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The Golden Order The Eye of the Vortex

The Golden Order

Balthasar Gelt came to Altdorf from the city of Marienburg, having bought passage on a merchant ship with gold that he had transmuted from lead ingots. He left the seaport for the Colleges of Magic before the effects wore off, and now rumours abound that the swindled sea captain has placed a rich bounty on Balthasar’s head – though few would dare attempt to collect it.

The transmutation of common artefacts into precious metal has always fascinated Balthasar. Driven by his obsession, he spent many years combining his knowledge of alchemy, learnt in far-off lands, with the magical Lore of Metal. Balthasar’s fierce intelligence lent him a greater understanding of this branch of magic than any of his fellow students or tutors, and he rose quickly through the ranks of the Gold Order. Within a mere decade, Balthasar had become the Patriarch of the Golden College, the youngest wizard to ever hold the title.

Balthasar’s research into new formulations of black powder even made him popular with the Imperial Engineers School, an organisation that often dismisses magic as superstitious nonsense. However, during these studies, a freak explosion almost ended Balthasar’s quest for knowledge forever. Somehow he survived, and from that day on he has only ever been seen swathed in shimmering, metallic robes and wearing a golden face mask. Some say that beneath his mask his skin has turned to pure gold, while others whisper that he is horribly disfigured, though the truth of the matter is known only to Balthasar. One thing is certain: the accident only furthered his will to succeed, and this determination increased his powers to new heights. With a single gesture, Balthasar Gelt can transform his enemies into lifeless golden statues or turn their bones into molten iron. With such power at his command, Balthasar has secured victory for the Empire on numerous occasions.

The Golden Order

Faction Name

The Golden Order

Campaign

wh2_main_great_vortex

Culture

wh_main_emp_empire

Subculture

wh_main_sc_emp_empire

Military Group

wh_main_group_empire

Faction Group

wh_main_fact_group_empire

Faction Group


[HIDDEN]
Income from post-battle loot: -50%
Siege construction: battering ram
Siege construction: siege tower
Battering rams: +1 per siege item constructed
Siege towers: +2 per siege item constructed
Pre-siege: battering ram
Pre-siege: siege tower

