Vindicarum

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The city of Vindicarum.

Vindicarum, the Bulwark of Faith, is a thriving center of the Sigmarite faith and one of the Free Cities of Sigmar built in the wake of Sigmar's Tempest. It is located in the Realm of Chamon, carved into the inner slopes of Mount Ketnus.[5a]

History

Age of Sigmar

After Sigmar's Tempest raged across the Mortal Realms, his Stormhosts set out to claim many lost Realmgates. The Silvershift laying at the heart of Mount Ketnus was once such portal and elements of the Celestial Vindicators valiantly reclaimed it from the forces of Tzeentch that had taken up residence in the volcano.[5a]

The Vindictors build a Stormkeep at the site of their victory, and soon after the Free City of Vindicarum rises around it. Mortals who had survived the horrors of the Age of Chaos flocked to the new city, where they could live in safety behind it's many defenses.[5a]

The Iron Collar, a series of fortifications, is built along the rim of Mount Ketnus to protect the city. Over the years it aids in shattering attempted invasions from many forces of Chaos. Within the city, Chaos Cults are scourged with extreme prejudice, the city's Stormcast guardians seeing even petty misdemeanors as a step toward falling to the Ruinous Powers.[5a]

The city's greatest tragedy comes from within, rather than without, when the Celestial Vindicators execute several thieves on the spot. The mortal denizens of the city riot in reaction to the brutal punishment. In response to the riots, the Celestial Vindicators slew three quarters of the city in a single night. The survivors seek solace by becoming Devoted of Sigmar. Many other Stormhosts look unfavorably upon the actions of the Vindicators, but as of yet none have moved to interfere with their rule.[2a][5a]

During the Battle of Vindicarum, Kharadron of Barak-Nar come to the aid of the city and the Celestial Vindicators, aiding them in beating back a force of daemons. Afterwards the first alliance between a City of Sigmar and Skyport is formed.[5a]

It was targeted by Be'lakor and Legion of the First Prince who sought to sacrifice the city known for its militant Sigmarite faith to the Dark Gods so the Dark Master may be elevated to the position of Everchosen. The forces of the city took massive casualties during the Battle of the Golden Gate when the Realmgate known as the Gate of White Gold was destroyed to unleash Chaos energies into the skies above. However despite reducing the city into a burning ruin and wiping out most of its population the Legion was defeated at the Siege of Vindicarum due to the intervention of Kharadron allies.[6a][6b]

Locations

  • Mount Ketnus: The quicksilver volcano in which the city of Vindicarum has been constructed.[5a]
    • Shimmershift: The Realmgate found at the boiling heart of Mount Ketnus.[5a]
    • The Iron Collar: A ring of fortifications constructed at the rim of Mount Ketnus. These stalwart defenses have aided in throwing back many invading forces.[5a]
  • The Silver Drake: Playhouse and public theatre. [4a]

Military

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Cities of Sigmar
Founding Cities Anvilgard (Har Kuron) • ExcelsisHallowheartHammerhalTempest's EyeVindicarum
Seeds of Hope Greywater FastnessLiving CityPhoenicium
Free Cities AlshimeAnvilheimArbitriumBlackwallBrighthallBrightspearCatransaCelestriusColonnadeColostrumDarkdelveDraconiumGlymmsforgeGravewildGreenfireGreyspireHelmgardIzalendKurnotheaLethisMatarkaMhurghstMisthåvnSeven WordsSettler's GainSkythaneTabernaThraeshUmbramoxVandium
Scion Cities Phoenicium: HoldashHoundsgate
Cities of Sigmar
Factions
Collegiate ArcaneDarkling CovensDevoted of SigmarDispossessedFreeguildIronweld ArsenalOrder SerpentisPhoenix TempleScourge PrivateersShadowbladesWanderers
Associated Factions Eldritch CouncilDaughters of KhaineFyreslayersKharadron OverlordsLion RangersOrder DraconisStormcast EternalsSwifthawk AgentsSylvaneth
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