The Rock

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"Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."

– Sean Connery (The Rock)
Size Matters. If that is indeed the Invincible Reason below it, then that means it's fucking huge.

Not to be confused with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or the gay bar that used to be near GW's headquarters (no, seriously).

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

Overview[edit]

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.

It also seems to have a ton of dark tech factories, which would explain the ton of plasma weapons and terminator armor they seem to have.

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.

Vessels of the Imperium of Man
Spaceships
Space Station Space Station (The Rock)
Battleships Battle-barge - Battleship (Gloriana) - Ark Mechanicus
Cruisers Light Cruiser (Imperial Navy - Adeptus Astartes - Adeptus Mechanicus)
Cruiser (Imperial Navy - Adeptus Mechanicus)
Strike Cruiser - Battlecruiser - Grand Cruiser
Escorts Escort (Imperial Navy - Adeptus Astartes)
Logistics Imperial Navy Logistic Ships - Adeptus Mechanicus Maintenance Ship
Dropships Devourer Dropship - Tetrarch Heavy Lander
Space Marine Landing Craft
Combat Spacecraft Boarding Torpedo - Fury Interceptor - Faustus Interceptor
Shark Assault Boat - Starhawk Bomber
Landships
Hiveships Mobile Hiveships
War Machines Colossus War Machine - Cyclops War Machine - Ordinatus
Mobile Commands Leviathan - Capitol Imperialis
Logistics Harvester - Macro-Hauler - Titan Train
Armored Trains Land Train
Titans Warhound Scout Titan - Reaver Battle Titan - Warbringer Nemesis Titan
Warlord Battle Titan - Warmaster Heavy Battle Titan - Emperor Battle Titan
Troop Transports Spartan Assault Tank - Coronus Grav Carrier - Gorgon - Mastodon
Superheavy Tanks Typhon Heavy Siege Tank - Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer
Baneblade - Fellblade - Astraeus
Airships
Rigid Airships Overlord Armoured Airship
Aerospace Vessels Orion Gunship - Thunderhawk - Stormbird - Overlord Gunship
Seaships
Oceanic Battleships Oceanic Battleship
Submarines Harvester Submersible