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IA: The Royal Martyrs (WIP)

Loyalist Ultramarines Successor Imperial Cult

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The details on 6th Company are grim and, sadly, quite appropriate for the setting of 'Warhammer 40,000'.


Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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+ Royal Martyrs Order of Precedence +
 
Below is the order of precedence used for when the Royal Martyrs gather for great ceremonial occasions, and is a relatively good proxy for actual rank. Of course, the chapter is rarely gathered fully together, but smaller subsections of this are used as necessary
  1. Honored Guests1
  2. The Chapter Master
  3. Dreadnoughts by previous rank in the order of precedence, then length of service with the chapter.2
  4. The Master of Sanctity
  5. The Master of the Apothecarion
  6. The Chief Librarian
  7. The Master of the Fleet
  8. The Master of the Forge
  9. The Reclusiarch
  10. The Captain of the First Company
  11. The Captains of other Companies, by length of service with the chapter
  12. The Chapter Champion 
  13. The Chapter Standard Bearer
  14. The Chapter Honor Guard by length of service with the chapter
  15. The Champion of the First Company
  16. The Champions of other Companies, by the length of service of their captains
  17. The Honor Guard of the First Company by length of service with the chapter
  18. The Honor Guards of other Companies, by groups in length of service of their captains, then internally by their own length of service. 
  19. The Standard Bearer of the First Company
  20. The Standard Bearers of the other Companies, by length of service of their captains with the chapter
  21. Sergeant captains of the Chapter’s Armada, by length of service with the chapter
  22. Specialist Marines attached to the Armada by length of service with the chapter
  23. Specialist Marines attached to the First Company, by length of service with the chapter
  24. Sergeants of the 1st Company, by length of service with the chapter
  25. Specialist Marines attached to the other Companies, by length of service with the chapter
  26. Sergeants of the other Companies, by groups in length of service of their captains, then internally by their own length of service. 
  27.  Apprentice Chaplains, by length of service with the chapter
  28. Brothers of the 1st Company, by length of service with the chapter
  29. Brothers of the other Companies, by groups in length of service of their captains, then internally by their own length of service. 
  30. Apprentice Apothecaries by length of service with the chapter
  31. Librarian Codiciers by length of service with the chapter
  32. Librarian Lexicaniums by length of service with the chapter
  33. Apprentice Techmarines by length of service with the chapter
  34. Ordinator of the House
  35. Vowed Serf captains of the chapter’s frigates by length of service with the chapter
  36. Scout Marines by length of service with the chapter
  37. Vowed Serfs and Astropaths by length of service with the chapter
  38. Neophytes, prior to sufficient geneseed implantation to be considered Scout Marines, by length of service with the chapter
  39. Hereditary Serfs by sex (males take precedence) and then age3

​​The Royal Martyrs rarely play host to honored guests, who in any event do not participate in the events, but are simply announced first and given a seat of honor to view the proceedings. The only people that regularly appear as honored guests at the chapter's events are the chapter's Navigators.

The Royal Martyrs rarely awaken their dreadnoughts (they possess only three of them), even for the most solemn occasions, preferring to let their brothers rest. A request from a high ranking honored guest, such as a sector governor or one of the High Lords, to review the dreadnoughts, is about the only time other than for battle that they will rouse them.

Hereditary serfs never take part in large ceremonies of the Royal Martyrs; much like dreadnoughts, they will only take part if a high ranking guest requests that they be present at the ceremony.

 

+ Election of the Chapter Master and Appointment of Officers +

 

When a chapter master of the Royal Martyrs dies, at the earliest opportunity, a new Chapter Master is elected by the following electors: The Master of Sanctity, the Master of the Apothecarion, the Chief Librarian, the Master of the Fleet, the Master of the Armory, and the Captains of the 10 companies. Only one vote is taken, and a candidate is elected by simply receiving the most votes. It is therefore possible for someone to be elected Chapter Master without receiving the the majority of the votes. If there should be any kind of tie among leading candidates, the Ordinator of the House is permitted to cast the tie-breaking vote. Votes are cast in secret, but revealed at the end of the process.

