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As you may have seen on the GW Spain site they have the SoC roundup on it.. why i dunno but they do. So here's a translation, but bare in mind that it will never be a perfect translation.
To the extent that the army of the Chaos they continued advancing toward the West, the men of Middenland and of Ostland they resisted sign front al harmful army that approached. Doing gala of a great discipline and organization, they performed an energetic crease, being stopped in the castles and cities that found in their route of retreat and abandoning the towns and the villages of smaller defensive capacity.
They were the castles highly fortified of the region the ones that served as better bastions against the hordes of Archa√≥n. In Bohsenfels, the mercenary al service of the Count von Raukov endured against the hueste of Tzeentch that had them besieged and their action will serve of example for all the defenders of the Empire in the bad epochs that still to are about to come. It defrauded by the little diligence of Melekh the Transformer, Archa√≥n killed al palad√*n of Tzeentch as notice for the remainder of deputies and Cyspeth, the mutant son of Melekh was done with the control of the army of The one that Changes the Things.
The castle Lenkster resisted firmly many days against the army of Feytor, the devout one of Nurgle, but al final his defenders were downcast by a harmful pestilencia he untied by the Mister of the Disorder. On the contrary, the Strong Schippel resulted to be inexpugnable, so that Feytor was seen obliged to abandon the siege, what permitted to the garrison of the fort to attack and to bother to the forces of Nurgle in its march toward the West after the steps of Archa√≥n.
Styrkaar, the beloved one of Slaanesh, devastated completely the city of Kurst and then Zundap, but cost him many days to occupy Hergig, the capital of Hochland. In spite of the fact that managed to conquer the walls thanks to their allied skavens, the aptitude of the Count Leudenhof left very expensive al palad√*n of Slaanesh, so that their decimated forces did not come they perform a determinant role in the war.
The attack surprise against Untergard performed by Khazrak the Tuerto sowed the confusion among the defenders during a time, but Archa√≥n and their followers failed to take advantage of of it and to arrive to where were the monstrous departures of war of the beast man leader. Al final, Khazrak was seen obliged to go back to the forests, where continued spreading ambushes to the armies of the defenders while these went withdrawing toward the City of the White Wolf.
The Great Chosen one was toward the West continuing the Old Highway of the Forest and in Krudenwald united its army al of Haargroth the Bloody one. Nevertheless, its attacks were not the unique, since the kaudillo orco black Grimgor Skin¬īI err chose that place to reveal its plans, consistent in assault Krudenwald for try to surpass the offensive of Archa√≥n. For the time being, Grimgor would be pleased with showing that he was the strongest one trying to arrive first to Middenheim. Be¬īlakor, the Mister Dark, also did his apparition at that time to the head of an enormous one hueste demonic. The three they were determined to show their superiority front al remainder and these internal fights they permitted that Boris Todbringer and the other defenders of Middenheim could be withdrawn to the fortress.
After long weeks of hard battles and with the troops bled due to the stoic defense of Middenland, Archa√≥n and their deputies achieved finally to besiege to the city of Middenheim. The first robberies were successful and the defenders had to perform counterattacks to be able to resist on the road this and the west.
With all, the arrival of the allies kislevitas and bretonianos began to incline the battle in favor of the defenders. Al to suffer the attacks of these armies originating in the forests and al to be seen under the pressure of the exits of the defenders of Middenheim, the forces of the Dark God were being scattered little by little. The attacks of Grimgor and their kaudillos orcos finished to weaken al army of Archa√≥n and they obliged it to be withdrawn toward the North. In the meantime, the forces of Karl Franz and Valten continued being approached with the intention of raising the siege.
While the army of the men, Elfs, Dwarfish and devils fought for the control of Middenland, another enemy was in charge of his interests, hidden to the eyes of the majority. The Skavens, always attentive to the possibility to be take advantage of the weakness of the Empire, they had designed a diabolic plan. Under the Total Domination Project name, the Thirteen Gentlemen of the Disorder joined with the strongest warlike clans, and the greater clans forgot momentarily their quarrels to cooperate in that harmful plan.
The Clan Skryre built the Semiesfera of the Destruction, an appliance provided of witch stone energy that, according to the engineers sorcerers they declared before the Counsel, was capable of destroying the Ulricsberg and the city that was raised on the mountain. Without the commanders of the armies that advanced for Ostland and Middenland knew it, the Skavens were expanding its subterranean empire with each attack. In Zundap they occupied the mill of vapor abandoned and in Middenheim the bloody battle offered them the ideal cover to be infiltrated in the Ulricsberg with the Semiesfera of the Destruction. In the 62¬ļ day since the forces of Archa√≥n had penetrated in the Empire, the forces of Karl Franz and Valten arrived at Middenheim and then was when began the true battle.
