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Apects of Nagash


Oct 22, 2014
I am currently reading the "Spear of Shadows" by Reynolds. The story features a vampire character who helps the servants of Grungni (a party of adventurers sent to find an artefact) for her own reasons.

There is a dialogue where she tells Volker, a young Ironweld engineer, that gods are not men and contain multitudes. She then describes different aspects of Nagash:

1. Nagash unbound, a titan of death rising the dead around him in a field of corpses.
2. Nagash-Mor, calm and silent, weighing the hearts of dead souls against a feather.
3. The Forlorn Child, who leads those who die before their allotted time to gentle slumber.
4. The Black Priest, who gives succour to those whose deaths are too painful to be borne.

What do you think?
P.S. I also recommend the "Auction of Blood", a short story connected to the "Spear of Shadows" plot. The protagonist is an agent of Neferata.


Staff member
True Blood
Nov 26, 2008
I'm not familiar with most of the Warhammer novels but I like the idea put forward here. From the End Times and on Nagash basically absorbed and became the god of death himself, and with that I suppose he had to assume the duties that come with the role. It would make sense that in the new age Nagash is less of a power-hungry warmongerer and instead part of the natural balance.

Disciple of Nagash

Staff member
Feb 12, 2008
I like this concept as well. In religions around the world, there are so many commonalities that if gods were to exist then it would make sense they many would be aspects of a single being.

When you look at some of the things Nagash has done, he has of course shown to be a clear megalomaniac, but he also has his own sense of justice, honour, loyalty etc.

To the various people that worship him I could well imagine them focusing on a certain aspect and creating almost a different version to worship. I like the idea of this being expanded in the lore....