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Personal Correspondence of Captain Mordtum
Clearance level ]I[ Intercepted letter in regards to "The Conspiracy of Saint Minerva"

Inquisitional Note; Shadow Pieces of Inquisitor René Yuu intercepted this letter during the events of her investigation into the heresy of the Juno Star Sector. Yuu write’s “”/characters/captain-mortem" class=“wiki-content-link”>Captain Mortem is a strange character, and believed to be heretic of no small order. Though he is less Chaos Heretic and more unorthodox Heretic. I have no wish to fight the man or his crew, all are very good and worthy of their writs of trade. Though they did steal a ship, though at the time Brother Octivas gave a compelling argument as to why it should come under their care. Thinking about now I wonder if I wasn’t just rendered stupified that someone used the Imperial Creed to steal from the Imperial Creed."

My Dearest Genevieve,

I have grown incredibly melancholy since I last saw you, but other wise I am well. My ship is run well by XO Brother Octavius, the kindly missionary you were taken with, and I have secured a group of Mercenaries to fight for me. My master of arms Mordecai has insured they are ready.

I have told you of the Century Hawk, before? If not, in brief it is a troubled ship. Temperamental and stubborn beast. A good fit, no? She is an old cruiser. In combat she out paces and out fights a ship that would be her equal, at rest she has more in common with drifting hulk than a ship.

I do not know if I would call her reliable, its warp engine is strange. The Red Priests do not trust it and perform elaborate rituals that even they don’t seem to believe helps. I watch one performed a quick task, he enter as a youth with bright hair and clear skin, when he return to me he was wrinkled and gray in skin and eyes. It has been something of a boon for our journey.

I presented the cases, yes Mister Lucas did present the requested of Cladus. I don’t believe his plight was as great as he claimed. I left the decision, as I always have, to my crew. The Plight of the Pilgrims tugged at our heart strings and we all felt that it would be a good idea to render aid as quick as possible.

We left the starbase after a bit of excitement, I found myself in a convention of hostile Naval Sailor that heard of my actions during the Malakid Incident some years ago. After I proved that that they reached for the sun, they ran into Brother Octavius’s hot temper, and finally Mordecai taught their friends to be better pilots, but I don’t think the lesson stuck with them as much as the memory of the landing. We collected some new blood for the barracks and left with little more. We did pick up some additional equipment.

During the short warp jump we amused ourselves. Mordecai played general. Brother Octavius played Deacon. I as always played Captain.

When we arrived that temperamental engine delayed us some days. The delay was long enough that our charge left without us. I ordered a immediate deep dive to catch up. A haste and dangerous course. Naturally I felt it was better to catch up to the ship rather than let it go on unescorted. The Hope was that this quick trip would be fast enough jump we wouldn’t lose more time.

The warp dive was not with its own issue. The gellar field flickered and crackled we had minor reality preach. Now don’t panic, it seems most of the ship was visited by the spectres of those unfortunate to die in a conflict between the two of them. Your Brother sends his best by the way. The ship recovered or slept through the issue with much more than a shrug. Brother Octavius appeared dispelled much of the trouble with a theological argument with some men he met a few days ago. My master of Arms swore to never drink again, before he drank the minibar in the mess and passing out on the floor. We shared some sandwiches and called it a night.

We breached back into space and found we hadn’t just lost time we had gain it, travel in fact back in time meaning we had arrived at the point of our randevu days before the other ship would launch fed up with waiting for us. In a bit of good luck we could patrol the space before the ship meet with it and continue on to our destination together.

Well it was by the grace of the Golden Throne that this event happened we found three ships lying in wait. Two were powered down and another was full senor blaring away, toward the direction of our escortee and what would have been us had not felicity intercepted.

Master of Arms Mordecai came up with a cunning plan. He order a heading in the direction of the two smaller ships. Then had us go dead, killing every system. I have told you of that unfortunate business near Vealer Prime? Same sinsation. The ship went dead quiet. Not the quiet of all the background noise that bleeds into a comfortable white silence. This was completely silent, no sounds save our own held breaths and pumping of our lungs. The ship almost drifted into one of ship but Mister Mordecai again came up with a plan, building pressure of excess air and gas on the starboard side of the ship until he released it out of several ports at once, while firing of the remedial thrusters forces us several Void league back on course.

While we drifted helpless and mostly dead. However while we drifted we prepared to strike these would be pirates, by hand we cycled the torpedos from the Plasma ones I normally carry to the Boarding ones. Mister mordecai was confident in his men based on his training session, I mention them earlier, and saw this as an opportunity to board the ship with limited losses on our side of the battle. Additionally we loaded every broadside of the Starport side for our first strike.

There are few things as amazing as pulling off a cunning plan. When we flared to life we were so close to the pirates we were almost traded paint. The Ship shook as all the starport guns fire in rapid succession. Every massive missile scoring a telling blow. The enemy ship shook, then burned, then drifted as we had, only to never to do much more ever again.

Meanwhile a full complement of our Marines sallied forth in silver chariots to the other ship. It tried to boot up its turrets and defense but it was too late. They struck home and bore deep into the shell of the pirates ship. Armed with Flamers, Guns and Fanatical zeal the pirates never knew what trouble they had found.

The third ship disappeared apparently not wanted to fight such a cunning foe, dove into the warp leaving its crippled and dying sister ships to our wraith.

With the danger gone, or more accurately safely trapped we reviewed our actions. Brother Octavius and Mister Mordecai elected to go aboard the enemy ship while I salvaged what I could from the ship we had slagged the universe’s newest space hulk.

I wish hulk savaging was always as easy as it was with this time. The enemy’s ship was venting air, fuel and crew, anyone dump enough to not want off could be left on it, and more or less threw themselves at us.

That’s when we began to learn the harsh truth about these pirates. They had taken pilgrims as slaves, hostages, and for far worst things. The crews of the ships were little more than slaves, whipped to increase effectiveness, and worked till they expired.

Brother Octavius and Mister Mordecai managed to pacify both the prisoner, rowdy pirates and dangerous hell beasts by venting the ship. Though I wish they merely let all the air out then blow out the plasma drive and blow a hole in the Bridge. But they elected to add the ship to our growing dragon’s horde.

I must go now, my dear, sweet Genevieve, we will soon meet with the captain of the Hercules of Rye, our escort and being our mission to escort the piligrim.

Signed,
Eternal faithful rogue of a captain,
Mortem

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ORK THREAT CONFIRMED ON FIDEA PRIME!
Ork TUNEELS BENETH OUR FEET?!?! EMPORER PROTECT US!

* ][ note* The following if from a minor publication called the Sailor’s Catch, a small yellow paper rag that aims to inform the sailor of the Capital city of the best bits of gossip so they can at least seem like they are well informed travellers. I would have agents note the odd admiration of the Tua’s Ethernal. An odd factor I am finding in a number of sources. While the GRAY LADY has stated they do not have mind altering abilities it is quite alarming to see so many from so many different lives taken with the Eternal. Additionally both the GRAY LADY and WHITE QUEEN are mentioned in the article. I note this as BLACK ROOK asked how the Inquisition can both act and remain almost completely invisible, this in my simple opinion has happened here on Fidea Prime, the Governess herself has welcomed the PIECES into her war council and taken them as bosom friends in this dire hour. While the Trader does know, like most, the intrigue is so far beneath them that he hardly cares or talks about the true roles of those in control.

Earlier today while the Arbrite Santucated Weapons And Technical Squads engaged a group of Cold Trading Heretics. Shortly after the order to begin the assault on the trapped heretics, the heretics blew themselves up with the crude, soulless, and diabolical Xeno tech they sought to smuggle. However in doing so these Heretic have become something of an unsung set of heroes of for the faithful. The resulting blast of their explosion sent shock waves all the way to the poles, and shattered a number of windows in the Capital City.

However once the smoke cleared a tunnel was found benthen the ancient master build sewage system. Inside that tunner were Gretchen and Squig Corpses. Judge Tviloi moves to explore these tunnels and secure the Tunnels in place of “The PDF forces under Lord Costache seem to be found Wanting.”

The Population is already scared and on edge since the mysterious murder of Brother Zupan, the late vow taking brother of her Ladyship Governess Zupan, and attack on the Deacon. A source from inside The Arbites Inquiro believes the tunnels are in some way connected and the Arbites are looking into this idea.

