Is a newspaper still a newspaper on the Internet? Is a novel-in-stories still a novel? Yevgeniya Traps lives in Brooklyn. My son will be two in June, and his favorite books include The Paperbag Princess , Eloise , and any story starring that lovable mouse Maisy. We are feminists raising a boy who will become a man, and we hope a feminist and we pray a reader. Plus, if he reads a lot of lady writers, he will — if he wants it — get so much more pussy.
I myself try to read books by men and women in equal numbers. Sing it, sister! I read the book in four days, hushing anyone who tried to speak to me as I finished a paragraph or chapter, and laughing aloud at various cafes yeah, I became that person. The pure enjoyment of reading The Interestings belies its skill and craft. The narrative perspective, authorial yet also intimate, is so nimble.
Julie Jacobson, at the start of that first night, had not yet transformed into the far better sounding Jules Jacobson, a change that would deftly happen a little while later. Here is one example, regarding the brilliant cartoonist Ethan Figman:. Once, as Ethan bent the flexible straw, he became aware of the tiny little creak it made upon bending, and he filed away the idea, straw sound , for some future endeavor. Straw sound!
But what, exactly, makes it so readable? How come I kept reading then? What she does choose to withhold from the reader, to be revealed in-scene, is significant. She dramatizes the conflict that corrodes this group of friends, and that makes all the difference. Also, Wolitzer writes terrific sex scenes, and that will always keep my interest. When, fairly late in the novel, Jules and her husband return to the arts camp, to run it themselves, I was less interested in this plot-line, for whatever reason.
I remained captivated.
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As I read its final lines, declarative and profound and true, I felt mournful. The book — this book! I closed the novel and wondered if I could write a book this big, this ballsy. I imagined Ms. Wolitzer behind an imposing mahogany desk, quill in hand. Yes, why not? What is not to love about a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking? The lump of coal dreamed of a miracle — that one day it would get to draw rough, black lines on a canvas or, more likely, on a breast of chicken or salmon filet by participating in a barbeque.
Oh, yes — and a final note: The Lump of Coal is elusive which in this case means it likes to hide from employees and shoppers in bookstores. At the first, The Stanford Bookstore, not one of the twenty copies in stock could be found. The Decameron functioned by grouping the stories by theme with a frame narrative to contain the resulting whole. Later, Don Quixote made the central character himself a kind of frame story for the episodes contained within the novel.
The goals are possibilities are clearly different; in the novel of stories, a premium is placed in variety and experimentation. In the more conventional novel, depth and insight are brought more to the fore. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Stephanie Deutsch , a writer and critic living in Washington, D. She had spent the previous year living in Moscow. Solzhenitsyn died on August 3rd at He had won the Nobel Prize for literature in and when I bought the novel it had been through fifteen printings in three years.
The one-time Vermont recluse returned to Russia but there, as here, his fervor and his writing are out of fashion. Just as a voguish book can disappoint, though, Cancer Ward remains compelling. While the title hints at symbolism and death, the straightforward story is vibrantly and affirmatively about life. He himself was a survivor not just of front-line combat with the Red Army, Stalinist prison camps, forced labor and exile in his own country, but also of real illness. A recurrence of his rare stomach cancer was treated with radiation in the spring of at a hospital in Tashkent.
After all the Kings expressed themselves and deemed that they were done, the Chapter Master, who was in deep thought, who listened and weighed the options he had, stood and said in a voice toned to which all would hear and feel his conviction, that he had come into a decision, he had the intention, at first, to just let the worlds men for themselves and just have the best warriors present the world has to offer to be recruited with every time the chapter calls it, but with almost all of the Kings showed little care to life on the planet and edging to Chaos touched minds who know only to bring death and destruction.
The Chapter Master then decided and declared himself the Lord of the planet and all shall heed or die. With such announcement almost all the Kings and their retinues drew their swords and attacked the Chapter Master which was then met with their bloody ends as synchronized bolter fire rang to the air. The Kings who had died then and there were announced as heretics and all their males in the families, blood ties, allies and servants are then subject to service to the chapter and Adeptus Mechanicus and women to Ecclesiarchy to know their places.
Immediately after that, the Planetary Governor at that time was then "visited" by the Chapter Master at his own space station and without a moments hesitation as he met the man, the Chapter master raised his weapon and with a single shot from his bolt pistol in the head, he executed him for his sheer incompetence on handling and governing the world and then killed anyone who dared and would raise their arms against the Astartes and ordered the station to be refitted into a battle worthy vessel post haste and the worlds Imperial Guards returned to the world relieved of their duties.
