The Fire Wastes had the attention of Urgok the Unstoppable, and were part of Ghazghkull Thraka's plans to invade Hive Tempestora and Hive Helsreach from the sea, using huge gigatankers to transport his Orks under the sea. It was defended by a unit of the Adepta Sororitas under the command of Canoness Carmina of the Order of the Argent Shroud and the Flesh Tearers Space Marines. The Iron Line was built in order to defend the mines and electricity generators which barred the route from the Ork Roks to the Cheya Ranas ore mines. The Sreya Rock defence outpost also remained in the hands of the Imperium, defending the area from orbital bombardment, including defense lasers and macro batteries, but also proving effective against the nearby Ork Gargants. They have managed to destroy most of Warlord Skrag's 3 Gargants and most of the 11 Stompers Dreadnought warbands.
It appears that the Canoness was in command of the region and used her allies, the Flesh Tearers, and their ferocious ability to drive the Orks on the waiting sisters bolters. This caused the retreat of Ruklum's Big Gunz from Koonanga Creek Canyon, although the massacre of Gaius Point, which was simply the Flesh Tearers massacring a unit of Orks and then charging into a unit of defenceless human militiamen, earned them a great deal of enmity.
Chapter Master Seth, of the Flesh Tearers, has since learned of the Canoness' desire for the Flesh Tearers to undergo an Inquisitorial investigation. He then reassigned the Flesh Tearers to the most inhospitable area of the region and they have become known as the Eaters of the Dead by the Orks, finally making it known to all that the Flesh Tearers did indeed eat the dead. Despite their successes, it appears the chapter may be about to be declared Excommunicate Traitoris.
The results show that the Imperium held off the Orks but didn't manage to make significant gains and fighting will continue for a long time in the north.
|The Iron Line||44%||56%||Contested|
|Sreya Rock Mountain Range||49%||51%||Contested|
|Koonanga Creek Canyon||46%||54%||Contested|
|Sreya Rock Defence Outpost||46%||54%||Contested|
|Ork Rok Dropsite||43%||57%||Contested|
|Black Lung Tar Pits||47%||53%||Contested|
|Chaya Ranas Ore Mine||46%||54%||Contested|
|Quaalaback Spur Hydro-Electric Dam||51%||49%||Contested|
|Serestus River Refinery||58%||42%||Contested|
|Serestus River Mineral Storage Facility||52%||48%||Contested|
|Botaani Bay Penal Colony||41%||59%||Contested|
|Aderbein Oil Platform||47%||53%||Contested|