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The advantage of direct rule is that the Chapter can enforce every element of its will upon its subjects, shaping their development the better to produce promising Aspirants. Medieval worlds are those planets where the population has either risen above the crude tribal structures of a Feral world, or regressed from a more advanced level. Though no Successors have ever been officially confirmed, there is no practical reason why one could not create their own Salamanders Successor Chapter of their own. One method is a vision, imposed by way of psychic intrusion by one of the Chapter's Librarians. Bearing the ritual scars of bravery, these fierce warriors fight with all the tribal savagery that define the fierce steppe nomads of their homeworld Mundus Planus, bringing swift death to all of the enemies of the Imperium. Considering the circumstances of Rogal Dorn's eventual death, it is clear that the Imperial Fists have a drive for self-sacrifice that they must continually battle to overcome. Sometimes he will be afforded the adulation of his people before leaving, enjoying one last night with kith and kin. Sometimes he will find a Space Marine waiting for him at the conclusion of his challenge, and be led into a waiting transport to leave his former life forever. He will undoubtedly still bear the scars of the duel, and by them others will know of his ferocity and skill. In these instances the Battle-Brother sees only death; the death of their comrades, the death of the world, and the death of their foes. The Blood Angels excel in close combat, for example, where they focus the rage that is a result of the Flaw. A degree of environmental engineering might be required, and the natives (if they are to form the basis of the Chapter's recruitment) must be studied and tested for many generations to ensure they are free of any stain of mutation that might later affect the Chapter itself. But such warriors often hold a darker secret which they keep locked deep inside, their nightmares haunted by the things they faced so long ago. The following rules are in effect, when writing about your Space Marine Chapter's Founding: There are only two known Chapters that were Founded at this time -- the Mentors and the Storm Giants. It is treated as a community project and serves as both hints and guidelines. When the terrain and strategic conditions require it, the Imperium is able to field vast formations of armoured vehicles, forming a titanic mailed fist able to smash aside any opposition. Many Exposure Trials are impossible to complete, entailing the Aspirant simply staying alive as long as possible. Chapters such as the Black Consuls, Genesis Chapter, Hammers of Dorn, Novamarines, and the Red Scorpions are strong examples of those Chapters that vehemently follow the dictates of Guilliman's treatise to the letter. The potential size of the Black Templars has resulted in close scrutiny by some of the more Puritan members of the Inquisition. As the so-called "Angels of Death," the Space Marines' very existence is defined by their ability to slay their foes. Only the most exceptional of Civilised Worlds ever provide recruits to the Adeptus Astartes, and these are generally societies with a strong warrior code imbued by hundreds of generations of service, perhaps rigorously enforced by a ruling military elite. As to the long term viability of this and other lost Legiones Astartes detachments, it is difficult to say. The members of the Death Company are then sent out to perform the most dangerous assaults, hoping for a quick and honourable death in combat. They are nigh unstoppable bio-engineered killing machines that specialise in surgical strikes. Mixing several sources in a single intake of Neophytes provides its own set of challenges, but ultimately, produces a wide range of skills and qualities that serve the Chapter well wherever it serves. Creating rules for both 40K armies and 30K. When creating a Space Marine Chapter, be sure to utilise the Space Marine Chapter Infobox in order to keep your article uniform with other Space Marine Chapter pages. Rules in expansions remain valid unless superseded by a newer publication. From left-to-right: An Ultramarines Veteran Marine and Veteran Sergeant. In addition, the Chapter's gene-seed is generally held to be the purest of all the Adeptus Astartes, and it is so stable that even 10,000 years after its inception, mutation is well within tolerable limits. Fortunately for the Imperium, manpower is one resource it can afford to squander; planets are not. The name associated with this Chapter say to reader that a particular theme is quite obvious (Can you say Spartans?) Below are four most common gene-stock purity types: Even the most noble of Chapters with the most glorious of histories can suffer instabilities in their gene-seed. They have a habit of escalating as that which the Imperium seeks to excise proves to be far more widespread than previously thought. It