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Reading through some books again, and even the Codex's, the list of Space Marine Chapters isn't complete. Two of them have been deleted, their records forever lost in the sands of time... or were they? What information do we have on these two chapters? Why was their information removed from accessible databases? Who were the Primarchs? So many questions I can't find many answers too...
It is generaly accapted that the 2 chapters were deliberatly left out by GW to enable players to come up with their own theorys and ideas on who they are and what has happened.
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I always thought "The Lost and the Damned" would be a good chapter since they didn't have a lot of information available to them and they sort of came back out of thin air.
Or perhaps there was some sort of terrible accident with their geneseed that the Emporer wanted to keep secret so other Chapters wouldn't go crazy with fear.
So many possibilities!
I'm thinking that being chaos-tainted or a heretic wouldn't be enough to expunge one of the primarchs from imperial record. Hide that knowledge from the general public, sure. In several books the average joe doesn't even know the Horus Heresies occured and a chaos space marine abused that fact. But removing a primarch from imperial records would require something truely horrible. Even the stigma of mutation wouldn't be enough (case in point: Magus the Red and Sanguinius).
One of them became what we now know as the Tau, at least in my opinion.
Um Lost and the Damned is not a marine chapter to start with, it is a pdf list of mutants and traitors and the Fire Hawks were a 21st founding so are not one of the lost chapters. Fire Hawks are supposedly now the Legion of the Damned. That rules out them entirely.
GW has left those two out for people to make their own chapters and fluff etc. And before it coems up Grey Knigths are not one of these. They were at least a second founding chapter of a unknown primarch supposedly the Emperor himself.
And don't you think mentioning the Custodes, for they are technically not Space Marines, but more Mini-Primarchs.
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Space Marines (Warhammer 40,000) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 "Lost" Legions
In addition there are two other unnamed and undescribed First Founding Legions, Legions II and XI. Official lists of the First Founding Legions simply say that all records have been lost or destroyed since the Horus Heresy or by the Inquisition for its own reasons. Games Workshop has officially stated that they have been intentionally left unknown by the developers to allow players to make up their own background on the missing Legions. The second edition Ultramarines Codex suggests that these Legions seemed likely to have, at least initially, fought for Horus during the Heresy.
A common misconception among fans of the game is that the Grey Knights and the Legion of the Damned are the two missing First Founding Legions. This is incorrect - the Grey Knights, in actual fact, have no Primarch, and as such, their gene-seed is thought to come directly from the Emperor himself (more recent evidence seems to point to the Chapter originating from a loyalist contingent of the Death Guard Legion). They were formed during the Second Founding, and the Legion of the Damned are presumed to be the survivors of the Fire Hawks Chapter of the Cursed 21st Founding. In older background, the Valedictors were a First Founding Legion but this was later changed. Also, in the story "Hell in a Bottle", by Simon Jowett, which was included in the Black Library anthology, "Enter the Maelstrom", a Space Marine force named the Iron Hearts was briefly mentioned, along with the name of their "Primarch", Rubineck. The use of the term "Primarch" was later confirmed to be an error on the author's part, and has been corrected.
The Blood Ravens Chapter is known to be created from an unknown Primarch, but GW has slowly hinted that the Primarch is Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion, or possibly Lorgar of the Word Bearers- possible if they were founded from surviving loyalist remnants of those legions. Thus, the Blood Ravens' unknown Primarch may be one that is known, but the fact has been expunged from their chapter records. In former editions, they suggested that Sigmar could have been a Primarch, but this has been retconned.
and my favorite list someone sad and bored compiled...
List of Space Marine Chapters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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