Malfi

Background

Malfi is an Imperial Hive World in the Malfian System of the Calixis Sector in the Segmentum Obscurus, 800 days’ standard travel through the Warp from the sector capital world of Scintilla. Malfi is the main population and manufacturing focus of the rimward territories of the Calixis Sector. Malfi is a semitropical, gloomy world of overbuilt hive cities and habitation ledges. Its population of 23 billion people approaches that of Scintilla and it subsists on its engineering and metalwork industries. The population of Malfi holds a grudge: they believe that Malfi should be the Calixis Sector’s capital world and its leaders and common people venomously protest the supremacy of Scintilla in the sector.

Certainly, with its super-continental hives and eradication of natural landscape, Malfi resembles a Segmentum Solar Hive World far more than any of the other worlds in the sector and its claim for capital eminence seems quite reasonable. However, politics and demographics are often fickle mistresses. Scintilla is better positioned astrographically to provide a centre of effective governance for the entire sector than Malfi. The early Sector Governors of the Calixis Sector, following Lord Angevin’s campaign to bring the Calixis Sector into the Imperium of Man, established their headquarters on Malfi, but the sector’s population has greatly expanded and spread out since then. Despite its efforts, Malfi remains a border world, colossal in both its consumption of resources and the production of its manufactoria. It satisfies itself in serving as the planetary captial of the Malfian Sub-sector, governing the Calixian territories rimward and spinward of Scintilla. The Sub-sector Governor, Jendrous Kaffiq, answers only to Lord Sector Hax himself. Malfi is a seat of the Adeptus Administratum and several powerful Calixian banking houses. Malfi’s nominal ruler and Imperial Planetary Governor is the Eminence Glydus Matriarch.

Malfi

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