Jerazol

“There is no crime too terrible, nor act so monstrous that man will
not commit given a sufficiency of conviction and self interest.”
–ancient Terran proverb
Jerazol is a desolate world of ash and charred bone. It is a
world, tales say, murdered for greed and spite. Discovered by a
pious Rogue Trader whose name does not survive, Jerazol was
verdant, fertile, and supported a population of humans whose
culture had developed to a primitive tribalism. The unnamed
Rogue Trader was determined to bring the population back
into the light and dominion of the God-Emperor. He began
the process of tutoring and civilising the population, while
purging it of any trace of deviancy or corruption. Not long after
Jerazol was discovered, it was also found by other explorers,
who believed that the primitive humans where hiding wonders
of lost technology in warrens beneath the earth, built by their
forgotten ancestors who first came to the world from across
the stars. These machines, they said, were worth any price
in blood and death, and when the nameless Rogue Trader
stood against them, they destroyed his vessels, letting their
wrecks fall to the surface of Jerazol like the burning tears of
a god. Then, it is said the murderers bombarded the world,
burning its surface to ash and choking its atmosphere with
smoke. The tales do not agree as to whether the despoilers
found the technological treasures they sought. Some say they
unearthed such wonders that they rose to the highest tiers of
power within the Imperium, others say that they only found
ash, bone, and mud and that they cursed the dreams that had
brought them through void and madness to murder a world
for nought. No matter the truth of the tales, the burned and
dead world of Jerazol exists as testimony to the price that can
be paid in search of the riches of Winterscale’s Realm.

Jerazol

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