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  1. The Rumour Thread

    From dakka going to highlight the aos stuff. https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/3510/574053.page#9706459 Dan Abnett -The Magos is set 5-10 years prior to Pariah and will explore why Eisenhorn has ended up the way he has. It is NOT an optional novel, there will be an event in it that is pivotal to the Bequin trilogy. A big part of The Magos will be turning Cherubael into an actual character rather than the malevolent deus ex machina that he was in the original trilogy. -The Magos actually was an accidental creation. Dan originally was asked to write a new short story about Eisenhorn and a new short about Ravenor for an anthology collection. He started work on the Eisenhorn one and found that he'd written a novella, so the Ravenor story was cut, and he kept writing without looking at the word count. By the end he'd written 97,000 words! So it is actually possible to accidentally write a book. -One story confirmed to be in the anthology is the Strange Demise of Titus Endor, Dan also said he'd love to write more stories about the retinues of both Inquisitors like Harlon Nayl, etc. His favourite however is Kara Swole. -Thinks Mark Strong would be a good Eisenhorn, definitely has the presence. -Dan is working on Penitent as his first priority. The third Bequin novel also has a title, Pandemonium. -Penitent will explore the new members of both Inquisitors retinues like Deathrow, but also ones we haven't seen yet. Both are working with people they'd rather not. -By the end Dan wants us, maybe, to feel sorry for Cherubael who he described as "irrevocably bound to Eisenhorn in more ways than one". -Dan did not rule out a Sabbat Crusade type anthology for Eisenhorn, Ravenor and Bequin in the future, i.e an anthology where the other authors contribute all the stories. Andy Clark -Is currently working on a Neave Blacktalon novel that will be the first female led Age of Sigmar novel. He told me that Neave, and the Vanguards as a whole, while not being completely anomalous are not the best representation of their Stormhosts, in the same way that a Space Marine Scout isn't necessarily a typical example of his Chapter. -Confirmed that Alicia Kar Manticos would return in Knightsblade and says he wants to introduce more female characters into 40k, plans to include them in as many novels as he can. -Said he would like to do more with Kassar and the Unsung from Shroud of Night. Chris Dows -Is currently working on an audio sequel to The Red Path about the Angels Eradicant to show what happened to them as the Salandraxis Slaughter went on, and how it ended for them. -Specifically wrote Lozepath to be as nasty as possible, wanted readers to hate him and make him out as worse than Kharn, who while on the side of evil has a martial code of honour that Lozepath does not. -Said he would love to do more Kharn in the future. -Apparently has a few more audios in the pipeline. CL Werner -Would like to get back to the Skaven in AoS and see them fleshed out more in the new setting beyond Clan Pestilens. -Says that the Kharadron Overlords are primarily financially driven, and enough so that they would work with Chaos if the profit potential was good enough. But also they are much more forward thinking than traditional Dwarves, for example if it had been Kharadron at the end of his novel Thanquol's Doom they would not have locked away the newly invented machine-gun turrets, but instead mass produced them. An inventor ****** up doesn't mean his inventions are worthless. -Agreed that the original Dwarves were doomed from the start because they refused to innovate. Their Ancestors were great because they themselves had no Ancestors to venerate, so they had to innovate. The succeeding generations forgot that. -Is currently working on an Order of Azyr novel, the new Witch Hunters. Said they are very different from Thulmann. Phil Kelly -Working on the sequel to Farsight that will cover Arthas Moloch and the Tau meeting Chaos for the first time. -Says he sees the Ethereals as ultimately having good intentions, but aren't necessarily nice guys about it. Agreed that despite that, Aun'va is a ******, albeit one whose on the side of good, just authoritarian. Aun'shi is a nice guy though. The Ethereals ultimately don't think the Tau could handle the truth of the universe, but agreed that Farsight and Shadowsun at least would have been able to had the Ethereals trusted them with that knowledge, it might even have meant Farsight wouldn't have left. -Confirmed Farsight doesn't know exactly what the Dawn Blade does to him, he has suspicions as does Shadowsun, but if he learned exactly how it keeps him alive he would kill himself. But he would do it ritually with the blade which would then keep him alive, so supreme irony. Also since he's killed Daemons with the blade, he's functionally immortal. Age can never kill him. -Talked a bit about Kais, the third part of the triad of Tau heroes. He will be the antagonist of his upcoming Space Marine Conquests novel War of Secrets, and told me that when he and Shadowsun were cryogenically frozen his pod malfunctioned and he was awake in stasis for three-hundred years, and did nothing but run battle simulations and calculations in his head. As a result is he "scary" and very capable. Monat means Army of One and Kelly described him as an extremely dangerous warrior. I compared Farsight and Shadowsun to commanders and Kais to a commando and he agreed that the analogy worked. Also wanted to infer that Kais is indeed O'Kais from Dawn of War; Dark Crusade, but not outright state it. Gav Thorpe -Currently working on the sequel to Ghost Warrior, titled Wild Rider. The novel will feature Saim-Hann and the Ynnari teaming up to