In 993.M41 the Tyranids returned to the galaxy with Hive Fleet Kraken which, instead of assaulting its targets as a single massed Hive Fleet, split into countless smaller fleets, each enveloping whole star systems before reinforcements could arrive.
Tyranid Hive Fleets do not travel through the Warp like Imperial starships. Yet, the hive fleets' incredibly fast rate of advance into the galaxy belies the argument made by some that they do not possess a mode of faster-than-light travel.
Vast swathes of the galaxy have already been stripped of life, and with every passing Terran year the hive fleets push deeper into regions of populated space. Even as the prey races direct their forces to repel these threats, still more Tyranid fleets approach from the intergalactic void and emerge from their aeons-long slumbers.
After the initial strike (the one where the Reaper is aiming at the fleet) and three dodge-and-sprint regular strikes, there will be a final super-slow-motion strike where you must hold your ground, aim, and fire. Unlike the previous strikes where approximate aim works out fine, this final slo-mo sequence requires accurate aim. Take a moment to aim right at the bulls-eye as this is the only way the targeting process will complete before the Reaper beam kills you. That being said, the slowdown lasts 26 seconds (after which you die), and lining up a shot takes only 6 if you aim accurately.
Your choice is to allow the upload, or to let the geth die. By making either decision, either Tali or Legion will protest and a second decision branch is opened: allow the upload again, stop Legion, or a Reputation check (Charm: "Rally the fleet" or Threaten: "Warn the Fleet").
As the Black Legion obliterated Cadia and passed through the Cadian Gate in 999.M41, a fleet of Imperial vessels was making its way through the Maelstrom, and the Shadow Reavers were summoned by Huron Blackheart. The Reavers in turn ordered several squadrons of Porphyr Elixis voidships to accompany them and Lord Blackheart's vast armada, gathered from his endless fleets. Joining the Red Corsairs, the Reavers' Battle Barge the Caliginis Rex and the squadrons of Elixis pirates traveled to the edges of the Maelstrom to a graveyard of derelicts. Vessels of all sizes and makes, Imperial or alien, the size of hives or as small as drop pods, lied in a vast ship necropolis, drifting slowly through Maelstrom space. Between the derelicts hung giant chains of brass, linking them all in an intricate and almost impenetrable web. The ships stretched as far as eye or augur could see in all directions, and the Red Corsairs waited on the other side. Barges camouflaged with debris and mag-locked chains, the Heretic Astartes awaited for their quarry, ship systems set to low to mask their living nature.
I'd maybe also accept these crappy Destroyers if they could stack on the second summon you can sometimes get in games that run long. Calling the Death Fleet a second time deletes your first crew and summons a second crew currently, but a fleet of 16 junk rays and 1 Mothership could be fun.
An Imperial strike team infiltrated "the Tomb", an area of the deep prisons of Belsavis dating back to the Rakata Infinite Empire, where the Dread Masters were held, and released them to return to Imperial service. However, following the defeat of the Emperor at the hands of the Hero of Tython on Dromund Kaas, the Dread Masters went rogue, deciding to take control of the galaxy for themselves. In Section X on Belsavis, the Dread Host attempted to take control of an ancient Rakata weapon known as the Aurora Cannon, which was destroyed by a strike team. On Denova, they recruited the Trandoshan warlord Kephess and his Warstalkers to assist them in their campaign to spread fear across the galaxy; on Asation, they activated a Gree hypergate to summon a creature known as the "Terror from Beyond." Both operations were eventually shut down by Republic and Imperial forces.
And for those who could not find peace in the pitfalls of philosophy, another door opened itself to them. The creation of art was a tradition the Argent Eagles had retained from their Founding Chapter, the Blood Angels, yet it had always been a form of tradition, training against the psychological affects of the Red Thirst and the Black Rage. None saw it as anything more than a convenient source for ceremonial objects or a practical method of meditation. Yet suddenly, the Angels of Silverdawn found a new purpose in this craft. Creating art not as a means to an end but as a form of self expression, an appreciation for the beauty of the galaxy which they inhabited. Suddenly their fight became more than a duty thrust upon them by their god. It became a means to protect and preserve the beauty of the universe, to tell their deeds, to sing their songs and to embellish their surroundings with chisel and brush. As the number of Battle-Brothers who delved into the creation of art rose, the world of Auroria was gifted with even greater majesty than it had already known. Entire customs and traditions of the Chapter gradually evolved around these new marks of identity the Space Marines had discovered for themselves. Their expeditions, patrols and campaigns changed to include secondary objectives of finding and retrieving art pieces and objects of beauty from different worlds. Decades passed in which the Chapter regained its strength and honed its specialties.
