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The Salusa Incident, also known as the Salusa Holocaust, Salusa Catastrophe or Salusan Disaster, was the event which devastated Salusa Secundus.

House Tantor went renegade and managed to land on Salusa with their family atomics. In a daring raid, they bombed the capital and set off an ecological catastrophe. A few members of House Corrino survived, including the young Padishah Emperor Hassik Corrino III, who moved the Imperial Throne to Kaitain in a different, more secure solar system, where he rebuilt the dynasty and restored Imperial government with the other survivors.

Following the nuclear holocaust and the relocation of the Imperium's seat of government, everyone had been anxious to establish an optimistic new order. Hassik III had wanted to show that even after the near obliteration of House Corrino, the Imperium and its business would continue at a more exalted level than ever before. According to Earl Dominic Vernius, the Corrinos took an ironic pleasure in turning the hellhole of Salusa Secundus into their private prison world.

Hassik taxed his subjects nearly into bankruptcy in order to rebuild a governmental infrastructure. Members of the Landsraad, vowing not to be outdone by House Corrino, had built their own monuments in the growing city. Within a generation, unremarkable Kaitain had become an awesome spectacle of Imperial architecture, museums, and bureaucratic self-indulgence. Meanwhile, every member of House Tantor - or so it was thought - was hunted down and brought here to suffer horrible deaths.

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