Pressing Mysteries - 01Chapter 1: First Contact?Pressing Mysteries - 01 by deionscribe
Morchen had finished relaying a message to Captain Ikeaon via the teams Astropaths a few minutes ago, and now knew that more men from the Chapter would be arriving. Now he was at the morgue where Apothecary Mortias was looking over some of the bodies.
What have you been able to find? he asked as he entered the chamber, noting the corpses that were laid atop metal slabs, and the furrowed, frustrated, expression on the Apothecarys face.
Nothing that makes even the slightest sense, Im sad to say Mortias stated as he turned to regard the Chaplain. There just doesnt seem to be any consistency between weapon profiles and any of the wounds these corpses sustained.
Again, that was another omen. Morchen focused on one body, a Chaos Marines, and saw the same strange scorch marks and puncture wounds riddling its form. I will admit that this whole affair is strange, but I do not understand what
Pressing Mysteries - ProloguePrologue: DiscoveryPressing Mysteries - Prologue by deionscribe
It was a disturbing thing to see.
Chaplain Morchen had witnessed the most terrible of atrocities, participated in the most gruesome of conflicts, and even came to the verge of death many times and lived, but the sight that beheld him now strangely made his heart sink.
The corpses of the entire Chaos Marine warband that he and his fellows had been pursuing now lay smoking and sprawled on the ground, some mostly intact, some relatively, and some well, they were nearly unrecognizable as humans.
Kicking a dead follower of the renegade Chapter onto its back, Morchen could see a gaping hole that went right through the chest cavity and shattered most of the organs. The cultists face was frozen in shock, mouth gaping in a scream and eyes wide with terror. It didnt bode well.
Whoever took them out; they must have instilled great fear in them before their deaths.
By the Emperor he heard his battle-brother, Sergeant Belgar, said in w