Eldritch Fortress

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Eldritch Fortress is a fortress found in Chamon built to the exact specifications of Ephryx, the Ninth Disciple of Tzeentch. It's a colossal fortress with a metal heart and a body clad in skulls. Each tower was crested with jutting blades and daemonic gargoyles capped every corner and and wall. The Chaos Sorcerer resided on its highest tower. Ephryx's paranoia made him keep the true power of the Eldritch Fortress a secret, even to his ally Maerac of Manticorea, who believed it's magics were purely defensive.[1a]

History

He originally built this fort around the monument to a holy artefact that the people of the Glimmerlands created in order to siphon it's magic from it. First he had his slavers enslave thousands from all races, nations and creed. They blinded ogors to hew lead bricks of monolithic sizes and roll them upon lodestone cylinders to make the fortress. First the fortress took the shape of a rough cairn, then an iron keep, then a gilded castle until the divine light was completely hidden and by the time the Age of Sigmar arrived it had grown to colossal sizes, the outer layers covered in the remains of a dozen mortal tribes. The walls were covered in thousands of skulls, but they were no longer made of bone as each night Ephryx transmuted them into copper to better channel the holy magic of Ghal Maraz and glowed with iridescent power. Ephryx planned to use this power to complete a ritual that would convert every realmgate in Chamon to a portal to Tzeentch's Crystal Labyrinth.[1a]

The Celestial Vindicators attacked the fortress resting in the Ruins of Elixia after Ephryx intentionally provoked the forces guarding the Silverway. As they attacked they destroyed the reservoirs of celestial magic using Judicator bolts and their swords. The castle magic-eating properties manage to absorb the weaker bolts, but the stronger ones slowly tore the castle apart. He managed to purge the invading forces with a spell after panicking, wasting the castle power and unintentionally revealing to Sigmar that he had Ghal Maraz.[1c]

Sources

  • 1: Mighty Battles
    • 1a: The Eldritch Fortress, pg. 220-221
    • 1b: A Thunderous Assault, pg. 222-223
    • 1c: A Glimpse Beyond, pg. 228-231