With the Alpha Legion routed, the strike team staged their counterattack against the stragglers, eventually catching up to their commander and the remainder of his forces already under attack from the A.I.'s drones. The agents of House Haarlock took up positions at the Northern end of the room, where they joined the attack.
The firefight quickly took off as the Alpha Legion rained fire down upon the strike team. Nil attempted to curb their fire by attempting to kill as many of the Alpha Legion gunmen as she could, eliminating some. No matter how many died, there seemed to be plenty more. Remy and Soren opened fire with their heavy weapons, causing damage and killing a few more cultists, but Alpha Legion Chaos space marine armour had given proof to their weaponry.
Li-Tal took a direct hit to his right arm from one the Alpha Legion snipers, and the rest of the group used grenades to try and weaken the enemy. One Alpha Legionnaire became ambitious and foolishly rushed Akathin, only to be cut down a moment later. Akathin then assailed the massed cultists as Li-Tal laid into them with consistent auto rifle fire. Devil had engaged the enemy in a frenzied melee, taking heavy damage in the process, but managing to dish out plenty in turn. He took several fatal hits from snipers, and one from an Alpha Legionnaire's power sword, but survived through his own unnatural means.
Meanwhile, Remy and the Alpha Legion captain traded blows with ranged weaponry. Firepike and combi-bolter roared as the two inflicted ever-more grievous injury upon one another. During the fight, the captain drew a crystalline object from one of his armour-borne compartments and had forced it into one of his many wounds. Li-Tal had determined that the object was similar to that which had been stolen from the vault onboard the Tempest Raven, but was thinner and a darker hue. Soon the Captain had grown in power and regenerated much of his injuries. Remy himself had caught two bolt-shells to the face, surviving by the grace of the void itself.
Akathin continued to tear through the mobs with frightening efficiency, causing many to simply end their own lives out of fear, or retreat, only to be cut down by what remained of the Alpha Legion. German concentrated on the snipers, and with the cultists under control, Li-Tal soon joined him. Unlike the cultists, however, the snipers were much more heavily armoured, and targeted fire to the head had proven ineffective. Li-Tal and German soon changed tactics and went for their arms in effort to disable them. This had proven much more effective, and the snipers were quickly removed from the firefight.
Lyra continued to provide long-range fire support for the group, targeting Alpha Legion Chaos Space Marines as they engaged the few remaining androids, which suffered from seemingly endless weapon jams. Eventually the enemy was weakened enough that an advance was possible. Remy had successfully blinded the Alpha Legion captain with a well-placed shot to the head from his firepike. He quickly charged forth with the prototype plasma shotgun and with a point-blank blast, blew the captain apart. In his dying breath he muttered "You know not what you've done." As if to warn us of something.
The Captain's demise caused all stragglers to collapse, dead as well. The pristine quality Heresy-era gear soon faded to a much more degraded state, as if millennia had passed in seconds. There was little salvage among the remains, a few Tigrus-pattern boltguns and two suits of Mk.IV 'Maximus' pattern power armour.
The A.I. kept to his end of the agreement and brought us with him to his destination where three other void stations had converged to open a Warp portal. Anomalous reading quickly followed, and a massive ship of Imperial design had come forth from the portal. A brief communique from someone unknown thanked us for our assistance, before the ship departed through a swift Warp-transition. Li-Tal was able to identify the ship as a vaunted Gloriana-class battleship, though it's iconography and other markings were indecipherable. The A.I. supplied us with the necessary protocols and encoding information to fully reactivate the grand cruiser.
There is much to discuss…