The Inquisition and High Lords of Terra knew of such actions that had taken place but still remained or turned blind and deaf on the reactions and ordered sanctions by actions taken by the Astartes raising many to question of the origin of such special treatment this particular chapter had.
Today, the chapter had built their fortress monastery, Spero , in the center of the great lake of the world known as the White Water Lake. The chapter also utilized the planets moon Platinum as a space port and has a chapter keep positioned there. Stanium is now renowned to be one of the heaviest defended planets in Segmentum Pacificus as well as having the most highly trained and battle hardened human warriors present due to and not less than the feral Ork contribution, extremely dangerous wildlife and training on the standard of an Astartes Chapter Master accepts.
At the dawn of the end of the 41st millenium, after the destruction of Cadia and the great rift formed, cutting the galaxy into half as well as damning the Imperiums vast hold of the galaxy in the event known as Noctis Aeterna. All hope was thought lost as the astronomican fell dark and silent, the Silver Knights however still fought on and were the few that are lucky enough to exit the warp at the time, sparing the chapters almost complete eradication and left to face the battle alone and cut off, when communications took place yet again, where they are the few that reported back, and heard of the Resurrection of the Primarch of the Ultramarines, The Second Battle of Terra and the announcement of the Indomitus Crusade.
The Silver Knights chapter had been on a grueling, slow and deadly battle to wrest over control of the Segmentum Pacificus back to the Imperiums control over the time where Terra was cut-off and is ably getting one world at a time back towards the fold of the Imperium and their seemingly unstoppable victory towards the Pacificus segmentum command was now halted as the bulk of the chapter are now on a fight for their lives on two fronts, a void battle against a Two Ramilles-Class Star fortress "Resurgence" and "Enmity" controlled by an unknown chaos warband and the battle inside it.
On an unknown planet far on the edge of the Segmentum Pacificus, where the two crusading companies of the chapter, who answered the call of the chapter master and is now also on the path towards Pacificus Segmentum command, reconquering and cleansing fallen worlds that they encounter in their wake is now involved in yet another bitter and deadly conflict with the Alpha Legion.
More than half of the Fortress "Resurgence" is now under loyalist control, but was paid at a high price as pockets of marines are separated by an incident as the fortress shook under the heavy fire of the Silver Knights remaining ships and the daemons now begin to lurk the hall of the fort itself, hunting the pockets of marines too few to mount a formidable defense to the wave of bodies and warp energies thrown at them, while the intense and deadly void battle continues outside with more than half of the Silver Knights ships now hiding on the relative safety out and away of the range of the fortress guns, damaged beyond the point it could effectively fight as they bought down low and destroyed "Enmity" and most the guns of "Resurgence" that is under enemy control and seemingly trapped as the warp proved to be too dangerous still for them to go to and return towards the safety of Stanium.
While good winds turned the battle on the loyalist side on the unknown planet they now named "Solice" as they cut swathes of traitor forces, with the timely help from the Legion of the Damned, forcing them to retreat and be surrounded on their final stronghold, besieged on both space and land it is nothing but time till the Battle of Solice to end.
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In Stanium , a herculean task was done fast, well and meticulous. Casualties are high and are still rising on the front but the creation of the newest warriors of the Silver Knights that are left behind on the planet, their neophytes, are more than ready for a fight and are just waiting for the Chapter Masters command to send these young warriors to the flames of battle to finally forge and perfect these new warriors of the Imperium. Even with the events that took place which bothered the chapter most, they remained vigilant and the planet ever more made secure, PDF and SDF forces of Stanium building up the defenses and their force and with hearing a Primarchs return, a revered legend of a lost millennia, of a far distant memory only the dead remembers, Stanium and its populace now stand strong and ready to fight for the darkest hours that might and will come on their way.
In the waning years of the Indomitus crusade led by the reborn Primarch Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines, dreams shake free librarians of the Silver Knights Chapter on their sleep, visions of a bloodied war world, nowhere seemed recognizable but there a chapter fights, their chapter, against legions upon legions of war host, blurred but undoubtedly the great enemy, there it stands, their banner aloft on the filled full with the bodies of the dead and dying, of the valiant, the brave, the martyr and the traitor, the selfish and coward alike as such when these men came to, orders and movement grew anew the Fortress Monastery, training becomes more rigid, as they all try to reinforce the ranks that would be emptied if the self-imposed crusade the chapter master announced returns home in search for the men tasked to be raised, but blinded by the vagueness and the unknown future, darkness descended upon the planet Stanium unchecked.
