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A Runefang
This article is about the swords. For the novel by C.L. Werner, see Runefang (Novel).

The Runefangs are twelve ancient magic runeswords forged by the legendary Dwarf Runesmith Alaric the Mad. [1a][3a] Today they are the badges of office of the Elector Counts of The Empire.

Forging the blades

It is said that each was created from a single nugget of Gromril under a full moon using the breath of the Dragon, Snarkul the Red and cooled with Daemon blood. [3a]

History

After the Battle of Black Fire Pass, Kurgan Ironbeard asked Alaric to create swords for the twelve tribal leaders who had followed Sigmar. [1a]

Alaric brought five hundred dwarf warriors to aid Sigmar at the Siege of Middenheim but he also brought the first Runefang which Sigmar gifted to Count Pendrag, then ruler of Middenheim. [2a]

While there are twelve Runefangs, there are now only ten Elector Counts and provinces that remain. The realm of Drakwald (located in the Drakwald Forest) was destroyed at a currently unknown date, and Solland, the southernmost province, was sacked and destroyed in the early 1700s IC by Waaagh! Gorbad. The Elector was killed, and Gorbad Ironclaw claimed his Runefang as a trophy.

It was recovered at another unknown point in the Worlds Edge Mountains and returned to the Imperial capital in Altdorf, where it placed in the Imperial Armoury along with the Drakwald Runefang. However, it was at some point given to the Reikmarshal Kurt Helborg to wield instead.

The Runefangs

Gallery

Quotes

Well, Alaric, you up for making some swords for Sigmar's fellow kings? Good, good. Then it's settled. I give you my oath that the kings of men will have the finest blades forged by dwarf craft, or my name's not Kurgan Ironbeard

~ Kurgan Ironbeard. [1a]

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