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List of Space Marine Chapters

The following is a complete list of all the Space Marine Chapters created by our authors here on
the Warhammer 40,000 Fanon, and also serves as a visual reference. This list also includes
Renegade Chapters of Chaos Space Marines as well as those Space Marine Chapters considered
Excommunicate Traitoris by the High Lords of Terra, whether they serve the Ruinous Powers or
not. This listing does not include those Space Marine Chapters that are a part of the Humor
categories. As this is an ongoing project, additional Chapters will be added or removed
accordingly. If there is a Chapter missing, please feel free to add it and if a Chapter has been
deleted feel free to remove it.

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The Abyss Gazers are one of the Chapters founded during the so-called 'Cursed'
21st Founding. The Abyss Gazers were founded in order to police the edges of the
Abyss Eye of Terror and have only just managed to survive due to both bad luck,
Gazers mutation, and a section of the chapter breaking away and turning to Chaos. After
nearly twice being declared Excemmunicate Tratoris, the chapter is now somewhat
closely monitored by the Inquisition much to their ire.
The Aldium Spears were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during
the 13th ('Dark') Founding from unknown gene-stock. They were rigorously
dedicated to the Emperor and were close allies with the Iron Scorpions Chapter.
After a daemonic incursion on their Chapter home world of Aldium, and a
subsequent victory, a mysterious contagion known as Rust, took hold on the
Aldium Chapter. To this day, only 200 unaffected battle-brothers remain of the original
Spears 2,000, and remain quarantined at an undisclosed Inquisitorial facility. The
remaining affected battle-brothers formed the dreaded Chaos warband known as the
Gore Legion, wholly dedicated to Chaos, and most especially the Blood God
Khorne. They dedicate every aspect of their existence to shedding bloodshed in the
most brutal and painful of ways, using the most sadistic and bloody methods
imaginable.
The Amethyst Knights are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown lineage
created during the 15th Founding. They were created to assist in the Dark Marches
Amethyst Crusade in M36, helping to bring over 30 worlds into imperial compliance until the
Knights death of their Grand Marshal forced them to pull back. Despite a large majority
having been lost in the millennia following the Crusade, the Amethyst Knights
have continued to battle the constant threats facing this region of the galaxy.
Angels Crepuscular are a peculiar Loyalist Chapter of Adeptus Astartes, allegedly
Angels created during the 4th Founding in early to mid-M33. They were created using the
Crepuscular gene-seed of the Angels Sanguine Chapter, and are thus a Successor Chapter of the
Blood Angels. Like all Blood Angels Successors, the Angels Crepuscular suffer
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from the Blood Angels dreaded Flaw and are afflicted by the Black Rage and the
Red Thirst. Like their Primogenitor Chapter, the Angels Crepuscular are considered
only a partially Codex-compliant Chapter.
It is the feudal world of Herculanum IV that the Angels Eternal call home. The
Angels Eternal are an 18th Founding Successor Chapter of the Blood Angels.
Operating from their Fortress-Monastery, The Inviolable Citadel, the Angels
Angels Eternal are deployed throughout Ultima Segmentum.
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The Chapter excels in drop pod assaults, shock assaults and close quarters combat.
Due to these favoured tactics the Angels Eternal have a higher than average amount
of Assault Squads, Reavers and Inceptors than most other chapters.
The Angels Mortiferous are a particularly vainglorious Blood Angels successor
chapter. Virtually every member of the chapter is eager to accumulate accolades in
the heat of battle. Donning their jump packs the Angels Mortiferous enter the fray
with unnerving glee, laughing maniacally as they slaughter the foe in Sanguinius'
Angels name. Whilst their skill in combat has gained them the recognition they seek, their
Mortiferous worrying behaviour in the heat of battle has gained them a reputation for being
slightly unhinged among those who have only interacted with them on the
battlefield. Fortunately, away from the battlefield the Angels Mortiferous are soft-
spoken, gentle and uniquely polite. This has proved to be their saving grace,
making up for their somewhat eccentric behaviour in the heat of melee.
The Angels of Purity are a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter of the Blood
Angels, created during the 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding. They were once fanatically
loyal to the Imperium and merciless to it's enemies. But, like all other Blood Angel
Successors, it was only a matter of time before they fell under the curse of the
Black Rage . After centuries of locking up battle brother after battle brother, the
Angels of Angels of Purity believed themselves to be cursed by the Imperium, that they were
Purity in fact the evil of the universe and not, as they were told, the Great Enemy . They
were eventually excommunicated by the Imperium after they launched an attack on
a Black Templar Fleet, destroying several of their vessels in the process. They are
noted by Loyalist Chapters as savage and fanatical in their beliefs, and an
unrelenting force that needs to be purged from the galaxy. (Excommunicate
Traitoris)
The Angels of Solemnity are a Dark Angels Successor Chapter based within the
Segmentum Solar. Created during the 5th Founding sometime during M33, they
have continued displaying a strong desire to defend humanity, as they see it as the
reason the Emperor created them. Though little is known of the Chapter's early
Angels of
history which remains lost in the shadowed wars of that bygone age, what is known
Solemnity
is that the newly created Chapter was granted the dominion of the world of Dalris
and its surrounding star system as their demesne. Most unusual for one of the
Chapters of the Unforgiven (a Dark Angels Successor Chapter) they will often hold
their post no mater the cost, even if there are known Fallen in the nearby area,
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much to the ire of their Progenitors.

Esoteric and proud, the Angels of the Hunt are a mighty Chapter of the Unforgiven
created during the 6th Founding. They operate within the Exile Sector, one of six
Chapters making up the vaunted Justicarium. Of all the members of this loose
confederation of Space Marine Chapters, brought together by the will of the
Inquisition and mutual wishes of three of the founding Chapters, the Angels of the
Angels of Hunt can almost easily be said to be of the most unorthodox of culture. (Though the
the Hunt most unorthodox in tactics is the purview of the Maverick Lords, whome they
associate with often) A strange blend of the chivalric codes of the Unforgiven and
neolithic warrior societies of the Feral World of Acirema, the Angels of the Hunt
often evoke many of the same stereotypes of bloody savagery as the famous Space
Wolves and White Scars as well as the usual aloof and insular natures of the Dark
Angels Successors.
The Angels Rampant are a successor chapter of the Blood Angels. They are known
to have been founded during the so-called 'Dark Founding', or 13th Founding. The
Angels Rampant are also known to suffer greatly from the twin curses that have
Angels
plagued the Blood Angels and their successors for millennia; the Red Thirst and
Rampant
Black Rage. The Angels Rampant suffer much more from these curses than their
cousins, why this is isn't entirely clear, though it has led to a large distrust from the
rest of the Imperium towards the Angels.
The Arbiter Knights are a recently created 27th 'Ultima' Founding Chapter.
Comprised entirely of Primaris Space Marines, these Successors of the Dark
Angels are a chapter whose sole purpose is to purge early signs of Chaos and xenos
corruption. When the Arbiter Knights have deemed a soldier corrupt, the Arbiter
Knights will stop at nothing to rid them of their existence. A loyal cause, but one of
Arbiter
controversial practice. Many other factions, not just the parts of the Imperium, have
Knights
come to see the actions of the Arbiter Knights as preemptive and overzealous
agenda, which is not helped by their rumoured secretive links to the Inquisition.
Although claiming loyalty to the Emperor of Mankind, their ability to make swift
judgment and quick action against their fellow man has made many question their
loyalty.
The Argent Stars are a Loyalist Non-Codex Compliant (originally Codex
Compliant until they sustained too many losses) Space Marine Chapter of unknown
Argent founding and are a Dark Angels successor chapter. Known for their initial
Stars contradiction of seemingly staunch loyalty to the High Lords of Terra and their
propensity to act on their own without many knowing their true goals, this chapter
has raised more than a few questions and has answered almost none of them.
The Ash Scorpions are Loyalist semi-Codex-Complient Space Marine Chapter and
Ash 8th Founding Successors of the Imperial Fists Chapter. They are a proud Chapter
Scorpions and they try to adhere to the Codex Astartes wherever possible but have been
known to disregard it if the situations warrants it.
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The Ashen Thanes are one of the oldest, non-founding chapters in the Imperium.
Created sometime during the 4th or 5th Founding, and from uncertain lineage, they
were formerly known as the Iron-Bound Thanes. Unfortunately most of the early
records of the Iron-Bound Thanes were lost in the destruction of the Chapter's
Ashen
original Fortress-Monastery, Tol Elmoth, in M37 when the Blood God-worshiping
Thanes
World Eaters Traitor Legion attacked their homeworld, Taur-Hithlum. Rebuilding
in the aftermath of this devastating attack, the Chapter reforged their sorely
depleted ranks and renamed themselves the Ashen Thanes. Since that tragic era, the
Ashen Thanes have gone on to become a well-respected Chapter
The Astral Crusaders are descended from the Imperial Fists from the 26th founding
during the 41st millennium. While their founding was no detriment to the Imperial
Fists or any other chapter, it still remains somewhat controversial. Founded as an
Astral experimental idea for rapid response there are those detractors who consider this
Crusaders particular Founding as not necessary, though alternative reasons are few and far in
between. Originally this led to a level of distrust from other Astartes chapters,
concerned that the Astral Crusaders were puppets of some political shadow who
wormed their way into obtaining a chapter to do their bidding.

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The Battle Born were a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter of the venerable
White Scars, created during the 8th Founding. They were held in high regard by
their fellow White Scar's successors and feared by both traitors and xenos alike.
The Battle Born were known for their savagery as many of the Sons of Khan are,
but it was the Chapter's reputation for their infamous battle rage that made them
Battle Born
truly famous. But eventually, their battle-lust overwhelmed them, and they became
willing followers of the Blood God Khorne. Renaming themselves the Hellhounds,
this ferocious pack of butchers and madmen now burn whole worlds for no greater
reason than to sew death and madness in the name of their patron lord.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Black Raptors are a Codex-compliant Loyalist Space Marine Chapter founded
in M33 during an Unknown Founding from the lineage of the stoic Imperial Fists.
They were created as part of a strategic prognostication to liberate the Death World
of Espada-Delta against Tau Forces. Recently, this Chapter now faces near
extinction after their first battle against Hive Fleet Arachnid on the War World of
Black
Hardok in Ultima Segmentum. They suffered heavy casualties and their Chapter
Raptors
was reduced to only 400 battle-brother. The Black Raptors are the only Chapter
that lacks Tactical Squads, having them lost in their first mission. Their Assault
Marines have stepped up to fill in the roles of a regular Tactical Marine, and is one
of the few Chapters that utilize Ground Assault Marines. In their second mission,
the Chapter was able to liberate the Death World of Espada-Delta. They were
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given direct rule over the planet and established their fortress-monastery.
The Black Seraphs are a loyal Space Marine Chapter. They are descendants of the
Black Blood Angels founded in the 36th Millennium. The are known for their deep strike
Seraphs tactics, where they deploy large amounts of Space Marines directly behind enemy
lines in Drop Pods.
The Black Thorns are 10th Founding chapter descended from the Iron Hands. This
battle- hardened Chapter's first duty as a chapter was watching over the volatile
Infernus Sector, known for it's proximity to a Minor Warp rift known as the
Fracture. The High Lords of Terra feared that the Fracture would one day serve as
Black a gateway for the forces of Chaos, and their fears were justified when the Fracture
Thorns unleashed a horde of Daemons upon the Black Thorns' homeworld of Lorem. The
young chapter barely managed to defeat the Daemons, loosing more than three
quarters of it's forces in the process. But from that day forward, the Black Thorns
became known as the heartless warriors they are now, believing that the cold, hard
strength of steel shall always triumph over the Ruinous Powers.
The Blazing Claws are a Successor Chapter of the stalwart and stoic Iron Hands
Chapter. They were created during the 4th Founding sometime in the latter years of
Blazing the fifth century or early century, following the devastating War of the Beast which
Claws had utterly devastated the Adeptus Astartes. They are known for being highly
skilled at fighting xenos, with many members having been called to serve a Vigil
with the Deathwatch.
The Blood Buzzards are a small fleet based chapter founded during the 24th
Founding in M39. They are a relatively small Chapter rarely able to maintain the
1,000 battle brothers mandated by the Codex Astartes. This is due in part to the fact
that they don't have a specific planet or route were they recruit new Battle brothers.
Blood
Instead they have a system where other chapters will allow them to recruit from
Buzzards
their home worlds often in exchange for artifacts of theirs that the Buzzards have
recovered in their travels. The Buzzards actively seek out these artifacts going to
great lengths to retrieve them so they may ether be added to their armory or traded
to other chapters for weapons, equipment or other vital supplies.
The Blood Eagles are a Space Marine Chapter whose progenitor and Founding are
unknown to the Imperium. In truth the Blood Eagles are among those shadowy
Chapters that were created during the infamous 13th Founding, the so-called "Dark
Founding". They are also well hated traitors within the Imperium as the Chapter
turned upon the Imperium and embraced the Ruinous Powers as a Chaos Warband,
Blood or so it would seem. In truth the Chapter feigned betrayal of the Imperium at the
Eagles behest of certain parties in the Inquisition, who remain the Chapter's only contact
and connection to the Imperium that they secretly serve. In its guise as a Warband
of the Dark Gods the Blood Eagles Chapter has gained a fell reputation amongst
both the followers of the Dark Gods and the Imperium.

(Excommunicate Traitoris)
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The Blood Hammers are a Codex-compliant Chapter that hail from the proud and
noble blood of Sanguinius. Created during the 10th during the mid-35th
Millennium, from their conception the Blood Hammers have been afflicted by the
Blood Red Thirst heavily, but strangely they do not seem to suffer as greatly from the
Hammers Black Rage as many of their brothers do. The most brothers that have ever suffered
from the Rage at one time was five. However, the Thirst affects them more than
many others, so much so that they have incorporated the Thirst into their tactics as
they know that many will suffer from it.
The Blood Rangers are a loyalist Space Marines Chapter of unknown origins
created during the 14th Founding. The history of the Blood Rangers is a mystery
that only the Chapter Masters and Chief Librarians know of. The loss of the
chapter's 3rd Company, their Chapter Master, their Chief Librarian, and a large
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portion of their knowledge has devastated the Chapter greatly. But the Blood
Rangers
Rangers have endured and are now a fleet-based Chapter, but they still have not yet
fully replenished the ranks of the 3rd Company. Amongst one of their more notable
campaigns is when they deployed in their entirety to take part in the 13th Black
Crusade.
The Blood Ravagers are a Chaos Space Marine warband, made up of the surviving
Traitor Astartes from the Blood Rangers 3rd Company, who were corrupted during
the 11th Black Crusade. Their original Chaos Lord perished at the hands of Captain
Blood Reven De Turk of the Blood Rangers' elite 1st Company. Ryan now stands as the
Ravangers Chaos Lord of the warband. The warband raids the Ehrendolch Sub-Sector to
capture initiates and Guardsmen from it's worlds. The Chaos Lord vows the death
of Chapter Master Revan De Turk will be the payment for his former Captains
death. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Blood Reapers are a mysterious Chapter of uncertain lineage supposedly
created during the 13th 'Dark' Founding. Little is known of this elusive Chapter in
official Imeprial records. When they have appeared, they usually only do so in
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smaller, mobile strike groups. If rumours are to be believed, the Blood Reapers
Reapers
have taken part in some of the most famous campaigns throughout the last few
millennia, including - almost all of the Black Crusades and possibly the Badab
War, the Damocles Gulf Crusade and the wars on Armageddon.
The Blood Wights are a loyalist Space Marine chapter, successors of Sanguinius
and Blood Angels. Allegedly created in M33 as one of the chapters of the 5th
Founding. Blood Wights are known for their divergent beliefs, specifically their
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unusual reverence for a spirit known as Lady Forlorn, whom the chapter believes
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to be the True Bride of the Emperor and their guide. Despite their exotic beliefs,
Blood Wights proved to be steadfast allies and faithful servants of the God
Emperor throughout the millennia.
The Bronze Lions are an embattled Space Marine Chapter located within the
Bronze
quarantined Gallican Sector. Created using the Gene-seed of the Silver Lions
Lions
during the 23rd Founding, the Chapter has an extremely colored history. Their
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parent Chapter the Silver Lions fell to Chaos, eventually becoming the loathed
Sons of the Perverter. This has been a source of shame for the Bronze Lions. On
the other hand the Bronze Lions have become renowned for their fortitude and
perseverance. since the quarantine was instituted over a millennia ago the Gallican
Sector has been under threat with increasing frequency, and all during this time the
Bronze Lions fought to defend the Sector without rest, and it could be said that
their efforts are one of the reasons that the Gallican Sector has yet to collapse.
The Bronze Vipers are a Successor Chapter of the venerable Blood Angels, created
during the 8th Founding. They were tasked to patrol the boarders of Zoragon space,
although they also fought Eldar forces as well. As a result they established tactics
revolved around xenos hunting. In 204.M39, Craftworld Nirmia destroyed most of
the Chapter. As the Bronze Vipers were trying to recover from their losses, the
Bronze
Zoragons launched a follow-up attack that annihilated the rest of the Chapter. Ever
Vipers
since their inception, the Bronze Vipers frequent mutations were a constant thorn
in their side, making them very prone to the Red Thirst. This resulted in there
being a large number of infected battle-brothers in the ranks of the Death
Company. Due to the severity of their genetic curse, and their constant xenocide
campaigns, the Bronze Vipers as a whole were rarely at full strength.
The Brotherhood of Man where a bitter and rather insignificant Chapter created
from Imperial Fists lineage during the 13th Founding. Following their inception,
they soon found themselves in campaigns in the far reaches of the Eastern Fringe,
operating with outdated equipment and often a lack of reserves or manpower.
Though the Brotherhood earned themselves a reputation as tenacious trench
fighters and storm troopers due to a number of wars against their hated ancestor-
rivals, the Iron Warriors. But by M37, the Chapter-wide cultural decay, combined
with losses of several notable Captains and Sergeants also had a distinct impact on
Brotherhood
the morale, and greatly affected their overall combat effectiveness. In mid-M37,
of Man
following a disastrous battle against Eldar corsairs, the Brotherhood of Man
collapsed as a functioning Chapter. Regrouping, the Brotherhood fell apart in a
series of bitter disputes and formed several factions, the largest being led by Cain
Rumkowski. Under his leadership, several remnants reformed into the piratical
Brethren of Spite, which continues to operate in and around the Eastern Fringe.
Possessing a substantial fleet, the Brethren often raids any Imperial or xenos
convoys they can find. The Renegade Chapter is still led by the Chaos Champion
Cain. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Brutalizers are a dreaded band of renegade Astartes that have marauded the
Imperiums space lanes ever since their excommunication during the Nova Terra
Interregnum. They are a brutal band of self-serving pirates, caring only for their
own survival and wealth. Though they have not yet fallen to the temptations to
Brutalizers
Chaos and allow no taint of mutation within their own ranks, they have fought
alongside the minions of the Archenemy for paltry coin and weapons. However,
they have also aided various other powerful and unscrupulous men who call
themselves loyal to the Emperor for enough coin as well.
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(Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Bullfrogs are a Space Marine Chapter succeeding from the Salamanders
created during the 21st "Cursed" Founding. They were founded in order to support
the Imperial forces in the Celestonic Sector. However, they were afflicted with a
mutation due to a mishap caused by Magos Preu. This mutation, called "the
Toadstool Curse", afflicts the Betcher's Gland, causing it to secrete toxins over the
Astrates' skin, creating a film of acidic mucous. As a result, they have modified
Bullfrogs
their armor to resist corrosion that could inadvertently be caused by the mucous.
The toxic mucous slowly eats away at their skin, but because they are Astrates this
skin regenerates at a matching pace, which means that the Bullfrogs are stuck in a
state of constant degradation and reparation. These Space Marines practically reek
of death and decay, which had affected their reputation, causing the local Imperial
populace to distrust and avoid them.

