Space Marine May - Team Deathmatch (CLOSED)

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by |Astartes|, Apr 25, 2021.

What chapter do you swear fealty to?

  1. Space Wolves

  2. Dark Angels

  3. Black Templars

  4. Blood Angels

  1. |Astartes|

    |Astartes| Fapstronaut

    Join the Crusade! Become a Hero of the Imperium!


    The rules are simple. No PMO during the entirety of March. If you PMO then you are out and one point from your team will be subtracted. The team with the most points at the end of the month wins.

    From the hulking, axe wielding, vikings of the Space Wolves to the zealous Christian knights of the Black Templars. Pick whatever faction attracts you the most and that you'd like to identify with for a month and I'll place you in that team. I'll set the cap for each team to max 10 people as there's max 10 in a squad of Space Marines.

    If you beat this challenge the previous month then you will join the esteemed elite that is Deathwatch.

    The Emperor of mankind needs fresh new recruits! Leave your old ways behind and prove yourself worthy of becoming a part of spreading His light throughout the galaxy!

    Point System

    Every team starts with as many points as they have members in their team. Let's say that we have 10 members in every team then every team will start out with 10 points. Every member that relapses will subtract one point from their team and the team that has the most points at the end of the month wins.

    If you are Deathwatch this month then you will contribute +2 instead of the +1 point that an Origin member contributes. You can only become Deathwatch every second month however since I don't want to clog up any one specific team with Deathwatch members and thus giving any one specific team a perpetual advantage.
    Example Team (10/10 members)
    Total score: 11
    Score: 2
    ++ @participant

    Score: 9
    + @participant
    + @participant
    + @participant
    + @participant
    + @participant
    + @participant
    + @participant
    + @participant
    + @participant

    In this example there are nine members in the Origin and one member in the Deathwatch. This makes it 9 + 2 = 11. The "+" signs to the left of every team member represents +1 points. A Deathwatch member has two "+" signs and thus contributes +2 points.
    When either a Deathwatch or Origin member relapses this "+" will turn into a simple "-" sign and they will contribute zero points.



    Those who survived the last months challenge are drafted into Deathwatch. Deathwatch is an elite band of Space Marines from every chapter in the Imperium. No matter if you're a Blood Angel or a Black Templar you will be fit to join the Deathwatch if you survive the initial challenge and prove yourself as a Space Marine.

    If you relapse during your time in the Deathwatch you will have to go through the initial draft again before you can join up once more in their esteemed ranks.

    Unlike other Space Marines, the ones serving in the Deathwatch are not truly a separate Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes; rather, they are a collection of Veteran Space Marines drawn from all of the different extant Chapters who serve together in the Inquisition's service for a discrete period of time.

    To be chosen by one's Chapter to serve in the Long Vigil of the Deathwatch is a great honour for any Space Marine. Only the most elite and experienced members of a Chapter are ever chosen for this extremely hazardous tour of duty, the specifics of which must be kept secret by Inquisitorial order and sacred oath even from a Deathwatch Astartes' home Chapter.

    Deathwatch Space Marines do not usually form the standard tactical groups like squads and companies generally used by the Adeptus Astartes. Instead, they operate as small special forces units in close-knit groups of specialists called Kill-teams.

    "Amongst a hundred men, there may be none fit for the Adeptus Astartes. Amongst a hundred Space Marines, there may be one fit for the Deathwatch."

    —Watch Captain Brand​


    If you are Deathwatch this month and survive again (you make it through the entire month without PMO) you will, for the moment, be removed from Deathwatch and placed back into your Origin chapter and contribute +1 like anyone else. If you relapse you will also be demoted one rank.

    If you survive a month as a Deathwatch member you will gain a rank and rejoin the Origin chapter the following month.

