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  1. I received mine today. - And just in time for Christmas! I ordered very early as far as I remember. Got Collectors number 789. - Which is an interesting number in itself. The whole thing is awesome! The book seems to be pretty much flawless, with the pages looking like they are made out of pure metal when closed, thanks to the silver lined pages. The oath is in prime condition and the box is a marvel. - Even the cardboard box it came in was fairly cool. My only disappointment is that the gold parts on the box are just painted, rather than being copper or something like that. - Plus the gold paint seems to have been dabbed on in a rush and has been running slightly. Overall though, it is an amazing piece of work! Well done Fantasy Flight Games!
  2. Lightbringer said: Chaptermaster Metatron said: In my DIY Chapter, the Guardian Angels, I have a few untouchables. These individuals are called "The Brothers of Silence" and are generally viewed with ave and a watchful eye within the Chapter. The back-story for this is that the Guardian Angels adhere completely to the Emperor's Decree from the Council of Nikaea, that no Space Marine Chapter use Librarians or non-sanctioned psychers. So no psychers are allowed, but the Chapter still needs some sort of way to root out psychers, to battle psychics or warp energy, or to protect themselves from outside psychers that come visiting, like Inquisitor Lords for example. So over the years the Chapter has acquired a few Untouchables that stay in the Silensium and are only brought out when needed. The Emperor clearly forbade all use of Librarians, but not Psychic nulls, so in a way they are the Chapter's equivalent of a psycher. this sort of back-story in not something that would often be found in the Imperium, and as far as I know, my DIY Chapter were the first to introduce this idea. - It is controversial and somewhat improbable, but not impossible. Hey Metatron: I too really like this concept: are you thinking of writing up some DW rules and background for the Guardian Angels? I'd love to see it... I might, but right now my hands are full, so if I do, then it will be quite a bit of time before I get around to it.
  3. Well, the background so far for Durus Quatinus Ferrum of the Guardian Angels, currently serving with the Legio B&C, which is kinda like DeathWatch, can be found here. It is far to much to list in this thread and it is updated from time to time, so him having his own web page is the best solution. - He has been around since 2005 by the way and is likely to be part of the 40k universe for some time to come still. Naturally he will not die unless it is stated "officially" on his web page. - I would love to hear about it if anyone uses him for anything. =)
  4. I introduced this background into my DIY on February 25. 2005 , and so far they have only been used for background materiel and stories. I do have models planned and yes, Librarians without powers, but with Psychic Hoods is one way I've thought of representing them. Another way is simply to use Culexus Assassins by another name, but as I still haven't used the Silensium in any games, I have no concrete rules.
  5. In Norwegian: Deathwatch would be: Dødsvokterne. Dark Heresy could be: "Dunkel Heresi" (Not words in common use, but a perfectly valid and the most likely translation). Rogue Trader: Frihandler There is no good translation I can think of, but I guess we could play on the English word Freebooter, which is a Captain who is sanctioned and payed by the state to explore, attack and loot enemy vessels (A sactioned and payed pirate). This is kinda like the 40k Rogue Trader, so using that we get: Frihandler (Equally meaning someone who is free to act, or someone who is free to trade - so pretty descriptive for a Rogue Trader).
  6. In my DIY Chapter, the Guardian Angels, I have a few untouchables. These individuals are called "The Brothers of Silence" and are generally viewed with ave and a watchful eye within the Chapter. The back-story for this is that the Guardian Angels adhere completely to the Emperor's Decree from the Council of Nikaea, that no Space Marine Chapter use Librarians or non-sanctioned psychers. So no psychers are allowed, but the Chapter still needs some sort of way to root out psychers, to battle psychics or warp energy, or to protect themselves from outside psychers that come visiting, like Inquisitor Lords for example. So over the years the Chapter has acquired a few Untouchables that stay in the Silensium and are only brought out when needed. The Emperor clearly forbade all use of Librarians, but not Psychic nulls, so in a way they are the Chapter's equivalent of a psycher. this sort of back-story in not something that would often be found in the Imperium, and as far as I know, my DIY Chapter were the first to introduce this idea. - It is controversial and somewhat improbable, but not impossible. As for female marines. If you follow the official background, then: No, definitively not! If you just want to go your own way though, then sure. There are however other ways of introducing females to a Marine Chapter than making them Female Marines and I believe the Adepta Soraritas are the perfect army for those that want female "marines" anyway.