It was heralded first by numerous murders of priests amongst the largest temple of the planet, next is the seemingly simultaneous attacks of great roaming animals of Stanium to settlements, fortresses and castles which normally they keep away from and leaving in their deaths hundreds of thousands of citizens dead, wounded, homeless or worst. With their lords busy preparing for war, it was now mostly tasked for the planets own people to solve such problems, PDF and the Arbiters alike move in droves and patrols roam the streets day and night, to investigate the now worsening crimes and unnatural things that is taking upon the planet.
Only did the Silver Knights on the planet noticed something was awfully wrong is when their psykers and astropaths inside the fortress monastery the supposedly one of the holiest place the planet dead. On the first day some psykers, low level astropaths, were suddenly found dead, some that survived the firsts deaths on that day turned into feats and bouts of writhing body and their body parts exploding into bloody gore on the hallways and rooms without warning nor prior signs of corruption on the second day, while finally the last straw was on the third day when a whole room of older and more experienced astropaths handling and sending messages and a lexicanium who was there to send a message simultaneously and in synchronized mutter of innumerable number of words ancient and vile that ripped apart reality on the room, heralding daemons which it took at least fifteen marines, five of which are chaplains and the other five were librarians that were left on the planet itself, to finally put the words and the twisted bloody bodies to silence and the portal to be closed sucking daemon kin back to the foul place they came.
With the last incursion, it was too late to realize that chaos is descending upon Stanium and the remaining Silver Knights on it. In space, reality opened apart as warships bearing marks of the word bearers legion came to and moved in towards the planet, its defenders, though taken initially by surprise, the Staniumian SDF dubbed as Staniums Blade led by Commodore Lehnaired Lanfictios now moved his ships in position near the planets defenses and began engaging a bitter warfare in space, sending waves of almost seemingly unnumbered starfighters and bombers supported by massive mixture of solid and lance shots by the ships and defensive stations as well as intense torpedo fire against a superior and massive foe, seemingly unaffected by the punishment it is being put through and just moved forwards, charging headlong the planet.
Dawn came on the fifteenth day of the planet's siege the SDF stubborn defense of the planet was finally broken, it's ships and crew scattered in the void, the guns in space finally silent and Platinum and it's contingent of Space Marines is under siege the only remaining bastion of defiance outside the planets atmosphere, it's defenses still unbroken and dealing massive damage but the orbiting moon could only do so much when the enemy decided to land on the other side of the planet.
The remaining warships of the Word Bearers sent in a massive assault on the planet, talons and other aircraft's sent roaring towards the surface, drop-pods of Ancient days rushed inside the planets atmosphere intending to land on the cities vicinity itself and as the cannons and anti-air guns, lasers and missiles shook the earth in defiance and wake those who were sleeping or trying to sleep. Space marine aircraft and remaining bombers and fighters of the SDF on the planet's surface rushed towards to engage the chaos aircraft's and drop pods, doing their best shoot down and maintain air dominance as well as starve in a way the massive planet-wide assault by killing the inhabitants of the drop pods before they could deliver their own brew of chaos.
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As the whole world buckled under intense flames and insanity the Chaos Space Marines are spreading and pockets of Imperial resistance, fortresses, bases, hidden outposts and key positions has disappeared one by one, week by week and day after day, Bodies and war machines are destroyed and is piling up faster than it could be produced or replaced. The fortresses, towering figures of defiance against the maddened horde, left and right are besieged by towering machines of chaos seeing their destruction, some lasted for weeks while others were mostly just hours after they were surrounded, but not without a great price against the attackers themselves but still the Chaos Space Marines leading the charges upon the breaches, slaughtering everyone and destroying everything in sight led on with thousands upon thousands of followers and daemons behind their backs who are all seemed to be unrelenting in their assaults.
The arrival of the Primaris Space Marines in the chapter and their subsequent integration sparked much divide among the Captains of the Chapter. The 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th Captains were very wary and distrustful if not ready to deny and reject acceptance of these marines into the Chapter while the 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th Companies support such gifts to be accepted, welcoming the new addition of forces to what they see as the much needed reinforcement the chapter needed at the moment.
