Warhammer 40k: A New Breed
When he learned of the Deathwatch, Roboute Guilliman immediately recognised their importance. He also saw how thinly stretched the resources of the Deathwatch were. In some places, the Great Rift had cut watch fortresses off from any support. In others, furious warp storms drove desperate xenos migrations before them, leaving the Deathwatch embattled against waves of displaced enemies that had nothing left to lose.
Foreseeing that Humanity’s shield would soon be sundered without aid, Guilliman issued the Ultimaris Decree.
This order bound every newly founded Primaris Space Marine Chapter to the tithe of the Deathwatch in perpetuity. It also seconded several Chapters’ worth of the newly awakened Primaris battle-brothers and deployed them – along with all their supporting materiel – directly to the watch fortresses scattered across the Imperium. So desperate was the hour that nearly every Watch Master accepted these untested new recruits without question. Soon enough the Primaris Marines’ might was proven, and put to good use.
Greetings and welcome!
I'm going to make this as short and sweet as I can, so here goes.
We are taking the role of a few Unnumbered Sons - Primaris marines who fought with Guilliman in mixed-Chapter squads, before they were broken up and assigned to new permanent Chapters - that have been assigned to the Deathwatch and the vigil therein. I'm happy for your Astartes to be as experienced as it is possible for a Primaris to be thus far in the lore, or for them to be fresh out the wrapping from Mars, as well as anywhere in between. Any loyalist Legion is also fine as a progenitor, you can even have them assigned to a successor Chapter and then assigned to the DW if you so wish.
We shall also be taking the structure of what is called a Fortis Kill Team, essentially meaning that - should you wish to - you can take a different role from that of an Intercessor, although I'd prefer a majority of them; so could be three Intercessors and then two Aggressors and then a Reiver etc...you get the picture.
Two last things.
I'll not be asking for Character Sheets, so it'll be up to your writing to tell everyone everything they need to know.
Lastly, if you wish to hold a special position - Techmarine, Apothecary and so on - then please ask me first.
Apart from that, you've just arrived at Watch Station Nemesianus (or been there for a few hours), probably by a small craft, the entire structure being a small space-borne outpost in the Segmentum Solar orbiting a dead planet. Converse, check weapons, think of your characters past etc.
After an initial round of posts we'll get this show on the road.
If anyone wants colour-specific text or anything, just tell me (and everyone else) in the thread.
The Emperor protects.