ADEPTUS ASTARTES

AstArtes CreAtion • AdvAnCes • ChApter rules • skills And tAlents • GAme rules • equipment • vehiCles • psyCholoGy And tips • notAble npCs

T a b l e off Contents Table o C o n te n ts
Credits ...................................................................... 3 disClaimer.............................................................. 3 introduCtion..................................................... 4 i: astartes Creation .................................... 5
What are Space MarineS? ............................... 5 Space Marine character creation ........ 6 Implants...................................................................... 7 ii: advanCes ............................................................ 8 neophyte advances .................................................. 9 scout advances ...................................................... 10 Brother scout advances ...................................... 10 marIne advances .................................................... 11 Brother marIne advances .................................... 11 assault marIne advances ...................................... 12 assault veteran advances .................................... 12 assault sergeant advances ................................... 13 tactIcal marIne advances .................................... 13 tactIcal veteran advances .................................. 14 tactIcal sergeant advances ................................. 14 devastator marIne advances ............................... 15 devastator veteran advances .............................. 15 devastator sergeant advances ............................ 16 medIcae InItIate advances..................................... 16 medIcae InternIst advances ................................. 17 FIeld medIcae advances......................................... 17 chaplain ................................................................. 18 chaplaIn-novIte advances .................................... 18 chaplaIn-prIest advances ..................................... 19 chaplaIn-conFessor advances.............................. 19 chaplaIn-exorcIst advances ................................. 20 reclusIarch advances ............................................ 20 librarian ............................................................... 21 lIBrarIum sanctIonIte advances .......................... 21 lIBrarIum neonate advances ................................ 22 lIBrarIum mIlItant advances................................ 22 lIBrarIum savant advances ................................... 23 lexIcanum advances ............................................... 23 techMarine .......................................................... 24 apprentum advances .............................................. 24 WeaponsmIth advances........................................... 25 armoursmIth advances ........................................... 25 tech-InItIate advances .......................................... 26 tech-WrIght advances ......................................... 26 iii: Chapter rules .......................................... 27 Dark angelS ......................................................... 28 White ScarS .......................................................... 30 blooD angelS ...................................................... 36 iron hanDS ........................................................... 38 UltraMarineS ...................................................... 40 SalaManDerS........................................................ 41 grey knightS ....................................................... 42 DeathWatch ......................................................... 43 khan’S lightning.............................................. 44

iv: skills and talents ............................... 46
neW SkillS.............................................................. 46 neW talentS ......................................................... 47 v: Game rules...................................................... 49 corrUption .......................................................... 49 inSanity .................................................................. 49 criticalS ................................................................ 49 vi: equipment .................................................... 51 Space Marine StanDarD kitS...................... 51 gear ........................................................................... 52 arMoUr ................................................................... 55 Melee WeaponS................................................... 58 rangeD WeaponS .............................................. 59 Weapon UpgraDeS ........................................... 60 aMMUnition ......................................................... 60 vii: vehiCles ........................................................ 61 rhIno........................................................................ 61 predator destructor ............................................ 62 predator annIhIlator ............................................ 62 Baal predator......................................................... 62 razorBack ............................................................... 63 WhIrlWInd ............................................................... 63 WhIrlWInd hyperIos............................................... 63 vIndIcator ............................................................... 64 leman russ extermInator ..................................... 64 land raIder............................................................. 64 land raIder crusader ........................................... 65 land raIder helIos ................................................ 65 BIke ........................................................................... 65 attack BIke ............................................................. 66 land speeder ........................................................... 66 land speeder tornado .......................................... 66 land speeder typhoon .......................................... 67 land speeder tempest ............................................ 67 thunderhaWk gunshIp ........................................... 67 thunderhaWk transport....................................... 68 dreadnought .......................................................... 68 FurIoso dreadnought ........................................... 68 mortIs dreadnought............................................. 69 sIege dreadnought ................................................ 69 grey knIghts dreadnought ................................. 69 viii: psyCholoGy and tips...................... 71 Space Marine pSychology .......................... 71 dark angels ............................................................ 73 WhIte scars............................................................. 73 space Wolves ........................................................... 73 ImperIal FIsts ........................................................... 73 Blood angels .......................................................... 74 Iron hands .............................................................. 74 ultramarInes ........................................................... 74 salamanders............................................................. 74 raven guard ........................................................... 75 grey knIghts .......................................................... 75 khan’s lIghtnIng .................................................... 75 iX: notable npCs ............................................. 76 CharaCter sheet .......................................... 82

C redits Credits
(Vehicles, npc chapter introduction, Space Wolves, character sheet, overall editing)

richard littles (thepatriot) Darthbane teveshZhat
(introductions for chapters 1-7)

W Writing C redits C

robban-o Shadowedknight
(chapter colors) (Figthting Marine art)

A Art

DarkSandman

Da boss
(psychology and role-playing tips)

Mudswimmer
(npcs stats, background for casticus) (khan’s lightning, backgrounds for tiberius, kellerica, Varnius, and Darus) (purity Seal rules, rite of purity, confession binding) (black rage/curse of the Wulfen rules, chapter histories) (chapter histories)

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Darthbane

Shadowedknight Voidstate

throndhart regnirok

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hellebore, Jas, Dienekes00

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I n tr o d u c ti o n Introduction
contained within this book you will find all the information necessary to add a member of the adeptus astartes to an existing inquisition style game presented in Dark Heresy or you can run an astartes only campaign. each chapter in the book covers information on how to create a Space Marine, Space Marine career advances, new talents and skills, Space Marine chapter specific rules, new equipment, new vehicles, and an in depth look at how to role play a Space Marine as well as a look at the psychology of each chapter presented. this book is the culmination of over two months of work by a talented group of people that contributed to the pages contained within. the debates were fierce, both publicly and privately, on how to achieve the goal of presenting a balanced Space Marine within the constraints of the Dark Heresy system. i believe that we have achieved this goal. a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and love went into writing this and i do hope that you enjoy this book. always remember, “Duty and Honour are paramount in crushing the enemies of the Imperium.” i’d like to thank my co-conspirator... err... co-author, Darthbane, because without him this book wouldn’t be here. he kept me on track by suggesting changes, editing, further expansion, and just being an all around good friend. Without him, i personally would have been lost in the vast labyrinth of creativity. here’s to the next book we do, Darthbane. another person that was really instrumental in this production and for being honest on what he saw that needed to be changed requires his own paragraph. this very special thanks goes to t.S. luikart for being a very supportive person that is personable and helpful. he has my utmost respect for all the work he’s done on Dark Heresy and i can think of no greater compliment to give him then to say a special thanks to him. i owe you big time t.S. Sincerely, richard littles(thepatriot)

Space Marines. adeptus astartes. the emperor’s Finest. they are among the most iconic characters when you think of science-fiction combat. advanced equipment, genetically engineered warriors, a somehow more “medieval” than “futuristic” attitude. hardened battle-Sergeants, zealous chaplains, powerful librarians, indestructible terminator armour, all of this creates a great potential for role-playing, and a fantastic opportunity for trying something different, new and exciting. i feel great pride at what i have contributed to. together we were able to create a solid set of rules to portray Space Marines in a balanced, playable way. it wasn’t always easy; as Space Marines are so iconic and so loved, the attempt to put them into the frame of this role-playing game, of any role-playing game, sparked a lot of interest and a lot of critics. We had heated arguments with detractors, useful brainstorming sessions, agreements and disagreements, but we endured, and in the end managed to create something really good. lots of effort and love went into this supplement – i hope everyone will like it and find it useful at their gaming table. Darthbane

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oung Bencarius stood anxiously in the cold, feeling like an ant against the armoured giants around him. He had long ago overcame his fear of these armoured supermen, but that did little to remove his unease of what was awaiting him. He turned his thoughts inward what awaited him and what he was being ordered to do at his tender age of ten seasons. “How could I be told to this,” he questioned in his mind. “Why did I get singled out while all the other children are allowed to play?” His grim child-like thoughts played upon his mind until a dark shadow loomed over him...

there are three main types of Space Marine in each chapter force; the first, and usually largest, part is made up of the tactical Squads. each Squad consists of 5 to 10 Marines. led by a Sergeant, these troops carry bolters and sometimes heavier weaponry, like heavy bolters and Missile launchers for integral heavy support. the next type are the assault Marines. equipped with Jump packs, bolter pistols, and chainswords, the jump into the middle of the enemy’s troops and start wreaking havoc in close combat. if there are bigger things to demolish, the assault Marines make use of Melta bombs. the most specialized are the Marines of the Devastator Squads. With their heavy weapons, they are trained to attack and destroy vehicles with missiles, plasma or melta weapons. their massive firepower gives them an important role in every assault. a special role within each Space Marine army is taken by the apothecaries. they do not only heal the wounded in battle, but also have the sacred and important role of retrieving the progenoid glands from their fallen brothers, even in the most intense combat. the narthecium glove they wear can take samples of blood, inject combat drugs or even give death to a foe in melee. every Marine wears a badge on his right shoulder guard according to the squad he is in. on his left shoulder, the chapter’s badge is painted. Depending on the mission, there maybe army badges somewhere on the power armour. Many Marines add some personal style to their armour, either by adding sigils, a special paint or other marks.

What are Space MarineS?
the adeptus astartes, more commonly known as the Space Marines, are the fist of the emperor. While the imperial guard claims victory by sheer size, the adeptus astartes uses superior firepower and advanced tactics to achieve its goals. the adeptus astartes are organized into chapters. each chapter has its origins in the primarchs, one of the twenty warriors that were created by the emperor and his scientists. as every chapter has existed for over ten thousand years, there are some differences between them in fighting style, tactics and even the gene-seed itself. there are many famous chapters, like the Ultramarines, the imperial Fists, the Space Wolves or the blood angels. each chapter has its own unique paint scheme and insignia. every single Marine is genetically modified by various implants and equipped with the most sophisticated weapons and armour, and becomes a mighty angel of Death. only very select few of the enemies of the imperium can deal with them in a one-to-one fight. Most notable is the Mark Vii power armour, a piece of equipment that is exclusively used by the adeptus astartes, which gives the Space Marine his typical appearance. the second symbol is the holy bolter. this is the main weapon, out of all the weapons in the imperial armoury, carried by Space Marines.

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A sta rte s Creation Astartes C r ea ti o n

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encarius laid upon the cold, unfeeling metal surface of the table. The lights above the table blinded his eyes making it impossible for him to see. He could hear the low chanting from all around him and he closed his eyes in a silent prayer. Across his skin he could feel the cold metal of the Apothecary’s mechadandrites searching for something on his his exposed stomach. The sound of steel against flesh joined the chorus of chants and his screams echoed as a counterpoint. The whirring of a bone saw replaced the notes produced by the flesh being cut...

librarian specific talents: psy rating 1, 1 Minor psychic power, 2 insanity points, 2 corruption points. techmarine specific talents: electro-graft Use. techmarine starting traits: Mechanicus implants (see Dark Heresy, page 27). starting equipment: robes of the chapter, Flak Jacket, Flak helmet, Weapons based upon world type: Feral: Sword or axe, bow with 6 arrows or crossbow with 6 quarrels. Hive or Forge World: Sword or axe; las pistol and a charge pack or Stub revolver with 6 rounds of ammunition; las carbine and a charge pack or autogun with a magazine of ammunition. Imperial, Void Born, and Mind-Cleansed: knife; las pistol and a charge pack or Stub revolver with 6 rounds of ammunition; las carbine with a charge pack or autogun with a magazine of ammunition. Noble Born: same as the other choices in the character world list for the chapter. For example, a Space Wolf character selects to be a noble born, but due to Fenris being classified as Feral he gets the same equipment choice for Feral World. the same applies to the Space Marine build (see table 1-2).

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Space Marine character creation
the rules for creating Space Marines are for Ultramarines and their successor chapters as a base for all Space Marine characters that can be played. all Space Marine characters are created as normal following the rules presented in Dark Heresy and the Inquisitor’s Handbook, with the exception that they cannot choose Schola progenium as a starting origin. their basic stats are all rolled as per Dark Heresy, but Space Marines must have a minimum score in the following characteristics: Weapon Skill or ballistic Skill, Strength, and toughness. prerequisites: Weapon Skill 30+ or ballistic Skill 30+, Strength 30+ (only 25+ for Void born characters), and toughness 30+ (only 25+ for hive World characters). starting skills: Speak language (low gothic), common lore (imperium), navigation (ground), carouse, and awareness. starting talents: training is defined by the world the Marine comes from, and in the case there are multiple types the player decides which weapon type to learn: Feral Worlds grant primitive-only weapons training for Melee, pistol, and basic. all other world types grant Melee Weapon training (primitive), pistol Weapon training (primitive, las, or Sp), and basic Weapon training (primitive, las, or Sp).

starting rank: neophyte throne Gelt: 50+1d10 starting age: 1d5+10

iMplantS
What makes Marines different from normal humans is the implants they receive. all Space Marines will start with all the implants associated, but they must spend experience in order to activate the organ. implants are a very important part of Space Marine development. it is what makes a Space Marine what he is. the implants are done in stages under the careful supervision of the chapter’s apothecaries. coupled with the implantation procedures is hormonal therapy and hypno-indoctrination and training. the apothecaries start implanting these implants into male children between the ages of 10-14 years of age and progresses until the final implant is put in between the ages of 1618. the final implant is the black carapace which allows the Marine to fully interface with his armour. implants will be allowed to be purchased at certain ranks, and a Marine must have bought all of the implants his chapter possesses in order to progress to the Marine rank. neophytes will have available the following implants for activation: secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastamen, larraman’s organ, and Catalepsean node. Scouts will have available the following implants for activation: preomnor, omophagea, multi-lung, occulobe, lyman’s ear, and sus-an membrane.

Due the relatively low cost of the implants, there will be a trade off for a chance that a critical hit will destroy the implant. once the implant is destroyed, the Marine no longer gains the benefit for the talent. the only implants not affected by this are the ossmodula, biscopea, and the progenoids. See the Space Marine critical hit charts.

Table 1-1: Space Marine Implants
implant
Secondary heart ossmodula biscopea haemastamen larraman’s organ catalepsean node preomnor omophagea Multi-lung occulobe lyman’s ear Sus-an Membrane Melanochrome oolitic kidney neuroglottis Mucranoid betcher’s gland progenoids black carapace

talent or skill
Die hard, resistance: low oxygen Size increase +1 Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness +1 healing of damage to autosanguine autosanguine light Sleeper resistance: poisons learning by eating +5 resistance: poisons Shadow Vision heightened Senses: hearing Suspended animation resistance: radiation +5 resistance: poisons Detect poisons resistance: heat and cold Spit acid — enables advanced life support, targeting, communication, and internal medic functions of power armour.

Table 1-2: Space Marine Build
— Feral World — roll
01-20 21-50 51-80 81-90 91-00

— Forge World/hive World — description
runt Scrawny Wiry lanky brawny

description
rangy lean Muscular Squat Strappy

result
2.90 m/150 kg 2.35 m/145 kg 2.85 m/165 kg 2.25 m/160 kg 3.10 m/200 kg

result
2.20 m/135 kg 2.30 m/145 kg 2.75 m/175 kg 2.80 m/125 kg 2.35 m/165 kg

— mind-Cleansed/imperial World — roll
01-20 21-50 51-80 81-90 91-00

— void born — description
Skeletal Stunted gaunt gangling Spindly

description
Slender Svelte Fit Well-built Stock

result
2.35 m/150 kg 2.45 m/155 kg 2.35 m/ 155 kg 2.50 m/175 kg 2.40 m/185 kg

result
2.35 m/140 kg 2.25 m/140 kg 2.45 m/145 kg 2.65 m/165 kg 2.75 m/160 kg

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advances note: in certain paths it will say “choose one” and list off the allowed choices for weapon talents. this talent can only be taken once and the player must choose a specific weapon type. once selected the talent can never be chosen again from the list of advances for that rank.

brother Scouts will have available the following implants for activation: melanochrome, oolitic kidney, neuroglottis, mucranoid, betcher’s Gland, progenoids, and black Carapace.

A dva n c es Advances
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ach Marine undergoes a very intense training, which lasts for several years. From their time as a neophyte to the point where they reach the status of a full Space Marine, their life is full of exercise, both mental and physical. the first step along the centuries long career of a Space Marine always begins the same way. a young child or young teenager is selected as an initiate based upon his intelligence, perception, strength, and toughness. at this stage the testing begins to weed out the weak while leaving only the strong. Failure for being weak is death. no mercy is shown and none is asked by the young recruits. those that survive are implanted with their first organs and progress to becoming neophytes. as the neophyte progresses further on the way to eventually becoming a full fledged Space Marine, he not only learns new fighting techniques, but also learns about his chapter, the adeptus astartes and the imperium of Man. after that he is considered to be ready for action, and he is assigned to the chapter’s Scout company. as a Scout, the warrior will undertake recon missions or act as artillery spotter. after several years again, he is considered a Scout Veteran. once he completed his assignment, he is granted the black carapace, and thus becomes a true Space Marine. his first assignments are in various squads of different companies. once his true capabilities are determined, each Marine is permanently assigned to a specific squad, be it tactical, assault or Devastator. From this point on, the Marine will see the most intense battles mankind fights. after a time, he is considered a veteran. Some veterans show more courage and leadership abilities than others, and may be promoted to the Sergeant rank, thus gaining command of his own squad. other Marines will take different paths upon completing their time with the Scouts. Some will become chaplains, apothecaries, techmarines or even librarians, if they show psychic abilities. after more years of service, a Marine may be promoted to an officer rank, which means, he will perhaps lead his own company, or, climbing the ladder even further up, the chapter Master. other Marines do not long for command, instead staying Marines until the end of their days. Should a Marine show extreme bravery and dedication, terminator honours will be given to him. this means the Marine is transferred to the First company, serving as honour guards for commanding officers, or he becomes an elite warrior of the empire, a terminator. Due to their altered physiology, Marines can live for centuries. it is a rather rare occasion that a Space Marine dies of age, but it happens. if the Marines is deadly wounded in battle, and deemed worthy, his remains are entombed in a sarcophagus, thus becoming literally a living war machine: a Dreadnought.

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DeSigner’S note
by taking the route we did, we understood the limitations of only having eight ranks of advances. the Marines presented were intentionally left open for future expansion as the core rules expand beyond 15,000 experience. this conscious decision resulted in only presenting Marines from the line companies. as the core game expands, so will the rank progression of a Marine from one of the line companies to First company veterans.

Table 2-1: Space Marine Characteristic Advances
Characteristic
Weapon Skill ballistic Skill Strength toughness agility intelligence perception Willpower Fellowship

simple
100 100 100 100 250 500 500 500 500

intermediate
250 250 250 250 500 750 750 750 750

trained
500 500 500 500 750 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

expert
750 750 750 750 1,000 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500

spACe mArines rAnks

neophyte Xp level: 0-499

Scout Xp level: 500-999

Brother Scout Xp level: 1,000-1,999

Marine Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Chaplain-novite Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Librarium Sanctionite Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Apprentum Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Brother Marine Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Chaplain-Priest Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Librarium neonate Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Weaponsmith Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Assault Marine Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Tactical Marine Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Devastator Marine Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Medicae Initiate Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Chaplain-Confessor Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Librarium Militant Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Armoursmith Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Assault veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Tactical veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Devastator veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Medicae Internist Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Chaplain-Exorcist Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Librarium Savant Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Tech-Initiate Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Assault Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Tactical Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Devastator Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Field Medicae Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Reclusiarch Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Lexicanum Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Tech-Wright Xp level: 10,000-14,999

neophyte aDvanceS
the most junior members of a chapter are neophytes, who start to learn their craft of death.

Table 2-2: neophyte Advances
advance
awareness +10 climb concealment common lore (imperial creed) common lore (chapter history) common lore (imperium) +10 common lore (War)

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S

prerequisites
awareness — — — — common lore (imperium) —

Bencarius stood tall, wear- Dodge 100 S — ing the robes of the Ultra- navigation (ground) +10 100 S navigation (ground) 100 S — marines with his blond hair Silent Move 100 S — cropped close to his skull. Survival Swim 100 S — He waited on patiently for activate Secondary heart 25 trait Must be bought with starting Xp his next assignment from activate ossmodula 25 trait Must be bought with starting Xp Brother Sergeant Ulnirus. activate biscopea 25 trait Must be bought with starting Xp 25 trait — He felt the cool breeze of activate haemastamen activate larraman’s organ 25 trait — the summertime wind and activate catalepsean node 25 trait — tried his best to ignore the chem-geld 100 t — insects biting his face. Ul- basic Weapon training (Sp) 100 t — nirus appeared behind him basic Weapon training (bolt) 100 t — 100 t psy rating 1 and Bencarius performed Minor psychic power 100 t — a smart, crisp about face. pistol Weapon training (Sp) pistol Weapon training (bolt) 100 t — Ulnirus silently handed a Sound constitution 100 t — sealed envelope to the young technical knack 100 t techmarine, int 30 neophyte and nodded his You may take this Talent up to three times at this Rank. goodbye. Bencarius’s hands were trembling as he opened the sealed envelope. Quickly, he read his new orders then headed to his barracks to gather up his gear. “How can this be that I get pulled from training to serve with Ordo Xenos,” he questioningly thought.
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Scout aDvanceS
Scouts are officially part of the chapter performing scouting missions for their battle brothers.

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Table 2-3: Scout Advances
advance
awareness +20 climb +10 concealment +10 common lore (imperial creed) +10 common lore (chapter history) +10 common lore (imperium) +20 common lore (War) +10

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S

prerequisites
awareness +10 climb concealment common lore (imperial creed) common lore (chapter history) common lore (imperium) +10 common lore (War)

He slid the longlas onto Dodge +10 100 S Dodge the windowsill and ensured navigation (ground) +20 100 S navigation (ground) +10 100 S Silent Move that he was well camou- Silent Move +10 100 S Survival flaged inside the upper room Survival +10 Swim +10 100 S Swim of the ruined building. He activate preomnor 25 trait — carefully sighted his weapon activate omophagea 25 trait — looking for the filthy xenos. activate Multi-lung 25 trait — 25 trait — He quickly scanned the ru- activate occulobe activate lyman’s ear 25 trait — ins of the small town ahead activate Sus-an Membrane 25 trait — of him seeing the damage basic Weapon training (las) 100 t — the Tau had caused. His heavy Weapon training (bolt) 100 t — eye caught the movement heavy Weapon training (launcher) 100 t — 100 t — of a tall battlesuit moving pistol Weapon training (las) 100 t bS 30 lithely through the debris. Deadeye Shot lumen charge 100 t techmarine Tapping his micro-bead he lumen Shock 100 t techmarine whispered to the rest of the Minor psychic power 100 t psy rating 1 100 t — team that he had sighted a rapid reload Sound constitution 100 t — target and to move up into a flanking position. The rest of the squad moved forward with Chiana-ru, a Space Marine from the Khan’s Lightning Chapter, carrying the missile launcher. A voice whispered into Bencarius’s ear and he depressed the trigger of his weapon...

Brother Scout aDvanceS
brother Scouts have fought in a few dozen combat operations to become tried and true veterans.

Table 2-4: Brother Scout Advances
advance
acrobatics carouse +10 climb +20 concealment +20 common lore (imperial creed) +20 common lore (chapter history) +20 common lore (War) +20 Dodge +20 Silent Move +20

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
— carouse climb +10 concealment +10 common lore (imperial creed) +10 common lore (chapter history) +10 common lore (War) Dodge +10 Silent Move +10

With great dread, Ben100 S Survival +10 carius crept through the Survival +20 Swim +20 100 S Swim +10 pitch black battlefield as si- activate Melanochrome 25 trait — lently as he could. The ca- activate oolitic kidney 25 trait — mo-cloak clung to his scout activate neuroglottis 25 trait — 25 trait — armour and salty sweat activate Mucranoid activate betcher’s gland 25 trait — dripped from his brow activate progenoids 25 trait — into his eyes. He paused to activate black carapace 25 trait — flick away the alien insects blind Fighting 200 t per 30 200 t techmarine from his face and to listen lumen blast Mechadendrite Use (Utility) 200 t techmarine for any enemy nearby. ExMinor psychic power 100 t psy rating 1 plosions rippled across the Sound constitution 200 t — abandoned field that he was two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) 200 t bS 35, ag 35 crossing and he dropped into crouch to prevent being back lit by the light from the explosions. Tentatively, he moved in a crouch to get to a bomb crater ahead of him. Tracer fire criss crossed across the Ultramarine lines and he silently hoped his brothers were alright. He slid down into the bomb crater with his feet impacting into a gretchin cowering below. Quickly, Bencarius pulled out his knife...

Table 2-5: Marine Advances
advance
acrobatics +10 carouse +20 ciphers (astartes War cant) Drive (ground Vehicles) Drive (hover Vehicles) Forbidden lore (chapter history) Forbidden lore (chaos)

Cost
200 100 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S

prerequisites
acrobatics carouse +10 — — — — —

after completing their scout training the scout becomes a Marine awaiting assignment to a squad.

Bencarius stood at at- Forbidden lore (Xenos) 100 S — tention with the rest of his literacy 100 S — 100 S — scout squad. A Deathwatch Scholastic lore (imperial creed) 100 S — emblem adorned the left Secret tongue (astartes Signage) Speak language (high gothic) 200 S — shoulder of his new power arms Master 100 t — armour. He was proud of catfall 200 t — his service in Ordo Xenos lightning reflexes 100 t — 100 t — and wondered what squad Meditation rapid reaction 100 t — he would be temporarily Sound constitution 200 t — assigned to in the Fourth You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. Company. He thought back to those terrible dark days of his scout service and remembered too many battlefields to count. He remembered the Khan’s Lightning Sergeant Chiana-ru and smiled on the inside. Chiana-ru was quick with a joke and had a zest for life as if each day was going to be his last. Bencarius snapped back when he heard his name called...
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Brother Marine aDvanceS
after the short years of temporary assignment as a replacement in various squads in different companies a brother Marine is allowed to finally join a squad permanently.

Table 2-6: Brother Marine Advances
advance
acrobatics +20 ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (chaos) +10 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +10 literacy +10 Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10 Secret tongue (astartes Signage) +10 Speak language (high gothic) +10 Speak language (low gothic) +10 combat Master crack Shot

Cost
200 100 100 200 200 200 100 100 200 200 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S t t

prerequisites
acrobatics +10 ciphers (astartes War cant) Forbidden lore (chapter history) Forbidden lore (chaos) Forbidden lore (Xenos) literacy Scholastic lore (imperial creed) Secret tongue (astartes Signage) Speak language (high gothic) Speak language (low gothic) WS 30

bS 40 Bencarius sat quietly as Double team 100 t — he listened to the brief- leap Up 100 t ag 30 ing from his squad leader. resistance (Fear) 100 t — 200 t — The combat webbing of the Sound constitution Unshakeable Faith 100 t — drop pod held him firmly in place. Runes flashed across his helmet as he ran various checks upon his armour’s systems. “Our objective is to remove the heretic governor inside of the palace. When we touch down I want formation Gamma with Brother Marine Bencarius covering the rear,” the helmet vox rang into his ears. His hands gripped the bolter tightly and he uttered the Litany of Calm to steady his nerves. A loud thump followed by being thrown forward into the webbing the drop pod was fired from the Battle Barge Sons of Ultramar. When the drop pod hit the atmosphere it skipped a few times then punched its way through the resistance. Bencarius looked out through the view port in front of him and could see the flames from the re-entry shading the bottom edge of the glass.

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Marine aDvanceS

aSSault Marine aDvanceS
assault Marines are trained in the deadly close combat arts while using a jump pack.

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Table 2-7: Assault Marine Advances
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ciphers (astartes War cant) +20 contortionist Demolition Forbidden lore (chapter history) +20 Forbidden lore (chaos) +20 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +20 literacy +20 pilot (Jump pack)

Cost
100 200 100 100 100 100 200 100

type
S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 — — Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (chaos) +10 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +10 literacy +10 —

100 S Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10 Brother Gregorius swo- Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +20 Scholastic lore (chymistry) 200 S — oped down onto the lone Scholastic lore (Spearhead assaults) 100 S — Emperor’s Children’s squad Search 100 S — accompanied by his broth- Shadowing 100 S — ers. Bolter fire screamed tracking 100 S — 100 t — through the air towards berserk charge Disarm 100 t ag 30 them and he deftly evaded Furious assault 100 t WS 35 the incoming missiles of Melee Weapon training (chain) 100 t — death. Using the targeting Sound constitution 200 t — 100 t WS 30 auspex, he lined up a shot Sure Strike 100 t WS 35 with his bolter pistol onto Swift attack two Weapon Wielder (Melee) 200 t WS 35, ag 35 the lead traitor Marine and depressed the trigger. The bolter rounds impacted upon the traitor’s armour, blowing out chunks of corrupted, mutated flesh from the traitor’s chest. The return fire was intensifying as other traitor squads joined in on the firefight. Gregorius heard the command to charge in his helmet vox...

aSSault veteran aDvanceS
after fighting on battlefields and surviving the horrors of combat an assault Veteran is a deadly blend of Marine, weapons, and equipment to truly become an angel of death.

Table 2-8: Assault veteran Advances
advance
contortionist +10 Demolition +10 Forbidden lore (Warp) pilot (Jump pack) +10 Scholastic lore (reconnaissance) Scholastic lore (chymistry) +10 Scholastic lore (Spearhead assaults) +10 Search +10 Shadowing +10 tracking +10 ambidextrous

Cost
200 100 100 100 100 200 100 100 100 100 200

type
S S S S S S S S S S t

prerequisites
contortionist Demolition — pilot (Jump pack) — Scholastic lore (chymistry) Scholastic lore (Spearhead assaults) Search Shadowing tracking ag 30

300 t — He toggled the sight aus- basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta or plasma) pex and zoomed in on the counter-attack 100 t WS 40 200 t two Weapon Wielder (ballistic), ag 40 chaos cultists hiding inside Dual Shot 100 t two Weapon Wielder (Melee), ag 40 a ruined building. Grego- Dual Strike Frenzy 100 t — rius turned his head to his heavy Weapon training (Flame) 300 t — sergeant and waited for Jaded 100 t Wp 30 the command to assault the lightning attack 100 t Swift attack Melee Weapon training (power) 100 t — cultist position. He felt the Sound constitution 300 t — weight of the chainsword in Step aside 100 t ag 40, Dodge his left hand and toggled the motor to idle. In his right hand held a bolter pistol. “Assault target now!” his vox howled into his ears. All ten of the Marines ignited the massive thrusters of their jump packs and leapt free of the planet’s gravity. They emerged from the demolished upper floor of the apartment complex to crash into the cultist squad. Chainswords, power fists, and bolter shells tore into the chaos filth to send them to their damnation. Blood spewed forth from the cultists’ wounds and covered their armour.

Table 2-9: Assault Sergeant Advances
advance
command contortionist +20 Demolition +20 Forbidden lore (Warp) +10 pilot (Jump pack) +20 Scholastic lore (reconnaissance) +10 Scholastic lore (chymistry) +20 Scholastic lore (Spearhead assaults) +20 Search +20 Shadowing +20

Cost
100 200 100 100 100 100 200 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
— contortionist +10 Demolition Forbidden lore (Warp) pilot (Jump pack) +10 Scholastic lore (reconnaissance) Scholastic lore (chymistry) +10 Scholastic lore (Spearhead assaults) +10 Search +10 Shadowing +10

only those assault Marines that have shown the aptitude for command are promoted to being a squad leader.

