The sainted court of King Gargantula the Pious is a morbid curiosity even by the standards of the flesh-eater courts. Whilst the king's power is great, the monstrous hulk has never fully completed his journey from elevated mordant to true vampire. As a result, in moments where the king finds himself distracted, the miasma of delusion that grips his court may flicker and fail, momentarily exposing the minds of his minions to the full horrific truth of their depraved nature.
At times of battle these lapses can exact a terrible toll, causing brave and honourable knights of the court to suddenly degenerate into slavering, cannibalistic monsters. Turning away from the battle in disgust, confusion and unbearable despair, these knights are swiftly captured and punished for their cowardice by the devotees of the court's religious patriarch, the Witchsmeller Accusant. Tormented, broken and mutilated, these disgraced crypt horrors have every last shred of sentience torn from them, becoming little more than monstrous mounts for chittering corpselings.