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Kiavahr

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Kiavahr is a Forge World whose moon, Deliverance, houses the Fortress Monastery of the Raven Guard Space Marine Chapter. The Forge World's Titan Legion is the Legio Vindictus.[1]

Map Basic Data Planetary Image
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Segmentum: Segmentum Tempestus
Sector: Forsarr Sector
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Forge World[2]/Adeptus Astartes Homeworld
Tithe Grade: Unknown, presumably Adeptus Non

Overview

Kiavahr is populated by billions of craftsmen and workers who work and reside in the many hive cities and fabrication plants which cover the planet's surface. Together with Deliverance, the two worlds produce an amount of ordnance and war machines almost equal to a Forge World. The planet's atmosphere is highly toxic - a result of millennia of industrial pollution - which results in incidences of mutation far above the normal levels. This level of mutation stretches the tolerance of the Adeptus Ministorum, but the volume and quality of materials the two worlds produce (and, presumably, the presence of the Raven Guard) mean that more leeway is granted than would usually be the case.[1]

History

For centuries before the arrival of Corax, Kiavahr and its prison moon Lycaeus were ruled by powerful Tech-Priests and Forge-Guilds based from their capital of Nabrik, using the billions that toiled on both celestial bodies as slaves. However after Corax led a successful revolt against the Guilds on Lycaeus and the subsequent nuclear bombardment of Kiavahr, the Guilds were overthrown and the masses freed. While thousands had died and parts of Kiavahr were reduced to a nuclear wasteland, millions had been saved.[2]

Later during the Horus Heresy, the Alpha Legion instigated a rebellion against Corax's authority on Kiavahr, though in the end this too was defeated.[1]

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