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"I care nothing for pitiful little worlds, or the nations of pale grubs that writhe upon them. I am like unto a god, Malus. You could be, too. If you are worthy."

Tz'arkan, the Drinker of Worlds[9a]
FactionDark Elves
CategoryDark Elves melee infantry
legendary lord
Unit size1

Tz’arkan, the Drinker of Worlds, is an ancient daemon of Slaanesh, last seen during the First Chaos Incursion. A coven of Chaos Sorcerers imprisoned Tz'arkan in an attempt to harness its power for themselves, they would gain this power, but suffered horrible fates in their attempt to hide from Tz'arkans wrath, who remained imprisoned in the Chaos Wastes.

Ages later, the prison was discovered and breached by the druuchi Malus Darkblade, who in his greed for Tz'arkans treasure, released the daemon, who then took hold over his soul. In order to regain it, Malus had to find the anicent relics that was used to bind Tz'arkan, and use them to release the Drinker of Worlds.

Whispers of Tz'arkan[edit | edit source]

Bound as one, Tz'arkan's possessive power constantly saps at Malus' mind. Throughout the campaign, Tz'arkan will whisper mockeries and insults upon the player. besides that, he offers unique side quests with special rewards.

Item name Type Description Effect
Arleth Vann Followers The deadly Khainite Assassin Arleth Vann may look underfed, with the drawn look of a wolf, but he is probably the closest thing to a loyal companion that Malus possesses.
  • Melee attack: +8 during Ambushes (Lord's army))
  • Campaign line of sight: +15%
  • Ambush Success Chance: +15% (Lord's Army)
Amulet of Defiance Item Just like the Amulet of Vaurog, used by the Chaos Champion to survive his dual with Malus, this enchanted piece of makes the wielder almost invulnerable to wounding by a lesser weapon.
  • Physcial resistance: +25%
Balneth Bale Followers The Ruthless commander of the Black Ark of Naggor is also Malus' uncle on his mother's side.
  • Income from post-battle loot: +10% (Factionwide)
  • Melee attak: +8 when fighting at sea (units in army)
  • Black Ark growth: +5 (Factionwide)
Bruglir Followers Malus' eldest brother, a renowned captain and Corsair in his own right, is conducting an incestuous relasionship with his own sister, Yasmir.
  • Bonus vs. Infantry: +20 (assigned non-Character unit)
  • Missile resistance: 15% (assigned non-Character unit)
Dagger of Souls Item Like the Dagger of Torxus, this blade is similar in that it can weaken and wound even the strongest of creatures in single combat.
  • Attacks cause "Spirit Leech" effect, draining hitpoints
Eldire Followers Despite being a Druchii of pure, noble blood - with all the vicious tendencies that entails - and a powerful Sorceress, Eldire still displays a strong maternal instinct towards her broken, possessed son.
  • Winds of Magic power reserve + 30
  • Leadership + 5 (all units in army)
  • Wound recovery time: -3
Engvin Followers Engvin was the first Dark Elf to come into contact with Malus following his possession by Tz'arkan. Amazingly, he survived the experiance and escorted the possessed Darkblade back to Hag Graef.
  • Income from raiding: +25%
  • Income from Slave pens and Slave Markets: +5% (all provinces)
Hauclir Followers For a Dark Elf, Hauclir is surprisingly relaxed and friendly, and as such has developed a genuine bond with Malus
  • Armour: +20 when defending (Lord's army)
  • Melee defence: +20 when defending (Lord's army)
Isilvar Followers Malus next eldest brother is Isilvar, whose unusually-fleshy countenance reveals, to those who know of such things, his secret devotion to Slaanesh...
  • Physical resistance: +8% (Lord only)
  • Attrition: -30% casualties suffered from all attrition
  • Chaos corruption: +2 (local region)
Urial Followers Malus' half-brother may well be crippled, and as such should have been forsaken to die, but he remains a Chosen of Khaine and a priest of the Murder-God.
  • Public order: +4 (local province)
  • Construction cost: -30% for all buildings (local province)
  • Untainted: +5 (local province)
Nagaira Followers Malus' sister is an immensely powerful Sorceress in league with the Chaos gods, whose goals and motives are perfectly aligned with those of the Ruinous Powers whom she serve.
  • Winds of Magic power reserve: + 30
  • Winds of Magic cost: -1 for all spells
Spirit of Lurhan Followers Though he will kill on the spot anyone who brings up the matter, Darkblade was in fact born a bastard - his father being Lurhan Fellblade, the fearsome, undefeated Vaulkhar of Hag Graef.
  • Enemy leadership: -10 (local region)
Spirit of Lhunara Followers Though she remains the nearest Malus has ever come to a true love, Lhunara died by his hand, and having pledged devotion to Chaos, was resurrected by the Ruinous Powers that she might take her revenge.
  • Attribute: Snipe (Assigned non-Character)
  • Attribute: Stalk (Assigned non-Character)
  • Attribute: Unspottable (Assigned non-Character)
Yasmir Followers Malus' sister is one of the most beautiful women in Hag Graef. Though she herself keeps many lovers, she is – somewhat hypocritically – furiously jealous of them all.
  • On turn start, Lords in this character's region have a chance to gain loyalty
  • Recruitment pool increased by 2 (Lord's Army)
Idol of Darkness Item Although not as powerfull as the fabled Idol of Kolkuth, this lesser piece still gives the wielder control over the fabrics of time, though for a limited time only.
  • Aura, 25m: enemies in range gets -5 melee Defense and -48% speed.
Octagonal Medallion Item This brass medallion, covered in runes, has the power to dampen the potency of the Winds of Magic.
  • Magic resistance: 25%
  • Ward save: 5%
The Warpsword of Blood Item This Lesser, but by no means less deadly, Warpsword hungers for the blood and yearns to gorge itself upon bested flesh.
  • Weapon strength: + 25%
  • Enables magical attacks
The Warpsword of slaughter Item This dread blade, though lesser in power and stature than the Warpsword of Khaine, revels in the endless slaughter it unleashes upon the battlefield.
  • Bonus vs. Infantry: +20
  • Weapon strength: + 15%
The Warpsword of Death Item This dread blade, though lesser in power and stature than the Warpsword of Khaine, revels in the endless slaughter it unleashes upon the battlefield.
  • Bonus vs. Large: +20
  • Melee attack: + 15
Warp-Gem Item Just like Elgol's Warp-Gem, this lesser version gives the wielder limited control over the unpredictable Winds of Magic.
  • Miscast base chance: -25%
  • Winds of Magic power reserve: +20
  • Cooldown: -20% to all spells.

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