News for December 2010
Between Humanity and Destruction 8
Blood of Martyrs, a sourcebook for Dark Heresy, is now available
Dark Heresy | Published 23 December 2010

“There can be but one Emperor, one god, one saviour, one deliverer. Without Him, a billion billion souls are nought but fodder for the ever-thirsting evils of the warp.”
     –Ecclesiarch Theodacus V, Indroit to the Verses of Dusk

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 now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! 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 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! For more on Blood of Martyrs, read our previews: Brides of the Emperor and A Solitary Purpose. Then, head to your local retailer and prepare to defend the faithful followers of the Emperor, by any means necessary...

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: 1/30/2011 1:55:58 AM

Very nice book, indeed. Wonderful Faith Powers, some nice classes, new backgrounds and places of origins. A lot of good knowledge about Imperium's religion and some new equipment. What's more to ask of a good supplement? :)

Published: 1/24/2011 6:11:33 AM

Awesome book. I dig the way FFG put it together. It's so easy to lose sight of the faith that surrounds the Imperial citizenry and how that effects their day-to-day. This book is a refreshing reminder as to why our characters would take to the stars to combat the enemies of man. Well done, FFG.

Published: 12/25/2010 8:09:49 PM

I've always been a huge fan of Dark Heresy, and have always seemed to play a highly religious character. Im pretty psyched about taking that to the next level.

Published: 12/24/2010 5:52:01 PM

 Got mine on pre-order, can't wait to get it :D

Published: 12/24/2010 2:03:54 AM

 Sneaky release... Been wanting this for a while now :)

Published: 12/24/2010 1:24:11 AM

And this one, I hope, will also be helpful as a source for our Rogue Trader group!

Published: 12/23/2010 5:03:49 PM

Finally! Finally! Finally! Its been a long wait since Ascension.

Published: 12/23/2010 3:13:36 PM

Funny. Oh so funny.

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