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Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you a little in character fluff about my Chaos Hero for an upcoming escalation campaign; I present it to you for your C&C.
“Sit down traveller, sit down. So I hear you wanted to know all about that self proclaimed “Arch-Anarch” from Ironhollow, right? Now now, don’t be surprised little one, word travels quick around here after all; drink? It’s not poison!
Now, it all started 50 years ago, back when the ruins at Arnhelm were mighty structures, great monoliths to the Gods nestled alongside barbaric palaces and fighting pits and it was here that the Chaos Lord Galgoroth sat atop his throne, observing the nigh-eternal pit fights waged in his name. It was into this place that Vahindri was brought; some say he was captured in a raid on his tribe in the wastes, others say he was the child of one of the whores kept there but whatever the case, the first thing anyone really saw of him from outside the dungeons was in the arena.
I remember the day well; the skies were boiling with the wrath of Khorne, thunder was streaking from the sky to strike at Galgoroth’s Citadel and the young Vahindri was forced into the circle of trials as a sacrifice to the Blood God; he was the sixtieth that day and surrounded by the bodies of the fallen raged an almighty flesh hound of Khorne, bound to the pit with foul magic: its rage unparralled. Less a fight than an execution, the Flesh Hound roared and charged the young Vahindri with all its force behind it, forcing the bound Daemon ever quicker across the arena; but the young Anarch didn’t seem to plan on being sacrificed that day and I’ll never forget that look on his face as he stared deep into the Flesh Hound’s own otherworldly eyes and struck it square in its blood red snout. The audience ceased their cheering and an eerie silence befell the arena as the Hound of Khorne was send flying across the floor, landing with a sickening crump. Tzeentch appeared to smile on Vahindri at this, and the power behind his eyes appeared to flash as a stroke of insight was granted to him and he saw his retribution; a spear lying under a tribesman’s corpse As the Flesh hound readied itself for another charge having recovered from the strike that had laid it low, Vahindri took up the spear and, charging the beast head on, drove the weapon through the Daemon’s throat. It seemed as if the very world had been silenced as he held the collar of the beast aloft, triumphant in his victory.
It was years before anyone heard of him again, it was as if after that fight he had disappeared but sure enough, 50 years later and not a day older we saw Vahindri ascending the steps of Galgoroth’s citadel, 5 fellow slaves by his side and a host of other gladiators at his heels strode unadulterated into Galgoroth’s throne room. What was said you ask?The battle between the two mighty warriors was monolithic, lasting many days until at last the Arch-Anarch climbed from the wreckage of the throne room and held aloft the severed head of the feeble lord Galgoroth, he roared:“Lord Galgoroth, I denounce you as a traitor to the cause of Chaos. You sit here atop your throne like so many other weak and pathetic rulers across the worlds and you still claim to be chosen by the Gods? You are nothing if not both lazy and arrogant and for this I shall have your head”“Hear me, all those true to Chaos! May this be an example to the idle and the apathetic amongst you: no longer will we rest until we see all civilised lands before us burnt in the fires of the Umbra Chaotica, no longer shall we rest on our laurels and wait for the world to end itself, no longer! WE ARE CHAOS, AND WE ARE ETERNAL!"
Last edited by KaptainK; March 22nd, 2010 at 22:49. Reason: Size of Font
Concise but dramatic.. This is great fluff. You could stand to expand on it and add more detail, but the core concept is pretty clear and pretty awesome.
Picking for nits, I think the use of 'umbra chaotica' in the final quote doesn't add anything, and makes it sound overwrought. There are simpler alternatives.
But yeah, really good I think.
Thanks a lot for the feedback, I'll make sure to change Umbra Chaotica to something shorter in its next iteration
There will be more, I'm doing a bit of a campaign with some friends so good ol' Vahindri will most certainly be getting some more background soon.