fight Necrons. -Talked a bit about Saim-Hann, it was one of the last Craftworlds that Asurmen and the PLs visited, so it had already built a culture for itself, i.e the clans and riders, etc. They also don't trust seers as a rule and their own often have to go behind everyones backs to get stuff done. -Aradryan will be returning as a member of the Ynnari and will serve as the "noob" POV. -Also working on Imperator, the sequel to Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine. -Says that a Necron series is definitely possible given both the increased freedom the authors have now and the fact that the Necrons actually have a personality now as opposed to their previous lore. -Lesser Xenos like Hrud and Rak'gol would need fan support, but he sees no reason why they couldn't appear as supporting villains in novels with more recognisable big bads (like the Lotaxl working for Chaos in Gaunt's Ghosts), and that could be the gateway to getting them top billing in future novels. -Also says that he doesn't know if he will be writing the next Phoenix Lords novel, or that it is definitely about Maugan Ra. The series may jump around a bit. Robbie MacNiven -Working on Outer Dark, sequel to Red Tithe. Where the sequel featured a Red Tithe, a Carcharodons recruiting drive, the sequel will feature a Great Tithe, a good example of one being when the Carcharodons stripped the Mantis Warrior worlds of every resource they could. Tyberos will also appear and fight a bit, Hunger and Slake confirmed to be appearing! -We will also learn a bit about the Carcharodons connections with the Mechanicus. -Says there IS an actual answer on who the Carcharodons came from, unlike the Missing Primarchs, and that some have guessed it correctly, but wouldn't confirm. Also wasn't sure if it would ever be confirmed. (Also Aaron DB said he and Alan Bligh actually wrote that part so he knows the answer.) -Would like to pitch an AoS series based around Archaon and the Varanguard, explore the Varanspire and what goes on there. He and I agreed that Archaon is one of the few, if not the only one, who would remember Warhammer, it's not a myth to him but rather his childhood and early years. -The fourth Space Marine Conquests book is one of Robbie's and is titled Blood of Iax, it will be about two Ultramarines who are blood brothers and feature lots of Primaris (as will the entire series). David Annandale -Has just finished the first draft of Vulkan: Lord of Drakes, and says part of it is about the Nocturnean and Terran Salamanders meeting for the first time. -Has also finished a short novel about Neferata in AoS. Says that while it is shorter than the average novel, think around City of Secrets sized, if it sells well there is a plan for a full trilogy that would be closer to the average BL page count. -I asked him if he thinks Josh's theory that the Mortarchs are just pieces of Nagash given form and will based on the Death God's memories is true, said that it wouldn't inform the book since he never wrote Warhammer fantasy in the first place and just wants to focus on AoS. -Will be starting the third Crowe novel soon. Castellan will be out early 2018 and will be about Crowe and the GKs adapting to the new galactic situation. With Daemon invasions happening everywhere the secret about Chaos is out and the GK's modus operandi is going to have to change. He also said that he was writing this book as the Dark Millennium was being written and only learned about it halfway through, fortunately the novel needed a big background event to drive it and thus Annandale didn't have to rewrite any of the book. -Canoness Setheno will return in Castellan. Chris Wraight -Currently working on a 40k Death Guard series, the first novel is called The Lords of Silence. He couldn't tell me anything about it though except it might, emphasis on might, be out in 2018. -Talked a lot about Terra and said that despite it's decrepit state, if many of the characters in the books learned what it was really like they wouldn't care in the long run because Terra's symbolism is more important than its actual reality. Aaron Dembski-Bowden -Hard at work on The Emperor's Spears, which he went into very nice detail on. They are an Ultramarines successor that he compared to the British Celts after the romanisation of them failed. They don't give a damn about the Ultramarines or Guilliman (they don't believe he's back and apparently their reaction to learning that it's true is to ask if he's coming to help them, otherwise they don't care). They've been in Imperium Nihilus for one-hundred years without reinforcements, their Primaris Marines all died trying to cross the Great Rift and the Custodes escort was only able to give them the formula to create more, which didn't go smoothly at first. -They aren't great fans of the Imperium at the minute, and they don't like the Mentor Legion having the colours of their dead brother-chapter the Star Scorpions. They frequently worked with the fallen Scorpions and the rebuilding Celestial Lions, and have a custom that if a brother serves a long period of time with one of those Chapters he adds their iconography onto part of his armour. -The Lions are still rebuilding but the Rift has made it much harder. They however aren't pissed at the Imperium like the Spears are because of the reinforcement issues. -Has no plans for Age of Sigmar and though he loves the Stormcast figures, admitted he doesn't know much about their background. John French -The next HH novel is one of John's and is titled Slaves to Darkness (he was very happy with getting such an iconic title) and will be a primarily Traitors novel. It will be set just after Horus has taken Beta-Garmon and will revolve around him marshalling his forces and bringing the wayward Primarchs back into the fold