Shadow of the Reach
The Jericho Reach is an expanse of space in the galactic south-east, cut off from the Imperium of man for a thousand years. Long fallen into darkness, cut off by horrific warp storms, the discovery of the Jericho-Maw Warp Gate in 755.M41 has changed the fate of the region, and possibly the galaxy at large. For five decades the Achilus Crusade has ground on, facing Tau, Chaos, Tyranids, mysterious alien empires and worse. A Dark Pattern emerges, a developing alignment of planets and darkness that heralds horrors unspeakable, a fell event horizon that is only held back by the efforts of the mysterious Deathwatch.
The Crusade is currently divided up into three Salients, the Canis Salient the Orpheus Salient and the Acheros Salient. Each has its own unique threats and conditions, and each Salient has it’s roots in the Iron Collar, a ring of fortress worlds surrounding the Jericho-Maw Warp Gate in a nigh-impenetrable network of defenses.