So as most of you who frequent this section of the boards are well aware, I'm quite dismissive of the new fluff from the supplement, including the revised Codex-determined organization. This includes, for me, the Clan names; for the longest time, we Iron Hands players had a selection of five named Clans to pick from, and so it often fell to us to name our own DIY Clans, giving us a special niche within the DIY community: rather than filling out an entire Chapter, we already had a canon Chapter in place and just had to sketch out one company within it.
So I figured it was past time that we compile our Clan Companies for the edification of all. If we end up with more than ten Clan Companies, we as a community can deal with that as (or if) it arises. If anyone plays a canon Clan (I know you're out there!) feel free to post as well and we'll put that info in as well. Follow my format, and I'll update master list as we go!
Master List of Clan Companies (as of 999M41)
- Clan Kaargul (canon)
- Clan Sorrgol (canon, fluff by Ironwrought Huw)
- Clan Raukaan (canon)
- Clan Vurgaan (canon, fluff by Malus Trux)
- Clan Garssak (canon)
- Clan Shologar (DIY, Deus Ex Ferrum)
- Clan Ta'taros (DIY, CyderPirate)
- Clan Bracchus (DIY, Ravenfeld)
- Clan Avernii (DIY, Spaz431)
- Clan Trago (DIY, Apologist)
- Clan Haarol (DIY, Mehman)
THE HONORED: Lost & Extinct Clan Companies
- Clan Arsinoth (DIY, BassWave)
- Clan Brannsar (DIY, Iron Hands Fanatic)
- Clan Morragul (canon)
- Clan ra'Guln (canon)
- Clan Burrakis (DIY, Urza)
THE RIVEN: Successor Chapters of the Iron Tenth
- Red Talons (canon)
- Brazen Claws (canon)
- Sons of Medusa (canon)
- War Clan Megaera (canon, fluff by Chrysaor the Giant)
- War Clan Atropos (canon, fluff by BionicBrain)
- Iron Lords (canon)
- Steel Confessors (canon)
- The Iron Horde (DIY, Timur)
- The Steel Wings (DIY, Aquilanus)
- The Iron Hunters (DIY, Conn Eremon)
- Pegasus Wardens (DIY, Stormgrad)
- Marines Adamant (DIY, LySiMachus)
- Scions of Ferrus (DIY, Scion of Ferrus)
CLAN COMPANY SHOLOGAR
Symbol: Stylized white hammer-head inside a white cog
Nickname: The Hammers of Medusa
Leadership: Clan Commander Gideon Tekton, Iron Father Igneon Ferro, Epistolary Silas Delphiar
Headquarters: Land Behemoth Cadmus; secondary headquarters maintained on Chapter Battle Barge Ironsides
Tactical Specialty: Armored & mechanized operations; common employment of Land Raider heavy tanks; Dreadnoughts deployed exclusively in orbit-to-surface and urban assault scenarios
Organizational Quirks: Oversized Armory and Techmarine corps to enable mass deployment of armored fighting vehicles; specialized Armory squads employed as command & bodyguard elements for Clan leadership
Equipment Quirks: All Clan fighting vehicles piloted by single crewman via MIU; Assault Squads equipped with advanced personal teleporters in place of Codex-approved jump packs; complete omission of Centurion-pattern plate due to logistical concerns stemming from mechanized combat doctrine; marked preference for axes as close combat weapons
Doctrinal Deviations: Shologar members venerate the Emperor as the Founder of the Imperium and creator of the Space Marines, but see him as just a man -- a great man, perhaps, but just a man. Worship of the Machine God is encouraged however, and most Shologar Space Marines are indoctrinated to believe that Emperor and Omnissiah are two separate beings. These beliefs are kept largely within the Clan to avoid theology-based conflicts with other Clans and Imperial institutions, but have led to occasional clashes with the Ecclesiarchy and Adepta Sororitas, and to Inquisitorial investigation.
Notable Engagements: Haven Prime Campaign; Araqiya Hive Suppressions; Collerado Titan Wars; Purging of Contqual; Medusa V Campaign; Battle of Medusa (13th Black Crusade)
Heroes of the Clan:
Warleader Cadmus Mantellar: Cadmus Mantellar was Clan Shologar's leader at the tail end of the Great Crusade and throughout the Horus Heresy. Considered the father of the modern Clan Company, he was the one who solidified Shologar's specialization in armored assaults. Felled during the Scouring, Mantellar was installed in one of the Clan's few remaining Contemptor-pattern Dreadnought chassis; before implantation he warned the Clan not to wake up him "until the dark sand of Medusa itself is threatened and the Omnissiah Himself strides the galaxy." Seven attempts to wake him in the millennia since have all failed. He remains in stasis aboard the eponymous Cadmus.
Clan Commander Gideon Tekton: Gideon Tekton was a rising star within the Clan and Chapter, achieving the rank of Clan Chief in less than three hundred years; his supreme strategic thinking, fighting skills, and absolute refusal to ever quit saw him leapfrog several other promising officers in the Clan to become the designated second-in-command. Upon the death of Clan Commander Hiram Khyberon at the hands of the Iron Warriors during the Collerado Titan Wars, Tekton took command of the Clan. He has led them into war for over two centuries and is well respected amongst the rest of the Chapter.
Iron Father Igneon Ferro: Igneon Ferro is the Clan's Master of the Forge and Master of the Armory in addition to his role as chief administrator of the Cult of the Omnissiah in the Clan. He is notable as the original recruiter of Clan Commander Tekton, though even that act pales in comparison to his actions on Graefenhaag during the Collerado Titan Wars. During the desperate defense of Graefen Mainhive's Titan manufactorums, Ferro hard-plugged himself into the Manifold of the decommissioned Reaver Titan Fili Illigitimi and walked the Titan into combat with Traitor Marine forces, turning the tide of battle by destroying two corrupted Warhounds and forcing an Iron Warriors warband off-world. He currently serves as the Clan's representative to the Great Clan Council.