The Damned Company of Lord Caustos is a warband of Chaos Space Marines that was formerly a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the members of the Damned Company were declared Renegades by an overzealous Inquisitor, which forced them to seek out the protection of Chaos in order to survive in a hostile galaxy.
Most Renegade Space Marines have suffered considerable losses at the hands of Loyalist forces, and in fact represent only the small number of survivors who escaped the Imperium's retribution. These forces form small warbands rather than company or Chapter-sized formations, and may find themselves fighting alongside other Chaos forces. The Damned Company of Lord Caustos is such a force, which, having been declared Traitor by an Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus, based on somewhat flimsy and circumstantial evidence, only later turned to the service of Chaos in order to survive in a galaxy ultimately hostile to them. Lord Caustos and his followers now sell their services to any force that will provide them the equipment to continue their very existence.
Notable Members of the Damned Company
- Caustos - Caustos is the Chaos Lord who leads the Damned Company since he was forced to turn to Chaos to save his Astartes from the Inquisition.
The Damned Company of Lord Caustos' Power Armour is painted grey/purple, with gold decoration.
The Damned Company's badge is currently unknown.
- Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex), pg. 76
- Index Astartes IV, pg. 55