Sigmar in the Mortal Realms

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Sigmar
Deity Sigmar.png
Titles The Thunderer[5]
Type God-King
Status Active
Aspects Sahg’mahr, Zi'Mar
Affiliation Order
Followers Devoted of Sigmar


For Sigmar in the World-That-Was see: Sigmar in the World-That-Was.

Sigmar Heldenhammer is the ruling god of the Realm of Azyr in the Mortal Realms.

History

Age of Myth

Dracothion first saw Sigmar, the first to do so in the Mortal Realms, after he captured Mallus and set it in the Firmament to better admire it's beauty. He saw Sigmar's battered body still clinging to the metallic core and revived him with with a warming breath. Seeing him as a kindred spirit Dracothion permitted Sigmar to ride upon his back. Thankful Sigmar bestowed gifts upon Dracothion and Dracothion showed Sigmar star bridges and crystalline passageways that lead to each of the Eight Realms. This meeting was the beginning of the Age of Myth.[2e]

There are many tales of Sigmar's and Dracothions voyages during the Age of Myth, finding wondrous creatures and enclaves of struggling mortal. Barbaric warriors flocked to his service and drove most predators to flee from, and those that didn't were quickly dispatched. He taught mankind many things and in their place they worshipped him. Under his guidance the hunters ceased wandering and built great cities. He found or awakened other gods.[2c]

He slew the Hydragors that guarded the Gates to the Amethyst Realm.[2c]

He found Nagash in the Realm of Death, buried beneath a mountain-cairn of stone.[2c]

Sigmar overthrew the Volc-Giants, freeing much of the realm from their tyrannical rule.[2c]

He found Tyrion and Teclis, which rejoiced at finding something familiar, but that turned to despair as they learned there were no aelfs outside of Azyrheim. They swore oaths to him and followed him to Azyr to join his Pantheon.[2a]

While exploring the Iron Mountains of the Realm of Chamon, Sigmar found Grimnir and Grungni chained on the highest summit. He freed them both and they pledged oaths of repayment to him. Grungni had been crippled so he vowed to settle his debt through craftmanship. Grimnir demanded that Sigmar named a foe worthy of his blade to repay his debt and he named Vulcatrix, something that would result in the Duardin god's demise.[2b]

Sigmar discovered Gorkamorka in the Realm of Beasts trapped within Drakatoa the living avalanche that ruled Ghyrria. With Dracothion's help he drove the primordial muck back and freed Gorkamorka from his prison. Gorkamorka was both pleased to be freed and furious at having been rescued, so he knocked out Dracothion and fought Sigmar. The battle lasted twelve-days with no clear winner and causing both monstrous changes to the landscape and beasts that were enemies to stand side-by-side gawking at the immense destruction. Eventually both gods got tired, seeing the changes to the land and their ferocious audience and began to laugh. Seeing that someone had matched his battle-lust Gorkamorka agreed to fight alongside Sigmar rather than against him.[2d]

Sigmar flattened the peak of Mount Celestian to provide a setting for the first Grand Council that would found the Pantheon, in which later he would build Highheim, the parliament of the gods that ruled the Mortal Realms.[2a][3]

Sigmar invades the Realm of Shyish in retaliation and begins the War of Heaven and the Underworlds against Nagash after the god of the dead seemed to swtich sides.{{Fn|2}

At the final battle of the age, the Battle of Burning Skies both gods and mortals alike unite under Sigmar to fight Chaos. Sigmar himself duels the mighest Daemon Lords of the Chaos gods, defeating An'ggrath (Khorne), Feculox (Nurgle), Luxicious (Slaanesh) and Kiathanus (Tzeentch), then he is confronted by Archaon confronts Sigmar and during the duel, Tzeentch conjures an illusion that results in Sigmar throwing Ghal Maraz into a warp rift where it is lost. [6a]

Age of Chaos

Age of Sigmar

Realmgate Wars

He was horrified looking at the state of the Realm of Ghyran, seeing the Jade Kingdoms nearly destroyed and drowning in despair. He sent many Stormhosts there, if they could not rouse Alarielle to war, they would avenge the end of her realm.[4]

He considers the Everchosen his greatest foe besides the Dark Gods themselves. As the Stormcast reconquered the realms, his gaze was constantly drawn to where he was found, the Allpoints.[4]

He observed the Realmgate Wars sitting high upon his throne of Sigmar, and he deemed the many victories as a good beginning.[4]

Aftermath

Sigmar sensed something wrong going in the Nevergreen Mountains in Ghyran and sent a lesser manifestation to observe. There he heard the taunting laughter of Tzeentch as he saw Tzaangors torturing Sylvaneth Soul-Pods within a Flux-Cairn. Alarielle sent one of her own lesser manifestations after Sigmar, furious that he invaded his realm while he hoped to to help her rescue the nascent sylvaneth. She sent sylvaneth to rescue them but they failed, and she dispersed her own manifestation letting Sigmar alone. The dark god's laughter continued to taunt him, stopping only when the other god issued him a challenge.[1]

Manifestation

He manifestts as a man clad in golden war-plate embossed with celestial heraldry made out of the light of the stars and the sound of distant thunder. He used this form many times during the Age of Myth when the Pantheon was united and once again when observing the Tzaangor's of the Hexwood holding the Sylvaneth Soul-Pods hostage.[1]

Aspects

Sahg'mahr

This is his title in Shu’gohl, the Crawling City where he continued to be worshiped through the Age of Chaos through the Vurmite Order - The Order of the Worm. A ­large temple complex to the god was raised in the Sahg’gohl, the Storm-Crown. Following the worm cities liberation from the Skaven, Lector Calva was sent by the Grand Theogonist herself to see to the reorganization of the Order. [5]

They are who I am – the Vurmite Order. The Order of the Worm. When the foe burst upon us, we Vurmites defended the holy segments, for the grace and the light of Sahg’mahr, as was our oath and duty. Under a guard of forty, we sent off the most valuable tomes in their possession. The rest fought here, and gave their lives on the steps of the Libraria Vurmis in the name of our Lord Sahg’mahr.

~ Nyoka Su'al'gohl.[5]

Zi'Mar

How the god is known to the Sky Seeker tribe in the Realm of Ghur.[7]

Zi'Mar, the Rage upon the Storm. It is he who guides our arrows. He who welcomes brave warriors home when they fall in battle. He who blesses the hunt. He is far from us, but his strength guides us still. I am his daughter, and his priestess.

~ Alzheer Nahazim.[7b]

Religion

Other Faiths

The Moonclan shaman often conflate Sigmar with their solar bogeyman called Glareface Frazzlegit and attack any who appear to worship him.[8]

Sources

Deities of the Mortal Realms
Incarnates Alarielle - Gorkamorka - Grimnir - Grungni - Malerion - Nagash - Sigmar - Teclis - Tyrion
Zodiacal Godbeasts Argentine - Auroxis - Behemat - Boingob - Chimerac - Dracothion - Fangathrak - Gnorros - Hydragos - Ignax - Kharybtar - Lode-Griffon - Nharvolak - Nyxtor - Ur-Phoenix - Ursricht‎- Vulcatrix - Vytrix - Ymnog
Chaos Gods Great Horned Rat - Hashut - Khorne - Morghur - Necoho - Nurgle - Slaanesh - Tzeentch
Underworld Deities Brine-God - Stygxxian Goddess of Plenty - Vannah - Xereus
Other Bad Moon - Gazul - Khaine - Kurnoth - Lunaghast - Mathlann - Morrda - Myrmidia - Y'ulea