The Emerald Sabres, a Chapter made up entirely of Primaris Astartes of the Ultramarines genetic stock, with some of their ranks belonging to one of the 9 other loyalist Chapters to help fill the ranks of the new Chapter. Having recently been founded under the orders of their Primarch Roboute Guilliman, the Emerald Sabres were tasked with the monitoring of the Great Rift, whilst also serving as the first line of defence should another Chaos invasion take place. While a great many of their new recruits come from the system to which they are assigned, there is a great deal more who have never set foot on their new homeworlds or have been anywhere near the system they will call home. However, while the Chapter was organizing itself into a fully operational fighting force, their system came under assault from an Ork infestation which quickly grew in size and strength. With the PDF on their future homes under constant attack and with very little if no support at all from any other Imperial worlds there remain only a handful of cities and towns which remain under Imperial control. Upon learning of their system’s fate, Grand Master William Siegfried ordered the immediate deployment of the Emerald Sabres. However, upon coming out of the Warp, the Chapter fleet came under fire by a moderately sized Ork fleet. Within moments the two fleets began a massive battle for the system with the Emerald Sabres launching a series of boarding actions against the Ork hulks lead by the Knight-Captain in command of the Chapter’s elite 1st Company. Within a day the system was cleared of any further Ork threats space. With the battle for space over, the Chapter moves to secure the first of its recruiting worlds, Enmei. The Order of Knights tasked with taking point? The Order of Enmei, the 2nd Company. The 2nd has a tough battle ahead of them and many within their ranks are still new and have yet to taste battle… The steel hull creaked and groaned as the mighty Imperial vessel powered its way through the debris that was the Ork fleet. On the bridge stood the resplendent armoured form of a towering Primaris Astarte who observed the sight through his winged Mark X Gravis helmet. He was not alone either, as many of the Chapter’s fleet serfs, bondsmen, and Imperial naval attaches rushed around barking orders at different divisions on the ship. The Astarte ignored them all. However, his mind too focused on the wreckage that floated lifelessly in the vacuum of space. Arms crossed over his chest, he began to wonder if this was all the Orks had to offer regarding resistance in the cold void. It seemed odd to him that the Emerald Sabres fleet was able to wrock so much havoc in such a short amount of time on their Xeno foes when previous reports he had read on the matter of Greenskins had painted them as a highly dangerous and ingenious force -When led by a Warboss that is. The single thing he had to keep telling himself, there was no such Warboss here. Giving a small mental thanks to the Emperor he shifted around in time to spot Spurius Varus, another one of the Primaris veterans who had followed him into the Emerald Sabres Founding. “Anything to report brother?” Spurius paused a moment in surprise before shaking his head to the negative. “Nothing you don’t already know my Lord Siegfried.” William turned to view out into space once more, this time focusing on the first of their worlds, Enmei. “And what is it I know Varus?” The Knight-Captain gave a puzzled look behind his own unique Gravis helmet for a moment before giving himself a mental shake, “Greenskins currently occupy our worlds, with the local PDF focusing on the planetary capitals. Likely due to there only being so few of them left.” Nodding his head slowly in response the Grand Master of the Chapter waved his friend and advisor closer. “I see, and am I, right in assuming the rumours are true? That you plan to join the first wave in establishing a beachhead?” “I do.” “Hmm… Well, I’m not going to try to dissuade you from such an action, I know what you’re like Varus. Like me, you’re brash and often conflict with the Codex Astartes. Guilliman may allow us more freedom to do the Emperor’s work, but that doesn’t mean you should throw forget your position. This honour you’re about to be apart of was intended for the Order of Enmei, not yours. If you go, you go without your Order Captain.” William warned solemnly, he disliked having to take a harsh tone with any of his battle-brothers, more so ones whom he had fought beside in countless battlefields. Spurius’ custom dragon-winged helm hid his smirk before the Knight-Captain spoke. “I couldn’t agree more Grand Master.” He spoke proudly before he turned around and made his way towards the exit. “Besides, I can’t let the Order of Enmei go in without adult supervision.” William chuckled softly before shaking his head. “Go, you have my permission Captain, just make sure you don’t step on your fellow Captain’s toes while down there…” Spurius gave a small bow before William spoke up once more, “… And good luck down there.” “Lord.” With that, Spurius was gone, leaving William once more alone with the Chapter’s serfs. Meanwhile, on The Emerald Edge of Enmei, the flagship of the Order of Enmei, the Primaris Astartes have just come out of the briefing that