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Gloomspite Gitz: The Lore

Warhammer Community produced a great short video on the lore and background of the Gloomspite Gitz as part of the previews leading up to the launch of the new battletome. You can check out the video here and my bullet-point notes below. If you want to see all the coverage of the Gloomspite Gitz release in one place, you can check out my Gloomspite Gitz page.

The Lore Summarised

The key points from the video for me are:

  • loose coalition of Moonclan Grots, Spiderfang Grots, Troggoths and “a whole host of subterranean monsters
  • united in their worship of the Bad Moon
  • the Bad Moon randomly travels through the heavens of the Mortal Realms, a thing of horror and mystery. Its path is unpredictable and those who seek to divine its path are driven mad
  • the Bad Moon fills the Gloomspite Gits with lunacy, which they refer to as “Gloomspite”. When the Bad Moon waxes, wars rage
Gloomspite Gitz Lore
  • The Gitz want to strike out in sight of the Bad Moon and win its favour so that the moon might stay, permanently eclipse Hysh and usher in a period of total domination by the Gloomspite Gitz
  • more Troggoths than ever will be joining the ranks of Destruction – Fellwater, Rockgut, and the new Dankhold Troggoth
Gloomspite Gitz Lore
  • the Troggoths will be joined by a new hero – the Dankhold Troggboss – very stupid, very powerful
  • the Moonclan venerate the Bad Moon as the lunar object that it is and as an aspect of GorkaMorka that they worship
  • the Spiderfang grots believe in the spider god that is a giant arachnid demi-god that bit GorkaMorka on the foot and got infused with the god’s power. The Spiderfang believe that the Bad Moon is the giant egg-sac of the spidergod. If they impress it enough, they believe the moon will hatch and rain spiders down on the Mortal Realms
  • you can field a mixed army or specialise in just a Moonclan army, just a Spiderfang army or just a Troggoth army (a Troggherd)
  • predicting where the Bad Moon will rise is of massive importance to the Gloomspite Gitz
  • the Bad Moon sends ill portents and drives seers mad. Skragrott the Loonking has abducted every lunatic seer and deranged prophet he can find before infecting them with a fungal strain that turns them into half-human, half-mushroom hybrids. The Loonking keeps these captives in his fungal asylum. He hopes they will foretell where the Bad Moon will rise
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  • The Loonking wants to cover all the Mortal Realms in the Clammy-Dank and he has already achieved this in one part of Chamon

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