The ice frosted his visor 100 S tracking +10 as he attempted to look out tracking +20 assassin Strike 200 t ag 40, acrobatics across the barren ice flow blademaster 100 t WS 30, Melee Weapon training (any) blocking his squad. Gre- crippling Strike 100 t WS 50 100 t ag 40 gorius adjusted the heating hard target 100 t Wp 30, command controls to defrost the visor. iron Discipline Melee Weapon training (Shock) 200 t — After a few moments the peer (chapter) 100 t Fel 30 ice crystals turned to water precise blow 100 t WS 40, Sure Strike and evaporated. Carefully Quick Draw 100 t — 300 t — scanning the open space he Sound constitution true grit 100 t t 40 noticed the smoke from the Wall of Steel 100 t ag 35 Ork buggies hiding behind a large ice formation on the far side of the flow. He toggled the vox caster, “Our target is hiding behind the ice crystal on the far side of this flow. Hold your fire until we have engaged those filthy greenskins in melee.” As one his squad climbed into the air and launched themselves at the Ork war buggies. The Ork engines masked their bounding approach and the full might of the squad was brought to bear upon the greenskins.

tactical Marine aDvanceS
a tactical marine is a jack of all trades and a master of none. they perform jobs from fighting on the ground to crewing the numerous vehicles their company uses.

Table 2-10: Tactical Marine Advances
advance
ciphers (astartes War cant) +20 Drive (ground Vehicles) +10 Drive (hover Vehicles) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +20 Forbidden lore (chaos) +20 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +20 literacy +20 pilot (civilian craft) pilot (Military craft) pilot (Spacecraft) Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +20

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 100 200 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 Drive (ground Vehicles) Drive (hover Vehicles) Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (chaos) +10 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +10 literacy +10 — — — Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10

100 S — Bencarius pulled himself Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) Scholastic lore (philosophy) 200 S — free, by climbing out the Secret tongue (astartes Signage) +20 100 S Secret tongue (astartes Signage) +10 uppermost hatch, of the Security 100 S — 200 S Speak language (high gothic) +10 land raider he was assigned Speak language (high gothic) +20 200 t ag 30 to. Not the most glorious ambidextrous Die hard 100 t — assignment in the Company, Dual Shot 100 t two Weapon Wielder (ballistic), ag 40 but it was better then being gunslinger 100 t two Weapon Wielder (ballistic), bS 40 stuck on board the Battle hip Shooting 100 t bS 40, ag 40 200 t — Barge when there was fight- Sound constitution thrown Weapon training (primitive) 100 t — ing to do. He had spent the past several hours cleaning and maintaining the ancient machine. He forgot how many times he had uttered the litanies of cleaning as he worked. The crew had also loaded up the ammo bins and ensured that there were plenty of medicae supplies on board.

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aSSault Sergeant aDvanceS

tactical veteran aDvanceS
Due to his extensive training, a tactical Veteran can operate any number of weapons and vehicles to bolster a company’s potential.

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Table 2-11: Tactical veteran Advances
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Drive (ground Vehicles) +20 Drive (hover Vehicles) +20 Forbidden lore (Warp) pilot (civilian craft) +10 pilot (Military craft)+10 pilot (Spacecraft) +10 Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) +10 Scholastic lore (philosophy) +10 Scholastic lore (bureaucracy) Security +10

Cost
100 100 100 200 100 200 100 200 200 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
Drive (ground Vehicles) +10 Drive (hover Vehicles) +10 — pilot (civilian craft) pilot (Military craft) pilot (Spacecraft) Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) Scholastic lore (philosophy) — Security

300 t — The land raider rumbled basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, or plasma) across the burned out city hard target 100 t ag 40 300 t — landscape with its engines heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, or plasma) echoing in the vast cavernJaded 100 t Wp 30 ous streets. Weapon turrets Melee Weapon training (chain) 200 t — searched for targets as the Melee Weapon training (power) 100 t — 100 t bS 40 huge machine came to a Mighty Shot 100 t — grinding halt on a pile of Quick Draw Sound constitution 300 t — skulls. Its valuable cargo Sprint 100 t — nestled below Bencarius’s position in the lower command hatch. Ork rokket fire erupted from a building about 200 meters distant on the right hand side of the large avenue. “Driver full reverse now!” Bencarius yelled. The giant’s engines growled heavily and threw the Marines forward as it slid backward. The rokkets impacted in the space where the ancient machine was just moments before. The side sponson lascannons opened fire and punched into the building destroying whatever it had contained. The building crumpled to the ground...

tactical Sergeant aDvanceS
the start of the command path for a tactical Marine is the culmination of years of combat experience and natural leadership.

Table 2-12: Tactical Sergeant Advances
advance
command common lore (administratum) Forbidden lore (Warp) +10 pilot (civilian craft) +20 pilot (Military craft) +20 pilot (Spacecraft) +20 Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) +20 Scholastic lore (philosophy) +20 Scholastic lore (bureaucracy) +10 Security +20

Cost
100 200 100 200 100 200 200 200 200 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
— — Forbidden lore (Warp) pilot (civilian craft) +10 pilot (Military craft) +10 pilot (Spacecraft) +10 Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) +10 Scholastic lore (philosophy) +10 Scholastic lore (bureaucracy)

Security +10 Sitting high in the combasic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, launcher, 300 t — mand hatch, Bencarius Melta, or plasma) watched his crew work on exotic Weapon training (choose one: needle pistol, 300 t — the land raider. Several Web pistol, needle rifle, or Webber) Furious assault 100 t WS 35 pulse lasers had punched heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, 300 t — through the heavy armoured launcher, Melta, or plasma) 100 t bS 40 machine and the machine independent targeting iron Discipline 100 t Wp 30, command spirit wasn’t happy from Marksman 100 t bS 35 the damage. It complained pistol training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, 300 t — of several breaches that had or plasma) 100 t bS 40, Deadeye Shot wreaked havoc upon its in- Sharpshooter peer (chapter) 100 t Fel 30 ternal systems. Sighing, he Sound constitution 300 t — slid down into the troop bay and oversaw the repairs. He had never imagined all those decades ago that he would be a sergeant commanding one of the mightiest Adeptus Astartes war machines.

Table 2-13: Devastator Marine Advances
advance
ciphers (astartes War cant) +20 ciphers (War cant) Forbidden lore (chapter history) +20 Forbidden lore (chaos) +20 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +20 Forbidden lore (Warp) literacy +20 Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +20 Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) Scholastic lore (cryptology)

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 300

type
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S t t t t t t t t t t

prerequisites
ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 — Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (chaos) +10 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +20 — literacy +10 Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10 — — — — Secret tongue (astartes Signage) +10 Speak language (high gothic) +10 — — — — — — S 45 Wp 40 bS 40, ag 40 bS 40 — —

Devastator Marines are trained in the use of heavy weapons and bolster up the anti-tank firepower of a Marine company.

Devastator Marine Kellerica hefted the heavy Scholastic lore (communication networks) Scholastic lore (Sensors) bolter onto his shoulder Secret tongue (astartes Signage) +20 for additional support. He Speak language (high gothic) +20 used his armour’s target- tech-Use (communication gear) ing auspex to pick out a tech-Use (Sensors) basic Weapon training (Flame) section of that damnable basic Weapon training (launcher) heretic governor’s defenses. basic Weapon training (Melta) He depressed the trigger basic Weapon training (plasma) and a steady stream of bolts bulging biceps screamed from his hidden Die hard hip Shooting position within the gardens independent targeting of the governor’s palace. Quick Draw Immediately, the heretic Sound constitution You may take this Talent up to three times at this Rank. PDF opened fire, their lasguns stabbing towards him. Kellerica ducked to the left and melted back into the hedges...
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DevaStator veteran aDvanceS
numerous battles later the Devastator Marine has gained experience and is well versed in the litanies of heavy weapons.

Table 2-14: Devastator veteran Advances
advance
ciphers (War cant) +10 Drive (ground Vehicles) +10 Drive (hover Vehicles) +10 Forbidden lore (Warp) +10 Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) +10 Scholastic lore (cryptology) +10 Scholastic lore (communication networks) +10 Scholastic lore (Sensors) +10 Scholastic lore (armoured Vehicles)

Cost
100 200 200 100 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
ciphers (War cant) Drive (ground Vehicles) Drive (hover Vehicles) Forbidden lore (Warp) Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) Scholastic lore (cryptology) Scholastic lore (communication networks) Scholastic lore (Sensors) —

100 S — Dark purple rain poured Scholastic lore (artillery) tech-Use (communication gear) +10 200 S tech-Use (communication gear) down from the heavy overtech-Use (Sensors) +10 200 S tech-Use (Sensors) cast clouds. Rain drops fil- cleanse and purify 100 t basic Weapon training (Flame) tered from the jungle trees heavy Weapon training (Flame) 100 t — 100 t — splattered onto his armour heavy Weapon training (launcher) heavy Weapon training (Melta) 100 t — and causing the visor’s glass heavy Weapon training (plasma) 100 t — to be obscured. Kellerica Melee Weapon training (power) 100 t — flipped his head to clear the insanely Faithful 100 t — water from the glass and Sound constitution 300 t — moved forward hauling the heavy bolter in his left hand. He scanned the area for life signs, but due to the jungle’s natural wildlife there was too much interference in determining human life forms. Muttering a curse, he slid out from the dark underbrush to run smack into the center of a chaos cultist patrol. He dropped to his knees and fired....

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DevaStator Marine aDvanceS

DevaStator Sergeant aDvanceS
now responsible for his own squad, the Devastator Marine begins to learn the basics of command.

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Table 2-15: Devastator Sergeant Advances
advance
ciphers (War cant) +20 command Forbidden lore (Warp) +20 Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) +20 Scholastic lore (cryptology) +20 Scholastic lore (communication networks) +20 Scholastic lore (Sensors) +20 Scholastic lore (armoured Vehicles) +10

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
ciphers (War cant) — Forbidden lore (Warp) +10 Scholastic lore (tactica imperialis) +10 Scholastic lore (cryptology) +10 Scholastic lore (communication networks) +10 Scholastic lore (Sensors) +10 Scholastic lore (armoured Vehicles)

100 S Scholastic lore (artillery) The sergeant insignia was Scholastic lore (artillery) +10 tech-Use (communication gear) +20 200 S tech-Use (communication gear) +10 freshly painted by a Techtech-Use (Sensors) +20 200 S tech-Use (Sensors) +10 marine Armourer on board iron Discipline 100 t Wp 40, command the Battle Barge Sons of iron Jaw 200 t t 40 Ultramar. Smiling, Kel- Marksman 200 t bS 35 200 t — lerica was in his spartan Melee Weapon training (chain) Mighty Shot 200 t bS 40 quarters preparing to polpistol Weapon training (Flame) 100 t — ish the armour to appease pistol Weapon training (launcher) 100 t — the machine spirit within. pistol Weapon training (Melta) 100 t — 100 t — Battle scars left silent tes- pistol Weapon training (plasma) peer (chapter) 100 t Fel 30 timony of the wounds he Sharpshooter 200 t bS 40, Deadeye Shot had suffered in battle. He Sound constitution 300 t — uttered the litany of command as he brought the power armour to a gleaming shine. After he had brought each piece to a bright shine he would set it down and picked up the next. Content with how the armour looked, he prepared to gather his heavy bolter, but remembered that it had been replaced by a plasma pistol and a power sword.

MeDicae initiate aDvanceS
Marines that have shown an aptitude for healing and the arcane sciences become apothecaries by starting out as a Medicae initiate.

Table 2-16: Medicae Initiate Advances
advance
chem-Use ciphers (astartes War cant) +20 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +20 Forbidden lore (chaos) +20 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +20 Forbidden lore (gene-Seed) Forbidden lore (Mutants) Forbidden lore (Space Marine anatomy) Forbidden lore (Warp) literacy +20

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
— ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (chaos) +10 Forbidden lore (Xenos) +10 — — — — literacy +10

100 S — Tiberius plugged the Medicae Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +20 200 S Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10 wounds of his brother ly- Scholastic lore (gene-Seed) 100 S — ing before him and watched Scholastic lore (Space Marine anatomy) 100 S — as more of his brothers were Scholastic lore (human anatomy) 100 S — 100 S — cut down by Eldar shurik- Scholastic lore (chymistry) Scholastic lore (pharmacology) 100 S — ens. Cursing silently, he tech-Use (apothecary tools) 100 S — moved to the next casualty trade (apothecary) 100 S — in the squad and assessed ambidextrous 100 t ag 30 200 t — the Marine’s condition. A Die hard 200 t ag 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) shuriken had grazed the Dual Shot 200 t bS 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) Marine’s jugular vein and gunslinger hip Shooting 200 t bS 40, ag 40 blood poured from the Sound constitution 200 t — wound. The Marine’s clotting mechanism must had malfunctioned and in time he would die. Uttering a prayer, Tiberius placed the Reductor against the Marine’s head and performed the Emperor’s Mercy upon his brother...

Table 2-17: Medicae Internist Advances
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chem-Use +10 Forbidden lore (gene-Seed) +10 Forbidden lore (Mutants) +10 Forbidden lore (Space Marine anatomy) +10 Forbidden lore (Warp) +10 Medicae +10 Scholastic lore (gene-Seed) +10 Scholastic lore (Space Marine anatomy) +10 Scholastic lore (human anatomy)+10 Scholastic lore (chymistry) +10

Cost
100 100 100 100 200 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
chem-Use Forbidden lore (gene-Seed) Forbidden lore (Mutants) Forbidden lore (Space Marine anatomy) Forbidden lore (Warp) Medicae Scholastic lore (gene-Seed) Scholastic lore (Space Marine anatomy) Scholastic lore (human anatomy)

given further medicae training the Medicae internist is in charge of the aid stations near the front lines.

Scholastic lore (chymistry) Checking the runes of his Scholastic lore (pharmacology) +10 100 S Scholastic lore (pharmacology) helmet display, he awaited tech-Use (apothecary tools) +10 200 S tech-Use (apothecary tools) the orders from Brother basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, 300 t — Kellerica before charging launcher, Melta, or plasma) hard target 200 t ag 40 out into the jungle. Before heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, 300 t — Tiberius knew it, fire erupt- launcher, Melta, or plasma) 100 t Wp 30 ed from the path ahead of Jaded Melee Weapon training (chain) 300 t — him and he heard the sound Melee Weapon training (power) 100 t — of the heavy bolter erupt in Mighty Shot 200 t bS 40 anger. Pushing himself out Quick Draw 200 t — 300 t — of the jungle undergrowth Sound constitution 100 t — he came onto the path and Sprint witnessed Kellerica slaughter the first few cultists. Tiberius saw a couple of cultists charging up from behind Kellerica. He screamed into the vox and brought his bolter up to fire at the charging cultists....

FielD MeDicae aDvanceS
Field Medicaes assist apothecaries back at the field hospitals or in the operating theaters of the ships of the chapter fleet.

Table 2-18: Field Medicae Advances
advance
chem-Use +20 Forbidden lore (gene-Seed) +20 Forbidden lore (Mutants) +20 Forbidden lore (Space Marine anatomy) +20 Forbidden lore (Warp) +20 Medicae +20 Scholastic lore (gene-Seed) +20 Scholastic lore (Space Marine anatomy) +20 Scholastic lore (human anatomy) +20

Cost
100 100 100 100 200 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
chem-Use +10 Forbidden lore (gene-Seed) +10 Forbidden lore (Mutants) +10 Forbidden lore (Space Marine anatomy) +10 Forbidden lore (Warp) +10 Medicae +10 Scholastic lore (gene-Seed) Scholastic lore (Space Marine anatomy) +10 Scholastic lore (human anatomy) +10

100 S Scholastic lore (chymistry) +10 Tiberius watched silently Scholastic lore (chymistry) +20 Scholastic lore (pharmacology) +20 100 S Scholastic lore (pharmacology) +10 as young Bencarius was tech-Use (apothecary tools) +20 200 S tech-Use (apothecary tools) +10 brought into the operating basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, 300 t — theater to begin the pro- launcher, Melta, or plasma) exotic Weapon training (choose one: needle 300 t — cess of turning this young pistol, Web pistol, needle rifle, or Webber) child into a Space Marine. Furious assault 200 t WS 35 300 t — Tiberius held the boy down heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, launcher, Melta, or plasma) and watched as Apothecary independent targeting 200 t bS 40 Paulus begin cutting the Marksman 200 t bS 35 300 t — boy open with the scal- pistol training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, or plasma) pel. Tiberius held the boy peer (chapter) 100 t Fel 30 firmly down and let the Sharpshooter 200 t bS 40, Deadeye Shot screams echo through his Sound constitution 300 t — mind. Thinking back the many centuries before when he was in this boy’s position, he smiled at the thought that his reaction was identical to the boy’s. The boy’s blood covered his operating gown and he watched Paulus work...

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chaplain
the chaplain takes up a very special role within each chapter, although the exact role varies from chapter to chapter. no matter which chapter, chaplains are the spiritual leaders. they know all about each chapter’s cult of the emperor. as these cults predate even the ecclesiarchy, being more than ten thousand years old, the chaplains are the keepers of the holy cants and relics the chapter possesses. the main difference between the ecclesiarchy and the Space Marine cults is the worship of the primarch alongside the emperor. every chaplain carries a holy rosarius around his neck. the rosarius is a symbol of his status, given to him by the ecclesiarchy, and thus forming a more or less stable link to the imperial cult. a rosarius’ appearance may change from chapter to chapter, but most resemble an aquila imperialis or a crux terminatus. Within the rosarius, a small but powerful force field generator is incorporated, protecting the chaplain from enemy bullets and strikes. but a chaplain is not anything like a imperial priest. in battle, the chaplain is found in the deepest and most vicious fights, where he excels even over the close combat skills of all other Marines. no matter how intense the fighting is, he sings his holy chants to inspire his brothers to even higher levels of bravery. With his crozius

arcanum, a potent power weapon and also the symbol of his office, his black power armour and his helmet’s faceplate resembling the appearance of a grinning skull, he brings terror to the heart of his enemies. although a frightening figure, a chaplain is always very close to his fellow brothers. he is present when a Space Marine is just a neophyte, during his indoctrination and every stage on their route to become a full fledged Space Marine. this bond extends over all times, and it is not unheard of that some Space Marines rather follow their chaplain into battle than the original commander. as mentioned above, the exact duties of a chaplain vary in each chapter. the iron hands for example, use their iron Fathers, as they are called, as chaplain and techmarine. Some of them are sent to Mars during their training. the Dark angels have the interrogatorchaplains, whose sole purpose is hunting down the Fallen and force them to repent. a very special role is the chaplain within the blood angels chapter. he is the only one who can talk to the warriors of the Death company, whose members suffer from the black rage. Some famous chaplains are cassius of the Ultramarines, a veteran with a deep personal grudge against the tyranids, Uzziel of the Dark angels, who recovered the Sword of luthor, or Ulrik the Slayer of the Space Wolves.

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chaplainnovite aDvanceS
after their completion as a Scout, a Marine is sent to be trained in the role of watcher and keeper of a Marine’s faith and loyalty.

Table 2-19: Chaplain-novite Advances
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blather charm ciphers (astartes War cant) Drive (ground Vehicles) Drive (hover Vehicles) Forbidden lore (heresy) Forbidden lore (chapter history) inquiry literacy performer (Musician)

Cost
100 200 100 200 200 100 100 100 100 200

type
S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
— — — — — — — — —

— Young Darus sat in performer (Singer) 200 S — the training room of the Scholastic lore (imperial creed) 100 S — Chaplains, reading a book Scholastic lore (legend) 200 S — 100 S — detailing the tenets of the Scrutiny trade (copyist) 100 S — Dark Angels faith. He arms Master 100 t — wolfed down the massive catfall 200 t — tome repeatedly, memoriz- lightning reflexes 100 t — ing the ancient litanies and Meditation 100 t — 200 t — rituals. Holding in his rapid reaction Sound constitution 200 t — hand the Aquila that he You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. was given, he felt his faith grow the more he read. The exploits of the Lion filled the ancient tome and his devotion to the Gods of Caliban. His eyes devoured the text and he didn’t notice Reclusiarch Artithet come into the room. “Novite Darus, recite the Litany of Blessed Devotion for me,” Artithet demanded. Slowly standing, unwilling to tear his gaze from the book, he began to recite the litany. Artithet reached down and slammed the book shut...
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Table 2-20: Chaplain-Priest Advances
advance
blather +10 carouse +20 command Deceive Forbidden lore (cults) Scholastic lore (legend) +10 Scholastic lore (occult) trade (copyist) +10 ambidextrous Die hard Dual Shot

Cost
100 100 200 100 200 100 100 100 200 200 200

type
S S S S S S S S t t t

prerequisites
blather carouse +10 — — — Scholastic lore (legend) — trade (copyist) ag 30 — ag 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic)

as their training grows, they are allowed to finally help with the proceedings of their chapter’s sermons to prepare their battle brothers for combat.

Holding the ancient relic Fearless 100 t — in his trembling hands, gunslinger 200 t bS 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) Darus looked out at the sea hip Shooting 200 t bS 40, ag 40 Melee Weapon training (Shock) 100 t — of faces from his position Sound constitution 200 t — next to Artithet. Artithet thrown Weapon training (primitive) 200 t — was giving a rousing sermon that it was the faithful’s responsibility to bring the Emperor’s light to the worlds throughout the galaxy. Darus felt the ancient chalice reverently removed from his hands by Artithet. The assembled company of Marines watched intently as Artithet recited the Litany of Bravery, then they began to move single file to the pulpit, so they could receive the rites of battle.

chaplainconFeSSor aDvanceS
a confessor is brought further into the secrets of the chapter and their cult. Standing before their brothers, they hear their prayers and offer advice.

Table 2-21: Chaplain-Confessor Advances
advance
charm +10 ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 Forbidden lore (heresy) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (psykers) inquiry +10 interrogation trade (copyist) +20 air of authority basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, or plasma)

Cost
100 100 100 100 200 100 100 100 100 300

type
S S S S S S S S t t

prerequisites
charm ciphers (astartes War cant) Forbidden lore (heresy) Forbidden lore (chapter history) — inquiry — trade (copyist) +10 Fel 30 —

Darus leaned close to crushing blow 100 t S 40 100 t Wp 30, command Brother Gunther to better iron Discipline 100 t — hear the Marine’s questions. hatred (traitor legions) hard target 200 t ag 40 Darus held his hand on heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, 300 t — Gunther’s wrist and helped launcher, Melta, or plasma) 100 t Wp 30 him to recite the Litany of Jaded 200 t — Purity. Gunther had come Melee Weapon training (chain) Mighty Shot 200 t bS 40 to him seeking advice and Quick Draw 200 t — absolution concerning the Sound constitution 200 t — death of a squad mate. Sprint 100 t — Darus heard the man’s story and whispered encouraging words to the Marine. Upon completing the litany, Darus reassured the Marine and made mental notes to watch Gunther for further breaking in the spirit.

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chaplainprieSt aDvanceS

chaplainexorciSt aDvanceS
a chaplain-exorcist is finally let into the inner circle of the chaplains. they receive the beginning knowledge of their chapter’s darkest secrets.

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Table 2-22: Chaplain-Exorcist Advances
advance
command +10 Deceive +10 interrogation +10 Forbidden lore (chaos) Forbidden lore (cults) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +20 literacy +10 performer (Musician) +10 performer (Singer) +10 Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10 Scholastic lore (occult) +10

Cost
100 100 100 100 200 100 100 200 200 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
command Deceive interrogation — Forbidden lore (cults) Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 literacy performer (Musician) performer (Singer) Scholastic lore (imperial creed) Scholastic lore (occult)

Darus could hardly be- basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, 300 t — lieve his ears when Ar- launcher, Melta, or plasma) 200 t rite of purity, Forbidden lore (specific) tithet told him about The confession binding exotic Weapon training (choose one: needle pis300 t — Fallen. He blinked back tol, Web pistol, needle rifle, or Webber) his amazement and tried to Furious assault 100 t WS 35 300 t — focus hard. His breathing heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, launcher, Melta, or plasma) was irregular and shallow, independent targeting 200 t bS 40 as if he had been leveled Melee Weapon training (power) 100 t — by a power fist. Artithet pistol training (choose one: Flame, launcher, 300 t — placed his hand on Darus’s Melta, or plasma) peer (chapter) 100 t Fel 30 shoulder and helped him to resistance (psychic power) 100 t — focus. Anger swelled within rite of purity 200 t Scholastic lore (imperial creed), peer (chapter), trade (copyist) him at the betrayal of the Sound contitution 300 t — Fallen and he clenched his You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. fist. Slowly, his focus came back and he listened intently to what Artithet had to say. He absorbed the information and uttered the Litany of Calming to bring his frenzied emotions into balance...
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recluSiarch aDvanceS
reclusiarchs lead their brothers in combat, combining faith and command into a fiercesome package. adorned in the black armour of the chaplain they embody the angel of Death.

Table 2-23: Reclusiarch Advances
advance
blather +20 charm +20 ciphers (astartes War cant) +20 command +20 Deceive +20 Forbidden lore (chaos) +10 Forbidden lore (cults) +20 Forbidden lore (psykers) +10 Forbidden lore (heresy) +20 Forbidden lore (traitor legions) inquiry +20

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
blather +10 charm +10 ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 command Deceive +10 Forbidden lore (chaos) Forbidden lore (cults) +10 Forbidden lore (psykers) Forbidden lore (heresy) +10 — inquiry +10

100 S interrogation +10 Darus looked up from interrogation +20 literacy +20 100 S literacy +10 the transport compartment Scholastic lore (legend) +20 100 S Scholastic lore (legend) +10 and saw Tactical Veteran Scholastic lore (occult) +20 100 S Scholastic lore (occult) +10 Marcecius sitting in the Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +20 100 S Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10 200 t WS 30 command hatch. He felt combat Master crippling Strike 100 t WS 50 the land raider maneuver hatred (heretics) 200 t — through the wrecked city into the Jaws of hell 100 t iron Discipline and come to a lurch. Yell- litany of hate 100 t hatred ing on the vox net told him litany of awe 100 t — 100 t — that they had contact with litany of pure thought Master orator 100 t Fel 30 the Eldar and he was sudSound contitution 300 t — denly slammed to the front Strong Minded 100 t Wp 30, resistance (psychic powers) as the land raider’s treads Swift attack 100 t WS 35 100 t — grabbed purchase on the talented (Scholastic) 200 t int 30 concrete road to go into re- total recall verse. The impacts of the Dark Reaper launchers told Darus all he needed to know that they had a close call. Gripping his Crozius in his left hand he recited the Litany of Protection for the Marines on board the land raider...

While other Space Marines are famous for their martial skill, the librarian is instead known for his mental abilities. like any other Marine, he is well trained with bolter and melee weapon, but the main power of a librarian is his ability to use psychic might. Many librarians use the same powers like other psykers, but some have unique powers, making them more dangerous than a Devastator Squad or even a land raider. these powers not only devastate the enemy, but they can also use them to enhance their own combat skills. Depending on the exact kind of psychic power the librarian has, his duties vary. those who control fire, lightning or even the pure, raw energy of Warp are found in the second row of a combat formation, to provide effective heavy fire support for the other fighting units. others may be blessed with the power of divination, either long term or short term. if they can divine the future for a longer period, they may be consultants to the force commander and act as strategists. librarians that can foresee a rather short period of time are often acting as tactical advisors for field commanders. no matter what power a librarian has, from a sense of Warp to massive destructive skills, he is a formidable force on the battlefield. armed with Force Weapons, the librarian use them

liBrariuM Sanctionite aDvanceS
Selected from the initiates that have been chosen to become Marines, a librarium Sanctionite is culled from the chapter as soon as they finish scout training. they have the ability to wield the power of the warp.

Table 2-24: Librarium Sanctionite Advances
advance
ciphers (astartes War cant) Drive (ground Vehicles) Drive (hover Vehicles) inquiry Forbidden lore (heresy) Forbidden lore (chapter history) Forbidden lore (Mutants) literacy logic Scholastic lore (astromancy) Speak language (high gothic) tech-Use ambidextrous arms Master

Cost
100 200 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S S S t t

prerequisites
— — — — — — — — — — — — ag 30 —

He stood in the darkened catfall 200 t — 100 t — room and reached out with Fearless 200 t — his psychic abilities to de- ligthtning reflexes Meditation 100 t — tect any life forms in the Minor psychic power 100 t — room. Varnius saw the psy rating 2 100 t psy rating 1 glows of the other Sanc- psychic power 100 t — 200 t — tionites in the room inside rapid reaction Sound constitution 200 t — of his mind. Suddenly, a thrown Weapon training (primitive) 200 t — cold feeling wrapped its You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. talons across his mind and he shut off the warp sight. He collapsed to the floor exhausted, blood dripping from his nose. Lexicanum Loganis approached him and carefully placed his hand on Varnius’s shoulder. “Are you alright boy?” “I felt something claw at my mind,” he whispered, then collapsed into unconsciousness.
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to deliver massive blows of channeled psychic energy. naturally, these blows are especially lethal to demons. another magnificent piece of equipment exclusive to librarians is the psychic hood. the hood protects the librarian from enemy psychic powers and the dangers of the Warp. Sadly, the arcane design is not perfectly effective. otherwise, there would not be so many librarians turning into chaos Sorcerers. in the rare times of peace, librarians watch over the history and lore of their chapter. they also act as advisors for the chapter Master, guiding him on his ways to serve the chapter best. becoming a librarian is not an easy task. First, one must be suitable to become a Space Marine after all. Second, he must possess a psychic potential. third and final, he must be able resist the lure of chaos and the Warp. Most chapters keep their librarians away from the other brothers, mainly because a librarian is somehow unnatural, as his psychic abilities stand for many things the adeptus astartes shun. While most chapters have a rather small contingent of librarians, others, most notably the black templar chapter, completely exclude librarians from their force. on the contrary, the blood raven chapter has a very high number of librarians, due to a slight mutation in their gene-seed. not every chapter calls a librarian this way. the Space Wolves for example call them rune priests, while others call them brother Scriptor.

liBrariuM neonate aDvanceS
a librarium neonate learns to control his psychic abilities and to protect himself from the predations of the Warp.

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Table 2-25: Librarium neonate Advances
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ciphers (occult) common lore (librarium) Forbidden lore (Mutants) +10 Forbidden lore (psykers) Forbidden lore (inquisition) inquiry +10 invocation Scholastic lore (legend) Scholastic lore (numerology) ambidextrous

Cost
100 100 100 100 200 100 100 200 100 200

type
S S S S S S S S S t

prerequisites
— — Forbidden lore (Mutants) — — inquiry — — — ag 30

His mind stretched out corpus conversion 100 t psy rating 2 into the Warp and he Die hard 200 t — practiced the Rite of Anti- Dual Shot 200 t ag 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) 200 t bS 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) Possession. Blocks began gunslinger hip Shooting 200 t bS 40, ag 40 assembling in his mind and Melee Weapon training (Shock) 200 t — they were placed to cre- Minor psychic power 100 t — ate a wall to protect him. power Well 100 t psy rating 2 Suddenly he sensed another psychic power 100 t — 200 t — presence in the Warp and Sound constitution You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. he started to turn off his powers. The smell of burning flesh and sulfur filled the small chamber followed by Varnius’s scream. Loganis burst into the room to catch the Neonate in his arms. Reciting the Litany of Calming, Loganis checked on his young charge to find that the Warp had left a permanent mark on Varnius. Varnius’s eyes had been changed to a preternatural shade of orange and his eye sockets were burned by the psychic wards to leave a permanent scar.
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liBrariuM Militant aDvanceS
a librarium Militant has gained total control over his abilities and begins serving the chapter in one of the companies.

