This entire section is one attempt to describe the long history of the Dark Angels in a linear form. Every known piece of history and event based on GW publications has been written in my own words and linked together in a reasonably plausible manner by additional fiction. This is in no way the official GW version nor is it in anyway an attempt to infringe on their IP. There are many versions of imperial history buried within the sands of time and this is but just one of them. Read on if you dare!
CHAPTER V: THE DAMNATION OF CALIBAN
The Dark Angel legion and their primarch, tired of countless campaigns and longing for home, return to Caliban after breaking the siege of terra. There they witness yet another act of betrayal by their own brethren and the destruction of their home.
CHAPTER ONE: THE EARLY YEARS
Describes the universe, the warp and the early man; The birth of the New Man, Humanity's reach for the stars, the Dark Age of technology and the coming of the Age of Strife; the ascension of the New Man as the Emperor, the creation of the Primarchs, their Spacemarine Legions, and the beginning of the great crusade.
CHAPTER IV: BROTHERHOOD BETRAYED
The great betrayal, known as the Horus Heresy tears the imperium apart. This section describes the situation of the Dark Angels during that time of great lament and their epic journey back to the heart of the imperium.
CHAPTER II THE YOUNG LION
This chapter describes the early years of the Primarch on Caliban, his exploits there his rise to leadership and his subsequent discovery by the emperor
CHAPTER III: THE GREAT CRUSADE
The role of the Dark Angels in the great crusade, their rivalry with the Spacewolves and their subsequent battles.
CHAPTER VI: ANGELS REBORN
The Dark Angels Legion reels from the triple loss of their emperor, their primarch and their home world. Betrayed not only by their brother primarchs but also their own battle brothers on Caliban, they stoically begin the task of rebuilding.
Chronicled By ( Shadow Guard )
Deep within the core of the Asteroid that was once Caliban lie a myriad of dungeons and passageways. Ancient caverns that predated the heresy lie side by side with those cored out by modern science. Some such chambers are so secret that very few within the entire chapter know even of their existence. Within one such chamber called the Liber Mortis Angelus lie great tomes and data crystals bristling with a vast array of information. Secreted within the depths of the Liber Mortis Angelus lies a single massive tome with embedded data crystals that chronicle the entire history of the Dark Angels Legion and their Unforgiven chapters, from their inception by the most benevolent emperor to their current activities. This is the Apocrypha of Caliban. Only the Grandmasters of the Inner Circle even know of it's existence, let alone its content. It is the most complete accumulation of the events comprising the history of the Dark Angels.
To understand fully, the origin of the unforgiven chapters and their antecedent legion, one must delve far in to the early history of humanity. One must go far back in time to the period preceding the birth of the emperor, his subsequent birth on Terra and hence on to the golden era when the holy emperor walked amongst his warriors. One must then study the events in that era of magnificent achievements and horrendous deeds! Of brilliant conquests and cataclysmic wars!
Much has been lost in the mists of time, yet much is remembered! Time moves inexorable forward, washing the events of history in to insignificant dust. Time is the mortal enemy of man as it disposes his achievements and buries his memories without second thought.
History becomes legend....Legends become myths....Myths turns in to fables...and fables slowly fade away.
Yet the immortal emperor endures for the sake of humanityand as do the emperor's first legion!
As the following accounts will reveal, the fate of the emperor and his first legion both seem to parallel each other in victory and tragedy. So then join me as I take you on the journey of the history of humanity and our legion. Let us begin!