The Pride and Profit Campaign
In the grim darkness of the far future, the Imperium of Man encompasses more than a million worlds. However, only a fraction of the Imperium’s numberless citizens will ever leave the surface of their individual home planets. Rogue Traders are among those precious few who stand on the threshold of unlimited opportunity and possess the freedom to chart the course of their own destiny. The role of the Rogue Trader in the Imperium is to go beyond the borders of Imperial space to seek out new worlds to exploit, lost human civilizations to rediscover and return to the Imperial Creed, and rare resources to harvest. His authority to accomplish these feats comes from a rare and ancient warrant of trade, which has been handed down through his family for generations. The Rogue Trader’s warrant gives him almost limitless freedom and makes him practically a law unto himself—a privilege that most Imperial citizens, high or low, can only dream of. Renown and riches reward the bold, but the unwary find only anonymous deaths. A Rogue Trader who can wrest profits from a dangerous universe through luck, cunning, or sheer force of will enjoys something few humans in the 41st Millennium even know—a life of adventure and true freedom.
Such a course, however, is often fraught with peril. Foul aliens, pernicious raiders, and even other Rogue Traders stand in your way on the path to greatness. One’s wits, luck, skill, and courage will be tested to their utmost limits. To survive is to face even greater challenges—and to wield even greater power.
The D’Stayn Dynasty is well familiar with these dangers – for the famous Rogue Trader family has been decimated by a sudden and unexplained conflict that leaves the Lord of the Dynasty and his sons dead or missing. Suddenly, a young Morgan D’Stayn – thirteenth child of the family patriarch and little more than a political prize until now – finds herself the Scion of the shattered House by default. Barely trained in the ways of the Rogue Trader, she relies on her most trusted personal and family retainers in her quest to restore the glory and power of the D’Stayn Dynasty and seek revenge on whatever mysterious enemy has laid her family low.