The captivating world of Gladius Prime.
Here the guard holds the line with firm determination, pretending to its inhabitants that all is fine, the emperor is near, not all hope is lost.
Here you will find every day discussions about if forests surrounding the cities should be cut away to grant more visibility, if the guardsmen should be allowed to procreate, if the inhabitants are pure enough
Though whispers sound throughout all the cities, not spoken loudly, certainly not in public but the loyal yet frightened members of the guard bring their stories home with them.
Stories about space marines attacking them calling them traitors, of unspeakable horrors from the warp claiming portions of Gladius, of Tyranids fighting Necrons.
Yet they smile and say The emperor prevails, because that is live, on Gladius Prime