Pegasus (plural, Pegasi), are the mysterious winged horses of magical origin.
They look like magnificent white steeds with elegant feathered wings. Their coats sparkle under the sun in a manner reminiscent of light playing over new-fallen snow. While Pegasi are not really faster than regular horses, they wings allow them to fly above anything. What is really valued in them, however is their strength, comparable to that of a Chaos Steed and the Skaven-like creations, making them a valued mount.
A Pegasai's wingspan can reach as much as 25 feet. Whilst most are white in colour, a few are pitch black with glowing red eyes and a foaming red mouth. [5a]
Mount of Heroes
Sometimes lucky Knights of the Realm might be able to find a Pegasus as their mount, forming fearsome Pegasus Knights, some of them might even become noble Paladins or powerful Dukes. However, the Bretonnians are not the only army able to use them, for when the Storm of Magic starts, any wizard, regardless of race, is able to use the Scroll of Binding to summon these wild creatures to do their bidding.
Lords and Sorcerers of many nations seek a Pegasi as a mount for they can be extremely loyal steeds, able to anticpate their master's requirements. Some wizards use simple cantrips to communicate with them. [6a] Foals are stolen from nests in the Grey Mountains to be reared as mounts and whose hide is glistening white. [7a]
A breed specific to the plateaus of the Arabyan Mountains, able to absorb the sun's heat and transmute it into a burning light that flows over their skin. If threatened by a enemy - they can discharge this energy into them in a searing flash. [6a]
The greatest of their kind, only the richest and most powerful nobles own a Royal Pegasus, for they are incredibly rare. Those fortunate enough treat theirs with the greatest respect, almost as if it were a peer. Each Bretonnian Lord has a handful of Knights Errant in his retinue whose responsibility it is to care for this, his prized possession and noblest of steeds. Peasants are never allowed near these beasts, lest their stench or clumsiness causes the pegasus harm - indeed, tales tell of the obsessive Volstall of Quenelles, who executed any peasant that even gazed upon his steed. Those superhuman Grail Knights, who own such beasts, often ride to war in units of elite "Royal Pegasus Knights".
Weapons and Equipment
- 8th Edition: May have Radiant Aura or Serrated Horns. [6a]
- 1: Games Workshop Pegasus
- 2: Games Workshop Pegasus Knights
- 3: Games Workshop Brettonian Hero
- 4:Total War: Warhammer
- 5: Warhammer Armies (3rd Edition)
- 5a: Pegasus, pg. 24
- 6: Storm of Magic
- 6a: Pegasi, pg. 96
- 7: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition),
- 7a: Pegasi, pg. 18