and readying his forces for Terra. The other Traitor Primarchs are all off doing their own thing and Horus needs to put a stop to it as things are beginning to unravel. -Also working on the second Covenant novel, Horusian Wars: Incarnation, and says part of the novel will be about other Radicals opposing the Horusians. Also said that the trilogy, despite having his name, is not really about Covenant but rather the people who follow him. -Also says that Horusianism has been eradicated in the past but as an idea it is impossible to actually destroy. A 40k Horusian could be unrecognisable to a 30k Horusian though as the idea will have changed down the millennia. Agreed that Abaddon could be a good example of the Horusian ideal achieved, but in-universe not all would agree. Also some of them may have known about Bile and his Clone Horus. -Posited the idea that Covenant's Thorianism is not actually different from Horusianism, both revolve around a powerful being with command of the Warp. Said that if the Emperor were resurrected as Covenant wants, what is brought back may be vastly different to what they expect given that the Emperor wasn't a nice guy when he was alive, and after 10,000 years of pain and misery, what remains of him may not be to anyone's liking. James Swallow -Working on more Rogue Trader audios and agreed with me that they deserve more stories written about them, they are such a big part of the wider 40k universe (the first to get an RPG) and yet they've only ever had three novels written about them. -Would like to return to Rafen as he feels the Blood Angel's story isn't done yet. Also said he would have done more with the Flesh Tearers but then Andy Smillie started doing stories with them and he wanted to give Andy freer reign to write what he wanted without also writing about them. So Sergeant Noxx returning is unlikely. Guy Haley -Next project is Wolfsbane, a HH novel that will be about Leman Russ returning to Fenris (against the advice of Dorn and the other loyalists at Terra) to plot an attack against Horus. Will explain why the Wolves were not at Terra. -Guy read the prologue in a seminar though I was not there for that and it was about the Emperor and Horus finding Russ together. He was the second Primarch found and the prologue sets up Horus having to deal with the fact that he isn't an only child. Wolfsbane is not far off and will be released in 2018. -Said that Dante would be pissed at what the Blood Drinkers are doing to stave off the Flaw, but that it would be tough to determine whether the Drinkers (Who only kill one guy per campaign or so) or the Angels Vermillion (who harvest Imperial citizens and kill thousands every half century) he would think is worse. But if Dante knew the whole truth behind the Blood Drinkers he would definitely wipe them out. David Guymer -Is currently working on a Stormcast series about Hamilcar Bear-Eater, the Lord-Castellant from his Hunt for Mannfred audios who has now become a Knight-Questor. He is apparently an incredible figure worthy of song and legend, or as Guymer described him "The Ciaphas Cain of AoS". He is popular among the editors as well, and there will be t-shirts available in the future. -Is also working on a four-part audio drama that will feature the return of Gotrek Gurnisson but in Age of Sigmar. Felix was confirmed to not be returning (given that he was mortal by this point he's probably long dead regardless of his actual fate). Gotrek will apparently have a special voice actor that the editors are very excited about getting, they hinted it was someone involved with The Archers, but they were mum about who. Josh Reynolds --Josh's Blackshields audio drama is the first part of a series and the sequel is titled Blackshields: Red Fief, and will be about Endryd Haar meeting an old friend from the World Eaters. -His previously LE novel Nagash: The Undying King that was only available at Warhammer World or events will be coming to paperback next year. -Also working on a new AoS series called Silver Shards (I think), but no information on what it's about. Others -All of the authors and editors agree that the Battle of Terra will be a colossal event and will require multiple books, a trilogy at the absolute least but it's much more likely to be more than that, to tell. Anthologies are also a possibility. -Sandy Mitchell is returning to Black Library and is already working on the 10th Ciaphas Cain novel, Choose Your Enemies. No further information on it. I also asked Kyme if Sandy's return meant that the third Dark Heresy novel may one day be written, he didn't rule it out but said that only time would tell. -Mike Lee is also returning with a new series about the Crimson Fists, the first book is titled Legacy of Dorn, set after Rynn's World. It is set before the Dark Millennium so it will not feature Primaris, but will feature the characters from his Traitor's Gorge novella. -The sequel to Darius Hinks' Mephiston: Blood of Sanguinius is coming and is titled Mephiston: Revenant Crusade. -Sons of the Hydra by Rob Sanders is a standalone novel about the Alphas, not the start of a series. This comes from Nick Kyme. -There is a new AoS trilogy being worked on featuring the lead characters from City of Secrets. I think that it is being penned by Nick Horth but I didn't get confirmation on that. -Andy Smillie is working on more Flesh Tearers stuff and there is an audio titled Hunger already confirmed. It will feature Gabriel Seth and other characters from his previous works. -George Mann is working on more Raven Guard stuff as well, an audio called Soulbound was confirmed. -Ian St. Martin is also working on an audio-drama titled Taker of Heads that will be about the Mortifactors Chapter from Warriors of Ultramar. Kyme was quite excited about this one.
