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The Apocrypha of Davio was a great and holy document created in the 33rd Millennium in an attempt to list all of the Space Marine Chapters of the Second Founding, though it was never completed. It is unknown how many Second Founding Successor Chapters were created -- some Second Founding Chapters in the past 10,000 years have been destroyed (such as the Dark Angels' Successor Chapter, the Lions Sable), leaving no records of their histories in the often incomplete archives of the Imperial Adeptus Administratum.

Other Second Founding Chapters have been lost in more recent times and their names in the records of the fallen heroes of the Imperium are all that remain of them. Some survive to this day, the proud inheritors of their Legions' histories and the traditions of their Primarch.

Though no comprehensive list has ever been assembled, the current known Chapters of the Second Founding include the following:

Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Chapter Master
Angels of Absolution Dark Angels I Unknown
Angels of Redemption Dark Angels I Unknown
Angels of Vengeance Dark Angels I Unknown
Angels of Vigilance

(Suspected, unconfirmed)

Dark Angels I Unknown
Lions Sable

(Destroyed and forgotten)

Dark Angels I Unknown
Destroyers White Scars V Unknown
Marauders White Scars V Unknown
Rampagers White Scars V Unknown
Storm Lords White Scars V Unknown
Wolf Brothers Space Wolves VI Beor Arjac Grimmaesson
Black Templars Imperial Fists VII Sigismund
Crimson Fists Imperial Fists VII Alexis Polux
Excoriators Imperial Fists VII Demetrius Katafalque
Fists Exemplar Imperial Fists VII Oriax Dantalion
Iron Knights Imperial Fists VII Unknown
Soul Drinkers

(Excommunicate Traitoris)

Unknown (Currently) /

Imperial Fists (Formerly)

Unknown (Currently) /

VII (Formerly)

Angels Encarmine Blood Angels IX Unknown
Angels Sanguine Blood Angels IX Unknown
Angels Vermillion Blood Angels IX Unknown
Blood Drinkers Blood Angels IX Unknown
Flesh Tearers Blood Angels IX Nassir Amit
Brazen Claws Iron Hands X Unknown
Red Talons Iron Hands X Autek Mor
Aurora Chapter Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Black Consuls Ultramarines XIII Arrias Cordos
Doom Eagles Ultramarines XIII Tulian Aquila
Eagle Warriors Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Genesis Chapter Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Inceptors Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Iron Snakes Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Libators Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Mortifactors Ultramarines XIII Sasebo Tezuka
Nemesis Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Novamarines Ultramarines XIII Lucretius Corvo
Obsidian Glaives Ultramarines XIII Fulminos
Patriarchs of Ulixis Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Praetors of Orpheus Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Silver Eagles Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Silver Skulls Ultramarines XIII Unknown
White Consuls Ultramarines XIII Unknown
Black Guard Raven Guard XIX Gherith Arendi
Raptors Raven Guard XIX Unknown
Revilers Raven Guard XIX Unknown
Iron Ravens Raven Guard XIX Unknown
Desert Lions Unknown Unknown Unknown
Red Hunters Unknown Unknown Unknown
Yellow Jackets Unknown Unknown Unknown

See Also


  • Codex: Angels of Death (2nd Edition), pg. 7
  • Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), pg. 6
  • Codex: Blood Angels (5th Edition), pg. 54
  • Codex: Blood Angels (3rd Edition)
  • Codex: Dark Angels (5th Edition), pp. 10, 73-75
  • Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition, 2nd Release)
  • Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition), pg. 14
  • Codex: Space Marines (7th Edition) (Digital Edition), pp. 12-15, 26-27, 109-110, 114-116, 136-143
  • Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition), pg. 18
  • Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition), pp. 7-8
  • Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), pp. 22-47
  • Codex: Space Wolves (5th Edition), pg. 9
  • Codex: Space Wolves (2nd Edition), pg. 9
  • Codex: Ultramarines (2nd Edition), pp. 9-10
  • Dataslate: Cypher - Lord of the Fallen, pp. 15, 17-18, 20-22, 28
  • Deathwatch: Honour the Chapter (RPG), pp. 9-16, 58-88, 103-105, 106, 109, 111
  • Deathwatch: Rites of Battle (RPG), pp. 53, 55-58, 60-64, 66
  • Index Astartes I, "Codex Astartes: The Holy Tome of the Space Marines," by Rick Priestley & Andy Chambers, pp. 12-13
  • Warhammer 40,000: Compendium (1st Edition), pg. 34
  • Warhammer 40,000: Rulebook (6th Edition), pg. 183
  • Storm of Damocles (Novel) by Justin D. Hill
  • Sanctus Reach: Penumbral Spike (Short Story) by Ben Counter
  • The Beast Arises (Series):
    • Predator, Prey Book 2 (Novel) by Rob Sanders
  • Corax (Anthology), Weregeld by Gav Thorpe
  • Soulbound (Audiobook) by George Mann