Fractured Imperium is a community collaborative project that is set in an alternate timeline where the Horus Heresy did not occur, but an event of equal, perhaps greater, ramifications did. This millennium-long event, called the Fracturing, split up the galaxy into hundreds of small regions. Upon its cessation, several Empires emerged. Though this is an Alternate Universe (AU) community collaborative project which deviates largely from established canon, some ground rules must be put into place in order to maintain a unified vision for this project as well as maintaining a high standard for the quality of content that is expected of our editors here on the Warhammer 40,000 Homebrew Wiki.
To begin, please ensure that you have read the Fractured Imperium community collaborative project page’s Overview and What is it? sections, in order to familiarize yourself with the project's background and setting. The following sections will give you an understanding about what you can, and cannot, write about when creating a Fanon Space Marine Legion or other faction.
When creating a Space Marine Legion for the Fractured Imperium universe, please ensure you utilise the Infobox FILegion in order to keep your article uniform with other Fractured Imperium Space Marine Legion pages.
Also be sure to browse through each of the Faction pages on this article, as there are already some Legions that have been created. There might be one that is similar to one you had in mind to create. Though this is unfortunate, try to ensure that you create something unique and original, as this will avoid problems with being accused of plagiarization.
Please keep in mind there are only 20 total slots for the Great Legions and Primarchs of Fractured Imperium.
If you do not want to make a Space Marine Legion, you can write about the many lesser cults, warbands, mercenary bands and lesser factions that inhabit the galaxy of Fractured Imperium. Examples of these could be Septs in the United Species, Tyranid Hive Fleets, Ork Waaghs or Chaos warbands.
Before you begin the undertaking of writing about a Space Marine Legion, please keep in mind the following rules:
*Size – One of the more important aspects when creating a Space Marine Legion is their size. Typically, most Space Marine Legions numbered anywhere from 7,000 on the low end of the spectrum, all the way to over 250,000 at the peak of the Imperium's technology during the latter years of the Great Crusade. These Legions are massive armies, and the size of each can vary tremendously. Some Legions are very large, while others are not. The size of each Legion is fluid, with the numbers of combat-ready legionaries dependent on the number of new recruits, the inevitable battle-losses, the availability of potential recruits, the administrative skills of the Primarch and his officers and the capabilities of their Empire to support their Legion. Therefore, it has been decided by the community that the following will be put into effect:
**Legions should typically number anywhere from 5,000 to no more than 150,000. Legions who remained faithful to the Imperium and the Imperial Truth are likely to be larger as they have access to more Astartes-specific technology and potentially gene-seed vaults from major Forge Worlds.
*Loyalty – The Faction that your Legion is allied to is very important to its size, weaponry and battle style. There are 3 main loyalties in the universe of Fractured Imperium; Loyal - those who remained loyal to the Imperial Truth and allied with Tybalt Ulric, the Warmaster; Chaos - those who found solace in the Chaos Gods during the Fracturing and allied with them; and Renegade - The Legions who formed their own independent Empires, some of which include multiple Primarchs. Examples of renegade factions are Or'es, Primarch of the First Allies Legion, who are allied with many xenos races as part of the United Species. If you want to join the Empire of another Primarch, please ask the original creator of the Legion.