|High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer|
|Affiliations||Order / Dwarfs|
"The High King of the Dwarfs, Thorgrim Grudgebearer, I know to be both honest and trustworthy. He is suspicious of outsiders, of course, but one expects that in a Dwarf. I am proud to call him an ally, and I ask that all High Elves extend to him and his kind every courtesy, for they are the first Dwarfs to set foot in Lothern since before the War of the Beard.
"We shall do our part to repay the goodwill that our guests have seen fit to show us when they generously provided such ample space for our embassy in Karaz-a-Karak."
- Finubar, Phoenix King of Ulthuan
High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer is the leader of the Dwarfs during the Age of Reckoning. He is the Lord of Karaz-a-Karak, the capital city of the Dwarf empire, and he is descended from some of the most ancient and noble of all Dwarf lords. He is the keeper of Dammaz Kron - the Great Book of Grudges - on whose pages the most grievous misdeeds done to the Dwarven race are recorded, written in the blood of the High Kings.
Reigning from his seat in the ancient fortress of Karaz-a-Karak, Thorgrim Grudgebearer is a model of Dwarf resolve and steadfastness. At his side, the High King keeps the Dammaz Kron, the Great Book of Grudges. Like all his people, King Grudgebearer takes the recording of grudges very seriously, to ensure that no offense goes unanswered.
Since the time of Sigmar Heldenhammer, the Dwarfs have enjoyed a relationship of mutual respect with their neighbors in the Empire. Their attitude toward the High Elves of Ulthuan, however, has ranged from mistrust to outright hostility. If the Dwarfs are to survive in this new era of strife, the High King will need to set an example for his people, putting aside old enmities for the good of the war effort.
Dwarfs are very good at bearing grudges, and the Great Book of Grudges recounts many episodes of the infamy of other races and of the gods themselves. Thorgrim carries the weighty tome with him at all times, having determined that it is his duty to see that all the grudges described in the book are avenged (despite it being a task which would be impossible even in a thousand lifetimes).
In battle Thorgrim is carried aloft on the Throne of Power by four hand-picked strong and stout Dwarf warriors, and he reads aloud from the Great Book of Grudges, accounting the vile deeds recorded in its ancient pages and reminding the Dwarfs around him of the infamy of whatever race they happen to be fighting against.