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Planet Thrax -1625 hours, 2551
I am such an idiot! cursed Azhaq.
Missile lock intoned the Hornet.
I know! How did I forget about the accursed air defences?
The radar picked up multiple incoming objects, closing at high speed.
Havent got enough time or speed to evade them...that leaves one choice.
Azhaq pulled back his fist and began battering the windscreen of the Hornet.
The sound of shattering glass could be heard only moments before the missiles impacted with the rear of the hornet.
The hornet buckled and exploded, engines spun off in different directions and wheeled down to the ground. However something fell that was not Hornet debris, a semi-conscious Elite also dropped from the wreckage.
Forcing himself to stay awake he brought himself out of freefall and into a head first dive, diverting all of his armours power to the shields around his head and upper body causing those regions of his body to glow with a bright
Truth and Judgement Part 2Truth and Judgement Part 26 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Planet Thrax -1550 hours, 2551</i>
Azhaq quietly walked up behind the two human technicians that were on duty. Quickly before they had any chance to raise an alarm he grabbed each by the head and twisted, killing each instantly. Unlike some of the other Sangheili he did not enjoy killing and tried to make it as painless as possible for his unfortunate victims.
He moved the bodies to one side and murmured a short apology, he had always wondered why they were at war with the humans, he could never see the reason that they deserved to die. This led to him being distrusted by his brethren for being too compassionate to his enemies, just because he didnt share their zeal for death.
Pushing these thoughts to one side he walked up to the computer, his fingers moving rapidly he began searching for all files on the humans Demons or Spartans as they known by the humans. It didnt take him long to find the files and he began moving the files to his data storage de
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Planet Thrax -1555 hours, 2551</b>
He started down the corridor heading back in the direction that he had come from with the difference or taking a side passageway that he was sure would lead towards the hangar.
The end of the corridor split into two passages. Realising that if he poked his head out to check the corridor he would be spotted and, most likely, attacked he decided to go for the less subtle approach.
Here goes nothing, I guess Im going left.
Drawing his sword he sprinted out into the open and veered left, this was followed by cries from marines at the other end of the corridor.
Theres the split jaw scum! Get him!
At least I didnt run into them, he thought smiling grimly.
Planet Thrax -1603 hours, 2551</b>
We need Spartan support! a surviving marine barked into a radio, jerking Azhaq back into reality.
Azhaq sighed, How do I always get into these messes?
He began to sprint down the
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Planet Thrax -1603 hours, 2551</i>
Bullets flew past Azhaq as he ran headlong down the corridor, I dont have time for this!
A quick glance over his shoulder was shortly followed by the azure glow of a plasma grenade.
That should slow them down he muttered. As he turned back to face forwards he realised he had hit a dead end. It dawned on him that there was about to be quite a large explosion behind him and he was completely exposed to the blast.
Franticly he looked for any sort of cover, the only object around was a supply crate which he scrambled to get behind it before the explosion went off.
He got behind it a matter of seconds before the timer hit zero.
KRAK! The crate slammed into Azhaq knocking him a good 10ft down the corridor and into the wall. There was a sharp crack as his shields were disabled from the impact, Thats going to leave a mark, he groaned.
Shaking his head Azhaq started to get back up an
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Planet Thrax -1540 hours, 2551</i>
Maybe I can turn this to my advantage, Azhaq thought.
Disabling his shields he took a running jump at the cave wall above the middle tunnel and started to scale the surface until he was right at the point that the wall of the cave met the roof.
He slowed his breathing to make the smallest amount of noise possible and waited for the marines to show themselves. It didn't take long, after a few minutes a squad of six marines entered the chamber from the left tunnel, they seemed to be the humans elite ODST marines as well.
This base must be important, Azhaq pondered, then again I should have guessed that by looking at the front gate.
Azhaq noted the ranks and weaponry of the marines in case of combat. He hoped it wouldn't come to that, he had a feeling he would need all the equipment he had to get through this mission alive.
"Come on! Move on! The room's clear!" The marine wearing a red shoulder pad ordered the squad.
