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A vital staging post and supply terminal for Imperial Expeditionary Fleets, it was important to the expansion of the Great Crusade. Paramar lies in almost direct conjunction between the Isstvan System and Terra. In an unusual trinary star system, Paramar had the particular advantages of possessing vast (if difficult to access) mineral wealth . Additionally, the system was located in an unusually stable Warp-synchronous location in space. Identified and entered into the Carta Imperialis by the Rogue Trader Hel DeAniasie in 803.M30, it quickly became a waypoint for the Imperium's early expansion.
An anomalous planet, whose structure has suggested to some scholars artificial engineering in its composition sometime in the unknown and distant past, Paramar V had clearly once been a fully life-sustaining world whose topology bore clear signs of having been covered in oceans, and whose vast untapped geological reserves of hydrocarbons indicate that it once was home to a plethora of life. Reduced for many millennia to an arid, radiation-swept wasteland scoured by solar winds, with a thin oxygen atmosphere breathable only with artificial aid and wildly differing temperature extremes during its slow day/night cycle, Paramar V nevertheless was a perfect choice to use as a military cache and supply base for the Great Crusade. This was principally as Promethium could be refined there in vast quantities and the Dead World's extensive cave systems could be readily transformed into armoured sub-surface bunkers for secure storage of arms and munitions running into a multi-gigaton capacity.
- The First Battle of Paramar — Traitor invasion and victory
- The Second Battle of Paramar — An Imperial counterattack that is defeated
- The Third Battle of Paramar — The Imperium recaptures the world during The Scouring