Adepta Sororitas

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The Adepta Sororitas are an organization that feature in Warhammer 40,000.



The Adepta Sororitas or Sisters of Battle

In the 36th millennium, the then head of the church, Goge Vandire, launched a coup d'état which plunged the Imperium into a terrible civil war. After the usurper was deposed, the Imperium decreed that the church could no longer maintain any "men at arms". A literal interpretation of the decree's wording left a loophole permitting an all-female force, even if it violated the spirit of the decree, so in the 36th millennium, the church established the Adepta Sororitas, owing to the need of the Inquisition to have its own force to stamp out heresy in its many varied forms within and outside the Imperium.


The Sisters are led by an Abbess and are organized into Orders. There are Six main Orders and a host of smaller orders. As the militant arm of the church, they are tasked with suppressing witchcraft and heresy, and guarding the Imperium's shrine worlds.

They often work with the Inquisition, as their responsibilities overlap.


  • Alicia Dominica :
  • Saint Arabella :
  • Saint Katherine :
  • Ephrael Stern :


  • The Sisters of Battle feature as one of the playable factions in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

In other media

Video games

  • In Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm, the Sisters of Battle featured in the story mode and were a playable faction in the real-time strategy video game expansion.


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