Malign Portents: The Coward & All Videos

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Now the last of the Malign Portents has come–the Champion of Death ushers its terrible forces towards doom.

The final episode of Malign Portents has dropped, and now let’s gather up all of the videos that have been released to present the oncoming storm brewing in the Realm of Shyish.


In this video, we meet the Knight of Shrouds who is leading a seemingly unending army of skelemans towards some ominous, unspecified destination. As always this is overseen by our favorite scryer, Elias–but all of this has me thinking. Look at the way the undead are marching.

And sure, that blue glow seems ominous enough, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I think I’ve figured out a big important part of the mystery of Malign Portents. Look closer.

There’s a whole army of them marching on towards their deadly destination. Which, of course, is the upside-down pyramid that’s surrounded by swirling specters and other undying nastiness:

But there’s one detail that I think has been completely overlooked. They’re marching single file. Single file. Why?

Exactly, Obi-Wan. Exactly. Everyone says that the world is about to be overrun with numberless hordes of the undead–but they’re numberless because you can’t count them all–because they hide their numbers. There might only be a few dozen of them. Maybe like twenty-seven at most–but that’s a pretty big number. So.

In the meantime, you can find the rest of the Malgin Portents videos below. We’ve got a story of villages throughout the realms being overrun with undead, accompanied by a powerful undead magical effect that seems capable of fighting back Chaos, even Nurgle’s corrupting influence. Death is coming to the Mortal Realms–and it all begins in Shyish.

Check out the rest of the videos below:

“Malign Portents: Episode 1 – The Builder”

This is the first in longer-form video we’ve seen about Malign Portents. It involves a neutral “scryer” named Elias who can apparently project his spirit astrally and witness the goings-on of events. Is he a new player in the game of the 4 factions or just a bystander who watches and observers? Where did he learn how to “project his spirit” and how is it that he can retain his independence?

Whatever the case, his big revelation is that all the portents are pointing to something stirring in the Realm of Shyish – the land of death and ruled by Nagash.

“Malign Portents: Episode 2 – The Conqueror”

In it, that same scryer, Elias, continues his search for Enlightenment amid the same Diablo III-esque music. Now he bears witness to the rise of the Darkoath Warqueen. Called a daughter of destiny, she’s seen the rise of “Shadows bearing rusted blades, of dead men that walk and hunger for hearts’ blood,” before gathering her hosts to march upon the dread Realm of Shiyish.

“Malign Portents: Episode 3 – The Visionary”

In it, that same scryer, Elias, continues his search for Enlightenment in a world that seems to be racing towards destruction. And in dark caves beneath the earth, he finds a goblin of the Moon Clan whose ingestion of these mushrooms leads to a vision of a massive Waaagh! “at the end of days.” With visions of an apocalyptic Waaagh! in his mind,  he marshals his clans to march upon the dread Realm of Shiyish.

Something is causing ripples that are impacting the very foundations of the Mortal Realms. And just in case you needed any more convincing, the dead are rising from their graves:

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”


All we know for sure about this supplement is that these four models are going to be involved:

Less than a day left…

  • Matthew Pomeroy

    AoS ….Diablo style.

    • Slaanesh Devotee

      Diablo II came to my mind when I saw that coward video, too.
      I like it 🙂

  • Interested to see where this goes 🙂

    • Jared Swenson

      I agree

    • Rumo S

      Yeah! In the realmgate war books, they showed nagash working on building a new black pyramid for part of his scheme. This is probably the culmination of that

    • If it doesn’t culminate in a major Death release people will be rightfully pissed lol

      • Kabal1te

        I will be among those people though that said the addition of detailed lore to the game will temper that slightly.

      • SacTownBrian

        I agree but I have to say I’m still quite pleased with the End Times releases three years later. I’m still working on two of the mortarchs and don’t yet have a coven throne / Morris engine. Looks like I’ll be jumping in on one of the starters to get going in the painting competition.

        • I am working on my nurgle army currently, I still haven’t added a maggoth rider or a glottkin yet, so I feel you. I’m debating between catching up or getting the new stuff first lol

          • SacTownBrian

            Nurgle and Death are right back at it again. Someone at GW must think this combo is like Peanut Butter and Jelly.

          • EnTyme

            Well, Nurgle and Death do seem to produce the most interesting model IMO.

      • euansmith

        A new box of skellibobs in the Shadespire style would be great.

        • Hagwert

          The only thing that could top that would be a new plastic multi part zombie kit. I play AOS, WHFB8th , kings of war and Dragon Rampant and people I meet from many different games would buy them like crazy . With this new campaign in the realm of Death this has to be an open goal for GW.

          • euansmith

            Ooh, yeah! They would also be useful in Inq28 as a basis for servitors, mutants and scavies.

  • Kabal1te

    So it looks like Negash has gone and built another black pyramid. Only this one is upside down… and floaty…

    Anyone else also wondering what realm stone is? I am not sure if that has already been explained in a novel somewhere or not.

    • SacTownBrian

      He had a flying black pyramid in End Times.

      • Kabal1te

        I am beginning to think that Negash has an obsession with black pyramids the way emperor Palpatine had an obsession with death stars. I also have a feeling this one will find a spectacular way to go boom and spread deathly goodness across the cosmos. Just a wild guess though.

        • euansmith

          “Death Pyramid in range in four minutes.”

          • bobrunnicles

            Hey and the Sigmarines are perfect for saying “This is Gold Leader, we’re going in” 🙂

          • euansmith

            Oh, man, I’m actually getting a bit chocked up imagining Stormcast Prosecutors, doing a wing over, and peeling off towards the surface of the Death Pyramid.

            “We’re in position. I’m going to cut across the axis and try and draw their fire.”

          • bobrunnicles

            (Grizzled new Stormcast dude) “Stay on target”
            (Prosecutor Leader) “We’re too close, I can’t maneuver!”
            (Grizzled new Stormcast dude) “Stay on target!”

          • euansmith

            This is getting good! Maybe a new Stormhost of White Armoured Stormcast lead by a Black Armoured Celestant-Prime? Instead of belonging to Order, these guys would have belong to First Order, and would have to have -1 to all shooting attacks, of course.

          • EnTyme

            Would that make Bloodbound Red Squadron?

    • Vicent Martín Bonet

      Realmstone first appeared in Season of War and then Shadows over Hammerhal . Greywater Fastness is rich on it.

  • KonstantinG

    So it looks like Negash has gone and built another black pyramid. Only this one is upside down… and floaty…Anyone else also wondering what realm stone is? I am not sure if that has already been explained in a novel somewhere or not.

    • euansmith

      ECHOECHOEcho… echoooo…

    • Munn

      Realmstone is warpstone that hasn’t been corrupted

  • simon

    Interested to see where this goes 🙂

  • Hagwert

    Love these videos, but how does the monk guy stay alive as he pootles around all these dangerous places in the realms? Is he a ghost … he a demi god ….or is he ,as I suspect, Euan Smith . Lets face it , you never see them together in one place at the same time !

    • EnTyme

      It seems to me that he’s astral projecting.

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

  • disqus_HUXMdKxsPG

    Anyone else think shysish would be like britian on.a rainy miserable day

    • Hagwert

      As someone who lives in northern England who hasn’t seen the sun for almost 10 days because of the weather your probably right !

  • Stonewall

    Reminds me of the campaign they had years and years ago evolving around a couple character models. Neat idea, will have to see how it works out. #squarebasesforlife