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The Scouring of Arajo

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The Cadian gate, one of the greatest bastions of the Imperium; the stop-gap preventing the legions opf traitors and vile depredations of the realm of chaos from pouring into the realm of man. In the wake of the Despoilers thirteenth black crusade, Cadia is in ruin, after nearly ten millenia of war Abaddon and his minions finally set foot upon the world; but despite this it fights on, the people fight on against chaos.

Despite his many victories, the forces of the Imperium have managed to put a stop to Abaddon's crusade and push him back into the eye of terror, for now. In the wake of this though, the Imperium has been left reeling, countless worlds lost or destroyed; the plague fleet of Typhus, herald of Nurgle, has spread forth plague and disease that nearly overwhelmed the Imperial Navy. One of these plague, possibly the worst of all, the zombie plague, ran rampant through the systems of the Agripnaa sector, backbone of the Imperial Navy's ports within the segmentum.

As the Black Templars rush forth to reclaim the worlds taken in the wake of the black crusade, other Imperial commanders follow in their stead to reclaim the ports of Agripnaa. Even now, a vanguard of twelve regiments of the Imperial guard, a force of mechanicus vessels, and an element of Legio Magna ply the stars to the Arajo system to reclaim the ship yards and titan forge at the very heart of the system.

Eight regiments of the Imperial Guard have been committed to the reclaiming of Arajo VII, a mining world rich in materials used in the production of titan armour. It has been four days since initial planet-fall, the eight regiments splitting to take back the five space ports of Arajo VII and fanning out to search the outlying cities and mining complex's for survivors, or worse.


"Dammit all sarge, how much longer we gonna be traveling to this place?" Trooper Jeejo complained over the rumbling and shaking of the chimera. It had been fourteen hours since fourth platoon, the hard-liners, had been sent out along with the nineteenth platoon, the scarlet bastards, to seek out survivors or enemies in the mining colony of New Porleyo. So far, the Longknives had encountered large numbers of plague zombie's, victims of the plague, along with scattered pockets of cultists propagating the plague.

"Just shut up and get ready, we're here." Sergeant Rictor Brast called down from the top hatch of the transport, dropping down to the armoured interior of the cabin. The red light of the transport made the Brontian's dark features even darker. Picking up his lasgun, Brast calmly walked to the back hatch of the vehicle, seemingly undisturbed by its movements, borne from nearly a lifetime with the 17th. "Right, so for those of you who either forgot or never bothered to pay attention, and do speak up now if thats the case 'cause I've got a treat for you later, along with squad D and a pair of squads from the bastards we get the fun of checking the hab blocks for survivors. Adding to the, Lt Cohlan has assigned his second to accompany us, so you listen to me and him and don't rut things up." He said, nodding over to cadet Eli Quint as the chimera slew to a halt and he smashed the rune to drop the back ramp, the stuffy interior of the transport dispersing to a dry cold wind of the outside. "So load up and move out you dogs, lets get this done so we can link up with the rest of the 'liners." Brast shouted as he walked out of the chimera.

Eli; your last out of the chimera, the troopers of the squad filing out ahead of you. During the ride you hadn't really said much, then again most of the troopers hadn't either; but for you it would likely be mostly due to being an outsider to the unit. You quickly make way to sergeant Brast, he wasn't terribly pleased when Cohlan assigned you to squad C for this mission, but he had been far better than some of the others in the last few days.

[Your with Brast for now as he oversee's the squad entering the first of the hab blocks; squad C has six more to check out after this, each of the squads has seven or eight hab's to check out in this section alone. Any thing you want to say to the man? Maybe wonder why he's committing the whole squad to one building when he could split it and check out two or even three at a time?]

Serpio, Tine, and Jonas; You hurry down the ramp, following the motions of Brast to the first hab block, a three story unit of gunmetal grey and devoid of any light, and possibly any life. You run up to the side of the entryway, Tine kicking in the double doors while Serpio and Jonas cover.

[Not much to see initially, small hallway ending with steps to the next level with two doors leading to the main rooms of this level. You notice the left door is slightly open, do you approach with caution? Perhaps slowly enter, or kick the door in and rush inside?]

Tabitha and Alexious, Your right behind Serpio, Tine, and Jonas as they kick in the doors and rush inside, flood-lamps at the end of lasguns casting light into the dark room. The rest of the squad files in, you move over to the first living section, each of these levels is fitted with two, for a total of six in this block before the squad can advance to the next block and do the same all over again.

