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Laying on the very edge of Ultima Segmentum, situated next to a nexus of Warp Routes, and bordering the mysterious Ghoul Stars, Orask garrisoned by a stoic breed of warlike people as well as Imperial Guard Regiments and even detachments from the Space Marines and Collegia Titanica. This formidable force is needed to man its planet-wide network of defenses, and Orask is frequently used by mankind as a base for expeditions into unknown parts of the Galaxy. The surface of the planet itself is largely devoid of life, consisting of open plains blasted by war.
Because of its location, Orask has suffered repeated attacks over the years. These have included a previously unknown xenos race, Dark Mechanicum forces under arch-Heretek Cykor Marlowe, and Chaos renegades. However, its most serious threat came in 977.M41 with a Tyranid invasion, sparking the Orask Wars.
It suffered another Tyranid attack in the Third Tyrannic War, when a splinter of Hive Fleet Pythos invaded the world. The Red Talons Chapter have come to Orask's aid once more and the Fortress World has so far held against the Tyranid invasion.
- 1: Imperial Armour - Apocalypse II, pg. 79
- 2: Codex: Tyranids (8th Edition), pg. 30 — The Third Tyrannic War: The Coils of Pythos