Monday, July 4, 2011

The fall of the Wolf: A Planet Fall Battle Report by Jarrett Rios

The following is the video recording retrieved from Brother Donnel’s helmet. This is a collection of personal stories of survivors of the annihilation of Planet Rosia, excerpt for Brother Donnel.
Time: 0900
Location: In trench East of Bastion


Sgt Donnel: "Another two boring weeks before we get sent out to do real work for The Emperor."
Sellius: "It’s about time we get out of here."
The landscape darkens to almost nightfall conditions, and Donnel turns to look at the sun. Blocking the sun is an Eldar Eclipse Cruiser.

Sgt Donnel: "By the Emperor everyone get down!"
[Bombers fly from the Cruiser and explosions ring through other squads before hitting Brother Sellius and utterly vaporizing him.]
The camera changes its view to along the trench, where a group of Fire dragons have materialized.

[The video past this point is to damaged to view, the next visible image is of Sgt. Donnel’s squad firing upon the fire dragons, slaying five.]
Sgt. Donnel: "Lookout in the bastion!"
From the bastion, a hundred sharp discs shoot out severing the limbs of his battle brothers, before decapitating him and the video goes black.

Time: 0800
Location: A several Kilometers away from the bastion
Subject: Rune Priest Nafa
The Space Wolves had first landed onto Rosia because of reports of Eldar raiding, and the PDF of the planet were too busy rooting out a supposed Xeno Friendly cult. Ragnar who was at the time leading us had thought it might be wise to spend time rebuilding strength. We guarded a Bastion which sat on top of the generator for our planetary defense weapons, which all happened to reside in the nearby Hive City. At around 0830, Ragnar and I had set out in a Land Raider to survey the local area.

 
At around 0900 we heard the call from our Strike Cruiser.
“Incoming Eldar ships!” A Cruiser and three Frigates have arrived just shy of the atmosphere.”
I looked to Ragnar, as he, turned the Land Raider around,  It was going to be a long ride back.


Time: 0900
Location: Surveillance outpost Delta
Subject: PDF Comms Officer Jenkins
I was stationed at the surveillance outpost during the attack and I had an opportune view of the battle.  At 0900 Orbital blasts had thrown the Space wolves defending the Bastion to the ground and claiming a couple of the less fortunate. The Eldar appeared out of nowhere, within the trenches of the base itself and only meters away from the defenders. The two groups Red armored Eldar shot streams of plasma straight into the sides of Rhinos, Causing one to explode and another to melt into a puddle, while one of the squads of the Glowing Orange guys fired into the trench in front of them, turning the trench into a charnel pit, the other squad Fired upon the western squad and killed three marines.


Time: 0905
Location: Northern side of Bastion
Subject: Sgt. Freemen
As soon as the bombs hit, we went to cover, we watched as the Dire Avengers slaughtered the South squad and cut into the western squad. We saw our Rhinos, and our only way to get help, melt and explode. And in the darkness of the Cruiser up above, I had to say even I was a little shaken. We would have been next if Old Grisly, the Long Fang sergeant in the bastion had fired a salvo of rockets into the Fire Dragons. The blast incinerated five of the Fire dragons. He and Wolfie are the only reasons I lived that day.
 

Subject: PDF Comms Officer Jenkins
Those Howling Wraith things materialized right in front of Sergeant Freeman’s squad and headed towards the remnants of the west squad, but failed to reach them before them a squad of Dire Avengers finished them off. The same Squad of Dire Avengers lead by a…. whatcha call it, those fire bird things? Yeah the lord of those led them into the bastion to fight against the Long Fangs. Apparently there were two survivors from the south squad holed up there. The ensuring battle left two of our finest holding onto their entrails. The southern group of red guys fired at the east squad, but luckily they couldn’t hit Space Wolves. The other group headed toward the bastion doors.