First day: Karl Franz attacks
Next to Karl Franz rode two of the greater warriors of the Empire: the Great Marshal of the Reiksgard, Kurt Helborg, and the palad√*n personal of the Emperor, Ludwig Schwartzhelm. Helborg proposed to attack al army of Archa√≥n as soon as possible so that could not be recovered of the counterattack of the defenders of Middenheim. Al great marshal worried him the fact that Archa√≥n came to be withdrawn al North and toward the east and perhaps to the Tower of Brass. If that came to happen, the Great Chosen one would be able to fortify the castle after occupying it and to include a strong plaza since the one that to launch more attack against the Empire. Karl Franz coincided in this opinion and entrusted to Helborg to head the army toward the victory that same day.
Archa√≥n had withdrawn of the city until remaining out of the reach of the tubes, near the town of Sokh, and there is where awaited to the offensive of its enemies. It knew that Valten and its denodado army of flagelantes and priests was found not very far away toward the east, so decided to destroy at two o'clock you force main being faced to an after the other. If it left that itself to unite, would be seen surpassed in number and would finish being attacked by all the sides.
And thus it was like first thing in the morning of the afternoon the Reiksgard headed the first load against the army of Archa√≥n. Including the support of the shots of the tubes, they transferred the magical bombardment of the infernal tubes of the Dwarves of the Chaos that there was out of Sokh and they crossed with impetus the departures of war of Styrkaar. Al to see the danger that supposed that attack, Archa√≥n counterattacked being launched not against the Reiksgard, but against the regiments of infantry that continued it to the zaga. While the Mister of the End of the Times to put an end to hundreds of soldiers, Haargroth the Bloody one cut the retreat of the Reiksgard. So alone the agile mind of Helborg was capable to detect the trap in which they were falling and, thus, continued its attack until crossing completely the horde of Styrkaar and was directed toward the North to be moved away of the battle.
To Archa√≥n did not import him that the army of the Empire to flee because knew that would be undone after to have come upon a reaction such on the part of an enemy one al that supposed very weakened. Al following day would go toward the east and would attack to Valten on the road.
Second day: the arrival of Valten
Thinking that Archa√≥n would continue camped near Sokh, Valten and Luthor Huss ordered its army to go toward the West. Nevertheless, little after the first lights of the dawn, when the crowd of thousands of men continued being aligned on the road, Archa√≥n launched its attack. The magical rays that launched Cyspeth and its intrigue of magical they traveled through all the Old Highway of the Forest and a wall of multicolored fire parched it and transformed it all to its step. The horses and the men melted in one alone and the trees and the rocks themselves desenraizaron and they fell rotating giddily on the army of Sigmar creating deadly rainbow of fire.
Al to see its army prey of the panic, Valten did the best than knew to do: to be launched al attack. Challenging to the dangerous spells protected by its armor of gromril and by the enchantments of Teclis, charged directly against the center of the hueste of Archa√≥n. After him, Huss and the few priests that remained with life began to fight against the arcane magic that had untied the paladines of Tzeentch.
Al principle seemed that Valten there was hasty to a sure death, since had attacked against all an army he alone. Without being stopped to think about the retreat neither to doubt it neither a moment, rode against the heart of the army of the Chaos seizing the ardent one Ghal Maraz. The departure of war of the own one Archa√≥n, the Swords of the Chaos, they advanced to intercept al furious avatar, but the Hammer of Sigmar knocked down them to all and they were scattered.
After the steps of the imperious robbery of Valten the manic hordes responded of flagelantes demented ignoring the magical rays that were devastating their rows. The priests of Sigmar fought against the rabid worshipers of Khorne and against the putrefactos warlike of Nurgle. The intermittent compass of the prayers of battle attacked against the impious forces with the ardent energy of the faith, while the harmful magic of the Chaos did that to the same one I am used to spitting enormous masses of carnivorous worms and that of the sky to rain burning blood that burned the meat.
In the middle of all that meat market and of that magic storm, Valten went opening step toward before in search of Archa√≥n. Nevertheless, it did not it obtain, since instead of being found al Great Chosen al command of the army was found to Kordel Shorgaar, the bearer of the banner of Archa√≥n. Valten tried to strike the head of the palad√*n of the Chaos with Ghal Maraz, but the favorite one of the God employed the banner of the Swords of the Chaos to stop the impact and the dark magic that harbored absorbed the energy of the Hammer of Sigmar. While the battle developed around him, Valten failed to take advantage of the impetus of its attack and Shorgaar fled the clash to return with its mister.
