[April 2015] A miniature vesa taps your hoof...

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Post#379 » Apr 02 2015 03:19

The battle had been won....

Due to the mass losses and the poor state of the Orbital, no one cheered, no one smiled....

Under the guidance of the Ethereal Aun'Shi, It was a time for rebuilding and recovering what they had lost....

The remaining Tau were demoralized, but within each Son or Daughter of the Tau race burned a Fire so fierce that they would live on and renew their spirits once again....

As bittersweet as this victory was, the deeds of the great heroes that fought, survived, and died in the battle for the Orbital would be remembered across the stars for eternity...and hopefully the Necrons will have learned from this invasion.



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Post#380 » Apr 02 2015 03:23

Leaning on a fellow shas as he can no longer support himself om his wounded leg Stygian makes his over to Kakapo.

"Tael is alive, I stashed him in a safe place with a Shas'ui watching over his unconscious body. He is severely wounded though and needs proper medical care, if you follow me I can lead you to him"

Stygian gestures for Kakapo to follow him and heads off towards Tael's position with the aid of the Shas supporting him

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Post#381 » Apr 02 2015 03:27

'Ko'vashi! A well won victory. Secure the perimeter, I want the station swept for remaining hostiles. Let's organise medical and refuge centres for the civillians and see if we can get life support up and running again. Tau'va.'

'Well fought Shas'vre.' Suam'ny and Tsua'kna approached him.
'And you shas'ui. Let's get going, this orbital isn't going to repair itself.'

The three Shas set off to repair the orbital. It had been a good victory yet not without tragedy.
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Post#382 » Apr 02 2015 03:31

Well, looks like I owe my chief science officer 200 currency units and a round of Tau'Shi'T'koreth Galactic Dumplings now.

With the Necrons phasing out, the force-field that had sealed the orbital away from the universe flickered and went out, leaving only the station's standard gravitic shielding in it's place, now running on emergency power. Watching from the bridge of his flagship, Kor'O'T'au Kais'Y'eldi'Aloh saw the crawling layers of obsidian necrodermis that had encrusted the orbital's surface wither and crumble away, and knew that it was finally safe to reactivate the more advanced systems on the vessels of K-42. After everything was re-connected and reactivated, the two Gal'leath class starships on either side of the orbital began to move into close proximity with it. For as long as they could, they would act as makeshift docks to facilitate the extensive repairs needed as well as the - perhaps even more important - dismantling and removal of any technology suspected to have been corrupted, to be replaced with entirely new components to make sure no trace of the subversive virus remained in the system. Mantas and orcas began to move to and fro between the two gal'leaths and the orbital, bringing with them supplies, re-enforcements and material needed for repair work, and shuttling out the wounded.

The invasion had seen a truly horrific loss of life. Without being able to land small craft onto the station consistently, evacuation of non-combatants had been impossible, and the orbital's civilian population had been massacred, with only a small fraction of the pre-battle compliment surviving. Much of the station would be in mourning for many kai'rotaa afterwards.

Unlike the previous two attacks, there was little joy to be found. Many of those who survived felt relief more than anything, and the tales they told were done so solemnly - they had after all just fought a brutal, gruelling struggle fighting with little more than basic weapons and wits.

The Shas'vres and Shas'els of Kakapo cadre went around to each unit and collected the structural analysers for returning. They had served their purpose now, there was little use in keeping them.

And on his flagship, the Kor'O wondered just what it was about this orbital that made it attract so many invasions...


Meanwhile, on the orbital, Tael awoke, slowly, in a daze. His head was pounding and every inch of him was sore, but he was alive. As he regained his senses, memories came flooding back to him - mechanical monsters, unspeakable horrors..

At once there came the sound of a number of footfalls outside... wherever it was he now found himself. Judging from the size it was likely a large storage cache. slowly, carefully, he reached for his tools. If he had to die now, he certainly wouldn't make things easy -

The door opened abruptly, and he was greeted with the sight of four Fire Caste warriors in worn combat armour. He recognised Kakapo and two of the Firewarriors under his command. He struggled to make the words, but there was no need.

