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Stygia XII is a Forge World of the Imperium.[1a]

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Population: Unknown
Affiliation: Imperium
Class: Forge World
Tithe Grade: Unknown

Stygia XII is a landscape of icy rock and jagged peaks, covered above, by a sea of churning storm clouds. The electromagnetic storms affect the machine-spirit of even the most basic devices[1a]. Close to three thousand years prior to Stygia XII's official settlement date, Marshal Gervhart of the Black Templars founded the chapter keep, Montgisard on the planet. It served the Marshal as a base during his execution of the Athelor Crusade; and after a millennia of faithful service it was abandoned by the Black Templars. When Stygia XII was settled by the Imperium, it was called Stormhelm by the settlers, who considered it a haunted xeno structure and avoided it.[1b]

In 832.M41, Mongisard came into importance once more, as it became a chaos cult's base of operations on Stygia XII. They began conducting a ritual to open a gate to the warp, which brought them to the attention of Inquisitor Abraham Vinculus of the Ordo Hereticus. Under his orders Interrogator Edwin Savaul besieged the keep, with forces from the Adepta Sororitas and Inquisitorial Stormtroopers; to stop the ritual, in order to prevent an exterminatus being launched on the planet. They attacked the keep's doors for a week without making progress; the end of each day bringing the ritual closer to completion. It was during this time, that Castellan Marius Reinhart of the Black Templars' Sword Brethren, landed on the planet and met with the Interrogator. Reinhart came under orders from High Marshal Ludoldus to reclaim Montgisard, but after hearing of the ritual both sides agreed to work together to destroy the keep.[1b]

Using a secret tunnel the Black Templars, Savaul and a group of Battle Sisters entered the keep, while the Stormtroopers launched a diversionary attack. They fought their way through the traitor PDF that made a majority of the cult and reached the chapel, where the heretic priests were close to opening the warp gate. Unable to attack the priests because of a physic shield, Reinhart entered the shield and detonated a cluster of grenades in his arms; as the rest of the group held the surging cult back. The resulting explosion succeeded in stopping the ritual, though only Savaul and two Black Templars survived the ordeal. Later, after receiving a message for aid from Inquisitor Vinculus, High Marshal Ludoldus brought his forces to Stygia XII. There the Black Templars launched a crusade and destroyed the remaining forces of the cult.[1b]

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