Price of blood skyrockets – worshippers suffer

Despite record levels of violence and mayhem throughout the Realms, blood worshippers of all kinds have been struggling at the artery as the price of blood continues to skyrocket.

“We just thank Khorne that he’s also fond of skulls,” confided Sar’dob, Khornate cultist. “But it’s hard to harvest skulls sustainably, you know? It’s a one and done deal most of the time, and we’ve been trying to minimise waste.”

The followers of Morathi-Khaine have not been so lucky, with their goddess refusing to compromise on her sacrifice of choice. Efforts to replace the precious liquid with the supposedly equivalent sweat and tears have thus far been unsuccessful, with the Daughters of Khaine being unfamiliar with the concept of actually putting some effort in.

Reasons for the blood shortage are complex, however the main culprit seems to be the increasingly common occurance of weapons that don’t leave behind a body to drain the liquid from. Turned to dust by a Purple Sun, incinerated by dragonfire, or simply exploded by the charge of a regiment of bounty hunters, the paths to bodily annihilation have grown exceedingly common in the Mortal Realms.

For many at home, the mounting costs have only accelerated a transition to a souls-based economy. For those interested in switching to spirit offerings, please contact your local Nagashite Sigmarite temple.

Gods, heroes living in fear of Purple Sun

A new day has dawned on the Mortal Realms with the rising of the Purple Sun of Shyish. Historically regarded as a mystical oddity, the amethyst sphere has recently gained a deadly new luminescence that it is using to scour the Realms of all heroic life.

“I barely got out of there alive,” confided a Goddess of Life who wished to stay anonymous. “It slew everyone around me! Or at least one in every six around me… Either way, there’s no way I’m facing that thing again!”

Nagash has invited a group of deities and other heroes to Shyish to find a way of destroying the Purple Sun’s power for good. Gordrakk’s suggestion to try and ambush it during the night was initially laughed off, but is gaining growing acceptance as other attendees fail to suggest any viable alternatives. A suggestion by Kroak that they simply dispel the entity was met with boos and rotten eggs.

Morathi-Khaine, who is reportedly immune to the spell’s effects, was not present at the conclave and was unavailable for comment. Rumours have her being chased through Ulgu by a swarm of flying swords.

Skaven council meets to discuss critical issues

The Council of Thirteen, the cabal that claims rulership over all of Skavendom, has met in Blight City today in one of their semi-regular conclaves to discuss the issues that affect all Skaven.

Our Skaven correspondent received a copy of the meeting’s agenda, written on paper imbued with toxic warpstone dust. After sourcing a pair of gloves rated for handling the material, none of which could be found in the city, we were able to verify the contents of the paper and transcribe the core details for you below. Some notes have also been included, which appear to represent scratchings made by our Grey Seer source.

Agenda-List for Council Meeting 

Location: Top of Rot-Wood Tower (Note: Scaffolding may be used by Eshin sneak-killers – Remove!)

Absent: Supreme Moulder Fank (burnt, remains fed to Broodmothers)

Item One-First

  • Thank-praise Supreme Moulder Fank for invention of self-combusting rats. 

Item Two-Second

  • List-find assassinations ordered by Council, check against quota. If too low, ask-demand volunteers.

Item Three-Third

  • Consider request-plead from Clans Skryre to allow Warlock-Bombardiers to overcharge Warp Lightning Cannons. (Note: If no warptokens received from clans, delay item until received)

Item Four-Fourth 

Item Five-Fifth

  • Discuss flooding, hole bored into Khaptar Sea. Consider Skryre proposal to drill-dig hole into Aqshy lava field, cancel flooding out

Item Six-Sixth

  • Accept bribe-tribute from Clans Pestilens (Note: Wash warpstone before eating)

Item Seven-Seventh

  • Break for lunch-snack

Item Eight-Eighth

  • Update on Shyish expedition, progress in capturing vampire alive dead undead. Confirm with Clans Moulder possibility of vampire rats.

Item Nine-Ninth

  • Discuss fundraising ideas for Great Horned Rat’s public relations campaign #TrueRealGodofChaos

Item Ten-Tenth

  • Confirm delay in upgrading Clans Eshin equipment until apology received for assassinating Grey Seer Krit.

Item Eleven-Eleventh

  • Receive progress report on Queekish dictionary (Note: Try remove reliance on double-twice word use)

Item Twelve-Twelth

  • Consider proposal from Clans Skryre to issue Clanrats with brass orbs, doom rockets, other weapons of mass-mass destruction.

Item Thirteen-Thirteenth

  • Discuss why Skaven plans keep blowing up in our face