Overread Posted January 24, 2019 Share Posted January 24, 2019 All Hail the Great Horned Rat! This is a thread for general sharing of all thinks skaven, not to be confused with the big 2.0 thread, this one is just purely about lore, models, conversions, cool stuff and other random rattish thoughts and musings. To kick things off a few books: Classic Fantasy - the Old World where the Skaven were born and the Great Horned One first arose: Death & Dishonour - a collection of short stories featuring several with skaven Warlords of Karak Eight Peaks - collects the following books "Skarsnik, Headtaker, Thorgrim, The Karag Durak Grudge, The King of Black Crag" with a big injection an influence of Skaven in the legendary Karak Eight Peaks Thanquol & Boneripper trilogy (Grey Seer, Temple of the Serpent, Thanquol's Doom). Currently not in a collected edition, but with the way BL is going the three books will likely be combined into a single volume at some point. The Black Plague - Skaven VS the Empire although more a tale of the rise of one of the Empires finest its a look at the dark and twisted poxes and nefarious ways the ratmen have used to conquer the lands of men The End Times series - book 4 The Rise of the Horned Rat deals specifically with the, well, Great Horned One! Though the whole series deals with the major world shattering events that ended the Old World and birthed the new Realms. See the Skaven escape the sinking ship of the old world and crash into the new Realms! Voices - a short story featuring Queek Headtaker and his, well, unique view on the world. Gotrek and Felix series - Skaven feature multiple times in full stories and short stories. From Skavenslayer where we first see the mighty Thanquol, to stories like Demonslayer where the Skaven antagonise and run alongside. I'd recommend the series in general as its a great adventuring romp through the Old World. Age of Sigmar Skaven stories Skaven Pestilens - an epic tale of the might of skaven as they seek one of the 13 lost Great Plagues amid the ruins of a living city as it thunders over the open plains. See them contest with Sigmar's finest, the mysterious Slaan and other Skaven! Black rift - featuring a Brave and mighty Skaven Warlord - Warpfang! Bloodblowl: Death on the Pitch is a collection of short stories about the brutal sport, featuring no less than 3 that focus on and involve the Skaven! Other books and media: Old GW Battletomes. Yep each one has a smattering of lore and stories, which over time flesh out and detail the skaven. Uniforms and Heraldry of the Skaven - contains some lore as well as drawn examples of the various different clans. A great detailed resource though sadly out of print and tricky to find The Loathsome Ratmen and all their Vile Kin - this was made for the Warhammer Fantasy RPG game and is chock full of lore and background on the Skaven. A real Old World treasure trove of lore, but also out of print and very hard to find now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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