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#1PostSubject: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:46 pm

"They came father,we have to go....."


The old man groaned as he struggled to get out of bed,the young boy being his only support as he tried to lift his wounded father from the bed.They needed to move fast otherwise they would be late.....The late ones almost never get food.


The boy wrapped his arm across the old man's chest and helped him walk out of the tent into the dusty clearing of the refugee camp,tents was scattered in neatly assigned rows as far as the eye could see,some carried the markings of the Terra Corporation who took it upon themselves to provide a refugee camp for displaced civilians affected by the Helix Virus and it's unchecked destruction.Among the corporate security personnel was human soldiers clad in red and black uniforms,these Imperial troops worked alongside the Terra Corporation to ensure that any displaced Imperial citizenry are treated fairly with regards to their own civil right laws.


Several trucks entered the camp and began to administer bags of food to the refugees who swarmed around the trucks in desperation.The Corporation's security struggled to maintain order and kept the refugees back and in line with riot gear and batons.


The sun hanged over the desert world and caused the boy's feet to burn,he had no shoes,shirt torn and dust grimed his face to the point that whatever smile he had was caked in dirt.


"Remain calm and line up" the truck intercoms would echo throughout the camp. "There is enough food for everyone please line up in a orderly fashion." The truck would lie.


There was about 3 Billion refugees scattered across this camp....It was small compared to the actual population that was displaced with most having been accepted into the Imperium,the people trapped on Sartis-IV was one of the few lucky enough to be placed in a refugee camp far away from the horrors taking place in the Northern Galaxy.




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#2PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:15 pm

In the vast untold regions of space, something stirred. A dark entity of dauntless hunger. Even now, its eyes - if it had any - shifted to the over-crowded world of Sartis-IV. There were lifesigns all around the world - it was simply teeming with life, food. The entity then turned its attention to the world - tethering its own psyche to the planet's lifesigns and pulling itself closer with each passing moment. 

The creature, however, needed a vessel in the world - a harbinger to 'soften things up' for its arrival. Dark energies reverberated from its dark appendages as it focused its awesome psychic powers into a single weak entity in the world - an entity to be its vessel. The creature grinned as it tore through the veils of a billion minds and found nearly all of them were weak enough to dominate.

But no....

It needed the perfect vessel. One whose disappearance or sudden shift in behavior would be ignored....

And so it found the perfect host in one Jean D'Liber, a former miner now refugee. His entire family had been afflicted with the Helix virus, and he watched as the soldiers' weapons tore through his wife and children with practiced ease. Now he was here, hopeless and in despair - alone in every sense of the word. 

In the solemn silence, not one of the crowd saw Jean's face contort and his eyes roll back into his head, nor did they notice the bluish streaks of psychic energies appearing all over his body for a few milliseconds. Not one, save for a boy in tattered clothes - a boy who wrapped himself tighter into his grandfather's robes in fear of what he'd seen. He blinked, and Jean wasn't there anymore; disappearing into the copious amounts of people.
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#3PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:51 pm

The boy was scared but guided his grandfather,being his eyes. It wasn't a easy life,not since the attack on their station,they where travellers once,going from station to station looking for work.Now the work has stopped and the stations no more.

He led his grandfather to the truck struggling to navigate the dangerous wave of refugees clawing for food,the Corporation security forced them into orderly lines but the desperate tension between the wave remained.

"Remain calm there is enough food for everyone,we will get to you eventually..." A phrase the boy had gotten used to after his two year stay on this planet.

The red uniformed Imperial regulars would keep their weapons lowered but not holstered,meaning to intimidate any rabble that would try and spark unrest into the camp....Especially after the riot two days ago....Several men where cut down without warning by both Corporate and Imperial forces after they attacked one of the barracks.

The heat of the sun scorched the camp,there was no shade save the brief shadows cast by passing ships and the Imperial frigate that kept the planet secure from any Helix recon drones. The Terra Corporation had invested vast amounts of GSU Credits into the refugee camp,mostly as a PR-Scheme which helped increase their public investments by 204%.

The camp had several problems however,it was stuck in a desert world with little available water,most of it kept under strict guard by the Corporation in a reservoir 4 kilometers outside the camp.Several groups of "rebels" had attempted to break into it before but all had been chased back into the camp,with ration restrictions.

The boy and the old man where one of the last to get food,it was enough to let them get through the night...But not enough to sate the gnawing hunger that beset the camp.




