The party is still talking to Virga, one of the soldiers with her wants to talk to ‘The Priss’. Priss and Tord both start to just ignore him and walk away, but he manages to convince them to listen. He has a specific request for her to find his brother in the hive, who was one of the advance agents sent in. He described him in excruciating detail, and said that if they managed to save him, he would work for them (essentially?) He is drax, and his brother is ‘seddrax’(?)
The only way to get close enough to the broken turret which gives them access to the inside, is to parachute down from a very high altitude, so they can avoid the anti-air defenses, and bypass most of the automated spider-mines on the ground
There is a strong stench, it reeks of chaos and strong heresy. There are imperial style propaganda posters on the walls, encouraging citizens to keep their doors locked, don’t trust outsiders, and to take doses of ‘purex’, a drug they have not heard of.
Inside they also hear the sounds of moaning, and try to follow the noises. This part of the hive seems to have been sealed off from the rest. They find the source of the moaning, which seems to be a guardsman (or at least wearing their flak armor), but completely mutated and bloated beyond recognition.