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Baran is a fecund world of rolling blue oceans, expansive forests, and rolling steppe land. It was originally an Eldar Exodite world, but was conquered by the Orks of Waaagh Arbuttz late M40. By 224.M41 an Imperial crusade passed over the world with the intention of liberating it from its Ork overlords.
The first assaults quickly established the Imperial forces as masters of the steppe-lands. The Feral Ork tribes fled to the hinterlands. General Von Paulus, commanding General of the Krieg 127th Infantry Regiment, lacked the troops to threaten one area without exposing another, so he had a system of fortifications set up to contain the Orks instead. As the only regiment assigned to the crusade, the 127th Infantry Regiment were given the Right of Settlement of Baran. As settlers began to arrive, these fortified positions became the basis for Imperial cities, with a curious blend of civilian structures and military fortifications. As generations passed the original conquering regiment died away and was replaced by home grown PDF forces. and eventually these regiments were inducted into the Imperial Guard as the Baran Siege Masters.