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The '''Halo Stars''' are the ancient formation of stellar bodies that encircle the outer edge of the [[Milky Way Galaxy]], representing the last stellar clusters to be encountered before one enters the eternal, frigid night of the intergalactic void. They are believed to be the oldest stars in the galaxy and their galactic circumference extends for approximately 200,000 light years, usually grouped in a cluster formation. The Halo Stars may also be intermixed into the shroud of dark matter that is known to extend beyond the visible disk of the galaxy for several hundred thousand light years. These stars are older than most can understand, and are characterised by mystery and danger. They have remained largely unexplored by the [[Imperium of Man]] and it is unknown what kinds of habitable worlds, if any, may circle them. The Halo Stars have a malignant reputation amongst Imperial starfarers and it is believed by many, including quite a few [[Rogue Traders]] and [[Adeptus Mechanicus]] [[Explorator]]s, that those foolish enough to venture out into those mysterious reaches never return.  Their beliefs have some credibility, as pirates, Warp entities, and new species of hostile Xenos often dwell in the frontier's darkness.  Nonetheless, the braver (or foolish) explorers and entrepreneurs always take the plunge into them for good or ill.  The [[Koronus Expanse]] is an area of the Halo Stars adjacent to the [[Calixis Sector]] in the [[Segmentum Obscurus]]. The Imperium has begun exploration efforts into the Expanse, led by the fleets of various [[Rogue Traders]] (who were in turn assisted by ancient Explorator star charts from a lost fleet).
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The '''Halo Stars''' is the name given to the ancient formation of stars which encircle the outer edge of the [[Milky Way Galaxy]], representing the last stellar clusters to be encountered before one enters the eternal, frigid night of the intergalactic void. The Halo Stars are believed to be the oldest stars in the galaxy and their circumference extends for approximately 200,000 light years around the Milky Way, usually grouped in a cluster formation. The Halo Stars may also be intermixed into the shroud of dark matter that is known to extend beyond the visible disk of the galaxy for several hundred thousand light years. These stars are older than most can understand, and are characterised by mystery and danger. They have remained largely unexplored by the [[Imperium of Man]] and it is unknown what kinds of habitable worlds, if any, may circle them. The Halo Stars have a malignant reputation amongst Imperial starfarers and it is believed by many, including quite a few [[Rogue Traders]] and [[Adeptus Mechanicus]] [[Explorator]]s, that those foolish enough to venture out into those mysterious reaches never return.  Their beliefs have some credibility, as pirates, Warp entities, and new species of hostile [[xenos]] often dwell in the frontier's darkness. The [[Koronus Expanse]] is an area of the Halo Stars adjacent to the [[Calixis Sector]] in the [[Segmentum Obscurus]]. The Imperium has begun exploration efforts into the Expanse, led by the fleets of various Rogue Traders who have been assisted by ancient Explorator star charts recovered from previous exploration efforts.
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==See Also==
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*'''[[Halo Zone]]'''
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*''Codex Imperialis'' (2nd Edition), p. 9
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*''Codex: Imperial Guard'' (2nd Edition), pg. 32
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*''Codex Imperialis'' (2nd Edition), pg. 9
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*''Deathwatch: The Outer Reach'' (RPG), pp. 136-137
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*''Rogue Trader Core Rulebook'' (RPG), pg. 306
 
*''Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook'' (5th Edition)
 
*''Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook'' (5th Edition)
*''Rogue Trader Core Rulebook'' (RPG), p. 306
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[[es:Estrellas del Halo]]
 
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[[Category:Koronus Expanse]]

Latest revision as of 20:10, July 11, 2017

The Halo Stars is the name given to the ancient formation of stars which encircle the outer edge of the Milky Way Galaxy, representing the last stellar clusters to be encountered before one enters the eternal, frigid night of the intergalactic void. The Halo Stars are believed to be the oldest stars in the galaxy and their circumference extends for approximately 200,000 light years around the Milky Way, usually grouped in a cluster formation. The Halo Stars may also be intermixed into the shroud of dark matter that is known to extend beyond the visible disk of the galaxy for several hundred thousand light years. These stars are older than most can understand, and are characterised by mystery and danger. They have remained largely unexplored by the Imperium of Man and it is unknown what kinds of habitable worlds, if any, may circle them. The Halo Stars have a malignant reputation amongst Imperial starfarers and it is believed by many, including quite a few Rogue Traders and Adeptus Mechanicus Explorators, that those foolish enough to venture out into those mysterious reaches never return.  Their beliefs have some credibility, as pirates, Warp entities, and new species of hostile xenos often dwell in the frontier's darkness. The Koronus Expanse is an area of the Halo Stars adjacent to the Calixis Sector in the Segmentum Obscurus. The Imperium has begun exploration efforts into the Expanse, led by the fleets of various Rogue Traders who have been assisted by ancient Explorator star charts recovered from previous exploration efforts.

See AlsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Codex: Imperial Guard (2nd Edition), pg. 32
  • Codex Imperialis (2nd Edition), pg. 9
  • Deathwatch: The Outer Reach (RPG), pp. 136-137
  • Rogue Trader Core Rulebook (RPG), pg. 306
  • Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook (5th Edition)
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