Significant factions

  • Explorator fleet Ophelos: Under the command of Arch-magos Haimon, Explorator fleet Ophelos has broken communication with its homeworld Proteus and is now considered a rogue and lawless fleet. The Protean council rightly suspects that the Ophelos fleet was compromised by interaction with unholy machines known as the Iron Men, but this suspicion is a closely guarded secret.
  • Ascension Mass: A unique Slaaneshi cult growing on several worlds away from the front lines. Unusually, the Ascension Mass has taken root amongst the middle class on several worlds, corrupting whole families with both parents and children, and being far more difficult to detect than more militant Chaos cults.