Excellent news, Guardsmen!
While the Cicatrix Maledictum has provided all manner of opportunities for heroism, all good things must come to an end. Today, Adeptus Mechanicus Explorator Fleets are happy to announce the discovery of a new material, known as blackstone, that may hold the secret to keeping the Great Rift at bay, should it ever become a substantial threat.
What is Blackstone?
Blackstone is a naturally occurring material which appears to have warp-dampening qualities. Several deposits already exist on several Imperial worlds, such those formed on Cadia* by the unusual geological processes on that world. How it works is no concern of yours – but your assistance is needed in safely recovering blackstone for use by the Adeptus Mechanicus!
During field operations, you may happen upon naturally occurring deposits of blackstone which, to the untrained eye, may appear to be pre-formed into structures/xenos war machines. We have provided this field guide to assist you:
- Monolithius Stelae: Naturally Occurring “Pylons”
- Monolithius Sepulchrum: Naturally Occurring “Structures”
- Monolithius Sepulchrum Maxima: Naturally occurring “activated” deposits. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not attempt excavation without heavy mining equipment, e.g. Rockgrinders, lascannons, Adeptus Astartes support units.
We’re sure you’re raring to put your newly learned geological skills to the test, and thus your regiment is being dispatched to Amontep II in order to help the Adeptus Mechanicus with their surveys.**
* Which, we must reiterate, still stands and will be reconstituted into a more appropriate spherical shape as soon as possible.
** In rare circumstances, you may also be required to remove some residual xenos presence but we are assured by Magos Ologostion that any loss of life will be acceptable, and unlikely to overly distract the Skitarii from their duty anyway.