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Askellon Sector

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The Askellon Sector is an Imperial sector in Segmentum Obscurus near the Halo Stars and the Eye of Terror.[1a]

History

Askellon is an ancient region, pre-dating the founding of the Imperium itself, and its history is filled with secrets and lies that have stained every generation. As if to compound its woes, the sector is cursed with a seemingly unending warp storm known as the Pandaemonium that waxes and wanes across the millennia.[1b] With each passing century it grows ever more intense and dangerous, raging like a hungry beast that seeks to devour the entire sector. Within Askellon, it is the prophesied Time of Ending, close to the culmination of the 41st Millennium.[1c]

The Askellon Sector is home to several Rogue Trader dynasties, including the houses of Anzaforr, Surena and Roth. During M41, the Anzaforr and Surena dynasties engaged in a bitter naval feud over salvage rights on several worlds newly reclaimed from abating warp storms; the conflict was ended only when sector command threatened to intervene, and imposed sanctions of penance on both sides of the war.[2b]

Galactic Position

To rimward, the Askellon Sector is bordered by the Scarus Sector and the Ixaniad Sector.[1a]

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