After boldly asking and making the Custodians to wait for the chapter to discuss their thoughts on the new breed of marines being presented to them and whom combat prowess they witnessed first hand, it was still a heated debate where at the final moment the notions of dismissing such "gifts" from the returned Primarch Roboute Guilliman himself, was finally silenced when a thinly veiled threat of what will happen if there would be refusal of such "gift" was given by the bearers of such marines themselves, The Emissaries Imperatus.
The Chapter Master then without more delay accepted the Primaris Marines into his ranks and in order to not destroy his chapter from within when it is still weak and badly beaten as the result of the battle for their homeworld, decided also that only will integrate such marines after finishing a task, of which the chapter cannot complete with the condition as it is now, with their own homeworld battered and almost completely destroyed with almost all of their numbers wounded, bloodied and if not dead, their machines of war not fit for battle as all suffered damages that repairs were badly needed.
Only the Primaris Marines are fit to hunt down the ones that dare tried and almost succeeded in their venture to destroy the Silver Knights legacy and their future and such vengeance can't wait. This action, though appeased both sides of the chapter, did not impress the Custodians and they then demanded that such thing must not happen and pressed on towards questioning to the reason behind such action of the Silver Knights Chapter Master, questioning his leadership and his side as well as his decision that amounts to dismissing a gift from the Emperors own hand himself and after hours and hours of discussion with every captain, chaplain and librarian present on the hall where the Captain of the Primaris Marines and his Sergeants simply stood and waited and with their turn to speak and when it did come, only said the resounding acknowledgement of their orders, kneeled and bowed down in front of everyone present and swore the oath of their death before dishonoring their names and their mission and at that moment only did the Custodians relent to such orders and left the halls their job done but with such action and words of the chapter recorded and be remembered.
The marines of the chapter in its weakest and strongest are men of both precision and discipline, which stems from the start of the chapters baptism of fire up to this day. They are well known to leave not a single trace of any enemy force after any engagements aside from the bodies of their dead, they strongly believe that in ensuing the complete annihilation and destruction of any traces of the enemy they encounter is the only way that true peace and victory becomes the inevitable outcome.
As an initiate they are taught time and again until in their ascension as a true Space Marine, that in war, the complete eradication of the enemy is the only one true answer of ending the threat to all of humanity, it is the only victory that the chapter accepts, and to ensure that it would happen, the chapter always would extensively plan any engagement and assault, weighing the odds, scouring millions upon million of data, numbers, statistics and orbital scans, they discuss how to minimize casualties of any Imperial force that would be within the engagement zone and maximize their adversaries lost as much as possible and solving any problems on the battlefield inside the war room before actually doing and executing it on the field, a practice honed and perfected through the shedding of much of their own blood and their enemies.
Thus, the chapter in warfare is also as calculating and as dedicated of an opponent, striking where it cost the most to the enemy than of the chapter itself, ensuring total destruction, seldom caught unawares and seemingly always ready to retaliate the enemy commanders movements in mere moments of it's execution, as a result of this strategy, the chapter suffered very little casualties to any engagement they are called upon and providing them the means of having extremely battle hardened warriors, veterans of many battles in their arsenal.
These critics were silenced simply by what achievements and impossibilities had the chapter earned and gained by walking down its path. The recruitment to the chapter consist of an actual combat engagement with the combatants from the planet's nobles and peasants alike whom are chosen by respective chapter chaplains who keenly watches over the distance of the potential recruits , which will be then given all the best equipment the chapters chosen smiths can forge inside the Chapter Monastery itself, under the close guard of the Master of Sanctity and of the Forge, ranging from battle axes to swords, daggers and shields and armors, these men will be then carried away via Thunderhawk and are formed into groups and then simply instructed fight and hunt to the death 5 gargantuan predators of Stanium known as Silverius Rexius on an isolated and deserted island far from the planets' mainland and those who will survive and successfully annihilate the Rex's will be then initiated to the initiation process of the chapter of being a space marine.
Those who died will be granted full honors in their wake and their families will be given full knowledge into the accounts of their son showing and telling his bravery and death in combat, those who are injured or severely wounded but didn't pass will be taken care of by the chapter, replacing lost limbs with mechanical implants and such, before given the choice to be with the chapter as serfs and or sent back to their homes which will most of them be granted training to the PDF named as Stanium's Ghosts Stanium PDF , which is trained to the levels accepted by the Chapter Master himself.
