Servants of Extinction

Army overview:

Considered by many to be a lunatic fringe of the human race, setting sail aboard their clinker-built warships, the Rooth-worshipping Servants of Extinction are an uncompromising, anarchic force of brutal warriors.

On foot or mounted on a horse, an extinction warlord serves as the army’s General unit. Presented in a similar way, extinction champions lend further leadership qualities to the cause, as do Servants of Extinction visionaries (Magic Users).

Available in blocks of 5, 10 and 15, armed with a bow and an axe or sword, Extinction Warriors serve as the standard Foot Troops units of the army, while units of Crossbowmen provide missile menace, and Extinction Berserkers live up to their name. Equipped for both close combat and distanced fighting, horse-mounted Extinction Riders are the army’s Mounted Troops choice.

With an emphasis on brute force and aggression, Ogres and Giants make up the Monsters units of the Servants of Extinction, while chariots and ballistae are their preferred war machines.

Further information on the Servants of Extinction and the complete Servants of Extinction Army List can be found in the Shadows of Centralis book. Below is an example Army List.

Servants of Extinction Magic Cards

Below are Shadows of Centralis Servants of Extinction Magic Cards (Magic Spells originally printed in the Shadows of Centralis book) which can be printed out, fixed to card, and used in games.

Casting a steely, unblinking eye across the foamy, white-laced waves, with salty sea air stinging like a swarm of hornets his bruised and lacerated face and hands, R’lyeh, Acolyte of Rooth considered the absolute destruction he and his warriors had left behind. It had been without mercy or hesitation that the Servants of Extinction had slain those before them, saving only a few dozen soldiers who were later nailed to his ships’ masts; their deaths painfully drawn out, they were gruesome, crow-pecked decorations designed to instil a nauseating fear in future enemies.

Not content to simply defeat the defending force of the Konstrato Empire in combat, R’lyeh wanted to crush the enemy, to remove all traces of them, and had ordered the complete razing of the coastal outpost. Such was the intensity of the flames, fuelled as much by fanatical enthusiasm for the cause as the use of many barrels of oil, plumes of thick black smoke served as a message for miles around of R’lyeh’s intentions to wreak havoc in neighbouring lands.

It had not been without costs of his own that R’lyeh had achieved victory, his Servants of Extinction troops had suffered casualties, too. Below deck, in chambers misted with incense and the murmuring of prayers, many warriors were being treated by apothecaries. Of those who had made the ultimate sacrifice, R’lyeh felt a strange sense of envy; his fallen warriors had now transcended the limitations of physical form and had ascended to Rooth’s Palace of Solace. Now with their goddess, with soul purified and mind cleansed, and with their committed atrocities forming no part of their memories, the slain Servants of Extinction warriors now lived a supernatural life of eternal fulfilment.

Returning to his sleeping quarters, R’lyeh drank deeply from an ornate green glass bottle which had been resting on the floor of his bedside. As the vinegary tones of the papaver somniferum-based wine washed down his throat, R’lyeh lay back on his bed, closed his eyes and entered into strange, euphoric dreams. Until he himself entered through the gates of the Palace of Solace, such dreams would be his consolation.

Models…

Shadows of Centralis can be played with models from any manufacturer, below are a few ideas for armies of the Servants of Extinction…

Gripping Beast produce many models that will appeal to Servants of Extinction players, such as these figures, which are great for using as Extinction Warlords…

Celt Chieftain with Head. Copyright: Gripping Beast Ltd.