+++FILE DESIGNATION: Lord-Captain’s Personal Logfile+++
+++LOCATION: Hive Sibellius, Scintilla+++
Orpheus is dead. In fact, he likely died some time ago – killed by a demon who used his flesh as a puppet for it’s own vile ends. The navigator had been showing signs of unusual behavior for some time, but nothing so horrific as to arouse my suspicions. I was willing to provide a bit of leeway, as the methods of navigators can be unusual at the best of times. However, when Orpheus seized control of the minds and bodies of his acolytes, he forced my hand. Such madness and heresy must be dealt with, and so it was. We destroyed the demon and purged the mutants and heretics serving it. However, the Navigator’s Oculus will must needs be cleansed in anticipation of a new navigator.
Prior to my confrontation with Orpheus, I consulted with a scion of House Laelia. I told him of my misgivings about Orpheus. His reaction to my description of the navigator’s behavior told me much and more. He requested that I leave the matter of dealing with Orpheus to them rather than going to the Inquisition. Neither path appealed much to me, so I took matters into my own hands. Now, I am left in a rather awkward position. I require House Laelia to provide me with a navigator, so I must find a way to shape these events to seem favorable to the navigators. I fear my usual approach may go amiss here. I will consult with Nicostratus – he has a skill in twisting words.