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Holy relics are objects sacred to the Imperium, commonly incorporating the bones or artefacts of a long-dead Imperial saint. Relics are sometimes borne into battle by a Ministorum Priest accompanying an Imperial Guard army, the sight of the relic inspiring the faithful to greater acts of valour. Imperial soldiers will be bolstered by the fact that they are fighting for the relic.[1]

Relics, due to their significance and rarity, are carefully guarded by the Ecclesiarchy, who will go to great lengths to recover them if lost. Only under extreme conditions are they then carried into battle, then only trusted to the most revered members of the Ecclesiarchy and the Sisters of the Adepta Sororitas.[2]

Ecclesiarchy Relics

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