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Founding 2nd Founding
Successors of Ultramarines
Chapter Master Unknown
Homeworld Unknown
Strength Around 1,000
Specialty Getting drunk Spilling Blood
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Yellow with Black Trim and Shoulders
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The Liberators Libators have an... interesting chapter history. They pull a reverse Star Phantoms, being well-documented as a member of the Ultramarines Second Founding chapters but having almost no notable engagements or alliances before Roboute Guilliman awoke and called them out. Currently, they dispatched two companies to Maccragge to defend against the Death Guard and have three companies on crusade with the Black Templars and aforementioned Star Phantoms to clear the Karthago sector, who due to the Castigation of Sidon Ultra (Badab War reparations which included the 14 billion population of the Sector's capital being identured into servitude for six generations), was in no condition to repel attacks from Ork Pirates.

Chapter Iconography[edit]

The chapter's name comes from the word "libation", which means "a pouring out of liquid (usually an alcoholic beverage) or grain as an offering to a deity or to the dead." This is an ancient practice that has appeared in many different cultures and even continues to be practiced today. It even appear in media often enough to have a TVTropes page. But until 8th Edition, nothing was known about their practices so one could interpret the name in several ways.

The mystery has been officially unveiled in the "Indomitus" Space Marine Codex for 8th Edition. Apparently, their name and iconography stem from their habit of letting their enemies' blood as a tribute to both their Primarch and the Emperor, a fact that has led them to be known as some of the most brutal Ultramarine successors. They have a tendency to reserve the worst treatment for enemy champions and leaders, as these are seen as the worthiest offerings of all (reason for which they incurred in several censures during various occasions).

Tl;dr: Khorne-flavored Ultramarines. Might be interesting to have some details on some of their earlier campaigns... I mean, can every one of these guys have remained uncorrupted by the touch of the Blood God, when we have plenty of traitor marines hailing from, say, the Sons of Guilliman?


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