Al Muktar's Desert Dogs
Al Muktar's Desert Dogs
Al Muktars Desert Dogs are a mercenary unit originating in Araby.
Werner Glook was sent to an exclusive school in Marienburg as a young boy. Years later he travelled to the city of Lasheik in Araby. In the city he was accosted by a group of young vagabonds, but he ordered them in a commanding voice to stop. The boys fled, wondering how an Old Worlder could speak their language. Possibly he could be Al Muktar (Son of the Desert) whose return had been predicted. Werner knew nothing of this legend and was oblivious as his fame started to spread. After some time, he ventured into the surrounding desert to examine the various ruins. Three days later he was ambushed by a party of bandits led by Sheikh Ahmed Shufti. He fought against them, taking down a number of men before he was captured. He was tortured by Ahmed for three days, during which he gave no cry of pain. Throughout his torture he heard the bandits refer to 'Al Muktar'. Ibn, a blind boy who Werner had hired as a guide, talked to the Bandits about the things Werner had done in Lashiek. Some of the Bandits possessions began disappearing as well, a sure sign of The Curse of Al Muktar. On the third night Werner cried out "Al Muktarrr..." the Bandits, already spooked by Ibn's tales cried out to Werner "Al Muktar... Al Muktar... Please forgive us". Werner forgave them for his torture. Werner - now under the name of Al Muktar - became a desert warrior with the bandits. His bandits became feared all along the coast of Araby, their battle cry of "Al Muktar" sending Old Worlders and citizens of Araby fleeing. They became known as the Desert Dogs, with huge scimitars often heralding the downfall of a merchant or explorer. They became such a threat that the Sheikh of Lasheik had to hire them as mercenaries with large bribes. They first went to the lands of the Undead, then they went to the Badlands and the Border Princes. They soon became known throughout the world. The curse of Al Muktar has never truly been lifted from the bandits as small possessions of theirs still mysteriously disappear.
Al Muktar - formerly Werner Glook.
Sheikh Ahmed Shufti - Leader of the Bandits that originally captured Werner Glook. Never forgiven himself for his mistreatment of Al Muktar
Ibn - A blind boy hired by Werner Glook as a guide to the ruins. Now the standard bearer.
Warhammer Armies - Dogs of War.