While PDF forces mobilize to secure the tunnels with Arbite Forces. Personal guards of a recently arrived noble from the outer edges of the system; one Lady Stafford has taken up the responsibility of securing the Palace, Space Port and several Warehouses used for the shipment of goods and supplies vital to the system. Lady Stafford is joined by a cousin a Lady Tarvert who have pledge to do their part in this time of crisis.

Lord Admiral Fisher, has issue General Order #7 for all ships under Fidea Admiralty have recalled all personal to their respective ships and to prepare for mustering and assignment orders. Lord Admiral has also finally begun to meet with several high ranking members of the Minstrum to assign ships to the Ork Savaged shipping lanes of the Sector.

The wise and patient Ethernal Shas’Phan has made4 several statement about allowing Tau Fire Warriors assist on the planet, after all on the third content are the settlers from the Tau Empire. Should the tunnels indicate the Ork are growing in numbers to begin what is known as a WAAAGH! The resulting battles will affect the whole planet.

Her benevolent Governess has allowed the Etheral to increase the amount of Fire Warriors on planet. Lord Fisher has demanded the glorious noble Astates of Honor Captain Pitcus deploy an honor guard in response.

The Glorious Captian has left a small Strike Force on the planet to aide in efforts of assaulting the Tunnels and rooting out Feral Orks to prevent the horde from growing. He has issued a number of Statements about the glory of the Imperuim and the duty of every able hand to continue their labors for the Emperor and should their hands be Idle to seek out the Recruitment centers for the Militarum and the PDF garrison.

Lord Admiral has issue General Order #3, which states all abled bodied persons who can serve on a ship must do so. Sources inside the Arbite Tubla Regnum have advise that sectors A0 through B7 take a quite isolation day for reflection and pray while they are not to be seen on the streets, especially at night.

Lord Costache, cousin of the PDF general, has issue a general statement that he warned that something like this could happen, though governess forces have stated ‘being vague and fear mongering is worth less than the card stock of a cheap set of the Emperor’s Tarot and is in fact not at all helpful.’ The Governess officially offered a rebuttal which was short and simple: "While Lord lampoons my rule of this noble world, he continues to remind idle both while his family name and his “dear” cousin are savaged by number of sources. Were he as concerned as he wishes the Population to believe he would have already merged his families forces into the PDF as well as seen fit to issue equipment sorely needed. The Plants Coffers are expansive but the PDF has, by the very traditions he like to flaunt, always been communal with no single house, no single order, nor no single citizen expected to front the cost of out muttal protection alone."

Kor’O’Korya has ordered his fleet to begin moving out, while the careful Xeno keeps ships in orbit to match Battlefleet Fidea remaining ships as well. It seems that even with the Ork threat the Xeno’s continue their acts of passive aggression. however soon he must send the remaining ships or be revealed to be the trader he believes he is.

The famed Reaver hunters on board the Century Hawks have finally finished their work and begin to leave orbit in pursuit of the dread pirate Orks. Their arrival in short order has seen an end to the deadlock of passive aggression and seen fit to remind everyone that we all have duties to the Emperor.

AMEN!

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Zlatan's Luster isn't Gold

The ship pulls into Zlatan’s Luster to refuel, rearm, and crew up. It’s been a hellish three months, first trapped in the warp, attack by a demon, attack by dark mechanicus, and finally almost eaten alive on a plague planet filled with zombies controlled by a greater daemon. Its enough to make someone turn to drink.

So, Octavius goes for a drink, that’s right, the crazy demon slaying Astropath goes for a drink. He thinks he can find a job, mostly he finds booze. He asks the sheltered Astropaths that he just got to replace the poor fellows who kind of mentally exploded, both literally and metaphysical, for cool places on the station.

So armed with shut in knowledge Octavius goes for drink, but he understands he is important, and important people don’t drive. No that’s plebe work. He requests a driver. He gets Veremund, the Petty officer sort of reassigned to help Command Staff when they set out several months ago. Well everyone seemed to forgot about him, so he has been doing whatever he wants on the ship which mostly has been taking levels in badass because of all the crazy shit that has been happening.

