Angels of Vigilance
The Angels of Vigilance are Space Marine Chapter created during the Second Founding, supposedly a Successor Chapter of the Dark Angels. However, they are not listed in the Apocrypha of Davio. They have a strong monastic nature.
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Their Fortress Monastery is a huge orbital dock around the world Pervigilium, just outside the Cadian Gate. The Angels of Vigilance are especially good at fighting the forces of Chaos as they tend to encounter them during every Black Crusade, which traditionally enters Imperial territory through the Gate. Also, due to their proximity to the Eye of Terror, whenever the Cadian Gate becalms, they can be seen in their ships, moving into the Eye to fight the forces of Chaos in their own territory.
Never has the entire chapter been called to war, as each Marine swears an oath never to leave the Fortress Monastery undefended, and each time the chapter is called up, at least one company remains behind. Several times their Chapter Master has failed to heed the calls of the High Lords of Terra, and their loyalty has been called into question by some quarters.
It is likely that the Angels of Vigilance are at home around the planet Pervigilium as, just following the Horus Heresy, the planet was assaulted by the Dark Angels and the Angels placed a detachment to watch over the ruling caste, lest they stray from the Imperium again.
Notable battles and campaigns
- The Angels of Vigilance are one of only four chapters to have served in both the Third War for Armageddon and against the Thirteenth Black Crusade
- 1: Angels of Vigilance Armageddon Website (saved archive page, dated Aug 2006, last accessed 2 September 2015)
- 2: Codex: Armageddon, p. 32
- 3: Codex: Eye of Terror, p. 16