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Expansion for Warhammer Fantasy 2

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  • by Jackdays

    This document is completely unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop Limited. Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay logo, WFRP, Chaos, the Chaos device, the Chaos logo, Citadel, Citadel Device, Darkblade, 'Eavy Metal, Forge World, Games Workshop, Games Workshop logo, Golden Demon, Great Unclean One, GW, the Hammer of Sigmar logo, Horned Rat logo, Keeper of Secrets, Khemri, Khorne, the Khorne logo, Lord of Change, Nurgle, the Nurgle logo, Skaven, the Skaven symbol device, Slaanesh, the Slaanesh logo, Tomb Kings, Tzeentch, the Tzeentch logo, Warhammer, Warhammer World logo, White Dwarf, the White Dwarf logo, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, artefacts, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world are either , TM and/or Copyright Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2008, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. Used without permission. No challenge to their status intended. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.

    WFRP 2nd Edition 2008 Jackdays

    1 Bestiary: LICHE Version 1.0

  • LICHE

    Common View Aye, I have travelled beyond the Badlands to the endless deserts of Araby. Hot and dry lands they are. And that sand. I hate the sand. Truly place of the dead. I was there many years with local manlings. Served in couple of armies. Dark skinned folk they are. Burned by the sun I reckon. In there we faced the legions of the Restless Dead. I joined local kings army to fight them in one of the desert cities. First I didnt believe, but then thousands of skeletons and other undead monsters slowly came to the gates of city and started attack against the walls. Even the bravest of our mercenary company were scared to behold that army of Undead. I tell you, give me Grobi army anytime. We fought their siege for weeks. Taught couple of times that we lost. Their leader was powerful skeleton with flaming eyes. Wielded strong evil magic and were terrifying site to behold. It could call the storms from the sky and summon dead back to life. Local manlings told me that this leader was Tomb King. Ancient King resurrected by vile magic. They told me that there were others like him in these lands. Many actually with armies of Undead. Truly place of the dead. I hate the sand. - Brokk Sandfeet, Dwarven Mercenary

    The Scholars Eye During the ancient times of Nehekhara Wizards knew the true power of Necromancy. What most Necromancer do these days are just shadow of what they could do back then. Most of their knowledge is lost, or destroyed by Witch-Hunters, during the centuries. Which is good. This includes also the most powerful Incarnations. One of the most powerful was Ritual that could give person a eternal life. Ritual created by Nagash himself. This vile magic didnt really give eternal life, but turned these chosen ones to a powerful undead creatures. Liches. Some of these Undead monsters still roam in the ancient lands of Nehekhara. There are also rumours that some Necromancers know the secrets of this dreadfull Ritual and have used it in our time also succesfully. They will be found and destroyed eventually. - Hierophant Gottfried Koehl, Magister of the Order of Light

    Our Own Words You say that the Vampires are Nights Dark Masters? Masters of Undead? I laugh at you. Fool. They were but lesser undead compared to us. They were the ones who were frightened by Nagash and fled our lands. No. We, the Tomb Kings, are true masters of Undead. Liches that live forever under the sun without fear. - Pharakh, Tomb King

    A Liche is powerful undead creature that has used most darkest and vile magic to extend its life unnaturally. These creatures are scheming and usually insane. They hunger for ever greater power, long-forgotten knowledge, and the most terrible of arcane secrets. Because the shadow of death does not hang over them, they often conceive plans taking years, decades, or even centuries to come to fruition. A Liche is a gaunt and skeletal humanoid with withered flesh stretched tight across horribly visible bones. Its eyes have long ago been lost to decay, but bright pinpoints of crimson light burn on in the empty sockets. Powerful aura of fear surrounds these masters of undead. Liche created from the living person looks like fresh corps. Warmth disappears soon from the body and it becames pale. There is no life on the eyes anymore and flesh starts to rot very soon. Ritual to create the most powerful undead, the Liche, is very closely guarded secret. Also it is very difficult Necromantic spell that requires living sacrifices. It can be cast to any living or dead person turning this person dead, but also same time undead (the Restless Dead). Here are the rules:

    First the ritual is needed and powerful enough spell-caster to cast that ritual succesfully. Any creature that has been turned to any other kind of undead (like Vampire) or its body has been

    destroyed cannot be turned to Liche. Person must have Magic Characteristic one (1) or more to embrace the true power of Necromantic

    Dhar. Person can be student of either Arcane or Divine magic. Person must not have following Talents because they negate the power of this ritual: Resistance to

    Chaos or Resistance to Magic.

