[April, 2017 - MAIN THREAD] The Holographic Principle

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Post#91 » Apr 03 2017 06:57

The tracer missiles seemed to move in slow motion as they rose out of their angular silos, steadily climbing as the cold-launch mechanisms pushed them out. As they cleared the silos, they seemed to hang in the air for a moment, then took off with a thunderous roar and massive plume of fire that glowed furiously bright against the twilight gloom. As they tore across the sky the missiles reoriented themselves towards the markerlight reflection, racing across the wasteland at tremendous speed in a cruise flight-path. One by one the 16 missiles streaked outwards.

The Warlock Titan tried to escape the oncoming barrage, twisting the probability of their impact away from its crippled form. Several tracer missiles were peeled off-target and silhouetted the elegant giant in a bracket of explosions as they impacted the empty ground around it. But the Warlock's power was fading as its psychic energies bled into the ether from the damaged wraithbone core, and it could no longer twist every fate.

Fully eight of the tracer missiles slammed home, erupting in massive fireballs as the superheavy warheads smashed apart the armoured wraithbone. The Warlock Titan staggered back, swayed from side to side and then fell to earth, collapsing in a mass of tangled wreckage and iridescent green and blue fire.
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Post#92 » Apr 03 2017 07:39

+++ Assigned A.T.T. Channel +++
--- FROM: Shas’Viro’los’ar’tol ---
--- LOCATION: Vior’los Command Centre A.T.T. Orbital ---
--- TO: All Vior’los Ground, Air and Naval Forces ---
--- CODE: 700-727-000-312-160 ---

--- MESSAGE ---

TO ALL TASK FORCE GROUPS IN THE YK-7 THEATER.

AS OF 0014:40:00 DECS ALL AR'CEA PILLARS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. REPEAT ALL AR'CEA PILLARS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.

THIS IS THE FINAL BATTLE.

ALL TASK GROUPS
MOVE TO THE SOUTH-EAST QUADRANT AND THE LOCATION OF THE LAST KNOWN PILLAR. ENGAGE AND DESTROY REMAINING AR'CEA FORCES.

ALL AIR UNITS
ASSIST AS NEEDED IN THE TRANSPORT OF TASK FORCE GROUPS TO THE SE COMBAT ZONE.

AS OF NOW ALL AVAILABLE COMBAT FORCES ON THE A.T.T ORBITAL ARE BEING COMMITTED, TRANSPORTED BY KOR'VATTA K-42.

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FORCES GROUP HAVE ALSO BEEN COMMITTED
THE DRAS'FANN TIO'VE - THE OUTCAST CONTINGENT UNDER THE COMMAND OF SHAS'O'VIOR'LOS O'RAN'SHA - COMMANDER BRAVESTORM.

SIX SPECIAL FORCES HUNTER CADRES, SIX RECON CADRES, ONE HEAVY ARMOURED CADRE, ONE ANTI-TANK CADRE, ONE HEAVY ARTILLERY CADRE AND ONE KOR'VATTA TRANSPORT AND FIGHTER CADRES.

SHAS'O'VIOR'LOS'T'AU'LA IS NOW TAKING COMMAND OF VIOR'LOS FORCES IN THE COMBAT ZONE. THEREFORE SHAS'O'VIOR'LOS SHAS'ANUK'LA WILL TAKE COMMAND OF THE JOINT TAU EMPIRE VIRO'LOS HIGH COMMAND.

THIS IS THE FINAL BATTLE

MAY THE LIGHT OF THE TAU'VA BE WITH YOU!
MAY AUN'VA GUIDE YOU!
UNITY AND PROGRESS!

FOR THE DAWN BLADE!
FOR VIOR'LOS!
FOR O'SHOVA!


SHAS'O'VIOR'LOS SHAS'ANUK'LA
VIRO'LOS HIGH COMMAND



--- CLOSE MESSAGE ---

+++ Close Assigned A.T.T. Channel +++
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Post#93 » Apr 03 2017 08:03

