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Are there any stories/articles regarding how a chapter is founded?
Do the High Lords of terra have to approve such a thing?

How do they decide who is to be Chapter Master?

Who creates the new chapter name?

Would the new chapter develope it's own fighting style or be based off the fighting style of parent chapter? (That last question I can see being up to the person making the chapter. Figured it would be a good question we can talk about.)

Do the Techno folk of Mars provide the armor/weapons/vehicles/ships or does the parent chapter provide such things?

Are vetren troops provided to new chapter from parent chapter?

These are just a few questions I've wondered but have only my imagination to fall back on. Be nice to find some already made fluff about how new chapters are founded.

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Here's the listing from the Lexicanum (which is by no means canon, but it's the best I can do!)

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The creation of a new Chapter is known as a Founding, and it does not happen overnight. Each Chapter is created from the gene-seed of an existing donor Chapter. The zygote is implanted in a human test-slave who spends his entire life in a static experimental capsule, immobile and serving nothing but as a medium which from two progenoids will develop. When the progenoids are developed, they are extracted from original test-slave and then implanted into another two test-slaves, producing four progenoids, and so on. It takes 55 years of reproduction to create a healthy set of 1,000 organs. These must be sanctioned officially by the Master of the Adeptus Mechanicus and then by the High Lords of Terra, speaking for the Emperor, who alone can give permission for the creation of a new Chapter.


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Interesting.

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Well that's...Creepy, to say the least. I think I preferred my belief of "A bunch of guys get together, decide they're bad enough dudes to save the Emperor and form a Chapter".
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Well that's...Creepy, to say the least. I think I preferred my belief of "A bunch of guys get together, decide they're bad enough dudes to save the Emperor and form a Chapter".
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A parent Chapter will go out recruiting and basically they will have their new recruits. Obviously they could recruit from many different worlds or just a few, or just one.

As for the fighting styles, it just depends. The parent chapter could have them use the same tactics or the new chapter could use different ones.

For teh Chapter Master, it would probably be a leader from the parent CHapter and maybe a hundred veteran marines. They would fight alongside the new recruits to provide experince and morale.


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The High Lords of Terra declare one of the 26 foundings and inform the AdMech that uses one of the tithes of Gene-seed that all Chapters send back, so the AdMech can check for corruption etc. The Founding Chapter from which the gene-seed is derived, then sends a cadre of elite Space Marines that train the new neophytes the ways of the parent chapter, the elite Marines are then incorporated into the new Chapter to become its Chapter Master and high ranking Marines. The AdMech also supplies the new Chapter with new gear, ships, tanks, armour, weapons etc. Then they go off and find a nice planet to settle down on, or not, depending.

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The High Lords of Terra declare one of the 26 foundings and inform the AdMech that uses one of the tithes of Gene-seed that all Chapters send back, so the AdMech can check for corruption etc. The Founding Chapter from which the gene-seed is derived, then sends a cadre of elite Space Marines that train the new neophytes the ways of the parent chapter, the elite Marines are then incorporated into the new Chapter to become its Chapter Master and high ranking Marines. The AdMech also supplies the new Chapter with new gear, ships, tanks, armour, weapons etc. Then they go off and find a nice planet to settle down on, or not, depending.
How many parent marines join the new chapter would you say? I've heard from different sources that its about a 100.

But what is unclear to me is how many new recruits do they need to make a chapter go out and actually fight? In other words, when can the new chapter be fit for battle? i doubt that they would wait until they had their number capacity maxed out.


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