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.

“Battleline? More like guideline,” insists army of Morathi clones

Rebellion in the Mortal Realms this week as Morathi-Khaine, leader of the Daughters of Khaine, rebels against the guidelines laid down by Sigmar.

“The Thunder God’s draconian rules have limited us for too long,” declared Morathi at a Hag Queen conference in Hagg Nar. “Other factions are making their own way when building their militaries, it is time for us to do the same!”

Tapping into the magicks of Ulgu, Morathi-Khaine has undertaken a ritual to clone herself several times, creating a fearsome force of supreme sorceresses and reptilian monstrosities. Witch Aelf unions, who were already concerned at their increasing sidelining from battles, are said to have accepted the move with weary resignation.

There are fears in Azyr that Morathi’s decision could ignite an arms race and quickly grow out of hand. Rumours of Archaon the Everchosen searching for an enchanted mirror are already sparking concern. On the other hand, Brokk Grungsson’s threats to create a ‘Hundred Magnate Army’ have been met with shrugs and disinterest. Only time will tell where this new era will lead us.

Morathi-Khaine accused of clinginess, micromanagement

Several months ago we reported on the results of a survey showing that Morathi-Khaine, also known simply as Morathi, was considered the most active god in the Mortal Realms. We return to that story today with reports that what was previously understood as dependability has now crossed into something worse, with Morathi now seen as something of a micromanaging menace.

After speaking with several anonymous generals of the Daughters of Khaine, we have built the picture of a goddess who cannot trust her worshippers, and accompanies them on every single expedition and battle. An intern sent to peruse the war records was unable to locate any significant battles fought by the Khainanites where Morathi was not in the thick of the action, to the detriment of her most zealous worshippers.

“We think it’s because she doesn’t believe in us,” confessed a local Witch Aelf. “She never lets us fight the most dangerous opponents, she always sends the Shadow Queen in instead. There are plenty of us really wanting to spill blood and worship our god, but we’re lucky if we even get to tag along and catch some of the blood spray.”

A hired Skaven spy noble Azyrite informer confirmed the rumours by sneaking into Hagg Nar and listening in on Morathi’s secret councils. She reportedly believes that her followers “can’t cast Mindrazor to save their lives” and that they should be much more like her “darling Blood Stalkers”.

Editor’s Note: We asked Morathi-Khaine for comment before this article went live, and have just received our intern’s head back on a silver platter. We have chosen to interpret this as a ‘no comment’.