Faith and Betrayal

"Scrivner's Star"

Still enroute to “Bonner’s Reach” the Aurora is diverted to the Prol system by order of Inquisitor Soldevan to secure a heretic prisoner, one Philologia Moror (a researcher from the world of Prol I), who is guilty of the heresy of Ateanism. What starts off as a simple interrogation and prisoner pick up soon becomes deadly and chaotic as the Acolytes, and the entire population of the planet of Prol I, become the victim of a plague outbreak that turns those infected into violent mindless zombies.

The situation quickly becomes a race for survival as the Acolytes must fight their way through the infected to reach the planet’s shuttle port in an effort to secure transportation and get off-planet.
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The vast concentration of plague infested warp-taint attracts the attention of one of Father Nurgle’s Vile Savants, who pays the planet a visit to further spread disease and watch the misery and horrors inflicted on the people. The Guardsman Acolyte Titus’s eyes become infected with the rotting disease resulting in the permanent loss of his eyesight (luckily he was later fitted with bionic eyes to restore his vision). The Savant pays a visit to the Acolytes themselves as they are preparing their shuttle for launch. A climatic battle commences ending with the Vile Savant banished and the Acolytes a little more insane than before.Counter corruption nurgle

With the Vile Savant gone, and the later destruction of the zombies, the Acolytes and the administrators of Prol I are able to establish a quaratine on a nearby decommissioned orbital and start the process of treating the survivors and monitoring them for further infection.

  • GM’s Note: This mission was ran with modifications from the adventure of the same name by John W.S. Marvin. It can be found here:
"Flight of the Aurora"

The Acolytes of Cell C2 continue their mission to clear their name. Still wanted as fugitives by every enforcement agency of the Imperium, they attempt to pass through a security checkpoint in Hive Sibellus enroute to the lander to jump off planet only to have their false idenities and creditials fail them. This results in a run and gun battle through the Hive district with forces of the Magistratum and Arbites hot on their heels.
Rescue comes in the form of an unlikely ally as the Acolytes are saved from the authorities by Inquisitor Soldevan of the Ordo Hereticus. Assigned to investigate the actions of Cell C2, and their Inquisitor, Inquisitor Sand, Soldevan has decided to hold off on judgement for now and instead enlist the aid of the Acolytes of C2 to join forces with a group of his own Acolytes to further investigate the actions of the traitor, Sgt. Forden, and the secret base that was found on Kenov III.

Together, the two groups of Acolytes board the Rogue Trader vessel, the Aurora and make way to the infamous trading outpost on the fringe of Imperial space known as “Bonner’s Reach.” Enroute, they stop to pick up a load of cargo which will be used as trade goods, but in the shipment are two stow aways in the form of some type of Xenos or Warp creatures that are invisable to the Shipnaked eye. These creatures begin hunting the crew of the Aurora leaving only their vicitms’ skinless bodies behind as evidence of their kills.

In response to the ship’s pleading Captain, the two groups of Acolytes join forces in investigating the attacks and are able to hunt down the creatures and locate their lair. A trap is set and after a brief struggle, the Acolytes are able to elminate both creatures; only one of their number is seriously wounded in the confrontation. With the demise of the mysterious creatures, the Aurora continues to “Bonner’s Reach.”

  • GM’s Note: This mission was created by the GM.
"Idyll Heresies"

In light of the Acolytes’ current status as fugitives and enemies of the Inquisition, Inquisitor Sand has sent the Acolytes away, and off the radar so to speak, to the world of Fenksworld to investigate an illegal xenos drug know as “Idyll.” Planet side, the Acolytes manage to recover a large shipment of the drug that was set for distribution, but fail to secure two parts of the shipment- one that is headed to a pleasure-seeking cult of the hive’s nobility known as the “Ecstatics” and the other, which is in the hands of a local crime boss.

Tracking down the Ecstatics to their designated gathering place, the Acolytes arrive too late as the Idyll has been used by the members of the Ecstatics, but something is terribly wrong. The drug has turned them into raving luantics that participate in all manner of gruesome torture and pleasure without heed for their personal welfare. Additionlly, some members have taken to some type of sickly infestation that causes their bodies to give birth to nasty insects that attack everything on sight. To avoid death a from the gruesome insect swarm that is consuming everything, Jonas unleashes a devastating psychic Holocaust blast of fire that vaporises the deadly insect swarm as well as results in the burning the cult’s high-rise meeting place.