Time: 0915
Location: Unknown
Subject: Wolf Guard Sgt. Keenly
We received co-ordinates of where to warp into the battle from Ragnar. As we warped from our Strike Cruiser energies from the Eldar’s technology must have sabotaged our warping and it put us in a junkyard a hundred meters from the battle. All but Brother Morris survived the accident, as he re-appeared within a wrecked vehicles engine, I voxed our Cruiser saying “co-ordinates for warping are faulty, revise for next Squad.


Time: 0915
Location: Northern side of Bastion
Subject: Sgt. Freemen
We heard the sound fighting inside the bastion and fire from the east. I recognized that it was our only hope of getting out of this battle alive. So I ordered my squad to fire upon the Banshees to turn their attention upon us instead of the Bastion, claiming two of their wicked souls.

Time: 0920
Location: Northern side of Bastion
Subject: Sgt. Freemen
The howling Banshees tore into my squad, their shrieks so terrible, we could barely fight back. I crushed the head of one, as Wolfie bit into another. Banshees or not, everything dies when a Wulfen is fighting. We lost three brothers in that charge. The worst was when the Phoenix Lord of the Banshees charged. Her bladed disc decapitated one Brother as her charge killed another. It didn’t even slow us down. The last Rhino near us exploded suddenly, and I have no doubt it was at the Fire dragons hands.



Time: 0920-0925
Location: Surveillance outpost Delta
Subject: PDF Comms Officer Jenkins
From cameras in the Bastion I could see an orange glowing guy fall under the blows of the space wolves, although two more space wolves died as a result. The group of red guys that were about to enter the Bastion were led by another of those fire…bird things… I couldn’t let that happen so I waived regulations and fire the nearest quad guns at the Fire Dragons, killing all but two and the Lord guy.



Time: 0925
Location: West of Bastion
Subject: Wolf Guard Sgt. Keenly
Just as quad gun fire tore into the squad of fire dragons we charged. With my power sword in hand I swung at the Phoenix Lord. Emperor forgive me he was faster, he cut down four of my men in a flourish and through the combined effort of the last two of his retinue they cut down another. In a howl my last two brothers and I wreaked havoc upon them killing the two, and gravely injuring the Phoenix lord. And from the corner of my eye I could see the Land Raider of lord Ragnar appear. I was never more thankful, and never more morally destroyed…

 

Time: 0925
Location: South of Bastion
Subject: Rune Priest Nafa
We finally had arrived to fight the Eldar. Our Super Heavy flamers and twin-linked assault cannon opened up on a squad Dire Avengers in front of us. Not one survived.



Time: 0930
Location: Surveillance outpost Delta
Subject: PDF Comms Officer Jenkins
The red guys that had been previously in a “Fire” fight with Sgt. Donnel had headed toward the trenches facing Ragnar’s newly arrived land raider.



Time: 0930
Location: South of Bastion
Subject: Rune Priest Nafa
As Ragnar Enjoyed the view of burning Eldar, I looked out the side of the Land Raider to see three Eldar War Walkers flanking us. They opened up with Starcannons, which by themselves did nothing, but when backed up with Bright Lances, would be the doom of us both. The sides of our land raider buckled with the heat and hissed, but it held and Ragnar laughed “It’ll take more than three anti-tank weapons to take down this baby.” “Well how about nine of them.” I solemnly remarked. The flames had died down and nine fire dragons were taking aim at the land raider. “Get out!’ Shouted Ragnar as he grabbed me by my arm and threw me towards the front hatch. The Eldar fired and the combined energy caused the Land Raider to explode while spewing out molten metal. Pain coursed through my body as I stood and turned to see…..

Uh oh....
Time: 0930
Location: Northern side of Bastion
Subject: Sgt. Freemen
Wolfie and I were all that were left. I was fighting the Phoenix Lord. I had already gotten a two good hits on her and I went for my third. She swung her double sided power halberd and gutted me. She was faster than I could ever be. Wolfie wasn’t hit by a single one of their hits, and when he saw me hit… He grabbed one by the leg ripped it off and threw the body into another banshee, then spun around slashing the throat of two and pounced onto a third one. He killed four of them in his blood rage. In my fleeting moments of consciousness I could only feel pride…



Time: 0935
Location: Surveillance outpost Delta
Subject: PDF Comms Officer Jenkins
From my window I saw Sgt. Freemen fall, and the Wulfen’s rage. Sadly I also saw that last big Wraith thing stab the Wulfen from behind. To the left of the fallen Land Raider, a squad of Wolf Guard Terminators was warped into the fray.



