A high-ranking Plaguebearer of Nurgle is known amongst the Plague God's daemonic legions as a Plague Drone, a title that conveys commendable humility. These overseers of Nurgle's realm in the Immaterium ride into realspace to carry out the wishes of their divine lord as aerial cavalry mounted upon Rot Flies -- colossal daemonic insects whose appearance is so repugnant it scars the mind. In a collection of stomach-churning creations, it takes something especially hideous such as the Plague Drones of Nurgle to catch the eye. For each Plague Drone, a Plaguebearer sits atop an enormous Rot Fly, which features two pairs of large, ragged wings, as well as lumps and boils across its body. There are also exposed innards here and there, and in one of the creature's bulbous abdomen are the horrific, contorted faces of some poor, partially digested foe. Each of Rot Fly is unique, varying in features such as possessing a Plague Proboscis which can spread the various pathogens and toxins of the Lord of Decay to the flesh of any victim the Rot Fly sinks it deep into, mandibles and stinger. The Plaguebearers also feature an array of disturbing gifts of Nurgle, from their boils and open sores to their exposed entrails.
- Black Crusade: Tome of Decay (RPG), pg. 15
- Codex: Chaos Daemons (6th Edition), pg. 49
- White Dwarf Magazine #399 (UK), pg. 4
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