Today marks the first day of Warhammer Fest Online, where Games Workshop revealed details for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, including the final Broken Realms book.
The livestream started with panel hosts revealing several brand new miniatures for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, but then quickly switched to details on Broken Realms. For those who don't know, Broken Realms are a collection of books that include brand new updates to the game, mechanics and details about brand new characters and units, and narrative scenarios meant to push forward the changing world events in the world of Age of Sigmar. In the case of this book, it heralds the coming of a new centaur warrior named Kragnos, a major unit for the forces of Destruction.
A trailer shown depicts Kragnos as a force of unalloyed destruction, a slayer of dragons, and the ancient god of earthquakes. An official press release states, "Kragnos commands respect from the armies of Destruction, who value strength and power more than anything else. They worshipped him in ancient times, and news of his return spread quickly throughout the Mortal Realms. You can even spot a devotional effigy on his base, similar to those popping up all around Ghur, and beyond – now who might be building those?"
On the Warhammer-Community website they dig a bit further into Kragnos' battlefield prowess. He can grant allied units a Bravery boost while within range with his Icon of Destruction feat, and has a chance to shake off magic and endless magic effects with his mighty shield.Tuskbreaker. Given that the shield in question was able to chip the tooth of the god, Gorkamorka, it makes sense that it would make Kragnos frighteningly resilient.
An interview with the designer speaks very briefly about Kragnos' role in the final Broken Realms book. Mentioning that one of the key scenarios involves him leading a siege on a major city that will have major consequences for all narratives in Age of Sigmar going forward. Considering the narrative is focusing around a god that creates earthquakes, the idea of earth-shattering events happening is expected in more ways than one.