Skaven Eshin

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This article is for the Eshin clans of the Mortal Realms. For the Great Clan from the World-That-Was see: Clan Eshin.

The Clans Eshin are mysterious and deadly, in a society in which treachery is an art form they are the masters of stealth, assassination and spying.[1]

Seemingly apolitical, the Clans Eshin are, from the outside anyway, stable and free from infighting. They offer all the other clans their expert skills of death dealing and espionage with agents and assassins that can-not be matched. [1]


Even the Masterclan are unsure of the motives, full capabilities and even enclaves and bases of this intensely secretive Great Clan, in particular other skaven do not know how they instil such apparent discipline in their warriors. Their masters are often protected and obscured by body-doubles and illusionary magic and many many skaven constantly speculate on why Eshin have never sought to take control over Blight City, something that fills them with a potent mixture of fear and paranoia. [2e]

They have a vast array of powerful weapons and magic’s at their disposal and their adepts and Masters can walk on shadows and slip through a hole no larger than a coin. Whilst they are well known for their assassinations - they are also fully capable of fielding packs of Night Runners and Gutter Runners to attack in force. They can strike from ambush and attack rear-echelon forces and artillery and dispatch officers. Finally there are the terrifying Verminlord Deceivers.[2e]

It is thought that the chief burrow stronghold of the clan is in the Realm of Ulgu but nothing more is known about its size, strength or location. [2e]


The Eshin acknowledge the Great Horned Rat as the Shadow of Murder, he who compels them to murder those who are in a position of power and to cause panic, confusion and anarchy in their rivals until they can claim their rightful place as rulers of the Skaven race. [2e]


At the end of the Age of Chaos, Clans Eshin agents in the Realm of Azyr discover Sigmar’s plans to return with a new army, their masters plot to make the best use of this information, which even the gods of Chaos are not privy to. [2d]

Many skaven clans are devastated by the arrival of the Stormcast Eternals, but others are warned by Eshin agents. Those that are shattered by the onslaught provide plenty of new slaves and resources for the Clans Eshin. [2d]

Following his return to Azyrheim after driving the Skaven out of the Shasmodach jungles, they assassinate Sethril Brightblade, a heroic Drakelord of the Order Draconis, carving their rune into his chest. [2d]

Known Clans



Image Unit Faction Grand
Gutter Runner M01.jpg
Gutter Runner Skaven Eshin Chaos Warscroll
Night Runner M01 AoS.jpg
Night Runner Skaven Eshin Chaos Warscroll
Deathmaster M01.jpg
Deathmaster Skaven Eshin Chaos Warscroll
Skaven Deathrunner M01.jpg
Skaven Deathrunner Skaven Eshin Chaos Silver Tower Warscrolls
Verminlord Deceiver M01.jpg
Verminlord Deceiver Skaven Eshin Chaos Warscroll

See Also


Grand Alliances and factions
Order Collegiate Arcane - Darkling Covens - Daughters of Khaine - Devoted of Sigmar - Dispossessed - Eldritch Council - Free Peoples - Fyreslayers - Idoneth Deepkin - Ironweld Arsenal - Kharadron Overlords - Lion Rangers - Order Draconis - Order Serpentis - Phoenix Temple - Scourge Privateers - Seraphon - Shadowblades - Stormcast Eternals - Swifthawk Agents - Sylvaneth - Wanderers
Chaos Brayherds - Chaos Gargants - Daemons of Chaos - Daemons of Khorne - Daemons of Nurgle - Daemons of Tzeentch - Everchosen - Hosts of Slaanesh - Khorne Bloodbound - Monsters of Chaos - Nurgle Rotbringers - Skaven Eshin - Skaven Masterclan - Skaven Moulder - Skaven Pestilens - Skaven Skryre - Skaven Verminus - Slaves to Darkness - Thunderscorn - Tzeentch Arcanites - Warherds
Beasts of Chaos - Blades of Khorne - Disciples of Tzeentch - Maggotkin of Nurgle - Skaventide
Legion of Azgorh - Tamurkhan's Horde
Destruction Aleguzzler Gargants - Beastclaw Raiders - Bonesplitterz - Firebellies - Gitmob Grots - Greenskinz - Gutbusters - Ironjawz - Maneaters - Moonclan Grots - Spiderfang Grots - Troggoths
Gloomspite Gitz
Death Beasts of the Grave - Deadwalkers - Deathlords - Deathmages - Deathrattle - Flesh-Eater Courts - Nighthaunt - Soulblight
Grand Host of Nagash - Legion of Blood - Legion of Grief - Legion of Night - Legion of Sacrament