“A suspicious mind is a healthy mind.”
— Inscription within the Bastion Serpentis
The Bastion Serpentis is the home of the Tyrantine Cabal, an organization of Calixian Inquisitors formed in response to the dread prophesy of the Tyrant Star. It is a bleak fortress of age-polished black stone jutting from the surface of Scintilla’s moon Lachesis.
The Bastion is typical of the Inquisition waystations and local fortresses peppered across the sector. The Spectarians were granted sole discretionary use of the Bastion Serpentis at the inception of their cabal. Sector Governor Marius Hax, Senior Astropath Xiao and a few others know of its existence, and those who do not are kept away from the moon by dire warnings about geological instability. Lord Inquisitor Anton Zerbe can normally be found at the Bastion and it is here in its grand audience chamber that he holds the semi-regular meetings with all the cabal’s Inquisitors, at which they report on their activities and share information.