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The Sebranda system is located on the Northwestern edge of Segmentum Solar. It is made up of 7 planets, of which two are capable of sustaining human habitation. The remaining planets cosist of a pair of gas giants in lieu of Jupiter and Saturn of the Sol system, and a trio of smaller planetoids orbiting the Sebranda star. The majority of the population is concentrated on Sebranda Majoris and Uldeth, whereas the gaseous worlds of Dolh and Eressia are home to mobile gas rigs and processing facilities dedicated to the export of frozen gas to worlds such as Bren's World, Cholcha and even Armageddon. Of the remaining planetoids, only Sebranda Minoris houses permanent human settlements, in the form of an Adeptus Mechanicus Research facility.
The systems main population centre is Sebranda Majoris, possessed of a breathable atmosphere and a generally dry climatic disposition. Major bodies of water are restricted to the equatorial in-seas, and the polar ice caps. The main industries are mining, mineral processing and limited production of foodstuff. It is a generally selfsufficient planet, with a modest population of approx. 120.000.000, of which most inhabit the northern hemisphere, where the majority of the planet's remaining mineral wealth is situated. A number of city-factories sprawl across the area surrounding the planetary capital of Dareth's Landing, which is also the main port for off-world import and export, with the massive Kenraldo Dareth Spaceport-complex erected in the placid waters of the Inugrion inocean. The dusty hill-lands surrounding Dareth's Landing are cris-crossed by the great roadways and highrails connecting the other city-plants and processor-habs with the capital, occasionally interlaced with scrubalgae farmlands and grox-factories. Further east and west, the expansive, if low, mountain ranges that provides Sebranda with it's primary source of income, marks the outer boundaries of large-scale human habitation. The southern hemisphere, beyond the Inugrion and Dalharis inoceans, have long since been exhausted of most of it's mineral wealth, and is sparsely populated by scrubalgae farmers, grox-ranchers and, along the coastlines, smaller towns and communities of kran trawlers. Further from the shorelines, where the mountains rise towards the poles, lies the dilapidated remains of mining complexes abandoned centuries ago, when their capabilities where exhausted by the Imperiums voracious desire for ore and minerals.
Since it's rediscovery and resettlement in M34, the Sebranda System enjoyed an existence of peace and anonymity. Spared the depredations of pirates and renegades, unnoticed by foul xenos, it's resources where concentrated in the excavation and processing of raw materials for the greater Imperium, enabling those less fortunate worlds to weather the triple scourge of xenos, renegade and apostate. However, this sheltered existence did not at all prepare the Sebranda System for what lay in store.
On the Eve of the Emperors Ascendance, M42.008, the Augurs across the entire system was alerted to an unscheduled and unexpected exit from warp-space in the outer regions. Repeated attempts at hailing the interlopers where met with unintelligible, uproarious transmissions, and what defense monitors could, where scrambled to intercept. Soon, the ill-prepared defenders closed with the still-unidentified flotilla of spacecraft, and upon finally making visual contact, the fearful reports of the commanding defense-officers made it abundantly clear that war was upon the Sebranda System, brought by some of it's most enthusiastic practitioners, the Orkoid.
Before being completely overwhelmed by massed Kannon-fire and jubilantly exhulted boarding parties, the defense monitor Agathia reported the Orkoid fleet to be comprised of two-score minor craft, a trio of Kroozers, and most disturbingly, the Demi-hulk identified as Waaagh!Klaw. Following the decimation of the wholly inadequate defense-fleet, an Astropathic plea for aid was issued, and the defenders of Sebranda Majoris began preparations for the onslaught of an Ork Waaagh. What followed was a brutal and hard-fought conflict, which saw the seemingly overwhelming might of the Xenos invaders bogged down in a war of attrition against both a motivated, if novice, PDF, as well as the desperate defense of even the civillian populace, whose homes and lives was threatened by the foul Orkoid menace.
However, Imperial forces responded with admirable haste, and by M42.011, a Reclamation Force was despatched to purge the foul Xenos from the Sebranda System. Aside from the several dozen regiments of Imperial Guard mustered, the Imperial Fists 5th. Company likewise responded to end the plight of the Sebrandian populace
Brother Nesralleh, Amer, Imperial Fists 5th. Company, 2nd. Squad, carrying a Godwyn pattern Bolter with non-standard targeting array equipped with superior vid-capt capabilities for enhanced post-op evaluation
Whew! Welcome to my new log, detailing my exploits into all things 40K. Inspired by the likes of Petay1985 and Apologist, this log will detail the Reclamation of Sebranda Majoris by Imperial forces, in order to show off both my Orks and Imperial Fists, though in this, the B&C Special Edition, the Orks will only feature in future "battle pict-captures" . It is also a consequence of my decision to focus on making the most out of each and every model, as I have come to the conclusion that I'd rather focus on quality over quantity, as my love for 40K is firmly anchored in the "softer" parts of the hobby, and I am in no position to purchase a playable army in the forseeable future. But despair not, I have plenty of stuff to paint, and a vivid imagination, so stay tuned if this at all tickles your fancy!