The main residential area of Dalenarth had been built and designed for maximum comfort, grandiose and opulent, all expected upon a pleasure planet. These structures that held those lucky enough to find themselves residing upon a garden world, still retained the common gothic arcatexture that was on so many other worlds of the Imperium. Within the middle of this residential area, surrounded by lush vegetation that was rarely seen anywhere else, was the Silvanus Garden. A monument and attraction upon the world, this garden stretched out for many miles in every direction, giving those who entered it peace and privacy, without the worry of someone intruding. While this was an area of relaxation, once Andromedai and her retinue had touched down at the Aquila Arch, those who were intelligent enough had fled back into their homes or merely ignored their presence.
For the moment, nothing felt out of the ordinary, but Celestian Andromedai knew the calm before the storm would only last so long before the forces for Chaos presented themselves and the area, planet, system, was tossed into a full out war. The built in HUD of Andromedai's helmet was showing detailed information about their first target of interest, Aphillia Tamiya, who was currently nearby. According to the information, she was with another person, and no others were near these two individuals. It was decided that this other individual was most likely her partner, and that they were out trying to enjoy the afternoon in the Silvanus Garden. Andromedai frowned slightly, she was not one for such affectionate activities.
"Multiple psychic auras could indeed suggest unsanctioned psykers, or the presence of additional Chaos forces." said Andromedai into her com as she began to walk towards their first objective. For someone in such a heavy suit of power armor, her steps and movement were surprisingly quiet, something she had learned to perfect. It would not take them long to find Aphillia Tamiya and her partner, who were sitting upon a stone bench looking over some sort of book together and enthusiastically chatting about its contents. Andromedai purposely place a heavy foot upon the ground, announcing their arrival to the two who glanced over in their direction. Their looks of enjoyment had instantly faded upon seeing the retinue, now being replaced with one of fear and concern.
"I do hope we are not intrupting your time out in this beautiful garden." said Andromedai, in an emotionless and dead tone as she took a few more steps and approached the two figures. "Aphillia Tamiya, my Inquisitorial retinue and myself have questions to ask you and your partner. It is in the best our your interest to answer quickly and honestly, I would hate to stain the surroundings with the blood of the corrupted. Then again, I think the plants in this park could use some fertilizer." After placing her left hand upon the hilt of her Phase Sword, and lightly gripping onto it, Aphillia spoke, stuttering over her words as she tried to form them. "Inquisitor, I do not know what I have done but I will answer any and all questions you have. Please, just let my partner leave, he has nothing to do with this, I..." Her partner has stood, and Andromedai unsheathed the phase sword and had it pointed an inch away from the mans neck in one swift movement.
Nothing else was needed, the man slowly sat down, arms raised above his head as he did so, now sweating profusely. "No one is going anywhere, any more sudden movements and both of you will be lacking heads. Now, you said he had nothing to do with this, which means you do know something? I want to know what happened two weeks ago at the gathering below the Aquila Arch. There was reports of Chaos activity at that same spot only a few hours before." Aphillia had turned a pale white, though her replies were clear and easy to understand. I had been invited from a friend, Misalea Endlia. A wealthy neighbor of mine, even for a garden world such as this. She said we were meeting to talk about the future of the system, and some people who were going to make it a better place. I thought someone would want to know what was going on, and decided to attend. They, she said that it would be under the arch, and that many others would be attending. When we arrived, my husband and I, with many others, she appeared differently, like ... a mirage in the distance upon a hot day."
Andromedai had remained stoic and purposeful while the woman spoke, her phase sword still in hand and ready for any movement from the two. "A mirage..." She glanced back at Psyker Adrianne, and said "A Chaos illusion, I have seen them before when someone or something wants to hide their appearance." She then looked back at the two sitting in front of her, and told Aphillia to continue with her story. "She was not human then, not exactly human, she was humanoid though, just overly ... voluptuous?" The woman crossed her arms over her chest and sunk slightly into a slouching position, thinking she had maybe said to much. "And then what happened?" asked Andromedai, making a threatening movement with her phase sword for the woman to continue. She held firm eyecontact with Andromedai, and did so swiftly. "She said we were held back by our false god emperor, that the old gods of ... Emperor protect me, Slaanesh and Tzeentch would lead us to such wonders unbeknownst to any mortal mind."
"A demoness presented herself in public, in the open, and used these words to those present, and no one said anything to any of the local forces? Are you aware what this makes all of you?" asked Andromedai, before she spoke into the com of her helmet so only her squad could hear her. "This is one bold Demoness, and we now know that Slaanesh and Tzeentch are present within this system." Aphillia cringed, as if in pain, her husband looked as if he was going to pass out, then she spoke once more to respond. "We were all scared, terrified that they would just kill us all or even worse! I have a family to take care of, most of us do, we did not mean to cause any trouble or harm." Andromedai held up her right hand to silence the woman, who quickly did so. "Your actions, and those who were present may have damned this entire system to the forces of Chaos. A swift death would be a mercy from me to you and your partner, but I am not as vengeful as most. You will remain in this position until the local forces apprehend you, do you understand?" asked Andromedai, the two of them nodded their heads in understanding.
"Good, now if I find you two have moved from this position, I will show you that there are things much, much worse than death or mere torture." Andromedai spoke into her com, contacting Aviza. "Send the local forces to my current position on highest priority, the two of them are to have the last three weeks mind-wiped then returned to their homes with a cover story. Aviza responded, "Yes Celestian Andromedai, I am contacting them now with your orders. The next target is nearby, oddly, watch yourself out there." Andromedai turned and walked, expecting her retinue to follow her to the next target of opportunity.
Instead of following the path through the man made forest, Andromedai made her own trail and found her way to the next target who was on their list. "Our next target is Jyestha Minda, a woman who stands out among a crowd, check your hud or data pad for more information." The image of said woman would suddenly appear, she was very pale and had large dark brown eyes that bordered on black. As before, Celestian Andromedai was the first to find their target, and seemed to do so before Jyestha knew they had arrived. Unlike the other target though, this one was standing, and in front of a large statue of something that should not have been there, a statue of Khorne. The woman turned around and looked at the retinue, she merely stared at them with a dead, emotionless face before suddenly exploding with such force that it sent the power armored Celestian flying quite a distance away and into a tree that almost broke in half from the impact.