  2. I do agree with this I think more could of been done to set the stage of the setting so to speak but overall I think it's a rather good introduction novel. Uveron I think you should do more of these threads to discuss the various novels I think they are pretty great to be honest. My sides hurt reading this comment.
  3. The Rumour Thread

    Well gotrek is grimnir or part of him so who knows what happend when grimnir shattered when fighting the godbeast. I do hope this leads into more fyreslayer lore. Also guys people complaining about it did you miss the whole list of other aos stories?
  4. The Rumour Thread

    The warhammer world only book is coming out for everyone going by the picture. I do recommend if people haven't read it to pick it up when it comes out. Also neferata novel.
  5. Does your army/general have a back story?

    Here is mine doing a story for my death army planning for it to be quite longer posting the first chapter. Made a separate topic for it in the death section. Link for people who want to read further. Me being bored and waiting for a death release I stared at my death army and decided to write a story for them. Don't know if people here frequent dakka I wrote a story for my 40k emperor's children army(first time ever writing a story as well). A mate told me I should start writing considering how much I like reading and making up stories. So yeah apologies for the grammar and all that. >_< Plus I think we don't have a fan fiction section. Chapter 1 He is roughly being dragged by a chain attached to a manacle around his neck. He is underground he is tired hungry he wanted food but where ever this creature is taking him he knew that he most likely would have no need for food again. His death is coming, his end is coming. Behind him a deathmage or in other words a necromancer walked. He is to blame his people kidnapped him from the slave house. He kept his eyes cast low even looking at it's back filled him with utter terror he just saw the small torn ends of it's crimson red cape. The pace they were going he could tell they were in a hurry they finally reached a room. He finally looked up to see a large Obsidian throne. The throne is stained with dried blood. The creature turned and smiled showing it's fangs "Well how about we get started then?" Edric rubbed his hands he hated this place yet since the Realm gate wars ended and the cities started being established and many more cities are in the planning stages. The various free guilds are in demand. Some are contracted and funded by the church of sigmar or even by powerful noble houses who wish to reclaim old lands. His freeguild the Claws of Sigmar is one of the many city funded free guilds. They came from Hammerhal Aqsha. Edric looked at his hands again his dark skin does not seem effected by the sign of frostbite. He rubbed his hands again he looked them over he could still feel the frostbite setting in or it felt like it or perhaps it's just because of the foul realm. Edric looked to his shield and spear rested on a nearby rock, he cursed it's hard to maintain watch as people got to work setting up the outpost. He should be standing tall and firm as is demanded by the Claws of Sigmar. Edric reached for his spear and shield. He stood in the correct position, since he does not want to be spotted by Sergeant Baldwin. Even if they are friends he would get an earful if he is not alert. Edric stood in place for a few more minutes he looked at his hand gripping the spear his hand is shaking. The need to rub them together is coming back the thought died as his Sergeant stood next to him. He had fair skin and no hair. What made him stand out is his brown moustache. It had grey streaks. Edric wondered why he never took a promotion when offered by the General. He looked forward he did not want to be caught staring at Baldwin. Baldwin looked out into the distance, Edric tried to see what he was looking at all he saw is the hard land and mountains in the distance. The only significant thing about the area is the floating rock pieces of the mountains surrounded the summit in a circle. Some mountains were even shaped like an hourglass even so they have been here for a few days so it's not exactly a surprise anymore. Baldwin finally spoke "These lands are cursed." Edric thought on what he just said it's clear to everyone here that it is cursed. They don't even whisper the name of the one who rules the realm due to fear of drawing his gaze. Edric looked at his sergeant at the edge of his vision he could see by his body language he is upset, Edric licked his lips "Is something wrong Sergeant?" Baldwin looked at him "Yes there is something wrong. General Leonard is running about on "scouting" runs with our best in a cursed and hostile land." Edric tried not to frown he did not like talking about their General he looked around to the other free guild members their free guild is predominately made up of Azyerites they can easily whisper things back to him. His ancestry is linked to Ashqy something that members within the free guild let him know all the time. Even Baldwin is from ayzr but unlike everyone else he does not treat him any differently. He is the reason why he did not fall into crime like many people have done in the free cities. Honestly his Mother is proud with the fact he is part of the freeguild since his father died he pursued any means to put food on the table. The money he earns helps support his Mother and his siblings back home. Edric knew it might be a mistake but if Baldwin is talking out loud like this it's clear he is here for discussion "Is there something wrong with our general going on scouting runs?" Baldwin glowered "If he is actually doing scouting runs! He is just seeking out the foul dead to slay for glory!" Edric looked forward again. The only reason why he could talk in such a fashion is because he served Leonard's father. He advised him and when he finally passed many wished for him to be General but he turned it down and it went to his son Leonard. Even when they offered him a place within the Greatswords he refused. Edric began thinking on their mission, Edric went over again why they are here in his head. Many officials are worried about the lord of this realm and his