Wight King

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Miniature of a Wight King mounted on a Skeletal Steed.

Wight Kings are the skeletal lords of the Deathrattle nations and vast armies of undead. They are being creatures of ancient pride and a blazing hatred for the living. They are champions, tyrants and rulers whose lust for slaughter and conquest did not stop after death and are often awoken from their restless slumber with the promise of both. [1c][1d]

They are able to call upon reinforcements using Deathly Invocations.[1a][1b][1c][1d]

Creation

A Wight King was once a mighty and brutal warlords that were buried after their deaths in tombs, protected by shamanistic spells from thieves and looters. Some of these tombs where built where dark magic flows and pools, and many Wight Kings rest uneasily in these accursed places. When this dark magic grows strong these undead king rise from their crypts as Wight Kings, their eyes glowing with unnatural life.[2][3][4]

Mounts

Some Wight Kings can go to battle mounted on Skeletal Steeds. The incorporeal bodies of these steeds can carry them through walls and across fens with ease.[1a][1c][2]

Wargear

They wield cursed Baleful Tomb Blades into battle, which they often use to behead their foes. Some pair these with Ancient Shield to batter enemy's blows aside, while other pair them with Infernal Standards saturated in Death magic that sustains and prevents the destruction of the undead.[1a][1c]

Others wield massive Black Axes, many-notched blades deconsecrated with the blood of innocents that sends the souls of their foes howling into the abyss, and a suit of heavy Barrow Armour.[1b][1d]

Miniatures

Sources


Deathrattle
Units Black Knight - Grave Guard - Skeletal Steed - Skeleton Warrior - Wight King
Characters Cortek - Cold-Iron King - Dark Lord of Despair - Realmreaver Lord - Sarpa - Sepulchral Guard (Prince of Dust - Champion - Harvester - Warden) - Yaros
Kingdoms Helspont - Zygor
Artwork - Miniatures