Chained in a holding cell in the local Aribtes precinct, our heroes overheard the wails of a child next door, and a woman visiting her – it seems that this child was being kept from the Black Ships of the Inquisition’s psyker purges by a certain highly ranked member of the Administratum. Zeidl and Pak arrived and renewed their threat to reveal the child’s nature to the Inquisition if their operations were interfered with further. They entered the group’s cell to taunt, threaten, and torture the prisoners. Haleth and Guts managed to escape their restraints and a desperate scuffle ensued. Zeidl drew a mysterious shuriken-firing alien weapon which Haleth managed to tear from his grasp, while Guts engaged Pak. Zeidl was able to throw down a gas grenade and escape into the corridor. Haleth followed, only to be disabled by Arbite reinforcements in Zeidl’s pay. Once again restrained, Zeidl gave them a taste of the drug as he slowly drew his knife over them, making the experience seem to last for agonizing hours. Eventually his anger grew to boredom and with a final threat he left.
After the encounter, a small golden servo-skull descended from the ceiling, claiming to be a link to an Ordo Xenos interrogator named Maeve on the case of the time-slowing narcotics dealing ring, currently crippling the sector capital of Lesalia. Arriving on the station looking for the source, Maeve identified the group as fellow outsiders with the skills and means to crack the smuggling ring and find the source of distribution. In return for their cooperation, Maeve alluded to Inquisitorial support and resources to repair the ship.
Our heroes were let out of the cell and escorted to the site of the next trial of St. Gallus, commemorating his miraculous survival in the jungles of Yu-Guo, where he recovered an important tactical aquilus and unleashed flaming devastation to purge orkish forces.