Hawk Lords

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Hawk Lords
Hawk Lords Heraldry.jpg
Battle Cry Unknown
Founding Unknown
Successors of Ultramarines
Successor Chapters Unknown
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Roboute Guilliman
Homeworld Preyspire
Specialty Fucking Shit up With,various, flyers
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Purple with black Aquila and yellow Heraldry with company color trim

"Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart."

– Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron

A Space Marine Chapter of an Unknown Founding, the Hawk Lords are a pretty cool chapter. Instead of using Drop Pods like normal Space Marines, they instead go for the more hands-on approach of flying their troops in on Thunderhawk Gunships. When their ground forces don't work they send in entire squadrons of Stormtalons. Besides their extreme boners for airships, they have accomplished making better Jump Packs. Their so-called Hawk Wings are apparently powerful enough to the point where a Devastator Marine can use it. Why these guys don't get more lore is a mystery.

Origin Controversy[edit]

For whatever reason (mostly writers being lazy and/or not checking consistency) multiple books are giving different Legion origins for the Hawk Lords. On one hand, their heraldry and use of Thunderhawks instead of Drop Pods do lean towards Raven Guard or Emperor's Children (who liked blowing the fuck out of the enemy with big-ass aircraft). After the Drop Site Massacre, the reorganized Raven Guard called their vehicle and air support companies "Hawks", which could be where the Hawk Lords got their name, given their own love of aircraft. On the other hand, they are a Codex compliant chapter (which doesn't really mean anything, honestly). That and the fact that like other Ultramarine successor chapters (Aurora Chapter and Nemesis chapter for example) taking their names from their legion chapters, the 21st chapter of the Ultramarines Legion was known as The Hawks. But we don't know. They could be a Dark Angels chapter seeing as the call their air unit the Talon Wing. Thanks GeeDubs.

Notable Members[edit]

Atherias: A battle-brother of the Hawk Lords before becoming one of the founding members of the Deathwatch (and more than likely the best corvus blackstar pilot in the imperium.)

Daily Rituals[edit]

  • 4:00: The Hawk Lords wake up to their most holy of anthems.
  • 4:30: Prayer to the emperor, and thanks to the Primarch, who has always been Roboute Guilliman, in spite of what some scribes might say. And they say hello to him and report to him once a week which he answers during that time assign to them
  • 5:00: Morning firing rights and drills, usually while passing by and performing the "holy nosepat" upon the chapter's various aircraft.
  • 7:00: Morning meal. Most of it is shared with chapter serfs and their families, both marine and serf . It is also by this point have just gotten done refueling the Chapter Thunderhawks for the day's missions and exercises.
  • 8.00: Equipment maintenance. Special attention is paid to ensuring each and every craft in the hangars are in peak flying shape.
  • 10.00: Close combat and firing drills. This is primarily to sharpen their skills, and serve to remind the Battle-Brothers that they cannot solve every problem with aircraft, as much as that would kick ass.
  • 11:30: Aerial drills and exercises. The Hawk Lords at last return to the place they feel most comfortable; the cockpit of one of their many airships and single person flyers. Battle-Brothers can also cut a little loose by performing impressive feats of aeronautical artistry, but are usually reprimanded by superior officers as a matter of principal afterward, usually because the trick they just did was cooler than that of their superiors'.
  • 13:30: Mid-Day meal. Usually on the tarmac of the air strip.
  • 14:30: Physical training.
  • 15:30: Down time. Most Hawk Lords engage in spirited games of volleyball without armor, squad bonding activities, or get right back into that Stormhawk they piloted earlier in the day to see "what this baby can REALLY do". Smart commanders and sergeants take this time to give more fly-happy battle-brothers scouting missions. Less popular battle brothers get stuck flying the Stormtalons.
  • 17:30: Afternoon prayers, which ends with a flyover by special chaplain-flown thunderhawks.
  • 19:30: Evening Prayer and meal. Chapter Serfs are allowed an autograph session.
  • 21:30: Night-flying exercises. Not to spoke the local hive worlders if they can help it.
  • 23:00: Hawk Lords retire to dream about soaring through the skies in the name of the Emperor.


Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding
Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists
Iron Hands - Raven Guard - Salamanders
Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding
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
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
Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to
Twentieth Founding:
Angels of Fire - Avenging Sons - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs
Sons of Antaeus - Tiger Claws
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding
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
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