The Acolytes continue their investigation and manage to locate the last of the Idyll at the crime boss’ etsate, but are too late to confront the boss himself who has fled to whereabouts unknown. The crime boss’ whereabouts, as well as the source of the plague-like insect infestation remain a mystery.

  • GM’s Note: This mission was ran with modifications from the adventure of the same name by Daniel R. Robichaud. It can be found here:
"Into the Depths"

Following up on a vague entry that Inquisitor Sand found in Karanov’s journal, the Acolytes are sent to the Death World of Kenov III to investigate something called the “Anphelion Project.” Using their Inquisition authority, the Acolytes induct a squad of Imperial Guardsmen from the planet of Malfi to assist in their investigation. When the Acolytes arrive at the planet, they are surprised to find a secret Imperial Research Station on the planet’s surface called “Akari Station.”

ImagesOnce planet side, the Acolytes find that the station is used to house and conduct experiments and research on various Tyranid organisms. Unfortunately for the Station’s personnel, and the Acolytes, many of the Tyranid specimens have escaped and have slaughtered almost all of the Station’s staff. As the Acolytes and the Guardsmen investigate further into the depths of the Station’s sub-levels they are met with potential death in the form of Genestealers waiting for them around every corner.

In the Station’s deepest sub-level Acolytes come face-to-face with a man-like machine whose very existance is an abomination ti the Ommissiah Creed. This machine is easily destroyed and just as the Acolytes are about to depart an Imperial Strike Cruiser appears and destroys the Acolytes’ Cruiser. The Acolytes are taken into custody by the Imperial Navy under several charges, including Piracy and Associating with Xenos. Akari Station is destroyed from orbit.

The Acolytes are brought back to Scintilla to stand trial. While ennroute to the detention facility, the Acolytes’ prisoner convey is attacked by unknown forces. Subsequently they escape and their current whereabouts are unknown. Resources from the Adeptus Arbites, Magistratum, and Inquisition will be brought to bear to capture these dangerous criminals and their co-conspirators.


+++++++Transmitted: Scintilla
+++++++++Received: Astropath Malor
++++++++Destination: Adeptus Arbites (Headquarters Division), Adeptus Magistratum (Headquarters Division), Vexfor Unit (unidentified location)
++++++Mission Time: 8 274 850.M41
++++Telepathic Duct: Terminus Fulber
+++++++++++++Ref: Ordo Xenos/454228287/XC
+++++++++++Author: Inquisitor Xill

Thought For the Day: “There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.”

Attention!! By order of the Holy Inquisition the following individuals have been designated as Traitorous Excommunicate and are considered armed and dangerous. Use extreme caution and force when apprehending these individuals.

Jonas Leman has been charged with the following Crimes against the Imperium: Piracy, Trafficking in Xenos goods, Associating with Xenos, Murder, Murder for Hire, Sorcery, and Disruption of the Emperor’s Natural Order.

Xerxes has been charged with the following Crimes against the Imperium: Piracy, Trafficking in Xenos Goods, Associating with Xenos, Murder, Murder for Hire, and Disruption of the Emperor’s Natural Order.

Metalus has been charged with the following Crimes against the Imperium: Piracy, Trafficking in Xenos goods, Associating with Xenos, Murder, Blasphemy, Dealing with Heretical Texts, and Disruption of the Emperor’s Natural Order.

Vern has been charged with the following Crimes against the Imperium: Piracy, Trafficking in Xenos goods, Trafficking in Heretical Technology, Possession of Heretical Technology, Associating with Xenos, Murder and Disruption of the Emperor’s Natural Order.

Thodinna has been charged with the following Crimes against the Imperium: Piracy, Trafficking in Xenos goods, Trafficking in Heretical texts, Possession of Heretical Texts, Associating with Xenos and Disruption of the Emperor’s Natural Order.

Note that these individuals are well connected and have unknown associates assisting them. Recently they were taken into custody but escaped after their Prisoner Convey was attacked by a well-armed and well-equipped strike force which resulted in 14 Magistratum Officers killed and 8 wounded.

See data files XC456.4325, BG345.54, and DG33112.98 for additional information.

