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Gethsemane (planet)

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Gethsemane is an Imperial hive world, located in the Gethsemane sub-sector of Segmentum Obscurus.[1a]

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Segmentum: Segmentum Obscurus[1a]
Sector: Gothic[1a]
Subsector: Gethsemane[1a]
System: Gethsemane System[1a]
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Hive World[1a]
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Overview

In 151.M41, during the 12th Black Crusade, Lord Admiral Cornelius von Ravensburg of Battlefleet Gothic took to the offensive, bringing the forces of Chaos to battle around Gethsemane. With his personal flagship Divine Right leading a fleet of seventeen capital ships, plus their escorts, Ravensburg harried the Chaos ships for a week, before realising too late that he was being baited into a trap. In the Battle of Gethsemane, flanked by a second Chaos fleet, the Imperial forces lost seven capital ships in the ensuing firefight. Ravensburg's forces retreated, but were later able to mount a new offensive against the Chaos ships; this assault was interrupted by the arrival of a flotilla of Eldar pirates. Ravensburg feared a three-way dogfight, but the capricious aliens turned their fire solely upon the Chaos fleet, obliterating them to the last. Although not the end of the war, Abaddon's forces were unable to mount any major offence after the engagement, which turned the war decidedly in the Imperium's favour.[1b]

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