    1. Sergeant
    2. Lieutenant
    3. Captain
    Space Wolves = Wolf Guard
    Blood Angels = Sanguinary Guard
    Dark Angels = Deathwing Knight
    Black Templars = Emperor's Champion
    5. Chapter Master (can only be one per chapter)

    Space Wolves (6/6 members) :emoji_trophy:

    Total score: 2

    Score: 2
    ++ Lieutenant @vicicool

    Score: 0
    - @1john4:4
    - @Karom
    - @Robbo-seeking-life
    - @PegasusKid
    - @Chron13

    "The Space Wolves are a savage and fiercely loyal Chapter of Space Marines – traits inextricably linked to the ferocity of their home world of Fenris. They are taught to fight from a young age, for war is not just their peoples’ way of life, but their only means of survival. The death world of Fenris is among the most inhospitable of its kind, with long, cruel winters, brief yet bitterly hot summers and – worse still – it’s populated by many of the deadliest fauna and alpha predators in existence. Those who thrive within such a brutal environment make potential Adeptus Astartes recruits of a quality that is all but unrivalled in the Imperium. Should the aspirants survive the myriad trials and be found worthy of joining the ranks of the Space Wolves, they will live the Fenrisian warrior’s dream, earning a saga as a chosen champion of the Allfather in glorious wars all across the Sea of Stars."

    "The Sons of Fenris they are, hardened in the forge of their harsh world, eager for battle and honour. They are the grey warriors, ashen like the wolf, whose greatest joy is to hear the clamour of steel amidst the din of war."

    —The Space Wolves Catechism

    Why would you pick the Space Wolves?
    - Because you like werewolf themes
    - Because the only thing more badass than vikings are vikings wearing power armour
    - Because trudging through a blizzard is making you all warm and fuzzy inside (because you're a badass)
    - Because you think wolves are really metal and would like to have one
    - Because you like the idea of having a two handed axe on your wall
    - Because you think the Dark Angels are a bunch of twats

    Black Templars (6/6 members) :emoji_trophy::emoji_trophy:
    Total score: 0

    Score: 0

    Score: 0
    - @[email protected]
    - @T0mCrus4der
    - @Gallade_Templar
    - @rogeroger
    - @Newmanatee
    - @mick5643

    "The Black Templars are crusaders, holy warriors battling to bring the truth and light of the Emperor to the unconquered worlds of the galaxy. With bolt shell and chainsword, the Black Templars convert the benighted to the light of the Master of Mankind and destroy those who refuse to welcome His truth."

    Unlike many other chapters, the Black Templars do not have a homeworld. Eschewing the idea of one, they opt to live aboard their crusade fleets. These vary in size and are made up of dozens of Battle Barges, Strike Cruisers and other craft such as training vessels and huge forge ships. Given this fleet-based nature, the Black Templars are rarely assembled as a Chapter, but are instead divided into many Crusades, every Crusade being responsible for its own recruiting as well as training of new Neophytes. This flexible, mobile nature allows the Templars to continue the first mission of the Black Templars: to actively seek out the enemies of the Emperor and destroy them before moving onwards to find the next foe.

    Why would you pick Black Templars?

    - Because you are an absolute mad lad
    - Because you like roadtrips (they are a fleet based chapter... they don't have a homeworld as they're on an eternal crusade through the galaxy)
    - Because you feel like a zelous teutonic knight sometimes
    - Because you like the idea of having a two handed sword on your wall
    - Because you think everything looks cooler in black
    - You occasionally say shit like "Deus Vult!!"

    Dark Angels (6/6 members) :emoji_trophy:
    Total score: 0

    Score: 0
    - @LongPathTraveller

    Score: 0
    - @ADMG
    - @ToMMy.H
    - @Gabriel Woos
    - @Joe M.
    - @Juxtaposition

    "Since the founding of their Legion at the birth of the Imperium, the Space Marines of the Dark Angels have been dreaded by their enemies and held in awe by those they protect. Stubborn and relentless in battle, ever vigilant and zealous in their pursuit of their duties, the Dark Angels are among the Emperor's most faithful servants. Yet, it was not always so. For ten millennia the Dark Angels have harboured a sinister secret, an act so terrible and shameful it threatens everything the Dark Angels hold most dear – and may yet bring them eternal damnation." — Inquisitor Bastalek Grim

