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The Sable Swords are a Codex Chapter of Space Marines founded in the latter years of M41.[2a] [Conflicting sources].

Sable Swords
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Founding Chapter: Unknown
Founding: After 926.M41[2d][2f] or during the Fourth Founding (see Conflicting sources)
Chapter Master: Unknown
Homeworld: Obsidia[2b]
Fortress-Monastery: Unknown
Colours: Black with Pearl-white aquila, poleyn, Pauldron trim, and markings. Symbol is white crossed swords on a black field.[2a][5]

White may be company color

Specialty: Unknown
Strength: Unknown
Battle Cry Unknown


The Sable Swords Chapter was created sometime after 926.M41 following the near-total destruction of the Astral Knights Chapter to stop the Necron World Engine on the outskirts of the Danorra System. Seven-hundred and seventy-two battle-brothers sacrificed themselves in the attempted suicide mission to silence the World Engine's weapon systems and were instrumental in allowing the Imperial fleet to tear the World Engine apart with repeated volleys of cyclonic torpedoes. The handful of Battle-Brothers who had not been present during the battle against the World Engine were too few to carry the burden of reconstitution. Another Chapter, the Sable Swords, was formed to fill the void and took up stewardship of the all-but abandoned Fortress Monastery.[2d][2f][4]

The Sable Swords Homeworld Obsidia is located in the Ultima Segmentum.[2b]

Notable campaigns

Notable members

Conflicting sources

Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition) indicates the Sable Swords were founded in M41,[2a] but the Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook states they participated in the hunt for Vangorich in M32.[1] Moreover it is stated in The Beheading that they were formed in the Fourth Founding. It is possible that there have been two Chapters of the same name.

See also