Zaminksi begins the session with a monologue about how the Cardinal is a traitor and then ignites the poor man with both charges of his hand flamers.
Cardinal Dead Guy falls stories to the floor of the cathedral and bisects himself on the pews below in a flaming splooch.
Moments later Lucian falls to the floor clutching his arm and shouting “My Arm… My arm!” Several Acolytes arrive in the room to find a tech priest on the ground and an alive with passionate fervor Bishop standing over him framed by the slowly burning broken window. The acolytes stop stunned and stare at the pair. Bishop Holyoak arrives as Zaminski pronounces Lucian’s arm to be treasonous and cuts it off with his chainsword.
Holyoak commands Zaminski to tell him what in the name of the God Emperor is going on. Zaminski comments that “Good work in the name of the God Emperor is going on” and uses his remaining two charges to immolate the “treasonous” arm of Lucian. The fire suppression system goes off and coats everyone in the room in foam.
Holyoak takes charge, instructs Zaminksi to come with him and to bring the tech priest.
Zaminski voxes to Kalmen(who is on the luck’s live fire range. BUDDA BUDDA) to teleport Lucian and himself out. Kalmen relays the instructions to the Teleportarium and they make a best guess and teleport out a large chunk of the Cathedral somewhere other than where Zaminski is.
The group in the Cardinal’s office hear the collapse of another section of the Cathedral and go to see what has happened. They find a large spherical hole has been ripped out of the Cathedral weakening this area of the station.
Lucian is escorted out of the cathedral and Zaminski head into the back offices with Holyoak. Holyoak yells at Zaminski. Zaminski rails at Holyoak. Much dislike of each other occurs. Zaminski is placed on something akin to Cathedral arrest. Zaminski is informed that a Conclave of Bishops will be occuring as soon as the Bishops can all gather and vote on two issues. Censuring of Zaminski and a new Cardinal. Lucian gets back to the Luck and proceeds to be very unhappy about missing an arm. Zaminski manages to convince the two acolytes set to guard him that he wants to go look for his “Aquila” pendent that he “left” in the cardinal’s chambers. They follow him and watch him as he “searches” the room.
Zaminski is able to contact Kalmen again, (“WHAT?!”) who has the Teleportarium crew lock onto his vox signal and transport the entire room and as much as it can to the luck. “In order to foil the recording systems.”
The Luck grabs yet another (larger) piece of the Cathedral and transports it through the warp and into the Teleportarium. Kalmen arrives with an armsmen crew to escort the survivors out of the wreckage. Zaminski and Lucian end up having a large argument about how Zaminski killed the Cardinal and that he’s lying to the Ecclesiasty.
A loud gasp brings the surrounding armsmen to the arguers attention and the stop talking so loud about things that might make them look in need of a promethium dip. Kalmen volunteers/promotes the armsmen that hear about the trouble to RedShirt Squad and sends them off to get “trained” with Thale. Thale is informed about the issue and welcomes the new meat shields.
About this time, Kalmen gets a call from Geoff about the complaints of Zaminski from Holyoak. Geoff inquires why the carefully selected Cardinal that Geoff put into place about 20 years ago has been killed by one of Kalmen’s people? Kalmen explains that Zaminski was making a power play and might be of some use. Geoff gives Kalmen enough rope and power to investigate and make things work for the family. Then the conversation ends… having “never taken place.”
Everyone is summoned by Kalmen into a conversation about how to solve this mess. Elina mentions that she can brain squidge people now and Zaminski is brought in for questioning. Elina proves Zaminski’s loyalty to the group and is freed of being a traitor but some believe him to still be a danger. Plans are discussed and Torian brings up the idea that the Bishops are all human and therefor can be controlled as such. Holyoak might need to be removed but the others can be bribed or blackmailed. So how to get the information from them.
Kalmen uses that authority(At Torian’s urging) to summon the Bishops that are local to a dinner as a way of showing that the Family is working to help them and show things are still good. Holyoak says he’s got some fine entertainment for the dinner. Holyoak, Fulsom and Fisher(the bishop from the Gambit) are invited to dinner. All of the command crew and important people on the ship are invited to the dinner. Thale is at his most uncomfortable in a formal uniform and without armor or weapons. At the dinner, Lucian is excused since he’s recovering from arm surgery and Zaminski is purposefully excluded. The dinner goes well until Kalmen can excuse himself from the dinner and leave the schmoozing to Torian. Elina proceeds to silently brain slurp Holyoak and Bishop Fulsom(the other Bishop of the station). Holyoak is a sex fiend and Fulsom has fire issues. Fulsom is also there just to watch the fight between holyoak and zaminski and is kinda disappointed that it isn’t going to happen. So Holyoak can be blackmailed pretty easy but Fulsom is a good priest and follower of the God Emperor. Although, he mentions that he’s worried about his flock. They seem distant recently.
But the most important thing that Elina bring up is that Holyoak does have proof that Zaminski killed the Cardinal and did it on purpose. He has a copy on himself, one in his rooms and another on the cogitor it was originally recorded on. Elina excuses herself, heads to bridge to inform the captain and get away from the meal.
Kalmen plans a distraction with zaminski coming into the meal as Holyoak is going to show his dataslate. Kalmen will then use his distraction to steal, edit and then return his dataslate before Zaminski is escorted out. Thale happily leaves the dinner and escorts Zaminski out as well. Holyoak attempts to play his video of Zaminski for the Rogue Traders representative but can’t find it. Surprise Surprise.
Desert arrives and it’s Eotian Jellied Eels and Elina is sent out to go assist Thale with the recovery of the copy in Holyoak’s apartment. Elina is a little miffed and takes the plate of Jellied Eotian Eels with her much to Torian’s chagrin.
Torian, however, takes the bishops on a “tour of the luck… first stop… yeast reprocessing.” And Thale and Elina head out to remove the bishops copy of things.
They are able to get the copy but leave evidence that they were there in the process. Also, they maybe scare a couple priests on the way.