Alcadizaar the Conqueror was, some might say, the second greatest leader of Nehekhara, and in a sense, the saviour of the world. He is second only to the great king Settra in his conquests but his name has fallen from history, much as the rest of Nehekharan history. By slaying Nagash he saved the world from domination by the Undead. He was the last living king of Khemri (and Nehekhara).
Alcadizaar reigned in the period of about -1200IC by the Imperial Calendar. His reign was highly successful as he reunited Nehekhara under an iron grip. The kings of Zandri, Numas, Mahrak, Lybaras and Rasetra all bowed their heads to him and offered the greatest of tributes. He was a wise ruler and the region experienced great prosperity and joy.
Then Nagash returned from exile. In a series of titanic battles, Alcadizaar pushed Nagash back to his realm of Nagashizzar. Even slaying his Vampiric general, Vashanesh. Nagash had underestimated this great general, but he would not do it again.
Cursed Lahmia was conquered, sacked and its people enslaved, but from then on plague racked the country. The rivers ran red with blood and poison and every living thing suffered. The Liche Priests were the only unaffected people as they were beyond death. This is when the land became desolate, the dead outnumbering the living. Alcadizaar sat upon his throne and wept, for he could not fight this enemy with swords and arrows.
Then, for a second time, Nagash came and this time easily swept aside the ragged and thinned defenders. Alcadizaar was carried off in chains to the palace of Nagash.
Nagash then cast his spell, turning the dead to living and under his rule. He missed one person however; Alcadizaar was languishing in Nagash's cell, safe from the deadly power he was unleashing. He was released from his prison by the Skaven, who also handed him the Fellblade. Alcadizzar ran to the throne room where Nagash was recovering from his spell casting. Even though Nagash was weak, he was still a powerful swordsman. Eventually Alcadizaar wore him down until he was slain, ending the threat of eternal servitude by the ancient, long dead, kings of Nehekhara.
Alcadizaar leaves the history books, possibly due to losing his mind over the grief and destruction of his land, and being the only member of Nehekhara still alive.
He stumbled into the mountains, broken, burnt and naked but unable to die until his soul was torn out of his body but the Crown of Sorcery he carried with him. He was found by Kadon who bound his soul and the fragment of Nagash back to his body before returning with it to Mourkain. [2a]
- 1: Warhammer Armies: Tomb Kings (6th Edition), pg. 7
- 2: Warhammer Armies: Skaven (7th Edition), Needs Citation
- 2: Neferata (novel)
- 2a: Chapter Thirteen, pg. 305