AOS Question: Among the GodBeasts, there are a number of who are the progenitors of some of the realms species. Is there a GodBeast progenitor for Horses? Or would there be one GodBeast for Horses, Pegasuses, Unicorns and other equine species?
Interesting question. There very well could be.
I can imagine a monstrous figure – a Sleipnir or Uchchaihshravas – sprung from the ocean of stars to gallop endlessly across the realms. A being that moves so swiftly, those who observe it see only a flickering shape, resembling the Uffington White Horse.
Where its hooves touch the ground, mountains are thrown up and valleys dug. It is not always so large, swelling or shrinking according to the path it travels. Maybe it changes shape, depending on the realm. In Shyish, it is a ghostly titan, heralded by thunderous hoof-beats; in Azyr, it is accompanied by hurricane winds and booming thunder; in Aqshy, it draws a hot wind in its wake, setting fire to the dry grasslands.
Regarding its status as progenitor, perhaps the first horses sprang from its blood and sweat, shed in some ancient battle or trial. Maybe the gods tried to tame it, and in doing so wounded it, causing the great beast to shed its blood as it raced across existence, and thus spread the various species of horse to every corner of the Mortal Realms.
I think that’d be pretty cool, myself.
Cubicle 7 revealed a look at the new Age of Sigmar RPG yesterday, including Johan Grenier’s fantastic cover art, as well as the names of a few outside consultants – myself among them. Continue reading “Cat, Bag, Out”
Black Library’s newest Age of Sigmar anthology, Gods and Mortals, is now available for preorder. I’ve got no less than five stories in this one – three reprints and two brand-new stories, one of which features Balthas Arum, one of the protagonists of Soul Wars. Continue reading “Gods and Mortals”
Just dropping a note to say that I’ve begun updating the site with dedicated pages for characters such as the Royal Occultist or series such as the Nightmare Men. These pages will be regularly updated, with a chronological listing of all works in the series, as well as any relevant blog posts, interviews, etc. Continue reading “PSA – Series Pages”
I had a new audio drama released yesterday. “Hallowed Knights: The Denied” finds a Knight-Questor of the Hallowed Knights on the hunt for a scheming aelf corsair – but he’s not the only one interested in bringing the pirate to justice… Continue reading “The Denied”
Did you enjoy Hallowed Knights: Plague Garden? Do you want to know more about how the Stormcast Eternals and the soldiers of the Freeguilds work together to reclaim the lost cities of the Mortal Realms? Are you interested in the process by which an ancient sewer system is cleared of a troll infestation? Then maybe grab a copy of Hallowed Knights: Black Pyramid when it comes out next month.
The newest instalment of the Eight Lamentations series popped up on the Black Library site today. “War-Claw” is a full-length audio drama that finds Owain Volker, Gunmaster of Azyr, and his companion, Zana Mathos, on the hunt for one of the eponymous Lamentations at a mountain outpost, besieged by unnatural creatures. Continue reading “Beast’s Claw”