Chaos or the Imperium, Who Will Prevail? Intro to the Antium V Campaign!

Get pumped! To celebrate the new Chaos book which is growing on us more every day, Raw Dogger has written up and Orchestrated a narrative Campaign to be played between the forces of the Imperium and the nefarious forces of Chaos! Raw Dogger is really going to go all out on this one, with pictures, battle reports, everything. All the models have to be painted, too, so it’s going to look great as well as be a blast to play!

Intro Fluff by Raw Dogger

It started with a pulse as feint as a heartbeat.  It was an energy discharge so small as to go unnoticed by the entire population of Antium V.  A valuable mining planet that provides the necessary metals for the nearby Mechanicum Forgeworld Tallexum Prime, Antium V was the crown jewel in the entire Antium sector. Who could have known that an event so small and seemingly insignificant could herald the death of an entire world?  Hundreds of billions of lives snuffed out in a single, agonizingly desperate moment.  A woman screams in agony in a poorly lit, dank basement as her husband looks on in pained anguish.  A bespectacled doctor does his best to make her comfortable but knows the awful truth.  She will not survive this birth.  Does she know what will become of herself?  Does she know the creature that tears through her womb?  Desperately clawing and chewing its way out of its prison of flesh, the creature opens its eyes for the first but not the first time.  He erupts from her womb in a shower of gore and flesh.  As he screams his triumphant birth roar the doctor’s flesh quivers and ruptures.  The father stares on in horror as his own flesh begins to boil and melt.  The demon T’elnoth smiles in triumph, his eyes glowing with unimaginable power.

                As the billions of innocents cry out in horror as their flesh melts and their souls are devoured, a psychic beacon erupts into the maelstrom drawing the insanity of the warp to the world of Antium V likes syphilitic moths to a virgin flame.  As if on some horrific cue, the space around the dying planet blossoms with the brightly colored contrails of ships exiting the maelstrom into real space.  The rust colored prows covered in blasphemous symbols and ancient prophecies can only herald the arrival of the traitor legions Space Marines.  Hateful and distorted parodies of their heroic kin, the traitor Marine legions live for nothing other than their own selfish desires and the utter annihilation of the empire of man.  The traitors, having made dark pacts with the ruinous entities now clawing their way into existence on Antium V, are now keen on beginning their operations of mass rape and slaughter in the nearby worlds of Antium III and IV.

                Across the sector, Imperial astropaths scream out in horror as their minds are all but destroyed by the psychic backlash caused by the cataclysmic deaths of the billions of souls on Antium V.  On the nearby shrine world of Caelium II the sisters of the sacred Order of our Martyred Lady wept tears of anguish as the statue of St. Celestine weeps pus and vomits blood covered excrement across their holy altar. Imperial preachers throughout the sector begin to speak in tongues, babbling incoherently until they bite of their own tongues. Contact with a reconnaissance fleet sent by the Imperial Navy to investigate the sudden loss of communications with the planet and surrounding space is suddenly lost.  Sector command puzzles over the garbled communications of one Inquisitor Rominov of the Ordos Malleus, who was sent with the fleet to investigate possible daemonic incursion.

“Mass…buildup of….Great Enemy…..Antium….reinforcements….the..Emperor…….tects..”


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7 Responses to “Chaos or the Imperium, Who Will Prevail? Intro to the Antium V Campaign!”

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    Kevin October 27, 2012 9:00 am #

    Dang, Reecius, you should write fluff more often.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 27, 2012 10:18 am #

      I actually didn’t write this, Raw Dogger did. It’s really good, isn’t it? I liked it a lot.

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    Greg October 27, 2012 10:44 am #

    Good stuff Raw Dogger. That’s the kind of campaign style games we enjoy the most. Jake is always coming up with interesting and fun narrative games that fit the book missions.

    I like the Relic because it can be anything from saving hostages to taking a hostage. Last time we had to rescue the gene seed from a crash site that was over run by Orks.

    I really like the story above because it is about my newest obsession Chaos Daemons. Very cool.

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    joe drache October 27, 2012 12:39 pm #

    post the rules so we can play too!

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 27, 2012 2:40 pm #

      That’s a really good idea! I will talk to Raw Dogger about it.

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    Chris October 27, 2012 4:06 pm #

    Ah, yes, this is like the summer campaigns that GW used to put out… Eye of Terror anyone? which I have 2 copies of because it was that good.

    I think I am in agreement that posting the rules is a great idea, and it’s something that maybe once you get it started you can post battle reports along with the campaign results so we can see how your fight is coming along.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 27, 2012 4:10 pm #

      Yeah, Eye of Terror was good fun!

      And we are going to be posting battle reports, stories, video bat reps, etc. as the Campaign develops, it is going to be a lot of fun!

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