The Lure of the Koronus Expanse
A moon that lies twenty thousand kilometres into the swirling Storm of Svard, Cog is named for its only settlement and facility, The Cog.
When Svard was settled, the ice moon was deemed unsuitable for heavy Imperial industry—its ice covered mantle too weak and constantly shifting. There was also a fear that the waste caused by such industry could even melt the world itself ! To combat this, the settlers moved the bulk of their heavy manufacturing to a smaller, rocky moon nearby. On this moon they built a huge factory, which became known as The Cog, since it was the cog in the gears that made Svard turn.
Years after its creation however, the settlers discovered that Cog created too much waste for the moon’s weak atmosphere to process, to the point where it was beginning to damage the factory itself. Too expensive to ship off-world, and with so much infrastructure now in place, they instead settled on a more lasting solution, and moved the factory to another part of the moon away from the corrosive slag heaps it has spawned. Inevitably, the problem returned with the waste, and the factory was moved again. At this time, they also discovered that the waste at the original factory site was no longer so lethal and thus no longer hazardous to the factory. This situation led to the creation of a system of tracks, carved into the surface of the moon along which the factory could travel—always staying ahead of its prodigious and volatile waste and returning years later once that waste was no longer harmful. To maintain the Cog, a small cadre of Tech-Priests led by Magos Tevla are in constant attendance, overseeing the army of servitors and regular workers and monitoring its output. They also decide when the corrosion levels get too high and supervise the Cog’s lumbering journey to its new site.