Pythos

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The Map of Pythos. In case you got lost in the jungle hellscape.

Pythos is the name of another Dinosaur planet, with the other being Cretacia. This time, it is set in the Jurassic-era. Pythos is a Death World that would rival the likes of Catachan and Fenris. It is filled with so many chonking dinosaurs, that even Space Marines have to call a break on this world.

Overview[edit]

The surface of Pythos. The Salamanders, Iron Hands and Raven Guard doing what they do best. Dying horribly. Also, que Jurassic Park theme song.

A Death World, Pythos is covered mainly in dense jungles, with occasional areas of scorched grassland. Its jungles and oceans are inhabited by massive saurian predators. Because of the dangers of moving through the lowlands and across the oceans, the human settlers of Pythos settled in mountaintop mining colonies. From these, they derived a precarious and meagre existence mining the precious minerals found in the planet’s mountain chains. Hundreds of these strongholds were scattered over the planet, each home to populations of only a few thousand Imperial citizens.

Pythos’ only major city was the Hive-port of Atika, which was located on the coast of the planet’s largest ocean, and surrounded on its landward side by the aptly named deathglades. Atika was a small spire city with its main habitation zones located in the dome-like upper levels of the city, high above the surrounding swamplands. Travel between Atika and the delver-strongholds was carried out in dilapidated lighter-than-air dirigibles known as sky barges, lumbering through the skies high above the ferocious creatures that inhabited the lowlands in relative safety.

Pythos has a long history, dating back during the Horus Heresy. The most recent event was the Pandorax Campaign in M41, in which a major Warp portal known as the Damnation Cache, made it the site of major fighting during the Pandorax Campaign. Ten thousand years previous during the Horus Heresy, a small force of Iron Hands, Salamanders, and Raven Guard who survived the Drop Site Massacre landed on Pythos but were annihilated by the Warp-tainted world.

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Imperial Homeworlds: Holy Terra - Sacred Mars
Primarch Homeworlds: Baal - Barbarus - Caliban - Chemos - Chogoris - Colchis
Cthonia - Deliverance - Fenris - Inwit - Medusa - Nostramo
Nocturne - Nuceria - Olympia - Prospero - Macragge
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Hydraphur - Necromunda - Phyrr - Pythos - Krieg - Kronus - Sacris
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Fleshworld - Bathamor - Black Marble
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Solar System - Stygius Sector - T'au Septs - Taelus System - Ultramar
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