Morghur The Shadowgave

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*dying cow noise*

"MOOOOO!!!"

– Moghur, every fucking time he dies

Morghur, also known as Shadowgave in earlier days, and as Gor-Dum/Cyanathair the Corruptor to dwarfs and wood elves, is the closest Beastmen guys will ever get in terms of a leader. He's probably one of the weirdest and most dangerous Beastmen to ever live, revered by fellow beasts as an almost a God, and as a terrible threat by anyone else (especially Wood Elves). He also got the title of the only Beastmen character that survived into Age of Sigmar.

In Fantasy[edit]

Morghur is old. Like, terribly old. He was born when most of men were either Chaos or non-Chaos tribes, with some exceptions like Cathay and an already ruined undead Nehekhara, in a small tribal Bretonni village to human parents. His birth killed his mother by ripping through her with his mighty teeth and turned his father into a similar beast. Everyone in his village, in fact. After that, he escaped into the forest, killing, corrupting, and probably raping everything he saw. It was so catastrophic, that Ariel intervened and ordered his extermination (even though she never saw him yet), which, needless to say, did not succeed.

While eventually, Ariel managed to find him out and injured him with her fire magic, Morghur survived and eventually gathered the biggest warheard world ever knew. Asrai, obviously, underestimated the power of the mutated goats and never even tried to stop him. So, when he finally attacked Athel Loren, the inhabitants weren't ready. The invasion lasted for a year, until Ariel finally killed Morghur with a help of Coeddil... but he reincarnated. And by the way, the parts of the forest that Morghur invaded turned into hideous mutants, including one of the treekin that is Coeddil.

After the resurrection, Morghur led his forces to corrupt the Silverspire Mountains springs, which fed the trees in Athel Loren but was killed by Orion. He was reborn again but was unlucky enough to meet Gilles le Breton in battle. As Morghur was reborn again, he stopped the plans to invade Asrai heartland, and instead continued his efforts to destroy the springs and kill The Lady to weaken the will of Bretonnians. While he failed all the times he tried, Morghur always returned, and with an even bigger warheards, turning every place he visits into a hellhole. The last time he reincarnated Wood Elves tried to kill him while he was still a child and failed miserably.

While Morghur indeed failed to conquer Athel Loren, he was pretty successful in the other forest - Arden, the biggest one in Bretonnia. It is now a dark place of horrors and thousands of dead bodies, where living trees devour anyone who doesn't pledge to Chaos. And while Ariel scouts managed to kill him again in there, he is returning. He always returns.

As a tabletop character, he has a bray-staff that turns enemy wizards to Chaos if they fail at spells, magic stones that destabilize the Winds of Magic themselves, and unnerving skulls in his fur (if you can name it fur anymore). Notorious for his great nerf in-between editions, that greatly restricted his magic and turned him into a Hero unit.

End Times[edit]

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Age of Sigmar[edit]

Morghur was the only named Beastmen character to survive the destruction of the World-That-Was and... not manifest in the Mortal Realms yet. He is now a minor Chaos God that is worshipped by some Beasts of Chaos tribes. While the idea is cool, he was not seen anywhere. It's almost as if GW hates Beastmen...

Total War: WARHAMMER[edit]

He was added to the first game in Warherd and Shadowgrave DLC.