So Octavius goes to a snazzy bar to drink and a quiet evening with other Psykers. Meanwhile outside the snazzy bar Veremund has kicked the shit out of the Valet for daring to suggest he move the ship’s car. The Valet calls the Arbiters about the beating. They show up demanding papers and start telling Veremund to move the Car, because they are the law. Veremund kicks the shit out of them as a rebuttal. A group of riot squad shows up, Veremund demonstrates his point to them as well. Octavius finishes up inside comes out to the scene, saying nothing, they leave to go on further drinking adventures before the Arbiters can call for backup.

Normally this would have been it, but the ship’s marines, not the Astrates, were given shore leave only hours before, which leads Octavius to realize he could score free drinks since he is like the coolest person on the ship. So he has Veremund take him to the dive bar where the marines are drinking for fun and drinks. Well, while Octavius is retelling the story of how much of a badass he is, Veremund is outside with the car.

Now this seedy backwater of a port in the middle of the space lanes is a good criminal spot, lots of space, lots of ships coming and going, no one really does anything to mess shit up. However, that’s come to an end. See the signal the ship picked up that brought them to the Demon Zombie plague world was an Inquisitional Coded broadcast. While the crew never learned what it was, it was still important. It was a distress code and a dead man trigger that the world was compromised. So an Inquisitional Task force, namely a crusader fleet, assembled and is on their way to liberate the world. Good news, they don’t have to. Bad news, they don’t know that. The inquisition however is using a Crime Syndicate to take over the back channel methods of transportation and information spreading, in a way to keep everyone one on the down load and control the responses of world along the way to the planet.

This Syndicate’s local boss is a man named Merriweather. Now Merriweather thinks he is a badass because he’s the biggest dog in town, spoilers he isn’t. With the Inquisitional backing Merriweather can do no wrong, using this notion for inspiration he goes on the offensive and takes out the other gangs, either absorbing them or destroying them. A few months of brutal gang fighting and it’s clear that Merriweather is on top.

Merriweather goes out for a stroll this particular night. He wants to be seen as the biggest and baddest, so he goes out to peacock his way around town. People avoid him because he is kind of big deal. They get out of his way, except Veremund.

Merriweather and his goons cruise up, first because the car is snazzy, and it’s weird. Like foreign car from another planet weird, it is. They ask about he car, Veremund is a petty officer on a ship that literally went to hell, he does not care about these guys and ignore them. Merriweather gets upset. He touches the car. Veremund cares about the car and smacks Merriweather’s hand off car, and goes to wipe off the hand print. Merriweather’s goons are not going to stand for this disrespect. They get loud. The marines come out, because someone is shouting in a now mostly quiet street because everyone has gone quite after Vermeund hit Merriweather. Octavius comes out, drink in hand, wondering why he has to buy the next round, because that’s plebe work and Octavius is not a plebe. The marines shout at the goons. The goons shout at the marines, and Veremund. Veremund wipes the hand print off the car’s finish. Merriweather backs off, he can sense what’s going to happen. Octavius runs out of drink, the straw making a pitiful noise and the ice rattles. A Goon go to touch the car. Veremund breaks that idiot’s hand. That idiot screams. The goons go for their guns. The Marines go for the goons. The next few minutes are a literally curbed stomped as a bunch of drunk, pissed off combat vets that have been needing a good blow off event have a blow off event. The goons provided wonderful volunteers.

Anyway after the fight, a bunch of Crime boys are dead for picking a fight with a group that basically seen the bad side of the warp’s anus for the last few months. Everyone still alive fucks off. Our party of marines, the helper and the psyker go back to the ship after the fight because it soured the mood. Merriweather runs to the hills in the confusion.

Meanwhile Master Petty Office Konrad goes out for a night of fun as well. He sees the fight start and ignores that tall glass of Nope, but he wanders down the street. He too is looking to find a good information source for jobs. He wanders into an odd bar down the street and while pretending to just be getting information learns about the Syndicate however he is soon involved in the group he was dropping his ease on. So there is Konrad drinking, telling stories about the ship, drinking, talking about this and that, and drinking. Soon he has drank too much, and spoke too much and he is told to leave as it is morning and the bar really does need to turn out. Well Konrad shouts his opinion at the bar man and leaves wandering down the street.

Since the fight from what is now last night Merriweather gets some of his boys and goes back to the first bar. Well everyone has pissed off in the morning so Merriweather is mostly shaking down a poor bar owner for someone else’s social faux pas. Merriweather is a cruel, stupid man but he knows his position is only as strong as it is perceived.