forces Edric is not exactly interested in the talk about the gods and betrayals but it's been said that when the forces of shyish were needed they betrayed sigmar and his chosen. The Stormcast Eternals. Edric has only seen them from a distance but he wondered what it would be like to serve with them. Since some free guilds are established to be auxiliaries to them. Still many cities are sending free guilds to establish small outposts near realm gates. In order to prepare in the likely hood that shyish rises against the forces of order. Edric clearly knows fighting the great enemy and the forces of death at the same time would be... troublesome. Their outpost is in the process of being built the infrastructure is largely there but they had quite a way to go. Baldwin spat to the ground breaking his concentration "I am going to give him an earful when he gets back!" Baldwin turned to walk away but stopped he turned around "Edric!" Edric turned to face him "Yes Sergeant?" Baldwin walked towards him and handed him a pair of gloves "Wear these. You look bloody embarrassing rubbing your hands together like that." Edric smiled as he took the gloves he always looked out for him he gave a small salute "Thank you Sergeant." Baldwin nodded "Right. I better not see you rubbing your hands again be alert we could be attacked at any time." Edric nodded "Yes sir." Baldwin walked away, Edric turned and returned to watch. He stood for a few more minutes until he saw a group of soldiers marching towards the outpost in the distance. They held the flag of their free guild. At the front were Demigryph knights and the one leading them is General Leonard. Leonard's demigryph is larger in stature compared to the others and wore a gold and blue barding the colours of hammerhal along with the heraldry of his noble house from ayzr and the sigil of the claws of sigmar. Leonard himself wore gold armour along with with a enclosed helmet stylised as a griffin head. His long blue cape bore the claws of sigmar iconography. Edric would move to get Baldwin but he knew if he moved he would be reprimanded. So he held his place. General Leonard and the group he took on the scouting run started to pass him by Leonard stopped and looked at him. He gestured with his hand "You. The one who does not hold ayzr within his blood and has not been born under the light of sigmar. Report." Edric tried not to sigh in annoyance he refereed to everyone who is not from ayzr in a similar way. Edric faced Leonard and saluted "Nothing has occurred so far sir. The construction is steadily heading towards completion." Leonard barely acknowledged him as he said "I see. I will speak with Baldwin perhaps he has something more useful to say." Edric watched Leonard continue into the outpost along with the soldiers. They did not even spare him a glance either and those that did he could see clear disdain on their faces. Edric turned to look out into the distance. For some reason he felt far colder than before the cold even pierced the gloves he wore. Edric wondered if it is a omen of sorts?
  6. Lord of the Obsidian throne (Story for my death army)

    Chapter 2 Edric sat on a bench eating his lunch. He found it unsatisfying, constantly it felt like someone or something is watching him. The cold did not go away either it just got worse he wondered if he is the only one feeling like this. Baldwin soon came walking over annoyed he sat down next to him as he took a rough bite out of a piece of jerky. Baldwin chewed loudly Edric sighed "What's the matter?" Baldwin finished chewing and swallowed "He is ignoring my advice." Edric took a sip of water from his leather water pouch he handed it to Baldwin who took a sip Edric said "I am sure he has his reasons Sergeant." Baldwin handed his water pouch back, Edric strapped it to his belt Baldwin wiped his lips "He is being a glory hog. I know he is annoyed getting such a task. While other free guilds are fighting with the chosen of sigmar or charting new lands we are here building a small outpost in shyish." Edric thought on Baldwin's words it seemed like a small task plus the fact they are near a realm gate. Edric looked around before airing his thoughts "I understand your point Baldwin. I get the feeling just being in this place that there is a lurking threat in the background. I mean I can't wait for the day that we defeat the great enemy but I can't shake the feeling that a new enemy is waiting, preparing for something." Baldwin nodded at his response "See. I wish Leonard had your head." Edric frowned "Sergeant, Do you think it's a good idea talking out loud about the general in such a fashion?" Baldwin scoffed "I will say what I damn well please! His own father listened to me for a reason the boy is only nineteen winters you have 2 years over him but I don't want to look at either of your parents in the eye saying that you are dead." Edric thought on Leonard's parents he heard how his father died fighting against the bloodbound. His mother was adamant that he sought out a wife quickly according to the rumours. Still what Baldwin said made him think of his family back at Hammerhal. For people like him It was hard living considering most jobs were taken up by ayzrites and even if you did get one you would get looked down upon for being of reclaimed lineage. Edric rubbed his hands again the gloves are not working, Baldwin looked at him frowning "Are you that cold? I mean the gloves are helping everyone else." Edric tried to smile "It's it's likely that I am just more sensitive to the cold that's all." Baldwin slapped his back and laughed slightly "Well you are of Asqhy lineage! it took time for many native ayzerites to adjust to the heat of Asqhy. " As Baldwin said this, Edric began to feel even more cold he clenched his hands together tightly until a spearman ran by them in a hurry he stopped upon seeing Baldwin. He saluted clearly out of breath, Baldwin rose "What is it soldier?" The spearman nodded "Sir! Come to the edge of the outpost quickly! General Leonard is summoning everyone! An enemy is approaching the outpost!" Edric quickly sat up and stuffed the last bits of his meal into his mouth and grabbed his spear and shield. Baldwin nodded to him "It seems Leonard might get the excitement