>Maybe this is just a dumb question, but isn't putting on power armor ridiculously involved and time consuming?
Astartes armor yes, Sororitas armor is the same as regular light power armor that anyone can buy, but mimics the Astartes patterns in that it has a fusion pack and thrusters for exo-atmospheric operations. Still, not the most easy thing to take on and take off.
>The problem is that few of our investigations involve clearly separated investigation and fighting phases. One second we're exploring a dark passageway and then suddenly XENOS (or worse).
>I guess my question is "how does the armor get from being on board a spaceship to being at a place where the sister can put it on? And how much time does this require?
Exactly, if she wants to maintain a low profile she can only go out with her armored robes and a pistol + cc weapon. The power armor is used in situations where 0 fucks are given and the party is going in with the expectation of full on combat and wrecking everything in their path. She'll end up not using the power armor and bolter in most cases. If the party really requires her to keep a low profile at first and then be a walking tank, they'll have to go through great lengths to keep her armor somewhere nearby them in the lander or some sort of forward safe-house until needed, and it'll probably take her an hour or so to put the damned thing on and ready it for combat.
Wearing her power armor makes her a hulking overt representative of the Sororitas, which will draw attention to her. The same could be said of anyone wearing power armor, but in her case drawing commoners up to her begging for her blessings and praying for the chance to ask for her consultation on matters of faith. Which of course would make any heretics nearby run for the hills, so not very useful in some circumstances, unless using her to draw them out while the rest of the party blends in.
Her robes nor her power armor can be upgraded in any way besides the addition of a cowl and a helmet at rank 4.
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