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The Badlands

The Badlands is the name given to the arid, rocky country that lies between the Worlds Edge Mountains and the Dragonback Mountains. To the north of the Badlands lie the Black Gulf and the Blood River, [3] and to the south, the Blind River and the Marshes of Madness.

Flora and Fauna

Thorny scrub brush and gnarled, ash-grey trees are all that grow in the dusty, barren wastes of the Badlands. What water can be found is a foul and stinking brown, thick with mud and unfit for any creature to drink. Contributing to the dismal mood are twisting formations of jagged rock and the omnipresent ruins of the Mourkain Empire, still adorned in leering skulls and other emblems of death and decay.

This desolate land is home to some of the most vicious and brutal tribes of greenskins to be found anywhere. These tribes war constantly with one another, and many of the most successful greenskin leaders in the history of the Old World emerged from the Badlands to lead their tribes on a path of destruction and conquest. The harsh environment and constant state of conflict weed out the weak and unworthy. In the Badlands, only the strongest survive.

History

The Dwarfs used to mine Brightstone deep down under Mount Gunbad, but during the Time of Woe a large horde of Night Goblins attacked and drove the Dwarfs away from the gold-rich mines.

Around -1150 IC, Karadok the Conqueror led his tribe of Daemon worshippers from the east across the Badlands, raiding and burning but Nagash was angered by their intrusion and sent Ushoran and W'soran to wipe them out. In a single night of bloodshed the two Vampires slaughtered him and his tribe, claiming the howling blade he carried as Ushoran throttled him. [2a]

Many years later, Mourkain Necromancers divined the existence of magical ley-lines under the Gunbad mines, determined to reach these magical ley-lines the Necromancers used their undead laborers to dig a great tunnel connecting the tunnels with their own empire, which at that time stretched across the Badlands. In the deepest pit of the Gunbad tunnels, they build a great obsidian henge to channel the potent magical energy of the ley-line convergence, but alas they never had a chance to use this mighty power, for the Mourkain Empire was destroyed not long after having finished the henge.

In -429 IC, the Daemon Prince, Ss'sath gathers ten thousand Daemons that sweep across the Badlands and of them, none fight harder than Bonehell of Khorne and his Infernal Executioners. [1a]

Recent History

Its hard to imagine a more inhospitable land for the Dwarfs to visit, but they have come to the badlands on a very important mission. In response to the fall of Karak Eight Peaks, the blow to the Dwarfs morale have been severe, High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer has proclaimed that the Dwarfs will venture to the Badlands, and forge mighty weapons more powerful than any before, they will be made from the strongest and rarest material known to the Old World, and one of them is Brynduraz, also known as Brightstone.

Rumors of the Mourkain tunnels had long been declared a myth, but interest in the story was renewed when the High King announced his ambitious plan. because the mines under Gunbad mountains was the only known source of Brightstone, the dwarfs had many times in the past tried to reclaim the mines but all had failed disastrously, because the Night Goblins were well entrenched. A secret tunnel leading into the tunnels is just what the Dwarfs need but even if the Dwarfs find a tunnel into the mines transporting the Brightstone back to Karaz-a-Karak will be a very large undertaking.

Most of the Badlands have been mutated and tainted by the vile powers of Chaos, like the nearby marshes of madness. All manner of foul predators, both living and not, prowl the arid and desolate rock-strewn hills and valleys. Ghouls stalk the land looking for fresh meat to feast on, packs of Chaos Hounds hunt for prey to "play with" under the green-tinged moon, Morrslieb. High above black-feathered carrion birds circle, searching with greedy eyes for something to satisfy their never ending hunger. In the southern reaches dwell a large tribe of Orcs who will suffer no trespassing in their territory.

