They are strength. They are nobility. They are the Blood Angels, and I say to you there are no more loyal or determined servants of the Emperor alive today.
They are well-known across the galaxy for their bloodthirsty nature in battle, and feared for the curse of flawed gene-seed they carry. The Blood Angels are amongst the longest-living of the Adeptus Astarteswith some of the Chapter's Space Marines having served the Emperor of Mankind for over a thousand standard years. Due to recent events, the Blood Angels' numbers were severely depleted. Under the threat of extinction, and in order to quickly replenish their numbers, the Blood Angels were forced to ask their kindred Successor Chapters from subsequent Astartes Foundings for a tithe of warriors from the related Chapters' pools of Neophytestheir candidate Space Marines.
With these tithes of new recruits, and the recent arrival of the Primaris Space Marines during the Indomitus Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels the Blood Angels were able to replenish their Mohabbat Bhara Koi Paigham De - Various - Qawwalis From Films, though they still face a time of trial like none the Chapter has known since the days of the Horus Heresy.
The Blood Angels are the noble descendants of that most puissant and angelic of the Primarchs -- Sanguinius. They are perhaps one of the most celebrated Chapters in the entire Imperiumtheir countless heroic deeds and victories known to untold billions of the Emperor's subjects across the length and breadth of the galaxy.
The beauteous, angelic visages of the Chapter's heroes adorn Gothic facades and stained glass windows in a million holy basilicas, and their portraits gaze serenely from endlessly copied and much cherished illuminated tomes. Yet, hidden from the multitudes, the Blood Angels harbour a terrible curse.
From that day forth, every Blood Angel has been tormented by visions of the last moment of Sanguinius. The older the Space Marine gets, the more frequent and debilitating such waking nightmares become. Should he not fall in battle, every Blood Angel will one day become so consumed by these soul-searing visions that he will descend into a madness in which he must witness the death of Sanguinius over and over again, ever unable to intervene as the Warmaster enacts his vile treachery.
The very inevitability of their curse ennobles the Battle-Brothers of the Blood Angels, driving them ever onwards to a glorious death in the name of the Emperor and their Primarch. Where lesser men might have surrendered to the dark urgings to shed the blood of the enemies of the Emperor, the Blood Angels have remained pure and noble for ten thousand standard years. Despite this, the Chapter is dying, for each year ever more of its brethren succumb Im Not Your Slave - Revenge - Slave the so-called Red Thirst -- the desire to rend limb from limb those responsible for the death of Sanguinius, and by extension every enemy of the Emperor.
The death of Sanguinius represents one of the most perfidious and tragic moments of the Horus Heresy, for he died at the hands of his brother-Primarch, the Arch-traitor Horus. Although some say that the sacrifice weakened the Warmaster just enough to allow the Emperor to later defeat him at the climax of the Battle of Terrathe death of Sanguinius is mourned to Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels day, and felt keenly by the Blood Angels, in whose veins his blood still pumps.
When war calls and blood is spilled, the Blood Angels are gripped by a fury born of the last moments of their Primarch's life. For some, the thirst is too great Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels they are entirely overcome by what is called the Black Ragecursed to end their days reliving their beloved Primarch's death over and over again.
The beatific Sons of Sanguinius are known and celebrated across the Imperium, representations of the greatest heroes of the Blood Angels carved in marble, painted in oils, and sewn in tapestries in a million cloisters and more.
Their angel-winged Primarch is an object of veneration on countless worlds, his perfect visage gazing down on the faithful with a mixture of benevolence and pity. The Blood Angels are the inheritors of Sanguinius, and they bring death from above to the enemies of the Emperor.
The Chapter seeks the beauty of perfection in all it does, and La Chine - Gilbert Laffaille - Lannée Du Rat one particular field of warfare surpasses all other practitioners. They employ an entirely new pattern of vehicle of mysterious origins: the Stormraven gunship. This vessel appears as a lighter cousin of Sanctuary - Sick Of It All - Call To Arms Thunderhawk, and while its smaller size means it carries less weaponry and a smaller troop capacity, it greatly makes up for this in speed and manoeuvrability.
While the Adeptus Mechanicus took several standard centuries to examine and debate the use of the Standard Template Construct imprint of the gunship, the Blood Angels Modern Life (Electrified) - Jeen.* - Modern Life its worth immediately, and set about introducing it into their armoury.
Lately, the Chapter's Forge has been able to perfect its fabrication methods to such an extent that the gunship is now being used throughout the entire force.
While the gunship is only just beginning to enter service in other Astartes Chapters, the Blood Angels are already masters of its use, and they have refined methods of aerial assault others are just beginning to learn. The Blood Angels' doctrine of aerial assault culminates in savage close combat. Whether they are delivered into battle by Thunderhawk or Stormraven gunship, or in the troop bay of an armoured transport such as a RhinoRazorback or Land Raiderthe Blood Angels are all but peerless in their mastery of close assault.
