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Castellan by John Blanche[5]

Black Templars Castellans function as Lieutenants for this esoteric successor Chapter[7], and rank below Marshals.[6]



The larger Crusades are broken down into various Fighting Companies. To lead these, the Marshal in charge of the Crusade will appoint a Sword Brother with the honorarium of Castellan.[1]


Acting as the right hand of their Marshal, they help direct their battle-brothers in war. By handling the squad-level combat logistics of force coordination and acting as exemplary leaders, they free up their Marshals to focus on the wider strategic picture of the entire war zone.[7]

Castellans are also charged with the rule of each active Black Templar's Chapter Keep: they are responsible for the defense of the fortification, as well as the spiritual and physical security of its world, the recruiting of aspirants, and command of any Black Templars assets garrisoning it. This is a burden that tempers those who carry it, teaching wisdom and patience even when it feels like the chafing of bonds of penance. Many Castellans who excel as Keep commanders go on to become the wisest of Marshals.[6]

Known Castellans


See also


Black Templars Forces
Headquarters High MarshalMarshalCastellanEmperor's ChampionChaplain (ReclusiarchPrimaris ChaplainJudiciar) • Techmarine (Primaris Techmarine) • Apothecary (Primaris Apothecary) • Ancient (Primaris Ancient) • Relic Bearer
Veteran Squads Sword Brethren (Primaris Sword Brethren) • Bladeguard VeteransSternguard VeteranVanguard VeteranTerminator SquadVeteran Intercessor
Battleline Squads Initiate (Primaris Initiate) • IntercessorInfiltrator
Close Support Squads Assault InitiateNeophyte (Primaris Neophyte) • Assault IntercessorInceptorReiverIncursorAssault Centurion
Fire Support Squads DevastatorHeavy IntercessorHellblasterAggressorEliminatorSuppressorEradicatorDevastator Centurion
Walkers Dreadnought (VenerableContemptorRedemptor) • Invictor
Vehicles Space Marine Bike (Attack BikeOutrider) • Invader ATVLand Speeder (Storm) • Storm SpeederRhinoRazorbackImpulsorLand Raider (CrusaderRedeemer) • Repulsor (Executioner) • Predator (AnnihilatorDestructor) • Gladiator (LancerReaperValiant) • VindicatorWhirlwindHunterStalker
Aircraft ThunderhawkOverlordStorm EagleStormravenStormhawkStormtalonDrop Pod
Special Characters HelbrechtGrimaldus