The First Legion to be created by the Emperor. More so than any other Legion, the Dark Angels divided during the Horus Heresy, with all the companies that remained on their homeworld Caliban siding with Luther (Lion El' Jonson's right hand man and ruler of Caliban in Lion's absence) who rebelled Against El' Johnson independently of Horus, while the rest remained loyal to the Emperor. The Dark Angels and their successors refer to themselves as "The Unforgiven". Highly secretive, they hunt the Fallen (those Dark Angels who sided with Chaos) as an attempt to redeem themselves of the taint upon their Legion's honor. This secret mission occasionally puts them at odds with other Imperial forces. The Dark Angels culture and background is heavily influenced by the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights and by the poem 'The Dark Angel' by Lionel Johnson, although the novella Deathwing portrays their recruitment from tribes based heavily upon Tribes Like Native Americans, but their Recruitment Varies from generation to generation as Portrayed in the Novel Angels of Darkness.