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"Sub-Sector Aurelia. This cluster of worlds stands on the very edge of the Imperium of Man. From this frontier came the Blood Ravens, a chapter of the Emperor's own Space Marines. Now, savage aliens seek to overrun the sector, and break the Blood Ravens once and for all. Captain Davian Thule and a handful of Space Marines lead the raw recruits defending these worlds. Now, another Space Marine joins this desperate battle. A newly promoted Commander, ready to lead in our darkest hour. You are this Space Marine. And you will tip the balance towards victory."'
Opening narration for the Dawn of War II campaign

"I am Gabriel Angelos, Captain of the Blood Ravens. My chapter is in ruins, the sector is at war. Its worlds under siege. Chaos spreads, consumes us all. Here, we will make our final stand. Here, there will be... Retribution."
Opening narration for Retribution.

"To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand the line and we die fighting. It is what we do best. We die standing."
General Sturnn

"Faithful... enlightened... ambitious... brethren.

In but a single decade, a few mere swipes of the pendulum, we have gathered a sacrifice to Khorne that will be made legend. Though it was a simpler, weaker voice that illuminated me during my centuries upon the Judgement of Carrion... it was Khorne's messenger that showed me the true path of freedom from our pathetic corpse-Emperor.

And what is this path? This meaning, this purpose to which we gather the skulls of our foes? It is nothing. There is no meaning, no purpose. We murder. We kill. It is mindless savagery, this UNIVERSE IS MINDLESS!

In mere hours, billions will die. Innocent! Guilty! Strong and weak! Honest and deceitful! ALL of them! They will scream, they will burn, and for no purpose but that mighty Khorne may revel in their bloodshed! And united in this void of purpose, fear, or duty... we shall at long last be free!

Chapter Master Azariah Kyras

"I am no stranger to the deaths of planets. Cyrene was my home. But when the need was evident, I did not hesitate to contact the Inquisition. By my hand Cyrene burned.Cyrene's secrets now live solely with me... and so shall they die with me.

Whether I am victorious or slain... my sins will know retribution.

Such is the final testimony of Gabriel Angelos, Captain of the Blood Ravens 3rd Company. Savior of Tartarus... bane of the Black Legion... servant of the Emperor."
Brother-Captain Gabriel Angelos

— The message given when trying to quit the first Dawn of War.

"Look, Rhinos! RHIIIIIIINOS! Our enemies hide in METAL BAWKSES, the cowards! Da FEWLS! We... ;;[inhales] ... we should take away their metal bawkses."''
Lord Firaeveus Carron

Lord Bale

"There is no time to be lost! Battle-brothers!

Space Marines, today, the enemy is at our door! We know our duty and we will do it! We fight for our honor, as Blood Ravens, as Space Marines, and we fight in the name of the Emperor!

If we die this day, we die in glory. We die heroes' deaths! But we shall not die, no, it is the enemy who will taste death and defeat! As You Know, most of our battle-brothers are stationed in space, prepared to deep strike!

Our perimeter has been prepared in the event that our enemy should be so bold and so foolish! We have placed numerous beacons, allowing for multiple, simultaneous and devastating defensive deep strikes.

The Codex Astartes names this maneuver "Steel Rain". We will descend upon the foe, we will overwhelm them, we will leave none alive! Meanwhile, our ground forces will ensure the full defense of our headquarters...

We are the Space Marines! We are the Emperor's fury!"
Brother-Captain Indrick Boreale

"Kaurava was a huge mistake. I will not speak of it again."
Cyrus, on the failure of the Blood Ravens' Kaurava Campaign (and by extension, summing up the common response to Soulstorm)

"Idivas, evo nos sudoni
Arhan asuvi varro
Ave - ni mach fordenanote 
Avis, esu si surro
In avis, in novas, farsoni
Invere, vesu ves ni vox
Ire vas sumeni doni
Est vox menidis, varro"
Angels of Death (Space Marine theme), Dawn of War II soundtrack

    Chaos Rising Traitor Reveal Messages (SPOILERS
I doubt any of you will listen, but I feel I must explain a few things. The Chapter is my whole existence. I have seen its greatness, and I have seen its follies. More of the latter than the former, I fear. I have lost more brothers than I care to count — each victory has come at a terrible price. This time, I have decided to pay it myself. The Chapter cannot continue in its weakened and misguided state. The ranks are barely half of what they should be, and grow thinner everyday. Raw power is needed to turn the tide — and if the cost is my own damnation, so be it.

I can almost hear your mewling now. "How could he betray us?!" "Why, Avitus? Why?!" Look at this planet! Look at it! That is why! The entire galaxy is the same — Broken. Shattered. Rotten to the core! Honour, brotherhood, duty — they are no more than delusions and lies. We use them to justify the death and destruction left in our wake. I cannot tolerate it any longer! I have seen the rot that runs through our chapter's honour — and it justifies nothing. My memories are full of the screams of those I have killed. Where others see life, I see only death. We all know how this will end. We have always known. It ends in blood.

For once, be quiet and listen. The chapter expects us to be perfect, obedient instruments of its leaders. Leaders who are barely worthy of life, much less respect. Captain Boreale, who walked three companies into the slaughter of Kaurava. Captain Angelos, who lapped up the credit for our victories against the Tyranids. Even Captain Thule, who chose to sulk on Calderis after the Kronus debacle. These are our leaders? The people we are supposed to obey without question? No, these are cowards and imbeciles, every bit as worthless as Governor Vandis and all the others. These incompetents learned nothing from my teachings. I owe them no loyalty.

Do not follow me. I am not proud of the choices I made — but I did what was necessary. Kyras knew what I had done, and he let me carry on. He understood. Even if you never will.

B-brothers: the betrayal is not mine. At least — at least not completely. The messages to Eliphas and Galan — they came from my lips, I admit. B-but the guiding intelligence was not mine! There is something inside my mind! It has been there — scratching, growing — since the end of the Tyranid war. Now... Now, it draws me to the planet below. I can... no longer... resist!

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