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can't come up with a background story for this one..
an inquisitor's initation rites perhaps?


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:iconcrymson-nite:
crymson-nite Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
i saw this on pintrest, so glad some searching brought me here, I will be buying a print of this within the year, this is amazing
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Chickendude Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Writer
This makes me feel funny in the naughty place
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SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is very impressive!
Only ONE question: Would she be a little afraid of burning her hair or?
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Octopusasix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
In grim dark of future, hair are non-flammable! 
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SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh I guess so! ;)
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von-bad Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
have a read of the Rhapsody story on my page ... i felt an affinity
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Michal266 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I that an Eldar wand?
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Feichberg Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
very very cool
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matzehg Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
fav
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TonyBennett3 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The Indoctrination of a Sister Repentia to the service of a Hereticus Inquisitor...
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R-ql Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Even though this doesn't make enough sense to me, I like it. Good job with faces, by the way - the great part is that they are very different from being resembling stock faces of WH characters, helps with breathing some more life into this one! Obligatory part: keep up you good job :)
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Memison Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artist
I love the classical feel to this piece. It's like it would look at home in a large manor among tapestries in a lavishly adorned frame.
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everyday123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
had to say that is an amazin pice well done it looks beyond awesome very nice looked like it took forever to do but it came so awesome
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CommissarStein Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
HOLY CRAP! I Love this so much. The stories behind this picture are endless...
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InqAnimus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
You really captured the Sisters of Battle here Beautiful and deadly but with Poise and an emulation of pride that another can join the ranks. Absolutely Love it!!!
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DmitryRommel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
An interesting piece. I like how nudity is presented in a non-sexual way here.
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Daerevon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
WOW! great piece of art!
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Tombwalker-66 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Great paint work. Love the composition and clarity.
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The-Frog-Queen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I rather like the artwork.
Much cleaner then most of the official art which is very much a good thing, to much clutter get annoying and obscures the main subject.
I also like how you kept the Skull-count down to a modest seven. Honestly, some recent artworks have more skulls then a graveyard in them.
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druid124862088 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Artist
I want to be skull on the book lol
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namezong Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
If the semi/naked ladies are sororitas, they should have power armour interface sockets.
Otherwise nice.
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The-Frog-Queen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Sororitas don't use plug-in version of Power Armour. They have a plug-free Neural Interface system.
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namezong Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
What would that mean, and where do you get this from?
I'm pretty sure all power armour use plug in's, its just that space marines have the best interfaces because their bodies are engeneered to accomodate them.
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Tulon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
3rd Edition Witch Hunter Codex -> Adepta Sororitas power armour offers identical protection as the Space Marine variant, but (in addition to lacking a few other gadgets such as advanced life support and waste recycler) has to forego direct interfacing as the Sisters are not implanted with the Marines' Black Carapace.

The exact means of control were, to my knowledge, never explained - but various freelance author interpretations exist, ranging from very fine pressure sensors to small pads capable of picking up the tiny electrical currents that enable our muscles to move.
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namezong Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
While sororitas lack Black carapace, it doesn't mean they dont use plugs to interface with Power armour.
See any official depiction of naked marine (Deathwach book for example) and you will notice they have plugs not only on their chest, where black carapace is situated, but all ower their bodies.
So no carapace =/= no plugs.
And if we start referring to non-canon authors, we have multiple depiction of semi/nude sororitas with plugs as well.
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Tulon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
If by "official" we'd be talking GW, then a Space Marine would have his plugs on the back. That's where the neuro-connectors are situated, along the spine, at least as per that one cross-section of power armour that was released.

Of course, this does not exclude something like plugs for individual Battle Sisters - there is always the potential for cybernetics. Likewise, they could possibly remain one of the many options for controlling the armour. It is not the first interpretation that comes to mind when reading the Codex description, however, which notes that unlike the Space Marines, the Sisters of Battle do not "interfacy fully" with their armour as the Space Marines do.
The half-naked Sister Repentia miniatures also do not show any visible plugs on their skin.

On a sidenote, a distinction between "canon" or "non-canon" is not of any actual use in this franchise. There is no canon in 40k - just many, many different interpretations by many, many different authors. It is why we see so many contradictions throughout the various sources. Including FFG's Deathwatch RPG.
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scorp106 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice job.
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KORROTASSA Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was about to be all sad, at first glance it looked like a witch hunter vs the accused sort of deal, which always makes me depressed and want to burn whatever image/book I read it in as well as travel through time/space/reality and kick whoever the Inquisitor is's ass.
But its just an initiation ~<3 (Which is fine, because then the chance is that they are good inquisitors and not the evil self righteous type that kills first asks questions later like the Witch Hunts did... ).
^- The many thoughts that went through my mind before I realized this was Warhammer. Where pretty much everyone kills first and asks questions later. Its usually justified in War or against creepy alien things and not innocent peoples so... ~<3
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YuraxX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Don't look like initiation rite, more it resembles bringing a Word to the primitives, newly attached to Empire.
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sickoleman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
The primary commandment is SUFFER NOT THE WITCH TO LIVE. Good work.
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Balgeron Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Great picture, i though she is on trail at first, but then, i guess its more likely to be an initiation. the sisters behind her are some kind of 'vouchers' for her?

