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The Order of the Ivory Dagger:
Their job is protecting the tomb of the martyred Sister Ruth Cheraebis, who gave her life protecting a planet from an invasion of Orks by thrusting a hidden dagger between the armour plates of the Waaagh!'s Warboss as he pounced on her prone and apparently weaponless body. Fluff fiction with details of this heroic act will follow.
The dagger is kept as a sacred relic and protected in a Simulacrum Imperialis.
The order is on an outpost forest world, sparsely populated, not very rich... it attracted settlers who believed it to be rich in adamantium. The Imperium dispatched a group of settlers to recover the precious metal and have it shipped to a forge world to turn into armour. The sisters accompanied the settlers for spiritual support and to keep the settlers happy and focussed on the great work they were doing for the Emperor.
Marauding Orks from the Deth Cult clan soon heard of the supposed wealth within the planet and planned an attack to coincide with the ore being taken to cargo ships to transport it to said forge world. This way, they reasoned, they could slaughter the humans and scavenge the wealth from both the bodies of the slain, and the precious cargo waiting to be lifted off-world. The orks were foiled on two counts - the intervention of Sister Ruth and the fact that the wealth was mined out of the world far quicker than was expected, with the adamantium being a thin sparse seam of low quality metal. After the ork attack, all but a few of the settlers left. The sisters stayed on to protect the tomb of their fallen comrade. The lack of precious materials means that over time the order has fashioned icons out of simpler materials like wood.
Last edited by fearoffours; April 6th, 2005 at 16:52.
interesting. whats the name of the planet?
Basilicus IV, in Segmentum Obscurus
Last edited by fearoffours; April 5th, 2005 at 21:46. Reason: had a better idea :)