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The Galactic Core[2]

The Galactic Core is located in the Ultima Segmentum and is the astronomical center of The Galaxy.[1]


A vast stellar mass of mostly uncharted stars and planets, the Galactic Core's worlds are known to be phenomenally rich in not only stars but rare resources, but the region is dangerously unpredictable. The region suffers from frequent ionic reefs, null-zones, supermassive black holes, extreme radiation, sentient nebulae, and nomadic singularities that make Warp travel hazardous. So dense is the makeup of stars in this region that many worlds of the Core never experience the darkness of night and are instead perpetually bombarded with a wide array of esoteric energies. Due to strange interactions between stellar bodies, these regions are subjected to massive gravitational forces.[Needs Citation]

Despite the hazards of this region, many species have managed to thrive within its boundaries. Most notable amongst these is the Kin of the Leagues of Votann. The Core is home to the vast majority of the Leagues' civilization and all of their ancient Holds. It is thanks to the Cloneskein biological templates of the ancient First Ancestors that the Kin have been able to adapt themselves to survival in this harsh region. The Kin are not alone in this region, and large numbers of Orks as well as other lesser species have managed to establish themselves in the Galactic Core.[5a]

Occasionally, planets will move out of the Galactic Core, often into the Maelstrom Zone, where the Imperium can finally access the core's much-coveted rare minerals and isotopes.[1]

The Galactic Core was not left untouched when the Great Rift tore into the Galaxy, multiple warp storms erupted across the Galactic Core. Örgvayr, Töroll, Öggh Cyklöp and other storms swallowed whole systems, consumed Kindreds and left many Leagues embattled or suddenly broken into fragments. The warp storms displaced hostile Xenos races such as the Septeryx, the Chrobdyr Ferrophagites, and the Cult of Ohn who're now coming into conflict with the Leagues of Votann. Some warp storms also allowed the emergence of the forces of Chaos and Ork Waaaghs. Other races such as Humans, Aeldari, and Tau were also inadvertently caught in the Galactic upheaval of the Great Rift and thrown across space and time into the Galactic Core. The Leagues of Votann now find themselves dealing with outsiders on a level unseen in their history.[5c]

The Galactic Core has become the region of the Galaxy most heavily affected by the formation of the Great Rift. It is now utterly consumed by Warp Rifts and the Imperium is unsure if anything within it can even survive.[4]


Located in the center of the Galactic Core, and the very center of the Galaxy, is a supermassive blackhole.[5b]

Inside the Galactic Core is a nebula known as The Cradle, a rich source of precious metals, ores, and energy. Human pirates are also active in this region of space.[2]

The Galactic Core is fringed by a perilous region known as the Circumnuclear Disk. This border region is dangerous to cross, as it is occupied with unstable warp currents, radiation, gravitic anomalies, dense asteroid fields and tumbling rogue stars.[5a] To the Leagues of Votann, this marks the border of their traditional territories within the Galactic Core and anything beyond the Circumnuclear Disk is known as Far-space.[5c]

Known Planets

Imperial Planets

Kin Hold Planets

Other Kin Planets