View Full Version : input for a Predator meets 40k fanfic

31-08-2011, 20:24
I'm thinking of writing a 40k/AvP crossover.
So far, I've come up with two ideas...

1) Predator vs. Catachans
A Mechanicus exploratory team "disappears" while investigating ancient ruins on a jungle planet. The Catachans are tasked with finding out what happened. I could also throw xenomorphs into the mix.
2) Predator vs. Space Marines
A Deathwatch squad is sent to investigate a mysterious signal of xenos origin. The signal also draws a predator hunting party.
The signal originates from a derelict spacecraft infested with hibernating xenomorphs.

I am interested in your suggestions, opinions, ideas!
I've written some AvP fanfic in the past (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4738210/1/Aliens_vs_Predator_Sins_of_the_Father, http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4743241/1/Appendix_to_AvP_Sins_of_the_Father%20%20http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4738210/1/Aliens_vs_Predator_Sins_of_the_Father), but I ran into serious writer's block.

I'm thinking of combining the idea 1) and idea 2).
Here's what I've come up with so far:

Yes, there it is again. Enkidu studied the main console. A delicious sense of anticipation, an emotion he rarely felt anymore, crawled up the remnants of his spine. In the darkness of his hood, Enkidu's occular implant glowed like a blood-red gem. Mechadendrites slithered as if stirring from slumber. Excellent. The signal was weak, but armed with a powerful detection array, the explorator vessel had picked it up easily. Its structure did not match any known transmissions, Imperial or otherwise. This excited Enkidu for he was a servant of the Martian Priesthood and the Blessed Omnissiah. Indeed, despite all his technical knowledge, Enkidu, draped in his dark brown robes, resembled more a monk than a scientist.
According to the transmechanics, it was a distress beacon, perhaps of unclassified xenos origin. To one who appreciated such things, the signal's construction was beautiful in its mathematical elegance. Enkidu found himself admiring the cleverness of the creators.
The signal had been tracked to an uncharted area of the Veiled Region. The exact source was a verdant world orbiting a yellow star, not unlike that which illuminated Holy Terra and Mars. Enkidu glanced over at the chief transmechanic who was busy peering at a nearby monitor.
“Chief mechanic, tell me of this planet,” Enkidu rasped.
The sound of the Magos' voice roused Marcion from the trance-like state he often experienced during data analysis.