I see the faces of pale moons and the fire of lost stars. I see the void un-walked and the waiting dark. I see the void that is my home and to which I return with hope and fear. The Koronus Expanse is the name given by Imperial authorities to a dangerous unexplored region of the Halo Stars beyond the Calixis Sector. The Expanse is accessed through the Koronus Passage , a treacherous but navigable route through the great warp storms that bar passage to the Halo Stars beyond the way station of Port Wander. The Koronus Expanse in the 41st Millennium is a scattered, partly explored region containing a few young colonies and vast natural wealth still barely exploited.
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The Koronus Expanse in the 41st Millennium is a scattered, partly-explored region containing a few young colonies and vast natural wealth still barely exploited. Rogue Traders vie with one another for known resources, heedless of lives lost in the pursuit of riches, while a tentative attempt at Imperial colonization follows in their wake.
Beyond these human conflicts lie truly dark and dangerous voids, rife with rumored terrors, undiscovered stars, and worlds of man that have never known the God-Emperor. There are no defined warp-routes, no safe ways through the swirling empyrean. These regions hold the fearsome Ork, the treacherous Eldar, and strange ruins that lie beneath the light of dying stars. For centuries, Rogue Traders have braved great evils and the treacherous warp to venture into the Koronus Expanse, but their efforts have barely begun to uncover its secrets.
Footholds have been built close to the few semi-stable warp routes into the area. Here, resource-rich worlds and xenos ruins are exploited, trade envoys meet with heathen lords, and colonies are attempted upon sheltered worlds. These efforts have showered wealth and fame upon the fortunate and made corpses of the rest: the gateway to the Expanse is littered with broken vessels and tales of the vanished.
Beyond the more widely-reported regions of the Koronus Expanse, past deeps beset by pirates and dread xenos, lie many worlds and strange phenomena that exist as the stuff of dark legend. M41, or the infamous prophetic visions of the Seven Witches of Footfall. Lying coreward and spinward within the expanse, it is defined as the area explored and charted by Lord Captain Sebastian Winterscale in the early 41st Millennium, and is composed of a few coveted worlds that sit like shining beacons in the darkness of the unknown.
While well-travelled, its furthest reaches remain unmapped and only a handful of the worlds within the Realm have been exploited to any extent. Even so, wealth pours out of the region and into the coffers of Rogue Traders, Merchant Houses and noble backers in the form of xenos artifacts, gems and mineral wealth.
Charts to the region are abundant but often of dubious use given the ever-shifting warp currents in the Expanse. While the Realms lacks the unknown dangers of deeper regions, those who go unarmed and unprepared for battle will suffer for their negligence — and all too often, that will be at the hands of their fellow Imperial citizens. The Foundling Worlds : Counterspinward and coreward of the Expanse, the strange light of a baleful, churning warp storm marks the edge of the Foundling Worlds: this is the infamous Cauldron.
Though they lie close to the Koronus Passage, the worlds within remained unexplored until several centuries after the opening of the Passage. The Foundling Worlds are roundly cursed by voidfarers as a place abandoned by the light of the God-Emperor, a benighted realm of sudden warp storms, temporal distortions and strange stellar phenomena. Few have tried to explore the region, and many of these colony expeditions and exploration ventures have failed to report back, evidently meeting with disaster and misfortune too complete for any to escape.
Of late, eldar vessels — or vessels claimed to be eldar — have been seen in and around the region, haunting the few inhabited systems like wraiths. Lying beyond the Foundling Worlds are the corpse-embers of the Charnel Stars, bitter and broken lights that promise dead worlds and unknown treasures.
No Rogue Trader is known to have found a route to the secrets that wait in the baleful light of these evil stars. The Accursed Demense : Voidfarers of ages past believed that all evil and corruption in the Koronus Expanse emanated from the Accursed Demense.
Lying roughly central and slightly rimwards in the expanse, this vast and uncharted region of stars has rarely been visited by Man. It is a realm of dead worlds, burnt stars and ill fate, occupied notably by the Undred-Undred Teef — a tract of systems at the heart of the region that serve as a nest of orks.
The savage xenos prowl the nearby stellar regions looking for loot, plunder and conflict. Rumour has it that somewhere spinwards of the region, towards the Heathen Stars, lies a human psudeo-empire of at least six worlds that battles against the greenskins.
Other rumours hold that a mighty Waagh will soon erupt from the Undred-Undred Teef to engulf first the Koronus Expanse, then the Calixis Sector in war. The Heathen Stars : Spinwards and rimwards within the expanse lie the Heathen Stars, a diffuse region of old stars that have long been inhabited by human societies — none of which have ever known the glorious blessings of the light of the God-Emperor.
The human settlements are said to range from the most primitive barbarism to pocket stellar empires with basic warp-travel capability.
However, Rogue Traders have barely even begun to exploit the wealth of these few stars, while the contents of those deeper systems within the area remain unknown. Past the dense nebulae lies a realm visited only by the Disciples of Thule and a few brave and hardy souls. Few have ventured this far, and no one who has returned speaks loudly of what they have uncovered.
The Rifts of Hecaton : Far rimward and spinward lies a realm of unnatural darkness in the far depths of the Koronus Expanse, like the anger of gods fallen upon worlds long ago. The Rifts of Hecaton cast a long shadow across the Expanse, as the Rift stars are guttered and dead, and those who travel there do not return. The few stars that exist within the Rifts are ill-omened and little is known of them aside from myth, legend and prophecy. Ascendant campaigns can view previous versions of their pages, see what has changed and who did it , and even restore old versions.
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The Koronus Expanse
I see the faces of pale moons and the fire of lost stars. I see the void un-walked and the waiting dark. I see the void that is my home and to which I return with hope and fear. The Koronus Expanse is the name given by the authorities of the Imperium of Man to a dangerous unexplored region of the Halo Stars located beyond the Calixis Sector in the Segmentum Obscurus. The Expanse is accessed through the Koronus Passage, a treacherous but navigable route through the great Warp Storms that bar passage to the Halo Stars beyond the way station of Port Wander on the edge of the Expanse. As is true of the Calixis Sector itself, the Expanse was untouched by the God-Emperor's Great Crusade many millennia ago -- and so it is a realm of fearsome xenos , treasures beyond imagining, heathen worlds of men, and the echoes of ancient doom. The Koronus Expanse in the late 41st Millennium is a scattered, partly explored region on the frontier of the galaxy containing a few young Imperial colonies and vast natural wealth still barely exploited.
Aspyce Chorda: A line of piratical origins, the House Chorda has none-the-less been a power in the expanse for a number of centuries. Aspyce Chorda is the current holder of the warrant, and seized power from her older siblings by freezing them in stasis. She is the most ruthless negotiator and political maneuverer in the Expanse, and utterly terrifies her servants and rivals. She is truly a fearsome woman, famously warring with Calligos Winterscale over the wealth of the Ragged Worlds from the helm of her Cruiser the Cold Front for nearly a hundred years. A long peace between the houses of Chorda and Winterscale has reigned from M41, but tensions are still high between the two legendary Rogue Traders. Calligos Winterscale: The Governor of Koronus' most developed planetary empire, Winterscale is known for his wild temper.