Celebrants

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Celebrants
Celebrants Shoulder Pad.jpg
Battle Cry Unknown
Founding 36th Millenium
Successors of Unknown
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Unknown
Homeworld Unknown
Strength 1000 marines
Specialty Misunderstadings
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Red faded down to yellow

The Celebrants are a loyalist Space Marine chapter of unknown founding (sometime in the 36th millennium) and origin but who have one of most original colour schemes yet seen in a loyalist chapter, going from red at the helmet down to yellow at the feet and all the shades inbetween. GW upped it's game on the artistry side for the colour schemes. The standard Celebrant tactic is to stand perfectly still in front of a sunset, making them practically invisible.

Besides playing a part in fighting in the third war for Armageddon (who didn't fight on that damn planet???), the only other mention of the Celebrants as a chapter was during an Alpha Legion plot to destroy another loyalist chapter, the Crimson Consuls, by arranging for the Celebrants to be moved to guard a cathedral world from the Tyranids while the Consuls took their place. Cue attacks on all elements of the Consuls and their utter destruction (just as planned). Their geneseed was then taken by the Alpha Legion and presented to the Despoiler so he could build up the Black Legion in time for the 13th Black Crusade. Hopefully the Celebrants were not aware of how they were involved in the Alpha Legion's dickery. It's not the first time they get played like a fiddle though. In M39, a group of Night Lords took a page from the Alpha Legion's book and attacked a deep void station of the Imperial Navy while disguised as Celebrants. A formal complaint was issued, but the Celebrants' Chapter Master dismissed the accusations as false and threatened reprisals if they were not retracted. This eventually caused the Chapter to withdraw from anti-pirate operations in the area, leading the loss of three sub-sectors.

Their name probably comes from the main river of Lothlórien, the last Noldorin (high-elven) realm in Tolkien´s Middle Earth. It rose in the eastern Misty Mountains near the East Gate of Moria, and flowed out of the Dimrill Dale and into Lothlórien. The Fellowship of the Ring followed this river when they travelled from Moria to Lothlórien. Celebrant means "Silverlode", in Sindarin tongue.

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding
(M29):
Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists
Iron Hands - Raven Guard - Salamanders
Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding
(021.M31):
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
(M32-M35):
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
(M35):
Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to
Twentieth Founding:
Angels of Fire - Avenging Sons - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
(991.M35):
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs
Sons of Antaeus - Tiger Claws
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding
(M35-M41):
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
(999.M41):
Angels of Defiance - Black Vipers - Blades of Vengeance
Castellans of the Rift - Fulminators - Knights Cerulean
Knights of the Chalice - Knights of Thunder - Necropolis Hawks
Nemesors - Praetors of Ultramar - 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)
Others: Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights
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