This is a short story that I wrote not too far back. I wanted to write a novel but I thought I'd let people see some of my work. I rreally don;t care what people say about the fluff part as I was just making some of the stuff up. My novel won't be the same style like this( can has nothing to do with warhammer) but the writing is generally the same.
I'm going to post parts of it instead of posting it in like 1 big part. It's going to be posted in like 4-5 different parts.
Hope you like it
**************Umethar and the Undead Legion************
The Undead Legion Chapter of the Space Marines has been on the Planet Umethar for centuries, possibly for millenniums. Once they were one of the older Space Marine Chapters, they specialize in Plasma makings, and Demolisher makings, but they were much disciplined people. Anyone that lived moral life as an Undead Legion Space Marine meant to be, they were granted eternal life. Now a 1000 years later, pretty much everyone is dead, they all have been killed from a Tzeench horde after they refused to worship the God of Tzeench. However, almost 95% of the Marines were granted eternal life on Umethar for living a moral life. The Magic of Xtemos has indeed returned all moral life to Umethar, but not in the way that they intended it to be. The Space Marines have to live up to their name, undead. They are now zombies and skeletons, barred in their armour that they wore that suits them. The traditional colours still lie on them, Green and black sidings, but most of the Undead Legion now has a rotting flesh colour on their left shoulder pad, which represents how much life they have on them( 0%).
Umethar is made up of 3 islands. 1st island, 2nd island and 3rd island. The 1st island is where the HQ is at. The second is where all the supplies are, and the 3rd one is where the Xtemos was supposing born in. So that one would be a trip for prayer at the certain part of the island. Each Island is about the same Surface Area as the planet Mars.
During the war with the Tzeench, only 10 people have survived the invasion. And they are known as the Living Ten of the Undead Legion. These are the only people that are actually living (as in they are not skeletons or zombies) and they do not have the rotting flesh colour on their shoulder pad. 5 of those 10 people are actually very important to the Umethar community. Thios, the Xtemos Chosen one, the holder of the Xtemo’s forbidden magic. Hethmi, the Master Chaplain. Aerist, Thango and Granger, 3 of the 15 Chaplain followers. And finally, General Iris, leader of the Undead Legion in terms of the army. The story takes in the perspective of Force Commander Iris.
General Iris walks to his office as usual as he does every day. And close to his office (Undead Legion main headquarters) is the statue of the Undead Legion God, Xtemos. His statue is around 40 feet tall. It's a stone carving of him wearing a robe; he has long hair and wearing a mechanical mask that covers around 3 quarters of his face. Xtemos is holding a sword which the edge in touching the floor with his feet. There is a sign at the bottom that has a message which is written in the ancient Umethar language, which nobody on Umethar know, because all the elders have died (permanently). It says Nubix gon frigos defrent Xtemos, gons nubix gove wesre zedges fixese hif crongsedet dos gon fewb ges wesre zerdes.
Iris looks at him for around 4 minutes, reads the message and then heads off to his office. Iris enters the office and he meets with his secretary and 3 of the Chaplain followers before he enters his office. Iris almost wears the same thing as Xtemos does on the statue. He wears a robe just like Xtemos, he has a mechanical face (although it only covers around half his face) but he has short, brown hair. Iris also has red eyes, which is actually very common in Umethar. 8 hours later he leaves for the day. Pretty pointless day Iris thought. Then again ever since everyone basically became zombies, nothing has really happened. He may feel like this for the rest of his life. Until the next day, then that's when everything on Umethar had a twist of fate.
Iris's morning was normal. Going to the statue of Xtemos, reading the message, saying hi to some people (Thios said that he had some pains in his legs, Iris never really took that into consideration, as Thios tended to be a complainer at time) and he did his work. After lunch is when the odd but unexpected things popped up. The video screen popped up and there was a Blood Angels Force Commander right there. He just standed there for several minutes, looked that he was surveying him and is appearance by the looks of his eyes. Finally Iris decided to break the silence.
"Can I help you?" asked Iris. He looks at the Commander and tells that he wants something from Iris. The Commander is still staring at him. Finally he says something.
"Yes actually you can." He replied." My name is Commander Arphos, a Force Commander of the Blood Angels. You see, the Dark Angels and us have come to a conclusion that your planet territory is useful but also a threat. With the plasma recourses that you get there, you can easily equip yourselves with the appropriate wargear necessary for war. And we think that your resources and be err borrowed. Our research claims that you guys are a peaceful chapter that doesn't inherit war that after. In fact the last war that you guys went through was around 10 years against Thousand Sons." Arphos gets up and puts a piece of paper on this desk.
“What I have heard is a report that you guys have lost very heavy casualties, and that the fact that you guys still have full population on Umethar. I just have a question about that: HOW DOES THAT WORK???!!! We are very good soldiers here, we have the longer lasting Death Company and we have the skills to stay alive. HOW THE HELL DOES A PEACEFUL COMMUNITY LIKE YOU SURVIVE A WAVE AGAINST TZEENCH??!!! And we want an answer, so TELL US NOW!!!" Arphos ends up smashing his table. Iris looks at him and he just nods his head.
“I refuse to tell you."
“You heard me!" Iris just lies on his chair, puts his feet on the table." I refuse to tell you. It's our secret, and there's no way your taking our plasma. It's our main way to keep our economy growing and alive, you understand me?"
“No I really don't under-"
“Listen here!" Iris walks to the screen very closely; he almost has his head on the screen. You....are.....not....coming.....here. UNDERSTAND!!!!????" Iris's face has turned red. Arphos's face is as red as his armour. He too walks to his screen.
“Well in that case, I will give you one week to surrender you rights of Umethar or we will declare war against you!". Arphos is now shaking his fist at Iris and points his finger at him. “And I don't think you can beat us!"
Iris looks at him for another minute and says: "well see". And he shuts off the screen. He goes back and sits down, thinking what just happened. He looked behind and he saw Aerist and Thango at the door. They both entered and sat in a chair in front of Iris. Iris looks at them for a second, puts his head down in agony and then he looks up at them