I originally wrote this at the end of 2007 after the previous codex came out and the Frater of that time wanted more information about their beloved successors. As one who liked to write science fiction for fun, I took to the boards with my own interpretation of each of the Successors and allowed the community to shape them into what became the original article that has since been added to the Librarium. Now it is 2013, little more than five years has passed and a new Codex has come out. With it, the canon for the Successors have intentionally been kept to a minimum to let us the gamers add the missing details with our creative imaginations. Now all of us here have our area of the hobby we enjoy more than the others, be it gaming, painting, converting or writing narratives. For those that enjoy other aspects of the hobby besides creative writing and would like to know more about the Successors, I present this UNOFFICIAL background to you for your use. Take from it what you like, discard what you don't. Use this as a framework to add more depth to your Successor and enjoy!
A mystery to all but the Unforgiven, the Consecrators are a chapter that only recently appeared in the records. It could be argued that they were founded secretly after the 26th Founding. But no one denies their loyalty or their skill in war.
The Consecrators keep very close ties with the Dark Angels to the point that the Rock might as well be their home. The Consecrators do maintain a number of vessels for their own purpose.
Little is known save that the Consecrators seem to fight in older suits of armor. There are few to no suits of Mk7 or Mk8 armor and only limited numbers of the Mk6 armor. The most prevalent appears to be Mk3 through Mk5 variants.
The few reports seem to indicate that the Consecrators follow a Codex Organization similar to the Dark Angels almost to the letter.
It is thought that the stripe typically found running down the center of a marine’s helmet has some special significance. Most Troopers bear a Red stripe while Sergeants wear a Gold or Yellow Stripe and Masters wear a White or Bone colored stripe. Veterans tend to add black to their stripe in a variety of ways. Only the current Supreme Grand Master fails to wear a strip on his black helm.
It is rumored that the Consecrators are to be a spearhead unit that will reignite the Great Crusade with a number that could very well be Legion.
Edited by Grand Master Belial, 05 February 2013 - 11:16 AM.