كنت أعرف أن تلتزم قلبي والحكمة, وأن يعرفوا الجنون الجنون. أتصور ان هذا ايضا كان يطارد في الريح. في الكثير من الحكمة, وحزن كثيرا. وقال ان يزيد المعرفة, يزيد حزن
I abide my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceive that this also was a chasing at the wind. For in much wisdom, is much grief. And he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.
The Corsairs Serpentis added their strength to the Emperors Adeptus Astartes in the closing years of the 39th Millennium. They were told their presence was needed to replace a Chapter lost amongst a storm of the Emperors enemies, the Star Adders, even receiving the lost Chapters number while their erstwhile brothers were struck from the roster. Their own entry inscribed even as the bell of the lost tolled a thousand times for their predecessors. Their existence could have been unremarkable had the reasons for their founding been accurate. In the Imperium the wheels of administrative duty grind slowly and ominously onwards. Reports can be lost or take circuitous routes through the unfathomable bureaucracy of the Adeptus Terra. Unknown to the Corsairs the reasons for their creation had been false, the Star Adders were not lost at all. A powerful warp storm had cut off their current home system from the rest of the sector and in the silence of the void the local governors had feared the worst and in so doing feared for themselves and their own worlds.
When the Corsairs discovered the error firsthand upon their arrival at the Star Adders area of operations they were both elated for their brothers survival and crushed from the destruction of their own sense of purpose. The Star Adders seemed to be unperturbed by their being stricken from the roster and welcomed the Corsairs as brothers. The Star Adders had no homeworld and so confessed to no claim to the area and offered to leave to allow the Corsairs time to grow, something the then Chapter Master of the Corsairs readily agreed to with much gratitude, swearing oaths of friendship between the two Chapters that would strengthen in the years to come.
In the decades that followed the Corsairs picked a homeworld on the outer edge of the sector. A large desert world that bred a people of a hardy constitution. The practice of mounted warfare and raiding culture that evolved from it resonated with the Corsairs heritage of the Great Khan. The people of ‘Ālamīn proved to be ideal stock for the chapter. The pragmatic, introspective culture of ‘Ālamīn became infused in the chapter, the native script and language soon supplanting the original founders high gothic, the spiritual beliefs intertwined with the innate chapter cult taught at their founding and the combination began to push the chapter in new directions. The people of ‘Ālamīns' fierce streak of independence and self sufficiency drove the Chapter apart not through violence, but through a mutual agreement to stand on their own, each company breaking off from the whole to form their own ibn amm or 'descent group'.
The companies moved across the sector of their own volition, returning home only when the trials for recruitment were held or if the direst of circumstances motivated them to stand together. Each company would stand alone in whatever trials awaited them among the stars.
Edited by Grey Hunter Ydalir, 20 February 2010 - 06:50 PM.