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2drones.gif This article is about the Jungle World; for the Other World, see Deep Hyades-VI.

Hyades is an Imperial Jungle World.

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Segmentum: Segmentum Obscurus
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium, House Belisarius
Class: Jungle World
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Location

The exact location of Hyades is unknown, however it is under the protection of the Space Wolves, and so relatively close to Fenris.[Needs Citation]

Geography

Hyades is a Jungle World that is rich in naturally occurring Promethium. Because of this, the rich Navigator House Belisarius invested heavily in the exploitation of the fuel on Hyades.[Needs Citation]

Hyades is a hostile planet with large predators and an indigenous Xenos species called Reptos by the Imperial settlers. The jungles also grow at an exceptional rate, requiring that they be burnt or cut back at all times to avoid them encroaching on the human settlements. Even so, Hyades is not considered a Death World by the Administratum.[Needs Citation]

Military

Hyades's PDF was drawn, at least in part, from mercenaries or retiring Imperial Guard, including some raised on the Death World Catachan and so was quite professional. It was led by a man called Cadmus. The PDF had access to several vehicles including Chimeras, Catachan Pattern Sentinels and a small number of Leman Russ Battle Tanks.[Needs Citation]

The PDF took severe casualties during a battle between the Dark Angels and the Space Wolves, as well as tribes of Reptos manipulated by the Thousand Sons into collecting geneseed from the fallen Space Marines. Though disciplined, the PDF were no match for the Space Marines, much less elements from two Chapters of them.[Needs Citation]

Other

In the jungles Ragnar Blackmane discovered an ancient temple that made him uneasy. It is assumed that the temple was built by the alien Reptos.[Needs Citation]

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