Arkham Horror: Secrets of the Order and New Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas Available Now at The Wandering Dragon!
Arkham Horror: Secrets of the Order
The unquiet spirits of the dead cry out and ghouls stalk the midnight streets of Arkham. Derelict portals yawn open between our existence and the horrific unknown, and even in the storied French Hill neighborhood, the Order of the Silver Twilight plots their path to greater power.
Secrets of the Order, a new expansion for Arkham Horror is now available at The Wandering Dragon!
This new expansion brings investigators to the classic neighborhood of French Hill while also sending them beyond our reality into the depths of the terrifying Underworld. Two new double-sided map tiles bring the older regions of Arkham, Massachusetts to life, including the aforementioned French Hill neighborhood, as well as the Underworld itself. Four more investigators join the party, ranging from the steadfast soldier Mark Harrigan to the confident aviatrix Winifred Habbamock.
The investigators’ jobs will not be easy—this expansion brings three entirely new scenarios into the fold, challenging investigators with restless spirits, secret cultists, and the depths of the Underworld itself. With over 130 new encounter and event cards, new assets, monsters, conditions, and a new type of map tile, Secrets of the Order opens a portal to a hoard of content, pulling you into some truly terrifying tales.
Shrouded in Secrets
Secrets of the Order comes packaged with three new scenarios, and with them comes an enormous amount of replayability, bringing you throughout the older areas of Arkham, Massachusetts. Whether you are protecting innocent bystanders from rampaging gugs or stopping the Order of the Silver Twilight from summoning an Ancient One, new threats will keep you on your toes in each scenario.
This time, however, the threats are even harder to pin down than usual. Several monsters in this expansion have the new “shrouded” keyword, cloaking everything from its attributes, abilities, to even its health in mystery. This is especially showcased with the three Haunting Dead monsters featured in the expansion’s first scenario.
The true nature of these monsters is not revealed until an investigator engages them or they are exhausted, and, since they have no health value while shrouded, they cannot be defeated until they flip to their non-shrouded side. After all, you can’t fight what you don’t know!
That said, shrouded monsters can still be dealt damage. Dealing enough damage to a shrouded monster could cause it to be defeated when it engages you, allowing you to “preemptively” defeat them. This could come in handy, especially if that shrouded monster is a Cacophonous Haunt or a Screaming Haunt , both of which have hindering effects that make them hard to deal with. However, that shrouded monster could also be an ally in disguise, such as the Weeping Haunt , so think carefully before you strike!
Logic and Lore
This wouldn’t be a new Arkham Horror expansion without some new investigators. One of these is Agatha Crane, a woman who expertly blends science with the occult.
With degrees in Mathematics and Psychology, Agatha has always placed a premium on evidence-based science and logical thought. When she was young, she didn’t pay much attention to superstitions or ghost stories, but mounting evidence in recent years has led Agatha to conclude that there is a kernel of truth to the tales of monsters, spirits, and magic that permeate Arkham’s history. That said, if these things are real, then they must obey consistent rules, just as the physical sciences do; she just needs to find them. And so, as the pioneer of the new study of “parapsychology,” Agatha seeks to bridge the gap between the mystic and the rational, and she will plunge headfirst into the unknown.
While she’s a scientist at heart, Agatha is surprisingly adept at using magic. With above-average lore and solid sanity, Agatha can be certain to cast a spell successfully, and, with her personal ability, she can take advantage of the spell’s horror cost to focus for free and gain a remnant! Agatha can also put her parapsychological expertise to use with the Occult Principle , a unique talent that is one of her starting cards. After taking a risk by delving into the horrors of the occult for an extra clue, Agatha flips this card over to the Scientific Method . By using the ward action to remove the extra doom from her Occult Principle, Agatha could use the Scientific Method to gain even more clues with a free research action, all while stockpiling more remnants for later use.
Clearly, the more Agatha understands the occult and the arcane, the more useful and formidable she becomes. And she is just one of the four new investigators included in Secrets of the Order!
Crossing the Threshold
As one of the oldest parts of Arkham, French Hill is home to ancient secrets, potential allies, and mysterious threats. Meanwhile, in the deepest layer of the Dreamlands lies the Underworld; a realm of monsters and madness, where only the very desperate dare to roam. You know that someone is trying to merge these two realms together, but the question remains: will you be able to stop them in time?
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas
The essential book for Adepta Sororitas players, including rules for:
4 Matched Play Secondary Objectives
6 Warlord Traits
32 generic Stratagems
Also includes additional Crusade specific content:
4 Battle Trait tables
Rules for ascending to Sainthood
7 Crusade Relics.
Includes extensive background and showcase sections.
The Adepta Sororitas are the Chamber Militant, or armed fighting force, of the Adeptus Ministorum. Often known colloquially as the ‘Sisters of Battle’, their Order was created to defend the faithful and their places of worship, battling threats from daemons, xenos, and even heretical humans. With the opening of the Great Rift and the sundering of their Emperor’s realm, new crusades brimming with Battle Sisters have struck out across the galaxy to bring judgement with flame, blade, and bolt.
Clad in thick suits of power armour and wielding weapons usually seen only among the Emperor’s Angels of Death, the Adepta Sororitas take to the field with an unquenchable zeal. Empowered by their faith and capable of performing miraculous feats, the Battle Sisters march alongside mighty tanks and powerful mechanical warsuits to bring fire and fury to every corner of the galaxy. Along with inspirational photographs of stunningly painted models, you can delve into the background and lore of the Adepta Sororitas, and discover the rules that you need to field them in your games of Warhammer 40,000.
