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I was reading on these boards, and came across a term called "kennying" Which was described as the act of killing a veteran sister superior as a way to earn back faith points by martyring.
Now, it was my understanding that a faithful character removed as a casualty, or the last model of a faithful unit being removed was the only way to earn them back.
Killing off the veteran sister superior wouldn't do it, since she is not a "character". And the whole squad would have to be removed, correct? Especially since if you remove the VSS, the squad ceases to be faithful.
Am I missing something?
* "I'm Significant!" -screamed the dust speck
* "Call me old fashioned, but an evil ascension to power just isn't the same without someone chanting faux Latin in the background."
The Sister Superior IS a character, not an IC but a character nonetheless. The "faithful unit" is referring to units like Seraphs and Celestians, they're faithful regardless of having a Sister Superior.
... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..
Yes, if you wind up needing a Faith point more than you need the VSS of, say, a Battle Squad then when that squad takes casualties simply select the VSS as one of the casualties and *poof* you get a Faith Point.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
Note, this only works with units that are not Faithful by themselves, but require a VSS to become so (Battle Sisters, Dominions, Retributors).
Celestians and Seraphim are Faithful without the VSS, so there is no Kennying in these units.
Its the difference between a faithful character and a faithful unit.
Faithful characters are the ones who contribute points to the pool, and its their presence that allows for the use of Acts. If the character dies, then the faith point is returned to the pool as a Martyrdom, and the unit can no longer use Acts.
Faithful units, on the other hand, have all the models as faithful, and don't require a character to use Acts. As such, the whole unit must die to count as a martyrdom, thus granting back the faith points.
Does that make sense?