Sunday 24 March 2019

Rockridge - A Dominion Campaign

The Rockridge Herald

Hive Quakes Hit Rockridge
Hundreds of workers are feared dead as Hive Quakes tear through Rockridge. Overseers have asked residents to remain calm and that they expect all quotas will be unaffected thanks to the CSE's (Compulsory Shift Extensions). Local Authorities stated the Epicentre was in the settlement of Cruelwater and that the death toll would have been substantially higher if residents hadn't already fled the area after unconfirmed reports that Cruelwater was haunted. Witnesses reported that eight tremors proceeded the Big 'Un with one in particular stating "He ain't seen nuffin like it since the quake of '17".
Abel Cankerson, a representative of House Cawdor lent weight to these reports declaring "Him On Earth, sent eight warnings to the sinners of Rockridge but the Heretics, Mutants and Fornicators refused to heed his message!" When it was pointed out to him by our reporter that the eight tremors were less than 3 minutes apart from each other Cankerson replied "The Emperor's retribution is swift!" 

Let There Be Light
A representative of House Van Saar has confirmed rumours that Rockridge's unexplained power drain has been resolved. "Through dedication and superior Van Saar ingenuity power levels have increased by 20% and the practice of dimming the lights between shifts is now over". Declared Onia Svarde of the Deadlights Cabal. "The issue was never with the Generatorium and I would like it on record that the Krakatoa Heat Sink is as safe now as it has always been". Sources close to the Cabal have disclosed that the problem cleared up on its own after the Hive Quake hit. What ever the reason, this reporter will feel much safer practising her profession with the lights back on.

Cruelwater Spirits Rise As Ghosts Exorcised
The Clean-up Crew of House Goliath and the Voodoo Dolls of House Escher have returned from their expedition in Cruelwater. Both gangs have declared the settlement safe. A Goliath spokesman said "There's no such thing as ghosts, goblins or ghouls and anybody who says different has been drinking too much second best or is a girder licker". An Escher Ganger confirmed that "Cruelwater's migrants are safe to return to their homes and that the Hive Spirits have been appeased". Both gangs showed signs of fatigue with many of them carrying grievous wounds from their expedition. When asked how they had come by these injuries nobody was available to comment.
Since their return it has emerged that a new gang has taken up the responsibility for Cruelwater. A spokesperson for the Marionettes has guaranteed the safety of all who return to the settlement.  

+++Breaking News+++

Hive Quake Unearths New Opportunities
Prospectors have discovered several new passageways after the recent Hive Quake. Explorators, backed by the Guilders have brought in heavy equipment to facilitate the excavation and Explorators have already confirmed the discovery of several intact Domes. The Herald has been asked to convey to all citizens of Rockridge that the Luther Pattern Excavation Automata belong to the Guilders and that anybody caught attempting to steal or tamper with them will be shot on sight.  

Business is booming in Rockridge and Herald has learned that four of the local gangs have already offered to help expand the district's fortunes.

The Voodoo Dolls of Stranglevine Creek.
The Clean-up Crew from Pumphouse.
The Kindred of the Dawn  Shadow from Grubbers' Heights.
The Marionettes from Cruelwater.
Despite their reluctance to hog the limelight, the Herald would like to take the opportunity to thank our benefactors for their selfless task.

Rockridge's Mayor, Ichabod Lickspittle has welcomed this unexpected turn of events.
"Rockridge now offers equal opportunity for all".
He then went on to explain that reports of him saying "The Hive Quake is the best damned thing that has ever happened to this Emperor forsaken dump" were taken out of context and that his thoughts and prayers were with those who had lost loved ones.

More reports as they happen.....

Monday 18 March 2019

The Cruelwater Chronicles (Part VIII) - Tsunami of Blood

Kaius Torq, Magos Dominus of the lost Explorator Fleet KT-632.V and declared Heretek, stood motionless on the filth-encrusted gantry overlooking Cruelwater. With his external systems powered down, Kaius was virtually invisible amongst the shadows, even the Empyreasphere had acquiesced to his need for stealth and dimmed to a barely noticeable level, not that he could have seen it anyway with his occular implants shut down to avoid giving away his position. The Puppet Master had no need for his hard-wired eyes thanks to the data-nodes scattered throughout Cruelwater connecting him to all of his creations simultaneously.
It was through these eyes that he now watched his prey take up defensive positions. The Escher and Goliaths had banded together in the hope of holding back the endless waves he would send against them. Beneath his emotionless mask, Kaius allowed himself a smile, the waves he would unleash upon them would drown them, drown them in a Tsunami of blood....

Saturday 16 March 2019

The Voodoo Dolls of House Escher

Like most of House Escher's gangs, the Voodoo Dolls had a reputation as ostentatious, psychotic killers. Typically still, they specialised in a wide range of exotic pharmaceuticals, from gene-hancing elixirs to luxury designer drugs. Despite being well known as a supplier of Ghast, there is another relatively unknown drug that the Voodoo Dolls specialised in, a drug that would see the Voodoo Dolls rise from the Sump Swamps to reach dizzying heights within Hive Primus but ultimately one which would lead to their downfall.....Zombie.