Brother Matthias

Black Templar Assault Marine


On the eve of battle Black Templar space marines prepare themselves in many ways. Prayer, training, rites… but only one receives the vision. The vision of the upcoming battle and the Emperor’s guiding hand showing its course. The one who receives this vision is brought to the battle fleet’s chaplain and that marine becomes the Emperor’s Champion. He is given access to relic weapons and armor to defeat the leaders of the force the Templars will be engaged with. The vision does not always come and especially not to the same marine twice; save for Brother Matthias. Whenever his crusade fleet was hunting warp spawn and daemons, it was he who received the vision.

Every. Single. Time.

If it was greenskins another may or may not have received the vision. The same with Tyranids. But if the fleet were on the path to hunt and destroy daemons and their ilk, Brother Matthias became the Emperor’s Champion and slew the leaders of the enemy with brutal and cold efficiency.
This consistency was a portent and a sign that the Emperor indeed has plans for Brother Matthias. It got him the attention of The Deathwatch.  Goals: To join the Deathwatch and become the innoculation against the daemon disease. Brother Matthias’ faith is incredibly strong. His visions and his deeds speak volumes about how strongly he believes in the Emperor’s power and will to protect humanity. He one day hopes to be strong enough and worthy enough to bear the mantle of The Crux Terminatus and to become a Chaplain. 

*His Strengths:* Fearless in battle, unshakable faith, a nearly unmatched fighting skill .

His Armor: It has a technological flaw within its power core that makes it seem as if deep voices of a dirge are being sung by an unseen choir. It causes fear among those he battles.

His weaknesses: His faith and fearlessness often lead to recklessness in the heat of a melee. 

His fears: that those daemons he fights will infect him with their poison. He fears being taken under daemonic influence and losing brothers to the same.

Chapter Demeanor: Zealous
Zealous is a Demeanour (see page 32) unique to Space Marines from the Black Templars Chapter. When not engaged in battle, the brethren of the Black Templars are invariably to be found preparing for it. They pass their time in prayer and meditation, or engaged in exacting training rituals. Those Initiates entrusted with the training of a Neophyte spend long hours passing on their knowledge to their young pupil and supervising endless drills, practice sessions, and trials. The brethren frequently impose upon themselves many hardships, foregoing all but the bare necessities in order to purify themselves in the eyes of the Emperor and their primarch, and to emulate the example of their founder Sigismund.

Personal Demeanor: Stoic
No test of endurance is too much for this Space Marine.