Type: Garden World
Planetary Governor: Praefect Octavius Aruna
Population: 200 million
Geography: Lush greenery as far as the eye can see, in all possible configurations – deep forests, rolling plains, beautiful flower-gardens and spacious fields.
Major Exports: None. Home to the The Archatine Synod and has a thriving tourism industry due to its beauty and sector capital status.
Also known as the Jewel of Archatius, Helios is the sector capital of the Archatius Sector and a highly appropriate headquarters for the Archatine Synod. For its size it is seemingly under-populated but this is more than made up for by the throngs of tourists, traders and pilgrims that flock to visit it. At its heart is the The Beacon – a glistening, silver-walled fortress that serves as the physical base for the Synod. Nearby one can find shops, markets, places to stay and tours to the nearby landmarks. All in all on the surface it appears the quintessential peaceful and orderly capital of the Sector, guarded and patrolled by the Praefectorial Consulars (the local Adeptus Arbites) 24/7.
Known Contacts, Gangs and Organisations
- The Archatine Synod
- Praefectorial Consulars – the planet’s Adeptus Arbites
Native Flora, Fauna and Notable Landmarks
- The Beacon – the physical headquarters of the Archatine Synod. A gigantic, silver-walled fortress that is as beautiful as it is secure. Named due to the reflective properties of its walls – at sunrise and sunset, the entire tower lights up, and the whole region around is is bathed in glistening light.
Home World Bonus
Characters from Helios follow the Garden World rules, but with the following new Home World Bonus:
I Know Your Kind: A character from Helios is accustomed to dealing with a variety of powerful people. When dealing with characters who would normally gain a bonus to a social test due to “outclassing” the character, or when they would face a penalty due to being “outclassed”, the bonus/penalty is negated. Other circumstantial modifiers (e.g. outnumbered, threat of physical harm, Hatred) still apply as per norm.