Whilst exiting the mansion Manfred von Burga talked to the team. He offered the team a delivery job to one of his colonies in the Charnel Stars when they had sufficiently recovered from the attack in the mansion. First the team would be able to rest in luxury on his planet of Ritammeron until the delivery could take place. The team accepted this proposal and left the mansion to recuperate.
After spending some weeks resting and restocking equipment the team was introduced to the new major crew members of the restored The Hand of the Emperor. The crew members consisted of:
Zaddion The new captain of the Hand of the Emperor. An imposing man with an eye patch. Zaddion was originally part of Hadarak Fel’s crew.
Kaltos Benetek The navigator of the Hand of the Emperor. A very tall but young man who seems to be very nervous and twitchy at times. He talks extremely quickly and is a cousin of Callidon.
Tobias Kain The pilot and voidmaster of the Hand.
Xanthia A quiet and reserved astropath.
Lupa The Hand’s resident Tech-Priest.
After the team met the crew of the Hand they left Godwinne on Footfall to be their contact and set off for Ritammeron. The passage to Ritammeron was short and uneventful due to the detailed prima that von Burga had gifted the team with.
After travelling over the surface of the beautiful Ritammeron the team finally arrived at Manfred von Burga’s mansion. The team were brought into Manfred’s conservatory and were settled with food, drink and music whilst Manfred introduced Mersini Lokinnox his aid. Manfred said he was looking forward to the delivery the team would be making to the Charnel Stars colony, but that he would be unable to send the team on the delivery at that time.
Manfred governs the planet of Ritammeron over a primitive peasant community. However von Burga’s second aid and mediator between von Burga and the people of the planet, Senisa, had gone missing.
Senisa was sent to convince a group of peasants to relinquish a patch of jungle within the mountains so that the jungle can be cleared for mining. She hadn’t returned and von Burga was concerned for her safety.
von Burga had previously sent small groups of people and servitors hoping to find Senisa in the jungle area but none of those groups have returned either. At this rate the jungle may have to be destroyed whilst Senisa may still be alive inside. von Burga has offered the team a mercantile partnership if the team manage to go into the jungle and return Senisa to him.
The team steeled themselves for a long trek through the remote jungle region of Ritammeron.