Gorthor the Beastlord is a name that reverberates through the history of the Old World - for more than one thousand years tales of his butchery and devastation have lived in the hearts and minds of the men of the Empire. His massive invasion saw vast swathes of Hochland and Ostland laid to waste and millions of lives lost as the most deadly Brayherd in history unleashed their bestial fury.
Although in time the Empire was able to rally against the Beastmen and drive them from the smoking ruins of Ostland and Hochland, it was not before they had left an indelible stain upon the land and, more tellingly, the people. If a Beastmen invasion could cause such carnage in the past, surely they could do so again. Thus Gorthor has left a lasting legacy of fear in the hearts of men. For the Beastmen, however, Gorthor is a symbol of triumph and glory - his rune carved gleefully onto herdstones across the region. Even now the Middle Mountains are a place of dread, where no army of Men would dare to enter; such is the enduring legacy of Gorthor the Beastlord.