The Scar Lords is a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of the Second Founding and unknown origin. This Chapter's only notable action came during the Damocles Crusade in 745.M41, when it took part in the invasion of the Tau Sept world of Dal'yth. Almost nothing else is known about this Chapter in current Imperial records.
- Damocles Gulf Crusade (742-745.M41) - When the Second Sphere Expansion of the Tau Empire culminated in the Tau crossing the Damocles Gulf and making contact with the frontier worlds of the Imperium in the Timbra Sub-sector of the Lithesh Sector, the Imperium had had enough with the upstart xenos. The Tau were quickly condemned as a potentially dangerous alien species and the Imperium's Ultima Segmentum Command launched a Crusade to expel them from the region. The Scar Lords were one of several Space Marine Chapters that lent their might of arms to the ongoing Imperial campaign. The Scar Lords are known to have taken part in the fighting on the Sept world of Dal'yth. When the Chapter Master of the Scar Lords carved a bloody path through the magnorail tunnels of Dal'yth's government district, Commander Farsight gave permission to the lone XV8 Crisis Battlesuit pilot Sha'ko'vash to intercept. The Monat blasted his way to the heart of the Scar Lords strike force, only to be brought to his knees by the Chapter Master's Terminator Armoured Honour Guard. Sha'ko'vash boosted forwards with one last charge, triggering an experimental stasis fail-safe at the exact moment the Scar Lord raised his blade to strike and freezing the two warriors in place at the crux of the conflict. Hundreds of standard years later, the two mighty warriors are still trapped in the resultant sphere of timelessness, raised up outside the rebuilt core assembly house of Dal'yth as a centrepiece monument to the Greater Good.
The Scar Lords firmly hold to the belief that, "The Emperor judges you not by your medals or diplomas, but by your scars." As such, the members of this Chapter bear their scarred visages proudly. Often disdaining the use of a helm, many of the Scar Lords leave their wounds only partially healed, their facial disfigurements a sign of their devotion to the Golden Throne.
The Scar Lords' Chapter colours are not listed in current Imperial records.
The Scar Lords' Chapter badge is a skull riven by lightning bolts on a terracotta field.
- Farsight Enclaves - A Codex: Tau Empire Supplement (6th Edition) (Digital Edition), pg. 37
- Farsight: Crisis of Faith (Novel) by Phil Kelley, pp. 210, 321, 508, 531