Dark Empire

It Was A Chuff Toice

Personal journal of former Paramount Gaius Arcadius

3/31/16

Reina Noctis – ship we’re on, currently in the southern ends of the Unbeholden Reaches.

Warlord Xanatos, greatly feared, delegates much , attempting to carve out his own. Dangerous, but not ruthless. Factotum Crownheart, has vigils of the future and Xanatos takes this seriously and acts on these visions. Fought Black Legion recently, has one imprisoned perhaps. Scores of ships, members of at least 5 legions in his warbands. Reduvius is an honored guest. Is in need of imperial agents for diplomacy. Forming a pact of demon hunters (rumor), killed an alpha legionnaire (rumor) which causes alpha legionnaires to rankle sometimes, Zaka is an ancient legionnaire on the other ship (interrupted a firing squad and murdered all of them, brought the target of execution aboard, good at dealing with underdeck slaves), stay out of his way (do not joke about death or violence around him, he will take it seriously, has an axe, very violent).

Infiltrate Varexis station, replace the comms officer with a plant (original can be killed or removed as needed), kill the Bosun and replace him, provide for 6 other agents of Xanatos to infiltrate. Install data dump on 15th level at main data port. Infiltration/Exfiltration is to be achieved by a infiltration of one of 10 asteroids being mined, disable defenses, assume identities of humans there, put servitors under our control, and take the loading vessel back to the main mining vessel, the Seraph. We will be loaded aboard the Varexis along with 200 other mining teams. We will have 28 hour leave after our supposed 12 day mining rotation. Operation is to be completed during that 28 hour window, after which we will head back to the original asteroid and meet with Xanatos’ contact.

2 red scorpions aboard the station

Xanatos has a distraction at the ready, xenos raiders

Factotum Crownheart is in Suite 101, submit all requisitions to him as we are not known to the official fleet bureaucracy.

Gov. Athelwe, commander of the station, known to be susceptible to charm, has poisoned 7 husbands in the last century.

RT Jeremiah established the station. Concomint mines contain hardest substance in the galaxy; hostile environ. 3 hives are only safe living spaces. Station is in depths of system, acts as sensor and defense post. Liason to the Lacrysty tech worlds (base of operations for the mechanicus)

Mission: To infiltrate Varexis outpost, a massive station away from the mining outposts. It acts as a defense for the mines and a base for the workers. It’s massive, with hundreds of thousands of personnel and over a dozen floors. Most of the mined material is sent to Lacristy, in an attempt to replicate the success of the Lathe worlds by turning the former into a Forge World powerhouse. Provide for 6 other agents of Xanatos to infiltrate. Once we are on station, we will have 28 hour leave after our supposed 12 day mining rotation. Operation is to be completed during that 28 hour window, after which we will head back to the original asteroid and meet with Xanatos’ contact.
10 mining operations. We are to pick one to arrive at and then disguise ourselves and take over the identity of miners that we remove. Combat servitors guarding sit, destroy or put under our control and disable defenses.
Take the loading vessel back to the main mining vessel, the Seraph. We will be loaded aboard the Varexis along with 200 other mining teams
Software in our possession must be uploaded to their main datastream. We can access this on the 15th floor. The 15th floor is guarded by stormtroopers with carapace armour, hot-shot las, and plasma. Possible presence of servitors and/or skiitari.
The main comms officer must be coerced or kidnapped. Failing that, she is to be killed. In either case, she will be replaced by one of our infiltrators.
The station’s bosun must be killed. It should look like an accident if possible.
Opponents will mainly be combat servitors. There are one or two skiitari, and a couple of Astartes: Iron Snakes and Red Scorpions.

From Data slate:
10 mining operations in asteroid belt
Station was just finished building 20 years ago (10% archeotech, largely STC)

Bonus objective: hob knob with members of the Consortium wing. Best bet is to act as a Winterscale agent. However, Winterscale and Blitz are at war, and Winterscale and Blitz each have a separate relationship with House Gilliam. So making any overtures to Gilliam while Verona (codename of assassin who is representing Blitz interests on station) is present will sink the whole deal (and maybe blow my cover).

Notable personages on the station:
Senator Bartholomew, rep of Gilliam Empire
Magos Marcadavian, Lathic tech diplomat. Most amenable to different interests, everyone does deals with them.

For the group: +10 to all interaction tests (Fel or Int based, may use whichever is better for you) with non-officer laymen on the mining facility. This comes from dossier on mining operations.

Personal Req for Gaius: Best craftsmanship Refractor field; Winterscale Signet ring, belonged to the great great grandson of the Winterscale realm, so it’s 100% legit, but I will be instantly found out if a member of the Winterscale family sees me with it.

Mission 1 Compact:
Primary Objective: Successfully insert Warlord Xanatos’ agents & the data packet to Varexis station.

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