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This is the back story for my army, an Undivided/Tzeentch army. The General is Khelthidul the Deathsword named after Engra Deathsword. If you want to take a look at it and critique it, look here:
3000pt Archaon Horde Friendly w/ Teeth
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...d.php?t=109898 (3000pt Archaon Horde Friendly w/ Teeth)
Now on to the story (imagine a bird's eye view of the Old World and a voice over by Ian McKellen):
Our story begins in the Storm of Chaos, a terrible time in which the Orcs and the Hordes of Archaon ravaged the Empire. The hero of our tale (or villian as some may view) was a Warrior Priest of Sigmar... or Morr, none are really sure anymore. Likewise his name has also been lost to time. We will simply refer to him as our Priest. He accompanied the Knightly Order that would soon come to be know as the Hunters of Sigmar. During one fated encounter with Tzeentchian forces in Ostland near Wolfenburg, our Priest came upon one of the most fearsome monsters of the Chaos Hordes, a Lord of Change. The awe-inspiring beast waded into our Priest's force and unleashed a terrifying spell that warped and twisted the men around him. Surrounded by horrors, our Priest fled towards one of the many vantage points where Empire generals had set up artillery batteries. Our Priest survived, and a well placed mortar tore the Lord of Change to gore.
Unfortunately, our Priest did not survive the battle unscathed. Until Valten, Champion of Sigmar, succeeded in vanquishing Archaon and the Empire turned back the Chaos Hordes, our Priest remained in an asylum. The Lord of Change had not mutated his body, but his mind began to convulse and his sanity to decay. At some point, he escaped the asylum and traveled north. The warping of his body, which had held off till now, started catching up to his mind. It warped to the point in which he was accepted into a group of wandering marauders, not yet returned to their ancestral lands in Norsica. Taking this small band he continued his march north... now as an aspiring champion of chaos. Along the way he met with a Champion of Tzeentch, Rangundil, called the Envoy of Tzeentch. So warped was our Priest that his admiration of Sigmar and Morr and Ulric was replaced by that of the Changer of Ways. Adding Rangundil's forces to his own he continued deep into north west Norsica. He crossed paths with a devastated tribe dedicated to Slaneesh during one of its revelries and its only remaining champion Inmor. Much to our Priest's surprise and to Rangundil's, Inmor was a woman, though her stature (well muscled and at least six feet tall) and strength equaled that of several of the Priest's toughest men. She had been one of the many battle standard bearers for Archaon's main attack force and carried a great treasure, a Banner of the Gods. And so on swelled the ranks of our Priest now an Exalted Champion of the dark gods.
He passed from mortal mind for a time and a season before making himself known in the Northlands. He returned wearing the arms and armor of Engra Deathsword, Destroyer of Praag. Our Priest was now a Lord of Chaos, Khelthidul the Deathsword. He stood at least seven feet tall and sealed in armor blacker than his now twisted heart. At his side stood the Tzeentchian Champions Rangundil, Envoy of Tzeentch, and Agarmoreth. Carring his banner, the Banner of the Gods, stood Inmor. With his growing force, he hopes to return to the ravaged Empire and finish what the Everchosen had started.
"Now hear me followers of Chaos! Even from the sickly people of the South I have been chosen! The banner of Deathsword once more flies! Join me that we might destroy what Lord Archaon left standing! May the fires in the cities never die and the plains of the Empire smoke till all the world is swallowed by death! The Storm of Chaos has passed, but the End Times have only begun!"
That's a pretty good effort, there. I like the way you tie everyone in together, and link it to your list as well (at least, I presume you linked it to the list, because I'm too lazy to actually click the link).
And the Ian McKellan voice over is a nice touch. How do you afford his rates?
I like the idea of carrying on the legacy of Engra Deathsword, too. I don't know much about Engra though; all I seem to remember is a big picture of him in the Chaos Armybook. So I'll just say it sounds like an intriging idea, and leave it at that.
Bring on the end times!
I honestly don't know much about Deathsword either, but I loved the look of his armor in the Hordes codex. All that I know is that he comes from North Western Norsica and attacked along with Asavar Kul. As the codex says, he's the destroyer of Praag.
Having the story narrated with an Ian McKellen voice-over is just a interesting idea I had at the last minute. It just fits... maybe has something to do with his Gandalf role.