Warhammer 40K - Deathwatch

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Warhammer 40K - Deathwatch

Post by Vardaen » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:40 pm

It is the 41st
Millennium
For more than a hundred centuries, the Emperor has sat
immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the
master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master
of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies.
He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from
the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the
Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day
so that he may never truly die.
Yet in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal
vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the Daemon-infested
miasma of the warp, the only route between distant stars,
their way lit by the Astronomicon, the psychic manifestation
of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in his name
on uncounted worlds, but for all their multitudes, they are
barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens,
heretics, mutants, and worse.
To be a man in such times is be one amongst untold
billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime
imaginable. Yet you are not just any individual'€"you are a
warrior in the fabled Adeptus Astartes, a soldier in the front
lines of the Imperium's never ending war of survival against
those that would see it burn. You are one of the Emperor's
Finest: a warrior born from a lost age to face humanity's
greatest enemies in its time of greatest need.
WHAT Is
DEATHWATCH?
Deathwatch is a roleplaying game in which
you take on the role of a member
of the Adeptus Astartes'€"the
devout, bio-engineered
super-soldiers also known
as Space Marines. After
many years of exemplary
service within your
own Chapter, you have
been singled out and
selected to join one
of the most unique and
specialised groups of Space
Marines'€"the Deathwatch.
Only exceptional candidates
from the fighting forces of the Adeptus Astartes are
invited to join the mysterious Deathwatch and take
on a new oath to safeguard the Imperium from the darkest of
threats. You are called into service to hunt down and destroy
hostile xenos forces, to seek out and crush the root of heresy
and sedition, and to continually fight against the foul daemon
menace that crawls forth hungrily from beyond the Warp. You
are at the forefront of Mankind's war for survival against an
extremely hostile universe.
Along with the other players, you form a Kill-team of
Deathwatch Space Marines'€"but the challenges you face are
not all external. Since you have each been recruited from a
separate Space Marine Chapter, your fellow Space Marines
may have wildly differing traditions, beliefs, experiences and
backgrounds than yours. You must learn to put aside your
differences and work with Space Marines who may be strangers
or even rivals in order to succeed in the most extraordinary
of missions'€"or face the threat of total annihilation when
confronted by implacable alien foes.
"He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom." - Gandalf
J.R.R. Tolkien, Council of Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring

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