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I have hidden the complete story outline for those of you who wish to read the installments, and not know what happens. If you wish to read the more deatiled story in parts, go to page two and start reading the parts of the story. To see the basic storyline, highlight below. Thanks, Grephaun, for putting in a spoiler tag!
It is a tale almost too terrible to tell, even for all we have endured... but it must be told that we might learn what we can from it, and act on it should we be given that chance... though it is unlikely...
M.43: Hivefleets Behemoth and Kraken have completely engulfed the Eastern galaxy, cutting off signals from even the steadfast warriors of the Ultramarines Chapter. Leviathan has regained much momentum, and is hurtling toward the Solar System and Terra. Another, Hivefleet Titan, is approaching from the galactic north, and Imperial Systems there fall even faster than they did when Behemoth entered the galaxy for the first time. The sixteenth Black Crusade has pushed past the Cadian Gate and is rapidly gaining speed, heading for Terra. Massive amounts of Orks are mobbing together and destroying everything that gets in their way as they campaign at random throughout the galaxy. The Necrons are now increasing the amount of their attacks, and more and more tomb worlds disgorge more and more of the gleaming skeletons. We have been running, as hard and fast as we can, to escape the nightmares that have befallen the Imperium. Our wayward kin have now established a foothold outside their nightmare realm, and depravity and pain follow in their wake. This is the stage upon which the Imperium will take its last breath.
The Tyranids enter the Solar System. They are met with enormus barrages of fire, but it is not enough; the Imperial Fleet is pushed back, and uncountable spore-pods land on the surface of Titan, moon of Saturn, the place the Grey Knights and Inquisition call home. The battle is of a scale unseen as of yet. The Grey Knights fight with courage and determination unseen for even their kind. The Sisters of Battle fend off huge beasts with thei righteous faith. The Deahwatch kill-teams hold off swarms of aliens on their own, but by the fifth day, it is too much. Titan falls to Hivefleets Leviathan and Behemoth.
Mars is next to meet a threat, in the form of Tyranids, as well. Hivefleets Kraken and Titan coverge, but the mighty forge-world is able to defeat them with only 36% loss. Reprieve is not to come, however. The Necrons arrive in full force, and the Adeptus splits once again, as the Dragon rises in the deep. Mars shudders under weaponry not used since the Horus Heresy.
While the battle for Mars still rages, Hivefleets Behemoth, Leviathan, and yet another Hivefleet, Collosus, land on Holy Terra. The combined Imperial fleets are unable to kill the trillions of spore-pods landing on the surface every minute. But Terra is not like the rest of the inhabited worlds of the Solar System. The Tyranids pay for every step they take, and the battle is a standstill. However, orks soon join in, and eventually, the battle has come to the Eternity Gate. It rages for days, and the defenders cannot hold for much longer. And worse, a huge fleet is nearing Terra...
The desecrated hulls of the traitor warfleets appear over beleaugered Terra. The Chaos Legions join the fray. On the side of the Imperium. Loyal Astartes are joined by prodigal brothers, repentant, and now helping to preserve their race. As fighting continues, the Palace is breached, and fighting gets to the steps leading to the Golden Throne.
The Adeptus Custodes come out, bolt-halberds roaring. But if the Custodes have left their posts...
A man, clad in shining golden armour steps into the wild melee. His sword is fire, his fist is adamantium, and smaller Orks and Tyranids simply die around him. He is the Emperor! The forces of all the Craftworlds then attack the Tyranids from an unexpected quarter, destroying them piecemeal. The Emperor fights through the swarms, and comes face-to-face with Abaddon. They fight side-by-side. Roboute Guilliman, Loin El'Johnson, Leman Russ, and Corax all fight alongside Magnus, Angron, Mortarion, Fulgrim, and the other primarchs still alive as yet. Other legion's Priamrchs manifest themselves in their chapter masters and most exhaulted champions. The Tyranids and Orks are defeated utterly. Necrons arrive, but are no match for this force, and they are crushed. The Emperor defeats the C'tan, and destroys their spirits.
As the Emperor stands over the last downed bio-titan, he raises both his hands over his head and shouts in victory elation. The cry is cut short when a Daemonsword bursts through his front breastplate. Abaddon, who is now a terrible visage of Horus, and with an evil glint in his eye, twists his sword, and then pulls it out. The Emperor falls. The sound echoes across the landscape as the warriors stare at each other. As all loyalist gunfire erputs, all converged on Abaddon, the insane laughter of Horus issuing from Abaddon's daemonsword is heard, even over the noise of the gunfire. Abaddon falls under the thousands of shells and lasers. The Imperium left on Terra tears itself apart again, and there is nothing anyone can do to save it...
This is the tale we must tell, to warn the other races. We are now the messangers for the dead Imperium, and a warning for whatever other races the Old Ones, in their wisdom, put into the galaxy. I only pray there are more to find...
Last edited by Grandmaster Adek; January 16th, 2006 at 13:58. Reason: Added spoiler tags.
Lord Baal of the Ordo Sanguinius Clan
That is an absolutly f***ing awesome tale, man if only I could be as original as that!
