Knight World allied to the Mechanicum
Flooded Knight World
Type Large iron/silicate
Mass 2.48 x 1025 kg
Density 5.41 g/cm3
Composition 41.0% iron, 30.9% oxygen, 19.0% silicon, 8.7% magnesium, 0.5% other metals, trace other elements
Gravity 13.07 m/s2
Escape Velocity 15.06 km/s
Rotation Period 31.40 hours
Axis Tilt 13.57 °
Type Thin toxic
Pressure 19.61 kPa
Composition 68.9% sulfur dioxide, 25.0% carbon dioxide, 4.7% methane, 1.3% argon, 0.1% nitrogen, trace other gases
Approx. 73 Million, of which only 0.5% are considered anything other than Serfs or indentured slaves, even with that social situations the vast majority of the population is arranged into exceptionally loyal clans or houses, each led by Knight House.
Cipaar (Amnam) is the oldest of the populated worlds in the Oteal System and one which has gone through the most turmoil and destruction; even before the Kazitian Synod's arrival in the System Cipaar-Amnam was a well established feudal world under the governorship of the Knights. Unlike current conditions Cipaar-Amnam used to be a prosperous and fertile world in a locked orbit with its twin, Cipaar-Yahrum also a Knight world but one which focused on industry and minerals. Together the twin Knight Worlds created a powerful partnership and even allowed them to colonise a third Knight production planet, Kych, along with establishing some smaller colonies on the other planets within the system, primarily Laigach and Nypour.
The Knights, compared to other Houses, were indeed quite powerful, being able to exert influence over the surrounding systems and creating a prosperous trade network to futher supplement their own industry. With three fully operational Knight production worlds, the prospect of anyone invading them was laughable, which is why the coming of the Synod and their establishment on Baylon did not worry the Houses. At first they were viewed as yet another trade partner, although when their offers were met with stoney silence and the Synod's expansions to Dur-Kazit were discovered this view shifted to cautious bemusement. Even with the creation of an impressive naval force and defensive network the Knight lords still believed themselves superior and so, when the Synod blockaded their own system and delivered them an ultimatum of fealty, they refused and mobilised for war on Cipaar-Yahrum.
The subsequent war was brief. The Synod fleet punched through the overconfident planetary defences and quickly encircled Cipaar-Yahrum, giving them a single day to surrender; still believing that their forces could withstand a ground war the Knight Houses refused again. Without hesitation the Synod unleashed twin stage cyclonic warheads against the planet, less than two days after issuing the call for surrender the planet was gone, replaced by a swirling field of debris, slowly stretching out to what was to become the Yahrum belt. When the Synod fleet, already encircling Cipaar-Amnam, issued their second call for surrender, the remaining planets, now largely defenceless, quickly complied.
Although merciless in its execution of the war, the Synod did not view the Knight worlds with disdain or contempt, but rather they saw potential and as such invested heavily in the worlds. Cipaar-Amnam, now known simply as Cipaar, suffered greatly from the destruction of its twin, tidal patterns were thrown in chaos and planet wide flooding ensued. Within months of the wars conclusion the Synod had established huge orbiting ‘counter weights’ around the planet to bring the rampant tidal patterns into check. New factories and manufactorum plants were built on Kych to help replace the colossal loses of Knights and additional colonies were established on the worlds of Uruq and Laigach to help expand the newly formed Baylonian Conclave.
The second invasion of the System through the Imperial Compliance left the Knight world untouched. True to their word and the fealty sworn to them, the Kazitian Synod on Baylon shielded the other worlds of the Baylonian Conclave and protected them from any casualties in the initial conflicts. After Vilnor Incident the Synod issued mustering orders to all military forces within the Conclave but quickly countermanded them with the arrival of the Mars delegation who were able to recommence negotiation.
Even with the initial loses and the prospect of not being able to stand against a unified Compliance force, the Conclave still posed a significant military threat and to avoid continued Imperial attrition and to gain a powerful ally to Mars, the Mechanicum delegation sealed the Compliance and allowed Cipaar to remain in a fealty relationship to Baylon and the ruling Synod who in turn swore fealty to Mars directly.
Even before the shocking actions of Istvaan filtered through to the Australis Ultima Sector, the situation in the Oteal System had degenerated to dangerous levels. Rumours of military build ups on the Kazitian loyal planets persisted along with the myth that Dur-Kazit was being secretly rebuilt, however without any evidence the systems Governor could take no direct action against the planets as they were sworn to the Red Planet and owed him no allegiance.
