Summary of Key Information gained during this session:
Finally translating into realspace at Cindar, the Illustrious Sailor over-shot the distance due to the lack of a Tech-Priest in the engine room and found itself in high orbit within Cindar’s atmosphere! Some sort of virus had infected the ship’s cogitator banks and had taken control of the ship, locking out all manual controls as well as external vox systems. The ship was heading at full speed towards Bastion Station (an orbital defence platform) and Vladimir couldn’t change the course due to the lock out.
In order to regain control, the crew had to shut off all power to the ship. Able lead the crew to an airlock where they could repel any boarders. When they re-started the power, the engines were still offline but all other systems were operational.
And the bomb’s timer had started counting down.
Scrambling to alert stations, the crew (and acolytes) had to deal with a number of different crises at once:
With an impressive streak of luck, Lazarus managed to talk the station down long enough for Enoch and Able to restart the ship’s engines and Vladimir began maneuvering to safety. Ishta also managed to disassemble the Vortex Bomb to prevent it from exploding- the timer permanently stuck at 00:59:06 (59 seconds) showing just how close they all came to oblivion. Krell chased after Bruul but it was Able and Enoch who talked him down and disarmed him.
Deciding that they didn’t want to stick around and wait for the customs officials to find them, the acolytes donned the Skorn troopers’ Grav Chutes (along with the still captive Trooper Bruul) and leapt from the Illustrious Sailor into Cindar’s atmosphere.
On the ground, the acolytes managed to hitch a ride into the outskirts of Castellon, the capital city on Cindar where they disguised themselves as civilians, knifed poor Trooper Bruul (dumping his body in a dumpster) and caught the mono-rail into central Castellon.
Eventually finding their way to the Dressic district of the city, the acolytes met with their contact: Octus and discussed their plans. Octus welcomed them to his super secret base and introduced them to Inquisitor Torquata.