Astropathic message 821.M41:
Sent by Inquisitor Victoria Aldrich to Administratum Scholar Albrecht Bruegel, Callidus Temple Assassin Airene Mielke, Sanctioned Psyker Castor Drusus Ignatio and Adeptus Mechanicus Logis Biocogitatus 55/1 Ptolemy Vosk.
You are ordered to cease your current operation and are assigned to a new task force, which gathers at Port Wander and heads to system of Ultima Tectum to carry on an investigation of the highest priority.
Contact to Task Force Anvil, which was conducting the same investigation, has been lost and it can be assumed that someone or ones in the system do not hesitate to act with deadly force against the agents of holy Inquisition.
Extreme subtlety, in the beginning of the operation, is required. Thus Task Force must detain on use of the Inquisitorial authority and resources, unless it can be used covertly. To enhance the security of Task Force ? each member is provided with false Imperial Cognomens suitable for the current operation and war chest worth of 25 Influence of Throne Gelts, Gems, Merchant Guild bonds and other untraceable currency.
- Infiltration: Establish, in secret, the headquarters, the network of agents and puppets and the suitable resources in the Ultima Tectum system for a later use during the operation.
- Investigation: Gather evidence, which incriminates Grand Master Aurora Orlov, either directly or through actions of her minions for the purpose of coming trial and condemnation. Reveal and locate her deeds and whereabouts and other main perpetrators of Orlov’s operations.
- Apprehension: When Infiltration and Investigation operations have succeeded and Aurora Orlov located the Inquisitor Victoria Aldrich will initiate raids against Orlov’s operations to arrest Aurora Orlov and her main underlings.
Mandate sanctioned by inquisitor Victoria Aldrich
Bring the Heretic and All Who Stand By Him To Justice – Mandate instruct their bearer to capture Inquisitorial Grand Master Aurora Orlov and her underlings, so they may be questioned and led to repentance. The authorized holder Task Force ? can take into custody anyone who opposes their operation goals and detain, interrogate or execute them.
Chapter 1: The members of Task Force ?? gather at Footfall for final preparations and their voyage across Koronus Expanse on Imperial merchant vessel “Stepping Stones of Saints” to Ultima Tectum system.