The Threat Beneath
Beneath the surface of their former empire lies a hidden threat that few remember. Waiting only for the right moment to strike, these creatures are as treacherous as they are ruthless, infesting any nook or cranny they can find. Empowered with diabolical technology and hordes of pestilent beasts, their greatest wish is always to reinstate the inescapable dominion of the Vermin Swarm.
Long ago, Sunna was able to unite the tribes of men and overthrow Vermin supremacy over Avras and most of Vetia. Since that time, the rat-people have laid low, but they have been far from idle. Their great Houses, heritage from an Avrasi past, are divided and pursuing their own ambitions for now, yet every one of them is a threat to the nations above. If the Swarm’s political and religious institutions could come into alignment, who knows what devastation they might wreak.
The hordes of the Vermin Swarm are an army that is based on its huge blocks of infantry and using characters to bring discipline to its masses. Occasionally these forces will be accompanied by a mighty Vermin Demon to lead their legions into battle. Their armies are supported small shooting units, other specialist units, as well as war machines.
Lore of Vermin Swarm
The Sage on the Vermin
Q: We were told the Vermin Swarm overran Avras. Are they still proclaiming to be the false emperors orhas the city been retaken since the 4th age?
A: In the first days of their emergence, the Vermin took Avras, and held it until the end of the 8th Age. They haven’t been observed in Vetia since Sunna slew the rat King, at least no more than a scattered handful of lone Vermin. In Sonnstahl it’s widely believed the Vermin were destroyed then as a organised force and only scattered remnants remain, but the Vermin have always been good at secrecy.
You will find here the lore that has currently been released. More lore will be released in the future, and will subsequently be added to this section.