Table 2-26: Librarium Militant Advances
advance
ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 inquiry +20 Forbidden lore (heresy) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (Mutants) +20 literacy +10 logic +10 Scholastic lore (astromancy) +10 Scholastic lore (heraldry) Speak language (high gothic) +10

Cost
100 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200

type
S S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
ciphers (astartes War cant) inquiry +10 Forbidden lore (heresy) Forbidden lore (chapter history) Forbidden lore (Mutants) +10 literacy logic Scholastic lore (astromancy) — Speak language (high gothic) +10 tech-Use — S 40 psy rating 3 — ag 40 — Wp 30 — bS 40 — psy rating 2 — psy rating 2 — — —

Varnius pulled the psytech-Use +10 200 S chic hood over his head basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, 300 t and felt the systems come launcher, Melta, or plasma) 200 t to life in his power armour. crushing blow Discipline Focus (choose one) 100 t Finally, he was able to join hatred (traitor legions) 200 t the Brothers of the Third hard target 200 t Company and hopefully heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, 300 t will be able to protect them launcher, Melta, or plasma) Jaded 100 t from the abominations of Melee Weapon training (chain) 300 t the Warp. He carefully Mighty Shot 200 t 100 t wrapped the belt contain- Minor psychic power 100 t ing his force sword rest- power Well psychic power 100 t ing in its scabbard and the psy rating 3 100 t holster holding his bolter Quick Draw 200 t pistol. He ensured that his Sound constitution 200 t 100 t Librarian robes were care- Sprint You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. fully arranged before walking out of his room on the Battle Barge Sons of Ultramar to the landing bay for deployment.
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Table 2-27: Librarium Savant Advances
advance
ciphers (occult) +10 common lore (librarium) +10 Forbidden lore (psykers) +10 Forbidden lore (inquisition) +10 invocation +10 Scholastic lore (legend) +10 Scholastic lore (numerology) +10 Scholastic lore (heraldry) +10 basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, or plasm)

Cost
100 100 100 200 100 100 100 100 300

type
S S S S S S S S t

prerequisites
ciphers (occult) common lore (librarium) Forbidden lore (psykers) Forbidden lore (inquisition) invocation Scholastic lore (legend) Scholastic lore (numerology) Scholastic lore (heraldry) —

a librarium Savant is held strong with his command of the Warp and able to turn the tide of battle with a single thought.

Varnius was reassured by exotic Weapon training (choose one: needle 300 t — the weight of the jump pack pistol, Web pistol, needle rifle, or Webber) 200 t WS 35 and waited for the order to Furious assault heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, 300 t — move out. On this Chaos- launcher, Melta, or plasma) infested battlefield their op- independent targeting 100 t bS 40 100 t — ponents were their traitor- Minor psychic power pistol training (choose one: Flame, launcher, 300 t — ous brothers, the Emperor’s Melta, or plasma) Children. Assault Sergeant Melee Weapon training (power) 100 t — 100 t Fel 30 Felstinius issued the com- peer (chapter) 100 t psy rating 2 mand to attack a squad of power Well psy rating 4 100 t psy rating 3 Emperor’s Children using psychic power 100 t — a low ridge as cover. The Sound constitution 300 t — entire squad lifted off and You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. crossed the battlefield leaving smoke and the sound of rushing wind behind them. Varnius could see the dancing form of Gregorius firing his bolter pistol at the enemy...
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lexicanuM aDvanceS
a lexicanum is a fiercesome foe on the battlefield and adept in dealing death. off the battlefield, they help maintain the records of the chapter and adding to the vast stores of information.

Table 2-28: Lexicanum Advances
advance
ciphers (astartes War cant) +20 ciphers (occult) +20 common lore (librarium) +20 command Forbidden lore (heresy) +20 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +20 Forbidden lore (psykers) +20 Forbidden lore (inquisition) +20 invocation +20 Scholastic lore (legend) +20 Scholastic lore (numerology) +20

Cost
100 100 100 200 100 100 100 200 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S t t t t t t t t t t t t

prerequisites
ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 ciphers (occult) +10 common lore (librarium) +10 — Forbidden lore (heresy) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 Forbidden lore (psykers) +10 Forbidden lore (inquisition) +10 invocation +10 Scholastic lore (legend) +10 Scholastic lore (numerology) +10 Scholastic lore (heraldry) +10 Scholastic lore (astromancy) +10 Speak language (high gothic) +10 tech-Use +10 WS 30 WS 50 — Wp 30, command — psy rating 2 — psy rating 4 — WS 35 — int 30

100 He directed the servitors Scholastic lore (heraldry) +20 Scholastic lore (astromancy) +20 100 with little trouble as he Speak language (high gothic) +20 200 sought out the information tech-Use +20 200 concerning the foe they had combat Master 200 200 fought previously. The an- crippling Strike hatred (heretics) 100 cient tome was laid on his iron Discipline 100 desk and Varnius opened it Minor psychic power 100 carefully. With a pen, he power Well 100 noted Third Company’s ac- psychic power 100 100 tions against the Emperor’s psy rating 5 Sound constitution 300 Children on the Imperial Swift attack 200 planet Nilnor. He furious- talented (Scholastic) 100 ly scribbled his memories total recall 200 You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. of the battles, hoping that future generations of Marines would be able to learn from the actions of the Ultramarines fighting.
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techMarine
a techmarine, or Frater astrotechnicus, is a special kind of Space Marine. he has a deep affinity to technology. although they are not directly part of the adeptus Mechanicus, they are regarded as members of their chapter as well as of the cult Mechanicus. Due to an eon-old pact between the adeptus astartes and the adeptus Mechanicus, techmarines spend about thirty years on Mars, where they learn the rites necessary to invoke the spirit of the machine, to calm it, and to repair and maintain the technological devices, weapons and armour of the chapter. the first true techmarine was Murchard kite from the thousand Sons before the horus heresy, who was chosen by the adeptus Mechanicus. techmarines usually live a life apart from their fellow brothers. nevertheless, they are highly regarded, as they are the only ones who know the secrets of the machines. before each battle, they bless the weapons and armour of their brothers. once in battle, they “heal” damaged vehicles and armour, accompanied by a loyal host of servitors. they do not only repair damaged items, but they also re-invoke the rage of the Machine Spirit should it ever fade. they are the reason why some of a chapter’s equipment is over several thousand years old, especially ar-

mour and vehicles. a techmarine is willing to undertake great risks on the battlefield to recover armour and weapons, before they are lost forever. to fulfill their duties, they are equipped with various special gear. this ranges from a simple servo arm attached to the power armour to a complete Servo harness. this magnificent armour bristles with additional arms, each one equipped with tools like a laser cutter or a power saw. as mentioned above, many techmarines are accompanied by servitors. this is because under enemy fire it can be difficult to repair a damaged vehicle. gun servitors and combat servitors protect the techmarine from enemies, while a tech servitor helps his master with the work. techmarines usually wear rust red armour, to honour the bonds between them the adeptus Mechanicus and Mars, but not a single techmarine would dare to cover his chapter’s insignia, as this would enrage the Machine Spirit within the armour. the sign of office for a techmarine is a power axe, which is not only used in combat, but also serves as a tool. Some Space Marines look at the techmarines with suspicion, because they act as if the equipment of the chapter would belong to the techmarines and they only borrow it. Without the techmarines, every chapter of the astartes would depend on normal humans to remain fully functional.

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apprentuM aDvanceS
after completing their scout training, these mechanically inclined Marines are sent to Mars to be trained by the adeptus Mechanicus.

Table 2-29: Apprentum Advances
advance
ciphers (astartes War cant) common lore (Machine cult) common lore (tech) Drive (ground Vehicles) Drive (hover Vehicles) Forbidden lore (chapter history) literacy Scholastic lore (imperial creed) Secret tongue (astartes Signage)

Cost
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200

type
S S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
— — — — — — — — —

200 S — He looked out of the ob- Speak language (high gothic) trade (copyist) 100 S — servation deck on the large trade (Scrimshawer) 100 S — Adeptus Mechanicus transarms Master 200 t — port and gazed in wonder binary chatter 100 t — at the sight of Mars below catfall 200 t — 100 t techmarine him. Somehow the thought Feedback Screech 200 t — of his former squad mates lightning reflexes Meditation 100 t — tugged at his mind and he rapid reaction 200 t — struggled to balance the Sound constitution 200 t — awe of Mars with the feelYou may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank. ings of separation. Casticus turned from the window and picked up his gear. He headed down to the landing bay for transport to the surface and his future.
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Table 2-30: Weaponsmith Advances
advance
ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 common lore (tech) +10 common lore (War) evaluate Forbidden lore (archeotech) Forbidden lore (adeptus Mechanicus) Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10 logic

Cost
200 100 200 100 100 100 100 100

type
S S S S S S S S

prerequisites
ciphers (astartes War cant) common lore (tech) — — — — Forbidden lore (chapter history) —

this is the first of many tasks a techmarine must learn, which is the careful maintenance of the weapons of the Space Marines.

He used the mechadan- Scholastic lore (astromancy) 200 S — 100 S — drites to open up the cover Scholastic lore (chymistry) 100 S — of the lascannon on the Scholastic lore (numerology) Security 200 S — right side sponson of the Secret tongue (tech) 100 S — land raider. Casticus’s arms tech-Use 100 S — were too short to reach the trade (armoursmith) 100 S — 200 t WS 30 cover. The cover opened up combat Master 100 t — to reveal the internal com- concealed cavity crack Shot 200 t bS 40 ponents that allowed the Double team 200 t — ancient weapon to func- Fearless 100 t — 100 t techmarine tion. Reciting the Litany of Ferric lure 200 t ag 30 Cleaning and Adjustment leap Up Mechadendrite Use (Manipulator) 100 t techmarine his mechadandrites care- Sound constitution 200 t — fully adjusted the lenses and deftly cleaned the dust from the inside of the weapon. Satisfied that the weapon had been adjusted and cleaned to the exacting standards of the Mechanicus he closed the cover then went to the other lascannon.

arMourSMith aDvanceS
learning to care and maintain the armour of a Space Marine is another fundamental that all techmarines must master.

Table 2-31: Armoursmith Advances
advance
common lore (Machine cult) +10 literacy +10 navigation (Stellar) Scholastic lore (imperial creed) +10 Secret tongue (astartes Signage) +10 Speak language (high gothic) +10 tech-Use +10 trade (armoursmith) +10

Cost
100 100 200 100 200 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 Flame, 300 200 200 200 100 200 200 200 200 100 200 200 100 200

type
S S S S S S S S S S S S t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t

prerequisites
common lore (Machine cult) literacy — Scholastic lore (imperial creed) Secret tongue (astartes Signage) Speak language (high gothic) tech-Use trade (armoursmith) trade (copyist) trade (Scrimshawer) — — ag 30 — — ag 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) bS 40, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic) techmarine ag 40 bS 40, ag 40 bS 40 bS 35 techmarine bS 40, Deadeye Shot — — —

The heavy tactical dread- trade (copyist) +10 nought armour sat on the trade (Scrimshawer) +10 workbench in front of him trade (Miner) trade (Smith) and he pulled out a spanner ambidextrous to begin the long process of basic Weapon training (choose one: disassembling the venerable launcher, Melta, or plasma) armour. Reciting the Litany Die hard Dual Shot of Cleaning, he loosened gunslinger the first of the many hun- gun blessing dreds of thousands of nuts hard target holding the armour togeth- hip Shooting independent targeting er. He peered intently at Marksman the newly revealed circuitry Mechadendrite Use (gun) and checked the solders to Sharpshooter ensure they still had a good Sound constitution connection. After his in- Sprint thrown Weapon training (primitive) spection, Casticus resealed the panel and went to work on the next access panel.

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tech-initiate aDvanceS
Delving further into the mysteries of the cult of Mechanicus, a tech-initiate begins to learn how to maintain the large war machines of the Space Marines.

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Table 2-32: Tech-Initiate Advances
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ciphers (astartes War cant) +20 common lore (tech) +20 common lore (War) +10 evaluate +10 Forbidden lore (archeotech) +10 Forbidden lore (adeptus Mecanicus) +10 Forbidden lore (chapter history) +20 logic +10 Scholastic lore (astromancy) +10 Scholastic lore (chymistry) +10 Scholastic lore (numerology) +10 Security +10 Secret tongue (tech) +10 trade (Miner) +10 trade (Smith) +10 heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, launcher, Melta, or plasma) Jaded Maglev grace Mechadendrite Use (optical) Melee Weapon training (chain) Melee Weapon training (power) Mighty Shot Quick Draw Sound constitution

Cost
200 100 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 100 100 100 300

type
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S t

prerequisites
ciphers (astartes War cant) +10 common lore (tech) common lore (War) evaluate Forbidden lore (archeotech) Forbidden lore (adeptus Mechanicus) Forbidden lore (chapter history)+10 logic Scholastic lore (astromancy) Scholastic lore (chymistry) Scholastic lore (numerology) Security Secret tongue (tech) trade (Miner) trade (Smith) —

Casticus used his mechadendrites to pull the damaged armour plating from the chassis of the Rhino. He carefully inspected the 100 t Wp 30 plates and saw the numer100 t techmarine ous scorchs of bolter fire 100 t techmarine mixed with the impacts 300 t — of rokkets. He muttered a 100 t — 200 t bS 40 prayer to the Omnissiah to 200 t — soothe the machine spirit 300 t — nestled within the body of the Rhino. He carefully laid the armour plating down onto a nearby trolley and picked up a new armour plating section. With his welder he welded the new armour plate into place. Satisfied with the results he picked up another armour plate and repeated the procedure.

tech-Wright aDvanceS
Fully trained, a techWright returns to his chapter to begin his service among his battle brothers both on and off the field of battle.

Table 2-33: Tech-Wright Advances
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command common lore (War) +20 evaluate +20 Forbidden lore (archeotech) +20 Forbidden lore (adeptus Mechanicus) +20 logic +20 Scholastic lore (astromancy) +20 Scholastic lore (chymistry) +20 Scholastic lore (numerology) +20 Security +20 Secret tongue (tech) +20 tech-Use +20 trade (armoursmith) +20 trade (Miner) +20 trade (Smith) +20 trade (technomat) basic Weapon training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, or plasma) Disturbing Voice energy cache exotic Weapon training (choose one: needle pistol, Web pistol, needle rifle, or Webber) Ferric Summons Furious assault heavy Weapon training (choose one: Flame, las, launcher, Melta, or plasma) iron Discipline Maglev transcendence pistol training (choose one: Flame, launcher, Melta, or plasma) peer (chapter) rite of awe rite of Fear rite of pure thought Sound constitution

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type
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prerequisites
— common lore (War) +10 evaluate +10 Forbidden lore (archeotech) +10 Forbidden lore (adeptus Mechanicus) +10 logic +10 Scholastic lore (astromancy) +10 Scholastic lore (chymistry) +10 Scholastic lore (numerology) +10 Security +10 Secret tongue (tech) +10 tech-Use +10 trade (armoursmith) +10 trade (Miner) +10 trade (Smith) +10 — —

Casticus relaxed on the observation deck of the Battle Barge Sons of Ultramar and contemplated the 20 years that had passed since he was just a young scout. He reflected 100 t — upon these memories and 100 t techmarine felt the twinge of loneliness 300 t — because the bond that had 100 t techmarine, Ferric lure been forged in the trials of 200 t WS 35 combat had been lost due 300 t — to his separation from the 200 t Wp 30, command Chapter. The door to the 100 t techmarine, Maglev grace observation deck opened 300 t — and Casticus turned to see 200 t Fel 30 who had entered into this 100 t techmarine beautiful place. Tactical 100 t techmarine 100 t techmarine Sergeant Bencarius entered 300 t — calmly and approached the Techmarine with a warm smile. “That was an excellent job on repairing my land raider,” Bencarius said as he offered his hand. Casticus took it and thought, “Old bonds may be gone, but new bonds can always be forged if the Omnissiah wills it.”

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he origin of the adeptus astartes lies millennia in the past. the emperor developed a special breed of warriors. the first of these individuals are now known as the primarchs. once, there were twenty primarchs. During the so-called First Founding, twenty Space Marine legions were created, each one with the gene-seed of its primarch. today, only nine legions of the First Founding remain. two vanished without any trace, the other nine legions became the cursed traitor legions, more commonly known as the chaos Space Marines. after the horus heresy, the nine loyalist legions were broken up into 1,000 Marine strong chapters. this was called the Second Founding, as the Marine legions were broken apart to form hundreds of individual chapters that could trace their gene-seed back to their primarch. the nine chapters are the Dark angels, the White Scars, Space Wolves, imperial Fists, blood angels, iron hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders and the raven guard. From these chapters, others were formed later. For example, the crimson Fists and black templars are descendants of the imperial Fists, while blood Drinkers and lamenters are of blood angel origin. this are only a few of the now existing chapters. over time, the gene-seed of some chapters began to mutate and thus change from its original form. For example, the Space Wolves suffer from the so-called canis helix, which invokes the more feral aspects of each Marine. another notable example is the genetic defect which is called the red thirst and is only found in the blood angel chapter and its successors. other changes are not as grave as these mutations. the imperial Fist chapter for example lacks both the Sus-an Membrane and betcher’s gland.

Some chapters have special units or companies which are remarkable. the best known are the Deathwing of the Dark angel chapter, the Death company of the blood angels or the thirteenth company of the Space Wolves. another point of difference are the battle tactics employed by the various chapters. Some excel in melee combat, others are siege specialists, while others are specialized in strike-and-vanish tactics. although there are many differences between the chapters, one thing remains the same: they all follow the codex astartes, written by roboute guilliman of the Ultramarines after the horus heresy. it this codex general tactics are defined, as well as the fact that every chapter should only have about 1,000 Space Marines. Due to the intense combat the legio astartes see, this number is only nominal. although most chapters can be traced back to a chapter of the First Founding, the origins of others remain a mystery, like the blood ravens, whose origins were rumored to be of blood angel and raven guard. Sadly, some of the chapters from the later foundings either turned renegade or were declared excommunicate traitoris. examples are the Soul Drinkers, who are of imperial Fist origin, or the relictors, that were created from the Dark angel and Ultramarine gene-seed. needless to say, these former Space Marines are sworn enemies of the imperium. certain chapters are divergent from codex: astartes or lacking certain gene-seed or suffer from various maladies that the Ultramarines do not have. the rules presented in this section are for modeling these chapters in Dark Heresy.

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Dark angelS
hiStory
caliban. a feudal world covered in great, spanning forests, dominated by beasts the likes of which would make most men flee in terror, and inhabited by humans long cut off from the birthplace of their kind: terra. this is where the primarch lion el’Jonson would come to rest, but it would not be among the civilizations of men. instead, the primarch would come to grow up in the dark places within the forests of caliban, living among the great chimerical beasts that stalk this deadly world. on caliban, Men organized themselves into an almost caste-based society at the top of which were a great many knightly orders: men who had sworn themselves to both their given order and to defend those humans that were not capable of defending themselves. of these knightly orders one in particular would rise to prominence as “First among equals”; this group of knights would simply be known as “the order” and would diverge from the other knights of caliban in one distinct way: typically only those born of noble blood would be admitted into one of the orders of caliban. the order would come to allow any man, of any birthright into its ranks, so long as the man could pass the trials set out by the masters of the order. one of these men of the order was known as luther, and unbeknownst to him he would singlehandedly shape the future of the Dark angels chapter. While hunting one of the beasts of caliban, luther would come across a feral man living alone within the forests. instead of killing the man where he stood, as most knights would do, he instead offered his hand to the man as a brother. the man had no name, and so luthor gave him the name lion el’Jonson meaning “lion, the son of the forest”. the lion was brought back to civilization and adapted faster than anyone had expected, learning the language of caliban within days and soon submitting himself to the trials of the masters of the order. it is said that the lion’s rise to prominence among the order was marked by his slaying of one of the great calibanite lions, a beast which no man of any order had ever slain. For this great feat, the lion would be named grand Master of the order and luther would be his second. things would not last on caliban, and soon the emperor would come to reunite with his lost son. the emperor would bring with him the First legion of Space Marines, later named the Dark angels, for when luthor witnessed them descend to the planet surface he remarked that they appeared as angels descending on wings of fire and light. the lion was given command of the First legion of Dark angels, caliban was made their homeworld, and the members of the order were welcomed into the chapter. those who were young enough were implant-

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ed with the gene-Seed and made full Space Marines, and those such as luther who were simply too old to undergo the process were instead surgically modified so that they could continue to fight alongside their brothers. though these older members were gifted with great strength, agility, and constitution, as well as a vastly increased lifespan, they were still not Space Marines and would never live up to their legacy. as such, during the beginning of the great crusade, the lion ordered luther to take a number of Dark angels back to defend caliban and train the new recruits who were to be given the gene-Seed. instead, luther and his men were left feeling rejected and unwanted, not knowing why the lion would disgrace them so. of note during the great crusade is an incident where both the lion and leman russ, primarch of the Space Wolves legion, came to blows over the rights of command authority, as neither was willing to take orders from the other: russ thought the lion to be pompous and arrogant, and the lion believed russ to be impulsive and lacking of any sense of strategy. to this day, whenever both the Dark angels and the Space Wolves come to fight side by side they both set the moment of victory aside long enough to sate the ancient grudge between the two chapters. a champion, chosen from each chapter, will fight in one-on-one combat, almost recreating the ancient duel between the lion and the Wolf.

the horuS hereSy
horus knew from the beginning that he could never convince the lion to side with him in his rebellion, and as such when he was made Warmaster he kept the Dark angels fighting in areas far away from terra so that they would not be able to respond as fast. to make matters worse, horus dispatched a contingent of the night lords legion to delay the Dark angels for as long as possible. as a result, the Dark angels were kept from any major participation in the heresy and would not arrive at terra until well after the emperor and horus had struck one another down in combat aboard horus’

the tiMe oF BetrayalS
among the inhabitants of caliban it was said that there would be no greater time to live than during the time of the lion, when lion el’Jonson walked among their people and brought them out of hiding from the great beasts of their planet. however for luthor, this was coincidentally not the case, for had the lion never come to caliban, luther would have been the leader of his people, the greatest man of his age and unparalleled by any other. instead he would forever live in the shadow cast by his best friend, the man that he had brought from the forests and into the world of men. For a time luther would be content with his station as second to the lion, admitting that the lion was indeed more capable of leading their people into this new age of the imperium. luther however expected to always be by the side of the lion, and his reassignment back to caliban to sit as the nominal planetary governor of a world that would see no major role in events to come was taken as a great insult. resentment stirred within luther, and this once again roused the dark places of caliban. the gods of chaos were attracted to this resentment and entered into a pact with luther, granting him the might to finally surpass the lion in power and to take his place as the rightful leader of caliban. after the heresy, the lion retreated to caliban only to be fired upon by his own planetary defense lasers. he immediately mobilized the Dark angels to the planet surface and ordered an immediate and constant orbital bombardment. During the battle on the surface, luther and the lion met in single combat and it was said that the battle between them raged for days on end, the power of chaos within luther matching every genetic advantage that the lion would normally possess. the lion would defeat luther, though the battle had lasted for so long that the bombardment had literally begun to tear the planet apart, ripping continent from continent and leaving the once proud caliban as nothing more than a field of asteroids. of the lion, no trace would be found, and of luther only a broken, raving lunatic would be found citing that one day the lion would return to forgive luthor of his sins. Many of luther’s followers would disappear as well, pulled into the Warp by the fickle gods of chaos and spread over space and time. Some would serve the Dark gods as servants, others would simply offer their weapons as mercenaries, and some would retire in solitude over the shame that they had brought both themselves and their legion. there would be only one constant among the traitorous followers of luther: they would become known as the Fallen, and they would serve to be the Dark angels’ greatest secret.

the surviving remnants of the Dark angels legion would be reformed into chapters of no more than onethousand Space Marines, per the codex astartes laid out by roboute guilliman, such as the Dark angels, the angels of absolution, and the angels of redemption. the Dark angels chapter themselves would build a great space borne fortress-monastery upon the largest remnant of the planet caliban and would name this fortress-monastery “the rock”, in remembrance of the greatest fortress of the order where the lion had made his home. the chapter itself would remain largely monastic in organization, laid out in similar fashion to their origins among the order. the chapter is led by a grand Master, who is in-turn aided by a set of Masters, each of whom leads one of the Dark angels companies. Within the chapter, there are a great many “levels” of membership which exist outside of the standard astartes system of rank, and these levels signify just how much of the chapter’s secrets any given member is subject to knowing. the rank and file tactical marine knows absolutely nothing about the origins of the Dark angels, while Sergeants may know of their beginnings on caliban, and only certain captains/Masters might know about the destruction of caliban, but not how or why it happened. only a handful of beings within the chapter know of luther’s treachery, and this information is very strictly controlled. From the outside, the organization of the Dark angels chapter appears to largely follow that which guilliman laid out in his codex. there are however two major divergences: the First company of the Dark angels is known as the Deathwing, and like many chapters the Deathwing appears to simply be the Dark angels terminator company. it is however only when a Dark angel is inducted into the Deathwing that he learns of the events of luther’s treachery and learns of the existence of the Fallen. it is the responsibility of each and every member of the Deathwing to hunt down and eradicate these Fallen whenever and wherever they are discovered. the Second company of the Dark angels is known as the ravenwing, and takes its namesake from the infamous cavalry groups of the order. the ravenwing is made up entirely of those who ride bikes and landspeeders into combat and is trained only to operate in combat as a highly mobile attack force. the librarians of the chapter are tasked with guarding the secrets of the chapter and are all universally inducted into the Deathwing. it is their primary task to ensure that the secrets of the chapter remain secret, and that not even their own chapter members learn of secrets to which they are not entitled. even among the Deathwing there are numerous levels of membership, and it is the librarians who monitor this carefully.

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battle barge. though secretly, and unbeknownst to anyone, the Dark angels would become involved in a heresy of their own…

the tiMe oF reBuilDing

Dark angel chaplains are known as “interrogatorchaplains” and like librarians they are all members of the Deathwing. When a member of the Fallen is encountered, it is not merely enough to kill the Fallen. instead, the Fallen are brought back in secrecy to the rock and handed over to an interrogator-chaplain. the Fallen is then forced to recant his sins before the ministrations of the interrogator-chaplain, and forced to ask for the forgiveness of his brothers. in the cases where an interrogator-chaplain is successful and the Fallen is truly repentant, that chaplain is given a single black pearl to string among the countless white pearls present on their rosarius.

Character Creation:
Due to the destruction of caliban the Dark angels recruit from any imperial planet or Space bound community. characters can choose to be from Feral Worlds, imperial Worlds, hive Worlds, Void born, or noble born.

hunt the Fallen:
if a Dark angels character finds out information on a member of the Fallen they will drop whatever they are doing and bring the Fallen to atonement. Deceit and subterfuge is an option for the character if they wish to keep the non-Dark angels of the group in the dark. Under no circumstances will the Dark angels character will let outsiders know of this secret shame and if they do find out the Dark angels character will be forced to kill any outsider to prevent anyone from knowing this secret shame.

White ScarS
the priMarch
the primarch Jaghatai khan of the Space Marines Fifth legion, or the White Scars, would come to land on a lush world teeming with life known as chogoris which would later be renamed Mundus planus by explorators of the emperor’s great crusade. technologically speaking, chogoris was very similar to terra during its middle-ages, having only some of the most basic technological advances such as black powder weaponry. prior to the arrival of the primarch, the natives of chogoris were organized into two prime groups: first, there was a great aristrocratic empire led by an individual known as the palatine. Utilizing armies equipped with only the highest quality of weapons, and trained by the best military minds that his empire had to offer, the palatine conquered almost all of chogoris and brought them under the banner of the palatine empire.

also inhabiting the planet were a number of tribes scattered among the lands to the west which typically remained untouched by the empire since their lands were barren and contained no resources which were of use to the empire’s war machine. it was among these nomadic tribes of master horse riders that Jaghatai khan would live among. the khan was found and raised by the leader of one of these tribes and quickly grew to master the lightning-fast, hit and run style of warfare that the horse lord tribes. one quiet night, when the primarch was a young adult, a rival tribe attacked, which resulted in the death of his adopted father, the khan. at this, Jaghatai was outraged and vowed not only vengeance upon the leader of this rival tribe, but also that he would unite all of the horse lord tribes to end the violence. even as a youth, Jaghatai was easily the greatest of warriors among his tribe and the task of absorbing each and every of the nomadic tribes was by no means difficult for him. Upon achieving the unification of all of the tribes there was only one task left at hand: to bring down the palatine empire. though the empire left the lands of the west untouched, it was not uncommon for nobles of the empire to ride into the west to capture slaves from the tribes that lived there. Jaghatai had known many men and women who had been taken back to the empire in such a way and this was a further violence that he simply could not abide by. even the highly trained and well equipped soldiers of the palatine empire were no match for the lightningfast horse lords of the khan’s united tribe and eventually, Jaghatai’s men had won the war, and in just short of twenty years, the primarch had become ‘great khan’ of the entire population of chogoris. this however presented one issue that the primarch had not forseen: at the end of his campaign, he had expected to return to the lands of the west, and to continue living his life as he and his people always had. he found however, that now he was expected to continue leading the whole of the populace of chogoris and the idea left a sour taste in his mouth.

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the coMing oF the eMperor
When the emperor landed on chogoris and Jaghatai strode out of his palace to meet the newcomer, the great khan immediately knew that this was a man whom he could respect; a man who could not just unite a planet of warring tribes, but a universe of human worlds. Without speaking a single word, the great khan bent down on one knee to this newcomer and pledged himself and his world to the emperor’s great works. the emperor placed Jaghatai in command of his Fifth legion, which would be renamed the White Scars in homage of all of the pain and violence that the chogoran tribes had endured during their lifetime. chogoris would become the prime recruitment world for the White Scars legion, and the primarch himself would personally train the legion in the lightning-fast tactics that the horse lords of chogoris had employed, only the legion would use no horse of blood and bone. instead they would primarily employ the fast moving, armored vehicles of the adeptus astartes: the rhino, the razorback, and the bike. a common piece of imagery from the horus heresy would be of the great Jaghatai khan leading his bike riding warriors from atop a modified rhino transport vehicle.

the White Scars, like all of the legions, would be broken up into chapters, thus spawning chapters such as the Marauders, the rampagers, and the Storm lords from their ranks during the second founding. there are very few, if any, known third founding or later chapters to come from the White Scars gene-seed. the White Scars maintain fair adherence to the codex astartes in terms of chapter organization, with two small differences: first, all White Scars are trained in the intricacies of vehicular combat, and nearly every squad within the White Scars chapter is assigned some sort of transport vehicle. Second, many, if not all, White Scars are trained in the use of the standard Space Marine bike or attack bike and are expected to be able to fight just as effectively from the back of these bikes as they do on foot.

Character Creation:
White Scars characters can choose to be from a Feral World or noble born.

