Desert Knight world allied to the Mechanicum
Desert Knight World
Type Large iron/silicate
Mass 1.62 x 1025 kg
Density 4.94 g/cm3
Composition 36.0% oxygen, 33.3% iron, 23.2% silicon, 5.1% titanium, 1.9% other metals, 0.5% other elements
Gravity 12.67 m/s2
Escape Velocity 15.29 km/s
Rotation Period 26.33 hours
Axis Tilt 16.58 °
Type Thin reducing
Pressure 44.07 kPa
Composition 67.9% nitrogen, 20.7% oxygen, 11.4% argon, trace other gases
Like most Desert worlds, Kych's people are largely split between heavily populated Cities surrounding water sources and scattered nomadic tribes who wander the deserts between oasis and other sources of sustenance. While the nomadic tribes are estimated to be a little over 2 million strong, the cities dwarf them with approx 34 million. While the planet could possibly sustain a higher population the Knight Houses which rule the planet maintain a tight control on the cities populations and restrict the right of birth as a form of power and reward.
Although once independent, the Knight Houses of Kych were subservient to the Kazitian Synod when the Imperium first encountered the system. The alliance, known as the Baylonian Conclave, made them powerful slaves however and there was little motivation to seek freedom under such circumstances. The Synod had invested heavily in the planets infrastructure and had even shared a number of technological improvements which the lords could incorporate into their Knights and in return all they had to do was provide man power and occasional resources, both of which they had little use for as long as they remained in power.
During the entire process of Compliance the Knight Lords of Kych remained removed, the Synod assuring them that they would control the situation and that their primary concern should be the safe guarding of Kych in case of any stealth attack. Even when the Imperial fleet opened fire on the Synod fleet the Kych lords were ordered to remain on their world, it was only when Dur-Kazit was bombed into submission that the Baylonian Conclave received orders to muster. This was quickly countermanded the moment the delegation from Mars arrived and reopened negotiations.
With the Compliance negotiated, the Lords cautiously awaited the terms and were somewhat relieved to discover that while the Conclave was to be disbanded they would still remain under the protectorate of the Synod.
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.
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 1||153.008.M31||Kych||Loyalist||
A Rescue Operation to recover the Primarch Horus.
While there were a number of strike teams dispatched to rescue the Warmaster, the Loyalists had guarded their prize well and repelled most of the ..→
|Baylonian Insurrection~Zone Mortalis Operation 5||216.008.M31||Kych||Traitor||
A sabotage operation against the Knight Houses of Kych.
With the planet already in disarray after continued assault form the Traitors forces, it was not a large task to slip a number of strike ..→
- L-VII-8344 defeated L-XX-5126 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XIV-2984 defeated L-XVI-9805 a Traitor gain.
- L-XIII-8435 defeated L-XIV-2984 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XX-0913 defeated I-ARMY-4927 a Traitor gain.
- L-XVIII-1182 defeated L-VIII-0972 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XIV-2984 defeated I-ARMY-4927 a Traitor gain.
- L-VII-7184 defeated I-ARMY-8733 a Loyalist gain.
- L-VII-8344 defeated I-ARMY-4140 a Loyalist gain.
- Q-KNT-2151 defeated L-XIV-3076 a Loyalist gain.
- L-VII-8344 defeated L-XXXX-1979 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XX-0913 defeated L-XVIII-1182 a Traitor gain.
- L-XX-3187 defeated L-VII-8344 a Traitor gain.
- Q-KNT-2151 defeated L-XII-3140 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XX-3187 defeated L-X-4135 a Traitor gain.
- L-VII-7184 defeated L-XVI-0465 a Loyalist gain.
- L-VII-7184 defeated L-VIII-3108 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XIX-1024 defeated L-VIII-3108 a Loyalist gain.
- L-VII-1925 defeated L-III-4193 a Loyalist gain.
- L-XX-3187 defeated Q-KNT-2151 a Traitor gain.
- L-VII-8344 defeated L-XX-1183 a Loyalist gain.