Enter mostly drunk Konrad in the same style uniform as Veremund from last night. Merriweather stares, the goons stare, while Konrad looks around in confusion of a man who forgot where he parked because he doesn’t have a car. Merriweather tells the goons to grab that man, Konrad, for questioning. Konrad pulls his bolt pistol out, and shoots one of the goons. As that goon’s head explodes sending bits and pieces into the air and on everyone nearby. The goons pull their guns and return fire. Konrad is soon pin down by automatic fire in an alley with dwindling ammo.

He gets on the vox and demands/requests aid. A nearby Marine sleeping it off on the bar helps. Climbing up onto a nearby roof the marine throws a Molotov at the goons. Merriweather serves being set on fire but several of his men, and the car they came in do not.

While this plays out we cut to several hours earlier. Where Cassias Thule is visited by an old friend who pays off an older debt and tells Thule to get off the station. Thule use to belong to the Syndicate on a footfall station years ago, things went bad and Thule is lucky to be alive. Merriweather however feels it makes him look weak. Again see the poor fella whose bar is now on fire. So The Patriot’s Glory, who is taking one everyone with a simple question, can you read, join well it’s in the bag and a good idea to get off the station where the most powerful organization wants you dead for very stupid personal reasons.

Thule quickly gets himself hire and presents himself as a man to help with security on the ship. Thud is happy to have an ace in the hole following everything, makes arrangements. Thule is now the master of whispers and it pretending to be the Vox master so he can monitor all communication on the ship.

Well several hours later everyone is one this ship when a Massager from the Syndicate shows up to talk to the head man. The captain is resting, so he’s out. The XO is mostly dead, so he isn’t going to work that leaves Konrad. As he goes down, Thule who is known as Holt on ship and to Konrad, tells Konrad not to trust these guys as they are lying cheats and are armed. Konrad thinking it’s a setup orders more Marines down to the gang plank. Konrad arrives moments later and tells the marines to be ready. The Marines already put onto high alert by the order of more bodies nod in understanding at this new order. Konrad goes out to talk with the messenger.

The messenger opens his mouth, shows his hands are empty and then a sharpshooter puts a bolter shell into his skull. The Marines swarm out of the ship firing their weapons. Before the massager bodyguards get a chance to react, they are gunned down by stubber rounds, las shots and bolter shells. One of the cars tries to make a break for it. The Marines shoot the driver. Tear open the doors and pull out two screaming women. One of them too loud and too much in shock of the rapid turn of event takes a rifle butt to her nose which breaks it and knocks the poor woman out. The Marine shoot everyone not a prisoner again to be sure. The two prisoners are dragged out of the station into the ship as the marines set demo charges and blow the cars before retreating back into the ship. Under the cover fire suppression systems and fire alarms no one notices the security cameras watching all of this silently.

Dragged into a now unused shower the two women are looked after briefly while Konrad does his best interrogation and intimidation attempt on two brutalized and scared women. Octavius, using his psychic powers to mind probes the one that didn’t get assaulted to find out who she is. Her name is Maggie, she is the daughter of the boss of the whole crime syndicate, who is on his way with Inquisition Crusader Fleet. Why Merriweather has been the queen of the ball he knows he has an army to get his back never mind the Judge or the other organizations. The Syndicate has pack up everything and now every criminal under its umbrella is going to fight as soldiers in a holy war to buy indulgences for the organization’s members. The massager that the marines vaporized? He was Donnie, the boss’s son. The woman the marines assaulted, his wife, and the Boss’s beloved Daughter-in-Law. Donnie was coming to talk peacefully about coexisting and hopefully sort out the disrespect the organization clearly showed to the Merritt Family’s crew. There is a moment of silence for peaceful respect being shot like Franz Ferdinand on parade.

Konrad only gets like half of this, Maggie is less than pleased and likely thinking that information or her worth is the only thing keeping her alive. Octavius tells Thule, because he mind probe him earlier and learns all his secrets, everything. However neither of them tells Konrad. Likely because Konrad is who everyone is letting be in charge and make decision, regrets are twenty/twenty. Konrad in the meantime goes off to think about all this, and figure out what he can do.