Kakapo passed down a cup of pech-cafe for him.
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Post#383 » Apr 02 2015 03:47

Blueshock's body was collected by his lone Bodyguard and they boarded the Yr'Lissera's Manta. Headed for T'au his body was cleaned up and dressed for the ceremony of mourning. As the Yr'Lissera arrived at the Ethereal citadel his body was placed in the center of the court lying on the side of the Dawnblade his brother had told him to deliver to Aun'Va. Aun'Va was saddened by the sight of his chosen hero fallen. His body was to be incinerated. Aun'Va accepted the Dawn Blade and declared allowance of portions of Farsight Enclaves to have access to the worlds of the Empire once more. However, he could not go back on his word and still declared that Farsight was a defector and a traitor. If he ever showed himself he would be imprisoned and punish for his crimes.

Aun'Shi had taken the body of Blueshock back to Vior'la to be burned and the ashes to be spread on his home world. When the ritual began, they removed the coverings that he had been wrapped in only to find a uniform filled with Necron body parts left in his place....

Now leaderless, the remaining bodyguard was promoted to 'El and was given command of the Cadre. He would try to live up to the teachings of his former commander and would respect the code in which he lived by. A difficult life it would be, but such was the life of the brother of O'Shovah and he would make his commander proud.
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Post#384 » Apr 02 2015 05:03

*tzzt*
*tzzzzt*

System Recharged, Establishing Battlefield Controls, Stand By........

What's Going On?

No Hostiles Detected. Scenario Pacified.

Switching To Hybrid Operation System.



Bha. Finally this cursed thing is off.
The Warptech engine when not backed by tau override systems is.... Maddening.

Seems like I have been out for a while... I better be tested for any long term brain damage... And than work on fixing the malefic drive to be less...horrific. I'm not sure what was worse, the horrors outside, or the ones in my head.

But... Later...
Now it is time to rebuild. And to morn.

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Post#385 » Apr 02 2015 07:34

Mon'von burst through the door ready and expecting to be met with an enemy to destroy. He instead was met by a solemn sense of victory. The remaining Tau in the room had already started about their respective tasks.

Shas'El Or'sha'is tend to the wounded, collect them and move them to the port side of the room, also select a detail to collect the corpses both Tau and Necron.
Yes Sir.
Shas'El Korst'la assign a detail to start cleaning this place up and take the rest of you're men and start clearing up the rest of the Orbital.
Shas'Ui... open up comms with the Kor Vatraa.
Shas'El Kunas'rayI want you to get me a count on dead and a damage report, detail the rest of your mean to help Or'sha'is and Korst'la.
Sir I have Kor'O Stargazer on the comms.
Pass it here... Kor'O the orbital is clear you can bring in the fleet, I need the Fios down here asap other than that you can assist Kor Vatraa 42 in whatever they need. I also need you to contact Aun'El Bentu for me, I he should be here.
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Post#386 » Apr 02 2015 09:25

The stocky Earth-caste stepped off the ramp and into the tertiary hanger bay. He swept his hoof from side to side through the litter of deformed metallic debris on the floor. He bent down, retrieving a triangular piece of silvery metal and examined it in the flickering light from the damaged glow plates.

" Whatever happened here Kar'Li... I think we missed it." He tossed the fragment to one side. The clang and metallic skittering it made when it landed made several fire warriors look up sharply, hands going to their weapons.

Kar'Li joined her chief engineer on the deck - her constant drone companions following - red scanning beams faintly visible in the silvery dust floating in the air. She looked over and noted the increased tension from the fire warriors and the way they watched the drones.
" The Shas have done their work Shi'Ma. This is now the time of the Fios. Regardless of the fact that I have just arrived. I have now realised that I am not required here. From what I understand - and that is not much - my being here would have simply made things worse. I release you and your teams to do their work old friend. I have to go and prepare for our next fight." She flicked her hand and the drones retreated back into the ship they had just emerged from and the lissome commander turned and joined them.

Fio'la Shi'Ma sighed. He watched the team of Shas lose interest in the new arrivals and return to their duties. He sighed again, shrugged and then marched forward to take over the repair work.
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Post#387 » Apr 02 2015 10:50

Unlocking his helmet on his XV-30 Stealth suit, TauMan let it swing up and back, as he leaned against the pile of debris that had been cover in the engagement. The rest of his team did the same, while the other Stealth and Crisis Suit teams also stood down. Surveying the scene TauMan could see the huge hole where the Imohtek had made is last stand, was now surrounded by a few firewarriors and earth caste technicians. Everywhere in the reactor there was still the smoking remains of necron warriors, scarabs, and the mangled bodies of fallen firewarriors. TauMan released his burst cannon and fusion blaster and let them hit the floor. Then looking up saw his cadre Shas'Nel make his way across the debris, followed by the cadre Shas'Nvre and a few other firewarriors.

