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Chinchare is a vivid blue mineral-rich Imperial Mining World in the Chinchare System located in the Segmentum Obscurus, with many clashing gravity wells, orbiting a rogue star, currently dueling with Pymbyle Minor, the system wanders between the Halo Stars on the far edge of the Imperium, suffering many devastating cosmological collisions.

History

Around the time of the Great Crusade in the 30th Millennium, the Chinachare System was comprised of nine planets and an asteroid belt. This system had been a neighbour of nearby 3458 Dornal, but sometime between the 30th and 40th Millennia, the Chinchare System had reached the Pymbyle Systems, Major and Minor, and had suffered two serious cosmological collisions, and was now comprised of six planets and radiating sheets of asteroid belts.

Chinchare is an irregular, blue mineral-rich asteroid locked in a figure of eight orbit around a binary star. Once home to a creature of Chaos formed from the coagulated bodies of pilgrims who had descended into the asteroid to worship a corrupted crystal structure known as the Lith. The creature was destroyed by Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn and Magos Geard Bure.

The only reason for any venture of man to this forsaken place is its wealth of ultra-rare metals such as ancylitum and phorydnum. The mining rights for the world officially belongs to the Imperial corporation known as Allied Imperial, which supported a workforce of almost 3,000, but in such a desolate region of space there was very little to stop the infestation of rogue prospectors.

Chinchare's mines were the site of a massive Hrud infestation in 844.M41 that was defeated by Terminators drawn from the 1st Company of the Dark Hands Space Marine Chapter with support from the Astra Militarum's 39th Cadian "Xenobane" Regiment of the Cadian Shock Troops. The combat was fought in the close, shadowy confines of the myriad mining tunnels that snaked through the planet's crust like a rat's nest. The Imperial forces successfully rid several worlds in the Chinchare System of the xenos Hrud, halting what was later determined by Ordo Xenos investigators as the beginning of a potentially devastating entropic infestation.

Later in 999.M41 the Chinchare System, along with several neighboring star systems, lost all contact with the Imperium as a direct result of the massive incursion by the Forces of Chaos during the 13th Black Crusade. Chinchare's current status is unknown.

Sources

  • Codex: Eye of Terror (3rd Edition), pg. 25
  • Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition: War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pg. 21
  • Planetstrike (5th Edition), pg. 54
  • White Dwarf 287 (UK), pg. 40
  • White Dwarf 291 (UK), pg. 96
  • Hereticus (Novel) (Book 3 Eisenhorn Trilogy) by Dan Abnett

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