A favoured agent of the Arch-Plaguelord, Morbus Sanguis wants to get his putrefying paws on the warpstone from Clan Skryre’s mine so that he and his Plague Monks can develop their latest dire disease, the Yellow Death. Morbus is totally uncompromising in his demands and if any of his followers show weakness in the face of righteous battle, he puts them to death himself!.
Weapons & Equipment: Censer Mace.
Frenzy - Like all Clan Pestilens Plague Priests, Morbus is subject to the Psychology rules for frenzy as described on page 84 of the Warhammer rulebook.
Leprous Form - As a disciple of decay, Morbus has been particularly blessed. His fur-covered body is bald in patches, while the skin on his face is sloughed constantly. Great weeping sores and inflamed buboes cover his paws. His left arm is withered and the skin on his tail is scabbed and scaly.
As a result his appearance causes fear, even among others of his own race!
The Yellow Death - The Plague Priest and his fanatical followers have prepared a new plague to unleash upon the world. It is called the Yellow Death after the way it turns its victims yellow before their bodies become bloated with toxins and they die!
The infection has the effect of enhancing the Rat Swarm's profile as shown below. Any Rat Swarm carrying the Yellow Death costs an extra 35 points to recruit into Morbus`s army. All attacks from these rats count as Poisoned Attacks.
Warp Fleas - All rats have fleas, but the fleas that inhabit Morbus' matted fur are monstrous mutants among their kind, having feasted on the warpstone-corrupted blood of the Plague Priest.
Anyone fighting Morbus in hand-to-hand combat does so with -1 to hit penalty as they’re distracted by the biting fleas. This affects even Skaven because the fleas have grown so large from the effects of the warpstone in Morbus' bloodstream.
Censer Mace - The Censer Mace is really two weapons in one. In close combat it is wielded as a crushing mace but, like a plague censer, its spiked metal head is hollow and contains a burning piece of plague-infested warpstone.
The rules for plague censers (as described on page 32 of Warhammer Armies: Skaven) apply. The one difference is that Morbus does not need to make the test against the effects of the bubonic vapours himself.