Malign Portents: Visions of Destruction

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The Shaman of the Moon Clan urges his followers towards a WAAAGH in the realm of death.

Another ominous episode of Malign Portents has dropped, this time foreshadowing visions of destruction. Come take a look at what twisted things the Myconid Shaman bears witness to.

“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, mutated by hallucinogenic mushrooms into a visionary.

And his 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.

The factions are mustering. And with the countdown concluding tomorrow, we’ll doubtless see another episode–only one remains. Death.

Look for it–and we’ll see what last few clues we can glean before the countdown hits zero, and the Age of Hope ends at last.

We’ve seen a lot so far. Things seem to be building towards an apocalyptic war–though I doubt it’s truly world ending–but I fully expect this to be the first big lore establishing/shaking up event for AoS. This is setting the stage for the shape of the game over the next year at least. And with villages getting consumed by the dead and Nagash rising, this seem very dark indeed.

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.

Also, over the weekend, we got a look at some of the other upcoming tidbits about what’s going on in the Mortal Realms:

“While some of the pictures have disappeared off of Imgur, they initially told the tale of a man whose farm became overrun by undead. This was followed closely by another story, this one from the point of view of a plague daemon of Nurgle named Slimux–only Slimux is unable to spread any of his corrupt seedlings upon his visitation. Instead he is stymied at every corner by the encroachment of the forces/terrain of Undying Nagash.”

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…

  • Luca Lacchini

    While I have no interest in the greenskins/Destruction faction, I feel that the narrative build-up for Malign Portents is shaping up very very well, and I’m quite interested.
    Kudos to the marketing behind the concept and execution.

    • If only they had done all of this work at the start of AoS…. Heck, there’s a new video about how the Mortal Realms work in relation to one another up on the Warhammer TV channel, but unlisted so far. That’s BASIC LORE that needed to be there day one, if not earlier.

  • Moon Clan Goblins…Just…one thing…GIANT…MUSHROOM…Constructs~

  • Oh no…villages being destroyed…err, what villages? I didn’t know AoS had any villages…

    • I think Malign Portents is going to address that…Since we are entering the Realm of the Dead

    • We’re hundreds of years past the barbaric wastes of the age of chaos, cities have been created, economies, and yes villages

      • Vicent Martín Bonet

        Well, actually just a century sjnce the beginning of the AoS, as stated in firestorm and spear of shadows

    • Hell, there was a map based campaign released last year and it included a city generator: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/09/26/make-your-own-free-city-the-easy-way-sep26gw-homepage-post-4/

      • Yeah I knew there were loads of new cities but villages seem somewhat vulnerable given the rampaging mega-monsters and armies. Villages were easily wiped off the map in the Old World so they’d be even more vulnerable now.

        • James Regan

          still need farmers, no matter what the danger presented by farming, it’s better than the danger presented by not farming

        • Oh I’m sure they do, and they get put back up as one is retaken etc, but there’s definitely small hamlets and villages

    • Vicent Martín Bonet

      There’s been a few mentions. Mostly in the years after of the The RGW. Excelsis began as such

    • Oskar Drabikowski

      I hope it will be some crazy idea to create some sneaky realm similiar to Old world some way. Something very spooky and familiar for old players. Seem legit.

    • Munn

      Not their fault you don’t keep up with the lore.

    • ohhpoong

      they kept mentioning that some civilizations survived through the age of chaos, despite becoming rather primitive + new ones were built after realmgate wars

  • Shadowstrife

    Shaman, you need to give Dry January a try.

    Lay off the shrooms for a while, they’re not good for your head.

  • zeno666

    Nothing AoS-related can stand up to this kind of hype.

  • PrimoFederalist

    What’s with the nose and jaw thing? They just look weird/out of place…

    • 3dken

      It’s so he can open his can of Cream of Mushroom soup!

  • euansmith

    “Age of Sigmar: The End Times”? Too soon, surely!

  • Chris Hateley

    Hopefully this will turn out to be AoS: End Times. The Old World will return and the narrative will explain that it was all just a horrible, horrible dream.

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!!

  • John John Slade

    00:49 Why those art look like draw by Bolter of Kokoro? It look similar…