The Red Comet a benevolent vessel. A ship that dates back into the Great Crusade. A ship, once classified as a Gloriana Class Battleship. It belonged to the Blood Angels and was later on handed off to the Sanguine Templar as one of their flagships. Alas, it was not meant to last as it was lost forever in the warp on it's 13th deployment. Already having rang a bad omen for the number '13' amongst the successors, and one of the few reasons they never expanded beyond 12 companies. When The Red Comet re-appeared near Baal for the first time in millenniums it was seen as a chance to retrieve artifacts of old. But what exactly might be found on this once Chaos annihilating vessel was left to the unknown. When the Blood Angels deployed, it was all for naught. They perished horrible deaths at the claws of wild daemons. Reinforcements failed to recover the dead in time before The Red Comet disappeared once more, leaving yet even more artifacts behind. And after that... It would appear more and more rapidly throughout the centuries, adding more and more vessels around it's chassis. Wreckages, intact ships and everything of all sizes. This continued well into the 41st millenium until it's very end. Many souls of different backgrounds dwelled on The Red Comet, the sense of time totally distorted and seemingly even slower or faster between individual vessels. Orks, Tyranids, Daemons, Tau, Space Marines, Techpriests, Imperial Soldiers, Eldar, Mutants, Lost and Damned and so many more souls have wandered and still do to this day the hallways of The Red Comet. Some came for knowledge, others for relics, and of course some might even have come for power to utilize such mighty vessel akin to what the Devourer of Stars, former vessel of Angron, caused in the First War of Armageddon. Even as the survivors tried to achieve their goals, all of their plans would be thrown into disarray as suddenly the moon-sized collection of ships would be thrown out of the warp with the creation of The Great Rift. It was nothing like a regular entry into realspace. The entire Red Comet shook, swirled and headed for a crash course on a distant world unknown to anyone. It hurled like a true comet straight for the south pole of an oceanic world. The re-entry into the atmosphere heating up the 'front', melting various ships that once were glorious strike cruisers in an instant, while others chipped off like parts of a heat shield. In fact the chain of events was so severe, that daemons phased back into the warp, unable to sustain in realspace. Through a miracle the remaining mass of the Space Hulk, now reduced to maybe half it's size, collided on the only continent of this unknown world. On impact it shattered into various pieces, plenty of them sinking into the ocean around, while the heart of The Red Comet laid on the tectonic plate, slowly pressing it down into the water. Through the various tears in the hull, plenty of sub-freezing cold water flooded in, adding weight to the mass and it's slow impending doom. Far in the rear was a former Necron Shroud Light Cruiser, half-way sunken and with every hour lowering further into the water. For those that were within this vessel, the only way would be moving towards the former center, now tip of the space hulk remains. In the obsidian black hallways, only illuminated by the dark green glowing of Necron power cells and insignias, wandered at least seven sane minds, scattered across. Room 1; Storage Room: @bossaroo | @Jorimel | @TuskatheDaemonKilla 1. Eltaris, an androgynous Eldar who was in stasis and expected to wake up in the familiar hallways of Iyanden, instead found themself staring in the face of a blue skinned foreigner who managed to open the stasis capsule before it would have caused the Eldar to suffocate from stasis capsule failure. Their bag of personal goods as well as weapons were still stored within the capsule's storage once he would get the chance to check. While commonly anyone would be concerned about imminent survival, their psychic abilities only sensed tranquility and friendliness from the stranger with an awkward 'Y' slit on its forehead. And worse, the surrounding did not include any other stasis pods, and was clearly of Necron architecture. What by Isha went wrong? 2. Oxana, a Tau who was rather bulky for a Tau. which of course was due to her being a member of the Earth caste, found herself alone after waking up. She was knocked out from a hit to the head, but other than that was fine. A buzz that seemed like it came from inside her head woke her up. After a quick investigation of her own body, she found all her possessions on herself and miraculously no major wounds. She couldn't even remember how she got there, but after getting on her feet, she found a stasis capsule in the adjacent room. A humanoid creature was within and in potential belief that person might know something of where they were, and in attempt to show hospitality to the locals, she used her technical expertise as an Earth Caste Engineer and a small battery she had on herself to trigger the thawing process of the stasis capsule. She would then find herself staring into an androgynous, humanoid pointy-ear creature. 