Daemon Sultan
Painted

Daemon Sultan is a faction released with Final Onslaught.


Components[edit | edit source]

Faction[edit | edit source]

Setup
Start with 4 Power. You do not start on the map. Any factions without a ...must place glyph in their Start...(?)
Unique Ability
Psychosis (Action: Cost 0): You must have an acolyte in your pool. Select an area that has no units from any faction. Place an acolyte from your pool there. Your "start area" is the first area in which you place an acolyte.
During each Doom phase, flip ALL your face-down faction spellbooks face-up again.
Spellbook Requirements
You have one of each Larva type in play. An abandoned gate is on the map during Gather Power.
Awaken Avatar Thesis During any Doom phase, you declare that each other player chooses whether to receive 1 Power or 1 Doom. You gain everything they gain.
Awaken Avatar Antithesis Awaken Avatar Synthesis
Spellbooks
Spellbook - Daemon Sultan.pngSpellbook - Daemon Sultan (Animate Matter).png Animate Matter (Action: Cost 1): Flip this spellbook face-down. Move a controlled Chaos Gate from its Area to an adjacent Area, taking its cultist along. You cannot move to another player’s Start Area. If the new Area has an existing physical Gate, replace that Gate with the Chaos Gate.
Spellbook - Daemon Sultan.pngSpellbook - Daemon Sultan (Chaos Gate).png Chaos Gate (Action: Cost 1): Place a Chaos Gate in an area with no Gate.
Spellbook - Daemon Sultan.pngSpellbook - Daemon Sultan (Consummation).png Consummation (Action: Cost 1): Flip this spellbook face-down. Then flip one of your face-down faction spellbooks face-up again, permitting its re-use this turn.
Spellbook - Daemon Sultan.pngSpellbook - Daemon Sultan (Fiendish Growth).png Fiendish Growth (Action: Cost 1): Flip this spellbook face-down if Avatar Antithesis is in play, and place 1 free monster or cultist from your pool there, per faction with units in that area, including you.

Spellbook - Daemon Sultan.pngSpellbook - Daemon Sultan (Traitors).png Traitors (Action: Cost 1): Flip this spellbook face-down. Replace your controlled Chaos Gate with a normal gate, and replace its controlling cultist with another player’s cultist from his pool. (Your cultist returns to your pool.) Gain 1 Elder Sign.
Spellbook - Daemon Sultan.pngSpellbook - Daemon Sultan (Undirected Energy).png Undirected Energy (Action: Cost 1): Flip this spellbook face-down if Avatar Thesis is in play. Gain 1 Power per faction with units in Thesis’s area, including you.

Units[edit | edit source]

Cultists
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
Acolyte (Classic) - Daemon Sultan.png 100x100px

Acolyte (Alternate) - Daemon Sultan.png 100x100px
Acolyte 6 1 0
Availability: [Classic] Cthulhu Wars – Core Game (x6), Acolyte Blister Pack {RPG-CG-A} (x2), Classic Acolytes and High Priest for Daemon Sultan {???} (x6)
[Alternate] Daemon Sultan {???} (x6), Cultic Set 3 {EHP-6} (x6)
From his ancient tome he intones the words of power. Beware, sane world. The realm of madness awakens at his command.
The alternate sculpt units were originally developed for Evil High Priest. Classic sculpt units were provided in Final Onslaught for consistency with other factions.
Monsters
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
Larva Thesis.png 100x100px
Larva Thesis 2 1 *
Combat: 0; 2 if Avatar Thesis is in play.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x2)
Larva Antithesis.png 100x100px
Larva Antithesis 2 1 *
Combat: 0; 2 if Avatar Antithesis is in play.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x2)
Larva Synthesis.png 100x100px
Larva Synthesis 2 1 *
Combat: 0; 2 if Avatar Synthesis is in play.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x2)
Great Old Ones
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
Avatar Thesis.png 100x100px
Avatar Thesis 1 * *
How to Awaken Avatar Thesis:
  1. You must have a Larva Thesis in play.
  2. Set the Azathoth marker on the Doom track on any desired spot from 0 to 8.
  3. Pay Power equal to the Azathoth marker's setting.
  4. Divide up Power among the enemy players in an amount equal to the total players (including you).
    Example: In a 6 player game, divide up 6 Power among them. A player who gets no Power gains 1 Doom.
  5. Replace the Larva Thesis with Avatar Thesis.
Combat: Equals the Azathoth marker's position.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Avatar Antithesis.png 100x100px
Avatar Antithesis 1 * *
How to Awaken Avatar Antithesis:
  1. You must have a Larva Antithesis in play.
  2. Avatar Thesis must have been been awakened (it need not be in play.)
  3. Pay Power equal to 8 minus the Azathoth marker's setting.
  4. Each other player must choose and eliminate 1 of their cultists.
  5. Replace the Larva Antithesis with Avatar Antithesis.
Combat: Equals 8 minus the Azathoth marker's position.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Avatar Synthesis.png 100x100px
Avatar Synthesis 1 * *
How to Awaken Avatar Synthesis:
  1. You must have a Larva Synthesis in play.
  2. Both Avatar Thesis and Antithesis must have been awakened (They need not be in play)
  3. Pay 8 Power.
  4. Roll the Azathoth die. Divide up the die roll as Power among the enemy players as you please.
  5. Replace the Larva Synthesis with Avatar Synthesis.
Combat: First roll the Azathoth die, then roll that many combat dice.
Cosmic Ruler (Ongoing): When any Avatar is chosen to receive a Kill or Elimination, instead you can eliminate another Avatar in its stead, from anywhere on the map.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)