Space WolveS
the WolF
tales of a boy raised by wolves were fairly common on ancient terra, however none have ever been as true as that of the primarch leman russ, landing on the distant planet of Fenris and being raised by a pack of the massive wolves which called this frozen world their home. While russ was still young by human standards, a king of the men that inhabited Fenris would hunt and slaughter the wolves that the primarch lived among, and it was during one of these hunts that the primarch was discovered and taken to be raised by the king, who would name the boy leman russ, after his own people. tales of leman russ would quickly spread across the planet, of how he could outdrink any warrior on the world, how he could defeat hundreds of warriors in mere minutes, and how he was always accompanied into battle by a pair of the Fenrisian Wolves, presumably members of the primarch’s original pack that had managed to escape the king’s hunting parties. Soon it would occur that the king would die and leadership of the people of the russ would fall to leman. he would become a mighty leader and tales of his exploits would manage to make it off of the planet, and into the ears of a man searching the universe for just this sort of legend. So the emperor traveled to Fenris, for he knew that this had to be one of his lost primarchs. leman russ laughed at this so-called “emperor”, and instead boasted that he was the better of the two warriors. it is said that leman drank deeply and gorged himself on food,

the khan anD the lupercal
the White Scars legion maintained a doctrine of high mobility; the legion did not headquarter itself on the planet of chogoris and instead chose to maintain a fleet status, with the battle barge constantius being the home of their fortress monestary. it was because of this doctrine that the White Scars legion, and Jaghatai khan himself would be one of the few legions present at terra when horus would lay siege to the imperial palace. When the emperor was to teleport aboard horus’ great battle barge, it would be Jaghatai khan and rogal Dorn of the imperial Fists legion that would board the ship with him, along with a contingent of the emperor’s custodes guardians, though it was due to some arcane interference or sorcery that only the emperor would arrive in horus’ command chamber, the khan and Dorn having landed in different parts of the ship. the primarchs would arrive to find horus slain, and the emperor gravely wounded. it was to both Dorn and the khan that the emperor spoke his final words, asking that he brought back to his golden throne, and that his surviving custodes guardians would know how to carry out his final wishes. thus the two sons carried out the last wish of their great father.

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this sour taste would not last long however, for the emperor was soon destined to land on the planet of chogoris to reunite with another of his lost sons…

the White ScarS toDay

the WolveS toDay
after the heresy, russ would be stricken with grief over his inability to reach terra in time to save the emperor, a grief that was rooted in the fact that russ was too busy engaging in a war of his own desire. he blamed himself for the emperor’s fall, and at a great feast held among his legion it was announced that he would leave the legion in the hands of his captains while he pursued a task of which he would not speak. When russ left, many of his Space Wolves left with him, refusing to let their primarch undergo any task alone. Some believe that the Space Wolves that left with russ have come to be known as the mysterious 13th great company, who were believed to have been marooned within the eye of terror only to recently emerge as something other than what they entered as… When the legion was broken into chapters, the Space Wolves chapter would be left in the hands of the first “great Wolf ”, a man who was particularly fixated on bringing Magnus the red and his thousand Sons to justice for what they had done during the days of the heresy. it was this fixation that would lead the first great Wolf to bring the majority of the Space Wolves’ might to bear on a world that he believed to be Magnus’ new seat of power. this however was a ruse concocted by Magnus himself in his own lust for vengeance. the world that the great Wolf attacked was no more than a base held by allies of Magnus, designed as a decoy to lure the Space Wolves away from their home world of Fenris long enough for Magnus and his thousand Sons to destroy it just as the Space Wolves had done to prospero. the first great Wolf would return to Fenris to break the assault, but not before himself falling at the hands of Magnus himself. Magnus would once again flee in failure back into the eye of terror. the Space Wolves chapter maintain no adherence to the codex astartes, and as such do not break their chapter down into smaller companies like other chapters. instead the Space Wolves maintain their own organizational structure. Unlike other chapters, Space Wolves do not begin their training among the Scout company. it is only some of the oldest veteran Space Wolves that join the Wolf Scouts, bringing their long experience to the battlefield as expert infiltrators. instead, recruits begin their lives as Space Wolves among the packs of the bloodclaws and grow into grey hunters, which make up the bulk of their chapters warriors. Some Marines then advance into the long Fangs, or the Devastators as they are known among other chapters. the most distinguished warriors are brought into the Wolf guard, or the terminator company. the Space Wolves chapter is home to librarians and chaplains just as other chapters are, however they are known by the titles of “rune priest” and “Wolf priest” respectively.

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and proceeded to challenge the emperor to single combat to prove who was the greater of the two warriors. records show that the emperor struck russ only once, knocking him out with that single blow. When russ awoke, he swore fealty to the emperor and was granted command of the Sixth legion, which would become known as the Space Wolves.

oF gruDgeS anD the horuS hereSy
no primarch had ever come to blows with his brother primarchs as often as leman russ did. Well known as an impulsive leader, many of his brothers viewed him as reckless, and while some would refuse to defer command to russ, many would outright avoid fighting alongside him. this caused a great grudge between russ and lion el’Jonson that has even spread to the chapters of Space Marines formed from their original legions. this also caused a greater grudge between russ and one of his brothers in particular. Magnus the red, primarch of the thousand Sons legion would ignore the emperor’s direct edict against dabbling in the practice of sorcery, to which the emperor would become aware. he dispatched leman russ and the Space Wolves legion to bring Magnus back to terra to answer for this crime. When russ would arrive on the thousand Sons home world of prospero, his impulsiveness would instead lead him to launch a direct attack upon the planet that would completely ravage its surface and decimate its population, both human and astartes alike. What few thousand Sons survived would escape with Magnus into an area known as the “eye of terror” where they would enter into a pact with the chaos god tzeentch. Magnus would swear an oath of vengeance against russ for the destruction of his home world, an oath that would spawn a grudge that would last for millennia.

Space Wolves can choose to be from a Feral World or noble born. a Space Wolves’ neophyte starting age is 1d5+12 years.

Career path Changes:
the following ranks can choose different advances, as noted below: neophyte: as “neophyte”, plus add Wrangling (S, 100 Xp). bloodclaw: can choose advances from the “Scout” list, plus talents (not Skills) from the “assault Marine” list. bloodclaw veteran: can choose Skills from the “assault Marine” list, plus talents (not Skills) from the “assault Veteran” list. Grey hunter: as “Marine”, plus Wrangling +10 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: Wrangling). Grey hunter veteran: as “brother Marine”, plus Wrangling +20 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: Wrangling +10), and hatred (traitor legions) (t, 200 Xp). Wolf scout: can choose advances from both “tactical Marine” and “brother Scout”, plus catfall (t, 200 Xp, prerequisite: ag 30), and crack Shot (t, 200 Xp, prerequisite: bS 40). Wolf scout veteran: as “tactical Veteran”, plus Skills from the “assault Veteran” list. Wolf scout sergeant: can choose advances from both the “tactical Sergeant” and the “assault Sergeant“ lists, plus into the Jaws of hell (t, 200 Xp, prerequisite: iron Discipline).

pack healer: can choose advances from both the “Medicae initiate” and “chaplain-novite” lists. spirit Guard: can choose advances from both the “Medicae internist” and “chaplain-priest” lists. spirit hunter: can choose advances from both “Field Medicae” and “chaplain-confessor”. Wolf initiate: as “chaplain exorcist”. Wolf priest: as “reclusiarch”. skald initiate: as “librarium Sanctionite”, plus Scholastic lore (beasts) (S, 100 Xp). skald: as “librarium neonate”, plus Scholastic lore (beasts) +10 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: Scholastic lore (beasts)), and Scholastic lore (archaic) (S, 100 Xp). lore keeper: as “librarium Militant”, plus Scholastic lore (beasts) +20 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: Scholastic lore (beasts) +10), and Scholastic lore (archaic) +10 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: Scholastic lore (archaic)). rune Carver: as “librarium Savant”, plus Scholastic lore (archaic) +20 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: Scholastic lore (archaic) +10), and Mental rage (t, 200 Xp, prerequisite: Frenzy). rune priest: as “lexicanum”

spACe Wolves rAnks

neophyte Xp level: 0-499

Bloodclaw Xp level: 500-999

Bloodclaw veteran Xp level: 1,000-1,999

Grey hunter Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Pack healer Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Skald Initiate Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Forge Initiate Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Grey hunter veteran Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Spirit Guard Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Skald Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Fire Keeper Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Wolf Scout Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Long Fang Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Spirit hunter Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Lore Keeper Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Smith Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Wolf Scout veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Long Fang veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Wolf Initiate Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Rune Carver Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Forge veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Wolf Scout Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Long Fang Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Wolf Priest Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Rune Priest Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Iron Priest Xp level: 10,000-14,999

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Character Creation:

long Fang: as “Devastator Marine”. long Fang veteran: as “Devastator Veteran”. long Fang sergeant: as “Devastator Sergeant”.

Forge initiate: as “apprentum”, plus trade (Miner) (S, 100 Xp), and trade (Smith) (S, 100 Xp). Fire keeper: as “Weaponsmith”, plus trade (Miner) +10 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: trade (Miner)), and trade (Smith) +10 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: trade (Smith)). smith: as “armoursmith”, plus trade (Miner) +20 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: trade (Miner) +10), and trade (Smith) +20 (S, 100 Xp, prerequisite: trade (Smith) +10). Forge veteran: as “tech-initiate”. iron priest: as “tech-Wright”.

Curse of the Wulfen:
During the process that turns the human into a Space Wolf, they are implanted the canis helix, which is an essential part of their transformation, and helps the marine accept russ’ gene-seed. however the canis helix has some nasty side effects that most Space Wolves have to deal with throughout their lives. these are the rules to represent the effects of the canis helix and the curse of the Wulfen in Dark Heresy. all Space Wolves, due to the influence of the canis helix implant, slowly develop some sort of minor mutations, namely unnatural growth of their canine teeth to resemble fangs as they grow old, their eyes taking a yellow tint as those of a wolf, and their body growing hair resembling the fur of a wolf, which becomes grayer and grayer as they age. in addition to this, in all Space Wolves awakens a sort of “feral inner beast” that helps them overcome their fear and indecision, but fights with them to take control, and make them mutate into a werewolf-like creature called the Wulfen. all Space Wolves start the game with the canis helix implant. they slowly develop the minor mutations mentioned above with time. this effect is purely cosmetic and has no in-game effect. in addition to this, all Space Wolves start the game with 2d10 insanity points. these insanity points represent how strong the curse of the Wulfen´s hold on the character is. Whenever a Space Wolf character would earn insanity points, instead of the usual effect they would have, they increase the curse of the Wulfen. as a counterpart, a character can spend experience points, at the rate of 2 Xp per insanity point, to reduce his current ip score. once a character reaches 50 insanity points, he starts transforming into a Wulfen. he grows thick fur all over his body and face, his face transforms to take a more bestial appearance, and he grows large claws. at this point, the Space Wolf gains the natural Weapons trait, his intel-

ligence is reduced by 10, and his Fellowship is reduced by 20 points, permanently. also, this transformation is permanent, and the character’s total of insanity points can never be reduced below 50. once a character reaches 80 insanity points, whatever remains of his rational mind is destroyed by the beast, and he becomes a feral monster with little trace of intelligence. the curse of the Wulfen does not only manifest as the physical mutation into a mindless beast. it also means that the character is likely to lose himself in a berserker rage during stressful situations if the beast inside him manages to take control. During a suitably stressful situation (being in a near-death situation like taking a critical hit, being near-starved to death, seeing a packbrother die, being subject to torture, etc.) the Space Wolf may be required by the gM to make a Willpower roll. the difficulty of this roll can range from very easy (refraining from eating while hungry, if enemies are very close) to Very hard (being tortured and starved to neardeath, then forced to fight for his life). this roll is also modified with an increase in one level of difficulty for each 20 insanity points or fraction the Space Wolf has (for example, if a character has 35 insanity points, all his Willpower rolls to resist the curse will be at a -20 penalty). Finally, as a Space Wolf grows older and more experienced, he develops a greater control of his inner beast, and somewhat comes to terms with it. For this reason, any Space Wolf that reaches a total of 2,000 Xp gains a +10 bonus to these rolls, which increases to a +20 at 6,000 Xp. Failure in this roll means that the character enters a Frenzy state (as per the talent) instantly, and will resort to his lowest instincts (feeding, fighting, etc), as well as gain 5 insanity points (the more hold the Wulfen gains, the harder it is to fight it back). if the roll is failed by more than 20 points, then the character resorts to his most bestial nature, and drops whatever tools or weapons he is carrying, and will fight, feed, or whatever it is he was doing with his bare hands.

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iMperial FiStS
oF FiSt anD heart
like the Dark angels, the Seventh legion of the imperial Fists can trace its origins back to holy terra itself, where it was formed long before the day that its primarch would be recovered. as such, the imperial Fists served the emperor directly during the beginnings of the great crusade, and travelled with him from world to world in search of his missing primarchs. it was inevitable that the emperor would come to a small ice covered world known as inwit where he would meet with the emperor of the house of Dorn, ruler

a FiSt oF Stone
like all legions, the imperial Fists were broken up into chapters. Unlike the other legions, the imperial Fists are credited with the creation of some of the most famous chapters in the history of the imperium. names like the black termplars and the crimson Fists serve as testament to the perfection that was the imperial Fists legion. While the imperial Fists chapter itself was one of the slowest to adopt the tenets laid out in the codex astartes, today they serve as one of the imperium’s hardest adherents to the document. the chapter itself is organized just as guilliman laid out and maintains no active divergence from the organizational structures of the codex. Just as the legion lived before the heresy, so too does the chapter live aboard the phalanx, maintaining no permanent planetary headquarters.

of the inwit cluster, and seventh of his lost primarchs. Very little is known about the life of rogal Dorn prior to his discovery by the emperor, but it is said that upon greeting the emperor aboard his starship, Dorn immediately recognized the emperor for who and what he was: the one true leader of humanity. Dorn was placed in command of the Seventh legion of imperial Fists, and was also handed command of the massive spaceship phalanx, which would serve as the legion’s mobile headquarters. like the White Scars, the imperial Fists would claim no homeworld and unlike the other legions would not lay any claim as “masters” of any world from which they recruit. instead, Dorn and the imperial Fists have always been treated as respected guests. because of their mobile doctrines, the imperial Fists legion served as the emperor’s primary strategic reserve force due to their ability to quickly re-deploy via the phalanx, and have always been renowned as some of the premiere siege specialists in the imperium, alongside the iron Warriors.

the iMperial FiStS anD the inquiSition
there is a tale told within the halls of the inquisition, whispered only among the great lords of the ordos, that the imperial Fists hold special station among the near forgotten origins of the emperor’s most holy inquisition. the story tells of Space Marines, once loyal to horus and Mortarion, primarchs of the luna Wolves and Death guard legions respectively, that made a heroic flight from the site of horus’ original treachery: the istvaan system. it is believed that these Space Marines commandeered a heavily damaged ship and fled with it through the Warp with the hopes of encountering someone, anyone, to whom they could deliver a warning of what horus was up to. this ship was found by the phalanx, and its crew welcomed by rogal Dorn himself. Upon hearing the news, the primarch was torn between believing in the Marines and arresting them as traitors. ever the diplomat, Dorn sent the majority of his fleet to the istvaan system to investigate the reports of heresy while he took the phalanx, and the Marines back to terra for further questioning. it is said that upon arriving at luna, the Marines were taken by the enigmatic Sisters of Silence to their headquarters where they met with both Dorn and Malcador the Sigilite, regent of terra. it is believed that it was Malcador who was tasked by the emperor himself to locate “men of character, skill and determination who were of an inquisitive nature” who would be tested and trained to form the beginnings of the imperial inquisition, and it is believed that Dorn was responsible for bringing the first of such men to Malcador, though their names are forever lost to history…

Brother FightS Brother
the imperial Fists, along with the White Scars and the blood angels legions, were tasked with the defense of terra, with rogal Dorn being responsible for the defense of the imperial palace itself. it would fall to Dorn and his brother Jaghatai khan to find the broken bodies of horus, Sanguinius, and the emperor himself aboard the vile flagship of the traitor fleet. like many of his brother primarchs, Dorn took what had happened very personally, and allowed his grief over the situation to drive him into a crusade of penance. During Dorn’s crusade, the imperial Fists would scour the universe for any signs of the traitorous legions. in his wrath he would level fortress upon fortress, and in some cases where the entire population of a world was found to support a traitor legion, Dorn would scour the entire world in his quest for justice. During this time, it was left to guilliman and the Ultramarines to bring order back to the imperium. Dorn

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would refuse any offers to return to the imperium until guilliman himself had penned the codex astartes and personally requested that Dorn return to terra.

beyond such legends, it is well documented that the imperial Fists chapter is responsible for providing more brother-warriors to the inquisition’s “Deathwatch” than nearly any other chapter in recorded history, and it was an imperial Fist by the name of octavius to be one of the first Marines to gain a permanent post as a captain of the Deathwatch, forever in service to the ordo Xenos and never to return to his original chapter.

BlooD angelS
the angel uniteS
like many of the primarchs, the story of Sanguinius is one of a mysterious child found by the population of the planet who would one day rise to unite its people against some great injustice or threat. however, unlike the other primarchs, very few of these twenty warriors would be touched by the Warp prior to landing on their “home planet”. Sanguinius was one such primarch. in an earlier time, the world of baal Secondus was dominated by a tribal society, many members of which had been mutated by the constant blasting of radioactive winds that cut across the world. one tribe, it is believed to be one of the few that had escaped rampant mutation, found the young Sanguinius alone in the wastes and marveled that the boys’ great angelic wings were a sign of some sort. the tribe took the boy in and raised him as one of their own. as Sanguinius grew, so too did he grow in power, using his genetically enhanced abilities, and supposed precognitive foresight to unite the few mutation-free tribes of baal against the hordes of mutants. the emperor would land on baal Secondus to find a world scoured of the mutant, and a young man of absolute perfection in stature borne aloft on great feathered wings. it was believed that this man immediately bowed before the emperor without so much as a whisper of challenge, and gathered his best warriors about him for the journey into space. the emperor would place the ninth legion of blood angels under the command of the primarch, and they would go on to stand next to angron’s legion of World eaters as some of the most universally feared shock troops in the imperium. also of note is that among the primarchs, Sanguinius himself was known for having forged positive relationships with the majority of his brother primarchs. as is commonplace in legends surrounding men of almost demi-godlike status, so too were the arguments and rivalries between the primarchs, especially Magnus the red, lion el’Jonson, and leman russ. Sanguinius however was known to have been called “brother” by most of his fellow primarchs, especially the Warmaster horus. it was believed that the bond between horus and Sanguinius was stronger than those between any of the other primarchs. it was because of this bond that horus knew that Sanguinius would never cross the emperor, despite any feelings of kinship between the two.

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Character Creation:
imperial Fists recruit from many imperial planets or Space bound community. characters can choose to be from Feral Worlds, imperial Worlds, hive Worlds, Void born, or noble born.

skills:
all imperial Fist characters gain the skill trade (Scrimshawer) as a starting skill. they can improve the skill to +10 at rank 4 and +20 at rank 8.

Gene-seed mutation:
the imperial Fists’ gene-seed has been somewhat corrupted over the millennia, so two traits have emerged. one is the loss of two of the special organs produced by Space Marines: the betcher’s gland, which allows the Marine to produce poisonous/acidic spittle, and the Sus-an Membrane, which allows a Marine to enter a state of suspended animation. imperial Fists characters cannot spend experience to gain the betcher’s gland and the Sus-an Membrane.

self-Castigation:
the second is the imperial Fists’ over-zealous self-castigation. they often make use of a device called the pain glove, which encases the whole body and stimulates pain neurons. the imperial Fists constantly feel the need to punish themselves for the smallest inadequacy, failure or infraction. an imperial Fists character start with a pain glove. While suffering under the punishment of the pain glove all rolls made by the imperial Fists character suffer a -10 modifier unless they pass a successful Willpower test with a +10 modifier.

the Siege oF terra
Sanguinius and the blood angels were present on terra for the entirety of horus’ siege. During the engagements surrounding the siege, the blood angels were mobilized as shock troops who would frequently break out of the walls of the imperial palace taking the fight directly to the front lines of the traitor legions.

Sanguinius would be with the emperor when he teleported aboard horus’ battle barge, but unfortunately would not land with him. in the confusion that ensued, Sanguinius would find and confront horus alone despite his belief that horus would indeed kill him. Despite knowing that Sanguinius would never do so, horus made one attempt to win the winged primarch over to his side, to which Sanguinis refused and attacked the arch-heretic. it is believed that Sanguinius knew that he would die that day, but that he attacked horus knowing that he would uncover some weakness for the emperor to exploit. Sanguinius’ violent death at the hands of his closest brother-primarch, combined with his inherent psychic abilities, left a great psychic ripple across all of those Space Marines that carried his gene-seed and it is believed that this ripple has grown to manifest itself in the black rage that is known to overcome the blood angels in battle.

Character Creation:
the blood angels’ homeworld is classified as Feral. all blood angel characters can choose to be from a Feral World or noble born.

black rage:
all blood angels have a reputation of being bloodthirsty berserkers (even for Space Marine standards). this is due to their geneseed, derived from the winged primarch Sanguinius. Usually, most blood angels are prone to fits of berserker rage when in combat. in some cases, they pray before a battle, and are sometimes granted visions of the death of their primarch. Sometimes, these visions push them over the edge, and they are overcome with the black rage, becoming crazed, bloodthirsty madmen who mutate to take on a more vampiric appearance (with elongated fangs, etc.). these rules represent the effect of these genetic deviations in Dark Heresy. Whenever a blood angel character would earn insanity points, instead of the usual effect they would have, they increase the hold of the black rage on that character. all blood angels begin play with 1d10 insanity points. as a counterpart, a character can spend experience points, at the rate of 2 Xp per ip, to reduce his current insanity points score. once a character reaches 50 insanity points, he is overtaken by the black rage. his fangs grow, and he starts having trouble to control

the BlooD angelS toDay
today the blood angels are, like all of the original legions, broken into a chapter of one-thousand Space Marines. notable successor chapters that have come from the blood angels legion are the Flesh tearers, angels Sanguine, and the lamenters among many, many others. the blood angels chapter organizes itself with fair adherence to the codex astartes, possessing a First Veteran company, four primary battle companies, two reserve tactical companies, one each reserve assault and Devastator company, and a single Scout company. the chapter diverges from the codex as a result of the gene-flaws suffered by all who share the gene-seed of Sanguinius: the black rage and the red thirst. the first of the flaws, the black rage, is a genetically caused psychotic break, believed to be caused by the psychic death-throes of Sanguinis himself. While in the fit of the black rage, a blood angel will be nearly uncontrollable as they suffer visions in which they are San-

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guinius fighting at terra. the second of these flaws is known as the red thirst, which causes blood angels to suffer a great and unusual lust for the blood of their enemies. blood angels under the influence of either the black rage or the red thirst will continue to kill, or to drink the blood of their foes only until they are freed by death itself. as such, the blood angels maintain a separate “Death company”. this “Death company” has no set minimum and maximum company size, and is instead composed only of brothers who have succumbed to either the black rage or the red thirst. the “Death company” is typically lead by a chaplain who, instead of trying to control the afflicted Space Marines, will direct their energy at the enemy. the chaplains will paint the armor of an afflicted Marine jet black, and cross it with red streaks before blessing the “Death company” with the moripatris and sending the brothers to die in battle.

his lust for blood and violence. at this point, the blood angel gains the Frenzy talent, if he didn’t already have it (and he requires no action to activate it, since he will always be in a state of Frenzy during combat), and his Fellowship is reduced by 20 points, permanently. also, this transformation is permanent, and the character’s total of insanity points can never be reduced below 50. at this point, the chaplains of the blood angels accept the character into the Death company; he paints his armor black, instead of red, and is usually reserved only for missions that will involve combat, to give him a chance to die in honorable combat before his mind is lost forever. once a character reaches 80 insanity points, whatever remains of his rational mind is overtaken by the black rage, he becomes a frothing madman with no control of himself, and the character must be retired (often, they are given a last chance to end their life with honor or put out of their misery, but this should be dealt with out of normal game-play, and preferably in a narrative way). the black rage does not only manifest as the physical mutation into a bloodthirsty beast. it also means that the character is likely to lose himself in a berserker rage during stressful or bloody situations if the beast inside him manages to take control. During a suitable situation (eviscerating an enemy with a gruesome critical, being near-starved to death, having visions of the death of Sanguinius, etc.) the blood angel may be required by the gM to make a Willpower roll. the difficulty of this roll can range from Very easy (keeping his cool in combat) to Very hard (being starved for weeks, then killing his enemies with his bare hands and having the chance to feed on them). this roll is also modified with an increase in one level of difficulty for each 20 insanity points or fraction the blood angel has (for example, if a character has 35 insanity points, all his Willpower rolls to resist the black rage will be at a -20 penalty). Failure in this roll means that the character enters a Frenzy state (as per the talent) instantly, and will resort to his lowest instincts (feeding, fighting, etc), as well as gain 5 insanity points (the more hold the black rage gains, the harder it is to fight it back). if the roll is failed by more than 20 points, then the character resorts to his most bestial nature, drops whatever tools or weapons he is carrying, and will fight, feed, or whatever it is he was doing with his bare hands.

iron hanDS
hiStory
Ferrus Manus would land on the planet of Medusa, located near the eye of terror, a world where the sun virtually never shines due to great amounts of air pollution. the surface of the world is equally unforgiving, being entirely covered in volcanic mountains and boiling geysers and is constantly shifting as the planet’s tectonic plates are in constant motion. the people of Medusa chronicle that Ferrus Manus would never join any of the scattered tribes of men on the planet. instead he would constantly venture out alone in search of great challenges of a physical nature, constantly testing and forging himself into a stronger and more resilient man. it was not until he slew the great silver wyrm, the asirnoth, that he would finally join the local tribes of Medusa. it was believed that Ferrus possessed and almost innate understanding of technology, and he would go on to use this understanding to artificially advance the Medusan level of technology by decades every year. however, Ferrus never did join any particular tribe. nor did he ever choose a side in the many conflicts between various tribes, for he saw them as perfectly healthy challenges that would only serve to improve the culture as a whole. When the emperor landed on Medusa, Ferrus saw this as merely another test to be overcome. as such, he immediately challenged the emperor to a battle that is believed to have laid waste to entire mountain ranges. Finally, after the battle had raged on for days, Ferrus acknowledged that he had found an equal and accepted the emperor as his lord. as such he was given command of the tenth legion, which would become known as the iron hands.

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iron hAnds rAnks

neophyte Xp level: 0-499

Scout Xp level: 500-999

Brother Scout Xp level: 1,000-1,999

Marine Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Iron Initiate Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Librarium Sanctionite Xp level: 2,000-2,999

Brother Marine Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Iron Guardian Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Librarium neonate Xp level: 3,000-5,999

Assault Marine Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Tactical Marine Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Devastator Marine Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Medicae Initiate Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Iron Keeper Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Librarium Militant Xp level: 6,000-7,999

Assault veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Tactical veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Devastator veteran Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Medicae Internist Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Iron Priest Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Librarium Savant Xp level: 8,000-9,999

Assault Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Tactical Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Devastator Sergeant Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Field Medicae Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Iron Father Xp level: 10,000-14,999

Lexicanum Xp level: 10,000-14,999

the great cruSaDe anD the horuS hereSy
Ferrus saw the great crusade as just another trial designed to weed out the weak links in humanity. as such, his ferocity was unparalleled when it came to cleansing worlds of those who would not accept the emperor as he once had. Such worlds were, in his opinion, forfeit, and deserved only to be cleansed of their population so that the world could serve the emperor in other ways. of all of the primarchs, the bond between Ferrus Manus and Fulgrim, primarch of the emperor’s children, was well known, their mutual journey towards self-perfection serving as a great agent of bonding between the two. horus would attempt to utilize this bond between brothers by sending Fulgrim to personally recruit Ferrus Manus into his rebellion. however, upon hearing such heresy from the mouth of his brother, Ferrus struck out at Fulgrim in anger, viewing his decision to follow horus as weak and thus forfeiting Fulgrim’s right to lead one of the legions. this combat would lead to the death of Ferrus Manus on the surface of istvaan V, the site of the istvaan Drop Site Massacre – horus’ first strike against those loyal to the emperor. it is said that the head of Ferrus Manus was delivered to horus as a trophy.

the iron hanDS toDay
the iron hands of today maintain great similarities to any chapter following the edicts of the codex astartes. the chapter maintains battle companies just as any

other chapter does, however among the iron hands these companies are called clans. the clans are believed to be related to the original Medusan tribes and are known to be in constant competition with one another, just as their primarch would have desired. Different from most chapters is the iron hands’ leadership. instead of being led by a single chapter Master, the iron hands elect what is known as the great clan council, which itself consists of numerous representatives of the ten clans. Just as the legions were broken into chapters of no more than one-thousand Space Marines, so too would the leadership of the iron hands be broken across many individuals so that such great power could never again lay in the hands of just one man. also different from most chapters is the iron hands’ predilection towards bionics. it is quite common for members of the iron hands to receive dozens of mechanical implants over their lifetime and it is believed that there is a very close relationship between the iron hands and the adeptus Mechanicus, though the chapter keeps any proof of such a relationship hidden. also of note is the iron hands’ particular reverence for those chosen to be interred into the sarcophagus of the Venerable Dreadnought. the transition to Dreadnought is seen as the ultimate merging of Man and machine, and as the final step towards perfection that all iron hands strive to achieve. as such, it is quite common to witness battlegroups from the iron hands chapter being led by their Dreadnought brothers.

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Character Creation:
iron hands characters can choose to be from a Feral World or noble born for deciding stats. they start the game with their left hand replaced with a cybernetic implant.

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Career path Changes:
the following ranks can choose different advances, as noted below: iron initiate: can choose advances from both the “apprentum” and “chaplain-novite” lists. iron Guardian: can choose advances from both the “Weaponsmith” and “chaplain-priest” lists. iron keeper: can choose advances from both “armoursmith” and “chaplain-confessor”. iron priest: can choose advances from both “techinitiate” and “chaplain-exorcist”. iron Father: can choose advances from both “techWright” and “reclusiarch”.

the coDex aStarteS
after the horus heresy, roboute guilliman wrote the codex astartes, an encyclopedic compendium on strategy, warfare and its related topics. among the many issues that the codex touched upon, it decreed that a whole legion of Space Marines was too powerful for any single man to command, lest a new horus heresy might take place. the solution for this situation was to split all the legions into smaller units, called chapters, composed of approximately 1,000 Space Marines. even though some of the primarchs like rogal Dorn of the imperial Fists and leman russ of the Space Wolves initially opposed the idea, guilliman’s ideas were accepted, and the legions were split into many chapters, with the main one amongst them keeping the legion’s original name.

ultraMarineS
hiStory
the Ultramarines are one of the First Founding legions, hailing from the world of Macragge, in the Ultramar system, an imperial World. they descend from the primarch roboute guilliman, renowned for his tactical and organizational skills that would lead to the creation of the codex astartes after the horus heresy, and are usually seen as the archetypical Space Marines. Deviating very little from the letter of the codex astartes, they have stood as a bastion of humankind for the past ten thousand years. they benevolently watch over their homeworld and the star system around it, and face the enemies of the imperium with all their strength and will, having fought in conflicts all over the galaxy, and having been in the forefront of humanity’s defense in many of them.

other BattleS
the Ultramarines have taken part in many of the great wars of the age of the imperium. in past centuries they have seen themselves fighting for the good of humankind against the black crusades of abaddon, and in the second war for armageddon.in addition to this, recently, the Ultramarines have seen their homeworld menaced by the tyranids, and only with the sacrifice of many of their first company veterans, and their victory in the battle for Macragge did they manage to stop the alien menace. in the years to follow, the Ultramarines have taken extra measures to fight the tyranid invasions, and are actively helping other imperial forces in their fight against the great Devourer, while still keeping their careful and benevolent watch over the Ultramar system, and the lands of the imperium.

the horuS hereSy
During this time of turmoil in the galaxy, Warmaster horus knew that if he was to have his victory, he needed to keep the Ultramarines at bay. through trickery, he arranged to have them sent to the southernmost area of the galaxy, where they were ambushed by the Word bearers legion. this maneuver assured that their arrival on terra did not take place until after the battle there was finished, and since the Ultramarines had taken few casualties compared to those of other legions, they had to stand as a pillar of support for the now broken imperium. their numbers grew, and eventually the Ultramarines were as numerous as all the other loyalist Space Marines put together.

