Dark Heresy - Caladar Star Cluster
“To the refugees and Harrek my ever trusted Lieutenant and aide; given our recent adventures and our long journey through the stars I regret this course of action deeply. However, what measure is a that fickle creature known as man? To that end I think in these long years it is what we take with us, where we take root and how we conduct ourselves. By no means does this absolve me for what I am to do now, but it is the rationale behind my actions. As if providence was with us, this place appeared after briefly being thought lost.
We arrived at a world suitable for life, and we have the technology with us and now our refugees from the dozens of worlds we visited have a home. Most of all my reason is you Harrek, a chance to give you and your love to settle down and have a family. Selfish it may be, but even has humanity looked to its children and thus so do I, as you’ll note the refugees along with married personnel and those with children make up the vast majority of the landing party. The transports are already inbound, along with a few escorts"
The man grimaces and looks off into the distance before continuing with finality in his voice.
“We are leaving now, to meet up with the rest – some of the fleet has been left to you to defend, but focus on building and not war. I go to see whatever is further in, to see about any other colonists and the threat they whisper of, this Architect. I suspect I will not survive, nor will the rest of us return – but on the off chance we do survive our near suicidal march in these forlorn extra galactic stars I want to return to rest my weary bones on good soil. Rear Admiral Caltha Ymniez Harrek, of Terra’s Frontier and Exploration Fleet I give you command and I entrust you and the refugees along with other personnel of the Fleet to do a good job of it. May you roots dig deep, and know that is has been an honor.
The man salutes the screen. “As Admiral Ivan Celdri, of Terra’s Frontier and Exploration Fleet I take my leave embarking on my mission to explore, and to protect humanity wherever they might call home. Take care, and take root so you may prosper”
The message ends