Special Issue: Skink beats odds, slays metallic daemon

After an apocolyptic series of duels, melees, and catastrophic clashes of wit and skill, the skink chief Ga’in’ga’za has triumphed over the mythical beast known only as the Golden Daemon.

The result was a surprise to those who had predicted the battle to go to an individual of more imposing stature and brawn. However the combat was as much a contest of skill as it was of strength, and the clever skink was able to claim the prize through dexterous use of agility and refined technique.

When we approached Ga’in’ga’za in the wake of his victory, we asked for his response to those who said that his size meant that he didn’t deserve the win. Unfortunately our interpreter was unable to make it, so all we understood were the terms for ‘birthing parent’ and ‘the previous night’, followed by what we gathered was a laugh. Hopefully our readers at home can make sense of it.

Skinks to be culled after Seraphon fail to perform

After months of domination on the battlefield the Seraphon menace has declined substantially. Although still considered a significant threat, the cold-blooded armies are no longer achieving the results they had seen before Sigmar updated the rules of war. This has led to the Slann ordering a significant cutback in the Realms’ skink population to conserve resources.

“This is not our preferred course of action,” acknowledged Slann Starmaster Kotkat. “However the Great Plan has evidently changed, and requires us to direct our resources elsewhere. We were overzealous with our Skink spawnings previously, so we are hoping this will enable us to return to the natural balance shortly.”

The Skinks are obviously not very happy about this, protesting in significant numbers on-board the temple-ships and inside the magically formed jungles of the Coalesced. This has provided the Saurus cohorts with ample excuse to cut them down, resulting in significant reptile-on-reptile violence.

Negotiations between the Slann and the Skink Starpriests are ongoing, as they seek to balance the needs of the Great Plan against the scourge of civil war. The Skink party is reportedly aiming to pin the blame onto the Kroxigor, on the basis that out of all the Seraphon they would most benefit from ‘being torn down and started again’.