Company name : Militis Templum (Knights of the Temple)
Company motto : HONOUR, COURTACUM, MERCEDIS (honor courage mercy)
Company symbol Salamander head
Home world: Forge-ship Tempest (Nomad chapter supporting the Forge Father Vulkan He'stan
Militis Templum are a Company founded during the Time of Ending. The Salamanders believe that their Primarch Vulkan will only return once all of the lost artifacts have been discovered, with the time of ending approaching it was decided that this journey needed to be accelerated for only with the return of their Primarch could the Salamanders defeat the evil Xenos and bring the Imperium into a golden age.
With this the Salamanders needed to create a company of nomads to travel the stars with the forge-father on a quest considered the be the most important cause the Salamanders have ever embarked apon, the quest was named tempest (trial of fire). Due to the honor that is following the forge father only the most heroic members of the Salamanders were chosen. Though this was a extreme measure the salamanders believed that it had to be done.
The chapter was not only elite but they were some of the strongest followers from the Promethean Cult, therefore the Chapter name of Militis Templum has chosen as they were truly the Knights of the Temple. Their cruiser was named the Tempest not only due to their cause but also due to their enemies. All who would face them would face a tempest of fire brought by the most dangerous space marines that the chapter could muster.
Their motto would come from their proud history hence HONOUR, COURTACUM, MERCEDIS Honor the Emperor, Courage in the face of insurmountable odds, and Mercy for mankind. As they are a second founding chapter their gene-seed is taken directly from the Salamanders, so they also have dark skin and red eyes. Their symbol is of course is the head of a Salamander, as most of the company has had the honor of defeating one the magnificent beasts.
They induct new space marines though their travels but only the most standout individuals will meet their stringent requirements. Even then they will suffer more than normal marines as the will need to become champions or veterans at an accelerated speed. Though they all go though what every other marine has done.
They follow the salamanders codex but have more balance with their fast attack due to the fact they are not on Nocturne, even so they only will use speeders if is dictated by certain tactical situations. It is noted that they spend a smaller amount of time as scouts and a longer time as devastator squads due to the salamanders preface for flamers and multi-meltas, they are also inducted into the vanguard squads a lot quicker then normal due to the elitist nature of this chapter.
Tactical squads are the same but due to the elite regimental state of this chapter many marines accelerate into the stern guard squads a lot quicker then other chapters. They also have less terminators then what a salamanders army would have, with that said its not due to the availability of the suits themselves its more for the tactical nature of this chapter they are found only on worlds where they deem it worthy of investigation.
Also noted due to the fact that they are ship bound the are more likely to use drop pods over rhinos as normally which ties into their combat doctrine. Small elite fast moving strike squads are used normally as you would only see the Militis Templum on a world if they find there is information and/or if they believe that one of the four remaining artifacts are found there.
Even so they are very much humanitarians and if they come across an Imperial world under attack they will stop to assist, especially if they are under attack by a Chaos legion. All salamanders despise Chaos not only for being the traitors that they are, but also for almost destroying their chapter and will always assist any army be it human or Xenos to defeat the traitor legions.
To be in the militis Templum is a great honour. So together we will bring a golden age for us all for we are:
HONOUR COURTACUM MERCEDIS
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