a time before time was measured,
a time at which no history was kept, great alien forces fought
a vicious battle to determine possession of a newly discovered
all these forces, and of all the horrors unleashed on the
fragile young planet, none was as terrible or as awesome as
the Terror. Towering over the combatants that raged across
the continent, the Terror wreaked total destruction with every
attack. At 300-feet tall, its shadow was as great as a mountain.
Each step the Terror took shook the earth, its trailing tail
gouged massive ruts into the ground.
Terror was not afraid. The Terror wielded six terrible weapons
of destruction, one for each of its six hands: the mighty
Sword Piercer, which disrupted the air itself as it hummed
towards its targets and sliced through them with great ease;
the Mace Devastation, which could penetrate even the armour
of a Rolling Dreadnaught; the Spear Butchery, which could
fly at a speed greater than any sensor could track and always
returned automatically to the Terror’s hand; the Sceptre
Domination, which used a yellow beam for scanning enemy locations,
a red beam for warning of enemy targets, and a blue beam for
sending distress calls; the Scythe Annihilation, which could
hollow out mountains in seconds with its curved blade; and
the Axe Destruction, which could smash through Oblitercannons
as easily as splitting logs.
the Terror was not afraid as it cut down two Tainted Obliterators,
the last of its enemy’s forces. But then the Sceptre
Domination glowed red.
Terror smashed the Mace Devastation into the ground, again
and again. It used its Scythe Annihilation to clear away the
debris, creating mountains around the hole it dug—a
hole that could have swallowed a lake. At last, after displacing
enough dirt to create an entire mountain range, the Terror
discovered what had set off the sceptre’s warning: a
Planet Smasher bomb.
The Terror’s enemy had been cunning in their attack,
the campaign on this remote world a clever feint. A whole
planet, green with life, teaming with large lumbering reptiles,
and lush with exploitable resources ... sacrificed just to
destroy the Terror.
bomb’s visible timer neared the end of its countdown.
Not knowing what else to do, the Terror swung its Sword Piercer
down on it.
explosion shook the planet. It was as though a massive comet
had punctured the atmosphere and struck the surface. The results
of the explosion were catastrophic.
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