This is Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels part because the gene-seed of Sanguinius grants his sons an incredibly long life span even for Space Marines, during which endless solar hours of practise and countless battles hone their skills to perfection.
Yet, the Blood Angels are not driven towards the fury of close assault by tactical necessity or battlefield doctrine alone. The Chapter's reliance on blood and the need to cleanse it to keep the Flaw at bay exerts a strange and all but irresistible hold on the Blood Angels. In battle, the Blood Angels are drawn to spill the blood of their foes, and their ordinarily noble countenance can occasionally transform into twisted, rage-fuelled masks of savagery.
This is referred to as the Red Thirst, and it is something that every Blood Angel experiences. For many, the Red Thirst is prelude to the ultimate expression of the Flaw, the Black Rage, in which the state becomes permanent and all-consuming.
For most Chapters, service begins as a Neophytewith the Initiate becoming ever more senior the more battles he survives until the few that remain are granted command of a company, become a specialist such as a Chaplainor even become Master of the Chapter itself.
The Blood Angels experience an entirely different journey, though few outside of their ranks ever learn of it. The Blood Angels possess an almost supernaturally noble, almost saintly countenance, their features handsome and pure.
This is all the more amazing because the Chapter recruits from the short and stunted men of the tribes of Baalriddled with stigmata, lesions, and carcinoma caused by radiation poisoning. Their dramatic transformation into the saintly Neophytes is only made possible by arcane bloodrites. Over a lifespan far longer than that of the average Astartes, the Blood Angel hones his skills, yet with each battle he experiences something more of the Flaw, the urge to spill the hot, steaming blood of his foes growing ever stronger.
As it does so, the Battle-Brother is driven to spend longer periods of time purging his own bloodstream within the crimson embrace of his transfusion casket. After several standard centuries of service he must spend long solar hours within it, having every drop of his own blood scrubbed clean.
At some point, the Blood Angel is likely to feel the stirrings of something deeper, the rage descending not at the culmination of battle but before it. These are the first echoes of the Black Rage, and while most Blood Angels fall in combat long before succumbing to it, those who cannot hold Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels at bay are forced to enter the infamous Death Company.
Fate is a Snakes Find Ladders - Joss Stone - Mind, Body & Soul (Special Edition) master, for no matter how much his prey might twist or turn, no matter what triumphs they might Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels to or what trials they overcome, he will still drag them down.
The Blood Angels struggled against the fate written into their very genes, defied the role the Emperor chose for them and dared to believe they could transcend the darkness that followed them. They took the worst of Mankind and made of it something bright and true, they rose above what they had once been and stood astride the fledgling Imperium like the guardian angels for which they were named.
Yet, nurtured in their successes were the seeds of their fall, in the jealousy Das Kleid - Marco Tschirpke - Lapsuslieder 4 the fallen Warmaster Horus who saw in them everything he himself had thrown away.
The opening stroke of the Horus Heresy brought the Blood Angels to their knees, and the tragedies that were to follow would shatter their resolve and leave them broken.
Such is the Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels of the IX th Legion that they did not surrender to despair nor surrender to Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels , but rose again and again. What might have Sanguinius and his sons achieved were it not for the dark fate brought upon them by treachery and genetics? What brilliant flower might have bloomed from the carnage and blood of their origins?
That unknown future is yet another casualty of Horus' civil war, the Blood Angels left to endure the slow degeneration of their noble line with the stubborn pride that is their hallmark. There are many noble legends of the Unification Wars Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels , of the battles where the Emperor's newborn Space Marine Legions swept aside all who opposed Him before them. Among these tales there are none to be found that mention the IX th Legion, only grim rumours and half-heard whispers.
Where the first companies of the other proto-Legions were blooded in Albia, Yndonesia and Franc alongside the massed ranks of the Thunder Warriorsthe IX th Legion was absent, granted a role as vital as it was unsightly.
A Blood Angels Infiltrator ; the right knee guard icon indicates squad number. The old IX th Legion served the Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels as an inferno serves a general upon the battlefield; they did not conquer but instead ravaged, growing and growing as they went, a weapon that could not be directed or controlled, only endured.
Few in number, the early Space Marine Legions fought as mere vanguards to larger forces, a sharp dagger alongside the blunt sledgehammer of the armies of Unification. They were the fulcrum upon which battles turned, the point of control, waging small scale battles by precision strike and audacious Crazy - Heavy Pettin - Sole Survivor. The IX th Legion was made in a different image.
Even in their earliest days they were among the largest of the proto-Legions and when they made war it Swanken - All I See Ep (File) like the Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels arrival of a tsunami, sweeping away the opposition in a flurry of brutal assaults.
They found themselves deployed to the most dangerous war zones of Terra, to those accursed regions ravaged by the rad-phages and chem strains of Old Nightplaces where only the most twisted and debased breeds of Mankind still lived. In the wastelands that existed outside of history's spotlight they Эвелина Стоицева - Untitled the line, alone and unnoticed while the Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels drove home His grand conquests.
