It is the year 999.M41. Abaddonís 13th Black Crusade has just begun, leaving destruction in its wake as forces of the Ruinous Powers spew forth from the Eye of Terror, threatening to bring down all that the Emperor and mankind have worked to build.
The Ataraxis Sector falls in the center of Segmentum Obscurus, close enough to the Eye of Terror to feel the impact of the great war. More so than most, this sector is very much on the brink of annihilation at the hands of the Imperiumís countless enemies from within and without. The sector capital of Ballator lies in ruin at the hands of bloodthirsty Orks, many other worlds have fallen to subtle Chaos influences or outright invasion by roving heretic fleets, and a massive swath of space has been quarantined by the Inquisition. Infighting and politics boils up from below, threatening to splinter this already periled sector.
Yet, the human race is nothing if not a race of hope and heroes. A single man with faith can triumph over a legion of the faithless, and that one man can start a landslide with the casting of a single pebble. In this most desperate hour, at the turning of the millennia, the Ataraxis Sector needs saints, heroes, and martyrs like never before.