Monday 23 January 2023

Secrets of Mortis: underhive shakedown


Having beaten the infidel hordes at the gates of hive Mortis the Redeemer led the faithful into the bowels of that desolate city, to uncover the truth in the rumours about a great treasure hoard buried in the underhive. The crusade rushed to one of the small trader towns that squirted the frontiers of the desolate areas: under interrogation and through the blessed ordeal of pain their inhabitants would reveal to our Messiah the truth of the matter.
Upon reaching the settlement we discovered that it was in the hands of the robotic enforcers of Helmawr, that had entrenched themselves inside while they mistreated the hive dwellers
And from the industrial ruins surrounding the town we could hear increasing noise and gunshots
Proof that more gangs had flocked to the place and that it's taking would be a battle to savour
Never one to lose heart in the face of holy slaughter Klovis rallied the faithful, speaking unto them these words of truth: nothing was impossible with the Emperor's help, he said, and only through suffering could true purity be achieved, for verily it is written that "penance without pain is no use" in the blessed book of Redemption
First as ever into the heat of battle, the Redeemer showed his displeasure to the corrupt lawmen by spreading amongst them the flames of the Sword of Persecution
Following his example the faithful marched into the ranks of the vile foe, unleashing a veritable storm of shot and fire that showed them the error of their ways
And by His grace was the heretic brought low and his sins punished justly with death, praise be!
Even a crude mechanical contraption brought forth by the apostates was brought low, engulfed in the purifying flames of the Redemption
Hugging the cover that dotted the derelict dome the crusaders stormed forwards
Cleansing deviants left and right in its triumphal march
By then the enforcers of sin had been ravaged by the combined onslaught of all gangs, and gangers of all kinds were spilling into the central plaza looking for information

It was then that a terrifying sight, sure to frighten anyone not imbued by the zeal of the faith, appeared before us: a pack of plague zombies had descended into the dome attracted by the sounds of battle
The blasphemous heretics struggled with this new foe
But the faithful lost no time in cleansing such abominations from the sight of the Emperor
With more zombies closing in the Redeemer decreed that it was time to storm the loathsome compound. The templars charged into the flaming town, and by His grace one of our novices was the first to extract a clue on the whereabouts of the hoard from the terrified scummers that lived there
Battle had turned into a veritable melee, with the host of the miscreant dragging themselves on the floor
Despairing , bleeding out and fleeing in haste
Before the majestic sight of te defenders of the one true faith

We rejoiced as the sinners fought with one another, sparing us the hassle of offing them ourselves
Shining with the Emperor's radiance the Faceless engaged a massive ambot in the middle of town, and while he wasn't able to defeat the mechanical beast it soon was neutralized by the weapons of his brothers in Redemption
While the other gangs were brought low more and more zombies had come into the fray
Infecting the goliath barbarians with their deadly plague

And so did the inner vileness of the infidels show upon their bodies, which raised again as mindless undead abominations, dragging themselves forwards like true vessels of corruption
Only the faithful, filled with the Emperor's own light could stand in the face of such horror...
...but not for long, and having retrieved all the information he needed the Redeemer ordered a hasty retreat from the condemned settlement, leaving the heretics at the mercy of the plague zombies
An adequate fate for those who had turned from the Emperor's light and wallowed in lives of sin, blindly turning their backs on the redeeming light of our holy cause!

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