Al to get dark, achieved at last to be released the Old Highway of the Forest to the neighborhood of Sokh. Thousands of worshipers of the Chaos lay down without life to both sides of the road and its number competed with that of the corpses of the men that had fought next to Valten. In the darkness, the titilar of the blazes of the camps of the three armies was clearly visible for each one of them and, according to Karl Franz, the camp of Archa√≥n seemed a lot more small than his. To following the morning, if the God permitted it, would crush to Archa√≥n and would eliminate its plagues of the Empire.
Day third: dark warlike
Anxious by seeing finished the battle, Karl Franz ordered its generals to go toward the hueste hardly decimated of Archa√≥n. Al to advance, the infernal tubes spat again its magical projectiles, but feeling the nearby presence of the Emperor the army did not hesitate in its advance.
By the east, Valten and their warriors, that already alone they added a few hundreds, they advanced also with the palad√*n of Sigmar al front and Luthor Huss to their side. Al to see the situation, Archa√≥n ordered to aim the infernal tubes against Valten and then began a ferocious bombardment that caused trembled the land and that covered the magical colors smoke sky. In it more crude oil of the discharge, Valten was reached by an infernal ball of energy that eviscerated to its noble horse √©lfico and that threw it by the air. With the face parched by fragments of gromril melted and the hair blackened, Valten was raised in the middle of the smoldering crater and continued ahead on foot.
Toward the West, the same air shone to be able supernatural and the sky revolved and rotated violently as if an invisible hand was it tortured. In the forests began to be formed a shadow that was being extended until arriving at Middenheim. Originating in that great lake of darkness, itself o√*an inhuman squeaks and monstrous howls. In that veil of shadows brilliant eyes were seen and a hot wind transported cruel risotadas and curses of nightmare. A wave of terror extended among the rows of the army of Karl Franz as soon as the hueste demonic approached and a somber winged silhouette was elevated for the air above the infernal legion. With the wings extended in all its amplitude and its powerful hand extended toward the Emperor, Be¬īlakor ordered to advance to its legion, isolating thus to Karl Franz of Archa√≥n and leaving al army of Valten, that was found in an oppressing numerical inferiority, to alone to be faced al Great Chosen.
As if the troubles of the avatar of Sigmar were not sufficient, a new enemy attacked against his few hundreds of followers. The warlike green skins you left to the load of the Southern forests behind Valten and they attacked to their army. To its head, Grimgor Skin¬īI err eliminated to dozens of men with each blow of Gitsnik. Ignoring that new threat, Valten and Huss met to a handful of warriors and they continued ahead being entered in the army of Archa√≥n in an intent of being faced al Great Chosen.
When the shadow of the demonic legion wrapped the armor of Karl Franz, a do of white light burst in that sea of darkness. The shining swords of three hundred teachers of the sword of Hoeth were raised and they descended forming brilliant arches, crossing you form ethereal and eviscerating the intangible bodies of their infernal adversaries. In spite of the fact that they fought with an incomparable dexterity, were few and each one that fell finished covered of infinite claws, eyeteeth and demonic swords. And in the middle of all they, inside a circle formed by its loyal warriors, was raised Teclis, which, after drinking all the content of a redoma shining, untied all its power. Of the floor some flames of white energy arose that formed a semiesfera around the magician high elf. The magical fire, whose brilliance was blinding, was being extended in all directions from Teclis. All the zone was filled with the shrieks of the devils to the extent that you call them purificadoras they went them expelling of return al Kingdom of the Chaos. By an instant, a dark shadow remained in the place after call you had disappeared them, a spot of barely visible darkness in the air, until even this blinked and disappeared completely. All the devils had disappeared.
While their army fought against the Orcos, Valten be launched again against the Swords of the Chaos after Archa√≥n. This time its enemy yes was there, mounted on the back of the Corcel of the Apocalypse, being raised imposing next to his warriors. The departure of war of Archa√≥n he was set apart leaving step to Valten so that could arrive to the Mister of the End of the Times. The avatar of Sigmar freed a roar and he was launched to the load causing rotating to Ghal Maraz in direction to his enemy. The hammer crashed against the magical body of the montura demonic of Archa√≥n and this exploited in a sea of smoke and flames, throwing to Archa√≥n against the floor.
Valten was thrown against him to take advantage of the advantage that the situation offered him and raised the Hammer of Sigmar above its head to strike him the blow of grace. A horrifying squeak crossed the air when Archa√≥n attacked with the Sword Matarreyes and untied the power of OR¬īzuhl. The sword crossed the armor of gromril of Valten and penetrated its bowels. Valten, whose so alone attack had been enlentecido, continued ahead, but the head of Ghal Maraz deviated slightly of its objective and started a hombrera of the armor of Archa√≥n.
