Dark Angels Chapter
By Jorgen bender (Master Ciaphas )
Origin: Galamore Prime, Segmentum Pacificus
Armory: Bike, Force Sword, Psychic Hood, Bolt Pistol, Melta-bombs, Artificer Armour, Terminator Honours
Powers: Fear of the Darkness, Veil of Time
Current Position: Senior Advisor attached to the command of Master Ciaphas, Strike Force Vendetta
Famous Achievements: Daedalus was born on the feudal world of Galamore Prime, which is located in the Segmentum Pacificus, near the planet Thoth. He was discovered by a Dark Angel recruitment mission, led by the venerated Chaplain Molochai, 130 years ago. The sole survivor of the rigorous tests which the potential candidates were put through, he was deemed suitable for progression into the ranks of the First Chapter. It was during these tests that it was discovered that he possessed an affinity for the warp, and his training was passed over to the Librarium and the marines which filled its ranks.
After having undergone the strenuous and potentially lethal genetic modifications, the youngling took the name of Daedalus. He had proved himself in countless trials, and had mastered every weapon which the Adeptus Astartes fought with. Also, he had overcome the temptation of the warp, and had thus become one of the most potent warriors of the Space Marines: a librarian. It was thus that Daedalus' destiny was realised. He had passed the trials by fire, and taken his place as a Space Marine in the Dark Angels Chapter. His first true test was facing an adversary which possessed mental powers which equalled his own: the Eldar of Craftworld Rhiadan.
The planet Grendel IV had been invaded by this most expansionistic of the Eldar Craftworlds, and an urgent plea for help had been received by the Dark Angels. Ancient vows of honour bade the sons of the Lion answer this cry for help, and a task force under the command of Master Belial of the 3rd Company was dispatched. Barely had the Dark Angels arrived before they were under attack by the Rhiadan Eldar. It was during the defence of the drop site that Daedalus earned his Terminator Honours. Facing off a squad of Banshees which were about to break through the lines
and turn the flank of the line, Daedalus halted them, and slew every last one of them. Barely wounded, he led the counter charge which broke the Eldar attackers, and thus bought his forces enough time to reorganise and establish a proper defensive perimeter. The battle for Grendel IV lasted 4 months, and despite the best efforts of the Eldar to repel the Space Marine relief force, their forces were shattered and crushed. Daedalus had during this campaign proved to be an able warrior and a reliable tactician, though perhaps a bit on the cautious side. Thus did the star of Daedalus continue to rise, and when Belial promoted the young Veteran Sergeant Ciaphas to Master, and created Strike Force Vendetta, Daedalus followed him and assumed the position of senior advisor to Ciaphas, along with Interrogator-Chaplain Boreaus.
The trio took the Strike Force through the galaxy, eventually winding up in the area of space which had been claimed by the fledgling Tau Empire. The battles which followed saw Daedalus lead the Dark Angels of Strike Force Vendetta to victory after victory against the Tau, and it eventually saw him promoted to the status of Epistolary. Shortly after this promotion, Daedalus was gifted with a bike due to his history of close cooperation with the elements of the 2nd Company. It is on this perfectly crafted bike that he rode into battle after battle, smiting the enemies of the Emperor and the Lion.
During the campaigns against the Tau, Daedalus once more encountered the Eldar of Rhiadan, and their decadent ways have earned them his hatred, and he pursues them relentlessly wherever they are found. Several years later, Daedalus once again met the forces of Rhiadan on the planet of Demaron Secundus, where they were involved in a plot with the Eldar of Ulthwé to conquer the world, using the Tau as unwitting pawns. As the Eldar plan was about to come to fruition, Daedalus led a detachment of Marines into the teeth of the Ulthwé advance. The Eldar of the Ulthwé were stalled, and the xenos plan to overthrow Imperial control on Demaron Secundus was thwarted. During the final phases of the battle, Daedalus was seen engulfed in a hail of fire from the Eldar lines, and disappeared. His men were forced to withdraw before a confirmation of his fate could be made, and he is current listed as MIA.