Saint Sabbat's Original Crusade Edit
After years of being a disputed sector, with various heretical factions vying for control of star systems and planets from the Colonial Imperial presence, things changed dramatically in 500.M35. A young farm girl from the hills of Hagia named Sabbat came forward claiming she had been visited by the emperor, and ordered by him to cleanse the scum of Chaos. Over the 101 years, she launched an unparalled crusade that won them dozens of worlds, having rallied the scattered Emperor supporting populace. She was finally felled at Harkalon, but the devastated Imperial forces managed to secure a final victory.
Sabbat's remains were returned to Hagia, where they were placed in a Shrinehold atop the mountain ranges.
Later Years Edit
By M37 humanity was well established throughout the region, with an estimated population of roughly five trillion and a thriving local infrastructure. However, due to its exposure to the eternal threat of the outer dark along the rim, it was ever disputed. Throughout M38 the region suffered a series of brutal wars and conflicts with the barbaric Archenemy tribes of the Sanguinary Worlds, located further rimwards of the spinward extent of the Sabbat Worlds, and became known as a "troublesome province" to the administratum.
Chaos Invasion Edit
Things became vastly worse for the human population during M41, however. A charismatic, brutal Archon rallied the tribes of the Sanguinary Worlds to war, and a series of assaults began trailward into the region. The assault was thought at first to be a return to the conflict of M38, but in the years following 600.M41, it became impossible to ignore the true threat. The ruinous powers had decided to take the whole region.
The Imperium never intended to abandon the Sabbat Worlds, but the attacking force was underestimated from the beginning, and the defenders stood little chance. Some held out for as long as a century, but by 740.M41, the Sabbat Worlds were in the hands of Chaos, and the area was reclassified "unstable/hazardous", and the next year, the Civitas Imperialis was forced to remove itself from Khan Nobilis to the neighbouring sector, and the region was lost.Since this time, a Crusade has been launched to free the Sabbat Worlds from the hands of the Archon, and to reclaim this area for the Golden Throne, and for whom the taskforce includes the Tanith 1st.