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Dileas the Indomitable

Dileas has served as the Chapter's Master Librarian for nearly 500 years. proving again and again how well earned his nickname is. It seems that when an enemy has managed to surprise the Blood Spears or call upon overwhelming numbers his stalwart Stand has inspired time and again the other Blood angels to recommit themselves and everytime they have emerged Victorious when the dust settles.
One of the most famous examples of this was on the Ork embattled world of Attimus. When an Enormous Ork fleet was detected heading towards the Home planet of the Regal Scars. The Chapter had been a powerful and long reaching servant of the emporer in recently past centuries but after loosing 4 companies at Hive Tempestus during the 3rd war on Armaggedon and loosing most of another 3 supporting the imperial guard in an opperation against the Tyranids they had been reduced to a mere 437 Marines. and we're in no position to repel an invasion of such magnituted. the Blood angels Responded with gusto sending the entirety of the 4th and 6th battle companies along with elements from the 1st 5th 7th 8th 9th and 10th companies under the Command of Dienekes who had been at the time in command of the 4th company the leading element of the force. During the invasion the 6th company and a large portion of the rest of the Force we're embattled at the fortress monestary leaving only the 1st 7th and 8th Company elements under command of Dileas to defend the spaceport city near the norther pole. When the orks managed to get past the walls of the city Dileas donned his terminator armor and lead 2 squads of other terminators in a stand at the center of the city. drawn inexorable by the promise of a good fight the orks ran straight for them ignoring all else allowing the other companies to set up on the surrounding buildings to shoot down into the ork throng with their ranged weapons. Inspired by Dileas' example the other veterans in the Holy Terminator armor continued to fight boldly for almost 37 hours before the Warboss who was in charge of the assault appeared before them only to be destroyed by Dileas' mental artillery without even the chance to strike a blow. After this humiliation and powerful example of Blood Spear prowess the remaining Orks we're simple to mop up.

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Roughly 212 Years ago during the reign of Chapter Master Valenae a transmission was intercepted accidentally by one of the chapters lower level serfs stationed on the Radio frequency communication. The transmission while it appeared to be babble was reported to the higher ups who discovered something intersting. While the transmission was created in the radio frequency which would've taken centruies to reach Asphodae under normal circumstances it had taken only 3 days to reach them.
His keen danger sense alerting Valenae that something was wrong he put the entire chapter on alert and roused the full fury of the Blood Spears readying them to fight on their home soil. The fortunate accidental radio transmission which caused this was the only warning of an eldar raid on the planet.
Only four days after the chapter was ordered to begin patroling the planet the eldar appeared en-masse in the skies above the planet driving the battle barges and other support craft in orbit away and wiping aside the orbital defences. As soon as this began Valenea recalled all space marines to the fortress. As this was happening he was approched alone in his study by the Eldar Farseer. Treacherous as ever the eldar claimed that the artifact spear carried by the chapters Reclusiarch was theirs stolen from them by orcs when their craftworld was attacked and demanded is return. When Valenae refused the Farseer turned to threatening Valenae who laughed at the insults the cur threw at him. The eldar finally accepting that it was not going to get anything from Valenae teleported again back to his ship and began preping his armies.
Valenae recognizing the markings of the farseer now knew exactly which of the so called Eldar "Aspects" would be fighting and prepared accordingly. To counter the Swooping Hawks aspect the 8th assalt company was assigned to defend the Vindicators and Whirlwinds that would be used to pummel the general infantry and Dire Avengers. Using the 9th Devestator company to counter the Dark Reapers he believed that the battle was well in hand.

Shortly before the battle began however three combat squads from the 4th combat company went missing without any report of contact. Dispatching Scouts from their positions near the firebase to find out what he had missed Valenae cursed the trecherous eldar. As ordered all of the available scout squads began moving quietly towards the eldar positions to discover that the Farseer was apperating from a jet bike alongside several squads of the Shining Spears aspect. Valenae managed to get the 4th company onto Bikes quickly enought to counter this new threat while the scouts who discovered this and particularly the Scout Dienekes who had managed to kill one of the exarchs with his sniper rifle was inducted into the ranks of the 4th company.

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The transmission while it appeared to be babble was reported to the higher ups who discovered something intersting.
Why? If it was babble and nothing of importance than why would a serf bother anyone with it? What possessed this serf to report this random transmission when it appeared to be nothing?

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His keen danger sense alerting Valenae that something was wrong he put the entire chapter on alert and roused the full fury of the Blood Spears readying them to fight on their home soil.
So the chapter master is informed of a transmission of babble and he immediately assumes something bad is about to happen; not only that but something is about to attack the chapter homeworld? What of the chapter librarians or companies? Has he consulted them and discovered anything else to indicate such a thing?

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The fortunate accidental radio transmission which caused this was the only warning of an eldar raid on the planet.
Eldar using radio transmissions? Why would a highly advanced race of psykers, who use psychic ability for damned near every aspect of their lives, resort to using something as crude as radio transmissions?

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Only four days after the chapter was ordered to begin patroling the planet the eldar appeared en-masse in the skies above the planet driving the battle barges and other support craft in orbit away and wiping aside the orbital defences.
How did they just appear so close to the chapters homeworld without them knowing it? You don't just appear in the homeworld system of a space marine chapter without them knowing about it mere moments before they are on top of you. Theres an entire marines fleet on alert after all.

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As this was happening he was approched alone in his study by the Eldar Farseer.
How did the farseer penetrate so far into a chapter fortress? And how did he/she know where to be in order to find the chapter master?

