Summary: A Rotten Force that kills the nose
Owned by: Enderslayer
Game: Warhammer 40k: Renaissance
Rank/TitleThe Plague Lord
The Plague God
The Lord of Decay
Physical AppearanceNurgle itself takes the form of a titanic flesh-hulk riddled with decay and pestilence. Its gigantic carcass is bloated with corruption and exudes an overpowering stench that gnaws the mind. Its skin is greenish, leathery and necrotic, its surface abundant with running sores, swelling boils and fruitful infestation.
Nurgle's gurgling and pulsating organs are rank with the excrement of decay, spilling and spurting through its ruptured skin to hang like obscene fruit around its girth.
Personality and InterestNurgle, its daemons and mortal followers usually demonstrate a disturbing joy at the pestilence that it inflicts, seeing the plagues as gifts and the cries of their victims as gratitude for the strength to overcome the obstacles of a mortal life rather than agony.
The Plague Lord is often referred to as "Grandfather Nurgle," "Father Nurgle" or "Papa Nurgle" by its followers because of this hideous paternal stance.
HistoryNurgle is the Great Lord of Decay and the Master of Plague and Pestilence. All things, no matter how solid and permanent they seem, are liable to eventual corruption and death. Even the process of creation is but the precursor to destruction and decay. The bastion of today is tomorrow's ruin, the maiden of the morning is the crone of the night, and the hope of a moment is but the foundation of regret.
Though Nurgle is the creator of every infection and epidemic to have ever swept the universe, Nurgle is not a morose purveyor of despair and gloom, but a vibrant god of life and laughter. In death, there is life. Upon the decay of the living untold numbers of bacteria, viruses, insects and other carrion-feeders thrive.
It has recently been uncovered by the Aeldari Harlequins that Nurgle is in possession of the Aeldari goddess Isha (whom it rescued from Slaanesh's clutches), and imprisoned her within its realm in the Warp. Nurgle utilises her for its experiments, creating new contagions and diseases to spread into the material universe.
With her divine powers of healing, Isha quickly regenerates from these tests, although Nurgle gleans what information is desired from the temporary effects. It is said that, secretly, she whispers the cures to those diseases to the mortals of the universe.