Fyreslayers

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Fyreslayer warriors charging into battle against daemons of Khorne.

The Fyreslayers are flame-bearded Duardin mercenaries that worship Grimnir.[1]

Overview

They were one of the forces that rose up to battle after the first strikes of the Stormcast Eternals in Realm of Fire. They fought against Chaos but only if paid in Ur-Gold, however if a generous enough counter-offer was made they would willingly fight alongside the forces of chaos.[1] All Fyreslayers can sense the presence of this metal to some degree, but only the Auric Runesmasters can trial it across the Mortal Realms.[5] When a Fyreslayer swears an oath it is an unbreakable bond and will fight as if they were part of the payer's army, but they expect the same level of commitment from those that retain their services. Those that break such promises are not expected to live long enough to regret it.[3a]

These fierce warriors are the scions of the fallen duardin god Grimnir. They style themselves in his image in devotion and deference to him, going to battle wearing almost nothing, their hair waxed and dyed into elaborate mohawks and wielding magma-forged blades. Other races think that they only fight to hoard gold in their vast volcanic lairs, a rumour that they are happy to have disseminated. What they truly seek is Ur-Gold the remains of their god.[4]

The rune of fire is one of the most sacred runes of the Fyreslayers.[5]

Magmadroths are fire-belching salamanders with scorching talons are the mounts of the Auric Runesons, Runefathers and Runesmiters.[2e][2f][2g]

History

Age of Myth

The Fyreslayers began as the followers of Grimnir during his life in the Age of Myth. After his mutual destruction with Vulcatrix, those followers, now the Fyreslayers, became possessed with gathering the material known as Ur-Gold in order to use its power and release it in battle.[17a]

The Fyreslayers first settled in Aqshy, in the Salamander's Spine mountain range creating the first Magmaholds. These holds, built only into active volcanoes, were soon filled with gold. These became the first Fyreslayer Lodges, known as the First-Forged.[17b]

Whether through ill fortune, failed bloodlines, civil strife, or sheet belligerence, the First-Forged lodges break apart. Only Vostarg live on to the next generation of lodges.[17d]

Age of Chaos

The threats of Chaos during this age cause the Fyreslayers to shut the gates to their magmaholds, locking out refugees from broken Karaks. Meanwhile Chaos lays siege to all the major magmaholds and many of the smaller ones as well with the Skaven being the most effective against them. After a century of war though the Fyreslayers have weathered all the Dark Gods could throw at them.[17d]

Two great migrations of Fyreslayers happen during the Age of Chaos. The Time of Flames begins after a period of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions shakes Aqshy, bringing tons of Ur-Gold to the surface with many new lodges born in the following gold-harvest. The second begins towards the end of the Age of Chaos new veins of Ur-Gold are discovered in Ghyran, Shyish, and Ghur. Hundreds of Runesons set off to found new lodges swelling armies as the new lodges make themselves known.[17d]

Age of Sigmar

When the Tangrim Lodge is paid in coin from Azyr containing ur-gold word quickly spreads to all lodges and for the first time lodges migrate to Azyr seeking ur-gold.[17d]

During the Soul Wars, all Fyreslayer cities are assailed by the dead. Magmaholds fall at a rate unheard of in the Fyreslayers' history. All the lodges in Shyish suffer losses with several destroyed and others abandoned. While the magmic powers of the Zharrgrim Priesthood are enhanced by the increase in magical energies.[17d]

As the Bad Moon rises more often, dozens of magmaholds are assaulted and several smaller lodges are overrun.[17d]

Fyreslayer Lodges

A lodge is a group of Fyreslayer families, the chieftains of which claim descent from a common ancestor.[17b]

First-Forged

The earliest lodges were known as the First-Forged. Those lodges no longer exist though some claim to be their direct descendants.[17c]

  • Vosforge: Lived in the Vosforge, the largest of the magmaholds carved into the Salamander's Spine. More lodges have sprung from this bloodline than any other. Torn apart by internal strife. Name carried on by Vostarg.[17c][18]
  • Greygrend: Based in the mountain Harrworld which has since been leveled. Nearly all lodges that have suffered disproportionately from Glimmerlust descend from Greygrend but these duardin do not speak of their troubled heritage.[17c]
  • Grymdar: Chaos destroyed the Grymdar, their magmahold in Karadrum taken, and their Runefather slain. The refugees from that lodge formed the Hermdar and returned to reclaim their home. Yet the mountain had been riven beyond repair and so the remaining Zharrgrim priests buried the under halls in waves of lava.[17c]
  • Drakendreng: famous for their monster slaying skills. Attracted Nagwroth the fyre serpent, who coiled around the mountain and destroyed the magmahold within. The survivors founded the Lofnir lodge and left their former hold pursuing the wounded Nagwroth to Ghur.[17c]

