The 41st Millennium is a savage future age where Mankind must battle for survival in a galaxy riven by bloodshed and destruction. Humanity teeters on the brink of extinction, assailed on all sides by aliens, traitors and Daemons, and only the superhuman strength of the Space Marines and the uncountable numbers of the Imperial Guard stand between the slavering alien hordes and total annihilation. The Imperium of Man's greatest Soldiers, the Space Marines stand as the thickest Bulwark against the oncoming tides of destruction. The Emperor's Angels of Death have stood fast, and with each battle, their numbers thin though they bolster with the deeds done by their fallen brothers. Their dead reside in the grand vaults of their chapters, each adorned with his accomplishments, and glories. Though they are united in duty, they stand separated in their traditions, and ways. 1,000 strong in each chapter, the great Legions of the Adeptus Astartes throw themselves headlong into the horrors that remain beyond the shadows of the worlds they protect. Among the Legions, the Order of the Deathwatch stretches furthest. Deathwatch Marine Kill Team Deathwatch, a joint coalition between the many Chapters recruits the best, and brightest of it's kind. Regardless of allegiance, and idea, the members that call it's Watch Fortress worlds home are as one in nearly every action they perform. Comprised of five man Kill Teams, these units of varying talents, and heritages exemplify the best of their Chapters. Strong, composed, intelligent, tactical, quick, and above all else... Honorable. Respected by the Legion at large, the Deathwatch specializes in the affairs of the Xenos agenda. Most are pulled within their ranks due to their service against a particular race of Alien, or from a broader experience with them. Others are taken in to discover the secrets behind various alien technologies in order to better combat them, while some others still have lost their brothers to Xenos warfare, and wish to dedicate their lives to their remembrance, and the honor of their Chapter. Though the Deathwatch honors the Chapters that supply their members, the Silver Pauldron signifies the adherence to one's Brothers. There are no Chapters within the Deathwatch. There is only the men whom you serve with. It is this family that one is introduced into that creates bonds between the various Marines, and strengths the Chapter's Union for the entire Legion. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This Roleplay will take place on various missions dealing with Alien threats within the Imperium of man. I would like this to be a long standing thread, so if you are interested in joining please consider that this will likely be written for a year or more depending on how we all decide to move forward with this. I will be allowing any Loyalist chapter, as well as those that were destroyed. If you decide to play a destroyed chapter, then you will be what is known as a Blackshield. These marines have taken the Deathwatch as their chapter in order to continue service to the Imperium. Some others take it as a way to honor their chapter until they die in service. This will have room for four writers, as I've included myself. If you would like to participate, then please PM me as I will be deciding on who I will allow based on these criteria. 1. Knowledge of Warhammer 40K history. 2. Forum Reputation (AKA) are you a reliable poster, do you have a negative rep with your fellow writers. 3. Grammar. (I won't be a complete Nazi about this, but I would like people who can portray themselves without have to constantly decipher their own posts for others.) 4. Posting Frequency. This Roleplay will have a mandatory one week post requirement. If you fail to post, and give no explanation then you will be removed from play. If you have something come up then I would like to know as soon as possible. Life happens, but you can still keep people in the loop. Lastly, being members of the Deathwatch, you are newly aquanted to them. You will not be having access to relic level chapter equipment, or specific weapons. The Deathwatch equips their members to perform their duties, and that often times means the standard load outs unless special circumstances are found. Being a member of the Deathwatch means that you are better than any weapon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This sheet is provided for those wishing to join. Please fill this out, and PM it to me, and we will get this character worked out. ~Character Sheet~ Name: Your Character's Name Chapter: Your Home Chapter. If it's an obscure one, please link to it. Role: What is your duty within the Kill Team? Assault roles generally take point, Devastators take rear guard with large caliber/heavy rate of fire weapons, Librarians are the Psykers of the group, and use the warp to alter, and or contribute to their teams abilities, and Techmarines are their technology experts, and maintain, customize equipment in the field. War Gear: Armor: What mark of armor do you wear? Terminator armor is not allowed at this point. Close Combat: What close combat weapons do you use? Ranged: What ranged weapons do you use? Utility: What miscellaneous items do you have for mission use? Notable Deeds: Specific events that you went above, and beyond the call of duty for your chapter against Xenos races. Glory: What was your first mark of Glory. This can range from storming a bunker against superior firepower, to killing a Gene Stealer in hand to hand combat. Hatred(s): Do you have a particular hatred for a specific Xenos, or simply all of them? Joining Reason: Were you asked to join the Deathwatch by the order itself, your chapter, or did you choose to join, and why?