Time: 0935-0940
Location: West of Bastion
Subject: Wolf Guard Sgt. Keenly
In a fury I dodged and blocked all of the incoming attack from the Fire Dragon’s Phoenix Lord, and I dealt him his final blow. He sunk to his knees and fell on his side. I laughed with victory, only to hear a howl and look to my side. The Banshees Phoenix Lord had managed to make its way over to us and charged. It decapitated one of my brothers, and severed the leg from another. I am ashamed to admit, that I was shocked to my core to see one being move with such speed. It impaled me through the heart and charged towards another group of my battle brothers. I live only today because of my second heart.





Time: 0935
Location: South of Bastion
Subject: Rune Priest Nafa
Pain coursed through my body as I stood and turned to see Ragnar charging the war walkers! I quickly called upon my powers to call down lighting upon the farthest War Walker which exploded in a shower of sparks. Ragnar jumped up into the air spinning as he used the momentum to cut through the leg of one walker and critically damage the power supply of another. The one legged Walker toppled crushing its pilot. The other exploded, with Ragnar’s back to it. We both started towards that bastion. Without it, The Eldar could shut down our planetary defense weapons.








Time: 0940
Location: South of Bastion
Subject: Rune Priest Nafa
We were closing in on the Bastion. We were going to make the Eldar pay in so many ways, and we were going to be so victorious, that the story would be told for ages. We were… The Bastion door slammed open as out a Wounded Phoenix Lord sprinted out. Asurman jumped over the trench and with a two hand over head slash, he tore a meter long gash into Ragnar. Raganar fell, Crumpled and broken. As I cried with rage I thrust my Runic Staff into the chest of Asurman. There was a loud satisfying crack of bones, and he fell dead. I kicked him aside and jumped into the trench. It’s time for payback...




Time: 0945
Location: Surveillance outpost Delta
Subject: PDF Comms Officer Jenkins
The newly arrived squad of Wolf Guard Terminators moved forward and fired at the Banshee Phoenix Lord, shredding her to pieces. While Nafa charged into the Bastion.




Time: 0950
Location: Inside Bastion
Subject: Rune Priest Nafa
My charge left a broken Dire Avenger at my feet, and another as lunch for Ragnar’s Wolves. They fought back, two of them tackling a wolf to the ground, stabbing it to death. The Exarch swung at me but my Runic Wards stopped the blow that would have cut through my powered armor. My muscles ached and my vision blurred from the concentration, but the battle was almost over, the terminators were right behind me and… Well let’s just say things didn’t work out.


Time: 0950-0955
Location: Surveillance outpost Delta
Subject: PDF Comms Officer Jenkins
A squad of Dire Avengers had warped right in front of the Bastion, blocking the door. They shot at the Terminators in vain. But would they’re sacrifice be worth it? Nope, The Terminators killed them without flinching.



Time: 1000-1005
Location: Inside Bastion
Subject: Rune Priest Nafa
The Exarch killed the last wolf. It was just me now. The first Dire Avenger tried cut my wrist, but was blocked by my armor. The other tried to stab me in the eye, and I easily knocked him aside with a quick kick to the groin. From behind me a Wolf Guard force at full strength entered the Bastion. “Enjoy your last few seconds Xeno scum. You’re all that’s left!” The Exarch looked to his comrades, and they nodded their heads. The two jumped on too us practically letting us cut them apart. But the Exarch slipped through a narrow window, into the smoke and fire below. We had won the battle, but at too heavy a cost. We found Ragnar to be alive, but injured and set him off to a world with a better Medicae Facilities. Sgt. Freemen and Sgt. Keenly had also survived with less serious wounds. When we tried to examine the Phoenix lords, we were surprised to see only mauled corpses. Their Armor had been taken….

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