Rogue Trader: The Domitius Dynasty
Region: The Cauldron
Classification Type: Factory
Population: Currently Unknown (Formerly Several Thousand Workers)
Geography: Frozen Ice Land
Government Type: Mechanicus Magos
Environment: Weak atmosphere, toxic in places
Cog is the moon where the heavy Imperial industry is located within the system since the ice mantle of the ice moon was too weak to support it and the landscape was constantly shifting. It was given this name since it was the cog in the gears that made Svard turn. Years after its creation, 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. At this point it was too expensive to ship off-world so they settled on a more ingenious solution which moved the factory to another part of the moon away from the corrosive slag heaps it had spawned. After several moves they determined that with enough time each area was no longer as lethal and hazardous to the factory as what prompted it to be moved in the first place. This led them to create a system of tracks which were carved into the surface of the moon on which the factory could travel. This allowed it to always stay ahead of its prodigious and volatile waste while returning to area’s that were no longer harmful years later. To maintain the workings of Cog, a small cadre of Tech-Priests are in constant attendance overseeing the army of servitors and regular workers while monitoring its output and current corrosion levels. At the time of last contact with this moon several years ago, the cadre of Tech-Priests was led by Magos Tevla. Since then, few ships that travel to the moon in search of goods and materials ever return. Speaker Tal is fearful that it is now completely in the hands of the Whisperers and Magos Tevla is dead. More than any other moon, Cog is vital to the survival of Svard. As seen from orbit on your first attempt at reaching this moon, it looks to be completely engulfed in a fog of pollution covering the entire upper atmosphere.