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18th Jan '18 5:04:55 AM Blooddrunk
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** Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it is a disgraceful offering, and he still punishes those who dares insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhotes a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon.

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** Khorne Actually, now that ı think about it, Khorne's sphere of worship never extended to mercy and compassion. At best, he is a the god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it is a disgraceful offering, honor and he still punishes those justice (Let's forget about Solkan, who dares insult him by, say, offering him may or may not exist at all). At worst, he is the blood god of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhotes a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just all the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon.bloody examples above.
18th Jan '18 1:36:25 AM Blooddrunk
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** Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was a disgraceful offering, and he would punish those who dared insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhoted a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon.

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** Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was is a disgraceful offering, and he would punish still punishes those who dared dares insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhoted exhotes a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon.
18th Jan '18 1:07:40 AM Blooddrunk
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** Actually, it isn't that bad. Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was a disgraceful offering, and he would punish those who dared insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhoted a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon.
** An even more terrifying thought is that the incomprehensibly malicious and devious Tzeentch is the god of ''Hope''. And this is still canon.
** Did we mention that Ruinous Powers and their servants is malicious like this because the psyche of living? By their nature, they have to reflect the psyche of living in the most extreme way possible, and hey, they do. They wanted Archaon to bring the End Times so they can purify themselves of their own corruption.

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** Actually, it isn't that bad. Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was a disgraceful offering, and he would punish those who dared insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhoted a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon.
** An even more terrifying thought is that the incomprehensibly malicious and devious Tzeentch is the god of ''Hope''. And this is still canon.canon too.
** Did we mention that Ruinous Powers and their daemon servants is are malicious like this because the psyche of living? By their nature, they have to reflect the psyche of living in the most extreme way possible, and hey, they do. They wanted Archaon to bring the End Times so they can purify themselves of their own corruption.
17th Jan '18 11:31:12 AM Blooddrunk
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** Actually, it isn't that bad. Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was a disgraceful offering, and he would punish those who dared insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhoted a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon. And Nurgle has nothing to do with hope, he is the God of Despair. And his followers always find acceptance in their despair, giving themselves to Nurgle and being free from all the pain they suffered or will suffer, while getting new daemon ''friends''.

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** Actually, it isn't that bad. Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was a disgraceful offering, and he would punish those who dared insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Khorne exhoted a warrior's pride, that doesn't mean every fight has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes. This is still canon. And Nurgle has nothing to do with hope, he is the God of Despair. And his followers always find acceptance in their despair, giving themselves to Nurgle and being free from all the pain they suffered or will suffer, while getting new daemon ''friends''.
17th Jan '18 11:28:20 AM Blooddrunk
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** Did we mention that Chaos is like this because the psyche of living? They wanted Archaon to bring the End Times so they can purify themselves of their own corruption.

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** Did we mention that Chaos Ruinous Powers and their servants is malicious like this because the psyche of living? By their nature, they have to reflect the psyche of living in the most extreme way possible, and hey, they do. They wanted Archaon to bring the End Times so they can purify themselves of their own corruption.corruption.
17th Jan '18 11:15:27 AM Blooddrunk
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** Actually, it wasn't that bad. Old!Khorne was a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbade his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was a disgraceful offering, and he would punish those who dared insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Old!Khorne exhoted a warrior's pride, that didn't mean every fight had to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it was quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Old!Khorne wasn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes.

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** Actually, it wasn't isn't that bad. Old!Khorne was Khorne is a god of mercy/compassion because of three reasons. Firstly: he explicitly forbade forbades his followers from slaying unworthy combatants, as it was a disgraceful offering, and he would punish those who dared insult him by, say, offering him the blood of children. Typically by setting one of his {{hellhound}}s on them. Secondly: while Old!Khorne Khorne exhoted a warrior's pride, that didn't doesn't mean every fight had has to be a DuelToTheDeath -- it was is quite valid for a Champion of Khorne to spare a worthy adversary and leave him in peace so that they could fight and test their prowess again in a future battle. Finally: Old!Khorne wasn't Khorne isn't just the patron of blood-mad berserkers, but also a giver of strength and prowess to those who prayed for the might to protect their loved ones or defend their homes.homes. This is still canon. And Nurgle has nothing to do with hope, he is the God of Despair. And his followers always find acceptance in their despair, giving themselves to Nurgle and being free from all the pain they suffered or will suffer, while getting new daemon ''friends''.


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** Did we mention that Chaos is like this because the psyche of living? They wanted Archaon to bring the End Times so they can purify themselves of their own corruption.
12th Jan '18 8:20:16 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** How are new Beastmen are born? Usually it's between a male and female Beastmen but due to latter being few in numbers, most male Beastmen find other disturbing means to breed by either mating with four legged mammals like goats and sheep or [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] [[MarsNeedsWomen captured human females]].....

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** How are new Beastmen are born? Usually it's between a male and female Beastmen but due to latter being few in numbers, most male Beastmen find other disturbing means to breed by either [[BestialityIsDepraved mating with four legged mammals like goats and sheep sheep]] or [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] [[MarsNeedsWomen captured human females]].....
11th Jan '18 7:33:21 AM SkidTroper
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** Peasants can in theory become knights, escaping the squalor and poverty of their station. In practice, this has only happened three times in over 1,000 years and it's implied some nobles will see them as upstarts and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident covertly try to get them killed]].

