|“||Welcome honored visitors! Your timing is impeccable! My ritual could use a soul or four to add more zest to my muculent broth!||„|
|~ Burblespue Halescourge speaking to the Ubersreik Five before engaging in combat.|
Burblespue Halescourge is one of the main antagonists of Warhammer the End Times: Vermintide 2, a video-game set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. He is a a monstrous follower of Nurgle he has aligned with the Skaven in a bid to conquer Reikland and hasten the destruction of the world for the Chaos Gods.
Burblespue is a typical champion of Nurgle, meaning his body is horrendously bloated and diseased. He wears a green loincloth and decorates himself with skulls. To aid in his magic he has fashioned a primitive staff, also adorned with skulls and has a "crown" of twisted horns atop his head.
Although appearing for the first time in the second game in the franchise, Burblespue had a presence in the first game. He is said to have been active in Reikland even before the Skaven took active interest in a large-scale invasion. It is stated that Burblespue would have served as an emissary of Nurgle in order to forge an alliance with the Skaven of Clan Fester. Burblespue was the leader of a Chaos Cult located in the Reikland and would have used this cult to sabotage the Reikland's defenses before and during the Skaven invasion. In one of the game's missions Franz Lohner would ask the Ubersreik Five to retrieve a stolen batch of books of his, in the second game he says that Burblespue was responsible for the theft.
In the second game Burblespue first appears in the introduction mission and can be seen standing next to Grey Seer Raksnitt, Bödvarr Ripspreader and Skarrik Spinemanglr overlooking the Skittergate. Alongside Bödvarr Burblespue would lead the Rotblood Tribe into battle throughout the city of Helmgart. After securing the town Burblespue took up residence in his "manor" and planned to cast a ritual which would cover the city in a poisonous smoke that would empower his forces and harm anyone else.
Burblespue was ultimately confronted and slain by a band of heroes determined to bring an end to this invasion, though the confrontation with the champion of Nurgle was a difficult and costly one.
As a follower of Nurgle, Burblespue is both jolly and merciless. His few lines of dialogue show a form of politeness towards his enemies when being confronted by them whilst still threatening them, showing his jovial nature and his conviction to Nurgle and his rituals. He is a twisted creature who takes delight in sharing his vile poisons and disease with others as well as spreading filth and contamination on behalf of the Great Unclean One.
Powers and Abilities
Burblespue is a Chaos Sorcerer-Lord aligned with Nurgle, the Chaos-God of Disease, Death and Decay. As such he has a number of abilities as well as bloated form that is resistant to many kinds of damage.
Burblesque's most common attack which consists of three green copies of himself that cause damage over time if they make contact with a hero.
Burblesque teleports to the upper level of the area and sends swarms of black flies to track down and envelop a single hero, if captured by these flies a victim is dealt damage over time as well as being hindered from moving or attacking.
A large attack that Burblespue utilizes to deal with the heroes as a whole, summoning a large number of green copies of himself. It is a more powerful version of his Plague Wave and thus causes damage if heroes make contact with these green copies.
Another large attack designed by Burblespue to deal with the heroes as a whole, summoning a green whirlwind of pestilent energy that lifts victims up and deals damage, able to spread across the majority of the room.
- Despite being the first true "boss" of the game, Burblespue is often seen as the toughest of them all in terms of difficulty.