It is in such a universe that man struggles for his humanity. The most benevelont emperor no longer walks amongst men. Encased within his life preserving golden throne, he remains a beacon for humanity, holding the vast imperium of man together. The enormous resources of the Adeptus Terra can bring forth the mighty forces of the Imperial Navy and the Imperial Guard along with the many offices and organisations of the Adeptus. But it is the emperor's Praetorian Guard, The Centurians of humanity, The Legions Astartes, The Space marines of the one thousand chapters who are the emperors sword and shield.
Much of the origins of the Space Marine Chapters and ancient history of the imperium is incomplete. Fragments of information, rumours, opinions and legends abound. The knowledge gathered here has been painstakingly gathered from many sources, but their accuracy may vary. Consider this when you proceed through these vaults of archives.
Hear then, the glorious tales of the first legion of the Legion Astartes. The history of the Dark Angels Legion and subsequently the Unforgiven chapters. The tales of their glory and their betrayel. Their resolve for absolution and their hunger for redemption!
Legio Infitialis Venia
The Dark Angel legion was the oldest of the space marine legions. It was the only legion to have the honour of being the emperor's personal bodyguard during the Great Crusade. After the Horus Heresy the legions were reorganized in to smaller chapters. Those arising from the Dark Angels legion and their subsequent geneseed were collectively known as the Unforgiven. Here lie the history of many such chapters.
Apocrypha of Caliban
Deep beneath the caverns of the Tower of Angels, in the vaults of the Librarius lies a massive secretive tome. Within its pages and embedded data crystal is said to be the longest and most detailed chronicle of the legion's history.
Codex Astartes Angelus Mortis
In the depths of the Librarius of the Tower of Angels lies yet another massive tome. The Codex Astartes of the Dark Angels, detailing their structure and composition. laid out by the Primarch Lion El Jonson, and subsequently modified based on latter events, this is a detailed look in the order of battle of the entire chapter.
Gathering of Angels
The thriteenth black crusade of Abaddon the despoiler was a war waged in all planes of reality with manipulation, subversion, sabotage, deceit and open warfare all being unleashed in the Armageddon sector. Their target was the Cadian system. As the imperial might responded slowly, the full strength of the unforgiven chapters was concentrated together. This is the story of the brave deeds during those dark months
Combat Units of Renown
Learn the histories of unique, revered or simply famous combat units of the Unforgiven forces. These range fom the mighty Deathwing, the fast ravenwing to specific battle groups and secretive organizations such as the Knights of the Order.
Great battles fought by the Unforgiven chapters in their quest for redemption are described in detail here. These includes small squad level conflicts, planetary scale assaults and system wide conflicts. The largest involvement of the chapters took place duting Abaddon's thriteenth black crusade and is depicted separately as the Gathering of Angels.
The time is the grim darkness of the far future of the 41st millenium. The darkest times in the history of man. It is a time of unimaginable cruelty, treachery and misery interspersed with intermittant acts of gallantry, courage and dedication beyond belief. It is a time of war on a galactic scale. It is a time of constant death. To survive is victory. To loose is to become extinct.