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The Charnel Guard are a Fleet Based Space Marine Chapter,[2a] that are believed to be of Blood Angels descent.[3c]

Marine Basic Data Chapter Symbol
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- Charnel Guard -
Founding Chapter: Blood Angels[3c]
Founding: Third Founding[3b]
Chapter Master: Unknown
Homeworld: Fleet Based[2a]
Fortress-Monastery: Unknown
Colours: Unknown
Specialty: Unknown
Strength: Unknown
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History

The Charnel Guard are a reclusive Fleet Based Chapter, that seal themselves away in vast stasis crypts when not on a campaign.[3c] The Chapter is believed to have been created in the Third Founding, due to the large number of ancient war relics of weapons and vehicles that are rarely seen in the 41st Millennium, in the Chapter's possession (including at least three Fellblade super-heavy tanks)[3b] and a formidable fleet of Fire Raptors. They are also believed to be of Blood Angels decent, but they are not acknowledged as such by their Founding Chapter.[3c]

War of the False Primarch - 860.M33

Convened as part of the Pentarchy of Blood to enact the judgement of the High Lords of Terra, systematically destroying eleven chapters of the Adeptus Astartes judged Traitoris Perdita.[3a]

Great Malagantine Purge - 770-791.M38

As part of the Manus Irae, the Charnel Guard carried out the Great Malagantine Purge in which hundreds of billions of people were slaughtered.[2b]

Messallas Purgation Campaign - ???.M38

In this campaign took part Charnel Guard's Fellblade Mori Drakka.[3b]

Angevin Crusade - 322-384.M39

The Charnel Guard took part in the Angevin Crusade which resulted in the creation of Calixis Sector.[1]

Maelstrom Warders - 587-651.M41

In 587.M41 the Charnel Guard were selected to become part of the newly created Maelstrom Warders. They took part in the Scourge campaign in 640.M41. However, in 651.M41 the Chapter was suddenly redeployed by the High Lords of Terra to take part in the Thanatos Crusade into the Veiled Region.[2a]

Strato-Keeps of Keziah's Moon - Unknown Time

The Chapter took part in the attack of the strato-keeps around Keziah's Moon (Bittershard System), where each of the Chapter's Storm Eagles attack waves was accompanied by a Fire Raptor gunship. This deployment was the largest observed in at least the last three millenia.[3c]

The Devastation of Baal - ~M42

After the formation of the Great Rift, the Charnel Guard were among the Blood Angels successor chapters that aided them against Hive Fleet Leviathan in the Devastation of Baal.[4]

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