Inside this 128-page codex, you will find:
– The history and origins of the Adepta Sororitas, detailing how they rose from a galaxy-spanning heresy to defend the Emperor’s faith
– A showcase of stunningly painted Citadel Miniatures that displays the martial liveries of their many Holy Orders
– A vast range of datasheets providing tabletop rules for 34 units from the Adepta Sororitas army
– A bounty of Stratagems, Relics, and Warlord Traits featuring updated favourites and brand new options for your army on the tabletop
– Bespoke Crusade rules that allow you to embark upon a quest to raise your Canoness to the status of Living Saint
– And more!
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas: Datacards
A set of handy Warhammer 40,000 Datacards for Adepta Sororitas armies, containing 7 Core Stratagem Cards, 32 Adepta Sororitas Stratagems, 6 Orders Stratagems, and 6 Sacred Rights.
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas: Dice
A set of 20 16mm rounded edged D6s. Bone coloured dice with black coloured ink. ‘2’-’5’ faces pipped with small Fleur-de-lys, with a large Fleur-de-lys on the ‘1’ and the Adeptus Ministorum icon on the ‘6’ face.
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas: Morvenn Vahl Abbess Sanctorum
When the Ecclesiarchy sought to elect a new Abbess Sanctorum to lead the Adepta Sororitas, they chose Morvenn Vahl. Believing the young Celestian Superior to be easily manipulated in the political arena, they instead found a forthright and iron-willed warrior who wore her full battle plate to meetings of the Holy Synod and intimidated many who sought to influence her. Dissatisfied with exercising her command from the safety of Holy Terra, Vahl departed almost as soon as she arrived and has been at the forefront of many crusades since.
The Supreme Commander of the Adepta Sororitas is a powerful figure to behold on the battlefield, marching to war in her relic Paragon Warsuit, Purgator Mirabilis, and carrying an ancient spear gifted to her by the Adeptus Custodes. Equally at home directing her Battle Sisters and getting stuck into the thick of combat, Vahl is a potent force multiplier capable of shifting the flow of the battle by her presence alone, driving nearby troops to the full extent of their ability and seeing the Emperor’s will done beneath her steely gaze.
Contains 1 multipart plastic Citadel Miniature. A HQ choice and the first ever Supreme Commander for use in Adepta Sororitas armies. An incredibly deadly fighter. Comes with 3 head options.
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas: Paragon Warsuit
While most members of the elite Celestian Order take to the battlefield on foot, a privileged few are afforded the honour of making war in mighty Paragon Warsuits. The machine spirits of such powerful war engines are fickle indeed, and the pilot must have both immense faith and incredible skill to control the warsuits effectively. Those who master the art, however, are capable of fighting some of the Imperium’s largest foes and emerging victorious.
Paragon Warsuits are the epitome of the Adepta Sororitas’ heavy infantry, carrying heavy firepower and massive close-combat weapons into the fray. Whether it’s scouring away hordes of enemy infantry or dueling their strongest warriors, the pilots of these warsuits can tackle any challenge, all while trusting in the machine’s thick armour plating to protect them from harm.
Contains 3 multipart plastic Citadel Miniatures. An Elites choice for use in Adepta Sororitas armies. Includes a selection of helmeted and unhelmeted heads and all weapon options available so any loadout can be assembled with one kit.
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas: Celestian Sacresants
Celestian Sacresants are those elite members of the Adepta Sororitas who have departed the life of a bodyguard for their Canoness, instead questing across the Imperium on behalf of their order. Some root out heresy and sedition, while others hunt down lost relics and holy sites, but all return at their master’s call to fight with shield, mace, and blade when the trumpets of war sound.
Equipped with their distinct Sacresant shields and clad in the Adepta Sororitas’ signature power armour, these close-combat specialists are a durable force on the battlefield, capable of withstanding tremendous firepower. With a choice of armour-piercing anointed halberds or heavy hallowed maces, the Celestian Sacresants are equipped to deal with the enemy’s elite and emerge victorious.
Contains 5 multipart plastic Citadel Miniatures. An Elites choice for use in Adepta Sororitas armies. Includes helmeted or unhelmeted head options and can be armed with either halberds or mace.
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas: Sister Dogmata
The Sister Dogmata is a figure revered and feared in equal measure within her order, as only she has the authority to condemn a Battle Sister to the ranks of the Repentia with but a word. With shouted prayers and swings of her colossal mace, the Sister Dogmata drives the Adepta Sororitas to ever greater heights of faith and fury under her steely gaze.
As a strong core around which her fellow Battle Sisters fight, the Sister Dogmata is a powerful supporting Character able to bolster the forces around her with her presence alone. When a furious glare alone is not enough, she bellows holy war hymns and crushes the skulls of her foes with mighty swings of her righteous mace.
Contains 1 multipart plastic Citadel Miniature. An Elites choice for use in Adepta Sororitas armies. Includes 2 head, hand weapon and backpack options.
Warhammer 40,000: Adepta Sororitas: Palatine
As experienced commanders and skilled combatants both, Palatines act as lieutenants to their respective Canoness, helping to direct the firepower of their Battle Sisters and leading them in the charge when duty calls for retribution to be delivered up close. Unshakeable of faith and filled with divine purpose, they inspire all around them in pursuit of victory.
Bolster your Battle Sister firing line with the Palatine, who casts a watchful eye over the rank and file of the Adepta Sororitas when the Canoness’ attention is needed elsewhere. As a powerful force multiplier, she is an excellent lynchpin to firing lines looking to fell profane war engines or large hordes of enemy warriors.
The kit is comprised of 10 plastic components, with which you can assemble one Palatine, and is supplied with 1x Citadel 32mm Round Base.