The Heathen Forge is one the primary enclaves of the Dark Mechanicus in the Carthax Sector. Found in the Promean Shoals in Far Carthax, it is part of a trio of systems circling a black hole. It is believed that only the corruption of the warp upon the Heathen Forge allows it to function amongst the ravages of relativity, its daemon-possessed manufactoria and aether-altered ships untouched by the deformation of space-time around them. The black hole protects them from a vengeful Imperium that detests a traitor above all else; an impenetrable barrier of physical laws that only the Dark Gods can circumvent. Here the Dark Adepts work with impunity, melding daemons with instruments of war and building A.I. constructs long forbidden by the decrees of Mars.