O Emperor, in wrath, fierce and untamed,
whose mighty power doth shake the skies,
be pleased with this war's tumultuous roar.
Delight in swords red with blood
and the dire ruins of savage battle.
Rejoice in furious challenge and avenging strife,
For it is here that your servants shall prove their devotion!
- Excerpt from the Litanies of War
|Thought for the day:||Drink deep of victory and remember the fallen.|
|Founding Chapter:||Blood Angels|
|Chapter Master:||Michæl III Palaiologos|
|Livery:||Purple armor with gold detail, green weapons.|
|Strength:||10 slightly understrength companies|
In the year 322 of the 37th millennium of the Imperium of Man, the High Lords of Terra decreed a 22nd Founding of the Adeptus Astartes. One of the Chapters selected to train the next generation of Astartes was the Angels Vermillion, a secretive Successor Chapter of the Blood Angels. They welcomed the honor, though for less than noble than most Chapters. Prior to their selection, the First Company Captain had challenged the leadership of the Chapter Master of the Angels Vermillion. The Chapter was quickly polarized, with each Captain declaring their support save for Captain Julianus of the 4th Company, who decided to remain neutral. The First Company Captain was killed in a duel with the Chapter Master before civil war could erupt, but the Chapter leadership could not decide what to do with Julianus. He was one of the Chapter's most respected officers, and certainly it's most widely traveled. He had served in the Deathwatch, his company was frequently assigned the most far-flung deployments. However, he clashed frequently with the Chapter's leadership over issues of strategic doctrine, organization, and diplomacy, and his lack of support for concerning. They simply could not execute Julianus when he had committed no overt crime, so he was given command of the training cadre.
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Edited by StGene, 26 February 2012 - 09:14 AM.