Lady Olynder is despair given form. She exudes hopelessness and casts an enfeebling gloom upon her foes. Accompanied by banshee handmaidens, the Mortarch of Grief bears the life-taking Staff of Midnight and horrors unknown beneath her veil.
Unit Size: 1 Points: 200
Battlefield Role: Leader
Lady Olynder is a named character
that is a single model. She is armed with the Staff of Midnight.
Lady Olynder is accompanied by two Banshee Handmaidens, who are armed with Spectral Claws. For rules purposes, the Banshee Handmaidens are treated in the same manner as a mount
Ethereal: Creatures whose bodies have rotted away are difficult to harm with ordinary weapons.
(positive or negative) when making save rolls
for attacks that target this model.
Frightful Touch: With but a single, bonechilling touch of their spectral claws, the banshee handmaidens can still a beating heart.
If the unmodified hit roll
for an attack made with the Banshee Handmaidens’ Spectral Claws is 6, that attack inflicts 1 mortal wound
and the attack sequence ends (do not make a wound or save roll
Grave-sands of Time: Lady Olynder’s handmaidens bear gifts from Nagash, including a Grave-sand Hourglass through which mortal life itself slips.
Once per battle, in your hero phase
, you can choose either to inflict D6 mortal wounds
on an enemy HERO within 6" of this model, or heal
D6 wounds that have been allocated to this model.
Lifting the Veil: Those that see what lies beneath Lady Olynder’s veil die with deathmask expressions of shock and horror frozen upon their faces – their dying grief serving only to feed the Mortarch’s insatiable desire.
At the start of your hero phase
, pick an enemy unit within 12" of this model that is visible to her and roll a dice. On a 1, nothing happens. On a 2+, that unit suffers a number of mortal wounds
equal to the roll. In addition, if any enemy models are slain by this ability, immediately heal
D3 wounds that have been allocated to this model.
Mortarch of Grief: Chosen by Nagash to serve as his Mortarch of Grief, Lady Olynder’s very presence serves as a psychological weapon of terrible potency.
Add 1 to the number of models that flee from enemy units that fail a battleshock test
while they are within 12" of this model.
Wail of the Damned: The Handmaidens can loose a soul-piercing shriek that contains within its harrowing notes all the woes of the realms.
At the start of your shooting phase
, roll 2D6 for each enemy unit within 10" of this model. If the roll for the unit is higher than its Bravery characteristic, it suffers D3 mortal wounds
Lady Olynder is a WIZARD
. She can attempt to cast
two different spells in each of your hero phases
, and attempt to unbind
two spells in each enemy hero phase. She knows the Arcane Bolt
, Mystic Shield
Grief-stricken: Lady Olynder’s incantations can cause a pall of misery and utter desolation to descend upon her enemies, so that their limbs feel leaden and their very will to live is sapped.
Grief-stricken has a casting value
of 7. If successfully cast, pick an enemy unit that is within 18" of the caster and visible to them. Until your next hero phase
, subtract 1 from hit rolls
for attacks made by that unit and add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made with melee weapons
that target that unit.
No Rest For the Wicked: Should the spectral forms of her minions be banished or destroyed, Lady Olynder will wrench their souls back from the underworlds time and again until her will is done.
You can use this command ability
in your hero phase
if this model is your general and is on the battlefield. If you do so, you can return 1 slain model to each friendly SUMMONABLE NIGHTHAUNT
unit that is within 12" of a friendly model with this command ability.