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Nemeton is an Ocean World and the homeworld of the Emperor's Spears Space Marine Chapter.

Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Nemeton Nemeton.jpg
Segmentum: Unknown
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Elara's Veil
System: Nemeston System[2]
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Ocean World/Adeptus Astartes Homeworld
Tithe Grade: Aptus Non

Overview

Nemeton is a planet covered in enormous oceans, with small forested and mountainous landmasses scattered in between. Rainfall is common, and a temperate to nearly tropical temperature is maintained.[1] A well-defended world, a mighty minefield protects approaches to the planet, while many of the rocks that make up Nemeton’s rings have been turned into weapons platforms capable of bombarding attackers with waves of deadly torpedoes. Further defenses come from the Tech-Priests of Bellona, a forge-moon in the Nemeton system. The Emperor’s Spears have formed close links with Bellona, and together they defend the Elara's Veil region of space.[2]

The population of Nemeton is divided into 12 primitive tribes which worship the rain, believing it to be a gift from Elara's Veil, which is visible in the night sky.[1] The relationship between the Chapter and Nemeton’s people is very different from that of most Space Marine Chapters and their recruiting stock. The tribes see the Space Marines as the spirits of lost children, taking their young before their time and leaving them as ghosts to be mourned.[2]

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