The Knights Excelsior are a Stormhost of the Stormcast Eternals, wearing white and blue armour and blue shields. They march to battle surrounded by chains of lightning. "For the Glory of Sigmar!" is their motto.
They are disciplined warrior with a martial philosophy that emphasises the regiment over the individual and a preference for tactics and doctrines that have been proven in combat over risky experiments. They are meticulous and will seek the utter annihilation of their foes. This also means they are trustworthy to a fault and they allow nothing to tarnish Sigmar's glory, no matter what the toll of war is.
According to Katalya Mourne, they were welcomed to the Jade Kingdom of Verdantia by the Shryke tribe at the Gate of the Gods Realmgate. They then drove the tribe from their homes and killed them all. [10b]
- Dawnbreakers: After purging a cult of Slaanesh they were defeated by the Host of Syll'Esske 
- The Firefists
- The Ironshields
- Vyrmos, Lord-Relictor.
- Diomar, Knight-Azyros.
- Giomachus, Knight-Venator.
- Rygos, Liberator-Prime.
- Talador, Knight-Azyros.
- Cerrus Sentanus, The White Reaper: Lord-Veritant, stationed in Excelsis.
- Vasselius, Lord Ironshield: Lord-Celestant of the Ironshields Warrior-Chamber.
- Agrevaine: Lord-Aquilor. Many years before, she was a Vanguard-Hunter and she served Vasselius during the hunt for the Hektate shaman.
- Martoris Skywarden: Lord-Castellant and commander of the Excelsis Eeyrie. [10a]
|The Shryke tribe thought different. Their shamans said the gods sent you. They celebrated your coming. Then the white sky knights came. They called themselves the Excelsior. They answered the Shrykes' welcome with lightning and steel. They drove them from their homes around the Gate of the Gods. They killed them all. That is what you do - you kill.|
- 1: Battletome: Stormcast Eternals (2015)
- 2: Battletome: Stormcast Eternals Extremis (2016)
- 3: The Realmgate Wars: The Balance of Power
- 4: The Realmgate Wars: All-gates
- 5: To Truly Excel short story on the Malign Portents website
- 6: Battletome: Stormcast Eternals (2017)
- 7: Legends of the Age of Sigmar: City of Secrets, by Nick Horth
- 8: The Lightning Golem (short story), by Nick Kyme
- 9: Battletome: Skaven (2019)
- 9a: Rise of the Under-Empire, pg. 18-21
- 10: Blacktalon: First Mark (novel) by Andy Clark
- 11: White Dwarf Vol 3 No 38: