The Cult of the Serpent
Cult of the Serpent
The Cult of the Serpent is devoted to Slanesa, the Goddess of Love.
The cult has managed to attract a substantial following in the Under Hive. Enough to put it at odds with Inanna, the powerful Hive Gang leader.
Update: the Cult staged a massive ambush on a squad of Imperial Astartes. The captives were transported to a holding facility on Cassandria.
This ambush was the opening shot for the Cult’s attempt to usurp power on Populonia. Cultists have stormed armories, or had them opened to them by insiders, and have begun arming their members. The PDF have mobilized, but the numbers brought to bear against them, have seen them hard pressed, and pushed out of the Middle Hive. Sporadic fighting has also been reported in the underhive, where hive gangs attempt to stem the tide of the Cult.
Update: Loyalists managed to escort the Imperial governor from Alba Regia to Cassandria. Once secure, he issued the Hammer One directive calling Imperial forces on Sol Invictus to arms.
Army and Navy forces from Sol Invictus promptly deployed to Populonia and engaged the armed elements of the Cult. The Hives of Providens, Foranus, Outremer, and Leto are now mostly secure, but there is fierce fighting in- and outside of Alba Regia, in the areas of Cold Heights.
The Imperial forces are pressed, but a recent Astartes strike on a command center used by the Cult, have momentarily confused the traitors.
Imperial forces are digging in to conduct a siege of Alba Regia.
Intelligence obtained: The Astartes raid on the command center have revealed that the leader of the cult is an Imperial citizen of Alba Regia called Inguza.