Ikit Claw

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Ikit Claw

Ikit Claw is a Chief Warlock of Clan Skryre and the emissary of Lord Warlock Morskittar, one of the Lords of Decay.

Ikit Claw has dedicated his life to the study of Magic, be it of Human, Elf or otherwise. He has journeyed to many places in the decades leading up the Second Skaven Civil War, including Cathay, the burial vaults of Vorshgar in northern Naggaroth, the island of Albion in search of the magic of the Old Ones and Lustria to visit the ancient and monolithic ruins which have stood for millenia. The knowledge Ikit Claw gained from his journeys around the world allowed him to create a tome of the spells of the civilised world.[1]

Once he returned to Skavenblight, he found the Lords of Decay close to the edge of civil war after the failure of Clan Pestilens Red Pox on Bretonnia. He quickly heard that Lord Morskittar had retreated to the Clan Skryre quarter of Skavenblight and was awaiting the downfall. Sure enough, Clan Pestilens attempted to force control of the Council of Thirteen and the fighting spilled out into the streets. Lord Morskittar sent Ikit Claw with his Warlock Engineers to the temple where Ikit slew all who opposed him because of his amazing control over magic. He managed to secure the temple with an iron grip and Morskittar announced himself as the ruler of the Skaven, although fighting had already spilled out into the rest of the Under-Empire and no one was listening any more.

Morskittar ruled Skavenblight for centuries, driving out the other clans from the tunnels and other quarters of the city while invoking great magical feats, which Ikit Claw used to enhance his already prodigious abilities. It was this which allowed him to sense the oncoming tide of Chaos in the Second War against Chaos and to allow Clan Skryre to prepare for the announcement by the Grey Seers of their intention to invoke the Horned Rat and end the civil war.[2]

Like all other members of Clan Skryre, Ikit Claw enjoys tinkering with machines and magic and, with his latest invention the Warp-lightning Cannon[3], he has been successful in several campaigns against Dwarfs, Orcs and Humans alike. Long ago, Ikit's arm and face were badly burned in an accident and he lost a lot of his fur. To conceal this he has created a mask and skeletal claw to cover his face and arms of iron, crystal and brass to strengthen his arm. While primarily an aid to movement, his claw contains a small Warpfire Projector and bears Storm Daemon, a sword which he created in his own forges deep in the Under-City of pure warpstone [4].

Notes & sources

  1. Warhammer Armies: Skaven (6th Edition), p. 71
  2. Warhammer Armies: Skaven (6th Edition), p. 71
  3. Warhammer Armies: Skaven (6th Edition), p. 65
  4. Warhammer Armies: Skaven (4th Edition), p. 71
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