Character Creation:
Ultramarines can choose to be from imperial Worlds, hive Worlds, or noble born.

hiStory
the Space Marine chapter of the Salamanders comes from the world of nocturne, a small, high gravity, harsh world where the proximity of its sister moon prometheus (where the Salamanders’ fortress monastery lies) causes frequent seismic and volcanic activity, and where people are hardy, self-sufficient and practical.

vulkan the SMith
the primarch of the Salamanders, Vulkan, was apprenticed to a smith in his first years away from the emperor, and soon became the greatest smith ever known in all of nocturne. this has had an important impact on the Salamanders’ recruiting techniques. Unlike other chapters, the Salamanders keep close ties with the people of nocturne, and as a result, promising recruits are sent as apprentices to the various smiths of the planet. around the age of seven, those young ones are taken into the chapter to become neophytes, should they prove their worth. as a result of this, and of nocturne’s great mineral resources, the Salamanders have an unusually high number of suits of terminator and artificer suits in their armory, as well as other master-crafted items, compared to other chapters of Space Marines. also, mirroring nocturne’s fires and unstable nature, the Salamanders favour a style of combat that makes heavy use of closequarters shooting with melta weapons and flamethrowers, since their reflexes, while still superhuman, are inferior to those of most other Space Marines (though whether this is due to the high gravity of nocturne, or due to a defect in the Salamanders’ geneseed, it is not known).

the Salamanders follow the codex astartes when it comes to their ten companies. however, due to the Salamanders’ slow but careful recruiting process, their scout company is one of the smallest among all the chapters of Space Marines, and in contrast with this, all the other companies are somewhat bigger than the standard for codex chapters. in addition to this, their first company is called the Firedrakes, as those who want to enter it must kill one of these huge beasts in combat, mirroring the feat that Vulkan had to achieve during his challenges with the emperor. Finally, the Salamanders also deviate from the norm among standard chapters in that they very rarely use any kind of land speeders, jump packs and other gravitational vehicles, partly because of nocturne’s high gravity making training with these difficult, and partly because those fast attack tactics do not really fit with the Salamanders’ combat doctrine.

knoWn BattleS
being the smallest of the first founding legions did not stop the Salamanders from fighting in some of the greatest wars that the empire has known, and their role during the second war of armageddon was instrumental in stopping the gazghkull Waaagh. led by chapter Master tu’Shan, who at that point had been in his position for only three days, they managed to hold the advance of an ork force for over three days, allowing the imperial forces to evacuate millions of civilians. During the third war of armageddon, commissar yarrick called upon the help of the Salamanders once again, and they fought all over the planet to help the imperium defeat their foes.

Character Creation:
Salamanders characters can choose to be from an imperial World or noble born for starting characteristics. they can also learn trade skills as a basic advance at every rank, regardless of the career path.

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SalaManDerS

coMpany organization anD peculiaritieS

raven guarD
hiStory
the raven guard hail from the mine moon of Deliverance, where their fortress-monastery, the ravenspire, lies. they are a chapter that specializes in lightningquick attacks, surgical strikes and guerilla warfare.

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the horuS hereSy
the raven guard were instrumental in many of the victories that took place during the great crusade, thanks to their primarch’s knowledge of tactical warfare. often, corax’s attacks would behead the leadership of an enemy army or attack the weakest point in a previously thought impregnable fortress, leading to victory for the legions of Space Marines. apparently, horus used the raven guard’s abilities extensively during his time as a Warmaster, and often came into conflict with corax, whose personality was completely different from his own. as a result of this, horus fooled the raven guard into being massacred at istvaan V. With the legion heavily crippled, almost to the point of destruction, corax went back to the ravenspire to devise a way to rebuild his legion after the horus heresy. While the records of what was done are minimal, it can be inferred from the Space Wolves’ saga of the Weregeld that genetic manipulation processes were undertaken to breed new Space Marines for the chapter, and that even though many abominations came to life as a result of this process, the raven guard eventually regained the proper strength in numbers it so desperately needed. Due to this lack of manpower, the raven guard specialized even further in surgical strikes, leading to them embracing these tactics as part of their combat doctrine. During the dark times that followed the heresy, and following the codex astartes, the raven guard was split into three more chapters: the black guard, the revilers and the raptors, and it was soon after that that corax disappeared into the eye of terror, uttering only a word before departing: “nevermore”.

geneSeeD inStaBility
the raven guard suffers from many mutations and unstability in their geneseed, which has led to them lacking the Mucranoid and betcher’s glands. also, a defect in their melanochrome organ causes their skin to grow paler as their life as a Space Marine advances, finally making them resemble the image of their primarch.

Character Creation:
a raven guard character can choose to be from an imperial World, Forge World, or noble born. raven guard characters cannot spend experience to gain the Mucranoid and betcher’s gland. as the character ages their skin grows paler due to the mutation of the Melanochrome organ. For the remaining implants, except black carapace, the raven guard character must make a toughness roll to see if the implant functions properly. if the character fails the roll, for every Degree of Failure the organ loses 10% effectiveness.

coMBat Doctrine
the raven guard differ little from what is stated in the codex astartes. they, however, make a greater use of Scouts than is usual, operating behind enemy lines and gathering information which can then be used by the fast attack forces of the chapter to engage in the most advantageous of circumstances. given that speed and maneuverability are key to the raven guard’s combat tactics, they seldom use any kind of tanks or armored transports, and the few dreadnoughts in service of the chapter are usually deployed through means of drop pods.

grey knightS
hiStory
in some ways, the grey knights are pinnacles of what the astartes represent and yet they are also something else entirely. the mysterious chapter fight for the rule of humanity and the glory of the emperor, but rarely field a force larger than company level, and most commonly send single squads into combat. amongst humanity, their name is hardly known, yet their enemies are all too familiar with it. their gene-seed is the purest of any surviving legion and yet none know its source. even among the astartes, the equipment that the grey knights use is of a supe-

rior quality, with every last member sheathed in aegis armour and wielding a nemesis weapon. the reason for these discrepancies is simple – for while their battle brothers in the other astartes legions battle the myriad foes of humankind, the grey knights exist solely to vanquish chaos in its truest form – Daemonkind. Designated, somewhat ironically, chapter 666, the grey knights were founded at some point between the horus heresy and the Second Founding as an elite unit to battle chaos. rumours abound regarding the source of their gene-seed, some claim that it springs from the emperor himself, others that it comes from a mixture of the seed of eight pure hearted members of the traitor legions. Whatever their origins, the secretive legion are attached permanently to the ordo Malleus, and serve as the military force of that arm of the inquisition. alone amongst the astartes, and incredible given their vocation, the grey knights boast the honour that not a single member has been corrupted by chaos. the nature of the individual Marines has something to do with that. every single last Marine among the knights is a psyker, although the talents of most are turned inward. When suitable recruits are found, they face the toughest selection process of any chapter, but that is not all, however. pentagrammatic and hexagrammatic wards are inscribed beneath the very skin of each Marine, and the latent psyker talents trained into a shield against chaos. Still, it is not these things that have enabled the grey knights to make that claim regarding their number, nor is it the gunmetal grey consecrated aegis armour that they wear. instead, it is the steadfast faith in their duty to the emperor that leads them to prevail. Upon joining the chapter, each Marine undergoes an indoctrination that is so brutal and gruelling that ever after no memories of their former lives remain. the indoctrination rebuilds them around a core of faith that sustains them through the darkest hours of Mankind.

grey knights can only choose Mind cleansed when creating their character. Due to the mind wipes a neophyte goes through grey knight characters suffer from amnesia of their life prior to becoming a grey knight. grey knight characters can only be used when the game is centered around ordo Malleus. a solitary grey knight can be employed with a group of acolytes working for ordo Malleus or the entire group can be grey knights.

Career path Changes:
grey knights cannot follow the techmarine or Devastator career paths. all grey knight characters start with psy rating 1. See the following chart for the advances:
Table 3-1: Grey Knights Psychic Talents
neophyte talents
Minor psychic power†

Cost
100

brother scout talents
psy rating 2 Minor psychic power†

Cost
200 100

brother marine talents
psy rating 3 Minor psychic power†

Cost
200 100

tactical/assault veteran talents
psy rating 4 Minor psychic power† psychic power† psychic Discipline

Cost
200 100 100 100

tactical/assault sergeant talents
Minor psychic power† psychic power†

Cost
100 100

You may take this Talent up to two times at this Rank.

DeathWatch
the Deathwatch are a unique and specially trained Space Marine chapter that dedicates its every hour to xenos hunting. they form the chamber Militant of the ordo Xenos, charged with serving the inquisition to study, contain and, mainly, destroy xeno cultures. rather than following the standard codex astartes organization, the Space Marines themselves are drawn from many different chapters. these chapters have sworn sacred oaths to raise an unit of Space Marines specifically for this task. the warriors are then gathered together to fight where and when they are needed. giant fortresses orbit desolate worlds at the edge of the galaxy, keeping constant vigil over possible xenos forces. there are also several secret bases spread

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Character Creation:
Since Deathwatch uses Marines from all different chapters and is not a chapter itself characters must be created using the chapter rules in this section. Deathwatch Marines can only be used when the game is centered around ordo Xenos. a solitary Deathwatch Marine can be employed with a group of acolytes working for ordo Xenos or the entire group can be Deathwatch.

Career path Changes:
Deathwatch can recruit any Marine from neophyte on up. During a Marine’s service to Deathwatch they gain access to the following skills, which can be bought up to +20 at any time: throughout the imperium, which provide a launch site for their crusades. the warriors who fight are given the honour of painting their armour black (to show their service to the emperor), while leaving one shoulder pad with the original insignia of the chapter from which the marine came. although the armour is painted black, it is never all painted black as this action would dishonour the armour’s Machine Spirit. they also paint the symbol of Deathwatch onto their other shoulder pad. once in the employ of the Deathwatch, there is no set length of time for service, rather it is as long as the commander deems necessary. each Space Marine may serve a discrete amount of time, or for the duration of a mission, which may be a number of years. once the mission is complete, the Space Marine is allowed to return to his chapter, under an oath of silence, as their honour has been fulfilled. the orders of the Deathwatch are not merely the cleansing of xenos cultures. they also include the recovery and study of alien devices and artifacts. Sometimes it is necessary to use a weapon against the enemy who created it, although this is not taken lightly. the Deathwatch are constantly vigilant for sabotage, or to advise if it is truly safe to use a weapon of xenos origin. the adeptus Mechanicus are always on the lookout for alien technology, and for example the c’tan phase Sword, used by the callidus assassin, was recovered from a necron tomb world and successfully integrated into the arsenal of the imperium. Usually, a Deathwatch team is led by an inquisitor, but in extreme circumstances, a Deathwatch captain or librarian may take command of the unit. their word is law, and can requisition anything they desire to get the job done. they are the best armed and trained units in the imperium. they might be deployed in areas where conventional methods are insufficient or if the troops available are not properly equipped or trained for the task. the presence of a Deathwatch team is always welcomed, even though they are feared by all those who know of them.
Table 3-2: Deathwatch Advances
advance
Forbidden lore (Xenos) exotic Weapon training (any) hatred (specific Xeno) litany of hate

Cost
100 100 100 200

type
S t t t

prerequisites
— — — hatred

khan’S lightning
hiStory
the khan’s lightning Space Marine chapter was founded during the 13th Founding. they are a successor chapter to the White Scars Space Marine chapter. the chapter was founded following the battle on Sozomen’s last Stand.

SozoMen’S laSt StanD
an unnamed planet in the calixis sector had a special plant which was found to make an excellent pain reliever when ground up right, but a group of chaos cultists had taken hold of the planet, so that the chaos lords had a grasp in the calixis Sector. the imperial guard sent in regiments from nearby planets under the command of Sozomen Zuriel. Sozomen landed in full force with his troops, and began to fan out from his landing zone in search of the cultists who for several days did not show any sign of actually being there. on the third day of search for the cultists, Sozomen and his band of imperial guards had found an abandoned warehouse which showed signs of previous cultist activity, and they proceeded to enter to investigate. the warehouse was a trap however, and the moment the imperial guard entered into the warehouse, they were attacked from all sides by their own tanks, which had fallen to the cultist while Sozomen had been exploring.

Sozomen and his sixty imperial guard troops were trapped inside the warehouse, and were able to hold out for five days before they started to show signs of falling. in a last ditch effort to turn the tide in their favour, Sozomen had a majority of his troops stand and fight inside the warehouse while he went to wreak havoc on the enemy with a few selected soldiers. Sozomen’s band of nine snuck behind the enemy lines using a series of tubes and pipes, and proceeded to use the sewers to make hit-and-run tactics on the enemy. Sozomen began to realize that his guerrilla tactics wouldn’t work much longer, because they were starting to quickly run out of ammo. on the eighth day of the siege on the planet, Sozomen decided on a last ditch effort for a baneblade, and knew it would be his last stand the moment he got it. the small band of soldiers snuck up on the tank using the tunnels they had found to get behind it, and before the people in the tank realized what was happening, the band landed in through the top hatch and began killing the crew in close combat. after the crew of the baneblade was killed off, Sozomen began attacking the other tanks that were there, but it was futile considering the sheer amount of tanks. Sozomen’s tank was soon surrounded and out-numbered by several smaller tanks, and at the moment as they were surrounding his tank, a company of White Scar Space Marines landed on the planet to come to the aid of Sozomen. however, Sozomen was out-numbered and there was no chance the Space Marines would arrive in time, so as a last ditch effort to make it easier for the Space Marines, Sozomen detonated his baneblade in an attempt to take out the other tanks. a message was received just before the tank exploded, which said “I have done my duty for the Emperor, and my last stand was on soil that will belong to humanity.” the White Scars chapter took the offensive the mo-

gene-SeeD Mutation
the khan’s lightning Marines have a defect in the occulobe organ, which causes the eyes to lose its color (sometimes resulting in completely white eyes), but this doesn’t cause them to become blind or lose the ability to see color. the khan’s lightning also have a defect in their black carapace, in which the organ causes tiny, harmless needle like points to slightly poke out from the flesh, and the process can be particularly painful for the Marine as he receives the implant.

Character Creation:
a khan’s lightning character choose to be from Feral Worlds, imperial Worlds, hive Worlds, Void born, noble born, and Forge World.

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ment they received the message from Sozomen, and worked their way through the enemy lines. the captain of the White Scars company at the time has lost his name to the winds of time, but he had managed to lead the White Scars heroically to the fallen remains of Sozomen’s tank, and in the honour of the fallen commander, took up his name as his own. the new Sozomen became the first chapter Master for the khan’s lightning, which was formed after the planet was completely taken over. the khan’s lightning, in memory of Sozomen’s bravery, have their chapter Master forego his birth name for the name “Sozomen”. their home world was also named in the honour of the fallen commander, and became the agri-world of Sozomen’s last Stand. the final act that all Marines must do to hold the honour of Sozomen’s devotion to the emperor is to have the symbol of the aquila branded into their right shoulder.

S k i l lsandd Talents Skills a n T a le nts
A A
lthough a Space Marine lives a life of constant battle, he is not only trained in martial skills. the adeptus astartes makes use of many different skills, ranging from the basic skills of a warrior, to other skills, not only abilities to drive a tank or to pilot a thunderhawk, but also the knowledge of the chapter’s battle language, its history or skills specific to the assignment. another point that needs training is the use of the implants a Marine acquires during his life. the catalepsean node, for example, requires some training, as only one half of the brain will sleep. the main difficulty is to distinguish between true sensory input and the dreams of the sleeping half. another implant that requires special training is the omophagea. Sorting out useful information is not easy, as only acute thoughts can be recognized. another thing to learn for a Marine are the various litanies of the chapter. be it the litany of awe, with which enemies can be demoralized, or the litany of the Machine, which is used by techmarines to bless equipment, each chapter has its own variant litanies. Finally, some chapters have special skills that the recruits can learn. the imperial Fists’ engraving tradition is one of these special skills. the Space Wolves’ iron priests for example learn smithing and mining in order to be well rounded. this section contains new skills for Space Marine characters. they can be added to any career as an elite advance if the character has spent significant amount of time with Space Marines.

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neW SkillS
cipherS (aStarteS War cant)
Used by members of the adeptus astartes to communicate with special codes and phrases.

ForBiDDen lore (traitor legionS)
Secret knowledge of the traitor legions and their heresy against the emperor.

pilot (JuMp pack)
this skill allows a character to use a jump pack. tests are not needed under normal conditions. however, tests will be necessary during combat, storms, or attempting a dangerous maneuver. existing careers that get a pilot advance can choose to gain pilot (Jump pack) in addition to the regular pilot advances. normal experience costs apply.

coMMon lore (chapter hiStory)
Understanding of the chapter’s hierarchy, its ranks, structure, greetings, and general practices.

coMMon lore (liBrariuM)
knowledge of the inner workings, data storage systems, rites, and practices of the librarium.

ForBiDDen lore (chapter hiStory)
Secret knowledge of the chapter, of its rites, initiations, and combat doctrines.

ScholaStic lore (arMoureD vehicleS)
an understanding of an armoured vehicle, its features, strengths, weaknesses, and how to best attack this kind of vehicles.

ForBiDDen lore (gene-SeeD)
Secret knowledge of the chapter’s gene-seed, known mutations, implantation procedures, and tithing rituals.

ScholaStic lore (artillery)
an understanding of how to operate and crew artillery weapons. this also includes how to lay down various types of fire and firing solutions.

ForBiDDen lore (Space Marine anatoMy)
Specialized knowledge of a Space Marines biological, chemical, and neural composition.

ScholaStic lore (coMMunication netWorkS)
an understanding of communication networks to transmit coded signals and to breach enemy networks.

an understanding of the Space Marine gene-seed, its maintenance, and removal from dead Space Marines.

ScholaStic lore (huMan anatoMy)
in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy and known illnesses. it also encompasses how the body died and what was used to kill it.

tech-uSe (SenSorS)
this is a specialized form of tech-Use, in that it only grants the ability to repair Sensors. it also allows for a character with the skill to build replacement sensors. Furthermore, the skill allows the character to understand how Sensors work.

ScholaStic lore (pharMacology)
in-depth knowledge of drugs, their composition, and interaction with various organisms.

ScholaStic lore (reconnaiSSance)
in-depth knowledge on how to perform reconnaissance, collect data, and tactics on operating behind enemy lines.

neW talentS
activate iMplant
activates a specific implant to grant the bonuses the implant contains.

ScholaStic lore (SenSorS)
an understanding of sensors and how to understand their readings.

conFeSSion BinDing
prerequisites: rite of purity, Forbidden lore (Daemonology, heresy, psykers, Warp or Xenos) as appropriate. available at heirophant and redemptionist rank or to chaplains of the chaplain-exorcist rank, this talent grants these powerful clerics the ability to invert purity Seals, trapping away taint that has already manifested upon a valued servant of the imperium. the process is long, arduous, and not without risk to the cleric, who must hear a full confession from the tainted character. and even if completed successfully, it not sure to contain the subject’s corruption indefinitely. it takes three days of constant prayer, purifiction, mortification of the corrupted one’s flesh and frank confession for the cleric to apply this seal. at the end of the three days, the cleric must make a Willpower test. Failure means he has has been corrupted himself by the experience. he gains a number of corruption points equal to the tens digit of his charge’s corruption points (minimum one). good and excellent quality repression Seals can be made, but are more dangerous for the cleric. good seals require nine days of purging, excellent ones thirty days. Moreover, the number of points gained on failing the Willpower test at the end of this period is doubled for a good seal and tripled for an excellent one. Wearers of better quality seals find the darkness better contained and so only suffer a -3% penalty to their Mental trauma roll for good seals and only a -1% penalty for excellent ones.

ScholaStic lore (Space Marine anatoMy)
in-depth knowledge of the Space Marine anatomy and known illnesses. it also encompasses how the body died and what was used to kill it.

ScholaStic lore (SpearheaD aSSaultS)
in-depth tactical and strategic knowledge on performing spearhead assaults. the skill also covers logistics and other support for operations.

Secret tongue (aStarteS Signage)
Used by the adeptus astartes to communicate with each other using hand signals and other signs.

tech-uSe (apothecary toolS)
this is a specialized form of tech-Use, in that it only grants the ability to repair apothecary tools. it also allows a character with the skill to build replacement tools. Furthermore, the skill allows the character to understand how apothecary tools work.

tech-uSe (coMMunicationS gear)
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ScholaStic lore (gene-SeeD)

also allows for a character with the skill to build replacement communicators. Furthermore, the skill allows the character to understand how communications gear work.

Detect poiSonS
by tasting food you can figure out what poisons are present in it. to successfully find out what poison is in the food make an intelligence test at +10.

rite oF purity
prerequisites: peer (ecclesiarchy or chapter), trade (copyist), Scholastic lore (imperial creed). this talent is available to clerics of confessor or exorcist ranks or to chaplains of chaplain-exorcist rank, allowing them to craft purity Seals. crafting a purity seal is a draining business. it takes three full days of devotions and half the seal’s cost in raw ingredients to create a common quality seal of Scarce or better rarity. both rarity and quality increase this time. rare seals double and Very rare ones quadruple the number days spent on its preparation. only characters possessing Scholastic lore 50 or more can make good Quality seals, which take three times as long to fashion. excellent quality seals require Scholastic lore 60 or more and take ten times as long. obviously few clerics are willing to give up long periods to the manufacture of purity Seals except for the most worthy (or well-paying) or causes. When first taking this talent, a character learns how to make all the Scarce quality seals. taking it again allows the character to choose two rare types of purity Seal to add to his repertoire.

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hatreD (traitor legionS)
extends the hatred talent to encompass the traitor legions.

learning By eating
by eating part of any creature you can learn something about them and their environment. to learn you must make an intelligence test at challenging difficulty, and for every Degree of Success you learn one bit of information.

litany oF aWe
you recite the ancient litany of awe to inspire the troops around you and strike fear into your enemies. Functions identically to rite of awe, except that the references to infrasonic sound is ignored.

litany oF pure thought
you recite the ancient litany of pure thought to clear your mind and to center yourself in the emperor’s grace. all humans and Space Marines, regardless of their ability to hear, within a 50 meter radius are immune to pinning, Fear, and any effects that cause emotional disturbance.

ShaDoW viSion
Shadow Vision allows you to see normally in Shadow level light without penalty. you can see as if it were still bright lighting out.

Spit aciD
Due to you having a betcher’s gland you can spit poison. the poison does 1d5 damage and has an effective range of 2m.

peer (chapter)
extends the peer to talent to Space Marine chapters.

reSiStance: loW oxygen
you gain a +10 bonus when making a test to resist the effects of low oxygen.

SuSpenDeD aniMation
by making a Difficult toughness test you can slip your body into suspended animation. to wake up from the sleep you must make an ordinary toughness test. While in suspended animation your body will heal at double the normal rate.

reSiStance: raDiation
you gain a +10 bonus when making a test to resist the effects of radiation.

corruption
Due to their indoctrination, a Marine is very resistant to the effects of the Warp and corruption. however, if they fail in their resistance, their indoctrination begins to unravel. Marines, unlike humans, suffer the effects of corruption worse. if a Marine fails his Willpower test he receives 1d10+2 base corruption points. For every degree of failure on the test he gains 1d5 additional corruption points. Due to his progenoids, a Space Marine is highly resistant to the effects of mutations. Whenever a Marine is forced to roll on the Mutations table he gains a +10 characteristic bonus for each progenoid. if he has two progenoids he gains a +20, if he has one he gains +10, and if he doesn’t have either of the progenoids he doesn’t gain a bonus.

criticalS
Due to the nature of Space Marines and the fact they are tougher then normal humans due to their implants, Space Marines have a chance of losing their implants to compensate for the low experience cost they pay for them. not all implants can be affected from critical damage, like the ossmodula and biscopea due to their passive nature. When a Space Marine character suffers critical damage use the rules in Dark Heresy (page 201) and the standard critical hits tables as normal. then roll 1d10 on the following tables to determine if an implant is damaged or destroyed. When an implant suffers a “damaged” result the Space Marine character loses the talent(s) associated with it until it is repaired by an apothecary. When implants are destroyed the character loses the talent(s) permanently. if the Marine’s actions were the result of not following the tenets of being a Marine, their chapter will give him time to contemplate his actions that caused the organ to be damaged beyond repair before they replace the organ. the cost for replacing an organ is 500 Xp per talent. thus for the secondary heart to be replaced it will cost 1,500 Xp. if his actions were within the result of following the tenets of being a Marine in their chapter, they will replace the organ immediately with either a replacement organ or a cybernetic implant. the cost for replacing an organ is 200 Xp per talent. thus for the ossmodula it will cost 400 Xp for it to be replaced.
Table 5-2: Energy Critical Effects - Body roll added result
no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage the shock of the attack affects the Secondary heart, damaging it 6 the larraman’s organ shuts down, damaged, due to the excessive heat 7 the Multi-lung is burned to a crisp and destroyed by the intense heat 8 the Mucranoid is overloaded by the heat and gives in, completely destroyed 9 the flames cook and destroy both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 10+ the flames cook and destroy both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 1 2 3 4 5

inSanity
Marines are very resistant to the effects of insanity due to the nature of their indoctrination and training. if they fail a Willpower test they gain 1d5 insanity points. For every degree of failure on the test they gain an additional point of insanity.

Table 5-1: Energy Critical Effects - head roll added result
no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage inside the skull, the Melanochrome is damaged by the heat 6 the intense heat spreads to the throat, and damages the omophagea and betcher’s gland 7 the occulobe is completely destroyed by the fiery conflagration 8 the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested 9 the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested 10+ the flames destroy both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 1 2 3 4 5

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Table 5-3: Impact Critical Effects - head roll added result
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage the lyman’s ear is damaged the force of the blow damages the Sus-an Membrane Fragments of the skull destroy the catalepsean node the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested

Table 5-4: Impact Critical Effects - Body roll added result
no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage the Mucranoid is affected by the violent impact and considered damaged 6 the force of the blow damages the preomnor 7 the black carapace is cracked and damaged 8 the violence of the impact shatters and destroys the oolitic kidney 9 both progenoids can still be harvested 10+ the progenoid in the chest cavity can still be harvested 1 2 3 4 5

Table 5-5: Explosive Critical Effects - head roll added result
no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage the force of the explosion damages the neuroglottis the explosion destroys the lyman’s ear and damages the betcher’s gland 7 the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested 8 the explosion destroys both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 9 the explosion destroys both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 10+ the explosion destroys both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 1 2 3 4 5 6

Table 5-6: Explosive Critical Effects - Body roll added result
no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage the oolitic kidney is damaged by the explosion’s pressure waves in the body 6 the concussive shock damages the black carapace 7 the violence of the shock destroys the haemastamen and damages the larraman’s organ 8 the explosion destroys both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 9 the explosion destroys both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 10+ the explosion destroys both progenoid glands. not even the most competent apothecary can harvest them 1 2 3 4 5

Table 5-7: Rending Critical Effects - head roll added result
no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage the rending affects the throat area as well, damaging the neuroglottis in the process 6 the Melanochrome implant is damaged 7 the occulobe and omophagea are ripped apart and destroyed by the violence of the hit 8 the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested 9 the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested 10+ the progenoid in the throat can still be harvested 1 2 3 4 5

Table 5-8: Rending Critical Effects - Body roll added result
no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage no additional damage the wound reaches the Multi-lung and damages it the haemastamen is damaged and rendered inert by the violent shock 7 the preomnor is damaged from the tears running through it 8 the Secondary heart is ripped out and destroyed 9 the progenoid in the chest cavity can still be harvested 10+ the progenoid in the chest cavity can still be harvested 1 2 3 4 5 6

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ven though a naked Space Marine is a match for nearly every opponent, it is the equipment that makes him that lethal.

apart from their combat specialized gear, the adeptus astartes also use other sophisticated equipment. Most of this equipment is either hand held, or in case of sensors, directly connected to the Marine’s power armour.

the major difference between normal equipment and the one of the adeptus astartes is the fact that astartes equipment is designed to work under extreme conditions. thus every piece is well protected, if not thoroughly armoured, and heavier than usual equipment. the center piece of a Space Marine is his power armour. after centuries of development, the Mark Vii “eagle” power armour is the standard battlesuit and gives a Space Marine his typical look. it enhances strength, senses and durability. although the adepta Sororitas and some inquisitors make use of the device, no one will be able to use it as effectively as a Space Marine. this is because each Marine receives the black carapace as his final implant, allowing him to establish a direct neural connection to his suit. there is only one other armour that is more powerful than the Mark Vii. the tactical Dreadnought armour Mark iV is the best armour that can be worn by a Space Marine. only the best Marines of each chapter are issued with this formidable armour. it enhances strength even more than the Mark Vii, and its protection comes close to that of an armoured vehicle. but not only the armour defines a Space Marine. the most recognizable feature of each member of the legiones astartes is the bolter. although a civil version exists, the astartes bolter is not beaten by anything else. it packs massive firepower and is well armoured. in fact, it is better armoured than some people ever wear in their whole life. but the adeptus astartes not only use bolters as weapons. their arsenal is bolstered by plasma, flamer, and melta guns in every size, missile and rocket launchers, and even heavier gear. Should combat come close, chain weapons enter the fray. the chainsword is the weapon of choice for assault Marines. chainaxes are often used by veterans. higher ranking officers make use of power swords and axes. terminator assault Squads use the thunder hammer and the Storm Shield, which they wield with extreme efficiency. this heavy firepower can be varied by making use of different kinds of ammunition, like hellfire rounds of kraken penetrator Shells.

