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Imperial Armour: Apocalypse (2007)

The Imperial Armour book by Forge World is the first to include rules for Scabeiathrax, before the Siege of Vraks books tied him into a storyline. This particular book was published after The Siege of Vraks, part 1 but before the other two parts, and it is part 3 that includes Scabeiathrax.

p98 — Daemon Lord - Scabeiathrax the Bloated — Points: 777 — Papa G'aap, Lord of the Blighted Pit, Maggotspore, the Wind of Nurgle

Amongst the most favoured of Nurgle's daemons is the ancient and terrible Great Unclean One named Scabeiathrax. He is a great bloated sack of contagion and disease, the size of a house. The Blighted Pit is one of Nurgle's great plague pits, hidden within the Eye of Terror. From within the pit everything from flies to Beast of Nurgle come forth to plague the universe.

When appearing in the corporeal universe Scabeiathrax is a terrifying sight. Lumbering along, merrily whistling and humming to himself accmpanied by the dull buzz from clouds of large black flies. Wherever Scabeiathrax treads, vegetation turns black and rots away to slime, ferrocrete cracks and crumbles into dust, pools of toxic goo lie in his wake. He carries a crude rusting cleaver imbued with the power to rapidly age and decay all that it touches. Those hit by the Blade of Decay find their wounds instantly become infected, quickly rotting away the flesh.





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Special Rules

Possession: The Great Unclean One must possess another model to enter the battlefield. See the Daemon special rules for more details.

Fearsome: The Great Unclean One is terrifying, disgusting and very stinky! If an enemy unit has to take a morale check after losing a close combat, they do so at -2 Leadership.

Living Icon: Such is the power of Scabeiathrax that he counts as an Icon of Nurgle, so Lesser Daemons can be summoned adjacent to him.

Nurgling Infestation: Scabeiathrax is infested with Nurglings, in fact they grow within him and burst through spores in his skin to feast upon his rotten flesh and oozing pus. Whilst in close combat the Nurglings will swarm over Scabeiathrax's enemies. He gains an extra D6+3 attacks at Strength 3 and Initiative 3 against enemies in close combat.

Blade of Decay: Forged in the Blighted Pit using Nurgle's most potent disease, every wound caused by the Blade of Decay is doubled, so if the Great Unclean One causes 1 wound then this becomes 2, if he caused 2 wounds this becomes 4, etc. Note, this only affects creatures with wounds.

Master of Sorcery: Scabeiathrax is a sorcerer and has the following psychic powers: Doombolt and Nurgle's Rot.

Aura of Decay: Scabeiathrax is constantly surrounded by an aura of corruption, clouds of flies, disease and filth. Any enemy model in base contact with Scabeiathrax has his attacks reduced by -1 (to a minimum of 1).

Toxic Discharge: Scabeiathrax may spew forth a stream of stinking filth over his enemies. He may attack in the Shooting phase as a normal shooting attack.