After being put standing, the Mister of the End of the Times started the Sword Matarreyes of the abdomen of Valten and he attacked again, starting him the pechera that carried the comet recorded and causing falling of backs. Among the blood of the deep injury that had received, could be seen clearly the mark of birth of the chest of Valten. As it stupefied by the vision of the comet of double engraved queue in the skin of Valten, Archa√≥n took a step behind with the Sword Matarreyes to a side. Luthor Huss was thrown then against the Great Chosen one and its hammer caused jumped a rain of sparks of the armor of Archa√≥n. The powerful blow that gave him in the head did that Archa√≥n to lose the equilibrium and remained knelt on a leg.
Huss could not strike him a second blow, since the Mister of the End of the Times raised the shield to stop it and the hammer of the hands in the process he started him. Profiriendo a howl, the palad√*n of the Chaos he set apart to Huss with violence and the Prophet of Sigmar left flying into the air with the bones destroyed. Suddenly, some guttural shouts echoed in around al Mister of the End from the Times to the ones that little later united the shouts of its warriors. After putting again standing, Archa√≥n turned around and saw another individual before him.
A front of green skin crashed against the face of the helmet of Archa√≥n swims more to appear Grimgor. After him, its machotez fought against the warriors hardly battleships of the Swords of the Chaos after to have opened step fighting through the followers of Valten until arriving al Great Chosen. It given that Middenheim already was beyond the reach of nobody, alone there was a way that Grimgor could show its was worth before Gorko. Grimgor raised to Gitsnik with both hands and brandished it for the air to drop against the shield of Archa√≥n, cutting him the lower part and launching al Great Chosen backwards.
The Sword Matarreyes returned to relampaguear, but Grimgor had predicted that counterattack and stopped it with the handle of its magic axe. The kaudillo orco black stepped with force the arm of Archa√≥n and this dropped the demonic sword. Using the flat part of Gitsnik, Grimgor pommeled two times the head of Archa√≥n and then planted the axe in the throat of the Great Chosen one. The Orco Black looked at toward the sky plomizo and shouted: "¬°Grimgor ez the best!"
The Orcos profirieron an enormous bawling of joy, a deafening canticle that intoned the name of Grimgor and that itself o√*a above the entrechocar of swords and axes. Grimgor raised to Gitsnik above the head and roared again raising the fist in the air. After clarifying their message, the kaudillo was directed toward the South with their wild horde and the roars with the ones that celebrated the victory continued being heard long after disappearing of the view.
Luthor Huss recovered the sense and mounted again in its horse. After mounting to Valten with him, moved away of the clash to set apart of the battle the unconscious body of its mister. It rode al gallop to Middenheim and carried the body of Valten al altar of Shallya. In spite of the fact that its own injuries were very serious, did not consent that nobody be to attended them until someone to have been occupied of Valten. It was not until the abbess promised him that Valten continued alive when Huss was permitted to be collapsed al floor by the fatigue. Volkmar, that al to arrive Huss had raised itself of its bed of healing, carried its body al main altar.
Abroad, them they weakened forces of Archa√≥n withdrew to Sokh leaving behind the infernal tubes in wait of the discouraging battle that without doubt would give beginning al following day.
Ok this I missed, it's the second page of the conclusion.
Of the imposing one hueste of Archa√≥n still they remained various thousands of warriors, aside from the reinforcements that had received of another various hundreds of warriors originating in Rubbing, al south. Al front of the army they were found Haargroth and their warriors of Khorne thirsty of blood. The palad√*n bers√©rker advanced and shouted all types of insults against the enemy that approached the time that Karl Franz ordered to advance to its army. Although the army of the Empire surpassed al of Archa√≥n by various thousands of soldiers, Kurt Helborg had predicted that the victory was not going to result easy, therefore were going to face the veterans of the campaign, to the most tanned soldiers, to the most brutal beasts and to the most horrific monsters.
The imperial artillery began to bombard Sokh a short time before of the noon, throwing cannonballs and of mortar incessantly against the town. Karl Franz already had promised to compensate the inhabitants of the town that were next to him al to see that its homes were destroyed and set on fire, although many of them had to be persons under arrest so that did not bother the gunners that were prepared to fulfill their duty.
Was almost an hour later when the tubes remained in silence and by order of nobody. After it to have avoided to Boris Todbringer, Khazrak the Tuerto was directed toward Middenheim and was thrown against the artillery since the boundary of the forest. That produced a desperate battle around the batteries of tubes, in which the to roar of the tubes of you save and the horrible howls of the shaggoths resounded for all the field of battle. Seeing that its young men were not going to serve you're welcome in the straits silence of Sokh, Karl Franz ordered to turn around and to support to the artillery, while the infantry advanced toward Sokh.
