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by Adrassil
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 35

Attelus and Kalakor didn't bother with stealth or subtlety, and the Space Marine led the way as they stepped out of the corridor and onto the hangar's catwalk. Instantly las and solid shots rained against Kalakor's power armour, and Kalakor raised his bolter and replied in kind. Attelus slipped past...
by Adrassil
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 34

Tathe blinked back the tiredness as his body seemed to move in autopilot and raised his laspistol to put a bolt through the skull of yet another Velrosian trooper. Yet another trooper who Tathe recognised but refused to recall the name of or what squad he was from. Dellenger on his right shot flurry...
by Adrassil
Wed May 25, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 33

The Sovirthians held the line, and they did it frigging well. Tathe couldn't help but be amazed by their skill and discipline even when daemons advanced among the Resurrected's ranks. Tathe didn't know the casualties the Soviritians suffered, and he didn't want to know, just to allow him and his men...
by Adrassil
Thu May 19, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 32

The enemy seemed to pour over the lip of the incline in a never-ending tide in a desperate bid to keep the Sovrithians and The Elbyrans from meeting. The Elbyrans were locked in melee, still pushing forward despite the odds. At the same time, Jelket and the Sovrithians laid down a constant hail of l...
by Adrassil
Thu May 12, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 31

Karmen was overwhelmed by exhaustion; the servos of her power armour were what kept making her take step after step forward. Advancing in front of her were Vark and Verenth; they'd both run out of ammo, so Vark fought with a bayonet attached to his hell gun, while Verenth had 'borrowed' a las gun wi...
by Adrassil
Wed May 04, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 30

The gun line was dying, both literally and figuratively. Ammunition was growing scarce. Tathe didn't know the exact number of men who still had ammo and who didn't. Tathe was a commissar, not a colonel or general; logistics weren't his responsibility until he'd taken over the contingent and had to l...
by Adrassil
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 29

Adelana slipped back the split second she saw the Cultist around the corner. It was about five metres away and moving toward her with a wary slowness uncharacteristic for its kind. The Cultist hadn't seen her, or else he would be charging like a maniac. Adelana hissed a curse through clenched teeth....
by Adrassil
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 28

The hands holding Adelana let go, allowing her to throw herself to the ground a split second before the darkness was dashed away by the Resurrected las fire. Before Adelana could think, the three agents and Serghar stood in front of her, and their power swords were blurs as they smashed and deflecte...
by Adrassil
Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 27

He heard Adelana scream his name. His mind and sight was a swirling haze, but the view of the descending sword was clear to him. It seemed to move in slow motion. He should've seen this coming; he should've known he was no match for his father. But through it, all six words broke into his mind. Hard...
by Adrassil
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 26

Attelus had never, ever believed that war could be boring; he'd never fought in a fight of this scale before. He'd never had to take a city step by step for what seemed like days, but according to his wrist chronometer had only been a few hours. Everything was a blur now, a blur made up of a constan...
by Adrassil
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 25

"The Elbyrans have visual of the enemy!" said the vox man. "They are converging from the east and south-east!" Jelket listened without a word; he didn't have to ask 'how many' the shaking of the sands beneath his feet was answer enough already. Too many. He looked to Dantian, who...
by Adrassil
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 24

Attelus, Delathasi, Adelana and Hayden left the fortress with the Velrosian scouts. The sun had started to creep into the cloudless, beautiful blue sky. It wasn't the ideal time to stealth ahead of the rest of the contingent. But still, they sunk from the deep, long shadows shed by the tall towers t...
by Adrassil
Thu Mar 17, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 23

Adelana's footfalls clanged as she ascended the ramp with Delathasi and Hayden. Verenth and Vark waited for them in the cargo bay. "Why didn't you shoot?" Hayden bellowed, and Adelana couldn't help flinching. Never had she ever seen him so riled before. Vark and Verenth exchanged glances. ...
by Adrassil
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 22

Attelus didn't hesitate to smash his heel into the back of the nearest stormtrooper, sending him sprawling onto his face. The next Stormtrooper spun around with incredible speed, but just in time for Attelus to use the chain of his manacles to send his aim off course. So the high yield las round bur...
by Adrassil
Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 21

Once the general's speech finished, Attelus, Adelana, Hayden and Delathasi were silent. Attelus was too busy deep in thought to speak. His mind was brought back to the vision. When the world seemed to speak to him, he could barely recall much, the fire raging from the tower. It'd warned him, warned ...
by Adrassil
Wed Feb 23, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 20

