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The Red Talons are a Second Founding Successor Chapter of the Iron Hands, first commanded by the infamous Horus Heresy veteran Autek Mor and recruited from among the most aggressive and volatile warriors of their parent Legion. They are known for their bold style of warfare and never-ending vendetta against the Traitor Legions. The Chapter has also been charged several times by the Lords of Terra with hunting down and destroying renegade Space Marine Chapters.
Their home world of Raikan, lies within the Segmentum Tempestus and their power armour is red with black trim. Their Chapter symbol is a set of red bird's talons on a black circular background and likely ties the Chapter's history to Medusa's Clan Morragul, as they share the same symbol.
- 544.M32 — War of the Beast — The Red Talons help defend the Forge World of Lankast from Orks.
- 860.M33 — War of the False Primarch — Convened as part of the Pentarchy of Blood to enact the judgement of the High Lords of Terra, systematically destroying eleven Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes judged Traitoris Perdita.[3a]
- Some time after the Abyssal Crusade (after 321.M37), the Chapter attacked the Fists of Olchis and the Talons of Anathrax[3b], which had become corrupted by their trials in the Eye of Terror. The Red Talons' attack resulted in the near complete destruction of both corrupted Chapters.[3b]
- 948.M38 — First Scouring of Coriolanthe
- 143-151.M41 — 12th Black Crusade: The Red Talons were stationed around the Gothic Sector during the Gothic War.
- 977.M41 — Orask Wars — A full Company was committed to the conflict.
- Undated — Battle of Amion[3c]
- Undated — War with xenos Draxian Hegemony[3b]
- Undated — War with xenos Galthites of the Oenorian Inner Systems[3b]
- Undated — War with xenos Paramours of the Morpheus Rift[3b]
- Emperor's Blade - Battle Barge
- Holy Execution — Strike Cruiser
- Claw of Justice — Strike Cruiser
- Autek Mor — First Chapter Master, post Horus-Heresy
- Bassan Terak — Iron Father
- Skara Brae — Contemptor Dreadnought
- Veur — Battle Brother
- 1: Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, [Needs Citation]
- 2: To Cleanse The Stars by Andy Chambers and Gav Thorpe, pg. 75 (saved archive page, dated Feb 2004, last accessed 8 July 2019)
- 3: Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition
- 4: Codex: Chaos Space Marines (6th Edition), pgs. 17–19
- 5: Codex: Ultramarines (2nd Edition), pg. 9
- 6: Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition), pg. 30
- 7: How to Paint Space Marines, pg. 83
- 8: Imperial Armour - Apocalypse II, pg. 79
- 9: The Last Wall (Novel), Chapter 1
- 10: Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition), pg. 57 — Successor Chapters
- 11: Battlefleet Gothic - 2002 Annual, pg. 71 - To Cleanse the Stars