From there he entreats visitors, both summoned and unexpected, to approach, share tales and questionable libations, and explore the countless rooms within. Wherever they travel they spread the joyful, exuberant poxes of Nurgle, gifting those who would know eternal life with the choicest of the Plague God's blessings. [4e], Those who embrace Nurgle embrace their own doom but lose the fear of their inevitable demise even though, disfigured by disease and mutation, their own features cause dread among others. Although Nurgle’s Chaos warriors and champions are not as bloodthirsty as those of Khorne, or as cunning or agile as those of Tzeentch and Slaanesh, they are highly resilient fighters – it is difficult to kill someone whose diseased flesh shrugs off pain. Resistance is self-defeating. However, the temple-city of Chaqua proved harder to destroy. Endings, but not finality. As the Skullseeds grow and blossom, they attract bounding, stomping, over-exuberant Chaos Beasts that mistake their fruits for the heads of new playthings. [4e], Many compete with each other, jealous for Nurgle’s favour, and may even undermine the plans of rival cults of Nurgle. These mortals have their doubts and fears cast aside. Dwarfed by their mighty lord, a host of Plaguebearers are gathered about Nurgle. Nothing is known of the fate of the cultists. In truth, Nurgle could simply sit back and wait for the universe to unfold according to his design. Just as the Seers of Lugganath sighted Grandfather Nurgle's manse in the distance, a great host of Plaguebearers rose up from the mud and began to chant in a droning monotone as they came forward. The Tallybands can vary in size, swelling to epidemic proportions as Nurgle's power waxes in the Realm of Chaos or contracting into small, elite warbands when it wanes. 1999: 622). Xahutec was first to fall, swamped by the combined might of all four Ruinous Powers. All Plague Legions are Nurgle's creations, and so carry pestilence and propagate their master's foul will, yet each is associated with specific stages of the Fly Lord's cycle of decay and regeneration. Their arms split and twisted into gnarled branches, each finger hung with ripening Nurgling-fruit. With each passing day, he comes closer to brewing his perfect disease, a spiritual plague that will spread across the extent of the universe and see all living things gathered unto his rotting embrace. Nergal represents a very particular aspect of death, one that is often and rightly interpreted as inflicted death, for Nergal is also the god of plague and pestilence as well as being closely associated with warfare. Beasts of Nurgle frolic in fields where planted spines yield crops of dementia-inducing foodstuffs. The leafless boughs of these ancient trees provide shelter for daemonic birds that sing the funeral dirges of any unwelcome visitor. Traitor Legion In the same way, Nurgle is also the god of perseverance and survival. Their colours puncture the gloom; havens of cheeriness in a dismal woodland. Seeing a friend’s battlefield wound blacken and ooze blood-tinged pus, the stench of its rot choking the air of a barracks, is a reminder of the frailty of all mortals. From time to time, Nurgle reaches down with a clawed hand to scoop a portion of the ghastly mixture into his cavernous mouth, tasting the fruits of his labour. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Of course, all cultists must act surreptitiously, for the agents of the Emperor, of Sigmar, and the other gods of mankind are always on the alert to eliminate the followers of Chaos. All around this house, trees made of bone bear fruit that rots even as it swells. He knows that the journey down the path does not stop, but the machinations of his brother are vexing and irritating just the same. Proud civilisations wither away even as Grandfather Nurgle conjures obscene new life from their remains. Thus, even to hope is to despair. "Indeed the very process of construction and creation foreshadows destruction and decay. Ships in the void are particularly vulnerable to disease and many dying crews have beseeched the Lord of Decay for his intercession. Still, even the Plaguebearers accept their place in the Garden and spend their eternity enjoying all it offers in their own way. : Norn Database The following information is taken from the official in-game descriptions of the Aragami found in the GE:REO's database. Rotten floorboards send many to a doom of slow consumption by the carrion feeders that dwell in the lower levels. Meanwhile, in Ulthuan, the high elves’ mastery of magic helped them weather the storm, and in the Old World, the dwarfs emerged unscathed from their mountains to battle the armies of Chaos. Others disagree and say whatever Nurgle is, he only manipulates diseases that are already in existence. Animals that are on their last legs due to plague are often sacrificed to Nurgle and left to rot in the wells or food stores of the healthy.