Hellebron

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Hellebron after rejuvenation

Hellebron is the second-oldest of the Hag Queens, leaders of the Witch Elves. [5a]

Cult of Khaine

Being the leader of the cult of Khaine, Lord of Murder, she is also the ruler of Har Ganeth [1a]. She was born in Athel Toralien, a city made by the elven colonists on Elthin Arvan (the Old World). She is the oldest child of Alandrian, one of Malekith's lieutenants as well as ruler of Athel Toralien.[2][3]

Hellebron leads the rites of Khaine and can inspire killing fervour in nearby Dark elves, not just Witch Elves. [6a]

History

She has a bitter rivalry with Morathi, the first and oldest bride of Khaine, who forbids her to take the ritual annual bath in the first Cauldron of Blood during Death Night. Morathi claims that the Cauldron of Battle is a personal gift to her from Khaine himself [4a]

As a consequence Hellebron is forced to bathe herself in other and arguably lesser cauldrons. Despite an yearly increasing amount of blood the rejuvenating effects last less and less time forcing Hellebron to spend many long months as an old and ugly crone while Morathi remains young and beautiful as ever. This personal affront only inflames the personal rivalry between the two even further. [6a]

Morathi has the loyalty of many priestesses and her control over the Cauldron of Blood gives her great influence over the Hag Queens. Hellebron tried once [1b] to free herself of Morathi's leash by refusing to take an annual ritual bath. However the pressure of her ageing was over-whelming, forcing her to survive on the sacrificed blood of her own followers. She didn't refuse the bath on the following year, or ever since.

She is adamant on the persecution and destruction of all Chaos cults and seems to suspect [4b] that Morathi is somehow involved in some of them.

Skills and Powers

She is unmatched in martial ability by any other Hag and even Morathi, a single word from her can reopen old wounds and a light touch kill. [6a]

Status

Despite everything Hellebron is feared, respected and not idly trifled with, being the high priestess of the cult of Khaine, the most important religion of Naggaroth. She may very well be the third most important person of the entire kingdom.

Weapons and Equipment

  • 4th Edition: Amulet of Fire, Deathsword, Light Armour and the Parrying Blade, she rides into battle on a Manticore. [5a]
  • 8th Edition: Amulet of Dark Fire, Cursed Blade and the Deathsword. [6a]
  • Amulet of Fire: Spells cast against the wearer may be dispelled. [5a]
  • Amulet of Dark Fire: Spells cast against the wearer may be dispelled. [6a]
  • Deathsword: A long black sword whose tips leaves a red trail in the air and delivers incredably powerful blows. [5a]
  • Parrying Blade: Blocks an enemy strike. [5a]

Quotes

Now let us drink from the crimson cup so that our lord's desires may be our desires, his appetites are our appetites, his thirst our thirst. Let us glory in the destruction we create in his name.

~ Hellebron on Death Night.[4a]

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Notes

In the 4th Edition Army book, the power of the single Cauldron of Blood could only regenerate her youth and beauty for part of the year. [5a]

Sources

Druchii (Dark Elves)
Units Assassin - Beastmaster - Black Ark Fleetmaster - Black Guard - Bleaksword - Bloodwrack Medusa - Bloodwrack Shrine - Cauldron of Blood - Cold One Chariot - Cold One Knight - Corsair - Dark Elf War Altar - Dark Elf City Guard - Dark Rider - Darkshard - Death Hag - Doomfire Warlock - Doomsteed - Dreadlord - Dreadspear - Executioner - Harpy - High Beastmaster - Kharibdyss - Master - Reaper Bolt Thrower - Shade - Sisters of Slaughter - Sorceress - Supreme Sorceress - War Hydra - Witch Elves
Characters Akholrak - Alandrian - Amara - Anethra Helbane - Bracchus - Dijin Katal - Duriath Helbane - Furion - Gloreir - Hellebron - Hotek - Khelthrai - Kouran - Laithikir Fellheart - Lokhir Fellheart - Malekith - Malus Darkblade - Maranith - Mengil Manhide - Morathi - Rakarth - Ruerl - Seraphon - Shadowblade - Sulekh - Tullaris - Urathion - Urian Poisonblade
Cities and outposts Clar Karond - Ghrond - Har Ganeth - Har Kaldra - Hag Graef - Karond Kar - Naggarond
Black Arks Ark of Naggor - Blessed Dread - Citadel of Damnation - Citadel of Desolation - Claw of Dominion - Fortress of Eternal Terror - Immortal Agony - Jade Palace of Pain - Palace of Joyous Oblivion - Ravager of Souls - Talon of Agony - Temple of Spite - Tower of Blessed Dread - Tower of Oblivion - Ultimate Oblivion
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