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The Castellan Guard are a Codex Astartes-compliant Successor Chapter of the
venerable Ultramarines, created during the 16th Founding sometime during the latter
35th Millennium. Their brotherhood has a long and illustrious history as stalwart
protectors of humanity, specializing in all forms of defensive warfare. Recent
setbacks however have stained the honor and trust of their Chapter. In a terrible
Castellan
incident on their own homeworld, the Chapter's Chief Librarian secretly had turned
Guard
to Chaos, along with almost half of the Chapter. In a bloody civil war, the traitors
were driven off, but the Castellan Guard had lost many of their loyal brothers and
much of their supplies and weaponry. Now, they struggle to rebuild from their
losses, and tirelessly hunt their traitor brethren, seeing that their deaths are the only
way for the Chapter to redeem itself.
The Caustic Cherubim are known Successor Chapter of the valiant Blood Angels.
Created during an Unknown Founding, they were created from one of their
Progeintor's Successor Chapters, although which one, is unknown. The Caustic
Caustic Cherubim have gained some renown for their enjoyment of pure destruction and
Cherubim constant conflicts. This is mostly likely due to a hyper-stimulated omophagea organ
that causes them to develop a taste for flesh of their foes that goes beyond their
fellow Scions of Saguinius. This Chapter is also known for their expertise in
battling the Tyranid menace.
The Caustic Reach are a small Adeptus Astartes Chapter that at one time operated
Caustic out of their former stronghold (Ghuld) on the death world Tyran residing in the
Reach Eastern Fringe. They were created during the 21st Founding, the so-called 'Cursed
Founding', from existing (presumed Dark Angels) gene-seed which was modified to
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counteract the high potency of Tyranid poisons and toxins these foul xenos
commonly employed. Given the gene-seed the scientists managed to create a genetic
resistance to the Tyranid poisons and toxins via unprecedented mutation which
causes an overproduction of toxins and poisons within these Astartes bodies, which
are then transferred to the Betcher's glands within their mouths, causing them to
'drool' these poisons uncontrollably. This Chapter currently stands at approximately
350 Astartes, their forces severely depleted at the hands of Hive Fleet Kraken,
though their exact numbers remain uncertain.
The Celestial Hawks are an Imperial Fists Successor Chapter created during the 4th
Founding. They are based primarily in the Ultima Segmentum. The Celestial Hawks
are known to be masters of rapid-assault warfare. They prefer ranged combat, but
Celestial not static line combat as many use, but rather flowing and highly mobile lines. They
Hawks place a high amount of respect on the art of shooting as they believe it to be the
purest kind of warfare, though they still use melee units. The Hawks are not Codex
Astartes-compliant and differ greatly to the tome of Gulliman as they hate him and
his sons.
The Charnel Brethren are an Astartes Chapter of Flesh Tearers' descent, and through
them, the Blood Angels, of an unknown Founding, though many suspect they are a
part of the 3rd Founding. They are a slowly dying Chapter whose numbers have
believed to have fallen below 300 Astartes. Though they are very loyal to the
Emperor of Mankind their heavy affliction with the twin Flaws of their Primarch
Charnel Sanguinius has led to their investigation on charges of heresy by the Inquisition.
Brethren They have been cleared of suspicion at present, but many believe that that it is only
a matter of time before they cease to exist. Like their Progenitors, the Charnel
Brethren are known for their bloodthirsty nature in battle, bad temper and feared for
the Flaws - the Black Rage and the Red Thirst - that they carry within their gene-
seed. The Charnel Brethren follow the tactical organisation pioneered by the Blood
Angels, favouring close combat over ranged warfare.
The Charnel Warhawks are a newly founded fleet-based loyalist chapter of Primaris
Space Marines. Their specialty is rooting out cults, be them Chaos, Genestealer or
some other variant. This has led to close ties with the Ordo Hereticus, who value
Charnel their ability to protect mankind from itself. Given the urban locale of many cults, the
Warhawks Charnel Warhawks have become brutally efficient at urban warfare. This has
gradually grown to resemble guerrilla tactics, preferring to deploy a multitude of
small, autonomous units each with specific objectives, not dissimilar to Deathwatch
kill-teams.
The Children of the Anvil are a Chapter that hails from the brutal legacy of the Iron
hands. Allegedly created during the 5th Founding, this Chapter excludes all that is to
Children
be expected of Sons of the Gorgon. Relentless, cold, and above all efficient to a
of the
fault, the Children of the Anvil have left world after world a bombed out wasteland
Anvil
in their endless war against the Enemies of Man. Regularly patrolling the
northernmost borders of the Exile Sector, the Children of the Anvil's fiercely
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independent Clan Companies regularly vanish altogether from the Imperium for
centuries at a time, always returning however with trophies of war and new worlds
for the Imperium to colonize, liberated in fire from the clutches of vile xenos
overlords and heathen bands of the Lost and Damned.
The Chronal Guardians are a mysterious Adeptus Astartes Chapter that have been
observed on multiple battlefields across multiple time periods. Unknown to the rest
of the Imperium the Chronal Guardians, in fact, fight against temporal threats to
Chronal humanity. Very little is known about this Chapter, as most of the files the
Guardians Inquisition has on them are sealed away under the sigil of the Ordo Chronos. Within
these sealed files, are multiple accounts of Imperial Guardsmen, Naval Officers,
civilians and others that have come in contact within these Astartes, and then,
suddenly, cannot recall ever having known them.
The Cobalt Angels are a Successor Chapter of the vaunted Dark Angels, created
during the mysterious 13th Founding, the so-called 'Dark Founding'. They were
created in order to fight the ever-present Chaos threat surrounding the Eye of Terror.
Unusually, despite being a successor of the famed Dark Angels, the Cobalt Angels
Cobalt
do not count themselves among the 'Unforgiven'. This sets them apart from a
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majority of other Dark Angels successors, and precludes them from engaging in the
galaxy-wide hunt for the 'Fallen'. This is reinforced by the fact that the Cobalt
Angels have never been seen to flee the battlefield for little reason, as their
progenitors have done so many times.
The Corvus Legion are an Astartes Chapter that of Unknown Founding created from
the line of Corvus Corax. Allegedly created during the 3rd Founding, and like their
parent Chapter they are renowned as cunning and patient hunters, adept at biding
their time until the moment to strike was at hand and then attacking with
overwhelming force that leaves their foes with no chance of resisting. Their
Corvus Founding is unknown but many suspect that it was relatively early, perhaps as early
Legion as the 32nd Millennium, whenever their founding was they have served the Emperor
with a cool-headed, even intellectual temperament, superb infiltration skills and skill
at furious close-quarters engagements as the foes of Mankind are destroyed in a
flurry of crackling Claws and the bark of Bolters, many an enemy has considered
himself safe only to come face to face with the pale skin and jet black eyes of these
Astartes.
The Corvus Umbra are a Space Marine chapter of the Raven Guard, who were
founded in the 14th Founding, from the lineage of the Raven Guard. They are
Corvus
horrendously under-strength, barely fielding three companies after the many wars
Umbra
and treasons that have befallen their ranks. Currently led by Chapter Master Insus,
the Corvus Umbra lead a thankless existence.
The Crested Serpents are a Loyalist Successor Chapter created from unknown gene-
Crested stock during the 19th Founding sometime during the 36th Millennium. Though many
Serpents suspect that they are descended from either Ultramarines or Salamaners lineage,
though neither have been confirmed. This Chapter specialises in ambush tactics, are
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are most deadly when fighting in jungle environments. The Crested Serpents
organise themselves strictly in accordance with the dictates of the Codex Astartes.
But despite their formal structure, the Chapter has a surprisingly lenient attitude
towards the use of animals in warfare.
The Crimson Dragoons are a Space Marine Chapter of the 25th Founding
descending from the Imperial Fists. Their capabilities with all forms of ranged
Crimson
weaponry can only be matched by their faith in the God-Emperor. Shielded by faith
Dragoons
and armed with zeal, they strike down anyone who would dare oppose the Holiness
of the one true ruler of Mankind.
The Crimson Lords are newly Founded fleet-based loyalist chapter created during
the recent Ultima Founding from the vaunted Bloods Angels and comprised entirely
Crimson
of Primaris Space Marines. Their specialty for orbital drops and bombardments
Lords
across entire cities to deploy using a fast-paced assault to crush and overwhelm
targets with superior lordship over the battlefield.
The Crimson Thunder are a crusading Chapter created during an unknown Founding
Crimson
and of unknown origin. They prefer keeping things up close and personal, therefore
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this Chapter place heavy emphasis on hand-to-hand combat.
The Crusade Eternal were a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter borne of the Black
Templars, created during the 21st ('Cursed') Founding. The newly created Chapter
was intended to be mankind's tireless protectors, warriors who needed no respite nor
rest from war and held no mercy in their hearts. They were meant to be the
Emperor's own onslaught, taking the fight to the enemies of man as opposed to
Crusade
fending them off from Imperial territory. But such a purpose corrupted them, their
Eternal
gene-seed tainted by the fumbling hands of the Mechanicus, which resulted in the
Crusade Eternal developing an insatiable appetite for conflict and death. Eventually,
their perverse pleasure for destruction and slaughter saw them become unwitting
minions of the Chaos Gods, as the continue their vile crusade across the stars.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
Created following the disastrous events of the War of the Beast that occurred in
Crusaders 546.M32, the Crusaders of Retribution were created from the hardy gene-stock of
of the White Scars. Their primary mission - to fight against the greenskin menace and
Retribution help destroy WAAAGH!s during their infancy, before they become a sector-wide
threat by keeping the Ork population under control in the Segmentum Ultima.

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The Death Angels are a Successor Chapter of the venerable Blood Angels Space
Death
Marine Chapter. They were created during the 5th Founding sometime during the
Angels
early centuries of M33. These Scions of Sanguinius were created at the express
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order of the High Lords of Terra in order to counter encroaching Forces of Chaos
within the Tenadain Sector. Several times, throughout their long, glorious history,
the Death Angels have suffered catastrophic losses. Feared dead, they've always
managed to come back from the brink of annihilation several decades, or even
centuries later, after their supposed loss. The Death Angels tend to display a violent
savage mien in battle, and have garnered a reputation as a bellicose and bloody-
handed Chapter. It is rumoured that they continue to reign down terrible
destruction, wrought against friends and foes alike, yet the Death Angels still
continue to faithfully serve the Emperor and their Primarch Sanguinius, despite
their inherited genetic afflictions.
The Death Scythes are a Loyalist, non-Codex Astartes compliant Space Marine
Chapter founded during the Age of Apostasy sometime during the 36th Millennium.
Little trace of their founding Chapter remains, and since the loss of their first
Death fortress-monastery, they no longer know who they were descended from. They
Scythes operate from beyond the galactic plane, relying on a fleet of highly mobile strike
cruisers and battle barges to reach their targets. Their brutal form of mechanized
combat was developed over centuries of fighting on their homeworld, Sacrata
Regionis.
The Desert Griffons are a Successor Chapter of the venerable Ultramarines, created
during the 25th Founding. Originally, they were created to combat the ever-growing
Chaos threat gathering near the Eye of Terror - specifically to combat the Chaos
Desert
Warband known as the Berserkers of Arnkorn. However, in 878.M41, when
Griffons
Zoragon forces began to be amassed by T'eyucion the Older, they were reassigned
near Zoragon-held space. They are seen as filling in the role previously filled by
the now-extinct Bronze Vipers.
The Devout Vanguards are a rare Black Templars Successor Chapter created
during the 7th Founding. Since their inception, they have fought in some of the
Devout
Imperium's most brutal wars to date. They are perfect shock troops, often their
Vanguards
mission involves being dropped behind enemy lines to secure a position of strategic
importance or to make and hold a bastion for Imperial reinforcements.
The Disciples of Lydia are an old and proud Space Marine Chapter created during
the 8th Founding in M34 from the stalwart Imperial Fists. Based in the Lydia
System, their history is long and complex, and closely intertwined with the history
of the Lydia System itself. They are renowned for showing an almost territorial
Disciples of devotion to the people of the Lydia System, interrogating and inspecting any
Lydia Imperial vessels that pass through there, which has in the past caused friction with
other Imperial institutions. However, the suspicion with which they regard
outsiders from the Imperium is magnified a thousandfold when they encounter
non-human vessels, and any xenos coming near the Lydia System can expect to be
engaged on sight without warning.
Disfavoured The Disfavoured Sons is a Codex-compliant Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines
Sons and a 10th Founding Successor Chapter of the stoic Imperial Fists. Founded
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originally as the Hammer Bearers, the chapter chose to side against the Imperium
at some point during the Nova Terra Interregnum, believing that the High Lords of
Terra and the Ecclessiarchy were too irresponsible in exercising their power over
the Imperium and had grown too powerful. After the Imperial Fists subjugated the
wayward chapter and reintegrated them back into the Imperium by force, the
disgraced Chapter voluntarily stripped themselves of their name and surrendered
their chapter relics. Following this, the chapter was renamed as the Disfavoured
Sons and sent on a five century-long crusade to prove their loyalty to the Emperor
of Mankind.
Doom The Doom Falcons are a Codex-compliant Successor Chapter of the stoic Imperial
Falcons Fist and are presumably created during the 11th or 12th Founding.
The Doom Ravens were founded as part of the 10th founding in mid-M35. At some
point in time the records of their Founding chapter have been lost. Some scholars
Doom
have speculated that they are descended from the Salamanders, however they do
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not claim them as such, and there is little evidence aside from similar combat
techniques and treatment of Imperial citizens.
he Doom Wardens are a Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes. They were formerly a
space-bound Chapter known as the Iron Templars. The history of this Chapter is
ancient and steeped in dark secrets, and forbidden lore. Their Founding is
unknown, but is believed to be one of the earlier Foundings after the Horus Heresy.
Doom Whatever documentation that was made of their early history was either lost or
Wardens destroyed. Whatever their origins, they have long been watched by the Inquisition.
Members of the Bellerophon Dynasty of the Ordo Hereticus have always had a
presence within the Chapter. Whatever reasons these iron-faced Inquisitors have to
be so ingrained within this Chapter can only mean whatever the secret that these
Astartes hold, it is a grim and dark secret indeed.
The Draconite Lords are a loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an
Unknown Founding sometime during the 38th Millennium from unknown genetic
Draconite
lineage. A force of errant crusaders, they travelled the galaxy in search of the
Lords
enemies of the Emperor, especially those forces that follow the Ruinous Powers.
They were eventually lost in a ferocious warp storm in late M39.
The Drake Bloods are a newly created, Codex-compliant Chapter. They were the
youngest chapter that aided in the defence of the Widow Prime Sector. It is said the
High Lords of Terra created the chapter to aid the embattled worlds after the
Drake destruction of no less than three Space Marine chapters following the disastrous
Bloods Abruptia Crusade. Rumours abound that the Drake Bloods were created from the
gene-seed of the Salamanders Chapter and that they were founded with the aid of
their kin. This Chapter is known for their deep respect of the Imperial Guard and
all those who fight for the Imperium.
Dread The Dread Echoes are a Raven Guard Successor Chapter from the 21st Founding.
Echoes Like all of the Chapters from this founding, the Echoes suffered from the
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Mechanicus' attempts to improve their gene-seed stock. The Chapter's main gene-
seed flaw is that it rends it's host completely blind, while increasing their hearing
far beyond even the Astartes norm. The chapter has adapted around these flaws,
such as removing any image displays from their armour and equipment in favour of
noise-based ones. The marines use echolocation to navigate, and have even
developed a method of communication called Echo-Speak, based on noise pitches
and differing sounds. The chapter specialises in stealth and psychological warfare.
The Dream Stalkers are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter and a 26th Founding
Successor Chapter of the Doom Eagles, with close ties to the Adeptus Arbites.
While they do share their progenitor's morbid nature, the Dream Stalker Astartes
Dream do not accept their eventual death with grim fatalism. Instead, they strive to
Stalkers become nightmares incarnate that relentlessly haunt the existence of those who
would dare oppose the Imperium. The Astartes of the Chapter do not adhere
closely to the Codex Astartes, however, they do respect and honour the Codex
Astartes as the work of their Primarch.
The Dusk Raptors are a Successor Chapter created during the 23rd ('Sentinel')
Dusk
Founding. They hail from the lightless worlds of Cimmeria. Like their progenitors,
Raptors
they specialise in night-fighting and guerrilla warfare.
The Dusk Ravens are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter, originally of the 25th
Founding, created as a successor chapter to the Raven Guard. They are best known
for their skills in stealth and recon, as well as their specialty in infantry-based aerial
assaults and ambushes. They are also well known for their failings. Their gene-seed
has a lethal deficiency, essentially making some neophytes die when first
interfacing with power armor. The frequency of this deficiency has increased
overtime, and dramatically over the course of the Noctis Aeterna. For all intents
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and purposes, the Dusk Ravens were considered to be a doomed chapter, and they
Ravens
stopped recruitment just before the Fall of Cadia. Newly elected Raven Lord Krien
decided to redirect the future of the chapter. Krien requested a major influx of
Primaris Marines, hoping to instill the culture of the Dusk Ravens into these
Marines before the chapter dies out. A large reorganization of the chapter followed,
with the majority of non-primaris ravens moved to the oversized 2nd Company.
Many of the Chapter's venerable memebers do not agree with the decision to
integrate the Primaris, and the Dusk Ravens are very much a Chapter divided.
The Dust Lords are a Space Marine Chapter created during an Unknown Founding.
They are simultaneously a renegade chapter of Space Marines and Chaos Space
Marine warband. During their time serving the Emperor they were known, much
like their parent chapter, for their ambush tactics and proficiency in the use of
Dust Lords Jump Packs. Now they have been declared Excommunicate Traitoris by order of
the Ordo Hereticus for reasons the Inquisition are not willing to openly disclose.
Most assume they are just another chapter gone rogue, but the truth is far more
complex. Sometime in the near future the Dust Lords, now traitors, entered the
warp to be spat out not only before they entered (a rare but entirely possible
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phenomenon) (Excommunicate Traitoris)

