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Pestigor

In the Warhammer Fantasy setting, Pestigor are those Beastmen that worship Nurgle. This devotion leads to them being appropriately mutated, often looking more like Plaguebearers with their single horns and single eyes.

Beastmen of Nurgle mentioned in background lore include: Goresqualor, Longhorn, and Rurkhar Festigor.

White Dwarf 106 (1988-10)

White Dwarf 106 (Oct 1988), p65 — Beastmen of Nurgle

Swollen and blistered with disease, Beastmen of Nurgle swarm and breed in prodigious numbers. Their tribute to the Lord of Corruption takes many forms, although disgusting feasts of putrified food and rather unwholesome refuse are frequent occurences. No act of uncleanliness is too low for Beastmen in Nurgle's service. From the consumption of plague victims to wallowing and bathing in filth, nothing is beyond them.

Nurgle's Beastmen are marked by the colours of disease and decay, often having sallow skin and jaundiced eyes. Their fur is usually brown, although it true colour is often hidden beneath layers of filth and dung. Beastmen of Nurgle are bloated individuals, pockmarked by disease. They are often marked by carefully cultured abcesses, in the shape of Nurgle's rune. Their horns are twisted versions of Nurgle's own wide horns, many with suckered ends. The most favoured are marked by Tears of Nurgle: oozing unhealthy secretions that drip from the eyes, nose, ears and mouth.

Special Rules for Nurgle's Beastmen

  1. Beastmen heroes and wizards of Nurgle may be carriers of Nurgle's Rot. Roll a D6 for each character. On a result of 6 the Beastman is infected, but has yet to show any symptoms. See The Lost and the Damned for full details of Nurgle's Rot. (WFRP: 25% of all attacks cause infected wounds.)
  2. The first spell of any given level known by one of Nurgle's Beastman wizards is always a special spell of Nurgle (See Spells of Nurgle in The Lost and the Damned). A level 5 Beastman wizard of Nurgle, for example, always knows Gift of Nurgle and two other randomly determined spells.
  3. Beastmen of Nurgle are subject to hatred of all Tzeentchian mortal followers, including Beastmen of Tzeentch.

Pestigor

White Dwarf 124 (1990-04)

White Dwarf 124 (Apr 1990), p69 — The Beastmen of Nurgle

The Pestigor

The Beastmen of Nurgle have blistered and broken skins, often red with cracked flesh and sores which have been given to them by a generous master. Their fur is matted and coarse, and their bodies are riddled with all kinds of disease. Yet they retain the morbid vigour that characterises their master so their afflictions in no way mar their battle-worthiness.

The sign of Nurgle is carved into their armour, daubed upon their clothes, and sometimes etched on their skin by the path of disfiguring disease.

A Beastman of Nurgle has a 50% chance of carrying Nurgle's Rot, although thanks to his loyalty to Nurgle the disease will not affect him. Nurgle's Rot can be transmitted to opponents in hand-to-hand combat (see Magic of Nurgle).

A Beastman Shaman of Nurgle always has the spells of Nurgle appropriate to his level. Remaining spells are generated randomly as normal. For example, a Feralflux with a magic level of 2 has the level 1 and 2 Nurgle spells Stench of Nurgle and Miasma of Pestilence.

Beastmen of Nurgle hate all enemies who are mortal followers of Tzeentch including Beastmen who follow that Patron.

Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned (1990)

Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned (1990), p139 — The Beastmen of Nurgle

The Pestigor

The Beastmen of Nurgle have blistered and broken skins, often red with cracked flesh and sores which have been given to them by a generous master. Their fur is matted and coarse, and their bodies are riddled with all kinds of disease. Yet they retain the morbid vigour that characterises their master so their afflictions in no way mar their battle-worthiness.

The sign of Nurgle is carved into their armour, daubed upon their clothes, and sometimes etched on their skin by the path of disfiguring disease.

A Beastman of Nurgle has a 50% chance of carrying Nurgle's Rot, although thanks to his loyalty to Nurgle the disease will not affect him. Nurgle's Rot can be transmitted to opponents in hand-to-hand combat (see Magic of Nurgle).

A Beastman Shaman of Nurgle always has the spells of Nurgle appropriate to his level. Remaining spells are generated randomly as normal. For example, a Feralflux with a magic level of 2 has the level 1 and 2 Nurgle spells Stench of Nurgle and Miasma of Pestilence.

Beastmen of Nurgle hate all enemies who are mortal followers of Tzeentch including Beastmen who follow that Patron.

Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (2003)

Pestigor

The Pestigor in the Studio Beastmen army were painted in drab greens, blacks and browns to give them a suitably grim and dirty appearance.