and glory he craves" Edric could not help but feel down at the prospect of a battle he had a bad feeling that he could not shake off. Edric stood in formation with his unit, Baldwin stood with them in the centre his spear and shield resting on a rock. He looked through a telescope and swore, Edric wondered what he saw. He behind him to see Leonard at the back along with the Demigryph knights. two groups of Greatswords were placed at the back of the right and left flanks of the spear men. Edric's unit were in the middle. Finally they had a unit of crossbow men who were readying their weapons they stood next to the demigryph knights. Edric watched Baldwin looking through the telescope for a few more minutes he kept swearing. He lowered the telescope in silence and walked over to General Leonard, Edric could see they were having a discussion it is in hushed tones. Baldwin looked like he is about to pop a blood vessel. Edric looked forward he could see shapes marching towards them in the distance. The only thing that stood out to him were the red armoured knights on horses. Baldwin finally returned, He looked livid Edric asked "What's the matter?" Baldwin spat to the ground Baldwin spoke in almost a whisper to him "Better start praying to sigmar Edric. It seems our general signed our death warrants." Edric gulped. They waited for a few more minutes the enemy is approaching them slowly, General Leonard shouted "Crossbowmen! Loose!" The crossbowmen pointed their crossbows at an angle and began firing. Edric looked into the distance as the crossbowmen fired their bolts the enemy increased in speed. Edric could finally see them as they approached, the shambling dead the deadwalkers with a host of skeleton warriors. Finally looking at the red knights their armour is baroque and they rode huge dark steeds. They rapidly approached as the crossbow bolts crashed into the skeletons and zombies. General Leonard shouted "Spears ready!" Baldwin nodded "This is it Edric! By sigmar's knickers we will get through this!" Edric nodded "Aye Sergeant!" Soon as Baldwin exclaimed these words Edric heard thunder and soon the crackling of lightning lined the dark clouds. General Leonard called out "See! Sigmar is looking favourably upon us!" For some reason Edric did not feel exactly confident with what is happening still he readied himself just a few more seconds until impact. As the dead got close the smell crashed into his nose, the decay and rot. Edric tried to breath through his mouth, Baldwin smiled his moustache pointing upwards with the motion "They bloody by reek! By sigmar's rear end! Right men! Hold!" First the zombies crashed into the line, a zombie speared itself on Edric's spear he pushed another back with his shield. He shouted "For sigmar!" He kicked the zombie off his spear and stabbed another. He could see from the edge of his vision the greatsword's flanking the zombies that hit the right and left flank. Baldwin shouted "Don't use up too much energy killing the zombies! Limit you movements! Conserve energy! These horror's are just here to tire us out!" Edric tried to look through the horde of zombies through the gaps he could see the skeletons have slowed their advance, while the enemy knights are advancing shields raised. The more zombies they killed the crackling of lighting got worse. Edric followed Baldwin's advice avoiding using up energy. Edric smiled things are going well they are whittling down the zombies. Soon one of the red knights who seemed like the leader began weaving what looked like a spell. Purple energy surged in his hands, Edric soon felt cold again he heard Leonard shouting he took a quick look behind him to see skeletons rising up from the ground surrounding the demigryph knights. The horde of skeleton warriors wielded crude spears and broken shields. They began assaulting Leonard many of the horde summoned were expressively aiming for him. Some splintered off to attack the crossbowmen. Edric cursed "Baldwin what do we do!" Baldwin shouted "We can't help him now! Skeletons incoming!" As the last vestiges of the zombies were cut down skeleton warriors with swords and shields swarmed in. Edric noted that the skeletons fought a lot harder and better compared to the zombies. Thunder boomed in the background, Edric's heart began to beat rapidly as he is combat with a warrior swiping away at him he heard galloping. He watched as the red knights crashed through the skeletons straight into their lines. The impact of their charge sent people flying. Edric could see one red knight coming straight towards him, Baldwin called out but all he could hear is galloping of hooves and the sound of lighting and thunder. The red knight crashed into him he sent him flying he crashed into the ground he banged his head. Even though he is wearing a helmet everything is going dark, he is scared frightened. He felt cold so terribly cold. Edric could not help but close his eyes. As Edric opened his eyes again he could see Baldwin standing over him panting heavily, Blood dripping from his head he shouted "Everyone fall back! Damn it!" He looked behind him and smiled "Still alive? Just lie there for a moment! Have to kill this bloodsucker!" Edric tried to reach forward, Baldwin charged at a dismounted red knight he looked like the one who weaved the spell. Edric could see Baldwin is giving it his all, the red knight is too powerful every thrust from Baldwin's spear he knocked back it seemed like the knight is playing with Baldwin. The red knight kicked Baldwin in the chest he flew to the ground. He coughed blood, Edric tried to call out but his head hurt too much. His vision is going dark again, still he had to do something he can't let Baldwin die. The sky still crackled with lightning. Edric prayed he hoped sigmar might deliver them that he might save them. In that moment a lightning bolt pierced down and struck Baldwin. A blue flash blinded Edric for a moment he tried to cover his eyes. He looked to Baldwin's location he is gone. He vanished. Edric began to panic the cold creeping back over him. The sound of thunder vanished, the storm clouds slowly subsided. Edric's head began to hurt again his vision going dark the red knight stood over him and finally Edric closed his eyes again.
