Mission 2 – Perimeter Secured
The air within the Scriptorum located in Zone 2-4 Sigma still stank of burnt ozone. Zahariel, together with his four brother knights proceeded to act swiftly in accordance to Azrael’s orders upon boarding the hulk via the teleportation beacons set up earlier by Squad Dominus and Ulciscor. Of the Knights deployed, Zahariel was tasked to stay behind to rendezvous with Sergeant Alessio’s squad as the mission he was about to embark would not be possible without any support from members within the First Company.
Alessio was honored when Master Belial assigned his squad to back up a member of the Knights, given he had only recently been promoted to Sergeant. He was eager to prove his worth to a senior member of the Inner Circle and the squad under his leadership could feel the sergeant’s uneasiness from his usual cool and collected demeanor. During their transit from The Rock to the hulk aboard the torpedo, not a single word was spoken between the Terminators, until Brother Titus broke the silence as usual.
“What troubles you, brother sergeant?”
“I feel that there’s something more sinister at hand here, Titus. Be mindful that leadership for this engagement falls on our brother Knights. Know our places and remember that Knight Zahariel’s command represents direct order from Grand Master Azrael. Stay sharp brothers.”
The boarding torpedo accelerated to maximum velocity as it prepared to breach the space hulk’s adamantium hull. The squad aboard braced themselves for the impact and if it wasn’t for their terminator plates and gene-forged physiology, the impact would have been devastating.
As the torpedo ramp fully descended, Sergeant Alessio was the first to step foot onto the hulk.
“Glad you have made it, Sergeant Alessio. I could use your help. Master Belial speaks highly of you”, greeted Zahariel.