"The sign of the rat. The three-bars-crossed. The cursed triangle. Know it well. For the Skaven can’t go anywhere without marking it on the walls. You spot it, you know they’re there. And they’re proud of it too. They aren’t quite so monstrous as to not rally to their banners, nor to rage when they’re torn down. Break them or burn them, and you break their spirit, and send them packing." ― Behram Gundarson, Dwarf Skaven Slayer
The Horned Rat (or Great Horned Rat) is the supreme god of the Skaven, and he brooks no other gods before him. Though not affiliated with the Lords of Chaos, the Horned Rat is almost certainly a distant relative. He represents all things the Skaven are, or wish to be. Undying and eternally scheming, this cunning deity patiently awaits the day of the Great Ascendancy, when his children will swarm across the face of the world, devouring it from within.
Grey Seers[edit | edit source]
The Grey Seers of the Priesthood are the chosen grey-furred emissaries of the Horned Rat, unholy prophets of ruin and destruction capable of channeling eldritch energies in destructive ways, leveling armies with lightning, or summoning ravening swarms of rats, all for the sake of furthering the Skaven cause and bring about the Great Ascendency of their foul deity. As chief agents for the Horned Rat and the Priesthood dedicated to his worship, Grey Seers wield tremendous influence amongst the clans, and only a fool would ignore their council and to inquire the wrath of the Horned Rat's chosen.
Additional Information[edit | edit source]
For info on the Horned Rat, visit the Warhammer Fantasy entry of Horned Rat