A hard-fought victory for the agents of House Haarlock had yielded them ownership of an ancient and powerful warship that once belonged to the mighty Erasmus Haarlock, and the undoing of another plot by the Roh Dynasty. Upon their return to the Tempest Raven to report to the other members of the operation on stand-by revealed that during the excursion, the would-be Captain Komali was abducted by an old foe. Inquisitor Silas Marr, the only adversary yet to best the members of the Haarlock.
In the Captain's quarters a formal note was left explaining that if we were to reclaim the heir to the house, we would have to perform a task for the Inquisitor; to enter ourselves into a death-race hosted by what appeared to be a Chaos cult. Though Marr may have actually been doing us a favour by disposing us of the Captain, he must have anticipated this by also threatening to have our Warrant of Trade voided by decree of the High-Lords. With that, we made for a set of coordinates provided in the note to the site of this race.
Upon arriving at port, our ship and the majority of our personal belongings were held as collateral and as an entry fee by port officials on behalf of the racing guild. By no means were we the only competitors. Several other Rogue Traders, and even Dark Eldar and Stryxis had entered to win. The note had made it clear that for us to succeed in our dubious task we would have to ensure that a certain competitor won first place in the end. At least fate made it easy for us by allowing the racers to actively sabotage and kill one another. Before the race even began we set about our honourless work. Li-Tal surreptitiously planted explosives on one racer's ship, and Remi executed another from the shadows. (Lol).
Before much more damage could be done, the race was to commence, and all racers were to assume their starting positions. Their appeared to be no real limitations on how many vehicles and teams we could enter in the race, so we elected two. Soren and Devil took to Soren's personal Dark Eldar jet-bike, and the rest would ride on a heavy land speeder to cause as much destruction as possible.
When the starting gun fired, Li-Tal's explosives detonated and a another racer's vehicle stayed put. Remi piloted with all of his skill to outmaneuvre the others and the various hazards of the course, including a massive war-beast. Krawkin Feckward made an appearance, employing a Necron (somehow) and using a dropship. Heavy fire from the Haarlock land speeder and launching Akathin directly onto Krawkin's ship swiftly ensured its annihilation. Devil and Soren laid claim to a pair of Dark Eldar women who attempted some underhanded tricks to take them out.
In the end, the racer whom Silas Marr favoured was victorious, and received a rather shitty prize of having his soul infused with a car forged by the Chaos cult. House Haarlock had its Warrant of Trade reinstated, and the adventures continue.