Great Shadow, Death’s forces, Death itself, Fate. There are countless names for it – none of them seem to matter. This threat – from the World Beyond the Sea – has lain waste to the vast majority of the Old Kingdom. Hundreds of thousands have been consumed and thus become part of the terrifying and ever-expanding war machine.
What do its forces look like? Do we know? Perhaps anyone who has come face to face with Death did not live to tell the tale… Maybe they are simply too petrified and traumatized to recall. What is certain is the sheer devastation and absolute power the Great Shadow possesses. The stench of death can sometimes be smelled on northern winds – unfiltered by even the mountains shielding Absalom.