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Celestial Legion Departure

The II Legion (later known as the Sanctified Sons) shortly after their inception, are assembled on Terra to await their departure for the Great Crusade.

The Founding is the name given to the event of which the Emperor of Mankind formulated the Legiones Astartes - the Space Marine Legions - which would spearhead his liberation of all humanity. The founding would happen following the Age of Strife and at the closing of the Unification Wars which would bring about the burgeoning Imperium of Man on Terra. The legions used the gene-seed of the Primarchs who were engineered from the Emperor's genetic code within his laboratories in the Imperial Palace beneath the Himalazian (Himalayan) Mountains.

Despite the separation of the Primarchs, following the actions of the Ruinous Powers across the galaxy, their genetic samples were maintained and used for the genetic material to create the first Space Marines, originally formed from the Terran-born soldiers that followed the Emperor during the Unification Wars. The Legiones Astartes were formed into 20 concerted Legions from one specific gene-seed source, and as the legions reunified with their primarchs and established new homeworlds across the galaxy, each legions would become fundamentally different from one another.

Founding Legiones Astartes LegionsEdit

Legion Number
Primarch
Legion Name
I
Celestial Legion
II
Anax Merresian Sanctified Sons
III
Rakug Thrakka Emperor's Giants
IV
Lordin Tolken Gryphon Knights
V
Vilhem Dotharl Omni Legion
VI
VII
VIII
Gladius Voss Imperators
IX
Atrokyraz Jade Legion
X
Vaenarr Callaeron Dragon Lords
XI
XII
Xenophon of Atina Myrmidons
XIII
Ogun Jabali Shadow Panthers
XIV
Theodore Pendragon Emperor's Dragons
XV
XVI
Lanius Crimson Hands
XVII
Lucius Aurelius Sons of the Morningstar
XVIII
Dargus Mortane Grave Lords
XIX
Kaiser Dolorem Lords of Sorrow
XX
Petrus Pristima Black Hands