Realm of Hysh

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Mortal Realms: AqshyAzyrChamonChaosGhurGhyranHyshShyishUlgu

The Realm of Hysh, also known as the Realm of Light, is one of the eight Mortal Realms. Hysh is a realm where reason and symmetry rule, and where purity endures the touch of Chaos. The lands of the realm are rife with symbolism and hidden meaning.[1] Before the Age of Chaos, Hysh and Ulgu, the Realm of Shadow, were known as the Mirror Realms, each said to be an opposing reflection of the other.[5]


The Serpent of Light

The Rune that is used to represent the Realm of Aqshy is known as the Serpent of Light but shows Hysh mounted above the wheel of magic, representing that the realm is the most magically powerful. The symbol and that that of a serpent is often used by the people of Hysh as a decorative and protective device on jewelery, weapons and clothing. [20a]


Age of Myth

Tyrion and Teclis awoke from a long enchanted slumber in the realm of Hysh. The two brothers understood without knowing how that Hysh was theirs to shape as well as to protect and serve. Tyrion and Teclis searched the realm for their people, the aelves, but found no sign of them. In time the two encountered Sigmar and learned that aelves were unknown in the realms outside the city of Azyrheim. The two aelven deities agreed to join Sigmar's pantheon.[1]

Age of Chaos

Though Chaos engulfed all the Mortal Realms, Hysh retained some of its former purity.[1]


The Realm is divided into ten Paradises.[16]



The realm is notable as being the home to a variety of Aelvish cultures as well as some the greatest cities created by humankind in the Age of Myth.[16] The realm's warriors are well known for using magical crystals of aetherquartz to increase their speed and dexterity whilst scholars can incrase their interlect. [20a]

Flora and Fauna

Trade Goods

  • sun-stone: These stones absorb heat and light and can be used to provide the same. The Katophranes of Shadespire also used them in large War-Golems to produce a destructive beam of light. [18a]