I've tried a very short novel ;) Tell me what you think.
Something was terribly wrong. It was impossible for Modh to know but somehow he knew, the captain was dead. If true, so where the sternguards that went with him as they left all those hours ago.
Behind Modh, the dark stones of the Shrine of the Champion stood tall and silent as if waiting their final hour. In front of him, a deep darkness consumed everything there was to see. It would have been pitch black if not for his occulobe but even it could not pierce the dark veil very much. The com-link gave away a weak buzz and then fell silent again.
There had been just about thirty hours since the hellish necrons struck. Without warning and without mercy they slaughtered everyone in their path. Their comm-shroud spread unseen and soon silenced every way of communication.
Charged with the attendance of a rite at the planets astartes shrine, Modh and his squad were out of the main path of the Necron onslaught. The captain had soon realised what was happening and had left with a handfull of sternguards to bring help from the main mining colony, just a few miles away. They should have been back hours ago.
Just as Modh let his head drop for just a second he thought he saw something in the darkness. There were no time to think before the first gauss blast tore the veil of darkness and the deep silence into oblivion.
- To your feet Brothers! Modh heard the sergeant call at the very top of his lungs. We can’t let these soulless abominations spoil these holy grounds. For the Champion, for the Emperor!
from “The awakening of Stina VI”