"Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."
- – Sean Connery (The Rock)
The Rock, also known as the Tower of Angels, is the mobile headquarters of the Dark Angels Chapter of Space Marines. Essentially an Imperial Craftworld that makes The Phalanx look like a minnow in comparison.
- Length: 300km; approx
- Mass: 10+ gigatonnes; approx
- Crew: 5,000,000 crew including 1,000 Dark Angels (a shit ton more than that in actuality), 500,000 pilots and support personnel and an unknown number of Watchers in the Dark; approx
- Acceleration: 0.3 gravities max sustainable acceleration; approx
It used to be a very static headquarters called Aldurukh (Ancient Calibanite for "Rock of Eternity"), back when it was the fortress-monastery on Caliban. Unfortunately, Caliban was destroyed after the Dark Angels mercilessly bombarded their own home after Luther roused the entire planet into rebellion against the Lion, taking the Dark Angels garrison force on Caliban with him. After the planet's destruction, the fortress-monastery's reinforced foundation coupled with the fact that its void shields were online meant that it was the largest piece of the planet remaining, so the Dark Angels put engines on it and now they fly around the galaxy, recruiting from tribal populations on the worlds they visit.
The Rock is home to several
Fallen Angels FOUL BETRAYERS FROM THE NINE TRAITOR LEGIONS in the process of being redeemed (by which we mean they are tortured and made to repent for their treason before being finished off) and formerly Luther who recently escaped after an invasion by daemonic forces of Chaos. The Lion El'Jonson himself is also hidden away somewhere in the depths being cared for by the Watchers in the Dark, although the Dark Angels are unaware of their Primarch's continued existence; except for Luther, who has long since gone insane but constantly rambled about the Lion's impending return. The Rock is now situated in the galactic north in the Imperium Nihilus, where the Inner Circle can more easily coordinate due to the lack of reliable communications.