The Adulators is a Codex Astartes-compliant Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown Founding and origin. Almost nothing is known about this Chapter in the Imperial records except that they held a distant agreement to support the Shrine World of Ras Shakeh, in the Ras Sub-sector. However, by the 41st Milennium their ranks were so stretched in commitments across the galaxy that they declared themselves no longer able to contribute to its defence. For this reason, the Adepta Sororitas garrison sought the help of the Space Wolves Chapter, which had held a similar agreement with the Shrine World some five thousand standard years before, when the Sub-sector was claimed by the Adeptus Ministorum. The Adulators were described by the Sisters of Battle of the Order of the Wounded Heart as dutiful, efficient and predictable -- even mordantly dull and unimaginative. They are considered to be steeped in the ways of the Sororitas and on surprisingly close terms with the holy orders of the Ecclesiarchy for a Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes.
The Adulators Chapter wears dark blue-grey Power Armour with white trim on the shoulder guards. The Aquila or Imperialis on the chest is also white. The white squad specialty symbol (Tactical, Assault, Devastator or Veteran) is indicated on the right shoulder guard. A black Roman numeral centered in the middle of the squad specialty symbol indicates squad number. The colour of a Battle-Brothers' helmet indicates company number in accordance with Codex-approved heraldry -- i.e. White (1st Company), Yellow (2nd Company), Red (3rd Company), etc.
The Adulators' Chapter badge is a large white skull centered on a field of dark blue-grey. A red Iron Halo icon is centered in the middle of the skull's forehead.
- Adeptus Astartes: Successor Chapters (Limited Release Booklet), pg. 5
- Chapter Approved 2001 - Second Book of the Astronomican, pg. 117
- Blood of Asaheim (Novel), by Chris Wraight, pp. 96, 227, 236, 487, 574