Stormcast Eternals

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Stormcast Eternals are Sigmar's immortal warriors clad in sigmarite armor - his "vengeance made manifest"[4a] - and his final gambit against the forces of Chaos. After five centuries of forging an immense army of magical beings, Sigmar has finally released them upon Mortal Realms. Their sole purpose is to liberate the realms from the ruinous clutches of Chaos and finally destroy the rulers of damnation.[4b][18]

Overview

Stormcast Eternals were once mortal heroes, plucked from countless battlefields to undergo a series of long and agonizing trials[4b] in the Realm of Azyr. Reforged by this process, both in body and mind, they emerged as immortal golden warriors.[1][2] Such is their physical transformation that they tower over mortal men[4a] and lighting runs through their veins. Their armour is reforged from the enchanted remains of the world-that-was.[4b]

Even upon death the Stormcast Eternals cannot escape their righteous purpose. A slain Stormcast Eternal is born anew and sent back into the fray once more. This Reforging, however, changes a warrior in strange ways. Lord-Arcanums can use their mastery on storm energies to capture the souls of slain Stormcasts before the thunder brings them back to Azyr, then they can restore them to fight again.[18] Even though Lord-Relictors haven't this power, Ionus Cryptborn seems to be able to use it thanks to his reliquiary.[4a][21]

They ride twin-tailed azure lighting to the Mortal Realms and can only return to Azyrheim through the Realmgates or by death.[4b][10a]

The hammer symbolizes Ghal Maraz, while the lighting symbolizes the Sigmarabulum. They have parchments written with mysterious script on their bodies[4a], which represents sigils of victory and conquest.[17]

Origins

After the Battle of Burning Skies, Sigmar closed the Gates of Azyr and brooded on what to do while entire civilations were slaughtered or enslaved in seven Realms. After an unknown amount of time, the eternal reincarnation of the children of Dracothion inspired Sigmar, who decided to use mortal souls and reforge them as a new army of warrior imbued with a portion of his divine power.[18] Grungni aided Sigmar forging the Sigmarabulum, the Anvil of Apotheosis and the Crucibles of Reforging. When he felt guilty for remaining on Azyr, an act which resulted in abandoning duardins who followed him, Grungni assembled the Six Smiths and passed his duties on them, then he vanished.[19] The Six Smiths used an enchanted metal called sigmarite to forge armours and weapons[16], while Sigmar picked heroes from every corner of the Mortal Realms, choosing from souls of men and women who he saw dying trying to repel Chaos invaders, already dead in an underworld of Shyish or around the remains of Mallus.[18][20] They were transported to Sigmaron and Reforged upon the Anvil of Apotheosis as bigger, stronger and with a new identity. Even though Tyrion, Teclis and Malerion had already left the Pantheon, their last aid was really helpful. They clouded the aether around Azyr, making impossible to see what happened on that Realm, even to powerful sorcerers like Tzeentch, the Architect of Fate.[12b] First of the Stormcast Eternals was the warrior who would be named Celestant-Prime, then came all the others.[17]

During all the remaining years of the Age of Chaos, the Stormcast Eternals trained and freed Azyr from every sort of corruption. When the right time came, Sigmar hurled the Hammers of Sigmar on the Brimstone Peninsula for the first time. Thus the Long Wait ended and the Age of Sigmar begun.[12b][19]

Organization

The Hierarchy of the chambers of the Stormhosts.

The Stormcast Eternals are divided into autonomous armies known as Stormhosts, each with it's own heraldry and history, of which only Sigmar knows their true number. Each Stormhost is divided into a Command Echelon, Temples and several types of Chambers. Each Chamber is further divided in different types of Conclaves or Echelons. Finally, Conclaves contain several retinues.[4b][18]

Conclave

A Conclave is a division of the Stormcast Eternals, training and equipping retinues of a Stormhost for specific roles on the battlefield. Stormcast Eternals who have been reforged must go through their Conclave before they are considered fit to resume their duties.[17a]

There are the following Conclaves:

Creation

Main article: Reforging

Only the mightiest of mankind's warriors get to be aspirants to becoming a stormcast, taken from battlefields in a blinding flash and rolling thunder and transported into Sigmaron. Before they suffer through the Reforging they must first build their strength, spending three days and night in the endless feast in the Heldenhall.[12a] Being mighty doesn't only mean being strong in the body, but being heroes who stood up against their oppressors, regardless of whether they were nobles, soldiers or ordinary men and women.[18]

