My Homebrew Chapter
Name: Scions of Morr
Colors: Black with Purple and Yellow
Monastery Type: Fortress Monastery
Chapter Master: Markus Ruhmriecher-Führer
Chief Librarian: Günter Wissen-Meister
Master of the Forge: Friedrich Fälscher-Gelernt
Master of Sanctity: Werner Verehrte-Heilige
Chief Apothecary: Klaus Erfahrener- Sanitäter
Battle Cry: Unknown
Matto: "Our lives are the least we owe the Emporer"
Tactics: Heavy reliance on ranged infantry with few melee infantry. Supported by a higher than average number of Dreadnaughts.
Codex Adherency: Slight deviations from the Codex.
Chapter Size: Currently unknown, heavy casualties suffered from Necron Tomb World awakening.
Founding: 18th Founding
Fleet Size: Currently 2 Battle Barges, 5 Strike Cruisers, 9 Rapid Strike Vessels, 30 Thunderhawks
Favored Weapons: No real favoured weapons but there is a dislike of Flamer weapons. As they see flames as something to be used in ceremony and rituals not combat.
Chapter Personality: Zealous believers in the God Emporers divinity. Respectful to the devout but believe actions speak louder than words and those that die in battle in the name of the Emporer are held in the highest esteem no matter of rank, from the newest Imperial Guard Conscript to the mighty Custodes.
Planet Type: 60 to 70 percent of planet covered in marshes and Swamps, the rest mostly plains and hills. Planet has massive store of natural gas.
Navy Notes: A portion of the fleet is usually dedicated to scouring space for battlegrounds the Imperium has fought on and recovering any equipment, relics and sometimes,if found, bodies of Imperial soldiers to be given proper rites. With the crises on thier homeworld most of the fleet has returned home but two Strike Cruisers and three Rapid Strike Vessels are still on this mission.
Troop Notes: The Chapter has since the rise of the Necrons on thier homeworld started to wear trophies of thier fallen foes on thier armour.
Gene Seed Notes: No known mutations are found in thier Gene Seed. Althought there are fewer than average Psykers amongst thier ranks. Also wether it's from thier Gene Seed or Zealous Faith a high number of Astartes have survived thought to be fatal wounds to become Dreadnaughts.
Recruit Requirements: Potential recruits must show unweavering devotion and near fanatical faith in the God Emporer to be considered for initiation into the trials.
Neophytes Trials: The main trial that all Neophytes had to pass was to be dropped on the opposite side of the planet of the Fortress Monestary and groups of ten Neophytes had to make thier way back with nothing given to them but clothes, a combat knife and a canteen, visiting holy sites along the way giving prayers to the God Emporer. With the recent reactivation of the Necrons on Morr this pilgrimage was halted until the planet has been fully retaken.
Monastery Notes: The Fortress Monastery is built around a hill which is called "The Garden" and is used as the Chapters Reclusiam. Under the hill are the Barrows which house fallen heroes of the chapter along with previous Chapter Masters. Further down still if "The Vault" where all recovered relics, equipment, armour etc are kept after being screened for taint or tampering by the Master of Sanctity and Master of the Forge. Outside the entrance to the Vault are two statues crossing swords one being the God Emporer the other being thier Primarch Roboute Guilliman.
Chapter Vehicles: The Chapter has a stock of Land Speeders, Bikes and Transports. A small number of Predators. This Chapter as of now does not use Land Raiders.
Unique Wargear/Vehicles: The Barrow Blade is a treasured Power Sword, the blade is a ghostly green color that almost seems ethereal at times. The blade is the weapon of the Chapter Master and if a new Chapter Master is being chosen it is kept in the Vault. Only one none Chapter Master has wielded this weapon in battle the Catachan "Demolisher" Crowe.
Additional Lore: After thier founding the Chapter won some decisive victories over the Word Bearers. When they learned more of the Word Bearers and how they corrupted the veneration of the God Emporer for the purposes of Chaos they were outraged. After doing so well against the forces of Chaos the Chapter became reckless with zeal, losing a third of thier Chapter, including thier Chapter Master of the time Dieter, pursuing and attacking the Word Bearers. After years of exhausting thier men and resources they were forced to return to thier homeworld and regroup. It was decades before the Chapter could start launching major offesives again. But in that time they had other matters to attend too the new Chapter Master, Jürgen, along with Master of Sanctity Werner put together a team lead by the Second Company Captain Gerhard, they would search the stars for the old and forgotten warzones of the Imperium and recover what they could and preform rites, for they gave all they could for the God Emporer and they deserved to be honoured and remembered, as well returning Imperial tech and equipment back the proper hands. All equipment found was brought back to thier Homeworld and gone over by the Master of Sanctity and the Master of the Forge to assure no corruption has taken place. Most of what is found is sent to Terra or other hub worlds to be re distributed althought some they kept, which is how they got thier squad of Cataphracii Terminators. Gerhard led the expeditions until a disastrous encounter with an Ork WAAAAGH! was after the same battlefield the Chapter was investigating. Gerhard killed the Ork Warboss but at a cost he was more wounds than marine by the end of the encounter but was saved by being enshrined in a Dreadnaught, where he would continue to serve from till this day still scouring the stars. With thier numbers raising again after the defeats at the hands of the Word Bearers they sent out Gerhard once more to the stars on his seemingly eternal mission, and sent most of thier fourth Company escorting a large shipment of equipment and weapons to Terra. The timing could not have been worse. Unbeknownst to the surface humans and Astartes something had been stirring deep underground. An ancient Necron Tomb has been awakening, and now with a sizable portion of the surfaces defenders gone the time was right to rise up. The Necrons began with taking out the planets communications, panic insued amongst the civilians of the planet. The Necrons were oblivious to a single small range signal for help was sent out prior to the destruction of the Communication Array. With the fleet unable to preform an evacuation due to the Necron air forces surfacing, as many as possible were brought to the Fortress Monastery and other defendable loacations. The Necron air forces were no match for the Astartes Fleet coupled with the planets ground to air weapons, aerial superiority was won but the fleet was stretched thin and in need of heavy repairs. The Necrons advance was slow and steady but the planets defneders were dug in and not giving an inch, but unable to take one back aswell. A welcomed sight as Imperial ships were seen decending from orbit. The distress signal had reached a Catachan detechment nearby, who sent out word for help and rushed to give aid themselves. With the added Catachan and news of reinforcements on the way Chapter Master Jürgen sallied forth a group of veteren Astartes and the Catachans and struck out to take back the planet. By the end of thier counter attack less than a tenth of the Imperium forces made it back. Chapter Master Jürgen died in combat with a Necron Lord after dispatching its retinue of Lychguard and severely injuring the Lord itself. A Catachan Sergeant that went by "Demolisher" Crowe was there when Jürgen fell and picked up the fallen Chapter Masters sword and delivered the finishing blow, causing the battered Necron warriors to retreat. The Catachan warrior was rushed back to receive medical attention but was for naught, he died in transit from wounds sustained. The Catachan was given the great honor of being buried withen the Garden along with the heroes of the Chapter. Imperial reinforcements arrieved shortly after the fall of the old Chapter Master and the planet is currently being cleansed of the Necron infestation, the new Chapter Master Markus has been chosen from the few remaining veterans of the Chapter and begins to pick up the pieces and rebuild the Chapter to its former glory.