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Battle Cry Unknown
Founding 36th Millenium
Successors of Unknown
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Unknown
Homeworld Unknown
Strength 1000 marines
Specialty Misunderstadings
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Red faded down to yellow

The Celebrants are a loyalist Space Marine chapter of unknown founding (sometime in the 36th millennium) and origin but who have one of most original colour schemes yet seen in a loyalist chapter, going from red at the helmet down to yellow at the feet and all the shades inbetween. GW upped it's game on the artistry side for the colour schemes. The standard Celebrant tactic is to stand perfectly still in front of a sunset, making them practically invisible.

Besides playing a part in fighting in the third war for Armageddon (who didn't fight on that damn planet???), the only other mention of the Celebrants as a chapter was during an Alpha Legion plot to destroy another loyalist chapter, the Crimson Consuls, by arranging for the Celebrants to be moved to guard a cathedral world from the Tyranids while the Consuls took their place. Cue attacks on all elements of the Consuls and their utter destruction (just as planned). Their geneseed was then taken by the Alpha Legion and presented to the Despoiler so he could build up the Black Legion in time for the 13th Black Crusade. Hopefully the Celebrants were not aware of how they were involved in the Alpha Legion's dickery. It's not the first time they get played like a fiddle though. In M39, a group of Night Lords took a page from the Alpha Legion's book and attacked a deep void station of the Imperial Navy while disguised as Celebrants. A formal complaint was issued, but the Celebrants' Chapter Master dismissed the accusations as false and threatened reprisals if they were not retracted. This eventually caused the Chapter to withdraw from anti-pirate operations in the area, leading the loss of three sub-sectors.

Their name probably comes from the main river of Lothlórien, the last Noldorin (high-elven) realm in Tolkien´s Middle Earth. It rose in the eastern Misty Mountains near the East Gate of Moria, and flowed out of the Dimrill Dale and into Lothlórien. The Fellowship of the Ring followed this river when they travelled from Moria to Lothlórien. Celebrant means "Silverlode", in Sindarin tongue.

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding (M29): Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists - Iron Hands - Raven Guard
Salamanders - Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding (021.M31): Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels Porphyr - Angels of Redemption
Angels Sanguine - Angels of Vengeance - Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Consuls
Black Guard - Black Templars - Blood Drinkers - Brazen Claws - Crimson Fists - Destroyers
Doom Eagles - Eagle Warriors - Excoriators - Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers
Genesis Chapter - Inceptors - Iron Snakes - Libators - Lions Sable - Marauders - Mortifactors
Nemesis - Novamarines - Obsidian Glaives - Patriarchs of Ulixis - Praetors of Orpheus
Rampagers - Raptors - Red Talons - Revilers - Silver Eagles - Silver Skulls - Soul Drinkers
Storm Lords - White Consuls - Wolf Brothers
Third to Twelfth Founding
Astral Claws - Angels Revenant - Charnel Guard - Dark Paladins - Executioners - Flesh Eaters - Halo Brethren
Howling Griffons - Iron Knights - Mantis Warriors - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords
Sable Swords (initial) - Scythes of the Emperor - Space Sharks - Sons of Guilliman
Thirteenth Founding (M35): Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to Twentieth Founding: Angels of Fire - Avenging Sons - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs - Sons of Antaeus
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding (M35-M41):
Angels of Vigilance - Celestial Lions - Dark Hunters - Disciples of Caliban - Emperor's Spears
Fire Angels - Imperial Harbingers - Iron Lords - Knights of the Raven - Marines Errant
Mentors - Fire Claws/Relictors - Star Phantoms - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
Angels of Defiance - Blades of Vengeance - Castellans of the Rift - Fulminators
Knights Cerulean - Knights of the Chalice - Knights of Thunder - Necropolis Hawks
Nemesors - Praetors of Ultramar - Rift Stalkers - Silver Drakes - Silver Templars
Sons of the Phoenix - Storm Reapers - Umbral Knights - Unnumbered Sons
Valiant Blades - Void Tridents - Wolfspear
Unknown Founding: Absolvers - Accipiters - Adulators - Angel Guard - Angels Eradicant - Astral Knights
Blood Ravens - Blood Swords - Brothers Penitent - Crimson Castellans - Crimson Consuls
Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands - Dark Sons - Death Eagles - Fire Lords - Guardians of the Covenant
Graven Spectres - Hammers of Dorn - Harbingers - Hawk Lords - Invaders - Iron Talons - Jade Dragons
Knights of Blood - Knights Unyielding - Marines Exemplar - The Nameless - Night Watch - Rainbow Warriors
Reclaimers - Red Hunters - Red Scorpions - Red Seraphs - Sable Swords (refounded) - Solar Hawks
Sons of Orar - Star Dragons - Storm Giants - Storm Wardens - Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators - Sons of Medusa - Steel Confessors
Others: Adeptus Custodes - Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights