Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

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Background

“Deus Vult” (God wants it) Motto of the emblem of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre is stationed on Earth and is charged with acting as the last line of defence for the PanOceanian territories and sacred sites. Its members are chosen from the elite of the other Orders’ troops, as all are skilled Father-Officers. The Sepulchrist Knights, lovers of close combat, are units focused on special security and heavy assault, serving as much as an example as a challenge to all other PanOceanian officers. The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre protect Humanity’s birth and sacred places as they are considered the best of the best, and their records confirm it. In the NeoColonial Wars, during the unsuccessful Water Lily Offensive over Hong Kong, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre’s battalion stood firm until the very end. They were commanded by Abbot-Colonel Acuña and fought like lions, holding their position until the last man from the decimated PanOceanian combat force was evacuated. Then they retreated from the battlefield in perfect combat formation. No officer from the victorious army of Yu Jing dared raise his hand against them as they withdrew. The Sepulchrist Knights left the battlefield as if they had just attended a military parade. Proud, with blue armor covering them from head to toe, and with white robes waving gently in the wind, they boarded their air transport while the Yu Jing army watched with a mixture of admiration, respect and relief.


"Deus vult" (God willing). Motto of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre is stationed on Earth with the mission of being the last line of defense for the PanOceanian territories and the Church’s Sacred Sites. Its members are chosen from among the elite troops of the other orders, so all of them are veteran, battle-seasoned Father-Officers. The Sepulchrist Knights, all of them close-combat experts, comprise special security and heavy assault units, serving as a challenging example to all other PanOceanian officers. The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre guard the Cradle of Humanity and the Sacred Sites because they are considered to be the best among the best, and their history confirms it. During the failed Water Lily Offensive in Hong Kong during the NeoColonial Wars, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre battalion stood firm until the end, commanded by Abbot-Colonel Acuña. His men fought like lions and did not budge from their position until the last man in the decimated PanOceanian fighting force was evacuated. They then withdrew from the battlefield in perfect combat formation. No officer of the victorious Yu Jing army dared to charge them in their retreat. The Sepulchrist Knights abandoned the battlefield as though they had just left a military parade. Proud in their head-to-toe blue armor and their dark robes billowing in the wind, they climbed into an aerotransport while the Yu Jing army watched them depart with a mix of admiration, respect, and relief.

However, that was not the last time the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre had to be deployed to save the day. The Paradiso front has become a true crucible for the reputation of these genuine soldiers of Christ as lone and unbeatable warriors. When the battle is most intense, that is when they are most needed, and they have never failed to answer the call of duty and sacrifice every drop of their blood if necessary. Whenever it was imperative to hold a position or contain the enemy advance but deployment resources and time were scarce, a small detachment of Sepulchrists would be mobilized. And sometimes it was just a single warrior—especially as the conflict dragged on, their casualties mounted, and the reinforcements from headquarters were delayed. However, this did not dampen these brave men and women’s grit and resolve; on the contrary, it only made their determination stronger and made them adapt to fighting alone. Consequently, the Order requested permission from the Curia to initiate a technology-upgrade program with the PanOceanian Military Complex’ primary contractor for servopowered armor, Omnia Corp. The result of this program was the creation of the Saulos MkII armor, a colossal piece of equipment with holographic-replication capability that was successfully deployed at the beginning of the middle stages of the Paradiso Third Offensive. The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre had the chance to take part in the second wave of evacuations from Runenberg, in a rerun of Operation Water Lily, holding their ground to buy time for the shuttles to take off carrying the civilians and the injured. As on that previous occasion, the first thing they did, in full view of the enemy while risking being shot at by hidden snipers, was to draw their swords, kiss the cross guard, and draw a line in the ground, a boundary that their adversaries would only be able to step over after drenching it with the blood of the Sepulchrist Knight who marked it.


Published March 19, 2021

Profile

ISC: Knights of the Holy Sepulchre Heavy Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 22 14 13 14 3 6 2 2
Skills and Equipment: Martial Arts L2, Holoprojector L2, Religious Troop
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
LGL FD Forward Deployment L2 Combi Rifle, Light Grenade Launcher Pistol, DA CCW 55 0.5
Spitfire FD Forward Deployment L2 Spitfire Pistol, DA CCW 57 2
Breaker CoC Chain of Command Breaker Combi Rifle Pistol, DA CCW 52 0
Spitfire CoC Chain of Command Spitfire Pistol, DA CCW 56 2

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Dossiers

N4 Military Orders update dossier

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Current Miniatures

Out of Print Miniatures

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Limited Edition

None at this time

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