Kraken Blades

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The Kraken Blades are said to be the greatest seafarers among the Stormhosts. They primarily operate in theatres of war across the continents of Lendu and Rondhol in the Ghurish Heartlands.[1a][2a]

History

Age of Chaos

When the horrors of the Age of Chaos broke across the Mortal Realms the Cathargi thalassocracy in Rondhol managed to survive for many long years. Though the nation would come to an end during a cataclysmic naval battle against the Slime Fleet of Gutrot Spume, their valour attracted the attention of Sigmar who chose to reforge thousands of them into Stormcast Eternals. They would be organized into a single Stormhost, taking the Kraken Blades as their name.[2a]

Age of Sigmar

Dawnbringer Crusades out of the Everquake City spread across the continents of Lendu and Rondhol in the western Heartlands of Ghur, spearheading these ventures are the warriors of the Kraken Blades. Despite their efforts, the Kraken Blades can not be everywhere at once nor ensure good relations are maintained with their allies.[1a]

Society

Culture

The Stormhost still retains many of the traditions and beliefs of the Cathargi. Such as daubing themselves in tattoos and ritual markings of Cathargi origin and operating in small bands bonded by fellowship, not unlike a ship's crew during times of war.[2a]

They hold a deep, spiritual connection to the seas of the Mortal Realms and they hold an incredible amount of knowledge on the waterways of the Realms, which they use to effectively flank opposing armies.[2a]

Relations

The Idoneth Deepkin treat the Kraken Blades with an uncommon level of respect, due largely to the Stormhost's spiritual connection to the seas of the Realms.[2a]

Recruitment

The original members of the Kraken Blades were Reforged from souls of thousands of Cathargi who valiantly died in a devastating naval battle that prevented Gutrot Spume from invading Rondhol. Those who have come after hail exclusively from tribes of coast-dwellers and sea-reavers.[1a][2a]

Tactics

The Kraken Blades prefer to employ flanking tactics, in methods reminiscent of the many tentacles of the beast from which they take their name, typically dividing into small bands to cover as much ground as possible. They have a preference for targeting enemy supply lines and warlords, beheading the momentum of the foe before it can even begin. These tactics are well-suited for fighting around the river valleys of Lendu and rapid waterways of Rondhol.[1a][2a]

Chambers

Exemplar Chambers

Members

Notable Members

Sources

Stormcast Eternals
Units Command Echelon Drakesworn TemplarKnight-ArcanumKnight-AzyrosKnight-DraconisKnight-HeraldorKnight-IncantorKnight-JudicatorKnight-RelictorKnight-VenatorKnight-VexillorLord-AquilorLord-ArcanumLord-CastellantLord-CelestantLord-ExorcistLord-ImperatantLord-OrdinatorLord-RelictorLord-VeritantPraetor
Angelos Conclave ProsecutorStormstrike ChariotVanguard-HunterVanguard-Pallador
Corpuscant Conclave Evocator
Justicar Conclave JudicatorCastigatorVanguard-RaptorVigilor
Ordinatos Conclave Celestar BallistaSacristan Engineer
Paladin Conclave AnnihilatorDecimatorProtectorRetributorDracothian Guard (ConcussorDesolatorFulminatorTempestor) • Stormdrake Guard
Redeemer Conclave LiberatorSequitorVanquisherVindictor
Questors Errant-QuestorKnight-QuestorQuestor Soulsworn
Azyrite Beasts AetherwingCelestial DracolineDracothGryph-ChargerGryph-HoundStar-DrakeStar-EagleStar FalconTauralon
Characters Inner Circle Celestant-PrimeKarazaiKrondysYndrasta
Lord-Commanders Bastian CarthalosGolden PatriarchShining Lord
Lords of the Hosts Arkas WarbeastAstreia SolbrightAventis FirestrikeBalthas ArumCerrus SentanusGardus Steel SoulGavriel SureheartImperius (Loxia) • Ionus CryptbornJactos GoldenmaneLynus GhalmorianOrius AdamantineRamus of the Shadowed SoulSylas BeastbaneTarsus Bull-HeartThostos BladestormTyberain VostVandus Hammerhand (Calanax) • Victrian CyroccoVorrus StarstrikeZephacleasZenius the DirgeZeraphina Heldensdotter
Knights of the Hosts Neave Blacktalon (Blacktalons) • Hamilcar Bear-EaterTornus the Redeemed
Underworld Warbands Farstriders (Almeric Eagle-EyeElias SwiftbladeSanson Farstrider) • Ironsoul's Condemnors (Brodus BlightbaneGwynne IronsoulTavian of Sarnassus) • Steelheart's Champions (Angharad BrightshieldObrynSeverin Steelheart) • Storm of Celestus (AphusDrakan CelestusMellisan Star-SightedSleek) • Stormsire's Cursebreakers (Ammis DawnguardAveron StormsireRastus) • Xandire's Truthseekers (Calthia XandireDhoraz Giant-FellLuxa StormriderTaros)
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 CometsEmerald WardensGleaming SpearsGuardians of the FirmamentHammers of RetributionHeralds of CasandoraIron ThanesIron TridentsJusticars of AzyrKnights AuroraKnights IndomitableKnights MercilessKnights TempestorKraken BladesSunboltsSundered BrotherhoodTempered BladesTrue Sons of Sigmar
Background Anvil of ApotheosisChamber SerfLord-CommandersReforgingRedeemedSigmariteStormhosts (ChambersConclavesRetinues) • Transfigured
ArtworkMiniatures - Endless Spells