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'''Astral Claws'''
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Founding Chapter: Unknown (information contradictory)
Founding: Unsure; believed to be Tenth Founding (mid M35)[1a]
Chapter Master: Lufgt Huron (at the time of dissolution)[1a]
Homeworld: Badab Primaris[1a]
Fortress-Monastery: The Palace of Thorns/High Guard Orbital Fortress[1a]
Colours: silver/blue/gold[1a]
Specialty: Unknown
Strength: Chapter dissolved; approx. 300 at that time[1a]
Battle Cry Unknown

The Astral Claws were a Space Marine Chapter who turned Renegade in M41. Their survivors exist as the Red Corsairs, and their Chapter Master, Lufgt Huron, is now the infamous pirate lord Huron Blackheart.


The Astral Claws were founded during the mid-35th millennium as a Crusading Chapter in order to help stabilize the slowly crumbling Imperium during the Nova Terra Interregnum. Their founding chapter is unknown, as most records of their existence have been destroyed in an Edict of Obliteration, though speculation on their gene-seed stability and combat tactics point towards either the Ultramarines or the Dark Angels.[1a]

Before their downfall the Astral Claws possessed a roll of battle-honours that would be the envy of many; after their performance in the Fifth Black Crusade, their Chapter Standard was placed in the halls of the Eternity Gate in the Imperial Palace on Terra.[1a]

According to the Apocrypha Kaali, the Astral Claws had "three sons", but only names one; the Tiger Claws. During the Badab War, Inquisitorial investigations found that the Astral Claws were hiding members of the long-thought lost Tiger Claws chapter within their own ranks, as well as illegally expanding their own numbers above Codex-approved norms.[1a]

After rebelling against the Imperium and being defeated in the ensuing Badab War, the Chapter's survivors fled into the Maelstrom, becoming the core of the Red Corsairs. As a chapter they have been declared Excommunicate Traitoris and any records of the chapter are marked to be destroyed.[1a]

Timeline[Needs Citation]

Chapter Elements


Name Type Notes Sources
Blood Biter Chainsword Weapon of Carnac Commodus [5]
Chimeric Talons Lightning Claw [2]
Ghost Razors Lightning Claws Wielded by Lufgt Huron. Destroyed during the Fall of Badab [1d]
Goldenfang Power Sword [1e]
Indynabula Array Servo-Harness [1f]
Spectre Pattern Bolter Boltgun [2]
Tiger's Claw Lightning Claw Wielded by Andar Scarion [6b]

Notable Members of the Astral Claws

See also