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A Hive City.

A η-class (eta class) or Hive World is a category of Imperial planet distinguished by vast, continent-spanning cities, often built high into the sky and deep beneath the earth.

Overview

Their populations are enormous, and almost all food needs to be imported. A Hive World rendered temporarily inaccessible through Warp space will suffer a devastating famine within a very short space of time. It will become a vast catacomb of lunatics driven to excesses of anarchic, urban savagery by starvation and claustrophobia. Hive Worlds are dangerous, being too large to monitor safely, and their citizens are typically unbalanced, if not utterly crazed. It has been known for the Adeptus Arbites to cull these planets in order to bring their populations down to manageable levels.[1]

Billions of people can live crowded together in a single Hive city. Each of these Hive Worlders is a potential soldier for Imperial forces, including the Imperial Guard and the Space Marines. Hive Worlds contribute the vast bulk of the recruits for the Imperial Guard. The violent gangland lifestyle which most residents are forced to live means they are already hardened and experienced in warfare. Almost every recruit will already know how to handle a gun.[Needs Citation]

Hive Worlds also serve to populate newly discovered planets. Imperial citizens are gathered from various Hive Worlds (willingly or unwillingly) and shipped off to distant colonies. An example of this would be Medusa V.[Needs Citation]

Hive Worlds have huge import/export ratios, exporting a vast range of materials, and relying on imports of food and water.[Needs Citation]

There are approximately 32,380 Hive Worlds in the Imperium.[2a] Most consist of various enclosed Hive cities or Hive clusters surrounded by wasteland, jungle, ice, plains, etc. In the most extreme examples the Hive World has developed beyond the point of separate Hive clusters - the planet's surface instead is completely urbanised with hundreds of stacked layers of arcologies, covering the entirety of the planet. Holy Terra is an example of this "city-planet".[Needs Citation]

In common with most other Imperial worlds, Hive World society has distinct classes, with a ruling class and a working class. Invariably the lower classes inhabit the lower and more decayed and polluted levels of the Hive.[Needs Citation]

The sheer numbers of workers in a Hive makes them hard to control. Gangs grow up and control sections, fighting among themselves and millions subsists on scraps. Further up power reaches the ancient lighting system, while even further up, air circulation systems clean the air for those rich enough to afford it. It is a hierarchical system, and a ruthless one, but given sufficient forces to keep the populace down, it is a very efficient way of housing billions of people. If each person had a house on the ground, the entire planet would be overrun with living quarters and no room for production facilities.[Needs Citation]

Hive Worlds are important due to their output. They don't reach anywhere near the production of a Forge World, but the number of workers give out a huge quantity of materials. Hive Worlders, being just as brutal and savage as those on Feral Worlds also provide the best fighting material to the Imperium.[Needs Citation]

