Ordel V – 1

Word has come that the Lords of Vengeance continue to struggle against the Eldar incursion into Imperial space. This time, after fighting to a stalemate in the past months, the Eldar successfully captured a mining settlement on the Agri-world Ordel V.

Although the LOV fielded some of their toughest units, the speed and numbers of the elder were too much to hold off and they were forced to pull back to the main settlement, preparing their bulwarks and reforming the detachments for what could be the final battle for Ordel V.  Just what the ELdar want with the world, or why the LOV are so determined to denying the Eldar their prize and continue to refuse any imperial help is still unknown at this time.

What little intelligence of the battle that has been leaked has been difficult to piece together.  It seems the LOV detachment was led by their Chief Librarian, however, word comes that he had been struggling with weariness due to lack of sleep and constant sounds of screams from the warp.  It appears that at a crucial time in the battle his orders were confused and mixed, sending some units to attack elder units that no longer existed and positioning the Land Raider detachment in a position that left him out of range of any enemies at all.

Although some reports have come about that the Chief Librarian was sucked into the warp while holding off the elder war host, other reports indicate that he is currently preparing for a counter assault.  Just how he would survive a warp attack of such a magnitude is uncertain.

The halls of honor will remember such Hero’s as Baldred Haigermann, the lone Sniper Scout who singlehandedly held off two units of Eldar jetbikes to deny them the prize of the burned out husk of Building 5. Also the first companies Sternguard who not only captured and held ore pile 1 but also laid down oppressive fire and severely wounded the Eldar Warlord and held on to direct the Thunderfire cannon to finish the Job.

The Eldar seem to be expanding their operation in the area as they were seen fielding a new unit of Warriors. These Eldar had jetpacks and Wings.  As of now these units should be listed as a minor threat, as their purpose seems to be to land on the field of battle, shoot a lot of low power shots that do little damage and then get easily blown apart.

As stated above, final fortification of Populi Ordel (the Main population center on Ordel V) has commenced. Word has spread of the militarization of the populace with some citizens seen carrying weapons as powerful as Heavy Stubbers.  We have dispatched another small contingent of Imperial guard from the neighboring system to try and gain better intelligence than what is currently available.  Word has also come that the inquisition is sending a team to investigate severe warp disturbances and a high rate of cultist activities in the Sector.