Plagued by untold ages of war, radiation storms scour the planet, creating glowing craters that can be seen from space the size of small countries. The bone dust of the dead and crumbling ruins of cities long ago blasted by a war with no known cause, crawling land-ships the size of a small hive city patrol the landscape for resources, fighting with any battle-hive they come across for scraps and deep seeded hatred.
The intrepid explorers discovered the burnt husk of an Imperial ship with the dessicated corpse of a Tech-Adept. His dead form carried evidence of shady dealings, pointing to Gun-Master Boden Hovic as a potential usurper of the land-ship Indestructible, as well as indicating that a rogue agent in the Adeptus Mechanicus is going directly against their decrees regarding Zayth and the hands off approach ordered.
Something whispered to the traders… inciting their rage… bloodlust… Xev-Bem discreetly left the group toward the sound of warfare…
Fighting off scavengers in the ravine as the Indestructible and the Bulwark fire at each other over the edge of the ravine, the explorers managed to keep the nexus from being lifted away to read it, while an Eldar wraithbone arch is lifted by cables out of the ravine.
Dragging themselves through the whistling dust storm to their parked ship, they found it surrounded by troops who were ordered to impound the ship. Captain Halix reasoned with the Lt, managing to gain admittance to the Indestructible, where he negotiated with the Senior Elder-Tactician using the data-slate the explorers found on the Tech-Adept.
more details found in individual reports, logged by Explorator-Magos Zarathusthra.