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Situated at the edge of the Calixis Sector, Vaxanide is a poorly supplied, desperate world, struggling to enter the "inner circle" of sector planets. It has decent mineral output and considerable exports of meat and fish, but it fights to survive.

Its three billion people answer to Lord Vaxanide, scion of House Vaxanide, which has holdings on Scintilla, Malfi and Regulus. The economic degeneracy of Vaxanide results in it being a generally lawless, dangerous Frontier World, especially beyond the precincts of the central hive city, Vaxanhive. The planet is especially famed for its porcelain, glass and fish products. It is also the site of a shrine to Saint Drusus, where miracles are said to occur.

Base rumours say that a hidden city exists in the canyons of the dense equatorial jungles. The city is said to be a mirror of the Lucid Palace, populated by phantoms of the actual Lucid Palace's denizens. All expeditions into the jungle areas have ended in failure, with few members returning alive. Those who survive are usually insane, raving of "grey death" stalking them, or simply ending their lives in a variety of messy ways.

Departmento Cartographicae Planetary Database

  • Galactic Position: 735-4/445/CS/NNE
  • Class: Frontier World
  • Contact with Other Worlds: Stable Warp routes run from Vaxanide to Malfi, Ganf Magna and Kalf.


  • Dark Heresy: Core Rulebook (RPG), pg. 326
  • Guide to the Calixis Sector (PDF)