Before embarking upon a supply mission to the desert planet Naduesh, Captain Drakkengard and his personal advisers were offered to have their Tarot read by an unnamed third party. The Captain and crew had their Tarot read and learned a bit of what the Emperor had in store for them.
As the Spirit of the Phoenix docked in high orbit over Naduesh, Captain Drakkengard sent an away team, lead by missionary Janus Carrow Protheus Vandred Morticum von Domum-Stellae, to deliver the supplies that they had hauled. Upon the planet’s surface, Janus met up with the governor of Outpost 35, Calidorn. Calidorn was grateful that the supplies came, but was disheartened that the Captain did not accompany the away team. In a desperate attempt to meet the Captain, Calidorn invited him and his advisers to dinner.
Meanwhile, Captain Drakkengard and his trusted Senschal, Xanatov, followed a lead about an underground bloodbowl league that was taking place in the underbelly of the Phoenix. In the under-decks, the two discovered a small settlement by the name of “Undercity”. It was in this Undercity that Captain Drakkengard entered a building of dubious relevance and ordered his troops to open fire upon the crowd within. This caused the crowd to stampede in the direction of the nearest exit: where the captain happened to be standing. Luckily the Captain and Xanatov escaped with minor wounds, both physical and of self worth, just in time to receive Vox from Alexa, the poor soul, which carried an invitation to a fancy dinner planet side in the outpost that was given supplies.
The Captain graciously agreed to dine with the Governor and company, but before departing for the surface, he offered to let the Alexa, the poor gal, come with, to which she agreed. Planet side, the Captain, along with Xanatov and Englebart, was reunited with the faithful Janus Carrow Protheus Vandred Morticum von Domum-Stellae as well as leaders of other colonies from around the planet. During dinner, much discussion happened and two jobs were given to Sir Drakkengard and his retinue. The first to recover an artefact that even the Skitarii were unable to that laid somewhere deep beneath on of the ancient cities. The second, to investigate recent disturbances in Settlement 18 and why troops are acting very strange. Also during dinner, Alexa had one of, if not the most awkward nights of her life possibly leading her to seek out therapy.
The next day, the Captain and his retinue ventured out on the sands of Naduesh in order to find the artefact buried beneath one of the dying cities. On the way, a small resistance was met that was composed of tribal natives. The natives were dealt with swiftly, and the caravan continued. Once reaching the ruins of the city, the Captain’s army searched for signs of the Skitarii, which they found. Following the trail of flares, the tech priest, Engelbert, began acting up as if in pain. Captain Drakkengard, and Xanatov also felt discomfort in their mechanical implants. The trail led down into the planet’s bowels. At the end of the path, the party found a rather large lab, which they explored and found notes alluding to what the lab was experimenting on. The lab seemed to be doing research on a strange type of ore that was found on the planet. The party then found a heavily sealed door, which they eventually opened to reveal a pedestal with with a rather large chunk of some kind of metal. The discomfort those with mechanical parts were feeling escalated to proper agony at this point, to the point that Engelbart had to evacuate the premise. The chunk was guarded by a force field of some type. Xanatov, in the most prophetic action ever, attempted to touch the field before thinking better of it as his autoquill was causing him more and more pain. The field was eventually disabled, ease was restored to those with mechanical parts, and the chunk was taken by Janus Carrow Protheus Vandred Morticum von Domum-Stellae.
Janus Carrow Protheus Vandred Morticum von Domum-Stellae with the chunk of ore in hand literally felt the life being drained from him, but by the grace of the Emperor, he was able to bravely hold on to life long enough to get the chunk into the hands of the Mechanicus researchers.
After being congratulated by Calidorn, the crew acquired a new member as Calidorn’s little sister, Celestine was to accompany Captain Drakkengard, and then be deposited at the nearest Schola Progenium as soon as possible.