The Dark Elves – or the Druchii, in their own tongue – are one of the most ancient, powerful, and certainly the most sadistic of the three Elven civilisations. The Druchii are raiders, slavers and heartless reavers of the first degree, their every whim being nothing more than to sow misery and pain to all who oppose them, for cruelty is the very lifeblood of their existence. Thus do their Black Arks and Corsair Fleets ply the great waters of the world, raiding and enslaving all before them as a tribute to their own avaricious desires.
Yet they reserve their most precious hatred for the Elves of Ulthuan, their brethren in ancient times who refused to follow them under the Witch King's reign. Until the High Elves are sundered from Ulthuan, the Dark Elves will continue to bring woe and destruction to all the shores of the world.
Faction NameHag Graef
Faction Group NameDark Elves
In search of the true Warpsword of Khaine, Malus Darkblade wanders through the maddening Chaos Wastes to the Black Rock. “Shut up, Daemon!”
In the chill land of Naggaroth lies a realm steeped in malice, home to the outcast children of Ulthuan. The darker half of the Elven race, who sundered many centuries prior, the Dark Elves, watch the world with malevolent eyes, having suffered the greatest betrayal to ever occur in all the ages of the world. To the Druchii, it is their birthright to enslave and rule, and the destiny of others to serve – if indeed they are permitted to survive at all!
Of the fortified Dark Elf cities that dominate the Land of Chill, Hag Graef is perhaps the most sinister and foreboding of them all. Also known as “The Dark Crag”, the city is built at the bottom of a cold, dark canyon and is completely surrounded by mountains of bare rock that stretch into the clouds to cast permanent shadows over its black towers and walkways. Driven by the wealth of its bountiful mines, Hag Graef has reaped vast riches from the labour of numberless slaves who claw iron and jet-black stone from the belly of the world for the arsenals of the Witch King, thus solidifying its position as Naggaroth’s second city. With such wealth at stake, Hag Graef’s nobles are constantly at one another’s throats, a situation perpetuated by Malekith himself – after all, if the Dreadlords of the Dark Crag were to unite in common purpose, they would undoubtedly be able to overthrow him. Intrigue, betrayal and murder are rife, not helped by the generally cramped conditions of the city, which combined with the Dark Elves’ peremptory nature ensure that rivalries flair into bloody violence with alarming regularity.
It was in this brutal crucible that Malus Darkblade made his name and earned his reputation as the “Tyrant of Hag Graef”, playing the deadly game of politics for many years and excelling at it. Even by the standards of Hag Graef’s warring families, he is ambitious beyond reason. It was Malus’ very own depthless thirst for power that once led him into the clutches of a being even darker than he, a series of events that resulted in his fate being inexorably intertwined with that of the Daemon Tz’arkan, the Drinker of Worlds, who is imprisoned within his very soul.
Relying on his own dark determination and limitless reserves of hatred to overcome any opposition, Malus also perseveres through his torment to draw upon Tz’arkan’s frightening power when needed, carrying out the bidding of the Witch King as he hacks a path of bloody ruin across the world.
Tyrant of Hag Graef
With his blackened soul forcibly fused to that of the treacherous Daemon Tz’arkan, Malus Darkblade is one of the most powerful and unpredictable Dreadlords of the Druchii, renowned for his dark determination and quenchless avarice for power.
Income from Iron Mines, Gold Mines and Marble Quarries: +30% (factionwide)
Malus is possessed by the Daemon Tz’arkan, who is controlled with the use of elixirs (faction_to_faction_own_unseen)
Tz’arkan’s Whispers: The Daemon influences Malus to commit acts of slaughter and cruelty (faction_to_faction_own_unseen)
Slaves: Provide a bonus to provincial economies at the cost of reduced control.
Murderous Prowess: Dark Elves receive the favour of Khaine in the form of increased combat performance should they kill enough enemies in battle.
[HIDDEN] Building set used when a new Black Ark spawns (faction_to_faction_own_unseen)
Battering rams: +1 per siege item constructed (all armies)
Siege towers: +2 per siege item constructed (all armies)
[HIDDEN] Increases the missile damage of the Black Ark unit (faction_to_force_own_unseen)
Sea Lanes journey duration: -1 turns (factionwide)
Underworld Sea travel time: -1 (factionwide)
Seductive influence: +150 required for complete seduction (faction_to_faction_own_unseen)
Seductive influence: -2 per turn from race (faction_to_faction_own_unseen)
Supreme Sorceress (Dark)
Supreme Sorceress (Fire)
Supreme Sorceress (Shadows)
Lokhir Fellheart (Maelstrom)
High Beastmaster (Scourgerunner Chariot)
Malus Darkblade (Spite)
Dreadlord (Sword & Crossbow)
Dreadlord (Sword & Crossbow) (Dark Steed)
Master (Dark Steed)
Master (Cold One)
Sorceress (Dark) (Dark Steed)
The Hellebronai (Dreadspears)
Black Ark Corsairs
Sisters of the Singing Doom (Witch Elves)
Sisters of Slaughter
Har Ganeth Executioners
Black Guard of Naggarond
Blades of the Blood Queen (Executioners)
Black Ark Corsairs (Handbows)
The Bolt-fiends (Darkshards - Shields)
Shades (Dual Weapons)
|Cavalry & Chariots|
Dark Riders (Shields)
Cold One Knights
Cold One Dread Knights
Slaanesh's Harvesters (Doomfire Warlocks)
Knights of the Ebon Claw (Dread Knights)
|Missile Cavalry & Chariots|
Dark Riders (Repeater Crossbow)
Raven Heralds (Repeater Crossbow)
Cold One Chariots
Ravagers of Rakarth (Scourgerunner Chariots)
|Monsters & Beasts|
The Crows of Khaine (Harpies)
Chill of Sontar (War Hydra)
|Missile Monsters & Beasts|
The Siren of Red Ruin (Bloodwrack Medusa)
|Artillery & War Machines|
Reaper Bolt Throwers