Having foiled the Argent Vanguard’s plan to liberate the hive at great cost of life, our acolytes decide they will liberate it all on their own!
The opposing acolytes, now that their psyker is gone, broadcast out a message saying that they wanted to talk to the group, and talk about the future of the argent vanguard. Tybalt didn’t really want to talk to them, and hid after setting up a voxcomm he could broadcast through. Dariel wanted to talk though, and set out to meet them.
The acolytes come down, with a group of power armored team mates. The leader, who they talked to earlier, wanted to chat with them, and in exchange would give them Priss’ bullet. Priss did not want to admit who she was, so Tord actually took the bullet box (though it was empty, and they would give it to them on completing the conversation)
Virga Augyx wanted to talk with them, and try to figure out if they understood the plan they had just foiled, and whether they could be convinced or bribed to leave it alone from now on. She was unable to convince them, and they had to stay at an impasse. The group refused to admit knowing or understanding anything, in order to not give up operational knowledge.
The conversation essentially ended, and they received the bolt. They did have a small information exchange where they asked about the function of the bolt (it’s basically a normal bolt, but is basically guaranteed to kill its target if it hits them), in exchange for telling where they learned about the plan, via planet cannibal. They seemed very worried that grok’thar was on planet, and they were relieved to learn he was not.
They did agree to all work together to infiltrate the hive in order to both save the implanted acolytes, and also to take the hive which was overrun with chaos. The party would go in and look for them. The hive was built underground, and so is very defensible. The entry goes through a retractable air defense tower, which was broken and disabled during an attack. Guardsmen entering it reported strange horrors inside, as well as the dead rising, that combined with massive losses meant that it was not tried again – but this was how the previous acolytes found entry.