Daemonsmith

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The Chaos Dwarfs are ultimately led by the 'Daemonsmiths', a position that combines the role of sorcerer, priest of Hashut and master engineer. [1a]

These sorcerers are powerful magic users, but are inflicted with a curse of petrification which slowly turns their flesh into blackened stone. The oldest sorcerers are now just immobile statues, their mighty minds trapped inside forever. [1a]

History

When their Dwarf ancestors stood on the brink of death in the Time of Woe, it was a group of sorcerers who saved them, in time raising the great city of Zharr-Naggrund. As their civilisation grew, they created many and varied works of dark engineering and darker magic, raising huge obsideon and black iron towers. [1a]

After a Sorcerer Lord was assassinated by a Wood Elf in the Temple of Hashut itself, the Chaos Dwarfs declared that they would never forgive or forget the insult. Discovering that his home was the forests near the headwaters of the Skull River every hundred years on the anniversary of the murder, they dispatch an army to burn the forests and kill any elves that challenge them. In 2497 IC, General Vraznak led an unusually large force to enact vengeance leading to the Battle of Skull River. [4a]

Society

This group, led by the most senior of the number, are the masters of the Chaos Dwarf empire and dictate to the warriors and crafts-dwarfs below them, who in turn are masters of the multitude of slaves who by number alone make up by far the majority of life in the empire. Only a few hundred are active any any one time but they rule the Chaos Dwarfs with each having their own domain, forges, strongholds, soliders and slaves tos erve them. [1a]

The oldest amongst them invariably have the most power as, like their western cousins, the Chaos Dwarfs have a deep respect for age and knowledge. [1a]

Magic

Weapons and Equipment

  • 4th Edition: Sorcerer Lord: Hand Weapon. May have Additional Hand Weapon, Double Handed Weapon, Flail, Halberd, Hand Gun, Heavy Armour, Light Armour, Pistol, Shield, Spear. May have upto four Magic Items. May ride a Monster, usually a Great Taurus or Lammasu. [2a]
  • 4th Edition: Sorcerer: Hand Weapon. May have Additional Hand Weapon, Double Handed Weapon, Flail, Halberd, Hand Gun, Heavy Armour, Light Armour, Pistol, Shield, Spear. May have Magic Items. May ride a Monster, usually a Great Taurus or Lammasu. [2a]
  • 8th Edition: Sorcerer-prophet: Blackshard Armour, Darkforged Weapon. May have Blood of Hashut, Naphtha Bombs, Pistol. May have Magic Items. May ride Bale Taurus, Great Taurus or Lammasu.[1b]
  • 8th Edition: Daemonsmith Sorcerer: Blackshard Armour, Ensorcelled Weapon. May have Naphtha Bombs, Pistol. May have Magic Items. [1b]
  • Blood of Hashut: Vials of deadly alchemical substances saturated with Daemonic magic. [1a]
  • Darkforged Weapon: Uniquely created by the Sorcerer, they are shaped by the infusions of nightmares and dark runes. [1a]
  • Naphtha Bomb: Explosive flasks containing chemicals and the filtered essence of fire spirits. [1a]

Gallery

Miniatures

Quotes

Fools all. They known nothing of our great work, of what we have accomplished. Our kin will never progress while they continue to look to a meaningless past for guidance. The old Dwarf empires all fell - doesn't that seem like a significant sign of their weakness? Their adherence to 'tradition' will be their downfall.

~ Vikram Flametongue, Chaos Dwarf Sorcerer. [3]

Sources

Chaos Dwarfs
Units Bazuka - Black Orcs - Bull Centaurs - Bull Centaur Lord - Bull Centaur Renders - Chaos Siege Giant - Chaos Dwarf Berserker - Chaos Dwarf Blunderbusses - Chaos Dwarf Crossbowmen - Chaos Dwarf Lord - Chaos Dwarf Hero - Chaos Dwarf Mortar - Chaos Dwarf Swivel Gun - Chaos Dwarf Warrior - Daemonsmith Sorcerer - Death Rocket - Deathshrieker Rocket Launcher - Dreadquake Mortar - Earthshaker Cannon - Hellcannon - Hobgoblin Archers - Hobgoblin Bolt Thrower - Hobgoblin Cutthroats - Hobgoblin Khan - Hobgoblin Raiders - Hobgoblin Warriors - Hobgoblin Wolf Riders - Infernal Castellan - Infernal Guard - Iron Daemon War Machine - K'daai Destroyer - K'daai Fireborn - Lammasu - Magma Cannon - Sneaky Gits - Sorcerer-Prophet - Tenderiser - Whirlwind
Characters Abnagg Hellbeard - Astragoth - Bazherak - Black Dwarf - Cinderbreath - Drazhoath - Gargath - Ghorth - Gorduz Backstabber - Thymbrin Snakebeard - Tordrek Hackhart - Vraznak - Zhatan - Zochaz
Cities and Strongholds Black Fortress - Tower of Gorgoth - Uzkulak - Zharr-Naggrund - Zhugulzar
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