Reclining aboard the Battle Barge "Russ' Honour" Snorri Weatherbane reviewed the latest communiques in the Acteron Sector. Amongst the overhyped dross something caught his eye:
+++Pandraxx Sub Sector+++
+++Author: Inquisitor Lowry ORDO HERETICUS+++
+++Whilst investigating a seditious cult my team were attacked by a force of Renegade Marines. By application of extreme force we were able to finally overcome 3 of these renegades with the loss of over 300 PDF troops and crippling injury to myself.+++
+++We have tentatively identified these Renegades as members of the "Terror Lords", an organisation that has been spreading non Imperial propaganda throughout the sector.+++
+++The cult is still active in this hive and warrants further Investigation. All Imperial forces in the area have been placed on alert and tasked with combatting this menace.+++
Snorri felt an icy dread as he read this missive and reached for a shallow Iron bowl. Cutting his palm he smeared blood around the inside, it shone like crimson in the light.
Taking his runes from a soft bag of kraken skin he tossed them in the air several times. Each time as they landed he scooped them back without looking. On the eighth toss he felt a strong pull and looked in the bowl.
There in the centre of the bowl was his answer. Drawn in blood and rune stones was a bat winged skull!
Calling to the bridge he ordered all speed to Fulcrum, something was wrong. Next he called his Wolf Guard to council.
Several hours later a dark shape detached from the Battle Barge and sped towards their target. Snorri would not be taken unawares.