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. Also, it’s possible the standards are a smokescreen and that in reality it is an entire Chapter made up of Veterans from all of the other Chapters of the Lion’s gene-stock.

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 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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