[2e]. It is said he whispers in the ears of the wounded on the battlefield, offering them an eternal, if rotted, life if they give in to his call. From your wounds the fester pours. Tzeentch seems to not care much at all for the state of his warped and fractured lands, spending his time plotting and interfering with affairs in realms beyond his own. It is the Embracing Grandfather who encourages his followers to defy the doom of mortal corruption, and instead use it as a source of strength and inspiration. Sometimes he offers these unfortunates the chance to improve their position by spitting the worms from their mouths and sharing tales of their worlds with him. Decay is simply one part of the cycle of life, without which no new life could grow. Regeneration comes from decay, just as hope springs from despair. Nurgle’s leprous daemons stalk the garden, quick to necrotise the flesh of intruders with their plagueswords. From deep within his manse he brews contagion, both physical plagues and virulent ideas, that he and his followers then unleash upon the mortal realm. Text is … So many people died that they were left unburied, or heaped in mass graves of plague victims. The Master of Change is unable to accept that which will surely come to pass. Through his teachings on infernalism, humanity is aware of many Names of Power. There they dangle and rot, slowly dying but never quite finding release. An urban myth to most citizens of the Empire (the wily skaven cultivate such ignorance among the Empire folk), the ratmen reveal themselves to few humans. It does not matter, though, because whatever it is dwells within the mansion at the centre of the Garden, there can be no denying that the creations of this being are both foul and wondrous, and the joy with which he goes about his work is infectious. It is the third of the Chaos Gods to fully awake within the Warp, emerging during the 2nd Millennium in the midst of Terra 's European Middle Ages, as great plagues swept across the world heralding the god's birth. This bounty of mutated and mutilated tissue falls into new areas of the Garden beneath, decaying into compost and starting the cycle of life and death anew. Feleségével, Ereskigallal, a holtak úrnőjével együtt kormányozza az alvilágot.Nevét eredetileg D KIŠ.UNU alakban írták. De hoge zomerzon vormt het dode seizoen in de Mesopotamische jaarcyclus. Nurgle is the God of Pestilence and Disease, and so is it not surprising that all the sickness which inflicts the world is generally from him. Nurgle is a creative being, and he will take inspiration for experimentation where he finds it. The Plague Lord is often referred to as "Grandfather Nurgle," "Father Nurgle" or "Papa Nurgle" by its followers because of this hideous paternal stance. [10a]Nurgle can also be regarded as the Lord of All, because all things, no matter how solid and permanent they seem, ar… Portrayed in hymns and myths as a god of war and pestilence, Nergal seems to represent the sun of noontime and of the summer solstice that brings destruction, high summer being the dead season in the Mesopotamian annual cycle. The actions of Khorne and Slaanesh are a small inconvenience, but Tzeentch's games play havoc with Nurgle's plans, creating setbacks that are needless and counterproductive to not only Nurgle's own goals, but also those of the other Dark Gods. Cast away your crutches and doubts. Blisters, fevers, weeping sores! Relatively few of those who receive Nurgle's glorious blessings distinguish themselves as much more than a tiny but welcome maggot, doing their part to eat away at the rotting corpse that is the decaying universe. Nurgle has need of fields in which to plant his crops of blighted herbs, pits to hold the bodies upon which he conducts his experiments, and, most important of all, a gigantic and decrepit mansion in which to store his creations, brew his legendary contagions, entertain guests, and plot the course of the Great Corruption. Other theories say that disease is simply a weakness of the mind or spirit and that a positive attitude and a sense of morality will keep one safe. It is a losing battle, but the ammunition spent in the conflict, the human bodies sent to their wasted doom, does indeed serve a purpose -- Nurgle's purpose. The Old Ones dwelt in these temple-cities, guarded by Lizardmen and served by amphibious minions – the Slann – who shared their potent abilities. Many folk blame such warlocks and witches when crops fail, famine strikes the land, or when epidemics ravage entire regions, leaving rotting corpses in their wake. They gradually sickened, their scales flaking from their bodies and their limbs wasting away until they were nothing but shivering carcasses of hide and bone. He is also philosophy. High Elves and Wood Elves perplex him, for they are long-lived and unblemished by age, and are blessed with a natural resistance against disease. Their Ghosthelms kept them as insubstantial as spirits and their rune-shielded minds cut through the dismal vegetation, for they were sharper than any corporeal blade. [2e], Nurgle’s primary symbol is three spheres stacked in a triangle shape, which scholars ascribe as being akin to pustules, buboes, or other symptoms of disease. 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