The Illusions of Clarity
The Necrontyr are a long extinct race of Xenos that were wiped out in pre Imperial times. Their tombs have been widely explored in several areas of the galaxy by Archaeologists. Their race was regarded as having advanced technology including faster than light travel which apparently was not warp based. They were supposedly either allied or engaged in a war with a more powerful xenos race known as the C’tan.
A mechanicus base on a moon orbiting an ice world was working on the Clarity Project. The crew of the Red October discovered records in this base that they had been examining a possible Necrontyr Servitor as well as other Necrontyr artifacts including a metalic mosaic and a broken blade with runes on it. Navigator Jon Targaryen was able to take this blade from the artifact rooms. Data yet to be examined was taken from the bases computers before several Necrontyr Servitors of varying patterns began to break their way through the blast doors from the Clarity Level of the base. A general retreat was ordered but two armsmen were lost before reaching the shuttle. As the shuttle returned to the Red October the moon crumbled and a large xenos vessels were spotted. A warning bouy was deployed before an emergency warp jump was engaged and a general astropathic message was sent to any ships nearby warning them of the dangerous xenos vessel.