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So, I'm assembling my pure Sisters army, and I'm dedicated to naming all of them. I know that with, say, Space Marines, they would refer to each other as Brother, or Brother-Captain, and so on and so forth. What titles, if any, do the Sisters use to refer to each other?
This probably reveals me as really fluff-ignorant, but I do need an answer.
Mostly they use monastic/nunnery titles. Sister, sister superior, cannoness, and the like.
Yeah exactly. They would use the opposite of the Marines.
A Sister is your regular sister.
Sister Superior is a Sergaent.
Sister Seraphim is an elite Sister.
Sister Celestian (maybe Sister Celestina?) is the very elite top-notch warriors of the Order.
Then comes Sister Palatine and Sister Canoness (the Codex gives some examples on what they call the more 'senior' Canonesses to).
You could also check out the Sisters of Sigmar from Mordheim since they are basicly SoBs in FB (their entry begins at page 19 in the following .pdf document).
Last edited by Da Mighty Camel; January 31st, 2007 at 11:35.
So you think it would be appropriate, fluff-wise, to call a sister something aside from her unit type? Like a Veteran Superior Seraphim could be a Sister Celestian?
camel kind of got it right
sister - the standard soldier (non- seargent seraphim and celestines are still only refered to as sisters)
sister superior- the seargent
palaitine- lower level commander
cannoness- high lv commander
?- theres an honourary title given to the elected leader but i can't remember it and since it dosn't have rules (fluff wise the current ones mia and a new one can't be elected till the old ones confirmed dead anyway :tongue: ) it don't matter
sister repentier- technically a fallen sister one who has committed a sin either in the orders eyes or her own they fight zealously to reddeem their souls in battle
living saint- last but not least the sisters equivelant to a primarch the original order leaders all acheived this status as did celestine (she got atomized :lol: ) i'm sure there are others but who cares they didn't make the codex
well you can call them whatever you want as no one cares but fluff wise the titles are taken very seriously by the sisters themselves
Last edited by Plague_00; January 31st, 2007 at 12:46.
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not a hundred percent sure we have answered you correctly
Titles are accurate from all the usual suspects above, however, if you are talking about fluff and general conversations then the whole rank would not be used, in most cases "Sister" would be adiquate unless talking to a superior, eg a Cannoness would address a VSS as "Sister" wheras the VSS would probaby not use "cannoness", sistem may be acceptable, but I suspect "mother" would be used
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Well, let me try to elaborate. I'm going to name every model, and probably write the names on the bases, because I'm horribly OCD about these sorts of things. So, in the interest of giving them titles what, if you were me, would you write to go along with the name?
Yes, I know, I'm crazy and probably shouldn't do it at all, but you won't stop me.
personnal opinion asside, and it would be bad if I gave it, then "Sister" for all models
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Yeah, there is a good example in the 40k rule book.
Where it gives a description of the Inquisition and shows some minis, it refers to the S0B as "Sister ..." and "Sister...." So, "sister" seems sufficient enough.
Like how nuns would refer to each other.
Sister X for any basic (i.e non-sergeant, non-IC) models. Independent characters can have their own names and titles that you can make up yourself - the Black Templars call their leaders Marshals instead of Chapter Master. Veterans are Veteran Sisters. Celestials are Sister Celestial. Flip through the codex and the unit descriptions if you have any problems.
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