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Badlands Overview

Dwarfs
Units Anvil of Doom - Artillery Guard - Brewmaster - Daemon Slayer - Doomseeker - Dragon Slayer - Dwarf Bolt Thrower - Dwarf Cannon - Dwarf Engineer - Dwarf Firethrower - Dwarf King - Dwarf Lord - Dwarf Master Engineer - Dwarf Miner - Dwarf Mountaineer - Dwarf Ranger - Dwarf Seadog - Dwarf Stone Thrower - Dwarf Thane - Dwarf Warrior - Engineers Guild Organ Gun - Flamecannon - Goblin-hewer - Grudge Thrower - Gyrobomber - Gyrocopter - Hammerer - Ironbreaker - Irondrake - Long Drong's Slayer Pirates - Longbeard - Quarreller - Runelord - Runesmith - Slayer - Thunderer
Characters Alaric the Mad - Alrik Okrisson - Alrik Ranulfsson - Anarbarziz - Arngrim Redbeard - Baldrikk - Baragor - Behram Gundarson - Belegar Ironhammer - Belgrina Fargunsdotr - Borri Silverfoot - Bowli Griefwing - Bragi Axebiter - Berndt Lavaspear - Brok Stonefist - Brokk Gunnarsson - Burlok Damminson - Byrrnoth Grundadrakk - Crazed Khargrim - Drong - Dumwin Stoutbelly - Duregar - Durzak Dragonback - Ergrim Stonehammer - Ethgrim Paingrinder - Finn Sourscowl - Garagrim Ironfist - Gazul - Gorth One-Eye - Gotrek Gurnisson - Gotrek Starbreaker - Grandin Air-Talker - Grimcrag Grunnson - Grimm Burloksson - Grim Grunnson - Grindan Deeplock - Grombrindal - Grungni Ironhand - Gurdok Granitehelm - Gunnar Hrolfsson - Gunnar Torkilsson - Hadrin - Haki Skavensplitter - Heglan Copperfist - Helgar Longplaits - Hengist Cragbrow - Josef Bugman - Kadrin Redmane‎ - Kazador - Kazgar - Keela - Kragg - Krudd Mad-Mattock - Kurgan Ironbeard - Kurgaz - Long Drong - Lunn Yorrisson - Malakai Makaisson - Moera Sure-Strike - Morgrim - Morgrim Bargrum - Mungrun Steelhammer - Nadri Copperfist‎ - Nurn Shieldbreaker - Olaf Greatnose - Olif Thumpcrush - Ranuld Silverthumb - Rogni - Skag - Skalf Blackhammer - Skavor - Skorri Morgrimsson - Smednir - Snekki One-thumb - Snorri Lunngrin - Snorri Nosebiter - Snorri Spangelhelm - Snorri Thungrimsson - Snorri Whitebeard - Stromni Redbeard - Sven Hasselfriesian - Thorek Ironbrow - Thorgrim Grudgebearer - Tordrek Hackhart - Throndik Snorrisson - Throndin Stoneheart - Thungni - Thurgin Ironheart - Thurgrom - Thuringar Zaladrinsson Orc-hewer - Trygg Trollslayer - Ulfar Stonehammer - Ungrim Ironfist - Valaya - Yazeran
Holds Karaz-a-Karak - Barak Varr - Grimmpeak - Karak Angazbar - Karak Angkul - Karak Azgal - Karak Azgaraz - Karak Azul - Karak Kaferkammaz - Karak Eight Peaks - Karak Eksfilaz - Karak Gantuk - Karak Grom - Karak Hirn - Karak Izor - Karak Kadrin - Karak Norn - Karak Ziflin - Karak Zorn - Zhufbar
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Orcs & Goblins
Units Arachnarok Spider - Black Orc - Black Orc Big Boss - Black Orc Warboss - Cave Squig - Colossal Squig - Doom Diver Catapult - Forest Goblin Warboss - Goblin - Goblin Archer - Goblin Big Boss - Goblin Fire Kobold - Goblin Great Shaman - Goblin Shaman - Goblin Wolf Chariot - Goblin Troglagob - Goblin Warboss - Goblin Wolf Rider - Hill Goblin - Mangler Squig - Nasty Skulker - Night Goblin - Night Goblin Big Boss - Night Goblin Fanatic - Night Goblin Great Shaman - Night Goblin Netter - Night Goblin Shaman - Night Goblin Warboss - Orc Arrer Boy - Orc Battle Chariot - Orc Big Boss - Orc Big Un - Orc Boar Boyz - Orc Boar Chariot - Orc Boyz - Orc Great Shaman - Orc Shaman - Orc Warboss - River Troll Hag - Rock Lobber - Savage Orc Big Boss - Savage Orc - Savage Orc Boar Boy - Savage Orc Great Shaman - Savage Orc Shaman - Savage Orc Warboss - Snotling - Snotling Pump Wagon - Spear Chukka - Spider Rider - Squig Herder - Squig Hopper - Troll
Characters Argor Foespike - Azhag - Big Red 'Un - Black Tooth - Borgut Facebeater - Borzag - Brak Batwing - Cragtooth - Crazy Spider - Cruzzik Cacklespit - Dagskar Earscrapper - Dork - Durgath Spine Cracker - Durkol Eye-Gouger - Funglus - Git Guzzler - Gobbla - Goggrul Skarlug - Gorbad Ironclaw - Gorfang Rotgut - Gorgog - Grabnatz Sourbelly - Grimgor Ironhide - Grom the Paunch - Grotfang Skab - Grua Gribbleback - Grulsik Moonclaw - Gulag - Little Gork - Masked Chieftain - Morglum Necksnapper - Oddgit - Ogdruz Swampdigga - Oglok the 'Orrible - Radzog - Roglud - Skabend - Skumwort Skabbad - Slygit - Skarok Gnawrock - Skarsnik - Slygit - Snagla Grobspit - Spinecracker - Squatting Troll - Taugrek the Throttler - Torgoch - Urk Ironskull - Vagraz Head-Stomper - Vish Venombarb - Wurrzag
Strongholds Black Crag - Iron Rock - Mount Bloodhorn - Mount Grimfang - Red Eye Mountain - Thunder Mountain - Black Pit
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