Adepta Sororitas

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The Adepta Sororitas (also known as the Sisters of Battle) is a branch of the Ecclesiarchy of the Imperium of Man. An entirely female organization, the forces of the militant branches of the Adepta Sororitas are the soul standing army of the Ecclesiarchy, the Ecclesiarchy being banned from keeping "men under arms".


The Adepta Sororitas gains most of its recruits from the Schola Progenium, an organization that raises children (usually orphans, as well as the children of Imperial Military officers) from an early age to serve the Imperium militarily via a strict Ecclesiarchal education. It also provides the Imperial Guard with Commissars and Stormtroopers from it's male students.

Due to their Ecclesiarchal nature, the Adepta Sororitas, they have fanatical hatred for heresy against the Imperial Creed and the corrupting powers of Chaos in particular. As such, they rather commonly work alongside the forces of the Ordo Hereticus of the Inquisition.

There are six Orders Militant of the Adepta Sororitas...

  • The Order of the Bloody Rose
  • The Order of the Sacred Rose
  • The Order of Our Martyred Lady
  • The Order of the Ebon Chalice
  • The Order of the Valorous Heart
  • The Order of the Argent Shroud

The Soldiers of the Militant orders of the Adepta Sororitas are considered some of the best of the Imperium. Some of them are even able to go toe to toe with Space Marines. As well as the Orders militant of the Adepta Sororitas, various non-militant wings exist. These are dedicated to things including medicine, charity work, and translation.

The field commander of a force of Adepta Sororitas soldiers is known as a Canoness while the leader of a squad of Adepta Sororitas sisters is known as a Sister Superior

Tactics and Equipment

While lacking the myriad biological enhancements of the Imperial Space Marines, the Adepta Sororitas have the resources to equip the Sisters with power armor. The Adepta Sororitas also makes heavy use of flame-thrower-based weaponry and generally prefer close combat, due to a belief in the necessity to cleanse evil by fire. Given its Ecclesiarchial nature, the forces of the Adepta Sororitas are notable for there fervor and zeal in combat.

For support, the Adepta Sororitas use rocket artillery for long-range support as well as vehicles armed with heavy flame-throwers, but they lack true main-battle tanks.