After the arrival of both Inquisitor Otto Carius and Lord Commissar Anton, A company of the 14th was pulled from front line duties and questioned along with other Imperial elements. After a lot of waiting they were finally called in to be debriefed.1st Squad was sent deep into the bowels of the building, where the meeting was to be held.
When they enter they were greeted by the Inquisitor and the Lord Commissar, and were seated in front of a dozen Generals and Colonels. It was at this time they were introduced to their own Colonel, Arthur Wellesley. After several questions about their recent patrol, 1st Squad was shown a video that confirmed that Dark Eldar were operating in the area. Their orders were to work with Otto Carius in his efforts to eliminate this xenos threat.
As Lord Commissar Anton escorted out of the building, the power was shutdown as they were in an elevator. After finally breaking out of the elevator, they quickly found that the building was under attack. Anton quickly led the way to stairs so they could regroup with High Command. As they made their way through the dark hallways, 1st Squad got separated from Anton and could not find him, they decided to press on.
After some searching they found the communications room, where they found tremendous amounts of carnage. The only survivor be a tech adept, who seemed scared out of his logic circuits. As they tried to make repairs and call for aid, the air suddenly became ice cold and they started to hear whispers. An inky black monster attacked and managed to kill the tech-adept, who was repairing the vox, before being killed itself. 1st squad learned they were dealing with Mandrakes.
1st squad pressed on and eventually linked up with Captain Cramford, before finally making it to the debriefing room where High Command and the Inquisitor had held up. After dealing with a few more Mandrakes, 1st squad reunited with Lord Commissar Anton and received new orders. The captain was to led 1st Squad to the power room where a Magos was trying to restore power to the building.
As the team pressed on they found survivors in various states of sanity. Including one very young cadet who could not have been older than 14. Fortunus decided to care of him. It was also during this time that at one point, Cramford was being pulled into the darkness by one the Mandrakes. Commissar Castus quickly shot creature’s arm off as the rest of the squad held on the captain. They pressed further until they finally reached their objective, where they found the magos already fighting off some Mandrakes. During the fighting, both the captain and Fortunus were killed while defending the Magos. Once power was restored the team retook the HQ.