Stygies VIII is a large Forge World moon orbiting a massive ringed gas giant in the binary star system of Vulcanis. It is home to the best munitions artisans and one of the few worlds which produces Leman Russ Vanquishers. It was once home to the Legio Vulcanum I and II, but they turned traitor and now houses the Legio Honorum.[1a] Of all Forge Worlds Stygies VIII produce the best gun barrels, recoil dampners and finest quality propellant chemicals.[1c]
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Stygies almost fell to rebel forces during the Horus Heresy - it was only saved by the intervention of Eldar forces. This event led to Stygies becoming the home of a secret sect known as the Xenarites, who are dedicated to the study of alien technology.
Stygies VIII has an infamous and suspicious reputation in the Imperium due to its connections to xenos technology. However the High Lords of Terra rule the world too vital to interfere with it too much. Nonetheless a secret war is unfolding on Stygies VIII between the Deathwatch and radical Tech-Priests. Some of these radicals have fled to Vulcanis III where they have breached a Webway portal seeking the Black Library itself and coming into conflict with Harlequins.
Stygies VIII patterns
*: Imperial Armour Volume One places Stygies VIII in Ultima Segmentum[1a], while White Dwarf 260 (UK) states that it is "perilously close to the Eye of Terror", which would suggest a location in the Segmentum Obscurus. In the Codex: Skitarii (7th Edition) (Bastions of the Machine God) system Stygies is located on the border of the Segmentum Pacificus and Segmentum Solar. It is unclear how this apparent conflict affects the previously given history of the planet.
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy
- 2: White Dwarf 260 (UK), pg. 65
- 3: Codex: Skitarii (7th Edition), (e-book) Crucibles of War: Stygies VIII - The Ever-staring Cyclops
- 4: Codex: Cult Mechanicus (7th Edition) - Temples of the Omnissiah