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Dark Heresy - The Lathe Worlds


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Publication Date January 1st, 2012

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For ten thousand years, the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus have led the Cult of the Omnissiah. From their bastion Forges on the Lathe Worlds, they control all Holy Technology in the Calixis Sector.

The Lathe Worlds is a supplement for Dark Heresy that reveals the secret history of the Lathe Worlds, from their mysterious founding to their current struggles against tech-heresy. What’s more, players will gain access to new Alternate Careers such as the Mech-Assassin and Agent of the Lords Dragon, and arm themselves with weapons and gifts of the Omnissiah. And in a thrilling new adventure, your team will journey to a lost comet-station, where they’ll stop renegade tech-priests from heretical experiments into the Warp!

This is not a standalone product. A copy of the Dark Heresy core rulebook is required to play.

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Table of Contents

004 | What’s in this book?

Chapter I: The Cult Mechanicus
006 | Mars
009 | The Cult Mechanicus
010 | Mechanicum Hierarchy
012 | The Quest for Knowledge
014 | The Mechanicum of the Calixis Sector
014 | Personalities of the Lathes
015 | Path of the Lathes
021 | Sects of the Calixian Mechanicus
024 | Tech-Heresy

Chapter II: Servants of the Omnissiah
028 | Alternate Career Ranks
030 | Acuitor Mech-Assassin
033 | Agent of the Lords Dragon
036 | Calixian Malatek
039 | Crimson Guard
042 | Cult of the Pure Form
045 | Factor of the Lathes
051 | Elite Advance Packages
052 | Cistron
054 | Discordant
056 | New Skills and Talents
058 | Mechanicum Armoury
059 | Weapons of the Lathes
069 | Archeotech

Chapter III: Dominions of the Lathes
073 | The Founding of the Lathes
078 | Power Factions and Sects
082 | The Three Lathes
088 | The Lathes System
094 | The Lathe Worlds
095 | Diogenes IV
098 | Encryption Code LPXT293721.001 (Lacuna)
101 | Heterodyne Station
104 | The Hippocrasian Agglomeration
107 | Morio
109 | Opus Macharius
114 | Ryboth
118 | Sheol 017
121 | The Voca Consensio

Chapter IV: The Light of Reason
125 | GM’s Brief
125 | Synopsis
126 | Cometary Fragment Ø-777
128 | Part I: Into the Dark
128 | Locating Cometary Fragment Ø-777
130 | Boarding
132 | Part II: Machina Infernus
132 | Locations within the Comet
137 | Countdown to Calamity
139 | Part III: What Lies Beyond
139 | The Breaching of the Warp
139 | Closing the Gate
141 | Epilogue
141 | Appendix: NPCs and Antagonists


Lead Developer
Tim Huckelbery

Writing And Development
Matthew Boles, Max Brooke, Kendall Butner, Andy Chambers, Craig Gallant, Andy Hoare, & Ross Watson

Editing And Proofreading
Andrew Kenrick and Matthew HarkraderDark Heresy DesignOwen Barnes, Kate Flack, and Mike Mason

Graphic Design
Shaun Boyke

Cover Art
Matt Bradbury

Interior Art
Alberto Bontempi, Alex Boyd, John Blanche, Matt Bradbury, Robin Carey, Bryce Cook, Paul Dainton, Vincent Devault, Jan Doležálek, Wayne England, Dave Gallagher, Stéphane Gantiez, Diego Gisbert, Jes Goodwin, David Griffith, Nikolaus Ingeneri, Jeff Lee Johnson, Karl Kopinski, Chun Lo, Fares Maese, Michał Miłkowski, Mark Molnar, Marco Morte, Ameen Naksewee, Adrian Smith, Nicholas Stohlman, & Wibben

Managing Art Director
Andrew Navaro

Art Direction
Mike Linnemann

Production Management
Eric KnightLicensing &

Development Coordinator
Deb Beck

Executive Game Designer
Corey Konieczka

Executive Game Producer
Michael Hurley

Christian T. Petersen

Games Workshop

Licensing Managers
John French, Andy Hall, & Owen Rees

Head Of Licensing
Jon Gillard

Head Of Licensing, Legal And Strategic Projects
Andy Jones

Head Of Intellectual Property
Alan Merrett

Special Thanks
Playtest Coordinator Ronald DeValk; “The Librarians” Pim Mauve with Gerlof Woudstra, Keesjan Kleef, Jan-Cees Voogd, Joris Voogd; “No Guts No Glory!” Sean Connor with Stephen Pitson, Adam Lloyd, Ben Newman; “Veterans of a Psychic War” Benn Williams with Chris Lancaster, Aric Wieder, Rebecca Williams, and Eric Young; Trevor Stamper with Brian Gilkison, John Olszewski, Caitlin Stamper, Steve Harmon, Jake Harmon, Dave Boruch; Ryan Powell.

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