Sacrifice (Ben Counter Short Story)
|This article is about the story by Ben Counter. For other uses of Sacrifice, see Sacrifice (disambiguation).|
|Followed by||Hammer of Daemons|
|Collected in||Victories of the Space Marines|
The Grey Knights are mankind's ultimate defence against Chaos. Locked in desperate battle against a daemonic threat, Justicar Alaric recalls the sacrifices that have defined his life, and prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of victory.
The action aboard the ship is intercut with the numerous sacrifices demanded by the Ecclesiarchy and the Ordo Malleus to enable the Grey Knights' work: their bolter shells must be consecrated in the blood of innocent Imperial citizens and their armour is proofed against daemons by the ritual execution of low-level psykers.