Friday, June 11, 2010

Prelude to War...

  The Greenhouse Guardians, a loyal chapter of the Space Marines call Acadia Prime home.  One of the most productive Agri-world in the sector, Acadia Prime helps fill the bellies of all loyal subjects of the Emperor.  The Guardians are first and foremost a Space Marine chapter, their duties often a pull good portion of their forces away from Acadia Prime.  Rather than leave a vital world of the Emperor lightly defended when the Guardians are away, the High Lords of Terra station an Imperial Guard Regiment on Acadia Prime.


Three years ago...
  The Mordian 95th Rifle Regiment was reassigned to Acadia Prime to act as the planetary defense force.  The 95th relieved the Cadian 87th who had been decimated by an Ork raid on Acadia.  After decades facing the many forces of Chaos about the Maelstrom, Acadia Prime seemed a simple assignment for the 95th, or so they thought.  The 95th was familiar with the Greenhouse Guardians chapter through a special dispensation for both the 95th and the Guardians set up over 400 years ago.  The 95th who specializes with sniper rifles, are supplied with Space Marine quality sniper rifles which are more durable and accurate then the standard issue guard sniper rifles.  The sniper rifles come from the Greenhouse Guardians imperial weapon allocation.  In exchange for the rifles, the 95th has stationed the Baneblade "Retribution" on Acadia for permanent assignment, only to be used by the Guardians in time of great need.

Two Years ago...
  Brother Poe was a Space Marine Captain for the Astral Claws during the Badab Wars.  The traitor Marine Chapter was drawn by the power of Chaos and are now known as the Red Corsairs, space pirates without equal.  The Corsairs strike forth from the Maelstrom, raiding, pillaging and sowing the seeds of anarchy on any Imperial world they can find.  Brother Poe, now commands a Marine Battlebarge, and has selected a new target, the fertile world of Acadia.  Guided by all the ruinous powers of the four Chaos gods, Poe sought to drive a wedge between the Guardians and 95th.

  Rifleman Daniels of the 95th, opened the recently delivered crate of sniper rifles.  Having damaged his last rifle beyond repair bashing it over the head of an Ork, Daniels was anxious to be rid of the replacement lasgun he was given.  Daniels felt a slimy goo on the stock as he lifted the rifle out of the crate.  Immediately he knew something wasn't quite right.  He lost feeling in his hand, then his arm as he watched the color drain from that limb, being replaced by a pale whitish green tint.  Rifleman Cooper looked in horror as Daniels dropped the rifle and started to scream, his skin quickly turning all sickly white with boils and sores opening up.  Daniels turned to Cooper for help and fell over dead, black slime pouring from his mouth, eyes and nose.  "Nurgle's Plague!" Copper whispered to himself as ran off to find Major Sharpe.

Eighteen Months ago...
  Farseer Senn'Jen was attuned to the happenings on the former Eldar maiden world that the Mon-Keigh's now call Acadia.  He knew the precise moment that something had to be done, that would turn the Mon-Keigh on one another, weakening their forces so he could easily remove them from the maiden world.

  Senn'Jen sent his finest team of Pathfinders for the task.  They covertly obtained the Nurgle tainted sniper rifle from the firebase of the 95th.  The Pathfinders then infiltrated the perimeter of the Greenhouse Guardians spaceport.  They went to the exact position at the exact time as guided by Senn'Jen.  As foretold the Mon-Keigh Inquisitor arrived at the Fortress Barracks of the Greenhouse Guardians.  He was to investigate how a Nurgle plague had been passed from the Guardians to the 95th, but he was dead before his fourth footstep on Acadia.  The Pathfinder sniper shot ended the unlucky Inquisitor's life, and the Nurgle infected sniper rifle left nearby, pointed the finger at the 95th.  The Guardians quickly assumed that the 95th had become chaos tainted from their extended time next to the Maelstrom, and launched an "Inquisition" in force of their own.  No one is sure who fired the first shot, but it only took one to have the Guardians and 95th at each others throats.  Acadia became a warzone.  A year of fighting intensified, with Chaos raids by Poe's forces and manipulation by the Eldar Farseer Senn'Jen keeping the two loyal imperial forces engaged with each other. 

Nine Months ago...
  A Space Wolf force was assigned to stop the fighting on Acadia through any means necessary.  They had been instructed that both the 95th and Guardians may have been compromised by Chaos.   The Wolves were to establish a base of operations on Acadia, and put an end to the hostilities.  They may have been successful in their task, but their arrival pushed both the Red Corsairs and the Eldar to action.  Both forces making planetfall within days of the Space Wolf landings.

Three Months ago...
  The five way conflict on Acadia was fully engaged, no one force gaining the upper hand.  That kind of conflict sends ripples though the cosmos, and one race above all is drawn to conflict...Orks.  The greenskins returned to Acadia with a Killa Kruizer high in orbit, and quickly secured a foothold on the planet with relatively fresh troops facing the battle weary armies that had been fighting for months.








Two Months ago...
  Sash'O Wes'a had been tracking the Ork Killa Kruizer for almost three years when he followed it to Acadia Prime.  His goal was to train his inexperienced Tau forces against once of the most brutal races know to the galaxy.  He stumbled onto a golden opportunity for training his cadres.  Two space marine chapters, an Imperial Guard regiment, An Eldar battlehost, and a Chaos Space Marine raiding force not to mention the Orks.  The wide array of foes would provide valuable experience to his fledgling command, seasoning them in battle.  It would benefit the The Greater Good of the Tau empire should an elite Tau army leave Acadia Prime having bested some of the finest forces in the galaxy.      

One Month ago...
  The 7th Company of the Dark Angels was returning from a mission.  They had been following some information that was leading them to a group of "Those that shall not be named." that was allegedly hiding in a system on fringe of the Dominion of Storms.  It turns out the information was bogus and the 7th Company was in a dour mood on their return journey home.  The barge then intercepted comm traffic from the nearby Acadia system, both the Greenhouse Guardians Marine chapter and the 95th Rifles Guard regiment, each supposedly loyal to the emperor, claimed that multiple hostile forces including the Space Wolves had invaded Acadia.  Thinking the old rival may have finally shown their true colors, the Dark Angels landed forces on the Northern Pole of Acadia Prime.  They and after minor interactions which all turned hostile with all the allegedly loyal  Imperial forces on Acadia, the Dark angels decided to secure the imperial world themselves and sort out the truth once that was done. 

Last Week...
  The Chaos Marines facing three chapters of Space Marines pull their forces out having accomplished their goal of creating anarchy.   The other forces on Acadia had only a brief respite as a contingent of Dark Eldar took up the abandon territories left by the Chaos Marines.  No one is sure of their motives, be it capturing slaves, securing the former Eldar Maiden world for themselves, or just just bloodlust.  The other armies soon realize that the Dark Eldar are not a typical raiding force and are players in the battle for the control of Acadia.

Current Day...
  The arrayed forces hold about the same amount of territory on Acadia Prime and it's lone moon.  No one force has the upper hand.  It is all out war...

3 comments:

  1. Thanks!
    Added a section to introduce our Tau player.

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  2. Added a section to introduce our Dark Angel player.

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