The Argent Eagles departed the worlds for which they had shed so much blood and returned to their home. Rest was not something they could afford. The galaxy was torn in half, and the northern half, Imperium Nihilus, would need to be reclaimed. The Chapter would need to be restructured in many ways. Hosts would have to be organized, ranks managed, resources amassed and warriors trained. A new fleet would need constructing and a galaxy split in twain would need protecting. All these things would have to be done with hundreds of new brothers who barely knew the ways of Auroria and its Silver City, for they were Primaris and would need to find not only their place in the Chapter but also the acceptance of their seniors.
In the Ultimate Marvel continuity, Storm is a founding member of the "Ultimate X-Men", created by Mark Millar and Joe Quesada in February 2001. Millar, who wrote for the series until July 2003, established Storm as an illegal immigrant from Morocco who lived in Athens, Texas as a car thief prior joining the X-Men. In contrast to her mainstream counterpart, Ultimate Storm initially has trouble controlling her powers. For example, she once passes out after reluctantly summoning an electrical storm in order to destroy a fleet of Sentinels; her reluctance stemming from a past incident where she nearly electrocuted a playground full of children.
With news of Horus's treachery spreading across the galaxy, the Great Crusade grinds to a halt as the primarchs and their Legions decide where their loyalty lies: with the Emperor, or with the rebel Warmaster. The Dark Angels, too, face a time of testing, both among the stars and on their home world Caliban. Luther, once Lion El'Jonson's trusted second-in-command, now languishes as an exile in all but name while his master struggles to thwart the traitors advance upon the forge world Diamat. But an ancient evil gathers its strength beneath the surface of Caliban, and the First Legion will soon be thrust into a deadly conflict where all that they know will be cast into doubt.
The Dark Angels Legion are embroiled in a war against the rebel Gordian League when news reaches primarch Lion El'Jonson of Horus's treachery at Isstvan III. Summoning Chaplain Nemiel to the Invincible Reason, he outlines a plan to take a small strike force to the forge-world Diamat close to the Isstvan system where loyalist Imperial forces are holding out against the traitors. His fleet arrives in-system to find a second-line fleet of traitor Imperial Army sent by Horus besieging the planet from orbit while battle rages in Xanthus City and its adjacent forge complex on the surface. Breaking through the larger enemy fleet with superior tactics Jonson deploys his strike force of Dark Angels to the surface, but the Invincible Reason is struck by torpedoes just as the drop pods are launching, causing Nemiel and his squad to come down in the wrong part of the city. Fighting through human rebels who have taken most of the city and are attacking the forge the squad rescue Dreadnaught Titus whose drop-pod came down in a building and got trapped, saving him from destruction by a rebel demolition team. Accompanied by Titus the squad retake the forge complex's southern gate from the rebels holding it and move on in search of the Mechanicum forces. Locating a squad of skitarii Praetorians Nemiel is taken aback when they attack and one of the Dark Angels is badly wounded before Magos Archoi arrives and orders the Praetorians to stand down, apologising and explaining that the Praetorians' combat protocols had not been reset to count the Astartes as allies. The Dark Angels' arrival sends the rebels into retreat and Diamat gains a reprieve.
In the following weeks Lion El'Jonson plans the defence of the city with Magos Archoi and Imperial Governor Taddeus Kullik, and requests a list of all the forge's supplies from Archoi. The request makes Nemiel suspect that the Lion may have come to Diamat to sack its forges, but learns otherwise when the Lion tells him of six super-heavy siege machines requisitioned by Horus and kept on the planet that Archoi has not told them about, which the Lion came to the system in order to prevent Horus from capturing. Nemiel and his squad infiltrate the forge complex under cover of night in search of the machines and discover evidence suggesting that Archoi's superior and those loyal to him were murdered rather than killed in the battle as Archoi claimed. Locating the siege machines in the forge's Titan foundry the squad find Archoi and some traitor Army leaders overseeing work on the machines beneath the butchered bodies of Archoi's superior's forces and the loyalist Imperial Army sent to defend the forge. Realising that Archoi is a traitor who was poised to hand the siege machines over to Horus when the Dark Angels arrived, Nemiel and his squad are discovered but kill several of the traitor Army commanders before escaping to rejoin the rest of the Dark Angels. They are too late to prevent Archoi's treachery as skitarii units he embedded amongst all the Imperial Army and Dark Angels defenders turn on the loyalists and cause mass damage at the same moment that Horus's second fleet arrives, bypassing the Dark Angels' fleet thanks to sabotage by the Mechanicum repair crews sent to fix them after the first battle and deploying fresh traitor Imperial Army and a force of Sons of Horus into the city. 2b1af7f3a8