Old Ones

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The name Old Ones refers to various groups of gods and god-like entities. While they share the same name their relationship is unclear.

Old Rulers of the Realms

The gods that ruled the Mortal Realms before and during parts of the Age of Myth, some originated before the Mortal Realms came to be. They were cast down by Sigmar's Pantheon in the Age of Myth. They are occasionally known as Old Ones or Old Gods.[1a][4a] Many of the Godbeasts, both those that opposed and allied with Sigmar's Pantheon, were also known to have ruled over parts of the realms.[3a]

Known

Creators of the Seraphon

The Old Ones were beings of great intellect and power that possessed a great design for all of creation. They travelled the stars in majestic silver ships, bringing servants that were granted a portion of their might such as the original slann. They built the first temples of the Seraphon in the distant past that act as relays and reservoirs for the power of magic, as well as possessing great arcane technologies that would one day transform them into the ziggurat-ships of the Seraphon fleets.[2a]

Technology

To the Old Ones, science and magic were one and the same and wielded arcane power to shift the laws of reality to their will. Many techno-sorcerous relics left behind by the Old Ones from the sunbolt gauntlets to the reality-warping power Engines of the Gods are now being used by the Seraphon in their endless war against Chaos. It is possible that the the Old Ones created the Realmgates as ancient Azyrite texts mention an enigmatic race involved in their creation. The slann seem to possess knowledge concerning the functioning of the inter-realm portals as they are able to teleport their servants through the aetheric void with a thought and manipulate the Realmgate network to send enemies astray.[2a]

Personifications of the Old Ones

The Seraphon worship a wide variety of deities, including the original Old Ones that created them. However, the Seraphon have long forgotten the identities of these creators, having lost much of their lore and history due to unending war and the destruction of the World-That-Was. So as a result the Seraphon have turned to worshipping personifications of what they believe the Old Ones were like.[2b]

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Deities of the Mortal Realms and Beyond
Ascended Alarielle - Grimnir - Grungni - Kragnos - Malerion - Morathi - Nagash - Sigmar - Teclis - Tyrion
Elemental Gorkamorka (Gork - Mork)
Chaos Gods Dark Gods (Great Horned Rat - Khorne - Nurgle - Slaanesh - Tzeentch) - Necoho
Godbeasts Argentine - Auroxis - Behemat - Bitterblood - Boingob - Chimerac - Dracothion - Drakatoa - Fangathrak - Ghillnarad Dhor - Gnorros - Hammergord - Hrunspuul - Hydragos - Ignimbris - Ignax - Kharybtar - Lode-Griffon - Mammothas - Nagendra - Nyxtor - Rakka Nak - Ravenak - Shattatusk - Shurihuratha - Skalok - Skwidmuncha - Spider God - Tatto'Na'Kotto - Ulfdengnarl - Ur-Phoenix - Ursricht‎ - Vulcatrix - Vytrix - Ymnog
Unspecified Aspect of Chaos (Devourer of Existence - Ever-Raging Flame) - Adembi - Bad Moon - Cunning Agtheyma - Daemon-God (Great Gatherer - Hashut) - Glareface Frazzlegit - Great Bull-Roarer - God of Sharks - Manarchael - Mirmidh - Mirrored Twins - Morghur - Morrda - Mother of All Cats - Myrmidia - Nharvolak - Ozol - Samneth - Sotek - Stalagog - Taal - Valaya - Vultza - Beyond the Realms (Y'ulae)
Asur Pantheon Aesha - Anath - Athaerti - Drakira - Erek - Khaine - Kurnoth - Ladriella - Mathlann - Néthu - Thial
Old Ones Seraphon (Chotec - Huanchi - Itzl - Tepok) - Old Rulers (Dreaming God - King of Broken Constellations - Obsidian Eel - Ravok - Yahm)
Underworld Deities Brine-God - Gazul - Lauchon - Prince of Cats - Vannah - Xereus
Chosen - Demigods - Types (Aspect of Chaos - Daemon-God - Old Ones - Underworld Deities - Winter Gods) - Pantheons (Asur - Dark Gods - Duardin - Invidian - Order)