The Patriarchs of Ulixis are a Loyalist Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marine Chapter. They are a Second Founding Successor Chapter of the Ultramarines. Proud Primogenitors, the Patriarchs of Ulixis have won great acclaim for their skill in battle. They are renowned for their exceptional bladework and marksmanship, to the point where their Veterans are often seconded to the Honour Guards of other Ultramarines successors.
Of the thousand or so Space Marine Chapters extant throughout the Imperium the great majority can be considered Codex Astartes-compliant. One such Chapter is the Patriarchs of Ulixis. Founded in the dark days following the Horus Heresy, the Patriarchs of Ulixis is a Primogenitor or First Born Chapter, created during the Second Founding from the gene-seed of the Ultramarines Legion. This Founding involved the division of the existing Loyalist Space Marine Legions into the far smaller, 1,000-man autonomous Chapters of the Space Marines as decreed by the new Codex Astartes, written by the Ultramarines' Primarch, Roboute Guilliman. The remaining Loyalist Space Marine Legions were divided into smaller Successor Chapters -- one Chapter maintained their parent Legion's original name, badge and colours, while the remaining Chapters took new names and heraldry. Each Second Founding Chapter initially shared their parent Legion's gene-seed -- subsequently each Chapter's gene-seed was isolated by the Adeptus Mechanicus, forming new genetic lines. Because the Space Marines that made up each of the Second Founding Chapters originated from one of the Legions that first served the Emperor, the Chapters that were created were called Successor Chapters, a title not given to later Chapters of the many subsequent Foundings that have been carried out by the Imperium. Like their forebears, the Patriarchs of Ulixis have continued to proudly carry on the legacy of Guilliman.
The Patriarchs of Ulixis' Chapter colours are red, including the shoulder guards, arms, helm and legs, while the rest of the armour -- backpack, torso and groin -- is bone-colour, a hallmark of this Chapter. A Sergeant's helmet also displays this colour. The black-coloured squad specialty symbol (Tactical, Assault, Devastator, or Veteran) is indicated on the right shoulder guard. A white-coloured Gothic numeral, which indicates squad number, is stenciled on the squad specialty symbol. A white-coloured Gothic numeral is also stenciled on the left knee guard which indicates company number.
The Patriarch of Ulixis' Chapter badge is a large white skull with a black Ultramarines' symbol, the Greek letter Omega, in the centre of its forehead. This is centred on a field of red.
- Adeptus Astartes: Successor Chapters (Limited Release Booklet)
- Codex: Space Marines (7th Edition) (Digital Edition), pg. 116
- Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition), pp. 8, 141
- Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition), pg. 8
- Codex: Space Marines (3rd Edition), pg. 47