A small planet of unknown origin has appeared on the cusp of the galaxy, spat forth from the Eye of Terror.
A cadian scout party was the first to land on the surface of this mysterious rock, named Krathnar by the astrologists at the imperial observatory. The comms received describe the surface as harsh weather, derelict cities of unknown culture or race dotted between sprawling forests of dense, spiraling trees.
The last comms relayed a message that the scout party had set up a forward base on the perimeter of the largest city on the surface, as they planned to hold out until a larger force arrived.
While the scout party was waiting, Abaddon and his black crusade emerged from the Eye of Terror and laid siege to the Cadian Gate, which means all forces were redirected to aid the efforts against the Chosen of Chaos.
This has left Krathnar open to expedition from any opportunistic groups seeking riches, knowledge, and land.
+++BY INQ. BOERI
+++TO CADIAN HIGH COMMAND
+++RE WARP STORM
+++MESSAGE: LORD CASTELLAN, IT IS WITH GREAT URGENCY I CONTACT YOU. RECENT WARP DISRUPTIONS IN THE SEGMENTUM OBSCURUS HAVE RESULTED IN A LARGE MASS BEING DEPOSITED INTO REAL SPACE. DESIGNATION KRATHNAR.
THE MASS REMAINS ENVELOPED BY VIOLENT WARP STORMS THESE HAVE RENDERED ALL FORM OF CLASSIFICATION OR IDENTIFICATION IMPOSSIBLE. HOWEVER THESE STORMS WILL SUBSIDE, EVEN NOW THEY GROW WEAKER OUR ASTROPATHS HAVE PICKED UP FAINT SIGNALS EMITTING FROM THE OBJECT TO OUR FRUSTRATION THE STORM IS GENERATING EXTENSIVE INTERFERENCE AND HAS RENDERED THESE TRANSMISSIONS UNINTELLIGIBLE.
I TASK TO YOU THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BEACH HEAD, A SECURE LANDING GROUND FROM WHICH THE ORDO MALLEUS AND THE ADEPTUS MECHANICUS CAN CONDUCT STUDIES IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE NATURE AND ORIGIN OF THIS OBJECT. PRESUME HOSTILITY. FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.
+++THOUGHT: A QUESTIONING MIND BETRAYS A TREACHEROUS SOUL
+++BY OFFICE OF THE LORD CASTELLAN
+++TO COL. BAST
+++MESSAGE: COLONEL. PREPARE YOUR MEN FOR REDEPLOYMENT. TASKED TO ASSIST ORDO HERETICUS INVESTIGATION IN SEGMENTUM OBSCURUS. WARP STORM SPAT OUT SOMETHING THATS GOT THEM SPOOKED. DESIGNATION KRATHANAR. MAY THE EMPEROR GUIDE YOU.
+++THOUGHT: A WARRIORS FAITH IN HIS COMMANDER IS HIS BEST ARMOUR AND STRONGEST WEAPON
+++BY COL. BAST
+++TO CADIAN HIGH COMMAND
+++MESSAGE: DEPLOYMENT SUCCESSFUL. BEACH HEAD ESTABLISHED. NO ONE TOLD US ITS A FUCKING PLANET. ESTABLISHED CONTROL ZONE ON OUTSKIRTS OF LARGEST CITY. LOOKS HUMAN. SIGNS OF LARGE SCALE BATTLE. WARP STORM CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALSO MAKING TRANSMISSION DIFFICULT. PORT FACILITIES UNDER CONTROL. ADEPTUS MECHANICUS ESTABLISHED RESEARCH STATION IN POLAR REGION. SERVO SKULLS AND C.A.T. UNITS TASKED WITH DATA COLLECTION.
+++THOUGHT: OBEDIENCE IS BLIND