Now with a child aboard the ship, the crew went back down to the planet to finish the second job they had been given during the dinner they went to, which was to investigate another settlement whose governor had described odd behavior coming from the soldiers that guarded the area. Upon arriving, the group saw that the settlement was formed around a large strip mine, that is to say, a large hole in the ground. The group was not met by anyone, but eventually made their way to the governor’s home, where they found the governor raving about the mines. The Captain decided to explore the mines the find the source of the problem.
Down in the darkness of the mines, the crew, including the governor and the platoon that was brought with, were forced into cramp tunnels. Images skittered across the periphery of the group, and Xanatov began to hear voices. The tunnels continued down into the planet, and troops started disappearing without warning. The voices grew stronger within Xanatov, telling him to commit sins against the Emperor, but the stalwart Senschal held fast.
Eventually, the group made it to a large dome cavern where a rather large monolith stood in the middle. The voices Xanatov heard simultaneously got louder and ceased all together at the sight of the monolith. From behind and above, the shrieks of the damned could be heard, and corrupted miners and soldiers descended onto the group. Battle ensues as hordes of twisted monstrosities assailed the group and accompanying platoon.
Janus Carrow Vandred Morticum von Domum-Stellae, meanwhile, began sanctifying the monolith, which did not take too well to the light of the Emperor being brought down upon it. Flesh wounds sprout from the monolith, and blood and puss began dripping from the wounds in response to the priest’s attempts. Xanatov thought it would be a delightful idea to touch the thing currently spewing bodily fluids. A demonic force rushed into Xanatov and was able to fully posses the Senschal.
Taking out his inferno pistol, Xanatov fired on the troops and the Captain. Barely missing Captain Drakkengard, Xanatov incinerated a soldier, and wounded another. Not being one to be shot at, Captain Drakkengard took out his trusty sword and swung at Xanatov with the intent of pacifying the now mad Seneschal. The sword made contact, and Xanatov’s left leg went flying away from his body. Disabled, and now worthless to the force that possessed him, Xanatov was kicked (heh) to the side and left to bleed out.
The battle between Janus Carrow Vandred Morticum von Domum-Stellae and the daemonic force within the monolith reached it’s end as the Rite of Sanctification was completed and the Daemon was forced back to the warp. The monolith exploded and most if not everyone within the room was plagued with a unique sickness The armies of corrupted soldiers and miners where eventually defeated without further casualties. Once everything was dealt with, the crew evac’d back to the Pheonix where they were quarantined.
End of session 2