your instructions, I have been monitoring communications related to the Pythos
system. I have intercepted several troubling reports of Xenos activity in and
around the Pythos system that I believe are of interest to you.
my lady are no doubt aware, the Pythos system was recently rediscovered by the
rogue trader Van Buran sometime within the last 60 standard years. My research
has uncovered that Pythos IV was a major naval way station used by the
emperor’s fleets during the great crusade prior to its disappearance during the
Horus Heresy. I believe there is a strong possibility that significant supplies
of advanced war materials are believed to still be present on or in orbit of
the planet, some of which you may use to your advantage
suggests that several Xenos races have also made planetfall on Pythos IV. I
have summarized the most significant information below:
range auspex scans have detected elements from a Tyranid hive fleet, code named
Megalodon, diverting towards the Pythos system. Analysis of Van Buran’s last
transmission suggest that the rogue trader’s fleet may have been overcome by
genestealer infestation, which may account for the hive fleet’s actions. After
action reports from battles fought against this particular hive fleet indicates
that it favors infiltration and terror tactics when practical.
Navy patrols across the segmentum tempestus appear to confirm early reports of increased Ork naval activity
from around the Octarius sub sector. Signal intercepts speak of twin greenskins
referred to as Fork and Spork having already made planetfall somewhere on
we have received intelligence from another inquisitorial cell suggesting that
the Eldar may also be planning an incursion into the Pythos system.
Regrettably, our ally reports that their source of information expired before
any specific information related to the xenos’ plans could be extracted.
have forwarded my analysis of the orbital signum feed that you sent me. I have
been able to ascertain the locations of your and all hostile forces planet
side, but unfortunately I am not able to determine the size of each force due
to signal interference.
lady, I do not believe that a single strike cruiser bearing an under strength astartes
battle company will be sufficient to secure the Pythos system. I strongly urge
you to dispatch deathwatch assets or barring that a significant force of the
astra militarium in order to return Pythos IV to the emperor’s light.