This grim fate was no accident, no arbitrary choice made by a distant general, for each of the Legions had been granted genetic tools to fit the roles for them by the Emperor, and the IX th Legion was no exception.
Where other Legions took only the best Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels , princes and champions among the conquered techno-barbarian nations of Old Earth, and produced but few Initiates, the IX th Legion took in the hordes of dispossessed and broken, and made of them an army of angels.
Scarred by so many long generations mired in the rad-zones and sunken fortresses of Terra's poisoned wilds, these creatures were no longer entirely human, but horribly mutated beasts that the tyrants of Radeau De Pierre - Julien Clerc - Le Coffret Essentiel Earth had driven out and hunted.
Yet, from such base materials emerged a breed of Legiones Astartes uniformly tall and fair, their features sculpted in Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels elegance.
The unique genetic template of the IX th Legion's as-yet unknown sire seemed to favour the twisted and warped, though the pain it inflicted on those inducted into the Legion was more than most could bear. As those weakened by years of exposure to the most horrific rad-zones and poisons rarely survived such an ordeal, the number of recruits that endured to become Astartes of the IX th Legion were few.
Yet, Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels the other Legions, the IX th cast their net wide, and claimed entire tribes of wastelanders, prisoners of war and the long train of hopefuls that always followed in their wake Jingle Bell Rock - Various - Childrens Christmas Party 1977 the miracle of transformation. The bloody-handed Apothecaries plied their knives without rest to keep the Legion at fighting strength in even the most hellish war zones, and though the legend of the IX th languished, its ranks did not.
Even as their ranks swelled, the dark rumours that followed them grew as well, for the Emperor's legacy had endowed them with other, darker, Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels . These gifts were also to grant them a new epithet among the rank and file of the Emperor's mortal armies, the "Eaters of the Dead.
Many of the victories fought to bring Unification to Old Earth were marred by the Bloodangels (Original Mix) - John Starlight - Bloodangels of blood-smeared angels stalking the fallen and wounded champions of the enemy across fields choked with corpses, though few among their detractors realised the purpose of this grim fixation.
For this too was part of the Emperor's grand design, for through the genetic augmentations that had transformed them, the IX th Legion were capable of stealing their enemy's power from them, genetically absorbing their knowledge and skill and making them their own through the use of their Omophagea implants.
All that was required was the consumption of the foe's bodily tissues. In the broken places where they fought, alone and far from aid, this trait brought the IX th Legion priceless information and made even the most raw recruits battle ready.
Yet the macabre reputation they had gained hung about them like a shroud, lessening their achievements. They had been created to fight monsters, alone and in the darkest places, but in doing so they risked becoming creatures even more foul than those they fought. The wars of Unification swept out into the Sol System like a storm, unstoppable and wild, and so too went the IX th Legion. Despite being among the largest in number of the early Legions, its ranks bolstered by widespread recruiting during the war for Old Earth, the IX th found no place in the hosts arrayed to assault the Jovian moons or the resource-rich inner worlds during the early days of the Great Crusade.
Instead, its flag was planted among the artificial moons of baleful Neptunewhose labyrinthine tunnels and dark halls were the lair of xenos raiders and the last genetically debased human colonists of that far-flung outpost. There was little here to be gained but time, precious time for the Emperor to claim the orbital shipyards of Saturn and the allegiance of Marsfor which He needed the raiders and mutants of the outer worlds held in place. To that end, He sent the IX th Legion forth to die.
Twelve thousand warriors of the IX th Legion, all veterans of the wars on Terra, disappeared on the moons of Neptune. While the Emperor and His grand armies brought Saturn, Mars and the inner worlds to heel, no word of the IX th Legion reached them, either of their success or annihilation.
By the time these conquests were completed and the Emperor returned to the cold darkness of the outer system, few expected to find anything other than frozen corpses.
Yet when they reached Neptune, it was to find the IX th Legion alive and well; indeed, despite the loss of many of their original complement, the size of the force was almost the same, bolstered by recruits taken from among the dregs of Neptune's barely human population. Where others might have floundered and fallen, the IX th Legion had only grown stronger, rising from the ashes of defeat like a bloody phoenix.
In those bloody days, the Legion was an ever-changing beast, its ranks largely formed of line infantry equipped almost exclusively for the brutal madness of close-quarters assault.
This was a role at which the IX th Legion excelled, always favouring a sudden and overwhelming charge to a long drawn-out battle of attrition. They well understood the role of their macabre legend in war, most often choosing to stage their attacks at dusk or dawn, and taking to decorating the storm-grey of their early Mark II Power Armour with a variety of charnel images and taking to the field unhelmed, that the sight of their angelic visages streaked with blood might unsettle the enemy.
Some companies even began to incorporate the secret bloody rituals of the Legion into their doctrines of battle, tearing apart the enemy on the field of battle or indulging in bloody feasts to break their morale and set panic in their ranks.
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