The Sprawl is a Hive World not technically in the jurisdiction of the Pegasus Gulf, but a protectorate of the neighbouring Vandal Reach. The arrival of Battlegroup Achilles from the Vandal Reach has found the Sprawl deserted, its cities rendered ghost towns. Orks and Necrons have been found on the surface, and there is rumour that the citizens turned to worship of the Dark Gods, and are still hiding in the shadows of the cities.