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The Skull Bearers are a Loyalist Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marines Chapter of unknown Founding who believe themselves to be a Successor Chapter of the Executioners. The validity of this belief is unknown. Very little is known about the Skull Bearers in current Imperial records.
The Skull Bearers claim to be a Successor Chapter of the infamous Executioners Space Marine Chapter. Their exact Founding date is unknown.
- Imbach Genocide (Unknown Date.M41) - The Skull Bearers' 2nd Company participated in the Imbach Genocide.
- Fourth Quadrant Rebellion, Sulsalid Campaign (775-777.M41) - A full quarter of the Segmentum Solar and its outlaying systems were engulfed by a series of wars, revolts and secessionist outbreaks which set that part of the galaxy ablaze with civil strive that became known as the Fourth Quadrant Rebellion. With the civil conflicts affecting most of the systems, Renegade and xenos forces took advantage of the widespread anarchy. More than a dozen Space Marine Chapters were caught up in the fighting, either aiding one faction or another or simply defending their own territories whilst others were brought in by the Imperium to pacify the quadrant and finally put an end to the fighting. Four Astartes Chapters -- the Red Wolves, Dark Angels, the Raptors and the Skull Bearers -- were instrumental in playing an important role in bringing the rebellion within the Sulsalid Sub-sector to an end.
The Skull Bearers' Chapter badge is a black skull.
- Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition), pg. 30
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- Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition, pg. 64.
- Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 100