Other Lodges

Characters

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Amsaralka Fyreslayers Matron Duardin Miner and later Matron of the Ulgaen Mining Fellowship as well as wife to Ulgathern-Grimnir.
Arngard Fyreslayers Grimwrath Berzerker Duardin Known as the Fearless, he fought against Skarbrand and surived.
Bael-Grimnir Fyreslayers Auric Runefather Duardin Runefather of the Vostarg lodge.
Dhurgan Fyreslayers Auric Runesmiter Duardin A prominant member of the Vostarg lodge, Dhurgan often fights alongside his kin, stoking the fire of battle in all those who can hear or see him.
Durnir-Grimnir Fyreslayers Auric Runefather Duardin Runefather of the Hermdar lodge. He saved the Seven Crystal Cities from Chaos, but the cities’ lords refused to pay his lodge. Enraged by this treachery, Durnir-Grimnir summoned his Lords of the Lodge to visit retribution upon the decadent Crystal Kings. So furious was their vengeance that naught remains of those once-glorious lands.
Fjul-Grimnir Fyreslayers Auric Runefather Duardin A legendary Runefather of the Vostarg lodge, he sacrificed his birthright to lead the Chosen Axes and seek the city of Shadespire's redemption and hence fulfill ancient oaths.
Forgun Fyreslayers Auric Runesmiter Duardin After a battle with Nurgle Rotbringers, he ordered his dead cremated to recover their ur-gold with which he formed a perfect rune of Grimnir. Empowered by the rune, Forgun and his gathered Runesmiters led an army of Forge Brethren to cleanse the Deepways of taint for centuries to come.
Fyrgrim Fyreslayers Fyreslayer Doomseeker Duardin He defeated a Slaaneshi army led by the Herald called Clepsyrian.
Grunhilda Fyreslayers Hearthwife Duardin Wife to Bael-Grimnir, mother of his many children.
Lugash Fyreslayers Fyreslayer Doomseeker Duardin He declares himself son of no Auric Runefather, scion of no lodge. Tasked by Grungni to search for the Eight Lamentations.
Mad Maegrim Fyreslayers Vulkite Berzerker Duardin He had gained his name even before he was hit in the head by a boulder hurled by a gargant. He is a member of the Chosen Axes warband stuck in the Shadespire.
Marag-Or of the Golden Eye Fyreslayers Auric Runemaster Duardin An ancient Runemaster of the Ulgaen Lodge who fell in the cleansing of Steelpike.
Rumnar-Grimnir Fyreslayers Auric Runefather Duardin Legend tells that he founded the Shimmerhold by drinking a caldera dry of lava, and for centuries afterwards, the Runefather glowed like a raging volcano in every battle he fought.
Rygorn-Grimnir Fyreslayers Auric Runefather Duardin Sought out the Wyrd Engine after a vision from Grimnir and established a Lodge within its belly.
Tefk Flamebearer Fyreslayers Vulkite Berzerker Duardin He is the loyal right hand of the Auric Runefather Fjul-Grimnir of the Chosen Axes warband stuck in the Shadespire.
Thorgar-Grimnir Fyreslayers Auric Runefather Duardin Last Runefather of the Vosforge Lodge, one of his twelve sons would found the Vostarg Lodge.
Ulgathern-Grimnir Fyreslayers Auric Runefather Duardin Twelfth son of Karadrakk-Grimnir, he led the survivors of Ulgaen Lodge to Steelpike to create a new hold.
Vol Orrukbane Fyreslayers Vulkite Berzerker Duardin He is the the eldest of the Chosen Axe warband stuck in the Shadespire, a war-chanter and a talespinner.
Vargi Sornsson Fyreslayers Fyreslayer Doomseeker Duardin A Doomseeker of the Volturung Lodge whose oath took him to the Silver Tower.
Vaegor Fyreslayers Auric Runemaster Duardin The veteran Rumenamster of the Vostarg Lodge.
Flamespitter Fyreslayers Runefather Mount Magmadroth Mount of Runefather Bael-Grimnir.
Skarung Fyreslayers Runesmiter Mount Magmadroth The Glowerwyrm. Mount of Runesmitter Dhurgan.

Units

Image Unit Faction Grand
Alliance
Warscroll
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Auric Hearthguard Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
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Auric Runefather Fyreslayers Order
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Auric Runefather on Magmadroth Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
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Auric Runemaster Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
Auric Runesmiter M01.jpg
Auric Runesmiter Fyreslayers Order
Auric Runesmiter on Magmadroth M01.jpg
Auric Runesmiter on Magmadroth Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
Auric Runeson M01.jpg
Auric Runeson Fyreslayers Order
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Auric Runeson on Magmadroth Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
Auric Runefather on Magmadroth M01.jpg
Bael-Grimnir on Flamespitter Fyreslayers Order Tome Celestial: The Vostarg Lodge
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Battlesmith Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
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Chosen Axes Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
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Fjul-Grimnir Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
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Fyreslayer Doomseeker Fyreslayers Order Silver Tower Warscrolls
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Grimwrath Berzerker Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
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Hearthguard Berzerker Fyreslayers Order Warscroll
Vulkite Berzerker M01.jpg
Vulkite Berzerker Fyreslayers Order Warscroll

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