The Adeptus Astartes
“They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies and machines so that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear.” – The Emperor Of Mankind
Otherwise known as the Space Marines, the warrior Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes are comprised of genetically adapted, surgically altered, psychologically conditioned super-humans. There are many different Chapters of Space Marines based throughout the Imperium. They are humanity’s greatest warriors, and their deployment is reserved for the most deadly of enemies.