Aleph had trained for this point, honing his skills night and day, but it didn't give him any joy to finally reach it. Instead he nodded grimly, taking a second to narrow his eyes as he took in his target. Daith'wyn and Night's Edge in hand, he found that he was pacing as the orders came, stalking to and fro like a restless shaft-cat. For a moment he remembered the warm fur that had kept him cosy on wintry desert nights, but he forced the memory back. There was no time for anything but focus. "As you command, Sergeant," he said, softly, nodding now to Brona and beyond him, the young Librarian tasked by Elymas to fight beside him. The psyker he must trust to know where to deploy his skills. The younger Palatine he voxed to come with him, the better to use their unique skills with a blade. Sparring with Brona had given them both an insight into how their styles worked together. It wasn't a perfect alliance, not yet, but whether as his shadow or the tail of a comet he would join Aleph in the attack. And this agreed, Alephoros sprinted. His new Artificer Armour was a joy to fight in, moving with the swift ease only such exquisite craftsmanship could bestow. In the back of his mind, he marvelled at it, but he was already powering forward in a jinking run, never staying too long in one vector, using shadow and light alike to mask his approach. Not in a straight line, but straight for the Techmarine, Legionary Aster wanted to move like lightning and hit like the bolt. Night's Edge crackled with dark power, the electrified weapon serving this time as the distraction for the killing edge of the charnabal sabre. "Attack and defend," he murmured into the squad vox, still saving the battlecry for the instant his blow fell, "we kill together. If he has automated defences, switch to defence against them until he is dead." OOC: Aleph to make two attacks on the Techmarine using: - Offensive stance: Aleph gains a bonus attack and -1 on all of his defensive rolls One defence on Brona using: - Utility stance: Aleph doesn't gain any bonus actions however he gets rerolls for all of his normal actions with no penalties. Aleph will make full use of any weaker points such as armour joints. Brona to attack the Techmarine and defend Aleph. Let us become an interlocking web of steel and death. Or at least, be able to defend each other's weak points opened up by attacks.