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Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Hydra Cordatus Hydra Cordatus.JPG
Segmentum: Segmentum Obscurus
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Hydra Cordatus System[3]
Population: Index Expurgatorius[3]
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Forge World
Tithe Grade: Adeptus Non[3]

Hydra Cordatus is a Forge World close to the Eye of Terror.[Needs Citation]


Horus Heresy

During the Horus Heresy, the planet was assaulted by the Iron Warriors, who were acting against a local Imperial Fists garrison. After a siege, the Iron Warriors finally overcame the Imperial Fists' fortress of the Cadmean Citadel due to an assault led personally by Perturabo.[4]

Recent History

It supplied weapons and vehicles to the Imperium, and it was also one of the only places that Space Marine gene-seed could be stored.[Needs Citation]

Sometime before the 13th Black Crusade, an unidentified Warsmith of the Iron Warriors assaulted the planet, seeking to attain the Imperial Fist gene-seed stored there. Under his command were Captains Forrix, Kroeger, and Honsou. Eventually, the Warsmith succeeded in conquering the planet. Although Imperial defenders tried to destroy the gene-seed before he could reach it, he moved quickly and reached the cryo-chambers before they could finish. Already favored in the eyes of the Gods of Chaos, the Warsmith was promoted to daemonhood for this accomplishment. Just after his ascension, he named Honsou as his successor.[Needs Citation]

Honsou proceeded to kill the remaining Imperials and then retreated back into the Eye of Terror with the intact genetic material.[2]