I've gotten back into being productive (again), and I've come up with a basic outline for the plot of Planet of the Restless Dead. We can make more chapters if needed, since they're pretty short. Makes sense, considering that in comics the plot in each issue is tiny... so tiny.... Anyway, here it is:
Chapter one about Terrius chasing down a space hulk giving off some unknown radiation (I'm going to be a RTD bitch and not expand on that), then finding the planet. I think I named it something like Astos VI originally, but whatever. He sees the two artificial moons and basically gets an inquisitor boner, so he prepares to go check it out.
Since it's lacking in actual substance, this chapter will probably end up being dialogue/character driven.
Whatever you want Drasus's reason for getting involved to be. He shows up moments after Terrius, pretty much says "the fuck are you doing here", then they have some dialogue that ends with them agreeing on contacting the planetary governor. Or something. Anything that makes them realize that the planet is dead. Then they nut up and head down to check things out.
The two inquisitors head down alone (intimate (; ~~) and are shocked to see dead bodies everywhere. Not just of civilians, but tyranids and space marines (RC if Tardir still lets us xD) as well. They walk around, basically so that we can describe the setting more. Drasus tells Terrius not to wander off, which he does anyway. Inside a nearby building, Terrius finds a mutilated little girl and pukes.
At this point the Sarcosan Wave Generator activates. They both hear the moans of the generator. I'm assuming that as a member of the Ordo Hereticus Drasus has at least some knowledge of what that is, and pieces together that the moons are in fact Wave Enhancers. He starts looking for Jericho.
The dead little girl gets up in front of Terrius, who starts freaking out. He pulls out his bolt pistol but can't bring himself to shoot her. He lets Terribus take over, and Drasus comes in just as he shoots the girl. Drasus briefly explains what the shit is going on, and tells Jericho that they have to leave before all of the corpses are reanimated. Drasus makes some sort of "Get ready, shit's about to get real" comment.
The chapter ends with the two inquisitors exiting the building to find themselves surrounded. Terribus makes a "Shit already got real" comment.
The chapter opens with Terribus trying to contact his ship. They are both inside the building with crates or some shit blocking the doorway. Drasus determines that the strange Wave Enhancer-moons must be blocking any signal from leaving the atmosphere. The two discuss their options, and agree that they can either wait inside the building until contact is somehow made, or they can fight their way out.
[insert zombie fighting scene here]
Terribus takes a RC bite to the knee, but he's inquisitor so he has legit first-aid with him. Still, he walks with a limp for the rest of the story. One of them notices for the first time that the ground is vibrating/shaking/trembling, whatever. Drasus believes that the Wave Generator must be relatively near. Terrius forces his way into control, since he's ok with leaving. Drasus mans up, saying it's his responsibility as a member of the Ordo Hereticus to stop this heretical machine. Or something like that. Terrius reluctantly agrees to help him destroy the Wave Generator.
And at this point I'm too tired to finish writing out the outline in a legible fashion. Hopefully you can see what I mean when I'm saying "Terribus says 'Shit already got real' ". I'll finish this up in the morning, yeah? Yeah.
Chapter 1: Seems pretty cool. Lol at the RTD part. xD
Chapter 2: Yeah, I'll think of something. I'll have it that Lorenzo was investigating the Governor for corruption when he stumbles across this hornet nest.
Chapter 3: Proper grimdark style. I like it. And yeah hopefully we still have some RC xD. And Drasus has encountered a Heretek Dark Mechanicus dude using a Sarcosan Wave Generator before, so yeah, he'd know what it was. The rest seems good, mate.
Chapter 4: Nice plan. Zombie fight scene will be boss.
Overall: Yeah, I figured dude. :P So I'll catch you then.
They go check out HQ building (not sure what you call that in 40k, honestly. City hall? The capitol?), since Drasus suspected the planetary governor of corruption. Obviously that suspicion is going to be 100% justified, since who else would be the bad guy?
They find hidden tunnels which lead to the Wave Generator, which is crazy giant. The planetary governor is there, and he goes on about how the Imperium is corrupt, blah blah. I haven't really thought his speech out at all yet. He makes a speech, let's leave it at that. They start fighting, but the dude is on Chaos-roids. Drasus tries to blast his brain, but it reflects psychic feedback. Terrius changes, starts fighting. Drasus realizes that with the Wave Generator still on, there's no way to beat the governor. He goes to find a way to shut it off. Jericho keeps fighting. Drasus rigs the Wave Generator to blow, crossing wires or switching out circuits or something. He tells Jericho to run, but governor dude is like "Nuh uh". They team up to beat him in an amazingly badass way, then run for their lives. The Wave Generator blows just as they exit the tunnels.
The HQ of Planetary Governors is usually situated near the top of the Spire of a Hive City (being the prefect location for a mass effect generator as well, I'd imagine). Usually Administratum buildings and the like.