Saint Marduk's Bane
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|Name:||Saint Marduk's Bane|
|Class:||Dead World (Formerly Hive World)|
During the Orpheus Revolt in 921.M39, the world became the last bastion of Chaos resistance in the face of an Imperial War of Faith. The Hive World had been fortified into a living hell and its population used as raw materials by the Warpsmiths of the Death Mongers. Commander of the War Effort, Arch-Confessor Marduk claimed the final victory for his own zealot and Imperial Guard forces, choosing to instead dispatch the Space Marine and Sorotias allies to destroy other fleeing traitor forces. However after all contact is lost with the Ecclesiarchy forces, the Angels Revenant Strike Cruiser Intercessor rushes to investigate only to be attacked by two small xenos craft of unknown origin (likely Necrons). Destroying one attacker and driving the other off, the Space Marine vessel is badly damaged but nonetheless finds that the entire world of Colkasth had been reduced to a radioactive wreck. The Angels Revenant discover a few catatonic survivors on the planet. The Dead World of Colkasth is forever afterwards named Saint Marduk's Bane, after the "martyred" Arch-Confessor himself.