Anyway, SoB FTW, next Dawn of War better have them and Inquisition!
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AzraelSkyle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Why do I get the feeling two things are happening. Either its an initiation or a sister is being trialed for inpurity D: still looking the detail you put into the picture and the time spent on it really shows. I like to see more of these in the future :)
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Words fail me on how great this is. :wow:

The composition and posing are amazing!
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von-bad Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
as any avid 40k fan

i think this aptly depicts a women who is about to receive her purity helix to prove she is a women of true human breeding with no hint of taint, mutation or corruption. this is given after under-going extensive testing and probing. now that she has this honoured she can now serve the holy orders, ordos, [insert imperial institution] .

i used this in an rpg setting once.
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VAEisenberg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I like this interpretation.
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von-bad Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
haha thanks !

now if only i was patient and dedicated enough to do source-books or stories!

more than happy to trade ideas if you feel the need/want to chat over anything.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I hate you. Sororitas have nothing to do with the Inquisition.
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Dranume Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
The Adeptes Soraritas are in fact a part of the Imperial Inquisition, mainly the Ordo Hereticus as the Grey Knights are to the Ordo Maleous.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Wrong.
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Dranume Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
meh, im not here to debate about 40k facts of fiction and wonder off to fanboy nerdum..

Going to enjoy the pic for what it is.
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:iconvaeisenberg:
VAEisenberg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
As an aside, why the horribly hostile attitude? One'd think an Ordo Hereticus member executed your non-sanctioned psyker.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Bad week, not enough sleep, grumpy me. For some reason this just pushed the wrong button, I apologise for the tone of the messages.
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VAEisenberg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Hear hear.The de-facto militant arm of the Ordo Hereticus has nothing to do with the Inquisition.
Next you'll tell us what, that the Grey Knights and Deathwatch have nothing to do with =][= as well? (Their status with respect to Ordo Malleus and Ordo Xenos is identical as that of Adepta Sororitas with respect to Ordo Hereticus.)
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
No.

The Deathwatch are the militant arm of the Ordo Xenos.

The Grey Knights are the militant arm of the Ordo Hereticus.

The Adepta Sororitas are the militant arm of the ECCLESIARCHY.

There was a temporary relationship between the Sisters and the Ordo Hereticus because of Codex: Witch Hunters, which did not exist before that book, and has since been retconned back out by Codex: Sisters of Battle (WD September 2011). Even the C:WH book did not state that they are the militant arm of the Hereticus, is only said that there was an "understanding" that allowed the Ordo Hereticus to "call upon them".

So no, the Adepta Sororitas are not just the Hereticus equivalent to the Grey Knights and the Deathwatch. They are a completely seperate organisation. Do you even know who Sebastian Thor is? How about Goge Vandire? Saint Praxedes? Helena the Virtuous?
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DmitryRommel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
>The Grey Knights are the militant arm of the Ordo Hereticus.
Since when? They have always been related to Ordo Malleus.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Sorry, yes. GK=Malleus. That was a typo. Doesn't change my point though.
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VAEisenberg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
And technically, Grey Knights and Deathwatch are still Adeptus Astartes - Grey knights are nominally chapter 666, and I suspect Deathwatch marines are still nominally a part of their own chapters.
In the same way, Adepta Sororitas are part of the Ecclesiarchy, (a bit more actively so) but they (specifically Sisters of Battle, their millitant order) are at the same time the Chamber Millitant of the Ordo Hereticus. I utterly fail to see any sort of contradiction there.




And yes, I know about Daughters of the Emperor, no need to get condescending. Especially since you are wrong.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
But I'm not wrong. It says NOWHERE in the fluff that they are the "Militant arm of the Ordo Hereticus", even in the only source that makes any sort of connection between them.

The Sisters of Battle are the Sisters of Battle. They answer solely, directly to the Adeptus Ministorum. Saying that they are the militant arm of the Ordo Hereticus is like saying that the Imperial Guard are the militant arm of the Ordo Xenos - the Inquisition can ask for troops from their ruling adeptus (Terra for the Guard, Ministorum for the Sisters), but said adeptus can (although rarely do because it generally leads to inquisitional interest in THEM) say "no."

Give me a book and page reference that says they are slaves of the inquisition and I will believe you, because I have two and a half codices, two black library novels and a big green book that say otherwise.
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VAEisenberg Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Literally page 2 of Witch Hunters, under the shiny CODEX: WITCH HUNTERS title.

(...) The armies of the Witch Hunter are powerful and dangerous, commanded by the sinister and unforgiving Inquisitors of the Ordo Hereticus. The Chamber Millitant of this holy order is the virtuous and pious Adepta Sororitas, ancient order of warrior women whose origins can be traced back to the infamous Age of Apostasy
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