The Lord-Exorcist is a master at channelling celestial energy to banish daemons and gheists. Even Nagash, in his towering arrogance, has been forced to take note of these figures, for they carry the light of Order, and are anathema to even the most hateful undead spectre.[2a]
Each of these dour and otherworldly figures was a holy man in his former life, able to perform miracles and rites of abjuration long before they came to the notice of Sigmar. Through the drawing of magical hexagrams or the wielding of spirit-fetishes - or even through the sheer force of their belief - they fought the enemies of Order wherever they were able. In the process, they caught Sigmar's eye. Since their reforging, the Lord-Exorcists' abilities have been magnified tenfold, and they can even abjure daemons with their carefully intoned phrases of power. By slamming the heel of their ceremonial staves upon the ground, Lord-Exorcists can send out a wave of crackling null energy that will banish a soul from its body - and drive it far into the wilderness.[2a]
The Lord-Exorcist also has purview over the lost souls that are released from their bodies upon the battlefield - not those of the Stormcasts themselves, but of the enemies they face. The rod of office carried by a Lord-Exorcist is known as a redemption stave. Atop it is a magical cache lined with celestium slate. Should a Lord-Exorcist find a soul that he believes could potentially be saved, he will open the gates of that cache and draw the spirit in. Once sealed inside, the soul is judged, thin wisps of ectoplasm rising from within. The strange scales atop the cache then weigh the soul to see if it is found wanting, or if it can be rehabilitated. Should the skull weight of the soul-scales sink low, the soul is banished forever into the aether. Should that weight rise, the soul is taken back to Azyr, where the long process of redemption can begin. It is a sad fact that, thus far, those souls that can truly be redeemed have numbered less than the total of Lord-Exorcists in all the Stormhosts.[2a]
- 1 Games Workshop - Lord-Exorcist.
- 2 Order Battletome: Stormcast Eternals (2018).
- 3 Lord-Exorcist Warscroll.