Rausina 23: Victory to the Dark Gods!

“Tzeentch misled the enemy as to our strength!

Slaanesh seduced them to strike without thinking!

Khorne led us to spill their blood!

Nurgle will fester in their wound and open the it for the glory of chaos undiveded to spread though the rapture in space we are about to conceive!

All glory to the Gods of Chaos!”

Vanetsch through his microphone to one of the many servants on the bridge of his capital ship.

The gods had made victory hard, he had only barely survived. The ship was clinging on to reality on its last threads and it would take hours and thausands of slaves to put out all the fires and get steering again.

The alliance of the corpse emperor, slaneeshs playtoys and the naive and unknowing was down on its knees. He Lord Vanetsch, glorious leader of the undivided Battlefleet and Emmisarry extraordinanry of his pestilensic majesty would make sure that everyone on the puny iceball called Rausina would know it. They would canker the glory of Nurgle, and then the planet would be ripped into the nether, opening the floodgates to let chaos straight into the gemstone reaches!

Rausina 23: Rausina has to Fall

Spilling blood on the ground is a sastisfying thing. Praising the Lord Khore in all it Glory. The warmaster was about to indulge in that too. But later.  The remnant chaos marines had assembeld near the landingsite of the relive column of imperial forces that had come to the icy mainworld of the system. Successfully his brethren had contained the follower of the corpse emperor in their landingfield area. The nightlords also were effective  in subdueing almost all of the original garrison that defended the planet. A long war guerillia war of atrition had seen to that. 

Now was the time to finish it! No, he corrected. It was the time to start it all! The Fall of Rausina, the Fall of  the Reaches, the Fall of the Ultima Segmentum!

Being able to strike from the skies while bringing small amounts of troops in via the opening portal would culminate in a final scything everything living to lay it before the altar of the dark gods. What the eldar, tau and human who still had a puny presence on the planet did not know, the great streams of chaos, the mighty khorne, slannesh, nurgle and tzeench had combined their might and send there heresy battlefleets to make sure they all could use the portal that Rausina was. Only a thin line of light was keeping the chaos undivided from achieving total victory!

Rausina 19: Saving the civilian Tau, almost.

Private After Action Ponderings  of Trooper Belisarius of the 2nd Squad, 7th Company Blood Angels, attached to Lord Inquisitor Lucius of the Ordo Malleus.

This is a world were we have to align our self with the Xenos known as Tau against the evilest of evils. The traitors of Horus! Creatures that put the the holy believes into the blood of our beloved Sanguinius to the test!

The Berserkers of the vile Blood God rounded up civilian xenos in one of the Tau villages on Rausina. That these Tau villages even exist on an imperial world is hard to, but not mine, to fathom.

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Rausina 18: Spyfly Transmission

unencrypted pict transmission from inquistorial spyfly 23343355443LVC

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suspected artifact site defended by xenos

depicting a suspected artifact side, northeast of the greenbelt;

improvised defences by combined tau/eldar xeno forces;

defences look makeshift and built in a hurry

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Assault on site by chaos forces

depicting an assault by suspected “word bearer” space marines;

in coordination with chaos renegade infantry

attack looks well coordinated but staggered due to heavy fogging

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Chaos attack thwarted

depicting last shot spyfly made before falling in to battery/thermal stasis;

chaos forces seems to be lept from xeno occupied site;

total losses on both site on an optimum for imperial intervention

THE EMPEROR PROVIDES, THE EMPEROR PROTECTS,
MAY HIS LIGHT SHINE UPON US UNWORTHY…

Turbulent Teens: Rausina 14 und 15

Aufgrund TWA’s momentaner Zeitplanung ist zur Zeit eigentlich nur noch jeweils ein Rausinatermin pro Wochenende vorgesehen, aber letztes Wochenende gab’s dann durch Zufall doch wieder zwei: Am Freitag sagte HannY ab, und TWA und ich spielten alleine eine Runde BFG, und als HannY dann überraschend am Samstag konnte, haben wir das eigentlich geplante Szenario Wh40k nachgeholt.

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Rausina 10: 40 Minutes of Action

After Action Report of Captain Cato of the Blood Angels to Inquisitor Lucius

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The Drop to the Planet Rausina went well. I chose to land the company into the green belt of this frosty world. We prepared ourselves for immediate action against the malign forces of the warp. But on none of the impact sites a spawn was detected. All drops seemed to have happened onto agrarian fields. Only Sergeant Trimaldo reported some traces of recent combat. A barn near his impact site was burned down and pockmarks of grenades and missile craters were scattered around it.

I ordered teams to scout in all directions. I myself led the northern team. With me I took the Squads of Sergeant Erastus and Scout-Sergeant Corbulo.

We found the enemy quite fast. We engaged without delay.

Other than the malign forces your divination made us to expect we encountered the vile xenos known as Tau.

As is their way of war, some Battlesuits accompanied a fair number of their Warriors. Since it is known to me how bad the tau fare in hand to hand and the battlefield was plain and wird, I decided on the tactic without a second thought. These were the only enemies, and we would crack their skulls with bolter and chainsword.

