In a clearing, deep in the endless malignant forest that covers the Harrowmark, there is a broken dais that is now being used for macabre purposes. The Shattered Circle, as it is known, is an evil place.
The raw Death Magic that permeates the area is tangible even to those without magic sensitivity. For those with Wyrdsight the energies that swirl and eddy around the ruined dais are clearly malevolent and extremely powerful. Only a foolhardy wizard would attempt to tap into its power...
The middle is the Balewind Vortex base filled with Citadel Skulls, surrounded by Shattered Dominion Large Basing Kit flagstones.
I sanded the base before undercoating it.
I undercoated it Chaos Black and zenithal base-coated Mechanicus Standard Grey. I painted the skulls with Ushabti Bone and washed them with Agrax Earthshade.
I dry-brushed the entire thing with Ushabti Bone then washed most of the stonework with Nuln Oil and a few remaining areas with Athonian Camoshade. Then I very lightly dry-brushed the entire thing with Ushabti Bone again.
I painted the sanded areas of earth with Steel Legion Drab (the Scenery Paint version) then dry-brushed that with Ushabti Bone.
Then it was just leaf litter and dead grass flock (the PVA glue for the leaves was still wet when I took these photos!).
Three NPC Warlocks (for our upcoming Malign Portents campaign "Thy Soul To Keep") Mr Book, Mr Bell and Mr Candle, explore the Shattered Circle:
Detail of Mr Book's book.