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Made in ie
Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

One of my absolute fav parts of the recent codices are the little vignette stories that are usually listed chronologically after the main fluff section.
They give some really nice little teaser ideas or "what might happen next moments" or just plain cool ideas.

I wrote up a couple but feel free to write your own here, maybe we can build a collection.
In keeping with the style keep then short n sweet though!

On Rigel 4, Mechanicus forces fighting a vicious Necron assault find themselves almost completely wiped out.
With their landing zone destroyed and no way to bring in reinforcements, Adepts onboard an orbiting Ark Mechanicus attempt a truly audacious feat.
They stress their teleportarium to near breaking point but manage to teleport a Reaver titan to within a kilometer of their embattled forces.
The Reaver lets loose its fury and a working beach head is established hours later. The fightback for Rigel 4 begins.

On Pollux 2, a last unit of loyal Bullgryns hold back an ever growing tide of Tyranids rallied on by their Commissar.
Wave after wave of Xenos crash against their slab shields.
Their last stand is almost successful until a beast of truly mythic proportions engages their lines.
Only one Bullgryn survivor is extracted grunting madly about “ta beast wiv only un eye”.
He is mind wiped later as reports are sent to Order Xenos Death Watch teams.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/06/28 12:10:01


Dman137 wrote:
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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Very nicely done. I like the idea of an Ogryn last stand against waves of Nids. That might be a fun game to play too.

I have completely overlooked this sort of thing in the codexes but now you mention it I can recall seeing these kinds of timeline stories before. And while I've never given it much thought as a creative writing style I can certainly see the appeal. Think of something just plain awesome-sauce and report when it happened. I'll try to have a go and post a couple soon.


   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Ok. Here's my attempt. Could prob do with an edit down.

On Angelis an imperial agent observes and records an Ork Gargant of truly unprecedented scale in the final stages of construction at the heart of a bustling ork society. Her report proceeds with all due haste through the proper channels , arriving on the desk of the Sector High Administrator within the decade. A tailored strike force is ordered but delays in releasing specialist materiel and mounting administrative costs stall the project. A subsequent Inquisitorial audit of the affair provides the impetus to release the strike force but to no avail. The Gargant is already gone, into the stars, leaving only a remnant of feral orks and a departure crater over two kilometres wide. The sector remains on high alert for any sign of the thing they call the GorkaMorka.


Hive world Mugabrey. The outbreak of over 600,000 prisoners in a prison hive in the southern continent calls for the deployment of four regiments of the Mordian Iron guard in support of the entire local PDF. Tensions mount in the North as the thinly stretched authorities fail to contain a popular uprising. PDF units are hastily recalled to Northern bases abandoning Mordian regiments still fighting in the south and precipitating a catastrophic loss of all Imperial forces as the planet falls to total Chaos within a matter of four months.

On Amristar a brutal planetary governor puts down a revolution with such undue violent bloodlust that it sparks an Inquisitorial inquest. The Inquisitor and his team become the focus of a bloody civil war resulting in the Governor being removed from his throne and palace, but not before it comprised the skulls of some eight million rebels including a number of the Inquisitor's staff.

   
Made in ie
Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Good stuff, really liked the Gargant one

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks, Glad you enjoyed it.

If you edit the OP thread title to invite folks to "write your own" you might get a few more responses.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





A company of Sisters of Battle held off wave after wave of Tyranid swarms while civilians evacuated the planet from the last starport. Their immolators running on Prometheum fumes and running low on ammunition they made peace with the Emperor as the next wave made contact. Being totally overrun and as some Sisters were being eaten alive and crying out for the Emperors mercy, Thunderhawk gunships roared overhead and squads of Blood Angel assault marines dropped down and saved the day

Blood Angel -to the Sisters of Battle- “Hey this doesn’t look like a kitchen”
   
Made in ie
Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Having been captured in a raid by Dark Eldar pirates, a lone Howling Banshee warrior is forced to fight night after night under the covetous leer of her Archon master.
On the eve of her final match, he promises her a trove of delights from Commorragh and a place by his side as concubine if she triumphs.
As she steps out into the arena for her final fight she slits her own throat, collapsing before the match begins.
The Archons apocalyptic howls drown out the arena as he unleashes a thousand of his demented Wracks amongst the stunned crowd.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/07/12 09:40:43


Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
Made in ie
Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

On Velar III a Dark Mechanicum cohort begin the ritual of binding a Daemon to their newly upgraded Decimator Engine.
As the ritual nears completion, a sanity shattering scream pierces through reality as the Daemon K'Tai embeds its essence into the warmachine.
It proceeds to slaughter the Dark Mechanicum forces including the leading Warpsmith, leaving only enough thralls and servitors to begin copying its own design.
One month later it makes its way off world aboard a transport freighter with three hundred of its Daemon-infested brothers.

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

I think I like the Dark Mechanicum one better than the Banshee warrior one. Bit more of a bigger deal for the timeline. I reckon these ought to be fairly significant events worthy of note on the timeline.

   
 
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