Leaving the Guard to handle the invasion of the hive, our heroes set out to find Xylix’s inner sanctum and end his threat once and for all.
We take the rail car to the sanctum, on the way Liesel gives Harrish a gun and instructs him in its use.
On the way they pass by a large open hallway heading towards a literal cathedral carved out of the rock. People are running in a panic towards the cathedral, pushing at a barrier set up. People that make it past the barrier (metal fence) are shot by snipers seemingly in the cathedral. The barrier is only waist high, but is slowing them up enough for the snipers to take out the ones that make it over
There’s about 100 yards between the barrier and the cathedral, and it is full of bodies. There is a line of servitors with chainswords and riot shields standing at the base of the cathedral, as well as 4 sentinel walkers with heavy flamers. There is a set of terraced steps with different platforms, and a fountain on the cathedral side.
The cathedral has stained glass windows with some scenes of hope, like the emperor standing strong with a flag killing a demon – but they seem somewhat wrong. Like, the demon’s tentacles are still encircling the emperor, and the flag seems to have tzeentch’s symbol hidden inside the flag. There is one with a space marine, but it has a tentacle instead of a hand and flames around its head
Tybalt begins trying to program some spider mines to go after the walkers. Dariel spends some time spotting snipers as they shoot civilians to try to figure out their positions. He spots six of them. Pris (bapstmag) and Dariel (using a long las) and Liesel (using boomhilda) all take aim, though liesel at a walker. (still from inside the train car, as the civilians wail at the doors thinking that the builders have arrived) All 3 hit, two snipers are taken out, and the walker is largely obliterated.
Tord opens the door and tries to push back the people in order to get out, but he wasn’t able to intimidate them, and failed to push them back, they try to claw their way into the car. Pris and Dariel take aim at the snipers again. Tybalt has reprogrammed the spider mines to ignore any signals below a certain threshold, hopefully hitting only the walkers, and he lets them loose through the crowd of people.
Liesel fires his plasma gun at the servitors, dealing damage, but prompting them to move their line forwards towards the crowd. Tord is having trouble keeping the crowd out of the car, so he cuts 3 of them down. Tybalt tries to comfort Harrish as he watches these horrific scenes of gore.
The group continues firing and trading shots with the snipers. Tybalt gets on the vox comm and tries to order the group to back up and go back to their homes. Boomhilda finishes cooling and recharding, and Liesel fires again at a walker, causing it to explode violently.
Spider mines climb up the remaining walkers, causing one prometheum tank to explode, for the other the engine explodes. One pilot died from the burning prometheum, the other lost an arm and his sentinel became immobile, but the flamer still works.
Calling it a night – the servitors are coming over the barrier, 3 of 4 walkers are down, one is disabled, 4 snipers are taken out. Finish next week