 

Almost any full battle-brother or higher is technically eligible to be elected Chapter Master. The most common candidates for election to Chapter Master, in order from most likely to be elected to least likely to be elected, is as follows: 1st Company Captain, Master of the Fleet, most other company Captains, the chapter Champion, most other members of the chapter, the 10th company Captain, the Master of Sanctity, the Master of the Apothecarion, and finally the Chief Librarian. Techmarines are barred from the position of Chapter Master.

 

The Chapter Master directly makes all appointments to the chapter's officer class (rank 13 and higher on the precedence list) except for the Reclusiarch. He also selects new members of the chapter's honor guard. Other positions are usually filled by their officer superiors, though the Chapter Master does have the right to veto any such decision. Specialist commands work closely with the 10th Company Captain and the Chapter Master to identify candidates among the recruits who show promise in the specialist fields; only the Chapter Master can officially allow training as a specialist to commence. Specialist commanders discuss with company Captains and the Chapter Master which members of their command would be best assigned to a particular company when a vacancy comes up; as always the Chapter Master makes the final decision. Though specialist Marines can technically be reassigned, it is chapter tradition that once appointed to a company, they remain there for life. Apprentice specialists, when they need field training, are temporarily assigned to any of the 10 companies as needed by the agreement of their commanders and the company's Captain. Usually the Chapter Master is not bothered with such minor details, but he does have the authority to block such a decision if he finds out about it.

 

+ Methods of Address +

 

Hereditary serfs and neophytes of the chapter are usually simply called by their first names. Scout Marines are also either called solely by their first names or sometimes their title "Scout <first name>"

 

Battle-brothers and Vowed Serfs are formally addressed as Frère  <First Name> ( or Brother <First Name>), though this can be shortened simply to the title without insult. Sergeants, champions, and specialists are addressed as Frère-(rank) <First Name>, which can similarly be shortened to just the title. For example: Frère-Epistolary Lance or just Frère-Epistolary,

 

Officers of the chapter (rank 13 and above in the order of precedence) are addressed directly as monsieur ( or my lord) by their subordinates. When referred to in the third person either their whole titles are used or the word Master. An example would be "I was speaking with Master Guénolé yesterday, and he said that you should spend more time reading the Life of Saint Trask. After you are done, he asked that you give the dataslate to Master Jagaddeva." The exception to this is the company captains; there the word master is replaced with captain when speaking about them in the third person; e.g. "Captain Michelin is out on campaign in subsector Brahe."


Edited by Formosus XVI, 05 February 2017 - 09:06 PM.

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+ Royal Martyrs Fleet +
 
The Royal Martyrs maintain a relatively large fleet for a Space Marine chapter. Listed below each capital ship are the escorts that are permanently assigned to it. Normally the fleet is broken up into three sections consisting of a battle barge, three strike cruisers, and their attendant frigates. Each capital ship entry names the Space Marine command crew assigned to it; frigates are commanded solely by Vowed Serfs.
 
The Navigator House of Ys, a minor house based on Terra, has a 1500 year contract with Royal Martyrs, signed at the beginning of the 41st millennium. They provide all navigators for the Royal Martyr's warp capable ships.
 
