The Licenian Crusade
The Ixaniad Sector is one of three Imperial Administrative Sectors to be created by the Angevin Crusade in the early centuries of the thirty-ninth millenium alongside the Scarus Sector and the Calixis Sector.
The Ixaniad Sector is ruled by Lord-Sector Tyrolius Malus from the Sector-Capitol, the hive world Ichabarr. The power of the Administratum out of Ichabarr is in constant tension with the ecclesiastical power of the center of the Adeptus Ministorum on the cathedral world of Entheo. While the workings of the sector administration and the divine ministrations of the Ecclesiarchy are nominally allied in preserving the sector from enemies without and within, the Lord-Sector is constantly engaged in a subtle contest of influence and power with the Arch-Cardinal Doran.
In the early years of the sector, shortly after the crusade, a new heresy erupted on the hive world of Licenia in the Licenian sub-sector. The then-Lord-Sector orchestrated a vast gathering of military might to crush the heresy. No sooner has these forces entered the warp to engage their foes when warp-storms erupted. The Licenian sub-sector has been cut off from the greater Ixaniad sector for seven hundred years, its very existence excised from most records to conceal the Lord-Sector’s failure.