Space Marine StanDarD kitS
Space Marines are issued their equipment based upon their job. these are not hard and fast rules concerning their equipment, but rather guidelines on what each type of Marine should carry. these guidelines should also be applied to other careers in order to maintain balance. brother scout: Storm trooper carapace; long las and bolt pistol; or heavy bolter and las pistol; or Missile launcher and las pistol. all ranged weapons include 10 clips or reloads. marine: power armour or Storm trooper carapace; bolter, one choice of primitive melee weapon, and bolter pistol; or heavy bolter and bolter pistol; or Missile launcher and bolter pistol. all ranged weapons include 10 clips or reloads. assault marine: power armour and Jump pack; bolter, one choice of primitive melee weapon, and bolter pistol; or Missile launcher, one choice of primitive melee weapon, and bolter pistol; or bolter pistol and chainsword; or bolter pistol and chain axe. all ranged weapons include 10 clips or reloads. assault Marines also get two Demolition charges. assault veteran: power armour and Jump pack; bolter, one choice of primitive Melee Weapon, and bolter pistol; or Missile launcher, one choice of chain Weapon, and bolter pistol; or bolter pistol and chainsword; or bolter pistol and chain axe; or hand Flamer and one chain or primitive Melee weapon; Flamer and one chain or primitive Melee Weapon. all ranged weapons include 10 clips or reloads. assault sergeant: identical to assault Veteran, except the Marine can choose to take a power Weapon for all combinations of weaponry. devastator/tactical marine: power armour; bolter, bolt pistol, and one choice of primitive Melee Weapon; or one choice of heavy Weapon, bolt pistol, and one choice of primitive Melee Weapon. all ranged weapons include 10 clips or reloads. Devastators also get an auspex.

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devastator/tactical veteran: identical to tactical Marine, but can choose to take a chain Weapon as a melee choice. devastator/tactical sergeant: identical to tactical Veteran, but can choose to take a power Weapon as a melee choice. medicae initiate: power armour, bolter pistol and one choice of primitive Melee Weapon, and narthecium/reductor. medicae internist: identical to Medicae initiate, but can choose to take a chain Weapon as a melee choice. Field medicae: identical to Medicae internist, but can choose to take a power Weapon as a choice. Chaplain-Confessor/librarium militant/armoursmith: power armour, bolter pistol and one choice of primitive Melee Weapon. all ranged weapons include 10 clips or reloads. Chaplain-exorcist/librarium savant/tech-initiate: identical to chaplain-confessor/librarium Militant/armoursmith, but can take a chain Weapon as a melee choice. reclusiarch/lexicanum/tech-Wright: identical to chaplain-exorcist/librarium Savant/tech-initiate, but can take a power Weapon as a melee choice. reclusiarch’s are restricted to taking the crozius arcanum as their power Weapon. lexicanum’s can take a Force Weapon as a melee choice.

gear
JuMp pack
the Jump pack is part of the standard kit that assault Marines carry. the jump pack allows the Marine to quickly cross the battlefield and to engage enemies. the stats and movement rates for jump packs remain the same for all models of jump packs produced by the adeptus Mechanicus. a jump pack grants the Flyer trait to the character. Due to the design of the jump pack the character can only achieve low altitude for movements up to Full Move. high altitude can only be achieved for charge and assault moves. a character using a jump pack can stay in the air for three rounds of movement. at the end of the third movement phase the character must land or suffer falling damage. the heavy armoured design grants an ap of 8 for any attacks coming from behind the character that hit the body location. Jump packs can only fly in a straight line without incurring a penalty. changing direction in mid-flight suffers a penalty based upon the movement of the character. acrobatic maneuvers also incur a penalty based upon the movement of the character. a character landing into the equivalent of light Woods incurs a -10 to a pilot (Jump pack) test and landing into the equivalent of heavy Woods incurs a -20 penalty. Failure of the test results in the character taking damage as per landing into buildings or impassable terrain. landing into a building or other impassable terrain causes damage to the character upon impact. refer to the Movement, Maneuvers, and collision Damage table to figure the damage based upon the speed of the character. the damage incurred is not softened by the armour of the character and takes the full damage listed.

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DeSigner’S note
the rules presented in this chapter for the Jump pack are optional. Depending upon your preference, you can use the rules in this book or the ones from the Inquisitor’s Handbook.

nartheciuM/reDuctor
the narthecium is the Space Marine apothecary’s version of a medi-pack, consisting of a medical field kit including anti-venoms, stim-packs and healing agents

Table 6-1: Jump Pack
armour protection
8

half move
1m–8m

Full move
9m–16m

Charge
17m–24m

assault
25m–48m

Cost
1,500

availability
rare

Table 6-2: Movement, Maneuvers, and Collision Damage Table
movement
on the ground half Move Full Move charge assault

difficulty
no special maneuvers are possible, except attacks or ground movement +10 +0 -10 -20

Collision damage
no damage 1d5 1d10 2d10 3d10

to get a wounded Marine back into the battle quickly. the associated reductor is a tool for retrieving the progenoid organs (gene-seed) from the body of a fallen Marine. the reductor is a solid spring-loaded piston of metal. an apothecary places the reductor against a wounded Marine’s temple and the reductor hurls the hunk of metal into the Marine’s skull killing him instantly. this is called “the emperor’s peace” or “the emperor’s Mercy”. a Marine that is on the Medicae career path has both the narthecium and the reductor. the narthecium grants a skill bonus of +20 to their test against the Medicae skill. it comes with 8 doses of stimm, which must be replaced separately when used. it takes a Full action to use the narthecium. a reductor is used to retrieve the progenoid glands from a Marine after he has been killed, which takes a Full round action and a successful Medicae skill roll. if a Marine is too badly wound the Medicae must spend a Full round action in order to give the emperor’s peace. a to-hit roll is not necessary, nor is a damage roll if the wounded Marine isn’t fighting it, but a Medicae roll is necessary to find the right spot on the target Marine. at the end of the action the target Marine is dead regardless of wounds and toughness bonus.

with his light at their side. any bishop has sufficient standing within the cult of the emperor to create the physical benedictions known as purity Seal; strips of parchment, carefully inscribed with prayers to the emperor or his saints, anointed in holy oils and unguents and affixed with wax colored with the pure blood of martyred pilgrims, which guard those who wear them, strengthening their faith and driving off those who would lead them into darkness. purity Seals can be thought of as armour for the soul. acolytes have a long way to travel before they reach the point where they might become interrogators and then inquisitors themselves. Without this armour, especially for those in the retinue of an ordo Malleus inquisitor, few would last long before corruption or inanity took them. For most characters the Willpower test made to resist these forces is only passed around a third of the time. purity Seals add bonuses similar to other types of equipment – between +5% and +20% – to the various rolls made against mental and spiritual trauma, boosting the average character’s pass rate to near 50%. not much, and by no means an infallible defense, but every malignancy, mutation and disorder that can be avoided is one victory denied the enemies of mankind, one more stretch that the character can remain on the road.

pSychic hooD
the psychic hood is used by Space Marine librarians to protect themselves from enemy psychic powers. often distinguished by a metal hood that rises from the backplate of their power armour, it uses a set of interwoven intricately aligned crystals to nullify an opponents psychic attacks; however they are of a very arcane design and are likely not to have been produced perfectly, and so are not one hundred percent effective. this was demonstrated when various Space Marine librarians turned to chaos during the horus heresy, becoming chaos Sorcerers. psychic hoods are also occasionally employed by inquisitors. a character equipped must make a psychic test against a psychic threshold of 25 to nullify any psychic power that targets the character or the party they are with. When using a psychic hood, the character doesn’t suffer from psychic phenomena or perils of the Warp when rolling 9s.

Wearing purity seals
Seals can be attached to clothing, armour or weapons. For many the location is not important. What matters is that the purity Seal is displayed prominently, for it is not the way of the emperor to hide his power from those he opposes. purity Seals have no power unless they are displayed as symbols of faith, clear for all to see. regardless of a purity Seal’s type, gMs may grant wearers of these potent symbols of faith bonuses to Fellowship-based rolls among suitably fervent imperial subjects. only those with faith can benefit from wearing a purity Seal. Unless the character has either common lore (imperial creed) or Scholastic lore (imperial creed), the seals they wear remain empty of power. those of exceptional faith find that purity Seals are even more potent. any character with the Unshakable Faith talent increases the quality of seals they wear by one step (common to good, good to excellent). excellent quality seals gain an additional +5% to any bonus they grant when worn by those of Unshakable Faith.

purity/repreSSion SealS
it is the lot of the adeptus terra, the ecclesiarchy and the inquisition to work tirelessly to protect humanity form its legion enemies; enemies who have the power to destroy not only the bodies of those who stand against them but their minds and souls. Many a young and idealistic servant sets foot on the path of duty only to find it slowly darkening into the road of corruption. the emperor, in his wisdom, knows even faith is not always enough, and so grants his priests the ability to bless his servants so that they may face the darkness

aegis seals
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with other equipment, both good and excellent versions of these seals can be made, although they are generally restricted to servants who have proved their worth to the imperium. Most seals grant a +5% bonus to a specific test. increase this to +10% for good quality seals and to +15% for rare excellent quality ones. purity Seals with other types of benefits include the effects of higher qualities in their descriptions. poor quality seals can also be found. Mostly they are the work of charlatans or clerics who skimped on the necessary ritual ingredients. poor quality seals are effectively charms, providing no other in-game benefit to the wearer. Speravi In Te, Imperator a seal commonly worn by those who must take to the imperium’s many battlefields to fight in the emperor’s name, it grants +5% to Willpower tests to avoid the effects of pinning. Fides Validus (3 Varieties) the most common seal is said to draw the emperor’s gaze towards the wearer. bathed in his glory, his faith is strengthened and he stands firm against all who would oppose him. the wearer gains +5% to Willpower rolls to resist Fear caused by one of the imperium’s three major enemies. the Fides Validus Xenos seal protects against Fear-causing aliens, the Fides Validus Daemonica protects against Fear from Warp and daemonic sources, and the Fides Validus hereticus protects against Fear-inducing psychic powers and particularly horrific mutants. Per Orbem Terrarum the high gothic of this seal begins “From Holy Terra, benighted Earthly Sphere, did Man set forth, and only to that dominion shall his allegiance flow...” Wearers are protected against the sweet words of corruption, gaining +5% on Willpower and Scrutiny rolls to resist the false charms and seductive lies of Mankind’s enemies. Tutela Obviam Veneficus Much sought after by those who must face down psykers who refuse their duty to face either sanctioning or holy sacrifice at the feet of the emperor’s throne, this seal grants +5% to any test to resist psychic powers. Sancta Eruditio it is the duty of some to fight Mankind’s enemies not on the battlefield but in the depths of dusty libraries. the Sancta eruditio seal girds their souls as they seek to discover the weaknesses of those who would destroy them. Wearers may test Willpower to reduce the number of corruption points inflicted by reading corrupting tomes by 1 for common Seals or 2 for good or excellent seals. only excellent quality purity Seals can reduce the number of points received below 1.

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Table 6-3: Purity/Repression Seals
purity seal
Speravi in te, imperator Fides Validus per orben terrarum tutela obviam Veneficus Sancta eruditio Dignare, Domine humanus Statua aeternum ad Dexteram imperatorum De Mortalitate, gloriae

Cost
75 100 100 250 250 250 250 250 250

availability
Scarce Scarce Scarce rare rare rare rare rare rare

repression seal
custodia Flematicus custodia Sanguineus custodia colericus

Cost
— — —

availability
Very rare Very rare Very rare

Dignare, Domine the emperor’s own cult has vouchsafed the character’s purity. the character may test Willpower to reduce the number of corruption points inflicted by Warp Shock by 1 for common Seals or 2 for good or excellent seals. only excellent quality purity Seals can reduce the number of points received below 1. Humanus Statua Aeternum (8 Varieties) the image of man is perfect. in mutation lies corruption. this seal locks the form of the wearer, making them more resistant to mutation. there is one version of this seal for each statistic, each granting the wearer +5% when testing that characteristic to resist mutation due to accrued corruption points. Wearing any version of this purity Seal provides +5% to resist mutation from other sources (exposure to the Warp, daemonic powers, and so on). Ad Dexteram Imperatorum by putting his fate in the hands of the emperor, the wearer protects himself from others who would manipulate his being. he gains a +5% bonus on Malignancy rolls. De Mortalitate, Gloriae a martyr’s death is the greatest gift a servant can bestow upon his emperor. Wearers of this purity Seal have accepted that their life is but a small sacrifice to ask for the ceaseless wars against humanity’s enemies. instead of burning a Fate point to survive death, the wearer of this seal may burn one to ensure he takes his enemies with him. Whether it means he lives a few more moments, allowing him to set his lasgun’s power pack to self-destruct or crash his vehicle into the ranks of this enemies, or whether the enemies will suffer misfortune in less direct ways, the character’s life will not have been given in vain. good quality seals of this type allow

repression seals
For some the emperor’s blessings come too late. When darkness has already laid a hand upon a once-trusted servant of the imperium, there are only two courses: the pyre or a repression Seal. this rare version of the purity Seal has had the divine power within it inverted so that the taint within the wearer is held in check, incarcerated by the blessed power of the lord of Man. only available to those in whom the imperium has invested too much to lose or who must walk further on their path for the greater good of Mankind, repression Seals reduce the effects of Madness, Malignancy and Mutation... but at great cost. repression seals cannot be bought. they are reserved for the greatest and most valuable servants of the imperium – inquisitors, Sisters of battle, Space Marines, and others who fight on the front lines of Mankind’s constant war against degeneration and corruption. and once applied, must be worn prominently every hour of the day and night or their power fades. the application of repression Seals does not mean that the taint to soul, body or mind has been removed, merely turned inwards, which, in the the long term can prove almost as much of a burden as the original malady. at the end of each week, a character wearing one or more of these seals should make a Willpower test with a -5% penalty for each repression Seal he wears. treat a failure on this roll as a failed Mental trauma roll (see Dark Heresy, page 234). Custodia Fleumaticus exposure to the Warp and the foul entities that spring forth from that realm can corrupt the soul of a man, giving them strange drives and debauched habits. the application of this repression purity Seal counteracts a Malignancy inflicted upon a character. While worn the Malignancy has no hold over the character. they automatically succeed in any rolls to resist it’s influence and any losses caused by the Malignancy are returned. Custodia Sanguineus a single bodily change caused by exposure to daemons and the Warp are contained by these seals. the wearer immediately reverts to their previous form. Custodia Colericus For maladies of the mind, the custodia colericus seal must be applied, each seal preventing the manifestation of one Mental Disorder.

although the rites and techniques used to make the most common purity Seals is known to most ranking clerics, many others jealously guard the secrets to manufacturing the more esoteric protections. Selling benedictions is an important source of revenue for the imperial cult and the money gained from sought after purity Seals when used to fund missions and new buildings reflects well on the bishop who spends it. Moreover, the ability to create these blessings shows that emporer’s light shines upon the creator, bringing prestige many are unwilling to share. in game terms, this means that purity Seals have a rarity just as other items do, as well as a price that must be donated to the cult. Finding a particular type of Seal requires an inquiry roll,with a bonus if the seeker has a relevant peer talent. peer (adeptus arbites) grants +10%, peer (inquisition) or peer (adeptus astartes) grants +20% and peer (ecclesiarchy) grants +30%. each seal is crafted to best protect the soul of he who will wear it, and as such they may not be transferred between characters. and if the blessed wax affixing the seal is ever broken, not only is the protection of the seal destroyed, but there are those who whisper that the emperor himself becomes displeased, withdrawing his favour from the servant who failed to protect his benediction. Men declared excommunicate by the ecclesiarchy or the inquisition are unfit to wear the emperor’s seals. although being excommunicated does not prevent existing seals working, clerics who know of the declaration will refuse to create purity Seals for such characters and many will see it as their holy duty to bring down those who do not immediately cast off their symbols of purity and seek atonement for their sins.

arMour
aDeptuS aStarteS Mkvii “eagle” poWer arMour
adeptus astartes power armour is a more advanced version of power armour containing many enhancements that can only be used due to the implantation of black carapace. adeptus astartes power armour has the following qualities and stats: Dark light Vision, hearing auspex, enhanced communications gear, red-Dot laser Sight, Sealed environment, advanced life Support, recoil gloves, hUD tactical Map, internal Medicae Functions, and Strength +20. the Strength bonus is unaffected by the Unnatural Strength trait, so it grants a +2 bonus instead of +4. dark light vision: allows the Space Marine to see in total darkness up to 50m and follows the rules for the trait of the same name.

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the martyr to take down many more enemies, inflicting around ten times the casualties. excellent quality seals are truly awesome. the emperor himself seems to intercede, punishing those who would take from him a valued servant with just and furious wrath.

receiving purity seals

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Table 6-4: Armour
armour type
adeptus astartes power armour

location(s) Covered
all

ap
head 10 body12 arms 11 legs 11 head 13 body 16 arms 15 legs 15 Special 2 4 4

Weight
130 kg

Cost

availability
Very rare

adeptus astartes terminator armour

all

260 kg

Very rare

adamantine Mantle combat Shield iron halo Storm Shield

all arm all arm

2.5 kg 5 kg 2 kg 7 kg

— — — —

Very rare Very rare Very rare Very rare

hearing auspex: allows the Space Marine to hear up to 50m radius and follows the rules for heightened Senses (hearing). sight auspex: allows the Space Marine to zoom in onto targets 300m away and fire without penalty. it follows the rules for telescopic Sight. enhanced Communications Gear: allows a Space Marine to communicate to ships up in the upper atmosphere in a tight beam and to communicate over land distances of 2 kilometers. targeting auspex: Functions identically to a redDot laser Sight. sealed environment: the suit is sealed completely and allows a Space Marine to survive in a vacuum. advanced life support: the suit contains the equipment to produce a breathable atmosphere for up to 5 days. recoil Gloves: as per the rules for the equipment of the same name in the Dark Heresy rulebook. hud tactical map: the helmet contains the ability to project a tactical map into the visor to give a Space Marine combat awareness of the surrounding area. this helps them coordinate their attacks by showing the position of every squad member in power armour, as well as their life sign status. the map is downloaded via the communications gear from orbiting satellites or predownloaded before the mission begins. grants a +1 bonus to initiative. internal medicae Functions: this equipment automatically dispenses medication to injured areas. it also can seal injuries by applying foam bandages to the injured area to stop blood loss. it has a Medicae and chem-Use skills of 30 and all attempts to apply drugs or to stop blood loss must test against it. Failure means that the suit has malfunctioned and no further rolls can be made until the suit is repaired. the equipment always tests at routine.

aegiS poWer arMour
aegis power armour has the same abilities as standard Marine power armour, but has the inclusion of several talents. it comes with a built-in Storm bolter as a standard weapon. resistance (daemons): the armour confers a +10 resistance against daemon powers and special abilities, including all Fear and corruption tests. resistance (Warp): the armour confers a +10 resistance against Warp based effects, including all Fear and corruption tests. resistance (psychic powers): the armour confers a +10 resistance against psychic powers. resistance (Fear): the armour confers a +10 resistance against fear tests. this does not stack with other resistances that have a Fear component. resistance (Corruption): the armour confers a +10 resistance against corruption tests. this does stack not with other resistance that have a corruption component.

aDeptuS aStarteS terMinator arMour Mkiv
terminator armour, or tactical Dreadnought armour as it is properly called, is the toughest and most powerful form of personal armour humanity has ever developed. the scarcity and expense to maintain terminator suits means they are available only to the elite troops from the veteran companies of the adeptus astartes Space Marine chapters. adeptus astartes terminator armour has the following qualities and stats: Dark light Vision, infra-red auspex, hearing auspex, enhanced communications gear, red-Dot laser Sight, Sealed environment, advanced life Support, recoil gloves, hUD tactical Map, internal Medicae Functions, and Strength +30. the Strength bonus is unaffected by the Unnatural Strength trait, so it grants a +3 bonus instead of +6. dark light vision: allows the Space Marine to see in total darkness up to 100m and follows the rules for Dark light Vision.

artiFicer arMour
When a Marine player gets best Quality armour, it is classified as artificer armour.

infra-red auspex: allows the Space Marine to see into the infra-red spectrum up to 100m and follows the rules for infra-red goggles. hearing auspex: allows the Space Marine to hear up to 50m radius and follows the rules for heightened Senses (hearing). sight auspex: allows the Space Marine to zoom in onto targets 400m away and fire without penalty. it follows the rules for telescopic Sight. enhanced Communications Gear: allows a Space Marine to communicate to ships up in the upper atmosphere in a tight beam and to communicate over land distances of 2 kilometers. targeting auspex: Functions identically to a redDot laser Sight. sealed environment: the suit is sealed completely and allows a Space Marine to survive in a vacuum. advanced life support: the suit contains the equipment to produce a breathable atmosphere for up to 5 days. recoil Gloves: as per the rules for the equipment of the same name in the Dark Heresy rulebook. hud tactical map: the helmet contains the ability to project a tactical map into the visor to give a Space Marine combat awareness of the surrounding area. this helps them coordinate their attacks by showing the position of every squad member in power armour, as well as their life sign status. the map is downloaded via the communications gear from orbiting satellites or pre-downloaded before the mission begins. grants a +1 bonus to initiative. internal medicae Functions: this equipment automatically dispenses medication to injured areas. it also can seal injuries by applying foam bandages to the injured area to stop blood loss. it has a Medicae and chem-Use skills of 30 and all attempts to apply drugs or to stop blood loss must test against it. Failure means that the suit has malfunctioned and no further rolls can be made until the suit is repaired. the equipment always tests at routine. massive strength: Due to the armour’s massive strength, firing any heavy weapon does not incur a penalty since the Space Marine is always classified as being braced. sensorium: allows all of the squad members to see exactly what the Marine in terminator armour sees. if the entire squad is outfitted with terminator armour they gain a +1 bonus to initiative since they are able to coordinate uncannily. slow: terminator armour is bulky and slow. as such, terminator armour halves the movement of the character to a minimum of 1m and makes running impossible.

aDaMantine Mantle
adamantine Mantles are cloaks made from threads of adamantine, a tough and resistant material that can provide excellent protection for its wearer. the cloak often protects the wearer from high strength attacks, allowing the wearer to survive very heavy firepower which would normally fell any other warrior. on any attack that does critical damage, re-roll the amount of damage taken and take the lowest. When rolling on the critical hits chart it adds a -2 to the roll.

coMBat ShielD
a combat Shield is a lighter and more maneuverable version of the Storm Shield. a character carrying a combat Shield can carry a second weapon. the shield may be used to block incoming attacks and functions like a parry with a power weapon.

iron halo
the iron halo is a special reward given to Space Marines who show exceptional bravery and initiative on the battlefield. it is a power field that encompasses the body of the character wearing it and grants additional protection to attacks. an iron halo cannot be combined with either a combat Shield or a Storm Shield.

StorM ShielD
the Storm Shield is used by the Space Marines and Daemonhunters and is a more advanced and bulky version of the combat Shield, providing better defense. it is, however, much larger and requires the use of one hand and so prevents the use of two combat weapons. the shield itself incorporates a small energy field generator which is too small for use against ranged weaponry but is useful in combat. the shield may be used to block incoming attacks and functions like a parry with a power weapon, but grants a +10 to the parry roll. the Storm Shield can only be used with terminator armour.

aegiS terMinator arMour
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as a standard weapon. resistance (daemons): the armour confers a +10 resistance against daemon powers and special abilities, including all Fear and corruption tests. resistance (Warp): the armour confers a +10 resistance against Warp based effects, including all Fear and corruption tests. resistance (psychic powers): the armour confers a +10 resistance against psychic powers. resistance (Fear): the armour confers a +10 resistance against fear tests. this does not stack with other resistances that have a Fear component. resistance (Corruption): the armour confers a +10 resistance against corruption tests. this does not stack with other resistances that have a corruption component.

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Table 6-5: Melee Weapons
Chain Weapons
name
Frost blade

Class
Melee

dam
1d10+6 r

pen
5

special
balanced, tearing

Wt
6 kg

Cost
20,000

avail
Very rare

power Weapons
name
chainfist crozius arcanum lightning claw power Fist thunder hammer

Class
Melee Melee Melee Melee Melee

dam
2d10 e * 1d10+3 e 1d10+6 r 2d10 e * 1d10+5 e

pen
10 6 6 8 6

special
power Field, tearing, Unwieldy power Field, Unbalanced power Field, balanced, tearing power Field, Unwieldy power Field, Shocking, Unwieldy

Wt
80 kg 15 kg 70 kg 60 kg 70 kg

Cost
5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000

avail
Very rare Very rare Very rare Very rare Very rare

* The Chainfist, like the Power Fist, adds 2× SB bonus to the damage dealt.

Melee WeaponS
chainFiSt
the chainfist is a variant of the power Fist (see the Inquisitor’s Handbook) equipped with a small chainsword blade. this powerful but cumbersome (and so slow moving) weapon is often used by Space Marine terminators, especially by tank hunter specialists or boarding parties because of the great capacity of the weapon to cut through the thickest armour, both vehicles and buildings included. it is essentially a power glove with a built-in chainsword with the cutting edge encased in a glowing energy field. When the weapon impacts, the energy field leaps across to the target, shattering anything it comes across and then the teeth of the blade cut through the remaining flesh and armour with ease. a chainfist can only be carried by Marines in terminator armour. a human version of the chainfist exists, and only weighs 40 kg.

FroSt BlaDe
the Frost blade is a chainblade which uses the diamond-sharp fangs of the Fenrisian ice kraken as the teeth of its chainsaw blade. it is of best craftsmanship, and thus adds +10 to the wielder’s WS.

lightning claW
a lightning claw is a specialized type of power Weapon. it consists of a power gauntlet and four blades that crackle with matter-disruptive energy. these blades are the equivalent of small power weapons which carve through armour and flesh with ease. they are most commonly used by Space Marine terminator assault Squads; the entire squad can be armed with them, but can also be used by anyone with access to the armoury. lightning claws can be wielded in pairs and can be carried by Marines in power armour. they follow the rules for power fields and power weapons. the character cannot use any other weapon in the hand that has the lightning claw. When used in a pair, lightning claws gain the balanced trait.

croziuS arcanuM
the crozius arcanum serves as both a sacred staff of office and a weapon for Space Marine chaplains. this duality is perceived as only natural to a Space Marine, who see battle as the most glorious form of worship to the emperor. the crozius arcanum itself is a staff of medium length, topped with either an imperial eagle or a winged skull. a few versions use iconography from the chapter they belong to, such as the the blacksmith’s hammer-version used by some chaplains from the Salamanders chapter. cassius, Master of Sanctity of the Ultramarines chapter has fashioned his crozius arcanum after a tyranid head, in remembrance of the invasion of Macragge. incorporated within the staff is a powerful energy field capable of disrupting matter much in the same way as a power Weapon. a crozius arcanum can only be carried by chaplains.

poWer FiSt
the human-sized version of the power Fist is described in the Inquisitor’s Handbook; the one described here is the astartes version, which is so heavy and cumbersome that it can only be carried by Marines in terminator armour.

DeSigner’S note
you will notice that adeptus astartes equipment has a price tag attached. this wasn’t an oversight by the designers, because in the background stories for Warhammer 40k there are plenty of examples of private citizens of the imperium owning adeptus astartes equipment as show pieces to their collections.

thunder hammers are weapons of ancient design, utilizing a power field similar to a power sword or fist, and used by Space Marines and Daemonhunters, primarily by terminator assault Squads and characters with access to the relevant armoury. Where other power weapons emit a constant energy field, the thunder hammer is designed to energize the power field only upon impact, enabling it to conserve energy until it is actually needed, and allowing the weapon to deliver a particularly devastating blow. between impacts the hammer builds up the power it generates ready to destroy the next opponent. Upon impact, a blue energy field explodes with a thunderous crack, more often than not smashing through armour, and leaving a smoking hole that crackles with blue sparks. When used against a vehicle, unless the crew can pass a toughness test, thy are stunned for one round. a vehicle with stunned crew will continue in a straight line at its current speed.

aStarteS Bolt piStol
this is the adeptus astartes version of the civilian bolt pistol. it is a rather short-ranged weapon, but more than capable of dealing damage to the enemies of the imperium.

aStarteS Boltgun
the iconic weapon of the Space Marines, the holy bolter is to its wielder more than a weapon. it represents the emperor’s holy wrath against his enemies, and is treated with an almost-religious devotion even in its mundane maintenance operations. the weapon accepts different magazines: typically it can use straight magazines (15 rounds), a belt feed (30 rounds), sickle magazines (20 rounds), or drum magazines (40 rounds).

rangeD WeaponS
cyclone MiSSile launcher
the cyclone Missile launcher is specially designed to be fit on a terminator armour. loaded with krak or Frag Missiles, the cyclone consists of two cube-shaped missile boxes twin-linked by a targeter and sensors array. the unit is fixed on the back of a standard terminator armour; this fitting allow the Space Marine to use a Storm bolter and power Fist with the Missile launcher,

aStarteS heavy Bolter
a larger, heavier version of the boltgun, the heavy bolter is an impressive weapon capable of devastating firepower, deadly even to armoured vehicles. the astartes version fires mass-reactive rounds considerably larger than the ones used in bolt pistols and bolters, and it uses a backpack feed which grants a longer autonomy between reloads.

Table 6-6: Ranged Weapons
launcher Weapons
name
cyclone Missile launcher

Class
heavy

range
120m

roF
S/-/-

dam
*

pen Clip
* 6

rld
2 Full

special
*

Wt
75 kg

Cost
5,000

avail
Very rare

* Damage, Penetration, and Special Qualities are determined by the ammunition fired. Can only fire Krak or Frag missiles. See the Inquisitor’s Handbook for the stats

bolt Weapons
name
astartes bolt pistol astartes boltgun astartes heavy bolter astartes Storm bolter psycannon

Class
pistol basic heavy basic heavy

range
35m 100m 140m 100m 140m

roF
S/2/S/2/6 -/-/10 2/4/8 -/-/10

dam
2d10 X 2d10 X 2d10+5 X 2d10 X 2d10+5 X

pen Clip
4 4 5 4 5 8 * 400 60 400

rld
Full Full 2 Full 2 Full 2 Full

special
— — — — holy**

Wt
5 kg 14 kg 60 kg 25 kg 60 kg

Cost
— — — — —

avail
Very rare Very rare Very rare Very rare Very rare

* Clip capacity varies, see the weapon description ** See the Psycannon Bolts Description in the Inquisitor’s Handbook

Flame Weapons
name
incinerator

Class
heavy

range
30m

roF
S/-/-

dam
2d10+4 e

pen Clip
4 10

rld
2 Full

special
Flame, holy

Wt
45 kg

Cost

avail
Very rare

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so he can fire both firearms simultaneously. older designs of the cyclone missile launcher had the sensor array hand-carried by the terminator, thus taking away the option of a power fist but making it more accurate. Firing the cyclone Missile launcher does not constitute a half action when a terminator wishes to fire a storm bolter in the same combat round. can only be used by a Marine in terminator armour.

aStarteS StorM Bolter
a Storm bolter is the current development of the combi-bolter that was used before the horus heresy. it is essentially a dual chamber linked boltgun. its higher rate of fire makes it a devastating weapon in close quarters. it is the standard weapon of the terminators, while the “civilian” version is often used as a pintle-mounted weapon on imperial vehicles. Firing a storm bolter does not require bracing. as both chambers of this weapon discharge simultaneously, the Storm bolter’s “single shot mode” adds +5 to the wielder’s ballistics Skill, and if he obtains 2 or more degrees of success the second round hits the same target. Split fire cannot be done with this action.

aMMunition
hellFire rounDS
explosive core replaced with thousands of needles impregnated with mutagenic acid for use against tyranids. a heavy bolter variant (blast effect) is available. a hellfire round adds an additional +5 damage if there isn’t any armour in the path of the shell. if there is armour in the way half damage is taken. in the case of being used against tyranids the target takes double damage. if the round if fired by a heavy bolter the round has a splash radius of 5m centered around the target.

