Rift Stalkers

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Color Scheme of the Rift Stalkers
Rift Stalkers
Rift Stalkers SP 2.jpg
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 and black

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