[Like Serpio, Tine, and Jonas you also do not seem much in the hall, moving to the right door, one of you to each side. How do you decide to enter? Any thoughts running through your mind, or things your saying to each other?]

[Obviously not to much going on; want an idea of what you all will do. Both with not loads handed to you, and with slight stuff from me. (Thats the stuff in these brackets you'll be seeing in updates.)]
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Tabitha felt like she was falling asleep when suddenly sergeant Brast told them to look for survivors. "I doubt there'll be any sane survivors left..." she thought to herself. She quickly checked wether all her things were properly strapped on to her. The back ramp dropped and Tabitha moved out with the rest of the squad. "Why aren't there more women with the longknives? Just one would be enough for me!" she thought as she walked after Alexious.

They entered the building and couldn't see a thing. She kept her shotgun ready at all times, while taking her floodlight out of her pocket.
While entering the room and covering each other Alexious was the first to speak up. "So Tabitha, how long have you been in the Guard?" he asked her. "Well, I joined the Longknives when I was only 16 years old. I'm 28 now, though I've spent quite some time to learn all the medical stuff. I think I've only seen about 8 or 9 years of battle, the rest is spent on training and studying to become what I am today." Tabitha answered Alexious and paused a few seconds. "What about you? And what's your reason for joining in?" she asked Alexious.

Then they got at a door. "Ok Tabitha, You kick the door down and I'll give you covering fire, ok." Alexious suggested. "Fine, on the count of 3... One... two... THREE!" Then she kicked the door open and aimed her shotgun on the opening. Ready to fire at anything that might come out or attack.
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"Well, I've been in the Guard since I was 17, I got away as early as I could, my parents were limiting everything I did, I couldn't leave the house without getting clearance, so when they started to set up a recruitment drive I joined as early as I could," was Alexious' answer to her question. "Could have been my answer. But I got the feeling he's trying to hide the fact he's nervous. Probably his first real mission." she thought.

Tabitha kicked the door open and all she could see was pure darkness. She looked around, with her flood-light shining brightly through the darkness...
Tabitha checked the room. "All clea..." She paused a few seconds "Shit!" she screamed. "Guys, check this out." She said, while she looked at the wall covered in blood. "The former owner of this blood couldn't be alive anymore. But where is the body?" she thought.

The squad sweeped some more rooms and moved on to the next floor. There already were some squads sweeping the rooms, so she decided to provide them some extra cover. While providing cover Tabitha wanted to get to know Alexious a little better. "Where are you from? And what do you aspire to become before you die? Who knows, might give me some more motivation to patch you up properly!" She asked, the last line being sarcastic.
"Well, you could say we have some things in common!" Tabitha answered Alexious. "I lived on a farm with my parents. I always had to help with cleaning, cooking and those kinds of things. I hated it big time and wanted things to change. When I told my parents I got scolded and they said I'd have to look for the live I wanted elsewhere. I was still 16 back then, so I didn't really know what I did want. Then I met some guys who were just recruited by the Guard. I spoke to them and that's how I ended up in the guard." Tabitha paused a few seconds. "I think I already am what I wanted to be. If I save one live I indirectly save more of them. Say you were to die if you didn't get my help. I patch you up and you shoot just one heretic. That heretic can't kill anybody else, right? Meaning I've saved multiple lives; yours and the life he couldn't kill. Of course I'd love to get a higher rank or maybe educate new medics. That'd make my life a little more certain and less stressful. But I'm fine with what I am now."
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Upon entering the room "Holy shit, more of this kind of mess." was all Tabitha could say. All the furniture had been smashed or ruined and Tabitha thanked the Emperor she hadn't lived here. "I wonder why only the rooms are smeared with blood and look ruined and why the hallways and stairs are practically clean." she mumbled, thinking out loud.

Suddenly Dean started yelling "Troopers moving on the third floor on the left side, don't go into the room. Stay in the corridor." Tabitha looked at him and then looked at the ceiling, to the place he was looking at as well. "You're sharp, I wouldn't have seen that." she said to him, while aiming her floodlight on the fake ceiling. "There's a possible trap in the floor, so stay out of the room!" she screamed as loud as she could, hoping the others would hear her. "Wait, who said they actually were guards? And not one or a few of the zombies?" Tabitha thought to herself.

OOC: I haven't read anything about blood/smashed up furniture in the halls or stairways, so I assumed those weren't there. If they were I'll edit my post a little.
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