High King

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The High King is the spiritual and political leader of the Dwarfs. This position is hereditary and the High Kings are direct descendants of the Ancestor God Grungni. The High King is also the King of Karaz-a-Karak, the largest and most powerful Dwarf stronghold, to which all other Dwarf Kingdoms owe their allegiance. Our information about the line of High Kings is not complete, so approximate dates are marked with the circa symbol (c.).

List of known High Kings

Name Start of reign End of regin Notes Sources
Snorri Whitebeard Year 1, -4119 IC At least until -2839 IC, possibly ca -2799 IC Snorri Whitebeard was the son of Grungni and the Throne of Power was made for him by his father.
Snorri was a friend to Malekith, and together they rid the Old World of remaining Chaos forces after the Coming of Chaos.
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 18
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg.16
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21[1]
Gotrek Starbreaker At least from -1997 IC At least until -1560 IC Proclaimed the War of Vengeance when his ambassador's beard was shaved by the High Elves.
His son Snorri Halfhand was slain by Caledor II. In turn he slew Caledor II at the 14th siege of Tor Alessi.
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 18
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition), pgs. 58, 70
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pgs. 10, 16
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21
Nurn Shieldbreaker Unknown At least until -1492 IC Tome of Salvation, pg.8
Mogrim Blackbeard Unknown c. -1245 IC Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 19
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition), pg. 58
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg. 17
Skorri Morgrimsson Unknown c. -975 IC Lead a massive Dwarf army to retake Karak Ungor, but was unsuccessful and died shortly thereafter. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 19
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg. 17
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21
Logan Proudbeard Unknown c. -380 IC Was captured by Orc Warboss Ugrek Beardburner and never lived down this shame. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 20
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition), pg. 68
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg. 17
Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (8th Edition), pg. 28
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21
Kurgan Ironbeard At least from -15 IC At least until 50 IC Captured by Orcs, saved by Sigmar. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 20
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition), pg. 68
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pgs. 12, 17
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21
Finn Sourscowl Unknown c. 684 IC Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 21
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg. 18
Elmador Finnson Unknown Unknown Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 21
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg. 18
Alrik Unknown 2205 IC Fought Goblin Warlord Gorkil Eyegouger in the battle of Black Falls. The fatally wounded Gorkil dragged him to his doom over the falls. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 21
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg. 18
Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (8th Edition), pg. 29
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21
Alriksson 2206 c. Year 6826, 2303 IC First act as King is rout the remaining Orcs at the battle of Black Falls, exacting revenge for his father's death.
Later fought in the Battle at the Gates of Kislev at the end of the Great War Against Chaos, honoured by Magnus the Pious.
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pg. 14
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21
Thorgrim Grudgebearer c. Year 6827, 2304 IC. Incumbent Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (4th Edition), pg. 94
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition revised), pgs. 15, 18
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition), pgs. 20-21

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