Returning to Watchstation Hestus, the team just finishes debriefing when an alert sounds, indicating that a space hulk has appeared on an intercept course. As the only marines on hand, the team is immediately sent to determine if the hulk represents a danger to the Watchstation, and to neutralize it if needed.
Entering the vessel, the team finds that it has been infested by Orks. Fighting their way into the Ork leaders “Thrownchamba”, the team kills the Big Mek and throws the Ork community into disarray.
Continuing their search, the team enters a part of the hulk that was obviously of xenos origin. Within, they found a centaur-like race emerging from stasis sleep. After attempting to fight their way to the xenos ship’s control center, the team is thwarted by the steadily growing resistance of the aliens. They choose to take the easier solution, returning to the Ork infested area to activate a “trip drive” with coordinates that will put the space hulk in the heart of a nearby star.
As the team heads for the exit, they stumble into an intact Imperial chapel where they recover the long-lost remains of a Crimson Fist sergeant and two dozen apothecary gene seed stasis capsules, ultimately learning the truth of the expeditions into the Lord Vincaine’s Regret.