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The Eagles of the Void are a now-extinct loyalist Space Marine Chapter created from
Ultramarines' lineage during an Unknown Founding. They were known for
specialising in aerial-based combat. While well-versed in standard Astartes tactics
Eagles of they place an extra emphasis on air superiority. As the doomed Chapter was a
the Void successor of the Ultramarines they were largely Codex Astartes-compliant, divided
into ten companies of one hundred battle brothers. But they deviated from the Codex
in one significant way - they possessed a large number of Stormhawk Interceptors
but the exact number is unknown.
The Eclipse Knights are a loyalist Space Marine Chapter created from Raven Guard
gene-stock during the 10th Founding. They are an imperfectly Codex Astartes-
Eclipse compliant chapter. The few whom have witnessed the Eclipse Knights in battle have
Knights spoken tales of thoroughly mysterious, honor-driven bands of five to ten marines, or
even lone warriors, stalking battlefields with a deathly grace and utmost
concentration on the task at hand.
The Emerald Vanguard are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created from the lineage
of the heroic Blood Angels during the 20th Founding. They were originally created to
Emerald
help bolster a region of the galaxy plagued by Dark Eldar tyranny. A fleet-based
Vanguard
Chapter, the Emerald Vanguard are known for their heavy reliance on close-combat
and eagerness to meet the enemy head-on.
The Emperor's Basilisks are a formerly loyalist Space Marine Chapter of Unknown
Founding and origin, though they are presumed to have been created during the 13th
('Dark') Founding. While at first the Emperor's Basilisks had a rather heroic history,
Emperor's their fate was ultimately sealed within their own flesh and blood, as the chapter was
Basilisks known to be prone to psychic mutations within their ranks. The only known
survivors of the now purged Chapter are Amanu Ensis and Captain Levigan of the
Second Company, alongside less than forty battle-brothers under Levigan's
command. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Emperor's Chosen are a 3rd Founding Chapter of Imperial Fists lineage. They
have a proud history and indulge in it and are known to be extremely proud of their
heritage. The Emperor's Chosen are known to also have many exchange programs
Emperor's
with their fellow Battle-Brothers who also share Dorn's genetic legacy, even though
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their own comes from a Successor Chapter of the Imperial Fists. In their minds, they
have no doubt that their gene-seed comes directly from the lineage of the Imperial
Fists, as their gene-seed suffers the same flaws as their own.
Emperor's The Emperor's Own are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an
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Own, The Unknown Founding and are of uncertain origin. They were first listed in official
Imperial records in early M36, upon their arrival in Sector Occident Prime, long
before the opening of the twin warp storms, known as the Hellgates. Based on the
world of Victrix Imperator, the Emperor's Own primarily concern themselves with
the defence of the sector form periodic attacks from Ork WAAAGH!s launched from
Calverna, and as such, are not a part of the Hell Warders Chapters.
The Emperors Sentinels are a 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding loyalist Space Marine
Chapter of Ultramarines descent. They were originally assigned to defend the Janus
Emperor's
Sub-Sector from Ork attacks due to the sector's history of constant xenos raids. Since
Sentinels
their inception this Chapter has gone on to win many victories in the Emperor's name
and have become particularly adept at combating xenos forces.
The Equalizers are a 14th Founding Successor Chapter of Ultramarine stock. They
were created to reclaim the long lost Leijon Sector, an area of space at the fringes of
the Ultima Segmentum. The Leijon Sector had been ravaged by xenos pirates since
the start of the Long Night, and the Equalizers would spend their first two centuries
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of existence battling to clean it of the alien filth that had polluted it. Since the day
they claimed the ruined hive world of Equius Prime as their homeworld and founded
their Fortress-Monastery, they have maintained their vigil at the edge of the
Imperium.
The Eternal Legion is a Chapter that was supposedly created during the 13th ('Dark')
Eternal Founding. Records indicate they use tactics similar to the Imperial Fists, but also
Legion exhibit a technological affinity as seen by the Iron Hands. As to which lineage they
truly belong to, none can say.
The Exalted Paladins are a Space Marine chapter which are a Successor Chapter to
the Iron-bound Thanes (before the World Burning and the renaming to Ashen
Exalted
Thanes) and are descended from an unknown Primarch. They are renowned
Paladins
throughout the Imperium for their fanatical zeal towards worshiping the Emperor and
are one of the few Chapters to go from being fleet-based to having a home world.

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The Feudal Vindicators are an
unacknowledged Salamanders Successor
Chapter, created during the 26th Founding.
Upon their creation they were placed under the
Feudal
File:Feudal Vindicator.jpg command of their Chapter-Master Damaeus
Vindicators
Kalin who would soon lead them to the great
battlefields of Ulferth and onwards towards
their eventual revolt against the Imperium.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
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The Forsaken Legion is a Loyalist Space
Marine Chapter of Unknown Founding and
unknown origins. Created sometime during the
32nd Millennium. Some Imperial scholars
speculate that the Forsaken Legion origins lie
to the era of the Great Scouring, when the
Imperium launched a campaign of retribution
against the Traitor Legions for the misery and
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Legion
Shunning themselves, a battered Shattered
Legion force separated themselves from the
wider Imperium, to cleanse their gene-seed and
seek atonement in the eyes of their Emperor.
This disparate band of loyalist Legionaries
eventually settled upon their own world, and
slowly rebuilt themselves into a fully-
functional Chapter.

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The Gatekeepers are an Imperial Fists Successor Chapter created during the 4th
Founding in M33. Originally known as the Golden Castellans, they were a fleet-
based Chapter, with the Ramillies-class Star Fortress Incursus Defensior serving
as their mobile fortress-monastery. In M36, they were stationed in the
Gatekeepers Gathalamor Sector near the 'Hellgates' - dual warp storms in the Segmentum
Solar whose vicinity are uncomfortably close to Holy Terra. They would later
become a part of a quintumvirate of five Space Marine Chapters, known as the
Hell Warders, tasked with the defence of the Imperium against Chaos incursions
from the Hellgates.
The Ghost Raiders are a Codex Astartes-adherent, White Scars Successor
Chapter created during an Unknown Founding sometime during the 39th
Millennium. They are located in the Segmentum Pacificus and their fortress-
monastery is stationed on the feral world of Munsu. In war, their tactical
Ghost
specialities largely consist of stealth warfare, lightning assaults, and precision
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strikes. The Ghost Raiders are not held in esteem by other Chapters that call the
White Scars their progenitors - a divide in tactical speciality, a dour attitude,
strange esoteric beliefs, and an altered gene-stock serves to strain relations
between the Ghost Raiders and their cousin Chapters.
The Gila Monsters are a loyalist Codex-abiding Successor Chapter supposedly
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created during the 21st 'Cursed' Founding. They claim to have been produced
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from the gene-seed of the ever humble Salamanders. Enigmatic and mysterious, a
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significantly substantial amount of their history has been recorded in the strife of
M41, solidifying their presence among the other Successor Chapters in the
relentless quarrel against the adversaries of the Imperium of Man, with their soft-
spoken acts of heroism in the aiding of Imperial citizens in the midst of combat.
But a surprising lack of their deeds has ever been placed in Imperial Records,
making much of their conflict hearsay or mere myth among those that hear of
these gallant warriors.
The Golden Legion is a Space Marine Successor Chapter created in the 3rd
Founding. Created from a section of the original Imperial Fists Legoin that split
into several Chapters, the Golden Legion fights in the name of the Throne and all
who serve the Throne as one of the Emperor's finest Space Marine Chapters.
Founded by Sargantanas Eligron, they in reality are a ruthless Chapter with
Golden
questionable motives, although on a surface level they are a shining example of
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the Emperor's finest. Though their actions may be suspect, no Inquisitor has had
the gall to investigate one of the most powerful political and military oriented
Chapters in all of the Imperium to date. The Golden Legion, although an
effective Chapter in many ways, has since fallen into arrogance and hubris over
the millennia.
Staunch protectors of their home Sector in Segmentum Tempestus, the Golden
Lions of Terralba fight tirelessly and stubbornly, just like their founding Chapter,
the Imperial Fists, and excel in the use of bolter drills and stronghold assaults.
The Golden Lions are a Loyalist Codex-divergent Chapter from an Unknown
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Founding that have lost almost all of their past history, with only around 500
years worth of records from the point of the Konor Campaign. What was once a
proud Codex Chapter has now allowed the two philosophical viewpoints of their
homeworld, Terralba Majoris, to almost split the Chapter.
The Golden Rams are a widely unknown Successor Chapter of the Crimson Fists,
created during the 22nd Founding in early M37. They primarily defend the
Scillion Sector and its surrounding systems, which is located in the galactic
Golden Rams southwest of the Segmentum Tempestus. Although they are competent as any
other Adeptus Astartes Chapter, and possess quite a solid combat record, their
backwater stationing and lack of well known heroes hasn't earned this Chapter
much glory.
The Golden Vipers are a 17th Founding Successor Chapter of undetermined
origin. Originally, they had built their combat doctrine around causing strife and
mayhem on xenos-controlled worlds. But following a mission on the outskirts of
Golden Imperial territory, they came across a treasure trove of archeotech. They quickly
Vipers found they had a knack for requisitioning ancient Imperial tech and struck a deal
with the Adeptus Mechanicus - in exchange for supplying the Tech-Priests with
these lost wonders, they would supply the Chapter with any advanced technology
first over other Chapters.
Grandmarines The Grandmarines are and 8th Founding Successor Chapter of the venerable
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Ultramarines. Their primary duties include policing the Growver Sector, located
in the Ultima Segmentum. Their homeworld is the primary planet in the sector,
the Fortress World of Growver. When they first discovered it, the planet was
swarmed with daemons, xenos and all sorts of vile enemies of the Imperium. A
great purge was held, cleansing the world of the filth that resided there. After
purging the planet, the Grandmarines continued their purge of the other planets in
the sector, finding multiple Chaos Sorcerers and Chaos Champions hiding in the
underbellies of these worlds.
The Grave Bearers are a Successor Chapter of the zealous Black Templars
Chapter, created during an Unknown Founding and date, although they have been
recorded in Imperial annals as early as the 36th Millennium. The Grave Bearers
derive their name from the ritual practice of engraving the names of their fallen
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battle-brothers on the inside of their armor. The armor then becomes the grave of
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their fallen brother. The armor is eventually passed on to the next battle-brother
after the initial bearer's death, thus, the new recipient bears the grave of the last
owner, which will inevitably he his own. For this reason, the Grave Bearers will
go to great lengths to recover a fallen brother's armor.
The Grey Gorgons were once a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the
25th Founding by unknown genetic stock. During the Centurion Wars in the latter
years of the M41, the Grey Gorgons found themselves on the wrong side, as they
committed themselves to the secessionist cause of the self-styled Fabricator-
Grey General Atilla, master of the Forge World of Iterium VI. The Grey Gorgons
Gorgons reveled in the constant fighting. Many amongst their Chapter had already been
disenchanted by the Imperium and they reveled in their new found freedom
committing scores of atrocities as they slowly but surely fell to Chaos, and
became the Chaos warband known as the Bringers of Change. (Excommunicate
Traitoris)
The Guard of Testimony are a Successor Chapter of the ancient Dark Angels,
created during the brutal 3rd Founding, alongside other ruthless Chapter, such as
the Flesh Eaters and Executioners. This chapter quickly became renowned for its
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brutality in war. Always devout in its outlook it has across millennia passed
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become one of the most reclusive and ritualistic Space Marine chapters – looking
ever more inward as it deployed esoteric rites to purge the chapter of its sin, and
the sins of all of the Unforgiven.
The Guardian Angels are a solitary chapter of Space Marines originating from the
mysterious 13th ('Dark') Founding. They are closely tied to the Inquisiton's Ordo
Xenos, who played a heavy role in their Founding in the 36th Millennium.
Guardian Descendants of the Raven Guard, the Guardian Angels are based on the isolated
Angels frontier world of Elysion, located within the Halo Zone of the Segmentum
Pacificus. The chapter has stood watch over this unknown region of space for
thousands of years, fulfilling their ancient task of guarding the dark void that
exists beyond the Halo Stars. They are known for their explorations into areas of
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deep space on the edge of the Milky Way, and are rumoured to hold secrets
relating to the existence of other life outside the galaxy.
The Gulf Knights are a small semi-Codex Astartes compliant Space Marine
Chapter created during an Unknown Founding and of unknown origin. It is
generally believed that they could be of Raven Guard gene-stock, though this has
not been confirmed. Stationed in the Kattarn System, this ancient Chapter has
Gulf Knights
undergone significant changes since their inception. Even in the face of multiple
tragedies and tribulations, they managed to maintain a bright and assured manner
that some take as naive optimism. In battle, they are renowned fro their matchless
cunning and emphasis on the arts of strategy and tactics.

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The Houndred True are a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter presumably
created during the mysterious 13th 'Dark' Founding from unknown genetic lineage.
Despite their status as a Renegade Chapter, their allegiance lies in the Emperor and
Houndred only Him. Their sole mission is to shed light upon the lies that the Inquisition has
True been feeding to the Imperium for the last millennia and to punish those foolish
enough to heed its words for "truth". Each Imperial world tainted by the likes of the
Inquisition is, with haste, struck by the Houndred True Space Marines and is
"liberated" from the clutches of the "true traitors".
The Howling Wolves are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter who were formed in the
11th Founding in 975.M35. Descended from unknown lineage, they were created
with the express purpose of stabilising the Imperium's borders during the Nova
Howling
Terra Interregnum. Formerly, they hailed from the feral world of Kailos, which was
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unfortunately destroyed by a Chaos Warband known as the Blood Wyverns. They
became a fleet-based Chapter, and have remained so, ever since. The Howling
Wolves are currently deployed wherever they are needed most.

