Disease and Death wrapped in Darkness and Silence (D&D wiDS)
Faction Adeuptus Astartes
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Lexicanum Link: Space Marines
\\ 411.801.M41 \\
\\ From: Chapter Master [REDACTED] \\
\\ To: Rogue Trader [REDACTED] \\
\\ Subject: Re: An offer that would pay handsomely for your services \\
\\ Transmission Begins \\
Our “services” are not for sale.
Contact us again with more of your Rogue Trader bullshit, and I’ll personally “park” my battle-barge through your ship’s bridge.
The Emperor Protects
\\ End Transmission \\
The Adeptus Astartes, also called Space Marines, represent the most elite forces the Imperium can bring to bear. They are genetically engineered super-human soldiers equipped with the most ancient and powerful weapons, armour, equipment, and starships the Imperium has. They are warrior-monks, only breaking from meditation and prayer to the God Emperor to fight in His name… in theory. In reality, each chapter represents a political force that even the Inquisition is hesitant to deal with except in the most extreme circumstances.
The Adeptus Astartes are officially not allowed to rule over common humans. This sort of thinking led to the Horus Heresy, which resulted in a short but incredibly bloody civil war that split the Imperium, and the Adeptus Astartes, in half. The half that lost that war, Chaos Undivided, still plagues the Imperium to this day.