3. A lost local sentient alien with psychic abilities who was swimming in the nearby area when the space hulk crashed down. Exploring in curiosity through a gaping hole in the weird metal chassis it entered, only to find the hole behind itself to be suddenly closed. And as such, the Krakenoid named Zoth is stuck wandering like everyone else. Marching without really a goal, he walked into a bipedal bulky blue-skinned creature and some pointy-eared sitting up in a weird looking metal object, looking like it woke up from a long nap. It seemed neither of them yet noticed Zoth. ------ Room 2; Hallway: @Wata | @BadDo9 4. Teja Yvon, Tactical Marine of the Raven Guard Chapter, did not only survive the crash but was conscious throughout the entire time. He managed to rush through two vessels which were torn asunder behind him, clinging with hands unto the Necron vessels hallway, legs hanging in the air before managing to get footing and activate his mag-lock boots. Just before the impact some sort of phase shield materialized behind him, protecting him from death. From the crash a massive set of power armor was sent his way, too slow to deactivate his mag-lock boots, it collided with him, knocked him off the ground and had the corpse of a Space Marine lay on top of him. Although once the set of armor was rolled off and on it's back, the Salamander within started to groan and wake slowly. Indeed, it was a fellow battle brother, as his original mission report stated. With luck - the Terminators supposedly on the space hulk were still alive, too. 5. Before the crash a valiant Lexicanum, almost ready for his Codicer exams, fought half a dozen of Daemons by himself, having gotten cut off from the Terminators that he was accompanying to identify artifacts of the Salamanders. The furies attacked one after another relentlessly, not giving him one moment to fight back with his power sword. He became so desperate that he channeled his powers and unleashed a torrent of fire, shooting out of his mouth and incinerating the lesser creatures of the warp. That in combination of the Great Rift hitting in the very same moment left the psyker at the mercy of the warp. A war of the mind ensued between him and various entities of the warp trying to wrangle for his soul and body. It was so severe that his body entered a comatose state as the Space Hulk crashed into an unknown world. And by the time he awoke and had successfully fought off the beasts in his inner mind, they made sure if they couldn't have him, they had completely annihilated all of his memories of his personality and purpose. But maybe, the Emperor's Light was yet with him, when his eyes opened and gazed into that of not just a fellow human, but a fellow Space Marine. ------ Room 3; Stasis Chamber: @Vanestus | @Vulpas 6. As a trained machine of war, Darius-Epsilon-27 was proud to be part of a reconnaissance unit to an Explorator vessel. However, it went south from the moment they realized it had become part of a Space Hulk. The exploration went well until they reached the actual hull of the explorator vessel. Members of the Dark Mechanicus had gotten here first, or maybe worse, the ones which were once loyal to the Omnissiah had become corrupted. Firefight ensued immediately and lasted several days with high casualties on both sides. Only the shockwave of the immaterium stopped the combat, causing the Skitarii and members of the dark mechanicus to turn into ragdolls. In the process, Darius-Epsilon-27 got his Ominspex severely damaged. But he was lucky enough to get banged against a powerful magnet in a workshop which kept him in place while dozens, if not hundreds of traitors and loyalists flew past him into oblivion. Only when the Space Hulk crashed, he was dangling above what seemed an abyss without a bottom. Just then, the power in the magnet surged, shorting it out and causing him to drop into the hole. The Skitarii fell at least three decks deep and landed due to luck in a pile of corpses. When he climbed out, his entire equipment was still on him, but looking around made him realize two things. Number one, he was inside of a Necron vessel and the hole he just fell through suddenly had closed. Second. He was not alone, a bizarre human-like creature just finished drinking off a corpse's blood before rising to his feet and facing Darius-Epsilon-27. 7. Blood Crow had many interesting adventures, some closer to death than others. But this was definitely the first one where all of their comrades did die. Everything before the crash was a blurry of fighting, murdering and grabbing as much loot as possible, throwing it on top of an anti-grav cart. But Blood Crow remembers the pain after the crash of this massive piece of junk. Having had been stuck under a support beam for a good hour, although it could've very much felt like days. Having only feasted on blood before even arriving on the space hulk, they already were drained. And now that. Nonetheless, the Vampyre managed a way out, found an oddly convenient pile of corpses and feasted on the freshest one they could find. Just as Blood Crow was satisfied once more, there suddenly was a metal man, a Skitarii Ranger, standing, watching him.