Arch Lector of Sigmar
Invariably fiery, proud and zealous individuals they wield a warhammer in the name of their god. They are able to call upon the power of the god to fight the depraved, unclean and unholy. They and nearby followers are filled with hatred for followers and Daemons of Chaos as well as the Undead and Skaven. [1a]
Ostensibly, they must be the wisest, most devout, and most accomplished members of their faith: eminent personages even among the great and the good. They must lead the cult through perilous times. The future of their god’s followers in the world is in their hands. Needless to say, such responsibility is a heavy burden.
Arch Lectors are often already aged when they attain their position. However, this is not a position that a priest can achieve simply by serving his time and keeping out of trouble. Sometimes younger, energetic Warrior Priests are recognised for their talents, and given the rank of Lector or, in unusual cases, Arch Lector. Most cults cannot afford to squander what talent they have, and the Old World is not the sort of place in which complacency and seniority trumps skill, devotion, and talent.
Arch Lectors usually represent a territory or an important city. A territory can be as large as a province or even several provinces. They have the final say on religious matters that arise in their territory and are answerable to none save the High Priest of their order and the Emperor himself. Orders within a cult might be represented by either a Lector or Arch Lector, and this gives a good indication of the status of that order.
Blessings of Sigmar
- Voltan von Khrest was an Arch-Lector of Nuln who led an army to confront Vlad von Carstein in 2010 IC. [1a]
Weapons and Equipment
- 6th Edition: Warhammer (Hand Weapon). May have Additonal Warhammer or Two handed Warhammer (Great Weapon). Heavy Armour, Light Armour, Shield. May ride a Barded Warhorse. May have Magic Items. [1a]
- 1: White Dwarf 304 (UK)
- 1a: The Sigmarites, pg. 85
- 2: White Dwarf 339 (UK)
- 2a: Vampire Counts Battle Report, pg. 37