Requiem for a Sector

The Haematite Catherdal

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Date: (2.)409.817.41

After recovering from the surprise attack outside the the Gilded Cathedral the acolyte team repaired their APC and set out to the Heamatite Cathedral. Before leaving Kephtron Altis they were able to procure provisions and discover serval bits of information about their destination.

The journey to the desolate Cathedral was very uneventful and upon arrival the group began looking about the grounds. The garden that appeared to have been lush and well manicured at one point in their lives were now brown and overgrown. An old broken water feature, that appeared to be a dried up waterfall, held the first clue to the sinister nature of the cathedral. Inside a cave built into the structure were the discarded bodies belonging to almost two dozen victims of the vile Gustavus Hekate. Upon their discovery the bodies began to stir and attack the party. Coming up from out of the the surrounding grounds and forcing the party to retreat inside the Cathedral as one of Baraspine’s infamous Splinter Winds began to blow in from the east. Barricading the main doors the Acolytes began to explore the cathedral proper and almost immediately strange “incidents” began to occur.

Inside the Nave the Acolytes were able to betteer ascertain the layout of the ancient cathedral fortress and quickly discovered a large clock at the base of an ancient Quake Cannon. In the back of the clock was an opening for what appeared to be a key piece in the shape of an Adeptus Mechanicus symbol. Searching around the Cathedral allowed the Acolytes to discover several pieces of history about the noble line Hekate, the house that called the Cathedral home. They found the bodies of Koronath, Nikaea, Gustavus, and Hadria Hekate scattered throughout the cathedral and with Koronath and Gustavus they encountered their warp ghosts as well.

Several disturbing scenes played out as the group explored the ruins of the old fortress. In a ballroom they discovered a grisly banquet laid out in which the servants of the house appeared to have been dressed in noble clothing and poisoned. In another section several warp apparitions had taken up residence in the wing within which they had been imprisoned. The library of the Cathedral proved to ba a valuable source of information but also a dangerous fount of insane knowledge as Felix Atellus and Tybalt Mithrus discovered when they discovered Koronath’s collection of heretical writings. A gallery of Noble portraits attempted to give faces to the key personalities of the the house of Hekate but were too badly damaged to be if use, however a the case of a stolen trade warrant belonging to Zanatov was discovered and left the group wondering who Zanatov was and what part that name played everything. Finally hidden beneath the scullery Acolytes discovered the vile lair of Gustavus and his twisted experiments. With the discovery and/or defeat of each Hekate the Acolytes found another piece of the key that would fit in the clock within the Nave and after much hardship and mental strain the key was assembled.

As the the Acolytes stood before the clock debating whether to use the key piece or not the clock chimed 2030 and they group moved to insert the key. As the cogged key slid into place with an audible “click” a gentle hum could be heard and clock chimed once, stopped working and a door inside slid open to reveal a black shaft of ribbed steel.

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Thought for the day: Be pure. Be vigilant. Behave.

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