  7. KommissarK said: Don't be suprised if the document enclosed in the CE states 820.M41 then. Also, I don't think Mill was making the mistake you think he was making. The setting we are provided in the Deathwatch game is 820.M41, hence why we're not seeing necrons for the most part, and why there has been some discussion/complaints on the presences of tyranids. No, by all means, I do not think Millandson is making a mistake at all. Like I said I have no doubt some modules or even Campaigns in the RPG may be set at circa 820.M41; but I also believe the RPG rules to be flexible enough to set a Campaign at pretty much any time you desire. I have had a look at the Apocryphal Oath in the high-res versions of FF's presentation of the Collector's Edition, and while I can read most of the document I have seen no year reference. It would be strange if there was one. Yet even if there is it doesn't really matter to me. MILLANDSON said: That's exactly what I meant. As for when the Deathwatch was set up, it was nowhere near the Horus Heresy, if the description of the origin of the Deathwatch which states (when the book refers to the current time being around 820.M41) "centuries ago" is correct. If it had been set up just after the Horus Heresy, it would have probably have said millennia. That would probably put the origin of the Deathwatch within a couple of millennia, so probably M38 onwards. Annoyingly, no set date is given, so we have nothing better than "centuries" for the age of the Deathwatch. Well, there is other source material that indicates the initial organization that ends up being the Inquisition and the Deathwatch, was set up right after or during the Horus Heresy. This is linked to Captain Garro of the pre-heresy Death Guard. But like everything else in 40k lore, there are layer upon layers of history and contradictions to keep us from the truth. - And like that old Inquisition maxim says: Everything you have been told is a lie! Cailieg said: Chaptermaster Metatron said:Durus Quatinus Ferrum of the Guardian Angels. Seconded to Deathwatch 994.M41. - Currently with the Legio B&C. Proud to serve! I used your DIY chapter.... hope it is not offensive to have done so. Looking through Phillip Sibbering's 1000 Space Marine Chapter Index, I noted the unique use of the T-Visor on the image used for your chapter. As I was primarily a Star Wars fanatic for most of my geekhod, I have a strong love for all things Mando. The T-Visor being one among said things. As I was thinking of what colour scheme would fit my character, my eyes came to rest on the Silver and Black of your legion, as well as the aforementioned T-Visor. And so it was settled and my Oath sent off. But I have now begun to look through your Chapter information and find it to be a chapter I do not mind having a "characterization" from. So again hope it was not insulting in any way. Alexis *smiles* No, I am honoured that you would choose the Guardian Angels! The Guardian Angels and the Fighting Tigers of Veda are some of the oldest DIY's around and I have had other people look into using the Angels before, but also other people making short lasting DIY's by the same name; so when I saw your entry while reading through the list, I thought you had simply made your own DIY by that name. Your character will be rolled into the list of honourable characters from among the Guardian Angels once I have the time to do so. - If you want to give me more detail, then feel free to send it to me via the e-mail form at the site. Also, the theme you refer to is my redux theme, which I am currently working on making models for, so in images on the site you will not find this theme, but another one that is now put down to a historical era theme for the Chapter tied to a time of Inquisitorial service they underwent. The new theme, which can be found in Phillip Sibbering's archives is much darker and well thought out than the old one. - I do have to say though, that while you may use silver if you wish, the colour is actually supposed to be a white pearlescent boardering on silver in the correct light. In the background I have also been working on updating much of the Chapter's information, history and the news section, but the last few years I have been far to busy working on project's related to the Chapter, like the Nestir V Campaign and other Campaigns, as well as other projects like The Zalathras Commemoration Banner. Again I am honoured that you would choose the Guardian Angels and hope that I can make you proud!
  8. MILLANDSON said: Chaptermaster Metatron said: Durus Quatinus Ferrum of the Guardian Angels. Seconded to Deathwatch 994.M41. - Currently with the Legio B&C. Proud to serve! ****... your guy came back in time! (Deathwatch is set around 820.M41). Well, no. See, the Deathwatch is an institution of the Imperium of Man. An institution created by and subject to the Holy Imperial Inquisition. More to the point, they are the Chamber Militant of the the Ordo Xenos. - In this hallowed institution, only the best Adeptus Astartes Veterans from each Chapter are allowed to serve. Their mission: To hunt down and destroy the infestation of Xenos (and other menaces that threaten the divine rule of Man). The origins of the Deathwatch is cloaked in mystery, but it is speculated that their existence reaches back all the way to the Horus Heresy, approximately 013.M30. This institution still does exist during The Time of Ending 999.M41 and beyond, in the current WH40k timeline. - So there are thousands of years of service to draw from. I have no doubt some modules or even Campaigns in the RPG may be set at circa 820.M41, but that does not limit the timeline in which games of Deathwatch can be set, nor the time in which a Marine may serve with the Deathwatch.
  9. Durus Quatinus Ferrum of the Guardian Angels. Seconded to Deathwatch 994.M41. - Currently with the Legio B&C. Proud to serve!
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