Rogue Trader 2015: Halcyon Rising
The Kasballica, a great shadow-conclave of Drusus Marches crime barons, watches the exploration of the Halo Stars with interest. The so-called Cold Trade in xenos artefacts (such as rainbow-sheen materials from the Dead Worlds of the Egarian Dominion) spreads from the Koronus Passage to run throughout the Calixis Sector and is a fountain of wealth for Kasballica factions. The crime barons send trusted retainers into the Maw to cultivate Rogue Traders and ensure that a sufficient cut of the Cold Trade flows into their coffers. The Kasballica Mission in Footfall consists of skilled negotiators, ruthless enforcers, and merchants of forbidden goods and services. If the price is right they can provide, purchase, or arrange transport for almost anything.
The Arcadia Dynasty have been contacted by one such agent, Kasballica asking them to import illicit and quite illegal goods in a business proposition but also as a ‘price’ for attaining information, this was readily declined by the Arcadia Dynasty leadership, Gideon and his explorers infiltrated one of their establishments in the hunt for this information but turned up little, the door to Kasballica contracts presumed closed permanently.