Farstriders

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Grand Alliance Order
Faction Stormcast Eternals
Sub-Faction Hammers of Sigmar
Leader Sanson Farstrider
Members Almeric Eagle-Eye
Elias Swiftblade
Gyrfalche

Farstriders are a Stormcast Eternal warband whose members are Vanguard-Hunters. They are under the command of Hunter-Prime Sanson Farstrider and are clad in Sigmarite armour and are armed with heaven-forged weaponry. Once mortal heroes gathered together by Sigmar and remade into the physical embodiment of the celestial storm to wage eternal war against the Dark Gods.[1]

History

Shadespire

The Farstriders, like Steelheart's Champions, were sent to investigate the ruins of Shadespire. The did not enter the Mirrored City in the same manner as Steelheart’s Champions. Assigned the task of learning more about the mysterious shadeglass, Sanson Farstrider sent his Star Falcon, Gyrfalche, high above the bleached and tumbled cityscape to spy out potential sites of interest, for much of the city had already been scoured clean. The creature returned to Farstrider before the day was out, telepathically communicating that it had seen a great yawning pit to the north. The Farstriders made it to the edge of the pit the next morning, and stared over the lip to see countless layers of shattered architecture beneath. Using strong hempen ropes, they rappelled down into the underground warren. The Farstriders kept a careful watch on the dark reaches of their environs, and – when yellow eyes flickered in their torchlight – fought their first engagement still dangling from the ropes, their boltstorm pistols spitting death as they aimed between the eyes of their attackers. Only when the razorsharp shuriken of their skaven ambushers came in to slash their ropes, rather than being deflected from their sigmarite armour, were Sanson and his fellows overcome. One by one they fell into the inky blackness below, and never hit the bottom.[5]

Mirrored City

When the Farstriders awoke, they found themselves in the shattered necropolis of the Mirrored City. They oriented themselves soon enough, but the layout of the cursed city changed with each new dawn, and even Sanson Farstrider – a consummate tracker and hunter of evils – found himself lost before long. He and his kin have fought countless vile breeds in their quest to escape, and each has died more than once. Sanson is the first to admit that were it not for the sixth sense of the solemn Almeric Eagle-Eye, and the expert swordsmanship of the wandering duellist Elias Swiftblade, that number would have been far higher. Since they discovered a relic belonging to one of the ancient Katophranes, they have been under attack near every day, facing skaven, orruks, mercenary duardin, mirror-born doppelgangers and even ghost-like figures in the guise of Stormcast Liberators. Still they fight on, although they see no end in sight.[5]

Members

Sanson Farstrider

Main article: Sanson Farstrider

Sanson Farstrider is the leader of his namesake warband. It is said that even if the were to find himself in the halls of the Crystal Labyrinth, Farstrider would find a way free, such is his supreme talent for wayfinding. He is joined by a Star Falcon companion named Gyrfalche.[4]

Almeric Eagle-Eye

Main article: Almeric Eagle-Eye

The solemn and reserved warrior known as Almeric Eagle-Eye has an almost preternatural sense for danger, which has saved the lives of his companions on countless occasions.[4]

Elias Swiftblade

Main article: Elias Swiftblade

In his mortal life, Elias Swiftblade was a wandering duelist, a master of the sword who cut down countless champions of the Dark Gods.[4]

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Shadespire Steelheart's ChampionsGarrek's ReaversSepulchral GuardIronskull's BoyzChosen AxesSpiteclaw's SwarmFarstridersMagore's FiendsStorm of CelestusDrepur's Wraithcreepers
Nightvault Stormsire's CursebreakersThorns of the Briar QueenEyes of the NineZarbag's GitzMollog's MobGodsworn HuntYlthari's GuardiansThundrik's Profiteers
Beastgrave Grashrak's DespoilersSkaeth's Wild HuntGrymwatchRippa's SnarlfangsWurmspatHrothgorn's MantrappersMorgwaeth's Blade-covenMorgok's Krushas
Dreadfane Ironsoul's CondemnorsLady Harrow's Mournflight
Direchasm Myari's PurifiersDread PageantKhagra's RavagersStarblood StalkersCrimson CourtHedkrakka's MadmobKainan's ReapersElathain's Soulraid
Harrowdeep Xandire's TruthseekersDa Kunnin' KrewBlackpowder's BuccaneersExiled Dead
Nethermaze ShadebornSkittershank's ClawpackHexbane's HuntersGorechosen of Dromm
Gnarlwood Gnarlspirit PackSons of VelmornGrinkrak's LooncourtGryselle's Arenai
Wyrdhollow Domitan's StormcovenEphilim's PandaemoniumHeadsmen's CurseSkabbik's Plaguepack
Deathgorge Cyreni's RazorsThricefold DiscordDaggok's Stab-LadzZondara's Gravebreakers
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
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