Ar-Ulric and a contingent one of the guard teut√≥gena headed the attack and were the first in enter Sokh to fight against the horde of Haargroth. Being entrusted to Ulric, Ar-Ulric began to distribute blows to right hand and sinister with the Axe Hammer of Skoll. Haargroth attacked against the guard teut√≥gena leaving after him so alone bodies torn up and cut heads, crushing armors with its axe and leaving the meat and the bones. It managed to offer three dozen skulls to Khorne before Ar-Ulric Valgeir was interposed in its road, crashed the head of its blessed hammer against the helmet of Haargroth and then the axe in the chest nailed him. Without stop pronouncing the name of its God, Ar-Ulric struck the head of Haargroth with the Axe Hammer of Skoll and the Bloody one to stopped existing.
The battle was being especially hard in the streets of Sokh, where the numerical superiority and the organization of the Empire did not serve of a lot against the mere dexterity and ferocity of the north men to the ones that they were faced. Partial late, they bloodied and demoralized, the regiments began to be withdrawn of the battle al to be seen incapable to control the situation in the town. More men were uniting in the retreat according to the sky went overshadowing and being filled of storm clouds among the ones that they began to appear lightning. Did not it fit any doubt that was approaching some type of harmful magic.
In the most absolute darkness some noises originating in the east and in the sparkles of the lightning listened themselves were produced brief lighting of metal and bone pulido. The air was filled of a red brilliance and, al to be extended, revealed the presence of them organized rows of the army of Sylvania. A supernatural breeze agitated their maltrechos banners, while rows and rows of motionless warriors they were raised in the half-light. Al front of all they, mounted on the back of a montura skeletal of ardent eyes, straightened up Manfred von Carstein. Around him there was a herd of smaller vampires and necromancers assistants
The not dead sovereign of Sylvania dismantled, he gave various steps al front of the army and he raised the arms. Al to intone the spell, the air over him began to rotate and the canticles that went murmuring his followers were enlarging of volume. After pronouncing a last phrase, Manfred united the hands and a deafening thunder was produced. A series of lightning they fell violently on the field of battle and in the point of impact was elevated during some instants a cloud of brilliant energy. One by one or in couples al principle, but each time in greater number, the thousands of dead persons of four days of battles they began to be put standing slowly. The living dead warriors of the Chaos raised again their brutal axes and mazas and the alabarderos imperial dead persons grasped their weapons again.
The army of the dead persons, that had just enlarged thanks to the invocation, entered mass in Sokh devastating it all to its step. Al to be seen before those supernatural horrors, the army of Archa√≥n finished for being undone and the few warriors that managed to survive fled toward the North. Al to see that no longer would be able to invade Middenheim neither to arrive to Valten, Archa√≥n realized that had failed in its mission. Does not it know itself in what moment of the battle went, but is believed that was directed toward the Central Mountains, perhaps toward the ruins of the Tower of Brass.
After it to have crushed al army of the Chaos, Manfred conducted to its hueste toward Middenheim. When the it frightened army of Karl Franz stopped to the feet of the Road of the east, an only individual advanced from among the rows of the not Dead. Was a matter of the own one Manfred in person, that advanced slowly with its montura and stopped to some twelve steps of where was Karl Franz on Claw of Death, with Kurt Helborg and Ludwig Schwartzhelm to its side. The voice of the vampire was able o√*rse above the to resound of the thunders of the storm: -the same thing that my mister told long ago your ancestor, today I tell it you vos. You yield the city and will be forgiven you the life. Resist√*os and you will die all.
A solitary figure emerged from among the regiments of the Empire and faced to Manfred. Its bald head glowed in light of the violent storm and its long mustache whipped him the cheeks al to be whipped by the wind. With the arms crusaders and the frown gathered, Volkmar the Merciless one nailed its look in the eyes of the Mister of the Vampires. -Almost five hundred years ago, a man as I to put an end to a monster like you. And can occur again.
Manfred considered the options that had within its reach, looked at al teogonista of serious postage and recalled perfectly how the Great one Teogonista Wilhelm had been thrown of the walls of Altdorf with Vlad von Carstein until remaining impaled both in the stakes that there was down. Thought also in its land and in the army of Vardek Crom. Making a face, Manfred turned around to its horrible one montura and rode toward the east followed by its deadly army.
