|This article is about the planet, for the Predator tank variant see Baal Predator|
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|Class:||Adeptus Astartes Homeworld|
|Tithe Grade:||Adeptus Non|
- Orbital Distance: 3.4 AU
- 1.27G/Temp 12°C
- Aestimare: D0
Millennia before the founding of the Imperium, Baal and its two moons were all but destroyed in a terrible war. Ancient viral and nuclear weapons had turned the once idyllic worlds into toxic wastelands. The survivors became scavengers, constantly moving from place to place, and warring to preserve the spoils they gathered.
Baal would come under threat from the Ork Warboss Big Skorcha in 798.M41, though the Blood Angels defeated the attempted invasion. However in 999.M41, Baal again would become threatened by Hive Fleet Leviathan.[1b]
In ancient days Baal and its moons had earth-like atmospheres. Baal itself was always a world of red rust deserts, but its moons were close to paradises. As the Dark Age of Technology ended in the Age of Strife, civil war erupted between the world and its colonised moons, leading to the nuclear devastation of the planets.
Baal Secundus has since been a nuclear-blasted desert world with deadly levels of radiation. This forced the world's human tribes to build cumbersome radiation suits in order to survive. Mutants were once rife upon the world, frequently at war with the remaining pure humans for dominance of the planet.
- Codex: Angels of Death (2nd Edition)
- Codex: Blood Angels (4th Edition)
- Codex: Blood Angels (5th Edition)
- Index Astartes II, "Angels of Death"
- White Dwarf 329 (US), pg. 76