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Resulting to the worlds PDF to be more competent than the norm with some rising to be aspiring military leaders and legends and others who will not be with the call to the PDF's arms will either prosper into men who will lead the planet either politically or spiritually. The Silver Knights chapter is also noted to have large numbers of vehicles and dreadnoughts along with its variants and the chapter also houses rare variants of some vehicles considered to be holy relics to many other chapters such as the Fellblade super heavy tank, Mastodon Heavy Transport Vehicle, Contemptor Pattern Dreadnoughts and even the favored Sicaran Battle Tank.
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Many conservative sectors of the Inquisition question as to where and when did these relics and powerful war machines came into the chapters possession and view the chapter as an outright catastrophe just waiting to happen. After the 3rd battle of Stanium though. When these mighty relics tasted battle once again in a desperate bid for the chapters survival, and many of these revered relics were either severely damaged, incapacitated or even was unfortunately destroyed after the battle for the planet and chapters own survival and are now being repaired and recovered with the best efforts the chapter.
Many who actually questioned the chapters credibility and its right of owning such ancient weapons of war was now simply silenced by the sheer blood they paid for it in the name of the Emperor and his Imperium of Man. Stanium is a Feudal World with vast forests and is quite bigger than Holy Terra itself, located in Segmentum Pacificus near the Veiled Region along with its moon Platinum and is once a subject of an Ork invasion that was repelled.
Stanium's geography is much like to Holy Terra in the old days but for some aspects are different, as a Jungle world also, Stanium houses many known trees that are ancient and especially gigantic both in height and width. Though vast plain lands are present as well vast water bodies and great mountain ranges. Staniumian culture follows a very close relation to its religion, having men, women and children revere only one true object of divinity and is very fervent about it, with the arrival of the Imperial authorities on the planet they found the people hard to convince to bow into Imperial rule at first.
But the Ecclesiarchy easily converted the planet into the Imperium's religion for the almost seemingly closeness of both beliefs. Spero sits at the center of the great lake of the world Stanium known to the locals as White Water Lake. An immense and surreal structure of silver and gold, it is said that when the sun shines at the structure, the structure itself emits the light reflected to it giving it somewhat of an awe aspiring image to its viewers.
Though the image of the structure is seen as one with magnificent view and it is nothing more than that, the fortress had then proved many times to rare and selected visitors the chapter takes that looks can be deceiving, as many who thought the fortress undefended is shocked to see and know that up close, the fortress is actually brimming with what the most advanced weapons the mechanicus of mars can give it, how the arrangement of the structure could bring its weapons and defenders to bear in just mere seconds of an attack, from Macro Cannons to Force fields, the fortress have it all.
It is also said that the fortress can take a whole damage and intensity of an exterminatus, only to be half destroyed, and can attack of a level of a moving battle fleet in land, a feat no other can imagine of doing. A massive scaled army could only take the fortress as what the mechanicus engineers had said but it is still yet to be proven which all the defenders are eager to have. A baptism of fire to the fortress is yet to come, if there's someone or some group brave or even foolish enough to do it.
The aside from it, the Fortress also holds large training grounds outside and inside and a Duel arena. Hundreds of chambers with its specific purposes are also built in the fortress and is said to have also one of the largest main hall in the Segmentum which is said to be filled with lines upon lines and stacks upon stacks of battle honors and heroic deeds and trophies acquired from the battles the chapter had. The marines of the chapter is noted to be very disciplined and precise, and is extremely careful with any resources available and present with them, a trait that had remained since after the Space-faring days of the chapter, which valuable resources are very scarce and almost nonexistent to their dismay, this led to an abrupt evolution on tactics and handling of the chapter, whilst many improve their chapter in battle prowess and number of recruits and marines, the chapter carried out its days as beings of quality over quantity.
They became very precise and disciplined as well as dedicated, tolerant and patient. They focus on killing more and dying less, hitting more and missing less, practiced and honed through centuries upon centuries of combat on different fields and different enemies, learning in disastrous defeats and winning impossible feats of victory, they mastered such arts that it was with their system, up until now that they had acquired a planet of their own and has a reach and access to vast amounts of supplies they were so scarce with for so many battles in the pasts.
Precision and discipline flowed right also into combat doctrine and practices, every single shot must count, no bolter round shall be wasted, not even a single fallen marine or the failure to recover it's geneseed, weapons, armor and body is tolerated or treated well by the chapter, for wasted resources means death and defeat in war.
