Genesis Chapter

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Genesis Chapter
Genesis.jpg
Founding Second Founding
Successors of Ultramarines
Chapter Master "Unknown"
Homeworld Newfound, near Ultramar
Strength Codex Approved
Specialty Copying the Ultramarines
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Red & White

"While all Space Marine chapters want to be like the Ultramarines and recognize Marneus Calgar as their spiritual liege..."
"...these chapters can never be Ultramarines."

– Matt Ward

"Oh but we CAN be Ultramarines!"

– No-name Genesis Chapter Master

The Genesis Chapter is generally held to be the closest of the Ultramarines’ Successors, both doctrinally and astrographically. The Chapter holds to the wisdom of the Codex Astartes in every possible way. The Chapter’s home world of Newfound is a neighbour of the Ultramarines’ Realm of Ultramar, and its brothers commonly undertake at least one pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Primarch whilst popping over for tea and sugar.

The Chaplains of the Genesis Chapter regard the Codex Astartes as utterly sacrosanct, and they go to great lengths to ensure the Chapter’s adherence to its tenets. Any points of contention are debated thoroughly, with recourse to the opinions of the Ultramarines’ Chaplains for final ratification in order to ensure there is no doctrinal drift between Progenitor and Primogenitor whatsoever. So in essence whatever the Spiritual Liege orders; the Genesis Chapter will follow blindly, since if they cannot decide an action, they'll check with the Ultramarines to make a decision.

Because the Genesis Chapter maintains such close links with its Progenitor, the two Chapters frequently cruise through the stars together, looking for battles/hos/Codex deviants to bully. Genesis Chapter squads routinely fill gaps in Ultramarines’ companies should they fall below codex strength due to battle losses or other commitments. Individual Genesis Chapter Battle-Brothers have even been seconded to the Ultramarines to temporarily fill empty specialist positions in the Ultramarines Chapter such as Librarius and Forge staff. and what do they get in return? FUCK ALL that's what.

If proof were ever needed to show that the Ultramarines were in breach of their own limitations on chapter size set down in the Codex Astartes, the Genesis chapter would be it as they are essentially an entire spare chapter for the Ultramarines to use as private reserves and can ensure (unlike some other chapters) that they never have to undergo a long painful period of rebuilding after a brutal campaign, and thus retain their Mary Sue status.

The Genesis Chapter itself, however, did get out played by some Night Lords during the early parts of the 13th Black Crusade. Seeking to stop the Night Lords from landing on a planet, a cruiser launched its drop pods while still in orbit, looking to use them as makeshift boaring torpedos and storm the bridge. However, the Night Lords instead had laid a trap and decided to blow up half of the orbiting moon to take out the cruiser after killing the marines who had boarded their own Strike Cruiser. inside. To be fair, they did give a pretty good account of themselves. They only possessed a few squads led by a veteran sergeant and they managed to take half of the Night Lords with them. Not to mention said veteran sergeant took on the entirety of First Claw and killed Xarl, one of its most fearsome members.

TL;DR: Ultramarines reserve team.

Relics[edit]

In the Deathwatch there is a hallowed tome referred to as Tulius Insight. To which battle brothers from stricter chapters are directed to if they are having difficulty adjusting from Codex Astartes doctrines to the much looser freedoms allowed by the Ordos Xenos. This tome details how the Codex Astartes can still be applied to the marine's duties, even when away from their parent chapter in situations where it might not be apparently clear.

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 - Disciples of Caliban - Fire Angels - Imperial Harbingers
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 - Sons of the Phoenix - Storm Reapers - Umbral Knights - Void Tridents
Wolfspear
Unknown Founding: Angels Eradicant - Astral Knights - Blood Ravens - Blood Swords - Brothers Penitent
Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands - Death Eagles - Emperor's Spears - Fire Lords
Guardians of the Covenant - Hammers of Dorn - Invaders - Iron Talons - Knights of Blood
Knights Unyielding - Marines Exemplar - Night Watch - Rainbow Warriors - 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