Hey guys, Just thought I'd put up my Blood Angels successor Chapter, which I have in plastic form (for the most part).
HOMEWORLD: Halla Primus (Destroyed: =][= Exterminatus), Now Fleet-based
GENE-SEED: ++PENDING =][= INVESTIGATION++
CHAPTER MASTER: Kalter Stahl
FORTRESS MONASTERY: Battle-Barge Righteous Fist
MAIN COLORS-Red, White, and Black
BATTLE CRY- "For the Emperor And Sanguinius!" and "Semper paenitens, In servitutem cadere!"
CURRENT STRENGTH: Less than 600 Astartes, 1000+ Servitors, 1500+ Chapter Serfs
KNOWN DESCENDANTS: None
SUCCESSORS OF: Blood Angels
The Angeli Dolorem (Originally the Sanguine Dawn) was founded in the late 34th millennium, under the watchful eye of the Inquisition, to stand warden in the ++REDACTED BY ORDER OF INQUISITION++ The founding Chapter Master, Gallius Arvane, was drawn form the Blood Angels 1st company elite, as was his lieutenants, Chaplain Fillius, Apothecarion Roald, Techmarine Nexil, and Lexicanus Saeron. The initial founding of the Chapter was waylaid by a regrettable misplacement of the Chapter's founding gene-seed, but was later recovered and tributed to the Chapter at a later time.
The Chapter was allocated the Halla system in the ++REDACTED BY ORDER OF INQUISITION++ Halla, being a hellish ice world with a numerous indigenous human population was well suited to support the Astarte's recruitment base.
Late in the 40th Millenium, after the demise of the current Chapter Master of the time, Pallain Morvak, 1st Captain Nero was elected to the lofty position of Chapter Master, with much dissent against the decision of the dying Chapter Master. Many felt the 5th Captain Kalter Stahl, or the 2nd Captain Skáld Corvus, was better suited for the spiritual and administrative leadership of the Chapter.
After this point, Chapter relations were severed with all other forms of contact with the outside world. for one standard decade, nothing was heard of the Chapter until the centennial tribute of gene-seed samples came due, with no word from the Sanguine Dawn. A representative of the Mechanicus and Inquisition was sent to Halla Primus, with a delegation of Astartes from the 1st Company elite of the Blood Angels.
Commander Dante Afforded his disapproval of the Chapter's seclusion, and decided that if the Chapter would not answer to the Inquisition, the would at least answer to his authority. When asked of why he was sending such a sizable force to Halla, he gave no comment.
When the delegation arrived at Halla Primus, the ships were met with bursts of static, and ordered to divert course, by order of the Hallowed Scepter. (It is to be noted that Nero is assumed to be referenced as the Hallowed Scepter.)
The force immediately diverted, and requested aid of the 5th Company of Blood Angels who were received a short week later. Upon arrival, the forces of the Blood Angels Moved to bring the Sanguine Dawn to heel.
When nearing Halla Primus' orbit (approx. 5.2 million km) the force was contacted by elements of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 10th companies holding garrison on Halla Secundus, requesting immediate aid an Inquisitorial intervention in the name of the Emperor. a small force was sent to investigate, and was soon deemed to be devoutly faithful to the Imperium.
Linking up with the delegation, a combined force of loyalist Sanguine Dawn and Blood Angels assaulted the extravagant palace of Nero.
One year's worth of fighting ensued, wit horrendous losses on both sides. Warp Gates, spread across the surface of Halla Primus made the fighting harder than expected. Many of the 5th company Blood Angels were used as tactical advisers during the onslaught, at Kalter Stahl's request.
The initial planetfall was a devastating maneuver on the Chaos forces, sending the Traitor elements running back to the palace of the Hallowed Scepter. Nero invited the remaining Sanguine Dawn to join in his corruption, but was med with harsh artillery fire and silence.
The loyalist forces then fought to encircle the palace, and lay siege to the Slaanneshi scum within. however, this quickly proved to be a daunting task.
Halla's harsh climate was turned against the loyalists, hammering them with freezing winds, and unending downpours of sleet. The landscape itself seemed to rebel against the Loyalists, changing shape almost overnight, despite the dead tectoncis of the planet.
Eventually, the palace lay encircled by bloodied bloodied and angry Sons of Sanguinius. Artillery fire rained endlessly against the bone-lined walls of the Cathedral of the Scepter, smashing intricate buttresses and spires.
Eleven months of constant fire and pushes against Nero's palace proved to benefit the Loyalists. After cracking open the northeastern quadrant of the tainted palace, the 5th company of the Sanguine Dawn rushed inwards to end their foe.
The Chaos elements, realizing their fate at the hands of their former brethren, fled the planet. Spires, loaded with the newly anointed Scions of the Scepter, broke away from the bulk of the fortress, and flew into a warp gate opened directly above.
Battery fire was thick in the air, but far too many of the "ships" made away into the warp with startling speed.
With the bitter taste of victory on their tongues, the Sanguine Dawn decided to end their blighted homeworld in fire. Kalter stahl submitted himself and his Chapter to examination at the Inquisition's discretion.
The Chapter now roams ++CLASSIFIED BY ORDER OF THE INQUISITION++ as a fleet-based Chapter. Since the Halla incident, the Chapter's battle-record has been nothing short of exemplary.
-Phyrric victory against the Necron threat on Holcomb IV
-Victory against the Chaos threat of fallen Crucifiers, a complete anniilation of the foe on Kelfin Primus
-Victory against WAAAUGH Grotsnubba
-Victory during the 2nd/3rd war for Armageddon under Commander Dante's aegis
CHAPTER ORGANIZATION: Non-Codex Compliant,and it is to be noted there are no currrent examples of specialty units such as the Sanguinary Guard. It is suggested most of the Chapter Relics were destroyed with Halla Primus, or were too corrupted for use and were subsequently destroyed.
At this time, the Chapter rebuilds its strength under the cold gaze of Kalter Stahl. Time will tell if the Chapter survives...
Battle-Barge Righteous Fist
Strike Cruiser Ardent Fire
Strike Cruiser Jubilant Brotherhood
Strike Cruiser Malcador's Pride
Strike Cruiser Baal's Sorrow
RECRUITMENT: As needed, where applicable Aspirants are viable
CHAPTER EMBLEM: A stylized black eye weeping three black tears on a field of white
COMBAT DOCTRINE: Shock/guerrilla warfare, void combat maneuvers, siege warfare
DISCLAMER: I borrowed the format from Grand Master Belial. Thanks, mate!
Edited by Azekellon, 13 August 2015 - 11:36 AM.