Gray screamed and fell, deathy still beneath her armour. I ran over, calling her name.
“Gray. Gray. GRAY!” The only answer she had was a weak moan. I pulled off her helmet.
Blood dripped from her eyes and nose, and the eyes themselves had rolled up in her head.
He had seen a similar reaction before, on mortus, when a psykerbeast had unleashed a psychic scream.Psyker. Damn Ar’cea.
“O’Da’Anuk. Gray is down. She is down. Transport needed. Check my locator for our position.”
My voice cracked.
“I think she’s dying. Please.“
Thoughts of those bodies, those bodies bleeding out from their eyes filled my head.
“I will leave her at…..”
I rattled off a set of co-ordinates and directions.
I placed her body under a large silver slab.
I will find the one who did this.
I let loose a scream, an animalistic sound that carried over the ruined spires.
I will find them.
I stood.
And I will tear them apart.
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Post#94 » Apr 03 2017 08:24

Though it was difficult to see from beneath the swirling psychic shield, clouds had been gathering over the fortress, and now as the combined might of Ulthwe, Saim-Hann and Biel-Tan stood against the Tau the storm broke in full, torrents of rain cascading from the heavens through the mystic barrier and lightning crashing down across the battlefield. It seemed only fitting to Tyrioq, for now the full force of the Tau was descending upon them as dozens more cadres barrelled across the wasteland from their landing sites. Nightwings duelled with Barracudas in the turbulent skies above as the Tau fleet sent wave after wave of attack craft overhead, for though they still could not target the fortress from orbit through the arcane barrier in the heavens, they could still fly their small craft underneath it.

But the Eldar fought on, striking terrible blows and then fading into the raging darkness. They fought with all the fury of Khaine himself as they slaughtered the Tau assailing them. The Farseer himself and his seer council strolled through the carnage, lending their powers wherever needed. Tyrioq had now started casting forth Eldritch Storms across the battlefield, adding crackling bolts warp-lightning to the glavanic discharges of nature, and though they were but pale shadows of the vast immensely destructive psychic tempests he had unleashed earlier, they were still more than enough to cut a swathe through the Tau.

At once the Tyrioq was struck with a trance as he beheld what was yet to come. He saw the Mon-Keigh charge at him, spear in hand. He saw them clash and battle throughout the rain, singing spear against powered blade, parrying and thrusting as the lightning crashed around them beneath the Eye of Isha in the firmament. And he saw at last, as the insect's mate lay in torture, his defences falter.

The Farseer snapped back into the present, and sensed immediately the pitiful rage of the Mon-Keigh as he quested relentlessly for his consort's tormentor. Tyrioq knew that the moment would soon be at hand...
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Post#95 » Apr 03 2017 08:31

A.T.T. Orbital, Joint Tau Empire and Enclave High Command Centre - the present.

The command centre was lit in deep blue light from the various holographic displays. Shas'O'T'au'la made his final electronic signature on his adjutant's dataslate.

'Be sure that the commander Shas'O'Shas'anuk'la get this.'

'Yes, sir,' replied the adjutant.

'Your decision is final?' asked Por'ui'Yishi'Meii standing next to the commander.

Commander TauMan turned and looked at her, and with his eyes said, "Yes."

'Commander, I need to inform you that the S.C.S.T. team has checked in, and they're all fine and uninjured. But Bob wants you to know that all of their battlesuits are damaged; and that they have withdrawn from the fight.'

'Thank you por'ui. They've certainly done enough for this engagement already. What about Covert Ops Team 24-c? Did they survive the destruction of the last pillar?'

'Apparently so commander. Communications have been garbled; however Shas'O’Da’Anuk of the 42 Guards cadre, is in contact with them. The last report from O’Da’Anuk was that the team was intact, and engaged in a fire fight with Ar'cea units.'

'I put in an order for their immediate extraction, I don't know how they keep going? That one gue'anda shas, "Gray" I believe? Hiya'te! She went right back to combat, after being healed of very severe wounds! Please make sure O'Shas'anuk'la makes their extraction a priority will you. T'oh one more thing, find out what their military ranks are, whether it be Tau or Gue'anda. We need them for the commendations.'

'Well, that's it then. It was an honour to have worked with you Por'ui'Yishi'Meii,' And with that the commander turned to the headquarters staff and said:

'Thank you all for your hard work, and thank you all for seeing past our differences; and working for the common defense of the A.T.T. Orbital. We are all Tau, and we all follow the Tau'va. Three tau'cyr ago I fought in the corridors and domes of our beloved Orbita, against the Phareon Imotekh and his Necron warriors. Much blood was spilt then, and no one could tell whether it came from a firewarrior of the Empire, or a firewarrior of the Enclaves. The blood was all blue.

