Through the machinations of the Unforgiven's Inner Circle, its members are eternally vigilant, never resting in the hunt for the Fallen.
Even though the Chapter has stood side by side with every major arm of the Imperium's military, it has always maintained a distance and aloofness that sets its brethren further apart from the bulk of Humanity, and even from other Space Marines.
When the Dark Angels join a larger force to execute a great war or crusade, they do so according to their own, unfathomable goals.
There is no presumption that the leaders of the Dark Angels have any inherent superiority over those of the other Unforgiven Chapters.
Rather, the leaders work together closely, and if needed elect one of their number as nominal commander for the duration of the campaign.
The origins of the Dark Angels Chapter remain shrouded in mystery.
Few Imperial records of its beginnings still exist, nor are there many mentions of the part it played in the Emperor's Great Crusade during the early 31 Millennium.
When a Dark Angels force is committed to such a conﬂict, it invariably remains aloof.
Its offcers keep their own counsel on matters of tactics and strategy, and prefer to maintain their own lines of communication and supply sources.
No one knows of this other than the Dark Angels, their Successor Chapters and, perhaps, the Emperor Himself, interred within His Golden Throne.
The Chapter has been shaped by its dark past and is secretive and monastic in nature, with much time given over to worship and prayer.
The Dark Angels stand first amongst the Space Marine Chapters, as they have done since their very inception as the I Legion.