The Supreme Necromancer has come out hard this morning against the proliferation of ‘rallying’ amongst the factions of the Mortal Realms. Far from a mundane exercise in morale boosting, Nagash has accused users of employing necromancy to resurrect slain comrades without his explicit authorisation.
“The Lord Nagash is Supreme Lord of the Undead,” explained spokesliche Arkhan the Black. “And returning soldiers from the dead, no matter the technique, makes those soldiers undead. There’s no two ways about it.”
Nagash has submitted papers to Azyr, demanding the Alliances of Order and Destruction cease use of necromantic ‘rallying’ rituals, asserting that their use falls solely within the boundaries of Death and can’t be used without permission. The Ossiarch Bonesolicitors are currently investigating its use by Chaos, specifically whether it meets the ‘Daemonic Shenanigans’ test which would allow its use there.
Opponents of Nagash have not taken the accusation well, immediately listing reasons why rallying does not fall within the purview of necromancy. The list includes the lack of explicit wizardry, its availability to even magically-challenged races, and the suggestion that the targets of rallying are merely ‘having a rest’. The trial date is due to be set soon, and will be presided over by the well respected sage Lord Kroak.
Editor’s Note: We have just heard that Nagash has refused to deal with Lord Kroak, accusing the ancient Slann of being an ‘illegally undead frog’. Reportedly Sigmar is intending to nominate the Celestant-Prime as a replacement, a suggestion that has lead our reporters to preemptively evacuate the court room. We apologise for the inconvenience and will return to providing the news as soon as it is safe to do so.