Led by Hogrog uk Weirdklaw and Dyrnawen Silverfish, the Soulmuncherz are a terrifying alliance of convenience. While the armies of Gorkamorka fight to earn their place in “da grate saga”, the Idoneth Deepkin endeavour to turn the lake’s secrets against Nagash.
Although any faction can join any Coalition, the majority of da Soulmuncherz number among…
- Idoneth Deepkin
- Orruk Warclans
- Ogor Mawtribes
- Gloomspite Gitz
Da Soulmuncherz, as the greenskins and Ogors among their number call themselves, were born of the Skoga Grakk, an alliance brokered by the Slann Starmaster Zectoka to destroy the holy city of Amasya alongside the Seraphon, Sylvaneth, and Idoneth Deepkin. In the battles that followed, the Idoneth and the children of Gorkamorka developed a grudging respect for each other. With their war ended and the Ghyrplunge opened, this respect would grow into something akin to friendship.
Brokered by the Wurrgot Prophet Hogrog ug Weirdklaw and the Isharann Soulscryer Dyrnawen Silverfish of the Void Trenches, da Soulmuncherz quickly developed a devastating strategy: the Idoneth would mask the approach of greenskin Warclans and ogor Mawtribes alike with their aether-sea majicks, catching their foes unaware until a tide of fury and muscle was already upon them.
The presence of the Ur-Whale has proven to be a point of further kinship, for both cultures hold the mighty godbeast in equal parts respect and awe, if for their own reasons…
Hogrog ug Weirdklaw
Hogrog ug Weirdklaw is a Wurrgog Prophet of the Badfangs, a tribe of Bonesplitterz from the dry and windswept Uzmorgarg plains of Aqshy. Loaded up with the most potent and powerful of the magic bones his tribe has found, Hogrog has set out into the Realms. The Badfangs have been empowered by Hogrog’s revelation that language itself carries the raging essence of Gorkamorka, and that WAAAGH! energy can be harnessed just like the power contained within monsters’ bones and “teef”.
Hogrog is a storyteller without compare- well, at least among grots, orruks, and ogors. His tall tales are spoken with the booming voice of Gorkamorka, and while they’re hardly what you would call coherent, they nevertheless serve to inspire all who hear them. As the war for Lake Bykaal begins, Hogrog has begun speaking of “da grate saga”, an epic legend yet to be told where even the weakest grot has a part to play.
Dyrnawen Silverfish of the Void Trenches hails from the sinister Mor’phann enclave of Shyish. A master of soul magic among an enclave already renowned for their aptitude, it was his stroke of brilliance to combine the violence of Gorkamorka’s primitives with the chill mists of the Aethersea, creating arguably the most deadly alliance to make war upon Lake Bykaal.
Although harvesting strong souls with minimal risk to the Deepkin is an undoubtedly beneficial aspect of their pact, it is not the reason Dyrnawen and his kin fight. They have discovered withered Namarti souls among the lake’s waters, the aelf spirits of the dead reduced to little more than sightless fish. These were lost souls that were not salvaged to their chorrileum upon death, fated now swim in the dark of Bykaal’s depths. They must be salvaged before they can be lost forever.
Furthermore, there are few oceanic spirits more powerful than the Ur-Whale’s; with the Mor’phann’s home of Mor’drechi threatened by Nagash’s legions, the godbeast could prove to be the enclave’s savior were it turned against the Undying King…