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Johann Helsturm was the first high priest (Grand Theogonist) of Sigmar from 73 IC to an unknown date.[1][2][3]

History Edit

Sigmar ruled the Empire for over fifty years. During this time the rough villages blossomed into small towns, the people multiplied, and many new settlements were founded. Of course there were still enemies to fight: marauding Goblins continued to cross over the Worlds Edge Mountains, and there were plenty of savage human tribes in the northern forests beyond the Middle Mountains. Of Sigmar's reign very little is known, for the Dwarf annals are concerned chiefly with their own affairs and Sigmar’s part in them. All that is known for certain is that Sigmar eventually put aside his crown and journeyed eastwards, supposedly to Karaz-a-Karak to meet his old friend Kurgan Ironbeard.[1a]

If he ever arrived at that most famous of all Dwarfholds the Dwarf records do not tell. The time of Sigmar passed, and he became a legend, the heroic forebear of his people. Temples and shrines were built to his memory, and a cult grew up to venerate him as founder of the Empire. Within a generation Sigmar was openly worshipped as a god, with his own priesthood headed by a Grand Theogonist. The first Grand Theogonist was Johann Helsturm, and he became one of the most powerful men in the whole land, with many thousands of loyal followers. Sigmar took his place alongside the chief old gods of the Empire: Taal, Ulric, and Morr.[1a]

Source Edit

  • 1 Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition)
    • 1a pg. 5
  • 2 Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition)
    • 2a pg. 58
  • 3 Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition)
    • 3a pg. 30

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