Manticore

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A deadly Manticore.

Manticores are huge, leonine beasts that soar on leathery wings. [3a]

They are amongst the most powerful of all the predators that live in the north’s mountain ranges. The mutating power of Chaos ensures that no two Manticores are truly alike. Some have manes of writhing serpents, others pelts of iron scales, and many sprout spiked tails with a poison strong enough to boil a man’s blood in his veins. However, all Manticores are berserk killers saturated with primal fury. They are so fierce that they are held by the Dark Elves to be incarnations of Khaine, God of Murder.[1][2]

Manticores tolerate no intruder into their territory and will attack be they humans, a Great Eagle, Griffon or even a Emperor Dragon. [4a]

Heraldry

The Manticore often appears on shields and banners across the Old World. [4a]

Training

There are rumours that certain Elves practice the breeding of Manticores amidst the black obsidian peaks of the mountain ranges that dominate the Land of Chill, far to the west of the Old World. How they manage to tame such vicious creatures is unknown, though many stories indicate that the Elves of that land are every bit as fierce as the Manticore they raise. Scholars that ask too many questions about such matters tend to find few answers or a messy death.[1][2]

Shades are the favoured hunters of such beasts, but even so many Dark Elves die in the expeditions to capture them. They can not be fully broken, but enough to allow a rider to mount them. Even so, they will sometimes ignore the rider and plunge them both into a unexpected battles. [3a]

Manticores can fly.[4a]

Weapons and Equipment

  • 8th Edition: May have Bloodrage, Iron Hard Skin, Lash Tail and Rending Fangs. [4a]

Gallery

Quotes

The rage of a Manticore is legendary and to behold such a creature in its wrath is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Its roar alone can cause warriors to flee the battlefield.

~ Korhil, Captain of the White Lions.[4a]

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Creatures
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Characters Akholrak - Alandrian - Amara - Anethra Helbane - Bracchus - Caldath - Dijin Katal - Duriath Helbane - Felicion Heartkeeper - Furion - Gloreir - Hellebron - Hotek - Kaldor - Kharlissa - Khelthrai - Kouran - Laithikir Fellheart - Lokhir Fellheart - Malekith - Malida - Malus Darkblade - Maranith - Megara - Mengil Manhide - Morathi - Mortharor - Rakarth - Ruerl - Seraphon - Shadowblade - Sulekh - Tullaris - Urathion - Urian Poisonblade - Yeurl
Cities and outposts Clar Karond - Ghrond - Har Ganeth - Har Kaldra - Hag Graef - Karond Kar - Naggarond
Black Arks Ark of Naggor - Blessed Dread - Bringer of Joyous Oblivion - Citadel of Damnation - Citadel of Desolation - Claw of Dominion - Fortress of Eternal Terror - Harbinger of Pain - Immortal Agony - Intolerable Delight - Jade Palace of Pain - Palace of Joyous Oblivion - Ravager of Souls - Shadow of Despair - Talon of Agony - Temple of Spite - Tower of Blessed Dread - Tower of Oblivion - Ultimate Oblivion
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Characters Abrax the Bloody - Aekold Helbrass - Scyla Anfinngrim - Arbaal - Archaon - Arek Daemonclaw - Asavar Kul - Baudros - Beorg Bearstruck - Caramon - Lothar Bubonicus - Dechala - Drusil Spittletongue - Egrimm van Horstmann - Festus the Leechlord - Galrauch - Gilberion - Grimjack - Gurni Ironarm - Harald Hammerstorm - Iskard Lustviper - Kastragar - Kayzk the Befouled - Kholek Suneater - Kordel Shorgaar -Krakanrok the Black - Merga - Mordrek - Morkar - Olaf Wolfhound - Oxblood Foulgrim - Sapir Redwolf - Scyla Anfinngrim - Sigvald - Skarr Bloodwrath - Styrkaar - Tamurkhan - Thorgar the Blooded One - Throgg - Tuula Bloodhair - Valkia - Valnir - Vandred - Vardek Crom - Werner Flamefist - Wulfrik - Yrlman
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