Clad in gleaming sigmarite and armed with heaven-forged weaponry, the Stormcast Eternals are champions and heroes all, defenders of civilisation and sworn enemies of Chaos. They were once mortal heroes hailing from across the realms – now gathered together by the God-King Sigmar and remade into the physical embodiment of the celestial storm, they are living legends who wage the eternal war against the Dark Gods.
The greatest secret of the Stormcast Eternals is the process of Reforging, by which the soul-stuff of fallen warriors is borne back to Sigmar’s realm of Azyrheim upon bolts of lightning, and there transmuted into flesh and metal. This process renders each Stormcast immortal, though such a powerful gift comes with a heavy toll – with each death, a Stormcast Eternal loses a part of their humanity, becoming cold and distant, and losing grip upon the fragmented memories of their past life.
The grizzled hunters led by Hunter-Prime Sanson Farstrider were part of a detachment sent to Shadespire to investigate potential cures for this ailment. Now they find themselves trapped, separated from their kin and from each other, with only the whispers of the dead to guide them home.