The Sisters of Battle who, in a surprising turn of events, have not been turned into red paint for the Grey Knights' armor.

The Sisters of Battle are the military wing of the Adeptus Sororitas, itself a branch of the Ecclesiarchy. The Sororitas are an all-female religious organization that further the interests of the Imperial state religion. They were originally an obscure religious sect called the Daughters of the Emperor, before being recruited by Goge Vandire to be his personal bodyguards. After the reformation of the Ecclesiarchy under Sebastian Thor, the Ecclesiarchy was banned from having men under arms; the Sororitas were kept around as, being all-female, were exempt from this prohibition.

As an army, the Sororitas focus primarily on purging heretics, and are often called upon to support various military campaigns or, more commonly, to serve as the frontline troops of the Inquisition's Ordo Hereticus. They are between Space Marines and Imperial Guardsmen in terms of effectiveness, using their own versions of power armor and bolters, and favoring flamer and melta weapons. They have a unique advantage in combat, in that their faith in the Emperor grants them minor miracles. This is most strongly embodied in the Living Saints, devout followers of the Emperor who have been granted some of his power in order to rally Imperial forces and strike down the Imperium's foes.

TTS Canon Edit

Upon the Emperor's declaration that the Ecclesiarchy was to be disbanded and that he was not to be worshiped as a God, the Sisters who were not already exiled into the Warp fell under a collective depression and started drinking heavily. The Emperor ordered them to return to their duties, and promised to send them pinup calendars featuring his glorious golden pecs as incentive.[1]

The Sisters also have an unfortunate tendency to be killed by Grey Knights and have their blood smeared all over their armor,[2] oftentimes for no reason at all.[3]

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References Edit

  1. Episode 18.5: Atrocious Answers
  2. Episode 4: The Inquisition
  3. Episode 19: Warp Grumbling
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