St Katherine herself founded what is now known as the Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf, as the Order of the Blazing Heart, on a death world whose natives impressed her with their faith. The natives maintained their belief in the Emperor's omnibenevolence, despite their own planet's apparent attempts to exterminate them.
This is my Rule 63 version of the Catachan Wolves, an order based on a joke, as the Angry Marines are. Expect heresy to be exploited for laughs and giggles- or screams of pain and terror, depending on who you are.
The world was Catachan. Though successive Ecclesiarchs didn't dare question St Katherine's decision to honor the Emperor's people's faith, they did question the saint's sanity at the time of the order's founding.
As more Catachan natives joined the Order of the Blazing Heart, their beliefs began to... change this branch of the Order of the Fiery Heart. The sisters began hunting the death world's native beasts, as a form of combat training, immediately following the training sessions with barbecues and binge drinking. The sisters' "recreational activities"- their sex lives, a subject other orders' sisters didn't speak of, deeming it a private matter- became something to boast about, with much obscene language. Members of what was once the Sisters Repentia, dress and act like Imperial Guard scouts, instead of wearing rags and searching for martyrdom.
The Inquisition has investigated the order for the heresy of Slaanesh worship, but the sisters were deemed innocent of the charge, for demonstrating behavior more consistent with Khorne's worshippers- the interrogating inquisitor allegedly insulted the cannoness, who then broke the inquisitor's back, and shoved his head into his anus. Tensions rose between the order and several Imperial Guard regiments, after officers were overheard commenting the sisters should "get back to the kitchen," which the sisters interpreted it as an insult, and then offered to cook for the guardsmen- with flamers and melta weapons. Adeptus Mechanicus members have accused the order of techno-heresy, for openly using captured Tau vehicles and weapons- a charge the sisters deny, pointing out the "pimp paint job" and chrome accessories they use to... humanize the xenos technology.
Indeed, rather than use the sisters itself, the Ordo Hereticus offers their services as aid to Ordo Xenos members who lack Deathwatch support- allegedly to punish inquisitors who insult its members. Several Order of the Blazing Heart members were declared "saints" for valor in battle against the Emperor's enemies, but each nomination was controversial, due to the... saints' behavior off the battlefield. Most recently, the sisters negotiated a truce between the Space Wolves and the three orders the Ecclesiarchy sent to punish the Astartes for worshipping pagan gods, allegedly gaining the Space Wolves' compliance with sexual favors.
The Order of the Blazing Heart continues to thrive, gaining converts and winning battle honors on a hundred worlds. The Inquisition and the Ecclesiarchy's reason for allowing the sisters to live, was, in an Inquisitor Lord's words, "They're from Catachan. Anything from that world is a pain in the arse, and it's more trouble than it's worth to force a Catachan native to comply with more conservative norms."
Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 01 May 2012 - 01:46 PM.