After being selected, they are taken into the Chamber of the Broken World and are blasted apart by lightnings and are reforged anew in the Forge Eternal. This agonising process can last for a few heartbeats or many centuries and not all survive it. Then they must suffer through the seven times seven Cairns of Tempering where their bodies and souls are mixed with the Gift of Gods. Finally they are wrought on the Anvil of the Apotheosis, where they're focused into a new form by the Six Smiths. If they survive, they receive the last blessings of the World Hammer and awaken imbued with a portion of Sigmar's power.[12a] After the creation of the Sacrosanct Chamber, the part of the process that takes place upon the Anvil of the Apotheosis is surveilled and supported by Lord-Arcanums and Knight-Incantors. Knights-Incantors sing the music of the spheres which calms and orients souls that are being transformed or reforged, while Lord-Arcanums can capture rogue ones and send them back to the Anvil.[18][20]

Training

Stormcast Eternals trained by hunting down the many enclaves of Orruks and creatures that bore the taint of chaos. None of the mythic beasts of Azyr have any trace of corruption. Besides monster hunting in Azyrheim, they also trained in the Gladitorium, a magical dome that allows one to combat freely and arise unharmed from within.[16] During the Long Wait, Stormcast Eternals practiced to master every strategy and technique of war. Phalanxes, spear-tip assaults, great shield walls and many more.[18] Further training is provided by other specific trials, like the Trials of Starwalking required to become a member of the extremis-chambers.[17]

Equipment

Main article: Stormcast Eternals Armoury

Stormcast Eternals are equipped with different types of sigmarite armour and a wide range of magical weapons. All armours and weapons are made of sigmarite, giving them the ability to transform themselves into celestial energy when the wielder is slain and being trasported back to Azyr to be repaired. The Six Smiths use different heavenly storms based on the weapons they want to forge. For instance, the Azheden Thunderhead is good for warhammers, while the Ayorrian Maelstrom is good for skybolts. Some weapons are further blessed and empowered by celestial energy during sacred cycles which make them relics fit for Lords, Knights or Primes. Unlike Reforging, the process used to forge sigmarite weapons is flawless. All weakness is purged during construction and a kinship is formed between weapon and wielder, making it far stronger than it would be in mortals' hands.[17]

Allied Beasts

After its cleansing, the Realm of Azyr was still populated by a great number of creatures. Some of them became steeds or companions for many Stormcasts.

Characters

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Calanax Stormcast Eternal Vandus' Mount Dracoth Vandus' steed and the first of the Dracoth to lend service to the Stormcast.
Redbeak Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant's Companion Gryph-Hound Gryph-hound companion of the Lord-Castellant Eldroc of the Celestial Vindicators. He helped protecting his master during the Bleak Horde attack on the Silverway.
Swiftclaw Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant's Companion Gryph-Hound Gryph-hound companion of the Lord-Castellant Andricus Stoneheart of the Hammers of Sigmar.
Tallon Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant's Companion Gryph-Hound Gryph-hound companion of the Lord-Castellant Lorrus Grymn.
Arnhault Stormcast Eternal Knight-Incantor Human He is a Knight-Incantor of the Hammers of Sigmar Stormhost.
Balthas Arum Stormcast Eternal Lord-Arcanum Human Aether-mage and master of a Sacrosanct Chamber, a Lord-Arcanum of the Grave Brethren of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer Stormhost.
Avanius Stormcast Eternal Knight-Questor Human A member of the Hallowed Knights, he entered the Silver Tower at the command of his god to confront its master.
Anactos Skyhelm Stormcast Eternal Prosecutors Human Leader of the Prosecutors and the Skyhost.
Hamilcar Bear-Eater Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant Human A Lord-Castellant of the Astral Templars, accompanied by the Gryph-Hound Crow.
Bordustrian Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human A Lord-Celestant of the Hammers of Sigmar Stormhost.
Tarsus Bull-Heart Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Bull-Hearts warrior chamber of the Hallowed Knights.
Celestant-Prime Stormcast Eternal First of the Stormcast Human The first of the Stormcast and the embodiment of Sigmar's storm, he wields the titular Warhammer, Ghal Maraz, into battle. He is the Avenging Angel of Azyr and the very comets are under his command.
Dathus Stormcast Eternal Lord-Relictor Human One of the defenders of the city of Glymmsforge in the Realm of Shyish, a member of the Gravewalkers Chamber of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer Stormhost.
Davos Silverclaw Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Silverhawks chamber of the Lions of Sigmar.
Eldroc Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant Human Lord-Castellant of the Celestial Vindicators, working under Thostos Bladestorm and Redbeak is his Gryph-Hound companion.
Calys Eltain Stormcast Eternal Liberator-Prime Human She is member of the Gravewalkers Chamber, of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer Stormhost stationed in Glymmsforge
Tyros Firemane Stormcast Eternal Lord-Arcanum Human Aether-mage and master of a Sacrosanct Chamber, a Lord-Arcanum of the Hallowed Knights Stormhost.
Galerius Stormcast Eternal Knight-Vexillor Human Member of the Adamantine chamber of the Hammers of Sigmar that participated in the war for Tephra Crater.
Gardus Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Hallowed Knights Stormhost.
Zeraphina Heldensdotter Stormcast Eternal Knight-Incantor Human Once a mage of the the Collegiate Arcane, she was a hero who fell in the defence of the city of Glymmsforge against the vampire lord Vaslbad the Unrelenting and was reforged into a Stormcast Eternal
Huld Stormcast Eternal Knight-Azyros Human A Knight-Azyros of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer, he burned the champion of Slaanesh, Lord Lascilion on the Temple Mount of Nulahmia and first greeted Neferata.
Imperius Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Hammer Draconis chamber within the Hammers of Sigmar.
Ionus Cryptborn Stormcast Eternal Lord-Relictor Human A Lord-Relictor that fought at the Eternals first incursion in the Brimstone Peninsula.
Lorrus Grymn Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant Human A Lord-Castellant of the Hallowed Knights accompanied by the Gryph-Hound Tallon.
Marellus Lionheart Stormcast Eternal Retributor-Prime Human An undefeated Retributor of the Hammer of Sigmar stormhost.
Mehga Stormcast Eternal Lord-Ordinator Human A Lord-Ordinator active during the Time of Tribulations.
Miska Stormcast Eternal Knight-Incantor Human Second in command of the Sacrosanct Chamber of Balthas Arum of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer Stormhost.
Moros Stormcast Eternal Lord-Relictor Human Member of the Adamantine chamber of the Hammers of Sigmar that participated in the war for Tephra Crater.
Neave Blacktalon Stormcast Eternal Knight-Zephyros Human A member of the Hammers of Sigmar stormhost that hunted down Horticulous Slimux during the Blight War.
Orius Adamantine Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Adamantine warrior-chamber of the Hammers of Sigmar Stormhost.
Pergus Brightshield Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human A Lord-Celestant of the Hammers of Sigmar.
Pharakis Stormcast Eternal Unknown Human A member of the Knights-Excelsior that rides on the back of the Dracoth Zakanxar.
Raelus Galewalker Stormcast Eternal Lord-Aquillor Human A Lord-Aquillor of the Galewalkers chamber.
Rygos Stormcast Eternal Liberator-Prime Human A Stormcast Eternal Liberator-Prime of the Knights Excelsior Stormhost.
Sathphren Swiftblade Stormcast Eternal Lord-Aquilor Human A Lord-Aquilor of the Hallowed Knights, he rides the gryph-charger Gwyllth.
Sargassus Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human He is the Lord-Celestant of the Heavenhost Warrior-Chamber and was once a reputable mercenary and freedom fighter called Sargusson.
Taltus Strongarm Stormcast Eternal Retributor
Concussor
Human He was a Retributor under the command of Lord-Celestant Vandus Hammerhand of The Hammerhands Warrior-Chamber of the Hammers of Sigmar Stormhost. He later became a Concussor of the Hammers Draconis.
Tarkus Stormcast Eternal Knight-Heraldor Human Member of the Adamantine chamber of the Hammers of Sigmar that participated in the war for Tephra Crater.
Tegrus of the Sainted Eye Stormcast Eternal Prosecutor-Prime Human He is a Prosecutor-Prime of the Hallowed Knights stormhost, serving under Gardus.
Thostos Bladestorm Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Celestial Vindicators Stormhost.
Tornus the Redeemed Stormcast Eternal Knight-Venator Human Once a chaos warrior called Torglug the Despised, he was saved by Ghal Maraz.
Tychus Beastbane Stormcast Eternal Unknown Human A member of the Hammers Draconis.
Vandus Hammerhand Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Hammerhands, the first warrior-chamber of the Hammers of Sigmar.
Victrian Cyrocco Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human A member of the Royal Victrians and a former generous ruler of Cyroccan Dynasty.
Vorrus Starstrike Stormcast Eternal Lord-Ordinator Human a Lord-Ordinator of the Hammers of Sigmar active during the Time of Tribulations.
Andricus Stoneheart Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant Human He is the foremost Lord-Castellant of the Hammers of Sigmar, accompanied by the Gryph-Hound Swiftclaw.
Pharus Thaum Stormcast Eternal Lord-Castellant Human He was a Lord-Castellant of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer accompanied by the Gryph-Hound Grip.
Zephacleas Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant Human Lord-Celestant of the Beast-Bane warrior-chamber of the Astral Templars Stormhost.
Loxia Stormcast Eternal Lord-Celestant's Mount Star-Drake Mount of Lord-Celestant Imperius of the Hammers of Sigmar Stormhost.

