Welcome to Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum! Log in and join the community.

Genesis Chapter

From Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum
Jump to: navigation, search

The Genesis Chapter are a Successor Chapter of the Ultramarines Legion, created during the Second Founding.

Marine Basic Data Chapter Symbol
- Genesis Chapter -
Founding Chapter: Ultramarines
Founding: Second Founding
Chapter Master: Eorloid
Homeworld: Newfound[1b]
Fortress-Monastery: Unknown
Colours: Red armour with white markings and yellow aquila and trim on shoulder guards[7]
Specialty: Codex Chapter, Ultramarines Support.
Strength: Unknown
Battle Cry: Unknown
Genesis Chapter Livery.jpg


First amongst the Primogenitors, the Genesis Chapter are dogmatically loyal to the memory of Roboute Guilliman, and can be counted upon to fight at the Ultramarines' side without hesitation.[1a] They have the honor of being the first of the primogenitors and were formed from the noblest Ultramarines veterans who survived the Horus Heresy. Upon their inception, their first battle wrested the planet Newfound from the Word Bearers.[5]

The Genesis Chapter is one of the closest chapters doctrinally and astrographically to the Ultramarines, often undertaking joint operations. The Genesis Chapter Space Marines also routinely fill the gaps in the Ultramarine companies if they fall below Codex strength, or fill specialist positions such as the Librarius or Forge staff. Its Space Marines commonly undertake at least one pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Primarch.[3] The Genesis Chapter Chaplain regard the Codex Astartes as sacrosanct, going to great lengths to ensure that the Chapter adheres to its tenets, and any point of contention is debated thoroughly with recourse to the opinions of the Ultramarines' Chaplains for final ratification in order to ensure there is no doctrinal drift between the Ultramarines and the Genesis chapter.[3]

Notable Battles


  • Sometime before the 13th Black Crusade a Genesis cruiser Daidem Mantle under command of a Captain Aeneas attacked the Night Lords vessel Echo of Damnation under the command of Talos in the orbit of Tsagualsa. The Genesis chapter assaulted the Night Lords vessel using drop pods and sought to neutralize the ship's bridge. They were ultimately unsuccessful and were destroyed in a cunning move by Talos which half destroyed a moon and the Genesis cruiser. [4a]
  • Fourteenth Siege of Antigonis - A captain of the Genesis Chapter was deliberately provoked into single combat by a captain of the Minotaurs. Only a fresh wave of Orks arriving from the Octarian Empire prevented relations between the two chapters deteriating into bloody conflict.[6]

Notable Members


Genesis Chapter Firstborn[1a]

Related Articles