Shyish is the Realm of Death, or the Amethyst Realm, and is one of the eight Mortal Realms. All gates to the underworld reside here and nowhere is more haunted. Everything is in decline and degeneration.
During the Age of Myth Shyish was ruled by Nagash. It was during this time that the Wars of the Dead were fought. During the Age of Chaos the armies of Chaos and Death fought to a stalemate as Nagash's alliance with Sigmar strengthened the defence. Eventually Archaon and Tzeentch drove the two allies apart - leading to the war of Heaven and the Underworlds. After Nagash's war with Sigmar, he was weakened and the War of Bones saw the destruction his capital. After the Battle of Black Skies (where the weakened Nagash was defeated by Archaon) Nagash's mortarchs went into hiding in Stygzz to reform their fallen master.
Notable Locations Edit
- Nagahizzar: Nagash's stronghold, once a magnificent fortress, now a fiery crater.
- Nulahmia: Neferata's personal kingdom, now in ruins after an assault by the forces of Slaanesh.
- Voldyr: A destroyed kingdom from the Age of Myth, it contains the Gate of Corpses. It is ruled over by the Abhorrant Ghoul King Marrowthirst.
- Corpsefane: A ghoul church of Nagash, covered with 10,000 flayed faces.
- The Carrionlands: A soulblight empire, now ruled over by the Carrion King.
- Stygzz: A lost underword to which Nagash and his Mortarchs fled to after their defeat at the hands of Archaon.
- The Wastes: A desert made from powdered blood, fought over by the Duchys of Geist before the Wars of the Dead.
- Gaunthavens: During the Splinterbone Wars, the power of Waaagh! Grungutz literally punched down the mile high wall of corpses surrounding the Gaunthavens, creating a cloud of bodies and debris that hung in the sky for a whole year.
Notable Realmgates Edit
- Endgate: The Arcway of Shyish. Controlled by the forces of Chaos.
- Baneshard Realmgate: Connected to the Gulf of Regrets in Shyish.
- Starless Gates
- 1: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Primer
- 2: Destruction Battletome: Ironjawz
- 3: The Realmgate Wars: All-Gates
- 4: Chaos Battletome: Khorne Bloodbound
- 5: Chaos Battletome: Everchosen