The Excelsior Warpriest comes out swinging, crashing headlong into the Age of Sigmar RPG. See what kind of divine inspiration awaits!
We’re getting excited for Soulbound, the Age of Sigmar RPG, here at the BoLS Office. The more we’re seeing, the more opportunities there are to dive headfirst into the Mortal Realms, which seem like they’d be a terrible place to live if you weren’t a godkilling super warrior–but since we’re talking about RPG characters, and most are built on a system of progression that leaves you capable of levelling the most powerful creatures in the monster manual without breaking a sweat because designing a monster that you can’t defeat would make so many people just mad because most RPGs hew from D&D which has its origins as a wargame and if you can’t beat the monster in the book then what is even the point of it BRIAN?!
To which I say, look, ease off, Brian knows that not every fight is meant to be won. Games have come a long way since 2019, but this is the Mortal Realms we’re talking about and you know, go punch Nagash right in his stupid face and feel good about it. Anyway, here’s the Excelsior Warpriest.
via Cubicle 7
Devoted of Sigmar
You are a warrior-priest of the God-King, willing to do anything in the name of your divine liege.
The Mortal Realms are huge, and there are times when the high throne of Azyr can feel very far away indeed. The Excelsior Warpriest is the most zealous of Sigmar’s devoted, gladly carrying the word of the God-King to places that have not felt the light of Sigendil in generations. The miracles that an Excelsior Warpriest can perform vary depending on the proclivities of the individual priest and, to a decidedly lesser extent, on the needs of the mission in question. With the power of faith alone a warpriest can heal the sick and the lame, but just as easily scour the life of the tainted, the possessed and the wicked of spirit. While predominantly a product of the Sigmarite faith, the culture of Azyr has marched into the Mortal Realms with its armies and put down roots with its settlers. Hammerhall-Ghyra is known to harbour warpriests devoted to Alarielle, while groups dedicated to Tyrion the Blind King scour the hinterlands of Hysh. Doubtless there are many such groups in the Mortal Realms carrying the light of their gods on the flat of a war hammer in the example of the Excelsior Warpriest.
“Kneel, and trust that Sigmar can tell the innocent from the guilty.”
- Ortam ‘The Crimson Azyrite’ Sallismar
Excelsior Warpriests have a sacred calling to deliver the light of their faith to the most desperate places, be it a destitute quarter of a mighty Free City or a lightless enclave of the Mortal Realms. Many will surround themselves with like-minded adventurers, honest Sigmarites with whom to share their mission and fortify each other’s faith. There are, however, those with a particular proselytizing zeal, who relish the opportunity to confront a Khainite or the godlessness of a Kharadron and choose their travelling companions accordingly.