Griffon

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An Amber Battlemage riding a Ghurish Griffon.

Griffons are enormous flying beasts that can be found throughout the Mortal Realms. They have feathered, leonine bodies with the wings and heads of fierce eagles. These creatures with enormous wingspans are both inspiring and terrifying and are often prized above all other mounts.[1c][2][3][4a][7a]

Biology

The most common variety of Griffon employed by the forces of Order is the Azyrite Breed which is native to the plains of the Realm of Azyr. These winged apex predators can be as loyal as they are deadly. They are feathered, avian-like creatures with leonine bodies, the wings and heads of eagles, and feet that have vicious talons.[4b][7a]

Varieties

  • Azyrite Griffon: This is the most recognizable breed of Griffon and the one most often employed by the forces of the Free Peoples. They are fiercely loyal, a trait common amongst the beasts of Azyr employed by Sigmar's armies, and deadly mounts that can quickly devastate an enemy line. They are native to the many open plains of Azyr.[4b]
  • Ghurish Griffon: These twin-headed terrors are used by the Battlemages of the Collegiate Arcane. They are an off-shoot of those Griffons of Azyrite Griffons that can be found in Ghur, noted for their great strength and aggression. This variety of Griffon can also be found in the Realm of Ghyran.[4a]
  • Owl-breed Griffon: A breed of griffon whose flight feathers are renowned for their silence.[9a]
  • Snow Griffon: A breed of griffon hunted by the Icebone Warclan of the Skyblind Tundras.[8a]

Other

Military

The most prominent faction to use them are:

List

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Haladra Swifthawk Agents Ilnarion's mount Griffon The personal mount of High Warden Ilnarion of the Guardians of the Dawnspire, responsible for guarding the tower and its objects within.

Miniatures

Sources

Collegiate Arcane
Units Alchemite Warforger - Battlemage - Celestial Hurricanum - Griffon - Luminark of Hysh - Warhorse
Characters Aelhad - Ahom - Phylebius Crade - Dhowmer - Ilesha Dune - Jerob - Maerilla
Artwork - Miniatures - Spells
Freeguild
Units Post-Reformation Freeguild CavalierFreeguild Command Corps (Arch-KnightCorpus SomniGreat HeraldMascot GargoylianSoul ShepherdWar SurgeonWhisperblade) • Freeguild FusilierFreeguild Marshal (Freeguild Cavalier-Marshal) • Freeguild SteelhelmFusil-MajorIronweld Great CannonRelic EnvoyOgor WarhulkWildercorps HunterGriffon
Pre-Reformation DemigryphDemigryph KnightFreeguild ArcherFreeguild CrossbowmanFreeguild GeneralFreeguild GreatswordFreeguild GuardFreeguild HandgunnerFreeguild OutriderFreeguild PistolierGriffonSteedWarhorse
Characters DochevalIscilla Thorian, Dame of LeavesTahlia Vedra, Lioness of the Parch
Extant Freeguilds Major Freeguilds BoldheartsCharrwind RangersBlackshore GuardGlymmsmenGold GryphonsGolden LionsGreycapsHeldenhainLeaden BullsScions of the CometSun SeekersVandusian GuardVeldtguard
Smaller Freeguilds, Regiments, & Companies Accari HoundsAzure CometsBlack Eyrie Free Republican GuardBlacktalonsBright WardensBronze ClawsColdguardCrimson ShieldsDurar HalberdsEagles of GlimmerheimFaithful BladesFirewolvesFirst Age CelestiansGallowsmenGreenhelmsGreywater SappersGriffon SpearsHearthguardHoldashi IrregularsIce BaronsIron Bulls of TarsusIronsidesJerech Blue SkiesLady's JusticeLeatherbacksLions of EdassaLionesses of EdassaLiving City RangersLost SoulsMacarazzo's Long-gunsMist BatsMyrmiditesNordrathi Red and BlacksPenitent LegionPhoenix CompanyPosthumous ReclamationRed MachetesRevenant SpearsRicoh's Light CavalryRumrunnersSilver CompanySeven Words FreeguildSons of the BarrowsSons of the Black BearSons of BretonSteel SanctorsStormblessedSunlancersTurnkeys
Background Great Hogshead
Hierarchy Grand MarshalLord-GeneralMarshalSub-Marshal (Command Corps) • ColonelMajor (Bombadier-MajorFusil-Major) • CaptainArch-KnightLieutenantSergeant
ArmouryArtworkMiniatures
Swifthawk Agents
Units Aelven Purebreed - Chariot - Griffon - High Warden - Reaver - Shadow Warrior - Skycutter - Skywarden - Spireguard - Swiftfeather Hawk
Characters Aedarys - Aethrian - Gossamon - Ilnarion - Thindrael Anyaerios - Haladra
Waytowers Highcrater Watch - Islands of Morn - Weaveweld Spire
Artwork - Miniatures