their heads before inspecting their equipment to make sure everything was set for battle one last time. Vernesa watched her squad, and looked up the ladder leading up to the sewer hatch that was their entrance into the city. She took a deep breath before speaking further, “Sisters, listen closely. We all remember Cardinal Gideon and Sister Superior Kalta...and of their noble sacrifice. Let us not forget what they did when this all began and the Orks caught us by surprise. Genesis City was only defended by one sister squad whom Kalta led. The squad was supported only by Cardinal Gideon. Yet when Gideon heard of the incoming attack he did not try to run. Instead he spoke to the citizens of Gensis and drove them to a frenzy which met the Orks head on with only the one squad of sisters by their side. Although the city was lost to the Orks, the horde suffered great losses during the battle, which allowed our forces to organize am effective defense in order to regroup. Today, we shall retake this city in their name. In the Emperor's name, we will avenge our fallen martyrs."
Although none of them spoke a word, Vernesa knew they were inspired, dwelling on the sacrifice made. They were ready to fight, and die, for the Emperor.
A voice came over the comm in their battle helms, "This is Canoness Vixus. All squads are in place. On my mark we make our attack."
Sister Merica climbed up the latter with haste, and made ready to open the hatch. A few seconds passed by, slowly, as they waited in suspense for the order. Then it came.