Lady Olynder is despair given form. She exudes hopelessness and casts an enfeebling gloom upon her foes with her sheer presence. Accompanied by banshee handmaidens and bearing the life-taking Staff of Midnight, the Mortarch of Grief reduces dangerous foes to paroxysms of crippling grief.
Unit Size: 1 Points: 270
Battlefield Role: Leader
Base size: 60mm
Notes: Single, Unique
Lady Olynder is armed with the Staff of Midnight. WIZARD:
This unit can attempt to cast
2 spells in your hero phase
and attempt to unbind
2 spells in the enemy hero phase.
If this unit is included in a Nighthaunt army, it is treated as a general
even if it is not the model picked to be the army’s general.
This unit is accompanied by banshee handmaidens armed with Spectral Claws.
Grave-sands of Time: Lady Olynder’s handmaidens bear gifts from Nagash, including a grave-sand hourglass that bends the flows of life and death to the bearer’s will.
This unit has a ward
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.
Once per battle, at the start of your hero phase
, if this unit is on the battlefield, you can return up to D6 slain models
to each friendly NIGHTHAUNT SUMMONABLE
unit on the battlefield (roll separately for each unit).
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.
Roll a dice each time an enemy unit issues a command
within 12" of this unit. On a 5+, that command is not received (it still counts as having been used) and the command point
that was spent to issue that command is lost.
Lifting the Veil: Those who 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 shooting phase
, you can pick 1 enemy unit within 12" of this unit and roll a dice. On a 2+, that unit suffers a number of mortal wounds
equal to the roll. Add 1 to the number of mortal wounds the target suffers if it is terrified
. If any enemy models are slain by this ability, you can heal
up to D3 wounds allocated to this unit for each enemy model that was slain.
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 is a spell that has a casting value
of 7 and a range of 18". If successfully cast, pick 1 enemy unit within range and visible to the caster. Subtract 1 from hit rolls
for attacks made by that unit and add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made with melee weapons by friendly NIGHTHAUNT
units that target that unit until your next hero phase