@BloodySoulStealer @Vulpas @Uriel1339 @High_Adept_Zeth @Donairian @Tamu Just over ten millennia ago Imperial Explorers rediscovered a world deep within the south eastern reaches of the Ultima Segmentum. This world’s name was long forgotten and its human inhabitants long fallen from technological grace.By this point in their journey the Explorators were less than enthusiastic in their duties and when they managed to land on the planet’s surface and found themselves in a desert they decided to name the planet the first thing that came to mind. “Barren” as they dubbed it was far more than a ball of dry sand however as it was lush with both human and more native life. Very much resembling an ancient Terra even down to the human inhabitants themselves. At some point the people of Barren had completely lost the technology that had gotten them there in the first place. Leaving them to slowly develop back to a state similar to Medieval Terra. The Imperium would see little use in a world stuck in a technological level such as this and in the chaos of the Horus Heresy Barren would be largely untouched by either side. And during the time of the Imperium Rebuilding itself Imperial Policy would restrict the level of technology allowed on Barren. Modern medical technology would be fully allowed as to keep its meager population from being wiped out by plague but all other forms of Imperial Technology would be outright banned upon the surface. Imperial Doctrine stated that a planet such as this would not have the reality of the Galaxy thrusted upon it as it could cause a planet wide existential crisis and cause all sorts of chaos. As such save for a single star port where the meager planetary tithe of raw materials is to be collected and sent into orbit the entire planet is locked in a time before humanity ruled the galaxy. Barren is not without a Planetary Governor of course, since its rediscovery the Governors of Barren have lived within a Fortress Palace in orbit around the planet. The planet’s only orbital defense it is recorded that it was once an asteroid that had been caught in Barren’s orbit and acted as a minor second moon. Now it has been carved and added onto to make it a proper fortress of the Emperor’s might and as a fueling station for the Tithe ships that come to collect the planet’s dues. The Governor rarely exits his home above the planet as the business of the surface is handled by the various kingdoms and empires that have formed by the locals over the millenia. The Tibress Republic being one of them, starting out as a single city situated near a large river its power slowly grew as its people expanded and forged a mighty Republic based in the beliefs of Democracy with a strong martial culture. This mighty nation has found itself at war with its eastern neighbor The Divine Mandate. A highly religious land controlled by various religious leaders and land owning nobles forming a grand council headed by the so called “Divine Communicators”. A family believed to have been given the right to rule by the Emperor himself thousands of years ago. A war between the planet’s great powers is a rare occurrence where the stagnation of this Planet’s history has a chance to finally break as the status quo can be threatened and new opportunities rise for those with enough cunning to seize them. Who will rise and who will fall? One can only guess in, The Stories of Barren.