Lethis

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Lethis is a city of Sigmar that was built on the shores of Lake Lethis within the underworld of Stygxx in the Realm of Shyish.[1]

It is dominated by the Stormkeep of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer and also known as the Raven City and was a critcal strategic link for the forces of order between the two realms. [3a]

From it one can see the Deific Mons as an immense silhouette.[2]

History

The region around Lake Lethis was controlled by a powerful Chaos warlord known as the Great Pretender who believed himself to be the reincarnation of Slaanesh. In the aftermath of the Realmgate Wars the Anvils of the Heldenhammer attacked the Chaos forces and defeated them in the Battle of the Screaming Shore. The Great Pretender and his forces retreated to fortresses in the southern lands of Bacchanalia. Upon this land the city of Lethis was founded and the Anvils built a Stormkeep in it.[4a]

Following the Necroquake, Nagash discovered the hidden stormvault and enraged, sent vast armies to break into and release the imprisoned entities and reclaim the artefacts within. Despite the formidable defence of the city which even saw the Celestant-Prime manifest to aid them, the city was stormed by the Nighthaunts under the command of the Mortarch Lady Olynder in what would be known as the Siege of Sorrow. They are aided by the Fyreslayers of the Greyfyrd Lodge who switch sides and open the Onyx gate due to unpaid debts owed by the city. The Midnight Tomb was then breached and a ancient and powerful being released to cause further massive death. [3a][4]

Defences

These wer designed and created by Lord-Ordinator Clavos Arthreus, consequently the city was very heavily defended with many Celestar Ballistas and other war machines, hexagrammatic walls together with raw celestium running through complex sluiceworks. [3a]

Allies that joined the last battle to defend the city included:

Locations

  • Grand Necropolis: The Stormkeep of the Anvils, a forbidding tower that looms over the city. [3a]
  • Sephulchral Gardens[3a]
  • The Veil: Prime realmgate of the city, leading to the Realm of Azyr or other places depending on the phases of the celestial bodies. [3a]
  • Silvermoon Tavern: A gloomy but finely furnished drinking establishment, black wood walls and furniture with many hanging charms and trinkets, all lit by whale tallow lamps. [4a]

Military

Notable

Quotes

Tear open the vaults of Lethis and bring me what is mine. Let every mortal soul within the city feel the deepest despair before they perish.

~ Nagash .[1a]

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