Beastclaw Raiders

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Beastclaw Raiders
Beastclaw 01.jpeg
Grand alliance Destruction
Associated factions Ogor Mawtribes
Main grouping Alfrostuns
Races Ogor
Mounts Mournfang
Stonehorn
Thundertusk
Creatures Blood Vulture
Frost Sabre
Icefall Yhetee
Prayers Everwinter Prayers
Scenery Great Mawpot
Warbands Hrothgorn's Mantrappers


Beastclaw Raiders are a type of Ogor tribes that wander through the Mortal Realms, devouring everything in their stead, leaving nothing but a wasteland of cracked ice and frozen bones.[1] The cold winds are the harbingers of their coming, their vanguard emerging from behind whirling snowflakes.[2] Followed by the supernatural blizzard called the Everwinter they are constantly driven to find fresh hunting grounds ravaging the regions in their path.[4a]

Origin

The origins of the Beastclaw Raiders are shrouded in legends of the Age of Myth. It is said that the Beastclaw were once favoured warriors of Gorkamorka until Baergut Vosjarl, the first Frost King, betrayed Gorkamorka and was punished with the first Everwinter while others claim Sigmar cursed the Beastclaw tribe for their gluttony creating a winter storm to deny their prey and other legends claim that the Everwinter is in fact Winter Gods who were freed by ogors when they opened the Icefell Vaults of Shyish where they were imprisoned by Nagash and now follow the ogors to give them the gift of endless cold.[4a]

Society

The Beastclaw Raiders are known to speak a mysterious language known as Svoringar .[4]

Hunting

They are consummate hunters, with sharp senses, cunning tactics and a ability to relentlessly wander the realms stalking and looking for prey. Armies and empires are their targets quickly become food and fuel for their campfires, leaving behind them nothing but a lifeless and frozen wasteland.[2]

They are known as masters of wilds beasts and highlands predators, known to use them in their hunts. They prefer coldblooded beasts, creatures of ice and snow that cover the earth in crunching frost, like Frost Sabres, Blood Vultures, Yhetees, Mournfangs, Thundertusks and Stonehorns, often using the last three as mounts.[2]

Mawtribes

Religion

They worship the aspect of Gorkamorka known as the Hungering Predator.[2]

Sources

Beastclaw Raiders
Units Beastrider - Blood Vulture - Frost King - Frost Sabre - Frostlord - Huskard - Icebrow Hunter - Icefall Yhetee - Mournfang Pack - Stonehorn - Thundertusk
Characters Braggoth Varduk - Baergut Vosjarl - Hrothgorn Mantrapper
Artwork - Miniatures
Grand Alliances and factions
OrderChaosDestructionDeath
Gloomspite Gitz (Aleguzzler GargantsMoonclanSpiderfangTroggoths) • Ogor Mawtribes (Beastclaw RaidersFirebelliesGutbustersManeaters) • Orruk Warclans (BonesplitterzGreenskinzIronjawzKruleboyz) • Sons of BehematGitmobFimirachMonsters of Destruction