Al to fall the night, in the fields and the forests around Middenheim the silence was done. For the first time in almost three months, they left of o√*rse the sounds of the war. The Battle of Middenheim had been earned.
The incursions of the horde of Archa√≥n had sown the death and the misery for every Ostland, Hochland and Middenland. Scores of thousands of people had remained without home and were victims of the hunger, since the fields lay down burned and their houses in ruins. Al to be witnesses of the horrors of the Chaos, many they went to the ones that the terror and the misery caused they go crazy, while the forests were filled of soldiers and rural that had abandoned to their God and that they had offered their soul al to be able conquering of the dark God.
In spite of the fact that Middenheim had been defended to extreme and that the horde of Archa√≥n had been defeated, continued there being war bands remainders and of flowed animalistic awaiting for all the north of the Empire. Zundap was full of Skavens, that transformed the old mill of vapor in an impious nest of whose, mousy creatures tunnels extend under the floor. The Tower of Brass remained transformed into a mere shell empty, whose dark corners passed to be the home of strange beasts and engendros deform, and in their towers in ruins and basements were grouped warriors of the dark God.
In the city of Middenheim they remained the scars of the infernal tubes of the Great Chosen one and their full streets of dead persons. In the depths of the Ulricsberg, the Semiesfera of the Destruction of the Skavens removed light and energy al to go accumulating the necessary energy to produce the explosion. The tunnels and walkways were filled of Skavens that fled al to know the crash that was going to produce and even there was skirmish among them and the adventurers and guardians of the drains that had entered in the depths al to listen the rumors about an apparatus of massive destruction that told itself that there was in the interior of the catacombs.
The Semiesfera of the Destruction exploited creating an enormous ball of greenish fire that flooded all the tunnels with energy mutadora, although that was not exactly the explosion that expected the Skavens. The harmful energies untied deformed upper to down to men and to Skavens, its bodies melted and the skin was filled them of blisters and rotted. The same rocks melted and they displaced themselves, opening new cameras and sealing tunnels. In spite of to have untied its power, the Semiesfera of the Destruction had not exploited truly, so that surely continues latent expecting again to be activated, hidden in some place in the deeper of the twisted labyrinth of new tunnels.
On the other hand, in spite of disappearing the threat of the devastation on the part of the followers of Archa√≥n, a new danger in the Empire arose: the schism. While Valten lay on comma in the temple of Shallya and Huss passed day and night next to him, the Great one Teogonista Johannes Esmer arrived at Middenheim. Al return of Volkmar, and although perhaps was damned by the sound of the Chaos that had caused its renaissance, many people demanded that Esmer abandoned its position, while the followers of the teogonista present they urged Volkmar to that blessed the appointment of Esmer.
The few survivors of the army of Valten, that were all flagelantes unhinged and anxious warlike priests to enter battle, they began to cause problems for every Middenheim al to require to Esmer that went. In the middle of all this, among the priests of Ulric began to be diffused the opinion that there was that to do reforms in the voters al to revive the old differences with the finalizaci√≥n of the conflict.
And, above all that, each time there were more problems relating to Valten. Some they required that to be named Emperor as soon as recovered, while other they continued erasing of false the affirmation of Huss and they mentioned the serious injury suffered by Valten by hand of Archa√≥n as proof that was not a to be divine. Al to be the Empire plunged still in a great disorganization and the armies very decimated, Karl Franz had clear that there was that reinstaurar the law and the order as soon as possible, since remove you them, the indignant masses and the dark sects were beginning to be extended for every Middenland and, if that continued thus, the injury would be infected and the situation not to would stop getting worse.
And thus it was like the Emperor consulted their counselors, among the ones that they were found Volkmar and Esmer, with respect to what do there was that to do with Valten. Karl Franz, that continued tied by them you owe toward the Empire that impelled to maintain the since had been offered, abhorred the idea to yield its position to Valten. Nevertheless, not to cause was synonym to declare that Huss was a liar, since ¬Ņwho would not want to have to the reincarnation of Sigmar as new Emperor?
Esmer and Boris Todbringer asked three days to resolve the situation if the Emperor gave them permission for it. This it told them that they had permission to do any thing that were able provided to avoid that the internal war was produced that already seemed inevitable.
Al second day Karl Franz had a visit. Was a matter of Luthor Huss, that was done a sea of tears and that maintained the Hammer of Sigmar in its hands. When the Emperor asked him what was what had occurred, Huss told him, with the voice entrecortada by the grief, that Valten had been murdered. When Huss had been going to see it that tomorrow had been found al avatar of Sigmar in its bed, crossed by a brilliant green sword.
Valten, killed by a F*CKING MOUSE IN GODDAM PAJAMAS!?!?!
