Cryptus is a cemetery world in the Drusus Marches of the Calixis Sector.

Unique EquipmentEdit

Cryptus Shotgun Shells

On the world of Cryptus, the Templum of The Sacred Lights of the God-Emperor was renowned for being constructed entirely of glass. Its foundations were laid on the day the planet was reclaimed by the Imperium during the Angevin Crusade. In 702.M39, the cathedral was unexpectedly attacked by a hitherto unknown renegade cult calling themselves the Light-burners.

During the fighting, as the cathedral’s Frateris Militia rallied and drove back the assault, several cultists broke through the militia’s lines, reached the towering gates of the cathedral, and sacrificed themselves to summon forth five towering daemons wreathed in black flames. At the moment the daemons set foot within the cathedral, a sonorous bell was heard and moments later the glass shattered and the cathedral exploded into a stream of white fire. The fires that swept out of the cathedral extended for almost a mile and burned for over a month. When the fires finally died out, nothing was left of the great edifice but thousands of white glass shards covering the ground.

Experiments by members of the Holy Ordos revealed that the glass was naturally resistant to the Warp and caused great pain and harm to the foul denizens of the immaterium. Over time, the Ordos Malleus ended up with nominal control over the ruined site, grudgingly accepted by the Ministorum save for the hundreds of pilgrims who regularly process to the blasted wasteland on the anniversary of its destruction. The glass, when used in a shotgun shell, causes the weapon’s attack to be treated as Sanctified which has certain effects on Daemons and some Warp creatures (as will be noted in their description). Furthermore, any Daemonic or Warp creature struck at short range by a shotgun loaded with Cryptus shotgun shells must make a Challenging (+0) Toughness Test or be blinded for 1d5 rounds.

Cost 50ea, Rare

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