- "The Tomb Kings know nothing but rage and the desire to reclaim their lost kingdoms."
- —The long-dead monarchs of Nehekhara.
The Tomb Kings' mummified corpses have been awakened by magical incantations, and their bodies are now inhabited by their undying, vengeful spirits.
Reborn to a mocking imitation of life, transformed into hideous cadavers whose kingdoms have been plundered and lost, their rage fuels an unremitting need to conquer; they are the true monarchs of the dead, and they are coming to reclaim their rightful dominion.
Revived by the rituals of the Liche Priests, a Tomb King awakens from the sleep of death possessing all the ambition and lust for power he had in life. Every Tomb King seeks to reclaim his plundered treasures and restore his ancient glory. 
If this means the subjugation and destruction of foreign lands, then his army, loyal even in death, rises from its rest at his command. Although it is the magic of the Liche Priests that animates the Tomb King's army, it is by the indomitable will of the Tomb King himself that they move and fight. Every Tomb King is an aggressive warlord, able to instil their warriors with their own unyielding vigour.
- 1: Total War: Warhammer (PC Game)