Celestial Vindicators

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A Liberator of the Celestial Vindicators.
"We fight! We kill! We win!" - warcry of the Celestial Vindicators.[8b][9]

The Celestial Vindicators also known as the The Vengful, The Hate-Fuelled and The Hurricane of Blades are the sixth Stormhost of the Stormcast Eternals to be founded. They wear turquoise hued armor. Forged from heroes plucked from the most war-torn lands, they are fearless even against the might of a Bloodthirster. [1][2][9]

They carry a deep hatred for all things Chaos, making them stern and unforgiving and creating a deep bond with their brethren. This makes them vengeance incarnate, relentless in their pursuit for revenge against Chaos.[4a] The Celestial Vindicators know neither mercy nor restraint. They chant many grim war songs to better channel their fury against their foes.[9]

Recruitment

The Celestial Vindicators were recruited from those soaked in the blood of Chaos Champions, who prayed for more strength to smite their foes. Entry to the Celestial Vindicators requires an aggrieved inheritance that they must ask Sigmar the right to exact personal revenge.[4a][9]

History

In the Realm of Metal the Celestial Vindicators try to reclaim the Silverway from the minions of Tzeentch.[3]

The Realmgate Wars saw them assault the Eldritch Fortress in the ruins of Elixia. [16a]

A Skaven Grey Seer, Kritch enlists Clan Shokryk to who create machines, storm-thing snatchers that can capture the souls of Stormcast Eternals. The first test is against a force of Vindicators commanded by Lord-Exorcist Esmodire is a total disaster and although one soul is briefly captured but it blows up the engine before returning to the Realm of Azyr and the skaven force is wiped out. [10a]

Culture

Celestial Vindicators seek to achieve a holy state of fury and there are fraternities within the Stormhost that that seek out hopeless conflicts so they may fall in battle to be reforged while inflicting as much damage on the enemy as possible as they believe the reforgings would bring them closer to their goal of becoming the perfect living weapon.[18a]

Their raw fury is said to create a palpable heat but it is commonly expressed by war-songs that have inspired many preachers of Vindicarum.[18a]

Religion

They worship not only the God-king Sigmar but also the Father of Blades, an entity created from the spirits of twelve rune swords from the ancient past. In honour of the Father, they often use swords rather than hammers that many Stormcast favour. [16a]

Chambers

Warrior-Chambers

Exemplar-Chambers

Extremis Chambers

Chambers of Unspecified Type

Notable

Reforging

A Vindicator who is reforged must pass through the Sturmdrang Gate, a portal of black fire and only those with a powerful core of hatred survive. Those that do are gifted with a tiny amount of the simmering rage within the heart of Sigmar. [16a]

Stormkeeps

Notes

The Father of Blades may be the spirits of the Runefangs - twelve ancient magic swords forged by the legendary Dwarf Runesmith Alaric the Mad in the World-that-Was: Runefang

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