Gaunt Summoner

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Gaunt Summoner
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One of the Nine Gaunt Summoners of Tzeentch
Grand alliance Chaos
Associated factions Daemons of Tzeentch
Disciples of Tzeentch
Everchosen
Tzeentch Arcanites
Slaves to Darkness
Origins Tzeentch's creation
Languages Dark Tongue
Type Daemon
Average lifespan Immortal

Of the Gaunt Summoners of Tzeentch, little is known, save that there can only be nine at one time and that they are one of the most powerful order of sorcerers dedicated to Tzeentch. They are daemon-sorcerers, faceless but with a myriad of glistening eyes, from the Crystal Labyrinth of Tzeentch.[1][3c][3d][4]

The Gaunt Summoners are the masters of the Silver Towers, ever-changing arcane fortresses that link the Realm of Chaos to the Mortal Realms.[2]

They have served Archaon ever since the Everchosen enslaved them during the Age of Chaos.[1][3c][3e][4]

History

They have served Archaon ever since the Everchosen enslaved them during the Age of Chaos.[1][4] After enslaving of Gaunt Summoners, Archaon being angry at their unwillingness to serve him took one of the senses of each of them.[5]

The Summoners hid the location of the imprisoned daemon lord of Tzeentch, Kaithanus from their master, hoping to use its knowledge to gain power over him.[7] Archaon summoned them to great conclave together with many Chaos Sorcerers to ambush the Slann Iquala and his Seraphon army.[2a]

Combat

Magic

They are able to twist reality with their incantations or engulf whole armies in warpfire. Known to be responsible for some of the most horrifying atrocities of the Age of Chaos.[1][4] They are masters of sorcery and dark arcane that can easily turn his foes into Chaos Spawn or annihilate them completely with the iridescent fires of Tzeentch.[3b] They are so powerful they are surrounded in cloaks of sorcerous miasma and illusion, with fear and lies swirling around them.[1][3a][4]

As a Daemon mage of terrible power he can cast two different spells or unbind two spells at the same time. Like all wizards he knows the Arcane Bolt and Mystic Shield spells. They can cast a Fractal Mindstorm, which turns the enemy's mental strength against itself, or Infernal Flames, that engulfs an area in scorching wyrdfire.[3a][3b]

Companions

Gaunt Summoners can be accompanied by a quartet of lesser Daemons, known as Chaos Familiars. They provide with a myriad of benefits, like making it easier for the mage to strike with his blade, make enemies more vulnerable, focusing their sorcery, or make it harder to hit the summoner. They will sometimes take blows to protect their master from damage.[3a][3b]

Mount

Gaunt Summoners can ride a Disc of Tzeentch into battle, which grants them the ability to glide across the battlefield and keep them out of reach of their foes with impressive feats of agility and evasion. Additionally, the disc can also attack with its blades and stingers.[3a][3e]

Wargear

They can be armed with Chargestaves, a Warptongue Blade and a Book of Profane Secrets[3a][3b]

Changestaves are ranged weapons capable of blasting the iridescent fire of Tzeentch at his foes.[3a][3b]

Warptongue Blades are melee weapons that cause the body of anybody cut with it to be wracked with uncontrollable and sickening mutations.[3a][3b]

The Book of Profane Secrets are tomes of fell incantations that can temporarily divert the path of a Realmgate to summon Daemons from the Realm of Chaos. Some of the most common Daemons summoned are Bloodletters, Daemonettes, Plaguebearers, Pink Horrors and Chaos Furies.[3a][3b][3c][3d][3e]