Notable Hive Worlds

Planet name Segmentum Sector Subsector System Population Notes
Absolom Reach (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - Daemon World, also former Desert World
Acheron IV Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - War World; Imperium fought with Orks
Aerius (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - status unknown. Suffered great losses due to the plague.
Agrellan (former) Ultima Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Was captured by Tau and renamed to Mu'gulath Bay, then subjected to Exterminatus by Imperium though part of the Tau population survived
Algol Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 18,000,000,000
Amarah Prime Segmentum Tempestus Orpheus Capitoline Subsector Amarah Unknown
Anshur (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Status unknown, former Imperium
Aralan Unknown Aralan Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Arcadia Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Archaos Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Drusus Marches Unknown Unknown
Armageddon Segmentum Solar Armageddon sector Armageddon subsector Armageddon system Unknown
Aryand Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - Necron world
Ashek II Pacificus Sabbat Worlds Unknown Unknown Unknown Attacked by Chaos with unknown result
Auxilion Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - Dead World
Avalan Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - War World
Avellorn Segmentum Solar[3] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Badab Primaris Ultima Segmentum Badab Sector Unknown Badab System 5,170,000,000 Former Adeptus Astartes Homeworld (Astral Claws)
Bakus III Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Baraspine Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Adrantis Nebula Baraspine System 2,000,000,000
Belacane Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Markayn Marches Belacane System 2,700,000,000 Also - Forge World
Belial Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Black Reach (Blackreach) Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Bront Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Golgenna Reach Unknown Unknown
Caldera Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - Death World
Canopus Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Josian Reach Unknown Unknown
Carcharias Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - Adeptus Astartes Homeworld (Crimson Consuls)
Chima Lomas Obscurus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Clove Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Hazeroth Abyss Unknown Unknown
Coronis Agathon[2c] Segmentum Obscurus Unknown Unknown Unknown 120,000,000,000[2c] Also - Fortress World
Corvus Majoris Ultima Unknown Corvus Sub-Sector Unknown Unknown
Crixos Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Cthonia (former) Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Cthonia system Unknown Now - destroyed
Cyclopean Prime Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Cyclopia Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Delaphina Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Derdoni (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Primary Hive was destroyed, status unknown
Don-Croix Ultima Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Drachu Segmentum Tempestus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ephisia Segmentum Tempestus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Site of rebellion
Falchat (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Hives were stormed by Chaos, current status unknown
Fell Core
(former)
Ultima Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - Dead World
Fenksworld Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Josian Reach Unknown 1,000,000,000
Formal Prime Pacificus Sabbat Worlds Unknown Unknown Unknown
Fornax Aleph Pacificus Sabbat Worlds Newfound Trailing Group Unknown Unknown
Forsarr (former),
now - (Garaghak's World)
Segmentum Tempestus Forsarr Sector Unknown Kastorel System Unknown Now - Ork World
Galaspar Unknown Unknown Unknown Galaspar System Billions
Gantor Terentes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Gehenna Prime Unknown Unknown Unknown Gehenna System Unknown
Gethsemane Segmentum Obscurus Gothic Sector Gethsemane sub-sector Gethsemane System Unknown
Greyshroud Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Gunpoint Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Hazeroth Abyss Unknown Unknown
Guytoga Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Hazeroth Abyss Unknown Unknown
Hamclov Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Harakon Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hazhim Ultima Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hermetica Segmentum Solar Chonma Sector Unknown Hermetica System Unknown
Hexis Alpha Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hranx Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - War World, divided the planet between the Imperium and the Alpa Legion
Hredrin Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Josian Reach Unknown Unknown
Ichar IV Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Ichar System 500,000,000,000
Ichorax (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown None, former billions Now - Dead World
Ishraq Ultima Unknown Corvus Sub-Sector Unknown Unknown Though polluted by Chaos, the Imperium thinks that the population may be cleanced of its filth
Isstvan III (former) Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Isstvan system None, was 12 billion pre-Heresy Now - Dead World, site of the famous Battle of Isstvan III
Japheth Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now belongs to Chaos
Jones Crispin World Ultima Segmentum Charadon sector Unknown Eydolim System Unknown
Kado Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - War World, the Imperium fought there with the Chaos
Khadenghast Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - War World, the Imperium fought there with renegade PDF
Kiavahr Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - Adeptus Astartes Homeworld (Raven Guard)
Lakadamon Tempestus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Landunder Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Malfian Subsector Landunder System <1,000,000,000
Lastrati
[Needs Citation]
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Lavantia Tempestus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - Desert World and Adeptus Astartes Homeworld (Night Swords)