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The Imperial Guardians are Loyalist Codex Astartes-compliant Chapter of Space
Marines. They were created as a part of an unspecified Founding in the early M37
using the gene-seed of the Crimson Fists Chapter, making them a Successor
Imperial
Chapter of the Imperial Fists. Like their vaunted Primogenitor Chapter, the
Guardians
Imperial Guardians are a fleet-based Chapter, based on their Chapter fleet and a
mobile headquarters known as the Fortress of Vigilance. They are also a Crusading
Chapter, moving from one theater of war to the next in order to lend the might of
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their arms to the armies of the Imperium.
The Imperial Hawks are a 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding Successor Chapter of the
venerable Imperial Fists. They operate in the galactic south-western regions of the
Imperial Segmentum Obscurus. They mainly cross swords with renegade Imperial Guard
Hawks regiments, Forces of Chaos from the Eye of Terror and Eldar forces from
Craftworlds Il-Kaithe and Ulthwé. This Chapter is also known to frequently assist
loyal Imperial Guard forces in the area.
The Imperial Hounds are a 21st ('Cursed') Founding, roughly Codex Astartes-
compliant, Space Marine Chapter. They were created with experimental gene-seed
of unknown origin that was heavily modified, and may have had more gene-seed
organs implanted that were crafted by the Mechanicus' Magos. Their exact linage is
unknown, though most sources point to Iron Hands progenitors. They are a
Imperial
fanatically devoted Chapter, their loyalty to the Imperiums people and the Adeptus
Hounds
Mechanicus is absolute. (though the Inquisition finds their loyalty to the other
Adepta lacking). They are also notably faster, stronger, more durable and
aggressive than other Space Marines. The Imperial Hounds are also known to be
risk takers and sub-par strategist, this was in the end the source of the Chapters near
extinction.
The Imperial Lances are a proud fleet-based 3rd Founding Codex Astartes-deviant
Chapter descendant of the Imperial Fists, tasked to move throughout the
Segmentums Ultima and Obscurus, assisting Imperial Forces in combating threats
when possible, as well as responding to threats they identify. They are well known
for their proficiency with ranged weapons and for their skill at siege warfare, skills
Imperial they constantly drill into their Neophytes. The brothers of the Chapter are little
Lances spoken and often the line brothers shun any form of conversation with other
Imperials. This is thought to be due to a flaw in the Chapter's gene-seed that causes
them to be gloomy and rather bashful to all except other Lances.They are perhaps
the only Chapter that has six companies of 120 brothers, one of 180, and no
designated Veteran company. They also have more veterans than is normal
amongst codex-chapters, with 140 in all the companies combined.
The Imperial Sentinels are a 22nd Founding loyalist Space Marine chapter, active in
the Segmentum Obscurus. A Successor Chapter of the venerable Dark Angels, the
Imperial Sentinels are known for having close ties with the Inquisition, more
specifically the Ordo Hereticus. The chapters association with the Inquisition is
Imperial well known enough for many to regard them as little more than the Inquisition's lap
Sentinels dogs. Indeed the Imperial Sentinels adhere both to the teachings of the Imperial
Creed and their shadowy masters. The Imperial Sentinels focus around defensive
tactics, as they wish not to attack until a strong defence is built up. This means that
Imperial Sentinels rarely attack first, instead preferring to defeat armies that besiege
others.
The Imperialists are a now-extinct, loyalist Codex-deviant Chapter created from the
Imperialists
lineage of the ever-rigid Rogal Dorn. From their chapter home world of Sverige,
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with bolter and adamantium will, these dour Scions of Dorn launched numerous
campaigns across several worlds in the surrounding systems, cleansing them of foul
xenos taint and leaving behind naught but a crimson pool of tainted xenos blood for
all to gaze upon. As a Chapter of ancient provenance, the immense measure of their
valorous deeds are scattered throughout the annals of Imperial history. These
records provide immense insight into the Chapter's grand scale of prominence
amongst their fellow Adeptus Astartes Chapters. But eventually, they fell from the
Emperor's grace and tragically plummeted into the bowels of oblivion. Following
their the Chapter's destruction, their beloved Sverige was subjected to Exterminatus
per the request of a lone Chaplain of the now-defunct Chapter. To this day, no one
now living have borne witness to living Astartes wearing the Imperialists' infamous
colours navy blue and solar gold livery.
The Imperium's Wyverns are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the
25th Founding, sometime during M40. It is unknown whose genetic lineage was
utilised to create this Chapter, however, due to the purity and lack of mutation
Imperium's within the gene-seed, many Imperila Scholars theorise that it's most likely
Wyverns originates from the Ultramarines. Only being a thousand years old, the Imperium's
Wyverns often lack powerful ancient equipment and artifacts, relying heavily on
their Techmarines and Chapter Serfs trained in manufacturing new weapons to
keep their armory filled.
The Incinerators are a 15th Founding, semi-Codex Astartes compliant Space Marine
Chapter suspected to have originated from the Imperial Fists. The Chapter has a
history of homage, betrayal, and war, but has stubbornly continued to serve the
Incinerators Imperium and the Emperor. Since the time of their founding, they have held a
burning hatred for xenos life akin to that of a blazing furnace, and have taken it
upon themselves since the time of the 40th Millennium to crusade endlessly against
the alien menace.
The Indomitable Golems are a mostly Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marine
Chapter, hailing from the proud lineage of the Imperial Fists, however this is only
known due to the lack of the Betcher's Gland and Sus-an Membrane as they are of
the mysterious 13th ('Dark') Founding. Short of their lineage and the Chapters
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famous bad luck in its early years, the Indomitable Golems are almost unknown in
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the annuls of Imperial history. However, they have earned quite the reputation as
relentless fighters, living up to their name as stout defenders of any ground blessed
by their footfalls, and as an inevitable juggernaut that hails utter annihilation to the
foes of the Emperor.
The Iron Avengers are a grim and ruthless Space Marine Chapter descended from
the bitter Iron Hands. Created during the 5th Founding, unlike much of the Iron
Iron Hands and their fellow successors, have long since accepted the fact that Ferrus
Avengers Manus is most likely dead and shall never return. But they do not sulk over this
fact, instead they have embraced the loss, and the bitter hate that comes with it.
They have honed their grief, their bitterness, and their loathing into a potent tool
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that allows them to become both a tempest of fury and a cold and methodical
juggernaut. They care not who must fall on their path of vengeance, only that they
see those responsible for their Primarchs death die in agony and fear.
The Iron Brothers were a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter created during the
15th Founding from the lineage of the Ultramarines. Despite their impressive array
of victories earned on behalf of the Imperium, the young Chapter received no
attention or praise for their heroic sacrifices. Feeling overlooked, overshadowed by
more venerable Chapters, the Iron Brothers soon became bitter. Their resentment
turned quickly turned to hatred, and the once-proud Chapter let their anger poison
their hearts and minds. The final straw occurred when the Iron Brothers fought
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alongside their progenitors against a Tau invasion on the hive world of Nacris.
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Following their glorious victory after a hard fought, brutal battle, only praise was
directed towards the Ultramarines. In a rage, the Iron Brothers Chapter Master
attacked the Ultramarines Captain. For his petulance, the upstart Chapter was
forced to undertake a fifty-year long Penitent Crusade through the Eye of Terror.
During their sojourn through the Eye, the Iron Brothers became wholly corrupted
by the Ruinous Powers, and when next they emerged into realspace, they had
become the Chaos warband known as the Nevermourn. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Iron Bulls are a Loyalist Codex-Compliant chapter of the Adeptus Astartes
created during the 25th Founding in the 41st Millennium, a Successor Chapter of the
Ultramarine. A relatively young chapter, they are notable in their determination to
document in detail their history, an effort undertaken by their Master Librarian Ikos
Yurin, who regards it as his duty to ensure the deeds and sacrifices of his brothers
Iron Bulls are not forgotten. They maintain their Fortress Monastery on the world of Toranus
III, a world they reshaped to their own purposes after overthrowing the planets
former, corrupt Imperial ruler. They regard anyone who is not faithful to the
Emperor as in violation of his will, and as such they maintain an unusually positive
relationship with the inquisition, willingly working with the Ordos Xenos and
Hereticus during several campaigns without any hesitation.
The Iron Praetorian are a 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding Chapter descended from
Imperial Fists lineage. A fleet-based Chapter, the Iron Praetorians are known to
favour employing heavy weaponry, long-range warfare and shock assault tactics
when in combat. The Chapter is known to employ the Land Raider Helios variant
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more often and is known to have more Land Raider Helios than any other chapters.
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Formerly staunch followers of the Codex Astartes, since M39, following a punitive
campaign against the vile Orks, the Chapter suffered it's greatest tragedy and
subsequently evolved from a Codex-compliant Chapter to a non-Codex compliant
Chapter.
The Iron Scorpions are an illustrious Chapter of Space Marines. Bearing the gene
Iron seed of the Primarch Rogal Dorn, they are a proud and honourable successor
Scorpions Chapter of the Imperial Fists called into existence during the 20th Founding. They
retain a cumbersome force of approximately one-thousand Astartes at their
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disposal. They are most famed for their iron will, fearlessness and vigorous
dedication to the God-Emperor. They oppose arrogance, self-proclamation and
even change as foolish practices, and that any true honour and skill should be
proven in deeds alone, not petty words and through new technology that is always
prone to malfunction, and on top of that, new technology always risks that of giving
birth again to the Dark Age of Technology.
The Iron Sentinels are a 10th Founding Successor Chapter of Imperial Fists' lineage.
This little known Chapter makes its home in the north-eastern sector of Imperial
space. Despite being a fairly old Chapter, the Iron Sentinels are not well known the
Iron the common man of the Imperium. Most people suspect that this is because they
Sentinels prefer to garrison worlds against invasion, and defend the common man, as
opposed to crusading across the galaxy. Whether this is the truth or not, the current
Chapter Master, Suten Rannec considers that there are more important things he
has to contend with, like the constant attacks that his chapter must defend against.
The Iron Shields are an 8th Founding Successor Chapter to the stoic Iron Hands.
Their Chapter Master is the veteran Mabiefen Hafoc. Like the Iron Hands they
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were once considered a Codex Astartes-divergent Chapter mainly due to their
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system of organisation. They are most commonly used as a 'firefighting' formation,
sent across the Segmentum Tempestus to counter various xenos threats.
The Iron Sights are a Successor Chapter of the stoic and unforgiving Iron Hands.
Created during the 9th Founding the Iron Sights have earned renown throughout the
Imperium for their extreme marksmanship and heavy firepower. Unlike many
Space Marine Chapters they tend to eschew hand-to-hand combat, choosing instead
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to annihilate their enemies with devastating hails of blots, plasma, and lascannon
fire. While their lack of hand-to-hand combat estranges them from some Chapters,
such as the Black Templars, it has allowed them to forge some mutually beneficial
alliances with close-combat oriented Chapters such as the Angels of Rebirth.
The Iron Sons are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of Imperial Fists lineage,
created during the 22nd Founding. The Iron Sons are known for being a Codex
Iron Sons Astartes-compliant Chapter in terms of combat doctrine and organisation, but are
flexible enough to utilise ad-hoc formations or change tactics on the fly, when the
situation dictates the need.
Hailing from the feudal world Ailinne, the Iron Spears are a 22nd Founding
Iron Spears Successor Chapter of the Imperial Fists. Operating from their Fortress-Monastery
of Dunbairrche, the Iron Spears are deployed across Ultima Segmentum.
Created during the 20th Founding, the Iron Wardens are a Loyalist Successor
Chapter of Space Marines drawn from the lineage of the stoic Iron Hands. Shortly
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after their Founding, the chapter went to the aid of an Adeptus Mechanicus research
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outpost. It was to become a defining engagement in the chapter's history - one
which brought them their greatest failure.
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The Knight Wardens are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter whose origins can
possibly be traced back to the 3rd Founding. The Knight Wardens are responsible
for the maintenance and garrison of the Warden's Gate, the ancient relic star
Knight fortress that oversees the defense of the vitally important worlds of the Mal-tai
Wardens Sector. Few other Space Marine Chapters can boast of such substantial spaceborne
firepower in the entirety of their Chapters' armouries. Though their heritage is
unknown, without a doubt, this formidable Chapter has proven its mettle during
countless conflicts throughout the Imperium's existence.
Archaic in their ways, proud in their traditions, the Knights Exile are an ancient
Chapter borne directly from the chaotic days of the Great Scouring directly
following the Horus Heresy. Originally a force of 1,600 Ultramarines Legionaries
ordered to run down the remaining Word Bearers within the Exile Sector, the
Knights Legionaries of the 67th Company were lost to the Warp, and ended up trapped
Exile within the barbarian space of the Lost Shore. Stranded for centuries, fighting for
their lives admist the forgotten, war-torn worlds of that Emperor-forsaken region
that borders proper Imperial space and the Warp Storm known as the River of
Exiles, the Legionaries that would become the Knights Exile eventually made it to
the fortress worlds of the Golden Cordon in M32 having suffered grievous losses
The Knights of Apocalypse, known also as the Apocalypse Knights, are a loyalist
Space Marine Chapter of the 3rd Founding. Supposedly a Successor Chapter of the
vaunted Salamanders, their parent Chapter remains unknown due to the fact that
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the Salamanders deny all ties between their supposed Successors. The Knights of
Apocalypse
Apocalypse are known to have a high degree of respect for the Emperor of
Mankind and the High Lords of Terra that rule in his absence, but show no
reverence or compassion for the Inquisition.
The Knights of Caledon are a Loyalist crusading Successor Chapter descended
Knights of from the lineage of the venerable Imperial Fists, created during an Unknown
Caledon Founding. They largely follow from the example of the Black Templars in both
Chapter organisation and combat doctrine.
The Knights of Guilliman are a Loyalist Successor Chapter created during the 5th
Founding. They are of Novamarines descent, and through their progenitors, the
Ultramarines. As expected from those of the Roboute Guilliman's blood, they are
staunch adherents to the Codex Astartes and are often at odds with those that scorn
Knights of it. Their homeworld of Jorvick is a feudal world very similar to the ancient Dark
Guilliman Angels' homeworld - Caliban. They are currently on a penitent crusade for siding
with the Secessionists during the war known as the Centurion War. The Centurion
War was fought in late M41 between the forces of the Imperium and Adeptus
Mechanicus Secessionist forces under the rule of Magos Atilla who seized control
over several Forge Worlds and led an attempt to secede from the Imperium.
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The Knights of Redemption are a Loyalist Successor Chapter of the venerable
Raven Guard, created during the 4th Founding. A fleet-based Chapter, the Knights
of Redemption are a non-Codex Astartes compliant Chapter that follows their own
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methods in arming their companies. They also utilise unique titles and specialised
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ranks not found in any other Chapter. This Chapter excels in drop pod assaults, and
are highly effective at eliminating targets using intelligence, pinpointing an
enemies' weaknesses and then exploiting them.
The Knights of the Anvil, also know as the Anvilars, is a Loyalist Space Marine
Chapter created from unknown genetic stock during an Unknown Founding. They
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were first recorded as having taking part in Imperial campaigns in early M34. The
the Anvil
Knights of the Anvil are one of the Hell Warder Chapters and the only one of the
five whose presence in Sector Occident Prime predates the first Hell Crusade.
The Knights of the Falcon, or Falcon Knights, are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter
created during the 22nd Founding as Successors of the vaunted Dark Angels. A very
proud and conceited Chapter, they are nevertheless, faithful to the principles of
chivalry and nobility. In battle they prefer close-combat, and due to the small size
of their Chapter, they defeat their enemies through cunning tactics and the quality
Knights of of their Knights. Settled on the Feudal World of Faidor, the Falcon Knights follow
the Falcon this planet's ancient feudal laws, and each knight of the Chapter is elevated to the
title of aristocrat, as they clearly follow the Code of Chivalry, but have almost a
complete disregard for the Codex Astartes. As heirs of Lion El'Jonson, they have
decided to distance themselves as far as possible from their Primogenitors and their
fellow Unforgiven Chapters, preferring to choose their own way and create their
own history.
The Knights of the Forge are a proud Successor Chapter of the valiant
Salamanders, created during the 23rd 'Sentinel' Founding in M37. They hail from
the planet Ashaytus, located in the galactic south of the Ultima Segmentum, to the
east of the Nephilim Sector. The chapter is well-trained in siege warfare, as they
are tasked with repelling xenos from nearby systems, a valiant task worthy of their
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knightly heritage. While their traditions may differ from the norm of starts
the Forge
chapters, they hold some values, such as citizens' lives, higher than most - a trait
most likely inherited from their progenitors and questing forefathers. These beliefs,
however, can sometimes put them at odds with planetary governors, members of
the Inquisition and even other chapters. None the less, the knights fight on, for they
know that duties will be remembered by the Emperor, and those they protect.
The Knights of the Hammer are a Loyalist Successor Chapter of the venerable
Imperial Fists, created during the 3rd Founding in 001.M32. Their culture is based
Knights of on medieval times and forges, much like the Salamanders. There fortress-
the monastery is called The Anvil and is situated on the planet known only as the
Hammer Abyss. As inheritors of Dorn, the Knights of the Hammer are strict followers of the
Codex Astartus. Most of the battle-brothers of this Cahpter wear archaic Mk IV
'Maximus' pattern power armour, a remnant of their link to the bygone Horus
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Heresy era, and often incorporate a Heresy-style shoulder pauldron.
The Knights of the Silence are a semi-Codex compliant Successor Chapter created
from lineage of the stoic Imperial Fists during an Unknown Founding. A fleet-
based Chapter, the Knights of the Silence willing take the fight to the enemies of
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Mankind, to bring the light of the Emperor to the darkest corners of the galaxy, and
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purge the apostate, the heretic and the xenos with the righteous fire of their bolters
and blades. Together with their Succssor Chapter, the Knights of Erichson, they are
as close as actual blood brothers.
The Knights of the Watch are not a standard chapter but a fellowship of veteran
Astartes who, inspired by the example of former Death Guard Battle-Captain,
Nathaniel Garro, who have left their Chapters to follow the path of Errantry,
seeking out and destroying the enemies of the Emperor wherever they might be
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found. Though their origins are shrouded to the myths of ages, there have been eye
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witness reports of individual Astartes wearing the white and and gold as far back as
the post-Heresy period in M31. Some theorize that the original Knights were
loyalists from the Traitor Legions who shed all former allegiances and dedicated
themselves to the Emperor alone through his servants the Lords of Terra.

