Vokmortian

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Vokmortian, Master of the Bone Tithe is many things to the Ossiarch Bonereapers; an envoy, an overseer, a statesman, and a conqueror. He is blessed with license from Nagash himself to utterly destroy those who defy him, for his duty is to orchestrate the Bone-tithe itself. With this great authority, he has reduced even the most sprawling of empires to nought but dust, for such is the will of the Great Necromancer. [1]

Being the first of the many envoys sent to parley with mortals, he is often the first contact many nations have had with the Bonereapers - a day surely cursed for generations to come. Here, accompanied by an elite Cohort of Bonereapers, he will read the Decree of Nagash in his terrible, rattling voice. At this point it matters not whether the unlucky settlement opens hostilities or gives into these demands; Vokmortian will claim these bones either way. [1]

As the foremost emissary of Nagash, he channels a portion of his lord’s might- what Vokmortian sees, he sees. This connection is so potent that when the Bone-Tithemaster’s demands are denied, Nagash’s lifeless, icy gaze blazes through the spectral visage contained within Vokmortian’s chest, striking those who have displeased him with heart-stopping terror. [1]

This connection extends to him in other ways, too. Whilst Nagash is a god, with all the power associated with that name, he is not omnipotent, and whilst he is the undisputed master of Death (and Undeath), his forces are disparate and varied. This means that often they are unruly or occasionally disloyal. As bearer of the Decree of Nagash, Vokmortian is often sent to bring these unruly Wight Kings or Vampires into line, able to compel them into obeying by merely lifting the scroll. It is this that makes him one of the most dangerous creatures in the Realm of Shyish. [1]

Legends

Vokmortian's work has earned him many titles and made him the subject of legends across the underworlds and beyond. In Ossia, he is the Master of the Bone-tithe; in Stygxx, he is the Baron Skalle, who can judge a soul's sins at a glance; the hero-spirits of Hallost tell stories of the monstrous vulture-king, the Cairnvalk, who haunts the Endless Boneyard and steals the remains of the fallen for his court; in the Reclaimed Demesnes of Aqshy, there is the legend of the Ashen Minstrel who emerged from a volcano long ago to spirit away the greatest of the Candescent Raiders.[2a]

Legends say Vokmortian can speak every language ever known, that he was the first Bonereaper to be created and that Nagash used a portion of his own body in Vokmortian's creation, that he can steal a soul with a touch, that the severed heads on his staff whisper the secrets of enslaving all life, that he is not one being but many fragments of a single entity in Nagashizzar, and much more. All the legends agree, however, that he is the instrument of Nagash.[2a]

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Ossiarch Bonereapers
Units Gothizzar Harvester - Hekatos (Necropolis Stalker - Immortis Guard) - Kavalos Deathrider - Liege-Kavalos - Morghast (Archai - Harbinger) - Mortek Crawler - Mortek Guard - Mortisan (Boneshaper - Ossifactor - Soulmason - Soulreaper)
Characters Arkhan the Black - Dzendt - Ghuri-Xza - Horrek Venzai - Kainan's Reapers (Binar Khenta - Hakor - Kainan - Karu - Nohem - Senha) - Katakros - Necrosian Cabal (Grand Necromystic - Sinistral Master - Thrice-Sculptor) - Vokmortian - Xaramos - Ygnopatris Xaranos - Zandtos
Ossiarch Legions Crematorians - Ivory Host - Mortis Praetorians - Null Myriad - Petrifex Elite - Stalliarch Lords
Artwork - Miniatures - Endless Spells