|The Imperial shrine world of Karat-Ist is at the epicenter of a massive conflict between Imperial Forces and a huge Chaos invasion force, led by a warband of traitorous Death Guard. The planet has been largely overrun and the enemy forces are already entrenched. The entire planet is wracked by war. |
Under the cover of this huge conflict a Thunderhawk carrying only a small force of five Minotaurs arrives at a vast temple complex on the blighted planet. Their mission, led by Captain Daed, is to retrieve a relic held sacred by their chapter - a precious artifact that holds the secrets to the origins of their chapter. They fear this relic falling into enemy hands and believe that - at present - the Chaos forces do not realize that the artifact is in their possession.