Palanaith

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Palanaith was a High Elf Prince[1d] who was killed by Skaven in Estalia at the Fall of Tor Karyndis. [1c]

He was renowned for his pride and would never refuse a challenge from an enemy and made for an easy target for their missile fire, trusting to his magical armour to protect him. [1d]

History

Around 2300 IC, he negotiated a treaty with the Estalians, and then moved to the ruins of Tor Karyndis where his command raised bright pavilions to awaited the ships from Ulthuan to take them home. However, as Dawn broke, Kaldain of Nagarythe returned to the force warning that Skaven were massing nearby - at the same time, the mage with the elves spoke of a rising tempest of Magic. [1a]

Valaun, a cousin of Palanaith asked to be allowed to take his Silver Helms and exterminate the ratmen which the Prince agreed, pledging to watch the slaughter from the walls of the Tor. [1a] As the Skaven emerged from the woods, the massed knights charged and when the ratmen broken and ran, began to ride them down - however as they moved beyond the range of the archers on the walls, a trio of Brood Horrors emerged and attacked, swiftly devouring Valaun. [1b]

Prince Palanaith ordered his archers forward as he called for his armour even as packs of Wolf Rats began to join the Brood Horrors tearing apart the knights and their mounts. The packs began to swarm towards the archers but they were confronted by a wall of fire conjured by Caluandr of Cothique, allowing the archers to retreat to safety within the walls. [1b]

A white furred Warlock Engineer, Shissik the Pale [1d] appeared with a Basilisk and a great horde of rat men to counter which Palanaith ordered the archers and Eagles Claw batteries into action. Despite huge loses, many Skaven still reached the walls, throwing up ladders whilst fire and tainted shot were unleashed by various war machines. [1b]

The High Elves cut down any and all Skaven that reached the top of the walls but the defenders losses began to grow with the surviving Silver Helms led by Prince Palanaith holding the defence fast. It was then that the basilisk struck, killing the prince. [1c]

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Sources

  • 1: Monstrous Arcanum
    • 1a: The Fall of Tor Karyandis, pg. 100
    • 1b: The Fall of Tor Karyandis, pg. 101
    • 1c: The Fall of Tor Karyandis, pg. 102
    • 1d: The Fall of Tor Karyandis, pg. 105
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