Hellebron is the second-oldest of the Hag Queens, leaders of the Witch Elves. 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.
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.
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.
Despite of 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.
- 1: Warhammer Armies: Dark Elves (7th Edition)
- 2: Needs Citation - The Sundering (Omnibus) by Gav Thorpe, pgs. 279-280
- 3: The Bloody Handed (novella), part one by Gav Thorpe
- 4: Warhammer Armies: Dark Elves (6th Edition)