Faith and Betrayal
Dume's Dark Frontier
After their escape from the Dark Eldar city, the group’s ship is ripped out of the warp mid-jump en route to Imperial space. Dume is summoned to the bridge along with the other survivors and given a summary of the grim situation of being trapped in an orbit around a black star putting off strings of strange energy and surrounded by odd crystalline ships.
The first order of business turns to ship repairs as the group splits off to assist the crew in various tasks assigned to keep the ships primary life support intact. After the ship is repaired, contact is made with multiple groups that have found themselves in the same predicament of being trapped in this odd stars orbit. It quickly becomes apparent that these groups are directly apposed and reluctant to work together.
After the introduction to the inhabitants of the Penance of Locanthos, Dume attempts to cause a distraction for his new comrades by putting on a fake coughing fit, which quickly turns into a very real, very serious, coughing fit resulting in bloody phlegm and sharp chest pain. Panicked by this development Dume agrees to be escorted to the ships apothecary, who is able to do a basic analysis but is unable to operate on or remove the crystal fungi that has taken residence in Dumes lungs….