AoS: Love Comes to the Mortal Realms

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Love is a many-splendored thing. Come hear a heartwarming tale of love in the Mortal Realms.

Valentine’s day is upon us, and that means love is blossoming in the air. The sweet scent of flowers hangs in the air, hearts beat in time together, and love just sort of drifts lazily at the back of everyone’s mind–perhaps not as potent as it once was, because Slaanesh is tied up somewhere far from the Mortal Realms–but it’s there nonetheless.

Whether the desperate clawing at the last fading human emotions that the Stormcasts feel as each reforging by Sigmar further twists them from the great heroes they once were; the sweet pure love that a Darkoath Marauder feels when hewing down foes in a shower of gore; the warm hearted glow of aether-gold in the hands of one of the Kharadron Overlords–or just the loving relief that comes from a day of not getting murdered that surely all mortals must feel. And so, in celebration of this, GW has a tale of love for you today:

Just another day in the mortal realms. A prince, Alwin the Wise, riding around doing heroic deeds trying to find a bride. And thus, to Hagg Nar he goes, at the advice of a beautiful hermit, seeking out the Daughters of Khaine. There, he finds their queen–medusa-like in her resplendence.

It goes about exactly the way you’d expect it to go.

And from there it quickly escalates into a call for everyone to rise up and seize the mortal realms, drinking in blood for the god of murder. You know, just another Wednesday for the Daughters of Khaine.

We do, however, get a look at what Morathi has become in this new place…

There’s a whole bunch of serpent imagery going on here, what could they possibly be leading towards

Happy Valentine’s Day. The phrase “eat your heart out” seems so very poignant right now…

  • ZeeLobby

    Slaanesh! The ultimate lover!

    • Apocryphus

      He can’t be that good if she left him for Khaine. 😛

      • ZeeLobby

        In the end, women be crazy 😛

  • AEZ

    She REALLLY doesn’t seem to fit in order.

    • euansmith

      Or maybe Order isn’t quite what one would expect. 😉

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        Order can be d-bags too 😀

        • euansmith

          I liked that in Moorcock’s books, that only Balance was nominally “good”, or at least humane.

    • Xodis

      Yeah, Would be great if she switched teams and joined Team Destruction.

      • euansmith

        “Gimme a D!”

        “D!”

        “Gimme an E!”

        “E!”

        Gimme a… oh, sod it… STRUCTION!!!”

        “WAAARGH!!!”

        • vlad78

          It never gets old.

    • EnTyme

      Seems to fit in just fine alongside a race of tree spirits known for ripping intruders limb from limb (pun intended). How about the emotionless armored soldiers with a tendency to slaughter entire cities after discovering a chaos cult (can’t be too careful)? You seem to me confusing “order” with “good”.

      • Xodis

        They are not emotionless though, in the first introduction story to AoS Vandus removes his mask to empathize and relate to the runaways they just saved from Khorne.
        As for destroying the tainted fort…well they could already sense it was lost, better to deliver them to Sigmar before they are corrupted. It was a mercy.

        • EnTyme

          Vandus isn’t a part of the Knights Excelsior, is he?

          • Xodis

            No but they are all Stormcast.

          • EnTyme

            Maybe I should have used “remorseless” rather than “emotionless”, but the Knights Excelsior’s theme is purification at all costs.

          • Xodis

            Ah, yeah, they are the “Inquisition” of the AoS universe. My bad, thought you meant All Stormcast were like them.

          • EnTyme

            Nah, I’m usually the first to jump to their defense when people compare Stormcasts to golems. I’m just talking about the Knights Excelsior.

          • Tim Lester

            #notallsigmarines

          • Xodis

            lmao! too funny

        • Hagwert

          I’m not sure I’d view a warhammer to the face as mercy….a three week course of strong antibiotics, now your talking !

          • Xodis

            Depends if having your insides growing with pestilence only to give birth to a Nurgling sounds like a good time I guess lol

      • AEZ

        Did you just compare that witch and her blood drinking cronies to my beautiful and peaceful sylvaneth who just want to be left alone…. I hear Drycha would like to “talk” to you ASAP.

    • Hagwert

      Dark elves destroy other civilisations in order to procure the slaves which build theirs…..cruel. but still orderly !

    • Munn

      She does to me. Order is the most chaotic faction in AoS. Chaos is pretty much tied for most orderly with Death. They have predetermined methods of worship, rigid classification systems based on their patron god and established organization and heraldry. Order is just some dudes who are like, ‘yo, cities are cool right? wanna not die together?’

    • Steven Hyche

      Order means order not “good”. Tyranny is still order

    • Sir Postalot

      I imagine the selection process to be something like this:
      – Do you have a pulse ?
      – You don’t worship one of the chaos gods don’t you ?

      You haven’t tried to kill me in the last minute welcome to order.

  • Remember… order does not mean good. Order means lawful. Having a code. In D&D terms… Lawful Evil in this case.

    • ZeeLobby

      Haha, sometimes I wonder if AoS is just going too far down the philosophy-hole.

      • briandavion

        law vs chaos isn’t particularly far.

        • ZeeLobby

          Well now you have gods/realms defined by emotion as well. Death is also a weird concept to define a realm around, etc.

          • John Henry III

            Death would be if it wasn’t both simplified and smothered by Nagash’s ego.

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha, yeah.

          • Stefan Pietraszak

            I agree, it’s a weird concept. But they based the realms on the winds of magic, so a Realm of Death was a given. The mortal realms are even named after the winds of magic, by the by.

      • dave long island

        We’ll know when they’ve gone too far down the philosophy hole when Stefan Molyneux does a show on AoS… Haw haw!!

    • vlad78

      I have always known AOS was just an ADD rip off.

      • euansmith

        What? AoS is ADD? Will we get heroes called Ritalin, Adderall, and Dexedrine?

        • AEZ

          You know those meds suspicously well…

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            heh, thats just called “breakfast” 😀

      • Kabal1te

        It does have some very notable planescape tones to it that I don’t think even GW could deny.

    • Sir Postalot

      AoS order isn’t even Lawfull.

  • Excited to see the full model for her true form

    • vlad78

      It ‘d better be less ridiculous than stormcast with a moustache and stormcast with boobs.

      • Vicent Martín Bonet

        And those are ridiculous how?

        • vlad78

          Ugly, bad proportions, completely out of character, not really inspired…

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

  • Jesse Cavazos

    How odd; this shows up in Youtube, but not my Youtube app…

  • Xodis

    This was hilarious.

  • Julius Rutgers

    Guys what about Alwin the wise? Sounds like a Breton

    • He kinda does SOUND like a typical Breton Knight…But if ya were to love with a medusa…Not very ‘wise’

      • briandavion

        Likely an ironic title.

  • euansmith

    Ah, ’tis like unto GW of yore,
    Some s**ts and giggles,
    Not just all skulls and gore.