I tried to think of a world that could be a basis for future stuff. I think everything is plausible.
"Let me see his light and rest within his embrace" - Dying request of the canonized General-Militant Tulrem Tugan
Location- Englica Subsector. Beltre System
Population- ~ 50 billion
Class- Cardinal World
Tither Grade- Exactis Extremis
The Vill was discovered in 903.M36 by the rogue trader Ruchid Bor Parvel. A man struggling with his faith he saw the empty space station as a sign from the divine. The ability to craft such a structure would require a species to be unquestioned masters of technology and engineering. To find such a wonder empty was, to Ruchid, confirmation of mankind's place as the divine inheritors of the universe. So moved was the rogue trader by the discovery that in a meeting with the cardinals of Englica Subsector he burned his Warrant of Trade and declared himself a servant of the church. Upon being named first governor of the station Ruchid led a settlement fleet funded by the Ecclesiarchy.
The Vill is a space station of staggering scale. The center of the structure is a dome from which extend eight clawed arms. Extending for thousands of kilometers the combined living space on The Vill can support a population equal to all but the largest hive-worlds. The dome and arm-surfaces are dominated by massive church structures, noble estates and the headquarters of powerful trade consortiums.
With a population well into the billions the Due of Terra weighs heavy upon the faithfull people of The Vill. This tithe is payed almost exclusively in flesh. Every standard year The Vill raises twenty million fighting men and women to serve in the Emperor's Imperial Guard. Since the first boots marched Villden soldiers have claimed honors in all regions of the Liber Cluster and on one occasion even the Milkyway itself.
Villden Marchers are a welcomed sight to many commanders. Hearing from birth the words of Emperor's preachers faith drives Villdens gladly into even the most dangerous of warzones. Commanders born from The Vill have a less stelar reputation. They are known for excessive brutality towards their own troops and mandated executions for seemingly minor failures are not unheard of.
043.M37 The Vill comes under full scale invasion for the first time since Imperial assimilation. Great lights erupt from the surface of the arms annihilating the invading fleet. Official reports declared this to be a sign of assurance and Ecclisiarch representatives increased their commitment to the world. Detractors who claimed these lights to be xenos weaponry were executed. Subsequent attacks did not see a recurrence leading to far greater losses of life.
111.M37 For reasons unknown and unsought the Vill-born Lord Commander Akamani Esh leads 30 Imperial planets in rebellion against the Emperor's realm. The crusade to reclaim these planets lasts twenty years and involves two chapters of the Adeptus Astartes.
612.M38 Dubbed the Crusade of Cleansing Remembrance, a fleet of four hundred million Villden Marchers is sent to the galaxy proper to "fight under the illumination of God". The fleet returns 93 years later and, while only fifty years have passed for those sent, less than two percent return alive.
Edited by GCU GravitasFreeZone, 22 March 2015 - 02:18 AM.