Emotions are running high in the Realm of Death as the Supreme Necromancer picks up his army and leaves, in the middle of a war heavily featuring the Stormcast Eternals.
“There’s absolutely no point in fighting if the Soul-Thief is going to engage in tactics like this,” the Undying King was reported as having said on Femmur, a Death-focused social communications network. “This type of behaviour is ruining the wars that I love.”
Onlookers have described Nagash’s displeasure as focusing particularly on the Vanguard-Raptors, ace hunters of the Stormhosts. Their Longstrike Crossbows are reportedly able to shatter his skeletal form with only seconds of sustained fire, a situation with obvious negatives for the death god.
Nagash has later come out and clarified his comment, stating that the Stormcast generals he did face appeared to be noble opponents (despite being the result of nefarious soul-crime). He has instead reinforced his plea to Sigmar for him to tone down his warriors’ weaponry, threatening to release his own crossbow-wielding ghosts if action is not taken.
Despite a devastating few weeks during the early days of the Soul Wars, the Nighthaunt have begun to fade into the background. Several masters of the Nighthaunt have banded together to try and find a solution to the problem, forming a conclave on the outskirts of Nagashizzar.
After several days of deliberation, the conclave has determined the core issue: the phantasmal nature of the Nighthaunt’s warriors. “It’s all very well to scare the soul out of your enemy,” confided an attendant who wished to remain nameless. “But that’s no use when a brisk breeze blows half your army away.”
Several members of the conclave have travelled to the necropolises of the Ossiarch Empire in a bid to fix this gap in the Nighthaunt physiology. By trading spectral ectoplasm for crafted bone, the Nighthaunt hope to put some spine into their forces and keep their ghosts grounded. Katakros is reportedly amenable to the idea, stating that the idea of adding ghostly auras to his legions would be ‘pretty sick honestly’.
Long considered an urban legend and metaphysical impossibility, studies out of the Azyrite Spectral Collapsing Society have just confirmed the impossible: Ghosts can be banished by stabbing them with pointy sticks.
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