Twilight of the Soul
Sons of Orar
|Sons of Orar|
|Warcry||“For Orar and the Imperium!”|
|Allegiance||Imperium of Man|
|Colors||Red and White|
The Sons of Orar are a Codex Astartes-compliant Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of Ultramarine gene stock founded in the 37th Millenium. Their homeworld is named Armato and it lies in the Segmentum Ultima.
Though the full history of the Sons of Orar has been lost to Imperial records, what is known is that they revere Orar, an Ultramarines Captain who won great renown in the wake of the Horus Heresy, and claim him as their spiritual patriarch, though it remains unknown if the Sons of Orar are actually a Successor Chapter of the Ultramarines.
- The Jorun Retaliation (143.M41) – En route to service in the Gothic War, an Imperial Battle Group, the 15th Heraklion Ironclads, turned on their Commissariat detachment and went Renegade. Investigations into this turn of events uncovered the foul xenos taint of the Dark Eldar, who had managed to ensnare and corrupt General Jorun and his command structure. Jorun and his attached former Imperial Navy fleet raided planet after planet, enslaving whole populations for their foul xenos masters. The full Howling Griffons Chapter was given command of the strike force to deal with the Traitors, with support from the Ultramarines and Sons of Orar Chapters of Astartes.
Notable Sons of Orar
- Captain Orar – Orar is a mythical figure in the histories of the Space Marines. He is one of the Ultramarines’ greatest heroes in the aftermath of the Horus Heresy, who strove to keep the Eastern Fringe secure against alien threats. After triumphs and victories uncounted, Orar finally fell in battle and was entombed on the world of Commrath, where his monument has stood as a reminder of sacrifice and victory ever since. Orar’s legendary feats have made him the Sons of Orar’s chosen patriarch and serves for them as the model of the perfect Astartes.
Chapter Demeanor: Honor the Codex (Ultramarines)
Genetic Mutation: The Sons of Orar retain the purity of their progenitors.
Attribute Bonuses: The Sons of Orar favor a tactically flexible doctrine, though they tend to specialize in ranged combat. They add + 5 to any two attributes.
Solo Mode Ability: They retain the Favored Son attributes of their progenitors.
Chapter Attack Pattern: Owing to their direct experience with stewardship of their world and the systems around it, all Sons of Orar learn to Lead by Example (Core, pg. 222)
Chapter Defensive Stance: Training extensively in ranged close quarters assaults, the Sons of Orar have mastered the tactics of Swift Advance. (Rites, pg. 33)
Advancement Table: They use the Ultramarines Chapter Advancement Table.
Chapter Trappings: They use the Ultramarines chapter trappings.
Starting Equipment: Because they maintain an abnormally high number of Corvus pattern power armor, they may choose to start with it rather than Aquila pattern power armor.