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22 Aug

Yet a legend persists that at one point the Dark Angels teetered on the very brink of heresy and that an act of the most terrible betrayal dishonoured all of the I Legion's feats of valour, leaving an enduring stain upon all of its Successor Chapters' honour.

"Since the founding of their Legion at the birth of the Imperium, the Space Marines of the Dark Angels have been dreaded by their enemies and held in awe by those they protect.

Stubborn and relentless in battle, ever vigilant and zealous in their pursuit of their duties, the Dark Angels are among the Emperor's most faithful servants. For ten millennia the Dark Angels have harboured a sinister secret, an act so terrible and shameful it threatens everything the Dark Angels hold most dear – and may yet bring them eternal damnation."Angels of Absolution, Angels of Defiance, Angels of Redemption, Angels of Vengeance, Angels of Wrath, Angels of Vigilance (Suspected), Blades of Vengeance, Consecrators, Disciples of Caliban, Guardians of the Covenant, Knights of the Crimson Order, Lions Sable (Destroyed), Persecutors of Darkness, and the Star Phantoms (Suspected)Caliban (Destroyed); now the mobile fortress-monastery known as The Rock, Terra (Tertiary Rights in Abeyance), unknown number of void outposts and Watch Fortresses, including Skarasan Deep and Mausolia Angelis The Dark Angels are considered amongst the most powerful and secretive of the Loyalist Space Marine Chapters.

They have fought across searing deserts, in the cold void of space, in dense carnivorous alien jungles, and in the depths of the wildest underhives.

Yet, while Chapters such as the Blood Angels and the Ultramarines are lauded wherever they fight, the Dark Angels shun laurels and turn their backs upon adulation.

No one knows of this other than the Dark Angels, their Successor Chapters and, perhaps, the Emperor Himself, interred within His Golden Throne.

The Chapter has been shaped by its dark past and is secretive and monastic in nature, with much time given over to worship and prayer.

In one matter, however, the officers of the Dark Angels have superiority over those of the other Unforgiven Chapters, through the workings of the Inner Circle -- the Hunt for the Fallen.

When hunting those turncoat Dark Angels who escaped the Fall of Caliban, the Unforgiven operate under the auspices of the highest ranked of the Inner Circle, and the very highest of these is the Supreme Grand Master himself -- the Chapter Master of the Dark Angels.

In addition, the Dark Angels' Chaplains are permanently attached to a company, and this allows them to hear the confessions of their Brothers and to keep a close watch for signs of the Fallen.

When such traces are discovered, the Inner Circle moves without hesitation, redeploying Unforgiven forces wherever they happen to be and re-tasking them with their new target.

The Successors of the Legion maintain especially close relations, their officers all being members of the Inner Circle.