Since the Wardens execution of the majority the of the ship senior officers the command deck had been in a state of panic, working quickly they had initiated the lock-down to keep the Iron Wardens fragmented. For most forces this would mean they would be fighting in smaller scattered which could be eliminated by the more numerous guardsmen. The only way out would be for a strike team to fight its way to the bridge and take direct control. To the officers it seemed like the Marines had forgotten this fact as they were seemingly focused on regrouping and then crushing any position the defenders tried to fortify, looking for nothing less then total eradication. In reality this was because the bridge was already taken, the officers just hadn't realised it yet.
The first sign to the officers indicating trouble was the shock-wave of teleportation and by the time anyone could react the air was filled with bolter fire which either knocked the mortals to ground or punched into their bodies. When the security team that had been holding position outside they were met by 6 armoured giants, 5 grey and one black. The skull helmed Chaplain Thortes unleashed his combi flamer engulfing the entire squad in fire.
Since Auron had taken command of the defence of the hanger the guard had been pressed from the bay and were now being hunted by 5 man teams of bolter armed Marines. The devastators and vanguard squads had remained in the hanger keeping it clear, ready for the worst should it come to past.
Auron "Company leader's report"
Thortes "bridge has been taken, however the weaklings are no doubt plotting to take it back"
Auron "understood" Auron allowed himself to smile under his helm, this meant the Wardens had control of the ship however brief. "Torval what is your status"
Torval "data center has been cleared and data is secured, however my squad is at 40%"
Auron "see if you can override the vessels servitors to bolster your numbers and make all hast here"
Torval answered in affirmative and clicked off his vox and Semos reported
Semos "We are just about to breach the galler field generator room. We believe the storm troopers have taken refuge in there possibly to summon more warp spawn"
Auron "do you require reinforcement brother?"
Semos "No Capitan, alert me when our tech-brother has returned and we will make our own way off" more harshly he added "don't wait for us captain, I mean it, the infection cannot be allowed to leave"
Auron "good hunting then, command out"
Semos "hiding behind a blank will not protect you from my wrath" he stated factually " or the wrath of the demons you are using to stall us", he laughed with out humour "tell me are all Kestrels so blind and arrogant to think they could escape making deals with the warp and emerge unscathed, no matter ounce we return to Mars the entire Mechanicum and Inquisition will be calling for your heads"
Another voice interrupted the Psyker
Resnov "How ironic witch, Khorne calls for your's"
From somewhere above the demon fell into the squad and Semos moved his shield and prepared his maul for combat.