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Anvilheim was a prosperous city of Sigmar's empire raised by the forces of Order after the purge and cleansing of the Kingdom of Ulhor. Exactly thirteen years after it's first foundations went up it was invaded and destroyed by the Skaven of the Lurkspine Deeps war burrow, a Verminus settlement that had been hidden beneath Ulhor.[1a]


Age of Sigmar

The Anvils of the Heldenhammer lead a war of reconquest that sees the lands of the Kingdom of Ulhor cleansed and the Slaves to Darkness living within them purged. Though the taint of Chaos is thoroughly removed from the surface, the Skaven war burrow of Lurkspine Deeps remains hidden beneath it.[1a]

The Anvils of the Heldenhammer and their allies unknowingly build the city of Anvilheim atop Lurkspine Deeps and for thirteen years the Skaven watch on with avaricious eyes. During this time the city grows rich, until exactly thirteen years have passed since the first foundations of the city were laid when the Skaven finally strike.[1a]

At some point the infamous Tzeentchian sorcerer Xelkyn Xerkanos instigates an uprising in the city.[2a]

The Anvils of the Heldenhammer, Freeguilds, Ironweld Arsenal, and agents of the Order of Azyr all put up a valiant defense against the invading ratmen, but they are outnumbered and caught by surprise. The defenders are completely shattered after a coven of Grey Seers summon Skreech Verminking, who personally leads the final assault on the city's defenders.[1a]


Cities of Sigmar
Free Cities of Sigmar Fortress Cities Realm Capitals ExcelsisHammerhal AqshaHammerhal GhyraLethisMisthåvnSettler's GainVindicarum
Seeds of Hope Greywater FastnessLiving CityPhoenicium
Cities of Flame AnvilgardHallowheartTempest's Eye
Free Cities of the Realms
Great Cities of Azyr AzyrheimGrimpeakHallowstarNordrathSkydockStardockStarhold
Cities of Aqshy AnvalorBrighthallBrightspearCallidiumDraconiumEdassaFort DenstIpsalaRozhVandium
Cities of Chamon AnvilspireEshunnaGreenfireHelmgardRavensbachSephyrumTabarTansisUliashtai
Cities of Ghur AccarBilgeportCarthaColonnadeConcordiaEarthquake CityEsthu'dorEverquake CityIzalendMatarkaSeven WordsShu'gohlSkyheldSkythaneSundsforTantalumThornwallVeldtwend
Cities of Ghyran ColostrumDagolethDruhiel of the PinesEverythFort GardusHeldenhammer's TriumphHoundsgateKernelstoneKranzinnportKurnotheaLifestoneNaithwaite's CrossingOak's HeartSlicstonSludgemootSupcliffeXil'anthos
Cities of Hysh City of PrismsTor Limina
Cities of Shyish ArbitriumAstronicaAventhisCity of SighsCotherquillGholdenhalGlimmerheartGlymmsforgeGravespurnGravewildLugolMonsam SpireMhurghastThanator's ManseOasis of GazulPort SorrowTwinned Towns of Belvegrod (EastdaleWestreach) • VeilgardWestport
Cities of Ulgu Barbed PromiseDarkdelveDesperanceDuskhengeGaolintarGreyspireHarkraken's BaneHollenwaldMurmurusNew SadoriaScant HopeTarnastipolUmbramox
Unspecified AlshimeAnvilheimBlackwallBleinhamCatransaCelestriusFarcragGaldheartHeldeliumHoldashPilgrim's ReachShanskirSigmar's ReachTabernaTallowreachThraesh
Factions Collegiate ArcaneDarkling CovensDevoted of SigmarDispossessedEldritch CouncilFreeguildIronweld ArsenalLion RangersOrder DraconisOrder of AzyrOrder SerpentisPhoenix TempleScourge PrivateersShadowbladesSwifthawk AgentsWanderers
Background Aqua GhyranisAzyritesGrand ConclavesReclaimedSigmar's EmpireDawnbringer CrusadesFree AnvilgardGoldjacketsSigmarite Strongpoint