Starting Up Again In March

The continuation that is the Enemy Within campaign, which is now in the final chapter (and subsequently the longest campaign book) is set to continue in march.

There will be an upcoming audio recap to catch up on things and refresh memories. Last game was in November, so it has been only 3 months since the last game. Not that long really!

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GM On An Extended Break

The GM (that’s me, yay) is on an extended break, and by extension, that means Warhammer as well. Originally the games were going to start again in late Jan/Feb, but that is looking unlikely. Hopefully the games will pick up in around the Second Quarter of 2018. After running Warhammer consecutively for 2 years (or is it 3 years, I DON’T KNOW ANYMORE ARGH!) with only a month or so as a break, I think I’m entitled to a little holiday away from roleplaying 😛

I’ve had a quick glance at the sites stats which shows that it continues to receive lots of viewership despite the lack of recent posts. Which is good. Hello to Sweden in particular 😛

Have a good New Year and a Merry Shitmas!

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Lore Spotlight: Imprisonment

Imprisonment is a relatively new concept in the Old World. A surprising notion, but not surprising when you realize that the most common form of punishment was fines, death or mutilation.

Case in point of the 10th century record showing Count Albertus II “the Sober” of Nuln, who ordered the jailing of town drunks rather than a public beating which would have been the preferred method at the time, because, as he said, “they are often impervious to pain when apprehended, but the suffering they will endure in the morning will be far worse than any whipping.” Today, many towns and villages maintain small lockups to hold drunks or petty criminals who are awaiting the next visit of a traveling magistrate...

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Lore Spotlight: The First Millennium

Source: Sigmar’s Heirs book

“History is not for weaklings, young man. No sir. It’s a profession full of danger and excitement. Just ask anyone who’s had to explain his research to the Witch Hunters.” – Professor Hans Meidecke, University of Altdorf (deceased)

The Empire has a history that spans over 2500 years, much of which has been lost in the annuls of time. War, fire, flood and even conspiracies have helped hide or erase much of the historical record, whether written down or preserved in artifacts. History has a habit of rewriting itself to suit whoever comes into possession of it. It is full of truths, half-truths and fabrications. It is important to separate fact from fiction, truth from myth...

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On The Edge of War: A Timeline

For the earlier timeline (and to help piece together the events unfolding) see the timeline of events that predated the Middenheim campaign –

Year – 2512


  • Events of Power Behind The Throne come to a close. Efforts on rebuilding the Temple of Ulric get stalled for now as the Ulricans seek to appoint a new successor to become the Ar-Ulric.
  • The Bird-Woman of Marienburg continues further north into Nordland. Elector-Count Theoderic Gausser of Nordland sends an envoy to Marienburg to request ‘reparations’ for the plight caused by the mutant...
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A New Ar-Ulric Arises

Over a period of four months, the Ulrican faith has a momentous task ahead of itself; to choose a successor to Emil Valgeir to become the Ar-Ulric. Wolf Lords from all over the empire where there is a major temple of Ulric come to Middenheim to take part in the process. There, should they wish, they can put themselves forward to become the next Ar-Ulric. Once all the candidates have been confirmed, the venerable wolves (who are the senior clergy of the priesthood) vote by standing behind the person they wish to vote for. It is then a simple matter to count which wolf lord has the largest wolf pack.

While it may sound simple in theory, the majority of the process is taken up by evaluating each wolf lord, their strengths, their merits and their weaknesses...

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To Confront A Witch…

*This was a short session in which Gado and two other PC’s (Sib and Michel) journeyed out to confront Ethelka. This was to resolve an arc and potentially close an arc for a PC that remained open, before the start of the new campaign in late January. Due to time constraints, this blog post will be shorter and I’ll be omitting several details in it.*

Ser Gado, Michel Bastide and Sibillia ride out to follow the lead that Gado had been given by the Baron; that Ethelka was last spotted at a coaching inn called the one-legged hound, a days ride north from the city.

The party set out to retrieve Michel’s horse that he was promised as a reward from the Graf. Together, they journeyed south of the city first to retrieve his horse from the stud farm there, owned by the Blackfoots.

The horse in ques...

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The Power Behind The Throne: My Thoughts

And so ends another chapter to the Enemy Within campaign. When I started this campaign back in February 2015, I had suspected it would take a long time to finish. Playing on a bi-weekly schedule with about 3-4 hours, sometimes but rarely 5 hours, has certainly contributed to the length of the campaign. But playing it for that long on a bi-weekly basis helps to prevent burnout and it also becomes less of a burden, not just on me, but on players trying to schedule to meet that weekly commitment.

It is still hard to imagine that this campaign will be going on its 4th year soon.

So far, this and Shadows Over Bogenhafen have been my favorite. Bogenhafen was wonderful in that everything felt ‘rural’ and homely, up until the shit hit the fan. It was an enjoyable chapter...

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Middenheim: The Immediate Aftermath

This post is meant to detail the outcome and consequences of events that have transpired over the course of the adventure. Another post detailing events on a much more global scale to fill in the gap between now and January will be done at a later date. For now, this post deals with the local aftermath of the Power Behind The Throne chapter.

Funeral of the Ar-Ulric, Emil Valgeir

– Emil Valgeir

The funeral for the Ar-Ulric takes place 3 days after the collapse of the temple. Normally, the funeral would take place within the great Temple of Ulric, but alas, their temple is no more. The Sigmarites, in a rare gesture, offer the use of their temple as a sign of unity. The Ulricans ‘politely’ refuse the offer.

The expected turnout for the funeral of the Ar-Ulric is said to be in the thousan...

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Downtime Activities

So, what has the party been up?

Well, not much time has passed, but I can give a brief rundown of what their plans are, what they’ll likely be doing and what they’ve done. This is based on feedback I received from my group.

(Incidentally, Cortez renamed his character Sibillia to Sibilla… So now I’ll have to get into the habit of spelling it as Sibilla… sigh)

Sibilla Di Cosola – The Blooded Dove

Vampire Sib.. I mean, Priestess of Shallya, Sibilla Di Cosola, has been hard at work. Rumors of her ‘resurrection’ has spread through the city. Many have come to calling her the Blooded Dove. Her devotion to Shallya and selfless work is to be expected of any Sister of Shallya, but Sibilla has been at the forefront of it all, and it has not gone unnoticed.

She has evolved from an initiate to a priest...

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