In the seemingly less darker times of 2532, a full ten years after Archaon's hordes ravaged the Old World, the Empire is once again in a state of turmoil. Though its source does not lie outside its borders.
A dastardly plot, involving the Countess of Nuln, has split the Empire in two. Those that support the Grand Theogonist on one side and those that support Karl-Franz on the other.
The Grand Theogonist long suspected that Emmanuelle was really servant of Slaanesh, her parties are often extremely wild and some say even teeter on excessive. He hired a group of adventurers to discover if he was right and it seems he was. Exposing the Countess for the puppet she was, he marched his armies to the City of Nuln and demanded that they turn over the Countess. Nuln, not wanting to be burnt to the ground by a massive army of Sigmarite fanatics, decided it'd be best to hand her over quickly and be done with it.
Though a few months later, that's what exactly happened.
Karl-Franz, enraged by what had happened, demanded that the Grand Theogonist step down and be summarily trialled and executed as a traitor. Unfortuantely, the Grand Theogonist of the Sigmar cult has far more allies than even the Emperor does. Instead, the Grand Theogonist rebuked Karl and in fact had the daring to call him a traitor, claiming that his mind was corrupted by the sweet words of Emmanuelle and the Ruinous Powers. Of course, only war could ensue. Karl had to flee Altdorf and gather his allies in the North but few were willing to side with him lest they be claimed heretics and traitors as well. In the end, only the Ar-Ulric of Middenheim supported himand with the Ulrican army they travelled south and met the Grand Theogonist's massive host.
It did not end well.
The Emperor escaped by the short grin of his wit. Orcs had crashed into Volkmar's side and so his forces were pulled back to combat the new threat. Without his Griffon, Deathclaw, he fled to Middenheim where to this day he still hides within the Ar-Ulric's Palace, for fears that he may be assassinated.
The party, for now, consists of
Hargin Irongun, Dwarf Gunsmith
Johann Otto, grizzled Human Coachman
Gottfried, Human Outlaw
Borat, Kislevian Kossar
Aldebrecht, Human Pit Fighter
Haladin, Elven Kithband Warrior
I'll just leave it like this for now. I'll update in the future.
Edited by The4th1, 03 April 2011 - 03:30 PM.