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Emperor's Swords (Ghorstangrad)

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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the the Emperor's Swords Chapter on Ghorstangrad. For other uses of Emperor's Swords, see Emperor's Swords (disambiguation).

The Emperor's Swords were a Space Marines Chapter which were destroyed.[1] A second Chapter of the same name would later suffer a similar terrible fate.[3]

Marine Basic Data Chapter Symbol
- Emperor's Swords -
Founding Chapter: Unknown
Founding: Unknown
Chapter Master: n/a
Homeworld: Ghorstangrad[1]
Fortress-Monastery: Unknown
Colours: Grey metal with red pauldrons and aquila[4]
Specialty: Unknown
Strength: Destroyed
Battle Cry: Unknown


The Emperor's Swords were destroyed through the machinations of the Alpha Legion. For over a dozen generations the Alpha Legion manipulated the slums, gangs, and sects of Ghorstangrad, the Emperor's Swords' homeworld. The Alpha Legion placed subconscious triggers in the rituals used by the gangs and sects. It was from these gangs and sects that the Emperor's Swords recruited new Space Marines. When the Alpha Legion attacked Ghorstangrad, they were able to use these triggers to disorient and confuse a good number of the Emperor's Swords. Some even turned against their battle-brothers. In the ensuing chaos, the Emperor's Swords were overrun. The gene-seed of the fallen was harvested and stolen by the Alpha Legion, and some of the surviving traitors joined the Alpha Legion.[1]

The Chapter's former homeworld of Ghorstangrad now serves as a stronghold for Chaos Space Marines.[2]

A new chapter bearing the same name would also suffer a terrible fate.[3]

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