First Founding of the Space Marines [M30]
NO. LEGION PRIMARCH WORLD
1
Dark Angels1
Lion El' Jonson
[Caliban]
2
All records expunged from library - order origination unknown
3*
Emperor's Children
Fulgrim
[Chemos]
4*
Iron Warriors
Perturabo
[Olympia]
5
White Scars
Jaghatai Khan
Mundus Planus
6
Space Wolves2
Leman Russ
Fenris
7
Imperial Fists
Rogal Dorn
Terra
8*
Night Lords
Konrad Curze
[Nostramo]
9
BloodAngels3
Sanguinius
Baal
10
Iron Hands
Ferrus Manus
Medusa
11
All records expunged from library - order origination unknown
12*
Worldeaters
Angron
No Record
13
Ultramarines4
Roboute Guilliman
Macragge
14*
Death Guard
Mortarion
[Barbarus]
15*
Thousand Sons
Magnus the Red
[Prospero]
16*
Lunar Wolves5
Horus
[Cthonia]
17*
Word Bearers
Lorgar
[Colchis]
18
Salamanders
Vulkan
Nocturne
19
Raven Guard
Corax
Deliverance
20*
Alpha Legion
Alpharius
No Record

LEGION: Name of Legion when founded.

PRIMARCH: Name of Primarch from which Legion allegedly drew its geneseed.

WORLD: Where Legion was based. Worlds in parentheses subsequently destroyed.

*: EXCOMMUNICATE TRAITORS - Those Legions who turned to Chaos during the Great Heresy.

1. Dark Angels. For reasons undisclosed, the Dark Angels and their Second Founding successors refer to themselves as the unforgiven.

2. Space Wolves. "The Space Wolves encourage genetic deviancy [re: extraordinary growth of canines] and show extreme unorthodoxy in their tactics and organisation."

3. Blood Angels. Blood Angels and their successors follow unconventional and deviant gene-replication practices which has led to the debasement of their gene-seed. Rumours of 'Red Thirst' and 'Black Rage' still perpetuate, despite investigation on numerous occasions.

4. Ultramarines. The Ultramarines Legion is responsible for nearly 3/5ths of the gene-core of the current Space Marine Chapters. The Ultramarines Chapter rules now large empire in Galactic South-East, known as Ultramar, one of the most powerful institutions on the Eastern Fringe.

5. Lunar Wolves. The Lunar Wolves were renamed Sons of Horus (c.125.M30). After the death of Horus, they became known as the Black Legion.