Returning to Erioch again, the team finds the environment unfriendly, and they are largely ignored for some time. Eventually, they are approached by Inquisitor Gens, who asks them to help locate another of his colleagues, the Inquisitor Malachy, believed to be on Spite.
Since the three Watchcaptains that stand as accusers against him are all absent, Watchcommander Mordigael decides to allow the team to take Galdroon with them, under their supervision.
The team proceeds to Spite, where they discover that the world is slowly spiraling out of control under the iron fist of Lord Commander Ebongrave. Numerous murders and disappearances of his high ranking command staff have occurred over recent months, and a large contingent of Imperial Guard stand accused of mutiny and desertion.
Investigating the murders, the team discovers the presence of a Kindred of Kroot on Spite, apparently tracking down Imperial officers with information about the long-forgotten “Operation Untruth”. They eventually track down the Kroot’s hiding place and exterminate their leader.
During the course of the operation, a revolt in the Four Pillars Sedition camp erupts. The team elects to aid the rebels against Lord Commander Ebongrave, tipping the balance of the fight in their favor. Ebongrave hides in his fortified bunker, and his second in command, Lord General Reila Vann, assumes command of the Salient until Warmaster Tetrarchus can be reached and a decision made as to the fate of Colonel Strain and his deserters.