A small non-descript world developed as the first staging supply depot by the legendary Commander Solar Maccharius at the beginning of his crusade to liberate the lost imperial worlds pn the western fringes of the galaxy. Maccharius' accomplishments were truly monumental, a hundred worlds were conquered in the first year alone, three hundred the second and an unbelievable seven hundred in the third year of the crusade. They reached the halo zone at the limit of the astronomicon, where despite his drive and ambition, he had to cease further advance as his armies and his generals had lost steam. He died on his way back, and was interred in a great sepulchre.
The thousands of worlds conquered and brought back to the imperial fold within a span of the seven year campaign by the Imperial Armies of Reconstruction, were the legacy of a supreme strategist. Maccharius' tactic of sudden unmitigated assault was costly in terms of the target worlds populace, but reaped a harvest of conquests never before matched, nor since the most renown worlds thus liberated were Kallastin, jakart, thoth, Jucha, and Adrantis Five at the limit of the astronomicon. The furthest world conquered was Ultima Maccharia, beyond the range of the astronomicon.
(Ref: Codex Imperial Guard, 2nd ed; Pages 58-59)
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