Thursday, March 12, 2009

Prelude to Battle

(This story blog is dedicated to Opiewan-Kanopie whos Sisters of Battle army was the inspiration for this and for being a damn good friend too.)

Battle sister Rosalin reluctantly pressed the blast door pressure switch. As the door slowly slid open her anxiety was eased by the sent of holy incense that burned in the sacred chamber. Countless candle lights twinkled through the smokey haze resembling the stars that surrounded their lone Imperial cruiser the "Reformanda." As her feet carried her deeper into the chamber the huddled form of her Cannoness came into view. Jentha swallowed hard and stood at attention as Cannoness Estra rose to her feet.

"Offset your apprehension Sister Rosalin, it betrays your trust in our Emperor."

"I cannot keep anything from you Lady Cannoness but I..."

Cannoness Estra turned tword Rosalin who then bowed her head feeling unworthy to look her superior in the eye. "Your reverence is misplaced my Sister." Rosaline could feel Estra's long dainty fingers push up under her chin raising her gaze to her own. "You and I are the same, united in our devotion and service to our God Emperor. Do not be intimidated by my position. Remember my sister that authority is best exercised in service." Shocked, Rosaline watched as her Cannoness took two steps backward, bowing in respect to the young, inexperienced warrior. "How may I serve you reveared daughter of the Imperium?"

Rosalin beheld Estra in wonderment. "Our scouts from the Imperial Guard detachment sent to aid us in the inquisition of the Blood Angels have spotted their position in the wastelands. Bio scans reveal their company commanders gene seed signature among them."

Estras bright green eyes lit up at the news and then became cold as space itself, "Praise to the Emperors guiding hand! Our search is through. Ready the drop team Sister Rosalin."

"My Lady Cannoness, will our crusade expand to oppose the Blood Angels at every turn? Scans reported Orks and an unknown energy flux off the southern hemisphere. The Imperial guard Tech Priest was unable to give it a positive I.D. stating it could be Eldar or Necron in nature."

Estra's demeanor hardened, "No matter what enemies this world holds for us we cannot depend on Blood Angels to ally our cause. The Emperors wrath is great against the Xenos threat true, but his enmity burns hot for those who once tasted his goodness and now rebel against it. Their potential to black rage is indicative that their heritage is corrupted, tainted. They regard their primarch greater than the Emperor himself. If they did not the Ordo Mallius would not have called us away from the purging of Deqauar IV. You now see the danger in esteeming someone too high my sister." Estra hand clasped Rosalin's shoulder, "We are united in our service to mankind, in our faith in the holy Emperor and together we will wipe this taint away from the Imperium..."

"For today the Blood Angels will know the fear of those who stand against us!"

4 comments:

The Inner Geek said...

That is some good fiction! Of course, I feel a bit sorry for those chicks fluff-wise, going against the Blood Angels. But, it makes a great backstory for a game of Sisters Vs Blood Angels!

opiewan-kanopie said...

Yea, they got their fanny's waxed too. I needs me an Exorcist or two to deal wit bloody tanks. Or perhaps a Land raider...

Easily Amused said...

I found your story to be very entertaining. Great dialogue and very visually descriptive.

I give it a 2 thumbs up.

PS: Have your wife spell check for you.

Easily Amused said...

I found your story to be very entertaining. Great dialogue and very visually descriptive.

I give it a 2 thumbs up.

PS: Have your wife spell check for you.