Red Seraphs

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Red Seraphs
"A winged figure clasping a chalice"
Battle Cry Unknown
Founding Unknown
Successors of Blood Eagles
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Sanguinius
Homeworld Implied to be fleet-based
Strength Unknown
Specialty Unknown
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Red

The Red Seraphs are another Space Marine Chapter of which little is known, like most Astartes Praeses chapters. They've mainly been mentioned in the Imperial Armour books, getting most attention in the Orphean War book, and a short story named "tradition" by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, where it is revealed that the chapter honours it's dead with interrement in ornate sarcophagi located in the "beautiful bowels of their warships". The same author also revealed in an interview that this chapter is the "Triarchy" member created by John French, and describes them as "the Renaissance and the artistry of Rome in power armour. Their armour is ornate, they try to overcome the Flaw in their gene-seed by amplifying their angelic qualities and focusing on mental and spiritual purity". Basically what the Angels Penitent used to be.

They used to share a strange tradition with their fellow Triarchy members: every century or so a warrior from each chapter would reunite on a dead world to speak of their chapter's past, present, and future. But as the Great Rift makes the present ever more dire, and the future ever more uncertain, the three chapters have decided to leave tradition behind and join their fleets to take the fight to the ennemy.


  • Dark Marches Crusade (610-760.M36): Three companies take part in the crusade, helping the Imperium claim 600 worlds and establish several new sectors.
  • Aegisine Crusade (M39): Chapter takes part in the Black Templars crusade and picks up their Iron Cyclone Drop Pod manouver.
  • Battle of the Gorgon Deeps (761.M39): Alongside the Revilers they help Battlefleet Orpheus destroy an Ork invasion force.
  • Magdellan Prime Civil War (143-151.M41): Part of the relief force alongside Sons of the Kraken and Fire Angels to help the Sisters of Battle, they arrive just as the Sisters launch a counter-attack on the Chaos cultists.
  • Orphean War (991.M41 - Present): Entire chapter moblizies to fight the Maynarkh Dynasty. They form part of Battlegroup Salvation, the Imperial force tasked with establishing a cordon around the ravaged Orpheus sector in the aftermath of the Orphean War.
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