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I have a very basic question to ask about the Ecclesiarchy. Do the Sisters of Battle make use of Imperial Priests as religious leaders, or are they self sufficient with their own religious leaders in the way of the Space Marines and their Chaplains? My understanding is that the Sororitas are primarily a fighting force, though fanatically spiritual.
Priests are interesting because they can join Sisters units, so the Sisters tolerate, perhaps even revere them?
I guess in the end, I am trying to justify a Penitent Engine in my all sisters army. I think it would look smashing(pun intended) in a crowd of Repentia Sisters. But I'd have to bring a priest, and I don't know how I feel about that since it's supposed to be an all Sister force.
Oh! Also, can an Inquisitor be an actively serving Sororitas, or do they get transferred out of the Order if they become one?
Thank you for your help
the answer is... Find a good female model and mod it to be a female priest.
Thats what my wife does. If she can she finds a female model to replace an existing male model for her WHs.
Oh, your wife collects and plays? How wonderful! I might use a Mordheim Sister of Sigmar to make a lady priestess like you said
Da Mighty Camel, thank you for your great info! I need to get over my 'fear' of non-Sister Witch Hunter units, they are all one big happy family
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Some potentials could be recruited from a Black Ship (after they have undergone testing on how powerful/stable they are), but it doesn't strike me as particularly common.
Well, I'm not going to say this with unfallable certainty, but from what I understand essentially all Inquisitors raised to that rank were at one point or other in the retinue of another Inquisitor and rose through the ranks until becoming an Interrogator, and then getting backed by their Inquisitor for a promotion to full-fledged Inquisitor status. So basically an Inquisitor might very well have been brought by the Black Ships and was recruited by an Inquisitor, or they could have been a Sister of Battle drawn into a retinue, hell there's nothing to a stop an Inquisitor from starting out as a hive-ganger or a black-marketeer or a bounty hunter, so long as they get picked up by an Inquisitor and acquit themselves as having all the skills necessary to rise through the ranks of the Inquisitions retinue.
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I would assume an inquisitor who started as a sister of battle would retain her deep spirituality and faith and would probably be more likely to use/trust a convent on a world then the PDF of a world. I cant really see how many sisters would leave their convent to do something like join a different fighting force but im sure anything could happen
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As for the issue of Priests within the ranks of a Sororitas fighting force, there are absolutely no fluff problems whatsoever with it. As part of the Ecclesiarchy, Priests are most likely attached to the Sororitas convents on a temporary/permanent basis depending on whatever the situation demands, and would follow them into battle in times of war. The Sisters would have no problems with fighting alongside a Priest; I'm sure it happens all the time.
Last edited by Dawnrunner; April 17th, 2009 at 02:39.
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