|Chapter master Gneaus Claudius|
Gneaus Cladius has been chapter master of the Emerald Fists for over 300 years and predates the Schism of the Fists. Upon hearing of these treacherous events Cladius swore vengeance and set about the largest crusade in chapter history. Seeing the Schism as a personal failing as the chapter was slowly corrupted under his command, Cladius vowed to see the death of the apostate elements of his chapter. Under his orders the chapter now engages in battles solely to see Roscius' band ground to dust and have chased the traitors for over a century. While seeing the renegades perish is of utmost importance he has cautiously rebuilt the chapter from near oblivion. While still depleated, he has strengthened the chapter from a low of just over two companies to nearly 500 astartes during the ongoing crusade.