Retreating from their small skirmish, the cell started down the street, but before they could go they encounter two rather unusual people: one of them is wearing a ratty cloak and has a brilliant electoo denoting him as a sanctioned Imperial psyker. The other, a woman, is wearing the uniform of the Adeptus Arbites and is holding the psyker with handcuffs.
The woman asked what happened as she glared at the three potential acolytes. As they tried to explain, they let slip that they were with the Inquisition. The woman demanded proof, which the cell does not have. As they argue with the woman, a group of men dressed in chainmail and green tabards with yellow trim approach. They were carrying pikes and looked angry. Two of them were in a small hover Gator.
When the troops reached the cell, one of them got off and approached the cell. “You have been causing quite a ruckus, I see,” he said, “I think you should come with us, the Marquis does not like when people cause trouble in his domain.” The cell protested but they went along, the woman and psyker went as well.
As they head towards the castle, the woman said that she must see the Marquis to present the P-2 form to him. The captain of the guard, Arthur, said that he will take her and her prisoner to a room to await the Marquis. As soon as Arthur said this, the Marquis’s car went driving south past the group as they walked toward the castle. The woman introduced herself as “L” and the psyker as Virgil. When they arrived at the castle, the two of them were taken to a special room and the acolyte cell was taken to a special “holding area” by the man driving the Gator, Telford.
For some reason, “L” and Virgil go to the “holding area” and subdue Telford. They open the cell (which Telford failed to lock), and tried to flee the castle. Wolfe takes one of the castle guard’s uniforms and grabbed a pike from the armory. The four of them steal a hover-Gator and head for Acreage. As they approached the city, however, it is discovered that the Administratum Counting-House was been bombed and is on fire. They neared the area to see people fleeing the burning building and being taken to a nearby monastery for care. Floating above the burning building is a man wearing a green cape and a green and white mask. This man grabs a rope dangling from a floating ornithopter and flies north.
“L” decided that it would be a good idea to question some of the survivors from the Counting-House bombing. She finds that the monastery acts as a local “hospital” and goes to a nurse for questioning. The nurse, being in the middle of saving a wounded man’s life, brushes “L” off. “L” shoots the patient and burns the nurse’s head with the hot barrel of her gun. The nurse, terrified, points “L” towards the people that were fleeing the burning Counting-House. They knew nothing about what happened. Angered, “L” left.
The cell went to a local tavern and inn to try to learn more. Instead, they get into a fight with each other. Virgil and “L” severely wound each other, thinking that the two of them were dead, Lupus and Wolfe take the two of them to the Interrogator’s ship. They learn that Virgil and “L” are not dead, just severely injured. Furthermore, “L” finally learns that Lupus and Wolfe spoke the truth, they were with the Inquisition.