The Dragon Lords
Why was the Chapter Founded?
Crusade(at first); Standing Force
The Dragon Lords were founded at the turn of the 38th millennium, and created to help further increase the strength at the Eastern Fringes from both xenos and heretics attacks. However, it would not be long til they soon established their homeworld and are standing guard in the Erwynn’s World sector. The Erwynn’s Worlds are rich in mineral and also has a few minor factory worlds. Although minor to the Imperium, the Dragon Lords sees it as important in their war efforts. Striking a Pact with the factory worlds of providing them with protection for equipments, the chapter has since protected them from the horrors of the galaxy as well as from the threat of the Eldar race. This pact was made during the early days of the chapters founding. The newly formed chapter has received the Erwynn’s World's distress call for help against a force of Dark Eldars were raiding the factories for technology as well as slaves.
The Dragon Lords were always fascinated by the wonders of the galaxy. So fascinated by it that they store these ‘wonders’ in the deepest of vaults in their chambers. Or so some say. Some, who have fought with the Dragon Lords, claims that the chapter were using dark technologies or even going as far as to say they are using Xenos technologies. However when Inquisitors and the Adepts of Mars investigated their Fortress Monastery, nothing of the unusual was found making these reports a rumor. However over the many years before their contact was lost, sightings of the dragon lords using forbidden and/or xeno technology continues to rise. Some scholars thought that the chapter was searching for something or that when they were combating the Dark Eldars in the Erwynn’s Worlds Sector, they came across an ancient text telling of the end of time. Whatever it is, one thing was for sure, the Dragon Lords has became obsess with hoarding these vast treasures of the galaxy.
The Chapter took the name of the Dragon Lords when they first visited the planet, Gargon. The inhabitants saw these beings, as legend have it say, as ‘Gods’ when they came down from the very heavens themselves. Soaring on wings of fire, the people of the planet started to worship them as a ‘god’ long lost. When they first came down from the very heaven, riding in their thunderhawks, the inhabitants called them “Sky Gods.”
Livery and Heraldry(Pictures)
The Heraldry of the Dragon Lords is a dragon breathing fire out of its mouth on an ice blue background.
The Livery of the Dragon Lord is half red and half ice blue. It is from their homeworld that the livery was first used seeing the important of fire and ice. Where one can and will cleanse the soul, the other hardens it for battle. This livery also gave rise to their battle cry: With Fire and Ice!
“They were born from the harsh plains. Forged in the fires of war. Protectors of the weak. Warriors of the Dragon Father.”—Unknown
What type of planet is the Chapter’s Home world?
Feral World (Gragon); was once a city state world with fortresses rising to the skies; now nature has once more taken over and these fortresses has became mountains to the people on the planet; one of these fortresses is now the training ground for potential new recruits for the Dragon Lords; These training grounds has also became a hunting ground for the chapter as well to help further hone their skills; people of the planet are a nomadic tribe using a primitive tool to move around; primitive tool is called the Delta Glider(think of the staff that aang uses to move around in the sky); contest held once every few years to see whose swift, strong and smart by the nomadic tribes; this contest is also a time to make new alliance and marriage arrangements; the Dragon Lords uses this event to help get recruits.
Home World Predominant Terrain
Ice(planet in a state of ice age); Plains near the equator
The Dragon Lords uses a series of lightning strikes against their enemies. Using a series of attacks with both thunderhawks and storm talons, the chapter rains down hell to the enemies.
Modified Weapons; Relic Weapons:
The Dragon Lords has been known to be expert craftsmen in making many different weapons. One of these many specially made modified weapons that is produced by the chapter is a staff carried only by the librarians of the chapter. This staff is special due to the shaped and the how it is used as well. At the top of the staff, it has the head of a snake with its mouth open. Inside that mouth, is a flamethrower that the librarians could use if they get into close combat with the Xenos.
The Dragon Lords has become renown, in the Erwynn’s Worlds, for their fanatics for Technology. Their Techmarines are provided by the minor factory worlds in the sector. Although, their fascination with technology are not as fanatical as that of the Iron Hands and their Successors. They are still on par with this ancient’ chapter. Along with their obsession of technology, there have been rumors that the chapter is hoarding these technology and ancient artifacts. For what, we do not know but this could explain the reason why contact with them has been lost since the turn of the 41st millennium.
Alone with modifying weapons, the Dragon Lords carry about them relic Thunder hammers, passed down from captain to captain as a status symbol, from the beginning of their founding. In total, they have 9 Thunder Hammers. Each for the captain and the chapter master as well.
1st (Dragon Slayers) Company: Veteran company led by Chieftain Grazil Dragonfist
2nd (Black Flames) Company: Battle company led by Chieftain Drakken Draco
3rd (Blood Hunters) Company: Battle company led by Chieftain Krux Grazil
4th (Raptor) Company: Battle company led by Chieftain Drusus Kai
5th (Inferno) Company: Assault Company led by Chieftain Karven Castro
6th (Slashers) Company: Assault company led by Chieftain Raziel Qauzi
7th (Hell Hounds) Company: Assault Company led by Chieftain Volcanus Primus
8th Company: Scout company under command of Chieftain Glaius
Chapter Masters: Chapter Master Rokken(First), Chapter Master Cortez(Second),Chapter Master Raiziel(current)
Silient Guards(Honour Guards): Lycus Tridon(Captain), Dargus Krok, Valorus Kai, Corwin Kardon, Validus Maldir, Xavier Corvus, Talos Igneel
The Order of the Phoenix is a cult made up mostly of the chapter’s librarians. The cult’s beliefs that the Dragon Father and Vulkan will one day be reborn like that of a phoenix, guiding the Imperium from its darkest hour. With the rebirth of the Dragon Father and Vulkan, both of them will beginning a new crusade to rid the galaxy of all its horrors.
The Dragon Cult, as some would say, is a perverted version of the Salamanders’ Promethean Cult. It is said that to take the steps of the Dragon Cult is a dangerous one however, the Chapter belief that each marine must stand together as brothers. In this sense, the Chapter has created a bond that is truly hard to break. When formed into scout squads and even when they are training to be one of the marines, the Dragon Lords hose a ritual to bond the young recruits together. This bonding ritual is called blood bonding. A ritual in which each of the young recruits takes a knife and make a small cut on their hand letting blood flow into a bowl. With the blood in the bowl, the young recruits drinks it thus completing the ritual. The value placed upon them are that of “Brothers before all else”. This ritual has let some to believe that the chapter could also be related to the Blood Angels.
The Chapter, along with their beliefs of the Order of the Phoenix and the Dragon Cult, also belief in honoring their ancestors. Deep in the mountains of their Fortress Monastery, Dragons’ Fangs, there is a vast vault which holds the names of all the marines killed in action and a separate tablet that holds the names of all the brothers who were lost in battle.
Although, the Dragon Lords’ gene-seed remained pure to this very day. It has been known on certain occasions that their gene-seed has been flawed to a certain degree. It should be noted that the marines of the Dragon Lords places a high value in their brotherhood. It would be this very bond that would be both a curse and a blessing for the marines. Some has called it a curse for the fact that the marines would have so close of a bond that they tend to not leave their brothers, dead or not. Other has called it a blessing, for the most parts, for their bond are so strong that it seems like they have a psychic bond with one another.
Chapter Current status
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Edited by DarkLiege, 18 October 2012 - 02:47 AM.