has already been established that the only likely Successor Chapter Founded from their gene-seed (Without the Grey Knights permission of course!) Such worlds might have been reported by itinerant rogue traders, and earmarked centuries before as potential Space Marine home worlds. The type of terrain in which a Chapter builds its Fortress-Monastery might have little bearing on its character, but may have plenty, especially if that terrain has shaped the qualities of the peoples from which it recruits. Given sufficient gene-seed and technical competence it is entirely possible for such a formation to maintain its strength over a protracted period, inducting and training new recruits in the same way as a normal modern-era Space Marine Chapter. They consider that the only righteous path lies in the expenditure of their lives for these purposes and will face them with a stoic heart and a single-mindedness that can only lead to the complete annihilation of everything and everyone he faces, often eventually including himself and those that fight beside him. This is especially likely to be the case with Chapters of a later Founding, who maintain less in the way of contact with the Progenitor than older, more closely-tied Successors. Following the successful eradication of the massive greenskin invasion force and the defeat of its Warlord, the Lord Commander of the Imperium Maximus Thane, decreed that the Imperium would raise as many new Chapters as they had gene-seed in the great vaults of Terra to sustain. These are merely a fraction of the possibilities you can create: With all the turmoil and problems that each Chapter's beliefs and dogmas can bring, the ability to overcome these things in the service of the Imperium is where your Chapter can really shine. At a Chapter's Founding the newly assigned Chapter Master must name his Chapter and chose its heraldry. This comes with the added danger that much of the sort of lore the Blood Ravens seek is dangerous in and of itself, either as proscribed texts or things touched and tainted by the Warp. What exactly is a Space Marine Chapter? Most of the Emperor's subjects live on worlds that are dangerous in some manner. This is an oft-used, lazy plot device that is commonly used by new writers in one of two ways, either to make a Chapter skip a few centuries, to avoid centuries worth of backstory and campaigns to write about, as well as to explain away why one of their Chapter's companies split from their parent Chapter, to eventually become their own separate Chapter. A variation of the hunt requires a number of Aspirants to hunt a single target, though only one may claim victory. Rumours continue to persist of nepotism and legion building. Referred to as "the forgotten and the purged" it is known only that the missing Primarchs and their Legions are listed as having been "deleted from Imperial records." The most fortunate and well husbanded of Chapters may be able to field the requisite ten companies, but invariably each will be at least a handful under strength. Generally, the people hold the Space Marines in awe, even if they rarely see them, and every family aspires to one of its sons being selected to serve in their ranks. The Codex Astartes provides the Chapter Master with approved naming elements and also forbids the use of certain names. Furthermore, a Titan is able to carry weapons normally only seen in planetary defence emplacements or in the turrets of the battleships of the Imperial Navy. Viable planets are an invaluable asset to the Imperium, and ones with large amounts of natural and desirable resources are ruthlessly exploited. Such Chapters may appear superficially to follow the organisational doctrines of the Codex, yet focus on close combats when it comes to delivering victory, or they may actually field an increased proportion of Assault Squads over Tactical or Devastator Squads. They just aren't nice. The Dark Angels have a shadowy past hidden by the weight of history and shrouded in the smoke and blood of the Horus Heresy itself. They are well-known across the galaxy for their bloodthirsty nature in battle, and feared for the curse of flawed gene-seed they carry. Most elements have a melting point either so high or so low that life is simply not possible in oceans featuring a predominance of such elements, so in the main, planets used by the Space Marines as home worlds are capable of supporting life and generally of less toxic composition. The dour and resolute battle-brothers of the Iron Hands Chapter. The right pauldron displays the Squad Specialty Badge, which indicates the specialty of the squad (Tactical, Assault, Devastator or Veteran) the individual Astartes belongs to as well as the number of his squad within his company. Feral world tribes might use flint-tipped spears or the sharpened, serrated fangs of wild beasts. Should either of these occur, then the Imperium is likely to launch an attack of its own, forcibly ousting the warring parties and installing a new Imperial