Shadow in the Void
Zamora was born as a scion to he largely fallen Rogue Trader house of Kireyev. Having lapsed into obscurity from a combination of inaction, bad fortune, and being stricken from the pages of history by the Inquisition; the House of Kireyev was a shadow of it’s former glory, and even that glory was lost to the mists of time. While her peers fought amongst themselves Zamora turned to the past hoping to find something that might return her House to its once vaunted heights. While studying at Schola Avengian, Zamora came across some of the writings of <greg> a long missing ancestor. While cross-referencing the works she found out that these writings had been expunged by the Inquisition but these copies had escaped the censors. One particular work had advocated a crusade into the pacific fringes of the galaxy where the Astronomicon does not shine(written two hundred years before Lord Militant Macharius launched his crusade), and suggested using a chain of Astropaths to project Psychic Beacons to navigate beyond the Astronomicon’s light. Zamora realized that she could use this technique to mount an expedition into Rifts of Hecaton where the Aquairee expedition had been lost, along with many dynasty ships and heirs. The potential to unearth relics of her House’s early history, riches, or other such valuables was enough to justify such an expedition. The only problem was that Zamora lacked a Warrant to legally operate beyond the boarders of the Imperium. And since most of her house’s resources were tied to the Warrent of Trade she hadn’t the money or the ships. Turning to her House’s ancient ties with the Adeptus Mechanicus Zamora approached the Disciples of Thule, if rumors are to believed, lost the fleet of their founder within the Rifts of Hecaton. An agreement was struck with the Explorators of the Disciples of Thule providing the ships and legal means, and Zamora providing the maps and Astropaths. The Voyages into the Rifts were fraught with danger, several times the shadows of the Rift threatened to blot out the flickering candles that was the chain of Psychic beacons. Within the Rifts they discovered dead worlds and clues of the passing of both Aquairee and Thule their real discovery came when <greg’s> locked on to their beacon and came out of the warp near their fleet.