Tzeentch Arcanites

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An army of Arcanite Cultists fighting warriors of the Hammers of Sigmar Stormhost.

Tzeentch Arcanites are the mortal followers of the Architect of Fate, the Chaos god Tzeentch. Many mortal worshippers of Tzeentch are sorcerers, among the most ambitious and the hungriest for power of his servants. Scholars and other educated elites who desire unearthly knowledge and power are often drawn to the service of Tzeentch.[1]

Overview

In the Mortal Realms, Arcanite Cults are often lead by Magisters, powerful sorcerers blessed with mutations and other gifts of the Great Conspirator. They often take complicated or profound titles such as the Grand Vizier of Change or the Keeper of Illusion. They may rule alone or as part of a cabal of the powerful within the cult, they may be mere puppets of Daemons or about to ascend into the ranks of the Daemon Princes.[1]

Fatemasters are the mighty chaos Lords, warriors that crusade on behalf of their master in many and varied ways and forms as they seek to pass the Nine Dreaded Trials of Fate. They may lead grand armies or conduct a secretive guerrilla war in the heart of enemy territory. Curselings are sorcerers who once aspired to the title of Magister but their magic’s drew forth a daemonic parasite and it now grows within - a cackling, twisted homunculus known as a Tretchlet who guides their path. It also allows them to discern lies from truth and so Curselings are sought after by arcanite cults.[1]

Kairic Acolytes are the rank and file cultists and may be found in all walks of life, living as normal members of a mortal society. To become a cultist one must complete the Karic Test of Nine culminating in a walk through warpfire which will either destroy them or transform them. They are able to shift between this and their original form, allowing them to remain hidden whilst the cult grows in strength. Some chosen mortals are gifted Vulcharcs chaos-corrupted carrion birds that feast on magi.[1]

The beast-kin that are dedicated to Tzeentch are known as Tzaangors, some are mutants born to humans, others are the result of transformative spells by a Tzaangor Shaman and yet others are birthed by their own many bearing the mark of their god and creator, often being avian in nature. They are found throughout the Mortal Realms usually divided into two distinct groups. The Skyfires ride upon Discs of Tzeentch. Whilst they can see into the future, they are utterly silent – a pleasing contradiction to their god. The Enlightened are more typical beastmen although they too have a dark gift, the ability to see the past. Tzaangor Shamans are spellcasting beatsmen, they often ride Discs of Tzeentch – Screamers to battle, flinging spells of corruption, destruction and mutation.[1]

Gaunt Summoners stand high in the favour of their god, they are vastly powerful magicians although there are only ever nine in existence at one time.[1] Ogroid Thaumaturges are powerful servants of Tzeentch whose mighty bodies are cloaked in skin which writhes with the same arcane energy as their totemic staves.[1]

Arcanite Cults

Characters

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Daughter of the King of All Ravens Tzeentch Arcanites Magister Human The leader of the Ninety-Nine Feathers, a war-cabal of skin-changers and sorcerers who serve the King of All Ravens
Sharizad Tzeentch Arcanites Magister Human The Many-Splendored One, the Shimmering Countess of Charn was a Champion of Tzeentch
Tri'chlan Tzeentch Arcanites Magister Human Magister and founder of the Cult Esoteric and a member of the Grand Academy in Hammerhal.
Yuhdak of the Ninefold Path Tzeentch Arcanites Magister Human The last prince of the City of Tiers is a powerful sorcerer in the service of Tzeentch, currently seeking the Eight Lamentations
Zagul Tzeentch Arcanites Unknown Human A Tzeentch Arcanite that tried to captured the Slann Telotok in a maze of sorcery, but the powerful Starmaster reverted the trap sealing the Chaos worshipper in a prison made from a constellation of stars.
Ompallious Zeyros Tzeentch Arcanites Knight Human He is also known as the Radiant Knight and is a champion of Tzeentch who travels in the Stalking Keep.
Tzanghur Tzeentch Arcanites Shaman Tzaangor Great Changer of the Hexhoof.
Zyclaw Tzeentch Arcanites Shaman Tzaangor A bitter and power hungry Tzaangor Shaman that leads the Changemasters on a self imposed quest to destroy 999 other magic users in the name of Tzeentch.

Units

Image Unit Faction Grand
Alliance
Warscroll
Curseling M01.jpg
Curseling, Eye of Tzeentch Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Curseling, Eye of Tzeentch Warscroll
Curseling Warscroll
Fatemaster M01.jpg
Fatemaster
Tzeentch Chaos Lord on Disc of Tzeentch
Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Fatemaster Warscroll
Tzeentch Chaos Lord on Disc of Tzeentch Warscroll
Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch M01.jpg
Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Gaunt Summoner Warscroll
Gaunt Summoner with Chaos Familiars Warscroll (Silver Tower)
Kairic Acolyte M01.jpg
Kairic Acolyte Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Battletome: Disciples of Tzeentch wascrolls
Silver Tower Warscrolls
Magister M01.jpg
Magister
Tzeentch Sorcerer Lord
Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Tzeentch Magister Warscroll
Tzeentch Sorcerer Lord Warscroll
Ogroid Thaumaturge M02.jpg
Ogroid Thaumaturge Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Battletome: Disciples of Tzeentch wascrolls
Silver Tower Warscrolls
Tzaangor M01.jpg
Tzaangor Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Battletome: Disciples of Tzeentch wascrolls
Silver Tower Warscrolls
Tzaangor Enlightened M01.jpg
Tzaangor Enlightened Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Warscroll
Tzaangor Shaman M01.jpg
Tzaangor Shaman Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Warscroll
Tzaangor Skyfire M01.jpg
Tzaangor Skyfire Tzeentch Arcanites Chaos Warscroll


See also

Sources

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 - Ossiarch Bonereapers - Soulblight
Grand Host of Nagash - Legion of Blood - Legion of Grief - Legion of Night - Legion of Sacrament