The Skaven are a malevolent, evil race of humanoid rat-creatures that live in a sprawling underground empire which spans multiple contintents known as the Under-Empire. At the center of this empire lies the horrific capital city of Skavenblight - the likely birth place of the Skaven themselves.
Treacherous, cruel and innumerable - these foul creatures have sought to spread their corruption to every corner of the Warhammer world. Their sheer numbers alone gives them unprecedented military power which has the potential to overwhelm the surface world. All Skaven believe that this is their destiny and that they are the Supreme Master Race, superior in every way to the other races that inhabit the Warhammer world.