Expansion Units[edit | edit source]

Cultists
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
High Priest (Classic) - Daemon Sultan.png 100x100px

High Priest (Alternate) - Daemon Sultan.png 100x100px
High Priest 1 3 0
Unspeakable Oath (Ongoing): At the end of any player's Action (even if it is not your turn), Sacrifice your High Priest (return him to your Pool) and gain 2 Power. This may also be done during the Gather Power and Doom Phases.
Notes: The High Priest is a new type of Cultist, it is Recruited like an Acolyte. Each High Priest generates 1 Power during the Gather Power Phase, can Create and Control a Gate, and can be Captured. Each Faction has only a single High Priest available.
This unit may also be used as one of the Unique High Priests.
Availability: [Classic] Classic Acolytes and High Priest for Daemon Sultan {???} (x1), High Priest Blister Pack {RPG-U3-HP} (x2)
[Alternate] Daemon Sultan {???} (x1), High Priests {CW-U3-O4} (x1), Cultic Set 3 {EHP-6} (x1)
He leads the rites of old. It is time to awaken the great old ones! Iä! Iä!
The alternate sculpt units were originally developed for Evil High Priest. Classic sculpt units were provided in Final Onslaught for consistency with other factions.
Brain Cylinder Token - Daemon Sultan.png

Brain Cylinder Figure - Daemon Sultan.png 100x100px
Brain Cylinder 4 0 0
Availability: [Token] Daemon Sultan {???} (x4)
[Figure] Daemon Sultan {???} (x4), Shining Trapezohedron {CW-E15-O4} (x4), Brain Cylinder Blister Pack {RPG-E15-10} (x1)
This helpless human, reduced to a mere living brain by the surgical and mechanical skill of the aliens, can now only communicate through electronic devices. What wisdom or warning can he relate?
See Brain Cylinders for rules. The Brain Cylinder figures replace the Brain Cylinder Tokens.
Dark Demon - Daemon Sultan.png 100x100px
Dark Demon 1 1 0
How to Obtain the Dark Demon Loyalty Card: In the Doom Phase, when it is your turn to perform a Ritual of Annihilation, you may pay 2 Doom to obtain this Loyalty Card and then place the Dark Demon matching your Faction's color anywhere on the Map. If you wish, you may also perform a Ritual of Annihilation. Each of the other Factions permanently loses an Acolyte from their Pools (or from the Map, if all are in play) and then adds to their Pools a Dark Demon of their Faction's color.
The Summons (Ongoing): Any Faction with a Dark Demon in its Pool cannot take any Action other than Recruiting the Dark Demon. (You can still choose to drop your Power to 0 and take no more Actions this Action Phase instead).
Metamorph (Ongoing): Dark Demons are a new type of Cultist and are treated as Cultists in every way, but they produce 0 Power during the Gather Power Phase. They are Recruited rather than Summoned, so a Controlled Gate is not needed to bring them into play. Dark Demons may Create and Control Gates, and they are worth 1 Power when Captured. They can be targeted by any Spellbooks or abilities that reference Cultists, but not Acolytes.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)

Buildings[edit | edit source]

Buildings
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
Chaos Gate.png 100x100px
Chaos Gate 3 N/A
Notes: The Chaos Gate can only be occupied by a Daemon Sultan cultist. Otherwise, it is like a normal Gate, except that it can only be placed via the Chaos Gate spellbook.
Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x3)

Other components[edit | edit source]

Other components
Image Component Quantity Notes
Faction Card - Daemon Sultan.png
Faction Card 1

Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Great Old One Card.png
Great Old One Card 1

Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Faction Token - Daemon Sultan.png
Faction Token 1

Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Azathoth Glyph Token.png
Azathoth Glyph Token 1

Availability: Azathoth {CW-F4} (x1), Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Power Marker - Daemon Sultan.png 100x50px
Power Marker 1

Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Doom Marker - Daemon Sultan.png 100x50px
Doom Marker 1

Availability: Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Custom Dice - Azathoth.png
Custom Dice 1 Used for Azathoth Awakening

Availability: Custom Dice Pack {CW-E14} (x1), Daemon Sultan {???} (x1)
Battle Dice - Daemon Sultan.png
Battle Dice 20

Availability: Battle Dice - Daemon Sultan {CW-U??} (x20), ALL 240 BATTLE DICE {CW-U??} (x20)
Neutral Unit Identifier - Daemon Sultan.png
Neutral Unit Identifier 6 (25mm)
3 (40mm)
3 (50mm)
1 (80mm)

Availability: Neutral Unit Identifier {CW-U26-O4} (x13)

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Story[edit | edit source]

Epilogue

"A touch of rhythm celestial reach'd my soul;
Thrilling me more with horror than with joy.
Again the spirit mock'd my human pangs,
And deep revil'd me for presumptuous thoughts;
Yet changing now his mien, he bade me scan
The wid'ning rift that clave the walls of space;
He bade me search it for the ultimate;
He bade me find the truth I sought so long;
He bade me brave th' unutterable Thing,
The final Truth of moving entity.
All this he bade and offer'd - but my soul,
Clinging to life, fled without aim or knowledge,
Shrieking in silence through the gibbering deeps."
Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the Poe-ets Nightmare

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