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Pech is a primitive Arboreal world with few lasting structures and only bare minimum manufacturing capabilities. The native Kroot live high among the tree tops in hives made of regurgitated wood. Areas devoid of the expansive planetary forests are covered in harsh tundra. The jagga tree, an evergreen tree native to this planet, blankets most of the largest continent where the fauna are also plentiful. Animal life of Pech consists almost entirely of Kroot and their cousin species including the peaceful, lumbering grazers called krootox, the savage kroot hound, and what may be the original kroot genus, the kroothawk. Pech has a deep spiritual significance for Kroot, and despite the Kroot presence across the whole Galaxy most will try to make a pilgrimage to Pech at least once in their lifetime.
Sometime prior to 844.M38, Pech and it surrounding worlds were overrun and occupied by Orks. Eventually, the Tau Empire agreed to liberate Pech from Ork control at the behest of the Kroot leader Anghkor Prok. After years of hard fighting which began with the War in the Place of Union, Pech and other core Kroot worlds were finally freed from Ork control.
In 919999.M41 a lone Tyranid bio-ship of Hive Fleet Gorgon, disgorged its vile swarms upon Pech. Tough the Kroot are able to kill the smaller Tyranids, multiple tribes are killed by the giant Bio-Titans attacking their world. It is only when the Tau Empire deploys to Pech, to save their long-time allies, that the tide of battle turns against the swarm. Working together, the Kroot and Tau soon hunt down and kill every Tyranid infesting Pech.
- 1: Codex: Tau (3rd Edition), pg. 8
- 2: Codex: Tau Empire (4th Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 3: Codex: Tau Empire (6th Edition) pg. 18, 78
- 4: Dataslate: Tau Firebase Support Cadre, pg. 10
- 5: Haemonculus Covens - A Codex: Dark Eldar Supplement — The Chronicle of Endless Woe