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Unlock the Misery Cage, Unload Scharde Pirates

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Apr 29 2018

Pirate month winds to a close with Privateer Press’ last batch of Cryx releases. The Misery Cage, which let’s not think about how this makes its way around the battlefield, is joined by the Scharde Pirates for a bunch of blighted buccaneers.

Cryx is famous for two things: undead magic and pirates. And cheating–leave it to Cryx to figure out how to bring a third thing to a two option list. But whatever you might say about these blighted bunch of dark magic infused corrupt bastions of evil and slaughter, they are incredibly cool and have some powerful models. There are two new releases this week that promise to help bring even more mayhem to your fleets: the Misery Cage and the Scharde Pirates. One’s a group of blighted buccaneers, the other is a necromantic gibbet. Together they fight crimes.

via Privateer Press

Misery Cage – $19.99

Misery cages are a cruel twist on the gibbets used on the mainland to punish pirates. While a mundane gibbet holds a living prisoner to waste away, a misery cage wrings arcane power from the flesh and souls of any locked away within. Cryxians stuff the dead and dying into misery cages so warcasters can draw upon their essence to fuel their profane magic, which renders the body within to crumbling ash, a terrifying but relatively merciful end.

Scharde Pirates – $59.99

Most of the living humans who serve Cryx do so as part of the pirate raiding fleets. They are notorious for being willful and bloodthirsty scoundrels of volatile temperament. Sailors in the Cryxian fleets bear marks of the Dragonfather’s blessing in the forms of scales, bony protrusions, and horns growing out of their flesh. These pirates are hardy due in part to the blight toughening their bodies but much more so because their lives are brutal and their battles frequent.

You could say that this month’s swath of releases has been avast one, mateys.


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