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The War of the Beats brought large amounts of destruction to the Imperium. Lord Commander of the Imperium Maximus Thane had decreed that the Imperium would raise as many new Chapters as they had gene-seed in the great vaults of Terra to sustain. A Fourth Founding chapter, the Legion of the Iron Lion was created with one goal in mind, to engage with the orks. Invictumos, a world that prides itself in its martial ability, and one that has been fighting the orks since the days before the Imperium, would be the homeworld to such a chapter. As to which of the successors of the First Legion provided its veterans to raise the new chapter, it is not known. Only a legend told to initiates remains, "Just as the red cog engulfed the flame, so does the cog engulf the lion. Just as the wings flank the sword of the Lion, so does the cog engulf the sword of the Legion"
Circles within circles. Truth within lies. Lies within truth. Each cog has its role to play. Only one Legionnaire is ever truly aware of the treacherous acts of Luther and the Fallen, the Grand Arbiter. Personally trained by the Interrogator Chaplains of the Dark Angels, the Grand Arbiter's purpose is to be an extension of the will of the Unforgiven, and guide his Master of the Legion in the Hunt. Fully indoctrinated into the higher levels of the Inner Circle, more so than the Master of the Legion, the Grand Arbiter is the sole Legionnaire to perform interrogations and deliver Judgement and Redemption. As with the other Unforgiven, many lies exist within the truth that is told to those who have been indoctrinated into the Hunt, but how much is truth, and how much is a lie? Rework in progress. please see below and help me develop the relationship!
Story to be posted and linked
Chapter Fluff Overview (temporary section):
Every chapter has a gimmick, this one is no different. Prior to discovery by the First Legion during the Great Crusade, Invictumos had made contact with a Forge World, Triatrii. The planet came to revere technology and the Omnissiah. Bionic augmenttion was not uncommon, but not to the extent of forge worlds. When the Dark Angels arrived, the planets defense force (the Leonus di Casarii, Lions of the Emperor) fought furiously but were ultimately defeated by the astartes and forced into compliance. Later in history, an astartes chapter is founded on Invictumos. This chapter has close ties to the Lions of the Emperor (still the planets PDF). They call them fellow Legionaries, and share some organizational structure (a Legion made of 2 cohorts, each made of 6 centuries). Another aspect that they share is the alliance with the Forge World Triatrii. there is some tension and a secret agreement between the chapter and the Forge World, but they can be found working together often. ill touch on this in a little fluff piece later. The Chapter is not entirely trusted by the DA, and while they participate in the Hunt, they rarely interrogate and rather turn over the fallen to the DA or other more trusted chapters. the "truth" as they know it is not the truth as the DA know it.
Chapter Organization (temporary section):
i will be remaining some ranks to streamline them, originally there was a huge roman legion influence. for now ill write equivalent of the ones im unsure about
Pre Primaris -
1 Master of the Legion
1 Grand Arbiter - Master of Sanctity, the only chaplain of comparable role to interrogator chaplains
1 Chief Oracle - Chief Librarian
2 Cohorts, of equal structure. Cohort Ferrum sports black shoulders, Cohort Leonus sports red shoulders. Operate independently of each other.
1st Centurion - Lead the Hunt and 1st Century, have the role of both Belial and Sammael. 1st company is both the Death/Ravenwing. Silver Bulls for Deathwing and Bronze Eagles for Ravenwing. each color represent redemption and judgement respectively.
5 Centurions - Each lead a Century.
Arbiters - Chaplains, 1 per century, numbers may rise and fall
Chamber of Oracles - the librarius, numbers change depending on viable Marines
2nd - 6th Centuries - are typical of standard marine companies.
TBD - Primaris will be cohort Ferrum (black shoulders) and Space Marines will be Cohort Leonus (Red shoulders). My chapter Master has gone through the rubicon also (mostly because hes getting modeled that way). i could also throw in a 3rd cohort for Primaris. either way, the primaris first century will be brought into the hunt. if i stay with 2 cohorts, id need to write some fluff as to why about half the Legion died. Maybe the orks are at it again, and the Primaris were the reinforcements. well see.
starting to play around with some BBC code and trying to make the intro more presentable. expect some things to change in this area
Edited by jbaeza94, 14 April 2019 - 11:55 PM.