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** Peasants can in theory become knights, escaping the squalor and poverty of their station. In practice, this has only happened three times in over 1,000 years and it's implied some nobles will see them as upstarts and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident covertly try to get them killed]].killed on the battlefield]].



** Every year they have the Night of Murder, where the Brides of Khaine (the AxCrazy Witch Elves) walk to the streets sacrificing anyone they find on the Altar of Khaine until the streets are said to run with blood. They will also break into house if they can get into them. Worse, they steal babies on this night - any female babies are raised to become Witch Elves, male babies are thrown into a '''BOILING CAULDRON OF BLOOD'''; those who survive this process are trained as Assassins. Most don't.
*** While in newer lore it's just one night, in older lore, it lasted ten nights.

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** * Every year they have the Night of Murder, where the Brides of Khaine (the AxCrazy Witch Elves) walk to the streets sacrificing anyone they find on the Altar of Khaine until the streets are said to run with blood. They will also break into house if they can get into them. Worse, they steal babies on this night - any female babies are raised to become Witch Elves, male babies are thrown into a '''BOILING CAULDRON OF BLOOD'''; those who survive this process are trained as Assassins. Most don't.
*** ** While in newer lore it's just one night, in older lore, it lasted ten nights.nights.
* The Cold One Knights. Dark Elf elite warriors riding a semi-quadrupedal velociraptor-like reptilitan beast the size of a large horse that can bite an armored man's arm off in one go. They also smell terrible. The only way the Dark Elves can tame them naturally is for the rider to anoint themselves with the slime the Cold Ones exude so they smell like them; said slime numbs their senses of smell, taste and touch permanently.



** Earlier lore outright called them the evilest mortal race in Warhammer Fantasy; while it was stated at least the followers of Chaos had the excuse of their ReligionOfEvil, the Dark Elves didn't need any reason for their practices.

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** * The Chaos incursions the Empire deals with sporadically... the Dark Elves have to deal with them on a constant basis. To the point they had to build watchtowers to keep a constant watch. This is in addition to Beastmen, Greenskin and Skaven attacks, not to mention the chance of finding a random monster. However, the Dark Elves are much less sympathetic victims of these than the Empire.
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Earlier lore outright called them the evilest mortal race in Warhammer Fantasy; while it was stated at least the followers of Chaos had the excuse of their ReligionOfEvil, the Dark Elves didn't need any reason for their practices.practices. Even then the undead had the excuse of being corrupted by dark magic.



* Likewise, the Empire - a hallmark of [[CrapsaccharineWorld a Crap-Saccharine World]] with cultists, witch hunts, occassional pogroms and horrors looking behind each corner.

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* Likewise, the Empire - a hallmark of [[CrapsaccharineWorld a Crap-Saccharine World]] with cultists, witch hunts, occassional pogroms and horrors looking lurking behind each corner.



** The Vampire Counts newest monster, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Terrorgheist]]. [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VqGKo3HSJh8/Ti2P9tUVC0I/AAAAAAAAAMM/tumgnKJCuRo/s1600/Terrorgeist++scary%2521.jpg Here it is.]] And then you read up on the backstory...
** The Corpse Cart is also pretty creepy. It used to just hold dead plague victims, but since Sylvania is super-saturated with necromantic magic, it's got a BlobMonster [[BodyOfBodies made out of zombies]] on it. In the fluff, it brainwashes people into feeding themselves to it.

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** This army can be a chiroptophobe's worst nightmare. There are Bat Swarms - swarms of vampire bats, the largest of which have a wingspan the size of a man's outstretched arms. Unlike most vampire bats, they will also attack during the day, when their prey is alert, and they will strip the flesh off their target's bones if they can. Even larger are the Fell Bats, ''undead'' vampire bats that also eat flesh and have a body larger than a motorbike. The Vampire Counts newest monster, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Terrorgheist]]. [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VqGKo3HSJh8/Ti2P9tUVC0I/AAAAAAAAAMM/tumgnKJCuRo/s1600/Terrorgeist++scary%2521.jpg Here it is.]] And then you read up on the backstory...
backstory... [[note]] They're dragon-sized undead bats that eat people and drink blood, yet they're completely silent, except for one thing; They have a scream like the Tomb Banshee's below that can kill anyone that hears it... but theirs is much louder. They can also have a poisoned bite, a HealingFactor and can explode into a swarm of bats when killed [[/note]].
** The Corpse Cart is also pretty creepy. It used to just hold dead plague victims, but since Sylvania is super-saturated with necromantic magic, it's got the bodies it carried became a BlobMonster [[BodyOfBodies made out of zombies]] on it. it. Then the drivers became semi-undead creatures and replaced their horses with zombies. In the fluff, it brainwashes people into feeding themselves to it.it.
** The Tomb Banshee. Ghosts of witches and other assorted evil women, Tomb Banshees are malicious and independent thinking unlike some undead. They're ghosts so they can't be hurt except by magical means, but the worst part is their scream; anyone who hears it gets hurt or dies of fright if they don't have an iron will or aren't fearless or mindless.



