The Blood Stalkers are Morathi’s elite archers, a venomous guard who rain death from afar. Each bears a heartseeker bow, a weapon carved from the wood of the sentient ashdusk tree. The arrows loosed by such bows are bloodseekers. shafts blessed by the Queen and imbued with the same enchantments as those that guide Morathi’s own spear, Heartrender. With uncanny accuracy, these missiles streak across the battlefield to pierce their targets through the heart. In close combat, Blood Stalkers wield scianlar, long daggers forged to absorb the energies from enemies’ vital organs. These are no gore offerings to Khaine, but tributes destined to strengthen the Melusai’s true master, Morathi.
Blood Sisters are powerful warriors used as bodyguards to High Priestesses or Bloodwrack Medusae, or as a potent vanguard for the war covens. Each Blood Sister is equipped with a heartshard glaive – a heavy polearm ideal for driving driving through armour and ribs to cut out an opponent’s heart. Blood Sisters can also channel the blackness of their tainted souls into a strike known as the ‘scáth touch,’ solidifying victims into an unmoving crystal statue that remains horrifically aware. The ultimate in cruelty is for a Blood Sister to thrust her glaive quickly enough to tear out a foe’s beating heart even as the scáth touch turns them to crystal, trapping them forever in a state of unimaginable agony.
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble 5 Blood Stalkers. The first thing you’re likely to notice about these miniatures is their legs, or rather their lack – reshaped in the image of their creator Morathi, everything below their torso has been reshaped into that of a sinister, twisted serpent. Above the this they feature metal waist pieces with attached sashes, and armoured breastplates. The Blood Stalkers feature open-face masks, giving them better peripheral vision and tracking abilities essential to their role as archers – as a nod to their abilities in close combat, each model also carries a sacrificial knife, a scianlar, on their waists. You have the option to build 1 model as a Krone, the unit leader: she can be distinguished by her unique heartseeker bow, modelled with serpentine heads at each end of the handle.
The Melusai Blood Stalkers come as 100 components, and are supplied with 5 Citadel 40mm Round bases. This kit can optionally be used to assemble 5 Melusai Blood Sisters.