"The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land..."
In WAR, characters from the Empire are members of an Imperial military force known as the Order of the Griffon. The Order does not exist in the mainstream Warhammer timeline. As part of the Alliance of Order, the army of the Empire is pitted against the destructive forces of the Raven Host, a Chaos warband loyal to the Chaos God Tzeentch, the Changer of Ways and his Champion, Tchar'zanek. The leader of the Empire is the Emperor Karl Franz.
The Order of the Griffon is a military force made up of highly skilled soldiers, wizards and devotees of the Cult of Sigmar who are charged with facing the gravest threats from inside and outside of the Empire. This new force in the lands of the Empire was created by Emperor Karl Franz with the aid of the Grand Theogonist of the Cult of Sigmar, the Supreme Patriarch of the Colleges of Magic, and the Grand Master of the Reiksguard. The Order of the Griffon is designed to be an integral part of the Imperial army. It is an elite military force answerable only to the Emperor himself, with an authority that supersedes even that of the Elector Counts and their provincial generals. Freed from these bureaucratic constraints, the Order is able to move swiftly to coordinate the defence of the northern provinces of the Empire against the Chaos incursion spearheaded by the Raven Host.
The members of the Order come from a range of backgrounds, both aristocratic and common born. They are loyal citizens of the Empire who are ready and willing to fight face-to-face with the murderous Northmen Chaos Warriors of the Raven Host, while at the same time providing leadership to Imperial troops and carrying out important missions away from the immediate battlefront. By pulling the frontline forces of the Empire into some semblance of unity in the face of the overwhelming Chaos invasion, by carrying out dangerous missions away from the immediate battlefront, and by focusing their strength against the agents of Chaos where it counts, they hope to achieve their ultimate goal of driving the invading forces back to the Northern Chaos Wastes and saving the Empire once more.
Order of the Griffon career options:
Tank Melee DPS Support/Healer Ranged DPS Knight of the Blazing Sun Witch Hunter Warrior Priest Bright Wizard
- Knight of the Blazing Sun has been added to the game as of December 2, 2008
Order of the Griffon home zones:
Methods of travel for the Order of the Griffon:
- Mount: Armoured warhorses
War Machines Edit
|The Armies of WAR|
|Oathbearers -vs- Bloody Sun Boyz • Order of the Griffon -vs- Raven Host • Shining Guard -vs- House Uthorin|