It is a time of great change in the Mortal Realms. A surge of life sweeps across the eight realms to force back the tide of death left in the Necroquake’s wake, and the forces of Order waste no time in laying claim to the newly rejuvenated land. But with Kragnos, god of Destruction, released from his prison and leading a vengeful rampage across Ghur, the Stormcast Eternals must fight their toughest battles yet to safeguard the pioneering Dawnbringer Crusades.
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The Era of the Beast sees armies clash across all manner of terrain, from fetid bogs and ancient ruins to wind-blasted plains and snow-capped mountains. The nigh-endless expanses of the Mortal Realms play host to constant warfare, and no two battlefields are ever alike. As surely as there are men and monsters to fight, the forces of Order, Chaos, Death, and Destruction will find new corners of the world to soak in each others' blood.
Many of the Dawnbringer Crusades survived to establish new outposts for the forces of Order, with some eventually growing into settlements in their own right. Others, however, were soon overrun by the rampaging forces of Destruction, and so the realm of Ghur is littered with the ruined, forgotten remnants of a once-hopeful expedition. Future crusades sometimes come across these ruins and skirmish over the remains, seeking answers to the demise of their forebears or perhaps just hoping to recover their lost possessions.
The Kavaloi of the Ossiarch Empire are cruel beyond measure, despite their claims to a noble dynastic order as scions of Equuis Main. They have perfected the art of the Deathrider Wedge, smashing through the enemy in a great display of slaughter before wheeling back around to re-engage at terrifying speed.
Amongst the deluded cannibals of the Ymetrican Flesh-eaters, there are none more devoted to Nagash than Gorstane Mortevell. With screeching, howling invective, the ghoulish emperor drives his court into a frenzy of religious devotion. To their victims, it is nothing more than a rabid display of madness.
An air of eccentric jubilation fills the air as Xintil’s finest battle wizards bring their creations to the front line. The visionary Hyshian mage Arcobalde Lazerne leads the way, using his Luminark, Beacon of Intellect, to protect his comrades and send beams of intense Hyshian energy burning into the ranks of his adversaries.
Slumping, shuffling, and slouching comes the Plaguehost of Invidia, massed ranks of Plaguebearers tallying the new diseases they visit upon the foe. Lucky, then, that they have Noddrack the Snitch to drive them on and Gortle Pulpskull to raise their spirits – or at the very least, incentivise them to finish the job quickly…
A colossus of a man clad in scarred iron plate and wielding a cursed greataxe that blazes with unholy power, Lord Rokar Gresh is the ruler of the Crimson Brethren, a horde of Idolators that seeks out sites steeped in the corruption of Chaos. Riding atop his thundering Chaos Chariot and accompanied by a pair of champion charioteers, Gresh bellows profane attestations to the majesty of the Dark Gods, all while swinging his blade and crushing dozens of foes beneath his war machine’s heavy spiked wheels.
The grim Lord-Veritant Keiser Ven Brecht has assembled an elite band of Stormcast sharpshooters in order to track down servants of darkness operating in the shadows of Sigmar’s free cities. Known as the Black Watch, this retinue employs keen-scented Gryph-hounds to run heretics and traitors into the open before riddling them with a storm of lightning arrows. Guided by Ven Brecht’s centuries of bitter experience, there is no foe that can evade their relentless pursuit.