Deathwatch: Scything Talons
Once a productive and bustling Eastern Fringe sector known as the Jericho Sector, the Age of Shadow has left the Jericho Reach a dark wasteland home to heretics, recidivists, traitors, and xenos. Degraded from its previous state, the Jericho Reach was all but doomed to rot as it stood for many millennia cut off from the Imperium.
All of that changed with the discovery of the Jericho-Maw Warp Gate, which connected the Calixis Sector in the Segmentum Obscurus, to the Jericho Reach all the way across the galaxy in Ultima Segmentum. Now, an Imperial reconquest is underway to revive the Jericho Reach and cleanse the sector of xenos and heretics, that it may be returned to its former glory once more.
The Achilus Crusade that has consumed the sector in the past 37 years has made the Jericho Reach harbor epic military conflicts the likes of which it has not seen in over 10,000 years. Here, guns echo and resound, and people die by the millions.
The Imperial Guard and Navy are not the only powers that call influence here. The Adeptus Mechanicus has their own personal stake in the war, as does the Inquisition (yet it must be said that they have a stake everywhere). And somewhere, hidden in their Watch Stations and Fortresses, the dread Adeptus Astartes of the Deathwatch stand sentinel over humanity’s fledgling forces in the Reach.