Meridian (Maiden World)
|This article is about the Eldar Maiden World; for the Imperial Hive World, see Meridian.|
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Meridian and the Rok of Ages
It used to be a rich, lush world covered in green forests and meadows, with a scattering of mineral rich mountains, but when the Imperium arrived it was to be changed forever. It is now dotted all over with tall hive cities that pierce the clouds, and the snaky, clear river is now a polluted stream of muck. The meadows have been transformed into a damp swamp full of mutated creatures. There are many spaceports and urban sprawls under the shadow of the hive cities. Finally, in the few forests that have been so far spared from man, there are tales of phantoms in the ancient woods that can kill with the merest touch.
Man did not just settle this rich world for nothing, there is a more obvious reason why this world is a hive world; when explorators found this world, they discovered a valuable and unique energy source in the abundant mountains on Meridian. This source of energy is an isotope called Helian III, and if the right conditions are applied to it, it can carry on producing power and heat almost for eternity. That is why massive defense networks criss-cross the mountains, and why in Hive Arcadia there is a colossal inter-obital defense laser that can target anything in orbit or close to Meridian. That is also why there is massive sensor array in Hive Ereone. Finally, there is a missile in Benefact Majoris Spaceport that dwarfs even a Deathstrike Missile Launcher.
However, global pollution is not the only threat facing Meridian. A massive asteroid called the Rok of Ages is heading towards Meridian. It has both Orks and worshippers of Chaos on it and has been equipped with massive engines to propel it towards Meridian. It is ready to crash into Meridian and blot out the sun forever as the enemies of man swarm off the rock. However, not only does man want to defend their dear world from destruction, the Eldar also arrived through a secret webway gate in the depths of the haunted forests to keep their beloved maiden world intact.
The battle for Meridian is still raging, and its fate hangs in the balance. It all depends on which will be destroyed first: Meridian or the Rok of Ages.