WFB Lore: The Dread Northmen
End Times: Chaos is almost here! Learn what you can about the dread Chaos Northmen before it’s too late!
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There are three major races of Northmen: the Norse, the Kurgan and the Hung. Each of these races are comprised of numerous tribes constantly at war among themselves, as well as ruthlessly raiding the richer civilised lands to their south.
East of Norsca, across the Frozen Sea, is the Northern Wastes, a vast expanse of cold and harsh lands peopled by the fierce nomadic tribes of the Kurgan and the Hung.
The Hung are an oriental race similar in appearance to the Cathayans, although shorter and squatter. They are the greatest horsemen in the world, and are reputed to learn to ride before even learning to walk.
The mortal warriors of the Chaos armies are distinguished by how much favour they have gained from their patron gods on the path of Chaos.
Marauders form the great masses of the armies, and are barbarous warriors.
Those who have progressed further are the Chaos Warriors, who present a feared and distinctive sight in their heavy, baroque armour. Little of their humanity remains from their progression down the path of Chaos and power.