"Aye, I see we lived to fight another day sir!" said Shas'Nel'Kike'xītomata removing his helmet to reveal a grey scalp lock and long grey moustache. The Shas'Nel removed his Long Shot pulse rifle from his shoulder and rested in on the debris pile. "Well it'll be back to slaying greenskins I take it then?" said the old veteran.

"Aye," replied the Commander, "Casualties?"

"Don't have numbers yet, maybe half to a third dead and wounded?" answered the cadre Shas'Nel or First Sergeant Kikerit'shi.

"We have shed our blood here, maybe now we have finally earned the respect of our brothers and sister in the Empire?" said TauMan wearily.

"I wouldn't go that far sir! There's still suspicion enough of O'Shova..."

"Not now Shas'Nel, not when our blood and theirs was split together in this place! Not when that blood is yet warm!"

Then the small group of firewarriors bowed to their commander and backing away to left him in peace. He looked up towards the ceiling of the reactor room splattered with blue gore and then down towards the deck wet with blue blood and said to himself the ancient proverb:

"When the land is covered in blood, then the earth and sky are of one colour!"
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Post#388 » Apr 02 2015 10:58

Shas'len'ra looked at where the Necron overlord had vanished, they had won, but at great cost. "We must remember what happend here and prepare all Tau to fight the same foe." he said then turned to see what he could do to help repair the orbital.

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Post#389 » Apr 02 2015 12:51

Victory for The Greater Good.

Now everything will return to green.

I hope there will be not any critical maintenance problems or nasty bugs anymore.






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Post#390 » Apr 02 2015 02:42

"Yep," said Cyber Team Leader Bob as he looked out over the devastation.

"Yeah," said Jim slinging his Voltz assault rifle over his shoulder.

"Hmm-mm," said Bronco putting away his krak grenades.

"Jinkies!" said Slim holstering his plasma pistol.

"Well, a good day's work, for a helluva lot a pay!" said Bob turning to look at the inoperable 'Big Boy' weapon. "What in tarnation is wrong with our micro uber death ray cannon?"

Just then Fio'El'Ores'asiki walked by with a couple of fio technicans, he leaned over and dropped something small into Bob's hands. "Here lads, it's your charged power cell for your cannon!"

"What do you do you no good galoot?" yelled Bob.

"Aye, just exchanged the full power for a discharged one. Dinna wanna to see ye blast another hole in the hull!"

"Damn boys, who would a thunk them blue fellas was that smart?" said Bob knocking tiny metal bits of Necron out of his beard.

"Bloody 'ell Bob, youse know dose bluey's gotta get themselves a whole new IT network set up. It'll be lotz a shrapnel in our pockets if we put in the bid right away!"

"HEEEYAA! Right you are there Slim! There's a whole lot of mulla! Dinero! Cash! Dollars! All just waiting to be had by us Cyber Security Specialists!" shouted Bob slapping his side. "Of that'll mean havin' to spend all day the workstation again, no more fun runnin' after Doombringers!"

"Alright boys get yourselves in line!" shouted Jim throwing half-metre sized cube on the pile of debris and then producing four brand new tau mugs.

"Hey Jim wat ya got t'ere?" asked Bronco licking his lips.

"Oi, I tink 'es got us some lager, eh?" said Slim with a big grin.

"Now it may just look like a crate of domestic micro drones, it is in fact a 'liberated' keg of Tallerian beer. Extra stout!" smiled Jim cracking open the hidden spout. "Acquired this from a tau spirits shop on deck 16. Had it stashed for a little 'victory' libation!"

"Well, well there Jim I always took ya for dwarf of integrity and honesty, but I see that you are neither! I like that in a squat!" said Bob watching Jim fill his mug with ale.

Jim then handed each of them a full mug, and as each dwarf raised a mug they shouted in unison: "WE AIN'T DEAD, WE AIN'T DEAD! THEY SAY THE 'NIDS ATE US, BUT WE ATE THE 'NIDS! BUT WE ATE THE 'NIDS! HHHHEEEEYYYYAAAA!"

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Post#391 » Apr 02 2015 05:54

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