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14th May '17 12:20:35 PM MadAnthony94
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** And there are the actual Gods of Law, who counterbalance Chaos (considering the FantasyKitchenSink setting, possibly a nod to Moorcock). Unfortunately they didn't really take off as a concept so they get much less in the way of fluff than their counterparts.
12th May '17 9:13:25 AM Anorgil
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* WizardingSchool: The Imperial Colleges of Magic in the Empire, the Tower of Hoeth in Ulthuan, and the Seven Convents in Naggaroth are the most obvious examples.


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* WizardingSchool: The Empire's Colleges of Magic; the Tower of Hoeth in Ulthuan; and
23rd Apr '17 5:27:58 PM kikiandlala
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* {{Mutants}}: With the destruction of the Warp Gate in the North, giving birth to or turning into a mutant is a fact of life for species that hadn't been specifically hardened against it by the Old Ones. For simplicity sake, mutations here aren't given that much prominence or detail, unlike the role-playing game, and they mostly show up as a small bonus to a stat.
23rd Apr '17 5:04:22 PM kikiandlala
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* OneHitKill: Part of the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, but Skaven Warpfire Throwers used to be insta-kill weapons. Creatures that were tough enough to withstand the flames, would then be affected by the warpstone fuel which mutated them into having their skin melslide off their bodies. Also an artifact from the Realms of Chaos supplement, was the Staff of Nurgle which would cause maggots to spontaneously come out of the victim's orifice and eat them alive. All that remained was a mound of maggots that was a hazard to nearby units. From the same book was the Death Head of Nurgle which was the skull of a fallen Chaos Champion that was filled with bile from a Great Unclean One and then sealed. Throwing it at an enemy would result in a fatal infection of Nurgle's Rot.
23rd Apr '17 12:41:48 PM Generality
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* ExtremeSpeculativeStratification: Bretonnia (KingArthur meets TheDungAges) is essentially divided into two types of people: nobility and peasants (the other social classes of the actual MiddleAges presumably exist offscreen). The first are feudal overlords with their hands full dealing with orcs, Chaos and their neighbors encroaching, the second are illiterate, inbred CannonFodder whose only hope for social advancement is to join their lord's army as a bowman.
11th Apr '17 1:31:50 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** The Skaven themselves are probably a shout-out to Creator/StephenKing's '"GraveyardShift'', with a dash of a story from the [[Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser Grey Mouser]] series called ''Swords of Lankhmar'', although in that story the creatures are the size of normal brown rats. They have an evil council and everything!

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** The Skaven themselves are probably a shout-out to Creator/StephenKing's '"GraveyardShift'', ''GraveyardShift'', with a dash of a story from the [[Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser Grey Mouser]] series called ''Swords of Lankhmar'', although in that story the creatures are the size of normal brown rats. They have an evil council and everything!
5th Apr '17 7:14:55 AM SebastianGray
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* MergingMistake: Vilitch was the downtrodden younger brother of Thomin, apprenticed to the tribe's shaman while Thomin received the best warrior training in preparation for his becoming the tribe's chieftain. Vilitch prayed to Tzeentch that their fates might be switched. Instead, Tzeentch melded their bodies together, Vilitch casting spells and Thomin's body removing nearby threats. Vilitch saw no problem with this, using his newfound strength to enact a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against AllOfTheOtherReindeer.
5th Apr '17 3:33:48 AM TPPR10
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* MergingMistake: Vilitch was the downtrodden younger brother of Thomin, apprenticed to the tribe's shaman while Thomin received the best warrior training in preparation for his becoming the tribe's chieftain. Vilitch prayed to Tzeentch that their fates might be switched. Instead, Tzeentch melded their bodies together, Vilitch casting spells and Thomin's body removing nearby threats. Vilitch saw no problem with this, using his newfound strength to enact a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against AllOfTheOtherReindeer.
31st Mar '17 10:42:08 PM ElectroKraken
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** The Lizardmen culture is a sort of {{Mayincatec}}, complete with Ancient Astronau6ts. Culturally closer to the Mayans, their jewellery is more Aztec inspired and their pantheon is based on the Aztec one.

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** The Lizardmen culture is a sort of {{Mayincatec}}, complete with Ancient Astronau6ts.AncientAstronauts. Culturally closer to the Mayans, their jewellery is more Aztec inspired and their pantheon is based on the Aztec one.
29th Mar '17 1:17:50 AM ElectroKraken
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** Almost ''everything'' about Chaos, from the it's strange mutating effects and reality-altering abilities to it's eight-pointed star symbol comes directly from Michael Moorcock's stories, most specifically Literature/TheElricSaga. The High Elves have strong influences from the Bright Empire of Melnibone (a faded empire thousands of years old rule by human-ish but still alien beings on an island fortress kingdom with sleeping dragons they rarely use). The character Malus Darkblade is a CaptainErsatz of Elric himself.

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** Almost ''everything'' about Chaos, from the it's its strange mutating effects and reality-altering abilities to it's its eight-pointed star symbol comes coming directly from Michael Moorcock's stories, most specifically Literature/TheElricSaga. The High Elves have strong influences from the Bright Empire of Melnibone (a faded empire thousands of years old rule by human-ish but still alien beings on an island fortress kingdom with sleeping dragons they rarely use). The character Malus Darkblade is a CaptainErsatz of Elric himself.
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