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"Whilst Beastmen do seem to appear on their own, many come from traitors in our midst. The most well-intentioned mothers sometimes find it hard to destroy abominations born from their wombs. Instead of doing their duty for Sigmar and the Emperor, they give these foul spawn up to the Beastmen. This only increases their numbers and adds to the danger posed by these abominations."
Randolf Nuhr, Roadwarden.[1a]

A Gor finding a Gave in the wilderness.[2a]

Gaves or Gave Children are Beastmen that were born from Human parents.[1a]

Overview

Throughout the lands of the Empire and northwards, it is not uncommon for healthy Human parents to produce a Mutant child. Some try to conceal their baby’s deformities, but most feel such shame that they give them up to the forests and rivers, abandoning them to die from hunger or exposure. The Beastmen are keen for the whimpers of these lost children. Such foundlings are always adopted and reared with the rest of the herd, since the Beastmen regard these infants as gifts from their Gods. As they grow, they often become Gors, Ungors, or even Brays, but the rest of the herd do not apply the same stigma that they do others of their kind since they are holy (or, rather, unholy) gifts, and any Gave can rise high in Beastman society.[1a]

Infamous Gaves

Theatre

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Trivia

  • It isn't uncommon for Gaves to carry a grave grudge against the parents that abandoned them. Typically, this results in the Gave killing and eating their parents upon reaching adulthood.

Sources

  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition: Tome of Corruption
    • 1a: pg. 92-102
  • 2: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Winds of Magic
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