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Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Pyrites Unknown.jpg
Segmentum: Segmentum Pacificus
Sector: Sabbat Worlds
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Civilised World
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Pyrites is a world of the Imperium. It was used as an rest and recreation base for Imperial Guard Regiments during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, including, for a time, the Tanith 1st.[1]

The capital city of Pyrites was known as Cracia City and was most distinguishable by a structure known as the Imperial Needle, a 3,000 metre iron tower raised to glorify both the Emperor and the engineering skills of Pyritean metalworkers. Black ironwork featured heavily in most local architecture, with most of Cracia City's grey buildings featuring some form of it. As the capital, Cracia City possessed an Adeptus Arbites Precinct House and an Ecclesiarchy Cathedral. A notable feature of Cracian street design was that they were heavily environmentally controlled. A cold world in winter, underground heating systems would blow warm air up into the streets and rudimentary force fields were generated at the first story levels of buildings so that rain and snow would not make the streets unpleasant for pedestrians. However, not all streets possessed this technology and these so-called "cold zones" were considered unsafe and even lawless areas in contrast to the comfort and order of the heated streets.[1]

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