I could have never imagined then, that I would one rotaa I would be commanding all the forces of the Orbital, against yet another insidious enemy. It is my honour to have served the community in this capacity, as it was been to serve with all of you. Thank you.'

Shas'O'T'au'la bowed deeply to the command staff.

'May I serve the Tau'va as well in battle, as I have served it in command. Fairwell.'

And with that Commander TauMan left the Joint Command Centre.

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Post#96 » Apr 03 2017 08:36

Drake screamed, rage filling him as he charged the psyker who had hurt Gray, lance in hand. He was the storm, he was the wind, he was fire. He let out his rage, and let it consume him as he slashed and stabbed with fire in his eyes.
"Meet your death, Ar'cea!"
The leader retreated under the flurry of blows, lithe and quick. The lance crackled, disruptive field meeting that Ar'cea blade, and helmetless, Drake screamed his rage again. The storm raged about them, as did the battle, but it seemed they were in a different world such was their focus on their adversary.
"MEET YOUR DEATH!"
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Post#97 » Apr 03 2017 08:40

I was sensless with rage, that this MONSTER would dare to hurt her. Memories flashed through my mind, of the friends I had over the years. All gone. Except Gray.
"I WILL NOT LOSE HER TO YOU!"
"I WILL NOT!"
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Post#98 » Apr 03 2017 08:46

Tyrioq turned, just as he had seen. And there he was, silhouetted against the lightning and heralded by the thunder, just as he had seen. And he charged, screaming a cry of death in the feral primitive language of his species, just as he had done so in the vision.

The Mon-Keigh was quick, far quicker than many of his kind, and fought with all the burning wrath of the Dragon, but his blows were turned by the arcane shielding of Tyrioq's rune armour, allowing him to recoil from the howling barbarian. Onwards they fought, the Mon-Keigh slashing and thrusting wildly with his power spear, Tyrioq parrying and swiping with his singing spear. The two duelled across pathways with the battle raging around them, the centre in the eye of the storm. The Mon-Keigh lept into the air on his fiery jetpack atop a darkened catwalk, and the Farseer hurled himself in levitation to meet him atop it.

They fought at every level of the burning fortress, the Mon-Keigh's wild fury matched by Tyrioq's cold precise foresight. The Farseer had memorised every movement his attacker had made in the vision, and the Mon-Keigh's movements matched them exactly. Tyrioq thus made the perfect defence for every attack.
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Post#99 » Apr 03 2017 08:51

At last the moment came, as the Mon-Keigh's thoughts turned to his precious mate locked in agony, and his guard wavered. Tyrioq knew that this was his time. This was the moment of his triumph. In his confidence, the Farseer allowed one final look at the firmament above. He saw the Eye of Isha, traced in the stars above, looking down at him, her champion, urging him onward to victory.

But then he saw it. It was a small flickering trail of light - a starship high above in orbit, making its way over the battlefield, and as it passed it moved straight through the Eye of Isha. NO! This was not in the vision, this was not a sign of the prophecy! How could this come to pass?

Abruptly Tyrioq felt himself falling, and noticed a stinging burning sensation in his side. The Farseer looked around to see the ground rushing to meet him, then back upwards at his adversary, panting with the fatigue of the battle.

And his spear running through the Farseer's body.
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Post#100 » Apr 03 2017 09:05

Drake hammered the Eldar Farseer Tyrioq, screaming "I WILL NOT LOSE HER!" Then In the midst of the battle everything went silent...

Winter...
Stillness...
Cold...
Snow...

The sky was wild and blue, yet filled with dark roiling clouds. A storm was moving in, a great and powerful storm.

Snow fell...
Lightening flashed...
Thunder exploded...

Drake didn't know where he was, but then he saw the form of the Eldar Farseer recoil in terror from a great silver maned wolf. A wolf like none Drake had ever seen.

But wait what was beneath the wolf? It was Gray! Her prostrate body lying beneath the Wolf, who growled at the Faseer.

Inside his head Drake heard a voice.

"I am Brother Hamr, Rune Priest of the Space Wolfs. Do not be afraid, Gray is safe from the xeno witch! Open your mind for the All-Father and God-Emperor is with you!"

Drake looked at his shoulder and stared into the eye of huge raven, and the raven's eye shone with the same fire he saw in the eyes of the Wolf.

The Raven said, "I send you a helper - Bjarni. You will know when to strike."


"I WILL NOT LOSE HER!" screamed Drake.
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