Novamarines

Novamarines
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Founding Second Founding
Successors of Ultramarines
Successor Chapters Dark Sons
Chapter Master Bardan Coravo
Primarch Roboute Guilliman
Homeworld Honorum
Strength 1000
Specialty Slaying Xenos, spamming terminators
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Blue & White, quartered.

"The existence of the Alien is a problem with but one solution; Extermination. When Mankind is alone in the cosmos, only then will we have achieved our destiny."

– First Chapter Master Lucretius Corvo

Contents

HistoryEdit

The Novamarines are, with one apparent exception, hardline followers of the Codex Astartes, the great organisational work of the Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Their adherence to most aspects of the Codex is so strong that they have drawn the blood of those who would scorn it, as well as being noted as exemplars of Guilliman's writ by other Imperial authorities. This hardline attitude extends to other facets of Imperial thought, with the Novamarines being notable proponents of the monodominant philosophy; deviation from Imperial norms is considered anathema, with a particular disgust saved for xenos life-forms.

FoundingEdit

The first Chapter Master of the Novamarines was Ultramarines Captain Lucretius Corvo, an officer who won great renown fighting the Word Bearers during the Horus Heresy. Corvo was decorated by Roboute Guilliman himself - this decoration is now a sacred relic to the Novamarines, and is kept in the Fortress-Monastery.

At their founding they were assigned the pre-Imperial world of Honourum by Guilliman, a world that marked the farthest point the Ultramarines had penetrated into the galactic north of Ultima Segmentum. Inhabited by a feral people, the only notable surface difference between a Novamarine and an Ultramarine is that the Novamarines retain the tribal practice of tattooing their skin, incorporating it into their beliefs as an Emperor-blessed way of armouring their souls, as well as recording their deeds upon their bodies.

Recent YearsEdit

The Novamarines have been notably involved with combating the emergent Tau life-form, though that does not mean they fight xenos exclusively: after two years of honourably participating in the Badab War the Novamarines forces withdrew in order to contest an Ork invasion that threatened their homeworld, although rumours suggest the Inquisition reassigned them in fear that they would not be enthusiastic enough to be 'in-at-the-kill' of the secessionist forces.

Since then they have deployed a large amount of their manpower to aid in defending against the Thirteenth Black Crusade, as well as the Terran Crusade which took Gulliman from Macragge to Terra. When the Death Guard attacked the Macragge system, the Novamarines mobilized their force against the traitor Astartes. Their Chapter Master Bardan Dovaro was killed in the defense of the Star Fort Galatan.

OrganisationEdit

Often thought of as a fleet-based Chapter, the Novamarines still retain Honourum as their Homeworld, near the Ghoul Stars. Because of their homeworld's location, near a vast zone of unexplored space, the Novamarines fight a wide range of enemies, including isolationist lost human realms, nascent alien empires and ancient threats. As a result, the Novamarines spend most of their time ranging through Imperial space, watching over the territory they have chosen to safeguard and responding to any Imperial call for aid. Their quick reaction times and willingness to unquestioningly help defend the Imperium have resulted in the Novamarines developing a record of being one of the first forms of aid other Space Marine chapters receive should they ask for it.

The Chapter maintains close links to the Ultramarines and its fellow Successor Chapters, but the great distance between Honourum and Macragge means that the Chapter is unable to send representatives to the court of Marneus Calgar as often as other Chapters. Still, many Novamarines aspire to make a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Primarch at least once in their lifetimes, with those that have done such pilgrimage adorning their battle helmets with the Laurels of Ultramar, a mark of honour that the Chapter's Scouts regard with awe and dream of one day gaining for themselves.

The Novamarines have been lucky enough to be able to maintain much of their original chapter armoury. As a result they are able to field their entire First Company as Terminators should they so wish.

CharactersEdit

They do have one special character of note from Forgeworld: Mordecai Blaylock, Captain of the Novamarines First Company.

