Seven Saints of Talis
Children of Purifying Light
Center of Power: Eagle’s Rest
Estimated Faithful: 200,000
Designation: Dialogous Cult
Leadership: Arch-Relictor Annah Tellingsen
Venerates: Saint Apollo N’bu and Saint Merodach Kurios
The Children of Purifying Light are an esoteric off-shoot of the Ecclesiarchy that specializes in gathering, recording and disseminating knowledge. They believe that the Saints and the God-Emperor were responsible for delivering the gift of language and of writing to Man, and left the keys of salvation hidden within holy texts. They also believe that the Xeno and the Heretic have taken steps to corrupt these writings, in an attempt to confuse, beguile and lead Man astray.
Members of the Children of Purifying Light tend to wear white and gold robes, and are often seen carrying all manner of recording devices, from simple books and quills to cameras and pic-capture devices and vox-recorders. Everything these priests see, say and do is recorded and later analyzed. To the faithful, they are an erudite and intelligent bunch, providing to their flocks the fruit of their knowledge, which has brought them into conflict with the various Adeptus Mechanicus cults in the past. However, the Children of Purifying Light have also uncovered valuable technological information in the past, which they have shared with the Machine Cults, which has served both groups well and smoothed over other problems.