Chapter Name: Exemplars of Dorn
Founding: Ultima Founding
Chapter Master: Matthias Grimm
Chapter World: N/A
Combat Specialty: Zone Mortalis / Boarding Operations
Gene-Seed: Rogal Dorn
Known Descendants: None
Current Strength: Full-Strength
Battle Cry: Strike Hard, Strike Fast; Strike First, Strike Last
“They were forged for Mankind’s darkest hour – and that hour is upon us.”
- Roboute Guilliman
The Exemplars of Dorn are a new breed of Space Marine, created by the Lord Commander Roboute Guilliman to push back the darkness and reclaim Mankind’s destiny among the stars. Armed with the greatest training, technology and a genetic legacy of the highest order; the Exemplars of Dorn are fast living up to their namesake. The Chapter, along with their Brother Chapters of the Primaris Founding, are spearheading the Indomitus Crusade... determined to seek out the mutant, the alien and the heretic and take back what was lost.
When Roboute Guilliman was returned to the Imperium, he declared that no longer would the Imperium of Man continue to decay and fight defensively against the monsters and terrors that were inevitably destroying what his Father built piece by piece. No longer would the Emperor’s forces sit and wait for the enemy. No, the Imperium would go on the attack. The Imperium would fight back against the Terror and reclaim what was lost. A new Great Crusade was declared... the Indomitus Crusade; in Mankind’s darkest hour, it will be its glorious rebirth.
To aid in this endeavor, Guilliman would release a new weapon on the enemies of Mankind. A new breed of Astartes built upon and perfected for over 10,000 years have been created... The Primaris Space Marines. These warriors are bigger, faster and stronger than their predecessors. Armed with the absolute finest equipment from the forges of Mars, these warriors would reinforce the bloodied but heroic Chapters of the Imperium. But not just reinforce, as Lord Guilliman declared a new founding, the Ultima Founding. New Chapters of Primaris Space Marines would be created from the most stable of Mars’ gene-seed vaults. These new Chapters would be borne to be the spear tip of this new Crusade. One of these Chapters built from the ground up are the Exemplars of Dorn.
The Exemplars of Dorn are a Chapter of Primaris Space Marines built using the gene-seed of Rogal Dorn. When participating in the final review of this particular band of Space Marines; Roboute Guilliman addressed the assembled 1000 warriors and said this:
“Your Progenitor was many things... A Dutiful Warrior... A Loyal Son... A True Brother... but more than anything else; he was a Crusader. My Brother and his Legion, more than any other, embraced the Great Crusade and what it stood for, and they were always willing to pay any cost to bring my Father’s dream to reality.”
“Now we find ourselves launching a new Great Crusade to recapture what was lost... to reclaim what my Brother fought and died to build! I need Crusaders! I need Crusaders who are Exemplars to everything my Brother stood for and represented! You will be those Crusaders! You will forever quest and give battle! You will know no home but the Grace of the Emperor’s mercy! You will find purpose only in the destruction of the enemies of Mankind!...”
Since its inception, the Exemplars of Dorn has ever dutifully and purposefully strive to live up to their genetic legacy.
The Chapter was built, equipped, and trained on Mars. Since the launching of the Indomitus Crusade, the Chapter has taken to the stars and made war against the enemies of mankind. The Chapter has embraced its identity as a Crusading Chapter and has not appeared to establish any official homeworld. Dedicating itself fully to the Indomitus Crusade.
The new Chapter has dutifully subscribed to the dictates of Roboute Guilliman’s training and teachings for Primaris Chapters. The Chapter is in line with the Codex Astartes and does not appear to deviate from its Combat Doctrines. The Chapter has already gained a reputation as exceptional in ship to ship actions and out-hull void warfare. The Chapter has also been instrumental in many sieges since the start of the Indomitus Crusade. They are proving to be true heirs of the Imperial Fists and their Primarch.
The Chapter has not deviated from the Codex Astartes and how Roboute Guilliman has directed the new Primaris Chapters to operate. It has yet to be seen if the demands of the Indomitus Crusade will necessitate any organizational deviations.
The Chapter has embraced the ideas of the Indomitus Crusade. They are die-hard loyalists who believe whole-heartedly in the goals of this Crusade. The Chapters warriors are universally dutiful and taciturn Astartes who have embraced the teachings and writings of their ancient Primarch. The Chapter Cult espouses the ideals of Duty and Honor over everything else. The Chapter not only appears to collect the teachings of Rogal Dorn. The Chapter honors many different heroes of Imperial Fists lineage... from Alexis Polux, Sigismund and Rann to Maximus Thane, Pedro Kantor and hundreds of other heroes. These stories and teachings are studied and contemplated and form the core of the burgeoning culture of this new Chapter. From the greatest of triumphs to the harshest of defeats, the Exemplars of Dorn embrace and honor the lessons learned from the past.
The Exemplars of Dorn’s Gene-Seed is assumed to be 100 percent pure and stable. All records are permanently sealed and barred from all but the highest of authority.
The Exemplars of Dorn wear predominately White power armor with midnight blue squad markings. Honor markings are crimson.
The Chapter badge is a midnight blue shield with twin crimson axes facing away from each other. Chapter Legend states that the symbol used to be a symbol of honor markings recognizing skill in Zone Mortalis missions.
The Battlecry of the Exemplars of Dorn is “Strike Hard, Strike Fast; Strike First, Strike Last”. When uttered in battle... the Chapters Chaplains or Leaders will say “Brothers! Strike Hard!” To which the Battle Brothers will answer “Strike Fast!”. And/or “Brothers! Strike First!” To which the response will be “Strike Last!”.
Edited by Boldthreat, 17 June 2017 - 12:25 AM.