The Lord-Merchant Zulfikar Raheem was having his cargo stolen by pirates. At the end of his rope, and his resources being utilized elsewhere, he paid the Rainwalkers to put a stop to it. It seems that Zulfikars own seneschel was skimming profits and feeding information to rival factions.
It seems the Kasballica Mission was intentionally trying to derail his merchant dynasty. Zulfikar had one more request for the Rainwalkers: keep the Kasballica Mission distracted for a few more weeks.
The trail to the Kasballica Mission was through Zulfikars godson Farouk Shukri. They met the younger merchant and he had a proposition. If they could stop an Inquisitor from seizing his cargo he would introduce them to the Kasballica Royal Council.
The Rainwalkers had found the lair of the elusive Inquisitor who had been investigating Farouk Shukri. His name was Inquisitor Grimwaldus and he had declared himself of the Ordo Eraticus. He saw his brethren as not being strict and punishing enough and decided to lead his own sect.
The Rainwalkers defeated him and many of his converts. Men and women of the Narco-Tribes who were fighting for promises of pharmaceuticals and drugs. It seems Farouk’s problem was solved for now.
They Rainwalkers followed the hidden paths through the Hab-Fanes until they found a hidden little bar. Inside was the man who they had to impress. Once they made it past them they met with a few members of the Cold Trade organization.
For the Rainwalkers to prove their worth they would need to fulfill a job. That job was to unseat Zulfikar Raheem. However, it was far too dangerous to attack him now.
Instead the Rainwalkers were asked to go to one of Zulfikar’s mining colonies and establish a reclamation facility for xenos artifacts. This would destroy the compact that Zulfikar had with Jonquin Saul.
Once upon colony, things had been set into motion that made the decisions even more difficult. The Ecclesiarchy had shown up with orders to build a church, and they would require tithes to stay afloat.
Administratum officials, not one to slash their own funding on such short notice, laid the burden of the taxes upon the miners. A riot had begun, ending in a standoff. With the city suspicious of anyone and everything moving through it, it wouldn’t be so easy to simply build and move on.
The Rainwalkers had to choose how to move forward, and more importantly, which side of this unseen war to take.