Great Taurus

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A Great Taurus

The Great Taurus are flying creatures of pure rage, manifesting itself in the form of a red, winged bull wreathed in flames and smoke. [1][3a]

Bale Taurus

The mightest of their kind are known as Bale Taurus and are immortal, being unable to die unless by violence. [3a]

Lammasu

The powerful and strangely charasmatic Lammasu is thought to be a rare mutation of the Great Taurus. [4a]

Habitat

They reign supreme in the ashen wastes of the Dark Lands where they must battle Dragons, Goblins, Ogres Orcs, Trolls and Wyverns. Unless the Winds of Magic are blowing unsually strongly they seldom stray far from this region as is suffused by the Wind of Aqshy. [4a]

History

Chaos Dwarfs legends say that they were once people of their race mutated in living bull-furnaces to serve the god Hashut and call them the Red Bulls of Hashut. They stable them beneath the great temple to the god in Zharr-Naggrund and powerful Chaos Dwarfs are hence able to ride them into battle. [2a]

Another legend is that (unknown) gods originally sent the Great Taurus as a punishment for a terrible transgression that occurred in the heart of a once-fertile land. It is said that the inhabitants had begun to worship the Ruinous Powers, hurling those who would not give up their faith into an active caldera. The volcano then erupted laying waste to the land for hundreds of miles and from this inferno emerged the first Great Taurus to hunt down any survivors. [5a]

Powers

The fire they breathe is hot enough to melt iron, and enemy weapons instantly soften and blunt as their wielders are about to deliver the blow. When its rage reaches its peak, the flames burst out of its throat and eyes, which usually resolves with the creature smashing its way into a large regiment.[1] Its hide is bright red, flickering with sparks and is thick enough to resist heavy blows. [2a]

Weapons and Equipment

  • 8th Edition: Blazing Body, Fuelled by Fire. May have Bloodrage and Flaming Breath. [4a]

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Quotes

It descended from the dark skies like a firebolt. Hotter than a forge were its fires, and many of our kin were slain. On this beast we have sworn revenge.

~ Ungrim Ironfist's Book of Grudges.[4a]

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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 Astragoth - Bazherak - Cinderbreath - Drazhoath - Ghorth - Gorduz Backstabber - Thymbrin Snakebeard - Tordrek Hackhart - Zhatan
Cities and Strongholds Black Fortress - Tower of Gorgoth - Uzkulak - Zharr-Naggrund - Zhugulzar
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Creatures
Creatures Abyssal Terror - Amphisbaena - Arachnarok Spider - Bastiladon - Bat Swarm - Boar - Boar Centaur - Bog Octopus - Brood Horror - Carmine Dragon - Carnosaur - Carrion - Chameleoleech - Chaos Steed - Chimera - Coatl - Cockatrice - Cold One - Colossal Squig - Culchan - Dark Pegasus - Dark Steed - Demigryph - Dragon - Dread Abyssal - Dread Maw - Elven Steed - Familiar - Fell Bat - Fen Worm - Frog - Giant Frog - Giant Rat - Giant Scorpion - Giant Spider - Gigantic Spider - Gorger - Great Cave Squig - Great Eagle - Great Pox Rat - Great Sabre-toothed Snow Leopard - Great Stag - Great Taurus - Great Wolf - Griffon - Helldrake - Hellsteed - Heomreth - Hippogriff - Hippogryph - Hixa - Hydra - Incarnate Elemental of Beasts - Incarnate Elemental of Death - Incarnate Elemental of Fire - Jabberslythe - Jabberwock - Jaguar - Jungle Swarm - Kharibdyss - Ki-rin - Lammasu - Leviathan - Lion - Mammoth - Mangler Squig - Manticore - Mourngul - Nightmare - Nightraven - Pegasus - Phoenix - Preyton - Rat Ogre - Razorbill - Razordon - Razorgor - Reik Eel - Rhinoxen - Ripperdactyl - Sabre-Toothed Tiger - Sabretusk - Salamander - Sea Dragon - Siren - Skeletal Steed - Slaughterbrute - Sphinx - Squig - Stegadon - Stirpike - Stonehorn - Terradon - Terrorgheist - Thunder Lizard - Toad Dragon - Thundertusk - Tregara - Troglodon - Unicorn - Varghulf - Warhawk - War Hydra - Warp Bat - Wild Cat - Wolf - Wolf-Rat - Wyvern
Notable Creatures Akholrak - Amanar - Angranir - Araugnir - Argaer - Ashtari - Balorith - Baudros - Big Red 'Un - Blackfang - Boneripper - Bracchus - Bruwor - Bubebolos - Caledair - Ceithin-Har - Crimson Scourge - Deathclaw - Deathfang - Draukhain - Galrauch - Ghoritch - Gordinar - Gribbleback - Grymloq - Indraugnir - Kalandrithir - Kalgalanos the Black - Lamoureux - Maedrethnir - Malgrimace - Mergaste - Minaithnir - Mordrak - Oblast Beast - Oriel - Seraphon - Silak - Silver Wind - Skaladrak Incarnadine - Skoll - Xltzhpctli - Ymwrath - Vranesh - Zlaaq - Zwup
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