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Join fantasy fanatic Darren as he attempts to bestow his encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Warhammer on Ben and Cral, a couple of Warhammer noobs.

Laying Down The Lore Laying Down The Lore

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Join fantasy fanatic Darren as he attempts to bestow his encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Warhammer on Ben and Cral, a couple of Warhammer noobs.

    05: "Angry Badgers" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Rest of World Geography

    05: "Angry Badgers" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Rest of World Geography

    In this episode, the last of our 5 part introduction to the World of Warhammer, we take another guided tour this time through the wider world. We stroll through the Badlands (and briefly look at Nagashizzar, Darren's favourite place in this, or any other, fantasy world), Land of the Dead, Araby, the Southlands, Ulthuan, Naggaroth, Lustria, the Dark Lands, and the Ogre Kingdoms. We also touch upon the mysterious lands of Ind, Cathay and Nippon. As we travel we take a look at the cultures of the Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins, Ogres, and Lizardmen that call this world home.


     


    This month's episode is sponsored by Jemima the Minor Mime Miner and Arachnicate Ass Spider Treatment.


     


    Show Notes and Imagery for this Episode:


     - Also available at https://layingdownthelore.wordpress.com/s01e05/


    1. A map of the Warhammer World





    2. The Old World with the Dark Lands to the East and Badlands, Land of the Dead, Araby to the South





    3. The Isle of Ulthuan, known alternatively as the Ten Kingdoms, is the ancestral home of the Elven race.





     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    04: "Ass Spiders" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Old World Geography

    04: "Ass Spiders" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Old World Geography

    In this episode, we take a short, guided, tour through the kingdoms of the Old World, from the Empire through the Wastelands, Bretonnia, Estalia, Tilea, and finally on to the Border Princes and Kislev.  We take a look at the main realms of man and briefly explore their cultures and backgrounds. We also take a gander at some of the other races found in this part of the Warhammer World including the Wood Elves of Athel Loren and the Dwarfs of the mighty Karaz Ankor.


     


    This month's episode is sponsored by Betterbang Magical Enhancements and Iron Rock Rehabilitation & Re-Education Centre.


     


    Show Notes and Imagery for this Episode:


     - Also available at https://layingdownthelore.wordpress.com/s01e04/


    1. A map of the Old World and its constituent kingdoms, empires and principalities





    2. Cities of the Empire are truly cosmopolitan where everything and anything is for sale... watch your coin purse!





    3. The Techno-steampunk-clockwork-magic of the Empire is both impressive and unsettling





    4. Bretonnia is the home of chivalry, courtesy, loyalty, and misogyny





    5. Karak Kadrin, Home of the Dwarven Slayer Cult, the bridge to which is the site of the ritual Trollgut bungee jump.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    03: "Snap, Crackle & Pop" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Gods of Mortals

    03: "Snap, Crackle & Pop" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Gods of Mortals

    In this episode, we finally extract ourselves from the Realms of Chaos and take a tour through the metaphysical manifestations of other races and cultures in the form of their deities. Old Ones, Elves, Dwarves, Greenskins, Ogres, and Halflings. We have a look at the whys and wherefores of their religions without judgment, except the Fimir because... yeah...


    This month's episode is sponsored by Juggerbuff Moisturising Daemon Polish and the Empire's first, and only, Pubcast - That’s Not My Goblin.


     


    Show Notes and Imagery for this Episode:


     - Also available at https://layingdownthelore.wordpress.com/s01e03/


    1. The Pantheon Mandalas of the Elven peoples: High Elves (Cream), Dark Elves (Purple), and Wood Elves (Green).





    2. Grombrindal, The White Dwarf, the fabled folk hero of  the Dwarven people





    3. God of the Old World: Left: Sigmar, patron God of the Empire of Man. Right: The Old Gods - From the back; Rhea, Taal, Morr, Verbena, and Ulric





    4. Left: A Hulking Idol of Gork (and/or Mork), Atavistic totem of the Greenskins. Right: Hashut, the cruel Forge-God of the Chaos Dwarves. 





    5. Map of the Warhammer world showing the primary concentrations of chaos cultists and beastmen warbands.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    02: "Buggerjuff" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Chaos

    02: "Buggerjuff" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Chaos

    In this, our second episode, we focus on the topic of Chaos ...aos ...aos and dive a bit deeper into the four chaos gods a.k.a The Happytime Funsters, their purviews and legions, and ponder the process of their design (we suspect a set random beast tables). We follow this with a brief discussion the Winds of Magic (Chamon-mutha***er!) and what happens when things get out of balance. We end with a nice lump of Dhar Warpstone.


    Our sponsors this month are the Ulthuan Tourism Board and the Altdorf Greenskin Re-Education College.


     


    Show Notes and Imagery for this Episode:


     - Also available at https://layingdownthelore.wordpress.com/s01e02/


    1. The Collapse of the Polar Gates





    2. Daemons of Khorne





    3. Daemons of Tzeentch





    4. Daemons of Slaanesh





    5. Daemons of Nurgle





    6. The Winds of Magic

    • 1 hr 13 min
    01: "The Carrot of Conflict" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Prehistories

    01: "The Carrot of Conflict" | Warhammer Fantasy: Intro to Prehistories

    An irreverent podcast about Warhammer Fantasy lore. This month includes world formation, old ones, slann (or flan ... or flange), lizardmen, chaos, polar gates, magic, orcs, elves, and the onomatopoeic qualities of Nurgle.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Natronex ,

A Delight For Both Warhammer Experts and Newcomers

I’m really blown away by the production value, easy rapport and these gents bring to the show (well at least one of them is an expert on the lore). I’ve tried so many fan podcasts that don’t know how to pace or structure an episode, ending with a 2 hour grind full of tangents - these are truly a joy to listen to, and even broken up with pithy fake ads. I hope you guys make at least a hundred episodes - but a month is too long to wait for new ones!

Mgonser07 ,

Great!

As a fan of Warhammer Fantasy I have to say this podcast is amazing!

Love the chemistry of the three of you, and I also quite enjoy your Warhammer themed adverts.

Keep it up gentlemen!

Mechaslav ,

Excellent and entertaining

This is a fantastic production full of great information, wit, chemistry and entertainment with great production value.

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