Volume I: Nagash
- A particular example is the process of Nagash's rebirth. Arkhan makes the sacrifices, puts the Crown of Sorcery on Volkmar's head, causing Nagash to start worming his way into Volkmar's mind and sift through his thoughts. Then Arkhan cuts off one of Volkmar's hands and presses the stump of the claw of Nagash against the stump of Volkmar's wrist. Magical tendrils erupt from Nagash's wrist before painfully and bloodily burrowing into Volkmar's flesh and enveloping him. His screams of agony only stop when the tendrils go down his throat and enter his eyes. This comes with a dose of Fridge Horror when you see the end result; Volkmar's body was that of an elderly but tough human. Now the body is sixty feet tall, looks like a desiccated corpse with a skull for a head (complete with a beard formed from bone) and six spine-tendrils emerging from his back. The Fridge Horror kicks in with the idea whether Volkmar is still aware inside his body, helpless as he's the host to one of the greatest evils to walk the world.
Volume II: Glottkin
- Festus the Leechlord's experiments to brew a super virus in the sewers of Altdorf. The sewers are described as dark and grimy, Festus is surrounded by human corpses which he collected to provide 'ingredients' and he is regularly visited by Nurgle daemons. In one encounter every corpse in Festus' laboratory turns to face him and says his name at the same time with one voice.
Volume III: Khaine
- Teclis' first-hand experience with his brother Tyrion's Sanity Slippage into evil could be considered this. Evil aside, it could especially hit close to home for a reader who has watched someone close to them mentally deteriorate due to psychological trauma or a mental illness.
- Turning it around, imagine how it must be from Tyrion's perspective; discovering that his own brother, whom he trusted more than anyone else in the world and had protected all his life, was responsible for the kidnap and horrible death of his daughter (who is suggested to be barely more than a teenager by High Elf standards) and how Teclis then only continues to compound his betrayal by facilitating Malekith's invasion and helping him murder the Phoenix King, all apparently at the behest of some mad god who only speaks to him.
- Avatar!Tyrion delivers a savage beating to Kohril after he attempts to deliver the Widowmaker to Malekith. Even the Aestyrion's Khainites had trouble sleeping from Kohril's screams. When Kohril is finally executed, he has to be carried to the chopping block, and Morathi might have encouraged the executioner to take more than one swing.