    WFRP 2nd Edition 2008 Jackdays

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  • Liche has huge powers over the lesser undead. It is the most powerful undead creature, if Vampires are not counted. This is why the honor of becoming one is usually reserved only few, like in ancient Khemri to the greatest of kings (not that many even know the secrets of rituals needed to create Liche or has the power to cast the ritual). Most powerful Necromancers, that have mastered this magic, may even turn themselves to these undead creatures.

    Origins of the Liche: (Text is taken from the Games Workshop site: Tomb Kings - Warhammer Fantasy Battle) In their desire to defy death, the kings of Nehekhara founded the Mortuary Cult and appointed the priesthood, of which the Liche Priests are all that remain. The priests were commanded to study the arts of mummification and communion with the gods. Steadily, over many centuries, the priests learned how to preserve a corpse from decay until the art of mummification had become very elaborate. They also devised a vast lore of incantations and rituals intended to enable the dead king, as well as his entire court and army, to be awakened from death. The first generations of priests, whose skills and knowledge were rudimentary, died after prolonging their own lives far beyond their natural span. They passed on their knowledge to the next generation of priests who exceeded them in wisdom and expertise. In this way, their knowledge accumulated until the fifth generation of priests who did not die, though their bodies slowly withered away until they were little more than living corpses. Thus the entire priesthood became the Liche Priests, able to officiate the Mortuary Cult of heir king in perpetuity, and they held great power in the land. Indeed, they were the only subjects of the king who could not be executed, since he depended on their knowledge and loyalty in order to live beyond his own death. In this way the priesthood became a formidable power behind the throne.

    Liche Template When person is changed to undead Liche it will gain following bonuses to its Characteristics, Skills, Talents and Traits automaticly. Liche has more its will from the time it was living. Because of this it actually can gain experience and learn new things gaining more careers and skills. Like with all undead this learning becomes little slower and gaining a career may easily take century, or Liche may only gain couple of careers in millenium (or not even that). Commonly Liche become more involved with Dark Magic gaining more careers in that (if not allready powerful Necromancer) or Liche may learn new spells becoming more powerful spell-caster. Note: These stats are based mostly on the information from Lure of the Liche Lord (WFRP2 sourcebook), b TSHRM

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    W ut also info from Karak Azgal (WFRP2 sourcebook). ype: Undead (Corporal) or Undead (Ethereal) ize: Any, usually Medium (Humand, Dwarf) abitat: Any ange: Any ain Profile WS BS S T Ag Int WP Fel

    +10% - +10% +10% - - +10% - econdary Profile

    A W SB TB M Mag IP FP +1 +5 - - - +1 +2 -

    kills: Academic Knowledge (Necromancy), Intimidate, Magical Sense, Perception alents: - raits: Deathsight, Domination, Enchanced Necromancy, Hate Sunlight, Immunity to Normal Weapons, ight Vision, Terrifying, Undead, Will of Iron FRP 2nd Edition 2008 Jackdays

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  • New Traits: Undead Gifts Undead Gifts are similar to Vampires Blood Gifts. They are powers that come in time. To Liche these Gifts come from the power of Dhar that every Liche controls. For about every other century choose new Gift from the list below until all are chosen. GM decision Liche may learn these Gifts slower rate or even faster rate. Also if Liche is not active (laying dormant in its tomb and passing timeetc.) it should not gain these Gifts. GM may rule on this and collect needed Gifts to the Liche. Example weak Tomb Prince Liche may only have few Gifts, even it is as old as Tomb King Liche, who might have most of these Gifts. Tomb Prince is just weaker in power Some Gifts are originally from Nights Dark Masters (WFRP2 sourcebook), some from Lure of the Lich Lord (WFRP2 sourcebook). Aura of Command Liches presence is so powerful that living opponents within 8 yards (4 squares) suffer a -10% penalty to their Weapon Skill and Will Power Characteristics. Claws of Death Liches claws become steel-sharp and long. It gains Natural Weapons (Claws). Curse The p