The Grand Theogonist is the head of the Cult of Sigmar and most important religious official in The Empire. He is one of the Emperor's staunchest allies and most trusted advisers. He is also one of the Electors, meaning he is able to vote for the next emperor (invariably, his vote goes to the Count of Reikland).
When a Grand Theogonist dies, the Lectors convene beneath the Cathedral of Sigmar to appoint his successor. By tradition, a Grand Theogonist adopts a dwarfish name when he assumes the office.
Badges of Office
- The Jade Griffon is a massive amulet of jade in the shape of a griffon said to be blessed by Magnus the Pious. The Grand Theogonist wears it on his chest.
- The Staff of Command is a staff with a griffon carved on top. It imbues the Grand Theogonist with inhuman strength.
Known Grand Theogonists
|Johann Helstrum||73-?||First Grand Theogonist|
|Jürgen II||c. 500||Nicknamed "Ogreblood". For him, Thorgrim, a large mattock was crafted by dwarven runesmiths|
|Ottokar||c. 501||Persuaded Sigismund the Conqueror to invade Marienburg|
|Marius Mollus||?-850||Dragged away by a Flesh Hound after proclaiming Sigmar was the only god.|
|Uthorson||c. 1100||Secretly a servant of the Ruinous Powers. Slain by Thorgrad.|
|Thorgrad||c. 1111||Relocated the centre of the Cult of Sigmar to Altdorf. Perished during the the Black Plague.|
|Gazulgrund||c. 1111||Installed as a puppet of Adolf Kreyssig, representative of Emperor Boris Goldgather|
|Siebold II||c. 1682||Officially recognized the Witch Hunters|
|Jürgen IV||Age of Three Emperors||Called for a crusade into Sylvania; was ignored|
|Vilgrim III||c. 2000||?|
|Wilhelm III||?-2051||Killed Vlad von Carstein|
|Kurt III||c. 2132||Endured Mannfred von Carstein's Siege of Altdorf|
|Reuben Wrolfgar||c. 2287||Banned the Liber Malefic|
|Kazgar XIV||c. 2369||Held the funeral oration of Magnus the Pious|
|Thoss||c. 2400||Persecuted followers of other cults|
|Viktor Helmgart||c. 2415||Ended the Night of a Thousand Arcane Duels|
|Hedrich Lutzenschlager||c. 2420||Was Grand Theogonist during the fall of Diederick Kastner|
|Yorri XV||?||Predecessor of Volkmar|
|Volkmar von Hindenstern||Incumbent||Current Grand Theogonist|
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|Volkmar von Hindenstern||?-2521||Slain by Archaon, later resurrected by Be'lakor|
|Esmer III||2521||Appointed Successer of Volkmar, fled to Marienburg after Volkmar was recovered and decrying him as tainted by chaos|
|Volkmar von Hindenstern||2521-present||Reinstated after the Storm of Chaos, recovering under the care of the temple of Shallya|
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|Volkmar von Hindenstern||?-2522||Died during the End Times; body used to resurrect Nagash|
|Kaslain||2522-?||Presided during the End Times|
- Warhammer Armies: The Empire (8th Edition)
- Marienburg: Sold Down the River
- Warhammer Armies: Daemons of Chaos (8th Eiditon)
- Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (7th Edition)
- Mordheim Core Rules
- Liber Chaotica
- Van Horstmann (Novel)
- White Dwarf 197
- Archaon: Everchosen (Novel)
- The Black Plague: Blighted Empire (Novel)
- Chapter VI
- Chapter XIV
- Chapter XVII
- Warhammer: Nagash
- Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Rulebook (2nd Edition)
- pg. 184