The guardsman awoke in what appeared to be an improvised stasis capsule, jury rigged from crates designed to cryo-store medical supplies, after it was triggered open by a guardsman from a different regiment and a sanctioned psyker, both of whom had just awoken in similar circumstances. Further investigation revealed others had been similarly stored in some sealed off area that appeared to be some sort of hab block or barracks area.
Those who had been interned were:
Corporal 4712, 616th regiment, Death Korps
Sgt Craig Mordian, of said regiment
Abdul Haqq, a Tallarn Desert Raider
Æbbe Ligotti, a sanctioned psyker from Port Aquila
Harang, apparently an underhiver ganger of some sort
Xeth, an underhive waif
Leonus, a mechant
Job, an administratum savant
Davos Rometh, a minor noble
Further exploration revealed that those listed above were trapped in an area consisting of a dozen or more areas/rooms forming a roughly rectangular total; exit from which was blocked by sealed bulkhead doors of solid construction.
The fact that only 9 stasis lockers were discovered, compared to the ten people present, was of note.
Another area was discovered with lockers at the far end from the entrance. However this area appeared to be guarded by a las turret who’s spirit was both watchful and hostile. The Corporal made a dash across the room, taking a glancing hit from the turret, before seeking shelter within a locker from the las fire, and discovering an elaborate knife therein.
Roughly simultaneously, small parties were exploring the nearby vicinity. The Arbite was ambushed by a xenos that lay in wait in the over head vents. The Arbite was badly wounded, but the creature was forced to retreat.
The sargeant attempted to disable or distract the turrets watchful spirit by throwing a metal chair but unfortunately took a crippling burst of fire.
At this point, the waif girl and the merchant revealed their taint by attacking. Leonus managing to slice Aebbe’s throat before they were dispatched. Medical attention was administered and the only deaths were the xenophile scum.
Harang revealed himself to be some sort of imperial agent by using sub-dermal concealed devices to relay a message to outside contacts.
Having located other areas that were locked, appearing to be security controls and a power plant control, a plan was formulated that involved using the vents for access to the power plant and restoring the remaining power. Then, access enabled, using security room to disable the turret, obtain the equipment in the lockers and possibly open the bulkhead doors to outside.
The corporal crawled through the vents to the power room and began activating the power, during which the xenos launched itself into the room and attacked. Through dint of the creature already suffering from what appeared to be old wounds and the Emperor’s divine blessings the corporal managed to slay the beast and survive.
Then, having fought their way to the sealed areas, the forces Harang had contacted arrived – scions and an Inquisitor of the Emperor’s Holy Order.