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The Lith was a sentient, daemon-infested crystal buried deep beneath the surface of Cinchare. It was a hyper-dense geode, weighing approximately seven hundred tonnes, and shaped like a perfect decahedron four metres in diameter. The Lith was suspected by Magos Bure to have been the reason why Cinchare had broken from its stellar orbit.[1x]

It is unknown how long the Lith had been on Cinchare, but as soon as it awoke, it began to corrupt the mining populace of Cinchare completely, and a cult soon sprung up around its worship. Each cultist had a splinter of rock shaved from the Lith buried beneath his skin, and more splinters were brought up to infect the workforce. Once infected, the workers began setting off to pilgrimages down into the mines to make worship to the Lith. In truth, this grisly worship involved adding their organic matter to a huge blasphemous creature presumably animated by the Lith.[1x]

Magos Bure had attempted to pinpoint the location of the Lith, but with no luck until Inquisitor Eisenhorn's retinue arrived on Cinchare. As soon as the location of the Lith was revealed, they set off in Bure's translithopede to destroy it. On the way there, the translithopede was assaulted by the daemonic creature controlled by the Lith, severely damaging it. Eisenhorn decided to leave the creature to Bure and set off after the Lith himself. Upon encountering the Lith, Eisenhorn devised an ingenious plan to destroy it forever: by blasting the daemonic structure with an ultra-sonic amplification of Eisenhorn's own recitation of the Emperor's Prayer of Abrogation Against the Warp.[1x]

Magos Bure later used a piece of the Lith for the head of the master-crafted runestaff he created to arm Eisenhorn for his coming battle with the renegade Inquisitor Quixos.[1x]