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Jotunbergs are giants native to the Realm of Ghyran. They are known as Living Winters, Winters that Walk, Stewards of Ghyran's Seasons, Bearers of Winter, and Heralds of the Dying Time. [1a][2a][4a] In spite of their nature, to bring about winter, they are peaceful beings who hold no malice towards others.[3a]


Jotunbergs are powerful entities, though rare, that have the power to rival even gods and to them, their duty of bringing about winter was paramount, far above the squabbles of mortals or immortals. Much like the Sylvaneth they are children of Alarielle and owe her allegiance, though most have forgotten it over the passing eons.[3a]


Age of Sigmar

In the Realmgate Wars, during the Lady of Vines's and Steel Souls flight from Athelwyrd, a Jotunberg that was infected by the taint of Nurgle came between them and the followers of Nurgle, led by Torglug, that pursued them. The creature wandered into the Sea of Serpents, at the command of the Lady of Vines, and collapsed forming a bridge for the Lady and her companions to carry Alarielle's seed to Blackstone Summit. After much convulsing and attempts to settle the creature, it eventually succumbed to infection, becoming the first of its kind to ever die.[3a]

Another Jotunberg would tragically fall centuries later, during the Arcanum Optimar, drained by a Purple Sun of Shyish. Its impressive form now lingers as a crystal mountain in the Realm of Ghyran, bereft of all life.[4a]


Jotunbergs are few in number and will spend centuries slumbering in the northern rimelands of Ghyran.[3a] They resemble mountains and have craggy flesh made of stone, covered in rime and frost.[2a][3a] Much like the Sylvaneth these rocky titans respond to the Spirit-Song of Alarielle the Everqueen.[2a]


When awoken these living winters traverse across the Realm of Ghyran bringing the season of winter with them and an end to the growing season.[3a]


Sapient Races of the Mortal Realms
Mortals Humanoids CreeperFimirFomoroidGrazHalfling (Rockwrist) • HumanMerkavethOgor (Rock OgorYhetee) • OgroidSkaven (Rat Ogor) • SankritSloggothTelantr
Aelf Aelf of the HollowsCity AelfGrey AelfIdoneth (CythaiNamarti) • KurnothiLuminethScáthborn
Duardin FyreslayerRoot-KingShadow DuardinValay
Gargantkind Dust-GargantGhurish GargantMason-GargantMega-GargantMere-GargantMoss GargantSky-TitanStorm GargantUlguan Gargant
Gor-kin Bullgor (CygorGhorgon) • CentigorGor (PestigorSlaangorTzaangor) • Ungor
Greenskins Grot (Bog-GrotCrabspiderGnoblarScuttling) • HobgrotOrruk (Black OrrukGorrukJunkarMorrukSavage Orruk) • Snotling
Seraphon Chameleon SkinkKroxigorSaurusSkinkSlann
Troggoth BileDankholdFellwaterIceMirebruteRockgutSourbreathSulphurbreath
Beasts AetarCatMagmadrothOchtarSphiranxPhoenixStar-EagleVulcanaurWarhawk
Dragonkind DraconithDracothFire-WyrmStardrakeStar-Wyrm
Centauroids Ba'halDragon Ogor (Shaggoth) • DrogrukhZoat
Elemental Aelementor (Cloud-SpiritSpirit of the MountainSpirit of the Wind) • DjinnFlamegheistLiving LandShadow DaemonSpite
Sylvaneth BranchlingForest FolkNaereidNoble SpiritsFree SpiritsOutcasts
Undead LicheMalignantMordantReanimant (Morghast) • WightVampireZombie
Daemons Daemon PrinceFamiliarFuryKhornate (BloodletterBloodthirster) • Nurglite (Great Unclean OneNurglingPlaguebearer) • Slaaneshi (DaemonetteKeeper of Secrets) • Soul GrinderTzeentchian (Gaunt SummonerHorror of TzeentchLord of Change) • Verminlord
Automata Cog-People of Odsin
Other AbholonGholemkindHomonculusJotunbergKelpdarMerwynnNaiadSilent PeopleVolc-giantWandering Mountains