List

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Xer'ger'ael Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner The Tyrant of Eyes. Ever at the side of Archaon, Xer'ger'ael is known for stealing the eyes of his victims.
Set'tyra'ex Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner The Tongueless Lord. Forbidden by Archaon to speak. The Everchosen calls upon Set'tyra'ex to steal the voices of those who displease them.
Stilskeen Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner A master of disguise, rivaling even the Changeling. His rebellions against Archaon's control earned him centuries of punishing torment, leaving his sanity in tatters.
Eater of Tomes Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner
Watcher King Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner He sought in vain to gain power over Archaon by gaining his true name from the Truthsayer, the Lord of Change Kiathanus.
Zazul Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner Of the Radiant Veil. Serving Sharizad, the Shimmering Countess, he attempted to divert the course of Gordrakk, the Fist of Gork, even attempting his assassination but he was defeated by the Orruk and Lord-Celestant Zephacleas.
Thief of Wits Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner Feared for his sanity-blasting conjuration and ability to devour mortal thoughts.
Prince of Stolen Breaths Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner One of the nine that argued with the other Gaunt Summoners about a vision sent by Tzeentch that showed Nagash triumphant.
Slayer of Names Everchosen,
Daemons of Tzeentch,
Tzeentch Arcanites
Gaunt Summoner Gaunt Summoner One of the nine that argued with the other Gaunt Summoners about a vision sent by Tzeentch that showed Nagash triumphant.

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Mortals Humanoids CreeperFimirFomoroidGrazHalfling (Rockwrist) • HumanMerkavethOgor (Rock OgorYhetee) • OgroidSkaven (Rat Ogor) • SankritSloggothTelantr
Aelf Aelf of the HollowsCity AelfGrey AelfIdoneth (CythaiNamarti) • KurnothiLuminethScáthborn
Duardin FyreslayerRoot-KingShadow DuardinValay
Gargantkind Dust-GargantGhurish GargantMason-GargantMega-GargantMere-GargantMoss GargantSky-TitanStorm GargantUlguan Gargant
Gor-kin Bullgor (CygorGhorgon) • CentigorGor (PestigorSlaangorTzaangor) • Ungor
Greenskins Grot (Bog-GrotCrabspiderGnoblarScuttling) • HobgrotOrruk (Black OrrukGorrukJunkarMorrukSavage Orruk) • Snotling
Seraphon Chameleon SkinkKroxigorSaurusSkinkSlann
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Dragonkind DraconithDracothFire-WyrmStardrakeStar-Wyrm
Centauroids Ba'halDragon Ogor (Shaggoth) • DrogrukhZoat
Spirits Eidolon
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Daemons Daemon PrinceFamiliarFuryKhornate (BloodletterBloodthirster) • Nurglite (Great Unclean OneNurglingPlaguebearer) • Slaaneshi (DaemonetteKeeper of Secrets) • Soul GrinderTzeentchian (Gaunt SummonerHorror of TzeentchLord of Change) • Verminlord
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Everchosen
Units Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch - Varanguard
Characters Archaon - Dorghar - U'zhul - Gaunt Summoner (Eater of Tomes - Prince of Stolen Breaths - Set'tyra'ex - Slayer of Names - Stilskeen - Thief of Wits - Watcher King - Xer'ger'ael - Zazul) - Varanguard (Harradroth Gorehammer - Kulgar Rhorgh - Lorgore)
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Characters Changeling - Blue Scribes (P'tarix - Xirat'p) - Kairos Fateweaver - Daemoniac Conundrum - Niz'roppxl - Queen of Foxes
Convocations of Tzeentch Hosts Duplicitous - Grand Cabal - Transcendental Change - Hosts Arcanum - Seekers of Infinite Wisdom - Eternal Conflagration - Legion of Fate - Lords of Dominion - Unbound Flux
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Tzeentch Arcanites
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Characters Daughter of the King of All Ravens - Sharizad - Tri'chlan - Yuhdak - Zagul - Ompallious Zeyros - Tzanghur - Zyclaw
Arcanite Cults Blazing Hand - Burning Eye - Contortiad - Distorter Cult - Eldritch Cult - Cult of Blessed Transition - Cult Cognita - Cult Esoteric - Cult of Oracles - Cult of the Fractal Demise - Cult of the Majestic Blue Flame - Cult Pandemonious - Cult of a Thousand Eyes - Cult of the Transient Form - Cult of Twisted Fate - Guild of Summoners - Inglorious Transition - Lazulites - Pyrofane Cult - Ninety-Nine Feathers - Ninth Brotherhood - Majestic Blue Flame - Transcendental Flames
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