Magdellan Prime Civil War
The civil war engulfed Magdellan Prime during the years 143-151.M41, when the followers of the Cult of Balthalamus plunged the planet into anarchy and bloodshed. The Battle Sisters of the Order of the Ebon Chalice bore the brunt of the fighting when their Preceptory Reclusium, was targeted by the Cult's maddened hordes. Against seemingly impossible odds however, the Battle Sisters held out for years against the constant assaults. During one of the fierce battles the Preceptory Reclusium changed hands six times in only four days, and though the Preceptory was held out, of 1000 Sisters of Order survived only 340. By the time a relief force consisting of Space Marines of the Fire Angels, Sons of the Kraken and Red Seraphs arrive, to bring order back to the planet, the Battle Sisters have already begun a determined counter-attack against the Cult and a victory for the Imperium is ultimately won.
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 20
- 2: Imperial Armour Volume Two (First Edition), pg. 236