Valerius Borodin is a Rogue Trader of the Imperium. He was given a task to explore a sector beyound the Gideon Confluence in the Third Quadrant. His secondary missions in this endeavour included a policing visit to Horne's World, where a rebellion had started, and investigating a lost world of Diarack that was unaccessible for nearly three generations due to a Warp Storm.
In his mission Valerius Borodin has been given a command of an entire company of Legiones Astartes, a company of Imperial Guard and an entourage of priests of Ecclesiarchy and the Adeptus Mechanicus.
It is now a sixteenth month of what is intended to be a seven-year crusade. Valerius Borodin is on his course to fulfil it.