After my first proper game of Age of Sigmar tonight, and the valiant deed (killing a Bloodthirster of Wrath) that saw the game end in a draw (cos the store closed) rather than a loss for me, my Prosecutor-Prime has earned a name and status as the first proper character in my Stormhost.
Gaalan Godslayer - Vindicator-Prime of the Starstriders
Commanding the Starstriders, the Prosecutors of the Celestial Vindicators Host led by Lord-Celestant [Name TBD
], Gaalan Godslayer was the first of the Prosecutors to emerge from the Great Reforging, and earned his right to lead by besting every other Prosecutor in the host in single combat. A stirring sight in battle, his great ruby red wings glint as Gaalan drops from the sky, his Grandblade Purgator
held aloft ready to claim the heads of the tyrants and monsters that would meet the Celestial Vindicators in battle and defy Sigmar's will.
Only Gaalan himself and Sigmar know that he is an ancient soul, actually originating from the World That Was. Once an Elf of Athel Loren Gaalan, his real name long since forgotten, fought in the End Times against the hordes of Be'lakor that besieged the forest, and stayed behind to protect the Great Weave under the command of the Sisters of Twilight. Fighting from the back of a Great Eagle, Caelthir, Gaalan slew many in battle but eventually fell to a raging Bloodthirster that killed the Glade Champion in a single blow of it's axe. His soul was bound to Mallus as the world became engulfed by Chaos, but Gaalan's last action was to scream to Kurnous for a moment more to end the enemy that was killing him. Kurnous did not answer this prayer, for he was long dead, but millennia later another God would hear the echoes of that scream, and know Gaalan as one of his own.
Reforged into the Celestial Vindicators, Gaalan has since proved his worth in the ongoing Realmgate Wars in conflict against the Forces of Chaos, Orruk hordes and hosts of the Dead. His greatest deed came at the Battle of the Wailing Woods when, just as the Lord-Celestant [Name TBD
] fell to the relentless blows of a Soul Grinder engine, Gaalan saw the Bloodthirster that slew him in life assaulting the Retributors of Prime [Name TBD
]. Knowing what he must do Gaalan dispatched his Prosecutors to save their Lord while he went to meet his ancient foe, already bleeding from a dozen wounds put into it's foul hide by the Judicators of the host. The winds picked up and lent the Prime speed, a gift from Sigmar's own hand, and with a single blow of Purgator, cleaved the Daemon lord's head from it's shoulders, reality itself buckling as the Avatar of Wrath was sent back to the Brass Citadel in the highest shame, with not a single kill to it's credit.
Since then Gaalan has been known as the Godslayer, a title he bears with stoicism, knowing that his men need to look up to someone, while readying himself for the next conflict.