Grungni in the Mortal Realms

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Grungni in Spear of Shadows.png
Titles The Builder[2]
Domains Smithing
Type God
Status Active
Home First Smitty
Relatives Grimnir(brother)
Affiliation Order
Followers Dispossessed

For Grungni in the World-That-Was see: Grungni in the World-That-Was.

Grungni is the god of the Duardin in the Mortal Realms.


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]

In some stories before Grimnir set out to kill Vulcatrix he first bade Grungni to forge him a new ax.[4a]

Grungni taught mankind metalcraft and gathered the Duardin and established the Iron Karak.[1a][1b]

Grungni helped Sigmar invert Teclis' Enlightenment Engines into the Penumbral Engines to hide powerful magical weapons and artifacts that couldn't be destroyed by conventional means.[3]

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][5]

Age of Sigmar

He dispatched adventurers to search for the Eight Lamentations.[2]

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.[2]


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.[2]

He has many apprentices, amongst those are:



Grungni considers himself Sigmar's oath sworn ally, however, Grungni will fulfill that oath how he sees fit.[2a]


Grungni was a rival of Teclis during the Age of Myth.[3]


Deities of the Mortal Realms
Incarnates Alarielle - Gorkamorka (Gork - Mork) - Grimnir - Grungni - Malerion - Nagash - Sigmar - Teclis - Tyrion
Zodiacal Godbeasts Argentine - Auroxis - Behemat - Bitterblood - Boingob - Chimerac - Dracothion - Fangathrak - Gnorros - Hammergord - 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 - Taal - Y'ulea