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|Population:||Unknown, now n/a|
|Class:||Previously Civilised World, now Dead World|
|Tithe Grade:||Previously Aptus Non, now n/a|
The Horus Heresy
The Second Tyrannic War
In the last decade of M41, reports began to reach Sotha of unrest and rebellion spreading along the Eastern Fringe. Chapter Master Thorcyra sent Captain Cassios and the Scythes' Fifth Company to crush any uprising before it could begin before himself heading north into the Saphir Cluster. After a year, garbled communications reached Sotha from the Fifth of a widespread xenos incursion into the galaxy - this turned out to be the Tyranids of Hive Fleet Kraken.
A general recall was issued, summoning every single battle-brother of the Chapter back to Sotha to aid in the defence of their home world. Secretly, the best and the brightest of the youth of Sotha were evacuated, as it was already suspected that it was too late to halt the alien menace and new recruits would soon be required to replace losses and rebuild the Chapter.
The invasion began with a single Hive Ship which appeared at the edge of the system. Sergeant Remas led a boarding mission to halt the ship but barely escaped with his life. Soon afterwards, a rain of Mycetic Spores brought billions of Tyranid creatures to the surface. They swarmed over the defensive barricades and the Scythes of the Emperor were decimated. The survivors were evacuated by the Chapter's remaining Thunderhawks, and fled to the death world of Miral to rendezvous with the returning Chapter Master Thorcyra.
Sotha was completely consumed by the Tyranids, and every single human serf and Chapter servant was lost. Later, Thorcyra's successor Thrasius described Sotha as having been reduced to "mere rubble in space".
Flora and Fauna
- Commander Cassios
- Reclusiarch Hornindal
- Sergeant Tiresias
- Neophyte Pasan
- Serf-sergeant Milus Ogden
- 1: Orphans of the Kraken (Short Story) by Richard Williams
- 2: The Shadow of the Beast (Short Story) by Laurie Goulding
- 3: White Dwarf 306 (UK), pg. 52 Index Astartes: Purge the Alien
- 4: Prince of Crows (Novella) by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- White Dwarf 218 (UK), pg. 80 The Coming of the Great Devourer