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The Cowled Wardens are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter and a successor of the Dark Angels, created during an unknown Founding.

Chapter History

Cowled Wardens Chapter Colour Scheme and Chapter badge as displayed by a Primaris Space Marine.

The Cowled Wardens' base of operations lies within the Sirikoid Belt, a part of the region known as the Tears of Piruz. Rather than a single fortress-monastery, the Chapter operates out of several hollowed-out asteroids.

Nominally tasked with the purging of the savage Jehangir xenos that terrorise the region, the Chapter's secret purpose is the investigation of what the Unforgiven believe to be a large network of the Fallen in the area.

Those Fallen Angels that are captured by the Cowled Wardens are consigned as prisoners to icy catacombs they have carved within a nameless asteroid of the Sirikoid Belt.

Chapter Appearance

Chapter Colours

The Cowled Wardens primarily wear black power armour with gold as a secondary colour, whilst purple adorns their helms and the insets of their shoulder pauldrons. Their armourial trim is gold. The Aquila or Imperialis worn on the chest plate is also gold.

The gold squad tactical specialty symbol -- battleline, fire support, close support, Veteran or command -- is indicated on the right shoulder pauldron. A black High Gothic numeral is prominently displayed upon it that indicates a battle-brother's assigned squad.

The left shoulder pauldron displays the Chapter's iconography.

It is unknown how the Chapter indicates company assignment.

Chapter Badge

The Cowled Wardens' Chapter badge consists of a gold-hooded skull centred upon a field of purple.

Sources

  • Codex Supplement Dark Angels (9th Edition), "Successor Chapters", pg. 27
  • White Dwarf 464, "Index Hereticus: The Fallen" by James Ashbey and Duncan Waugh, pg. 48
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