Armorial of the Iron Snakes.

Saur Damocles was the first Chapter Master of the Iron Snakes, a Second Founding Successor Chapter of the Ultramarines Legion.


Saur Damocles was a veteran of the wars of both the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy.

At the time of the Battle of Calth, he served as a Captain of the Ultramarines Legion's 6th Company. His company's sigil was that of a serpent coiled into a figure-eight shape.

Following the sundering of the Legiones Astartes into separate Chapters during the Second Founding, he was anointed as the first Chapter Master of the newly created Iron Snakes Chapter.

The new Chapter's badge was also a coiled serpent and one of its most notable Tactical Squads was named Damocles in honour of the Chapter's founder.


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