Disciples of Caliban

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Disciples of Caliban
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Battle Cry "For the Lion"
Founding Unknown, either 23rd or 24th
Successors of Dark Angels
Primarch Lion El'Jonson
Homeworld None (Fleet Based)
Strength probably the same as the Dark Angels
Specialty Hunting Cypher FOUL TRAITORS, being knightly as fuck
Allegiance Imperium of Man, except for those who fell to Chaos
Colours Green & Black.

The founding of the Disciples of Caliban is shrouded not only in mystery but also controversy. It is believed that Dark Angels Chapter Master Anaziel blackmailed the fuck out of several High Lords of Terra for a Chapter to be raised late in the 37th Millennium. At the time, such a request was unheard of from a Chapter Master so the Disciples of Caliban were created outside of any particular founding.

The gene-seed was of the highest pedigree held by the Dark Angels at the time, and was examined using standards far beyond even that required by the Adeptus Terra. To this day the purity of the Chapter's gene-seed is constantly monitored for the slightest sign of corruption or degradation, even going so far as to check in on its members within the Deathwatch and screen them whenever they feel like it. They also have the most exacting standards of recruitment of any of the Unforgiven. This fixation with quality control has given the Disciples a reputation of virtue and honor to the highest degree. Exactly how they manage to reconcile an unflinching pursuit of the Fallen and maintaining their reputation is left open to interpretation. It seems likely that the reason for making what are basically super elite Astartes as a Chapter is so that they will simply be skilled enough to hunt Fallen without influencing their normal Space Marine duties. Probably by having superior Marines they can send a handful of Marines to deal with the Fallen instead of whole companies.

It is generally acknowledged that Anaziel had the Disciples of Caliban created for a very specific and secretive purpose - rumoured amongst the other Unforgiven to be the pursuit and capture of the renegade known as Cypher, though none outside this Chapter's Inner Circle know if this really is their true purpose. The Disciples of Caliban are a very mobile Chapter, and their fortress fleet has been sighted in conflicts the length and breadth of the Imperium, and sometimes far beyond. Speculation exists that many of these conflicts were instigated or fuelled by the presence of Cypher, and the Disciples of Caliban have become experts at detecting even the most subtle tell-tale signs of the Fallen; in fact, it is suspected that the numbers of Fallen they have brought back to The Rock rivals that of even more well-established Unforgiven chapters. (The fact that an entire chapter of extra special loyal extra-super super soldiers was created to hunt down Cypher should probably go some way to explaining just how unbelievably badass he is)Heresy

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
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
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
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