heavens henchman Posted December 12, 2012 Share Posted December 12, 2012 Hail Brothers, been a long time since I did more than lurk here at the B&C's version of The Rock. Along time ago I used to play AoA but my army A.D.D eventually kicked in and I went to tip my toes in the Ultras swimming pool. Lately though my thoughts have been straying back to the Angels (and wolves but that's not a topic for here) So i've been reading some BL Dark Angels stuff and I just finished reading "Angels of Darkness" Now personally I really enjoyed it, from the portrayal of the marines in general and their interactions with the mortals they work with. The thing I'm wondering is if my thinking is heretical concerns the the actions and thoughts of the interrogator chaplain at the end of the novel. ...I agree with him. The Dark Angels are Knights of bad ass-ery, protectors and servants of mankind. That's what they were made to be by the Emperor. But that's not what they are now, the hunt for the fallen has taken over everything to the detriment of the Angel's true purpose. How will hunting down all the fallen bring back the honour of the chapter/legion when it abandons it's allies when they are needed most? What honour is there in killing innocents, allies or brothers to hide a secret? If the Dark Angels capture a fallen but have killed a 1000 innocents, do those actions "bring honour to the chapter? I don't think it does. Is the capture of the fallen important? Hell yes, but I think it should take second place to the chapters duty to the Emperor and mankind (note: i did not say the imperium). The actions of the Interrogator Chaplin and his squad, to me, are the actions that bring honour to the chapter. They exemplify what the Dark Angels were meant to be and should be. In short they are how I perceive the Dark Angels to be, Shining knights of bad ass-ery, protectors and servants of mankind. Not secretive, shadowy super soldiers that may help you but are willing to abandon you (at best, kill you at worst) if word of a fallen is heard of 2 sectors over. So...am I a heretic? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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