Dark Hunters

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Dark Hunters
Dark Hunter Symbol.jpg
Battle Cry Umbra Sumus!
Number Unknown
Founding Unknown, possibly during late M37 or M38
Successors of White Scars
Successor Chapters Unknown
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Jaghatai Khan
Homeworld Phobian
Strength Unknown
Specialty Hating technology.
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Dark blue and white

The Dark Hunters are a codex-compliant chapter of Space Marines. This lot were founded in the days of the "Occlusiad War," a big fucking shitstorm that kicked off in 550.M37 caused by rogue Techpriests who felt humans were an affront to the Omnissiah and decided to go all meatbag-genocide after bumble-fucking into some Dark Age tech that let them vaporize whole solar systems by making stars go supernova (kind of like the stupid Sun Crusher from those stupid EU books(or the even stupider film from a certain Mouse)). Their battle cry is latin for: We are a shadow.

Their first Chapter Master was Angnar, a Khan of the White Scars, who apparently did something so fucking epic (or was simply old/experienced enough) he got his own Chapter out of it, even getting a going-away present in the form of an axe said to have been wielded by their Primarch, which is why an axe was chosen as the badge to represent his new Chapter. They apparently developed a hateboner for technology due to their first campaign during the Occlusiad War pitting them against the Warpsmith Hilghar and his legion of daemon engines and a Chaos Warlord Battle Titan. Despite their distrust of tech, the degree, if any, that they eschew it in combat is unknown (...I mean, a White Scars successor without bikes, that's almost heretical!), though they still get pissy with the Adeptus Mechanicus because of this. So, we're to assume these guys as White Scars had somehow never come against daemon engines or the like. Pfft, yeah, sure. Oh, and are too stupid to realize the only reason they won was due to their own technology.

After the end of the the Occlusiad, they also saw action in the Dellrond Campaign. At one point a single company held the entrance to the Emperor's cathedral for five fucking YEARS against a Waaagh! of orks. They even annihilated half a group of Chaos Space Marines called the Punishers who are apparently such a fucking problem seven chapters were assigned to hunt them down and kill them. Then, in 996.M41, when goddamn Hive Fleet Leviathan invaded the planet Lonal, the Dark Hunters got used as fucking 'nid bait by the bloody Raven Guard, who never even deigned to mention they were deploying to the fucking planet, then nailed five hive tyrants in their elaborate trap while the Dark Hunters tried their level best not to get NOM'd. They managed to pull through all that, but now things are looking, well, dark for them. In the waning years of M41 Imperial Fleets were starting to get lost in the warp because something was fucking with the Navigators. When the disturbance was discovered to be located on a tomb world called Petk the Dark Hunters launched an assault on the planet. Contact was lost minutes after making planetfall. The marines in the assault haven't been heard or seen since. (Poor bastards Morons) Presumably the problem was dealt with, though, since the Imperium didn't throw every cyclonic and vortex torpedo they had at the planet. The Eldar also probably would've done something since they wouldn't want the Imperium to be so severely disrupted as then they would loose their cushy buffer between themselves and everyone else.

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 Encarmine - Angels of Absolution - Angels of Redemption - Angels of Vengeance
Angels Porphyr - Angels Sanguine - 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 - 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 - 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 - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
(991.M35):
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs - Sons of Antaeus
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 - Knights of the Raven - Marines Errant - Mentors
Fire Claws/Relictors - Star Phantoms - Steel Cobras - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
(999.M41):
Angels of Defiance - 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: Angels Eradicant - Astral Knights - Blood Ravens - Blood Swords - Brothers Penitent
Crimson Castellans - Crimson Consuls - Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands - Death Eagles
Fire Lords - Guardians of the Covenant - Hammers of Dorn - Invaders - Iron Talons
Knights of Blood - Knights Unyielding - Marines Exemplar - Night Watch - Rainbow Warriors
Reclaimers - Red Hunters - Red Scorpions - Sable Swords (refounded) - Solar Hawks
Star Dragons - Storm Wardens - Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators - Sons of Medusa - Steel Confessors
Others: Adeptus Custodes - Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights