01 Mar 21

Vampire. Rat. Style Icon. It’s Kritza, the Rat Prince

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Welcome to our first-ever New Model Monday! Every week throughout March, we’ll be showcasing a brand new, previously unseen miniature – though the Rumour Engine may have revealed a glimpse at some point. Each model will be from one of our many game systems set in the Mortal Realms or the 41st Millennium, so they really could be anything.

Now you know what you have to look forward to every Monday this month, let’s get on with today’s offering. Say “hello” to Kritza, the Rat Prince.

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This well-dressed fellow hails from the Vyrkos Dynasty of Soulblight Vampires. As you can probably tell from his fancy attire, Kritza was once counted among the nobility of Ulfenkarn (which you can read about in our first Cursed City crier). Unfortunately, his attempts to secretly undermine the lord of the land led him to an ill fate, and he was horribly mauled by Radukar the Wolf.

Against all odds, Kritza escaped by heaving himself into a Corpse Cart and playing dead among the lifeless bodies it carried. He sustained his ravaged body by feasting upon the blood of the rats he found gnawing on the corpses stowed alongside him. Kritza soon discovered he’d unwittingly been granted the Blood Kiss by his ferocious assailant and was slowly evolving into one of the Soulblight.

You may have noticed the Rat Prince’s fabulous (or should that be verminous?) cloak and somewhat murine appearance. Well, it appears that his unorthodox transformation into a vampire had some unusual side-effects. In addition to being accompanied by his ‘vermintide’ of rats – both living and undead – Kritza can transform into a swarm of rodents to evade his foes.

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We hope you enjoyed our first ever New Model Monday. We will, of course, be back next week with another miniature to show you, so make sure you join us then. In the meantime, let us know who you think has the most stylish cloak, Kritza or Radukar, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.