Calixis Sector - Sector


Calixis Sector

"It is an ill omened place, my lord. Cursed, they say, a fount of witches and other foulness. A chalice of corruption, haunted by a dead sun. They say it is but a matter of time before the stars align and the entire place is torn asunder by Daemons. Of course, they say that about a great many places. But in this case, master, the Tarot indicates it is actually true."

-Diviner Adept Harpious Mundis

The Calixis sector is located in the Segmentum Obscurus, on the northern edge of the known galaxy, and represents a portion of the considerable territories conquered by the Imperial hero Lord Militant Angevin more than a thousand years ago. Its first governor was Drusus, one of Angevin's most capable generals, a man now revered as an Imperial saint.

The fate of the sector is tainted with disturbing prophecies and haunted by an inexplicable evil. Within its bounds there are countless threats to keep the adepts of the Imperium stretched beyond capacity. It is up to a few extraordinary individuals to save the sector from being consumed by a dark future of corruption and suffering. 

The Calixis sector has many heavily populated and important worlds, but it lies a great distance from the Imperium's heartland and, like so much of the Imperium, it must ultimately fend for itself. Like all Imperial territories, the Calixis sector is at risk from the chronic dangers facing humanity: war, mutation, xenos activity, the mark of Chaos, and so on. However, a singular threat lurks somewhere in the Calixis sector, a mysterious prophesied doom that has drawn the particular scrutiny of the Inquisition to this sector. This enigmatic threat, the Hereticus Tenebrae, or The Legacy as it is known, is something the forces of the Inquisition most fervently wish to uncover, to comprehend and to destroy, before it is too late.

The hive world of Scintilla, situated in the Golgenna Reach, is the capital of the Calixis sector. Along with the hellish mining world of Sepheris Secundus and the desert planet Iocanthos, it forms a triumvirate of worlds essential for the sectors survival. The most powerful man in the Calixis Sector is officially Sector Governor Marius Hax, who rules in the name of the Adeptus Terra from the Lucid Palace on Scintilla. The power of the Governor, however, is rivalled by the Great Houses, the noble families and corporations, which maintain a presence across the sector. Even the minor noble houses, those who's influence is limited to a single world, hold great deal of power over ordinary citizens. However, the Calixian Conclave, led by Lord Inquisitor Caidin, is the ultimate authority in the sector, a silent and all-powerful presence the visible emblems and figureheads of power. No one has the power to overrule the word of the Inquisition.

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