Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Not a true Hive Fleet in and of itself, Megalodon is a splinter fleet from the galactic eastern section of Hive Fleet Leviathan. Believed to have formed after the natural passing of one of Leviathan’s Norm Queens, for some unknown reason the forces of Hive Fleet Megalodon abandoned the main fleet while calving a new Norm Queen. The fleet immediately moved further to the Galactic South East, looking for new hunting grounds while a new Queen was spawned. Shortly after, contact was lost with the large splinter fleet, mostly due to increased attention being focused on the larger forces of Leviathan and the imminent threat the main fleer posed to the Imperium.

Megalodon cut a swathe through the galactic fringes until it vanished over the edge, seemingly having abandoned the Tyranid’s normal endeavours to consume and destroy everything in their path. Megalodon was deemed a curiosity, but nothing more, by the Magos Biologis.

It has only recently become clear as to what had occurred. Hive Fleet Megalodon has returned from the fringes, much further around the Galactic South East than could be expected in such a short time. This new distraction could cost several worlds, or force the Imperium to reduce forces on the Leviathan front in order to contain the new threat.

Megalodon’s first contact in the Aleph sector was with a Tau Fringe force, however, it appears the first true target of the Hive Fleet is Libra V, already the site of a Tyranid invasion.

Tau Locate Ball...

On 2701.008M42 the Tau commander El Shis won a great victory on the Tau system of Skera in the Perseus Deeps following in the footsteps of Longstride's defence of Lucardium after a splinter fleet of tyranids landed on the planet. The Tyranids were quickly rooted out and destroyed, enabling the Tau to continue their repairs of the devastated base and to continue their research into the Necron device known as the Enslaver. The chief scientists of the expedition then came to the conclusion that the "ball" or containment unit had been hidden on the UFP planet of Hartak. Knowing the UFP were still unaware of the device, or at least hoping, the Ethereals gathered on Cernunnos to discuss their strategy. Somehow the Tau needed to come into possession of the artefact, but how? It would take a great deal of dipolmacy, guile and cunning to retrieve the artefact without damaging their profitable relationship with the UFP while if possible keeping theUFP in the dark over their plans. Little did they know that their every move was being watched by the Eldar...