I ordered my brothers to charge onwards. The rush of adrenaline took them and with a great cheer they rushed the Battlesuits to the left and Warriors to the right, the scouts meanwhile dropping to ground to get their two sharpshooters into a good postion.

Whether it was their shooting or the charge of the men, the Battlesuits jumped backwards in a most cowardly manner to escape the infight for a few more moments.

Minutes later all tau lay dead before us. Their battlesuits cracked open and torn, their warriors literally hacked to small pieces by my brothers.

Oh curse of the Bloodangels!

Without a prisoner we can only begin to understand the reasons for the Tau being here.

We move on to the nearest habited place given via the satlink.

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Zur Lage auf Ma’shiar’ris (Rausina)

Beginn der Aufzeichnung

Entwicklung auf Ma’shiar’ris

Es erfüllt mich mit großer Trauer vom Tode Tal’re zu erfahren. Er war einer unserer besten Navigatoren und ein guter Freund.

Zu den Vorkommnissen auf Ma’shiar’ris. Nach den ersten schweren Schlachten haben wir die Alten wie vereinbart beim Angriff auf den Imperialen Außenposten unterstützt, in dem ihr Anführer gefangen gehalten wurde. Ich muss schon sagen, die Alten machen keine halben Sachen, sie haben einen ihren “Titanen” geschickt – einen riesigen Kampfläufer, der unsere XV88 Kampfanzüge wie Spielzeuge aussehen ließ. Nur für den Fall das wir es mal benötigen hatte ich einen Techniker beauftragt, Scans dieser Maschine durchzuführen und meine schlimmsten Befürchtungen haben sich bestätigt, in einem Gefecht hätten wahrscheinlich nur unsere Mantas eine Chance. Ich schicke die aufgezeichneten Daten mit, vielleicht kann die Erdkaste sie verwenden, um unsere Kampfkraft zu stärken oder eine Schwachstelle zu finden.

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Rausina 9: Terror Angriff auf die Tau

New Champion of the Night lords**********************

Audioaufzeichnung des Tagesbuches von Interims Capitän Rottcur

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Die letzten Brüder die auf dem Planeten noch übrig sind habe ich um mich versammelt. Wir werden uns zerstreuen und einzeln operieren.

Wir werden die Angst zu unseren Feinden tragen. Niemand soll mehr nachts ein Auge zu machen können. Weder die Legionen des falschen Gottkaiser noch der Xeno Abschaum.

Was für Dummköpfe wir waren! Was für ein Dummkopf ich war! Ich sollte das Amt des Capitän niederlegen nach der schlappe der letzten Nacht. Doch was soll ich tun, die verbliebenden Brüder verehren mich als grossen Helden! Und so wichtig es ist Angst im Herzen der Feinde zu sehen, so wichtig ist es selbst stark und aufrecht zu bleiben.

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Rausina 7: Gedanken des Calahan Battleseer

Die Situation entwickelt sich äußerst unvorteilhaft, nach dem Ausfall von Druihir Autarch, der bei dem Angriff der Imperialen Menschen während der Verhandlungen mit den Tau so schwer verletzt wurde, daß wir ihn nach Caer Diomasach zurücktransportieren mußten, ist nun auch noch unser anderer Autarch verletzt ausgefallen, auch wenn wir sie zum Glück aus imperialer Gefangenschaft befreien konnten. Hinzu kommen schwere Verluste auch bei den Truppen, von den Phantomdroiden brauchen viele eine neue Hülle, und im Schrein Asurians und auch der Banshees klaffen zuviele Lücken in den Reihen.

Offenbar verstärken die imperialen Menschen ihre Anstrengungen, auf diesem Planeten die Oberhand zu gewinnen, und wenn wir unsere Aufgabe erfolgreich abschließen wollen, dann brauchen wir Verstärkung, vor allem da anscheinend die Tore schon durchlässig zu werden beginnen. Mit den vorhandenen Kräften sehe ich daher die Mission als stark gefährdet an.

Ich bin mir sicher, daß auch die Runenpropheten auf Caer Diomasach diese Notwendigkeite einsehen und uns weitere Truppen schicken werden, zusätzlich aber werden wir unsere Kooperation mit den Tau ausbauen. Zu diesem Zweck wurde ein gemeinsames Manöver verabredet, um die reibungslose Zusammenarbeit der Truppen und vor allem der Führungsstäbe zu verbessern. Deshalb wäre es von großem Nutzen, wenn auch Fitheak Autarch daran teilnehmen würde…

Aus einem Erinnerungskristall des Calahan Battleseer

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Rausina 4: Das Ablenkungsmanöver/The Diversion

My runes indicate that the diversion to draw the forces of the imperial humans away from the targeted building are successful, probably even too successful: We have to withdraw the Giant Spirit Warrior soon, as he has sustained heavy damage in the process of keeping the humans occupied. Most weapon systems are inoperational, and the Tau, who have thankfully agreed to help us in this, do not fare much better. Unfortunately we were not able to destroy the structure known as Generatorium, which seems to be the humans’ source of power.
Whether or not the time bought in this way will have been enough to extract our last Autarch we will see. There are no news so far from the group of warriors infiltrating the building, and the runes do not give anything away about the outcome of that undertaking.

Extract from a memory crystal of Battleseer Calahan on the Battle of Obrionte

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