Adepta Sororitas (Order of the Torch)
Charm, Common Lore (Imperial Creed, Ecclesiarchy, Imperial Guard), Inquiry, Literacy, Medicae, Performer (Singer), Speak Language (High Gothic, Low Gothic), Tech-Use
TALENTS & TRAITS
Sheltered Upbringing – -10 various Tests vs social dregs
Tempered Will – Never take more than -20 on WP Tests
Education – various lores
Peer (Imperial Guard) – +10 vs Guardsmen
Pure Faith – There is no substitute for Zeal
Sister Ophilia is a Hospitaller of the Order of the Torch. Although she practices medicine, she is as violently fanatical in the persecution of heresy as any other Sororitas worth her salt. Her dedication to the Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind is rivalled by few, though she is intelligent enough to know when not to advertise her devotion.
Like many Sisters, Ophilia was raised and trained in the Schola Progenium. This has given her a somewhat sheltered and skewed outlook on life, and she has little tolerance for deviation from the orthodoxy of the Imperial Creed. Nevertheless, her time in the Schola afforded her some contact with the modus operandi of the Inquisition, and she has quickly adapted to their methods and practices now that she finds herself in service to that organization.
Ophilia cares little for where her orders come from or who her direct superiors are, whether they are Ecclesiarchal, Inquisitorial, or officers of the Imperial Guard, so long as they ultimately do the Emperor’s work. Lacking the direct, brute-force of a Battle-Sister, Ophilia has adopted a subtler approach to combating heresy. She takes her role in the service of the Inquisition seriously, and considers her duties as a medicae secondary to the mandates handed down from above. Wherever she goes, however, the spread of the Imperial Creed is of high importance to her, and she will frequently find time to bolster the efforts of local Ministorum clergy.
As a Sister Hospitaller, Ophilia has spent the majority of her adulthood serving as a combat medic for the Imperial Guard. She has been posted to various regiments, PDF units, and aid stations in the Calixis Sector, where she primarily dealt with battlefield trauma. Many of her less glamorous assignments also saw her dealing with hygiene, nutrition and disease in an attempt to ensure the units she was attached to remained at full fighting effectiveness.
During a particularly lengthy assignment, Ophilia became acclimated to some of the inner workings of a besieged hive city. Although she treated a few wounded Guardsmen throughout the siege, much of her time was spent embroiled in bureaucratic red tape as local representatives of the Ecclesiarchy and the governor’s office butted heads. The experience has given her a dim view of those who practise politics, and even less patience for Ministorum officials more concerned with power plays than serving the Emperor.
Ophilia’s first assignment since being plucked from her duties to serve the Inquisition was nominally to deal with a band of heretics causing trouble for the local government. In reality, however, the heretics were merely pawns in the political manoeuvrings of an ambitious politician. During the operation, Ophilia successfully infiltrated one of the heretics’ compounds, and also engaged in several firefights with heretic soldiers. The mission did not endear her to politicians any further, a class of persons she is quickly developing particular animosity for. She recommended both the sitting governor and his corrupt replacement be summarily executed (for the sin of negligent heresy and the sin of wilful heresy, respectively), a recommendation which was, to her dismay, not followed.