Gloom

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A group of howling Glooms[1c]

The spirits known as Glooms are the furious remains of ancient slaves.[1c]

Overview

When one of the ancient tribal leaders of the Old World died it was customary for many of his warriors, guards, and retainers to willingly die as well, so as to accompany him into the realm of the dead.[1b] Those who were his slaves, however, were not given a choice, instead being burnt alive atop great pyres. Those killed this way were thought to have their essence bound to service in the next land, whether they wanted to or not. The spirit of these slaves became Glooms.[1b][1c]

Filled with rage at their bad deaths and resentful of those who condemned them to it, Glooms retain a measure of their free will, something not found in most of a Barrow King’s servants. Still subject to the fears, terrors, and wrath of the living, at least to a degree, a Gloom seeks comfort in numbers and resists attempts by Necromancers to bind him, longing for true death.[1a][1b][1c]

One such individual, the infamous Lichemaster Heinrich Kemmler, came to the burial mounds of the ancients scattered about the wild heaths of Athel Loren's outskirts[2] specifically to awaken those within. At a place particularly dense with burial mounds, called now Cairnost,[3] he raised the departed as the Army of the Cairns. Glooms, cursed to lurk about the sites of their long-vanished pyres, fought in great numbers alongside him during his conflict against the Wood Elves at the Battle of the Cairns, struggling to free themselves the whole time.[1b][1c]

Weapons and Equipment

  • 6th Edition: Throttling dead hands.

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Notes

Their models were made by painting classic Spirit Host models as statues, rebasing them on smaller bases, then attaching mossy foliage. They could also be run as Ghouls or Zombies.[1c]

Sources

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