Sgt. Mordian and guardsman go to visit preacher Garrik.
Arrive at walled compound type building. Met by a member of Sororitas, Winifred. Hospitaller Order. Lead through garden where children are working and playing. All displaying defects and minor mutations, but not in keeping with xenos taint. Once again mindful of Inquisitors instruction. Information paramount. Led to Garrik, who is working in some sort of mostly glass, plant growing area. He seems to be Guard veteran, now retired ? Rare individual.
Ask questions, Garrik suspicious at first. Once allayed we are not here to cleanse his wards becomes more open. (also puts aside shotgun that was concealed in soil). Deciding to divulge general reason for our inquiries yields results. Garrik speaks of abductions occurring – people disappearing for a few days or a week, then returning as if nothing was amiss. Says one of his children was almost grabbed but got away. She comes to speak with us…. says a big vehicle pulls up and back door opens, in it is a man with a bear, and in the shadows of the vehicle, another figure – scary with big staring eyes. Confused, we ask her to describe “bear” to no real effect. At some point revelation; the symbol of House Ursa is a bear. Questions confirm this meaning.
Return to ship.
Called to meeting upon return. Enter into the awe inspiring presence of one of the Emporer’s chosen warriors – Brother Steele of the Death Watch. He and his brother Astartes had destroyed an infestation of the creatures on another planet, where they had been firmly bedded in, at great cost to their number. The creature we encountered and another of it’s brood had fled the planet. It seems they have recently arrived on Terminus Prime. Brother Steele followed to finish the extermination of the Xenos.
We recant what information we have learned.
A plan is formulated to raid the Ursa household, whilst arranging for the Arbites to simultaneously raid all of those who had been abducted and returned to prevent any lingering taint spreading in the future. Discussion is made of a recent raid on the Ursa household by a disaffected group of followers from House Delor : A noble house whose fall in fortune was in many ways engineered by Randolf Ursa, son of the clan head. A covert route, entering the compound through culverts is planned for the majority. Brother Steele decides on an alternate entry.