The Tale of Nalgar, the Liche King
No one knows how long Nalgar has walked this earth. He was once a well respected scholar and mage. But he was outcast from the school of wizardry when he suggested the study of Necromancy as standard practise to better understand the threat it posed. Driven from his life as a well known and highly regarded member of society, Nalgar moved to the country where he practised with the damned arts on his own for many years.
When word reached him that his son had been murdered in the city, Nalgar returned. He found his son’s resting place and used his knowledge to perform a summoning spell. However, Nalgar was but a novice, with no true understanding of the art he was practising. His spell did indeed revive his son, along with every corpse in the graveyard. The mass of zombies he had raised proceeded to slaughter hundreds across the city, acting on Nalgar’s powerful hate of those who had “wronged” him. By the time his hold broke on the undead, Nalgar was a shell. Having witness the citizens of his hometown butchered, their flesh feasted on by those things he himself had summoned, Nalgar was a broken man.
Overcome with grief, Nalgar returned to his country home and delved deeper into the secrets of Necromancy, determined to revive those he had killed. Six years later he returned to the city to find it repopulated. After some searching he found the mass grave of those affected by the actions of his last visit. With his new knowledge, and broken mind, he raised an army of hundreds of skeletons. The townspeople attacked him, calling him a monster, but they did not understand. Nalgar tried to make them see he had corrected his mistakes but they would not listen. So the Necromancer turned his undead on the living, slaughtering the inhabitants of the city for a second time.
The next few years are shrouded in mystery. Nalgar, along with his ever growing legion of undead, made his way across the land, sacking towns and cities as he went. As each populated area fell, his numbers grew. During this period there were dozens major battles between Nalgar’s army and the Elves, and several against the Dwarves. At some point during this time Nalgar achieved his Liche status, his living body having finally succumbed to the effects of Necromancy. But in death, Nalgar became far more powerful than he ever was in life. His grief and sorrow were replaced with an insatiable lust for chaos. He wrought a bloody path, decimating entire armies as they tried to stop him.
And then, after many months of destruction, he disappeared. There was no sign of the Liche, or his forces, for many years, his very existence became myth and his actions became another note in the history books and he was forgotten. What he did during this period is unknown. But when he returned, he did so at the head of a colossal army of undead. Having recruited his famous six insidious Necromancers, Nalgar was able to summon a terrifying force and advance upon the living world.
Now the Liche King seems to have been forgotten once again as the thoughts of the free people have turned to Mhorgoth. What they don’t know is that the Necromancer actually seeks the Liche King to learn his secrets. The world shall most certainly suffer if the two ever join forces.
Time for another fluff/mini update.
I have a shot of the progress made on my zombie base, it's missing 10 basses as I don't have them yet but it's coming along nicely. When I get back t Cardiff I'll add lots of little details like arrows, spears, leaves and such to make it more interesting.
Until next time peeps.