The planet Infernus is the seat of the Abyssal Imperium. It is a world located in a galaxy far from Earth, the only planet orbiting a dead star. Because of this, the planet is naturally uninhabitable, but Imperium science and sorcery has transformed it into the military and political nerve center of their operations.
The surface is little more than a rocky wasteland, its desolate appearance only interrupted by sensor arrays, weapons emplacements, and shipyards. Once one takes a lift beneath the planet’s surface, however, one encounters the true “civilization” of Infernus: the planet is hollow, and every inch of the interior is covered with installations such as industrial facilities, military barracks, research and development centers, prisons, and slave markets and quarters.
Security on the planet is complete to an oppressive degree. As facilities exist for the training, production, and housing of every variety of unit in the Imperium military, each of them can be found here in large numbers. A massive security fleet surrounds the planet, and allows no ship to enter Infernus’ skies without clearance. Mechanical and biological security details swarm both the surface and the interior, and the Shadow Brethren maintain numerous sorcerous defenses to ensure that no potential threat goes unnoticed, and is swiftly and brutally dealt with.
At the very core of the planet lies the palace of Nordok the Ancient, supreme ruler of the Abyssal Imperium. The palace itself is larger than many cities, with a dedicated security detail that would dwarf the standing military of many planets. It is here that the Ancient One spends much of his time, refining his designs for the conquest of the universe, issuing orders to subordinates, and granting the occasional audience to visitors of sufficient merit.
Another notable location on Infernus is the palace of Madam Darkness. The Ancient One spared nothing in the construction of this formidable edifice of abject horror, which gives some indication of the high level of esteem he has for his top strategic counselor. It is regarded as a source of fear on an already fearsome world; few would dare venture there without great cause, and fewer still have ever left its halls with their sanity intact, so much of what lies within is subject to whispered legends and rumors. What is known is that it is place that hosts the blackest of sorcerous practices, beyond even those dark arcane forces wielded by the Shadow Brethren. Any who wish entry must wait in the cavernous throne room, for Madam Darkness entertains only those whom she wishes, when she wishes it.
There are not many standing laws on Infernus, but the ones that do exist are enforced ruthlessly:
1.The will of Nordok is supreme; any command from the Ancient One or one of his representatives must be obeyed.
2. No violence against any Imperium member or agent will be tolerated.
3. No theft or destruction of Imperium property will be tolerated.
4. Interpersonal violence is permitted, but any battle of a scale sufficient to disrupt Imperium operations will be ended forcefully.
5. The Imperium is not concerned with commerce; any manner of product or service may be bought or sold, provided that such trade does not interfere with Imperium interests.
6. Violators will be dealt with in whatever manner deemed appropriate by the Imperium.