The Blades of Vengeance is a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter comprised entirely of Primaris Space Marines created from the lineage of the mysterious Dark Angels and raised during the Ultima Founding of ca. 999.M41.
They exhibited not only the tenacious defence for which their primogenitor was famed, but also showed a talent for following up with brilliantly executed counterattacks.
They have thrown their full strength into the Indomitus Crusade, liberating dozens of worlds and putting dozens more they deemed beyond salvation to the sword.
They do this in eagerness to root out the Fallen, seeing the crusade as the means by which many of the traitors will be forced out into the open.
- War of Beasts (Unknown Date.M42) - The Blades of Vengeance sent two full companies to defend the strategically vital world of Vigilus from attacks by xenos and Chaos forces during the War of Beasts. They fought independently of other Imperial forces across the northern portion of the Dontoria Hivesprawl.
While performing admirably, they have not garnered the recognition of their parent Chapter's Deathwing and Ravenwing companies.
Like the Dark Angels, the Unforgiven Successor Chapters also have a clandestine group, known as the "Inner Circle," who possess knowledge of the Fallen and of the true events that occurred on Caliban.
The Aquila or Imperialis on the chest is red. Chapter markings and unit designations are black. The black squad specialty symbol -- battleline, fire support, close support or Veteran -- is displayed on the right pauldron, while the left pauldron proudly displays the Chapter's iconography.
A red Low Gothic numeral displayed on the centre of the squad specialty symbol indicates squad assignment.
The heraldry on the right knee guard indicates company designation. The Blades of Vengeance utilise the same heraldry for their Battle Companies as their progenitors and fellow Unforgiven.
The Blades of Vengeance's Chapter badge is a stylised black livery shield set in a field of bone, while a bone-coloured, downward thrust sword is centred upon the black shield.
- Codex Supplement Dark Angels (9th Edition), pg. 26
- Codex Adeptus Astartes - Dark Angels (8th Edition), pg. 18
- Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Defiant, (8th Edition) pp. 78–79
- Warhammer 40,000 - Community: The Ultima Founding