I have been thinking on how the Ratkin of Pannithor could be differentiated from the Skaven of AoS realms. The history places them as escaped slaves of the Abyssal Dwarves, but they still remain under the overall influence of the Abyss.
So I have been thinking, what if they are not a force of wanton destruction like the orcs, but are fierce collectivists (with world-domination complex, of course) who have been duped by the powers of the Abyss into the service of evil and their society now is trapped in that state?
In that regard, we can have a society similar to the USSR in the 1920’s-30’s: “egalitarian” society with heavy propaganda for the masses of the “workers” who provide the bulk of the warriors (read conscripts). The slaves are the socially-suspect individuals undergoing “rehabilitation” in labor camps. There are professional military elements of the infantry, cavalry, artillery and the “tank corp”.
On the top of the hierarchy are the political elites of the top military leaders (warchiefs & blight lords), magic users, swarm criers etc. The Rat demon is an outstanding issue – it is supposed to be unique, but also may just be a very rare entity to enter a battlefield as one of the “politburo” members.
Thought? is this line of fluff worth developing?