Spirit of the Mountain

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Spirit of the Mountain
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Grand alliance Order
Associated factions Lumineth Realm-lords
Origins Realm of Hysh
Environments Mountains
Type Spirit

Spirits of the Mountain are elemental spirits of the Hyshian mountains that have joined the armies of Lumineth Realm-lords in giant bodies crafted from the core of the tallest peaks.[2a]


For a mountain’s soul abandoning its rocky heartland by taking a war form and replacing the peace and contemplation of the slowly passing seasons for the tumult of war is a significant sacrifice. The ritual by which a Spirit of the Mountain is drawn forth is a long and painstaking process. First, the host form must be created, a vast sculpture of realmstone-rich rock shaped by complex Alarith magic and atop its broad shoulders is a peak sculpted to echo that of the mountain which must be a microcosm of the mountain from which it has been made. Tohnasai trees are carefully tended to sprout from the mock peak’s flanks in echo of the ancient cloudbark copses that grow on the mountain’s slopes. A massive, two-handed hammer is then crafted and a great deal of care must be taken not to offend the mountain that will eventually wield it. The mask through which the Spirit will perceive the battlefield is sculpted in the likeness of a sacred Ymetrican Longhorn, a rugged alpine beast that is said to be immortal and thus is the creature that represents the mountain most. Long banners crafted in the Xintilian style are hung from its mantle, each bearing the likeness and runes of the mountain that will inhabit it. Then it is clad in ensorcelled armour made of sunmetal that has been quenched in the mountain’s lakes and waterfalls. Last the mountain must be convinced that the enemy will threaten the fabric of reality even the articulate and persuasive Lumineth must spend long weeks pleading their case before the mountain and the spirit will take its time considering if the situation is important but what a mountain considers important is inscrutable.[2a]


A Spirit of the Mountain is a massive force of destruction on the battlefield, each swing of its Stoneheart Worldhammer is capable of shattering the skull of a Maw-krusha, and the worldhammer can be smashed into the ground, creating a shockwave that can be directed at a nearby foe. The war form is protected by sunmetal armour that can even withstand cannonballs of the Ironweld Arsenal . It can also send blasts of geomantic energy from its crest to crush the foe from afar. Small enemies that attempt to attack it are flattened while more monstrous foes are met at full charge with the Spirit’s horns slamming into enemy monsters with such force that the enemy is killed in a single devastating impact.[1][2a]



Lumineth Realm-lords Order
Background Decree TyrionicContest of ParagonsCrafts Festival of Ar-EnnascathGreat Skyraces of HelonLanguages (AelfishMilitary Cant) • SpirefallTeclamentari
Castes Aelementiri (AlarithHurakanYdrilanZenith) • ScinariVanari
Sapients AelfElementor
Settlements Alarith TemplesSpire Cities
Magic Lore (HyshHigh PeaksWindsZaitrec) • Unit-specific Spells
Great Nations
Teclian IliathaSyarYmetricaZaitrec
Tyrionic AlumniaAurathraiHelonOultrai
Aelementiri Alarith Spirit of the MountainStoneguardStonemage
Hurakan Spirit of the WindWindchargerWindmage
Ydrilan Riverblade
Scinari CalligraveCathallarLoreseeker
Vanari Auralan SentinelAuralan WardenBannerbladeBladelordDawnriderLord RegentStarshard Ballista
Beasts LightcourserScryhawkTreerunnerXintilian Stallion
Special Unique Teclis and CelennarAvalenorEllania and EllathorLight of EltharionLyrior UthralleMyari's PurifiersSevireth
Endless Spells Hyshian TwinstonesRune of PetrificationSanctum of Amyntok
Scenery Shrine Luminor
Deities TeclisTyrion
Aelf EllaniaEllathorHarantioLyrior UthralleLight of EltharionMyari's Purifiers (AilennBahannarMyari LightcallerSenaelaUlari) • Yliana
Aelementor AvalenorCelennarSevireth
Sapient Races of the Mortal Realms
Mortals Humanoids CreeperFimirFomoroidGoroaGrazHalfling (Rockwrist) • HumanMerkavethOgor (Rock OgorYhetee) • Skaven (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