Tathe stormed toward Inquisitor Tolbik's tent. His fear had mixed with anger. They coagulated into an emotion he couldn't begin to describe. The mixture of fear and hatred was a familiar friend to him. But never fear and anger. Tathe could feel Adreen studying him as they walked; she always knew wha...
by Adrassil
Thu Feb 17, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 19

"You're what?" said Hayden. He'd talked after such a long pause; Adelana couldn't help flinch in fright. "Immortal," said Attelus. "I can still die, though, but it's only...Temporary." "Temporary?" said Adelana. "Do you know how ridiculous you sound? I wa...
by Adrassil
Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 18

Adelana knelt in a tent with Hayden and Delthasi. Two troopers stood over them while another two were at the entrance. She sighed; it seemed like the same shit, different day now. "This is ridiculous," said Delathasi, the first words uttered in hours. "I know," sighed Hayden. &qu...
by Adrassil
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 17

Delan Tathe stormed into his tent, tossed away his hat and sat on his cot. He sighed, hunched and palmed his eyes. For two days, he hadn't slept; it'd taken all that time to plan and organise the Sovrithan camp's ambush and the capture of that freak of a pretty boy. All at the behest of that damned ...
by Adrassil
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 16

The battle in the north escalated and escalated, and it wasn't just because they were getting closer—blood-curdling screams. Attelus heard chainswords and psychotic roars; he realised what was going on and why the curved swordsman had thanked him earlier. "Clever bastards," he hissed benea...
by Adrassil
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 15

Tathe raised an eyebrow as more Velrosian troopers approached after him, covering Attelus. "I do not know how you know me, young man," said Tathe. "But please drop the sword; we have you surrounded." Attelus frowned as first he thought, young man? When Attelus was a child, Tathe ...
by Adrassil
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 14

The guardsmen didn't need any prompting to spread out a further three metres as Attelus and Kalakor circled each other. Attelus knew he, a short, long-limbed Throne Agent was ludicrously tiny compared to the huge Marine. Yet here he was forced to fight this monster. Attelus sighed. "We're on th...
by Adrassil
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 13

For what felt like hours but according to his wrist chron, was fifteen minutes. They moved slowly, carefully through the night endowed streets. The Sovrithan troopers were professional, not on par with any one of Attelus' squad but still skilled. Attelus couldn't help be impressed, making him feel a...
by Adrassil
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 12

The barking of Adelana's cover fire above was hard to hear over the deafening roaring and creaking and yawning of the cracking, breaking walls. The blood sands were spurting in with horrifying speed, eager to claim what had eluded it for so long. Fighting to keep his feet, Attelus moved for the stai...
by Adrassil
Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 11

Jelket checked his chronometer for what must have been the hundredth time. He laid prone beneath his camo cloak. Watching east and wondered for what might have been the thousandth time, why hadn't he gone with Hayden and company? He was meant to be Hayden's spotter. It made Jelket wonder why he'd be...
by Adrassil
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: The Angaran Chronicles: The General and the Poet
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Epilogue

'That was a nice funeral,' he said as they sat down for dinner. The only sound was their knives and forks making squeaking sounds on their respective plates for a long time. 'Yes,' said Raleas. He frowned; his usual grimness had disappeared, replaced by horrid happiness. 'You have barely said a word...
by Adrassil
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Story telling
Topic: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Chapter 10

There was nothing there, and Attelus faltered. There was no sign of the hill he'd fallen down, just flat sand and buildings. "What the? How?" "I brought you here," said the voice. It was like nothing he'd ever heard; it seemed to snarl each syllable but still soft, almost soothin...
by Adrassil
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: The Strange Sky and Other Stories
Replies: 2
Views: 360

THE YELLOW LEMON TREE

IMAGINE, A MAN LOST. ALL HE CAN SEE IS A YELLOW LEMON TREE. AND IT ISN'T JUST THE LEMONS THAT ARE YELLOW BUT THE TREE IN ITS ENTIRETY IT BULGES. IT WRITHES LIKE A BLOATED MORASS OF BLOOD AND INTESTINES, FLOWING, ALWAYS FLOWING LIKE SOME SICK PARODY OF A RIVER BUT NEVER IN ANY CONSISTENT DIRECTION, U...
by Adrassil
Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Role Playing
Topic: Any one want a good old arena fight?
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Any one want a good old arena fight?

No takers? Aww that's a shame :(
by Adrassil
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Story telling
Topic: The Angaran Chronicles: The General and the Poet
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Chapter 4

With power bordering on the melodramatic, Raleas flung the vast, double oak doors open. They hit the walls with such a crash that the entire procession dropped into silence. Their attention turned over their shoulders. The priest had frozen in his prayers as he stood at the altar, gaping. His hands ...