During the spring of his last year Kraal the Hearteater gathered about him all the young men of his immediate family. Spells were cast, bloody sacrifices were made, and, at last, the young elven warriors were initiated into their family cult. At the completion of the ceremony Kraal banished all of the young elves, expelled them from the forest and forbade them to return until each had slain a human warrior, or died in the attempt. This was the way of the Dark Elves of Kraal's family.
Mengil, son of old Kraal, had never before strayed from the dank, leafy confines of his forest home. He soon acclimatised to his new social role, however, and discovered that he liked the marauding life so much that he decided against returning to his father's people and set out on a life of banditry and mayhem. His first victim was a huge Norse champion. His skin Mengil fashioned into a cloak, establishing both the mode of dress of his followers and his full name -Mengil Manhide.The company of Dark Elves was further strengthened when Mengil joined forces with the Dark Elf renegade and Champion Ean Hawkbane. Hawkbane's distinctive feature was the large trained owl which accompanied him in combat
In hand-to-hand combat, Hawkbane's owl gives him an additional WS3 ST2 attack. The owl has T and W of 1, and an initiative of 8. The creature will not attack independantly, but only as an extra attackwhilst Hawkbane is fighting. Should its master is slain, the bird will fly away.
Note that the company consists of both Elven males and females, Dark Elf women being easily as mean and aggressive as their menfolk.
Mengil's followers caused considerable disruption around the farmlands and homesteads of the west.
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Source: Forces of Fantasy and the Spring 85 Journal