Political Parties


Playable: True
Initial Power: main_warhammer
No Effect
Lord
1 Huntsman General
Huntsman General
(wh2_dlc13_emp_cha_huntsmarshal_0)
Command
1 Arch Lector
Arch Lector
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_arch_lector_0)
Command
1 Arch Lector (Warhorse)
Arch Lector (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_arch_lector_1)
Command
1 Arch Lector (Barded Warhorse)
Arch Lector (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_arch_lector_2)
Command
1 Balthasar Gelt
Balthasar Gelt
(wh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_0)
Command
1 Balthasar Gelt (Quicksilver)
Balthasar Gelt (Quicksilver)
(wh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_1)
Command
1 Balthasar Gelt (Warhorse)
Balthasar Gelt (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_2)
Command
1 Balthasar Gelt (Barded Warhorse)
Balthasar Gelt (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_3)
Command
1 General of the Empire
General of the Empire
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_0)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Barded Warhorse)
General of the Empire (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_1)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Imperial Pegasus)
General of the Empire (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_2)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)
General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_3)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Warhorse)
General of the Empire (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_4)
Command
1 Hertwig van Hal
Hertwig van Hal
(wh2_dlc13_emp_cha_hunter_doctor_hertwig_van_hal_0)
Command
1 Jorek Grimm
Jorek Grimm
(wh2_dlc13_emp_cha_hunter_jorek_grimm_0)
Command
1 Kalara
Kalara
(wh2_dlc13_emp_cha_hunter_kalara_of_wydrioth_0)
Command
1 Rodrik L'Anguille
Rodrik L'Anguille
(wh2_dlc13_emp_cha_hunter_rodrik_l_anguille_0)
Command
1 Waystalker
Waystalker
(wh_dlc05_wef_cha_waystalker_0)
Command
1 Thane
Thane
(wh_main_dwf_cha_thane)
Command
1 Karl Franz
Karl Franz
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_0)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Deathclaw)
Karl Franz (Deathclaw)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_1)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Imperial Pegasus)
Karl Franz (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_2)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Warhorse)
Karl Franz (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_3)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Barded Warhorse)
Karl Franz (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_4)
Command
Hero
1 Amethyst Wizard
Amethyst Wizard
(wh2_pro07_emp_cha_wizard_death_0)
Command
1 Amethyst Wizard (Warhorse)
Amethyst Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh2_pro07_emp_cha_wizard_death_1)
Command
1 Amethyst Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Amethyst Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh2_pro07_emp_cha_wizard_death_2)
Command
1 Amethyst Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Amethyst Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh2_pro07_emp_cha_wizard_death_3)
Command
1 Felix
Felix
(wh2_pro08_neu_cha_felix)
Command
1 Gotrek
Gotrek
(wh2_pro08_neu_cha_gotrek)
Command
1 Amber Wizard
Amber Wizard
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_0)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Warhorse)
Amber Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_1)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Amber Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_2)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Imperial Griffon)
Amber Wizard (Imperial Griffon)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_3)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Amber Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_4)
Command
1 Jade Wizard
Jade Wizard
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_0)
Command
1 Jade Wizard (Warhorse)
Jade Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_1)
Command
1 Jade Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Jade Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_2)
Command
1 Jade Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Jade Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_3)
Command
1 Grey Wizard
Grey Wizard
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_0)
Command
1 Grey Wizard (Warhorse)
Grey Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_1)
Command
1 Grey Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Grey Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_2)
Command
1 Grey Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Grey Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_3)
Command
1 Empire Captain
Empire Captain
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_0)
Command
1 Empire Captain (Warhorse)
Empire Captain (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_1)
Command
1 Empire Captain (Barded Warhorse)
Empire Captain (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_2)
Command
1 Empire Captain (Imperial Pegasus)
Empire Captain (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_3)
Command
1 Warrior Priest
Warrior Priest
(wh_main_emp_cha_warrior_priest_0)
Command
1 Warrior Priest (Warhorse)
Warrior Priest (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_warrior_priest_1)
Command
1 Warrior Priest (Barded Warhorse)
Warrior Priest (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_warrior_priest_2)
Command
1 Witch Hunter
Witch Hunter
(wh_main_emp_cha_witch_hunter)
Command
1 Bright Wizard
Bright Wizard
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_0)
Command
1 Bright Wizard (Warhorse)
