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As is true of the Calixis Sector itself, the Expanse was untouched by the God- Emperor ‘s Crusade many millennia ago and so it is a realm of fearsome xenostreasures beyond imagining, heathen worlds of men, and the echoes of the ancient doom.
Some whisper that Vall was once an Adept of the Departmento Munitoriuma former tithe-master swayed and fallen to the lure of the Dark Gods, whilst others claim he was once a trusted admiral of the Kkoronus Navy ‘s Battlefleet Calixis. Their tattered ethereal sails propel them from the depths of the void to strike at Imperial ships, colonies, and stations in the Foundling Worlds, Accursed Demesne, and Unbeholden Reaches.
It is centered on a a bloated red star that is nearly a thousand times larger than Blessed Sol and burns a deep crimson. The Koronus Expanse is rife with unnatural drifts of dead stars, each a dim ember, the remnant of a mighty cataclysm wherein a star exlanse in death throes, casting forth a shell of burning outer matter into the voids.
Rogue Traders vie with one another for known resources, heedless of lives lost in the pursuit of riches, while a tentative attempt at Imperial colonisation follows in their wake.
On the rimward margins of the Calixis Sector boil vast Warp Storms that have since ancient times barred passage into koroonus Halo Stars. Even the relatively explored systems close to the Maw have all felt the iron fist of Ork piracy; in the past Footfall itself has come under attack from the ships of Ork Kaptins who had become powerful enough to command great swarms of gunships and kodonus.
It is a dead system of two large gas giants whose pale surfaces flow korobus great typhoons that spread and die like bruises on flesh. The Rogue Trader who ventures into this unknown risks his very soul upon the talent of his Navigatorand on quality of what little information he has gleaned from those gone before. Rogue Traders religiously avoided certain Stations, and some still retain an ill reputation.
A Rogue Trader enters the Koronus Expanse. Grace was an Imperial colony world founded not for the expansion of the domain of the God-Emperor, but to serve the greed and arrogance of Rogue Trader Aspyce Chorda.
That is not to say that none have tried to probe the mysteries of the Foundling Worlds or tame it through colonisation and exploitation — but even after a route into this storm-wracked region was established, most of its stars and planets remain unexplored. Most disturbingly, the Kroot eat the flesh of other species with an avid, selective hunger, and the ugly forms of their future generations take on some characteristics of the consumed. Xenos also have their currencies, though their interpretations of this concept may be remote and strange.
The gateway to the Expanse is littered with broken vessels edpanse tales of the vanished.
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Drub and his task force of Expanae were never seen by any human again. The strange localised nature of the storms, and anomalies that enfold the Foundling Worlds, have led some amongst the Navigator houses to privately speculate that the region edpanse hidden ezpanse protected by something that does not wish its worlds violated by human presence.
Other fragments of Warp navigational information are highly inaccurate and likely to prove lethal to both Navigator and voidship, should they be followed blindly. Some Navigators who have strayed within or to the edge of the great storms whisper of the Deathveil as a strange cascade of unnatural beauty that will draw the mind of the unwary to within its soft and silent embrace never to return. Every chamber is a sepulchre of great antiquity, every space a mausoleum.
This deadly sword is clearly of fine but alien craftsmanship, lightweight but stronger than any Imperial steel. No Rogue Trader is known to have found koornus route through the twisting, malicious Warp of that region, not yet.
Most are enslaved, to be sold into a cruel life of misery to one of the petty empires to be found in the expanse. Others are warbands of corrupt and often mutated warriors, bound together under the will of a charismatic individual who is touched by the power of Chaos. Who leads these mysterious Corsairs and what their purpose is remains unknown, but some have speculated that they are guarding something, or keeping something from being discovered.
Most of the Koronus Expanse is known loronus the Imperium only though legend, revelation, and hearsay. Or worse, the Expanae might call to him, merge with him, and drag him down into an eternity of corruption, the nightmare legacy of xenos creators long vanished to dark aeons.
The Renegades of the deeper Expanse are worse still — here the dark corsairs and slavers favour hacksilver, technology, ammunition, and slaves as currency — or trapped souls and bottled vitality, if the darkest stories are to be believed.
The Koronus Expanse
Others may have fallen into the embrace of worship of a single Chaos God, becoming a world in which war and bloodshed is the bedrock of existence, or one which has evolved an elaborate social and political hierarchy around which intrigues, lies, and secrets move like poison. It is said that even the feared Beast House of the Calixis Sector has invested a small fortune to secure constant supply from Burnscour.
Yet, Chaos lurks in the hearts of men despite the specifics of their existence, and even the dxpanse isolated colonist is not deaf to its whispers. Small prospecting and bio-augury colonies were established by a number of Rogue Traders in the late 8th century of the 41st Millennium.
The Stryxis inhabit wandering caravans of starships plying commerce routes between distant worlds. On the underside of the station are the main repair yards, where damaged ships can contract out for refurbishment and mending.