An epidemic is sweeping the Realms, laying low warlords of every persuasion. This is no buboe-filled disease of Nurgle’s creation however, but instead a crippling addiction to the act of seeing the future.
The plague has been tracked back to the city of Excelsis, which has long been known for the export of small shards of crystallised prophecy known as glimmerings. Up until now their misuse had mainly centred around the city itself, but its recent assault by Kragnos has devastated the tightly controlled trading regime and resulted in their flooding the market in all Realms. Now generals of every faction have access to the mystical chunks, and many have taken to them with gusto. “The Slaves to Darkness are coming!” is now as common a sound on the streets of Hammerhal as the cries of water-sellers and evangelising priests.
“It’s not an ideal situation,” confirmed Lord-Imperitant Warom, one of the top war-leaders in Azyr. “Our people are now so obsessed with seeing what’s coming up and arguing over its potential impact that they’ve lost all interest in the here and now.”
Steps are being taken to wean generals off their addiction, with sanctioned seers releasing a prophecy engineered to provide enough information to be interesting without being comprehensive. Although many generals have reacted positively, some are unimpressed and have demanded greater transparency. Sigmar is said to be hesitant, concerned about what knowledge of the upcoming invasion by ▇▇▇▇▇▇ wearing ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇ on ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ will produce in the community.