Bright Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_1)
Command
1 Bright Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Bright Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_2)
Command
1 Bright Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Bright Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_3)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard
Celestial Wizard
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_0)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard (Warhorse)
Celestial Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_1)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Celestial Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_2)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Celestial Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_4)
Command
1 Light Wizard
Light Wizard
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_0)
Command
1 Light Wizard (Warhorse)
Light Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_1)
Command
1 Light Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Light Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_2)
Command
1 Light Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Light Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_4)
Command
Melee Infantry
120 Spearmen
Spearmen
(wh_main_emp_inf_spearmen_0)
Melee Infantry
120 Swordsmen
Swordsmen
(wh_main_emp_inf_swordsmen)
Melee Infantry
120 Spearmen (Shields)
Spearmen (Shields)
(wh_main_emp_inf_spearmen_1)
Melee Infantry
120 Flagellants
Flagellants
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_flagellants_0)
Melee Infantry
120 Halberdiers
Halberdiers
(wh_main_emp_inf_halberdiers)
Melee Infantry
120 Sigmar's Sons (Swordsmen)
Sigmar's Sons (Swordsmen)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_sigmars_sons_0)
Melee Infantry
160 The Tattersouls (Flagellants)
The Tattersouls (Flagellants)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_tattersouls_0)
Melee Infantry
120 Greatswords
Greatswords
(wh_main_emp_inf_greatswords)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
90 Archers
Archers
(wh2_dlc13_emp_inf_archers_0)
Missile Infantry
90 Crossbowmen
Crossbowmen
(wh_main_emp_inf_crossbowmen)
Missile Infantry
120 Free Company Militia
Free Company Militia
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_free_company_militia_0)
Missile Infantry
90 Deathjacks (Archers)
Deathjacks (Archers)
(wh2_dlc13_emp_inf_archers_ror_0)
Missile Infantry
90 Handgunners
Handgunners
(wh_main_emp_inf_handgunners)
Missile Infantry
90 Huntsmen
Huntsmen
(wh2_dlc13_emp_inf_huntsmen_0)
Missile Infantry
120 Stirland's Revenge (Free Company Militia)
Stirland's Revenge (Free Company Militia)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_stirlands_revenge_0)
Missile Infantry
90 The Silver Bullets (Handgunners)
The Silver Bullets (Handgunners)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_silver_bullets_0)
Missile Infantry
90 The White Wolves (Huntsmen)
The White Wolves (Huntsmen)
(wh2_dlc13_emp_inf_huntsmen_ror_0)
Missile Infantry
4 Obsinite Gyrocopter
Obsinite Gyrocopter
(wh2_dlc13_huntmarshall_veh_obsinite_gyrocopter_0)
Missile Infantry
Melee Cavalry
60 Knights of the Blazing Sun
Knights of the Blazing Sun
(wh_dlc04_emp_cav_knights_blazing_sun_0)
Melee Cavalry
Missile Cavalry
60 Pistoliers
Pistoliers
(wh_main_emp_cav_pistoliers_1)
Missile Cavalry
60 Outriders
Outriders
(wh_main_emp_cav_outriders_0)
Missile Cavalry
48 Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
(wh_main_emp_cav_outriders_1)
Missile Cavalry
Shock Cavalry
60 Empire Knights
Empire Knights
(wh_main_emp_cav_empire_knights)
Shock Cavalry
60 Reiksguard
Reiksguard
(wh_main_emp_cav_reiksguard)
Shock Cavalry
60 Zintler's Reiksguard (Reiksguard)
Zintler's Reiksguard (Reiksguard)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cav_zintlers_reiksguard_0)
Shock Cavalry
32 Demigryph Knights
Demigryph Knights
(wh_main_emp_cav_demigryph_knights_0)
Shock Cavalry
32 Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
(wh_main_emp_cav_demigryph_knights_1)
Shock Cavalry
32 The Royal Altdorf Gryphites (Demigryph Knights)
The Royal Altdorf Gryphites (Demigryph Knights)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cav_royal_altdorf_gryphites_0)
Shock Cavalry
Chariot
24 War Wagon
War Wagon
(wh2_dlc13_emp_veh_war_wagon_0)
Chariot
8 War Wagon (Mortar)
War Wagon (Mortar)
(wh2_dlc13_emp_veh_war_wagon_1)
Chariot
2 Luminark of Hysh
Luminark of Hysh
(wh_main_emp_veh_luminark_of_hysh_0)
Chariot
8 The Black Lions (War Wagon - Helblaster)
The Black Lions (War Wagon - Helblaster)
(wh2_dlc13_emp_veh_war_wagon_ror_0)
Chariot
2 Templehof Luminark (Luminark of Hysh)
Templehof Luminark (Luminark of Hysh)
(wh_dlc04_emp_veh_templehof_luminark_0)
Chariot
1 Steam Tank
Steam Tank
(wh_main_emp_veh_steam_tank)
Chariot
Field Artillery
44 Mortar
Mortar
(wh_main_emp_art_mortar)
Field Artillery
44 Great Cannon
Great Cannon
(wh_main_emp_art_great_cannon)
Field Artillery
44 Helblaster Volley Gun
Helblaster Volley Gun
(wh_main_emp_art_helblaster_volley_gun)
Field Artillery
44 Hammer of the Witches (Great Cannon)
Hammer of the Witches (Great Cannon)
(wh_dlc04_emp_art_hammer_of_the_witches_0)
Field Artillery
44 Helstorm Rocket Battery
Helstorm Rocket Battery
(wh_main_emp_art_helstorm_rocket_battery)
Field Artillery
44 The Sunmaker (Helstorm Rocket Battery)
The Sunmaker (Helstorm Rocket Battery)
(wh_dlc04_emp_art_sunmaker_0)
Field Artillery
Melee Ship
1 Greatship - General of the Empire
Greatship - General of the Empire
(wh_main_emp_shp_greatship_general)
Melee Ship
140 Greatship - Greatswords
Greatship - Greatswords
(wh_main_emp_shp_greatship)
Melee Ship
100 Wargalley - Spearmen
Wargalley - Spearmen
(wh_main_emp_shp_wargalley)
Melee Ship
60 Wolfship - Swordsmen
Wolfship - Swordsmen
(wh_main_emp_shp_wolfship)
Melee Ship