Warhammer 40K Assault of Pavonis System (IC)
Carnac System - Carnac I
A Black Thunderhawk sails through the smoke filled skies heading to the Capital City of the planet, Noctoros. The city itself is a buzz as news of the arrival of the Space Marines have spread like wildfire. The Imperial Guard have mobilized in force to contain the massing crowds who were gathering to see the Marines. At the same time Order of the Ebon Chalice has also sent a small squad of their own to greet the Silver Skulls while the rest remained at The God Emperors Shrine to protect the Sacred Relic.
As the Thunderhawk neared its destination Darius looked over his squad one final time before the mission began. Each member was a seasoned Marine and would easily be able to hold their own against the Orc threat that faced the system. But three days was a long time, and if the Orc forces decided to move again would such small numbers be able to hold the line until reinforcements arrived? Of course they would. Orcs were a common threat and easily broken If the Imperial Guardsmen of this sector was worth anything of value Darius and his Marines would be able to cleanse the sector before the rest of his company even arrived. The Thunderhawk began its final decent and Darius stood up "Everyone up, its time to move out." he said in a stern voice.
As the Thunderhawk set down in the City the crowd that had gathered started to cheer and celebrate. The ramp to the Thunderhawk dropped and Darius walked down the ramp weapon in hand. A well dressed Imperial Guard Officer stood waiting for the Marines. As Darius reached the man he saluted to the Marine. "Sir, General Andronikus at your service, Please follow me to the command Bunker," The Officer said. Darius gave the man a nod to acknowledge him. "Give me a briefing while we walk. What is the current situation?" he said waiting for the General to lead the way. Andronikus nodded, turned and started to walk down the path to the Command Bunker "Yes sir, According to my scouts the Orcs have stopped warring among themselves under a Warchief Bloodklaw from the Blood Axes Klan. And it seems he is preparing to move his forces soon enough. There will be more up to date information at the Bunker." He answered while hurrying his pace. Darius listened to the information and nodded, "Blood Axes is good, that means they will strike with brute force instead of using actual tactics. With the right precautions we will be able to crush them easily." he assured the General who just nodded and answered "Good news indeed sir." The Command Squad would continue to walk down the path made by the guardsmen to the Command Bunker. Meanwhile inside the bunker, the Imperial Guardsmen were hard at work preparing for the Marine's arrival and trending to the Sisters of Battle and Rune Priest who had arrived earlier.