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Malign Portents: Visions of Destruction

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Jan 3 2018
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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.”

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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:

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“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”

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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”

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“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…

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