A fortress monestary is a heavily defended structure complete with void shields, a thing that prevents incoming fire from weapon batteries and teleportation. (Ships have to lower shields or a section of them to make teleportation possible.)

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Valenae recognizing the markings of the farseer now knew exactly which of the so called Eldar "Aspects" would be fighting and prepared accordingly.
How did he recognize which aspect warriors would be present? Is this guy well trained in being able to understand eldar glyphs and symbols? And for what reason would a farseer have symbols of aspect warriors with him/her anyway?

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To counter the Swooping Hawks aspect the 8th assalt company was assigned to defend the Vindicators and Whirlwinds that would be used to pummel the general infantry and Dire Avengers.
This is assuming the Eldar will be fighting to a battle plan that these marines are good at dealing with?

If the Eldar are the ones attacking a chapter homeworld, why would they be mounting anything but a highly elite surgical strike with mechanized elements protecting much of their forces? And why would swooping hawks, warriors who combat infantry and other warriors, not armour, be the ones gong after armour?

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Using the 9th Devestator company to counter the Dark Reapers he believed that the battle was well in hand.
This is once again assuming the Eldar will be doing something like a straight up charge at the chapter with heavier elements providing cover to some degree. However again Eldar do not fight this way, I mean why would a dieing race not use grace and intelligence to attack their enemy and keep their own losses low over brute force and high risk of losses?

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As ordered all of the available scout squads began moving quietly towards the eldar positions to discover that the Farseer was apperating from a jet bike alongside several squads of the Shining Spears aspect.
Why would the chapter master send even more scouts after learning this? And if he didn't learn this from the first group of scouts what possessed him to send more scouts from fighting to look for the other squads? If he had learned this from the first squads then why would fourth company or another company not be sent?

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Valenae managed to get the 4th company onto Bikes quickly enought to counter this new threat while the scouts who discovered this and particularly the Scout Dienekes who had managed to kill one of the exarchs with his sniper rifle was inducted into the ranks of the 4th company.
Kinda seems tossed in there; we go through this whole thing and then this random scout is tossed in to be recognized as somewhat important? Perhaps he would be better served fleshed out later rather than get a line or two here.


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In the end, making your own chapter is simply a colour scheme and your own fluff. You would not be able to use any characters you came up with in tournies, but there is nothing stopping you from playing your chapter. And when using your own chapter, for games its also possible to use existing characters while changing names, like a counts as Kantor in a not Crimson Fists codex marine force.

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grrr... I liked your fluff, and darkreever bangs EVERYBODIES fluff! it's like the why cats land on their feet, we don't know why it happens, but it always does!

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just remembered, red font is only for admins, so you might want to change that!

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K so a Radio Frequency transmission from a planet a few hundred lightyears away arriving 3 days after the time stamp is not weird? particularly since radio transmissions take several minutes to reach THE MOON HERE...

Librarians can detect things coming out of the warb because of the disturbance but i haven't ever found one in any other fluff that could detect someone exiting the eldar webway. hense the only warning of an impending invasion was the transmission that was dropped into the webway along the path of the same fleet travling to the planet

Its not an eldar transmission that. the transmission was random babble not an eldar dialect that could be identified its not theirs its coming out of their webway.


next point again the imperium has never so far as i have found been able to detect someone dropping out of the eldar webway. they even have trouble detecting Warp exits in the shadow of other planets in the system or as the eldar used here behind the planets moon in fact in other chapter's fluff they have exploited this blind spot to ambush others using imperium equivelent tech

Countering the Swooping Hawks in this way is something that i and several other Blood Angels player do because of their ability in the rules which i am also factoring into my fluff because they should not be exclusive as some people have

yes it prevents teleportation but the eldar farseer arrived in spite of this fact. meaning that he probably used something similar to the space marine psychic teleportation i figured someone as fluff versed as you would figure out that someone powerfull enough to reach Farseer and cunning enough to sneak up on a chapter homeworld would manage to circumvent something as simple as void shields.

Not some guy. a CHapter Master which means he has probably faced eldar before and recognizing something as unique as a Farseer's armor and remembering which elite warriors we're present last time he saw that should be fairly simple for someone with a SM's edict memory

Countering the Swooping hawks ability to drop onto the field haywire bomb a tank that i'm using to help create a firebase and the jump back into reserve bbefore they can be counter attacked comes straight out of strategies i use agaist the eldar players at my shop i figure that unlike what some ppl have argued before that the fluff and the rules should not be mutually exclusive and i've seen your arguments to the same effect so unless i've got you confused with someone else i know you agree with me

When space marines disappear without even sounding an alarm and especially when someone as treacherous as teh eldar are the opponent it pays to know what did that. and they were't scouts that disappeared they were combat squads from a battle company. they have internal vox transmissions and everything but they didn't even report contact... that deserves to be looked into. particularly by someone with long range weapons who could spot an enemy before being engaged on the dunes of the desert

Last point not a random scout he is the current chapter master... 200 years after this attack he is the current chapter master.... if my memory serves logan was a marine for 450 years before becoming great wolf. Dante was a full marine for almost 300 before he became chapter master. but this "random Scout" rose from a simple human to chapter master in 250 or so. i think since it was his detection of the shining spears and that he will soon be chapter master he deserved to be recognized a little.
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!!!!! I just found out that the next tourney at my shop is gonna have a couple add ons. the typical best paintjob/conversion award. but they also are having a best homebrew character contest. i have to have a model for my characters following wysiwyg rules and if i get one o the top 3 i get to use it in the tourney!!!!!! Kick Ass
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