Old Enemy, New Threat

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Old Enemy, New Threat

Post by Kastrenzo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:27 pm

Novomir Realm, Formerly known as the Monolith Battleplates

Image20200823_033124 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr

The Plate World of Novomir has seen it's fair share of strife. For over half a year it has languished in disrepair and anarchy. Religious Crusaders, Freedom fighters, Corporate interests and Burgeoning Empires fought each other in the streets of Vostok and it's surrounding regions. By now the populace has completely fled. Careless assets of the Syndikat had attempted to store Ichor caches in the bank, but the deadly Crystals have contaminated the building and begun growing everywhere

Vostok is a world singing it's swan song. Only looters and those hiding from something bother to come here now.

A small team of Miners from an Imperial Company have arrived here hoping to jump on this unguarded crystal deposit

Image20200823_033129 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Miners in hazard suits break apart the crystals with precise drills, loosening them for harvesters to come and take them. Whether by mechanical scoop or a plain old shovel

Image20200823_033141 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Miner 1: Don't you ever get tired of coming back to this place?
Image20200823_033234 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A message comes over the team's Radio
Control: Team 1... We've lost contact with Team 2. Please investigate, over
Private Security: Roger that! out
Image20200823_033648 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A small team of a guard and a couple miners pack into a utility truck and drive through the city to the other team's last known location. The streets are covered in rubble, and the occasional dead body

Image20200823_033653 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
They turn the corner and brake, seeing a destroyed drone
Security: That's a Svoboda drone...
Miner: Pretty sure that's been there a long time. Those guys don't come here anymore, they all fled or died dude.
Image20200823_033927 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
They find the second harvester, it's been completely trashed.

Image20200823_033933 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
It's cargo has been looted, and it's crew have been killed
Security: Bloody Looters... We better call this in..
Image20200823_034255 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Before they can do that however, the city erupts into a barrage of gunfire and explosions. A fuel depot down the road explodes and the roof goes flying through the air like a piece of paper.

Image20200823_034424 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
On a nearby rooftop. Footsteps approach and a number of Black Legion fiends reveal themselves.. One of them screams
Black Legion Champion: DESPAIR, FOR YOUR END IS NEAR!
Image20200823_034620 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Doors swing open, and rubble is kicked over as several fiends of the Black Legion and some other new groups howl and roar as they close the distance on the bewildered miners

Image20200823_034633 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Some of these new folk appearing to be allied with the Legion are clad in blood red armor, and charge headlong while swinging swords and axes.. in the background can also be seen a figure in some sickly colored armor, dragging a chainsword as it slowly lumbers towards them
Image20200823_034822 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
In an instant, they are already on top of them, One of the miners is butchered savagely, the security goes to shoot at them

Image20200823_034941 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
But gets blown away by a Legion Maurader behind him

Image20200823_035022 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The last Miner still in the truck hightails it out of there in reverse

Image20200823_035044 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
While reversing, another one of the crazies bangs on the roof of the truck having jumped off a roof
Image20200823_035108 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He steers violentley in reverse, almost tipping himself over, the fiend on the hood goes flying off into the sidewalk somewhere

Image20200823_035457 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Quickly returning to his base camp, it's already too late. Ruinous fiends have already engulfed the area

Image20200823_035633 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Before he can even hit the brakes to turn elsewhere, his truck is lit up by a freak with a horned helmet and lugging around an autocannon. the truck sustains heavy damage

Image20200823_035727 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
His truck out of control veers directley into a Marauder that didnt' move fast enough.

Image20200823_035830 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
The truck flips and crashes, ejecting him. he awakes next to a dead colleague and shreiks when seeing he'd been impaled with his own drill
Miner: Bwwuuhhhhhaaaahaaaa!
Image20200823_035848 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He takes the radio and frantically calls for help
Miner: Control!! Con.. Control!! Attack!!. We're under... Legion!! Black Legion they're killing us!! HELP!!!
Image20200823_035913 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Another of the pale colored warriors lumbers towards them,

Image20200823_040019 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He turns the corner, his face looking disgusting, pointing a bayonetted gun at him the Miner grabs the nearest weapon he can find, the very drill that was lodged in his coworker

Image20200823_040053 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He stabs the fiend right through the neck, and he completely shrugs it off and pushes him away

Image20200823_040142 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He hides

Image20200823_040228 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
A heavily armored red clad freak smashes through the wall
Image20200823_040307 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He immediately jumps down and completely obliterates him with twin axes...
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Re: Old Enemy, New Threat

Post by Food_Truk » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:55 am

Hidden gem here, poor miners got brutally slaughtered. The action shots are great, especially the Marauder getting run over. :lol:
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