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The Garden of Nurgle[1]

The Garden of Nurgle is a realm within the Warp that falls under the dominion of Nurgle, the Master of Pestilence and one of the Chaos Gods.

Overview

This unwholesome realm is home to every pox and affliction imaginable and is alive with the stench of rot. This 'garden' is not a barren wasteland, but rather a macabre paradise of death and pestilence. A thick sheet of buzzing swarms of black, furry flies litter the sky, and twisted, rotten boughs entangled with grasping vines cover the mouldering ground, beneath an insect-ravaged canopy of leaves. Defiled fungi both plain and extraordinary break through the leaf-strewn mulch of the forest floor, puffing out vile clouds of spores. Muddy rivers slither across the bloated landscape. Nurgle's Blighted Mansions of Misery and Mirth[5] consists of of rotted timbers and broken walls resides at the heart of the garden; decrepit and ancient, yet eternally strong at its foundations. It is within these tumbling walls that Nurgle toils at his cauldron, a receptacle vast enough to contain all the oceans of the worlds of the galaxy.[1]

When Nurgle's power waxes, the Garden blooms, encroaching on the lands of the other Chaos Gods. Nurgle's enemies would fight back, and the Plaguebearers would take up arms to defend it. Although the Garden will recede again, it would still have fed deeply on the essence of those who have fallen in such wars, and will lie in gestate peace until it is ready to bloom again.[1]

The chief Gardener of Nurgle's putrid realm is Horticulous Slimux[2] and contains ravenous creatures such as Feculent Gnarlmaws.[3]

=-=Known Locations==-

  • The Blighted Mansion of Misery and Mirth - Nurgle's personal manse and lair.[5]
  • The Death Beds - Frequently visited by Nurgle, this sea of muck both traps invaders and restrains them for some sort of future use. If one tells a tell to Nurgle that amuses him as he passes by, they may be plucked from the muck and rewarded for being used as a vessel for one of his newest plagues.[5]
  • The Poxyards - Testing ground for his newest plagues.[5]
  • Deathbell Lily Fields - Whenever someone in the mortal realm dies from one of Nurgle's ailments, a pallid flower in Deathbell Lily Fields will emit a tiny chime.[5]
  • Hanging Gardens of Thus'Bolg - Made in honor of the Great Unclean One Thush'Bolg, who used his own intestines to hang his many Ork victims from a colony of trees.[5]
  • Bubbling Gully - here Typhus stopped the invasion of the daemons of Khorne, leading the final coordinated attack of Beasts of Nurgle and Plague Drones.[4]

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