Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gallows Point Incident

Deployment is hard.

During the late stages of the Utani Offensive, Imperial forces suffered a series of defeats due to a communications breakdown in the sprawling coalition command structure. Of the diverse forces represented, the Valhallan 554th under Captain Vladimir "The Yeti" Gloval remained focused on the larger war while attendant Imperial guard, Space Marine, and Adeptus Mechanicus forces pursued their own objectives.

Seeing an opportunity to outmaneuver the enemy, Captain Gloval deployed his forces to Weyland's Rock, a planet well-suited to the 554th's combat expertise. Grand Master Azrael of the Dark Angels disapproved of Gloval's plan and demanded the Valhallans return to the front immediately. When Gloval refused, the Grand Master dispatched a delegation under the command of Master Belial of the Deathwing. The Deathwing intercepted the 554th on the windswept Gallows Point. Their mission was to convince the commander to reconsider his movements...