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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the Forge World; for the Ultramarines Sergeant, see Orestes (Ultramarines).

Orestes is a Forge World and a Knight World of the Imperium.

Map Basic Data Planetary Image
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Small cross.pngOrestes
Name: Orestes Unknown.jpg
Segmentum: Ultima Segmentum[2]
Sector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Forge World/Knight World[2]
Tithe Grade: Aptus Non

Overview

A major supplier for the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, Orestes was attacked by a grand horde of Chaos Titans in 779.M41. The Forge's own force of God-Machines, the Legio Tempestus, was severely depleted through constant tithes to the Crusade, and stood no hope of holding off the hordes of Chaos. As luck would have it, the Legio Invicta was travelling past Orestes on their way to the Crusade main front after crushing a force of Eldar in the Beltran Cluster, and Lord Gearhart of Invicta came to the Forge's aid.[1]

Orestes was liberated from Chaos within weeks, although the southernmost hives were destroyed in the fighting, and a great many engines and Imperial Guard were lost.[1]

One known product of the world is Orestes Pattern Chainaxes which have multiple mark variants.[3]

Orestes Patterns

Orestes Mk IV Assault Chainaxe

Orestes Mk IV Assault Chainaxe[3a]

Inspired by the enormous chain weapons employed by the Legio Tempestus titans, Orestes chainaxes are brutal in their simplicity.[3b]

Orestes Mk XII Assault Chainaxe

Orestes Mk XII Assault Chainaxe[3a]

An extended chainguard represents one of few "safety measures" introduced in the Mk VII, offering at least some protection from the weapon's notorious kickback.[3b]

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