The Grymkin are the newest Hordes faction: The story of the Defiers is one of those five persons who defied the word of Menoth as he returned to humanity, and were gravely punished for it. So they were thrown out of this world and fled into legend. Now they are summoned again by the Old Witch of Khador, and their minions are drawn from Iron Kingdom folklore. Stories that chill the bones and scare children. Glimmer Imps who want your eyes scooped with a spoon. People who were cowards or gluttonous or greedy, punished for their wicked ways and turned into something else. They are rooted in the folklore of Caen and are generally about folk who are punished by malignant spirits for their wicked ways - or for crossing the fae - or for sport. Only a little is known about them so far - the names and basic roles of their warlocks and a few of their other models and that they were brought out of the shadows by The Old Witch. It is set to be released in July.
The faction is described in the Announcement video
This model's rules are currently under development
This is a new model, and the information here is what was given at the start of the CID cycle
Grymkin for Beginners
Limited Release Faction
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Grymkin warlocks use Arcana instead of feats. A Defier warlock is assigned 3 Arcana Cards before the game begins, one is their inherent Arcana, the other two can be any the Grymkin player wants for that game. Each Arcana can only be used once per game.
Grymkin Models and Units
- Zevanna Agha, The Fate Keeper (Grymkin)
- Note that this is Old Witch3, and Old Witch1&2 are Khador warcasters.
- Old Witch3 is the only Grymkin warlock to have a traditional feat.
- The Heretic
- The Dreamer
- The Child
- The King of Nothing
- The Wanderer
Grymkin Theme Forces
Grymkin Deep Lore
When Menoth came back from his battle with the Devourer Wurm to give his so-called "gifts" to humanity, five individuals with tremendous will of their own rejected him so strongly and fundamentally they ended up tapping into some part of the divine power all humans have in their souls. In retribution for this, Menoth threw them in to Ur-Caen where they were trapped, tortured by their own nightmares, for thousands of years.
The Old Witch Zevanna Agha knew of them and looked for a way to set them free to further her own plans. She managed to find a lady in an insane asylum and use her as a conduit to negotiate terms and arrange to open the gates to Urcaen for them. The rest of the faction are manifestations of their willpower, or in the case of the beasts; their nightmares made manifest. The only thing the Grymkin warlocks are truly scared of is their warbeasts which are in truth their own nightmares. It's said the only time you would hear the true names of the Defiers is on the breath of the beasts when they lose control and it comes for them.
Other and older grymkin found in previous editions of Iron Kingdom literature featured the folkloric story of Gristle and Flay and the third brother. Anecdotes of gremlins in the machines, and why gremlins hate cats. Stories of the Old Man of the Swamp, or the rusalka bog nymph.