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Segmentum: Segmentum Obscurus[1]
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium[1]
Class: Unknown
Tithe Grade: Unknown


Footfall is an Imperial world and wealthy waystation in the Koronus Expanse. It is seen as a island of relative stability for explorers passing into the area[1b]. The world was settled by the Rogue Trader Parsimus Dewain in 410.M41. He sought to build a grand palace on Footfall, but some of Dewain's followers questioned the sanity of such an order. For doing so, some are put to death by being sealed alive within the walls of the world's rapidly expanding void settlement[1a]. Dewain would then become the Liege of Footfall and in time it would become a wealthy waystation. However after Dewain's death in 498.M41, the world immediately became submerged in a struggle for its political and economic control.[1b]

The Recidivist Tarn Marvolus took part in this and rose to become Footfall's next Liege in 499.M41, through a campaign of assassination and the use of dark sorcery. With the world under his tyrannical control, Footfall entered an era known as the Reign of Blades. Any who questioned Marvolus, was later found sliced into quarters—one in each of the four most distant points of Footfall. Despite this, his rule lasted for over a year, due to Marvolous' brutal alliance of criminals, witches and narco-tribesmen. In truth, though, his reign was owed mostly to the indifference of passing Rogue Traders, who cared little as to who ruled Footfall, as long as it served their needs. Marvolous grew to become too bold and arrogant, however. This caused his reign to come to an end in 500.M41, after he demanded that the Rogue Trader Cassilus pay him personal tribute for docking at Footfall. Afterwards, the four quarters of Marvolous' body were later found in the four farthest points of Footfall.[1c]

The last known Liege of Footfall is Tanthus Moross in 808.M41, who did so through the right of murder. He is quickly proved to be a highly effective and diligently ruthless leader, which earns Moross wide public acclaim.[1d]

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  • 1: Rogue Trader: Epoch Koronus
    • 1a: pg. 6 - Rogue Trader Parsimus Dewain founds Footfall
    • 1b: pg. 7 - Parsimus Dewain
    • 1c: pg. 7 - The Reign of Blades
    • 1d: pg. 11 - Tanthus Moross