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Map Basic Data Planetary Image
px Name: Urthwart px
Segmentum: Segmentum Obscurus
Sector: Unknown
Subsector: Unknown
System: Unknown
Population: None[3b], formerly billions[1]
Affiliation: Unknown[3b], formerly Imperium[1]
Class: Dead World[3b]
Tithe Grade: None[3b]

Urthwart was a benighted Imperium world that lay on the edge of the Eye of Terror, and its population lived beneath its surface in planetary shelters[1]. It was invaded multiple times by the forces of Chaos.[1][2]


During the 1st Black Crusade, it was invaded by the forces of the Despoiler and Cadian forces, aided by the Imperial Fists Chapter's 4th and 5th Companies, defended against a Chaos onslaught led by the first Defilers. After four days of vicious combat however, the Chaos forces were forced to retreat.[2] It would later be invaded by the Black Legion again, in what became known as the Second Scouring of Urthwart, but the White Scars Chapter successfully came to the world's aid.[4]

Millennia later, in the aftermath of an engagement with a raiding party of Night Lords, led by the vicious Tarraq Darkblood[3a], Cadia's High Command dispatched a expeditionary force to Urthwart.[1] Composed of units of highly trained Kasrkin[3b] and Tempestus Scions, they were charged with finding some kind of indication of where the first blow of the Despoiler's next Black Crusade would fall.[1] They did not know however, that Urthwart's System had been invaded by the dreaded Nurgle vessel Plagueclaw, which spread pestilence wherever it went.[3a]

As a result, when the Guardsmen breached the world's primary planetary shelters, they were greeted by a billion Plague Zombies. The undead soon fell upon the Guardsmen and as they fought for their lives, they became stranded when a Chaos fleet suddenly appeared and destroyed the expedition force's transports.[1] Afterwards the 13th Black Crusade fully began and Urthwart was later destroyed by the Despoiler's Planet Killer.[3b]

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