  7. Me being bored and waiting for a death release I stared at my death army and decided to write a story for them. Don't know if people here frequent dakka I wrote a story for my 40k emperor's children army(first time ever writing a story as well). A mate told me I should start writing considering how much I like reading and making up stories. So yeah apologies for the grammar and all that. >_< Plus I think we don't have a fan fiction section. Chapter 1 He is roughly being dragged by a chain attached to a manacle around his neck. He is underground he is tired hungry he wanted food but where ever this creature is taking him he knew that he most likely would have no need for food again. His death is coming, his end is coming. Behind him a deathmage or in other words a necromancer walked. He is to blame his people kidnapped him from the slave house. He kept his eyes cast low even looking at it's back filled him with utter terror he just saw the small torn ends of it's crimson red cape. The pace they were going he could tell they were in a hurry they finally reached a room. He finally looked up to see a large Obsidian throne. The throne is stained with dried blood. The creature turned and smiled showing it's fangs "Well how about we get started then?" Edric rubbed his hands he hated this place yet since the Realm gate wars ended and the cities started being established and many more cities are in the planning stages. The various free guilds are in demand. Some are contracted and funded by the church of sigmar or even by powerful noble houses who wish to reclaim old lands. His freeguild the Claws of Sigmar is one of the many city funded free guilds. They came from Hammerhal Aqsha. Edric looked at his hands again his dark skin does not seem effected by the sign of frostbite. He rubbed his hands again he looked them over he could still feel the frostbite setting in or it felt like it or perhaps it's just because of the foul realm. Edric looked to his shield and spear rested on a nearby rock, he cursed it's hard to maintain watch as people got to work setting up the outpost. He should be standing tall and firm as is demanded by the Claws of Sigmar. Edric reached for his spear and shield. He stood in the correct position, since he does not want to be spotted by Sergeant Baldwin. Even if they are friends he would get an earful if he is not alert. Edric stood in place for a few more minutes he looked at his hand gripping the spear his hand is shaking. The need to rub them together is coming back the thought died as his Sergeant stood next to him. He had fair skin and no hair. What made him stand out is his brown moustache. It had grey streaks. Edric wondered why he never took a promotion when offered by the General. He looked forward he did not want to be caught staring at Baldwin. Baldwin looked out into the distance, Edric tried to see what he was looking at all he saw is the hard land and mountains in the distance. The only significant thing about the area is the floating rock pieces of the mountains surrounded the summit in a circle. Some mountains were even shaped like an hourglass even so they have been here for a few days so it's not exactly a surprise anymore. Baldwin finally spoke "These lands are cursed." Edric thought on what he just said it's clear to everyone here that it is cursed. They don't even whisper the name of the one who rules the realm due to fear of drawing his gaze. Edric looked at his sergeant at the edge of his vision he could see by his body language he is upset, Edric licked his lips "Is something wrong Sergeant?" Baldwin looked at him "Yes there is something wrong. General Leonard is running about on "scouting" runs with our best in a cursed and hostile land." Edric tried not to frown he did not like talking about their General he looked around to the other free guild members their free guild is predominately made up of Azyerites they can easily whisper things back to him. His ancestry is linked to Ashqy something that members within the free guild let him know all the time. Even Baldwin is from ayzr but unlike everyone else he does not treat him any differently. He is the reason why he did not fall into crime like many people have done in the free cities. Honestly his Mother is proud with the fact he is part of the freeguild since his father died he pursued any means to put food on the table. The money he earns helps support his Mother and his siblings back home. Edric knew it might be a mistake but if Baldwin is talking out loud like this it's clear he is here for discussion "Is there something wrong with our general going on scouting runs?" Baldwin glowered "If he is actually doing scouting runs! He is just seeking out the foul dead to slay for glory!" Edric looked forward again. The only reason why he could talk in such a fashion is because he served Leonard's father. He advised him and when he finally passed many wished for him to be General but he turned it down and it went to his son Leonard. Even when they offered him a place within the Greatswords he refused. Edric began thinking on their mission, Edric went over again why they are here in his head. Many officials are worried about the lord of this realm and his forces Edric is not exactly interested in the talk about the gods and betrayals but it's been said that when the forces of shyish were needed they betrayed sigmar and his chosen. The Stormcast Eternals. Edric has only seen them from a distance but he wondered what it would be like to serve with them. Since some free guilds are established to be auxiliaries to them. Still many cities are sending free guilds to establish small outposts near realm gates. In order to prepare in the likely hood that shyish rises against the forces of order. Edric clearly knows fighting the great enemy and the forces of death at the same time would be... troublesome. Their outpost is in the process of being built the infrastructure is largely there but they had quite a way to go. Baldwin spat to the ground breaking his concentration "I am going to give him an earful when he gets back!" Baldwin turned to walk away but stopped he turned around "Edric!" Edric turned to face him "Yes Sergeant?" Baldwin walked towards him and handed him a pair of gloves "Wear these. You look bloody embarrassing rubbing your hands together like that." Edric smiled as he took the gloves he always looked out for him he gave a small salute "Thank you Sergeant." Baldwin nodded "Right. I better not see you rubbing your hands again be alert we could be attacked at any time." Edric nodded "Yes sir." Baldwin walked away, Edric turned and returned to watch. He stood for a few more minutes until he saw a group of soldiers marching towards the outpost in the distance. They held the flag of their free guild. At the front were Demigryph knights and the one leading them is General Leonard. Leonard's demigryph is larger in stature compared to the others and wore a gold and blue barding the colours of hammerhal along with the heraldry of his noble house from ayzr and the sigil of the claws of sigmar. Leonard himself wore gold armour along with with a enclosed helmet stylised as a griffin head. His long blue cape bore the claws of sigmar iconography. Edric would move to get Baldwin but he knew if he moved he would be reprimanded. So he held his place. General Leonard and the group he took on the scouting run started to pass him by Leonard stopped and looked at him. He gestured with his hand "You. The one who does not hold ayzr within his blood and has not been born under the light of sigmar. Report." Edric tried not to sigh in annoyance he refereed to everyone who is not from ayzr in a similar way. Edric faced Leonard and saluted "Nothing has occurred so far sir. The construction is steadily heading towards completion." Leonard barely acknowledged him as he said "I see. I will speak with Baldwin perhaps he has something more useful to say." Edric watched Leonard continue into the outpost along with the soldiers. They did not even spare him a glance either and those that did he could see clear disdain on their faces. Edric turned to look out into the distance. For some reason he felt far colder than before the cold even pierced the gloves he wore. Edric wondered if it is a omen of sorts?
  8. The Rumour Thread

    Well considering they have said Death is rearing it's head(Malign Portents) I can see why they would say that. GW said they wanted death be more "grim" compared to WHFB(in an interview talking about the designs of the mortarch's and nagash for AOS) I mean take a look at Neferata, Arkhan and Mannfred in a campaign book. I would not want to mess with any of them. When they describe what nagash does to people that break his orders it's pretty horrific to say the least.
  9. The Rumour Thread

    I like the model, I mean the male version is half naked not exactly practical.
  10. Next Death Battletome

    Hence why I believe they are getting a new line to be honest. Since it takes like 2+ years for GW to design and make models. I am thinking new zombies, vampires and liche's etc in the deathlord/shadespire theme.
  11. I am quite sure he is fine in Dorghar. Funny enough there is a female stormcast in spear of shadows that IS a grandmother. Her grandchild is kinda dead though.
  12. Agreed. I am glad they are not going that route considering shadespire and the new model coming out 2018. Let's be real for a moment if they did that considering how long death players have been waiting I bet you people are not going to be happy.
  13. Remember sheriff 30 years worth of lore vs 2 and half years of lore for AOS. Most of the lore on the warhammer wiki comes from various sources since whfb is so disjointed compared to 40k during that time. Spider goblins pop up in the everchosen battle tome, ga destruction and spear of shadows.
  14. Same here. I hated the stormcast at first but the audio drama changed my mind and I dived right in, even seen some people trying to remake Gardus since he is so well liked.
  15. Forgeworld in AoS tournaments

    Man that sucks. My store is pretty much the opposite they are a okay with anything forgeworld. Seems really strange of him to do this.
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