Grungni in the Mortal Realms
- For Grungni in the World-That-Was see: Grungni in the World-That-Was.
Age of Myth
Grungni, now crippled in form, was found by Sigmar chained, with Grimnir, on the highest summit of the Iron Mountains of Chamon following the Great Betrayal. Both gods wouldn't speak of how they got there, but both pledged oaths to repay their debts to him. Grungni was a master of metalcraft and the forgefather of his race so he settled his debt by offering to fabricate whatever Sigmar desired.[1a][4a]
Age of Chaos
Grungni repaid his debt to Sigmar three times over through the raising of the Sigmarabulum, the creation of the Anvil of Apotheosis, and bringing the Crucibles of Reforging into existence. His breath combined with the by-products of his work forming Aether-gold. His guilt at having ignored the needs of his people during the Age of Chaos drove him to go into self imposed exile and having sensed Sigmar's intention of freeing the other realms from the tyranny of chaos he gave him the servitude of the Six Smiths and captured the Winds Celestial to make comet-headed thunderbolts that allowed Sigmar to cast bolts from the heavens. Grungni then went into self-imposed exile.[1c]
Age of Sigmar
Rumors of Grungni's return from his self imposed exile to a new stronghold in Chamon have spread amongst the duardin. If these rumors are to be believed he is crafting something so wondrous that it will reunify his children. Whether such claims are true or merely the result of strong drink and hidden hopes remain unknown.[4b]
Grungni takes the shape of a duardin the size of a ogor, dressed in a stained, much-patched smock over his bare torso. He had thick arms and bandy legs that supported his bulk. He reminded Owain Volker of the great statues the Dispossessed has carved beneath the city.
The God teaches those who wish to learn the art and craft of smiting and in the First Smithy can be found Duardin, Human, Aelf, even a few Ogors, welcoming all who seek to shape metal, only barring an obvious few. Like many of the great powers he has a network that spans the realms.
He has many apprentices, amongst those are:
- Volundr of Hesphut: Forgemaster of Aqshy. He betrayed the god and left his service to become a warrior-smith of Khorne, a Skullgrinder of the Soulmaw.
Grungni considers himself Sigmar's oath sworn ally, however, Grungni will fulfill that oath how he sees fit.[2a]
- 1: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
- 2: Spear of Shadows (novel) by Josh Reynolds
- 2a: Chapter Four - 35-45
- 3: Forbidden Power: The Lore
- 4: Battletome: Fyreslayers (2019)
- 5: Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) - Age of Chaos, pgs. 30-43
|Deities of the Mortal Realms|
|Incarnates||Alarielle - Gorkamorka (Gork - Mork) - Grimnir - Grungni - Malerion - Nagash - Sigmar - Teclis - Tyrion|
|Zodiacal Godbeasts||Argentine - Auroxis - Behemat - Boingob - Chimerac - Dracothion - Fangathrak - Gnorros - Hydragos - Ignax - Kharybtar - Lode-Griffon - Nagendra - Nharvolak - Nyxtor - Tatto'Na'Kotto - Ur-Phoenix - Ursricht - Vulcatrix - Vytrix - Ymnog|
|Chaos Gods||Great Horned Rat - Hashut - Khorne - Morghur - Necoho - Nurgle - Slaanesh - Tzeentch|
|Underworld Deities||Brine-God - Vultza - Vannah - Xereus|
|Other||Bad Moon - Dreaming God - Gazul - Khaine - Kurnoth - Lunaghast - Manarchael - Mathlann - Morrda - Myrmidia - Sotek - Y'ulea|