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Planet Sangheilios -1002 hours, 2551</i>
Azhaq looked around the crowded dining hall.
Leaning over to Ithix he said, Its not usually this busy is it?
Nope, we are obviously missing something here.
Well at the moment all I care about is getting something to eat, he said shrugging and began walking towards the service area.
As he walked he saw a few familiar faces;
He saw Soru sitting by himself off near the corner, something about him unsettled Azhaq, Soru seemed to enjoy killing way too much, even by Brute standards and it was worrying.
Azhaq wondered what had made him that way.
He also saw the Ultra known as Kosuk heading to another one of the exits.
Kosuk was a fine warrior but he also unnerved Azhaq, his belief in the promise of the Halos was bordering on fanaticism and he was pretty brutal to any that did not believe in them, most of this was directed at the humans.
But then again Azhaq had always questioned the Covenant something
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He surveyed the battlefield, countless bodies littered the battlefield. And he had put most of them there.
Surely I am meant for more than this, he thought looking at his blood soaked hands.
He had been created to fight and that was all he had ever known, nothing but the next mission, that was all that he lived for. And yet he felt that something was missing, something more.
But if he wanted to find the meaning of his life he would have to live long enough to find out.
He drew his shotgun and looked at the approaching army.
I am Spartan 163, he stared long and hard at the approaching Brutes, And I will not go quietly.
He had a small device in his hand, a detonator, he activated it and a series of explosions shook the ground and blew up enough smoke to cover the battlefield. Without hesitation the Spartan sprinted into the smoke.
A brute struggled to his feet as he saw a shape emerging in the smoke, Pack brother?
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1 Day later
Planet Sangheilios -0600 hours, 2551</i>
Azhaq woke as soon as the light from the first sun started shining through his window.
He swung his legs off the bed and sat there hunched over for a moment in silent thought.
Do I really want to do this? Could I do this to them? Can I do this alone?
Yes I do want to do this, and what is more I have to do this, I would hate myself forever if I did not. And I will see them again one day assuming I survive this. No, but I cant risk anyone.
Standing up he stepped towards his armour.
I have a lot to do, better get started he muttered to himself as he pulled on the under-armour.
He began running over the list of things that he needed to do by the end of the day in his head.
He looked over to his desk where he saw a small note that he had written the night before, he finished attaching his arm guards before moving over to the desk and picking up the note, he looked at it for a moment before putting it in
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Planet Sangheilios -0900 hours, 2551</b>
Azhaq recieved a message requesting his presence on a mission led by Pompaey Fiffry, "Better get this mission done first I guess."
Next Day - After the Mission
Planet Sangheilios -0900 hours, 2551</b>
Azhaq waited in his home, his weapons and helmet on the table in front of him, alongside his weapons were four notes and a photograph.
Azhaq sighed and picked up his sword and he began to flow through some basic combat manoeuvres.
After a few minutes he deactivated the sword and placed it back on the table, he had never felt so helpless or frustrated, there was nothing he could do until he received notice on the Wisp.
He walked over to the kitchen area and looked through a couple of the cupboards, opening the third cupboard he found a small cake that he had bought from Papad as he left the canteen yesterday, he cut a few slices from the cake and placed them on a stone plate and walked over to a chair.
The second he sat down and
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Grix! Watch the right flank!
Well be overwhelmed within minutes!
Then this is where we make our stand, the parasite cannot be allowed to pass!
Azhaq, on your rear!
The small squad of Elites fought furiously in the wreckage of the crashed, Flood infected, Covenant cruiser in the human city of New Mombasa. Teams had been deployed all over the city to try and stem the outbreak.
The Floodgates have been opened, and the force unleashed cannot be stopped.
Azhaq and his small squad had come under heavy fire seconds and emerging from their drop pods after landing in the city. In an attempt to survive they had taken cover in the first place that they came across, the crashed cruiser. They had lost contact with the Second Squad led by Delerzan hours ago even though they had landed kilometres apart.
A maelstrom of projectiles flew past the heads of the squad, both human and Covenant weapons were being fired on them.