Myths & Gears
Archons of Morrow
It is said that Morrow appears to certain Primarchs as they are about to die and asks, “Do you desire your reward? To rest in the afterlife? Or would you rather take my hand and continue to serve me?” Then they must choose whether to take the god’s hand or pass on, instead, to the hereafter. Those who give themselves over to Morrow become archons, angelic spirits of light in the service and presence of Morrow. These archons form a divine host, greater than any other force in service to the Lord of Light.
Archons manifest rarely, typically in multiples of three, and when they do it is considered a great portent. The only regular manifestation of the archons is when a new Primarch is revealed, which occurs when Morrow deems that a cleric of appropriate over and integrity exists. There have been numerous periods in Church history without a reigning Primarch, the longest lasting three decades during the early years of the Orgoth Occupation. Traditionally, twelve archons appear before Morrow’s chosen Primarch and journey with him to him new home in the Archcourt Cathedral. This holy procession has always kindled a renewal of the faith in the people, and though they are represented in artwork as beatific figures with broad sweeping wings and serene faces, few witnesses can truly describe an archon’s true appearance.