While the Crew was assaulting family members of a VIP Inquisitional Asset. Thurd was getting more soldiers for the ship, namely sanctioned Kroot Sell knives who were contracted to deal with the WAAAGH to the south but got stuck on the station. He reaches a good deal and recruits Cyrax the first Prime, and first amongst equals to the ship. As they are returning because it’s believed that the massager was kidnapped by the crew, the group is stopped by angry Goons, a fight breaks out and everyone leaves with a bloody nose. The Kroot settle into the ship without any other issues.

Well while everyone is trying to figure out what to do about Maggie and Margie. The Judge has figured out what to do.

Since the crew has assaulted Arbiter officers, started a bar fight that killed people, started a gun battle, not once but twice, set fire random buildings, again not once but twice, responding with overkill to pretty much everything including just ringing the doorbell, has aliens aboard their ship and now kidnapping VIP Nobles off the Station. The Judge has a clear understanding of how to approach the ship.

Namely with an army of soldiers. An army of Arbiters with any weapons he can get like tanks. So he does, with a subpoena for the Captain, and demands the captain show up so he can be arrested and charged for the crimes listed above. Konrad is informed of this several times as he comes down to the gangplank to find the army waiting and ready to try and take the ship. In any case the Judge is not taking come back later as an answer.

However, Thule has a cunning plan thanks to the memory mind probe he dresses up as Maggie and gets Octavius to sync his minds up to Maggie’s. For Thule is a Master of Disguise, it is how he made his living on the station. He leaves the ship escorted by one of his Agents to save the ship, unaware a of critical detail he has missed…

Realizing they need an ace in the hole, Octivaious give Konrad and Thule a memory shard of Captain Merritt.

Before Thule gets it, he guesses correctly that the Judge has no idea who the women Thule is copying is supposed to be. So he goes for full bluff. It works but mostly because the Judge doesn’t care who this woman is, he demands the captain.

Well Thule tries to leave, he can’t. Thule reaches out to Octavius, who can’t see anything or any reason that he should not be able to. Thule then can’t tell anyone why he can’t. The Judge is growing more and more upset. Thule then gets a memory of the captain, and is overwhelmed, passing out. Octavius catches Thule.

Octavius is then directed to a car that he didn’t notice before. A strange man who introduces himself as Mister Black, who radiates in the warp almost like a Daemon’s shadow, then give Octavius a choice, get in the car or go back to the ship. Octavius climbs into the car. A women embroiders while Thule sleeps. Octavius learns that Mr. Black and the Women are Inquisitional agents. And that Maggie is one too. Octavius now regrets not reading the mind of the second woman. Octavius can’t reach out to the ship, and is forbidden from doing so by Mr. Black who is a powerful mutant Psyker…

Meanwhile Konrad has managed to stumble down the ship to an empty room. Thule and Konrad live through the memories of Cameron Merritt. Konrad manages to retain himself but is changed by the experience, maybe for the better. Thule is unable to handle the memories. He slowly drifts into becoming Cameron until his mind snaps and he is unable to be either identity.

Thule babbles and becomes violently dissociated. Mr. Black tells him to shut up and settle down, he does so.

Konrad awakens with new thoughts and memories. Sometimes has passed, he makes his way to the bridge to figure out what is going on and what he needs to do. On the way he soon learns his com is dead. He radios the Magus, who he is able to reach. The Magus tells Octavius to chill and wait, right where he is at, he’ll send a team to fix the problem.

Octavius sees the team, it’s a squad of Winters’ Marines. They look pissed, they fire at Konrad. He dives into the secret paths he knows about. He can hear the Marines shouting looking for him. He comes quickly to the idea that Winters, or Kurshid has started a mutiny and clearly insanely dangerous. Konrad figures if he gets off the ship he can rally help to retake the ship. Just has to get off the ship.

He goes for the Cargo bay and one of the fighters down there. He can use that to get to another ship without having to worry about the corrupt station. He moves through the ship, and there he gets almost caught. A fire fight breaks out, a marine is wounded but Konrad makes it to ship unscathed. Climbing into the fighter he quickly boots it up. He then realize he has a chance to escape while enacting justice. He forces open the cargo hull doors blowing himself, cargo and the marines into the void, before flying off. Covered by debris he quickly speeds out to an old friend on a nearby ship.

He quickly makes contact with some new smart know-how and works to get some help. His old friend promises to help and locks Konrad in a guess room on the ship.

