Mindstealer Sphiranx

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Mindstealer Sphiranx
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A Mindstealer Sphiranx.
Grand alliance Chaos
Associated factions Slaves to Darkness
Origins Corruption by Tzeentch
Type Beast[2a]

The Mindstealer Sphiranxes are powerful leonine telepaths who delight in stealing secrets from the minds of their prey. This power is granted to them, by their third eye which is an unholy boon granted unto them when they turned to Chaos.[1a]

Combat

The Mindstealer Sphiranxes are slender leonine-like creatures, with third eyes that grant them knowledge stealing powers. They revel in toying with their prey using the psychic powers granted unto them by their third eyes.[1a]

Warriors they face can find themselves robbed of all knowledge of years worth of training, be immobilized by telepathic fears and dreads as the Sphiranxes bring old traumas and their deepest fears to the surface of their minds or have their actions manipulated by these cruel-hearted beasts.[1a][2a]

Afterwards they summarily rip them to shreds with sharpened, shredding claws or lash at them with their tais.[2a]

History

Long ago the Sphiranxes were an order of Hyshian mystics who served Teclis as custodians for powerful arcane and esoteric artefacts, though they themselves possessed no natural talent in the arcane arts. But overtime their ideals would be corrupted, with aid from the whispers of the Changer of Ways, as they grew jealous and covetous of the power they did not have.[1a]

The High Bibliarch of the Sphiranxes would form a dark bargain out of frustration, granting the third eye that allows all his kind to peer in the minds of others and steal knowledge from them, though it severed their ties to the aether. The Sphiranxes were driven mad by their newfound compulsion to steal knowledge from others and the sheer volume of information they took in. They would eventually be driven from Hysh by Teclis and his military orders.[1a]

Habitats

After being chased from Hysh for their crimes they have taken to the dark corners of the Eightpoints, where they seethe over perceived injustices.[1a]

They are known to make the following lairs:

  • Platinum Spire: The Platinum Spire in Chamon is a Stormvault that a trio of Mindstealer Sphiranxes are attempting to claim for their own, as it contains a vast repository of ancient and dark lore.[1b]

Miniatures

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Sapient Races of the Mortal Realms
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
Troggoth BileDankholdFellwaterMirebruteRockgutSourbreathSulphurbreath
Beasts AetarCatMagmadrothOchtarSphiranxPhoenixStar-EagleVulcanaurWarhawk
Dragonkind DraconithDracothFire-WyrmStardrakeStar-Wyrm
Centauroids Ba'halDragon Ogor (Shaggoth) • DrogrukhZoat
Spirits Eidolon
Elemental Aelementor (Cloud-SpiritSpirit of the MountainSpirit of the Wind) • FlamegheistLiving LandShadow DaemonSpite
Sylvaneth BranchlingForest FolkNaereidNoble SpiritsFree SpiritsOutcasts
Undead LicheMalignantMordantReanimant (Morghast) • WightVampireZombie
Daemons Daemon PrinceFamiliarFuryKhornate (BloodletterBloodthirster) • Nurglite (Great Unclean OneNurglingPlaguebearer) • Slaaneshi (DaemonetteKeeper of Secrets) • Soul GrinderTzeentchian (Gaunt SummonerHorror of TzeentchLord of Change) • Verminlord
Automata Cog-People of Odsin
Other AbholonGholemkindHomonculusJotunbergKelpdarMerwynnNaiadSilent PeopleVolc-giantWandering Mountains
Slaves to Darkness
Damned Legions Host of the Everchosen - Legion of the First Prince - Knights of the Empty Throne - Cabalists - Despoilers - Idolators - Ravagers
Warbands Chaos Legionnaires - Corvus Cabal - Cypher Lords - Darkoath Savagers - Horns of Hashut - Iron Golems - Scions of the Flame - Spire Tyrants - Splintered Fang - Tarantulos Brood - Untamed Beasts - The Unmade - Underworlds (Gnarlspirit Pack - Godsworn Hunt - Khagra's Ravagers)
Units Chaos Chariot (Gorebeast Chariot) - Chaos Chosen - Chaos Knight - Chaos Marauder (Horseman - War Mammoth) - Chaos Warrior - Chaos Warshrine - Fomoroid Crusher - Mindstealer Sphiranx - Ogroid Theridon
Daemons of Chaos Chaos Fury - Daemon Prince - Soul Grinder
Everchosen Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch - Varanguard
Path to Glory Centaurion Marshal - Chaos Lord - Chaos Sorcerer Lord - Darkoath Chieftain - Darkoath Warqueen - Exalted Hero of Chaos - Ogroid Myrmidon
Chaos Monsters Chaos Familiar - Chaos Spawn - Curs'd Ettin - Daemonic Mount - Gorebeast - Karkadrak - Manticore - Mutalith Vortex Beast - Raptoryx - Slaughterbrute
Characters Archaon - Be'lakor - Eternus - Marakarr Blood-Sky
Background Chaos Cults - Damned Legions - Dark Gods - Darkoath - Eightpoints - Mark of Chaos - Ogroids - Path to Glory
Armoury - Artwork - Miniatures - Endless Spells