This made every marine of the chapter an excellent marksman and a warrior of its own class who aims both in victory and survival, as well as a skilled and competent commander in the field. The Chapter beliefs are centered not to the Primarchs nor The Emperor, they all both are considered as great men to be followed, great warriors to be recognized of and be praised and great people whose feats should be sang throughout the known galaxy but not being revered as Gods as others tend to, but rather the chapter holds in high esteem those who had passed, the ancestors, and the chapter hold special celebrations on their long dead and recently deceased members.
The chapter believes strongly upon the reason they are created in the first place and that is to serve humanity and the Imperium by protecting it from any form of threat, human or otherwise. Thus they are very diligent in denying their worship of any sort from any human society, no matter how small or insignificant, specially those which are unreasonably founded with.
You served well but lost, righteous was your judgement but your mind was astray, your eyes were blind and your ears were deaf and your soul was beginning to be corrupted. May the Emperor save your lost soul. The Chapter had a strong tied on belief which is share throughout the whole planets population, the common trait that the sinner shall have to suffer death first than dishonor his name and his family. In practice though, the marine who is deemed guilty of a sin is to be captured by all means necessary possible and is then tried by the captains of the company and the chapter master along with the Chief Librarian, Apothecarion and Chaplain.
But there are exemptions to the rule, as the Death Oath is also practiced by the chapter, specially if the defendant had been a true servant to the Imperium and had his name written and spoken in glory before then, the "court" might decide to let him go on a quest of Death to the Eye to redeem himself and his name. The chapter also practices duels for setting disputes though it is rare, is much like of the Imperial Fist but the loser is, in accordance to Stanium culture, must leave to live with the masses for three years, stripped of his gear and name, to find his errors and himself or commit death in the process if he should not find it.
And in his return a two day celebration will be held and with the high chaplains and librarians and apothecaries examination of taint, the marine, if found still pure and more determined than ever, is then given permission to the ranks and upon his return will be gifted a master crafted weapon, to be both his reminder of his pilgrimage and his will to find himself to hold in the future. The rare brothers who had experienced this and returned to the chapter are all noted to have done great feats in the battles that had come most notable is the second company captain Xylian Viestox.
The chapter also had their version of Death Oath. He or these brothers will be sent to the Eye of Terror to bring back five hundred thousand trophies of their slain enemies or die trying to redeem themselves or himself. He is given five days in the chapter chapel which he will be accompanied by five chaplains who will bless him and pray for his soul.
He is then sent with his equipment on into the Eye. To die or to return victorious. So far there is only one brother which was given with this task that had returned, though he had returned and had his five hundred thousand trophies, ranging from astartes and guardsman helmets to weapons and armor with some even still have fresh blood stains in it, along with eighteen other armor which the artificers and armorers of the chapter recognizes as their work and owned by the chapter itself, but these armors were handed down to the brothers who had taken the Death oath to the Eye themselves, the lone brother who bought this relics back, mysteriously died on the return trip telling no tale of the events that had passed on the journey he embarked as the craft was intact and not severely damaged with no signs of a fight inside it as well as a fully functioning, undamaged and working gellar field generator and leaving only a great mystery upon his discovery.
An extinct ritual of the Silver Knights that is revived and is now practiced solely by the 10th company. According to the tenets, every scout who misses his shot, on the battlefield shall be then scarred with a specially prepared ritual knife. The wound would not close and be healed only after the span of 30 days. This is to remind the brother that his "weakness, hesitation and distracted mind" is fatal in the battlefield, which can cause another of their own life to perish and the precious ammunition wasted.
The Chapter has no record of winning to such event held by its parent chapter as well as they had never acquired the honor to held such festivities, Their champions, who fought with all their might and glory and did the best that they only could but still fell short to other chapters efforts but still many known members are eager to prove their mettle with their fellow brethren and are all waiting patiently for their time of victory to come. As prescribed by the Codex Astartes the Silver Knights are known to have 10 Standard Companies with the needed number of marines for each company.