But... Behemot hive fleet was wiped out in the battle of Maccragge centuries before the appearing of Kraken.
And tyranids attack everything they see moving, none can join them.
Orks by themselves ever go for the toughest opponent, slaying a 3mt tall tyranid warrior is much more fun for them than a stinkin' softy humie
Behemoth was merely crippled. In recent fluff, I believe they came back (250 yrs later).Originally Posted by Hermann Morr
Well, just because they're both fighting the Imperium doesn't mean they don't fight themselves, too. They simply focus on the Imperium for the time being, and that is what the story is about, so I didn't go into Tyranid-Ork relations (whatever those are...). As for 'Nid being a tougher challenge: how about nids and 'umies at the same place and time! If Orks want a challenge, they got it...
Last edited by Grandmaster Adek; December 15th, 2005 at 14:57.
Lord Baal of the Ordo Sanguinius Clan
I disagree..Originally Posted by Grandmaster Adek
If nothing else, 10,000 years of chaos warping your mind is going to bring you very much in line with the desires of the chaos gods.
That, and the daemon primachs are no longer physical beings. Their existence itself is dependent on the gods they worship.
So in short, they aren't going to suddenly redeem themselves. The Emperor's children aren't going to suddenly shrug and say 'you know what guys.. it's been fun tearing people apart with really loud noises and having our modified brains overstimming every five minutes, but I think it's time we all grew up a bit.'
Chaos wants the destruction of humanity.
Also, what about the eldar, what about their grand legends and desperate plans? They feel it's their duty to fight the final battle, not the stupid humans.
First off...thats amazing. Second, i dont know alot about choas, but maybe they wanted to destroy humanity, not have orks ir nids do it. So they fight alongside the imperium, to try to save it so they can destroy it. And for the eldar, they do join the battle.Originally Posted by The_Giant_Mantis
I like the view you have it written in too. You should right abiout the battle for Titan and Mars. Thosewould be awesome....just a suggstion becuase(as unlikelyas it is....who cares), that is really good fluff. :yes:
"It is important to remember that the French have always been there when they needed us."
> Alan Kent
The rise in the terror alert level was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively disabling their military.
About Chaos: that's the thing. As Tau boy (sorry: long, hard to spell name) said, the reason Chaos joins is to kill the Emperor. Abaddon still kills the Emperor, right? They haven't truly repented, have no fear. But wouldn't the Emperor have sensed this, you argue. Point taken. However... well, he just woke up... and didn't have his gallon of coffee yet... and then he's right in the middle of the battle... he was just too tired...Originally Posted by The_Giant_Mantis
But seriously, deception is a tool of Chaos. Look at Horus: the Emperor failed to unleash full force until the very end.
Yes, the Eldar want to fight the final battle. That was not theirs. They live on, although there are considerably fewer than even before this. But their battle will come... (don't worry: I don't know enough to write it), they'll get their chance.
Last edited by Grandmaster Adek; December 16th, 2005 at 00:13.
Lord Baal of the Ordo Sanguinius Clan
Ok im no expert on Chaos but i do know many things for their my favorites. The Chaos gods dont want to DESTROY humanity just the Emperor so that they can control all humans i mean havent u EVER noticed that humans mak up almost all of Chaos and 1 of the reasons that they inforce mutation so much is that they knwo that at 1 point humanity will reach a state of near perfection inwhich all of humanity will be pyskers of almost godlike abilities which will be possessed by daemons or rise to daemonhood equaling untold billions of daemon primarchs stalking reality crushing or converting everything in there path and then moving on to the rest of the univers in an unstoppable tide of pure evil therefor making our reality into a hell kingdom for the Chaos Gods (also all of the C'tans pylons which epic warp entities such as the daemon gods to enter our universe therefore confemning everything to their rule) MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!.... errr ummm yea So basically yea Chaos needs humanity to rule.
"A souls screams are merely their cries of thanks to the Chaos
"Horus was weak. Horus was a fool. He had the whole galaxy within his grasp and he let it slip away!" -Abbadon The Despoiler
The Kroot: You are what you eat.
Tyranids: YOU are what WE eat.
Well, yes, but that will never happen unless GW loses all their profits.
I shall destroy all who stand in my way. The Emperor shall be reborn in me, the Primarchs shall be remade in me. I shall cast down the Dark Gods, the Star Gods shall be consumed just as they consumed their brothers. Those who fell shall be redeemed, those who remained pure shall be rewarded. The Imperium shall regain its power and the Dark Age of Technology will seem like nothing. For I am the Numen and I am coming
Darn good story....
but if the forgeworld mars could defeat such a large force....Terra would have much more armament, plus the space marines didnt get much mention...... You would think the ultimate defenders of humanity would play a prominent role in its destruction (that dosent sound right). Plus Tyranids would NOT just ignore the orks and continue...they would stop and devour the orks, they would not proceed that a single mindedness like that....that requires a military mind, Nids have a predator mind, which focuses on devouring not conquering
but great story, my neck tingled while reading it
"In a large war, the tanks only battle the tanks, its up to the footsloggers to win the war" -me