“We are shadows in the eternal abyss”
Ultramarines officially but recent evidence found on a deceased marine points towards them being Alpha Legion Successors
“I am old, yet young, a relic of an age gone by. The cold darkness a constant reminder of my loss, I fight for a purpose in an age of constant war… I will fight to bring back the peace I was born in, so that humanity can finally know what our ancestors had experienced.”
Chapter Master Umbra (moniker, true name unknown)
The Umbral Spectres chapter is an Ultramarines Successor Chapter founded at the end of the Indominus Crusade and the breaking up of the Unnumbered Sons primaris legion. Their behaviour patterns changed drastically in the decades following; showing themselves to favour stealth, unique units and ever-changing company compositions depending on the battlefield conditions.
Their Chapter master goes by the moniker Umbra. The unknown nature of their lord and the Chapter's differing ways is a matter of some debate among the Inquisition, some of whom wish to investigate the Chapter for potential heresy. When pressed about his past the Chapter Master refuses to answer.
The Chapter after it’s activation has gained a reputation for their casualties free approach to warfare and a-blatant disregard for the Codex Astartes, treating it like as suggestions rather than the holy document it was considered to be by their progenitor-chapter. This sentiment has caused some friction with other Chapters, particularly where cooperation was required between two or more chapters.
Their first and most recent campaign was against the Tau Empire. Their recent expansion efforts during the campaign was turned as the Chapter capitalised on multiple weaknesses within the Tau Battlesuits including a major software flaw that Umbra himself discovered that has since been "patched" to quote the strange terminology sometimes used by Umbra. Through that victory, the campaign turned into a deadlock for a key period of three months. The Spectres left after the Fulminators Chapter came to reinforce, launching a full scale counter-attack to drive the Tau out of the system to make way for refugees from other conflicts.
The Chapter had disappeared from Imperial space but before they went missing, they began to stage large scale reforms among accompanying Astra Militarium regiments, providing them with weapons and vehicles atypical or Illegal of guardsmen usage, such as Land Raiders recovered from a Space Hulk. the status of those regiments has since been confirmed to have separated from the chapter with much better equipment and state of morale than before they went with the chapter.
More recently due to the chapters extended interaction with Astra Millitarum regiments rumours have spread that the chapter's armour no longer reflects light and that the blue highlights seemingly glow in contrast to their darker than void armour.
the chapter played a small role in the Vigilus conflict having a companies worth of their marines present during the conflict, Ultramarine observers have taken note of the blackshield squadron that had accompanied the chapter and the combined arms approach they took to the conflict working with local PDF and Guardsman forces along with the gifting of rare weapons and vehicles to those working with them that had been documented in other encounters with Millitarum forces.
Fleet-Based (as of now)
??? (yet to be determined)
Their beliefs are not fully understood but their willingness to work with mortals has provided some insight into their views of the citizens of the Imperium but so far nothing in the chapters beliefs can be considered certain for now
During routine battlefield clearance power armour bearing Umbral Spectre markings recovered from deceased marine.
Marine unable to be identified through Imperial Systems, gene sequencing shows no relation to Umbral Spectres Gene Seed submitted for analysis.
Questionable but loyal as of 111 M42
Edited by WG101, 06 April 2019 - 02:10 AM.