Well this is where Konrad tale ends. His old Friend did indeed help. His old friend went to his Captain, his captain reached out to the Authority.

Konrad forgot a lot can happen in an hour. While Konrad, Thule and Octavius were busy with their problems. Maggie who is not a crime bosses daughter that is instead Margie who was sedadiated. Maggie is in fact a Callidus assassin. Why the ruse was up when the dress that Thule was wearing while good, was not perfect and a glaring mistake but only to the Lady Lilya de Ilda von Phillipa zew Awotwi of Espina. Who picked out her dresses to fuck with Merriweather. Because no one like Merriweather, he’s an asshole.

So Mr Black wanting to fuck with the Crew for fucking with him, Told Maggie to go kill Captain Merritt. She tried. But to be honest, Konrad was the best worst pick of people to go try. However, Dip’I and four twin-link heavy bolters made it clear that neither wanted any trouble, well Dip’I ratted “Konrad” out. Since real Konrad was missing, “Konrad” seemed like the real deal. However there was weirdness about it. The Marine were told to load up with Training rounds, less lethal rubber rounds, they hurt like a bitch and likely won’t kill you. So the Marine go Senior Officer hunting.

When Konrad made his escape, he made it apparent any weirdness was just him being a weirdo, and he was clearly a vile, hateful Mutineer.

While Konrad rested, Winters went to find out what the hell was going on, and found an awake Alert Margie pissed and in pain from a broken nose. She pissed off and wanting off the ship said she’d forget the broken noise if they just let her off the ship right fucking now. Winters having a Mutiny, Judge and a crazy screaming women, decided to fix two of her problems. Margie told the Judge off, she is a crime boss’s daughter so has no respect for the law. Then proceed to tell him how much of an idiot he was that he couldn’t handle on rogue trader crew. The Captain of Konrad’s old ship called the Judge and explain the situation with Konrad from his side. The Judge realizing he has a screaming women, a rogue trader group that looks like its untouchable and has been played like a damn fiddle realizes he can solve all his issue with one arrest. So he goes to the Friend’s ship, and turns off the oxygen in the cabin of Konrad and wait for the man to pass out. Then Arrests him.

Meanwhile unaware of this Octavius is asked for someone to take the blame of all this. Octavius suggest the wounded and unconscious Koolz. Poor bastard can’t catch a break. Well the deal struck. Octavius lets Mr Black take Thule and returns to the ship.

Octavius watches a bound, gagged and hooded Konrad be dragged off, unaware of his identity, and watches as Koolz is taken into Lady Lilya custody.

Winters is confused as hell, Konrad a traitor, Thule missing, the Judge running around demanding to arrest two men who are “resting,” and Koolz is still in the med bay? She just wants off this stupid ride.

Octavius reaches out and finds Maggie sitting in the car as it goes away. Octavius shakes his head, and says fuck it, let’s get out of here.

A few hours later the Patriot’s Glory is clear for casting off and detaches from the dock. And fly out to space. The Battle Barge Remus links up asking what the frill? Everyone shrugs.

The Two ships reach the warp point and jump out. Moments later, a crusader fleet shows up.

Epilog?

Thule’s fate is somewhat ironic. Merriweather who wanted to kill a man for a perceived slight to his organization would set in motion for the seeds of his own death. Thule’s Twitch mask makes him almost a Callidus level assassin, almost. Thule is a little taller and little broader than Merriweather but honestly a trick to the eyes, and a memory graph and mind wipe later who would ever know. Certainly not the man now known as Merriweather, kingpin of Zlatan’s Luster Station, a man who is said to have been killed by the Inquisition once already.

Konrad’s fate is a little quicker. The Inquisition finding its self in possession of a man who is not a man, but something else. Konrad’s brain has already been pulled apart and put back together by Mister Black in the few weeks Konrad rotted in a cell. Finding nothing else to do with the man, Konrad met the Techpriest agent of the Inquisitor who wanted to know who and how. A buzzsaw answered most of those questions.

The Judge was able to find himself in a better situation after his high profile arrest of a traitorous agent. While unable to get off the station he finds it much easier to work with Merriweather’s sudden change of heart about many things. While the two dance the dance of two men that have sworn to see the other in ruin they never actually seem to kill the other knowing it would ruin their fun.