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The Laughing Skulls are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 23rd
('Sentinel') Founding in M37. Descended from White Scars lineage, the Laughing
Skulls are a Chapter born from shame, hate and vengeance, and are considered
somewhat of an oddity to their peers. In combat, they are perceived as brutal
savages, for their unforgiving and merciless approach to warfare. Outside combat,
they are humorous and familial Astartes with questionable traditions. Their
Laughing traditions has caused them to be labelled as a death cult by others due to their
Skull practices of initiation. These practices instill the fearlessness of death to new
recruits and simulate being reborn from what they were to becoming something
much grander. A non-Codex Astartes compliant Chapter, the Laughing Skulls are
organised into four companies - each with its own doctrine and specified roles on
the battlefield - but when operating in concert, they are a powerful force to be
reckoned with. Originally a crusading Chapter, their were charged with protecting
the Agripinaa Sector in 586.M39, and reside on their home world of Morozhko.
The Light Crusaders are a Loyalist Codex-compliant Space Marine Chapter of
Unknown Founding and lineage, known for their religious zeal and hatred
Light towards heretics. They proscribe to their home world's religious practices (an
Crusaders officially sanctioned variants of the Imperial Creed). They have close ties with the
Ecclesiarchy and believe the Emperor is the embodiment of the Light itself, and
so, is a divine being.
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The Lightbringers are one of the Unforgiven Successor Chapters of the venerable
Dark Angels. Created during the 4th Founding, the Lightbringers are a renowned
if somewhat of a maligned Chapter. They have long fought for the purity and
tranquility of the Imperium of Man. Since their inception, they have acted as the
Lightbringers
Emperor's judgment upon the most damnable foe of the Imperium, the traitor.
They were exemplars of such judgment when they spearheaded the great
campaign of purges following the infamous Beheading, hunting down renegade
Officio Assassinorum agents across the breadth and width of the Imperium
The Lightning are a Loyalist Successor Chapter of the venerable White Scars,
possibly created during the 21st ('Cursed') Founding. They make their home upon
the world of Saka, located in the Thermopylae Sub-Sector of Sector Occident
Lightning,
Prime. The Lightning are one of the five Hell Warders Chapters, tasked with the
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defence of the Imperium against Chaos incursions from the 'Hellgates' - dual warp
storms located in the Segmentum Solar, which are uncomfortably close to Holy
Terra.
The Lions Malevolent are a Successor Chapter of the line of Primarch Lion
El'Jonson, supposedly created during the 5th Founding sometime during M33, as
they were counted amongst the many Adeptus Astartes Chapters deployed during
the Lagomort War fought in 238.M33. As descendants of the Lion they are a part
of the Dark Angels Successor Chapters collectively known as the Unforgiven.
Like the Dark Angels, they too, formed their own Inner Circle to guard the
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knowledge of their progenitor's secret shame. This Dark Angels Successor
Malevolent
Chapter displays a particular zeal in prosecuting their quest against the Fallen
Angels. Nothing can dissuade them from this most sacred of quests, to right the
ancient wrongs of their progenitors. Even though the Chapter has proven itself in
battle, their help is sometimes refused due to their reputation for acting against
orders and on occasion withdrawing from a campaign in order to pursue their
own, undisclosed ends.
The Lords Exemplar are a Codex Astartes-compliant, 5th Founding, Space Marine
Chapter of Ultramarine stock. The Lords Exemplar are the embodiment of a
Lords Space Marines noble heritage, and like true sons of Gulliman are expert tacticians
Exemplar each. Though often regarded by their fellow Space Marines as arrogant
perfectionists, the Lords Exemplar have proven themselves to be some of the
finest Space Marines in the galaxy due to their harsh training and doctrine.
The Lost Sons are a disparate group of Astartes that can scarcely be called a
Chapter as it is made up of less than two-hundred orphaned Space Marines, all
from lost or fallen Chapters. To say that this motley assemblage of Renegades is
Lost Sons, regarded with suspicion by the Inquisition and Lords of Terra would be a massive
The understatement. The Lost Sons have been on a penitential crusade ever since their
First Captain, Andreas Solar, won their lives by successfully passing through the
Grey Knights' ordeals. With said success, First Captain Solar earned the band a
temporary stay of execution from a reluctant Kaldor Draigo.
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The Lunar Guard are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown lineage
created during the 9th Founding. Once engaged in the tasks of the Ecclesiarchy, to
ensure the farthest corners of the Imperium were brought the Emperor's light,
after sustaining huge losses they decided to gain a foothold in the Boras Minor
Lunar Guard sector, which they could then call their home. For their entire existence, the Lunar
Guard have been distinguished by their successful notable campaigns and
maintaining the Emperor's order within the Boras Minor sector. Under eternal
siege by marauding Orks and plundering fleets of Dark Eldar, the Chapter has
gained vast amounts of experience when countering these xenos threats.

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The Macragge's Guardians are a 27th 'Ultima' Founding Successor Chapter created
from the lineage of the vaunted Ultramarines. Alongside the newly created
Fulminators, the Macragge's Guardians are one of the relatively new Space Marine
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Chapters that is composed entirely of Primaris Space Marines. They are eager to
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prove merit in upcoming battles for the Imperium of Man. They are faster, stronger
and have quicker reflex times than their older cousins. Loyal and resolute to a fault,
they are eager to prove themselves in the eyes of their more venerable kindred.
The Manticores are a Renegade Chapter, originally part of the 'Cursed' 21st
Founding and successors of the Dark Angels. Despite being deemed 'traitors', this is
far from the truth. Near the ending of the M40, the Chapter was in pursuit of the
infamous Fallen Angel, Cypher, which lead to the Manticores coming into conflict
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with the Inquisition. Rather than revealing the dark secret of the Fallen, the
Manticores took the blame and were thus declared traitors. Now they roam the
galaxy, chased by their former comrades, with only their fellow Unforgiven
knowing the truth.
The March Wardens are a 25th Founding Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes that are
March descended from the Imperial Fists. They are a chapter who has had a mixed history
Wardens of terrible downfalls and profound blessings. Their homeworld is Jogorran Prime
and their current Chapter Master is Aximond the Unyielding.
The Marines Ardent are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created as part of the 23rd
'Sentinel' Founding as a Successor Chapter of the Iron Champions, through the
proud lineage of Rogal Dorn. In the wake of the Third Navarine Crusade, which
saw hundreds of worlds fall to the Imperium, it was decided that a force of Astartes
Marines
should be created to help protect the new territories, centred around the Verana
Ardent
Sector. The Chapter specialises in rapid response, crushing threats to the region
before they have a chance to grow. The native culture of their homeworld has
deeply influenced this Chapter. although in terms of organisation they are mostly
Codex-adherent.
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The Marines Baleful are a 15th Founding Dark Angels Successor Chapter, one with
a dark and shrouded history. This Marines Baleful were originally known as the
Angels of Valiance, a proud and arrogant Chapter obsessed with their own
Marines
superiority. However, after their arrogance nearly became their downfall, the
Baleful
Chapter underwent drastic changes to it's structure, livery, and culture, renaming
themselves the Marines Baleful. They have since become a mysterious and potent
force against the enemies of the Imperium, striking fear into the hearts of their foes.
The Matadors are a Loyalist Successor Chapter of the venerable White Scars.
Created during the 18th Founding, the Matadors are a savage and bloody-handed
Chapter famed for its sheer drive and relentless demeanor as well as their reckless
Matadors charges and assaults. More than once has the Matadors savagery bordered on heresy
and yet, their effectiveness cannot be denied nor can the Inquisition afford to brand
the Chapter as renegades, not only out of respect to the Chapters past doings, but for
fear of the damage they would cause should they turn upon the Imperium.
The Maverick Lords are young and fierce Chapter borne from the chequered legacy
of Jaghatai Khan and his White Scars. Created during the 22nd Founding, the
Maverick Lords are a Chapter known for their wily ways and reckless bravery on
Maverick
the field of war. Hailing from the churning seas and perilous mountains
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archipelagos of the Feudal World of Tempesuto, the Maverick Lords are often
esoteric in their ways, mirroring the bottomless seas of their homeworld, fickle and
inscrutable to outsiders.
Mythril Lords are a Loyalist Chapter of the 3rd Founding. The origin of their gene-
seed is unknown and highly debated. It is said, that they still remember who their
gene-father is, but they have remained silent about it. Others say they purged the
Mythril information after a falling out with their progenitor. The truth of the matter still
Lords remains a mystery to all, but the Chapter. They are a Chapter with a zealous
attraction to flame and since the Chapter's inception it has always had an
exceedingly high number of psykers. They originated as a fleet-based Chapter
though eventually found a home world named Mysera.

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The Necropolis is a highly unusual, semi-Codex compliant Chapter of Space
Marines. Created during an Unknown Founding, they are believed to hail from the
lineage of the shadowed Raven Guard Chapter, although they have semi-control of
their Betcher's Gland, which may indicate otherwise. They are obsessed with death
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in all its myriad forms and go so far as to include it in all of their rituals. It is even
rumored, correctly, that they are actually killed during their final initiation trials
before they become fully-fledged Astartes, and then are expected to either rise once
again, or die for their last time. This Chapter hails from the Night World of Mors
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Aeterna, which translates into the Low-Gothic term of 'Eternal Death'.
The Night Griffons are a loyalist Codex-deviant Chapter founded in the wake of the
13th Black Crusade as part of the Ultima Founding, to bolster the front lines.
Assigned the planet of Alteros Prime in the Alteros system of the Segmentum
Night Obscurus, the Night Griffons were tasked with being amongst the first Primaris
Griffons Marine Chapters to maintain a permanent presence within the Segmentum Obscurus
to combat the Forces of chaos. The Night Griffons Astartes are exceptionally
resilient and are resolute to a fault but this has already cost the chapter dearly with
the chapter currently maintaining a below nominal force of space marines.
The Night Reavers are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter. Following the Consuming,
they are down to little over a company's worth of full-fledged Battle-Brothers. They
are not strict in their adherence to the Codex Astartes, with many strategies and
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tactics varying from what is considered acceptable by more strict chapters. Their
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current location is unknown, but they operate mainly around the Ultima Segmentum
and Segmentum Obscurus, however, there are several reports that they are on a
mission deep into the Eye of Terror.
The Night Scorpions Chapter were formed in the 26th Founding, 738.M41, with the
task of insuring against the threat of xenos incursion in the Reductus Sector between
the Chapters of the Crimson Fists, the Marines Exemplar and the Dark Hunters. The
Chapter was formed from the gene-seed of Rogal Dorn, provided from the stocks of
the Crimson Fists. They would be based upon the lush jungle death worlds of
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Paethon and Cleon. A pair of Gemini planets nestled within the Cerberus stars, a
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small system comprising important agri-worlds that even the might of the Crimson
Fists would be spread too thin to defend were it to come under any sort of sustained
attack from the nearby Ork menace. Paethon, the larger of the two worlds, would act
as the main base of the Chapter and its sister world Cleon would allow for further
recruitment to the Chapter.
The Night Terrors, also known as the 'Astartes Vareor', 'Those Who Lie Beyond',
'Haunted Angels', 'Children of Dread' or the 'Dead Ones', are a Loyalist Space
Marine Chapter founded during the turmoil of the mid-35th Millennium. During
these times, such as the events of the Nova Terra Interregnum, the Imperium was in
a time of disorder and chaos. This division would last for nine standard centuries.
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During this time, there were multiple Foundings of Space Marine Chapters created
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to counteract the many threats to the unstable Imperium during this tumultuous
period in Mankind's history. The Astartes of the Night Terrors are more vengeful
murderers then soldiers, walking the line between necessary evil and unchained
horror. The Chapter quickly gained a reputation as bringers of terror and death, not
from every dark corner, but any dark corner.
The Night Walkers are a Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marine Chapter of an
Night Unknown Founding and progenitors. They are based on Morrowdim, a world of the
Walkers Hadronian Wall, Aliris Sector. There is no record of the establishment of this
Chapter but they have been in existence at least since the M32, when they are first
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recorded as taking part in the Second Black Crusade. This Chapter suffers from two
mutations - the occulobe, which causes the Night Walkers Astartes eyes unable to
adjust to full ambient light, and a sepulchral whisper that is unnerving and difficult
to hear.
The Nova Paladins are a Loyalist Codex Astartes- compliant Space Marine Chapter.
The Nova Paladins are a 26th Founding Successor Chapter of the Ultramarines. The
Nova Paladins are a protective and crusading chapter in the proud tradition of
Nova
Roboute Guillman. The Chapter's homeworld is the world of Bellatorum. Given
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their location in Ultima Segmentum, the Nova Paladins are tasked to protect the
eastern reaches of the Imperium from both the Forces of Chaos as well as xenos
foes.
The Nova Wolves are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 26th
Founding in 739.M41 from Unknown progenitors. They were created with the
express purpose of defending the Imperium from the threats of both xenos and
Nova heretics alike. The Nova Wolves have their fortress-monastery based upon the world
Wolves of Nexus Prime, a frozen Death World stuck in an eternal Ice Age with a small
populace under constant threat from the indigenous wildlife that roams the planet.
Due to the severe harsh conditions of their world, those that survive until
adolescence eventually become prime recruitment material for the Chapter.

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The Oathkeepers are a Loyalist Successor Chapter of Ultramarines lineage created
during an Unknown Founding sometime in M36, although the link is tenuous at
best, as the Chapter features a number of slightly divergent traits. Furthermore,
Oathkeepers their gene-seed itself shows quite a bit of genetic drift, and is not considered pure
by the standards of a Chapter of Guilliman's legacy. Due to their genetic
deficiencies, the Oathkeepers lack a Melanchormic organ, similar to that of the
Salamanders.
The Onyx Knights are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 23rd
('Sentinel') Founding. They are largely the only chapter based within the Malitox
Sector. Despite an impressive battle record and an altruistic nature, the reputation
Onyx of the chapter varies between Imperial organisations. They are popular with the
Knights Imperial Guard, but have sour relations with both the Inquisition and the Adeptus
Mechanicus. Their reputation with other Space Marine Chapters runs a wide
spectrum, with some viewing them favourably while others call them disgraces to
the Adeptus Astartes.
The Ordo Angelus, which translates to the 'Order of the Angel' in High Gothic, is a
Ordo
Third Founding Successor Chapter of the proud and noble lineage of the angelic
Angelus
Primarch Sanguinius. Created during the 3rd Founding, the Ordo Angelus inherited
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their Progenitor's pride on their ability to meet the foe head-on, no matter the odds.
Despite the unsavoury reputation of their fellow cousin-Chapters created during
their particular Founding, the Ordo Angelus somehow maintained the nobler
aspects of their Progenitors. But like many of their fellow Scions of Sanguinius, it
was darkly whispered amongst some of the Chapter's detractors that this Chapter's
sense of cause and purpose manifested as unflinching, unreasoning fanaticism
bordering on madness. Despite their fiery temperament in the heat of battle, the
Astartes of the Ordo Angelus are also known for being warrior-artisans, whose
pursuit in the fine arts and superlative craftsmanship of their wargear embodies the
nobility to which all Scions of Sanguinius aspire. The Ordo Angelus is also known
to revere their Primarch Sanguinius above all else, and their Chapter is centred
around his worship.

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Originally known as the Flame Falcons, they were a 21st ('Cursed') Founding
Chapter created from Raven Guard stock. Towards the end of their first century
of service, the Astartes of this Chapter began to spontaneously immolate, but
remained unharmed by the flames that emanated from their bodies. The
Inquisitorial task force, led by the Grey Knights and supported by the White
Consuls Chapter, attacked their home world of Lethe, and completely destroyed
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their fortress-monastery and declared the planet Perditus ('Forbidden'). Unknown
Brethren
to their enemies, the full Battle-Brothers of the Chapter sacrificed themselves in
order to allow for their Scout Company led by the Chief Librarian and a cadre of
Apothecaries and Techmarines bearing their precious gene-seed, fled the doomed
Chapter. They settled on the world of Zode II, and began to rebuild their
destroyed Chapter. Like the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes, the Flame
Falcons renamed themselves the Phoenix Brethren. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Praeterfactors are a 19th Founding Space Marine Chapter of Imperial Fists'
gene-stock. This Chapter is generally looked down upon by most modern era
Praeterfactors Chapters for their disregard of the Codex Astartes and their unorthodox combat
method. They are, however, known to be fanatically loyal to the Imperium and
the Emperor, sometimes even to the point of extremism.
The Praetorian Sons are an ancient Successor Chapter of the vaunted
Ultramarines, formed during the Third Founding in 001.M32. The Praetorian
Sons are a Codex-compliant Chapter and venerate their Primarch Roboute
Praetorian Guilliman to the same extent as the Chapter does with the Emperor - the Chapter
Sons cult venerating both as gods. They are fanatical in their beliefs in Guilliman and
believe his Codex Astartes to be divine mandate in how an Astartes must carry
himself both on and off the battlefield. This has led to the Chapter remaining very
versatile in their military capabilities but also means they do not excel in a
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specific form of combat like other non-compliant chapters.
The Preachers are a non-Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marine Chapter that
were secretly created from Dark Angels genestock during an Unknown Founding
in mid-M32. They were created at the time, to enforce the teachings of the newly
formed Ecclesiarchy and to ensure that no one could touch their position of
Preachers
power. However, once the High Lords of Terra discovered this Chapter, they
quickly forced the Ecclesiarchy to sever all ties with them. For some 300 years
the Preachers wandered aimlessly around the galaxy, searching for their purpose.
They soon found it and have now became a force to be reckoned with.
The Prophetic Forgiven are the remnants and successors of the Loyalist elements
of the Prophets of Redemption. They were originally created as a part of the 22nd
Founding in M37. Following a brief, but brutal Chapter civil war, the newly
Prophetic
renamed Prophetic Forgiven were sent on a 100 year Penance Crusade in order to
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atone for the crimes that their renegade brothers committed during their Chapter's
internal strife. They are reputed as being a Chapter of harsh-minded Astartes who
have adopted the same mentality as their Inquisitorial allies.
The Prophets of Redemption were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter
created during the 3rd Founding in 001.M32. The sole aim of the Chapter was to
redeem the galaxy from the foul taint of Chaos. Over time, the commanders and
Librarians of the Chapter began to implement radical techniques in order to
combat the chaos scum, going so far as using the forbidden art of sorcery in order
Prophets of to forcefully remove the tainted souls of the damned followers of Chaos. The
Redemption continued use of Sorcery led to the eventual downfall of the Chapter, and they
became the Prophets of Destiny, wholly dedicated to Tzeentch. They were
declared Excommunicate Traitoris in 510.M36 during the battle of Magdelon IV
when it became apparent that the Librarians of the Chapter were using raw warp
energy to rip apart the heads of the Traitor Astartes loyal to the Daemon Syrath .
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Purifiers are a highly conservative Space Marine Chapter of unknown
origins, created during the 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding. They believe that every
Purifiers, The human in the Imperium has the taint of Chaos in them, they also have a tiny
amount of redemption - a sliver of purity. The Purifiers seek to nurture this purity
of others and destroy those they deem beyond redemption.

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The Quantum Marines are a Loyalist Successor Chapter of the unforgiving Iron
Quantum Hands Chapter. Created during the 21st ('Cursed') Founding, the Quantum Marines
Marines were one of the newly created Chapters that were recalled by the Imperium to be
disbanded, due to severe genetic idiosyncrasies found within many of the Astartes
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Chapters from their Founding. Like their progenitors, the Quantum Marines have
developed a near insatiable fixation on cybernetic improvements and enhancement,
which has led them to become more machine than flesh. Their increased integration
with machinery has dissipated the typically inherited Iron Hands' bitter
temperament, in favour of a more clinical demeanor.