  • GM’s Note: This mission was created by the GM and inspired by the Forgeworld Imperial Armor book “The Anphelion Project.” It can be found here:
"Operation Clean Sweep"

The Acolytes of Cell C2 are sent into the Arastus Division of Hive Sibellus, Scintilla to locate and destroy the suspected weapons cache that is fueling a recent deadly rebel uprising that has engulfed the area. With only a few hours before the main attack of the local Planetary Defense Forces is launched, the Acolytes brave their way through masses of mutants and cultists; every step of the way witnessing the horrors that are being inflicted on the citizens of the Division by the anarchy and evil that has taken hold.
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Entering the enemies’ stronghold, the Acolytes encounter obvious signs of Chaos worship and fight several foes which appear to be tainted by the warp. Despite the opposition, the Acolytes are successful in destroying what is left of the weapons cache and this act greatly assists the Planetary Defense Forces, which are quickly able to suppress the rebellion.

  • GM’s Note: This mission was ran with modifications from the adventure of the same name by Issac Santana. It can be found here:
"Shades on Twilight"

The Acolytes of Cell C2 are urgently dispatched to board a massive Spacehulk that has been designated as “Twilight” that recently materialised into realspace and investigate the meaning of a distress beacon that is coming from the hulk- a distress beacon that is displaying the call sign that belongs to Inquisitor Adorjin, an Inquisitor that vanished six centuries ago. Time is Alikhari450cof the essence though, as the Spacehulk is on a collision course with the planet of Scintilla, the sector’s capital planet, and the Imperial Navy plans on destroying the hulk before it impacts the planet.

Initially sent to investigate the beacon and recover Adorjin’s sword, the Luminious Reproach, the Acolytes, with the assistance of Brother-Sergeant Agamorr, a Space Marine from the Hammers of Retribution Chapter working as a member of the Deathwatch, discover that there is something else strange taking place on the Twilight. Harrassed by foul creatures of the warp, spirits of long dead humans, and members of the vicious xenos race known as the Dark Eldar, the Acolytes are in a fight for survival to complete their mission before the clock runs out.

Eventually the Acolytes’ investigation leads them to the hull of one of the Inquisition’s infamous Black Ships that is embedded inside of the massive Spacehulk. This is also where they encounter, and agree to form a makeshift alliance with, another group of Acolytes working for a rival Inquisitor, Inquisitor Soldevan, with the same mission. Inside the Black Ship the Acolytes learn of Adorjin’s fate, the fate of the ship’s crew, and recover two important artifacts of the late Inquisitor- the Luminous Reproach and a copied of the highly valued “Liber Daemonica” (the book of the Grey Knights).

Unfortunately, the Dark Eldar are interested in these artifacts as well and launch a massive attack into the holds of the Black Ship to take them from the Acolytes. The battle brings several of the Acolytes and their allies on the verge of death, and only with the martial prowess of Brother-Sergeant Agamorr did they manage to escape with their lives from the Dark Eldar and the disintegrating spacehulk.
In the end, the Acolytes only managed to recover the Luminous Reproach; the Liber Daemonica had been secured by the Dark Eldar with the assistance of one of the Acolytes from the rival search party- a man named Forden who was a double agent working for the Serrated Query. The whereabouts of the traitor and the book, as well as the reasons for the dark kin’s interest in the book, are unknown.

  • GM’s Note: This mission was ran with modifications from Fantasy Flight’s “Purge the Unclean” book by T.S. Luikhart. It can be found here:
"Rejoice for you are True"

The Acolytes of Cell C2 go undercover as nobles to discover the link between some of the xenos circuitry found in some of the bionics of the Churgeon and an Imperial religious cult located in Hive Sibellus, Scintilla called the “Joyous Choir.” Assistance to their cause is provided by the noble family of House Strophes who are good friends of Inquisitor Sand. The head of the house, Laurent Strophes, wants the Inquisition’s assistance investigating the disappearance of his niece who joined the “Joyous Choir.” The Acolytes’ investigation gives them insight into the corruptness and debauchery of the Scintilla nobility and they are only able to secure an invitation to one of the Choir’s exclusive meetings after Xerxes seduces an influential noble woman that is ranking-member of the Choir.

With invitation in hand, Xerxes and Jonas are received at the Joyous Choir’s Alabaster Court and their they meet the Choir’s leader, Caros Shoal, and are also introduced to a mysterious drug called “Farcosia.”Theodosia big

Further investigation reveals that elements within the “Joyous Choir” work for an organization called the “Serrated Query.” Lead by a deadly cyborg named “Theodosia,” elements of the “Serrated Query” have been using the “Joyous Choir” as a front for kidnapping psykers. These psyker are then transported to “Ambulon,” the Walking City, and processed into the drug Farcosia, which is then sold to the nobility for major profit.

