Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Sisters of Silence - History and WIP.


For me, that is one of the best pieces of Pre-Heresy artwork, from "HH-Collected Visions".
Now, in the centre, no surprises, its the Emperor (duh!). On the left we have the iconic Adeptus Custodes, but who are those mysterious ladies on the right?

History Time

Sisters of Silence (for that is who they are) were around before the Horus Heresy. During the Great Crusade, they were the military arm of the Adeptus Telepathica, and unlike the Telepaths of that order, they were all "blanks", the 'anti-psykers'. They were used to capture and restrain psykers, and were usually found onboard the Black Ships, scouring the galaxy for the rogue and untrained psyks.

They were active during the Great Crusade, often fighting alongside the Astartes.

Post Crusade/Heresy, information on them dried up, and they were seemingly folded into the fledgling Inquisition. This is supported by tales of Malcador the Sigillite meeting with the "Chief Sister", and some "Astartes who remained loyal, despite their own legions turning"

In game terms, since I am running the Custodes as Paladins, my first thought was to run the lasses as Strike Squads. Though, looking at things, A henchman squad of Death Cult Assassins will be a bit better...

Stay tuned for the build:

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