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Armaghast is a world located within the WorldWeb of the Hegemony of Man, approximately six hundred light-years from Old Earth[1], and within one light-year from Pacem and Svoboda.[2]

In the moments leading up to the perceived Ouster attack upon the Hegemony, Armaghast suffered terrorist attacks from Glennon-Height loyalists, who had been quiet for three-quarters of a century. [3]

During the Web Era, it was governed by a hierarchy of padishas[4] - this maybe suggests at least some of the planet's population to be of Persian descend.
Armaghast by pennarellor-d6ag1ix

Armaghast by Pennarello on Deviantart

Archaeological Interest

Armaghast contains the largest history of nonhuman artifacts known to the Hegemony - so much so that the world can be considered a "tourist attraction" by serious archaeologists.[5]

Father Paul Dure falsified evidence during a dig on Armaghast to indicate the presence of a Christ-oriented culture on the planet, six hundred light-years from Old Earth and almost three thousand years before man left the surface of the homeworld.[1]

Quarantine

In the time of the Pax, Armaghast is a quarantined world. Raul Endymion's final death sentence is carried out in a Schrodinger cat box in high orbit above Armaghast.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hyperion, 1995. 37.
  2. The Fall of Hyperion, 1995. Ch. 49
  3. The Fall of Hyperion, 1995, Ch. 35. Description of the status of the worlds in the moments prior to the “Ouster attack” upon the WorldWeb.
  4. Hyperion, 1995, Ch. 1
  5. Hyperion, 1995. 253.
  6. Endymion, ch. 2.

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