With the desire to push back the ork raids on their newly acquired mining facilities, the explorers sent most of their Cadian infantry planet side. Having a barracks on Luna’s Fury, stocked with some of finest Imperial Guard is becoming one of the most prized assets of the explorers.
Several plans were made on how to ambush the ork raiding parties, eventually the fight was taken to the explorers as a Lt. Bergstrom reported contact in one of the mining tunnels. The explorers raced to the action only to see the lieutenant-the last of his patrol-die at the hands of an ork. A fierce fight broke out until ork reinforcements created a new passage to the tunnel. A partial cave-in separated the explorers from the orks, but a well-placed grenade thrown near an ork carrying his own explosives did a substantial amount of damage. The explorers were able to kill a fleeing warboss with a good mix of luck and skill.
The explorers than took the fight to the orks in a Leman Russ carrying 3 Imperial Fist scouts for support. When they came to a great fissure in the ground orks were waiting on both side of it to attack. This became the most dangerous fight the explorers were part of yet. Their tank was nearly destroyed by rockets and Bjorn Gudmund was saved from a second, surely deadly hit with an ork choppa thanks to the protection of the tank he was half out of.
With the help of the Imperial Fist the battle was eventually won. As damaging as the loss of a Warboss is to the orks, these battle only bought the explorers time. The tenacity of the ork race would not allow an easy victory.
After getting back to their ship and to Port Wander the explorers made purchases and refits to the Luna’s Fury. The explorers convinced the Imperial Fist to finish clearing out the remaining orks because of their threat to humanity.
The actions of the explorers removed the temporary -2 PF and added a +1 PF since the mines are now running unimpeded by orks. In order to gain more wealth from the mines the explorers will need to establish a refining facility and/or find less expensive ways to supply the mining facility. They are paying a premium for the supplies acquired through Port Wander.