The Warrior Nuns
By Rolland Therrien
The Calabite chuckled in a frightening matter as he slowly approached the
children cowering the dark corner. Being a Servitor of Lust gave one such
fine opportunities for rare fun, he thought.
"Don't even think about it, Demon!"
The Lusty suddenly turned towards the voice and saw, in another darkened
corner, what appeared to be someone in a nun's habit, stepping slowly
towards the light. The Demon scoffed. What was a Penguin doing here, in
this abandoned wearhouse? If she was hoping to stop him, he'd have fun
with her too.
...At least, that's what he was thinking until she stepped into the light,
and he noticed the sword in her hand. ...And the body armor she was wearing
mixed with the habit. ...And the Cybernetic Left Hand... The Demon
suddenly recognized this Nun's description and went wide-eyed.
Sister Shannon Masters, aka Warrior Nun Areala, simply smiled as she raised
her sword, readying herself to rid the Earth of yet another Hellspawn. "Oh
crap, indeed, Demon-Born."
The Calabite sooned learned two things: One, The Warrior Nun's reputation
had not been exagerated: the Savage beating he'd recieved from her was truly
worthy of a Malakite. And Second: You don't rape kids in Sister Areala's
turf. Now he knew why.
The Warrior Nuns, when they got started, where one of Heaven's more
controversial programs, especially in regards to the status of women in
Medieval Europe. Nonetheless, the first thing Laurence insisted on doing
the moment he was given his Archangelhood and Full command of Heaven's
resources was to promote one of his lieutenants, the Malakite Angel Areala,
whom he had personally fledged during the Purity Crusade, and gave her the
resources to create the Holy Catholic Order of Warrior Nuns, which she would
inspire and guide personally. The order continues to this day, and has
gained enough of a strong reputation as a force of God's Wrath that nobody
in Heaven really questions it's existance anymore.
...Or Areala's actual origins, either. But that's a story for another time.
The order of Warrior Nuns, as can be guessed, is an organisation of female
demon hunters and holy soldiers, organised in service to the Catholic
Church, to which it answers to. There is no attempt at concealing the
order's nature or purpose; most people (including many highly placed church
officials) believe the current order is an archaic, pointless and
superstious ramnant of the Middle Ages, but no Pontiff has ever cleared the
decision to dismantle it completly. But most people dismiss it as nothing
more then the Catholic equivalent of a kung-fu academy.
...Of course, the public doesn't usually know that the Warrior Nun
Organisation (and it's brother organisation, the Order of Magic Priests)
gets a defense budget equal to that of the Pentagon's own... Only with much
better products as a result (it helps, having Marc pick the accountants and
Jean the Engineers). The Warrior Nuns, although traditionally equipped with
Holy Swords, can all access the finest heavy artillery and high-tech
vehicules the Vatican can provide them, should it be needed.
The Warrior Nuns themselves are almost ALL Soldiers of God, selected amongst
the finest youth, and given intensive training and tests intended to awaken
their Sixth Force, making them true Soldiers. They are taught the Songs of
Healing and are given special Holy Swords which can slay demons, but pass
harmlessly through humans. These Swords are, however, equipped with a
variation of the Song of Etheral Entropy designed by Laurence himself, which
is triggered when the sword passes through a Sinful Human; the Sword
triggers a vision of Hell inside the Human's mind, sending him into shock.
Of all the Warrior Nuns, the most famous of them all is Sister Areala, the
original founder of the order, who renamed herself after the vision of a
Holy Angel called Areala granted her the strength to fight against Viking
Raiders during the Middle Ages. Since then, every few decades, a new Sister
Areala comes along, whenever
a Sister of the order has a vision of Areala the Angel during a near-death
The most recent Warrior Nun Areala, Sister Shannon Masters, has since become
an examplary member of the Warrior Nuns, and has championned many assaults
against the Forces of Hell on her own. It's gotten to the point where the
Demons are suspecting her of being the Malakite Areala herself, in a good
She isn't, actually. Sister Shannon is as Human a Soldier as they come.
She just has Seven Forces, rather then six. Areala just serves as her
Patron, subconsciously teaching her Songs and secretly giving her
Attunements, such as Hunt and Holy Blade. But neither one resents the
mistaken identity too much; Heaven knows it's own, and it makes the Demons
really confused about who or what they're facing.
Besides... Shannon really feels blessed, when people consider her equal to a
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