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History of the Balar Slavers

Many words have been used to describe the Balar Slavers: pirates, raiders, heretics, slave merchants. Each description holds some truth. Slavers are the largest and most dangerous criminal enterprise in the Corvus Cluster. They have brought misery, anguish, and death to untold millions over the centuries. A loose […]

Warp storm activity raises fears

Citizens across the Corvus Cluster were alarmed to see the night sky stained by an eerie reddish glow as the Heart of Darkness, a longstanding warp storm, expanded significantly in recent weeks. This expansion—now visible on planets across three sectors—has raised concerns about the security of the entire […]

Is a Stompa marching on the Tarak Mines?

IMPERIAL VOXCAST (3 042 757.M41)—A giant xeno totem has been spotted in the desert south of the Tarak Mines, report Imperial soldiers deployed to defend the immense mining complex. Initially dismissed as rumors by Imperial High Command, Col. August Klein yesterday confirmed that there have been sightings of […]

A Strategic Update (Events of 736.M41)

As the second year of our narrative campaign comes to a close, the strategic situation for the beleaguered Corvus Cluster remains relatively stable. But that is no cause for complacency. The past year—736.M41 by the Imperial calendar—was witness to numerous battles across such worlds as Hegira, Dar Sai, […]

A new Tau invasion: Assault on Yaisdra IX

Standing on the bridge of The Emperor’s Fist, Commodore Gadea Hennard scowled as he read the report handed to him by his intelligence officer. “So the Tau are on Yaisdra IX? Where the hell is that?” Captain Marcus Speakeman hesitated, catching himself before he foolishly reminded his temperamental […]

Mystery in the Dryilian System

In a long-forgotten star system far from the sector’s normal shipping lanes, an escort-sized spacecraft floats silently in the shadow of an unnamed planet. The ship is painted entirely in black, with the exception of a stark white “I” emblazoned on its bow. Aboard the ship, an astrophathic […]

Panic across Hegira: Is the world lost to orks?

IMPERIAL VOXCAST: (3 150 736.M41; subsequently redacted)—As military forces strengthen the defenses around Susa City—the capital of Hegira—the moon’s political elite are quietly making arrangements to evacuate to other worlds. That’s the assessment of a secret report circulated through the Imperial Guard Commissariat, which has reminded Gen. Tiberius […]

Tallarn troops deploy in Sculptor System

“The Tallarn 2nd Regiment has arrived in the Sculptor System to strengthen the Imperial response to the xeno incursions on Hegira and Dar Sai, imperial authorities announced today. This elite unit of desert fighters should prove a powerful asset in turning back the orks that plague the deserts […]

Tau invasion of Al’gel II meets fierce opposition

Despite the overwhelming victory achieved in orbit against the be’gel, the ground invasion of Al’gel II proved problematic. The initial landing met unexpectedly fierce resistance, and while a beachhead was successfully established, our fire warriors failed to reach their first-day objectives.  This was to have a devastating impact […]