The Skaven are a cunning and diabolical race of scuttering humanoid rat-creatures that have spread their loathsome corruption to the farthest corners of the world. From deep below the ground, these scavengers have built a vast Under-Empire, whose military power and incomprehensible numbers has the potential to smother the kingdoms of the Old World in a seething tide of violence and anarchy.
They follow the malevolent deity known as the Horned Rat, whose wishes and demands are both supreme and absolute. It is said that the ultimate goal of the Skaven is to conquer the surface world and bring about the Great Ascendancy, whence the Horned Rat's children will swarm across its face and claim all of it as their own.
Faction NameClan Pestilens
Faction Group NameSkaven
From the infested ruins of Oyxl, Lord Skrolk spreads the plagues of Pestilens throughout Lustria’s heartlands. "Brother-under-the-fur. Ha! Now you are brother-true. Reject false-words of seers and embrace true face of the Horned One! Bring Skrolk to the Wormstone, and you will be Plague Priest. Betray, and you become pus-bag."
Underneath the world lurks the Skaven - a race of noisome ratmen that despise all other things and desire world domination with every fibre of their twisted beings - from their quivering whiskers to the tips of their segmented tails.
Clan Pestilens is one of the four Greater Clans. Its members are the Plague Monks – the disciples of disease and decay. Clan Pestilens dedicate themselves with insane fervour to spreading corruption in the name of the Great Horned Rat. Pestilens was the first clan to reach Lustria; there, in the hot, fetid conditions, did the disease-ridden ratmen start to overcome the climate to found Clan Pestilens. It wasn’t long before the emergent clan encountered the Lizardmen and an age-old enmity was born. Of all the warm-blooded invaders to trespass on Lustria, it is the Skaven – and Clan Pestilens in particular – that the Lizardmen hate the most. Eventually, after decades of self-imposed exile, the Plague Monks re-joined the Under-Empire and immediately claimed their place on the Council of Thirteen. Their leader is Arch-Plaguelord Nurglitch, and while he controls the clan from Skavenblight it is Lord Skrolk that remains in Lustria to return Pestilens to greatness.
Lord Skrolk is an affront to nature. Plants wither and die where Skrolk treads and even the air around him seems to congeal and darken. Skrolk is ancient and blind, but only a fool would mistake his lack of sight for weakness… In battle, Skrolk leads from the front so he can unleash his rabid fury, wielding the Rod of Corruption and reading from the Liber Bubonicus - a tome describing every disease conjured by Pestilens that even the Chaos God, Nurgle, is said to covet. But Skrolk’s greatest asset is and always will be his cunning. This Plague Priest has lived for countless centuries and is far more than a mere frenzied zealot!
That Lord Skrolk walks the world is an affront to nature and a sign of the power of the Great Horned Rat. Plants wither and die where Skrolk treads, and the very air about him seems to congeal and darken, as if stained by his baleful presence.
Chance of a plague spreading: +100% (faction_to_force_own_unseen)
Chance of a plague spreading: +100% (faction_to_region_own_unseen)
Rite cooldown: -15 turns for "The Pestilent Scheme" (faction_to_faction_own_unseen)
Plagues bolster your forces and nurture your settlements (faction_to_force_own_unseen)
Construction cost: -50% for Pox Cauldron, Pestilent Nave and Plague Bailey buildings (faction_to_region_own_unseen)
Food: Maintain food supplies to gain growth and other bonuses, and to avoid starvation penalties.
Skaven corruption is a detriment to local control, but allows you to spawn additional units of Clanrats to fight in local battles.
Battering rams: +1 per siege item constructed (all armies)
Siege towers: +2 per siege item constructed (all armies)
Food generated: -1 (all armies)
Food consumption: -1 (factionwide)
Grey Seer (Plague)
Grey Seer (Plague) (Screaming Bell)
Plague Priest (Plague Furnace)
Clanrat Spears (Shields)
Plague Monk Censer Bearers
Stormvermin (Sword & Shield)
Clan Vulkn Tailslashers (Clanrats - Shields)
Blightscab's Plaguepack (Plague Monk Censer Bearers)
Council Guard (Stormvermin - Halberds)
Visktrin's Death Squad (Death Runners)
Iksha's Triads (Eshin Triads)
Night Runners (Slings)
Poisoned Wind Globadiers
Gutter Runner Slingers
Gutter Runner Slingers (Poison)
Gutter Runners (Poison)
Death Globe Bombardiers
Poisoned Wind Mortars
Teeth-Breakers (Ratling Guns)
Natty Buboe's Sharpshooters (Warplock Jezzails)
The Avalanche Mortars (Death Globe Mortars)
|Monsters & Beasts|
Wolf Rats (Poison)
Mutant Rat Ogre
Hell Pit Abomination
The Thing-Thing (Hell Pit Abomination)
Morskittar's Hellion (Mutant Rat Ogre)
Pit Fighters of Hell’s Deep (Rat Ogres)
|Artillery & War Machines|
Warp Lightning Cannons
Ikit's Zzzzap-Zzzzap! (Warp Lightning Cannons)
Dwarf-Thing Menace (Doom-Flayers)
Wheelz of Dooom (Doomwheel)