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Nurgle Rotbringers
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A Putrid Blightking.
Grand alliance Chaos
Associated factions Maggotkin of Nurgle
Major characters Bloab Rotspawned
Gutrot Spume
Morbidex Twiceborn
Orghotts Daemonspew
Races Human
Mounts Daemonic Mount
Plague Drone
Spell lores Lore of Foulness
Lore of Malignance
Scenery Feculent Gnarlmaw
Warbands Wurmspat

Nurgle Rotbringers are the mortal followers of Nurgle, the Lord of Decay.[3] They are the mortals bloated with disease who attracted Nurgle's gaze and he unashamedly favours those that spread disease in his name and revels in the results of their actions.[4a] Many of his mortal followers come from nations destroyed by his legions, either corrupted by the promises of powers or the chance of surviving the poxes that his influence spreads.[4b]


During the Age of Myth Nurgle slowly watched the realms, whispering assurances to those crying out for salvation promising salvation from grief if they abandoned the Pantheon of Order. Unlike Tzeentch who led mortals astray through deception Nurgle sent boons to petitioners faster than they could hope for although these did not always come in the way they would expect. Ultimately this brought the Age of Chaos when the Plague Legions marched into the realms gaining allies among the Beasts of Chaos, Skaven of Pestilens clans and mortals who had realised the futility of resistance. These mortals would become the first Rotbringers, joining with the Daemons to form the first Maggotkin hosts.[11a]


The main assemblages of Rotbringers are known as Contagiums whose numbers are constantly swelling and depleting like a sickness. A Contagium is built around three distinct throngs known as Cysts each led by a different type of lord such as a Lord of Plagues, Lord of Afflictions or Lord of Blights. Greatest Cysts may encompass many warbands each led by its own lord or sorcerer. Each Contagium is dominated by a champion, a favored mortal of Nurgle who could be a lord or a sorcerer and in some cases even a Daemon Prince may come from the Realm of Chaos to lead a Contagium. However when a truly blessed child of Nurgle such as the Glottkin or the Maggoth Lords arrive to demand fealty these lords usually step aside.[11b]

Contagiums may fight entirely independently but often make pacts or forcefully press into their armies forces from Nurgle-worshipping Slaves to Darkness and Skaven of Pestilens. Even the most prideful Rotbringers that refuse fight to fight alongside allies will look to summon Daemons of Nurgle as all Rotbringers seek to perform the foulest desecrations in the name of Nurgle so they will be showered with his blessings.[11b]



Nurgle Rotbringers
Units Harbinger of Decay - Lord of Nurgle (Afflictions - Blights - Plagues) - Pusgoyle Blightlord - Putrid Blightking - Rotbringer Sorcerer
Characters Ephraim Bollos - Fecula Flyblown - Festerbite - Festus - Glottkin (Ethrac Glott - Ghurk Glott - Otto Glott) - Glutrik - Grelch - Carkus Gryme - Gutrot Spume - Kraderblob - Lady of Cankerwall - Maggoth Knight (Bloab Rotspawned - Morbidex Twiceborn - Orghotts Daemonspew - Bilespurter - Tripletongue - Whippermaw) - Ocander Wolgus - Pazak - Ranslug - Slaugoth Maggotfang - Torglug - Tulg - Ungholghott - Urslaug - Sargo Wale
Armoury - Artwork - Miniatures
Grand Alliances and factions
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