He was recruited from the savages of the feral world Kimmeria but shows none of their uncultivated behaviors. He is best known for, other than his leadership of the Dark Angels, caring for the chapter banner, the scouring of Truan IX, and crushing a techno-revivalist cult during the Faze V Uprising. For decades he then disappeared but must have provided suitable services to the chapter for he later became a member of the Deathwing, Captain of the 3rd Company and then Master of the Deathwing in 917.M41. From there, he famously led the assault that slew the Daemonically possessed Governor of Sephlagm before subjecting the world to Exterminatus. He gained further fame during the Vendetta Campaign. A charismatic and dynamic leader, he was an inspiration to those who fought along side him.
When the previous grand master, Naberius, died in 939.M41, Azrael was quickly promoted and given the title Keeper of the Truth and now sits at the head of the Inner Circle. He not only leads the Dark Angels in battle but also orchestrates the hunt for the Fallen and guards the chapter's most precious and terrible secrets, many of which are known only to him and the previous chapter masters before him.
Upon becoming Keeper of the Truth, he obtained the traditional wargear of his predecessors; the master crafted Sword of Secrets, The Lion's Wrath combi-plasma gun and the ornate Lion Helm. The Helm is carried by a being of unknown origin (possibly a Watcher in the Dark), but it shows extreme devotion to its master.
Azrael is named after the Archangel of Death of the same name in Hebrew and a few select pieces of Islamic lore. From an adapted form of Hebrew it means "Whom God Helps".
- Dark Angels miniatures gallery
- 2: Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition) pg.75
- Codex: Angels of Death (2nd Edition)
- Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition)
- Codex: Dark Angels (4th Edition) (pg 46)
|Headquarters||Company Master • Space Marine Command Squad • Deathwing Command Squad • Ravenwing Command Squad • Interrogator-Chaplain • Chaplain • Librarian • Apothecary • Techmarine|
|Elites||Veteran Squad • Deathwing Terminator Squad • Deathwing Knights • Dreadnought • Mortis Dreadnought|
|Troops||Tactical Squad • Scout Squad • Devastator Squad|
|Fast Attack||Assault Squad • Ravenwing Attack Squadron • Ravenwing Support Squadron • Ravenwing Black Knights • Ravenwing Darkshroud • Land Speeder Squadron|
|Vehicles||Rhino • Razorback • Predator • Whirlwind • Vindicator • Land Raider • Land Raider Crusader • Land Raider Redeemer • Land Raider Ares • Land Speeder Vengeance|
|Aircraft||Dark Talon • Nephilim Jetfighter • Drop Pod • Thunderhawk|
|Special Characters||Azrael • Belial • Ezekiel • Sammael • Asmodai|