Order of the Sacred Rose
|Name:||Order of the Sacred Rose|
|Convent:||Convent Prioris (Terra)|
|Colours:||White armour, black cloaks with red linings and weapons[3b]|
The Order is based on Terra within the Convent Prioris and was founded in honour of Sister Arabella[2a] along with the Order of the Bloody Rose by Ecclesiarch Deacis VI in mid-M38[3a]. Their colours are white armour, black cloaks with red linings and red weapons.[3b]. The order strives to emulate their patron saint and her virtues of discipline, even-temperment, and resolute determination. This resolve to stay calm in battle has particularly benefited Retributor Squads, who use her as a role model to avoid doubt and rash action while wielding their heavy weapons.
- During a War of Faith against the Demagogues of the Second Halo Schism, the order broke the defenses at the Palace of Radiance, securing a victory which saw heretics burning on pyres twenty meters high.[2b]
- The Order was led in a crusade to purge the xenos and heretics of the Kaurava system by their Canoness, Selena Agna, a mission which brought the order into brief conflict with forces from across the galaxy, including the Blood Raven Space Marines and the 252nd Conservator Regiment of the Imperial Guard. The Sisters were supported by the Living Saint Anais.
- In 835.M41, Canoness Sariah led a force of Battle Sisters to the Shrine World of Piety, which had been consumed by a Warp storm for two centuries. They found the planet almost entirely corrupted save for the Reliquary of Hope. Sariah led a mission into the labyrinth of the Reliquary, though only she herself and two Celestians returned bearing three pages of the Lexicon of Falsehoods and the left thighbone of Saint Dolan. They left the planet just before the Grey Knights arrived to deliver Exterminatus to the planet.
- Flamewing Seraphim[7a]
- Prioris Squadron - Are formed from elite Battle Sisters, who guard the Order of the Sacred Rose's convent on Terra. Intense additional training and wide-ranging battlefield experience are the minimum requirements for becoming a Prioris Battle Sister. If the need arises the entire squadron can be requisitioned into serving in a Canoness' personal retinue.[7b]
- Order of Our Martyred Lady
- Order of the Argent Shroud
- Order of the Valorous Heart
- Order of the Ebon Chalice
- Order of the Bloody Rose
- 1: The Inquisition (Background Book), pg. 65
- 2: Codex: Witch Hunters:
- 3: Codex: Sisters of Battle (2nd Edition):
- 4: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
- 5: White Dwarf 379 (US), pg. 93
- 6: White Dwarf 382 (US), pg. 101
- 7: Dawn of War: Soulstorm