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#4PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:18 am

"...And you would listen to them?" His powerful voice boomed among the refugees in the enclosure. They listened and nodded their heads - as if affirming that they did heed his words. These refugees here were former ganglords and pirates from systems afflicted with the Helix Virus, all of them lost everything they had. Their ships, families, wealth, and all they've held dear - now taken away from them abruptly. The poor sods now found themselves here after some years of exodus - bereft of their former statures.


Ordrud's psychic energies found it quite easy to dominate the wills of the hundreds of refugees who listened - inciting violence and aggression in their hearts. "I say we go out and take what is ours!"


Echoes of screams and shouts of many races soon followed as they took up whatever crude arms they could. Men, women and all folk of all races banded together; forming a rough-spun band of over a thousand armed and violent refugees - all of them now influenced by the dark powers of Ordrud. Soon after, a medical outpost was taken. In their rage and instinct driven rush, the doctors, soldiers and other helpers within the outpost were either killed, raped, or mutilated in some way that they would've died soon after. The guards' weapons were taken - although only a total of 200 weapons were seized from the outposts' armory. Whatever food found was distributed equally among the thousand strong warband. 


Now they marched, burning, pillaging, killing, reaving as they go. 


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In the far reaches of space, a mining vessel was just preparing to extract minerals from a large asteroid when one of its engines suddenly went down. "Have the repair crew check it out" 


The repair crew went out of the main hangar bay and didn't even have time to scream as sickly black tentacles pulled them into the maw of a dark creature. It didn't take any time for the creature to slip inside the ship. 


In the vacuum of space, no one heard their screams.
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#5PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:31 pm

The camp was beset bu rebellion,unrest spread like a disease which turned the refugees violent towards the Corporation who soon lost control over the situation.


Commodore Aren Fisk,a blonde haired human admiral stood on the deck of the Imperial frigate,stroking his clean shaven chin as he watched the chaos unfold on the holo-screen. "The Terra Corporation has ordered us to sort out the situation...." His Varanus first mate spoke with a hateful grin crossed inbetween his green-scaled face.Instead of facing the Helix like the other Imperials he and his crew was tasked with the glory-less mission of securing a bloody refugee camp.


"Would you kindly take control of the situation Commodore" The hologram of a man said in a rather southerner American accent.


"Dear Chairman I do not remember taking orders from you....." The Commodore replied


"Of course....I apologize but you know as well as I that the success of your project relies on the safe acquisition of the more unfortunate members of society....I promised your Imperator that we will assist in completing the project in return for....well you know what I want."


"It's about her isn't it?" 


"...................Take control of the situation please Commodore......"


"Of course."
 


The Corporate troops on the ground fell back as a wall of riot-geared soldiers approached bearing the logo of the Corporate Security branch.


Overhead the large frame of the frigate darkened the camp as it approached and roared orders from the intercom system littered across the camp.


"STAND DOWN NOW.....Return to your tents this is your first and final warning." Unlike the Corporation the Imperials where not concerned with their public view....They had little to lose if a few refugees where forced under a gun to conform....


The Corporate security forces had tazer rifles deployed and marched forward shocking those that would resist,the Imperial forces had all fallen back to the frigate that loomed overhead and lighted the camp with spotlights as the sun began to set.




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#6PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:43 pm

It wasn't the drive for violence nor the absolutely horrendous need for supplies that brought the band of violent refugees here. It could even be said that they never had a choice to begin with. The moment they heard him speak, it was as if their will was no longer their own. They felt something stir their emotions, pushing them into acts they never would've done in their right minds - they felt a presence tug at their psyche, willing them on to follow whatever Jean had commanded them to do; whatever atrocities they would commit in the name of whatever cause had made them do this.

Indeed, they'd only been listening to whatever force within them had stirred such emotions. 

Be that as it may, the band of thousands of refugees had already committed atrocities....and stopping didn't seem possible at this point. 

 "FIRE AT THEM!"  Perhaps they shouldn't have listened to the commands of Jean, but it was too late now. Whatever regrets they had were already shed away by the deeds they'd committed. "ATTACK!"  


And so, with the weapons they'd managed to loot from the dead soldiers they'd killed prior, Jean's group of refugees opened fire towards the rows of soldiers. Those without ranged weapons simply charged like animals with their sharpened stakes and bludgeoning instruments. 


A great chaos ensued, and Jean smiled as he watched his merry little band wreak havoc - even at the expense of their own lives, his influence had already affected them to such a degree that they'd become suicidal in their charge; facing the soldiers head on even in the face of overwhelming suppressive fire from Imperial soldiers. 


Chaos....that was all he needed....
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#7PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:34 pm

The Corporation lost control,the unrest broke into chaos and endangered the Imperial forces.


