After a decade of possessing well-established nomenclature, the Blood God is looking to shake things up. They have sent out a challenge to all the Realms: find a new word for Khorne to beat into the bloody ground.
An early favourite is haemo-, an old human word meaning ‘blood’. Supporters claim that it will add a bit of refinement to Khorne’s legions, though admit it lacks the clear messaging of its predecessors.
Some worshippers have thrown their support behind bone-, suggesting that it provides a neat synthesis between blood- and skull-. This suggestion is unlikely to be chosen though, due to legal threats from Nagash.
The most likely contender however, to the disappointment of many, is simply the word blood- again, but this time written in big capital letters. Khorne is reportedly pleased with the refreshed look, having changed his mind about the whole thing and declaring any sort of change to be dangerously Tzeentchian.
Despite a day full of glory and success, Sir Reginald the fabled general has been unable to continue his campaign into a second day due to an increasingly sore back.
“I’m not as spry as I used to be,” admitted Reginald from his position lying flat on the ground. “War nowadays is a young kid’s game.” A quick survey shows that this is not an isolated problem, with many warlords indicating that they require a Parcetemal Potion™ or two to get through multiple days of battle.
We asked several physicians and Ghyranite wizards for their opinion, and their responses were varied. Many recommended adopting regular stretches and exercise into one’s routine, or wearing supportive footwear. Some also suggested generals bring themselves closer to the battlefield, so as to avoid excessive leaning forward while giving orders. A select few however rejected these practical tips, and instead encouraged generals to engage in nightlong benders in between battles. Supposedly this will recharge the energies of the general, allowing them to function at full effectiveness the next day.
Editor’s note: Since publishing this article we went to double check with the previously mentioned wizards, who confirmed that a night of drinking was likely a terrible idea but would certainly distract attention from any back complaints.
The animal right’s group RUFF (Realm-wide Union for Feral Friends) has today issued a reminder to the Deepkin enclaves in the wake of increasing rates of Leviadon abandonment.
“Every aelf should know that the adoption of a Leviadon is a serious undertaking, requiring decades of training,” said the document, written in specially made water-proof ink. “And beyond this, a healthy Leviadon can expect to live for hundreds and hundreds of years. They are not a commitment to be taken lightly.”
The issue has not only caught the attention of the RUFF, but many other institutions as well. Military leaders from around the Realms, alarmed by rumours of Eshin Deathmasters training abandoned Leviadons in martial arts, have joined forces to demand a licensing regime to ensure only dedicated enclaves are able to adopt or breed the creatures.
The Deepkin have predictably pushed back at this idea, demanding that the Stormcast first set their own house in order and clean up the horde of dragons let loose over the past two years after their battlefield efficiency dwindled. Sigmar has yet to respond.