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Blood of Martyrs, a supplement for Dark Heresy, is coming this fall
Dark Heresy | Published 03 September 2010

The light of the God-Emperor stands between humanity and destruction. Against myriad enemies, the Ecclesiarchy defends the faith with bolt, chain, and flame.

Blood of Martyrs, a supplement for Dark Heresy first previewed in the recent Knowledge is Power preview pdf, is coming to bookstores and game retailers this fall! This invaluable tome contains new rules, backgrounds, alternate careers and equipment for playing servants of the Adeptus Ministorum, the church of the God-Emperor of Mankind.

Included within are a detailed history of the Ecclesiarchy and the Sisters of Battle, as well as extensive accounts of the Ministorum within the Calixis Sector from Shrine worlds to the powerful cardinals of the Sector Synod. Take up the mantle of the most faithful of the Emperor’s servants, the Adepta Sororitas including the Sisters of Battle and the Orders Dialogous, Famulous and Hospitaller!

Mack Martin, Dark Heresy’s lead developer, took a moment to share his excitement for Blood of Martyrs:

In the upcoming Dark Heresy sourcebook, Blood of Martyrs, I had the opportunity to delve into one of the most iconic areas of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the Ecclesiarchy. The Adeptus Ministorum (also known as the Ecclesiarchy) is the all-powerful and ever-present church of the Imperial cult of the God-Emperor of Mankind. While many of the previous Dark Heresy sourcebooks have discussed the Imperial faith in parts, the Ministorum of the Calixis sector has not yet been presented as the focus of an entire volume.

Thanks, Mack! Keep checking back for previews, and look for Blood of Martyrs this fall!

Dark Heresy is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, a setting in the grim darkness of the far future. Players take on the roles of Acolytes serving the Inquisition, rooting out heresy and corruption from within the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man.

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Published: 10/11/2010 8:29:30 AM

 Blood of the Martyrs is the seed of the Empire!  

   The cover looks great - that's all I know. The rest  are but unconfirmed rumors or outright blasphemes (or marketing which is almost the sam :). No point in partaking in any of those. But I'll defenetly look into the book once published. The theme is more than worthy.

Only time can tell what this book will reap.

Published: 9/9/2010 10:01:39 AM


Yeah, well let's wait and see how it plays out. I'm all in favor for alternate career ranks, as these definitely add to the flavour of both the charachter advancement process and the general Calixis background in general. My current character is a cleric and I also have some good mission ideas involving the Sibellus Ecclesiarchy. 

This book will also be interesting from the point that this will be the first "shorter" sourcebook for DH (144 pages according to Amazon) and it'll be fun to see the structure of these books.

And yeah, I'm also looking forward to the Book of Judgement - I very much hope that the hives of Scintilla - especially Sibellus - will be given more details and some nice pictures in that book. 

Published: 9/7/2010 1:35:56 PM

@csabesz: "I wouldn't think that new packages willl be available for other careers (we have other career sourcebooks coming down the line)."

Why not? Guardsmen, Assassins, Arbitrators can all be just a pious, religious and zealous as Sisters of Battle or Clerics. Inquisitorial Stormtroopers. Extremist Redemption Assassins. Individuals raised in super religious cultures. With any luck we will get background packages and alternate career ranks for the McCabbean Jannisaries (spelling).

If the book is nothing but ways to make Sisters of Battle cooler I will be greatly upset. I really see no reason why SoBs were made their own career and not a series of alternate career ranks for Cleric, with a nifty background package (granting bonus to WS/BS/WP) and specialized origin worlds.

But I am highly anticipating this book, it is number 4 on my list of must haves, with 1 being Only War, 2 being Book of Judgement and 3 being Into the Storm. (For the record 5 and 6 are the PDFs for Deathwatch and DW GM Kit, I want Tau and Vespid stats).

Published: 9/7/2010 7:03:06 AM

Any bets we get this (hopefully) awesome book before Deathwatch?  Feed those Chinese Lexmechanics more rice already and keep the paper feeds jam-free:  The Inquisition does not tolerate shipping delays kindly.

Published: 9/7/2010 6:15:18 AM


I wouldn't think that new packages willl be available for other careers (we have other career sourcebooks coming down the line), but I'm positive that we will see elite advance packages available for classes other than clerics and sisters (just like the Cult of Red Redemption in the Inquisitor's Handbook).

Published: 9/7/2010 4:13:39 AM

A thing I would really like to know:

Will this new career/pc options include non-clerical careers (like guardsman, psyker, assasine)? I know and understand that the focus will be on cleric and sister (it is the core of the book), but perhaps some packages to play zealots of different breed?

Laurence J Sinclair
Published: 9/6/2010 3:22:08 PM

How much of this will just be reprints of the (admittedly awesome) background and history from the original Codex: Sisters of Battle? [/cynical]

Published: 9/6/2010 4:45:56 AM

Hmm... they mention the Sisters of Battle like their would not already by a career for them covered in the IH. 

Anyway, good to hear that some coverage of the imperial religion and it´s "church"(temple?) are underway.  My group contains a sister and a rather religious psyker... both are eager to have some (more) "official guidelines" on how the religion looks like.

Looking forward to spend my money on that one.

Published: 9/5/2010 10:02:38 AM

@jaimain: Yep, it's useful for all levels.

@Vandimar77: I'm not usually either, but after playtesting this, it can be quite a lot of fun.

Published: 9/4/2010 1:56:16 PM

Sweet.  I shall have to go order a copy from Forbidden Planet at some point in the future

Published: 9/4/2010 9:39:21 AM

I love the title of this newspost.

Published: 9/4/2010 6:53:33 AM

 now that looks awsome!

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