904.124/M41, Surface of Vikan VI.
Planet is a Type-HD Hive world, wreathed in an acidic poison fog. Ships records indicate a 4% increase in toxicity levels since 842/M41. Recommend rebreather units be utilized by shore parties.
The Captain and Explorator Irkovia, accompanied by Markus Fidelis and the Astropath (as well as Sergeant Antonius and his men) land at the Aud Prime spaceport without undue incident. Delegation was met by Korvin Aud and escorted into his office. Negotiations produce no possibility of acquiring necessary merchandise. Astropath Sigmund references some sort of anomaly in Aud offices.
Upon attempt to enter Valadrin Territory, party is met be armed officials of the Conglomerate. Violent incident renders Valadrin detail incapacitated. Captain not forthcoming with details of incident. Local authority escorts delegation to alternate locale. Resident commander offers possibility of trade and profit in exchange for service.
Crew has begun operations to prepare the Imperator Magna to receive cargo. Void Access hatch to aft tertiary hold has frozen, Enginseer Urbek has begun reconsecration ceremony to pacify the Machine Spirit. Taurus-class shuttle Virtue has been found to have a terminal failure in one of the engines, a potentially fatal issue. Emperor be praised that it was found before cargo operations began.
The Emperor Protects.
Zethra Augustine, Adeptus aboard the Imperator Magna.