We arrive to dock with Port Wander
We need more crew for our ship.
We speak with Metallis Mongrel
We watch a duel in the middle of the market there at Footfall
and look for people to take our bet.
we find a man with a bag of gold. we ruthlessly murder him.
a small boy tries to steal our gold. we catch him and press him into service as Zarathustra’s Grease Monkey. We program him to see us as Angels sent by the Emperor.
Port Wander’s authorities will belong to us!
we have an evil scheme to press gang quality officers into service on our ship.
We talk to the authorities and negotiatefor several hundred officer grade crew.
Lord Captain Eizen Halix goes to talk with Fritz. He meets Gloria Hephesteus who has been seeking council with Rath Umboldt for a few days now. She is waiting patiently. Both are questioned about what they seek. both answer with The Processional of The Damned. Gloria claims to have a Warrant of Ownership for a ship there. She seeks passage with us to reach the Processional. Warrant of Trad estates that they were from the house of the Maratech Clan.
The Mara tech clans survived independently until they were obliterated for refusing to pay tribute to the Empire. Scion has been missing for thirty years. the ship is named the Unitalis Imperialis.
We have Tea with Rath Umboldt. He is an older but well rejuvenated man, still in his prime of life. He tells us of an awful warp anomoly that draws the dead ships from the warp to the Processional of the Damned. we agree to pray for the captain’s men when we get there. The captain starts crying.
Meanwhile Mortimer Alesaunder Hobbes and Zarathustra go to examine the Ratings.
We meet Planth, who mainly goes by “Lady Luck.” She is the Overseer here. We tell her that we will take them all!!!
They are sorted and graded according their TECH USE / MUTINY RISK / AGGRESSION RATING and / PSYCHIC ABILITY. those who are worthy are given the brand that makes them able to be recognized by the machine spirit.