The Hunt – COP 1348 (Vance)

When Umbra Redemptio heard that Reconn Lux had been ambushed and nearly wiped out, they all became very silent. It was as though a dark storm had suddenly formed overhead in the mess hall. Almost as one, Lieutenant Torovoc’s men set their feast gear on the table and rose as one unit…. on very determined and menacing unit. Though the Scions of the 125th Lions of Kiavahr where not Space Marines, they were Kiavahans and soldiers from the Forsarr Sector, and therefore under the protection of the Chapter. This upstart band of Xenos would pay for this! They had gotten off lightly the other times they met in combat, but not this time.

The Biel-tan had been traced to the abandoned Combat Outpost 1348 (known as Vance), some 135 Klics North of Hive C3H-482, where they ambused the 125th. Cover wouldn’t be as dense as in the Hive City, there would be no ruins, but there would be derelict fortifications and trenches, and bomb craters to provide some cover. COP Vance was set up to study an ancient, linear earthworks which appeared to coincide with an eerie curtain of power running for miles. It may have been this curtain of power that drew the Xenos to the COP; it didn’t matter to Lux, they would not leave.