Units

Image Unit Faction Grand
Alliance
Warscroll
Aetherwing 01.jpg
Aetherwing Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Castigator M01.jpg
Castigator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Celestant-Prime.jpg
Celestant-Prime Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Celestar Ballista M01.jpg
Celestar Ballista Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Concussor.jpg
Concussor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Paladin Decimators.jpg
Decimators Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Desolator.jpg
Desolator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Drakesworn Templar Unit.jpg
Drakesworn Templar Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Evocator M01.jpg
Evocator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
The Farstriders 01.jpg
Farstriders Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Fulminator.jpg
Fulminator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Gavriel Sureheart M01.jpg
Gavriel Sureheart Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Gryph-Hound 01.jpg
Gryph-Hound Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Judicator Unit.jpg
Judicator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Knight-Azyros.jpg
Knight-Azyros Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Knight-Heraldor 2.jpg
Knight-Heraldor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Knight-Incantor M01.jpg
Knight-Incantor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Knight-Questor 01.jpg
Knight-Questor Stormcast Eternals Order Silver Tower Warscrolls
Knight-Venator.jpg
Knight-Venator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Knight-Vexillor Meteoric Standard.jpg
Knight-Vexillor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Liberator Unit.jpg
Liberator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Aquilor 01.jpg
Lord-Aquilor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Arcanum on Gryph-Charger M01.jpg
Lord-Arcanum on Gryph-Charger Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Castellant.jpg
Lord-Castellant Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Celestant.jpg
Lord-Celestant Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Celestant on Dracoth2.jpg
Lord-Celestant on Dracoth Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Celestant on Stardrake 1.jpg
Lord-Celestant on Stardrake Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Ordinator M01.jpg
Lord-Ordinator Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Relictor Starter Set.jpg
Lord-Relictor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Veritant 01.jpg
Lord-Veritant Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Neave Blacktalon 01.jpg
Neave Blacktalon Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
ProsecutorsStormcallJavelins.jpg
Prosecutor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll (with Stormcall Javelins),
Warscroll (with Celestial Hammers)
Paladin Protectors.jpg
Protector Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Paladin Retributors.jpg
Retributor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Sequitor M01.jpg
Sequitor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Steelheart's Champions 01.jpg
Steelheart's Champions Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Tempestor.jpg
Tempestor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Lord-Celestant on Dracoth.jpg
Vandus Hammerhand Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Vanguard-Hunter 01.jpg
Vanguard-Hunter Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Vanguard-Pallador 01.jpg
Vanguard-Pallador Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll
Vanguard-Raptor 01.jpg
Vanguard-Raptor Stormcast Eternals Order Warscroll (with Hurricane Crossbows),
Warscroll (with Longstrike Crossbows)

See Also

Sources

Grand Alliances and factions
Order Collegiate Arcane - Darkling Covens - Daughters of Khaine - Devoted of Sigmar - Dispossessed - Eldritch Council - Free Peoples - Fyreslayers - Idoneth Deepkin - Ironweld Arsenal - Kharadron Overlords - Lion Rangers - Order Draconis - Order Serpentis - Phoenix Temple - Scourge Privateers - Seraphon - Shadowblades - Stormcast Eternals - Swifthawk Agents - Sylvaneth - Wanderers
Chaos Brayherds - Chaos Gargants - Daemons of Chaos - Daemons of Khorne - Daemons of Nurgle - Daemons of Tzeentch - Everchosen - Hosts of Slaanesh - Khorne Bloodbound - Monsters of Chaos - Nurgle Rotbringers - Skaven Eshin - Skaven Masterclan - Skaven Moulder - Skaven Pestilens - Skaven Skryre - Skaven Verminus - Slaves to Darkness - Thunderscorn - Tzeentch Arcanites - Warherds


Legion of Azgorh - Tamurkhan's Horde

Destruction Aleguzzler Gargants - Beastclaw Raiders - Bonesplitterz - Firebellies - Gitmob Grots - Greenskinz - Gutbusters - Ironjawz - Maneaters - Moonclan Grots - Spiderfang Grots - Troggoths
Death Beasts of the Grave - Deadwalkers - Deathlords - Deathmages - Deathrattle - Flesh-Eater Courts - Nighthaunt - Soulblight