Lore of Madness

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Abhorrants spread the madness of their court via their dark wizadry.

The Lore of Madness are the spells used by the Wizards of the Flesh-eater Courts.[1a] The abhorrant arch-regents and kings of the Flesh-eater Courts are the users of this foul lore of deathly magic. Abhorrants, like many vampiric creatures, are powerful wizards. Steeped in the magic of death and darkness, the Abhorrant Ghoul Kings can use their fell magics to knit together their wounds, mend the broken bodies of their mounts, hurl sorcerous bolts or even summon their troops with a simple gesture. In the minds of these deranged beings, they believe themselves conduits of holy power or benevolent practitioners of magic. A Ghoul King king may speak an enscrolled command for its enemies to kneel before it, and in its eyes they immediately and humbly acquiesce this command - but in truth the abhorrent summoned tendrils of necrotic energy that ripped the limbs from its foes, leaving them only mutilated torsos to writhe pathetically in the mud.[1b]

An abhorrant can also amplify the madness of its followers, causing their insanity to manifest physically. Mordants can be made to believe they are wearing suits of impenetrable armour, and the sheer strength of their delusions will magically manifest in such a way that that causes swords and spears to bounce harmlessly off their flesh. Others may see themselves wielding enscrolled weapons that strike and parry with arcane alacrity, when in reality the abhorrent simply sent the mordants into a fury for which they thrash at their enemies with unnatural speed and savagery. It is by the power of this dark wizardry that an abhorrant is able to transform a wretched cannibal into a mordant and expand their courts.[1b]

Spells

Name Casters Description Sources
Bonestorm Flesh-eater Wizards that know the Lore of Madness The wizard summons a swirling whirlwind of splintered bone to slice through his enemies. Battletome: Flesh-Eater Courts (2019) - Lore of Madness, pg. 58
Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Spectral Host The mage intones a prayer to their forebears, summoning a flurry of gheists that lifts their allies high in the air and carries them forwards before bringing them safely back to the ground. Battletome: Flesh-Eater Courts (2019) - Lore of Madness, pg. 588
Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Monstrous Vigour The wizard summons forth a burst of sustaining energy, allowing a grievously wounded creature to fight with renewed strength. Battletome: Flesh-Eater Courts (2019) - Lore of Madness, pg. 588
Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Miasmal Shroud The wizard calls forth a pale mist that engulfs the foe, making it impossible for the enemy to breathe or see their foes. Battletome: Flesh-Eater Courts (2019) - Lore of Madness, pg. 588
Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Deranged Transformation The spellcaster causes the limbs of a nearby pack to bulge and lengthen, allowing the creatures to charge forwards at a furious pace. Battletome: Flesh-Eater Courts (2019) - Lore of Madness, pg. 58
Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Blood Feast The caster draws out the life essence of nearby foes and uses it to heal the injured warriors of their court. Battletome: Flesh-Eater Courts (2019) - Lore of Madness, pg. 58
Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Cannibal's Curse Growling and gnashing their teeth, the caster curses a victim with voracious hunger, driving them to distraction and desperation. Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Devour Memories The caster devours the memories of the dead literally by eating them. Using a fresh corpse, the caster either traces arcane sigils over the corpse's grey matter or simply ingest them, either way gleaning information from the one-living creature's memories, and takes the memories as their own. Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Feeding Frenzy The caster imparts an aspect of the Flesh-eater Courts’ ravenous hunger onto an ally or deepen a predatory urge that already lurks within, granting desperate speed to violent acts. Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77
Unholy Vitality The caster bolsters their allies with unnatural resilience granted by the same magic that animates the Flesh-eater Courts beyond death. Soulbound: Champions of Death - Madness Spells, pg. 75-77

Wizards

The Wizards able to cast these spells are:

Sources

Flesh-Eater Courts
Units Abhorrant (Archregent - Ghoul king) - Courtier (Crypt Ghast - Crypt Haunter - Crypt Infernal - Varghulf) - Crypt Flayer - Crypt Ghoul - Crypt Horror - Royal Terrorgheist - Royal Zombie Dragon
Characters Atheldade - Carrion King - Fangheart - Galan - Gloomheart - Goretalon - Gristlegob - Horgloom - Korlock - Maldoros - Marrowthirst - Prince of Crows - Shovergore - Skinless Sultan - Splinterblood - Splinterbone - Thyador Durenstein - Urglom - Ushoran - Zernmeister - Grymwatch (Crakmarrow - Master Talon - Night's Herald - Royal Butcher - Valreek)
Grand Courts Blisterskin - Gristlegore - Heartgash - Hollowmourne - Morgaunt - Wargspine Citadel
Armoury - Artwork - Miniatures - Endless Spells - Scenery
Magic of the Mortal Realms and Beyond
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Realmsphere Magic AzyrGhurAqshyChamonGhyranShyishHyshUlguEightpoints
Chaos Beasts of Chaos (Twisted WildsDark Storm) • Chaos Ascendant (Ruinous Sorcery) • Disciples of Tzeentch (FateChange) • Hedonites of Slaanesh (SlaaneshForbidden Sorceries of SlaaneshPain and Pleasure) • Maggotkin of Nurgle (MalignanceVirulenceFoulness) • Skaven (RuinWarpvolt Galvanism) • Slaves to Darkness (Damned)
Death Flesh-Eater Courts (Madness) • Legions of Nagash (SorrowsSoulblight Gravelords (DeathmagesVampires)) • Nighthaunt (Underworlds) • Ossiarch Bonereapers (Mortisans)
Destruction Gloomspite Gitz (MoonclansSpiderfangs) • Ogor Mawtribes (GutmagicSun-Eater) • Orruk Warclans (WeirdSavage Waaagh!Savage BeastSwamp)
Order Cities of Sigmar (CinderLeavesSmogPhoenixDark SorceryWhitefireEaglesUmbral SpiteIlluminationGhurish Heartlands) • Daughters of Khaine (Shadows) • Idoneth Deepkin (Deeps) • Lumineth Realm-lords (HyshHigh PeaksWindsZaitrec) • Seraphon (Celestial DominationCelestial Manipulation) • Stormcast Eternals (StormInvigoration) • Sylvaneth (Deepwood)
Other Common SpellsEndless Spells Units SpellsBloodIceShadespire
Realmstone (AetherquartzAmberboneCelestiumChamoniteCyclestoneEmberstoneFalsestoneGrave-SandNullstoneVaraniteWarpstone) • Arcanum OptimarIncarnate