After the initial engagements on Orvar, warp energies have rippled across its surface, emanating from the region of the ruined temple where Chaos forces and the Iron Hands clashed. It appears as though a dark ritual has been conducted, unleashing dark powers on the barren world.
Stymied, the imperium must commit vast resources and quickly conquer orvar, or the crusade may falter.
YOUR SOULS ARE SO SWEET AND TASTY. WE WILL TEAR THEM APART FOR TEN THOUSAND YEARS. YOUR HOWLS OF AGONY WILL ECHO THROUGH THE DARKNESS. SUCH SWEET MUSIC!
-The last words of astropath Melikir
A dark day. I saw the work of the ruinous powers first hand, and the wound it left on my soul may never heal. I stood transfixed as an astropath come under their influence on the bridge of the Lord Commander’s very flagship. He writhed and shuddered as the warp possessed and consumed him. I will not soon forget that sight, nor the terrible voice that shrieked from his lungs. It was chaos manifest.
We have reached a precipice; soon we will be beyond the Emperor’s light.
-From the journal of Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Gabriel Sand