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The Reduxans are a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an
Unknown Founding and of uncertain lineage. They are presumed to be a Raven
Guard Successor Chapter, due to their propensity to wear Mk VI 'Corvus' pattern
power armour as well as their use of stealthy, lightning-like assault tactics. But
other believe they hails from Imperial Fists or Iron Hands gene-stock due to their
Raduxans preference for besieging enemy fortifications with heavy weapons rather than
close-assault. There is little information in regards to the corruption and eventual
fall to the Ruinous Powers. Now they are a Chaos warband known as the
Mutators. They favour the use of heavy weaponry and suffer/benefit from their
constantly-changing mutations gifted to them by their patron Chaos God
Tzeentch. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Red Crusaders are Loyalist Space Marine Chatper sired from the venerable
Imperial Fists, created during an Unknown Founding in M36 for unknown
purposes. The Red Crusaders patrol the galaxy, aiding in whatever conflict they
can. Though they are fleet-based, most of the Chapter's recruits are taken from
Red Crusaders the Ice World of Northag. The Chapter culture is highly influenced by that of the
Northagi, to the extent that they are divided into different clans. The clans, along
with the chapter itself, are lead by the Valfar. The one chosen to adorn the title of
Valfar is the greatest warrior of the Chapter, and has shown great capability for
leadership.
The Red Vipers are a now extinct Loyalist Successor Chapter of the Raven
Guard, created during the 21st ('Cursed') Founding. After their inception, they
came to some acclaim, as they appeared to possess no mutations, unlike their
fellow 21st Founding Chapters. But soon, the Red Vipers developed a highly
mutated Betcher's Gland, which allowed them to spit powerful streams of highly
corrosive acid at an irregular frequency. Some even developed snake- like fangs
Red Vipers through which they could pump this acid. While this mutation was useful in
combat, Chapter Master Geralt Kaiden of the Red Vipers feared that it would see
the chapter purged by the Inquisition. So in secret, he organized the non-
mutated members of the Red Vipers to instigate a secret plan to purge the
chapter of it's tainted members before it was to late. By doing so, Kaiden had
sealed the grim fate of his Chapter. A civil war resulted, and the Tainted
emerged triumphant. With their Chapter master dead, the surviving tainted fled
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into the Eye of Terror, becoming the Chaos warband known as the Blood
Serpents. Eventually, the Blood Serpents returned to finish what they began,
launching an audacious assault against their former kin. During the attack, they
started a catastrophic chain-reaction which destroyed their former Chapter home
world and the remaining Red Vipers with it.
The Regal Fists are a 3rd Founding Chapter of the stoic Imperial Fists. They are
known to have taken refuge within the Halo Zone, living upon their mobile
Regal Fists fortress-monastery - The Gate of Lanitoris. They are known to have participated
in a variety of campaigns, ranging from the Black Crusades against the Ruinous
Powers to the dreaded Cerean Crucible.
The Retributionists are a 3rd Founding Chapter of the stalwart Imperial Fists.
Known prior as the Alabaster Fists, the well-known and gloried chapter was
ambushed during their first mission, and much of the chapter was lost, along
with their first chapter master. Vowing to take revenge and continue to do so
against the forces of chaos for the massive casualties of the ambush, the
Retributionists were born. They are known for their pledges of silence that some
Retributionists still hold from right after the first mission ambush, and also for their extreme
cruelty against traitor marines. Their Home World of Confession is one of
roaring pines, freezing cold lakes, and a blindingly bright sun in a cloudless blue
sky. The Silent Hall, their Fortress-Monastery, is a beacon of pristine silence and
meditation only broken by the most necessary of words. The Retributionists'
only true allies are the Excorsists, as most other chapters find them hard to get
along with, or understand in their silent, and humorless nature.
Created during the 3rd Founding alongside such brutal Chapters as the
Executioners, the Revealers are an old, proud Chapter descended from the
legendary Imperial Fists. Known for their zealous demeanor and unceasing quest
Revealers to destroy all enemies of the Imperium, wherever they may lurk. The Revealers
have become known as merciless witchhunters and destroyers of heretical cults,
which has made them steadfast allies of the Ordo Hereticus, although many see
them as the Inquisition's lapdogs.
The Rhinocerotidae Astra, usually abbreviated to Space Rhinos or just the
Rhinos, are a Space Marine Chapter hailing from Yekna Prime located in
Segmentum Ultima. They were supposedly created from White Scars lineage
Rhinos, The during an Unknown Founding. They are best known for their relentless charges
and the brutal melee which usually follows. So long as at least one Rhino
remains the frontal assault does not cease. The current chapter master of the
Rhinos is Akachi Masego.
The Rift Keepers are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter believed to have been
created during the 8th Founding from unknown lineage, as their gene-seed lacks
Rift Keepers specific genetic markers. This strange and enigmatic Chapter is rarely seen by
the galaxy at large. The Chapter is wholly (some would say fanatically)
dedicated to guarding a small but highly dangerous Warp Storm known as
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Badak's Rift, located on the very edge of the Astonomican in the farthest edges
of the Ultima Segmentum. It is a dark and sinister place, named after the fool
Rogue Trader that first ventured into it, never to return. Few if any ever venture
near that area of empty space, yet the Rift Keepers will defend this dark place to
their last with a will that is unlike anything seen, even in Space Marines.
The Ronin are a Loyalist and non-Codex Astartes-compliant chapter of unknown
origin and Founding. They are known to wander the width and breadth of the
galaxy, and have been witnessed in numerous warzones and battlefronts without
any discernible rhyme or reason. Their dubious origins are hard to pinpoint,
which is only made more confusing by the chaper's unwillingness to confirm or
deny the numerous suppositions in regards to their progenitors. Their secretive
Ronin nature, indicates that they might possibly be a Dark Angels Successor Chapter,
but they usually name themselves as Scions of Roboute Guilliman. The Astartes
of this Chapter are known to be stoic of temperament, who possess little regard
for any casualties except their own. In battle, they employ Techmarines and
Librarians to lead their chapter. The Ronin have garnered a reputation for being
an honourless chapter who uses disreputable means to prosecute their
campaigns.

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The Scorched Spartoi are a Successor Chapter created from the gene-seed of the
Imperial Fists during the 25th Founding in M40. With the collapse of the Jericho
System, this Scorched Spartoi were initially created, along with several other
Chapters, to help prepare to defend against the darkness that had already been
well on its way by M37. Being a younger Chapter, they are very ambitious and
eager to leave their mark. As a Codex Chapter they try their best to follow the
Scorched
Codex Astartes but will at times will stray from it to conform to their
Spartoi
personalised tactics of blitz warfare. So far, this Chapter has been almost
completely wiped out, twice, due to their stubbornness and refusal to make a
strategic retreat in the face of the enemy, even when it was beneficial for them to
do so. This is due their battle-brothers having been ingrained with the Chapter's
doctrine of once they have become engaged in battle, there is no direction but
forward.
The Sanctors of Lightrim are a renegade Space Marine Chapter of Unknown
Founding and origin, created to guard against the threat of the Traitor Legions
attacking the Nosgothica Sector from the nearby Eye of Terror. The Sanctors
Sanctors of
were once counted amongst the most stalwart defenders of mankind. But the
Lightrim
insidious threat of Chaos wrapped its corrupting tendrils around the very soul of
the Chapter, instilling within the Sanctors' lore-seeking brethren, an unnatural
craving for forbidden knowledge. Soon their struggle to turn the dark powers of
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the Chaos Gods against themselves and their servants for the good of humanity,
drove the Sanctors down a much darker path. Not long after, the Sanctors
became wholly corrupted, becoming the Chaos warband known as the Sons of
Damnation. However, their activities soon drew the unwanted attention of the
Inquisition, which resulted in the Sanctors ultimately being declared as
'Renegade' by the Ordo Hereticus. The surviving Sons fled into the relative
safety of the Eye of Terror, where they continue their dark pursuits in acquiring
ultimate power. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Scarlet Beasts were a Codex Astartes-compliant Successor Chapter of the
unforgiving Iron Hands Chapter, created during the 6th Founding. Praised
throughout the many millennia they served the Imperium of Mankind, the Scarlet
Beasts earned fierce, unyielding and successful reputation amongst the ranks of
Scarlet Beasts
the Adeptus Astartes, even if they faced many misfortunes and hardships. The
Scarlet Beasts disappeared from Imperial records after last being recorded in
M39. It is generally believed that the entire Chapter had perished while fighting
the Eldar in the lower galactic plane.
The Scarlet Bulwark is a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin,
created in M37 during the 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding, in order to help bolster
Scarlet particular regions central to the galaxy near Holy Terra. The Scarlet Bulwark
Bulwark were one such Chapter, created to be a mobile, counter-offensive Space Marine
Chapter to hold back encroaching enemies of the Imperium for extended
durations of time.
The Scarlet Serpents are a Successor Chapter of the valiant Blood Angels,
created during the 3rd Founding. Since their inception, this Chapter has garnered
a reputation as masters of the sword and defenders of Imperial citizenry. The
Scarlet Scarlet Serpents were created with the express purpose of bolstering the
Serpents tumultuous Imperial rule over the Exile Sector, the first in what would become a
series of Chapters known as the Justicarium, either created or settled in the
region to defend its people against the nigh endless tides of xenos and heretics
that plague it so.
The Sea Wolves are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 8th
Founding from unknown origins. They are a nominally Codex Astartes-
compliant Chapter who follow the spirit of this valuable tome, but aren't afraid to
Sea Wolves
improvise or adjust their tactics accordingly as the situation on the battlefield
warrants. This Chapter is staunchly loyal to the Imperium, much like other, far
older Chapters.
The Shadow Phantoms are a mysterious Chapter created during the 13th 'Dark'
Founding Chapter. Though their origins are unknown, there is reason to believe
Shadow that they are descendants of the mysterious chapter known as the Zero Legion.
Phantoms Once they were known as the Shadow Knights, but after the near destruction of
their chapter, they reinvented themselves by changing both their name and their
former ways. The chapter is also known to offer their services to Inquisitor
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Alexander Zackery, and have come to be well-respected by the various Imperial
Guard Regiments they have worked alongside with.
The Shadow Vipers are a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter created during the
10th Founding from the lineage of the stoic Imperial Fists. The newly-created
Chapter was given the world of Helios located in the Heliosian sub-sector to be
their homeworld. For much of their early history they spent the time defending
Shadow
the sector, and other sectors around it from xenos incursions. Their first large
Vipers
scale battles being with a warband of Emperor's Children that invaded Sub-
Sector Helios, despite being victorious during the conflict the Shadow Vipers
were corrupted by Slaanesh and turned traitor shortly after their conflict with the
Emperor's Children. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Shining Blades are a former Loyalist Successor Chapter of Ultramarines
lineage, created during an Unknown Founding. They were once a proud and
Scions of Guilliman, and were renowned for their strategic genius, conducting
many campaigns with utter control over any situation. A level of perfection and
mastery was required from every member of the Chapter, in areas from martial
prowess to maintenance of their wargear. But ultimately, their pride would be
instrumental in their downfall. While conducting clearance operations on the
Shining world of Nivay IV from an unknown xenos race, the Shining Blades took it upon
Blades themselves to conduct the campaign without assistance. For three long, grueling
years the Blades fought, bled and died on a world far from home. Eight
Companies entered that hellish bog, and only four companies exited, forever
after changed by what had occurred within this hellish warzone. The first act
carried out by the corrupted Astartes was the destruction of their remaining
battle-brothers after they returned to their home world of Matorus. They then
virus-bombed the planet, leaving it a barren dead world. From that day forth,
they became the Chaos warband known as the Jormungandr.
The Sigillites of Omnissiah are Codex Astartes-compliant Crusading Chapter
and Successors of the unforgiving Iron Hands, created during an Unknown
Founding. Like many of Ferrus Manus' lineage, this Chapter reveres the Emperor
as an avatar of the Omnissiah. The believe human can come closer to His
perfection only through union with the machine. Therefore, the Sigillites of
Sigillites of Omnissiah are known for their extensive use of cybernetics. Sometimes to such
Omnissiah extents, that often the only organic components that remain within the bodies of
the Chapter's veterans, are nothing more than the brain and couple of other
essential organs are left. They are also infamous for their habit of 'perfecting'
those Imperial Guard and Planetary Defence Force regiments that serve
alongside them, by turning low-ranking troopers into battle-servitors and
'enhancing' their command staff with cybernetics.
The Silver Chimeras are one of the unfortunate Chapters created during the 21st
Silver
('Cursed') Founding. Two millennia after their creation, a horrifying curse befell
Chimeras
and overwhelmed this Chapter, threatening to destroy them. A genetic mutation
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caused the skin of their Astartes to seemingly transmogrify into molten metal,
which eventually melted, causing weapons to meld with flesh, or killing the
unfortunate battle-brother. Their rampant mutation strained the tolerance of the
Inquisition to the breaking point, and thus, they called upon the Grey Knights,
who proceeded to assault their Chapter home world and eradicate the doomed
Chapter.
The Silver Knights are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of Imperial Fists'
lineage, created during an Unknown Founding. Formerly a fleet-based Chapter,
they were give the world of Argentum by the Administratum at some unknown
date. This Chapter specialises in deep-strike warfare and are regarded as one of
Silver Knights the best exemplars of siege warfare the Imperium has to offer. Most unusually,
when called upon, the Silver Knights will only field one company of Asartes at a
time. This Chapter is also known for maintaining an extensive armoury that
includes countless examples of master-crafted and relic weapons that are rarely
seen in the modern-era of M41.
The Silver Lions were once a valiant Space Marine Chapter created during the
8th Founding from the lineage of the Ultramarines. But eventually, this formerly
exemplary Chapter fell to the temptations of the Dark Gods and spat on their
oaths to the Emperor, becoming the Chaos warband known as the Argent Beasts
Silver Lions
and later, the Sons of the Perverter. The Silver Lions' betrayal left a black stain
upon the fates of the Gallican Sector which they were based in, and of their
Successor Chapter, the Bronze Lions, which had to face the ugly truth that they
are descended from traitors. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Sinopia Mongooses are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the
26th Founding from unknown lineage. This young Chapter considers its
mysterious origins to be a blessing of sorts. They are unburdened by the
lingering scars of the Horus Heresy, the implementation of the Codex Astartes
and the break-up of the Legiones Astartes. They don't concern themselves with
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the identity of their Primarch or their Progenitors, instead dedicating themselves
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to their home system and the Imperium at large. The mystery of their origin cuts
both ways though, as some more venerable Chapters look down on their dubious
'pedigree' and because they lack much of the old Astartes culture. The Sinopia
Mongooses tend to view the Emperor less as a role-model of human excellence
and more as a divine figure as the common Imperial citizens would.
The Skull Reapers are a Loyalist Successor Chapter of Iron Hands descent,
created during an Unknown Founding. Though they are suspected to be a
Chapter of the mysterious 21st ('Cursed') Founding, as they are extremely similar
in appearance to the mysterious Sons of Antaeus Chapter. The Astartes of the
Skull Reapers
Skull Reapers Chapter are unusually large and robust physical specimens, even
among their kind, and they are capable of surviving wounds and physical injuries
that would kill even other Space Marines. The Chapter's detractors point out that
the Skull Reapers appear every bit as resilient as the Death Guard Traitor Legion
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and some have even opinioned that they are somehow connected to them, but
this is an impossibility as the Skull Reapers were created thousands of years after
the Horus Heresy.
The Skull Templars are a 13th 'Dark' Founding Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes.
Their origins are shrouded in mystery and rumour, but this is to be expected of a
Dark Founding Chapter. While their earliest records are known only to the
Inquisition and to the Chapter itself, they have gained a reputation among many
Imperial Agencies as devout worshipers of the Emperor and skilled swordsmen,
never lacking in faith or fury. The Skull Templars preside over King's Reach, a
Skull feudal world on the edge of Segmentum Ultima, near the border with
Templars Segmentum Solar. The planet's moon, Concordance, possesses an inactive portal
to the Warp from the Dark Age of Technology, presumably used to experiment
with travel between worlds. The old facility used to house the portal was rebuilt
and expanded into the Skull Templars Fortress Monastery. From this fortress,
known as Templar's Keep, the Skull Templars guard the Portal, keeping it safe
from aliens, heretics, and daemons, until the day when it can be safely
dismantled or utilized for the benefit of mankind.
The Solar Legion are a Renegade Space Marine Chapter created during an
Unknown Founding and of unknown lineage, although many Imperial savants
theorise that they are descended from Blood Angels' gene-stock. This infamous
Chapter seethes with pretentiousness and hubris, earning a well-derserved
reputation as an arrogant and vindictive Chapter as well as being backstabbers.
They hold little regard for some of their fellow Adeptus Astartes Chapters whose
Solar Legion battle-record doesn't equal their own over-inflated over-glorified battle record.
Their sense of self-worth is so extreme, that they believe themselves above
average human, whom they hold in contempt is nothing more than weakling
vermin that infest the galaxy. Their actions saw them recently declared heretical
and treasonous by the Ordo Hereticus, but their planned purge has yet to be
undertaken, as the Solar Legion have, thus far, successfully fled from Imperial
detection. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Sons of Anicetus are a band of cutthroats that once served as a Loyalist
Space Marine Chapter located within the Perseus Arm since M35. However, the
Chapter's 4th Company Captain, Mardak Lovero, staged a mutiny and led the
majority of the Chapter against those still loyal to the Imperium. In the end, the
Sons of mutiny was a success and those still loyal to the Emperor of Mankind were
Anicetus stripped of their armor, beaten to near death and ejected into the void of space.
Now, the Sons of Anicetus journey across the stars in search of riches, weapons,
and anything else that piques their interest. Several other minor warbands have
joined the Sons to sate their lust for adventure, and they have now reached
numbers just below eight-hundred Astartes. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Sons of Becol are a Loyalist Successor Chapter from the unforgiving Iron
Sons of Becol
Hand, were created during the 13th ('Dark') Founding sometime in late M35. The
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Sons of Becol, like their forebears, hate weaknesses of the flesh and of morality.
However, unlike any other descendant chapter of the Iron Hands, they worship
the Emperor as a God incarnate - a living embodiment of perfection. They will
not stop at nothing to purge any treat to his divine realm of man.
The Sons of Cerberus were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created
during the 11th Founding, during the tumultuous period known as the Nova Terra
Interregnum, from unknown lineage. Due to the constant heavy fighting, high
attrition rate, no respite and a lack of spiritual guidance, the young Chapter was
easily corrupted by the sibilant whispers of the Pleasure God Slaanesh. Half the
Chapter fell to the corrupting influence of Chaos, and departed the the warzone
for the hellish realm of the Eye of Terror. The remaining loyalist Sons of
Sons of
Cerberus reported their treacherous kin's actions to the Ordo Hereticus.
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Unfortunately, their fate was sealed, and the loyalist Sons were eliminated due to
their potential corruption. A large Imperial Navy warfleet was dispatched with
all haste, and soon caught up to the Renegade Chapter. After a vicious void
battle, the remaining Sons, escaped via drop pods. Due to the fickle tides of fate,
they soon found themselves safely on the space hulk called Luna. Claiming the
derelict vessel for themselves, the Sons of Cerberus set course for the Eye.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Sons of Enlightenment are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown
origins and Founding. The origins of the Sons of Enlightenment are believed to
date post 546.M32 however little else is known. The Sons of Enlightenment
suffer from a genetic flaw of the Catalepsean Node preventing them from sleep,
the only relief that the members of the chapter receive are the psycho-trances
that the chapter Librarians routinely send them into. A deep sleep-like state
where visions both truthful and false are often seen. This genetic mutation is also
believed to produce some level psychic tendency, with all recruits showing at
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least minimal levels of psychic activity after implantation. This secretive Chapter
Enlightenment
has a fanatical pursuit of knowledge, believing that the acquisition of
information is the key to defeating all enemies of the Imperium, accordingly,
they rely on the ancient doctrine of "know your enemy". The Sons of
Enlightenment are renowned for their obsession with recovering information and
technology. Which at times has been of concern to their allies due to the Sons of
Enlightenment’s nature of ignoring mission objectives in order to transport found
tomes and relics back to their Battle Barge before continuation with the task at
hand.
The Sons of the Creed are a Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marine Chapter,
created during an Unknown Founding and of uncertain lineage. their earliest
recorded campaign occurred during mid-M33. Though many suspect them to be
Sons of the
inheritors of Rogal Dorn, as they have fought alongside the Ultramarines on
Creed
many occasions. Their unique interpretation of the Codex makes for their one-of-
kind appearance, as each battle-brother identifies their Company designation by
painting their helmet, right shoulder pauldron trim, squad specialty marking and
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bolter in accordance to the designated colours of the Codex Astartes (1st Co. -
'White', 2nd Co. - 'Yellow', 3rd Co. - 'Red', 4th Co. 'Green', ect).
The Sons of Theutonus are a Renegade Space Marine Chapter created during an
Unknown Founding and of uncertain lineage. Formerly a fleet-based Chapter, for
unknown reasons, the Sons of Theutonus eventually broke away from the
Sons of
Imperium. At first they still followed the tenets of the Codex Astartes, but
Theutonus
eventually, once they embraced the Ruinous Powers, they now follow the
doctrines of Chaos Undivided. They have been noted to maintain strong ties to
the Iron Warriors Traitor Legion. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Sons Sanguine are a Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marine Chapter, and
Successors of the lineage of Sanguinius via the Angels Sanguine. They were
created during the 21st ('Cursed') Founding, and unlike many of their peers,
Sons
haven't turned traitor or been declared Perditus by the Inquisition. They were
Sanguine
established on Sanggraal to share with the Night Walkers the duty of supporting
the Imperial Navy and Guard forces manning the Hadronian Wall located in the
Aliris Sector against encroaching Forces of Chaos.
The Space Hornets are a Successor Chapter of the venerable Raven Guard,
created during the 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding in M37. They are considered one of
the most unique Chapters with their skill set - void warfare. Although they often
deploy planet-side, the Space Hornets preferred realm of warfare takes place in
Space Hornets the void of space. When they attack, they often infiltrate enemy ships and
sabotage vital areas. Then they simply cut off certain areas, and box their foes in
pre-arranged ambush points, where they cut down their foes with deadly bolter
fire. Sometimes they will simply opt to engage enemy vessels in ship-to-ship
fighting.
The Spartiate Marines are a Successor Chapter of the heroic Ultramarines,
created during the 4th Founding in M33. They are a designated offensive force
paired with the defensive experts, the Gatekeepers, as one of the five Hell
Warders Chapter that hold the dual Hellgates (twin warp storms) of Sector
Spartiate
Occident Prime secure against assaults used by the Forces of Chaos. In battle the
Marines
Chapter operates as a heavy infantry assault force bringing shock battle to their
opponents in tightly massed formations, smashing into their opponent's lines like
a hammer with the weight of the successive lines behind it. Even solid
fortifications frequently melt under such a brutal onslaught.
The Spears of Delos are a Codex Astartes-compliant Loyalist Space Marines
Spears of
Chapter created during the 23rd 'Sentinel' Founding from the gene-seed of the
Delos
vaunted Ultramarines. They hail from the world of Delos in the Eastern Fringe.
The Spider Knights are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter that was possibly
Spider created from Raven Guard lineage during the 13th ('Dark') Founding. A highly
Knights secretive and aloof Chapter, the Spider Knights are highly independent from the
rest of the Imperium even though they are based within the Segmentum Solar.
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They specialise in covert operations and surgical strikes, eliminating entire cells
of enemy forces as subtly as possible. When on the front lines, they hit the
enemy where it is weakest and exploit every chance they get to strike when and
where they have the advantage.
The Star Knights are a 4th Founding Chapter, descended from the Ultramarines.
Well known for the skills of adapting to any combat situation, the Star Knights
were originally a Codex-compliant Chapter until the Age of Apostasy, when
their original homeworld, Artemis, was destroyed by both Chaos incursions and
Imperial forces loyal to Goge Vandire, which left the chapter very undermanned
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to the point of extinction. After the tyrant’s death and the coming of Sebastian
Thor, the chapter was cleared of all charges and made another world, the largely
populated planet of Garo, their new home. Now the Star Knights have been
hailed as some of the greatest hunter and trappers - Space Marines able to adapt
and change their tactics on a whim when facing the foes of man.
The Star Hunters are a Renegade Space Marine Chapter of unknown Founding
and uncertain lineage. They are infamous for their acts of piracy, which involve
attacking spacecrafts of various races, as well as worlds and salvaging
Star Hunters abandoned facilities, bases, Space Hulks and even battlefields. They also attack
the bases of various races, primarily Humans, Orks, Eldar and Tau. Despite that,
the chapter has also been known to sometimes engage battle with Chaos Forces,
attacking them until there is nothing left.
The Star Reapers, known also as the Avignika or the Maw of the Void, are a
Space Marine Chapter created during an Unknown Founding, and are suspected
of being successors of the venerable Raven Guard. They are a highly
controversial and isolationist chapter, with a history of ruthless brutality. This
Adeptus Astartes are experts of lightning fast manoeuvres planned with a
Star Reapers detailed complexity unseen in most Space Marine doctrine. Cloaked in a shroud
of deliberate mystery and concealment likely created by agents of the Star
Reapers themselves, the Chapter hides itself from the prying eyes of institutes
such as the Inquisition and even other Chapters considered allies. Indeed, the
only beings that know every secret of the Chapter are it's master and the
Emperor himself.
The Star Wolves are a Chaos Space Marine Warband and once proud Chapter of
Space Marines that now reside within the Maelstrom. Created from unknown
lineage during an Unknown Founding, they were first seen in late M36. After
Inquisitorial Forces declared them Excommunicate Traitoris, the Chapter was
nearly purged by the Grey Knights Space Marine Chapter and forces of the
Star Wolves
Order of the Black Solstice upon the Star Wolves' homeworld of Svalbard.
Under the command of their last Chapter Master and current Chaos Lord -
Murthek Silvertooth - the remaining Star Wolves fled for their lives into the
Maelstrom Zone. Now, the remaining two-hundred warriors fight a hate-fueled
war against the Imperium of Man under the banner of the Ruinous Powers.
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The Steel Paladins were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created
during an Unknown Founding from unknown gene-seed. They were created for
the purpose of keeping a vigilant eye over the Calixis Sector of the Segmentum
Obscurus. A fleet-based Chapter, they were to investigate the anomaly known as
the Tyrant Star and quell and Chaos rebellions that arose due to the star. It was
on the hive world of Thieal, that the Steel Paladins' fate was sealed. While
Steel Paladins investigating reports of a potential Chaos uprising, the Chief Librarians, along
with 5 veteran marines of the elite 1st Company, investigated a mysterious cave
not far from the planet's capital. Interrupting a Chaos ritual, the Chief Librarian
was tricked into looking upon the Tyrant Star, and when he did so, he became
wholly corrupted by its baleful glow. The now-corrupted Chaos Sorcerer went
back to his Chapter and through his malign magic, corrupted the rest of his
Chapter. (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Steel Sentinels are a Space Marine Chapter of Unknown Founding and
gene-seed stock. They were Founded by the official decree of the High Lords of
Terra to stand sentinel over the Wreath Sub-sector, a region plagued by regular
Steel Ork invasions, renegade activity and xenos plots. Though their tactics lend
Sentinels themselves to siege warfare, the Steel Sentinels tend to draw much of their
combat doctrines and strategies from the writings of Rogal Dorn and Roboute
Guilliman. They are a fleet-based Chapter operating primarily on the borders of
Segmentum Ultima.
The Steel Tigers are a Successor Chapter of the venerable Blood Angels, created
during the 5th Founding Chapter. They are noted for their extreme divergence
from the Codex Astartes, who were intended to perform the role of the
'Imperium's Rapier' - intended to be the pinnacle of Imperial shock troops.
Steel Tigers Amongst the Blood Angels' Successor Chapters, the Steel Tigers are known for a
disproportionate occurrence of the Black Rage, comparable to their brothers, the
Flesh Tearers. In many ways, this has resulted in the Steel Tigers being confused
for a Cursed Founding Chapter, alongside the likes of the Sons of Antaeus and
the Legion of the Damned.
The Steel Wardens are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 26th
Founding from unknown lineage. They have had the dubious honor of being
wiped from the list of active Space Marine Chapters and then surviving to return
Steel Wardens to active service. This Chapter differs from others in that they do not fight for
just the Imperium, but the people themselves, often throwing themselves into
hopeless battles or even sacrificing their lives to protect the Imperium's
numberless citizens.
The Stirges, also known as the Stirges Chapter or Space Owls, are a Space
Marine Chapter created during an Unknown Founding and from uncertain
Stirges origins. This Chapter has some infamy throughout the greater Imperium. Known
for their mystic traditions derived from the culture of their homeworld,
Polyphate, the Stirges' beliefs revolve around divining the Emperor's will
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through the interpretation of signs of His will within the physical universe.
Unfortunately these beliefs are what make the Stirges both capricious foes and
unreliable allies, for so often have they abandoned and circumvented others in
pursuit of one of their so-called 'omens'. Thus, this Adeptus Astartes Chapter has
become synonymous with misfortune, oftentimes on a near-catastrophic scale.
The Stonehides are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter that might have been
created during the 13th ('Dark') Founding and from unknown lineage. This
Chapter is relatively unknown, and are located in the Damocles Gulf in the
galactic east. For much of their history, the Stonehides have acted as arbiters in
this region, handling minor Chaos and xenos threats. They participated briefly in
Stonehides the Damocles Gulf Crusade against the Tau. Following the conclusion of the
Crusade, the Stonehides have an informal, mutual non-interferance agreement
with the Tau Empire. While some have looked upon this agreement with the Tau
as a traitorous act, it is far from being any sort of alliance. The agreement's
mutual nature insures that any Tau incursion into the Damocles Gulf is subject to
be repelled with extreme prejudice.
The Storm Angels are a rare Successor Chapter of the feral White Scars, created
during the 3rd Founding at the dawn of M32. Like their progenitors, the Storm
Angels prefer to get to grips with their enemies in hand-to-hand combat, utilising
bolt pistols and chainswords, which allows for the sheer ferocity of their
Storm Angels enhanced transhuman attributes to be used to its full potential. The Storm Angels
are also notable for their swift drop assaults as well as rapid ship-to-ship combat.
Due to a genetic deficiency in their gene-seed, it appears to have trouble
adapting within the bodies of those with psychic potential, therefore leaving
them with few Librarians.
The Storm Bringers are a Successor Chapter created from the venerable White
Scars during an Unknown Founding sometime in M36. All of their battle-
brothers that comprise the Veteran 1st Company are 'void born', which also make
up the vast majority of the rest of their numbers as well. They have no home-
Storm world to claim, instead, their massive Chapter fleet serves as their home, their
Bringers flagship, known as the Golden Temple leading the way as they travel the void.
Being well acclimated to both void and Warp travel has made them exceptional
at interstellar combat and void-based missions and more specifically the
exploration and reclamation of Space Hulks which may pose a threat to nearby
colonies.
The Storm Crusaders are a now-almost extinct Loyalist Space Marine Chapter
created during the 4th Founding from lineage of the stoic Imperial Fists. They are
the famous guardians of the Ghoul Stars and the Imperial border sector Widow
Storm
Prime, and were widely known for their accomplishments. They number at least
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two crusades (Phoenix and Shadow Crusades respectively) but they are
continuing to rebuild their Chapter and ready the defenses of their homeworld
and their recruiting worlds. They were once very numerous in number and their
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fleets were quite large, but after the Shifter War and the War of Extinction
against a Tyranid Splinter fleet, the Chapter was decimated.
The Storms of Medea is a Successor Chapter of Ultramarines' lineage, created
during the 26th Founding. Originally named the Sons of Elysium, this Chapter
was stationed on the fringe of Ultramar and the Ultima Segmentum proper,
tasked with standing sentinel over the far reaches of the Eastern Fringe from
Storms of invading Chaos Warbands and Orks. Possessing a strong sense of patriotism
Medea towards their homeworld, Medea, as well as a strong code of ethics, the Chapter
faces self-inflicted difficulties. The Chapter's namesake is the result of a
bureaucratic mishap - while Imperial records list the planet by its original
designation, Elysium VII, its inhabitants refer to their homeworld with another
name: Medea.
The Sun Hawks are a Successor Chapter of Imperial Fists lineage, created during
the 26th Founding. Only recently has this Chapter been brought to full strength,
following their recent creation and their early engagements with enemy forces
across the Imperium's borders. The Sun Hawks have been known to have an
almost spotless combat record - their battle reports from them or soldiers fighting
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by their side being filled with descriptions of valorous charges, heroic defenses
and daring missions behind enemy lines, and much more. Although having been
in service for merely around five centuries, the Sun Hawks have more than
distinguished themselves in the eyes of the High Lords of Terra and the entire
Imperium.
The Svolochi are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an Unknown
Founding and from unknown origins. Their Chapter home world is the Hive
World of Kenzeldenerii, located in the outer region of the Segmentum Obscurus.
They are a Chapter known for being equal parts suspicious/mysterious and
paranoid, as well as have a very difficult relationship with the rest of the
Svolochi, The
Imperium of Man. Especially with the Inquisition and other Space Marine
Chapters. Despite there having always been suspicion of them being aligned with
the Dark Gods, they continuously claim to possess fierce opposition to it and
have demonstrated their loyalty and resolve on numerous occasions. Yet this has
not stopped others from casting judgements, however, most which are justified.
The Swamp Dragons are a Successor Chapter of the venerable Ultramarines,
Swamp created during the 22nd Founding. Hailing from the feral world of Ghagahtia,
Dragons which is covered in toxic swamps, this Chapter specialises in siegecraft, trench
warfare and operating in contaminated or hazardous environments.
The Sword Templars are a Successor Chapter of the resolute Imperial Fists,
created during the 8th Founding. They are stationed near the Drancorian Systems
Sword and Widow Systems as Guardians of the Entire Widow Sector. They are one of
Templars the few to be stationed here, along with the Crusaders and the few Remaining
Wanderers. They often deploy themselves during sieges, or when the other two
Chapters are unable to fight. The Sword Templars are a strict brotherhood
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known far and wide for their beliefs in failure - that failing to do a simple task
makes you unable to lead. In order to remind themselves of the cost of failure,
the Astartes within the chapter often wear pain gauntlets to stay focused in battle.
The Xiphiidae, known more commonly as the Swordfish, are a Loyalist Space
Marine Chapter created during the 21st ('Cursed') Founding from unknown
Swordfish,
lineage. They are known for their unparalleled skill in subaqueous and void
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warfare. The Red Wolves, with whom the Swordfish have a strong relationship,
refer to them as 'The Waterborn'.

