Malign Portents: “I See You”

Looks like our new Spy friend Elias might be a little in over his bald head…

Warhammer TV dropped a new video today to give us all an update on Elias and the Malign Portents. Unfortunately for him, it sounds like someone is on to him…

Malign Portents: The Visitor

In his investigations into the Malign Portents, Elias thought he was safe.He was wrong. https://malignportents.com/

Posted by Warhammer TV on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Uh-oh. Any guesses on who that could be?

 

Also, the Malign Portents has a new story up as well. Go read Death at the Door HERE.

 

Check out the rest of the videos below:


“Malign Portents: Episode 1 – The Builder”

 

“Malign Portents: Episode 2 – The Conqueror”

“Malign Portents: Episode 3 – The Visionary”

“Malign Portents: Episode 4 – The Coward”

 

via Malign Portents

“The Valley”

Another cryptic and creepy video from Games Workshop. This time the focus is on a grave site and the and of it’s current resident is evilly bursting forth. Death is on the rise…

Previous videos from Malign Portents:

“The Asylum”

“The Village”

“The Falling Star”

“The Icon”

“The Ship”

“The Field”

 

 

Elias is SOOOO screwed.

  • Inco Gnito

    I think that might be Bob.
    BOB! STOP IT!

  • Kabal1te

    I am not sure where this new video is going but it has me intrigued, very intrigued. Also having read “Death at the Door” I am really curious where that is actually going. I WANT MORE! And that’s a good thing.

    • Hagwert

      I hear you … this is the first time I’ve been interested in AOS fluff.

  • Hagwert

    A woman’s voice who talks about her children ! Could it be an Aelf?

    • Amon-Alex69

      No way, this isn’t Aelves time yet . Later this year for sure.
      I thought at first “oh it could be Slaanesh” but I remembered that my dreams of his release wasn’t reality and so the only logical option is Neferata.
      Or another /dark/ dead and powerful lady .

      • Severius_Tolluck

        Could also be Isabella, or what was that lamian character’s name from like 5/6th?

        • Lyca Atteneder

          The only named Lahmia that would come to mind is Neferata…
          Isabella would be interesting though I don’t think that the mention of her ‘children’ would make much sense.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Makes more sense then Neferata. Only in the sense Isabella and Manfred made vampires or “children” Neferata has what now? Skeletons. Unless we count her morghasts or whatever those end times things are. Forgive me for my ignorance, gave up on death before the End Times event.

          • Malisteen

            Neferata is literally the mother of all vampires, and is constantly spawning more from her victims. She even has mechanics to do so in game. Of *course* this is Neferata.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            I see, retcon?

          • somewhatdamaged

            You have your background mixed up if you think it’s a retcon. Neferata has always been the mother of all vampires, literally since she was first brought in WHFB back in about 4th ed.
            Vlad and Isabella were the first Von Carsteins.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            I see, sorry jogging my memory, she is the Lahmian I was thinking of. Got Khalida mixed up with her. My apologies. My brain matter isn’t as good as it used to be. But yeah they didn’t mention much of Neferata past 6th really. Ok, yeah I remember, she could charm the pants off other characters to fight a round for you in 6th. I remember being upset when they kinda removed the four clans and made it just pretty much carstein all the time.

        • Hagwert

          Wasn’t the tag line for Dark Elves in WHFB ” PRAY THEY DON’T TAKE YOU ALIVE ” . That phrase just sticks in my mind although I may be wish listing !

          • Lyca Atteneder

            I think it was Dark Eldar… but I might as well be wrong

          • Hagwert

            Ahh….your right….so that leaves either some creepy vampire lady , I guess her children could be the children of the night like wolves and bats etc., or Slannesh and and gawd alone knows what form his/her children might take !!

        • Munn

          Could be Morathi looking to pee in everyone’s cornflakes

        • Ak318

          Khalidra was Neferrata’s sister.

          • Jared van Kell

            Actually Khalida was her cousin.

    • Axinous

      While I don’t play AoS, I remember Morathi being snatched by Slaanesh during the End Times. How she survived Slaanesh’s embrace is still a mystery, but she was there to greet Malekith when he awoke in the Realm of Shadow. Knowing her history I wouldn’t put it past her taking over The Dark Princes followers for her own interests.

      • EnTyme

        I would be 100% okay with Morathi becoming a Daemon Princess of Slaanesh. That doesn’t sound right. Daemon Duchess? Daemon Queen?

        • euansmith

          Now I want a range of Disney Daemon Princesses!

          • EnTyme

            The . . . um . . . “concept art” is already available online.

          • euansmith

            Rule #34?

    • Sonic tooth

      i hope so, probably death but thats cool too

  • Amon-Alex69

    Well, I think we all guessed it was Neferata ^^”

  • Lyca Atteneder

    Even if it’s a dying hope: Slaanesh
    The way the voice talks, the mention of children, that he should pray not to be taken alive… I hope

    • Malisteen

      after all the narrative weight put to slaanesh’s absence, this would seem like an extremely underwhelming way to introduce their return. I think we’ll likely see slaanesh’s return within the next year or so, but I don’t think this is it now.

