The Crows Gather

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A blue and grey armoured vehicle navigated Necromunda’s Ash Wastes dunes.  Grey ash fell from the top of the tracks and back down through the interleaved roadwheels.  Black smoke billowed from the exhaust pipes at the vehicle’s rear.  A massive harpoon faced forward in its launcher.

At a cursory glance, the armoured personnel carrier appeared to be an average hunting vehicle stalking its prey.

The vehicle crawled through the ash toward the outer wall of the hive city.

Blackstalk was a comparatively small hive city; especially smaller than Hive Primus.  The city was home to an estimated 4.7 million souls.  Small, but still ripe for harvest.

The harpoon fired from its launcher and embedded itself into the hive’s outer wall.  The chains began to tighten as they retraced back into the vehicle.  The harpoon pulled out along with a sizeable section of the wall.

The rear hatch of the vehicle opened and almost a dozen individuals disembarked their ride and slipped through the hive city’s opening.

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