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FLAKPANZER
01-02-2010, 02:50
A couple of general questions:

When during the heresy-era did the Chaplain Edict occur?

Did all of the Space Marine Legions take Chaplains at that point (including the Death Guard, World Eaters, etc)?

Joewrightgm
01-02-2010, 03:03
A couple of general questions:

When during the heresy-era did the Chaplain Edict occur?

Did all of the Space Marine Legions take Chaplains at that point (including the Death Guard, World Eaters, etc)?

It happened a few years before the Heresy, but after the Word Bearers had already fallen to Chaos.

The Chaplains were not universally accepted by the legions. At the time, there seemed little point in reinforcing the goals of the Great Crusade or for inspiring devotion to the Emperor as a God, which is what the Word Bearers did before they turned.

After the Heresy, Chaplains became part of the command structure of Chapters, much in the same way that Commissars were assigned to Imperial Guard regiments.