Battlesmith

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A Battlesmith.

Battlesmiths are artisans of the Fyreslayers who bear their Icon of Grimnir into battle. Like all Fyreslayers they are fearsome and skilled warriors, but the Battlesmiths are more than this. They are the chroniclers of their lodge, the living memory of the Fyreslayers, remembering and reciting the histories and ancestries of the lodge and passing them down to the next Battlesmith so they might never be forgotten.[2b]

Their place is in the thick of battle for the lodge's warriors will rally around a Battlesmith as he holds aloft his Icon of Grimnir and emboldens them with fiery recitations of the lodge's history. It is also where they may be witness to the heroics of their kin ready to commit new deeds and legends to their memory.[1][2b]

In their Magmahold's Hall of Fyre, they tell the sagas of the lodge at Ghuzfests and other festivals which for many lodges can take weeks on end. Sometimes they will be called upon to recite these histories during forced marches across the realms whilst on campaign so that the warriors might be full of battle fervour when they finally meet their foe.[2b]

Wargear

They carry a brace of Fyresteel Throwing Axes and an Ancestral Battle-axe.[1]

Icon of Grimnir

The Icon all Battlesmiths carry is a sacred image of their god that any Fyreslayers would die to protect. It is also their own creation, forged by themselves into a unique image of Grimnir. Because of this the Runefather will only appoint the greatest and most skilled of the forge workers to become Battlesmith for forging an Icon is a great responsibility and it must be worthy to be an image of their god.[2a]

Some Battlesmiths are drawn to a specific Aspect of Grimnir, such as Grimnir the Doomseeker, and will forge their icon in the image of that particular aspect.[3a]

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Fyreslayers
Units Auric Runefather - Auric Runeson - Battlesmith - Doomseeker - Grimwrath Berzerker - Hearthguard (Auric Hearthguard - Hearthguard Berzerker) - Magmadroth - Vulkite Berzerker - Zharrgrim (Auric Runemaster - Auric Runesmiter)
Characters Amsaralka - Arngard - Bael-Grimnir - Dhurgan - Durnir-Grimnir - Fjul-Grimnir - Forgun - Fyrgrim - Grunhilda - Hursgar-Grimnir - Lugash - Mad Maegrim - Marag-Or of the Golden Eye - Rumnar-Grimnir - Rygorn-Grimnir - Tefk Flamebearer - Thorgar-Grimnir - Ulgathern-Grimnir - Vol Orrukbane - Vargi Sornsson - Vaegor - Flamespitter - Skarung
First Forged Drakendreng - Greygrend - Grymdar - Vostarg
Other Lodges Angfyrd - Aqshygahr - Austarg - Baeldrag - Baeyrd - Blackfyrd - Bulder - Caengan - Dostev - Drong - Drunbhor - Gelvagd - Greyfyrd - Grumnir - Hermdar - Krelstrag - Lofnir - Mjodor - Narlsson - Obsgrum - Sepuzkul - Sigyorn - Tangrim - Thungur - Ulgaen - Ulrung - Volturung - Vostarg - Zhuffnok
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