Just before nightfall we were ambushed by the greenskin hoard. They appear to have waited until a portion of our force was away gathering the last of our surviving sacred artifacts. The Orks descended upon our landing pad as the last few shuttles were ferrying civilians offworld. The arrived quickly with bikes, meks, and infantry.
Our sisters responded swiftly. The Repentia, led by Jacobus attacked the orks head-on, breaking the first of their advance. Penitent engines cleansed the battlefield in holy flame, devastating more of the enemy infantry.
Though are initial response was effective, the Repensita were wiped out by return fire, leaving Jacobus wounded on the field. The penatent engines continued to advance, devastating the orkish bikers. Ultimately though, they were destroyed by the mighty power claw of the warboss. Storm troopers arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, reestablishing our broken defensive lines while our artillery held the orks at bay.
The meks proved to be something of a nuisance. The battle sisters fought bravely against them, but ultimately fell before the heavy armor. It was a stroke of luck or providence that a strange sniper arrived on the scene. She must be a member of the local militia, but her skills and weaponry are unmatched in this part of the galaxy. I must remember to keep an eye on her in the future. This sniper was able to singlehandedly disable the largest of the ork meks, not small task, even for a battle sister.
I regret that my seraphim and I arrived late to the battle. Were we only a little earlier, the warboss may not have escaped. When we arrived on the battlefield, an orkish transport was attempting to haul the priest off to a grizzly fate. My sisters and I managed to disable it with fire and flame just before they made their escape.
It was not long after that the last of the orks were routed. I’m pleased to say that the last of the civilians and munitions are safely offworld. However, I am remaining behind with a small contingent to protect the landing pad for a few hours more. The sisters that I sent to retrieve artifacts are overdue….I fear the worst.