Dark Night of the Imperium
Calixis Sector, Segmentum Obscuris.
The Hive World of Malfi is a semi-tropical, gloomy world of overbuilt hives and habitation ledges. The population approaches that of the Calixian sector capital of Scintilla, and it subsists on its engineering and metalwork industries. The population of Malfi has a grudge; they believe that Malfi should be the sector capital world, and venomously protest the supremacy of Scintilla.
Malfi is – and this may be the very reason that the sector rulers passed over it – a place of the most infernal intrigue. It is impossible to count the courtly factions vying for power and the ear of the Matriarch. Every act and motion of Malfian life is about dissemblance and intrigue. Entering Malfian society, one enters a world of complexity and deceit. Few emerge alive.
The Calixian Conclave, which supports a district office on Malfi, regards the world as a particular hotbed of dissent and heresy. Apart from the many political factions and underground (many sponsored or run by Malfian noble houses) that support and promote Malfi’s usurpation of the capital world role (it is worth noting that three times in the last two centuries, Malfian dissenters have almost triggered open civil war with Scintilla), the excessively secretive and disingenuous society of the Malfian Hives propagates many sects and cults. These groups find it ridiculously simple to conceal themselves within Malfi’s layered, elaborate culture of falsehood and deceit…