Stardrake

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Stardrake
Drakesworn Templar 01.png
Drakesworn Templar on a Stardrake
Grand alliance Order
Associated factions Stormcast Eternals
Origins Children of Dracothion
Languages Language of the Children of Dracothion
Type Beasts

The Stardrakes are mighty dragonlike children of Dracothion, creatures of celestial magic. [1b]

Communication

Although they have their own unique language, they can also understand and speak the varied languages of Aelves, Duardin and Humans. Until the Age of Sigmar however it was rare that they would interact with other races. [1b]

Nature

Some believe that Dracoths are actually immature Stardrakes that will eventually return to the heavens to complete their metamorphosis. [1b]

Stardrakes obtain sustenance both by basking in starlight and from consuming meat from prey such as stymphalions, zephyrgriffs, thundertusks and grigordons. Whilst they also hunt Chaos creatures, they will never feed on them for the corruption of Chaos is anathema to them. [1b]

When a Stardrake dies, it is normally reincarnated in the Heavens in a new form, but as the Age of Chaos continued, less and less spirits of slain drakes were able to reach the heavens to be reborn. By the Age of Sigmar, the stardrakes were at risk of becoming a dead race. It was this that finally spurred the creation and opening of the Extremis Chambers. [1a] Those stardrakes souls that become trapped manifest as solargems and are protected by powerful enchantments so that only the most noble can find them. [1c]

Stormcast Eternals seeking to become part of a Drakesworn Temple undertake the Trial of Starwalking and a worthy few are able to find these lost solargems. Returning them to the heavens will allow them to bond with the renewed stardrake. [1c]

History

It was during the most intense starfalls that the noble children of Dracothion would descend into the Mortal Realms, establishing fortress's in the remote locations, favouring the highest peaks with the oldest amongst them taking the highest perches. [1b]

On occasion a common foe would be enough for a drake to join other races but once the threat was destroyed, they would return to their isolation. This would not change until the Age of Sigmar[1b] when the Extremis Chambers where opened. Sigmar and Dracothion saw these as emulating their own relationship and bond - one able to deal with any threat that they might encounter - in particular the Greater Daemon. [1a]

Bonded Drakesworn Templars and Stardrakes now work together and can be found in their Stormhost's Drakesworn temple when not fighting against the enemies of Sigmar and Dracothion.[1c]

Notable

Sources

Sapient Races of the Mortal Realms
Mortals Aelf (IdonethScáthborn) • Ba'halDragon Ogor (Shaggoth) • DuardinFimirFomoroidGargantHumanOgor (Yhetee) • OgroidSlannSeraphon (Chameleon SkinkKroxigorSaurusSkink) • Skaven (Rat Ogor) • Troggoth (DankholdFellwaterRockgutSourbreathSulphurbreath)
Gor-kin Bullgor (CygorGhorgon) • CentigorGor (PestigorSlaangorTzaangor) • Ungor
Greenskins Grot (ScuttlingGnoblar) • OrrukSnotling
Spirits Aelementor (Spirits of the MountainSpirits of the Wind) • EidolonSpiteSylvaneth (BranchlingForest FolkNoble SpiritsFree SpiritsOutcasts)
Undead MalignantMordantReanimant (Morghast) • SkeletonVampireZombie
Daemons Daemon PrinceFuryKhornate (BloodletterBloodthirster) • Nurglite (Great Unclean OneNurglingPlaguebearer) • Slaaneshi (DaemonetteKeeper of Secrets) • Soul GrinderTzeentchian (Gaunt SummonerHorror of TzeentchLord of Change) • Verminlord
Other AetarDraconithDracothDrogrukhGholemkindJotunbergKelpdarMerwynnMindstealer SphiranxSankritSilent PeopleStardrakeValay
Stormcast Eternals
Units Angelos Conclave (Prosecutor - Stormstrike Chariot - Vanguard-Hunter - Vanguard-Pallador) - Azyrite Beasts (Aetherwing - Celestial Dracoline - Dracoth - Gryph-Charger - Gryph-Hound - Star-Drake - Star-Eagle - Star Falcon - Tauralon) - Corpuscant Conclave (Evocator) - Dracothian Guard (Concussor - Desolator - Fulminator - Tempestor) - Drakesworn Templar - Justicar Conclave (Judicator - Castigator - Vanguard-Raptor - Vigilor) - Knight-Arcanum - Knight-Azyros - Knight-Draconis - Knight-Heraldor - Knight-Incantor - Knight-Judicator - Knight-Questor - Knight-Relictor - Knight-Venator - Knight-Vexillor - Lord-Aquilor - Lord-Arcanum - Lord-Castellant - Lord-Celestant - Lord-Exorcist - Lord-Imperatant - Lord-Ordinator - Lord-Relictor - Lord-Veritant - Ordinatos Conclave (Celestar Ballista) - Paladin Conclave (Decimator - Protector - Retributor - Annihilator) - Redeemer Conclave (Liberator - Sequitor - Vanquisher - Vindictor) - Praetor - Stormdrake Guard
Characters Calanax - Redbeak - Swiftclaw - Tallon - Tarion Arlor - Arnhault - Balthas Arum - Avanius - Anactos Skyhelm - Hamilcar Bear-Eater - Bordustrian - Tarsus Bull-Heart - Bastian Carthalos - Celestant-Prime - Yracus Cloudstrike - Victrian Cyrocco - Dahlia Sorrowshield - Dathus - Angstun Drahn - Clavos Arthreus - Eldroc - Calys Eltain - Enyo - Tyros Firemane - Galerius - Vorticus Galespear - Gardus - Danastus Hawkseye - Zeraphina Heldensdotter - Heredus Alwrd - Huld - Imperius - Ionus Cryptborn - Lorrus Grymn - Cadoc Kel - Karazai - Krondys - Kurunta - Lena Cliassa - Lynus Ghalmorian - Marellus Lionheart - Mehga - Miska - Moros - Neave Blacktalon - Orius Adamantine - Pergus Brightshield - Pharakis - Prieni Blaze-Eyed - Raelus Galewalker - Rygos - Sargassus - Davos Silverclaw - Laudus Skythunder - Astreia Solbright - Liminus Stormsight - Morbus Stormwarden - Taltus Strongarm - Sathphren Swiftblade - Taltus - Tarkus - Tegrus of the Sainted Eye - Thostos Bladestorm - Tornus the Redeemed - Tychus Beastbane - Vandus Hammerhand - Selithon Blackstar - Aetius Shieldborn - Martoris Skywarden - Vorrus Starstrike - Andricus Stoneheart - Xeros Stormcloud - Cassandora Stormforged - Pharus Thaum - Wakelin Scintillor - Zephacleas - Loxia - Mathius - Yndrasta
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Second Striking Celestial Knights - Celestial Warbringers - Fists of Sigmarite - Ghyran Guard - Knights Excelsior - Knights of Azyr - Knights of the Aurora - Lightning Hawks - Maelstrom of Light - Radiant Suns of Sigmar - Sons of Mallus - Sons of the Storm - Tempest Lords - The Bloodied Dawn - The Crimson Seraphs - The Silent Host
Unknown Striking Azure Guard - Barony of Thunder - Black Dracothians - Blackhammers - Blooded Dawn - Celestial Lions - Cerulean Comets - Guardians of the Firmament - Hammers of Retribution - Heralds of Casandora - Knights Aurora - Knights Indomitable - Knights Merciless - Sunbolts - True Sons of Sigmar
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