Noblesse Oblige – Battle Barge:
Ship for the personal use of the Chapter Master
Usually remains close to Asón
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Parsifal de Fénelon
Resident Librarian Epistolary Asharaja
Resident Apothecary Oliphant de Persigny
Resident Chaplain Severin-Gaston-Pierre de La Mark
Resident Techmarine Dumolin
· Gladius-class Frigate Main-gauche
· Gladius-class Frigate Merovech le Roi
· Gladius-class Frigate Bombast
 
Dieu et Mon Droit – Battle Barge
Official flagship of the Chapter
Has a teleportarium and numerous other archaeotech components
Commanded by Master of the Fleet Théodore Marie Chevignard
Resident Librarian Epistolary Guy Oligny
Resident Apothecary Marcel de Maintenon
Resident Chaplain Valentin Hippolite
Resident Techmarine Matthaeus de La Mark
· Gladius-class Frigate Haute-Loire
· Gladius-class Frigate Shepherd of Savoy
· Nova-class Frigate Lions and Lambs
 
Prince Étranger – Battle Barge
Long-range recruiting, scouting, and military relief fleet flagship
Has a teleportarium and a few other archaeotech components
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Joscelin Hamilton
Resident Librarian Epistolary Govindaraja
Resident Apothecary Mallobaude
Resident Chaplain Bernard-Clarice La Salle
Resident Techmarine Gunter von Luxembourg
· Nova-class Frigate Imperial Visit
· Nova-class Frigate Vision of Terra
· Nova-class Frigate Urbi et Orbi
 
Porphyry – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Chlodio
Resident Apothecary Mortimer Gotha
Resident Chaplain Berengar Le Mans
Resident Techmarine Gianluigi Campofregoso
· Gladius-class Frigate Peacock Dreams
· Gladius-class Frigate Watermark 
 
St. Honorius – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Louis Emmanuel d’Espence
Resident Apothecary Gaspard Le Houx
Resident Chaplain Samuel-Henri Chrétien
Resident Techmarine Jacques-Joachim de Mirepoix
· Gladius-class Frigate Magnum Praesidium
· Nova-class Frigate Cardinal’s Gift
 
Far Horizon – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Byfrons Hague
Resident Apothecary François le Pard Dontangiac
Resident Chaplain Goa Frém
Resident Techmarine Kurt-Rémy Andrieux
· Nova-class Frigate Abbé de l’Épée
· Nova-class Frigate Gâchette
 
King’s Gambit – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Graeme Howard
Resident Apothecary Millard de Gaussen Le Calliard
Resident Chaplain Lucerne Rabelais
Resident Techmarine Truguet de Quelen
· Gladius-class Frigate Monsieur Orgon
· Gladius-class Frigate Checkmate
 
Le Sang des Justes – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Olivier Montpellier
Resident Apothecary Ormus Hippolite
Resident Chaplain Ywain de Rohan
Resident Techmarine Lucius Duval
· Gladius-class Frigate Triskelion
· Nova-class Frigate Renfield
 
Duc de Vauguyon – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Hebrard
Resident Apothecary Sixtus Basingstoke
Resident Chaplain Hunefer Sestius Nons 
Resident Techmarine Portius Cassius Brissac
· Nova-class Frigate Pairie de France
· Nova-class Frigate Cursus Honorum
 
Irminsul – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Friedrich von Ritter
Resident Apothecary Barthélemy Mornay-Barrot
Resident Chaplain Teobald von Roedern
Resident Techmarine Philibert Motard
· Gladius-class Frigate Senatorial Privilege
· Gladius-class Frigate Peryton
 
L’Etoile Polaire – Strike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Christophe Adolphe de Castelbajac
Resident Apothecary Eustache Le Breteuil
Resident Chaplain Pascal Napoleon della Rimini de Herault 
Resident Techmarine Campredon Enférac
· Gladius-class Frigate Fomalhaut
· Nova-class Frigate Comte de Kersaint
 
Mémoire d’Honneur – Stike Cruiser
Commanded by Veteran Sergeant Boniface d’Usson de Bonnac
Resident Apothecary Jaime Howard Roboute FitzGerald
Resident Chaplain Lambrecht d’Oily von Cassel
Resident Techamrine Layton Richeaux
· Nova-class Frigate Sagacité
· Nova-class Frigate Astuce
 
Many non-warp capable civilian ships.

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