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Moar Barmu

Are all Stormcasts originally human?

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I think the Hammer god only takes the souls of humans for his humonculi. I haven't read him harvesting other souls.

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Does that not give Humans a huge advantage? Are you sure that he does not take Dwarves or Elves? Are they homunculi?

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3 hours ago, Moar Barmu said:

Does that not give Humans a huge advantage? Are you sure that he does not take Dwarves or Elves? Are they homunculi?

Elves and Dwarves have their own gods, some dwarves do not even need them. Every single one of those is more interesting than Sigmar. In my eyes.

I use a multitude of words for Stormcast; humonculi, golems, slaves, sigmarines, posthumans, etc.

I am not the biggest fan of their whole deal, aesthetics, lore, focus, god. Just about everything except the basic body design of female Stormcast and the gryph creatures.

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5 hours ago, Moar Barmu said:

This is a fluff question.

There has been non-Human Stormcasts. In Soul Wars one of them is described to be very much aelf like. 

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In Hamilcar, it’s confirmed that only humans have been made into Stormcast.

It then goes on to say that up until a few years ago no one knew  about the Sacrosanct chamber.

”make of that what you will” is the next line.

So in one sense it’s open ended but for now it’s human only.

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Stormcast are made from souls when two basic conditions are met:

1) The person is fighting/battling/combating Chaos. This doesn't have to mean in a one-on-one fight, but in some form the person dies/gives their life standing against Chaos.

2) The person also believes in and calls out to Sigmar in their life/in their dying moments. 

 

As a result, because most races have their own gods, the vast majority of those souls that would be right for Sigmar are humans. As noted above Dwarves and Aelves have their own gods that they prey too. That said it seems that only Sigmar and Nagash really play around with the Dead; most others are quite content for their dead to move on and stay dead. Meanwhile those that "might" decide to use their dead (eg Skaven) have their hands (claws) full holding off Nagash and his quest to rule all of the Realm of Death (that is the dead fighting the dead). 

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As far as I know nothing confirmed as being an elf/dwarf stormcast but their have been hints and teases. Would need to be an elf/dwarf that worships sigmar. 
I reckon GW keeps it open ended, because why would they want to tie themselves down one way or the other 

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I just threw up a little thinking about one of those lumineth accidentally becoming a stormcast.

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I think it was in the Soul Wars book that they talked about a Stormcast that seemed fairly 'different' from the rest, but that might have just been a way to allude that they are from a different Realm than the observer.

I don't know a ton about Aelf lore in AoS, but can they reproduce with humans? And if so, could some of the more non-human Stormcast be the byproduct of centuries of mingling like that? 

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Human only for now. If another race was going to be added it would be Dwarves/Duardin given the involvement of Grungi and his smiths, however i feel if he were to do something like reforging dwarves it would use chamonic magic instead.

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Yes thay have to begin as humans but Half-sylvanet Wear-bears chaos lords and undead Whiteking has bin turned into  stormcast. Sigmar regularly  uses the souls from the long dead and even from the old wrold

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