Consecrators

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Consecrators
125px-Consecrators symbol.png
Battle Cry Unknown, usually silent
Founding Outside of any established Founding, but almost certainly timed after the Second Founding.
Successors of Dark Angels
Chapter Master Grand Master Nakir
Primarch Lion El'Jonson
Homeworld Fleet-Based, Fortess-Monastery: Reliquaria
Strength Largely the same as the Dark Angels, but boosted by ancient relics, archaeotech, and other superior wargear
Specialty Relics & Archaeotech. Arriving without warning and, upon defeating their foe, disappearing without a word.
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Black with Red Stripes/ Old Dark Angels legion colors
A Consecrators Marine. Looks nothing like a pre-Heresy Dark Angel, Does he?

The Consecrators are a Chapter of Space Marines descended from the Dark Angels. As with many Chapters nowadays, their Founding is unrecorded and their early history totally unknown. Indeed, prior to the third century of the 40th millenium, there was absolutely no record of their existence. They just sorta appeared at chapter strength during the Second Kuppukin Schism, in which they annihilated the entire rebel high command structure in only six hours before vanishing again. They were once again absent from recorded history until three decades later, when the Chapter's 4th company was seen fighting alongside the Dark Angels at the Arrulas Intervention.

In the eighth century of the 41st millennium, the chapter's entire 3rd company went missing in the Jericho Reach after being ambushed by Orks and forced to abandon their strike cruiser, essentially going behind enemy lines in an ongoing warzone. Forces from the Angels of Absolution and Angels of Redemption were tasked to find them, while the Deathwatch made it their job to find and cleanse the ork-salvaged hulk. It is not yet known in the fluff whether the 3rd company or their vessel have been found. It is known however that they among the chapters that lost two companies at Darkmor, where the Unforgiven were lured into a trap Signus-style under the promise of Fallen Angels. This meant that the Consecrators were one of the few Unforgiven chapters that didn't bitch too much when they were ordered to take Primaris Marines, since a third of the chapter was missing and the Nu-Marines probably gave them a convenient excuse for not having to replenish the archeotech of their lost companies. (Seriously, only the Iron Hands and Red Scorpions are said to have the full schematics for MKIV armor, and who knows what a chapter must do in order to secure Deimos-Pattern vehicles after the Age of Apostasy)


They appear to have inherited the most revered arms of the Dark Angels Legion, preserving them carefully through the ages. They bear a close resemblance to the Dark Angels before the Horus Heresy, maintaining the Legion's original black colour and exclusively wearing older patterns of power armour. This implies that the Chapter is either very old, or that the Dark Angels Inner Circle had them created specifically to retain the relics of the Legion... or the Dark Angels have so many relics and pieces of archeotech that they hand them out like candy to their Successors (Seeing how the Rock is full of archeotech factories (lucky bastards)).

This absence of knowledge of their existence by the greater Imperium does not appear to be extended to the rest of the Unforgiven, who do seem to have at least some knowledge of their history, purpose, and current events. They were founded apparently in secret on the instigation of Supreme Grand Master Valafar on an undisclosed date, for the specific purpose of uncovering the mysteries of the Dark Angels' history. So we know this puts their inception at some point after the Second Founding and also most likely outside of any officially sanctioned founding as well.

Being one of the Unforgiven, the Consecrators share the Inner Circle, knowledge of the Fallen Angels, the Deathwing, the Ravenwing, etc. However, their Terminators are painted black with white helmets to signify the like to the Dark Angels First Company.

Deathwatch includes Consecrators as playable characters. To reflect the fact that they are equipped with such ancient and revered equipment, every character carries at least one master-crafted item as standard issue, though they don't have access to power armour newer than Mk.6 Corvus (although this is fine, as earlier marks of armour tend to have the best machine-spirits and traits), the game notes how this makes them suspiciously like a legion from the days of the Horus Heresy.

Their current Chapter Master Nakir holds the Inner Circle honorific of Master of Souls and was an Interrogator-Chaplain prior to his appointment as Grand Master. He also holds a Heavenfall Blade: the "Sword of Sanctity" which was recovered after being lost by the Disciples of Caliban but Azrael let him keep it.

If the Dark Angels ever get a Supplement, it should focus on these guys. They're different enough from the other Unforgiven to actually be distinct, and (perhaps more importantly) they would give players an excuse to field Horus Heresy-era weapons like Volkite ray-guns, rad-weapons, and Horus Heresy-era Terminator armour from Forge World. ...Or not, now that GeeDubs won't be releasing any non-Primaris models, don't hold your breath.

Symbol[edit]

The symbol of the Consecrators is a red abstract image, showing a ring consisting of probably-wings on the bottom and probably-a-halo above, with a flame in the center of the circle. Flame + Dark Angels = Firewing? Well, take a look at the Heresy-era marine on the right. This gentleman was an officer of the Firewing, and the symbol on his knee, while smudged and hard to make out, looks a lot like the Consecrator's symbol. Zoom in to see and you’ll notice it has detailed wings below a fire and above that a half halo. The whole is surrounded by laurels. In other words it looks almost exactly like the Consecrators’ symbol. So it seems plausible that they are not just Dark Angels descendants, but specifically made from Legio I's Firewing.

As of the Warhammer Community website's "Road to Thramas" update on the Hexagrammaton, it has been revealed that the Firewing specializes in "destroying enemy command structures", which seems to fit their modus operandi during the Second Kuppukin Schism.

Firewing Lance-Decurion.jpg
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
Judged