Sins of the Father

The Calm Before the Storm
Port Wander, Rubycon II System [Calixis Sector]: 998.2-M41

“It is the beast that swallows the apostate, the doubter, and all who
ship with them. Better to slay the unfaithful than risk the dread Maw
whilst such false wretches draw breath."
~Opening lines of the Voidfarer’s Warning from the Drusian Play

The Koronus Passage sits as the only link between the Calixis Sector and the Koronus Expanse.
However, it lives on in the hearts of many a voidfarer with an air of fear and respect. Coloquially (and superstitiously) referred to as “the Maw”, the Koronus Passage is symbolized as a great beast comprised of warp storms that ebb and flow with savage beauty. Many explorers have been destroyed simply by heeding it’s intoxicating call and being eaten whole.

Port Wander, a great sentinel and waystation that guards the passage, is the last real bastion of imperial civilisation. Here, upon the very decks of the space station, is the calm before the storm.

It is a place of solace before the Rogue Traders venture Into the Maw.

The First and Final Day
Dry Dock, Opus Macharius [Calixis Sector]: 998.1-M41

Everybody gonna pray
On the very last day,
When they that hear that bell
Ring the world away.
Everybody gonna pray to the heavens
On Judgement Day.
~“Very Last Day”
An excerpt from an old (and heretical) folk song

The ancient monolith awaited it’s new master.
The Aegean, considered a cursed ship by many voidsmen, is the flagship and seat of a once great house of Rogue Traders. Only the most unwary scions of House Aegius met untimely ends at the hands of their own ship. The wise, however, respected the ship and knew it for what it was; a hungry beast and a murderer. Many were the offerings that have been served up to it’s ravenous appetite, but none so dramatic as the death of the late Rogue Trader, Lord-Captain Marius Aegius X.

Captain, heir, counselors, and deckhands were found frozen to death on the command deck not one month ago. Long time voidsmen, residents, and even stowaways have fled the seemingly accursed ship leaving even the closest of possessions behind in blind fear. Only those who have never known any other home have remained behind, familiar as they are with the bloody and capricious nature of the vessel.

Now, the Aegean sleeps, content to await a new captain.


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