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The Salamanders are forever haunted by the fact that they were unable to defend Terra from the evil of the treacherous Horus and during the second founding one company broke off from the Salamanders chapter and went on a 500 year penitent crusade and called themselves the Sons Of Vulkan, in honor of their primarch.
However they never were recorded as an official chapter in their own right and when they returned after half a century of fighting they were thought to be renegade space marines but they proved themselves as loyal soldiers of the Emperor by presenting the Inquisitors with the records of there battles against the Ruinous Powers and the brutal Orks.
They were reinstated as a chapter just before the Badab War and fought valiantly against those who were forsaken by His light. They continue fighting to this day and regularily fight alongside their parent chapter, The Salamanders, though they differ in a few ways.
While they worship the Emperor in the same way as all the other chapters do, they also worship several of the Fire Gods from their tribal roots. Tattooing and branding symbols of the Emperor, the Imperium, and their Primarch onto their skin is an initiation rite and is part of the ceremonies of advancement when a marine is promoted.
I was thinking they could have lots of relics like The Hammer of Vulkan and stuff like that
Pain is life, while I feel pain I still live, and while I still live I will seek vengance.We are few but strong in will
The last with pagan blood
We fought the world with burning steel
Now we sit in Hall of Gods
If a company leaves to go on a crusade, even for as little time as 500 years, they are still member of the original chapter.
That's pretty much exactly the same chapter I have right now!!! :blink:
It's called the Salamander First Crusade and went off hunting orks. They recently fought off a large Tau army, before returning to Nocturne to pick my latest additon up - Inquisitor Hellsing! He freed some of my 'trapped souls' that I lost when fighting chaos. They now serve as allied daemonhosts to my radical inquisitor.
So now they're off once again...
They could be a part of the salamanders second founding ... like my chapter :-D
They could have launched a crusade as soon as they were an operational force, After the first 100 years of crusading they might have been cut off buy a warp storm or something and considered lost. After 500+ years they return from their crusade, greatly reduced in numbers. The returning chapter could have been seen as an invading chaos fleet, but they prove themselves loyal and re-join the ranks of the second founding salamanderâ€™s chapters.
My army is "The Sons of Prometheus" Second founding of the salamanders. They like your force are exceptionally devoted. Iâ€™ll post their fluff later.
There was NO second founding for Salamanders. And 100 years is nothing in the eyes of the Imperium. Imperial Navy ships arent considered lost unless they go into the warp, and dont come out for 150 years, and thats just for normal humans.
This has caused some problems as theis could just have been caused by the time dilation in the warp...
Remember, Mrines can lives for almost a melleium.
Thats the same thena s having a Chapter that led by one of the two lost primachs. Not good. Or, I could say that After the Raven Guard Primach left his world, Sangius cam back to life, killed him, then changed some stuff in the golden throne so that the Emperor would be stronger.
Nooo... itâ€™s more like saying that the crimson fists are an off shoot of the imperial fists... itâ€™s just a sub chapter, no major re-writing of fluff.
Their isnâ€™t anything saying that the Salamanders Geenseed is incapable of supporting a second founding. Their is no fluff saying the inquisition doesnâ€™t want any salamander sub chapters around.
Following your line of thought, then all space marines should either be Ultra marines, or one of the alternate chapters produced by GW. Funny how GW has been on this kick about getting people to build their own chapters and paint them how ever they want. Itâ€™s just a way to spice up an army; I think more people should do it. After seeing hundreds of black templar all painted the same, I would love to see one painted slightly different.
Nobody's changing history here, just coming up with an interesting background for a chapter.
Now where did that come from?Originally posted by isitused@Oct 21 2004, 01:41
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Index Astartes says that Salamanders have a much slower recruitment rate than other chapters, having to send back to Mars for much genetic material, so they wouldnt waste any creating a new chapter.
He didnt say they created a new chapter, just part of the original first founding chapter that left on a crusade. And if he wanted to make a second founding chapter whats wrong with that, just because its unlikely doent mean it didnt happen.Originally posted by Takaetun@Oct 21 2004, 00:46
Now where did that come from?
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