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Strongly associated with water, those blessed by the Sacred Spawning of Tzunki sometimes have mottled sea-green hues, their claws are often webbed and they have powerful gills hidden in folds of skin on their necks.[1a]

Those Lizardmen spawned under the influence of Tzunki exhibit a powerful affinity with water and their scaly hides are often tinged with a sea-green hue. According to the tales of the boastful Norse, some of their kind have faced Lizardmen in battle that sported gill sand webbed appendages and could remain underwater for many hours. Norse tales claim that a large force of such creatures attacked a longship as it travelled south along the eastern coast of Lustria, exploring a stretch of shore beyond the Mangrove Coast. The Norsemen claim the attackers were defeated, but that the longboat was crippled when it struck an underwater obstruction, its crew forced to make for the mainland. The remainder of the account is a drunken tale of misadventure involving Undead Pirates, large flightless Birds and deadly jungle-dwelling warrior-women - not a word of which most scholars believe.[2a]

Although little credibility is lent to this account, one reference to an army believed to constitute a Sacred Host of Tzunki has been uncovered in an inscription upon the base of the so-called Monument of the Moon. This vast monolith stands 50 miles out to sea and some 250 miles south-east of the abandoned settlement of Dalmark Town.[2a]

Blood on the Amaxon

Columbos island

5th edition map showing the location of the Island of Sacrifices

This inscription makes reference to a battle between Lizardmen of Tlaxtlan and an army of Northmen in the service of Chaos, around the year 1300 IC. Though scant details of the battle are given, it does appear that it was the culmination of a series of skirmishes that had seen the servants of the Ruinous Powers attempt to penetrate the mouth of the river Amaxon, before being repulsed and harried from one estuary island to the next by the Lizardmen army capable of launching its attacks from the water. The final battle occurred upon the shores of three Island of Sacrifices, for the foul horde was surrounded, its longships holed and it had nowhere else to turn. The inscriptions state that the invaders' bones were strewn about the shores of the islands three feet deep in places, to act as a chilling reminder to any who would attempt to invade the realms of the Lizardmen.[2a]

Notes

  • This reference to Norscans having faced Lizardmen with gills and webbed feet could be a reference to "The Legend of Kremlo the Slann," one of the oldest scenarios in Warhammer based on a Slann who ended up becoming the Chieftain of Skeggi. Back then "Slann" was the name of all Lizardmen and they were Lovecraftian frogmen.

Source

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: Lizardmen (6th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 51
  • 2: White Dwarf (Issue #300)
    • 2a: pg. 54

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