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The video crackled to life in front of Inquisitor Ruykort, the one of the most reknown Xeno-fighter in the galaxy. Behind him stood the Commanders of the Alien Hunters, dedicated to fight the Aliens that live in the galaxy, slavering monsters and unknown horrors ready to extinguish the light of the Imperium. A blue hologram started to move on top of the gray steel table.
"To the Alien-Hunters of the Imperium," a scared edge in the man's voice turns the room a little darker, "The Tyranids have attacked the Orus system, and they have started to descend upon this planet! Help us, please! Help us!" the man's voice started to crack in despair as loud bangings pound on the doors, screams of help of doomed Imperial Guardsman being ripped apart by the invaders.
The figure glances towards the slowly breaking titanium door, terrorized by the yells of the soldiers and roars of the creatures. "We cannot survive! We cannot survive this!" he started to shriek, " May the Emper-"
A huge smash blows the door open and a Lictor moved with lightning speed, ripping its talons acroos the Commissar's face in an explosion of blood. As his lifeless body thudded to the floor, the Lictor bent down and pushed its feeder-tendrils into his brain, gathering information that would be sent to other Tyranids to make their prey even easier to kill. Sickened, the Ordos Xenos leaders watched, fightning nausea as they witnissed the gruesome spectacle. When the Lictor fininished, the now irrecognizable head of the former Commissar resembled a popped melon, spilling its pink and red contents all over the floor of the former Imperial Stronghold. The Lictor bafully stared at the Ordos Xenos thousands of light years away, the Hive Mind reflecting in its cold eyes. It reached towards the hologram projector and with one swift move, crushed it into a ball of metal, breaking the connection.
Ruykort pounded the table in anger. While Hive Fleet Leviathan was wreaking havoc in the Empire of Octavius, a new, smaller Hive Fleet was hovering in the Western Fringe, destroying all in its path. From the reports, at least two small systems had fallen to its repeated assaults. The Hive Fleet was circling the known galaxy in 5 different sub-fleets, each at least 200 hive ships each, while the two main fleets contained at least 1000 ships. The tactics were hypothesised that they circled a system in a circle of doom. Then, they moved slowly in, eating one world at a time, until they met at the center, and all descended upon it. Then they moved on to the next system, to repeat the same maneuver on the victimzed worlds. Apparently though, the Hive Fleet was circling towards the Dark Worlds of the wicked Dark Eldar.
"The Tyranids get for more than they bargained for." thought Ruykort, a grim smile painted on his gray, tired face.
Suddenly, the Ordos Xenos commander Hurtshy asked Ruykort in his rasping growl, "What shall we name this fleet, sir?"
"Hive Fleet... Hive Fleet... Hive Fleet Hydra." answered Ruykort hesitantly. Then, he rose confidently, his body filling the room with authority.
"Go put in the Database," he snapped at the Junior Commander. The Junior Commander saluted and left the room curtly.
"Hive Fleet Hydra? Are you sure it is wise to name the Tyranid Fleet that?" rasped Hurtshy.
"Yes. Now get out of my sight. I need to think."
The commander left without a word. Ruykort slumped into a chair, his burning eyes intent on the gigantic computer screen in front of him.
"What are you?" he whispered, his eyes fixed on the words penned on the screen in Imperial Galactic.
Hive Fleet Hydra.
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Last edited by Hive Fleet Hydra; March 2nd, 2008 at 06:14.
come on ppl post!
Sounds pretty good. I just have a couple of comments. First of all, I think you need to rework the reaction of the Ordo Xenos while they are watching the lictor. These guys wouldn't be horrified, they might be angry or stonefaced or something else. I think it would also be good if you could have the lictor's cammo fit in somewhere, but that's a personal choice. (oh, and you spelled across wrong )
Second, for a second hive fleet that isn't mentioned in official fluff, I think that the size you are making it is too big. I'm not a fluff master or anything, but 2600 ships in 5 detachments seems huge for an unofficial fleet.
The only other thing that I can think of is that you should know Hyrdra is probably one of the most frequently used names for fleets. If you really want to keep it that's fine, but just know that it's relatively common.
Nice story, just don't double post. Try to be patient.
Last edited by Warrior47; March 2nd, 2008 at 06:22.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
all right... thanks for the comments. srry about the double post too!
Actually in the new rule book there is a hive fleet hydra, just so you know.