The Sangheili scanned through the room before giving the “all-clear” sign to the Lekgolo behind them. They entered, and left the door open behind them. “What is that?” asked a Sangheili. “They were Uggnoy” replied Sangheili Major Domo Vostic. The squad panned the room looking at all the disfigured Uggnoy carcasses all over the room, their blue blood and gore splattered across the floor. “They’re all hollow” murmured a Lekgolo. “Where are the-” just then clear, thick saliva dripped from the ceiling onto a Sangheili’s shoulder. They all looked up and stared in aw at the creature clinging to the ceiling. “Beasts.” he finished quietly. Just before it attacked, a Sangheili opened fire with a needler. Emptying the weapon into the creature. The shards impacted, then exploded in the creature natural armor, splattering acidic blood across the Sangheili below it. The blood evaporated harmlessly on his over shield.
“We’ll call them ‘Hell Hounds’” proclaimed Shipmaster Morvak. “Excuse me Shipmaster?” said one of the officers on the bridge. “These things were fighting. We’ll call them Hell Hounds.” “Ah yes, of course Shipmaster” “COM officer! I want that broadcasted over the main frequencies immediately, all squads must hear this information.” “Broadcasting now” “Excellent”
As they finished listening to the broadcast Vostic ordered them to immediately burn all the Uggnoy corpses. They did, and then they entered another room, this one though, was a hallway, that stretched down about 10 meters. “You”, ordered Vostic ”scout out that hallway.” “Yes sir” replied the Sangheili. He got about halfway down and stopped. “Sir, I think there’s something wrong with my sen-” just then a Hell Hound, swooped down and pulled up the Sangheili by the head, and another came from the left. The two got him into a corner, and were joined by a third, and a fourth, and a fifth, and soon a dozen Hell Hounds were attacking him and clawing and biting, all the while drastically weakening his energy shield. The squad moved in to help but was cut of by several more of them. They killed several, but more came. Vostic grabbed two energy swords from the ground and started cutting through the Hell Hounds. He decapitated one, the cut another in half, fought through the dozen attacking his Sangheili scout, and helped him up. He turned to see that the ones attacking his squad were all dead. And two of his men were wounded and another dead. “Get them back to the ship!”
“Shipmaster, incoming injured on boarding craft.” said one of the officers onboard. “Let them in” announced Morvak.
The craft landed in the dock and the wounded were rushed to the infirmary. “How bad are his wounds?” asked one of the medical supervisors to one of the machines. “His injuries include: claw marks, tissue damage, acidic wounds, and some kind of biological entity.” Biological entity? Thought the supervisor what could that mean?
“Something on radar sir” “Where?” yelled Vostic. “I don’t know sir it vanished” “That’s impossible how could it vanish?” just then a Hell Hound jumped from behind a column at a Lekgolo. The Lekgolo simply held up its shield and when the beast jumped on it the Lekgolo put its shield directly into the wall next to it, crushing the Hell Hound instantly.
It was silent in the med bay. The only sound was the low hum of the medical equipment. “What is happening!?!” said a panicked med bot looking at the holo image in front of it. The biological entities signature kept spiking up until… SPLAT! The whole room was pock marked with dots of blue blood, emerging from the chest of the Sangheili was a miniature Hell Hound.
[b]TO BE CONTINUED (AGAIN)