The Evolving History of the Ebon Current

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The Evolving History of the Ebon Current

Postby Trumpkin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:56 pm

Author Unknown wrote:“The first major recorded conflict of the Ebon Current was on Denruba. Reports of a relatively small infantry patrol, later discovered to under the command of Lord Vitaeus, was spotted attempting to circumvent Imperial piquet lines. Upon hearing this, a platoon of Space Marines led by Captain Seneca rushed out to repel the invaders. Unfortunately for them, their doom had been all but certified, as this was what the forces of Chaos were hoping for. Although it was never proven, historians and military investigators suspect spies and saboteurs had found an opportunity to tamper with Imperial provisions, especially their Plasma weaponry, rendering them not just useless to the wielder, but dangerous.

When the Imperials finally located the enemy, Captain Seneca immediately threw his men forward, confident that the Plasma support from behind would provide enough covering fire to soften the more powerful enemy soldiers. Of course, here is when the Devastators discovered, to their doom, that their weapons strengths were no longer true, and this ignominious underhandedness saw the valiant Astartes run to their deaths.

Seneca, appalled by the heinous presence of Nurgle affiliated Traitor Marines, arguably abandoned sound tactics and instead rushed to close the gap with them. Despite bravery unmatched, the Captain heavily wounded. He was rescued from death by his men, sensing the enemy had bested them this day.

Realising the battle was won, Lord Vitaeus himself sought out Captain Seneca, but found he had already been extracted, and instead took his displeasure out on a brave Terminator Sergeant who had volunteered to cover the captain’s escape. The Marine was killed, but his noble gesture resonates within his chapter to this day.

Captain Seneca never fully recovered from his ordeal. The noxious poisons of the enemy were said to have infected his brain as well as his muscles, affecting both his speed and reasoning. Since that day, he eschewed bodyguards in battle, instead distancing himself from his men. That being said, witnesses claimed his fury swelled to epic proportions, and many said that staying clear of Seneca during a battle rage was perhaps wise.

After the Imperial defeat, no sign of Vitaeus’s men was uncovered, despite several other scouting parties. It is assumed they melted into the surroundings, biding their time. The next time they resurfaced was during the climactic Battle for Denruba, several weeks later… “



-A History of the Fate of the Ebon Current
The Seeds Are Sown, pg 12-16
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Re: The Evolving History of the Ebon Current

Postby Trumpkin » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:33 pm

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Whilst Lord Vitaeus was distracting a portion of the defenders, KorKorMax, Lord of the Blood Harvest had opted for the less subtle approach. Mustering a force of the Knights of Blood, he set his eyes on one of Deimo's Imperial Strongholds, Deimo-Beta-IV. Such a force was easy to notice, however, and Harold Deathwolf took to the defence of the Stronghold.

Rumours say the haughty Wolf Lord was hailed by an Imperial Knight of renown, who had offered to assist Harald. They say Harald refused him, electing instead to win the fight without any other than the Vlka Fenryka already present. This has never been officially confirmed by the Imperium.

Eventually, and despite furious steadfastness, the fortress was overrun by the howling traitor marines. Harald Deathwolf himself was wounded, and some say the blade that struck him also tainted his destiny. He would find throughout the campaign that his luck would betray him consistently. Freak incidents of wind would skew his aim, unnaturally lucky shots would pierce the one weakness in his armour. Of course, those who voiced such superstitions were hushed quietly or silenced forcefully.

With Deimo-Beta-IV taken by the enemy, the Imperials would undoubtedly find themselves on the back foot when the time came to do battle once more. Deimo still had much bloodshed to endure...



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The Seeds Are Sown, pg 20-25
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Re: The Evolving History of the Ebon Current

Postby Trumpkin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:01 pm

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Deimo fell unceremoniously into the hands of Chaos shortly after that. Rumours say that the Imperials abandoned the remaining citizens to their fate, and ignored the threat in favour of more time to plan. Imperial morale was further withered when it was revealed Captain Seneca and his blood angels, along with Varag's Space Wolves, were withdrawing to assist in the Achilles Crusade. What hope could the loyal citizens of the Ebon section hold after such news?

The next series of engagements would be of utmost importance to the Imperials, should they wish to rescue the hearts of the sector, the support of the Council of Terra, and, most importantly, the will of the Emperor...



-A History of the Fate of the Ebon Current
The Seeds Are Sown, pg 31-33
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