Acquiring planetary datas...............
Planet name : Akmon
Planet Class: Forge World
Population: 400 million
Religion: Machine God - Cult Mechanicus
Tech Level: Highly Advanced
Characteristics: [High Gravity] [Non-existent Hydrographics] [High Temperature]
Circumference: 18,000 km
Day Length: 36 standard hours
Year Length: 36 local days
0.15 Terran years
Gravity: 1.91 G
Atmospheric Pressure: Varies
Atmosphere Type: Exotic
Atmosphere Description: Unbreathable to humans, but not otherwise hazardous. Requires an air supply for survival.
Temperature Range: -19 to 100 (°C)
Axial Tilt: Extreme, 45.66°
Surface Water: 5%
Hydrographics: Volcano/Desert world
Land Terrain: Common Dormant Volcanoes (22.76%)
Mild Active Volcanoes (34.86%)
Mild Flat Rock (8.10%)
Common Barren (22.86%)
Common Sandy (11.42%)
Astra Telepathica: Small
Skitarii Forces: A medium force of superb quality
Militia: A tiny force of moderate quality.
Standing Army: None
Armoured Forces: A medium force of superb quality.
Private Armies: None
Titan Legions: A small force of high quality.
Naval Forces: A small force of good quality.
Orbital Stations: A small force of superb quality.
Missile Silos (Planet): A huge force of good quality.
Missile Silos (Orbit): A large force of moderate quality.
Defense Lasers: A large force of high quality.
Mercenary Forces: None
No one, outside of the Tech-Priests, know what Akmon really looked like before the Cult Mechanicus decided to exploit its natural ressources.
Whatever the climate was at this time, once the Cult started to build its large forges and huge temples, it quickly began to deteriorate. After only a few centuries, the whole planet was covered by an intense cloud of ashes and toxic smokes, reaching up to hundreds of meters height.
Living on the surface is impossible for any living organism, the air being constantly filled by ashes from volcanic eruptions, smokes and gas from mass production in the forges of the Adeptus Mechanicus, thick clouds of incense infinitely raising from the Cult Mechanicus Holy Orders temples.
Yet, there are still humans living on Akmon. Large underground cities built by the Adeptus Mechanicus, where air is filtered and recycled in an endless cycle, the temperature rarely dropping below 50°C, are the only places where humans can hope to live on this forsaken, yet flourishing forge-world.
Located in the Reef Stars sector, in the Ithaka system of the Segmentum Obscurus, Akmon's always been a Forge-World with a very close relationship with the main planet of the system, Ithaka, homeworld of the Adeptus Astartes's Iron Snakes chapter.
Akmon has been founded following an expedition from a Lucius forge-world cohort, some time around the 30th millenium. The archives from these events has been long lost, but it is believed that a cohort from Lucius came on Akmon to harvest some ressources that can only be found there, and are the only way to produce a unique alloy, known as akmonium. Said cohort soon found out that the planet was a inexhaustible source of heat and uniques alloys.
The Tech-Priests from Lucius then decided to boost the natural processes of creation of these materials, by maintaining mass volcanic activity throughout the whole planet, with deeply buried devices emitting sonic frequences designed to trigger eruptions at a regular rate.
In doing so, the system indeed lost what was seemingly a rich ecosystem, but the Imperium (and the Mechanicus, of course) gained a powerful auto-sustained planetsized production-center.
Being a slave-world of Lucius, Akmon benefits from the same technology that made Lucius's fame, and it is believed that this is what allowed the Adeptus Mechanicus from Akmon to conclude a strong and trustfull alliance with the Iron Snakes chapter.
Each time a new Chapter Master is designated, this sacred pact, known as the "Fire and Water Oath" is concluded anew.
This cooperation is something unique in the Imperium, and is mainly due to the fact that the two planets are somehow tied to by similar cultures.
It is indeed common knowledge in the Reef Stars, that the human pionners that settled there had developped a faith that was very close to the one the old Greeks from old Terra honored, a really long time ago before the birth of the Imperium.
When the Great Crusade reached these far and long lost worlds, the population there was happy to come back under the protection of the Imperium after the Long Night. Thus, they re-embraced the new faith of the Imperium, while still keeping a form of their old beliefs, by honoring old rituals and myths.
These deviant beliefs have since been investigated and declared compatible with the Imperial Cult by the Inquisition, even if there is a constant monitoring by agents of the Ordo Hereticus.
Akmon and Ithaka so share a common culture of Imperial cult (and Machine God's cult in Akmon's case) mixed with old greek myths. This can be seen in the names of landscapes, mountains or rivers of the panet.
The lava-river Rhadamanthys, the mega-volcanos range known as the Hyperios, Phebs the ash-ocean, are several among the marvels of Akmon.
Every single spot on the planet is exploited by the unquenchable hunger of the titanic forges of the Mechanicus.
The relationship between the two planets have always been cordial and respectful. At least as much as it is possible between Tech-Priests and Space Marines.
Lastly, a wave of rebellious acts has been plaguing Akmon, and the current Fabricator-General Passen Ozmololios is facing failure in trying to uncover the individuals responsible for these insurrections.
Magos Dominus Guilderius Davvarel, freshly promoted and recently landed from Lucius, has been put in charge of dealing with these problems and designated to ask for the help of the Iron Snakes, that are specialized in stealthy and deadly investigations...
Behold the Great Truth of the Omnissiah !
Here Thou shall find datapicts of my Thrice Blessed Cohort.
I humbly ask for thy leniancy, for I do not yet master the archeotechs I retrieved to apply the colors on these relics. And it's been over two standards decades that I didn't paint anything.
Magos Guilderius Davvarel :
Magos Jeremiah :
//++Awaiting responses and advices from higher authorities++//
Edited by Magos Guilderius Davvarel, 12 September 2021 - 04:19 PM.