Commander more likely to maintain the status quo. Purges are often led by individuals such as Inquisitors, whose powers are not subject to Imperial law and who will not flinch at doing what is necessary to locate and punish his targets. Few worlds of the Imperium of Man are free from adversity and these rare exceptions are either the holdings of wealthy mercantile combines or pleasure retreats for retired, high-level Imperial servants or the local sector nobility, entirely inaccessible to the vast bulk of Mankind. Though there have been recorded incidents within GW established canon where a lost company has decided not to return to their parent Chapter, and has decided to strike out on their own, this doesn't mean that they have become a different entity. They make ideal Space Marine recruits, and whole gangs of city-scum are sometimes hunted down and made to undergo the Trials. For example, a missing company of Ultramarines would still be Ultramarines, therefore, once they managed to make contact with their Chapter home world of Macragge, they would most likely be reabsorbed back into the Chapter. One this page are listed some examples of Space Marine battle cries, which the player might like to bellow when his character is engaging a particularly fearsome enemy! The Chapter holds the Emperor as the ultimate object of its devotions. Such Chapters may still deviate from the Codex in matters that do not relate directly to tactics and unit organisation. Listed below are the other Imperial designations for allegiance: The worlds of the Imperium are categorised according to a staggering range of factors, but can be divided into the loosely-defined groupings listed here. Therefore, it is highly advisable not to imply that your Chapter has somehow miraculously found the cure. With resources focused on key strategic worlds, there is no reason to spare the effort to "civilise" the natives of the numerous Feral worlds. Pre-stomach allowing digestion of poisonous/inedible materials. The simplest reason for not using Traitor gene-seed for your Homebrew Chapter is that the Imperium has a massive stock of Loyalist gene-seed. Listed below are some tips of what to do and not to do, when creating a canon-friendly Space Marine Chapter, and hopefully help you to avoid the pitfalls and cliches that often plague many fanon-based Chapters. Now that you have all the pertinent information for your new Chapter, the real fun begins! Despite such incidents, many Dark Angels have served with distinction and honour. There are twenty-seven Foundings that have occurred in total: All homebrew Chapters are to be created as part of a Founding. Yet from time to time the Adeptus Terra have been forced to permit the Dark Angels another Founding, the records of which have mysteriously vanished shortly afterward. He cast himself into a crusade of redemption that only ended in the terrible crucible of the Iron Cage, re-forging the Legion in the bloody furnace of war. Establishing new Astartes Chapters on an individual basis is nigh impossible (with the sole exceptions of the Sons of Medusa and the Steel Confessors Chapters) -- the mobilisation of such vast resources is beyond the ability of any single segment of the Imperium. Battle-Brothers that underwent The Trial might range from the lifting of impossibly heavy loads to the imbibing of toxic substances. When two armies decide to fight one another for possession of a city, the conflict is sure to become a bitter and bloody meat grinder, for in the crater-strewn ruins, death awaits at every corner. Jungle Worlds are often perilous environments, where the slightest scratch can result in lethal bacteriological infection and predatory life forms hunt the unwary. They are too valuable to perform the jobs that lesser men do. This formal censure and erasure from official records is known as an Edict of Obliteration, also called a Damnatio Memoriae, a High Gothic phrase meaning "condemnation of memory." One particularly inventive variation of the Exposure Trial is one in which the Aspirant is taken from his own environment and transplanted into an entirely unfamiliar one. Thunderhawk gunships are able to carry up to three squads of Space Marines, and some are modified to carry bike squads. This instability may have been the "Wulfen" gene that manifests itself at times in the Space Wolves themselves, most obviously among the Space Marines of the Chapter's 13th Great Company. Older variant symbols utilise an upside down delta (triangle) or an explosion symbol instead. Some planetary assaults are undertaken by small, elite formations such as Space Marines, striking at the very heart of the enemy. He disappeared during the massacre, and his body was never found or recovered. A Fortress-Monastery built upon an Uninhabited World. Warhammer 40K Codex Supplement: Deathwatch. Amongst such classes, the warrior code is all, and even the smallest slight against a warrior's honour is answered with a challenge, often to the death. Keeping the story