Margie heal just fine, she links up with her father and settles into court life of Governor Phraxis of Pasteurella Prime. She is completely unaware of the shared connection they have.

Konrad’s old Friend turns to drink. Knowing you sided with a traitor is never easier, having everyone thing you were in league with him is worst. Eventually the man risks his life in an insane suicidal action to prove his good name, he does so and it’s only through the Emperor’s mercy that he succeeds.

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Expenses report

Minor Expense

-         
Plasma cells

o  
Speak with Targa about the expenditure of valuable supplies

-         
Several poor quality Servitors

o  
None worth of Salvage

§ 
Needed replacing elsewise

-         
“Lunch”

o  
More spent on wine

-         
Medical Supplies for Trauma surgery

o  
NOTE: Start buying in bulk.

-         
Weapon Modifications

o  
Interface Link and Rituals to the machine spirit.

-         
Religious Miscellaneous

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Large number of Icons, holy sacraments and wine.

o  
Cnuut by way of her Holiness.

Major Expense

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        Shore Leave, always nasty business

o  
Reasons:

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“Shares”

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Back Pay

§ 
Bribes to the Adeptus Arbites

§ 
Brute Squad

§ 
Contract Negations

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Crew feels better

-         
Refuel and Rearming of the Fleet

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Plasma Fuel is not especially cheap.

o  
Food Stores good but can make some return investment in selling
fresh stores, Grades AA to K, for lower grade rations, M to P,

o  
Munitions are needed to be restocked

o  
Flighter Wings good.

-         
Surgery

o  
Reason: Targa, again.

o  
Cost: Targa, again.

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Notes: Targa, again.

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Weapons Purchase

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Inferno Pistol

o  
Expanse listed under the Religious donation. Source was reputable.

o  
Reason: Targa.

-         
Weapon Purchase

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Haywire Grenades.

§ 
Bulk purchase, used in assault on Blue Haven in 99.M42

§ 
Currently under guard; Adeptus Mechanicus Skatarii and Merritt
Armsmen collectively, one by order another by threat

o  
Purchase hidden in scarp material purchase

o  
Reason: Targa

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Cybernetic Purchase

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Parts and supplies for Cybernetic

o  
Reason: At requesting of Personal Genator of Commodore Merritt
for future Medicaid needs

§ 
Likely Targa, again.

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Purchase legal, more than anything else we purchase, but required
donations to the Adeptus Mechanicus Navale Aridam for transportation

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Specialized Cybernetic

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On request of XO Targa Merritt

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Purchase was completed as Cash Exchange, legal ramification
unknown but reputation of seller speaks for itself.      

§ 
Notes: Set up slush fund to move funds around repeatedly, siphoning
off required amount with each transaction. Should keep family and inquisition auditors
happy.

Purchases requiring massive transfer of credits.

                New Ship: Iron Maul

“A Mars Pattern Battlecrusier. It
has the Saturnine pattern Ultra drive, the standard warp drive engine, Clan Kin
quarters, Invasion Bridge, Castellan Shield array, Mars Pattern Nova Cannon,
two Jovian Pattern Landing bays, Macro Cannon Broadsides, Bombardment cannons,
Barracks, Flak Turrets, Laser Defense Grid, Clemency Pattern Life Sustainer,
munitorium, Extended supply vaults, small ship repair deck, drop pods, Martial
Hubris for Machine Spirit Oddities and Emissary of the Imperator for history BG-15
Assault scanners”

We had a number of Investments come
to full term cashing them out we have made a number of contacts waiting to
endorse purchase set up in the Merritt name. Some mine, some the Commodores
some neither but we will not shy away from.

               
Status of Investments:

Pasteurella Prime

Phaxis continues
to develop the world for heavy industrial production and moves to pacific the
work forces. World has begun working on production of pharmaceuticals.

                New Ares

The world has
enter full production thanks to the supply secured by other Merritt resources. Fully
capable of producing a number of long lost relics its value is paramount.

In last two years
the planet has become one of the corner stones in the Merritt’s operations on
the other side of the Rift. Production for Arms and Armaments for ground troops
for Crusades across the imperium.

The Imperial Fist
successor chapter March Wardens have begun to extensively use the planet as a
fleet rally point, turning the chapter from

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