Here rose the great fortress of Anlec, a bastion against the Daemons from which the armies of Aenarion could sally forth. The shifting ice had ruptured an ancient vault, and within it Malekith found an artefact older even than the Elves. In general, Dark Elves have a robust advanced military offer and infrastructural pallet. In celebration, he hosted a vast ceremony in Naggarond. Caradryel was no soldier, but the war with the Dwarfs had given rise to many great leaders and it was to these High Elves that the Phoenix King gave command of his armies. The Greater Daemon descended upon Tyrion and Alarielle in the last twilight hours of the night. Of these, only the Daughters of Khaine truly took off as its own independent thing, with the rest of the former Dark Elf range being among the many that were subsumed into Cities of Sigmar. The handful of Ulthuan's princes who had survived did not stand idle. Once upon a fucking time, there was an elf named Malekith, who was the child of the King Aenarion and the Sorceress Morathi. When Aethis succeeded Bel-Korhadris as Phoenix King, Malekith knew that the time had arrived to unleash his hidden agents. With a final shriek of agony, Malekith hurled himself back from the burning judgement of Asuryan and his charred body lay smoking upon the ground. Within a decade, the High Elves came again, launching attacks from the Annulii Gates to strike into the heart of the Shadowlands.[1k]. More dangerous than the perils of frostbite and starvation were the many vicious predators that stalked these strange lands. Jutting from within the black altar stood the weapon of the Lord of Murder -- the Widowmaker, the Spear of Vengeance, the Sword of Khaine, the Godslayer. The Witch King rode upon a massive chariot wrought from black iron and enchanted with spells of dread and destruction. When he heard the plan, Aenarion cursed Caledor as a fool, for the magic and weapons the Elves used against the Daemons drew heavily upon the arcane energies of Chaos pouring from the north to maintain their potency.[1k]. A wave of intellectual endeavour had swept the isle of the High Elves, following the rise to power of the new Phoenix King Bel-Korhadris, a mage of Saphery. The Sorceresses sent mystical word to their mistress in Naggarond, though many were slain in the attempt by Daemonic entities brought south upon the winds of Chaos. Cold One Knights strike home in a blur of steel and claw, the cold skill of the riders matched only by the savagery of their steeds. The most notable successes were by Laithikir Fellheart, latest in a long line of Black Ark commanders and as cunning a she-Elf as was ever born. Though Malekith could make no inroads towards the Inner Kingdoms, his armies remained poised on the far side of the Annulii Mountains, ever ready for a moment of weakness.[1k]. With chilling shrieks of joy, N'kari set off on the hunt, speeding through the charred forests of Averlorn in search of the Everqueen.[1k]. In addition to this, there are also various hints at a new faction of aelves (thought to be called Umbraneth after an accidental mention on Warhammer Community) lead by Malerion (the AoS rename of Malekith), which will likely be to Dark Elves what Lumineth Realm-Lords were to High Elves. Swooping down from the dark skies, Sulekh and Malekith crashed into the Elven host. Hundreds were slaughtered every day, beheaded by the chosen warriors of Khaine. While Clar Karond prospered, politics and infighting became rife within Naggarond. Century by century, generation by generation, the hidden sects flourished; a dark canker at the heart of Ulthuan that remained unseen by those who reigned.[1k]. However, the success of Malekith's armies proved to be their undoing. Recently, a number of Dark Elf social commentators have complained that Death Night these days is far too commercialized, what with Death Night cards and Morathi costumes going on sale as many as six months in advance. At first, their attacks were directed solely against their kin in Ulthuan, to take food and other supplies. It came about that as Malekith's reign as the Witch King neared its one-thousandth year, a great disturbance was seen within the Realms of Chaos. Realising his peril, Malekith turned all his art and power to deflecting the deadly blast, but was too slow to divert it entirely. To fail was to invite ruin so the warriors of Nagarythe fought with unmatched zeal -- better to fall fighting than to lose and face the wrath of Morathi's cultists. For all his guile and sorcerous power, there was nothing the Witch King could do to halt the tide of High Elves pouring into Nagarythe. Over the course of centuries, many realms experienced both the cold embrace and the wicked betrayal of Dark Elf diplomacy. Further eastward still, upon a continent infested with humans and other barbaric primitives, lies Athel Loren, the realm of the Wood Elves, the Asrai. Doing slave labor isn't any better, since they'll be continuously whipped or beaten to work until exhaustion, after which they'll still be tortured or sacrificed (and on the rare occasions they do get fed, you don't want to know what the food is or where they got it). Instantly realising the peril about to engulf Ulthuan, they added their own incantations to that of the Phoenix King's wizards, and with a colossal release of magical energy they dragged the vortex back into place once more.[1k]. [1a], Until that day finally dawns when the Isles of Ulthuan are finally theirs, the Dark Elves will continue their bloody quest as they always have. As the sorcerers of Malekith stood upon the summits of their black towers and struggled for control of the vortex, great forces shook the lands. Dark Elf society can be summed as pretty much fucked up. Dark Elves Faction : Faction Name. The Daemons vanished, no longer able to maintain their forms in the mortal world, and Ulthuan was spared. Bel Shanaar seemed powerless to quell the growing unrest in his realm. Having been raised in the court of Nagarythe, he was an accomplished warrior, skillful general and powerful spellweaver. Dark Elf ships broke through Lothern into the Inner Seas, and victory was within Malekith's grasp. Malekith's wizards unleashed bolts of black energy and called down terrible storms to ravage the lines of the Phoenix King's army. Malekith struck back with ferocious counterattacks and twice was forced to face Tethlis outside the gates of Anlec itself. The final part of Malekith's scheme was suggested by Khalaeth Mournweaver, ruler of Hag Graef at that time. 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