Lethe Eleven (former) Segmentum Obscurus Scarus Sector Helican Subsector Thracian Primaris system Unknown Now - Ork World
Levion Gamma Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Suffered great losses through Ork invasion
Lo Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Drusus Marches Unknown Unknown
M'kond Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Malfi Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Malfian Subsector Malfi System 23,000,000,000
Medusa V (former) Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Medusa system None Now - Dead World, also formerly Mining World
Megheim Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Meridian Ultima Korianis Subsector Aurelia Unknown 32,000,000,000
Meridian (Maiden World) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Former Maiden World
Merov Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Golgenna Reach Unknown Unknown
Merovincha Segmentum Obscurus Ixaniad Sector Crassan Subsector Unknown Unknown
Methalor Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Minea[2a] Ultima Segmentum[2a] Unknown Unknown Unknown 154,000,000,000[2a]
Mitra Prime Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now belongs to Chaos
Mordian Segmentum Obscurus Unknown Unknown Mordian system Unknown
Morrigar (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown None Now - Dead World, also - Tomb World
Necromunda Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Necromunda System Unknown
Nonimax Segmentum Pacificus Sabbat Worlds Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nostramo (former) Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Destroyed, also - former Adeptus Astartes Homeworlds (Night Lords)
Nova Sulis Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nova Terra (Constantinium) Segmentum Pacificus Viridis Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nucon VI Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown At least 100 Billion The planet was plagued by Nurgle. Current status unknown
Optima Prima Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - War World and Mining World. Forces of the Imperium fought there with Chaos Space Marines of Nurgle
Orar Segmentum Obscurus Gothic Sector Orar Subsector Unknown Unknown
Orphidia Delta Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Orphidia Prime Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Pandora Prime Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Paraghast Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Persepolis Segmentum Pacificus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Phaenon Prime (former) Segmentum Obscurus Unknown Unknown Unknown None, formerly 14 billion Destroyed, also former Penal World and during some time belonged to Chaos
Piety Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Drusus Marches Unknown Unknown
Port Maw Segmentum Obscurus Gothic Sector Port Maw Port Maw System Unknown
Praedis Zeta Ultima Segmentum Vidar Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - Adeptus Astartes Homeworld (Imperial Reavers)
Praetoria Segmentum Tempestus Unknown Unknown Praetoria System Unknown
Prol IX Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Markayn Marches Prol System Unknown
Pyros Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Radnar (former) Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - Dead World
Raxos (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Was invaded by Daemons, current status unknown
Rebas (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - Dead World
Regallus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now belongs to Chaos
Saint Marduk's Bane (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Now - Dead World
Samson IV Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Hazeroth Abyss Unknown Unknown
Schrodinger VII (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Tomb World, Ice World, also former Mining World. Now belongs to Necron
Scintilla Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Golgenna Reach Unknown 25,000,000,000
Sephlagm Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - War World where Imperium fought with rebels
Septius VII Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Shardenus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Shroud Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Millions Also - Mining World, Ice World
Siprix Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Solomon Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Markayn Marches Solomon System 13,000,000,000
Stalinvast (former) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A Noe - Dead World
Subiaco Diablo
(former)
Segmentum Obscurus Belis Corona Sector Unknown Belis Corona System Unknown Now - Dead World
Tanis (former) Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Unknown Tanis System Unknown Now - Dead World
Targus VIII Segmentum Tempestus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Terra Segmentum Solar Solar sector Sol subsector Sol System Unknown
Temperis[2b] Segmentum Pacificus[2b] Unknown Unknown Cabulis System[2b] Unknown Also - War World. Attacked by Orks
Tephaine Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Adrantis Subsector Tephaine System Unknown
Terra Segmentum Solar Sector Solar Sub-Sector Solar Sol System Billions
Thical Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Drusus Marches Unknown Unknown
Thracian Primaris Segmentum Obscurus Scarus Sector Helican Subsector Thracian Primaris system 22,000,000,000
Thranx
(former)
Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Thranx System Unknown Now - Dead World
Thridia Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Also - Tomb World
Tranch Segmentum Obscurus Scarus Sector Adrantis Subsector Unknown Unknown
Turren Primus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Urlon IV Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vanqualis Unknown Scaephan Sector Unknown Obsidian System Unknown
Vaust Segmentum Pacificus Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vaxanide Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Malfian Sub-Sector Vaxanide System 3,000,000,000
Verghast Segmentum Pacificus Sabbat Worlds Newfound Trailing Group Unknown Unknown
Volcanis Ultor Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Volcanis System Unknown
Vorlanthus IV Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vorsk (former) Unknown Unknown Vorsk Subsector Betalis System Unknown Now - Ork World
Vyaniah Ultima Segmentum Khymaran Drift Unknown Unknown 2,500,000,000 Early stage Hive World

Sources

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