Rift Stalkers

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Color Scheme of the Rift Stalkers
Rift Stalkers
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Battle Cry Unknown
Founding Ultima Founding
Successors of Raven Guard
Successor Chapters None
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Corvus Corax
Homeworld Fleet-based
Allegiance Imperium
Colours WHITE with black aquila and company color right pauldron trim

The Rift Stalkers are a Loyalist Space Marine chapter created from Raven Guard Geneseed. Created during the Ultima Founding, the Rift Stalkers are comprised entirely of Primaris Marines. They are a fleet-based chapter assigned to patrol the Cicatrix Maledictum and re-establish contact with any Imperial worlds that have been cut off by the Great Rift.

On the Tabletop[edit]

The Rift Stalkers are the "official" Raven Guard NuMarines chapter, and as such combine the shiny new True-Scale marines with the newer aesthetic with the themes of the Raven Guard chapter.

Colors and Heraldry[edit]

Whereas the Raven Guard wear Midnight Black into combat, the Rift Stalkers are an almost neon white. Breaking up the WHITE the Imperial symbol on the chest is a midnight black. Their shoulder pauldrons are given a colored trim, similar to the Ultramarines, to show their company number. A black marking on the right shoulder shows the type of squad they are in, with the trim of the right shoulder indicating company number. The left shoulder has the Chapter badge. A low gothic symbol on the left kneepad indicates the squad number.

Chapter Badge[edit]

Similar to how their color scheme is the absolute inverse of their parent chapters, the Rift Stalkers badge is the same as their parent chapter... only inverted in color (black on white opposed to white on black).

Trivia[edit]

Most of the Ultima Founding chapters were created to deal in part with the galaxy spanning Great Rift. The Rift Stalkers' name is likely a reference to this, and they are likely set up with a homeworld near the rift.

The fact that the Rift Stalkers are the exact opposite in paint scheme as their parent chapter - down to the Rift Stalkers having the same badge, only inverted - has led to several fan theories, including that they have the exact opposite personality as their parent chapter -- instead of dark and brooding, they would be bright and cheerful. Another theory takes the Rift Stalkers' name - specifically, the "stalker" part - and holds up that they are overly enthusiastic fanboys of The Raven Guard, which is why they were sent as far away as they could be from their parent chapter. A handful of Raven Guard successors wear colors that standout worse than all white. So if it works for them. These guys might be able to pull off stealth pretty well.

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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