Stars of the Fire Witch
Iocanthus is a feral world with a single starport, Port Suffering. It has had human occupation for thousands of years, but lacks mineral deposits for a self sustained industrial economy. It’s tithe is paid in ghostfire, a local plant used for combat drugs, and manpower for the Imperial guard. It receives manufactured goods from the sector capital, Scintilla, as well as Imperial citizens looking to get away from hive life on other worlds. The planet is harsh, unforgiving, and difficult to cultivate. Most of these would be colonists die in the first year.
Nearby to Port Suffering is the city of Stern Hope. This settlement is being built up by the Ecclesiarchy to help spread the Imperial Creed and make some inroads to a more civilized life on the planet.