    Why would you pick Dark angels?
    - You like medieval themes
    - Because you think monastic knight orders are cool
    - You use two way authentication with everything (passwords and secrets)
    - Because you feel like there's something in your past that you regret and that you need to repent for through the crucible of war (NoFap)
    - You like the idea of wearing glorious winged helmets
    - Because you think the Space Wolves are a bunch of furries

    Blood Angels (6/6 members) :emoji_trophy::emoji_trophy::emoji_trophy: (reigning champions)
    Total Score: 1

    Score: 0

    Score: 1
    + Sergeant @Rokudaime
    - @|Astartes|
    - @Sebbrix
    - @kuroneko0108
    - @gegenavenger
    - @EndPornLiveLife

    The Blood Angels were the IX Legion of the original Space Marine Legions under their Primarch Sanguinius. They are particularly well known for their bloodthirsty nature in battle. They are also one of the most long-lived Chapters, and have a refined aesthetic sense.

    They are so named the Blood Angels because of their tendency to use blood as a central symbol of their particular warrior-monk rituals, and because of their susceptibility to the Red Thirst, a wild bloodlust that arises in them during battle. If he fails to control his Red Thirst, a Blood Angel may succumb to the Black Rage, after which he becomes a completely insane killing machine with no regard for his own safety who will try to destroy the Emperor's foes even if all he has left is a bloody stump of one leg.

    "From his Blood are we born! From his essence are we made! From his passion comes our art! From his nobility comes beauty. From his might stems justice. From his thirst is born righteous rage!" – The Final Charge of the Blood Angels.

    Why would you pick the Blood Angels?

    - You like vampire themes
    - You have an urge and a craving inside of you
    - You've got a really dashing smirk when you look at yourself in the mirror
    - Aesthetics are important to you
    - You prefer a glass of red wine instead of a mug of ale/mead
    - You occasionally have anger management issues

    Update: THE PURGE
    While we do not require that members check in every day, many people find this helpful and we do recommend it. As part of encouraging active membership and to keep things fair (e.g. not permitting points from MIA marines who may have relapsed but not reported), there will be a PURGE at some point during this challenge. This will be announced and will require all living Space Marines to check in within three days. Failure to do so within three days will result in the marine receiving a minus next to their name, hence no points scored for their team.

    Last edited: May 26, 2021
  2. |Astartes|

    |Astartes| Fapstronaut

    Mission Month - Trial of Discipline

    Alright Space Marines listen up. This month I'm introducing an addition to this challenge called "Mission Month". Every MM might provide a different challenge of some sort. This specific month is called "Trial of Discipline" as I want you to introduce a new discipline in your life. If you are new to the concept of tracking a daily habit of some sort then please go ahead and just add any healthy habit just to get into the habit of actually tracking and keeping up with your discipline. If you are like me and you usually keep track and note your daily disciplines (whatever they may be) then try and introduce something new into your routine. Something that you usually don't track or something that you usually don't do. Whenever you create a new habit you also create new neural connections. These new neural connections make way for new neural streams. These new neural streams might make rebooting easier as they can take diverging paths around your normal PMO highways. Eventually those streams (or habits) might become rivers and those PMO rivers might become small trickles of water until they eventually dry out and cease to exist.

    Who can join up?

    Whoever wants to join can join up (as long as you're already part of this challenge). I intended this at first to only be available for those who are still in action this month and haven't relapsed. At this point though I don't think that makes any sense. I've decided to not have those who join compete for victory points but rather to have each team gather "Requisition Points" which each chapter will eventually be able to buy cool shit with like... banners or tanks to decorate their respective headquarters with. Think of them as cosmetics. Stuff to flex at other chapters with.

    Parts 1-5

    You don't have to join up. Don't feel any pressure in doing so. Only if you have time to report back at least every third day. The mission will be divided into 5 parts over the course of 15 days. 15/3 = 5.

