Welcome to Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum! Log in and join the community.


From Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum
Jump to: navigation, search
Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Serenade/Cephris/Cepharil px
Segmentum: Unknown
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Various
Class: Necron Tomb World/Maiden World/Imperial World (presently Dead World)
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Serenade, known to the Necrons as Cephris and to the Eldar as Cepharil, is a world located on the Eastern Fringe [1d].


The world was originally part of the Necrontyr race and became a Tomb World for the Ammunos Dynasty. According to legend it became the resting place of their last Phaeron, Nephreth. Nephreth left a star map to his tomb via an artifact known as the Astrarium Mysterios. The tomb itself could only open every few centuries or millennia when certain astrological formations aligned.[1] A notable feature of Serenade was the "Song" of the planet, in fact a reflection of a numeric sequence emitting from Nephreth's tomb. The sequence, "3211-1545-4131-5322", repeated for eternity and would subconsciously influence the lifeforms and cultures of the planet. It could be seen in almost every facet of life on Serenade over the millennia. To Necrons, heavy exposure and investigation into the song could result in succumbing to madness.[1b]

In M31 Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner began to compete with one another over who would gain access to Nephreth's tomb and the wonders within. Trazyn struck first, fighting through hordes of Eldar Exodites who had settled on the world to try and get to the tomb. By order of the Awakened Council, the duo were forced to work together to defend the world from Ork invasion. The early Human settlers on the world were amazed at their apparent Necron saviors and in time confused them for Space Marines. Many many millennia later, statues resembling the Necrons were erected across Cephris, now known as Serenade. By this point Serenade's natural beauty had begun to erode under the grind of Imperial pollution.[1a]

In an effort to be rid of Orikan, Trazyn unleashed a Genestealer into the depths of Serenade to assassinate the Cryptek. However Orikan fought off the attack and it escaped. Many more centuries later, the Genestealer had since erected a full Cult and launched an uprising upon the world. After being overrun with Genestealers, the Imperium was forced to enact Exterminatus, transforming Serenade into a dead world but leaving the tomb deep below still intact.[1c]

Related Articles