The Dark Swords is a Codex Astartes-compliant Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown Founding and origin. Almost nothing is known about this Chapter in current Imperial records.

Chapter History

Notable Campaigns

  • Garanhir Rebellion (649.M40) - A World Eaters warband, under the command of the notorious murderer Dhalahk, launched a mass incursion against the world of Garanhir, intent upon spilling the blood of the faithful in an unprecedented act of veneration of the Blood God. Expecting to find Garanhir unprepared for attack and ripe for the slaughter, what the Berserkers actually encountered as they charged from the assault ramps of their drop craft was a world already claimed by war, the populace armed and led by the famously militant Inquisitor Malphas Kroh. Kroh had employed a precog-coven of psykers to predict the World Eaters' assault, his punitive intervention sparking a general uprising which he put down a mere solar day before the Berserkers' attack. The World Eaters found the Inquisitor and a large force of Grey Knights, as well as Dark Swords and Black Wings Space Marines, waiting for them. Battle was joined without delay, and while the warriors of Dhalahk made a lethal account of themselves, they were ultimately slain, the entire warband cut down by the defenders, though not without significant cost to the Imperium's forces.

Chapter Appearance

Chapter Colours

The Dark Swords' Chapter colours are not listed in current Imperial records.

Chapter Badge

The Dark Swords' Chapter badge is not listed in current Imperial records.


  • Imperial Armour Volume Two (Second Edition) - War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pg. 19
  • Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen - War Machines of the Lost & The Damned, by Andy Hoare with additional material by Alan Bligh & Neil Wylie, pg. 23
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