    Me, for instance, I'm going to completely abstain from the itnernet except for this forum and work related stuff. That will be my Trial of Discipline. The mission starts the 15th so you get 5 days to think about what discipline you would like to pick and then just try as best you can to stick to it.

    Tips & Tricks

    Get a habit tracker like HabitBull for instance (I'm using that one) or just track it with pen and paper!
    Set a timer once everyday to make sure you make that entry into your habit tracking app or journal.

    Requisition Points

    1 day streak = 1 point
    3 days (one part) = 5 points
    15 days (all parts) = 50 points


    Try and report back at least once every third day and write down your result. Be honest about your progress. Remember that this is not going to affect the actual challenge score but just have you be able to pool some of that Requision Points into something cool... like a chainsword... with shark teeths... or something...

    At the end I want you to compile your resulting score and at this point I will add the final score for each person/chapter.

    What happens if I relapse during this challenge?

    If you relapse during this mission ALL you RP's are lost.

    Why this challenge within the challenge?

    Someone commented on the previous challenge month that having a microcosm of what we're already doing might be beneficial to those of us who have a hard time going an entire month without PMO.

    How do I join up?

    Just @|Astartes| me and tell me you want to join! Last day to join up is the 15th!

    Space Wolves

    Lieutenant @vicicool

    Black Templars

    @[email protected]

    Dark Angels

    @Gabriel Woos
    @Joe M.

    Blood Angels

    Sergeant @Rokudaime
    Last edited: May 10, 2021
  3. Sebbrix

    Sebbrix Fapstronaut

    And we're back! Sign me up, as always, for the Blood Angels! Will be good to have this community and this motivation again, Blood Angels ftw!
  4. kuroneko0108

    kuroneko0108 Fapstronaut

  5. ADMG

    ADMG Fapstronaut

    Signing up for the Dark Angels.
  6. I'd love to reclaim my place in the ranks of the Black Templars. Deus Vult; non nobis, Domine!
  7. rogeroger

    rogeroger Fapstronaut

    Just found this challenge and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm joining black templars.
  8. 1john4:4

    1john4:4 Fapstronaut

    SPACE WOLVES, Back in action, really looking forward to this!
  9. Yeah we're back.
    I will like to join Blood Angels again.
    And what will be my rank this time?
  10. LongPathTraveller

    LongPathTraveller Fapstronaut

    Dark Angels you know it
    Will I be in DeathWatch even if I relapsed when the challenge was not ongoing?
    Whatever put me in Origins anyways since I didn't remain clean
  11. Karom

    Karom Fapstronaut

    I would like to join this challenge in May and join the Space Wolves team, please!
    vicicool and Robbo-seeking-life like this.
  12. Hi @|Astartes| , Please add me to Blood Angels.
  13. Newmanatee

    Newmanatee Fapstronaut

    Great to see the challenge back up and kicking! Please sign me up to the Black Templars once again if that's alright. DEUS VULT
  14. Here we go crusading, crusading, crusading, here we go crusading, to purge the xenos filth!
  15. Hey Space Marines!

    @|Astartes| Hey mate!
    Can I please join the Blood Angels?
  16. |Astartes|

    |Astartes| Fapstronaut

    Of course brother!
  17. |Astartes|

    |Astartes| Fapstronaut

    Back Into The Fray

    Shore leave is officially over.
    Report back to the authorities (here in this thread) before you start to stink of HERESY.
    I expect you all to have taken good care of your wargear and prayed to the Emperor at least ten times per day.
    We will take the fight to the enemy and burn out any heretical taint that might stain your minds.
    In the holy crucible of WAR will we be reborn.




    @Joe M.

    @Patty O’Furniture1289
  18. |Astartes|

    |Astartes| Fapstronaut

    Good to have you with us once again!

    And I see you are quoting the great Ciaphas Cain... clearly a marine of culture. Would have expected no less of a Blood Angel ;)

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