Manufactorum Kappa-90

Answering a distress vox from a small supply convoy of Kiavahr PDF on Ziedos, an outlier system on the edge of the Nexus, Torovac put down near where the last call from the convoy came from. It didn’t take long find the ruins of the convoy, their were Aeldari vehicles sprinkled in with the destroyed vehicle. It appeard as if an Aeldari raiding party was responsible for the destruction. The troublesome thing was that there wasn’t any bodies – none! Not from either side, no Aeldari or humans. Torovac’s men searched the remains of the battle. There were strange readings on the auspex, bodies would show up on the HUD, but as they made their way through the swirling wisps of polluted fog. But when they got to the spot there was nothing there.

“There is something unholy happening in this place!” growled Brother Ordus.

“Manufactorum Kappa-90 is 3 klicks to the East, maybe the survivors took refuge there. Brother Ordus, take Squad Solynus and Squad Ort, head to the North end of the manufactorum. I will take the rest and head to the South end.” ordered Torovac.

Both detachments head out. Going was slow because of all the ghost signals coming in on the HUDs.

There were no bodies anywhere! Where are the bodies?“, thought Torovac. “There should be casualties somewhere! There were 30 Kiavahrian Scions along with support personnel, not to mention the xenos bodies. I can understand the xenos taking their dead, but there should be some that were missed.

Plus, if they had time to take their dead, why didn’t they take any of the cargo?” This last thought bothered Torovac. It meant that there had to have been a third party involved that killed xenos and human with equal efficiency. “But why take the bodies?” pondered Torovac.

As they came on station Squad Kyphan took position in the ruins of a storage fane on the left flank. The

Inflitrators took the left flank; Intercessors took the right flank, LT using his Master of Ambush repositioned Invictor and self from left to right. Tev and Infiltrators infiltrated up into the ruins just outside the DZ. Death Guard came out of the mist moving up the center taking cover behind a lg manufactorum ruins. On the left a squad of SM poured out of he ruins of a Storage Fane ruin and on the right a squad of 5 poured out a ruined sub-cloister. A bloat drone hovered up the middle. The invictor took some wounds off the drone. The first minutues of the battle were mostly joking for position, auspex scanners were nearly worthless.

CSM moved over the pipes on the left to get some shots off at the Infiltrators in cover as did the drone as it slid over to nearly point blank, shot and charged taking one infiltrator out of action, but suffering more damage as well. Meanwhile, the center prong of CSM moved up and fired blight launchers at the Invictor doing heavy damage, but not enough to limit his combat efficiency; the warsuit returned fire and nearly wiped the squad, leaving only the power fist standing. On the right, the CSM advanced up to shoot at Tev in the ruined storage fane, not doing any damage to speak of. Solynus’ full squad as well as Ordus arrived from reserves; Squad Solynus fired a krak gernade and 10 bolt rifle rounds into an enemy character but only managed a few wounds. Tev’s squad stormed out the door firing bolt rifles cutting down 3 of the enemy. They charged and took the remaining out by hand. The LT charged in too late, but used the momentum to engage the enemy character that Solynus fired at. Fresh from the fight, Tev also consolidated into the enemy character. The warsuit charged the power fist but couldn’t manage to kill it, and took heavy damage in the fight.

The CSM power fist was finished off in their combat phase and the warsuit consolidated toward the bloat drone nearly taking him into the enemy DZ. On the left the bloat drone fell back toward their lines. Infiltrators took some plasma fire from the CSM on the left, knocking another one out of action, but charged after the drone. The Eradicators came in from reserves and annihilated the drone, leaving the Infiltrators out in the open as they continued toward the enemy lines. The warsuit opened up on the CSM on the left and left 2 standing. The Reapers broke into combat squads and headed toward the enemy lines as well. Tev and the LT charged and finished off the enemy character just as the enemy warlord and his body guards arrived.

The CSMs on the left took out two of the eradicators while the infitrators leaped the pipes in their rush toward enemy lines,