The Iron Talons is one of the Loyalist Space Marine Chapters founded as part of the Astartes Praeses -- one of the 20 Chapters of Astartes mentioned in the ancient tome known as the Mythos Angelica Mortis -- that were created to defend the regions surrounding the Eye of Terror in the Segmentum Obscurus from the Forces of Chaos. The Iron Talons were founded using White Scars gene-seed during an unknown Founding.
The Iron Talons predominately wear black Power Armour. The Aquila or Imperialis on the chest plate, as well as the arms, are silver. The yellow squad specialty symbol -- Tactical, Assault, Devastator or Veteran -- is indicated on the right shoulder guard. A black Roman numeral centred on the squad specialty symbol indicates squad number. This fearsome Chapter is noted for appearing barbarous-looking as its Battle-Brothers have a morbid tendency to drape their enemies' flayed skin on their battle plate.
The Iron Talons' Chapter badge is a stylised metallic silver raptor's talons, outstretched to grasp its prey, centered upon a black roundlet, on a field of yellow.
- Adeptus Astartes: Successor Chapters (Limited Release Booklet)
- Dark Creed (Novel) by Anthony Reynolds, pg. 45