We won, what the goddam hell is this!?!?! Why was there no fight with Archaon to the death!?! How dare Archaon perform a disapearing act!
Jesus Christ this is the lamest ending they could have possibly thought of.
‚ÄúCry ‚ÄėHavoc‚Äô and let slip the dogs of war!‚Ä? - Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I
Here is a quote from Portent which gives a summary of what the above said because that is nearly impossible to readAt least Eldrad's death was ironic. This was way too Deus Ex Machina.Day 1: Karl Franz on the offensive
Karl Franz, Kurt Helborg and Ludwig Schwarzhelm decides to mount a quick assault on Archaon and his forces before Archaon gets a chance to reach the Brass Tower and fortify his forces there. Helborg is chosen to lead the army.
Archaon has retreated to the town of Sokh(! He knows that Valten is coming with an army of flagelants and warrior priests and that the army of Karl Franz is on the way. Along with Styrkaar and Haargroth, Archaon decides to attack one army first instead of waiting for both of them. They set up a trap and attack Helborg's forces first, but Helborg discovers the trap and manage to pull part of the army out in time.
Archaon doesn't care about the remains of Helborg forces, choosing instead to go after Valten.
Day 2: Huss, Valten and Archaon clash
Thinking the Archaon is entrenched at Sokh, Valten and Huss march towards the town only to be met by Archaon's forces and the big man himself.
Cyspeth enters the fray and casts a devastating spell on Valten's army.
With the army in dire straits, Valten decides to charge headlong in to the heart of the battle along with his retinue of warrior priests. Archaon sends The Swords of Chaos to intercept but Valten crushes them utterly!
The remains of Valten's forces fight valiantly whilst Valten rides in search of Archaon. He comes up empty, finding Kordel Shorgaar instead. They fight but Shorgaar flees before Valten gets a chance to kill him.
At the end of day, they fight to a stand still.
Karl Franz discovers that the remains of Archaon's army are not that big and decides to try and end it once and for all in the morning.
Day 3: Soldiers of Light, Green and Darkness
Anxious to end the war, Karl Franz orders all his forces to attack. Under heavy fire from Archaon's battery of Hellcannons, they do so.
Meanwhile Valten mounts his attack once again. Drawing Archaon's attention and that of his hellcannons, Valtens horse is killed by cannon fire - even in the fluff, that horse is a liability! Valten survives, if burnt a bit.
Before Karl Franz can reach Archaon's army, he is cut off by Be'lakor and his daemonic legion, leaving Valten to face Archaon alone.
Just as things couldn't get any worse, they do! Grimgor announcers his arrival on the battlefield. He too wants Archaon. Valten ignores the greenskin thread and gathers a small force including Luther Huss in order to seek out Archaon.
Enter Teclis and Co. With Karl Franz completely surrounded, Teclis and his elven army of mages arrives to the scene to kick some daemonic legion butt. Teclis is successful and Be'lakor's army is banished. No sign of Be'lakor himself though.
Whilst Valten's army fights chaos and greenskins alike, at last Valten seeks out Archaon and his the few remaining Swords of Chaos. Valten and Archaon finally get it on.
Guess what! Valten starts out by killing Archaon's daemonic mount! This kid has got some brains to go with that brawn!
Archaon and Valten fight on foot, cutting each others armour to pieces. Archaon manages to wound Valten severely before he sees the birthmark on Valten's now exposed chest. Startled by the sight the twin-tailed comet, Archaon backs off for a moment, only to be attacked by Luther Huss. The attack glances off Archaon's armour but throws him off balance and forces him down on one knee. Archaon parries a second attack and knocks Huss of his feet. Valten is down and out.
Archaon turns to face a new enemy: Grimgor! Grimgor procedes to kick Archaon out of the ballpark - Red Sox style, knocking U'zul out of his hands and wounding him in the process. Archaon is down and out too. Grimgor roars to the skies:"I'm the greatest!" He then gathers his army and leaves the battlefield.
Huss regains his senses, finds his horse and locates Valten's unconscious body. Huss brings Valten to the temple of Shallya where Volkmar tends to Valten's wounds.
Archaon's beaten forces retreat to Sokh and the Hellcannon batteries.
Archaon's own fate is unknown (it is not clear whether Grimgor kills him outright or not).
Day 4: Heeeerrreeeeeeee's Mannfred
Archaon's army still has some life left in it. Kurt Helborg's army advances on the remnants, led by Haargroth.
Imperial artillery levels Sokh to the ground. Karls Franz promises compensations to those who lost their homes. However Khazrak mounts an ambush on the artillery batteries and battle ensues. Karl Franz orders the cavalry to attack Khazrak and for the infantry to advance on Sokh.
