The Order of the Emperor Resplendent Orders Militant of the Adepta Sororitas or the Sisters of Battle, founded in honour of Saint Sabbat by an unknown Ecclesiarch in the 38th Millennium. Although Founded at the same time as the more famous Orders they have never Reached the same level of Fame or Size as these more Celebrated Orders they have nevertheless Served the Emperor Faithfully for over three thousend Years.They are known for Large numbers of Sisters Repentia. Their Patron Saint is Saint Sabbat and their Founding Cannoness is Sister Blanka
The Order of the Emperor Resplendent are a Minor Orders Militant that is based in the Convent Prioris on Terra itself, like all Adepta Sororitas Orders they are ruled by an extraordinary faith in the Emperor but the Order of the Emperor Resplendent take this to an even more extreme level and hold themselves to incredibly high standard and they will find fault where none exists. Because of this they have a huge number of Sisters Repentia and even Penitent Engine's. All of the Sister's of the Order will at some Point claim that they have failed the Emperor in some way and willingly place themselves in the Ranks of the Sisters Repentia's until they believe they have atoned for their often non-existant Trangession, some will fail to find this peace and will be placed into a Penitent Engine. The Order has dispatched Companies of Sisters across the Galaxy to face the Emperors Foes and have faced everything, from Heretics to Tau and have never been found wanting.
The Order of the Emperor Resplendent follow the pattern set down by the first Adepta Sororitas and are able to paticipate in any type of conflict that they may be called upon to undertake. Larger numbers of Repentia often cause the Order to be Deployed in the Vanguard more often than is normal and as such they take larger casualities than most other Orders.
As one of the Smaller Orders they have far less Numbers than the more Famed Orders and although exact Numbers are not Known they are believed to number 5,000
The Teutoburg Campaign (981-989.M41)-When a Massive Ork Invasion struck the Teutoburg System, the Adepta Sororitas Order of the Emperor Resplendent responded in kind. They sent seven whole companies of Battle Sisters to assist the beleaguered sector. In one notable incident during the brutal campaign, the Order found themselves fighting alongside the Militia of Gaius City on Teutoburg VI and the notorious Death Ravens Space Marine Chapter who had appeared and joined the War, they deployed the 6th and 7th Company's. Chapter Master Uric Draf denied Canoness Anastasia any tactical counsel whatsoever and even refused to meet with her, talks between the 2 forces was conducted by the Captain of the 6th Company Captain Allokan and many Sisters doubted whether Uric Draf was even present but several reports indicated a Giant Space Marine Leading the Force. After nearly a century in leading her Sisters to war, occasionally alongside Marine Chapters, this treatment came as no surprise. But the Order's main grievance was with the way the notorious Chapter conducted themselves during the ensuing battle. The Battle Sisters struck Warlord Nazgrubba army as it changed positions from shelling the main Defences of Gaius City, to occupying the settlement. Battered by three days' bombardment, the population of Gaius City had dug underground and, under the careful ministrations of the Order's Sisters Superior, were determined to form an ad hoc militia to defend their homes. The Death Ravens launched their attack on the Ork column when it was approximately one Imperial Mile from Gaius City and, hitting the Orks in the rear and flanks, they drove the disorganised enemy into the Battle Sister's waiting guns. Caught between Sister and Marine, many Orks were slaughtered, with the survivors mounting their vehicles to escape with all haste. The Sisters first noticed something was very wrong when three mobs of Orks, deserted by their cowardly leaders, formed up and assaulted their front line, choosing to engage the Gaius City militia, rather than the Sisters' deadly accurate bolt guns. The Death Ravens , apparently driven mad by some kind of battle frenzy, crashed into the Ork's rear ranks just as the first Orks reached the militia. The Death Ravens fell upon the Orks in an orgy of blood letting. Many Marines removed their helmets and, eschewing the use of pistols and other ranged weapons, set about the Orks with chainsword,chainaxe and knife and tooth. Canoness Anastasia witnessed in mute horror, Marines ripping out the throats of Orks with their bared teeth. The raw fury and love of carnage she saw in their faces as they literally tore the enemy apart made her shudder in fear. The Orks were annihilated within seconds of the Marines' attack, but the small number of the enemy were simply not enough for the Death Ravens who by now seemed to have been driven into a fever pitch of absolute blood lust. With no more Orks for them to butcher, they scrambled over the barricades on the perimeter of Gaius City and smashed into the thin line of militia. Properly driven into a true battle frenzy now, the Death Ravens performed acts of the most debauched nature in the name of violence. Men, women and youths, all fell beneath their blades. The old, the infirm, none were spared the Death Ravens crazed attack. The Canoness later reported that she had personally witnessed cannibalistic acts committed by the frenzied Marines. She ordered a hasty withdrawal of her Sisters from the Death Ravens with all haste, before they reached their positions. The Canoness later reported the incident to the Inquisition. Her report stated that the Death Ravens were unstable beyond redemption and that they were not fit for duty anywhere within their mighty Imperium. The Canononess firmly believed that it was evident that the Death Ravens had devolved far beyond any point reached by a loyalist Chapter and requested their immediate destruction.
Sister Blanka - The very first Canoness of the Order, she was killed some 90 Years after the Orders FoundingCanoness Anastasia - The Current Canoness of the Order, she is like many in her Order is a former Sister Repentia, during her service she has proven to be a highly skilled tactician and has devised many plans that take advantage of her Orders Assault Units.