|This article is about the planet; for the game, see Gorkamorka (game).
|Ork World, Tomb World
Angelis was being surveyed by the Imperial vessel Eternal Vigilance in 344–345 M35 when an Ork Space Hulk crashed into it, creating a massive canyon dubbed "Da Skid" by the Orks, and irradiating the landscape of the surrounding area, including the base station of the Imperial survey team who had been investigating the planet's complex of pyramid structures, and attempting to determine the reason for the apparently artificially caused lack of any living organisms, right down to bacterial and viral levels, on the planet.[1a]
The surviving Orks set about building a new ship, to leave the planet and rejoin their Waaagh!. Unfortunately for the Orks, rivalries broke out over which Ork god the ship resembled, and the construction process slowed dramatically as tribes fought for resources and territory. The vessel was eventually destroyed in the fighting. After the destruction of the ship, both sides decided to band together and name the vessel "Gorkamorka", meaning that it could look like either of the Ork gods, Gork and Mork.[1b]
It is to note that some of the Gretchins that the Orks brought with them rebelled, demanding equal rights to those of the Orks. This is the first recorded occurrence of Rebel Grots.[2a] It has since been designated a Xenos World due to the higher population of Orks than humans.
The Angelis Gallery
Trazyn the Infinite maintains a large gallery dedicated to the planet on his museum-world of Solemnace. He considers the exhibit to be one of his finest, although he remains uncertain whether the greenskin idol-rocket at its center represents Gork or Mork.
- 1: Gorkamorka: Da Uvver Book
- 2: Gorkamorka: Digganob
- 3: “Something Stirs in the Dark of Space”,
- 4: The Infinite and the Divine (Novel), Act Two: Settlement, Chapter One
- White Dwarf 216 (UK), back cover