A pack of Crypt Ghouls fighting Stormcast Eternals.

Reeking drool slavers from mouths lined with rotting fangs as hordes of Crypt Ghouls hiss their adulation for their king. They scuttle into battle at his command, their chipped talons tearing at the ground as their maws stretch wide in eager anticipation of the feast to come.[1a]


Ghoul is a word known in almost every corner of the Mortal Realms. These are the vile creatures who make up the majority of an Abhorrant Ghoul King’s seething armies, and they have an appetite for flesh that is both repulsive and insatiable. Infected by the abhorrant king’s insanity, the longer Crypt Ghouls serve in the king’s court, the stronger their madness becomes. Soon, the ghouls do not see themselves as monsters, nor do they consider the flesh they feast upon as an aberration to the natural order. They believe themselves to be stout foot soldiers of the king’s court or keen-eyed scouts ranging ahead of his armies. In truth, they are a cannibal horde of naked and hungry monsters. Anyone caught in the path of a ghoul pack has but two choices: fight or be devoured. Once the king has set his ghouls on an enemy’s trail, the flesh-eating creatures will not rest until they have returned to their master laden with dripping slabs off reshly harvested meat.[1a]

Crypt Ghouls are especially deadly in large numbers. A single creature will take its time feeding, gorging itself on raw flesh, often until it is sick. However, as soon as there is competition for its meal, it flies into a frenzy, eager to kill its prey swiftly and feast on the remains before its brothers and sisters can steal its prize away.[1a]

Utterly devoted to their abhorrant master, Crypt Ghouls will brave death without hesitation. Any craven parts of their soul have been extinguished by the madness of their king, and they fight like rabid beasts, often dying to the last rather than displease their lord. In those rare instances when a ghoul does turn to flight, their kin swiftly drag them down. Such is the fate for cowards in the Flesh-eater Courts, where the courageous fight on in their king’s favour, their bellies filled with the flesh of the weak.[1a]


A unit of Crypt Ghouls will frantically tear into their victims with Sharpened Teeth and Filthy Claws.[1b]


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