- General: Local commanders on the battlefield world Veren have organized a diplomatic meeting with the Tau opposition. Inquisitor Vharys has requested a Deathwatch Kill-Team escort As he attends the meeting to represent the Inquisition’s interests.
- Joint Operations Area/Higher Command: Joint Operations Area/Higher Command: Local imperial forces are under the command of General Khol. The Imperial Delegation is lead by Ambassador Dianus.
- Area of Interest: High Anchor station
- Area of Operations: Veren System
- Enemy Forces
- The Tau delegation will already be present when the Kill-Team arrives. The delegation will include Water Caste diplomats and Fire Warrior security escort. The Tau delegation is assigned quarters in the Starboard missile batteries, and can move about the station freely. The arrival of the Tau delegation is expected 24 hours before the Kill-Team’s arrival. Expect use of Tau infantry weapons and diplomacy.
- Friendly Forces: The imperial delegation includes Navy and Guard commanders, aids, and armed escorts.
- Attachments and Detachments: The ship Thunder’s Word will provide transportation to Veren, but will withdraw during the meeting.
- Assumptions: The Tau are cowards and often seek non-combat resolutions to hostilities.
- Considerations: The Inquisition believes that it is unlikely that Lord Commander Ebongrave to have authorized a diplomatic meeting.
Escort Inquisitor Vharys and guard him during the course of the meeting. Protect the interests of Deathwatch and the Imperium.
- Commander’s Intent: Monitor the Xenos forces, gather any intelligence possible in case the meetings break down. The Kill-Team is not authorized to initiate hostilities.
- Concept of Operations: Thunder’s Word will provide transportation to Veren System. Kill-Team will shuttle to High Anchor. Inquisitor Vharys will signal Thunder’s Word for pickup.
- Tasks: Secondary objective: Assist the Imperial Delegation if requested.
- Reserve: Imperial Guard on High Anchor may be called upon for assistance if necessary.
Administration and Logistics
- Deathwatch Jericho Reach Kill-team EN-54 (Omega Dawn)
- Watch Commander Alexios Dranias
- Thunder’s Word will provide transportation.
Command and Signal
- Command Relationships: Deathwatch has been invited to the meeting as an escort to Inquisitor Vharys
- Command Posts and Headquarters: Forward command post will be aboard Thunder’s Word. Headquarters is Watch Fortress Erioch
- Succession of Command: Should squad leader be incapacitated, leadership should pass to most senior team member (determined first by service to Deathwatch, then service to Adeptus Astartes.
- Inquisitor Vharys will handle coordinating with higher command.