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It is wealthy, covered in lush forests and continent-sized lakes. Its beauty is famed across the sector. Its populace numbers only a few million, most of whom are involved in the production of rejuvenating elixirs, fine furs and rare narcotics created from its natural flora and fauna. It is the homeworld of Confessor Dolan Chirosius and Jan van Yastobaal.
Plague of Unbelief
During the Plague of Unbelief, the apostate Cardinal Bucharis' forces landed on Chiros, and began the conquest of the wealthy planet. They initially encountered little resistance. Soon though, they came up against an obstacle they could not overcome. Bucharis was not being kept filled in on the situation properly and could not understand why his troops failed to conquer the planet. The commander of the assaulting forces had restrained from using orbital bombardment, as he had seen the planet as a Paradise World to which the Cardinal could retire. Bucharis was pleased with his foresight and sent an extra three companies of troops, although this just prolonged the fighting and led to the surrender of Bucharis' forces.
Bucharis soon found out that the entire planet had risen up against his forces to defend their world. When a detachment of the troops attempted to seize the wealthy estate of the Yastobaal clan, the young clan head, Jan van Yastobaal and his men resisted, killing the entire detachment. The estate, however, was in ruins and the Yastobaal mansion in flames. Salvaging weapons and supplies from the blazing mansion, Jan led his ragtag force into the forests and mountains. The defiance of Jan van Yastobaal had been taken up by the entire planet's population. The people of Chiros became an invisible army that could not be decisively engaged, constantly harassing Bucharis' troops with hit and run attacks and deadly sniper fire. Bucharis' forces finally surrendered after a suicide bomber charged into their camp and killed their army commanders. Chiros was never taken and marked the beginning of the end for Bucharis' empire.
- 1: Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, pg. 114
- 2: Codex: Sisters of Battle (2nd Edition), pgs. 40–41
- 3: Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition: War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pg. 8