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Hag Graef
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General data
TypePlayable subfaction
LeaderMalus Darkblade (current)
Corvishish (former)
Territory
Start LocationThe Black Flood

Hag Graef is a playable Dark Elves faction introduced in Total War: Warhammer II. It is led by Malus Darkblade and can be found in the middle of Naggaroth, close to Malekith's start position. It was made playable in the Shadow and the Blade DLC.

When playing as Malus, the player starts with the city of Hag Graef as well as an expeditionary force with a Black Ark in the southeast part of the map. The player faces an initial dilemma of giving up the city Hag Graef in Naggaroth for a large sum of money or keeping the valuable city and dealing with the separated start position (Hostile Takeover dilemma).

Faction Effects[]

  • Suitable climate: Jungle
  • Suitable Climate: Mountain
  • Malus is possessed by the daemon Tz’arkan, who is controlled with the use of elixirs
  • Tz’arkan’s Whispers: The Daemon influences Malus to commit acts of slaughter and cruelty
  • Military Alliance with Naggarond
  • Income from Irons Mines, Gold Mines and Marble Quarries +30% (All Regions)

Victory objectives[]

Eye of the Vortex[]

Vortex Victory[]

  • Have 1,500 Scrolls of Hekarti at the start of your turn.
  • Complete the Rise of Darkness final battle.

Domination Victory[]

Mortal Empires[]

Short Campaign Victory[]

  • Complete 3 Chapter Objectives
  • Capture 15000 battle captives
  • Destroy the following factions: Clan Eshin, Black Crag, Karak Azul, Karaz-a-Karak
  • Construct these buildings: Temple of Khaine, Dragon Hatchery, Palace of Dread Knights, Tower of Dark Sorcery, Slave Market, Dread Bulwark, Arena, Dark Elf Port
  • Maintain a total of 15 units of the following type: Har Ganeth Executioners, Black Dragon, Cold One Dread Knights, Bloodwrack Shrine, War Hydra, Chill of Sontar (Black Hydra), The Siren of Red Ruin (Bloodwrack Medusa), Blades of the Blood Queen (Executioners)

Long Campaign Victory[]

  • Complete 5 Chapter Objectives
  • Capture 30000 battle captives
  • Destroy the following factions: Clan Eshin, Black Crag, Karak Azul,
  • Maintain a total of 15 units of the following type: Har Ganeth Executioners, Black Dragon, Cold One Dread Knights, Bloodwrack Shrine, War Hydra, Chill of Sontar (Black Hydra), The Siren of Red Ruin (Bloodwrack Medusa), Blades of the Blood Queen (Executioners)

Description[]

Hag Graef, the Black Crag, is a sinister and foreboding place, built at the bottom of a cold, dark canyon and completely surrounded by mountains of bare rock that stretch into the clouds. It is a city permanently in shadow, for no sunlight ever reaches its walls. Hag Graef is a place of twisted and impossible architecture. Its eight black towers rise from the canyon floor like the ossified remains of some loathsome cephalopod. Between the towers are strung walkways, platforms and bridges of every shape and size. Some are fashioned from withered timber and soot-stained bone, others are crafted from jagged stone or woven from the silk of monstrous spiders.

The larger platforms are so massive as to be towns and villages in their own right, and are supported by gantry-works of iron and stone. It is upon these that the majority of Hag Graef's citizenry dwell, crammed into crooked mansions of cinderbrick and fire-blackened wood; the towers are home only to the city's most powerful Dreadlords. Cramped conditions, combined with the Dark Elves' peremptory nature, ensure that rivalries flare into violence with alarming regularity. Those who do not walk cautiously through Hag Graef's webwork of streets have their throats slit and bodies heaved into the morass of sewage and rotting flesh that covers the canyon floor.[1]

Provinces[]

Eye of the Vortex
Mortal Empires

Diplomatic Traits[]

  • Supremacy
  • Naval Aggressor
  • Aggressive
  • Rightly Suspicious

Strategy[]

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Eye of the Vortex

Note that you ARE NOT participating in the race to control The Vortex, even though you are required to collect Scrolls of Hekarti to complete the campaign. Even so, you are still under pressure to collect enough scrolls for Naggarond before the cost of the Elixir becomes too expensive.

The dilemma to keep or sell Hag Graef will have a huge impact on your financial options and military focus. Keeping the settlement will allow you to establish trade routes and improve relations with the other Dark Elf Factions, and have a strong income source from the mines, but you will need to maintain a military presence there to protect it. Forfeiting these long-term benefits for the immediate payout will allow you to focus solely on your expeditionary force.

You will be attacked and go to war with all six of the major Skaven factions, despite your actual diplomatic relations with them. They will send a strike force with each shipment that must be eradicated before more Scrolls can be collected.


Trivia[]

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