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'''Realmgates''' are shimmering portals used by the inhabitants of the [[Mortal Realms]] to travel across and between them.{{Fn|1}} Some Realmgates have become corrupted by Chaos and lead to various regions within the [[Realm of Chaos]].
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'''Realmgates''' are shimmering portals used by the inhabitants of the [[Mortal Realms]] to travel across and between them.{{Fn|1}}  
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==History==
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===Age of Myth===
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The Realmgates themselves shuddered when [[Archaon]] and his armies began their incursion from the Realm of Chaos.{{Fn|6}}
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===Age of Chaos===
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Some Realmgates have become corrupted by Chaos and lead to various regions within the [[Realm of Chaos]].{{Fn|7}}
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Having no need to use them, but seeing the importance of the [[Realmgates]] to the forces of Chaos, the [[Slann]] weave spells that change the alignment of many gateways altering their destination forever.{{Fn|7}}
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===Age of Sigmar===
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====[[Realmgate Wars]]====
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The realmgates were important in the war that heralded the Age of Sigmar named after them. Each time a [[Stormcast]] conquered a realmgate, [[Lord-Castellants]] would man them while the [[Dispossessed]] and the [[Ironweld]] would build fortified town around it, which would later grow into cities.{{Fn|8b}}
  
 
==Notable Varieties==
 
==Notable Varieties==
* [[Baleful Realmsgate]]s: Unstable and flickering, these gates have been cursed by the dark gods. Anyone that travels through them runs the risk of being devoured by [[daemon]]s. Powerful wizards and priests can stabilize these portals for some time.{{Fn|2}}
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* [[Arcway]]: Unique Realmgates that connect to the realm known as [[Allpoints]]. Each [[Mortal Realm]] contains only one Arcway, which are heavily guarded by fortresses called [[All-gates]]. Prior to the [[Realmgate Wars]], all the Arcways save the Arcway to Azyr remained open and their All-gates were occupied by Chaos forces.{{Fn|5}}
* [[Gate of Azyr]]: A portal connecting the realm of [[Realm of Aqshy|Aqshy]] to [[Realm of Azyr|Azyr]], located in the [[Brimstone Penninsula]]. Its conquest was the first objective of the [[Sigmar]]'s recovery of the realms.{{Fn|3}} Called the Whispering Gate by the tribe-folk of Aqshy.
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** [[Brimfire Gate]]: The Arcway of [[Realm_of_Aqshy|Aqshy]]. Closed by the Stormcast Eternals.{{Fn|5}}
** The term '''Gates of Azyr''' are also used to refer to any Realmgate connecting Azyr to one of the other Mortal Realms.
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** [[Genesis Gate]]: The Arcway of [[Realm_of_Ghyran|Ghyran]]. Closed by the Stormcast Eternals.{{Fn|5}}
 
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** [[Endgate]]: The Arcway of [[Realm_of_Shyish|Shyish]]. Controlled by the forces of Chaos.{{Fn|5}}
==Arcways==
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** [[Mercurial Gate]]: The Arcway of [[Realm_of_Chamon|Chamon]]. Controlled by the forces of Chaos.{{Fn|5}}
Arcways are unique Realmgates that connect to the realm known as [[Allpoints]]. Each Mortal Realm contains only one Arcway, which are heavily guarded by fortresses called [[All-gates]].{{Fn|5}}
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** [[Mawgate]]: The Arcway of [[Realm_of_Ghur|Ghur]]. Freed from Chaos by the [[Ironjawz]], but remains open.{{Fn|5}}
* '''The Brimfire Gate''' - the Arcway of [[Realm_of_Aqshy|Aqshy]]. Closed by the Stormcast Eternals.
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** [[Penumbral Gate]]: The Arcway of [[Realm_of_Ulgu|Ulgu]]. The fate of this Realmgate is currently a mystery, as all forces sent there do not return.{{Fn|5}}
* '''The Genesis Gate''' - the Arcway of [[Realm_of_Ghyran|Ghyran]]. Closed by the Stormcast Eternals.
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* [[Baleful Realmgate]]s: Unstable and flickering, these gates have been cursed by the dark gods. Anyone that travels through them runs the risk of being devoured by [[daemon]]s. Powerful wizards and priests can stabilize these portals for some time.{{Fn|2}}
* '''The Endgate''' - the Arcway of [[Realm_of_Shyish|Shyish]]. Controlled by the forces of Chaos.
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* [[Gate of Azyr]]: A portal connecting [[Realm of Azyr|Azyr]] to one of the other Mortal Realms. The most famous is the Whispering Gate located in [[Realm of Aqshy|Aqshy]] in the [[Brimstone Peninsula]]. Its conquest was the first objective of the [[Sigmar]]'s recovery of the realms.{{Fn|3}}
* '''The Mercurial Gate''' - the Arcway of [[Realm_of_Chamon|Chamon]]. Controlled by the forces of Chaos.
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* [[Mallus Portals]]: Realmgates to and from [[Azyr]], cannot be corrupted by [[Chaos]].{{Fn|8a}}
* '''The Mawgate''' - the Arcway of [[Realm_of_Ghur|Ghur]]. Freed from Chaos by the [[Ironjawz]], but remains open.
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* [[Whirlways]]: A network of realmgates used by the [[Idoneth Deepkin]] connecting in the mythical birthplace of the [[Cythai]].{{Fn|9}}
  
 
==Source==
 
==Source==
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*{{Endn|4}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-WW/What's-New-Today-from-the-White-Dwarf-Team/2015/07/01/Mighty-battles-in-an-age-of-unending-war?_requestid=13620025 Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Mighty Battles in an Age of Unending War]
 
*{{Endn|4}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-WW/What's-New-Today-from-the-White-Dwarf-Team/2015/07/01/Mighty-battles-in-an-age-of-unending-war?_requestid=13620025 Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Mighty Battles in an Age of Unending War]
 
*{{Endn|5}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-WW/Realmgate-Wars-4-All-Gates-Hardback-ENG The Realmgate Wars: All-gates]
 
*{{Endn|5}}: [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-WW/Realmgate-Wars-4-All-Gates-Hardback-ENG The Realmgate Wars: All-gates]
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*{{Endn|6}}: [[Battletome: Everchosen (2015)]], pg. 29-32
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*{{Endn|7}}: [[Battletome: Seraphon (2015)]], pg. 15-18
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*{{Endn|8}}: [[Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition)]]
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**{{Endn|8a}}: Reality Under Siege, pg. 78-79
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**{{Endn|8b}}: The Great Parch, pg. 86-89
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*{{Endn|9}}: [[The Learning]]
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Latest revision as of 23:37, 10 August 2019

Realmgates are shimmering portals used by the inhabitants of the Mortal Realms to travel across and between them.[1]

History

Age of Myth

The Realmgates themselves shuddered when Archaon and his armies began their incursion from the Realm of Chaos.[6]

Age of Chaos

Some Realmgates have become corrupted by Chaos and lead to various regions within the Realm of Chaos.[7]

Having no need to use them, but seeing the importance of the Realmgates to the forces of Chaos, the Slann weave spells that change the alignment of many gateways altering their destination forever.[7]

Age of Sigmar

Realmgate Wars

The realmgates were important in the war that heralded the Age of Sigmar named after them. Each time a Stormcast conquered a realmgate, Lord-Castellants would man them while the Dispossessed and the Ironweld would build fortified town around it, which would later grow into cities.[8b]

Notable Varieties

Source