[Being a study on the methods and culture of
the ancient Necrontyr race]
Transmitted: Magos Biologis Research
Received: Nallisea III
Astropath: Prime Estellis
Collated by: Magos Biologis Urieth Malkar
I am compiling this report to inform you of one of the greatest finds yet in our study of the Necrontyr. On Khost II, we have located an ancient Necrontyr city, still almost entirely intact.
Toward the center of the city are the large pyramids which serve as stasis chambers. Some of these rise up many hundreds of feet into the sky, and the central pyramid, which is believed to contain the most important of the city's Lords, towers at a height of almost a mile and a half.
Surrounding these pyramids are many much smaller pyramids. Instead of the usual smooth-sided pyramids we have been used to, these are stepped pyramids. They do not come to a point; instead, each houses a small building atop it. These buildings seem to have had different purposes. Some of them were for the reparation of Necrontyr drones, others for the examination of items, others for the manufacture of some items.
Perhaps the most interesting of these stepped pyramids are those that contain small altars within. Scanners reveal faint traces of blood, the kind of traces that would remain in an arid environment after sixty million years. These altars appear to have been for some kind of
sacrifing. They are stationed at eight points around each of the major pyramids. The only thing that may sully this find is that our DNA machines keep insisting on informing us that the blood belongs to humans and orkoids. This, as we all know, is impossible.
Leading up to each major pyramid is also a lane that looks to have once been paved. Flanking each of these roads are two rows of tall columns or pillars, apparently for decorative purposes. This explanation would fit in well, as all of the other structures
contain some form of decorative hieroglyphs or other graphical forms upon them.
Other items within the city include apparent communications arrays, armament stockpiles, and large empty structures that may once have housed food or some time of equipment required by the Necrontyr.
I will have the Explorator team study this find further, and send another two teams to aid in the study. This represent a great find for us, one which may help us understand the Necrontyr and their dark deeds and civilization yet further.
Your obedient servant,
Magos Biologis Urieth Malkar