Night's Eye

Planet name: Nights Eye
World Class: Barren world
Population: 0
Tech Level: -
Tithe Grade:
Aestimare: 

Orbital Distance: 1.6 AU
Orbital Period: 746.72 Terran days
Rotation Period: 37.61 Terran hours
Equatorial Diameter: 9,760 km
Gravity: 0.78G
Atmospheric composition: trace
Surface atmospheric pressure: 0.0 atm.
Mean surface temp.: -45.9C
Hydrosphere: 0%
Indigenous life forms: none known
Satellites: 2

The world of Night’s Eye, so called by early astronomers on Anargo, is an iceworld barren of mineral wealth, natural resources and human inhabitation. When passing through the various zodiacs of the Anargan astrological cycle, the Night’s Eye has extremely negative connotations. The one point of note for this world is that it is held restricted under Inquisitorial Seal.

Imperial Archive Information
The world of Night’s Eye, aka Bane, has the following general information listed in the Inquisitorial headquarters of Terra.

Planet name: Bane
World Class: research station
Population: 6,326,000
Tech Level: -
Tithe Grade:
Aestimare: 

Orbital Distance: 1.6 AU
Orbital Period: 746.72 Terran days
Rotation Period: 37.61 Terran hours
Equatorial Diameter: 9,760 km
Gravity: 0.78G
Atmospheric composition: trace
Surface atmospheric pressure: 0.0 atm.
Mean surface temp.: -45.9C
Hydrosphere: 0%
Indigenous life forms: none known
Satellites: 2

Bane is the location of a research dedicated to the astropathic and scientific study of the phenomenon known as the ‘Heart of Anargo’ or, more malevolently, the Anargan Abyss. The phenomenon has had some wide ranging implications to the security and strategic importance of Anargo, namely: (1) the arguable formation of the Sargassos Gulf and the isolation of heretical and traitorous elements within the calmed area of the warp, including potential Traitor Marine (Alpha Legion) presence; and (2) the limitation of the strategic importance of Anargo by cutting of the major warp tide through the sector and, in so doing, resulting in the Pendulum Tide which is of such importance in the continuing Waaghs that decimated the adjacent Cruciatine sector. While the research facility could have been located on numerous worlds throughout the Anargo sector, Anargo Primus was selected for a number of reasons, namely the capability of hiding the volume of traffic coming into the world, both astropathic and mundane.

Mimicking the headquarters of the Inquisition on Terra, the majority of the research facility is cut into the icy regolithic of the planets surface, protecting it from the stellar radiation that is gradually causing the water to sublime into space. The facility is run under the aegis of the Chamber Theoretical for the Anargo sector under the joint jurisdiction of the ordos malleus and xenos, under direct command of the Lord Inquisitor Anargo. It is also rumoured that the facility is under the direct monitoring of a Proctor of the ordo imperatos, the secret Inner Circle of the Inquisition.

The facility is formed from seven distinct sub-facilities each housing its own Astropathic Choir, each focussing on the research and study of one of the warp anomalies that seem to form the Anargo Abyss. Occasionally all seven of the Astropathic Choirs will operate at the same time, creating a gestalt mind much more powerful than they can independently. Supporting and paralleling the psychic research are mundane scholars and scientists, both theoretical and field agents, that formulate numerous theories upon the nature of the warp that might have resulted in the phenomenon or, alternatively, what artificial means were used to generate such. As a result of this, while primarily of the Chamber Theoretical there is also a smaller component of the Chamber Historical, as well as seconded research personnel from the adeptus mechanicus.

While the Bane research station is primarily defened by its secrecy, the most distant satellite holds a powerful sub-surface particle beam known as Bane’s Hammer and which is capable of severely damaging even the mightest of ships that might wish to pry into the Inquisition’s secrets.