“Dreams go astray in the void beyond reason; they become dark and terrible things made of the desires of fools and the artifice of tyrants. When dreams go so astray, it is best to leave them alone.”
–from the personal reflections of Inquisitor Hastur Whitlock
Raakata is a ruined world that can only be reached by passing beyond a shifting and treacherous region of the warp. Its collapsed and empty hives are said to be laden with untouched relics of the Dark Ages of Technology, while the void around Raakata is filled with vox broadcasts of strange languages, garbled binary code, and blurts of static. Its human population is composed of feral and vicious savages who daub themselves in ash and powered rust; the knowledge and sophistication of the ancestors who built the ruined hives and treasures rotting within are long lost to them. All that is known of Raakata comes from the accounts of Toros Umboldt, who claimed its discovery but has subsequently failed to rediscover the world in two later expeditions. All traces of his earlier passage have been erased by the changing warp, and his standing amongst his peers is diminished greatly as a result.