Arkas Warbeast

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Arkas Warbeast, Lord-Celestant of the Warbeasts, Exemplar Chamber of the Celestial Vindicators Stormhost.[1]

Appearance

Arkas has short hair and an equally short beard and dark, sunken eyes. Two scars run from his eyes to his ears. Another scar runs vertically across the forehead. [1]

History

Mortal

Before he became a Stormcast Eternal, Arkas was called Arka Bear-clad, due to the black bear pelt he wore. One of his greatest achievement was to unite the constantly fighting warrior clans of Ursungorod in the Realm of Ghur, why he was also called the Uniter. Besides that he wore several further names and titles such as the Bear of Hard Winters, Savior, and the Fang of Freedom. [1]

Arkas' home was the city of Kurzengor, an immense town at the foot of Mount Vazdir. During a besiegement of the city by the Skaven of Clans Pestilens, Arkas was claimed by Sigmar. The Skaven host was led by Verminlord Skikaxoth, who had killed Arkas' mother and sister many years earlier. Before the ratkin were reaching the battlements of Kurzengor, an azure lightning bolt ascended Arkas. Deprived of their leader and facing the superior force of Skaven, most of the defenders of Kurzengor fled. [1]

Stormcast Eternal

Arkas and his Warbeasts are renowned for being undisciplined and hot tempered. Arkas himself describes his temperament as intuitive and his leadership style as leading from the front line of battle. [1a]

As Stormcast Eternal, Arkas was once again sent to Ursungorod to conquer the realmgate below Mount Vazdir. During this endeavor, however, Arkas was slain by Skikaxoth, who still dwelled underneath the ruins of Kurzengor. After his reforging, he returned fiercier than ever and, using his animalistic bond with Ghur, spiritually awakened an ancient avatar in form of an immense celestial bear that split open Mount Vazdir and exposed the formerly subterranean Skaven city and realmgate to the surface. [1]

Sources

Stormcast Eternals
Units Angelos Conclave (ProsecutorStormstrike ChariotVanguard-HunterVanguard-Pallador) • Azyrite Beasts (AetherwingCelestial DracolineDracothGryph-ChargerGryph-HoundStar-DrakeStar-EagleStar FalconTauralon) • Corpuscant Conclave (Evocator) • Dracothian Guard (ConcussorDesolatorFulminatorTempestor) • Drakesworn TemplarJusticar Conclave (JudicatorCastigatorVanguard-RaptorVigilor) • Knight-ArcanumKnight-AzyrosKnight-DraconisKnight-HeraldorKnight-IncantorKnight-JudicatorKnight-QuestorKnight-RelictorKnight-VenatorKnight-VexillorLord-AquilorLord-ArcanumLord-CastellantLord-CelestantLord-ExorcistLord-ImperatantLord-OrdinatorLord-RelictorLord-VeritantOrdinatos Conclave (Celestar Ballista) • Paladin Conclave (DecimatorProtectorRetributorAnnihilator) • Redeemer Conclave (LiberatorSequitorVanquisherVindictor) • PraetorStormdrake Guard
Characters ActinusArkas WarbeastArnhaultAstreia SolbrightAventis FirestrikeBastian CarthalosBalthas ArumBerek the IndomitableCassandora StormforgedCelestant-PrimeCerrus SentanusDacian AnvilFarstriders (Almeric Eagle-EyeElias SwiftbladeSanson Farstrider) • Gardus Steel SoulGavriel SureheartGolden PatriarchHamilcar Bear-EaterImperius (Loxia) • Ionus CryptbornIronsoul's Condemnors (Brodus BlightbaneGwynne IronsoulTavian of Sarnassus) • Jactos GoldenmaneKarazaiKalyani ThunderbladeKeiser ven BrechtKnossus HeavensenKrondysLarissa ShadowstalkerLeena StormspireLorrus GrymnLynus GhalmorianMorbus StormwardenNeave BlacktalonOrius AdamantinePharakisRamus of the Shadowed SoulSalonia GravewingSathphren SwiftbladeShining LordSteelheart's Champions (Angharad BrightshieldObrynSeverin Steelheart) • Storm of Celestus (AphusDrakan CelestusMellisan Star-SightedSleek) • Sylas BeastbaneStormsire's Cursebreakers (Ammis DawnguardAveron StormsireRastus) • Tarsus Bull-HeartTheurdis SilverhandThostos BladestormTornus the RedeemedTyberain VostTylos StormboundVandus Hammerhand (Calanax) • Victrian CyroccoXandire's Truthseekers (Calthia XandireDhoraz Giant-FellLuxa StormriderTaros) • Vorrus StarstrikeXandria AzureboltYndrastaZenius the DirgeZephacleasZeraphina Heldensdotter
Stormhosts First Striking Angels AethericAnvils of the HeldenhammerAstral TemplarsAzyrite ArbitersBlades of DawnCelestial VindicatorsHallowed KnightsHammers of SigmarHelden SonsLions of SigmarSigmarite BrotherhoodSons of the GladiusStormblood Guard
Second Striking Blooded DawnCelestial KnightsCelestial Warbringers Crimson SeraphsFists of SigmariteGhyran GuardKnights ExcelsiorKnights of AzyrKnights of the AuroraLightning HawksMaelstrom of LightRadiant Suns of SigmarSilent HostSons of MallusSons of the StormTempest Lords
Unknown Striking Azure GuardBarony of ThunderBlack DracothiansBlackhammersCelestial LionsCerulean CometsGleaming SpearsGuardians of the FirmamentHammers of RetributionHeralds of CasandoraIron TridentsJusticars of AzyrKnights AuroraKnights IndomitableKnights MercilessKnights TempestorKraken BladesSunboltsSundered BrotherhoodTempered BladesTrue Sons of Sigmar
Background Anvil of ApotheosisLord-CommandersReforgingRedeemedSigmariteStormhosts (ChambersConclavesRetinues) • Transfigured
ArtworkMiniatures - Endless Spells