Second Founding (31st Millennium)
Black, Red and Turquoise
The Emperor's Shadows is a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter that is a Second Founding Successor Chapter of the Iron Hands. The Emperor's Shadows field many Dreadnoughts and prefer any weapon that projects bolts or slugs over directed energy weapons.
The Emperor's Shadows' Power Armour colour scheme is loosely based off of that of the Black Templars, with contrasting details in red and turquoise. Many Chapter historical references are subtly incorporated into the Chapter's squad iconography.
The Emperor's Shadows' Chapter badge is stenciled onto a white leather papyrus material -- a black bonsai tree silhouette with a red rising sun behind it, surrounded by Japanese Kanji characters. This leather is strapped over a field of turquoise, secured by small cords.
- How to Paint Space Marines (2004), pg. 97
- White Dwarf 299 (UK), "Creating a Chapter," pg. 77