NOTE: The Number of men present in the Chapter is currently unknown and many hold to sayings that the chapter houses more than the thousand marines that are tolerated by the Codex Astartes. With this, Silver Knights Librarians have a number of unique psychic abilities only used by the psykers of their Chapter:. Trained directly under the tutelage of the battle brothers of the Ultramarines chapter as well as first hand Tyranid Incursion Encounters. It is currently unknown which Company does these Marines belong to or they even belong to the standard 10 Companies at all but they are notable by the fact that those which is in this group usually attach a tooth of a tyranid on their bolters or adorns the left pauldron of armor with either layers of chitin, or a gaunt or genestealers head.
The Honor Guard of the Chapter. Only the most courageous as well as battle hardened men are chosen to be in this group and fewer will be inducted, they are well known to be proficient dual wielders and is commonly distinguishable by that trait. All of these Marines wear an Artificer Armor with a built in Iron Halo's, as well as an ornately crafted power sword named as Silvers Blade as well as ornate Boltguns.
These Marines are spread to each company as men of guidance and inspiration in and out of the battlefield. Exclusive only to the marines of the 3rd company, these marines rides into the heart of the battle with their heavily modified with armor, weapons and silenced but stronger and powerful engines and cameloline cloaked Legion Mark IV Outrider Assault Bikes seeking armored targets and other opportunities almost completely unnoticed that it offers significant if not high amount of damage to not only manpower of the enemy as well as morale as these "Specters" seemingly appears out of nowhere to destroy enemy armor and formations in bright flashes of melta, bolter and plasma fires only to be gone in an explosive explosion after.
This lightning like harassing maneuvers continues on until deemed ineffective by the commander or until the enemy turns its back against the Silver Knights forces. Composed of 12 marines that is chosen by the chapter master himself to guard one of the most guarded secret of the Silver Knights chapter. They would each be trained to the task and all would wear the most potent and blessed armor and weapon the chapter can offer which is actually the first guardians weapons and armors which is modified and upgraded after every use of the previous user.
The chosen would serve for a standard of years before another change of guard is made. Usually though, in the span of only 10 years or less, those who had finished their guard duty is always killed in glorious action or is gravely wounded doing such feats that they are needed to be interned to a dreadnought to further survive but would still not make it or die during such process.
The only ones known to still live after their duty to such place after 10 years is Veteran Sergeant Xyvander Accipetrius and Veteran Sergeant Velihilum Gravesong. Thus the duty, to those who are bought and chosen to it, treated it as a great burden and honor to be chosen as well as most likely one of the final one's they would ever do. A highly respected appointment amongst the second company is to be among the four chosen to watch over the Gate of Spero as well as the Hall of Silver Lords, the place where the bodies of the fallen have been interned.
Only the Second Company has the privilege to be in the Custudio Ruina where the chosen will serve for a standard 50 Years before another change of guard. Only the Fourth and Fifth battle company could only be with this group, composed to a total of 60 Marines at a time, as it was ordered to be. This specialized and recently bought up group was tasked to fight the rapidly rising threat of the Necrons awakening in the galaxy. Armed with the lasts of the ancient Volkite weaponry found in the armory of the chapter and the most potent power weapon available, as well as the newest Mark 8 power armor, modified with teleporters and extra layer of armor as well as a rosarius.
They would strike mercilessly on the battlefield and walk like a defiant wall of steel and flesh against the rising robotic undead that dares mock the strength and will of the living to survive in the ever growing merciless galaxy. Ordered by the Chapter Master himself to paint their colors Raven Black and Midnight Blue Trim and their Chest Eagle as Gold until further instructions, these marines along with some contingent of the legendary warriors of the Custodes, Sisters of Silence and other Imperial forces who came to aid the battered chapter in finally securing their world by dropping off and eradicating the tainted bastions of defense the word bearers and their allies managed to build and occupy in the course of the battle for Stanium.
These new breed of marines were welcomed by the chapter with a mix of caution and thanks and then, during the time the Primaris Marines and their allies again dropped from the sky and attacked and burned to the ground the traitor forces and the last of their holds in the world. The chapter master along with the 10 company captains, all are bloodied and battered, with some missing parts of their body and already were replaced with cybernetics and robotic prosthetic, who also managed to survive the costly battle for their chapter and homeworld met with each other.
And only after a heated debate, it was finally decided that to as a final rite to prove themselves worthy to be called as a member of the chapter, they, all the Primaris Marines, gift from the Primarch of the Ultramarines, The Avenging Son of the Emperor himself, Roboute Guilliman, that was added to the battered Knights was then was tasked with hunting down the last of the traitor ships that managed to evade destruction of the vengeance filled retaliation force of the the now reawaken Primach of the Imperium of Man to the ground and all of their heads, armor and weapons returned to the chapter as proof of their success and only then would they repaint their colors to match the Chapters own.
