The Order of the Verdant Garden was formed on the planet of Illustroma Majoris VI, in the aftermath of a tremendous conflict against a heretical rebellion. Members of many orders of the Adeptus Sororitas headed to the planet, but the naval ships carrying them were destroyed. After the destruction of the rebels, the Sisters of Battle were at a loss – without naval or astropathic support, there was no way to leave the troubled world. Joining together as a single force, the Adeptus Sororitas formed the order of the Verdant Garden, which maintained pease throughout the Illustroma Majoris system for over a thousand years before the Administratum sent a expeditionary force to check on the planet.
With such a length of tradition and roots on the world, the Ecclesiarchy granted their petition to stay as an independent order … something their founding orders do not necessarily agree with!
The current leader of the Order of the Verdant Garden, Lilith is battle scarred and fiercely proud of her Order and accomplishments. Some claim too proud…
Canoness with Bolt Pistol and Power Sword (75 points) Rosarius (25 points) and Melta bombs (5 points) optional.
The Living Saint Evangeline
During the War of Sedition, Canoness Evangeline sacrificed herself to save a whole company of Adeptus Sororitas. Sorely treated by her captors, she smiled serenely and detonated a hidden melta bomb, annihilating the rebellious command. Over a thousand years later, she survives by the will of the Emperor, her eyes blinded to world around her, as she follows his divine guidance to aid her Sisters throughout the galaxy.
Saint Celestine – 115 points
Celestian Squad – The Evangelists
Followers of Saint Evangeline’s devine creed, these sisters follow her example and strive to emulate her perfection in battle.
Celestian Squad with Heavy Flamer and Flamer, Celestian Superior with Plasma Pistol (120 points) Option to take a Storm Bolter instead of the Flamer (-2 points) or Heavy Flamer (-7 points), or meltabombs for the Celestian Superior (5 points)
The Penitent Daughters
Some sisters lose their way, or believe that the ways of their original Orders are superior to the combined knowledge of the Order of the Verdent Garden. These sisters are sorely chasitised, sworn to silence, and sent to the repentence abbeys.
6 Sisters Repentia and a Mistress of Repentance (124 points). The Mistress may take optional Melta bombs (5 pts) or reduce the squad by up to two sisters (-17 points each)
Sisters of the Bloody Rose
The Sisters of the Bloody Rose believe firmly in the purifying virtues of flame, and as such carry flamers to destroy the very memory of infidelity to the Emperor.
Battle Sister Squad with Two Flamers (135). The Sister Superior may take meltabombs (+5 points)
Sisters of the Azure Bolts
These sisters believe solely in the virtues of the holy bolter, using the shocking sound and damage to destroy the most zealous of traitors.
Battle Sister Squad with Two Storm Bolters (131 points). The Sister Superior may take meltabombs (+5 points)
Sisters of Alabaster Purity
The Sisters of Alabaster Purity are the most devout of all the general abbeys. They take the field as humble battle sisters, but are all trained in the ways of heavier weapons, allowing them to take the field as Retributor Squads instead, depending on the situation. When taking the field as a Battle Sister Squad, they appear as follows:
Battle Sister Squad with Heavy Flamer and Meltagun. Sister Superior has a power axe. (135points) Sister Superior may take a melta bomb (+5 points) and the unit may take a simulcrum imperialis (20 points)
The Angels of Vengeance
The Angels of Vengeance are trained in the use of jump packs and multiple weapons to smite the enemy from the skies. Saint Evangeline was orginally from their ranks
Seraphim Squad with 2 twin hand flamers and four additional seraphim, and a power weapon for th sister superior (190) points. The sister superior may take melta bombs (+5 points), or may reduce the seraphim by up to four (-17 points each).
Sisters of Domination
These sisters are not currently prepared to take the field, as recent changes in doctrine demand that at least two bear the holy bolter in a unit of five.
The new codex requires you to take a Dominion Superior, two sisters with bolters and two with specials. You can field the full four specials only in a squad of ten sisters, while in the original codex you could field all four specials with a sister superior. This means I need to add at least one sister with a bolter to the unit, or even five for a full unit.
Sisters of Alabaster Purity
The Sisters of Alabaster Purity are the most devout of all the general abbeys. They take the field as humble battle sisters, but are all trained in the ways of heavier weapons, allowing them to take the field as Retributor Squads instead, depending on the situation. When taking the field as a Retributor Squad, they appear as follows:
Retributor Squad with heavy flamer, two heavy bolters and a simulcrum imperialis, and a power weapon for the sister superior (105 points). The sister superior may take melta bombs (+5 points), and recruit up to 5 more retributors as ablative shields (+12 points a model)
Refutor is an ancient Exorcist tank, dating from a time when functionality was favored over function. It has survived hundreds of years of warfare, bringing death to the heretics.
Exorcist (135 points)
Mortis is an ancient Exorcist tank, dating from a time when functionality was favored over function. It is designed to defend the Adeptus Sororitas from sneak attacks, with brilliant white searchlights breaking the night.
Exorcist with Searchlight (136 points)
This ancient immolator was once the favored transport of the Sisters of Dominion, but their current laxity to doctrinal changes means that the techpriests simply keep the machine spirits placated for now.
Immolator (twin linked multimeltas) (80 points)
This ancient immolator is favored by Canoness Lilith and the Evangelists as their chosen path into battle. With heavy flamers burning a path to glory, it has been a tremendous example to the faithful.
Immolator (65 points)
The work horse of the Adeptus Sororitas, both the Sisters of the Azure Bolts and the Sisters of the Bloody Rose take Rhinos into battle for mobility.
Rhino (35 points each)