** In life, the trial for a suspected murderer was to push them into a pit of scorpions. The belief was that the Tomb King pantheon's god of murder had the form of a scorpion, and scorpions wouldn't harm his followers. If the person survived and climbed out, it was said to be a sign of his favor and that they were guilty, and punished by being thrown into a pit of snakes. The innocent died from scorpion stings, vindicated by their painful deaths.



** In life, the trial for a suspected murderer was to push them into a pit of scorpions. The belief was that the Tomb King pantheon's god of murder had the form of a scorpion, and scorpions wouldn't harm his followers. If the person survived and climbed out, it was said to be a sign of his favor and that they were guilty, and punished by being thrown into a pit of snakes. The innocent died from scorpion stings, vindicated by their painful deaths.

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** In life, The Casket of Souls. A golden box, inlaid with jewels and precious stones, ornately carved, [[BreadMilkEggsSquick which holds the trial for a suspected murderer was to push them into a pit trapped souls of scorpions. The belief was that people who have wronged the Tomb King pantheon's god of murder had or Queen that owns it]]. For anyone killed by the form owner's forces in battle, this is the fate of a scorpion, their souls, [[AndIMustScream trapped forever with no hope of escape]] (save destroying the near-invulnerable casket, and scorpions wouldn't harm his followers. If even then the person survived freed souls will kill anyone or anything near them in a maelstrom of revenge). What's worse, the trapped souls are weaponized; some Tomb Kings bring the Caskets to battle and climbed out, have the Keeper, a priest assigned to attend the Casket, open them up. When they do, the souls rush out and try to escape, plunging through living people, desperate for release. Anyone they pass through ages rapidly and dies as their life is sucked out. Worse, anyone killed this way is guaranteed to have their soul trapped by the Casket as well. Even soulless beings like daemons or some undead aren't immune as it was said sucks away the magic that sustains or animates them.
** The Necrosphinx, a winged, centauroid animate sphinx. With a scorpion-like tail with a venomous sting, arm blades that can decapitate a dragon and a stone body that can deflect a hit from a warmachine or a large monster. The worst part is how they're animated. They're rumored
to be a sign given animus by the Tomb Kings' most malevolent gods, who have turned them into unthinking, unfeeling, unceasing engines of his favor destruction and death. It's said that if it wasn't for the incantations of the Liche Priests, they were guilty, would kill everything and punished by being thrown into a pit of snakes. The innocent died from scorpion stings, vindicated by everyone in their painful deaths. path without stopping. One bit of lore had a Tomb Kings's troops go to fight a Lizardmen army, then the Tomb King and his forces went missing. Another king rallied his troops to find the missing army. He found the decimated remains of both armies, all troops dead, everything cut to pieces... and a lone Necrosphinx standing in the middle of the carnage.
25th Aug '17 1:12:47 AM SkidTroper
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** Every year they have the Night of Murder, where the Brides of Khaine (the AxCrazy Witch Elves) walk to the streets sacrificing anyone they find on the Altar of Khaine until the streets are said to run with blood. They will also break into house if they can get into them. Worse, they steal babies on this night - any female babies are raised to become Witch Elves, male babies are thrown into a '''Boiling Cauldron of Blood'''; those who survive this process are trained as Assassins. Most don't.

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** Every year they have the Night of Murder, where the Brides of Khaine (the AxCrazy Witch Elves) walk to the streets sacrificing anyone they find on the Altar of Khaine until the streets are said to run with blood. They will also break into house if they can get into them. Worse, they steal babies on this night - any female babies are raised to become Witch Elves, male babies are thrown into a '''Boiling Cauldron of Blood'''; '''BOILING CAULDRON OF BLOOD'''; those who survive this process are trained as Assassins. Most don't.
25th Aug '17 1:06:16 AM SkidTroper
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** There are two bright spots among the peasants; one named Huebald and an unnamed male peasant who invented the Bretonnian treburchet. The former was knighted after saving a noblewoman from Beastmen, and the latter was genius who invented a new weapon that single-handedly protected a village from a Norse raid. As for what happened to them... Huebald didn't survive his first battle. For saving a village, a chapel and inventing a new weapon, the peasant was rewarded a fattened pig and two copper crowns - in-universe historians didn't even bother to get his name and in Bretonnia THIS IS MORE WEALTH THAN A PEASANT CAN HOPE TO SEE IN A LIFETIME!

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** There are two bright spots among the peasants; one named Huebald and an unnamed male peasant who invented the Bretonnian treburchet. The former was knighted after saving a noblewoman from Beastmen, and the latter was genius who invented a new weapon that single-handedly protected a village from a Norse raid. As for what happened to them... Huebald didn't survive his first battle. For saving a village, a chapel and inventing a new weapon, the peasant was rewarded a fattened pig and two copper crowns - in-universe historians didn't even bother to get his name and in Bretonnia THIS THAT PITTANCE IS MORE WEALTH THAN A THE AVERAGE BRETONNIAN PEASANT CAN HOPE TO SEE IN A LIFETIME!
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