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Warhammer 40K: The 9 Current Chapter Masters of The First Founding Chapters

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Sep 24 2022
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Quick, who’s the Chapter Master of the White Scars? Did you say Kor’sarro Khan? Wrong answer. Read on to learn the truth!

If we gave you a pop quiz to name all the Chapter Masters of the First Founding Chapters how would you rank? You know what — go ahead and write down who you think they are before you continue. It’s cool, we’ll wait.



All done? Great! Now let’s check your work.

Dark Angels – Azrael

Azrael is the Supreme Grand Master of the Dark Angels Chapter and is one of the most secretive of the members of the already very secretive chapter.

White Scars – Jubal Khan


Jubal is the current Great Khan of the White Scars.

While he is currently the Great Khan, his condition is dire. After a run in with the Red Corsairs he was captured and tortured. Eventually he was rescued by his brothers but his wounds were beyond the Imperium’s ability to repair. He is sustained by a life-support cradle but he still maintains his keen intellect. He issues commands and is still as relentless and strategic as he was before his grievous injuries.

Space Wolves – Logan Grimnar

Logan GrimnarThe Old Wolf, Fangfather, and High King of Fenris, has been the Great Wolf of the Space Wolves chapter for over 500 years and is one of the oldest Chapter Masters in the Imperium.

Imperial Fists – Gregor Dessain


Gregor Dessian is the current Chapter Master of the Imperial Fists, having taking command after his predecessor, Vorn Hagan, died defending Terra in the aftermath of the Great Rift’s creation.

Blood Angels – Dante

Dante is the current Chapter Master of the Blood Angels. Commander Dante is one of the most experienced and able Space Marine commanders. In no small part, this is due to the longevity of the Blood Angels, which he has ruled for 1,100 years. Dante is the oldest living Space Marine in the Imperium (excluding Dreadnoughts) and is held in awe by leaders of other Chapters, who can remember him being a famous commander when they were in the Scout Company.

Iron Hands – Kardan Stronos

Kardan Stronos is an Iron Father of the Iron Hands Space Marines Chapter who serves as its current elected Chapter Master.

Ultramarines – Marneus Calgar


Marneus Augustus CalgarLord Macragge, is the current Chapter Master of the Ultramarines.

Salamanders – Tu’Shan

Tu’Shan is the current Chapter Master of the Salamanders. Tu’Shan is said to be the very embodiment of the Salamanders ideals of compassion, duty, and self-sacrifice. Chapter Master Tu’Shan also holds the title of Regent of Prometheus. He is strong even for a Space Marine, and can be easily recognised by both the considerable number of honour scars he bears across his face and his cloak made from the scale of a 300-year-old drake Salamander.

Raven Guard – Kayvaan Shrike

Kayvaan Shrike is the current Master of Shadows of the Raven Guard. Before the Fall of Prefectia, he was the Shadow Captain of the Chapter’s 3rd Company.

Notes via Lexicanum

That’s all 9 of the current First Founding Chapter Masters. How many did you get correct?


Author: Adam Harrison
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