Verminus

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Verminus
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Clanrats.
Grand alliance Chaos
Associated factions Skaventide
Main grouping Skaven Clan
Core resources Warpstone
Races Skaven
Verminlord
Mounts Brood Horror
Scenery Skaven Gnawhole
Warbands Spiteclaw's Swarm


The Verminus Clans are the Skaven clans that focus on the art of war. They are comprised of chittering hordes of Clanrats and Stormvermin, teeming swarms of matted fur and rusted blades that emerge from gnawholes to plague the Mortal Realms[1]

History

Age of Myth

Legend has it that the original Clans Verminus conisted of just two smaller clans - Clan Klaw and Clan Skarrik [4b]

Age of Chaos

As war rages across the Mortal Realms, Verminus and Clans Ikk go to war against each other with each holding four seats on the Council of Thirteen, the remaining seven other Great Clans scurry to ally with one side or the other and the conflict rages for twenty six years without a clear winner. Finally, Clans Pestilens assist Verminus by infecting their enemy with a variation on the frothjaw plague - over the next two years, the skaven of Ikk are transformed into ferocious animals, causing more havoc but eventually being culled. Yet the war between the clans continues. [4a]

Skreech Verminking arrives in the masterburrow, finding it torn apart by warfare. He reduces a number of the Lords of decay including Grand Clawlord Thrakk into slime with a twitch of his tail and orders that amusing as the war is to him and the Horned Rat, now the remaining skaven must focus on the other followers of Chaos and the remaining strongholds of Order.[4a]

Age of Sigmar

For many years Clawlord Splitfang has fought over the ruins of a duardin karak, but suddenly his Clans Eshin rivals depart leaving him to claim his new stronghold. Shortly after Stormcast Eternals of the Astral Templars arrive and overwhelm him and his fortress, any survivors are claimed by operatives of Clan Stryk.[4a]

Anvilheim is constructed unknowingly above the skaven war-burrow of Lurkspine Deeps and thirteen years after its construction, Verminus skaven arise from below, assisted not only by Grey Seers but also Skreech Verminking. Despite the formidable defence by the Anvils of the Heldenhammer, Freeguild and Ironweld Arsenal, the city is lost.[4a]

Organisation

Verminus Clans consist of massive armies of Clanrats and elite Stormvermin led by ruthless warlords known as Clawlords. Clawlords are among the most territorial, belligerent and aggressive of all Skaven. They provide vast quantities of warriors and slaves that are needed for the continued existence of the Skavendom. While lacking in the arcane and technology they possess strength in sheer numbers. Thus the Grey Seers see them as an inexhaustible source of ratpower and even then leaders of the other types of Clans see the value of Stormvermin bodyguards or expendable regiments of Clanrats. The leaders of Verminus Clans do not see this as exploitation and would gladly send thousands of underlings to their deaths to put a member of another clan in debt. [4a][4b]

Clans

Name Great Clan Territory Status Description Source
Fang Verminus Karak-a-Zaruk
Blight City
Active The most numerous clan. Its greatest stronghold is in the ruins of Karak-a-Zaruk in Chamon. Their war-warrens can be found across Skavendom including Blight City. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - Warriors of Verminus, pg. 42-43
Battletome: Skaven (2019) - The Clans Verminus, pg. 27
Ferrik Verminus Active The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power
Gnarlkyn Verminus Active Battletome: Skaven (2019) - Skaven Clans, pg. 22-23
Grimus Verminus Active A lesser Clan, its Warlord Smurkit Driptail was killed during the assault on Furios Peak. The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power
Irongnawer Verminus Active The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power
Klaw Verminus Active One of the two original clans. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - Skaven Clans, pg. 22-23
Koniptik Verminus Realm of Aqshy Active Fiery-furred skaven from the Realm of Aqshy. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - The Clans Verminus, pg. 27
Mekkrit Verminus Active Clawlord Rikkit accidentally entered a Stormvault through a Gnawhole. Tales of Forbidden Power- Sacristy on the Warhammer Community Site
Morskrit Verminus Active Ancient clan who still clings to existence. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - The Clans Verminus, pg. 27
Rictus Verminus Active A powerful clan. Spear of Shadows
The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power
Scour Verminus Realm of Hysh Active A growing rival to Clan Fang from the Realm of Hysh. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - The Clans Verminus, pg. 27
Skarrik Verminus Active One of the two original clans. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - Skaven Clans, pg. 22-23
Sootfang Verminus Magmalands Active Dominates the Magmalands with Clan Vekn and assistance from the Clans Skryre. The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power
Stabbik Verminus Active Clawlord Gnawdrek defeated a duardin force. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - The Clans Verminus, pg. 27
Vekn Verminus Magmalands Active Dominates the Magmalands with Clan Sootfang and assistance from the Clans Skryre. The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power
Vrash Verminus Active Trophy-bedecked and arrogant skaven. Battletome: Skaven (2019) - The Clans Verminus, pg. 27

Religion

The skaven of the Verminus clans worship the Great Horned Rat as The Great Conqueror, the King of Lashes who commands them to tear enemies apart with claw and tooth and then feast on the corpses.[4a]

Sources


Verminus
Units Brood Horror - Clanrat - Clawlord - Stormvermin - Verminlord Warbringer
Characters Hakfang - Hakkrit - Kretch Warpfang - Krrk - Rikfang - Rikkit - Ripsnikk - Skritch Spiteclaw - Kratterklaw - Skewerax
Clans Fang - Ferrik - Gnarlkyn - Grimus - Irongnawer - Klaw - Koniptik - Mekkrit - Morskrit - Rictus - Scour - Skarrik - Sootfang - Stabbik - Vekn - Vrash
Artwork - Miniatures
Grand Alliances and factions
OrderChaosDestructionDeath
Beasts of Chaos (BrayherdsMonsters of ChaosThunderscornWarherds) • Legion of Chaos AscendantBlades of Khorne (Daemons of KhorneKhorne Bloodbound) • Disciples of Tzeentch (Daemons of TzeentchTzeentch Arcanites) • Hedonites of Slaanesh (Daemons of SlaaneshSlaanesh Sybarites) • Maggotkin of Nurgle (Daemons of NurgleNurgle RotbringersTamurkhan's Horde) • Skaventide (EshinMasterclanMoulderPestilensSkryreVerminus) • Slaves to Darkness (Daemons of ChaosEverchosen) • Legion of Azgorh