      • Xodis

        I expect it to be a Slaanesh vs Elf campaign much like this one seems to focused on Death vs Destruction with some Chaos/Stormcast just so people dont forget about them.

      • Lyca Atteneder

        I as well don’t think Slaanesh will come back that soon.
        You’re right, if it was to introduce the return it would be underwhelming… but as a kind of teaser, or maybe just a short mention that he’s is still there and biding his time… it’d be pretty nice i think

        Also, it doesn’t seem that Slaanesh will play any part in the malign portents setting. Maybe he’s up to something that migt be happening after that?

  • EwanPorteous

    Sounds like Cersei…

  • Kabal1te

    I am rather hoping this is something completely new. I mean sure it could be Nefretta or Slaanesh or several other options but I want to see Age of Sigmar expand with new ranges. That said I want clever and original things. In a counter to my own statement I hope the most recent short story “Death at the Door” is not some cheesy prelude to chaos stormcasts or some other similarly tired silly concept.

    • Malisteen

      AoS does desperately need more new personalities with histories and motivations tied to the current setting rather than being bound up in places and people from a world that hasn’t existed for tens of thousands of years.

      That said, much as the game needs new blood, if you’ll pardon the pun, I would be absolutely shocked if this were anyone other then Neferata.

      • And she featured heavily in the undying king novel, which was made available to everyone in December.

      • Kabal1te

        I can’t disagree with any of your points. As nice as it is that there are still a handful of characters from the omg world hanging around, they like sigmar should be part of the background of the setting not at the forefront. That’s my opinion anyway. I really want more new uniqueness. Emphasis on the unique.

        • euansmith

          Like the way that the Ruinous Powers don’t actually show up in person/daemon, but loom large in the background.

        • Malisteen

          I mean, thematically at least, it /kind of/ works for Death, since that’s kind of like their whole deal. Long forgotten horrors come back to haunt the present, terrible figures from history lingering long past their alotted time, etc. But even for the undead, it’s hard to engage with the new game and its new setting through the eyes of characters whose personalities and character arcs all developed in the discontinued setting of an old game.

          It’s even less workable for other factions. Sylvanneth is all about new life thematically, yet all three of their named characters are likewise from the old world. Stormcast have some newer characters, but they’re all background narrative, for the most part they haven’t made it as far as being named heroes in the rules with bespoke models. And all Stormcast have that amnesia to their history thing which makes it very difficult to relate to the new setting through them anyway, even though they’re the defining new faction of the game.

          It also doesn’t help that we’re only now, two years after the game’s release, getting some solid big-picture looks at the setting directly.

          I like a lot about the setting of AoS, just like I like a lot about the game, but both are still suffering painfully from a very poorly handled rollout more than two years later.

          • Hagwert

            The old GW regime really were bat sh*t crazy….goes to show how mad people can go in ivory tower group think situations that they would roll out AOS as badly as they did.

          • Malisteen

            It’s particularly sad, because all WHFB needed was a shake up to drive interest and give people a reason to care. You could see it in the early days of End Times, through Nagash and Glotkin there was a huge surge of interest and all sorts of people were getting out their old armies and adding to them. But then the AoS rumors hit, and Khaine hit with it’s highly questionable narrative developments and obviously untested and poorly written rules, and everything sort of fell apart.

            And then the AoS roll out was so very terrible. The current people in charge seem to have their act a bit more together, and 8th edition 40k has benefited immensely from AoS’s example, but while sales seem to have maybe recovered some, the fantasy setting and game is still in a really rough place. Very poorly defined, kind of only barely workable. Hopefully within the next year or two we get a second edition of AoS, applying lessons learned with 8th ed 40k, and presenting a setting and game that are a bit more coherent.

    • ragelion

      Read the city of secrets novel. The death at the door story makes a lot more sense. The stormcast in that story is part of the knights excelsior stormhost which are known for purging people tainted by chaos.

      • Kabal1te

        If that’s correct I am glad to hear it. The last thing I want to see is a Hammerhand heresy and chaos stormcast eternals. That said I wouldn’t put that past GW writers.

        • Hagwert

          Your right…it’s much more interesting to have good people who are so fanatical in their adherence to good that they actually end up doing evil than simply to have someone say ” Oooh …you know what that Khorne fellow has some good ideas…anyone got any red armour paint ? “

  • Jared van Kell

    Well that would definitely be Neferata: Montarch of Blood, who just happens to be the first vampire.

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

    • Lyca Atteneder

      *yawns* huh? I thought I heard something…

    • Xodis

      Polo

    • Jonathon Runge

      Every time lore is added to try and improve AoS I just feel disappointed as I see more investment in a product that has such limited market differentiation. There was so much room for expansion and development within Fantasy while maintaining connections to history and characters. AoS does not need or feel like it has a connection to Warhammer Fantasy. It is going to end up like 4th Edition Forgotten Realms and Battletech post apocalypse. A bad roll back rather than retcon. All the new units can be used with little change to the pre AoS continuity. Exploration into warp rifts and the rest of the world (Ind Nippon, Chin, and the antarctic continent) allows for new factions and characters.

    • Munn

      It’s been dead for almost 3 years.