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heavy FlaMer
heavy flamers are larger, more powerful versions of the standard flamer, projecting hotter and denser flames.

Metal StorM Frag ShellS
Standard charge and detonator replaced with fragmentation shell and a proximity sensor detonator. the Metal Storm Frag Shell does -5 damage and gains the special trait Scattering.

incinerator
the incinerator is a specially designed heavy Flamer weapon created specifically for the grey knights. it is fueled by a special mix of consecrated promethium and blessed oils which are especially effective against daemons as the fire burns brilliant white with pure faith. it functions identically to a heavy Flamer loaded with blessed ammunition (see the Inquisitor’s Handbook for details).

Stalker SilenceD ShellS
propellant and explosive replaced by gas cartridges, detonator cap replaced with solidified mercury slug. the Stalker Silenced Shell does -5 damage, but offers a -10 to perception and awareness rolls for sight and hearing for detecting the shots beyond 10 meters.

pSycannon
psycannons are a specialized form of bolt weapon used almost exclusively by the grey knights. this weapon can only be used by a Marine in terminator armour, or mounted on inquisition vehicles. psycannons fire.psycannon bolts (see the Inquisitor’s Handbook for details).

kraken pattern penetrator rounDS
Deuterium core replaced by solid adamantine core, heavier propulsive charge. the kraken pattern penetrator round does normal bolter damage, but halves the armour protection of the location hit.

Weapon upgraDeS
SuSpenSor unit
a Suspensor Unit is a large harness which allows certain heavy weapons to be fired more effectively on the move. the weapon weight is halved for encumbrance and may be fired without bracing, but the weapon range is also halved. additionally, the weapon gains the inaccurate trait. ammo is also quadrupled, due to backpack feed.

Table 6-7: Weapon Upgrades
name
Suspensor Unit M40 targeting System

Wt
5 kg 1 kg

Cost
1,000 1,000

avail
Very rare Very rare

M40 targeting SySteM
the M40 targeting System is often employed by the Deathwatch kill-teams of the ordo Xenos. When equipped, a bolt weapon gains the accurate trait and ignores penalties for long and extreme range as long as the shooter takes a full round action to aim.

Table 6-8: Ammunition
name
hellfire rounds Metal Storm Frag Shells Starker Silenced Shells kraken pattern rounds

Cost/amount
35/1 30/1 30/1 50/1

availability
Very rare Very rare Very rare Very rare

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here are times when even the massive firepower of a Devastator Squad does not bring down the enemy and a squad of assault Marines is too slow. Should this happen, the adeptus astartes rely on a wide array of combat and support vehicles. rhino and razorback apcs carry the Marines into battle. the rhino is lightly armed, well armoured and can provide safe transport for a full squad of ten Space Marines. the razorback doesn’t have the transport capabilities of the rhino, but is better armed. Fast assault is supported by various attack bikes and land speeders. both kind of vehicles and their respective variants are built for speed and maneuverability. attack bikes can have sidecars for additional firepower. When fire support is needed, the predator Destructor and the predator annihilator are the weapons of choice. heavily armoured and armed, they are a devastating force on the battlefield. long range fire support is provided by the Whirlwind artillery Missile rhino variant and the Vindicator artillery rhino variant with its Demolisher cannon. air superiority is provided by the thunderhawk. as most of astartes vehicles, it comes in different patterns. the thunderhawk transport can carry battle vehicles,

while the gunship carries Space Marines into battle while providing fire support. although every vehicle above is a dangerous opponent, the pinnacle of the adeptus astartes war machines is the land raider. in addition to the crew of three Marines, each land raider is inhabited by an old, powerful Machine Spirit. this spirit can replace the crew to a limit, maneuvering and firing on its own. each land raider is a gigantic fortress on tracks, extremely heavily armed and armoured. in addition to its stunning combat capabilities, it can even transport ten Space Marines with full equipment or five terminators. the land raider crusader, developed by the black templar chapter, is even better armed and can transport more troops. in addition to the different variants of each vehicle, there are various options to make some useful upgrades. For example, if it is likely that combat will take place in a wooded area or city ruins, dozer blades are mounted to clear the vehicle’s path from bushes or rubble. another favoured upgrade is adding additional armour to increase protection. During night fights, spot- and searchlights are added. Finally, firepower can be increased by adding pintle mounts or even missile racks.

rhino
based on the rh1n0 Standard template construct pattern, the rhino is a personnel transport vehicle for squads of Space Marines. it is one of the most widespread designs of the imperium, often used as the base for several other vehicles. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: hull 21, top 18, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 35 kph/70 kph Combat speed: 10/25/50/75/100 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: Storm bolter Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 10 access points: hatches on both sides, several on the roof, ramp at the rear special: Robust: tests to repair a rhino have a +10 bonus options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 35/55 kph narrative and 10/20/40/60/80 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations).

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preDator DeStructor
based on the rhino’s chassis, the predator is essentially a cavalry tank, often deployed in the Space Marines’ rapid strikes, usually tasked with the destruction of lightly-armoured vehicles or heavy infantry. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: Front 32, hull 21, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 35 kph/65 kph Combat speed: 10/20/45/70/90 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: turret-mounted autocannon Crew: 2 (Driver, gunner) passengers: 0 access points: two hatches on the top, ramp at the rear options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 30/50 kph narrative and 10/20/35/50/70 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations), two side-sponson mounted heavy bolters or two side-sponson mounted lascannons. if the sponson option is applied, the side hatches are unavailable.

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preDator annihilator
another widely employed pattern of the predator tank, the annihilator features twin-linked lascannons on the turret. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: Front 32, hull 21, rear 18 traits: narrative speed: 35 kph/65 kph Combat speed: 10/20/45/70/90 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicles): +0 armaments: turret-mounted twin-linked lascannons (consider unlimited clip size, as lascannons take energy from the predator’s powerpacks) Crew: 2 (Driver, gunner) passengers: 0 access points: two hatches on the top, ramp at the rear options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 30/50 kph narrative and 10/20/35/50/70 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations), two side-sponson mounted heavy bolters or two side-sponson mounted lascannons. if the sponson option is applied, the side hatches are unavailable.

Baal preDator
the blood angels chapter usually deploys a particular version of the predator, the baal pattern. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: Front 32, hull 21, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 35 kph/65 kph Combat speed: 10/20/45/70/90 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: turret-mounted twin-linked assault cannon Crew: 2 (Driver, gunner) passengers: 0 access points: two hatches on the top, ramp at the rear options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 30/50 kph narrative and 10/20/35/50/70 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations), two side-sponson mounted heavy bolters or two side-sponson mounted heavy Flamers. if the sponson option is applied, the side hatches are unavailable.

the razorback is a more-heavily-armed variant of the rhino chassis, often employed for its superior firepower, at the cost of reduced troop carrying capacity. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: hull 21, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 35 kph/70 kph Combat speed: 10/25/50/75/100 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicles): +0 armaments: twin-linked heavy bolter or twin-linked lascannon (consider unlimited clip size, as lascannons take energy from the razorback’s powerpacks) Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 6 access points: hatches on both sides, two hatches on the top, ramp at the rear options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 35/55 kph narrative and 10/20/40/60/80 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations).

WhirlWinD
the Whirlwind is a rhino-based artillery support vehicle, based on the rhino template, which can fire either tactical Vengeance warheads or minefield-laying castellan missiles. the Whirlwind is a post-heresy design. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: hull 21, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 35 kph/65 kph Combat speed: 10/20/45/70/90 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: turret-mounted Vengeance Missile launcher or castellan Missile launcher Crew: 2 (Driver, gunner) passengers: 0 access points: hatches on both sides, one on the top, ramp at the rear options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 30/50 kph narrative and 10/20/35/50/70 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations).

WhirlWinD hyperioS
the hyperios ia a specialized pattern of the Whirlwind, used as an anti-aircraft platform. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: hull 21, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 35 kph/65 kph Combat speed: 10/20/45/70/90 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: turret-mounted hyperios missile launcher Crew: 2 (Driver, gunner) passengers: 0 access points: hatches on both sides, one on the top, ramp at the rear options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 30/50 kph narrative and 10/20/35/50/70 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations).

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vinDicator
the Vindicator is a short-ranged siege tank, often used by Space Marines attacking heavily fortified positions due to the power of its Demolisher cannon. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: Front 30, hull 21, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 35 kph/65 kph Combat speed: 10/20/45/70/90 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: Storm bolter and Demolisher cannon Crew: 2 (Driver, gunner) passengers: 0 access points: one on top, ramp at the rear options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 30/50 kph narrative and 10/20/35/50/70 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations).

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leMan ruSS exterMinator
the leman russ exterminator battle tank is a variant of the leman russ used by the imperial guard. commonly used by the Space Wolves chapter of the Space Marines, it is mainly an infantry hunter battle tank. type: ground Vehicle size: enormous armour: hull 30, Front 40, rear 20 traits: – narrative speed: 25 kph/40 kph Combat speed: 5/15/30/40/60 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: turret-mounted twin-linked autocannons, plus hull-mounted lascannon or heavy bolter Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, Driver), plus optionally 2 sponson gunners passengers: 0 access points: turret hatch options: Dozer blade (gives the all-terrain trait, but reduces the speed to 15/30 kph narrative and 5/10/20/30/40 combat and imposes a -10 penalty to the handling check), extra armour (+5 armour to all locations), 2 side sponsons with heavy bolters.

lanD raiDer
the most powerful astartes tank, the laind raider is a heavily armoured Stc vehicle often used for spearhead assaults. Despite being heavily armoured, it still has a good troop carrying capacity. type: ground Vehicle size: Massive armour: hull 40 traits: interface controls narrative speed: 30 kph/55 kph Combat speed: 5/20/40/60/80 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: hull-mounted twin-linked heavy bolters, two side sponsons with twin-linked lascannons (consider unlimited clip size, as lascannons take energy from the land raider’s powerpacks) Crew: 2 (Driver, commander) passengers: 10 (or 5 terminators) access points: hatches on both sides, two on top, front assault ramp special: Machine Spirit: the land raider’s Machine Spirit is able to rudimentarily drive the vehicle and fire by itself. consider a bS of 25 and Drive (ground vehicles) skill of 25. options: extra armour (+5 armour to all locations).

originally developed by the black templars Space Marine chapter, the land raider crusader is now widely used by other chapters as well. it is specially designed to assist troops assaulting from the front ramp. type: ground Vehicle size: Massive armour: hull 45 traits: interface controls narrative speed: 30 kph/55 kph Combat speed: 5/20/40/60/80 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: hull-mounted twin-linked assault cannon,hull-mounted Multi-Melta, two side sponsons with hurricane bolters Crew: 2 (Driver, commander) passengers: 15 (or 8 terminators) access points: hatches on both sides, two on top, front assault ramp special: Machine Spirit: the land raider’s Machine Spirit is able to rudimentarily drive the vehicle and fire by itself. consider a bS of 25 and Drive (ground vehicles) skill of 25. Explosive Charges: the front ramp is studded with explosive charges, which deal the damage of a Frag grenade when disembarking.

lanD raiDer helioS
Designed to provide additional artillery support, the helios pattern land raider features a Whirlwind Missile launcher instead of the standard hull-mounted heavy bolters. type: ground Vehicle size: Massive armour: hull 40 traits: interface controls narrative speed: 30 kph/55 kph Combat speed: 5/20/40/60/80 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +0 armaments: hull-mounted Vengeance Missile launcher, two side sponsons with twin-linked lascannons (consider unlimited clip size, as lascannons take energy from the land raider’s powerpacks) Crew: 2 (Driver, commander) passengers: 10 (or 5 terminators) access points: hatches on both sides, two on top, front assault ramp special: Machine Spirit: the land raider’s Machine Spirit is able to rudimentarily drive the vehicle and fire by itself. consider a bS of 25 and Drive (ground vehicles) skill of 25. options: extra armour (+5 armour to all locations).

Bike
the Space Marine bike is a relatively common rugged and reinforced two-wheeled vehicle. type: ground Vehicle size: hulking armour: hull 9 traits: open, all-terrain narrative speed: 50 kph/150 kph Combat speed: 15/50/100/150/200 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +10 armaments: twin-linked bolters Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 0 access points: open-topped options: instead of the twin-linked bolters, the bike can mount a Flamer, Melta gun, or plasma gun.

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attack Bike
the attack bike combines the maneuverability and flexibility of the bike with a crew-operated heavy weapon in the sidecar. type: ground Vehicle size: hulking armour: hull 12 traits: open, all-terrain narrative speed: 50 kph/110 kph Combat speed: 15/40/75/110/150 handling modifier: Drive (ground Vehicle): +10 armaments: twin-linked bolters, plus sidecar-mounted heavy bolter or Multi-Melta Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 1 access points: open-topped options: instead of the twin-linked bolters, the bike can mount a Flamer, Melta gun, or plasma gun.

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lanD SpeeDer
the land Speeder is a lightly-armoured flying vehicle, used for reconnaissance and fast attack. it is one of the few imperium vehicles to use anti-gravitic plates. type: hover size: hulking armour: hull 18 traits: open, anti-grav narrative speed: 200 kph/350 kph Combat speed: 20/125/250/375/500 handling modifier: pilot (Military craft): +0 armaments: heavy bolter or Multi-Melta Crew: 1 (pilot) access points: open-topped

passengers: 1

lanD SpeeDer tornaDo
the tornado pattern is more heavily armed than the standard land Speeder. type: hover size: hulking armour: hull 18 traits: open, anti-grav narrative speed: 200 kph/350 kph Combat speed: 20/125/250/375/500 handling modifier: pilot (Military craft): +0 armaments: heavy bolter and assault cannon or Multi-Melta and heavy Flamer Crew: 1 (pilot) access points: open-topped

passengers: 1

the typhoon pattern features the addition of missile launchers to the basic land Speeder frame. type: hover size: hulking armour: hull 18 traits: open, anti-grav narrative speed: 200 kph/330 kph Combat speed: 20/110/220/330/440 handling modifier: pilot (Military craft): +0 armaments: heavy bolter or Multi-Melta, plus typhoon Missile launcher Crew: 1 (pilot) access points: open-topped

passengers: 1

lanD SpeeDer teMpeSt
Significally more armoured than the common land Speeder, the tempest variant has an enclosed cockpit, and normally features an assault cannon and twin-linked Missile launchers. type: hover size: hulking armour: hull 22 traits: anti-grav narrative speed: 150 kph/300 kph Combat speed: 20/105/210/315/420 handling modifier: pilot (Military craft): +0 armaments: assault cannon, twin-linked Missile launchers with krak or Frag Missiles Crew: 1 (pilot) access points: cockpit

passengers: 1

thunDerhaWk gunShip
a massive, heavily-armoured spacecraft used both for attack and for transporting troops, the thunderhawk is definitely one of the mightiest aircrafts of the adeptus astartes. the gunship variation is heavily armed. type: Military craft size: Massive armour: hull 32 traits: Void capable, interface controls narrative speed: 1000 kph/2000 kph Combat speed: 50/700/1400/2100/2800 handling modifier: pilot (Military craft): +0 armaments: Dorsal mounted turbo laser or battle cannon, 2 lascannons on wings, 4 twin-linked heavy bolters on front fuselage, 4 twin-linked heavy bolters under the wings Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, gunner, navigator) passengers: 30 Space Marines (or a combination, considering a terminator as 2 Marines, a bike as 3 Marines, an attack bike as 4 Marines, and a Dreadnought as 5 Marines) access points: Several hatches and an extendable ramp options: can mount hellstrike Missiles

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thunDerhaWk tranSport
the thunderhawk transport is used to transport vehicles (mainly rhinos and land raiders) to the battlefield. type: Military craft size: Massive armour: hull 32 traits: Void capable, interface controls narrative speed: 1000 kph/2000 kph Combat speed: 50/700/1400/2100/2800 handling modifier: pilot (Military craft): +0 armaments: 4 twin-linked heavy bolters on front fuselage Crew: 2 (pilot, co-pilot) passengers: 0, but can transport either two rhinos or one land raider access points: Several hatches

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DreaDnought
When an astartes battle brother is mortally wounded, crippled beyond the cure of the apothecaries, sometimes he is given the great honour of continuing to serve the emperor as a walking instrument of furious destruction, a Dreadnought. interred into its sarcophagus, a Marine can continue to fight the endless battle to defend humanity against its many enemies. Some of the oldest Dreadnoughts are so ancient that their memories go back several millennia, like bjorn the Fell-handed of the Space Wolves, who fought in the great crusade alongside the blessed primarch leman russ. When not actively fighting, Dreadnoughts are kept asleep and maintained by techmarines. type: Walker size: hulking armour: hull 24, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 5 kph/10 kph Combat speed: 1/3/7/10/15 handling modifier: – armaments: Dreadnought close-combat Weapon with built-in Storm bolter and assault cannon Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 0 access points: – special: the Dreadnought has its own WS and bS scores. Use WS 65 and bS 65. options: May replace the Storm bolter with a heavy Flamer, or the whole combat Weapon with a Missile launcher, or the assault cannon with twin-linked lascannons or a Multi-Melta. May take extra armour (+5 armour).

FurioSo DreaDnought
the blood angels preference for close-combat tactics is reflected in the Furioso pattern Dreadnought they often employ on the field of battle, which features two close-combat weapons instead of heavier ranged weapons. type: Walker size: hulking armour: hull 24, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 5 kph/10 kph Combat speed: 1/3/7/10/15 handling modifier: – armaments: 2 close combat Weapons, one with a Storm bolter or heavy Flamer, the other with a Meltagun Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 0 access points: – special: the Dreadnought has its own WS and bS scores. Use WS 65 and bS 65. options: May take extra armour (+5 armour).

the Mortis pattern Dreadnought is a unique build employed by the Dark angels chapter, and has the particular feature of sporting two identical ranged arm weapons. type: Walker size: hulking armour: hull 24, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 5 kph/10 kph Combat speed: 1/3/7/10/15 handling modifier: – armaments: 2 twin-linked lascannons, or 2 twin-linked autocannons, or 2 twin-linked heavy bolters, or 2 Missile launchers Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 0 access points: – special: the Dreadnought has its own WS and bS scores. Use WS 65 and bS 65. options: May take extra armour (+5 armour).

Siege DreaDnought
Siege Dreadnoughts are equipped for breaking through fortified enemy positions. their favourite tactics is to breach enemy installations with their assault Drill, and then douse in flames everyone inside using the attached heavy Flamer. type: Walker size: hulking armour: hull 24, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 5 kph/10 kph Combat speed: 1/3/7/10/15 handling modifier: – armaments: inferno cannon and assault Drill with heavy Flamer Crew: 1 (Driver) access points: – special: the Dreadnought has its own WS and bS scores. Use WS 65 and bS 65. options: May take extra armour (+5 armour).

passengers: 0

grey knightS DreaDnought
Sometimes grey knights are entombed within the blessed shell of a Dreadnought, but the occurrence is far rarer than in other chapters, as the majority of dying grey knights prefer to rest for eternity within the crypts of titan. type: Walker size: hulking armour: hull 24, rear 18 traits: – narrative speed: 5 kph/10 kph Combat speed: 1/3/7/10/15 handling modifier: – armaments: Dreadnought close-combat Weapon with built-in Storm bolter and assault cannon, or twin-linked lascannons, or twin-linked heavy bolters, or Multi-Melta, or plasma cannon, or twin-linked autocannons, or psycannon, or Missile launcher. Crew: 1 (Driver) passengers: 0 access points: – special: the Dreadnought has its own WS and bS scores. Use WS 65 and bS 65. options: May replace the Storm bolter with a heavy Flamer or an incinerator. May take extra armour (+5 armour).

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Table 7-1: vehicle Weapons
solid projectile Weapons
name
autocannon autocannon, twin-linked assault cannon assault cannon, twin-linked Demolisher cannon battle cannon

Class
heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy

range
300m 300m 120m 100m 100m 800m

roF
S/2/5 S/4/10 -/-/10 -/-/20 S/-/S/-/-

dam
4d10+5 i 4d10+5 i 3d10+5 i 3d10+5 i 7d10 i 7d10 i

pen Clip
4 4 5 5 10 10 20 40 200 400 1 1

rld
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special
— — tearing, Unreliable tearing, Unreliable blast (3) blast (10)

las Weapons
name
lascannon lascannon, twin-linked turbo laser

Class
heavy heavy heavy

range
300m 300m 700m

roF
S/-/S/-/2 S/-/-

dam
5d10+10 e 5d10+10 e 8d10 e

pen Clip
10 10 10 5 10 1

rld
2 Full 2 Full 2 Full

special
— — blast (10)

bolt Weapons
name
bolter, twin-linked hurricane bolter Storm bolter heavy bolter heavy bolter, twin-linked psycannon

Class
basic basic basic heavy heavy heavy

range
100m 100m 100m 140m 140m 140m

roF
S/4/8 S/6/12 2/4/8 -/-/10 -/-/20 -/-/10

dam
2d10 X 2d10 X 2d10 X 2d10+5 X 2d10+5 X 2d10+5 X

pen Clip
4 4 4 5 5 5 48 72 60 400 800 400

rld
Full Full 2 Full 2 Full 2 Full 2 Full

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— — — — — holy*

* See the Psycannon Bolts Description in the Inquisitor’s Handbook

Flame Weapons
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Flamer heavy Flamer incinerator inferno cannon

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basic heavy heavy heavy

range
20m 30m 30m 120m

roF
S/-/S/-/S/-/S/-/-

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1d10+4 e 2d10+4 e 2d10+4 e 3d10+8 e

pen Clip
3 4 4 6 3 10 10 10

rld
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Flame Flame Flame, holy Flame, blast (3)

melta Weapons
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Meltagun Multi-Melta

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basic heavy

range
20m 60m

roF
S/-/S/-/-

dam
2d10+4 e 4d10+12 e

pen Clip
12 12 5 4

rld
2 Full 2 Full

special
— blast (1)

plasma Weapons
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plasma gun plasma cannon

Class
basic heavy

range
90m 120m

roF
S/2/S/-/-

dam
1d10+6 e 2d10+10 e

pen Clip
6 8 20 24

rld
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recharge, overheats recharge, overheats, Unreliable

launcher Weapons
typhoon Missile launcher Vengeance Missile launcher castellan Missile launcher hyperios Missile launcher Missile launcher, twin-linked (Frag) Missile launcher, twin-linked (krak) Dreadnought Missile launcher hellstrike Missile launcher heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy 300m 300m 300m 300m 300m 300m 300m 300m S/-/S/-/S/-/S/-/-/2/-/2/S/-/S/-/2d10+5 X 2d10+5 X * 4d10+10 X 2d10+4 X 4d10+10 X 4d10+10 X 4d10+10 X 5 5 * 10 4 10 10 12 12 6 4 20 8 8 8 6 2 Full 3 Full 3 Full 3 Full — — 3 Full — blast (1) blast (3) blast (10), Minefield* blast (1) blast (6) blast (1) blast (1) blast (3)

* Minefield: All the area of the blast is considered covered in Frag Mines, dealing 2d10 X damage (Pen 0) to anyone stepping on them

melee Weapons
Dreadnought close combat Weapon Dreadnought assault Drill primitive primitive — — — — 2d10+30 r * 2d10+30 r * 8 12 — — — — — — * The damage listed already takes into account the SB of the Dreadnought

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hat is a Space Marine exactly? this question is answered different by different people. one answer is that a Space Marine is a hero of the imperium. except, there are many heroes who are not Space Marines, like soldiers of the imperial guard who hold a position against overwhelming odds. another answer might be that he is a devoted and loyal follower of the emperor. on the other hand, this also applies to the adepta Sororitas and the members of the ecclesiarchy. you may get the answer that a Space Marine is a efficient war machine, able to stand against every foe. others might be even better killers, like the operatives of the eversor Shrine, who can rip a Space Marine into shreds, or Vindicare assassins, who can take out a Space Marine with a single, well aimed shot from kilometers away. it is also possible that the reply is that a Space Marine is an elite warrior. go ask a cadian kasrkin about this topic, the answer will not be very surprising. their weapons and armour doesn’t qualify either, as the Sisters of battle also wield bolters and are clad in power armour. the conclusion is more complicated, yet simple. a Space Marine is all of the above. During his training, he is taught many skills, both combative and non-combative, he is equipped with the best gear the imperium can provide, and due to the harsh, sometimes brutal methods of the adeptus astartes, he is also one of the emperor’s finest. no other fighting force in the imperium, be it guard, Sororitas, pDF or else, inspires as much as the adeptus astartes. the sight of only a handful Space Marines can turn the morale of entire regiments, either to good or to bad. they keep fighting where others would flee in terror. on the other hand, Space Marines are not suicide troops. they retreat if the tactical situation requires it, only to strike harder moments later. if you can call a Space Marine your friend, you will never have to worry any danger again. if he is your foe, run faster and further than ever before. the mind of a Space Marine only has enough room for a few things: the emperor, the primarch and crushing the enemy. anything other is not suited or necessary.

Space Marine pSychology
“Sir, my men are almost ready to move out. Are you ready to depart, Sir?” We have been ready all day, thought Raphael. It seemed best not to demoralize the man by telling him this. His warriors lacked the superhuman hardiness of a Space Marine. There was nothing to be gained by rubbing this fact home. The Guard were true soldiers of the Emperor even if they were only men. Only Men, thought Raphael and caught himself. Yes, to be a Space Marine was to be more than an ordinary man. It was to have keener senses, and stronger muscles, faster reflexes and deadlier weapons. It was to have a life many times longer than an ordinary man, for Space marines shared some of the generunes of the immortal Primarchs. Yes indeed, being a Space Marine was to be more than a man, but it was also to be a man. That was never to be forgotten. Space Marines were drawn from the ranks of men, and it was their duty to serve Man. Many generations ago entire Chapters had forgotten that and fallen into heresy and worship of Chaos. — The thoughts of Sergeant Raphael, Blood Angel in many ways Space Marines are both more and less than the teeming mass of humanity – physically they appear to be perfect, if enlarged, versions of common humanity and their intellect, whilst necessarily focused is formidable and yet... they lack or at least have modified versions of some of the baser emotions – such as love and Fear. in addition, having been taken from the normal population at a young age, they usually have problems relating to normal human wants and needs. they mix and train with other superhuman giants and often the only humans they see are chapter serfs or vassals. powerful emotions are not unknown to Space Marines... they feel good honest hatred, often cited as one of the foundation stones of the imperium and although “They shall know no fear” it is evident that they can feel intimidated and recognize superior opponents or untenable odds. Fear of Failure and the resulting Shame can be damaging to the mental state of a Marine and even a whole chapter has been committed to rash and foolish decisions to regain their honour or make amends. pride in their work, their actions and the deeds of their fellows and chapter in general are always a powerful force to a Marine but can make it difficult for them to accept advice or criticism from “lesser beings.”

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“You dare to demand that we – the Black Templers of the Adeptus Astartes, elite warriors of humanity, the chosen of the Emperor and His strong right arm in battle – account for our actions. As a Chapter, we have undertaken the greatest quest in the ten thousand year-long history of the Imperium to rid the Emperor’s immortal realm of the alien, the heretic and the thrice-damned servants of Chaos.” — Marshal Brant, Black Templers Crusade Fleet Solemnus Friendship and brotherhood is ingrained into them and the bonds between squad mates are often very powerful, lasting as they may for decades. perhaps given their Spartan style existence this is another reason for the chem geld? anger is a emotion to be used and unleashed upon an enemy – although this can fester and gnaw at a Marine, especially when they have no outlet, and a enraged Marine can cause problems to his brothers as much as his enemies. Faith varies in its nature from chapter to chapter; some, like the Dark angels, are monastic and mysterious devotees, whereas the Space Wolves show their devotion in feats of arms and glory. to the irritation of the ecclesiarchy, the majority of Space Marines do not follow the imperial cult – many within that organization actually consider the belief of many chapters heresy whilst many of the chapters consider the imperial cult as little more than fawning superstitions much removed from the reality of the emperor and his primarchs. other emotions are less important to a Marine – compassion and mercy are neither encouraged nor natural to a Marine – they have difficulty understanding what it is like to be as weak as a human. it is true that compassion and Mercy in the imperium is often best expressed by the following phrase: “We are at war with forces too terrible to comprehend. We cannot afford mercy for any of its victims too weak to take the correct course. Mercy destroys us; it weakens us and saps our resolve. Put aside all such thoughts. They are not worthy of inquisitors in the service of Our Emperor. Praise His name for in our resolve we only reflect His purpose of will.” — Inquisitor Enoch, Castigation’s on the Last Days love, except for the chapter, his brothers and the emperor, is not usually within the ability of a Space Marine. happiness is something perhaps beyond a Marine – they can feel joy and contentment in a task completed, the emperor well satisfied, but do not seek either a perfect life or eternal happiness. they are created for, and content in, their task and whilst they may feel weary of battle on occasion – they do not seek another path. if they should do so, they are more than likely to fall into heresy and damnation... in short they are not mere killing machines, they feel and think, perhaps differently – they hurt and consider the world around them – especially as they age. humor

is not unknown – at least in many chapters, and decades, even centuries of life can provide an unique insight into the workings of the Universe – or contribute to make even a Space Marine become insular and callous. each marine, like any man, is different, retaining elements of their original personality after their transformation into a Space Marine. chaplains are the heart of any chapter and if a Marine is without their sage advice, inspiration and words of comfort and resolve, the universe can seem a strange and unstable place. Far from the certainty of the company of like minded brethren questions can arise in a Marines mind of the worthiness of his task, especially if in the service to inquisitor of questionable modus operandi. prayer and Faith can help this but there can come a point when they will take action as they see fit to address any apparent deviancy or mistakes of the inquisitor, even chapter Masters have spoken out against exterminatus and apparently unnecessary sacrifices. at the end of the war against chaos on armageddon the brave human defenders were betrayed by the inquisition much to the disgust and outrage of the Marine commanders. a questioning nature is not usually encouraged in a Space Marine – indeed in some can be mark of insolence and the first step on the road to heresy. once without the confines of the chapter, a Marine may well question the rightness of task set by other imperial servants, something they might never consider doing to a senior member of their own chapter. like the men who become Marines, every chapter is very different, and even successor chapters can be strange and uncanny places to Marines – as unsettling as the most bizarre imperial world. in keeping with this diversity, each chapter chooses the inheritors of their heritage in different ways – some take those that are about to die in battle – like the Space Wolves, others set great tasks to select the most worthy – like the blood angels. the more divergent from the codex astartes the chapter is, the more bizarre or arcane the rituals of rebirth into the chapter can be. like any form of childhood, these are powerful periods in a Marine’s life and help to transform the remaining personality into something more fitting to the culture of the chapter. Some chapters consider the past life of the neophyte is irrelevant and to be erased – treating their ascension into the ranks of Space Marines as a complete rebirth. they require only the skills of the supplicant and will reshape his mind and beliefs to their own requirements. yet the majority of Marines retain memories, however faint, of their former life.

