Name: Templar of the Vale (formerly the Knights of the Vale)
Symbol: Black Celtic Cross of the Templar
Chapter Traits: Trust your Battle Brothers, Cleanse and Purify, Eye to Eye,
Homeworld: White Vale
Background: Formed from the Ultra Marine line during the second founding, The Knights of the Vale served as support for many elder and more respected Chapters, during campaigns and battle famous through out the imperium. Guided by the wisdom and leadership of their sagely Masters, the Knights learned before they could lead they must first follow, and because of this philosophy the Vale Knights gain a great deal of experience without much fame or reputation. It was not until the Libration of St. Christy, did the Knights finally spear head a major campaign, and in Glorious fashion. The heretic, power hungry Arch Governor Calius, revolted against the Imperium and claimed the entire system of St Christy as his personal domain, drawing the support of local generals as well as reinforced by a small core of traitorous marines from the Night Lords. Only the name sack of the system, St. Cristy stood against the Governor's forces, inspired to defend its highly renowned Monastery devoted to the martyred hero St. Christy. Out numbered and out gunned, St. Christy's defenders only consisted of the combined forces of a conscripted PDF and a small force of monastery guard, bolstered by a Priest core who bravely stood preaching on the front lines of almost every defence. Though inspiring, the defenders were fighting a losing battle, not skilled in the art of tactics or war craft the PDF could only sit and defend while the Governor's troops picked apart their lines. Knowing full well what was at stake the Knights sprang into the fray, with their lightning fast drop pod assaults they made quick work of the rear guard and patrol forces of many of the high ranking commanders around the Governor, antagonizing them to shift forces away from the front. With the pressure lifted form the defending PDF force and many factors of the Governor's forces spread to widely along the rear the time was ripe for the Knights to strike. Many Brother made a name for themselves in the upcoming battle, Chapter Master Kane lead his command squad into the heart of the Arch Governor's Chief of Command's HQ and personally took the heads of the Chief Commander and Staff, Chaplain Master of Sanctity Lavantus gave his famous speech "Blood of My Battle Brothers.", and Brother Master Sergeant (then Veteran Sergeant of the first company) Luke, taking up the command of the Third company's assault on the Night Lords position, after his brother Captain Vatius was taken in combat with a traitor's defiler. The battle was long and hard fought on both sides, but it was clear that the Knights of the Vale would win the day. The forces of the Governor, losing on all sides to the forces of the Knight, pressed all remaining forces on the lines of the monastery defences. Breaking under the pressure of a full assault, PDF fell back into the monastery. Not about to give up the monastery to the forces of evil, the White Knight Terminators of the First Company teleported to the steps of the great church and held off the assault long enough for their battle brothers to join them. After the liberation of St. Christy, the rest of the system fell with easy, Arch Governor Calius, his empire fallen down around his ears, took his own life rather then face Master Kane, who had gone on to collect the heads of all of his Generals and loyal higher ups. At the end of the campaign the marines returned to St. Christy to pay their respects. The sole surviving Priest came before the chapter and stood between Master Kane and Chaplain Lavantus, and proclaimed that any and all battle brothers present past and future would be honorable monks of the Monastery of St. Christy, and offered Kane the holiest artifact at St. Christy, a feather from the wings of Saint Christy herself, and in a famous offer of respect and brother hood offered it to Lavantus for safe keeping. From that day forth, the Knights of the Vale would be known as the Templar of Vale and be the sole defenders of th system of St. Christy.
(sorry for the long wilded fluff but i just couldn't stop.