Angels of Vigilance

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Angels of Vigilance
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Founding Second TWENTY-FIFTH Founding
Successors of Dark Angels Unknown
Homeworld Pervigilium
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Yellow & Black

A very obscure chapter that have only been connected to two major battles, but what little information gleaned makes them quite intriguing.

History[edit]

The origins of the Angels of Vigilance are shrouded in mystery. But given their prediliction for wearing robes, their stubborn and unflinching devotion to duty and the tendency of certain chapters to name their successors "Angels of..." it is suspected that they may be one of the Dark Angels Second Founding Chapters that have either been conveniently "missing" for thousands of years or deny any links to the Dark Angels.

The fortress-monastery of the Angels of Vigilance is a gigantic orbital spacedock circling the world of Pervigilium close to the Eye of Terror. Each time the fleets of Chaos vomit forth, the Angels of Vigilance muster to fight them. While they may be one of the Astartes Praeses since the full twenty chapters have not yet been named, it is potentially unlikely that they are a member of them since they have been observed fighting in different Segmentums.

The Angels of Vigilance have never once mobilised their entire Chapter to fight in warzones across the galaxy. Each Battle-Brother of the Chapter has sworn a blood oath that the Angels of Vigilance's fortress-monastery shall never be undefended and each time the Chapter has been called to war, at least one company is duty-bound to remain behind on garrison duty. This has occasionally caused the High Lords of Terra to question their loyalty when the Chapter outright ignores them... but if they truly are successors of the Dark Angels, then that is no surprise at all.

The source of this blood oath is unrecorded, however following the Horus Heresy, the Dark Angels Legion of Space Marines disobeyed direct orders from the High Lords of Terra (surprise surprise) and launched a campaign against the rulers of Pervigilium. Years later, following the Second Founding, the Angels of Vigilance took up station around the planet remained ever since. Which hints that there may be something interesting about the planet if the Dark Angels decided to stick around, particularly if they left Angels of VIGILANCE to remain to watch over it.

The confusion brought up about the chapter is that despite their history, they have not been confirmed as a Second Founding chapter, and have instead been listed in White Dwarf as having been founded in the 40th Millenium, which is around approximately the 25th Founding. As mentioned earlier, this would not be the first time that the Dark Angels apparently have unexplained successor chapters popping up out of no-where with long, yet conflicting histories or with wargear suggesting provenance of a considerable age. This potentially hints that there may be many more Second Founding chapters hidden in the Imperium that no-one knows about (which is almost a certainty as several of the Ultramarine successors have yet to be named) but which further hints that the First Legion may have broken up into many more chapters than originally thought.

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding
(M29):
Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists
Iron Hands - Raven Guard - Salamanders
Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding
(021.M31):
Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels Porphyr
Angels of Redemption - Angels Sanguine - Angels of Vengeance
Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Consuls
Black Guard - Black Templars - Blood Drinkers
Brazen Claws - Crimson Fists - Destroyers
Doom Eagles - Eagle Warriors - Excoriators
Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers - Genesis Chapter
Inceptors - Iron Snakes - Libators
Lions Sable - Marauders - Mortifactors
Nemesis - Novamarines - Obsidian Glaives
Patriarchs of Ulixis - Purple Stars - Praetors of Orpheus
Rampagers - Raptors - Red Talons
Revilers - Silver Eagles - Silver Skulls
Soul Drinkers - Storm Lords - White Consuls
Wolf Brothers
Third to
Twelfth Founding
(M32-M35):
Astral Claws - Angels Revenant - Charnel Guard
Dark Paladins - Executioners - Flesh Eaters
Halo Brethren - Howling Griffons - Iron Knights
Mantis Warriors - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords
Sable Swords (initial) - Scythes of the Emperor - Space Sharks
Sons of Guilliman
Thirteenth Founding
(M35):
Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to
Twentieth Founding:
Angels of Fire - Avenging Sons - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
(991.M35):
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs
Sons of Antaeus - Tiger Claws
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding
(M35-M41):
Angels of Vigilance - Celestial Lions - Dark Hunters
Disciples of Caliban - Emperor's Spears - Fire Angels
Imperial Harbingers - Iron Lords - Knights of the Raven
Marines Errant - Mentors - Fire Claws/Relictors
Star Phantoms - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
(999.M41):
Angels of Defiance - Black Vipers - Blades of Vengeance
Castellans of the Rift - Fulminators - Knights Cerulean
Knights of the Chalice - Knights of Thunder - Necropolis Hawks
Nemesors - Praetors of Ultramar - Rift Stalkers
Silver Drakes - Silver Templars - Sons of the Phoenix
Storm Reapers - Umbral Knights - Unnumbered Sons
Valiant Blades - Void Tridents - Wolfspear
Unknown Founding: Absolvers - Accipiters - Adulators
Angel Guard - Angels Eradicant - Angels of Retribution
Astral Knights - Blood Ravens - Blood Swords
Brazen Drakes - Brothers Penitent - Crimson Castellans
Crimson Consuls - Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands
Dark Sons - Death Eagles - Emperor's Shadows
Fire Lords - Guardians of the Covenant - Graven Spectres
Hammers of Dorn - Harbingers - Hawk Lords
Invaders - Iron Crusaders - Iron Talons
Jade Dragons - Knights of Blood - Knights Unyielding
Marines Exemplar - The Nameless - Night Watch
Rainbow Warriors - Reclaimers - Red Hunters
Red Scorpions - Red Seraphs - Red Templars
Retributors - Sable Swords (refounded) - Shadow Wolves
Solar Hawks - Sons of Orar - Star Dragons
Stormwatchers - Storm Giants - Storm Wardens
Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords
White Templars - Storm Wings
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators (founding unknown, but likely after 2nd Founding)
Sons of Medusa (separated from parent Chapters, ratified by edict)
Steel Confessors (de facto 22nd Founding, de jure ratified by edict)
Others: Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights
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