Malign Portents: The Storm

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As he prepares to march into the realm of Shyish, Lord Vorrus Starstrike learns something dire.

We finally get a look at what exactly a Warscryer Cutadel does in the latest Malign Portents story. In it, Lord-Ordinator Vorrus Starstrike is preparing his forces to head for Shyish. And Starstrike himself is attempting to divine the future. Using the arcane workings at the heart of the Warscryer Citadel, Starstrike subsumed himself in raw power and casts his mind adrift into the void.

But, when you stare too long into the abyss, you may see something you wish you wish you hadn’t.

The dome that had arched above him was no more, and in its place he saw the heavens in all their majesty, extending ever outwards toward the bounds of eternity. Celestial bodies beyond counting were scattered throughout the endless void, each a single point of light in a vast desert of darkness. Every star walked along its long and circumscribed path followed by ten hundred thousand more of its kind, forming an unbroken line that stretched beyond the horizon of mortal comprehension. They were all part of a singular grand design, and they marched to the beat of one unerring drummer. But these were not stars that Vorrus was seeing.

Instead he bears witness to the unending legions of Nagash. And here we learn what the true power of the Warscryer Citadel is, because our hero begins channeling the power gathered into a massive thunderstorm. The ensuing lightning wreaks havoc on the line of skeletons, stretching from horizon to horizon. And in moment after thunderous moment,  Starstrike smites them.

Only to find out how truly vast and unending Nagash’s legions really are.

Anyhow, you can check out the whole thing here. And if you want to get caught up, we’ve collated all the other stories and videos to check out for yourself as well.

Massive legions, cursed heroes, and death looming over all…I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Mortal Realms in Malign Portents!

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      c’mon you shoulda been all over this one!!

    • Sebastian Ricks

      Long live 😂…. it got blown up buddie. Sorry.

  • EnTyme

    Tell me more of this “Magash”. Is he Nagash’s evil(er) twin?

  • euansmith

    The Age of Hop is dead! Long live Alchopop!

    • Simon Chatterley

      Hop is but the first step on the road to drunkenness

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      we will hip then hop, undead style 😀

      • euansmith

        Hip hop ’til yer hip pop; bodypoppin’ skelly-boy styleee!

  • BurpinforDayz

    How exactly does this guy differ from a mage?

    • Kabal1te

      He needs a whole building to cast spells rather than just being able to do it on his own. Why sigmarines don’t have wizards i will never know. That said their priests prayers can’t be counter spelled

  • dave long island

    Is this whole ‘Malign Portents’ thing a homage and a nod to that old ‘GW Rumors’ website ‘Portents’?? It makes me think so, how they’re releasing little bits of info at a time, rather than dumping the whole 411 right in our laps, like a… idk… a giant dump from a… idk… Tauntaun… lol

  • Kabal1te

    So we can now very reliably guess that the war scrier citadel will allow storm cast players to drop mortal wounds at unlimited range because storm casts….

    I also suspect that more skeletons are described in this one story than will be put on tabletops over the length of this upcoming campaign when order is shoehorned into a victory that is already probably predetermined.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      heh, challenge accepted (but I am bringing spirit hosts led by this new wraith)