Servants Of The Emperor

This Article was written by:
Wargamer

Article Writer's Avatar
Posts: 20,974
Karma: 123
No Comments View rating View Rating [Report to Mod] Report to Librarian
Chapel B/C1 was silent, save for the vox-recording of rain that was playing to match the weather-simulation programs in the artificial windows. A cheap recy-coffin was hidden beneath a red-silk shroud on the main alter at the far end.
The sound of heavy boots filled the Chapel. The gathered faces turned as one to follow the figure as he approached the Dias. He was armoured in black, his helmet was a death-mask, and his insignia showed him as a member of the Marines of Vengeance.
"Forgive my tardiness, but I was requested by the Master of Sanctity."
The silence suggested that all gathered understood the demands of the Chaplains.
He took his place on the dias, and began.
"Aya Toran was a devout servent of the Emperor. Born and raised upon our sacred vessel of Colossus, she had aspirations of joining the Sororitas Mission. However, this was not to be. This fact did not deter her, and she would often state how she believed the Emperor would guide her to the role she was best to fill.
"She began to work at Mess Hall BB/2, and did so for many years. At seventeen, she happened to meet Devern Toran, a member of the security detail of the Eighth Company. She requested to transfer with him, and found herself in service of the Company. She became a serf to Brother Mathias, who became Captain of the Company.
"Captain Mathias asked me to pass on that she performed her duties with commitment and patience."
The Chaplain paused, allowing her parents and husband to compose themselves.
"It was aboard the Strike CruserFortis Astartes that she met her untimely end, at the age of thirty-nine. Weapons fire from Ork agressors caused massive internal explosions, and despite the best efforts of the Ship Surgeons, she died of internal injuries. By the grace of the God-Emperor, we were able to bring her body back to Colossus, the place she knew as home."
The Chaplain nodded to his human aides, who carried the body out into the crematorium.
"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust..." Chaplain intoned as he stepped down. He rested his giant, armoured hand on the shoulder of Aya's mother, "her son has been informed. Unfortunately, his duties prevented him from attending."
She nodded, wiping her eyes, "Captain Mathias is a wise and... and noble officer. Aya would have been proud to have a child in the Astartes."
The Chaplain strode out of the chapel, letting his mind ponder on the day. He had performed thirty such services for fallen crew so far, and more awaited him tomorrow. Sometimes he was asked why he and his brethren spent so much time attending to the spiritual needs of the lesser crew, yet all knew that every member of the Chapter, from the lowliest Rating to the Chapter Master, was equally valued in the eyes of the Emperor. He returned to his quarters, and prepared for the evening prayers.
 




No comments

Other Content

All the content currently available!
Showing page 1 of 19 pages
[Next] [Last Page]
Army: Category: View:
ArticleAuthorDate AddedRatingCommentsViews
Ork Skullhamma Battlefortress "Wartanker"Khanaris7th Jun 10Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
-40642
Tau PiranhaOggy7th Jun 10Current rating for this item: 3 stars
3 stars
-21233
Sa'Cea XV84 Shas'el De'mure (BATTLESUIT COMMANDER)BlairH19th Apr 10Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
-18060
Multiple Assaults And Youcrazyguy83210th Apr 10Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
-9802
The Art of Vengeance: Using Sternguard RoundsWarpspiderman1st Apr 10Current rating for this item: 4 stars
4 stars
111201
Blood Angels Codex Review/Thoughtscrazyguy83213th Mar 10Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
-22609
Ork Army List TacticaEasyification7th Mar 10Current rating for this item: 4 stars
4 stars
-15446
Urban BasesMurchankite9th Feb 10Current rating for this item: 5 stars
5 stars
-26402
Plastic Grey Knight TerminatorsGreyDeath30th Jan 10Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
129295
Slaaneshi Keeper of SecretsSILK20th Jan 10Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
-9602
Chaotic Tactica - Chaos LordsSILK6th Jan 10Current rating for this item: 5 stars
5 stars
-9184
The Wolfwing - TacticaEasyification3rd Jan 10Current rating for this item: 5 stars
5 stars
-11373
Daemonettes, anyone?SILK1st Jan 10Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
-9619
Using Green StuffAunny23rd Dec 09Current rating for this item: 3.5 stars
3.5 stars
-11930
Ruined BuildingCar'Lel23rd Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-11157
Slaanesh Daemon PrinceAlabaster23rd Dec 09Current rating for this item: 3 stars
3 stars
-30140
A Guide to Playing 40K FasterThor{DoH}21st Dec 09Current rating for this item: 4.5 stars
4.5 stars
-9013
Seeking Alternatives - Constructing a List that Works for Youxx21st Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-13197
Arnell's Ascendancy [Novel length, Part 4]Tyross (FT)20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-8226
Dark Angels Verses Ulthwe [Battle Report and anti-wraithlord tactica]Tyross (FT)20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: 2 stars
2 stars
-12513
Enemies Of Ancient EldarRezzy20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: 5 stars
5 stars
-12437
Starting A Tau ArmyTau Online20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-19184
Eldar Tactica: Methods of AttackJUST_LIKE_NAM!!!20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-12244
Daemonhunters Tactica: Know Thy SelfTyross (FT)20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-10095
Chaos Versus EldarTyross (FT)20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-10204
Assessment of the Tau EmpireWargamer20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: 2.5 stars
2.5 stars
-14447
Commander FarsightOxiotle20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-13967
Eldar Versus KhorneTau-killer20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: Not rated
Not rated
-8435
Conversion Guide: Coverting a Valkyrie to a Vendetta Aunny20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: 4 stars
4 stars
-25205
Tau'Va Tel'OshiWargamer20th Dec 09Current rating for this item: 1 stars
1 stars
134446
Showing page 1 of 19 pages
[Next] [Last Page]

TauOnline.org is completely unofficial and is in no way endorsed by Games Workshop Limited.