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Space WolveS
Logan Grimnar, bloody handed warrior. He piles the skulls of his enemies. He builds a mound of the fallen. His foes weep rivers of woe. Logan Grimnar, the strong wolf of the pack. His sword hungers for red flesh. His guns thirst for battle. He laughs amidst the battle-din. Logan Grimnar, father of wolves. His sons hunt his enemies. Slay them where they falter and bring their pelts to Fenris. proud and direct, with earthy appetites for food and drink – one wonders exactly how effective their chem geld actually is. those of the Wolves are more conscious of omens than other chapters, but are more likely to disdain those who follow the imperial cult, venerating the emperor in their own unique way. this chapter is unusual in that the neophytes or bloodclaws fight as front line troops rather than Scouts – who are veterans. More numerous than many of the other chapters, the men of Fenris change through their lifetime from hot blooded and aggressive bloodclaws eager to gain honour and recognition to sombre and experienced long Fangs.

Dark angelS
“I alone bear these most terrible burdens, for on my shoulders sit the sins of the Dark Angels Legion and I cannot rest whilst they still remain to stain our honour” — Grand Master Ezekiel the actions of the Dark angels in a number of campaigns as they seek redemption have earned the brethren an unenviable reputation. Secretive, unpredictable, considered suspicious and untrustworthy by powerful members of the imperium hierarchy, including many inquisitors and other Space Marines. like the chaos cults they fight, as one advances in the chapter the brother becomes aware of and responsible for the Dark Secrets at the chapter’s heart. Driven and considering all but their quest to recover the Fallen secondary, the brethren of the Dark angels have little time for other Marines, never mind humans. a Dark angel amongst others may strive to prove himself worthy of their trust, or ignore their suspicions. yet he knows that at any time his chapter may call upon him to assist them in their great task and be he in the depths of combat he must abandon his present comrades to serve a greater purpose. this veil of secrecy can grate upon the soul of even a Dark angel, gnaw at his certainty and conviction as he deserts those who need him and conceals evidence to better guard the secrets of the chapter.

iMperial FiStS
“Do not ask me to approach he battle meekly, to creep through the shadow, or to quietly slip on my foes in the dark. I am Rogal Dorn, Imperial Fist, Space Marine, Emperor’s Champion. Let my enemies cower at my advance and tremble at the sight of me.” like the Ultramarines, the imperial Fists now adhere strongly to the codex astartes laid down by the Ultramarine’s primarch roboute guilliman. throughout their long and glorious history they have proved themselves dedicated but extremely stubborn, difficult to convince to abandon a task, a position or a battle once joined. this has proven an advantage to their enemies on a number of different occasion and can make a brother of the chapter difficult to integrate into a team. the codex is so heavily ingrained that deviation from its wide ranging tenants can be difficult and confusing for an imperial Fist. they usually dislike and mistrust guile and stealth, seeing in it the works of the great enemy, and prefer a straight fight.

White ScarS
“For the Khan and the Emperor!” — White Scars battle cry a chapter renowned for its lightning attacks and having much in common with the Space Wolves – indeed it is said the two respective primarch’s had much in common and were the best of brothers. like the homeworld of russ, Fenris, the White Scars’ homeworld, chogoris, is a land of warring tribes, whose strongest warriors are selected to join the ranks of the White Scars. the squads are made up of differing tribes who form great brotherhoods. a fierce and straightforward chapter, they are more receptive to outsiders, once they have proved themselves. Words mean little to a White Scar – deeds speak as the character and soul of a man or woman.

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the chapters mold and indoctrinate their recruits, immersing them in thousands of years of heritage. Some, like the Space Wolves, blood angles and Salamanders, recruit from home worlds whose history is part of the chapters own inherent culture. others, such as the Dark angels, take recruits with little or no knowledge of the history of their chapter who are given knowledge as and when it is deemed necessary to do so.

Usually scornful of more civilized imperial worlds and citizens, they believe that they are already one step on the path to indolence and chaos.

BlooD angelS
In moments it was all over, and all that was left was a scene of devastation and carnage. Sergeant Mordax waited uneasily in the deathly silence that followed the battle as the Blood Angels Captain strode towards him. Over the corpses of Varlek’s troops. It required all of the Guardsman’s will power not to cower before the seven foot warrior. He could imagine the captain’s eyes burning with barely-suppressed blood lust behind the visors of his helmet. The urge to kill was still on him. Space Marines of the blood angels chapter are angelic in visage but conceal a ravening thirst for carnage and like the Dark angels, the blood angels are a cultlike chapter with dark secrets. they are devastating in combat, but their methods can be horrific to many imperials who witness them fighting. a warrior from this chapter is the epitome of the angel without, the beast within – having been transformed from a scarred, brutal scavenger into a tall, proud and handsome warrior. the black rage and those who survive in body, but not in mind, are a constant reminder to blood angels of what they could and probably will turn into. long-lived by Space Marine standards, they have the time and inclination to turn their hands to craftsmanship and arts at which they excel. perfection in all things is often their stated aim but tragically most know they will end their days as snarling beasts lusting for the blood and flesh of others. a blood angel knows this and in his heart fears and hates it...

adeptus Mechanicus, much stronger than with the normal ancient pacts, mean that the arcane art of technology is less mysterious to them than is normal amongst the men of the imperium. a respect for the customs and beliefs of the cult of Mars is also more likely to be encountered in an iron hands Marine. Scarification is common among the chapter’s warriors.

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ultraMarineS
“Know this, son of Guilliman. The father of our Chapter watches over us always. He knows your soul, your strength, and aye, even your doubts. The chain of command must not be broken or we are nothing. Discipline and order are everything on the battlefield and the army that lives by the credo will always triumph.” — Marneus Calgar, Chapter Master of the Ultramarines in many ways the most respected and well known of the great chapters, they deal with mortals directly and more often than other chapters, as they govern and administer their own sector of Space. rigid adherence to the codex can make them inflexible and somewhat predictable. the recent devastation of their home and those they were sworn to protect has twisted elements of the chapter make up with many of the survivors seeking vengeance on the tryanid menace, perhaps setting them on a darker path. others have begun to question the codex itself, at least in their own minds, even as the chapter Master himself has had to formulate non- codex reactions to deal with the Xenos threat. any Ultramarine at this time stands at a crossroads, will they and the chapter evolve and grow stronger or fracture and shatter under this unforeseen internal pressure?

iron hanDS
His Mark IV armour was polished a lustrous black, and a white, wool cloak embroidered with silver thread hung to his knees. A greenskin had taken his left arm three decades ago and a Deuthrite flenser his right barely a year later. Now both his arms were heavy augmetics of burnished iron, but Balhaan welcomed his new mechanized limbs, for flesh, even Astartes flesh, was weak and would eventually fail. To receive the Blessing of Iron was a boon, not a curse. the marines of the iron hands do not resemble angels like the blood angels – although they share their skill in craftsmanship, they retain their original form. practical and aware of the weakness of flesh, they seek to improve themselves both in battle skill and physically, being able to draw upon their unusual relationship with the cult of Mars. Straightforward in nature, they are as often seen as direct as the Space Wolves. they still retain their ancient clan structure (karakul, terrawatt are named together with the elite oarlocks), rather than companies – again much like the great companies of the Wolves. a great council, rather than one commander also lead the chapter, with a single member of each clan serving on the council. the links with the

SalaManDerS
“Into the fires of battle, unto the anvil of war!” like the raven guard, the Salamanders suffered grievously on isstvan V and have never reached the numbers of the other great chapters. they remain solid and steadfast, “refusing to admit defeat even against the greatest odds.” recruiting mainly from the high gravity world of nocturne, they are perhaps the most integrated into imperial Society, with much of the chapter living and working alongside the population. this relationship gives a Salamander a unique (for a Marine) insight into the life of humans and helps foster their resolute defense of the people of the imperium, even against the actions of their peers. in this regard they are most akin to the Ultramarines. the disdain that many Space marines hold for mere humans is less likely to be manifest in a Salamander, and even if it should be so is likely to be punished by his brethren or superiors.

“From the darkness we strike, fast and lethal, and by the time our foes can react... darkness there and nothing more.” the raven guard never recovered fully from the tragedy of isstvan V and like many of the great chapters they have dark secrets that must be guarded from outsiders. they are masters of guerrilla warfare tactics behind enemy lines, but less well known is the use of genetic research and experiments to rebuild following the horus heresy. adaptable and less constrained by the codex astartes than other Marines, raven guard Marines are perhaps more conscious of their own mortality more than most Marines, aware that their chapter is still weaker and less able to replace loses than others. like the Dark angels they have secrets that outsiders must not be aware of, and provoke suspicion by the inquisition as their methods and actions are often covert. a raven guard is usually more familiar and comfortable with ambushes and misdirection of the enemy through surgical strikes. the raven guards can provide a powerful resource to an inquisitor, and even individuals can provide a more useful ally to an inquisitor than a more orthodox Marine. Sadly, some chapters actually consider their methods cowardly and unworthy of a true Marine, little realizing their actions can be more productive with less loss of valuable resources.

khan’S lightning
“Bravery is stronger than adamantium. One is the stuff of the soul-forges, the other an illusion of safety created by fools. Adamantium walls cannot keep us out! We have the courage of the Emperor! And in the Emperor’s name... Attack! Attack!! No prisoners!!” the khan’s lightning are a recently founded chapter who must live up to the bravery of their honoured founder – all the brethren are conscious of this example and seek to prove the worth of this young chapter. this can mean that they are somewhat impetuous and eager to take the battle to the enemy, even compared to their ancestor chapter. the brands that they all have are witness to the depth of their devotion to the emperor and the lengths they will go to prove it. the slight mutation of the black carapace seems almost tailor-made for the chapter, reminding them of the need for self-sacrifice. a competitive nature courses through the veins of the brethren, which can manifest when they encounter suitable opponents or when they feel the need to outdo others on the field of conflict. the spirit of the hunter is strong within the Marines of the khan’s lightning and they hone their skills against powerful and challenging prey whenever possible.

grey knightS
“There is nothing in the arcane and blasphemous arsenal of the forces of Chaos that can compare to faith. With the power of faith our blades become shining instruments of deliverance that can cleave the mightiest daemon in twain. With the power of faith, our minds appear as slivers of pure agony to the daemon, driving into the wretched forms of those who dare to stand before us... I could meet my enemies unarmed without a shred of fear in my chest, for I know that the Emperor watches over me and guides my hand. So let them come. We shall show them what the powers of faith can do.” — Justicar Stern a truly unique chapter where all the brethren are psykers – a proud chapter where few, if any, will ever recall their names or the heroic deeds that are undertaken in the emperor’s name. a chapter where the gene-seed is said to be taken from the emperor himself. to be a grey knight is to face sights that would challenge and overcome the sanity of even a Space Marine but know, be absolutely certain, that no grey knight has ever succumbed to the blandishments of chaos. it is both a source of pride and comfort to know this, but also an unyielding pressure for each grey knight to ensure that the are not the first. they are protected against the perils of the warp, both by their training and

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equipment, and can use their inherent talents to smite their enemies perhaps more freely than any other imperial psyker. a grey knight must be able to witness the atrocities of both the enemy they face and the imperial response, indeed they must on occasion perform atrocities so that others can be protected. even amongst other Marines they are elite and recognized as such by their brethren – but more than other Marines they are truly alone and separated from humanity, lacking even the memories of a previous life before the chapter.

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game Master’s job is a hard one. not only he or she has to create a compelling adventure, a tapestry of facts, motives, subtle hints, game balance, tone, pacing to keep the players entertained and enthralled, but he has the task of populating the game world with compelling, memorable characters for the players to interact with. a npc is a critical piece of the suspension of disbelief the game Master is creating, and his success is based on how “real” and interesting it can be. a trite, two-dimensional npc, be it an acolyte’s contact or a villain, a recurring figure or a walk-on, rarely leave the players satisfied, and is soon forgotten as an undefined, blurry, unfocused face. Space Marines, described in this supplement, can be tricky to be created as good, realistic npcs. genetically engineered supermen, wielding an array of devastating weapons, safe in their almost-impenetrable hyper-technological hauberks, they risk to become a stereotype. but this would be a pity, as Space Marines can be much, much more than the sum of their implant bonuses and their powerful equipment. When creating npc astartes, keep in mind that they are human beings, albeit engineered to be preternaturally strong, fast, resilient. they have their individuality, their stories to be told. two “stock” tactical Marines can have very different approaches to life, different thoughts about their diversity from the rest of humanity, different ways to interact with others, different views of the holy ordos of the inquisition and their acolytes. it is the game Master’s job to transform cold numbers, hard statistics and a few jotted-down notes into real, breathing allies (or antagonists) which will be remembered by the players. this final chapter offers a few example npcs, detailing the iconic characters appeared throughout the book – bencarius the tactical Marine, Varnius the aspirant librarian, gregorius the assault Marine, as well as the other characters who frequently appeared in the previous pages. they are presented as fully fleshed npcs, with their stories, motivation, quirks. they can be introduced directly in a game, or just used as the springboard to design good npcs for any campaign featuring Space Marines which are much more than cardboard figures.

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Brother neophyte BencariuS
young bencarius was born on the planet of iax in the realm of Ultramar. at a very early age, apothecaries tested his intelligence and willpower to see if he could possibly be a future recruit for the Ultramarines. he was different from the other children, and his parents forced him to work and study hard, for it was a great honour to be called to serve as an Ultramarine. Work on the family farm helped to build up his muscles and increase his tolerance for pain. it wasn’t an easy childhood for him, but he managed. his younger siblings were supportive of him and tried to make up for his lack of friends. Upon his tenth birthday, apothecary paulus arrived and gave him a medical exam. once the exam was finished, paulus sent the young boy out to play with his younger brother while he talked to the parents. paulus informed them that it was his duty to remove the boy from the home to begin training as an Ultramarine. From this day forward his parents could not have further contact with him and they would never see him again. the emperor had called bencarius for a higher duty than being a grain farmer on iax, and it was paulus’s job to ensure that the boy was able to fulfill that sacred duty. his departure from his family was a painful one, and he was brought to the ancient city of First landing to begin the long process of becoming a Marine. he stood outside in the courtyard of the Ultramarine headquarters while waiting to begin... Brother Bencarius, neophyte WS BS S t ag int per Wp Fel

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Career path: tactical Marine rank: neophyte adeptus astartes Chapter: Ultramarines origin: imperial World height: 2.45m build: Svelte Weight: 155 kg age: 12

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Brother aSSault Marine gregoriuS
brother assault Marine gregorius has a long and proud history of serving the Ultramarines. he fought during the tyranid invasion by hive Fleet behemoth and he earned several honours. he originally was born in one of the major hive cities on the desert planet Masali. like all children born in the realm of Ultramar, he was tested by the Ultramarine apothecaries and found to be an excellent candidate. his training was tough and rigorous with many of his neophyte squad killed. Upon completion of his neophyte training he was sent as a Scout to work with the Deathwatch. For several decades he fought on various worlds protecting human settlers from xenos incursions. among the foes he fought were orks, eldar, and tau. his service was exemplary and he eventually returned back to the Ultramarines. there he found his place within Second assault Squad of the third company. in the future Brother gregorius, assault Marine WS BS S t ag int per Wp Fel

Brother DevaStator Marine kellerica
he was born on the planet of Macragge to a family of 12. he has 4 sisters and 5 brothers as well as his mother and father. he was a natural trouble maker that was constantly getting into territorial fights with his brothers in regards to toys and rooms. When he turned 8 it was decided by his mother that he would be sent to parmenio for military training. his time at the parmenio academy was filled with danger and violence as he continually kept getting in fights with the other recruits over who was the top dog. kellerica was picked to become a Space Marine due to his excellent record in the training regiments when he was 10. he was almost denied full Space Marine status at the age of 14 because of his inability to follow the orders and for almost getting into a fight with his commanding officer. the captain approved his acceptance as a full fledged Space Marine however, because of his ability to improvise and his ability to learn how to use a weapon shortly after picking it up. kellerica was declared Devastator material due to the previously mentioned ability to learn a weapon in a short time. he was assigned to his first mission as a Devastator to quell a heretic uprising on the hive world of radmar. During that battle, kellerica proved his skill with a missile launcher and his ability to adapt to mitigating circumstances. he assisted in the downing of three enemy bombers and two enemy tanks. kellerica and his squad were fully capable of quelling the uprising. he has a shining future ahead of him as a Devastator squad member.

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he hopes that he can lead Second assault Squad. Career path: assault Marine rank: assault Marine adeptus astartes Chapter: Ultramarines origin: hive World height: 2.80m build: lanky Weight: 125 kg age: 40

movement: 4/8/12/24 Wounds: 18 skills: acrobatics +10, awareness +20, carouse, common lore (imperium), common lore (chapter history), Dodge +20, Forbidden lore (chaos) +10, Forbidden lore (Xenos) +10, navigation (ground) +10, pilot: Jump pack, Speak language (low gothic), Survival +10. talents: autosanguine, basic Weapon training (las), combat Master, Deadeye Shot, Detect poison, Diehard, heightened Senses (hearing), learn by eating, light

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tive), pistol training (bolt), pistol training (las), resistance: low oxygen, resistance: poisons, Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness . implants: Secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastame, larraman’s organ, catalepsean node. armour: Flak helmet, Flak Jacket. Weapons: las carbine, bolt pistol, las pistol, axe. Gear: 56 throne gelt, 2 las clips, 1 bolt magazine, and Ultramarine robes.

Sleeper, lightening reflexes, Melee Weapon training (primitive), Melee Weapon training (chain), pistol training (bolt), pistol training (las), rapid reload, resistance: low oxygen, +10 resistance: poisons, resistance: radiation, resistance: heat and cold, resistance: Fear, Shadow Vision, Spit acid, Sound constitution (6), Suspended animation, Sure Strike, Swift attack, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic), Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness, Unshakable Faith. implants: Secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastame, larraman’s organ, catalepsean node, preomnor, omophagea, Multi-lung, occulobe, lyman’s ear, Sus-an Membrane, Melanochrome, oolitic kidney, neuroglottis, Mucranoid, betcher’s gland, progenoids, black carapace. armour: adeptus astartes MkVii eagle power armour. Weapons: chainsword and 2 bolt pistols. Gear: Jump pack, 4 bolt magazines.

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Career path: Devastator rank: Devastator Marine adeptus astartes Chapter: Ultramarines origin: imperial World height: 2.50m build: Well-built Weight: 175 kg age: 26

movement: 4/8/12/24 Wounds: 19 skills: awareness +10, carouse, common lore (imperium), common lore (chapter history), common lore (War) +20, Dodge, Forbidden lore (Xenos) +10, navigation (ground), Speak language (low gothic), Secret tongue (astartes Signage). talents: autosanguine, basic Weapon training (Sp), basic Weapon training (bolt), basic Weapon training (Flame), bulging biceps, Detect poison, Diehard, hip Shooting, heavy Weapon training (bolt), heavy Weapon training (launcher), heightened Senses (hearing), learn by eating, light Sleeper, lightening reflexes, Melee Weapon training (primitive), pistol training (Sp), rapid reaction, resistance: Fear, resistance: low oxygen, +10 resistance: poisons, resistance: radiation, resistance: heat and cold, Shadow Vision, Spit acid, Sound constitution (6), Suspended animation, Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness. implants: Secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastame, larraman’s organ, catalepsean node, preomnor, omophagea, Multi-lung, occulobe, lyman’s ear, Sus-an Membrane, Melanochrome, oolitic kidney, neuroglottis, Mucranoid, betcher’s gland, progenoids, black carapace. armour: adeptus astartes terminator armour MkiV, Storm Shield. Weapons: heavy bolter, cyclone Missie launcher, Flamer. Gear: 3 bolt magazines, 1 fuel, 4 krak missiles, 4 frag missiles, Ultramarine robes.

childhood tiberius began to develop a loving rivalry with his own father. tiberius was enrolled into the medical field at one of calth’s many training facilities, but also trained physically in an attempt to be strong enough for the selection into the Ultramarines. at the age of 11, tiberius was picked to be taken to the Ultramarines facility to be tested by the apothecaries for his ability to become a Space Marine. he was eventually selected at the age of 12 to begin the process of becoming a full blown Space Marine. tiberius started apothecarium training instead of training to be a tactical Marine or Devastator or assault Marine. he was sent on a mission shortly after he became a Medicae initiate, and the mission was to a planet believed to be containing a genestealer cult. on the planet of nyranin, his company of Space Marines were ambushed by corrupted pDF soldiers who quickly took down several of tiberius’s battle brothers around him. tiberius’s mind shattered as he watched his brothers being mowed down by the soldiers and that was more than he could take on his first mission. tiberius started to withdraw his emotions towards his other brothers while he was working on them, because he didn’t want to become attached to any one he worked on in case they died. near the end of the battle, tiberius began to re-open to his battle brothers as they started to prove victorious on the planet. Brother tiberius, Medicae initiate WS BS S t ag int per Wp Fel

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Brother MeDicae initiate tiBeriuS
tiberius was born on the planet of calth in the realm of Ultramar. his parents were klightus and castella, who were miners in the caves. he was exceptionally devoted to his parents throughout his young life and showed signs of superior skill in the area of medicine and surgery. klightus constantly goaded him into doing things better and faster, and over the course of his early

movement: 5/10/15/30 Wounds: 12 skills: acrobatics, awareness +20, carouse, chemUse, common lore (imperium), common lore (chapter history), Dodge +20, Forbidden lore (Xenos)+20, Forbidden lore (gene-Seed), Forbidden lore (Space Marine anatomy), navigation (ground), Scholastic lore (Space Marine anatomy), Scholastic lore (human anatomy), Speak language (low gothic), Survival +10, tech-Use (apothecary tools). talents: ambidextrous, autosanguine, basic Weapon training (las), chem geld, Detect poison, Diehard, Dual Shot, gunslinger, heightened Senses (hearing), learn by eating, light Sleeper, Medicae, Melee Weapon training (primitive), pistol training (las), pistol training (bolt), rapid reload, resistance: low oxygen, +10 resistance: poisons, resistance: radiation,

Brother chaplain-prieSt DaruS
brother Darus was born on the battle cruiser The Lion’s Angel Feather. his father was a serf security officer and his mother was a clerical officer on board the battle cruiser. he was trained by his father in combat tactics and his mother taught him to love the great emperor who protected all of humanity. a big part of his daily life was the worship of the emperor, unwaveringly, and to protect it with his life if there was need for it. he was also trained by his father to kill and defend. Darus was selected by the Space Marine captain on board the ship at the age of 10 and quickly rose in influence with the chaplains on board the vessel. Darus was rapidly pulled into the teachings of the chaplains because he enjoyed worshiping of the emperor more so than the true constraints of battle. the day cycle after Darus became a chaplain, The Lion’s Angel Feather came under attack by a rogue chaos vessel and during the ensuing battle Darus spent the whole time preaching to the ship security under his command. he became a chaplain for the Dark angels on that day, and proved his unwavering loyalty to the emperor of Mankind. Darus swore to forever serve the emperor and the chapter Master of the Dark angels. there are no such thing as heroes in the world any more, but Darus swears by his life that he will attempt to be a hero. Brother Darus, chaplain-priest WS BS S t ag int per Wp Fel

movement: 4/8/12/24 Wounds: 13 skills: awareness, carouse, charm, ciphers (astartes War cant), common lore (imperium), common lore (chapter history), common lore (War)+10, Dodge+10, Forbidden lore (heresy), navigation (ground), Scholastic lore (legend), Speak language (low gothic). talents: arms Master, autosanguine, basic Weapon training (las), Detect poison, Diehard, heightened Senses (hearing), learn by eating, light Sleeper, lightening reflexes, Melee Weapon training (primitive), pistol training (las), resistance: low oxygen, +10 resistance: poisons, resistance: radiation, resistance: heat and cold, resistance: Fear, Shadow Vision, Spit acid, Sound constitution (3), Suspended animation, Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness. implants: Secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastame, larraman’s organ, catalepsean node, preomnor, omophagea, Multi-lung, occulobe, lyman’s ear, Sus-an Membrane, Melanochrome, oolitic kidney, neuroglottis, Mucranoid, betcher’s gland, progenoids, black carapace. armour: adeptus astartes MkVii eagle power armour. Weapons: Mono great Weapon, las carbine, las pistol. Gear: 4 las clips, Dark angels robes, holy Symbol.

Brother liBrariuM Savant varniuS
brother Varnius was born on the planet of tallassar to a family of nobles who ran a small village several miles from the capital. Varnius trained skillfully in the arts of physical hand-to-hand combat as a recreational activity. this was because his parents didn’t seem particularly interested in indulging their son with attention. at the age of 10, Varnius was requested by several Space Marines with strange glowing hoods to accompany them off planet, so that he could be tested. however, en route to Macragge, Varnius’s latent psychic powers manifested itself in a blast of sound that burst the ears of a security serf on the shuttle which resulted in the death of the serf. Varnius has learned to live in horror of his abilities because of this tragic event and was immediately pressed into training to become a Space Marine. this was done so that way they could keep an eye on him. at the age of 20, Varnius was fully inducted into the order of the librarium of the Ultramarines. he spent several months on Macragge after his induction as the chief librarian thought him too dangerous to be let out just yet. During his stay on Macragge, he continued his old recreational activity of hand-to-hand combat to

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resistance: heat and cold, resistance: Fear, Shadow Vision, Spit acid, Sound constitution (3), Suspended animation, two Weapon Wielder (ballistic), Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness. implants: Secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastame, larraman’s organ, catalepsean node, preomnor, omophagea, Multi-lung, occulobe, lyman’s ear, Sus-an Membrane, Melanochrome, oolitic kidney, neuroglottis, Mucranoid, betcher’s gland, progenoids, black carapace. armour: adeptus astartes MkVii eagle power armour. Weapons: bolt pistol, bolt pistol, mono knife. Gear: 4 bolt magazines, Ultramarine robes, apothecary tools.

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steady his mind and hopefully stave off insanity. every year in order to seek penitence for the death of the serf Varnius sits down in prayer to the emperor to ask that the serf ’s spirit be protected for yet another year. Varnius has lived his current 45 years as a shining beacon on the battlefield for his brothers and will continue to do so in order to repay the debt he owes to that long dead serf. Brother varnius, librarium Savant WS BS S t ag int per Wp Fel

psychic powers: biomancy: bio-lightening, constrict, Seal Wounds. telekinetics: Fling, Force bolt, precision telekinesis, psychic crush, telekinesis. Gear: 3 bolter magazines, 2 las clips, Ultramarine robes.

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Brother tech-Wright caSticuS
casticus moves among the unmanned rhinos, Dreadnoughts and other vehicles of the Ultramarine armoury, the gleaming armour plates that coat the spirit of their machines bright in his eyes. in all his training under the omnissiah, casticus has never had such an honour. he came to the most holy of all the relics on the battle barge Sons of Ultramar, a holy artifact in its own right. at the end of the vehicle bay stands a warlord battle titan. he mouthed the name of the metal giant into his beautiful mechanical lungs. no matter how beautiful, his mere vox casters did not compare to the titan. he steps to the Miles incendia and carefully removes the glove from his fleshy hand. long ago he removed his weak limbs and replaced them with the finest bionic appendage that was available, except his right arm. that way he could feel the cold hard skin of the sacred to the omnissiah. he closes his eyes and prays to the great machine spirit of the titan that he will be housed inside. he would be housed inside, like the spirit of the machine itself. casticus lets out a long breath and leans his head back. he stares at the ceiling. Millions of tons of ancient steel and iron between him and the endless void made the omnissiah’s power even more impressive. he closes his eyes and spreads his right hand across the armour plating of the titan’s foot. he feels every nut and bolt that keep the carapace plate on its canvas. casticus draws his hand away slowly and his fingers regretfully leave the glory of the omnissiah before him. he sits down before the behemoth and begins to pray and incant the litany of protection. this great force of technology would fight against hordes of xenos, blasphemous heretics, and the foulest of daemons. not only fight, but it would survive, if the omnissiah wills it. Brother casticus, tech-Wright WS BS S t ag int per Wp Fel

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movement: 3/6/9/18 Wounds: 15 skills: awareness, carouse, ciphers (astartes War cant), ciphers (occult), common lore (chapter history) +20, common lore (imperium) +20, common lore (imperial creed) +20, common lore (librarium) +10, common lore (War) +20, Forbidden lore (heresy) +10, Forbidden lore (chapter history) +10, Forbidden lore (psykers) +10, Forbidden lore (inquisition), Forbidden lore (Mutants) +10, literacy, navigation (ground), Scholastic lore (astromancy), Speak language (low gothic), Speak language (high gothic). talents: autosanguine, basic Weapon training (las), basic Weapon training (bolter), Detect poison, Diehard, Fearless, heightened Senses (hearing), learn by eating, light Sleeper, Melee Weapon training (primitive), Melee Weapon training (Shock), Minor psychic power (5), pistol training (las), psy rating 1, psy rating 2, psy rating 3, psy rating 4, psychic power (6), power Well, resistance: low oxygen, +10 resistance: poisons, resistance: radiation, resistance: heat and cold, resistance: Fear, Shadow Vision, Spit acid, Sound constitution (5), Suspended animation, Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness. implants: Secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastame, larraman’s organ, catalepsean node, preomnor, omophagea, Multi-lung, occulobe, lyman’s ear, Sus-an Membrane, Melanochrome, oolitic kidney, neuroglottis, Mucranoid, betcher’s gland, progenoids, black carapace. armour: adeptus astartes MkVii eagle power armour. Weapons: Shock Maul, bolter, las pistol. minor psychic powers: chameleon, Déjà Vu, Dull pain, Fearful aura, healer, inspiring aura, lucky, psychic Stench, Staunch bleeding, torch, trick, Wall Walk, Warp howl, Weaken Veil, Weapon Jinx, White noise.

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movement: 3/6/9/18 Wounds: 20 skills: awareness, carouse, common lore (imperium), common lore (chapter history) +10, common lore (tech) +20, Dodge, Forbidden lore (archeotech) +20, logic +10, navigation (ground), Speak language (low gothic), Secret tongue (tech) +20, tech-Use +20, trade (amorsmith) +10, trade (Wright). talents: ambidextrous, autosanguine, basic Weapon training (las), basic training (bolt), Detect poison, Diehard, energy cache, Feedback Screech, gun blessing, heightened Senses (hearing), learn by eating, light Sleeper, lumen blast, lumen charge, lumen Shock, Maglev grace, Maglev transcendence, Meditation, Melee Weapon training (chain), Melee Weapon training (primitive), Mechadendrite Use (gun), Mechadendrite Use (Manipulator), Mechadendrite Use (optical), Mechadendrite Use (Utility), pistol training (las), resistance: low oxygen, +10 resistance: poisons,

resistance: radiation, resistance: heat and cold, rite of awe, rite of Fear, rite of pure thought, Shadow Vision, Spit acid, Sound constitution (8), Suspended animation, technical knock, Unnatural Strength, Unnatural toughness. traits: Mechanicus implants. implants: Secondary heart, ossmodula, biscopea, haemastame, larraman’s organ, catalepsean node, preomnor, omophagea, Multi-lung, occulobe, lyman’s ear, Sus-an Membrane, Melanochrome, oolitic kidney, neuroglottis, Mucranoid, betcher’s gland, progenoids, black carapace. armour: adeptus astartes MkVii eagle power armour. Weapons: chain axe, bolter, las pistol. Gear: 2 las clip, 4 bolter magazines, Ultramarine robes, best craftsmanship bionic legs (right, left), best craftsmanship bionic arm (left), Mechadendrite (gun, Manipulator, and Utility).

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CHARACTERISTICS
weApon skill (WS) weApon clAss rAnge BAllistic skill (BS)

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CHAPTER INFO, BACKGROUND & NOTES
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