The Acolytes initiated a full assault on the Query’s holdings on Ambulon and while they succeeded in elminating the Query’s operatives (including Theodosia) and shutting down the drug processing lab, this was not without cost as the Cell members were severly injured and their esteemed warrior and faithful Guardsman, Strang, was killed in action- selling his life dearly against the Emperor’s enemies. His sacrifice was not in vain as he succeeded in wounding Theodosia enough so that the rest of his party could dispatch him.

Additional inquires will need to be made regarding the “Serrated Query.”

  • GM’s Note: This mission was ran as written from Fantasy Flight’s “Purge the Unclean” book by T.S. Luikhart. It can be found here:
"The Arastus Affair"


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  • GM’s Note: This mission was ran with modifications from the adventure of the same name by Issac Santana. It can be found here:
"The Edge of Darkness"

In his debut as a newly appointed Inquisitor, Inquisitor Sand sends in the Acolytes of Cell C2 to investigate the strange happenings in the the section of Hive Sibelleus known as Coscarla, all of which are linked to a dead body that had been surgically implanted with a strange heretical device that served to act as a control mechanism.

The Acolytes’ investigation quickly revealed that Coscarla is a dangerous place in which masses of the local population have gone missing while the remainder lock themselves up at night waiting in fear till daybreak. Strange and deadly human constructs, known as the “Red Eyes” kidnap members of the populace and bring them to the Alms House where they are crudely used as human test subjects for vile experiments. The mastermind behind all this is a horrible half-human half-machine known as the Churgeon whose vile work is done on the behalf of a Tech-Heresy group that calls themselves the “Logicans.”

In the final confrontation, the Acolytes confront the Churgeon and her creations and with the faith of the Emperor on their side saving them from near death, they are able to take the Churgeon prisoner and turn her over to Inqusition custody. What secrets the Churgeon knows, and what further plans the Logicians have are yet to be seen.

  • GM’s Note: This mission was ran as written from Fantasy Flight’s free adventure by Alan Bligh. It can be found here:

Communication with the observation station on Mono-10 (one of the moons orbiting the planet of Orbel Quill) known as “Tiberon Station” has been lost for several months. The station, under the authority of the Ordo Xenos, has requested that Interrogator Sand send in a cell of Inquisitor Volk’s Acolytes to investigate the Station because they are the closet Inquisitorial asset available. Inquisitor Volk and Interrogator Sand agree, mainly due to the fact that the Station is run by one of Sand’s good friends, Inditor Karanov.

When the Acolytes arrive on Station they are shocked to discover that all the Station personnel are either dead or have been changed into by some type of animated existance of humanity with seemingly no intelligance or drive other than to kill anything that comes near them. This appears to be linked to some type of Xenos plant contamination. Two of Sand’s team, Guardsman Lupo and Tech-Priest Vern were contaminated, but only Vern survived the subsequent removal of the parasite. Karanov was not infected, but was found to have gone insane from his ordeal on the Station.

The rest of the Acolyte team were able to eliminate the possesed Station crew, but failed to locate the source of the infestation. Inquisitor Marcus Xill of the Ordo Xenos arrived on Station and took command of the operation. He ordered that Tiberon Station be destroyed from orbit and isolated the Acoltyes for quarantine and mission debriefing. The parasite was successfully removed from Tech-Priest Vern, but unfortunately, Guardsman Lupo died in the process of removing the parasite from his body.

Further information regarding Tiberon Station, Karanov, and the Infestation have been locked out for higher security clearances


++++Transmitted: Inquisitor XillLogo
++++++Received: Classified
++++Destination: Unknown
+++Mission Time: 8 211 850.M41
Telepathic Duct: Classified
++++++++Ref: OrdoXenos/454228291/HX
+++++++Author: Scribe Luite

Thought for the Day: “Defeat is never an option.”

The completion of my latest operation on Tiberon Station signals the end of this experimental phase of the Anphelion Project.

It was with great satisfaction that I signed the order for destruction of Tiberon Station. The facility has served its purpose well and valuable data was obtained that will undoubtedly prove important towards our continued research. The unfortunate sacrifice of the Station’s small staff of thirty personnel was a small, but necessary, price to pay in a war for Mankind’s very survival.

The involvement of Interrogator Sand was a small technicality that should not have any cause for concern. Quite the contrary, the data fresh data obtained from the specimens sampled from Sand’s investigation team prove quite valuable and gave much insight on how to correlate the rest of the data recovered.

Based on the analysis of the information obtained so far, I believe that we are prepared to move forward with the next phase of the Project.

  • GM’s Note: This mission was created by the GM and inspired by the X-Files television episode “Ice.”