The Erinyes were warmly greeted by Mechanicus factors upon making landing on Lacristy’s metal surface. As they believed us to be members of the Black Templars organization, we were housed within a mock up of an Imperial chapel they had constructed for “our” use. It was a relief that none of us felt the need to remark on the irony of the situation while laughing evilly.
The warband was instructed to go to ground and insinuate itself within the population to gather intelligence about local politics, economics, the possibility of hidden cults, and details concerning the mysterious “Project Lacristy”. This had mixed results. Svarog and Jukar are very straightforward Marines who need a lot explicit directions to operate effectively and don’t work well alone. Research into their non-combat capabilities needs to be done.
It should come as no surprise that even in his position as rearguard from the Dawn Treader, Archaius Tigris was the most effective of the warband as a spy: nearly all of our information of Lacristy came from our collaboration. A web of allies and enemies winds its way through the districts of this metal city, but most importantly we learned that Arch Magos Parolavicus is directly opposed to Seph and the former controls Project Lacristy. Tigris and myself believe that the project involves a Titan of some sort. We narrowly avoided being disrupted by Parolavicus twice: first through his political influence and secondly through the direct engagement of Combat Servitors, the latter of which could not be legally traced back to him.
Most of the groundwork for our negotiation with Arch Magos Seph had been done by Black Star Fleet operatives before we landed, but our investigations gave use an edge in the completion of the transaction. The terraforming equipment and personnel are on their way even as we complete a task for Seph. Small boons were arranged by both parties to help smooth out the arrangement of our agreement.