Blood Drinkers

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Blood Drinkers
Founding Second Founding
Successors of Blood Angels
Successor Chapters None
Chapter Master Orloc
Primarch Sanguinius
Homeworld San Guisaga
Strength Severely depleted, possibly reinforced by Primaris marines
Specialty Being vampires, strict Codex adherence and extreme bloodlust (in this case, literally)
Allegiance Imperium, possibly Tzeentch
Colours Red and Yellow

One of the successor chapters of the Blood Angels from the Second Founding, the Blood Drinkers are a proud chapter that conceals a dark secret that may yet damn them.

Like all their parent and sibling chapters, the Blood Drinkers suffer from the twin curses of the Red Thirst and the Black Rage. But unlike their fellow Blood Angels successor chapters, they have learned to embrace the Thirst and make it part of their way of life and traditions. Literally, they have gone full vampire, and like vampires they drink lots of blood to control their cravings.

Few, if any, are aware of the feasts where the chapter's Marines gather to drink vast amounts of blood to sate their thirst, and the Blood Drinkers go to great lengths to keep their shame a secret. Operating out of the planet San Guisaga (Okay, now GeeDubs isn't even trying - sanguisuga is Latin for "leech"), they fight to master their corrupt flesh and to prove themselves equal to their brothers in battle.

At first, the Blood Drinkers were hit harder by the Black Rage than any other Blood Angels successor chapter, but were saved after a battle-brother by the name of Holos was instructed in a dream to climb to the top of a mountain where he supposedly met an angel who promised to teach him a blood-drinking ritual that would stabilize the Black Rage. The Blood Drinkers must be offered blood willingly by their serfs, and must also sacrifice an unwilling human on an altar, allowing the blood to mix into a big pool before slurping it up like dogs at a bowl. Unknown to the rest of the Chapter, this "angel" was actually Kairos Fateweaver, and the ritual came with quite a few strings attached.

Because of this, Black Raging Blood Drinkers have about a 1% chance to relive Captain Holos' big climb up the mountain instead of Sanguinius' battle with Horus. At the end of the climb they meet The Fateweaver: Mr. Weaver gives Holos' instructions on how to do the blood feast ritual stuff mentioned above, and then he "tempts" the Black Raging Marine with a choice: Accept Tzeentch's blessings and damn the Blood Drinkers for eternity, or just re-engage their Black Rage and rot away in the Death Company as the rest of the chapter continues with their heretical rituals. None have accepted his offer yet, but Tzeentch isn't in any hurry. The chapter's entire Reclusiam is in on the heresy, which is why their Chaplains are always egging them on to bloodier and bloodier battles; perhaps trying to destroy their own Chapter in this way before some Marine is too weak-spirited and screws them all.

Geez, and people give the Dark Angels shit about being closet heretics.

In perhaps a "win" of sorts for a Chapter trying so hard to sacrifice themselves in battle, the Blood Drinkers were almost entirely wiped out during the calamitous Devastation of Baal.

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding
Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists
Iron Hands - Raven Guard - Salamanders
Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding
Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels Porphyr
Angels of Redemption - Angels Sanguine - Angels of Vengeance
Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Consuls
Black Guard - Black Templars - Blood Drinkers
Brazen Claws - Crimson Fists - Destroyers
Doom Eagles - Eagle Warriors - Excoriators
Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers - Genesis Chapter
Inceptors - Iron Snakes - Libators
Lions Sable - Marauders - Mortifactors
Nemesis - Novamarines - Obsidian Glaives
Patriarchs of Ulixis - Purple Stars - Praetors of Orpheus
Rampagers - Raptors - Red Talons
Revilers - Silver Eagles - Silver Skulls
Soul Drinkers - Storm Lords - White Consuls
Wolf Brothers
Third to
Twelfth Founding
Astral Claws - Angels Revenant - Charnel Guard
Dark Paladins - Executioners - Flesh Eaters
Halo Brethren - Howling Griffons - Iron Knights
Mantis Warriors - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords
Sable Swords (initial) - Scythes of the Emperor - Space Sharks
Sons of Guilliman
Thirteenth Founding
Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to
Twentieth Founding:
Angels of Fire - Avenging Sons - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs
Sons of Antaeus - Tiger Claws
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding
Angels of Vigilance - Celestial Lions - Dark Hunters
Disciples of Caliban - Emperor's Spears - Fire Angels
Imperial Harbingers - Iron Lords - Knights of the Raven
Marines Errant - Mentors - Fire Claws/Relictors
Star Phantoms - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
Angels of Defiance - Black Vipers - Blades of Vengeance
Castellans of the Rift - Covenant of Fire - Dark Krakens
Fulminators - Knights Cerulean - Knights of the Chalice - Knights of Thunder
Necropolis Hawks - Nemesors - Praetors of Ultramar
Prime Absolvers
Rift Stalkers - Silver Drakes - Silver Templars - Sons of the Phoenix
Storm Reapers - Umbral Knights - Unnumbered Sons
Valiant Blades - Void Tridents - Wolfspear
Unknown Founding: Absolvers - Accipiters - Adulators
Angel Guard - Angels Eradicant - Angels of Retribution
Astral Knights - Blood Ravens - Blood Swords
Brazen Drakes - Brothers Penitent - Crimson Castellans
Crimson Consuls - Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands
Dark Sons - Death Eagles - Emperor's Shadows
Fire Lords - Guardians of the Covenant - Graven Spectres
Hammers of Dorn - Harbingers - Hawk Lords
Invaders - Iron Crusaders - Iron Talons
Jade Dragons - Knights of Blood - Knights Unyielding
Marines Exemplar - The Nameless - Night Watch
Rainbow Warriors - Reclaimers - Red Hunters
Red Scorpions - Red Seraphs - Red Templars
Retributors - Sable Swords (refounded) - Shadow Wolves
Solar Hawks - Sons of Orar - Star Dragons
Stormwatchers - Storm Giants - Storm Wardens
Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords
White Templars - Storm Wings
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators (founding unknown, but likely after 2nd Founding)
Sons of Medusa (separated from parent Chapters, ratified by edict)
Steel Confessors (de facto 22nd Founding, de jure ratified by edict)
Ashen Claws (separatist Raven Guard Legion exiles, nominal loyalists)
Others: Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights