The Gnarlwood is full of two things – carnivorous plants that will eat you if you get too close, and warbands from across the Mortal Realms beating the snot out of each other for a chance to pilfer that sweet Seraphon loot. The latest expansion is Bloodhunt, which brings a whole new level of fury to the forest when it hits pre-order this weekend. Monastic vampires are stalking the swamps to slake their thirst on the nastiest beasts they can find, but they may find themselves settling for mortal cultists – the Claws of Karanak are pretty beastly themselves, and they’re hungry for a scrap. These savage hunters seek to embody the strength of Karanak, the Hound of Vengeance, greatest guard dog of the Skull Throne – and it’s left them barely recognisable as human. Clad in furs and fanged masks, some even rush into the fray on all fours, and the most far-gone must be bound between battles with great brass chains. The stench of a craven soul is intoxicating to these canine cultists. When they catch the heady scent of an enemy on the retreat, they will Bay for Coward’s Blood – calling the whole pack to have a taste. The beating heart of each warband are the Hounds of Wrath, mortals who have managed to overcome a Flesh Hound and feast on its flesh, losing their sanity and becoming little more than instruments of Khorne’s will. Twisted by the hellish power within, these loping daemonkin have an unmatched instinct for vulnerable prey that guides their mortal brethren on each hunt. Even the lowly Blood Whelps who follow in their tracks are skilled Pack Hunters. Together they harry enemies with uncanny synergy, akin to the daemonic dogs they seek to emulate. Creatures and cultists alike are kept to heel by Packlords, barbarous chieftains who hack and slash with inhuman ferocity. Elite predators in their own right, each Packlord proves their worth by forming a mental bond with a Flesh Hound – then beating it to its chosen prey. These top dogs assert their dominance in displays of bloody excess that cow even the blood-drunk, vision-plagued Brutalisers of the warband. Especially notable kills attune the pack to the Scent of Weakness. Very soon, you can find out who the real predator is… and who gets to be the prey. Warcry: Bloodhunt will be available to pre-order tomorrow – alongside other individual warbands, including the Hunters of Huanchi and the Jade Obelisk. The post Here’s How the Claws of Karanak Go for the Throat in Warcry appeared first on Warhammer Community.