With the onset of civil war and the Fabricator General openly siding with Horus, the Kazitian Synod seized the opportunity and declared independence of the Imperium, reforming the Baylonian Conclave and began mobilising its military. Desperately outgunned the Governor immediately issued a recall to all Imperial forces in the System and requested aid form the Sub-Sector Governor in Centrumeh Gate.
Before the Kazitian forces were able to fully muster, a small armada translated into the system, but not in response to the Governor’s call for aid. It was a splinter element of a fleet loyal to the Warmaster on its way to the Trugoy System to prosecute another war of eradication against the Loyalists. Unsure of the situation and unwilling to engage two potential enemies the Kazitian navy maintained a defensive posture while attempts to communicate with the new player were sent.
Despairing at now having to face two potential hostile forces, the Imperial presence in the system began to prepare for the worst and readied themselves for invasion. Hope blossomed momentarily when a signal from the VIIth was received, confirming that they were en route and less than two days out, this message however was followed quickly by the Sub-Sector wide broadcast from the Imperium, instructing all Loyal fleets to the Trugoy System.
|139.008.M31||System Wide||Traitor Victory||
Even before the shocking actions of Istvaan filtered through to the Australis Ultima ..→
|Battle Name||Date||Planet||Battle Outcome||Battle Summary|
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 1||139.008.M31||System Wide||Loyalist|
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 10||694.008.M31||System Wide||Traitor||
With the final offensive launched, it was only a matter of time before the Traitors declared victory over the system. It was a testament to their resolve that the Loyalist forces held on for as long ..→
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 2||158.008.M31||System Wide||Traitor||
Using their holdings on Dur-Kazit as a staging point the Traitors were the first to strike out in a renewed attempt to seize territory after a brief respite fractured by sporadic strike force ..→
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 3||216.008.M31||System Wide||Traitor|
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 4||292.008.M31||System Wide||Traitor|
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 5||350.008.M31||System Wide||Traitor|
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 6||388.008.M31||System Wide||Loyalist||
With both forces reaching a certain level of impasse the Campaign entered a new stage of attrition; both factions launching harassing assaults against each others strongholds in an attempt to break ..→
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 7||464.008.M31||System Wide||Traitor||
Whether it was the failed attempt to cripple each others ships or a planned change of tactics, the Traitors were no longer willing to play the same game. Entering a new phase of the Campaign the ..→
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 8||541.008.M31||System Wide||Unresolved||
With the act of rebellion the Baylonian Synod brought the wrath of not only the Loyalists but the Traitors as well. Their intention to reclaim their lost empire and stand apart from the warring ..→
|Baylonian Insurrection~Act 9||637.008.M31||System Wide||Unresolved||
Cautious of the emboldened Synod forces from the previous phase of the war, both Traitors and Loyalists played a far more defensive tactic then either of them had for a long time. Unwilling to leave ..→
|Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 14||388.008.M31||Cipaar||Traitor||
The Rescue of V’Ren
Kyros V’Ren’s eyes suddenly burst open from his meditation as he heard a firefight erupted from outside his cell. He had been trapped in the Imperial Fist holding facility ..→
- L-XX-7498 defeated L-IX-3683 a Traitor gain.
- L-IV-4190 defeated L-VII-2213 a Traitor gain.
- L-XII-1974 defeated L-VII-1925 a Traitor gain.
- L-VII-7184 defeated I-ARMY-6419 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XXXX-0032 defeated I-ARMY-4927 a Traitor gain.
- L-XX-1183 defeated I-ARMY-4927 a Traitor gain.
- L-IV-4190 defeated L-XIII-5386 a Traitor gain.
- L-VII-1925 defeated I-ARMY-6419 a Loyalist gain.
- L-IV-4190 defeated L-XIX-1989 a Traitor gain.
- I-ARMY-6419 defeated Q-KNT-2151 a Traitor gain.
- L-XIX-1024 defeated I-ARMY-6419 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XX-1183 defeated L-XXXX-1979 a Traitor gain.
- L-IV-4190 defeated L-XX-0913 a Traitor gain.
- L-XVII-5831 defeated L-XIII-5386 a Traitor gain.
- L-XIV-6515 defeated L-XIII-5386 a Traitor gain.
- L-VII-2213 defeated A-MECH-0019 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XVII-5831 defeated L-VII-1925 a Traitor gain.
- Q-KNT-2151 defeated L-IX-5193 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XX-7498 defeated L-IV-1050 a Synod gain.
- L-VII-3178 defeated L-XX-1183 a Loyalist gain.