A frozen world, Ixya was an Imperial Mining World and the foremost provider of essential ores and precious metals to the Forge Worlds of the Chthonian Chain. The only settlement on the planet was the Mechanicus mining facility Aes Metallum.
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|Affiliation:||Necron, former Imperium|
|Class:||Tomb World, former Mining World|
The Imperial Fists Strike Cruiser Fury's Blade picked up an automated distress call being broadcasted from Ixya on its return to the Phalanx. Wanting to investigate the distress call but needing to return to the Phalanx, it was decided to send a Thunderhawk with a single squad to the planet. Under the command of Sergeant Hesperus, the Imperial Fists met with Planetary Governor Selig and learned of a missing explorator team, last reported in the area of the distress call.
Traveling to the area, the Imperial Fists located the remains of the explorator team, as well as Necron structures that had emerged from the ice. As they surveyed the structures, they were attacked by Necrons and returned to the Aes Metallum to prepare its defenses. While they readied the facility, they sent a message requesting aid to the Glory of Gehenna, a Mechanicus transport vessel in system to gather minerals from Aes Metallum to send to nearby Forge Worlds.
As a horde of Necrons advanced on Aes Metallum, the Glory of Gehenna fired upon them. Though it caused mass casualties among the Xenos, it did not destroy all of them and the Necron structures were undamaged. The Necron structures then fired upon the Gehenna destroying it and sending the ship crashing into the planet. As the Gehenna, fell the Necrons attacked the mining facility, though the Imperial Fists were able to lead the Imperium forces to victory. Thinking the battle won, they were shocked to learn that a second Necron horde was advancing on Aes Metallum.
Sergeant Hesperus ordered Aes Metallum's power core to be overloaded, knowing they would not survive another attack and that reinforcements wouldn't arrive on time to help them. In doing so, he hoped to destroy the Necrons and give the Imperium time to return and destroy the Xeno threat. The resulting explosion destroyed the mining facility and the attacking Necrons.