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"She wore a suit of intricately-worked golden battle armour so fine and form-fitting that it had been clearly fashioned for her by master metallurgists. Pieces of polished chelon shell had been set into the bodice and wide pauldrons. Imperial eagles formed the couters at the elbows and the poleyns at the knees, and the same symbol was also etched in repeated ribbons down the thigh plates and along the vambraces. Her left hand was covered with a gilded glove that had silver eagle claws extending from the fingertips. Her right hand was bare. Beneath the dazzling golden plate, she wore a suit of tightly-wound black mail, each link formed in the shape of an islumbine bloom. A white skirt, long and flowing and fixed with purity seals and prayer streamers, billowed from her waist. The heavy golden gorget rose up high to her chin, but her head was uncovered. She'd cut her hair short, sheared it off crudely in fact, so it fell in a glossy black bowl over her pale head. Her eyes were green, as green as an infardi's silk, as green as the rainwoods of Hagia." (Page 852 of the Gaunt's Ghost Omnibus The Saint)
Saint Sabbat, martyred with nine wounds. Patron Saint of Colonel-Commissar Gaunt. In other words, a total badass.
The armor is more baroque than a normal Sister of Battle, and the corset-esque top is more like an 18th century corset than a victorian one, which is what is normally seen. There's a calf-length skirt with splits in the front for ease of movement, trimmed in golden silk brocade.
http://vividwings.deviantart.com/art/Saint-Sabbat-Design-1-120840242 for concept sketch.
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