Terrorgheist

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Terrorgheists are bloodthirsty undead bat-beasts of gigantic size often that serve as mounts for the Abhorrant Ghoul Kings of the Flesh-Eater Courts and beasts of war for the Soulblight Gravelords. They have ragged wings made of exposed bone and a large daemonic skull filled with a prominent teeth and a long tongue.[1b][2][3][6]

Origins

They are the remnants of an ancient chiropteran race that used to prey upon megafauna and leeched them dry of blood. Many were hunted to extinction or otherwise starved when the spread of civilisation robbed them of their favoured prey and they retreated into caves and vaults to die, embittered and voracious and it was these corpses that early necromancers discovered and raised as Terrorgheists, their hunger now magnified by the dark that animates them.[1a][1b][4][5][6]

Combat

Their animus is directly tied to the will of their king and unwittingly draw it's dark power that infuses the abhorrants with rejuvenating energies. They rip their foes with skeletal claws and their fanged maws but are most known their death shriek. A sonic blast once used only to stun while it drained it's victims blood, now supernaturally intense causing hearts to explode in the sonic blast that can stop the heart of a warrior or freeze their lifeblood.[1a][1b][4][5]

Death and Rebirth

When a Terrorgheist is destroyed it explodes into a swarm of bats that feast on those nearby. These bat spawn can be nourished with the blood and magic of a ghoul King causing it to grow into another Terrorgheist.[1a][1b][4][5]

Symbolism

While they are mostly associated with the abhorrants of Ushoran as they find kinship with these creatures Soulblight vampires also seek out Terrorgheists to add to their menageries not entirely for battle. The Terrorgheist is a feared symbol of Shyish across the realms, an undead alpha-predator that the Soulblight nobility. Goblets overflowing with fresh blood are raised in toast to Morbheg, the dreaded father of Terrorgheists, who is said to have supped upon the ichor of godbeasts and many dynasties use elaborate coat of arms incorporating the Terrorgheist. Khirogarvii from Ghur, an offshoot of the Avengorii even worship every Terrorgheist as a shard of Nagash’s black soul, cladding themselves in armour and capes made from Terrorgheist remains to better achieve communion with Nagash.[6]

List

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Screeching Leviathan Beasts of the Grave Terrorgheist Terrorgheist A terrorgheist which lives in the Gorehaunt Skytree.
Synork Spinebat Beasts of the Grave Terrorgheist Terrorgheist A terrorgheist that hunts the Wraith Moons.

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Sources


Beasts of the Grave
Units Terrorgheist - Zombie Dragon
Characters Screeching Leviathan - Synork Spinebat - Crypslough - Hoarfrost Helghaste Worm
Miniatures


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 - Maldoros - Marrowthirst - Prince of Crows - Shovergore - Skinless Sultan - Splinterblood - Splinterbone - Thyador Durenstein - Urglom - Zernmeister - Grymwatch (Crakmarrow - Master Talon - Night's Herald - Royal Butcher - Valreek)
Grand Courts Blisterskin - Gristlegore - Hollowmourne - Morgaunt
Armoury - Artwork - Miniatures - Endless Spells - Scenery