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A Dead World

A Dead World is an Imperial planetological classification applied to worlds which are utterly devoid of an ecosystem, atmosphere, or any form of native life, much like the Earth's Moon, Luna. A Dead World is, of course, not suitable for human habitation without undergoing massive terraforming operations. While it is possible that the Imperium might establish scientific Research Stations on Dead Worlds, there is no other native population. Many of these worlds have always been dead, but some were reduced to their barren state by external events such as the destruction of their preexisting civilisations in some form of global castrophe like a thermonuclear war, a Tyranid incursion or even an Exterminatus carried out by the Imperium itself. Necrons often inhabit Dead Worlds, however, having chosen them millions of years ago to become the Tomb Worlds upon which they went into hibernation until sentient life had repopulated the galaxy.

Notable Dead WorldsEdit

Planet Name Segmentum Sector Sub-Sector System Population
Adrantis V Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A
Barbarus Segmentum Tempestus Classified Classified Classified Unknown/0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Belis Corona Segmentum Obscurus Belis Corona Belis Corona Belis Corona Unknown
Berien VI Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Chemos Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Chemos 500 Million (Formerly)/0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Colchis Segmentum Pacificus Classified Classified Colchis Unknown/0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Cthonia Segmentum Solar Classified Classified Cthonic 2 Billion (Formerly)/0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Cyrene Ultima Segmentum Korianis Aurelia Cyrene 4.2 Billion (Formerly)/ 0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Doton Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dunen II Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
El'Phanor Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A
Evangel Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Gath Rimmon Unknown Unknown Unknown Iopheus Secundus System Unknown
Grangold Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Gryphonne IV Segmentum Tempestus Unknown Unknown Unknown 8.52 billion (formerly) / 0 (Present)
Heed Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Holda Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Istvaan III Segmentum Obscurus Unknown Unknown Isstvan System 12 billion (pre-Heresy) / 0 (Present)
Istvaan V Segmentum Obscurus Unknown Unknown Isstvan System None/0 (Present)
Klybo Segmentum Obscurus Calixis Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Lethe Segmentum Obscurus Coronid Deeps Unknown Lethe System Unknown/0 (Present)
Naogeddon Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Obstiria Unknown Unknown Sanctus Reach Sanctus N/A
Olympia Ultima Segmentum Classified Classified Olympia Majoris Unknown/0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Prandium Ultima Segmentum Ultramar Unknown Unknown N/A
Prospero Ultima Segmentum Classified Classified Prospero Unknown (Formerly)/0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Stalinvast Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Truan IX Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Typhon Primaris Ultima Segmentum Korianis Aurelia Typhon 300,000 (Formerly) / 0 (Present, due to Exterminatus)
Tyran Eastern Fringe Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A
Valos Ultima Segmentum Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A
Zhoros Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown


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General Dead WorldDeath WorldDesert WorldIce WorldJungle WorldOcean World
Imperium Adeptus Astartes HomeworldAgri-WorldCardinal WorldCemetery WorldCivilised WorldFeral WorldFeudal WorldForbidden WorldForge WorldFortress WorldHive WorldIndustrial WorldKnight WorldMining WorldParadise WorldPenal WorldResearch StationShrine World
Chaos Daemon World
Xenos CraftworldCrone WorldExodite WorldMaiden WorldOrk WorldTau EmpireTomb WorldXenos World

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