He wears Terminator Armour, Iron Halo and has a Storm Bolter; (so far par for the course) but he also has a Master Crafted, Shredding, Armourbane Chainfist!

Also, he makes Terminator squads scoring (but not troops) though he does allow any unit he joins the ability to choose whether or not to pass morale checks, which is actually better than Fearless since you can't necessarily get tarpitted by things they can't hurt. But there isn't much that Chainfist can't hurt anyway. But you can also use it to fall back from shooting and claim a counter charge next turn.

Blaylock is also a badass, having earned the title "Stormbreaker" after defeating an Eldar Stormwind host, by trapping the Autarch's power sword in his ribs and then strangling the life out of him with his bare hands (though one must wonder why his hands were bare in the first place).

Daily RitualsEdit

04:00- Wake Up: The Novamarines awaken from their beds. They punch their doors off their hinges upon seeing xenos on it.

05:00- Morning Prayer: The Novamarines gather to pray to the Emperor. The Chaplain usually makes it a point to spout litanies of hatred on the xenos.

06:00- Day preparation: The Novamarines prepare for an arduous day in their terminator armor. During the boring process of fitting their armor, they watch DIY videos on how to kill xenos.

07:00- Morning Firing Rites: The chapter serfs set up cut outs or live xenos targets for the battle brothers to shoot at. Battle brothers are encouraged to charge the xenos and slap them with any available melee weapon (Including other xenos if necessary).

08:00- Morning Battle Practice: The Novamarines release their pet xenos from their cages in order to battle them. Hilarity ensues when Novamarines attempt to hit Eldar with their Thunder Hammers.

10:00- Morning Meal: Finally killing the last of the Eldar, the Novamarines settle down to a light meal. Terminator armor is still worn, requiring the Chapter serfs to build chairs made of adamantium.

11:00- Tactical Indoctrination: Novamarines are taught how to properly apply terminators to key weak points. Typically, this involves using an ancient battle simulator known as "Ravenwing". Shooting the screen when foul xenos appear is encouraged.

13:00- Afternoon Meal: The chapter serfs finish cooking the last of the xenos that were killed earlier in the day. Only the younger battle brothers are permitted to eat, as they require energy to operate the terminator armor.

14:00- Afternoon Battle Practice: The Novamarines practice Terminator spamming on T'au settlements. Bonus points for any battle brother that manages to kill a Fire Warrior from range. The capture of female T'au is prohibited.

17:00- Evening Firing Rites: The Novamarines break out their heaviest weaponry and release Carnifexes onto the firing range. Younger battle brothers scream with glee as they proceed to shred the beasts down with amassed firepower from their terminators.

18:00- Evening Meal- The Novamarines finally exit their terminator armor to enjoy a grand feast. All kinds of xenos meat is arranged. A favorite dish within the chapter is Ork Steak.

19:00- Evening Prayer: The Novamarines pray to kill more xenos tomorrow. The chaplain will also award laurel to the brother who managed to kill the most xenos during the day.

20:00- Free time: The Novamarines engage in recreational activities. Some favorites include mailing Eldar to the Eye of Terror, sending troll messages to the T'au Empire, and Kroot wrangling. Some battle brothers opt to have additional xenos combat training. Ancient relics of the chapter, such as "Halo: Combat Evolved", "Space Invaders", and "XCOM 2" are among the most widely used.

23:00- Bedtime: The Novamarines return to their beds, but only after polishing their terminator armor.

23:45- Door Installation: Upon the chapter masters' orders, the chapter serfs and servitors finish installing doors with varying types of xenos depicted on them. This helps test for chaotic possession, as any battle brother who does not punch the door clean off its hinges is clearly a heretic.

GalleryEdit


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
(M32-M35):
Astral Claws - 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 - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
(991.M35):
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 - Steel Cobras - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
(999.M41):
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 - Night Watch - Rainbow Warriors
Reclaimers - Red Hunters - Red Scorpions - 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