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The Tempered Souls are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 14th
Founding from unknown gene-stock. This bellicose Chapter has been conquering
and conquesting in the name of the Imperium since their inception. Formerly a
fleet-based Chapter, the Tempered Souls traveled from system to system doing the
Tempered
Emperor's will until there are no more enemies for them to slaughter. Following an
Souls
ambush by a massive Black Legion Chaos fleet, the Tempered Souls were forced
to find a Chapter home world after sustaining heavy casualties. Conquering the
world of Necro after defeating foul Exodite Eldar, they now strike out to take the
fight to the enemies of Mankind in the name of the Emperor.
The Tempest Fists are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created from the
inheritance of the venerable Imperial Fists. Like their Primarch Rogal Dorn, their
idealism and belief in Mankind's manifest destiny drives them ever onwards, never
compromising, never stinting in any aspect of their duties. As true Scions of Dorn,
the stone within their souls has granted these stoic Astartes the ability to bear
Tempest whatever is required of them by the High Lords of Terra. Their unyielding nature
Fists led the Imperial Citizens they protect to believe that the Tempest Fists are masters
of defense in war, and as indomitable fighters on the attack. Following their
inception, the Tempest Fists was granted the hive world of Sidonius IV, a world
consumed by endless thunderstorms, and its surrounding planets as their Chapter's
demesne, to rule over and defend. Though they are a more recently created
Chapter, when mentioned, their battle record is quite exemplary.
The Tempest Sons are a Loyalist Adeptus Astartes chapter of the 10th Founding. A
successor chapter of the Imperial Fists, they are experts in the art of siege warfare.
Circumstances in and around their home system of Ishkar have also given them
Tempest extensive knowledge in the practice of surgical raiding, often for the purpose of
Sons securing artefacts. Their hoarding of recovered artefacts and technology has oft
caused the Inquisition to regard them with suspicion. Located in the Scarus Sector
of the Segmentum Obscurus, near the Eye of Terror, the Tempest Sons are a
bulwark against the hordes of Orks and Chaos that plague the region.
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The Terror Knights are a Renegade Chapter of Ultramarines Successors born of an
Unknown Founding. Having first been sighted during M38, the Terror Knights
immediately went down in infamy as Marines of the Chapter descended upon the
Terror Paradise World of Alcyonea, gunning down thousands of the world’s inhabitants
Knights and washing the otherwise beautiful world in blood. Inquisitorial vessels sent to
investigate the world soon after this found that those who had survived the
onslaught to be broken, collectively chanting the phrase, "Complacency will be
punished." (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Teuton Brotherhood are a Loyalist Successor Chapter created from the zealous
Black Templars Chapter during the Third Founding. They are the guardians over
the Teuton System as well as its benevolent rulers. Most unusual, is that they are a
non-Codex Astartes compliant Chapter that have a large number of Astartes, as
Teuton they favour the use of infantry and drop pod assaults, and have an affinity for close
Brotherhood combat as well as siege/tunnel warfare. Unlike their parent chapter, the
Brotherhood not only uses Librarians but they have an abundance of them.
However, they suffer a fatal flaw in their gene-seed which can cause their
Librarians to suffer from uncontrollable mutation when they experience extreme
emotions.
The Thorn Heralds were created during the 26th Founding from the lineage of the
stoic Imperial Fists. This Chapter was initially created as a quick response force to
deal with immediate threats. After only a couple of years of uneventful service, the
Thorn
Chapter was nearly annihilated during the Pernicum Campaign. Afterwards, the
Heralds
Chapter underwent profound structure and organization changes, straying from
their former strict Codex Astartes following. Now, the Thorn Heralds have gained
a reputation as experts in rescue and exfiltration missions.
The Thunder Lances are a Successor Chapter created from the heroic White Scars
during the 24th Founding. They are masters of close quarters combat, lighting fast
assaults, space battles, and bloody ambushes. They are well known throughout the
Galactic East as savage and bloodthirsty warriors, but benevolent and quick to put
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civilian populations above all other tactical gains.They have been known to be
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fond of (some chapters would say obsessed with) collecting grizzly trophies from
fallen enemies, these mostly take the form of scalps, but skulls, finger bones, eyes
and even tanned hides are all prizes that will be taken from a particularly worthy
foe.
The Tiger Fangs are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an Unknown
Founding sometime during the latter 41st Millennium from unknown lineage.
Stationed on their Chapter home world of Vezora in the Segmentum Ulitma, the
Tiger Fangs are a non-Codex Astartes oriented Chapter, who instead of organising
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themselves in accordance to this sacred scripture, have opted to rely on the tribal
influence of their home world in their organisational structure. Despite their
unorthodox approach, they have proven themselves in the few warzones that they
have found themselves in, finding great success against both the Orks and Dark
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Eldar raiding bands, with their most glorious act being during the Battle of Yazd
defending the local populace against a large Chaos incursion of Word Bearers
Traitor legionaries and Daemons. However this brought them into the light of the
Inquisition who began investigating the mysterious Tiger Fangs, as they were
curious as to how this relatively young Chapter could have seemingly appeared out
of nowhere, with little adherence to the Imperium at large.
The Tundranis Chapter is a now-extinct Loyalist Space Marine Chapter suspected
to have been created during the 23rd 'Sentinel' Founding from the lineage of the
vaunted White Scars. Their history is stained with blood of their enemies as well as
Tundranis the blood of their own. This Chapter is known to have crusaded to the galactic
north-west of the Ultima Segmentum, near the border of the Segmentum Obscurus,
hunting xenos on ice planets. Recently, 841.M41, they lost multiple companies in a
major battle with vile Orks, who fell to Chaos and hunted down their brothers.
The Twilight Shadows are loyalist Successor Chapter created from the lineage of
Corvus Corax. Created during the mysterious 13th Founding, the so-called 'Dark
Twilight
Founding', this Chapter is like many other Raven Guard successors, in that they are
Shadows
masters of stealth and lightning attacks. This sets them at odds with many other
more brazen Chapters such as the Black Templars.

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The Ultima Crusaders are a Loyalist Third Founding Space Marines Chapter derived
from the Imperial Fists but are more alike their sword brothers of the Black
Templars. The history of the chapter was lost during the First Defense of Aevis,
Ubiquitous where part of the chapters vaults was burned down by Drukhari Kabalite Warriors.
Templars The number of crusades the chapter have been on is unknown as the records where
lost in the vault fire, but what is known is that somewhere fought alongside the
Black Templars. The chapter is Codex Astartes-compliant, unlike their Black
Templar brothers. The chapter has just under 1000 Astarte's.
The Unbroken Spears are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created from the
venerable Imperial Fists during the 11th Founding. Originally named the Shining
Lances, the Chapter was nearly destroyed by the Coven of Dark Fates after
Unbroken
erroneously following outdated Codex Astartes tactics. Following this disaster, the
Spears
Chapter reorganised and renamed themselves The Unbroken Spears, and elected to
follow a different set of tactical and cultural standards than what is proscribed in the
Codex.
The Unseen Ravens were a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter of the Raven
Unseen Guard, created during the 21st ('Curse') Founding in M36. They were created in an
Ravens attempt to captialise in the Raven Guard's innate abilities - creating a Chapter of
superior stealth troops with unparalleled ability to stay unseen. The newly formed
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Chapter served with distinction for nearly three millennia, until they fought against a
Thousand Sons warband, and were trapped within a warp portal at the height of the
cultists' sorcerous ritual. After prolonged warp exposure, the now Chaos-corrupted
Chapter became the warband known as the Crow Legion. (Excommunicate
Traitoris)

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The Vehement Raiders are a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter created during the
21st ('Cursed') Founding from the lineage of the venerable White Scars. In keeping
with their progenitor's traditions, the Vehement Raiders also adopted the lightning
assault as their primary mode of conducting warfare. They adopted the position as
raiders, crippling Chaos supply lines, luring Ork ships away from conflicts, and
assaulting the Tau whenever Ethereals were exposed. They served without mercy,
often inflicting numbers of Imperial casualties in their raids, which bothered
Imperial officials. Several decades after their Founding, flaws in the Chapter's gene-
Vehement seed were finally revealed, as several battle-brothers spontaneously mutated during
Raiders battle - flaw that came to be known as the 'Raider's Flaw'. The inflicted brothers
would lose their mind and either become an empty shell or a chaotic berserker
beyond any point of reasoning. In desperation, the Vehement Raiders pursued dark
paths in a desperate attempt to find a cure. They were miraculously 'saved' through
the efforts of their Chief Librarian, but unknown to the rest of the Chapter, it was
only through a dark pact he had made with a Greater Daemon known as 'The
Stitched'. By the time he had figured out that he was being manipulated, the Chapter
had already fallen under the sway of the Dark Gods, and become a Chaos warband.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Venators are a rare Successor Chapter of the venerable Raven Guard, created
during an Unknown Founding. The Venators' specialise in urban combat and
guerrilla warfare, also possessing an affinity for ranged-combat and ambushes. The
Venators Chapter is rumored to have their initiates taught by Officio Assassinorum agents.
The Venators are somewhat distrusted for their insular nature and "dishonorable"
methods, however they continue to smash the Imperium's foes and have compiled a
long, glorious legend.
The Vermillion Knights are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of the 17th Founding.
They are successors of the Blood Angels, having fought countless battles in the
Emperor's name, specializing in shock tactics and close-quarters melee combat.
Vermillion However the suffered a catastrophic defeat that killed over 500 battle-brothers in the
Knights late 40th Millennium. In shame they coloured their armour black and red and cast
aside almost all forms of ranged weapons in penitence. After decades of crusades,
they earned their redemption and the attention of the Ordo Hereticus after their
devastation of a fearsome Dark Eldar invasion. The chapter has recently been sent to
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quell the treasonous activity of the Solar Legion, however their current status has
remained to be confirmed.
The Vermillion Lions are a Successor Chapter of the stoic Imperial Fists, created in
Vermillion 528.M41 during the late 10th Founding. It is unknown how they survived this cursed
Lions founding but somehow they did and they are still active to this day, and have even
had very notable engagements with the forces of Chaos, and many other foes.
The Void Fangs are a grim and deadly Successor Chapter of the famed White Scars.
Believed to have been created during the 13th ('Dark') Founding, the Void Fangs
were once hailed as valiant and noble defenders of the Imperium, now their name is
Void spoken only in hushed whispers and fearful mumblings, for they are now feared as
Fangs deadly hunters of heretics and xenos alike. The Void Fangs distrust psykers of all
stripes, and refuse to have any (save Navigators) within their midst. This stems from
the great calamity that still haunts the Chapter in the form of the horrid gene-curse
known as the 'Clouding'.
The Void Wolves are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown lineage, created
during the 23rd ('Sentinel') Founding. They are stationed in the northern part of the
Void
Ultima Segmentum, at the very edge of the Emperor's guiding light. There they
Wolves
wage a near constant war against the myriad xenos and traitors that threaten the
northern borders of the Empire.

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The Wanderers (Once known as the Knights Legion) are a Third Founding Chapter
of the Dark Angels. They are a loyal Space Marine chapter that operates between
the borders of the Ghoul Stars and Halo Stars. A vast uncharted space that only has
become more dangerous with dwindling light of the Astronomicon. Due to their
Wanderers,
near extinction they are non-codex abiding chapter and unlike the rest of the
The
Unforgiven, they do not know their former progenitor chapter. They are known
widely for being skilled infiltrators and their guerilla warfare. The chapter follows
the "Edict of Angels" that took inspiration from old Earth's Religion for their
Command Structure.
The War Giants are a mainly Codex Astartes-compliant Chapter of unknown origin
and Founding. A brutal Chapter, they are well known for engaging in preventative
wars against pre-FTL xenos and are well-liked amongst members of the alien-
War Giants hunting Ordo Xenos. Who they descend from is a mystery, as despite the purity of
their gene-seed, it doesn't quite match up with any other known chapter. It is
perhaps for this reason that the War Giants are known for not taking a step back
and fighting side by side with Imperial Guard forces, for casualties are not an issue.
War Skulls The War Skulls are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during the 14th
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Founding from the lineage of the valiant Ultramarines. They were well known for
utilising heavy armour and specialised in tank assaults. After the destruction of
their home world and the loss of more than eighty percent of their forces, they were
forced to reorganise and utilise more specialised tactics.
The Wardens of Benediction were a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter of the
stoic Iron Hands created during an 7th Founding sometime in the 400s.M34. Like
their progenitors, the Wardens were obsessed with bionic enhancement. When the
Wardens moved into the Dragontooth Nebula on a Crusade for the Emperor, the
Wardens of
Chapter and their Second Company commander, Captain Maklegor, would be
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corrupted by an ancient relic of Chaos from the inside out. Eventually, Maklegor
removed all obstacles in his way and took command of his fellows as Chaos Lord
Maklegor and renamed the Chapter the Wraiths of Maklegor. (Excommunicate
Traitoris).
The Warp Knights are a Renegade Space Marine Chapter that were created during
the 3rd Founding from an undisclosed Chapter, though many believe they were
created from Imperial Fists' gene-stock. The homeworld, now destroyed, was
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removed from official Imperial records though all that is known is that it was a
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tomb world dangerously close to the Eye of Terror. This closeness to the warp may
have led to the Chapter's views on the wider universe and eventual damnation.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
Created during the 25th Founding from unknown lineage, the Warriors of Fortuity
are one of the newest batch of the myriad chapters of Space Marines. Their sole
purpose for being created is to add to the defenses of the Ultima Segmentum. Most
Warriors of
notably the area of many xenos incursions. Their homeworld of Felix Mundus is in
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the epicenter of various ork infested planets, the Tau empire, and the Alaitoc
craftworld. This also places them near the Realm of Ultramar and Tyranid Hive
Fleets' paths.
The White Eagles are a Successor Chapter of the venerable White Scars, created
during an Unknown Founding. Like their Progenitors, the White Eagles are also a
non-Codex compliant Chapter, due to their fleet-centric doctrine, composed with an
inner need to prove oneself present in every knight, resulted in decentralization of
White
the Chapter and its partial divergence from the doctrine laid down in the Codex
Eagles
Astartes. The White Eagles are divided into numerous crusading fleets and each
fleet has its own colors to distinguish itself from the others. Among each fleet there
are many knight houses, that usually consist of a cruiser, its escorts their crew and a
handful of Astartes.
The White Exemplars are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an
Unknown Founding, presumably from the lineage of the stoic Imperial Fists. A
White peculiar Chapter, the White Exemplare are extremely devout, possessing a fanatic
Exemplars hatred towards psykers. But ironically, they possess an extremely high amount of
pyschic mutation in their own gene-seed. Though this might seem like a
contradiction, the fact of the matter is simple - the White Exemplars do not believe
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themselves to be psykers. Rather, they see themselves as the chosen Chapter of the
Emperor, and are granted His holy powers to wield against the xenos, the mutant
and the heretic.
The White Lions are a Loyalist Codex Astartes-compliant Adeptus Astartes
Chapter founded in M36 and rumoured to be descended from the Imperial Fists.
Located in the Ultima Segmentum to the north of the realm of Ultramar, the
White
Chapter has patrolled the area since their inception, ever-watchful for xenos
Lions
incursions. In more recent years, the White Lions have been heavily involved in the
Damocles Gulf Crusade, being assigned to monitor the activities of the Tau Empire,
and defend against their southern advances into the Imperium.
A semi-Codex Astartes compliant Space Marine Chapter, created after the climax
of the Nova Terra Interregnum. They were long thought to be one of the 8th
Founding chapters alongside the famous Mantis Warriors, but recently, the chapter
White
has confirmed their origins as the 16th Founding. The White Tigers are known for
Tigers
its efforts in areas surrounding the infamous Bassenheim Nebula. They also
gloriously took part in several notable campaigns during the Age of Apostasy and
later in the Redemption Crusades.
The Winter Knights are a 17th Founding Chapter of Imperial Fists' descent, and as
such they are generally more determined than most other Chapters in the
prosecution of their duties. While fiercely devoted to the Imperium and the
Winter
Emperor, they are generally more occupied with their own inevitable death than
Knights
other Chapters of Dorn. This means they shun the self-flagellation that is so
common amongst their brothers, but they fight without anything held back,
unworried by their imminent death.
The Wolf's-Head Marines are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an
Unknown Founding and of uncertain origins. This Chapter is believed to have been
Wolf's-
created no later than the 8th Founding. They are known to be a non-Codex Astartes
Head
compliant Chapter are one of the most stubbornly secretive of the naturally reticent
Marines
Adeptus Astartes Chapters and not at all forthcomign about their origins and early
history.
The Wraiths of Maklegor are a large Chaos warband comprised of Traitor Astartes,
mutants and heretics that constantly seek to further prove their unholy faith in their
Dark God, the Plague Father Nurgle. Formerly known as the Wardens of
Benedictions, when they moved into the Dragontooth Nebula on a Crusade for the
Wraiths of
Emperor, the Wardens of Benediction and their 2nd Company Captain Maklegor
Maklegor
would be corrupted by an ancient relic of Chaos that would corrupt the Wardens
from the inside out. Take control of the Chapter, the Traitor Astartes carved a home
for themselves in the Dragontooth Nebula in the darkest corner, making their base
of operations an empire of seven worlds.
The Wyverns are a Codex Astartes-compliant Successor Chapter created during the
Wyverns 10th Founding from the proud lineage of the Ultramarines. The Wyverns prefer to
use Drop Pods assaults to swiftly attack their foes, just like their mythological
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namesake, the wyvern, would do. They approach their enemies at high altitude and
then descend from the sky like swooping dragons, preferring to land directly on top
of their foes. To prepare for such swift and accurate assaults, it has been theorised
by Imperial military savants that the the Chapter most likely utilises their elite
Scouts to mark the positions for the Drop Pods and clear the avenues of approach
by sabotaging any enemy anti-aircraft ordnance. This ensures a high degree of
accuracy when the Chapter engages their selected targets. The Wyverns are
currently led by Chapter Master Axelius Rakseel.
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The Zero Legion is a mysterious Space Marine Chapter of Unknown Founding and
uncertain lineage. There is very little information on them, and what little exists, is
sealed away in the deepest vaults by the Inquisition. This unusual has shown to
possess numerous technologies and weaponry of the early days of the Imperium,
thought loss during the Horus Heresy, as well as relic archaeotech from the Dark
Age of Technology as well as incredible Warp Technology too. How they came to
Zero obtain such powerful and forbidden technology is unknown. These Astartes have
Legion shown to possess high resistance to the warp, as well as strong regenerative healing
factors, able to reattach severed limbs. They have also shown a deep grudge against
not just the Chaos Space Marines of the Traitor Legion, but also the Ecclesiarchy,
viewing the former as a threat to mankind, and the latter as a disease. Despite that,
they appear to have a good relationship with the Adeptus Mechanicus, for their
sharing of their technology with the Tech-Priest of Mars, and several Adeptus
Astartes Chapters, as well as strong resolve of the defence of humanity.

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