|Nightmare Empire of Cryx|
|Head of State|
Military of Cryx
Cult of Toruk
The forces of Cryx exist solely to devour any and all things at the behest of the Dragonfather. Their martial strengths are speed, surprise, and force in numbers. Enemies of the undying know they must never be lax in their vigilance, for seemingly out of nowhere raiders can arrive without warning, carried across the sea aboard their infamous blackships
Situated to the southward seas of Cygnar, The Cryx empire resides in the islands of Scharde. For sixteen centuries Cryx has evolved while Lord Toruk shaped every aspect of life and death.
The Empire was Cryx was created after Lord Toruk, the Dragonfather was defeated by an alliance of his progeny. After his defeat Toruk flew to the Sharde Islands which was then ruled by fourteen mighty pirate kings. In order create his Empire Toruk sen an emissary with his demands to the pirate kings, but the pirate kings led by Threnodax, the mightiest of the kings not knowing the dragon's power defied Toruk. In reply Toruk descended upon the feared Atramentous, a mighty dirgenmast ship of Tordor stolen by Threnodax. The dragonfather obliterated its crew and captain in a breath of consuming fire and turned them into revenants, dead spirits bound to their ship so tightly it could retain them even past the destruction of their flesh. The ghost ship Atramentous came upon the pirate kings who had gathered at Threnodax’s fortress in Darkmoor in the shadow of a long-dormant volcano. The unliving crew poured forth and attacked everything in sight and adding the corpses of the dead mortals to their growing army. Thirteen of the kings gathered in a fortress tower and watched in horror as all they had built burned. The Dragon God descended upon the fortress, crumbling it to ruin beneath his terrible weight, and the once-proud kings prostrated themselves in the surviving tower. Stubborn to the end, King Threnodax kept his feet, continuing to speak defiance. Lord Toruk annihilated all thirteen in a single breath, but the twelve who had bowed were reborn. Their souls were enslaved and they would become the first lich lords, chosen by him as vassals to rule over a new empire while he consumed Threnodax for special torment. King Moorcraig hid within his castle and hoped his collection of ancient relics would protect him but he and his castle couldn't withstand the unquenchable flames of the dragonfather.