Today we’re discussing an Archetype for Age of Sigmar: Soulbound that was revealed at Warhammer Fest — the enigmatic Knight-Incantor of the Stormcast Eternals.
Weavers of Celestial Magic
You are a warrior-mystic, a holy crusader with the storm energies of the Celestial Realm at your fingertips.
The Knight-Incantor is both an able warrior and a potent sorcerer. It is their duty to attend to the Anvil of Apotheosis whereupon all Stormcast Eternals who die are reforged, standing with a coterie of Knights-Incantor to sing the Celestial melodies that will soothe the confused and traumatised souls. That ability to manipulate the raw fury of the Storm Eternal is also a Knight-Incantor’s most powerful weapon. All Knights-Incantor were sorcerers of some kind in their mortal lives, or at the very least possessed some kind of innate magical talent, but beyond that they can differ enormously. A Knight-Incantor is as likely to feel at home in a dusty library in one of the Free Cities as he is exploring the ruins of an ancient Seraphon star temple or incinerating the slaves of Chaos with blessed lightning from their fingertips.
“That you have never heard of us does not mean we have been hiding. We seek not the foe in the open field, but a more insidious opponent – one we have not successfully defeated.”
Knight-Incantor Miska, Anvils of the Heldenhammer
The Knight-Incantor has a sacred duty that compels them to actively seek out the deepest and darkest corners of the Mortal Realms. It is a secret that few Stormcast Eternals discuss even amongst themselves, but the process of reforging fallen souls upon the Anvil of Apotheosis is deeply flawed, and becoming moreso with each new Striking that Sigmar commits to the Anvil. It is the task of the Knight-Incantor to scour the Mortal Realms for the knowledge, artefact, or science that might reverse or allay this flaw. A Knight-Incantor might also be dispatched to A Free City to assist Sigmar’s mortal citizens against spiritual or arcane threats, but the common folk of the Mortal Realms will always face danger and a Knight-Incantor must always remember their true calling – the very existence of the Stormcast Eternals depends upon them.
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