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Lucius is a Forge World and is home to the Legio Astorum Titan Legion (AKA the "Warp Runners").[1a] It also is the place of origin of the Macharius-class super-heavy battle tank.[4b]

Map Basic Data Planetary Image
Small cross.pngLucius
Name: Lucius Lucius34.jpg
Segmentum: Segmentum Obscurus[1a]
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Forge World
Production Grade: III-Prima[1a]
Tithe Grade: Aptus Non

The Lucius forges supply weapons and equipment to neighbouring Krieg, for the many Death Korps regiments raised on that planet. Lucius's forge is also well-known for producing the Lucius Pattern Warhound Scout Titan and Lucius Pattern Drop Pod.[Needs Citation] It is also produces the large quantity of Macharius Tanks of different patterns.[5a]


Lucius Skitarii

The name of this world origins from Luciun, a unique alloy renowned for its durability. War-plate and weapon of armies of Lucius made of Luciun, so warriors of Lucius forces got resilience against small-arms fire.[7]

A hollow world[3] (one of the Supernatura Majoris of the Imperium),[8] Lucius has been part of a grand experiment that should have destroyed it a dozen times over. The center of its once-barren core is an artificial sun, a titanic fusion reactor that powers the industry sprawling above. No one truly knows how this energy source came to be, though many Tech-Priests take credit.[3]

The illuminated letter that forms Lucius' icon is burnt into the surface of the planet, each detail a dozen miles from top to bottom.[8]

Lucius' boundless power supply has made it a forefront of military production, producing many types of guns and vehicles. Their Ironstriders and Onager Dunecrawlers are the most bellicose of all the Skitarii legions. Their Titan Legion are the infamous Legio Astorum.[3]

At some point the planet suffered the disastrous Inculcata Schism, which nearly saw the Forge World implode with enough force to rip a whole in reality. Today this event is only spoken of in whispers.[3]

In M41, Lucius was invaded by Hive Fleet Leviathan. Fortunately, the Mechanicus forces were victorious in driving away the Tyranids after months of bloody fighting[6] winning the war of attrition when xenos could not keep pace with the refurbished robots and the recycled machinery parts of the Lucians.[8]

Lucius patterns

Lucius is known to produce its own patterns:

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