Saint Celestine, Greater Daemon of the Emperor
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A mysterious Living Saint with incredible power, Saint Celestine is strongly implied to be the Emperor's equivalent of a Greater Daemon. She is an angelic figure wreathed in light, best known for her ability to raise the faithful dead (including herself) back to life. She also has the ability to change her hair color better blonde and black.
She seems to be significantly older than she appears, as even Inquisitor Greyfax recognized her. However, the complete and utter lack of knowledge of her days as a Battle Sister making it nearly impossible to estimate how long she's been around.
She's described as being incredibly inspirational, her personality having the perfect blend of strength, charisma, and charity. Even Belisarius Cawl, a near-emotionless arch-magos, felt galvanized in her presence and given how the Adeptus Mechanicus views the Ecclesiarchy with disdane, that's saying something.
She shines like a star amid the smoke and fumes of the battlefield, radiating holy light. The faithful are filled with strength and courage by her presence even as Heretics recoil in terror. With a gesture, the Living Saint can summon fires of psychic retribution down from on high, or infuses her sick and injured allies with healing energies. The Geminae Superia fight at her side, the former Sororitas Canonesses Genevieve and Eleanor, hand-chosen champions who would lay down their lives -- and have, several times -- to protect the blessed saint from harm.
Celestine is borne aloft on a column of divine radiance and sometimes attended by cherubs and doves. She is clad in a suit of shining golden Sororitas Power Armour, and wields a blade wreathed in fire -- a blade so bright none can bear to look upon it. All of noble heart who gaze upon Celestine and dare meet her eyes are filled with adoration, whilst those whose souls harbour evil and corruption are struck with terror. Celestine's influence upon the Orders Militant of the Adepta Sororitas, for whom she has become the focus of total veneration, is indeed miraculous.