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Ghosts of Pahuax is a playable Lizardmen Mon 256 Hexoatl.png faction introduced in the Total War: Warhammer II The Silence & The Fury DLC and led by legendary lord Oxyotl. It is playable in campaign, custom battles and multiplayer.


Pahuax, the City of Ash is a Temple-City of the Lizardmen on the northern border of Lustria, south of the Temple-City of Hexoatl, which was destroyed during the Great Catastrophe. In spite of the devastation it endured, its pyramids stand to this day, a defiant testament to the powers of the ancients.

Pahuax was attacked shortly after the fall of the Polar Gates, during the Great Catastrophe. During this time, the temple-city was the only location in Lustria where Chameleon Skinks were spawned. These mounted bold ambushes against the daemon hordes, but were forced to retreat within the sacred walls of the temple-city, a host of Greater Daemons nearly catching them before they could duck within the protection of the magical barriers created by the Slann. Yet that barrier soon crumbled before the Chaos onslaught, until the Daemons stalked the plazas and the Lizardmen defence shrank back into the pyramid district.

In a last effort for victory, Mage-Priest Lord Pocaxaln attempted to summon forth a nova-blast of energy to banish the foes.He needed time to conjure the mystic forces to power the spell, however, and called upon his last surviving Saurus, and Oxyotl and his Chameleon Skinks to protect him, buying precious moments while the ritual was completed. But alas, the fickle powers of Chaos tricked Pocaxalan, and he tapped too deeply into the howling Winds of Magic — colossal energies spiraled out of control, ripping holes in the fabric of reality. The Slann and his last protectors were sucked into the Realm of Chaos. Pahuax aged millennia in scant seconds; large portions of the city, along with all its inhabitants, crumbling to dust, yet its pyramids survived.

How They Play[]

For general information about Lizardmen, see that page.

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Ghosts of Pahuax uses the Lizardmen unit roster.

In Campaign[]

Faction effects[]

The Returned

  • Additional +1 melee attack Icon stat attack.png, melee defence Icon stat defence.png and leadership Experience.png per experience rank Experience.pngfor all Skink Infantry
  • Additional +1% speed Icon stat speed.png and missile damage Battle ranged damage.png per experience rank Experience.png for all Skink infantry
  • UpkeepIcon income.png: -25% for Skink and Chameleon Skinks (all armies)

The long-lost hunter's reappearance accompanied portents of Daemons returning and war eternal, but also a spontaneous and unheralded spawning of his kind.

Diplomatic traits[]

  • Cold-Blooded Logic

Starting Location[]

Eye of the Vortex

Mortal Empires


Eye of the Vortex

  • War with

Mortal Empires

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Victory conditions[]

Eye of the Vortex campaign map[]

Vortex Victory:[]

  • Complete 4 Hard Visions of the Old Ones missions
  • Win the Heart in the Dark Final Battle
  • Destroy the Slaughterhorn Tribe Faction

Domination Victory:[]

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Mortal Empires campaign map[]

Short Victory[]

  • Complete 25 of the following: Visions of the old ones (normal), Visions of the old ones (hard)
  • Complete 3 of the following: Chapter objective
  • Destroy Slaughterhorn Tribe, World Walkers, Clan Moulder

Long Victory (incomplete)[]

  • Destroy Slaughterhorn Tribe, World Walkers, Cult of Pleasure, Clan Moulder, Sylvania, The Dreadfleet
  • Hold Pahuax
  • Ensure Chaos Warriors and Warherd of Chaos has military presence only in the Chaos Wastes
  • Ensure Archaon the Everchosen is in a wounded state

Chapter Objectives[]


Rank Name Objective(s) Reward(s) In-game description
Primary objective The Search for Farkness Complete 3 Visions of the Old Ones missions
  • Silent Hunter
  • Silent Sactums: +1
  • Treasury Icon treasury.png: +2500
"Your return from the Chaos Realm is seen as an omen, great hunter, but whether good or bad is yet to be seen. In light of recent celestial events and the vision you have relayed to me, the monolith you have foreseen is a dire portent. The blade-horned figure stood before it is likely a puppet of Chaos, whose true nature must be discovered. By vanquishing other Ruinous thralls, you may eventually decipher the omens."
Bonus objective I Sight Beyond Sight Unlock a Silent Sanctum
  • Treasury Icon treasury.png: +2500
Though the Old Ones are long dead, their ancient power still beats through the veins of this world. During his long absence, Oxyotl's kin have forgotten how to wield it, but he remembers still. Once he has reawakened a Silent Sanctum, the foul creatures of Chaos shall not evade his sight!
Bonus objective II
Bonus objective III
Bonus objective IV
Bonus objective V