The time of non-lethal pacification has passed,the red uniforms of the 7th Guerre Expeditionary Regiment stood in a wedge formation,the frontal troopers crouched lifting their Carbines releasing a controlled burst of fire into the charging crowd,as the first squad reloaded the next wave of marines stepped forward to unleash their burst...and the next....and the next. Gaining more and more ground at cost of the refugee lives.


The Sargent in charge of the regiment couldn't understand why these refugees who before where so calm where now clawing at their throats,the Commodore ordered the slow advance of the regiment whilst the frigate would hover overhead,flashing high-powered spot lights unto the rioters hoping their sudden blindness would cause a rout.


"RETURN TO YOUR HOMES....THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING!"




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#8PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:26 pm

A sudden flash of light, and suddenly everything went to hell. 

"RETURN TO YOUR HOMES....THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING!" 

They heard it. They heard it clearly and yet....their hearts could heed no warning. Once again they charged, to certain death. With only a few blasters and crude cave weapons, they attacked the guards and anyone else close to them. 

It was total chaos...and only one being benefited from it all.

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Away from the planet, a mining vessel strode onwards - speeding towards the world filled with refugees. There were no life signs on board, for what lay inside could hardly be called life. What lay inside was hunger, a terrible hunger that knew no satiation. 
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Jean smirk as he watched from afar, the chaos he'd spun. Softening up the planet indeed....
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#9PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:45 pm

"They *hiss* heed no warning Commodore." The Varanus First-Ensign said,hinting at the disappointment in his hiss.


The Commodore cursed.....He had no experience in handling unrest,a unsettling fear sat in the back of his mind and he reacted in the best way he knew how. "Open fire..." He said softly.


"Sir?" The First-Ensign asked.


"We need to reestablish control....Open fire....Fire!" The Commodore ordered.


The First-Ensign nodded to the other ensigns reassuring them of the morbid order. "Power to the lower point defense system....Activate chainguns....Fire on my command"


The kinetic chainguns designed to combat fighter-craft started to power up,they adjusted their targeting emitters towards the rioting crowd who was now seen as a fleet of fightercraft.


"All weapons ready my lord." Called one of the ensigns.


"FIRE BURST" The First-Ensign screeched.


The frigate lit up as sparks of orange shot down towards the rioters,tearing through the soft bodies with energized armour-piercing rounds,the smell of blood and burnt flesh spread across the crowd who was stuck between fleeing towards the open which the frigate covered and against the formation blockade the Imperial ground force had established.


The ground force began a slow controlled advance as the frigate started to move at a snail's pace forward,the Imperial force once tasked with protecting the refugees now under the order of a frightened Commodore marched forward delivering a payload of death on the maddened refugees.


There was no turning back.....If the Empire discovered this genocide the Commodore would face more then just losing his position in the Navy....No he had to complete his order.... 




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#10PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:46 pm

Jean's use had run out. 

His body flailed and fell to the ground in a sudden burst of psychic energy leaving his body. Jean's corpse slowly disintegrated as it lay on the sandy ground....

Ordrud's mental influence on the populace was still in place, and the creature did its best to maintain the chaos it had created. Sure enough, the populace was in complete tatters as they charged into machine gun fire. 

The mining vessel was nearing the planet. The Imperial fleet, docked in orbit, could clearly be seen from the vessel's bridge.

It won't take long now....
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#11PostSubject: Re: Hope beset by shadow {Open}   Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:59 am

A small relief fleet of Imperial transporter frigates was stationed in orbit unaware of the chaos taking place on the planet.

"My lord....We are picking up a unidentified signal in the southern quadrant vector 88-9-01....It's the mining vessel that frequents the asteroid chain few lightyears away. " The radar ensign called.

"Company?"

"No,local miner named Jean and a crew of 8 others...No formal registration with a mining company or guild we know of." 

"Very well direct the mining vessel to the INS Kurmak for inspection."

"Yes lord"

The Ensign then opened communications with the mining vessel.

"Attention mining vessel proceed to the far left transportation frigate classified as Kurmak and prepare for inspection...."

Meanwhile on the ground.

The Imperial regiment pushed forward in senseless slaughter to the point that several of the marines began to hesitate in following orders.They where killing refugees....Some of which where Imperial citizens as well,the Captain in command of the regiment began questioning why the Commodore ordered such violence.

The Commodore would remain silent,telling them that this was for the good of the refugee camp...It was all to maintain order where the Terra Corporation had failed.The field was filled with the shredded corpses of the refugees,strewn across the dusty camp.

The Commodore had no authority to order such slaughter and the Marines knew that yet the Captain kept his grief and anger under a mask of obedience.




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