Originally Posted by Words_of_Truth
Nagash didn't really receive his incarnation of death by chance though he went out and took it by force. I thought the idea of making people incarnates of a wind was that it would be put to good use against evil in general, so the individuals would have to be trust worthy, or am I just misunderstanding?
Nagash did just take it on his own, which Teclis planned for. Teclis actually admits in the novel that his plan, involving Aliathra, was to weaken Nagash so that he is strong enough to help them fight the Chaos Gods, but not strong enough that if the Forces of Order win the End Times, they won't be able to get rid with Nagash afterwards. Teclis is firmly of the belief that even as the Avatar of Shyish, that Malekith, Alarielle and he himself can deal with Nagash easily.