"Volkmar...Just look at him. He never wavers and never yields. Some say he never even sleeps. Everything about him is bent to that one great task of holding back the darkness. He can't do it alone, but then again, he doesn't need to, for his sheer resolve inspires men like us to greatness."
—Sir Albrecht Valdorf, Preceptor of the Righteous Lance[1a]
Volkmar the Grim

Volkmar the Grim, the spiritual heart of the Empire of Man

Volkmar von Hindenstern, known more famously as Volkmar the Grim is the current Grand Theogonist of the Church of Sigmar and one of the most powerful religious leaders in the Empire of Man. He is a pious and foreboding man who is utterly dedicated to his faith and the destruction of Chaos in all its form. When the Grand Theogonist accompanies an army into battle, he typically rides atop the resplendent War Altar of Sigmar, inspiring the surrounding soldiers to great acts of heroism as he strikes at the followers of Chaos down with powerful blows and words of divine power.[1a]

Volkmar is a holy terror to all evil within the battlefield, a man who fights with the fury of Sigmar himself. It is said that Volkmar's soul was forged of steel and he fights the malign influence of Chaos with every fiber of his entire being. Though possessed of a warrior's soul, Volkmar is a wise man who knows that Chaos cannot be defeated with strength of arms alone. The Grand Theogonist is convinced that the answer to truly ending the threat that lies in the North lies buried within the archives of the Empire's vaults of ancient scrolls and holy scriptures.[1a]

For days at a time, the Grand Theogonist has locked himself in the secret repositories filled with the tomes of forbidden lore, in search of an answer to ending the dark menace of Chaos. Such a task is epic in the extreme and, so far, the Grand Theogonist has gathered together only a few fragments and scraps of pertinent knowledge. However, what Volkmar has learnt speaks of a great prophecy, a final battle between good and evil that will either see the threat of Chaos crushed forever, or the Empire, and that of the entire world, shall be destroyed in a tide of flame and bloodshed.[1a]


  • Jade Griffon - This talisman is carved from enchanted jade and is said to have been blessed by Magnus the Pious himself. The Jade Griffon hangs upon the Grand Theogonists chest, glowing with a green inner light that suffuses Volkmar with regenerative powers.[1a]
  • Staff of Commands - This staff is the Grand Theogonist's badge of office. It draws power from the War Altar of Sigmar and channels it into the Grand Theogonist aging limbs, suffusing him with strength and vigor.[1a]



  • 1: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 59
  • Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition)
  • pg. 69
  • Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition)
  • pg. 76
  • pg. 77
  • Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition)
  • pg. 60
  • pg. 61
  • The End Times I - Nagash
  • Warhammer Armies: Storm of Chaos (6th Edition)

Not confirmed yet

  • Liber Chaotica
  • Warhammer Armies: Chaos (4th Edition)