Desert worlds are desolate planets with no bodies of water and with completely desert terrains. Since "desert world" only refers to the planet's terrain, most human-populated desert worlds fall into a technical Imperial class, such as civilised world, feral world or death world. Inhabited desert worlds often produce tough people who know how to survive in the most barren of environments.[Needs Citation]
Generally, the planets are desert worlds when they are colonised, but in some extreme cases such as virus bombing, a formerly habitable planet had its ecosystem completely destroyed, leading to planetwide desertification. This was the case on Tallarn after it was bombarded by the Iron Warriors.[Needs Citation]
Notable Desert Worlds
|Tallarn||Segmentum Tempestus||Unknown||Unknown||Tallarn System||Unknown|
Tarentus, Masali and Quintarn, the "Three Planets", are each part of the Ultramarines empire of Ultramar and are each used as food producing worlds. They have vast bio-domes covering much of the surface along with several water traps, catching and storing as much water as the barren land can give them.
|General||Dead World • Death World • Desert World • Ice World • Jungle World • Ocean World •|
|Imperium||Adeptus Astartes Homeworld • Agri World • Cardinal World • Cemetery World • Civilised World • Feral World • Feudal World • Forge World • Fortress World • Hive World • Industrial World • Knight World • Mining World • Paradise World • Penal World • Quarantined World • Research Station • Shrine World|
|Xeno||Xenos World • Daemon World • Exodite World • Tomb World • Maiden World • Crone World • Ork World • Tau Empire • Craftworld|