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As Civil conflict among the Republic and the Separatists rages around the galaxy, nowhere is the combating extra fierce than at the swamp international of Drongar, the place a beleaguered cellular medical institution unit wages a unending battle of its personal . . .
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His squad took preassigned positions, each ranger’s noospheric aura buzzing with ballistic screeds. Umbilicals of binharic cant rose invisibly from their antennae to the masters high above, and from there, to Holy Mars. It was a humbling thought. At 4-Gyrodd’s clicked command, his men opened fire. Their bullets ricocheted from Eldar jetbikes in bursts of electricity. The air filled with hissing discs as the aliens returned fire. Time slowed for 4-Gyrodd, his mind turning to liquid bliss as the Omnissiah’s grace flowed through it.
Stygies itself almost fell to heretic forces in the times of the Horus Heresy, only being saved by the intervention of the enigmatic Eldar race. This event has led to Vulcanis being the home of a secretive sect within the Adeptus Mechanicus known as the Xenarites. The Xenarites are dedicated to the study and exploitation of alien technology, a policy which most TechPriests find highly offensive. The Xenarites point to the intervention of the Eldar to assist the true followers of the Machine God as a sign that even they are subject to his will, and that it is their sacred duty to study them.
When on the hunt, their scuttle-legged gait and bristling appendages make them seem like predatory insects with a mighty sting. These walker-engines possess a daunting amount of firepower for their size; so much so that the unenlightened men of the Astra Militarum often compare them to walking guns. To the Skitarii, the Dunecrawler is no mere weapon, but a walking reliquary protected by the Machine God. To the Tech-Priests, it is little more than a tool of destruction, albeit one tempered in the fires of history.