|Marine||Basic Data||Chapter Symbol|
The founding of the Consecrators is unrecorded and their early history totally unknown. Prior to the 3rd century of the 40th millennium there is no record of their existence. The chapter was first recorded in the works of the Administratum field notary Corwen Quilp, where at the height of the Second Kuppukin Schism, the entire Chapter appeared to annihilate the entire rebel force over six hours before vanishing once more. They were again absent from recorded history until three decades later when the chapter's 4th company was seen fighting alongside the Dark Angels at the Arrulas Intervention. They appear to have inherited the most revered arms of the Dark Angels Legion, preserving them carefully through the ages. They bear a close resemblance to the Dark Angels before the Horus Heresy, maintaining the legion's original black colour and wearing the older Mark 6 "Corvus" pattern power armour.
They have their own agenda and soon disappear after their mysterious objectives are complete. They use mostly relics from the Dark Angels Legion, as if they were taken from the Dark Angels' darkest vaults. They are known to have sent several missions into the ruins of Caliban in their quest for ancient heirlooms of the Legion.[3b]
Their initial deployment, with the 3rd company and elements from the 1st and 10th, was in 801.M41. Their Strike Cruiser Heritor of Ages while en route to Shedu was ambushed by the Ork Kill Kroozer Growler, which eventually resulted in the abandonment of the Heritor. As Shedu is the only life-sustaining world in the Drift, it is unknown what happened to them.
In M41, the Consecrators answered Supreme Grand Master Azrael's summons to the site of destroyed Caliban, where they joined the Dark Angels and Knights of the Crimson Order Chapters in battle with Chaos Space Marines led by Typhus.[3b] They were noted to have been reduced to almost half strength at the time.[3a]
- Reliquaria - Flagship[3a]
- 1: Codex: Dark Angels (4th Edition), pg. 75
- 2: Deathwatch: Rites of Battle, pg. 59
- 3: The Unforgiven (Novel)