saw to them learning of their new honour. They have been tasked with being the tip of the spear in reclaiming their new recruiting world. The Astartes all have mixed emotions, however, with some feeling as William does... unsure and uneasy, as though there could be more to this invasion. Others have the mindset that this could be the chance for glory and be a way to earn both themselves and their Chapter praise from their Primarch. Overall, the 2nd Company of the Emerald Sabres use their free time to do their final checks, prep's, spars, or whatever else they may find more pressing. The Experienced Reiver Mandek Messalla: @Krooza Nob Bozz Mandek Messalla, the young yet experienced Reiver who has seen more combat and savagery than many of his fellow Reiver battle-brothers. Having fought against the foul forces of Chaos, he had distinguished himself and was quick to earn the honour of joining his first battle-company and fast-tracked towards his eventual placement with an Intercessor squad within the Chapter. However, he has much to learn and experience yet before he can entirely call himself a Knight of the Emerald Sabre. You are preparing for the coming assault, which you have just been briefed on, and to both your surprise and joy you have just learned that your unit has been assigned the honour of dropping onto Enmei first. A great honour has just fallen into your lap, and you have the chance to cover yourself in glory in the Emperor’s name. How will you handle this news? Do you feel the itch to purge the world of the Greenskins so much so that you make your way first to the armoury to grab your kit? Or do you instead seek out your commanders and or seniors to ask for guidance? The choice is yours, and you still have time to do what you will aboard the Company’s flagship, “The Emerald Edge of Enmei.” Before the invasion commences. The Scarred Veteran and Sword Saint Temujin Ogedei: @SmurfKun Temujin Ogedei, a veteran of countless battles and operations. Temujin was a veteran of the Primaris Legion known only as the unnumbered sons. After having fought under the command of Guilliman, he had come to thrive in combat –stealth being the key focus for this Astarte. After having saved the future Chapter Master, William Siegfried from certain death and risking his own in a near-suicidal attack, he was awarded the choice of Chapter he would join after the Plague Wars. The Chapter he joined? The Emerald Sabres. After having gotten to know William Siegfried the two became friends and in many ways true brothers, despite him being initially meant for the White Scars. In recognition of his service and past deeds, Ogedei was offered command of the 3rd Company but turned it down, instead insisting on remaining in his previous post as a Reiver Sergeant. To meet him halfway, Grand Master Siegfried offered him the position of Sword Saint of the Reivers and gave him command of Reiver Squadrons within the Order of Enmei. You had taken part in the boarding action, fighting alongside Knight-Captain Spurius Varus in your Terminator armour, cleansing the Greenskins from the system’s space. After having fought a savage number of battles already, you had returned to your bunk but were called back to service once more, this time you find out your Company was being given the honour of dropping first. With the briefing done you are left to your own devices. Do you seek to prepare your wargear for the coming drop assault? Or do you instead seek to do some last minute training to warm yourself up and ready your body for combat once more? Either way, the choice is yours and you have the entire ship to explore and do what you will before being called to drop. Lonesome Forge Lord Conrad Gorecki: @High Adept Zeth Conrad Gorecki, a relatively new Techmarine who has already proven himself in and outside the battlefield. Having served initially as an Intercessor Marine, Gorecki had come face to face with many of the Emperor’s hated enemies, and it is due to this experience that has made him a hardened veteran –both externally and internally. With the look of a man who does not wish to socialize, he is often found by himself and is quite happy for the silence as well. Often times if one of his Battle-Brothers is seeking him out, they will often see him in the Company’s armoury working away on one of his own little projects or tending to the needs of the machine spirits; as it seems they are the only company he wishes to keep as his brother's joke. Having kept to yourself in the briefing, you were the first to slip out upon its completion hoping to avoid any of the pileups that seemed to happen when these things finish. Though, now that you know what’s to come, and what your Company is about to undergo you find yourself a little unsure of your next move. You often like to be kept alone, but even you know working alone would be the death of you, and shame the Emperor and your Primarch if you suffered such an end with no glory to be witnessed. So, now that you have free time before the mission, what will you do? Will you seek to return to your solitude and work on yours and your battle-brothers wargear? Or, will you seek out your other battle-brothers and talk about the upcoming mission? The choice is yours and you have the free time yet before the drop.