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Map Basic Data Lunar Image
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Small cross.pngApollonia
Name: Apollonia Unknown.jpg
Segmentum: Outside Imperial boundaries

(to the north of Segmentum Obscurus[2]

Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Primary: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperial
Class: Unknown
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Apollonia was a moon that was home to a secret base of the Inquisition, and the reliquary for an ancient and powerful artifact of the Thousand Sons Legion, the Athenaeum of Kallimakus.

Apollonia

Apollonia was the moon of a gas giant, which itself was the outermost of four planets that orbit a bloated star in an unnamed system. Apollonia was the only body with a name in the entire system, and was locked into an orbital arrangement with its planet, ensuring that no sunlight reached the moon, causing an eternal solar eclipse.[1a]

Fortress

The Inquisitorial fortress's first line of defence was conventional firepower: orbital weapon platforms to repel possible invaders, reckoned strong enough to defeat a small fleet. These defences did not prove enough to deter the attack of a fleet under the command of Ahzek Ahriman, whose vessels systematically destroyed Apollonia's defences with little loss in return. The moon was also noted to possess an unusual warp-signature, making particular sorcerous techniques - such as opening warp-gates or tunnels to the surface - difficult.[1b]

Destruction

After Ahriman was successful in retrieving the Athenaeum, the physical cohesiveness of Apollonia catastrophically weakened. Some very short time later, it imploded, the debris burrowing into a warp storm.[1c]

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