Xerxes Quintus is the fifth planet of a harsh white sun.
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It had lost contact with the Imperium thousands of years before and had no knowledge of the origins of human settlement there or of the Emperor of Mankind. It was an Agricultural World harbouring a large percentage of mutants and psykers. This generated a tradition of neighbours raising each other's children so that their parents would not have to condemn their own offspring if they proved to be tainted. The language is a highly bastardized version of High Gothic punctuated by oaths. Their religious beliefs are heretical by the standards of the Imperium, holding no saviour figure but rather a reviling of the God of Change, whom they blame for the prevalence of mutation among them.
It is most notable as the birthplace of Inquisitor Jaq Draco, whose parents were adepts of genetics given a lifetime assignment to help reassimilate Xerxes Quintus into the Imperium. The planet had been recontacted by the Imperium approximately a century before Jaq's birth and plans were being made to utilise it as an agricultural export world, which would in turn allow exploitation of the mineral wealth of its sister world Quartus.