Hopefully this is the correct place for this.
I've had the idea for a while to write up my mechanicum lore regarding its formation and activities. I'm hoping to add a couple of bits a week. I hope you enjoy my writing but please do criticise. Any way here's part 1
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A towering spire floating high above a dead world, the Sevastopol is more akin to hive city than a mere orbital station.The stations original date of construction or purpose are long forgotten in this age of darkness, it is believed that its legacy harken’s back to the earliest days of man kinds dominion of the stars. During some ancient conflict or perhaps disaster the knowledge of the station was lost until its rediscovery during the great crusade.
Following a catastrophic drive failure Mechanicum vessel ZX//Spectre dropped out of the warp and into a previously unexplored system. The vessel set about making repairs while surveying the system and much to the priesthoods surprise discovered the lifeless hulk of the Sevastopol floating aimlessly in the void. Skitarii teams rapidly breached the vessel and discovered a treasure trove of aerotech and STC designs. The decision is made to attempt to bring the station back online and after many months of work the motive force once again powered the station.
The station had suffered decay and damage through its long dormancy with its drives only providing enough energy to move it above a planet before they shut off for the last time. In the following years the Mechanicum adepts continue to repair and explore the station and eventually claim the system as their own.
The station escaped relatively of the fires of the Heresy, the same could not be said of its inhabitants however. A Dark Angel retribution fleet eliminated much of the high priesthood during a boarding action before being overwhelmed. This conflict may have been beneficial however as the loyalties of the station were lost to time and confusion.
In the modern age the station endures and continues to produce advanced technologies at a staggering rate. All who journey to the planet below pass within its shadowed halls, it is believed that less than 40% of the station has been fully explored since its reclamation by the Mechanicus, every year new discoveries are made both amazing and horrifying. In recent years the station has become isolated by the rent in the galaxy suffering heavily from the lack of supply vessels and constant assaults.