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The Black Dragons by RedSkittlez-DA The Black Dragons by RedSkittlez-DA
The Black Dragons are one of the Loyalist Space Marine Chapters created during the Cursed 21st Founding; their gene-seed is suspected of having originated with the Salamanders. They were censured by the Inquisition due to the mutation of the Chapter's gene-seed, which causes certain Marines of the Chapter to develop blade-like outgrowths of bone on the head and forearms. Some Black Dragons afflicted in this way sharpened these bone growths and sheathed them in adamantium for use in close melee combat. These Black Dragons are then grouped together into specialist jump-pack-equipped Assault Marine squads known as Dragon Claws within the Chapter.

The Black Dragons are also known for growing very long, poison-tipped fangs. This level of mutation strains the tolerance of the Inquisition and there are many recorded instances of other Space Marines Chapters (notably the Dark Angels and Marines Malevolent) refusing to fight alongside the Black Dragons.
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
So the ones with blades coming out of their forearms don't necessarily have any coming from their heads?
DrewK27 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
This looks totally badass! I want to read novels about the Black Dragons Legion but can't seem to find any... :(
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
"Fire and Bone" 
dawn-giant-dragon Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
would i be able to use the concept of this for my plaz-mrines?
thefacelessone1994 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
LOVE these guys! Not only are they cool, but my I love dragons and my favorite chapter is the Salamanders. Been trying to find out more about them, but there isn't much. What's their temperament like, do they try and save the civilians, like their founding chapter?
Gusindor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
If I wanted to use Dragon Claws in a game of 40K, would customized Warp Talons be a good representation, mini- and rules-wise?
RedSkittlez-DA Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Or I'll use the rules from the Chapter Approve, published by GW and it has the rules for the black dragons in it.
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Yay for the 21st founding! These guys and the Lamenters are two of my favorites.
Qeztotz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very nice picture good sir, I believe that the canon is that the 'claws' extend towards the hand rather than the elbow but personally i think they look cooler like this.
Also, they definitely didnt come from the salamaders, because the salamanders have never raised a subsequent founding chapter.
RedSkittlez-DA Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
The mutation doesn't designate weather the claws go forward or backwards but if you own the book called "Chapter Approved" it shows the first appearance of the Black Dragons, their rules and even the models, which show the claws going backwards. Also regarding the Salamanders, in the fluff it states that the Black Dragons are 'SUSPECTED'(which i mentioned in the description) to be descendants from them. Its also mentioned in some Black Library novels.
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