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As Elune looked out over the bunker walls, she could see the tidal wave of enemies coming straight for them. So much for a *scouting party*, as had reported one of her rangers.
Over the last few months, the Eldar landing party, some 10'000 strong, had been wittled down to a mere 100 man strong garrison holding on to the last bastion of Eldar power, Zara, Impenetrable Fortress. Fortress after fortress, city after city, inch by inch, the Eldar had been pushed back by the Great Devourer, Hive Mind Black Death. Many of her closest friends had been mercilessly chopped to pieces, and now only 5 banshees were left to defend Zara.
Maugan Ra placed his men defending a hill, south of Zara, sending all 25 Guardians under his command, for he had been told that the Tyranids had also sufffered hurrendous loses. He hopped to make the Tyranids pay dearly for that hill, before calling the guardians back and forming a final line infront of the steel doors. He also sent a Vyper, a Grand Prophete and his retinue, and Elune and her remaining 5 Banshees He was confident the Tyranids luck had finally run out.
And then they came... Innummerable, at least twice as many as the defenders, if not 3 times. He saw that the forces he had sent to the hill couldnt hold back the tidal wave, so Wraithlord Gunthor and 2 War Walkers joined them.
Elune saw the wave of Hormagaunt, running faster than a fire, hit the Guardians, slaughtering them. In under 5 minutes of fighting, all 25 Guardians lie dead and gutted on the floor, their blond blood socked hair over their faces. The advancing Hormagaunts met the Grand Prophete in hand to hand combat, and before he could land even one hit, he was dead, and all his retinue around him. In anger, Maugan Ra ordered all his heavy weapons to attack the Genestealers who were running, hiding behind the hill. With a flash of light, 2 clouds of red appeared and 2 skeletons lay where the Genestealers were.
In anger at the lose of the Grand Prophete, both Wraithlord Gunthor and his walkers and Elune, charged the Hormagaunts. A heroic effort but before long, 2 more Banshees lay splattered on the floor, and only 1 Hormagaunt had fallen.
Then it came...
No one knows from where, but standing there, behind Elune, was the Old One Eye himself. Elune turned to face her new foe. Fear was in her eyes, as she looked at her death. After repeated attacks, none of which scratched Old One Eyes armor, he cast his sythed arm down, in one long movment it seemed, and tore Elune in two, a cry of pain and dispair escaping her at her last moments. The last Banshee, after seeing what had happened to her Exarch, could not face another enemy and flew off the battlefield and into dishonor.
When all seemed lost, suddenly a glow appeared on the floor where the Prophet lay. And he came... The Avatar, rising like a giant of vengeance. It charged both Old One Eye and the Hive Tyrant standing near by. Maugan Ra looked confident now, but his smile was quickly extinguished when he saw the Avatar, ripped into two by both the Hive Tyrant and the Old One Eye.
The battle was lost, but still Gunthor and Maugan Ra kept fighting. Out of nowhere, a Lictor appeared, and charged the War Walkers, destroying 1, but getting smashed under-foot by the other. Gunthor, with a scream of rage, smashed and bashed, as 5 hormagaunts fell. Old One Eye charged the Vyper, hit the grav platforms, and sent the vehicul back down to the ground. The Hive Tyrant and his retinue charged Gunthor, and after a heated battle, a Tyranid Guard crashed to the ground, bludgeoned by Gunthor's massive fist. But Gunthor's time had also come, and he crashed to the ground, finally peaceful in death.
Maugan Ra kept fighting. Gargoyles came, and he fired and smashed and bashed until 5 of the unholy creatures hit the ground, but even more came, and he couldn't stop the tide. He was nearly grateful when finally a Gargoyle stuck his tail through the heros's chest, killing him in a few seconds.
The last War Walker, dispite overwhelming odds, rose into honor when he slew 3 more Hormagaunts and injured the Hive Tyrant. One quick charge from the mighty beast ended him.
All was quiet now. As the sun went down over the fortress, the shadows of the fallen Eldar seemed red, and the ground itself was stained with their essence. After 3 months of heroic fighting, monumental loses and incredible amounts of courage, it became clear that it was worth nothing... The Eldar alone could not stop the Great Devourer, Hive Fleet Black Plague.
This is my 1st bit of fluff, give me your opinion. I did my best
Very nice! REally good use of fluf as well as making the battle and point clear. Top stuff
'No evil will escape the just punishment of rightenous'
thx frosty, it was an actual battle i played yesterday against the eldar. just thought i won easily enough that i could make a cool story out of it ^^