Known for possessing an utter disregard for those outside their Chapter and having been left to wander the stars alone, the Star Phantoms have built a reputation across the Imperium as being staunch isolationists and having a dark reputation. Their indiscriminate use of destructive weapons has garnered them a reputation as being ruthless and callous. Even so, they are known for their willingness to face death in any of its forms
They then became a fleet-based Chapter and worked to rebuild their numbers. The Star Phantoms traversed the galaxy meting out punishment to the enemies of the Imperium aboard their last remaining Battle Barge the Momento Mori.
In the aftermath of the Macharian Crusade, as a reward for their successes, their were given dominion over the worlds of the Badab Sector by the Inquisition. They chose the ice world of Jahga in the Archean System. Using their badly damaged battle barge, the Momento Mori, they established a new fortress monastary by landing the craft onto the surface of the ice planet. Here they have begun the process of rebuilding their chapter as a result of the Badab War.
”Only In Death Does Duty End”
The Chapter is also known for their solemn funerary rites and they observe any such function with a grim countenance. The Chaplains of the Star Phantoms serve as the high priests within their Mortuary Cult and they worship the Emperor as their Imperator Mortifex – Judge of the souls of the dead and keeper of martyrs. Bringing death to the enemy and dying for the Emperor are their only concerns as Angels of Death.
It is not unheard of for conflicts to arise between the Star Phantoms and members of other Imperial forces, including other Astartes. Most notable of all is the rivalry between themselves and the Marines Malevolent during the Macharian Heresy, which led to the near destruction of both chapters.
The standard practice of two devastator squads as precribed by the Codex Astartes is not followed; Star Phantom companies employ three such squads. The chapter is also known for their sizeable force of vindicators, predators, and land raiders. Deathstorm drop pods are also a much utilized asset, and are found to be a mainstay in most of their operations.
” Only In Death Does Duty End…”
Star Phantoms Timeline
Kharas Ohillon – this decorated Veteran Sergeant of the Star Phantoms’ Sternguard stalks the field with his hand-crafted combi-melta in search of the enemies of mankind. His story began in 788.M41 and ultimately culminated with his return after a successful service with the Deathwatch as a Tactical Marine starting in 987.M41. His prowess at ranged combat were worthy of note by the Ordo Xenos, and he returned to his chapter with the Marksman’s Badge after felling a Warrior Prime (an especially deadly synapse creature utilized by Tyranids) from a significant distance and amidst the chaos of battle. A place in the 1st Company’s Veteran Sternguard squad was was given to Armon upon his return in 991.M41 where he continues to mete out punishment to the enemies of the Imperium.
Star Phantoms Timeline
Edited by Armond, 14 March 2013 - 04:02 AM.