The Naevus Heresy
Epilogue Mission 5
Acolyte: Hamlin Lustig
Report: Data Ark Recovery Mission 537/A/92
We proceeded into the basement with Gaius leading the team of Xantius, Octus, Jael and myself. Maxim and Thaddius had been left on the upper levels to cover security and watch our backs. They were severely wounded and needed medical attention.
We saw Magos Maar and as we attempted to engage him in communication he rose up with vast spider like legs underneath him. The doors slammed behind us and Xantius and Octus were nearly trapped on the wrong side, but both dived through to face the enemy. The enemy was Magos Maar and several other parasite infected gang members. We fanned out and engaged the foe and heavy fighting ensued. The powerfield of the Magos proved to be a major factor rendering much of our firepower ineffective. Octus Xantius and Myself targeted the gang members while Gaius and Jael tried to target Maar.
There was much confusion and shouting but after we took down several of the gangers we noticed the parasites running for our positions. Xantius grappled with one that would otherwise have been on his face. I proceeded to assist him as he tried to smash it against the wall, but its tough metallic armoured skin absorbed the impacts. What was happening behind me at this point I do not know, but Octus must have got another ganger because another spider parasite was upon me in an instant and crawling into my mouth.
It was at this point that Xantius’ arm manifest itself as the alien claw and crushed the parasite he had been locked in a battle of strength with. The visage was horrific, his entire arm became blackened with thorny spikes sticking from his black leathery skin. He then assisted me and as I held the parasite out Xantius crushed it too.
As this occurred it seems that Gaius and Jael had penetrated the shield of Magos Maar and brought him down.
Once the battle was over we recovered the data ark. Xantius’s arm returned to normal though I noticed his cuts and scrapes on it were gone. Upon entering the top levels of the complex we discovered Thaddius and Maxim. Maxim had located a cache of objects from the Virtuous Star.
Mathias Balazar was waiting for us in the entrance to the station. He was pleased we had completed our quest for the data ark and seemed he wished to expedite our exit from Varis. We were blindfolded and marched outside (we could feel the cold wind) and then onto an interface craft. A few hours of flight later we were deposited onto a desert. After the craft had taken off again our blind folds were removed and Lord Inquisitor Masters awaited us with a ship.
End of Part 17.