Andricus Stoneheart is the foremost Lord-Castellant of the Hammers of Sigmar. He wears his stubbornness like a cloak of iron over his embellished sigmarite plate, and his instincts for rooting out evil are almost as sharp as those of his Gryph-hound, Swiftclaw.
Long ago, the mutant menagerie of Vetcher Nadirr fell upon Andrec Stornoson’s village. Though Stornoson was the village elder, more than twice the age of any of his peers, he was the first to take up shield and spear against the corrupted lava-beast ravaging the stables where the tribe's shamans sheltered. Andrec took the creature's fiery breath on his shield before spitting the beast with a golden spear – and slaying a dozen horned warriors besides. Sigmar was impressed, and gave Andrec a new life so he could defend the virtuous from Chaos forever more.
He is the Keeper of Storms-To-Be, the Shield Celestial and the Guardian of Sigmaron's Skygate. He is a taciturn member of the Stormhost but he has a powerful instinct for evil, which is only exceeded by that of his Gryph-hound Swiftclaw. However what is unknown to others is that he suffers from visions of something he calls the Burning Bastion and is worried what this may mean for the future.
Andricus fell to the firepower of a Skaven Stormfiend at the Battle of the Argent Falls after performing heroically and led a force of three dozen Paladins and purged the Bloodbound from the ruins of Elixia. He excels as a siege-master and Castellan of strongholds which makes his vision all the more worrying. 
- 1: The Realmgate Wars: Quest for Ghal Maraz
- 2: White Dwarf Vol 3 No 30 - Heroes of the Hammerhands, pg. 106