moving forward and advancing the overall storyline makes for an engaging and exciting read. Another common variation of this Trial is exposure to pain. Although harsh, Humanity can afford no less in the battle for its very survival. As the I Legion of the Space Marine Legions, the Dark Angels' gene-seed is one of the purest and least degraded of all. The Chapter's Primarch was a deeply devoted warrior who fought tirelessly at the right hand of the Emperor, but even this towering exemplar had his flaws, as he himself is known to have acknowledged. Known as The Flaw, these genetic curses known separately as the Red Thirst and the Black Rage. This has both its advantage and disadvantagesenemies find it extremely hard to assault a fortress in such an environment, but the Chapter will most likely have to look farther afield for recruits. It is comparatively rare for a Chapter to involve itself in the practical considerations of administering its home world, and even when one does so, the more prosaic details are often left to Chapter Serfs or leaders from the population. In the aftermath of the purge, there is likely to be a period of severe oppression in which thousands are put on trial and executed. As before, these codices remain valid until superseded by newer versions (currently the oldest valid codexes are Codex: Astra Militarum - 8th Edition and Codex: Craftworlds - 8th Edition, released simultaneously). Of course, you can just as easily decide that the Chapter's origins are lost to antiquity and leave this part of its history obscured by the dust of time, lost to its present members. A combination of low temperature and high amounts of liquid has swathed the world in ice. The Chapter Master holds the same powers as a planetary governor, indeed, potentially more for his political and military force is far greater. Although there have been cases where certain Chapters have a lower incidence of these twin flaws compared to the Blood Angels or their fellow Successor Chapters, the cure for these genetic deficiencies are nigh impossible, and even eluded Sanguinius himself when he was still alive. In addition, the size and status of the Space Marine Chapters fleet should also be considered. The third edition rendered these obsolete, and a new series began, including introducing codices for battle zones and campaigns. Although the Adeptus Terra prefer to leave the administration of the Imperium's worlds to the duly appointed Imperial Commanders, there are times when circumstances dictate that elements of that world's population be removed for the good of the entire region. There was only ever one produced. Such weighty secrets can come to press heavily on a Battle-Brother's soul: It is unknown whether the controlled savagery of the White Scars came originally from Jaghatai Khan, or from the wild and fierce people of Chogoris themselves, or even some combination of the two, but whatever the cause, there is a ferocity within their hearts and their blood that grants them great power, but which also threatens to consume all that they are and damn them. The categorisation "Civilised World" describes a wide range of societies and technology levels, but in general such worlds will be a functioning part of a larger sector, with trade links to nearby worlds. Do to their outlook and character, an Ultramarine is likely to turn to the vast tracts of the Codex Astartes that he has memorised for the solution to a problem. Death Worlds are often thought of as deadly jungles, but might just as easily be ocean-bound planets. How does the Chapter govern its home world? The name of a Chapter often describes it some way, linking to its Battle-Brothers' essential character or mission. Purges are brutal affairs, and often trigger a full-scale uprising. In a galaxy in which Mankind is beset with foes on all quarters, it is a tragedy of epic proportions that worlds should go to war against one another. Furthermore, there have been many instances when environmental conditions have made it impossible for Imperial Guard infantry to operate, and only the sealed tanks can be fielded. But those who survive it report the experience as a living nightmare, a sleeping wakefulness in which they relive the bottomless woe of Dorn's most trying time -- the grievous mortal wounding of the Emperor of Mankind during the final hours of the Battle of Terra. The Dark Angels are considered amongst the most powerful and secretive of the Loyalist Space Marine Chapters. In most cases, a Chapter calling such a planet its home world maintains a distance from its subjects, remaining aloof, while in some, the Chapter's staff are fully integrated into a wider system of tradition, obligation and service. Below is a list of some of the most common deeds of legend accomplished by your Chapter's most venerated heroes: The Imperium utilises a a classification system that determines the types of allegiance that is shown by each individual Chapter.

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