Skaven Clans: thoughts and wallpaper

Posted: June 27, 2010 in digital art, wall of text, wallpaper
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Ballpoint pen & Photoshop.

Click here for a 1024×768 Skaven wallpaper

“One would imagine the private collection of a witch hunter would have some distressful books. But I never imagined to find such detailed information on the fabled ratmen. If the writings of the late inquisitor carries any truth… Sigmar protect us all.”
-Brother Matheus Einhander.

Skaven, ruling by claw, tooth and deceit.

I’m dreaming again of an expansion introducing a 3rd faction into the game, let’s summarise the different clans that could make an appearance:

Skryre, The Machine Builders:
The Skryre are master engineers that excel on crafting weapons and war machines. Their technology is solely based on the manipulation of warpstone in all its forms.

Moulder, The Beast Masters:
The Master Moulders are architects of the flesh, skilled in using warpstone to create all manner of mutant monstrosities like the fearsome Rat Ogre.

Pestilens, The Plague Makers:
Clan Pestilens are religious zealots, worshippers of the Horned Rat, they are devoted masters of disease and decay. They work constantly to create new diseases, spreading the gospel of the Bringer of Pestilence across the world.

Eshin, The Death Bringers:
Clan Eshin are lords of the night, master assassins skilled above any other killer in the arts of murder, terror and sabotage.

—Special mention—

Grey Seers, Chosen of the Rat God:
Born with pure grey or white fur and possessing goat-like horns, the Grey Seers are powerful sorcerers, prophets and visionaries.

In game terms I’d say each clan could produce:

Skryre: RDPS
Moulder: Tank with pet(s)
Pestilens: Healer
Eshin: MDPS

A Grey Seer could replace the role of either Skryre or Pestilens. They suppose to be rare though that wouldn’t stop the lore to be bent once again.

I know the subject has been discussed over and over on different blogs, but hey I think a 3rd faction it’s not only feasible but necessary.


  1. Bullbeard says:

    Rats! 😀

  2. Skaven032 says:

    Nice work…. what font did you use for the text in your design?

  3. forjador says:

    Thanks Skaven032, for the text I have used Teutonic and for the hand writing I used Jellyka.

  4. Skaven032 says:

    Do you have any other Skaven artwork? I’m building a Skaven related site and would love to show off your artwork.

  5. forjador says:

    Ah, thanks for that Skaven032. No, I only have what is on the blog at the moment. I’ve some ideas in mind – I love the Skaven myself, but very little time to do everything I want to. My next post will be a piece for Warhammer 40k again and after that, who knows 😉

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