Weapons bursting with dark energy, Wight Kings are monstrous fighters, more powerful than a dozen lesser ghouls.
Wight Kings are incredibly powerful Undead, almost as hard to destroy as Vampires. Suffused with Dark Magic, a Wight King's weapons shimmer with baleful energy. The merest touch of their spear tip or blade can drain the life from their foes, or slice through flesh and bone with an ease that is frightening to behold. Clad in ancient armour, their flesh all but withered away, there is little for an adversary to cut or stab. Even to stand before one of these skeletal warriors of antiquity takes an extreme effort of will. For these reasons, a Vampire will often charge a Wight King with carrying forth the Undead general's personal banner. Such a duty is often integral to the army's stability, and these indomitable Undead warriors are able to hold aloft the army standard whilst tirelessly striking down one foe after another.
This unit has the following mount options
|Skeletal Steed||Once the mounts of evil Kings, the sorcery used continues to protect them long after death.|
|Barded Skeletal Steed||Only bones remain of their mortal forms, protected from attack by barding.|
|Can Cause Fear||This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.|
|Encourage||This unit provides a leadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.|
|Hide (forest)||This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.|
|Undead||The unit is Undead (does not rout, immune to terror, becomes unstable when is low). It will suffer from attrition when moving through territory not owned by the Undead.|
Such is the power and ferocity of the champion, that those who stand in his way will falter against the warrior's impact.
There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.
|Heroic Killing Blow||
There are powerful beings who can decapitate a dragon or plunge a sword into the heart of a griffon in one mighty strike.
The dead do not rest easily in the Old World. Those summoned by Vampires and Necromancers no longer have mortal concerns - they serve only their master's will.
The Dark Magic binding has failed. Both flesh and necromantic energy slough off the subjects leaving naught but dust.
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