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Mordian was once an Imperium Hive World, that was renowned as the Homeworld of the Iron Guard Regiments of the Imperial Guard.[1]

Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Mordian Mordia.jpg
Segmentum: Segmentum Obscurus
Sector: Stygius Sector
Subsector: Unknown
System: Mordian System
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Chaos, formerly Imperium[4]
Class: Hive World
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Overview

Mordian is a tidally locked planet, the time of the planet's rotation equal to the time of its revolution around its sun. Consequently, half of the planet is in perpetual darkness; the other constantly burned by the harsh sun. All life is on its dark side. For good reason, Mordian is also known as the World of Eternal Night[1].

Mordian's hundreds of millions of inhabitants live on a land surface barely one tenth the size of Earth. Its hive cities are characterized by pyramidal, multi-levelled towers rising like mountains towards space. The government is known as the Tetrarchy, and strictly controls and rations the planet's meager resources. Mordian naturally breeds discontent, and the Iron Guard is the only thing that stands between order and total anarchy.[1][2]

Chaos Invasion

The greatest threat faced by Mordian came as a result of a conspiracy among Chaos cultists. Summoned by a spell, ships from the Eye of Terror poured Chaos Marines from the skies and daemons appeared within the streets. In the resulting Battle of Mordian, the Mordian Iron Guard eventually emerged victorious against the invasion.[2]

Dark Imperium

Following the resurrection of Roboute Guilliman and the formation of the Great Rift, Mordian was one of the worlds which became stranded in the Dark Imperium[3]. Mordian was subsequently besieged by the Thousand Sons during the Invasion of the Stygius Sector and though the Imperium's Stygius Crusade later broke the siege, it proved to be no match for Tzeentch's invading forces. The overwhelmed Crusade, was soon forced to retreat from the Stygius Sector and it is not known if any of Mordian's population escaped with the Crusade, before the Sector fell into the Chaos God's grasp.[4]

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