Order of the Black Sepulchre


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The Order of the Black Sepulchre is believed to be one of the Orders Minoris of the Adepta Sororitas, the Chamber Militant of the Ordo Hereticus which also has close ties with the Ecclesiarchy. From the lack of tangible records and evidence, it is believed that the Order is but a minor representative of is kin, its sole known victory being the participation in the Orphean War of Faith in the closing century of M.39. This would indicate that the Order’s homeworld would be located in the border regions of the Segmentum Tempestus and the Segmentum Pacificus, although even that is unconfirmed.


Very little is known of the Order of the Black Sepulchre, their most famous action being their participation in the Orphean War of Faith.

Notable CampaignsEdit

  • The Orphean War of Faith (903-922.M39) - After a long millennia of decline and recurring xenos incursions, the vile touch of Chaos is discovered on several worlds within the Orpheus Sector, at the very edge of Imperial dominion. The sector’s defenders and rulers, unable to organize themselves or reach common terms after decades of ressentiment and infightings are on the brink of loosing control over the entire Dark Marches Region when they are saved by the unexpected arrival of an Imperial Crusade. Led by Arch-Confessor Marduk of Helvamon, which said to have been guided by visions of the Holy Emperor Himself, this ramshackle fleet bore thousands of Imperial zealots, Guardsmen and militiamen as well pilgrims into the Orpheus Sector. The fractitious planetary governors and rulers rally around the Arch-Confessor and the Imperium launches a powerful a powerful counter-attack to reclaim its domains. The Crusade’s fervor is such that even the vile Daemons of Chaos shirk back from it, while the Sector’s populace, inspired by Marduk’s fiery oratories swell the campaigns rank. As several warbands of Chaos Space Marines are encountered, most notoriously of the thrice-cursed Deathmongers, and the dreaded Alpha Legion and much feared Night Lords Traitor Legions, the Arch-Confessor called for help. The then still space-faring Angels Revenant Chapter answered his call and the Ecclesiarchy sent troops from its most elite warriors, the Adepta Sororitas, in form of detachments from the Order of the Valorous Heart and the Order of the Black Sepulchre.Lastly, upon learning that daemons had been set lose, the Ordo Malleus also despatched a strike-force of its most fearful warriors, the legendary Grey Knights. With this mighty host, the Imperial reconquer their Sector in a gruesome twenty year long campaign that would see a full fifth of the Sector’s population die.
  • Second Abonian Genocide (688-698.M40) - Inquisitor Halan Jentz of the Ordo Hereticus declares the entire population of the Abonian sub-sector diabolos inculcatus and gathers together a Crusade army that includes elements of the Order of the Blue Robe and the Order of the Black Sepulchre of the Adepta Sororitas as well as the Red Hunters, War Bearers and Subjugators Chapters. The Crusade rages for a decade before the Inquisitor declares the sub-sector's crimes accounted for.
  • Defence of Magdelene IX (996.M41) - In the wake of the disastrous Raid on Kastorel-Novem, the Order of the Black Sepulchre deployed troops to protect the venerated Shrine World of Magdelene IX in the Forsarr Sector. Splinter-elements of Waaagh! Garaghak under leadership of Big Mek Buzzgob - the same warleader responsible for the defeat of the Raven Guard on Kastorel-Novem - attacked Magdelene IX in 023996.M41. Despite the help of thousands of Cultist of the Red Redemption and Magdelene’s own Frateris Militia, the world falls entirely to the Orks on 866996.M41. The Sisters deployed to Magdelene IX are believed to have been whipped out.


  • Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition, pg. 231
  • Imperial Armour Volume Eight - Raid on Kastorel-Novem, pg. 77
  • Imperial Armour Volume Twelve - The Fall of Orpheus, pp. 21-22

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