The chapter is known to second 14 men every time the chapter is called to the Service of the Long Watch, 1 man for every company with a Librarian, a Techmarine, a Chaplain and a chosen Honor Guard will be presented to be chosen before their secondment. These men shall embody the chapter itself in their service and is ordered to return with honor and knowledge of their service to add for the chapters use. The chapter master chooses himself among the candidates those who are worthy for the long watch, who show exemplary dedication and skill at combating Xenos threats that arises or by direct and bold request to the chapter master to be chosen as one and it is treated as one of the highest honor one could get within the chapter, second only to be with the Honor Guard itself.
Thus whenever the time came of men to be chosen and seconded to the Long Watch. The Chapter artificers would always give their best Digi-weapons to the brothers that would represent the chapter and no marine from the Silver Knights arrived at their respective watch without a ring in their person and this has proved to had saved countless Silver Knights marines in their service for more than once. He never let the company banner hit the ground after the bearer got hit and still managed to lead and slew many greenskin single handedly including the Warboss G'eaming Choppa, effectively ending the Ork threat.
He is now the Captain of the Second Company and still wielding the force sword Fury of the Righteous which he used in the battle with the daemon prince. Though the resulting charge took the needed time for the chapter reinforcements to arrive and defeat back the vile horde, the battle saw many casualties to the chapter and from that day both the Chaplain and the chapter sworn an oath of vengeance and retribution against the elusive alpha legion making the third and fourth company who suffered the loss most terribly dedicated into hunting down any Alpha legion cells in the known region and galaxy.
Sergeant Merridus Aquilus - a fourth company sergeant, now entombed in a Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought, who led a defense for ten days in the wake of a chaos infested planet cleansing of Secundus Invictus in M He helped a beleaguered Freeblade Knight get free from the clutches of death when the sergeant chose to target the chaos titan instead of the oncoming wave of infantry which is coming for his vulnerable position. The band of freeblades asked to be with the chapter on any battle to come, forging an alliance with the Sergeant and the Chapter Master.
The freeblades was then granted land on the planet Argentum and is now battling with the chapter in honor. Veteran Sergeant Velihilum Gravesong - Known as the best the chapter could ever offer, he is known to be the Elite amongst the Elite of the Honor Guard, earning the respect even of his fellow Honor Guards and of Veteran Sergeant Xyvander.
He rides into battle with his tamed and heavily armored and augmented Staniumian Stormwolf he named Frost, as well as having the honor to wear the artifact known as Fury of Silver. Veteran Sergeant Xyvander Accipetrius - One of the most well known personalities of the Chapter's Honor Guard, he is well known for his combat prowess that rivals the chapter master himself as well as being known to be good friends of the Librarian Stormvale and Chaplain Corrintus, he is one of the oldest Honor Guard in service as well as one of the oldest marine the chapter has.
He was once chosen to be the Silver Knights Chapter Master but declined the position and instead remained as an Honor Guard to bring and inspire his brothers to glory and honor of both the chapter and mankind. He is the current pilot of the Fortress Of Will. Though nearly all the imperial forces deployed into the planet was decimated. He received a gift later in the form of a power fist named Hand Of Exterminatus as well as a Psyber-Raven familiar which he later named Haze. Techmarine Khryshan Elenziare - One of the most gifted if not a genius to any technology presented to him that the chapter has.
From a young age, he is seen to have quite the affinity towards technology and after his indoctrination to the chapter and his subsequent rise to the ranks this gift has not gone unnoticed and after being sent by the Chapter for training in the hands of the Adeptus Mechanicus, Elenziare returned as a Techmarine that rivaled the Master of the Forge's knowledge in the span of only 70 years. He is once been told to be born on the wrong planet by a fellow Salamander Astartes upon seeing his skills first hand.
Apothecary Juvo Cresthammer - Infamous for his actions against different alien species, he had the innate and genius ability to create different toxins and poisons that was and is instantly effective as well as viciously deadly towards their intended targets. However, with the arrival of the Tyranids, his "genius" was tested and for his eternal shame failed to win the fight as the battle intensified, though still able to win the day with the help of different chapters and of the Ultramarines Tyrannic War Veterans. The last known communication with the team was recorded as the action was taking place.
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