Whilst considered by some a remote backwater of a sector, there are Adeptus Administratum clerks who regard the worlds of the Achernar Sector as being perfect. Perfect, that is, in that they pay their tithes on schedule. Of course perfection requires more than timely tax collection, and the truth is that life in many parts of the Achernar sector is far from idyllic - it's just not as bad as some of the famously unpleasant parts of the galaxy.
Sub-Sectors & Galactic location
The Achernar Sector is in the Segmentum Pacificus on the Galaxy's outer arm, spinward and rimward of Macharia, and immediately rimward of the Eridani Sector. It contains a number of sub-sectors, including Cetus, Handroth, Kaprun and Scyria. Depending on the localised iteration of Low Gothic, these may also be referred to as the Cetan, Handrothian, Kapran and Scyrian sub-sectors.
The Imperial Navy has only a modest fleet garrisoned to the sector as it is considered to be at minimal risk of invasion. Consequently, its main duty is pirate hunting. Admiral Tryphosa has only one battleship at her disposal, and an underwhelming number of line ships. Much of the fleet is composed of escort vessels.
Main article: Battlefleet Achernar.
Segmentum Pacificus forces
Below is an inventory of all known special military assets within the wider segmentum. This does not include regular guard or navy forces.
Here follows a list of the honoured astartes chapters present within the galactic region.
- Black Templars (crusade fleet)
- Cobalt Scions (recently arrived in the Thonis system in Eridani)
- Guardians of the Covenant
- Lions Defiant
- White Consuls
- Legio Atarus, based in the Atar-Median system.
The Holy Ordos
The sparseness of the territory means that most Inquisitors in the region are operating in the Kapran sub and report to Lord Inquisitor Anjaal Habermann at Caerostrum in the Hydraphur system. The exception is Inquisitor Kovach, who watches over the Cetus sub-sector. The sparseness of Astartes chapters in the region - exacerbated by the White Consuls' focus on the Cadian Gate - precipitated the formation of a pool of semi-permanent Deathwatch Killteams based at Caerostrum.