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Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Betalis III px
Segmentum: Segmentum Solar
Sector: Talis Munus
Subsector: Caerulus-Primaris
System: Betalis System
Population: 62,000,000
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Ice World/Mining World
Tithe Grade: N/A

Betalis III is an Ice World and Mining World of the Imperium most famous for its invasion by Eldar forces in 894.M41.[1]


Main article: Betalis Campaign

Originally discovered in the Omniel Crusade, an Adeptus Mechanicus Explorator craft came across the world while recovering an Eldar craft that had landed on the planet. Scoured by the Ordo Xenos and Adeptus Mechanicus afterwards, after many decades the scans were complete and no further Eldar presence could be found. Concluding that the craft had been abandoned, the Inquisition lost interest in Betalis III and it quickly developed into an ore and mineral mining outpost for the Imperium. Its extreme climate made it uninhabitable and thus little development occurred, its only major population consisted of tens of millions of settlers shipped in to serve as miners or factory laborers. The planets climate meant the planetary population was forced to live in confined quarters for generations on end, leading to madness, claustrophobia, and agoraphobia.[1a]

In 894.M41 Eldar forces from Craftworld Alaitoc, Craftworld Mymeara, and Corsairs from the Void Dragons, Sky Raiders, and Sunblitz Brotherhood descended upon Betalis III in search of Irillyth, the lost Phoenix Lord of the Shadow Spectres Aspect Warriors. Betalis III was reinforced by Cadian and Elysian Imperial Guard as well as Titans from the Legio Gryphonicus and Space Wolves Space Marines.[1b] After fighting the Eldar to a bloody standstill, the mysterious aliens vanished as quickly as they had arrived, presumably recovering Irillyth.[1c]

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