Anaris is a feudal world near the edge of the Imperium. Alhough it is rich in mineral and timber resources, it has remained forgotten by tithe collectors in the Administratum for hundreds of years, more than likely the result of a clerical error. Consequently, its culture and technology evolved (or devolved) into something resembling ancient cultures from Terra’s past. Worship of the Emperor is still the mainstay belief system, and the Ecclesiarchy, despite its agents on Anaris having no contact with the organization at large for hundreds of years, holds a modicum of political clout. The planet is largely unexplored due to technological restraints and roving bands of feral Orks. Anaris is ruled by a monarch, Queen Ayellin Dovrain. Under her, the four other major houses vie for political supremacy, among a myriad of minor houses. Each of the major houses holds dominion over a fief. In the center of these fiefdoms lies land owned by whichever house holds the throne, which includes the capital city.