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The Death Spectres are a Space Marine Chapter. Stationed beyond the boundaries of the Imperium, they maintain a careful watch over the Ghoul Stars to ensure that their supernatural inhabitants never again threaten the galaxy.[1a]

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- Death Spectres -
Founding Chapter: Raven Guard[7a]
Founding: Thirteenth Founding[2]
Chapter Master: Unknown
Homeworld: Occludus[1b]
Fortress-Monastery: Logopol[7d]
Colours: Black, white
Specialty: Unknown
Strength: Unknown
Battle Cry: Fear not death, we who embody it in His name![7e]
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Background

The date of the Death Spectres' Founding is unknown, though they are speculated to be of the 13th Founding.[Needs Citation]

Their parent chapter is the Raven Guard.[7a] Their founder, Corcaedus, brought the Death Spectres to Occludus after receiving a vision from the Emperor Himself, which directed him to a secret cavern underneath the world's surface containing a xenos artifact of immense power, the Shariax.[7f]

It is a closely guarded secret that each successive Chapter Master of the Death Spectres (known as the First Spectre, or in the Occludan dialect of Low Gothic, the Megir), upon his ascension, takes his place on the Shariax (the Throne of Glass) and does not step down again until he is dead. The Shariax grants some power to the Death Spectres that is vital to maintaining their watch over the Ghoul Stars, at the cost of draining the Chapter Master's life.[7g] Although he is semi-capable of directing the affairs of the Chapter, most daily command decisions are made by the Menrahir, the Chapter Council.[7g][7h]

Geneseed Defects

Death Spectres lack a functioning Mucranoid and Betcher's Gland.[7b] Their gene-seed also suffers from relatively minor genetic mutations: all Death Spectres lose their hair during the gene-seed implant process[7c], and their Melanchromic Organ does not work as intended; as a result, all Space Marines of this chapter are albino.[3a]

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