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  • Geheimnisnacht

    After the end of the month of Vorgeheim comes Geheimnistag, the Day of Mystery, as humans call it when the lines between this world and Morr's realm grow thin. This is a holy day of Morr and considered a potent time for auguries. People often …

  • Sigmar's Church

    h4. Organization The Cult of [[Sigmar | Sigmar]] is highly organized under the Grand Theogonist, Arch Lectors and Lectors. There are three Orders: * The [[Order of the Anvil]] is consists of monks, with various sub-orders/communities; * The * …

  • Ancestor Gods

    [[Dwarfs | Dwarfs]] honour their ancestors in general and in particular the greatest of them, the first dwarfs, the Ancestor Gods. The greater Ancestor Gods are: * Grimnir - battle and warriors, in particular slayers, brother of Grungi, who saved …

  • Gods of the Empire

    *Folk Song* I says a prayer to Old Man [[Morr]] That me father’s restin’ fine In his repose, while ‘bove him grows The fields that now are mine I says a prayer to Mother [[Taal and Ryha | Rhya]] That me oats will grow up well So come Sonnestill …

  • Gods of the Asur

    The Asur do not worship in the same fashion humans worship, but they do have gods. They do not see their gods in the same way humans do, having a much more mystical, less anthropomorphic view of them. An elf does not pray to a god and "ask them for …

  • Sigmar

    Every child in the Empire, and every dwarf, knows the tale of Sigmar's encounter with King Kurgan Ironbeard of [[Karaz-a-Karak]]. While travelling to [[Karak Azgaraz]], a newer dwarf settlement in the Grey Mountains, the King's retinue was attacked by …

  • Ghal Maraz

    Ghal Maraz ('skull-splitter' in the original Khazalid) is the name of [[Sigmar | Sigmar]]'s legendary warhammer. It is a symbol for the treaty of friendship between the Dwarfs and the Unberogen tribe that lead to the spread of ironsmithing, literacy, …

  • Manann

    Manann is the son of [[Taal and Ryha | Taal and Ryha]]. He is the god of the waters, the seas, and the tides. He is worshipped by sailors and fisherman and those who depend on the sea, hoping for a loved one's return. Manann is a fickle and …

  • Witch Hunter

    There are many witch hunters in the Old World of a variety of backgrounds. However, the officially sanctioned Order of the Templars of Sigmar is usually what is meant. A witch hunter's authority comes from the Emperor and Grand Theogonist, combining …

  • Morr

    Morr, Lord of the Dead and Dreams, is least-often invoked of the [[Gods of the Empire | Gods of the Empire]] but ultimately most fervently beseeched. There are many tales of Morr's first revelation, depicting him in different lights. The most popular …

  • Ranald

    To Dwarf or Elf, Ranald seems a strange deity for Sigmar's Empire to hold among its pantheon. To the starving peasant and the wealthy merchant, Ranald is the god whose favour they most count on. Crossing fingers for luck is invoking Ranald, whose …

  • Mórrslieb

    Mórrslieb, the Beloved of Morr, called by some the Chaos Moon is an erratic celestial object which is only predictably seen on the nights of [[Hexensnacht | Hexensnacht]] and [[Geheimnisnacht | Geheimnisnacht]]. A common legend tells that daemons once …

  • Verena

    _May I have eyes to see the truth; May I have wisdom to understand the truth; May I have courage to defend the truth._ Verena is the goddess of Justice and Learning and in both of these things of Truth. She is a benevolent but stoic goddess …

  • Shallya

    The Maiden of Mercy is goddess of healing and compassion. She is most frequently propitiated by women, for her aid in childbirth, and invoked by midwives. Childbirth is dangerous for mother and child, and every mother and child are Shallya's concern. …

  • Ulric

    _Old White Wolf will sniff you out, beastman with all your dirty hair, Old White Wolf will hunt you down, Old White Wolf will rip and tear._ (Middenland children's rhyme) God of Battle, Wolves and Winter The White Wolf is one of the oldest gods, …

  • Myrmidia

    Goddess of War, patron of soldiers and strategy. The daugher of [[Verena | Verena]] and [[Morr | Morr]], sister of [[Shallya | Shallya]] is usually portrayed as a tall, well-proportioned woman in classical armour of ancient times, with spear and …

  • Taal and Ryha

    _“By earth, tree, and bone.”_ —Common oath given by cultists of Taal and Rhya. The Cult of The Horned God, Taal, father of the gods, and the Green Mother, Rhya the Mother Goddess is among the most ancient and pervasive. These gods were the focus an …

  • Order of the Anvil

    The Order of the Anvil is an exclusively male order of [[Sigmar's Church | Sigmar's Church]] devoted to the study and interpretation of Sigmar's word, which also forms the basis of Imperial law. They also store historical records and such dangerous lore …

  • Divine Disfavour

    An initiate of a god who violates their faith's strictures finds it more difficult to curry their god's favour. In minor cases, this consists of misfortune dice applied to Curry Favour checks until such time as the breach is expiated. Expiation is …

  • Nature Spirits and Local Gods

    Many rural folk give offerings to minor nature spirits, or local gods. In urban areas these practices often die out though they can sometimes survive as patron spirits of a community. These spirits are often associated with a sacred grove or …

  • Cult Relations

    Technically, all the [[Gods of the Empire | Gods of the Empire]], or 'Imperial Gods" are allied. All were recognized by [[Sigmar | Sigmar]] himself when the Empire was founded. However, since before the Empire's founding there have been rivalries. …

  • Johann Esmer

    Johann Esmer was elected Grand Theogonist on 15th of Kaldezeit, 2522, having returned to good graces in the [[Sigmar's Church | Sigmar's Church]] after a fall from power in 2521. Johann Esmer was to many eyes the archetype of the scheming, coin-for- …

  • Luthor Huss

    One priest stands out against the tide of corruption and fanaticism in [[Sigmar's Church | Sigmar's Church]]: Luthor Huss. The tale is told throughout the Empire how he was so disgusted at the self-serving conduct of his brethren in Altdorf that he …

  • Unterlector Viktor Glotz

    Averheim's Temple of Verena is cared for by an Unterlector. The Unterlector has the distinction of overseeing Averheim's largest library and an impressive museum which holds relics and depictions of the various battles of Black Fire Pass - most …

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