Imperial Datafax: desg1769833
Priority level: Military Intelligence - utmost urgency
Transmitted: Black Templars Forward Command post, Hive ruin Gamma 12, Reigelis Sector, Segmentum Obscura.
Transmitter: Astropath Prime Spartax
Receiver: Brother Commander Maglus Vagh, by way of Astropath -Terminus Azlan
Author: Brother Captain Lucius, Forward Command
Subject: The Loss of Vindictus Company Squads Vorenus, Pullo and Chaplain Longinus at the hands of the sinister forces of the Tau.
Brother Commander, it is my sad duty to inform you that on Imperial date 3453012.M41 elements of Vindictus Company operating a rescue mission of the passengers and crew of the downed Aquila transport "His Furious Vengance" in the Hive ruin designated Gamma 12 encountered a hostile Xenos force known as the Tau ShasKor'la Cadre. After exacting great casualties, Chaplain Longinus and his two squads were defeated.
Brother Sergeant Titus of Pullo Squad was the last man standing and made a valiant attempt to destroy the enemy force commander in hand to hand combat, and though he struck a mighty blow in the name of the Emperor, unfortunately insidious Xenos technology proved to great for the Valiant hero, and he was overcome by the greater number of enemy forces. I would like to recommend him for the crux terminus posthumously, and request possible interment in a holy Dreadnought.
At this moment, a force lead by Brother Chaplain Jerelous, and comprising of The Emperors Champion, a Swordbrethern Terminator Assault squad and 2 initiate squads from the remainder of Vindictus Company are departing for Hive Ruin Gamma 12 to exact glorious vengeance upon the vile forces of the Tau. I will send you an updated battle report upon their return.
Brother Captain Lucius
Thought for the day: Vengeance flies on Wings of Truth.
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