Despite their widespread use amongst Nurgle’s daemonic legions, and their recent adoption by the Pusgoyle Blightlords, there is growing discontent amongst the Plague God’s followers surrounding their use of Rot Fly mounts.
“I’d much rather have a horse,” confided a Blightlord who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “The droning of these things is really hard on the ears, and they only live for a few days anyway. I spend more time replacing my mount than actually riding it!”
The Azyr Weekly can exclusively report that no cost-benefit report was completed before Nurgle mandated the use of Rot Flies, nor were there any consultation periods or feedback sessions. The choice appears to have been driven primarily through aesthetic considerations, a consistent weakness of the Ruinous Powers.
Despite the protestations however change seems to be actively resisted within the Garden. Despite this followers are looking at their situation optimistically, with one plague daemon advising “It could be worse. We could be riding snails.”
Embarrassment in Nurgle’s legions today as we receive word that Gorgulch the Wartful, Blightking, has excused himself from an upcoming battle due to feeling perky and ‘on the ball’.
“I’m really sorry guys,” reads a note exclusively obtained by the Azyr Weekly. “I haven’t leaked any pus from my boils all night, and they’re even drier this morning. I don’t think I’ll be any use at the battle today, and I’m worried about not spreading anything.”
Exalted Spokesdaemons from Nurgle’s Garden have refused to comment directly on the matter, only issuing a statement that reiterates Nurgle’s commitment to a diseased and rotting workforce. Gorgulch has also avoided our reporters, laying low while he recuperates.
The cause for Gorgulch’s situation is unknown, but may be the result of a proposed Anti-Plague being prepared by the Clans Pestilens. Rumours have it that this sickness reverses sicknesses sourced from Grandfather Nurgle, with the goal of later replacing them with Great Horned Rat-approved illnesses. Publications labelling this supposed plague a treatment have been labelled as ‘lies-slander’ by the Plague Priests.