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The Comet

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'''The Comet''' is a name given to an artificial comet within the [[Sol System]]. Built from unknown origins during the [[Dark Age of Technology]], the structure orbits the Sol System and appears over [[Terra]] every thousand years. During one such appearance over Terra, the [[Unification Wars]] were coming to an end and the [[Emperor]] decided to intercept The Comet and modify it as a shrine for his victory.{{Fn|1}}
Built from unknown origins during the [[Dark Age of Technology]], the structure orbits the Sol System and appears over [[Terra]] every thousand years. During one such appearance over Terra, the [[Unification Wars]] were coming to an end and the [[Emperor]] decided to intercept The Comet and modify it as a shrine for his victory.{{Fn|1}} Subsequently during the [[Great Crusade]], the [[Word Bearers]] built a shrine to worship the Emperor on the structure. After the Word Bearers were reprimanded at [[Monarchia]], [[Sor Talgron]] was secretly charged by [[Lorgar]] to dismantle the shrine, though in truth this was just a cover story to conceal his sabotage of the [[Imperial Palace]].{{Fn|1}} During the ensuing [[Horus Heresy]], The Comet was cleared by [[Sigismund]] and a force of [[Imperial Fists]] which massacred the remaining Word Bearers on the structure.{{Fn|2}} During the [[Solar War]] shortly before the [[Siege of Terra]], The Comet proved decisive for the Traitor war effort. A force of [[Thousand Sons]] under [[Ahzek Ahriman]] as well as Word Bearers and their cultist-slaves landed on the structure during the height of fighting across the [[Sol System]], clearing it of the small [[Battle-Servitor]] garrison [[Rogal Dorn]] had left behind. The Thousand Sons and Word Bearers sacrificed the cultists and completed a ritual begun by the Word Bearers years previous, opening up a [[Warp Rift]] over [[Luna]] from which spilled thousands of ships led by [[Horus]] himself.{{Fn|2}}
==Sources==
*{{Endn|1}}: [[The Purge (Novella)]] Chapter 4
*{{Endn|2}}: [[The Solar War (Novel)]] - Chapter 19
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[[Category:Terra]]

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