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Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Besana Unknown.jpg
Segmentum: Unknown
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Gort System
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Chaos[2], formerly Imperium[2]
Class: Mining World, Desert World
Tithe Grade: None[2]

Besana was an Imperium Desert Mining World that was extensively mined by the Adeptus Mechanicus for cad-ore. That was the only value the Imperium has for the world, as Besana's poisoned soil prevents anything from growing there.[1]

The Mechanicus export the world's cad-ore by the gigaton from its spaceport, and this has caused Besana's deserts to have a bluish tinge to their sand. The cad-ore dust drifting in Besana's atmosphere though, has caused its air to become poisonous and breathing it without protection for extended periods of time, will result in the development of a rapid degenerative disease. It also interferes with communication equipment and makes contacting anyone on or off the world extremely difficult. Traveling on world's deserts is dangerous, as they hide slipsand pools that can swallow anyone who steps into them and because of this, the only way to safely navigate Besana's surface is by traveling on its paved roads.[1]

During Warmaster Ryse's Crusade, Besana's System was held by General Travis and thought to be secure. This was proven false though, when the Anckorite Brotherhood Cult instigated a rebellion on Besana and began to sweep across the world. Any Imperial force sent against the Cult was defeated and while Travis had tried to keep the rebellion from Ryse, the Inquisition sent reports to the Warmaster. From them, Ryse learned that his forces were at risk of losing Besana to the Brotherhood, which could then spread to the rest of the Gort System. Losing the System would have dire consequences for the Warmaster's Crusade, so Ryse ordered General Ursarkar E. Creed to win back the Gort System at all costs. Creed's brilliant tactics allowed him to reinforce a fortified position, held by Major Luka, on Besana's paved roads, which prevented the Brotherhood from reaching the world's spaceport. Besana's deadly deserts prevented the Cult from bypassing Creed's position and the Brotherhood was held at bay, long enough to allow the Grand Cruiser Magister Thine to fire upon them. This devastated the Brotherhood and it retreated - directly into the Imperial forces Creed had ordered transported behind the Cult. Now trapped between both sides, the Brotherhood was wiped out and Besana was saved.[1]

However, shortly before the 13th Black Crusade, Besana fell to the forces of Chaos.[2]

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