Warhammer & Warhammer 40k are rife with puns, homages, and word play. The game universe is awash with references to literature, pop culture, historical figures, world cultures, & myths. In this section, I draw inspiration from various sources to imagine them as new armies of the Imperium.
Today I'm breaking from my usual format to create 10 chapters from a
single source: George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Continued from here
Colors: Red with Black torso and helmet.
Upon their arrival in the Western Aeros sector it was discovered the
chapter's librarians were capable of forming a telepathic bond with an
indigenous species of firedrake found on the Southern steppes of their
new home. Their psykers ride the beasts ahead of the troops and lay
waste to enemy lines before they arrive.
Colors: Maroon and Yellow halved
No slight is too small to warrant retaliation for this chapter. They
are ruthless in their pursuits, and have terminated entire planetary
governments due to a Governor's slanderous words. No one knows how the
Reciprocators are able to exact such precise and exact revenge, but it
is rumored that the Chapter Master consults a wizened Watcher in the
Dark on all of their battle strategies.
Colors: Black with Gold accents and grills
This chapter made its home amongst an asteroid field in the
Northeastern region of the sector. Each of the 10 companies is led by a
"king" and are housed in their own cruisers that navigate the sea of
rock. Once every six years they gather at the Kraken, their fortress at
the heart of the storm.
Colors: Light blue with White shoulders & legs
Of late, the Falcons have not engaged in any of the power grabs of the
other houses. They remain in their mountaintop monastery, seemingly
unmotivated to vie for position amongst their peers. Some have noted
that Chapter Master Johan has not been seen for many years, leading to
the speculation that there is unrest in their leadership.
Colors: Green with Orange chest & shoulder trim
Established on the most fertile Argi-World in the sector, the Shield
Wardens wield enormous influence, and are not afraid to use it. More
devious than they are given credit for, they are nevertheless one of the
most stabilizing forces in the region.
Colors: Light blue & Red halved
The shrewd River Runners make their home on the aquatic world of
Trident. They excel in all aspects of diplomacy, although their record
was marred recently when second company Captain Piscis Perniger left the chapter after coming to blows with the Chapter Master. He continues his dutiful service to the Emperor as he wanders throughout the system.