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Rubicon Cluster / House of Trazyn

The Rubicon Dynasty managed to hold within its grasp what was estimated to be more than half Abfall’s mass following that moon’s detonation when Trazyn the Infinite and his Rubicon Necrons awoke from stasis just prior to the Battle of First Contact.

What orbited Adrilles where Abfall used to be was a cluster of fractured rock held together by pulsating, green, Necrotic energy. This cluster was measured at 1,022 kilometers at its widest, but these numbers were disputed because it appeared that the Necrons were able to shift this jumbled mass of asteroids over an undetermined period of time.

This cluster was named The Rubicon Cluster by the Jager Corps and The House of Trazyn by the Space Wolves.

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Abfall

Abfall was one of three moons orbiting the planet Adrilles. It was the smallest of the moons with a equatorial diameter of 892 km. It completed an orbit of Adrilles every 1.370218 days. It was also the moon closest to the planet. Within its orbit, it was 237,948 kilometers away at its furthest point. These facts are presented in the past tense because Abfall was destroyed during the Adrilles War.

History – Necrons

Like Grimmig and Brache, Abfall was formed as a result of a war between two Necron dynasties millions of years before the Imperium existed. When Trazyn the Infinite returned to Adrilles tens of thousands of years after his exile, he learned that his enemy had gone into stasis. His rage was so great that he destroyed Tesseract Vaults in his fleet. The unleashed power of C’Tan was such that the planet Adrilles cracked and massive chunks of its surface were soon adrift in the void. With his power now almost exhausted, Trazyn the Infinite used the remains of his might to assemble from drifting molten rock a massive tomb. That tomb orbited the planet Adrilles and would become known as the moon Abfall.

History – Imperium

The Imperium named the smallest moon Abfall. The Imperium never showed any interested in Abfall. It was too small and lacked any resources of importance.

Adrilles War

Abfall was destroyed when Trazyn the Infinite and remnants of the Rubicon Dynasty awoke from stasis upon sensing their enemy awake on Adrilles and what is known as the moon Grimmig. Some of the rock was completely ionized. A significant amount plummeted through the atmosphere of Adrilles. While much of that burned up, some of the moon struck the surface.

What was most surprising was the Rubicon Dynasty managed to hold within its grasp what was estimated to be more than half of the moon’s mass. What orbited Adrilles where Abfall used to be was a cluster of fractured rock held together by pulsating, green, Necrotic energy. This cluster– which was named The Rubicon Cluster by the Jager Corps and The House of Trazyn by the Space Wolves– was measured at 1,022 kilometers at its widest, but these numbers are disputed because it would appear that the Necrons were able to shift this jumbled mass of asteroids over an undetermined period of time.


Grimmig

Grimmig is one of three moons orbiting the planet Adrilles. It is the largest of the moons with a equatorial diameter of 3,226 km. It completes an orbit of Adrilles every 15.945 days. With an orbit that never brings it closer than 1.2 million kilometers, Grimmig is also the moon furthest from its planet.

History – Necrons

Like Abfall and Brache, Grimmig was formed as a result of a war between two Necron dynasties millions of years before the Imperium existed. The largest chunk of rock torn from the planet would form the core of what would become the moon Grimmig. Within that core lay a tomb of the Sautekh dynasty and within that tomb lay the dynasty’s leader.

History – Imperium

Grimmig was home to mining operations. Its surface was rich with ore, which was transported back to Adrilles to be processed and used in the northern Forges. The moon had a sizeable defense force as well, but it was ill-prepared for Hive Fleet Leviathan¹. It was engulfed by the Shadow in the Warp² before any signal could be sent. Its silence was the only clue that something was terribly wrong on Grimmig.

Adrilles War

The machinations of the Jager Corps woke the Sautekh dynasty on Adrilles and on Grimmig, which in turn woke the Rubicon Necrons within Abfall. While forces of the Sautekh dynasty were engaged on the planet’s surface, other arms of its might were formed on Grimmig. In fact, some historians aruge that Grimmig was the Sautekh Necrons’ primary base of operations and not the positions of strength established in the volcanic north of Adrilles in the weeks following the Battle of First Contact. (Those same historians claim that the daemons of Khorne ruled the volcanic north.) The Sautekh Necrons certainly used Grimmig as a staging point for operations conducted on Adrilles. Eternity Gates were used to move Necron troops and Necron controlled Tyranids from the surface of Grimmig to Adrilles.

The Space Wolves Strike Cruisers orbitting Adrilles were scanning the moons and came to learn what was occuring on Grimmig. That information lead to the combined operation known as the Assault on Grimmig, which was designed to cripple the Sautekh operations on that moon. The operation failed. For a considerable time afterward, Grimmig was largely ignored by its enemies.

Notable Locations

Tomb of Imotekh – The Tomb of Imotekh the Stormlord became operational when its lord was awoken by the machinations of the Jager Corps Psykers on Adrilles. The Tomb was where a pact was formed between the Sautekh Necrons and the forces of Chaos.

The Lost Tombs – The Cryptek Lay Arteb was tasked by Imotekh the Stormlord to take a sizeable force into the bowels of Grimmig to find Sautekh Tombs that had failed to rise. The Cryptek did find the Tombs, some of which had become home to Tyranids during Hive Fleet Leviathan’s razing of Adrilles and its moon many years earlier. Outnumbered, Lay Arteb returned to the surface and reported to Imotekh. The Stormlord and the Cryptek later returned to the Tombs with the Necron / Tyrnaid artifact obtained during the Battle of First Contact and were able to use its influence to exert control over the Tyranids.

The Refineries – Refineries were abundant on Grimmig during the time of the Imperium before Hive Fleet Leviathan. Many of those refineries– though badly damaged and no longer operational– were still filled with ore and were sitting near or directly on top of vast networks of mines. Many of those mines had filled with volatile gases in the years since the Tyranid scourge. During the Adrilles War, the Jagers, Tau, and Space Wolves attacked Grimmig in a series of a precisely timed assaults designed to set and detonate explosives at various refineries on the moon’s surface. The hope was that the simultaneous surface explosions would ignite the volatile gas filling the mines, causing enough sub-surface disturbances that the Sautekh Tombs (and thus the Sautekh Necrons) would be horribly mauled. The assaults (collectively called The Assault on Grimmig) failed.

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Hive Fleet Leviathan
Shadow in the Warp