During the melee, Ar-Ulric Emil Valgeir squares off against Haargroth and beats him in single combat. Meanwhile, in the east, dark clouds gather rapidly.
Mannfred Von Carstein's army of the dead finally arrives with a retinue of Vampires, Necromancers and masses of undead troops. Mannfred surveys the battlefield and lets loose a massive Invocation of Nehek.
Seing Mannfred's deeds, the last remnants of Archaon's army flees the battlefield and head for the mountains, possibly The Brass Tower. Archaon is still unaccounted for.
Mannfred turns his attention to Karl Franz, Kurt Helborg and the remains of the Imperial forces. Mannfred proclaims that Karl and Co. can either leave or die!
Enter the Joker: Volkmar the Grim! Volkmar and Mannfred get into staring contest(!. Mannfred starts to reconsider, remembering the fate of Vlad at the hands of Grand Theogonist Wilhelm, his own land of Sylvania and the impendent thread of Vardek Crom. In the end Mannfred chickens out (buuuuh! and leaves with his freshly raised army!
Only silence fills the air - the war has been won, but at a steep price.
The Empire is in shambles. Many thousands of people are homeless and without food.
Although Archaon's forces have been defeated, there are still sporadic fighting going on with infestations of beastmen and the skaven have invaded Zundap.
Middenheim has been defended but bears the scares of hellcannon fire and the dead still litter the streets. The Skaven has fled Ulricsberg as the Skaven Sphere of Destruction has been detonated, though not to its full extent. The sewers and catacombs were filled with green mutating energies of warpstone affecting everyone and everything under Middenheim. However, part of the sphere is still lies dormant somewhere under Middenheim waiting to be reactivated.
With the threat of Archaon gone (for now), a new problem has arisen: A schisme between the followers of Sigmar, Ulric and Valten and the two Grand Theogonists. Some want Johann Esmer to stay and Volkmar to give him his blessing, some want Volkmar to return and some don't really care. Furthermore, old conflicts between sigmarites and ulricans have started to resurface.
And if that wasn't enough, some started to suggest that Valten should be made the new emperor once he recovered from his wounds. Some saw him as Sigmar incarnate whilst others saw him as a mere mortal since he had suffered wounds in combat. Karl Franz once again had a mess on his hands and order had to be restored asap.
Karl Franz consulted his advisors with regards to Valten and what to do with him. Should he abdicate or not? What would happen if he denied Valten and what about Luther Huss and his proclamations that Valten was Sigmar reborn? Could he deny Sigmar?
In the end Esmer and Boris Todbringer requested 3 days to find a solution that would prevent a new imperial civil war.
On the second day, it all became a mute point as Huss found Valten dead in his bed, killed by an "unknown" assassin carrying a shinning green sword which was left behind. The Hammer of Sigmar was returned to Karl Franz by Huss as he told him of Valten's death.
‚ÄúCry ‚ÄėHavoc‚Äô and let slip the dogs of war!‚Ä? - Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I
Lame.... never seen more lameness, a 14 y o player might write better fluff
Goddam, all that hard work the world over for nothing. :hmm:
And Valten dies! This is long and pointless, but the tricky thing is, no matter what the result had been in the actual campaign, they could have pulled this ending! They've had this crappy thing prepared for 6 months!
I kill two dwarves in the morning, I kill two dwarves at night. I kill two dwarves in the afternoon, and then I feel allright. I kill two dwarves in time of peace, and two in time of war. I kill two dwarves before I kill two dwarves, and then I kill two more.
Goblin kroozade of revengyness: win:19 draw:10 loss:9
Good job. :rolleyes: They've had this already worked out ever since they came up with the concept of Storm of Chaos. They let the gamers decide if Zuntap or something gets taken or not, but the important stuff has been decided for more than a year already.
i agree it does seem pretty pointless though i did not take part in SoC (i only started playing warhammer after it began and didnt get my army done in time) i did follow the fluff, to have valten assainated (sp?) by skaven does seem a little bit of a bolt out of the blue, with archeon though he vaishes without trace (much like abbadon did after horus heresy) so there is now an opening for Gw to bring in archeons revenge in a few years time.
eldareds death may have been ironic but at lest it had purpose he dies for a reason Valten didnt hes just dead
unless its to start a new campaign where the empire gets revenge on the skaven
WELL SAID, NO MORE SQUATS THEY ARE DEAD GET OVER ITOriginally Posted by artificer
....Archaon stepped back at the sight of the double tailed comet mark on Valten's chest, next moment a crazed priest stroke him with a big hammer forcing him on his knee, for the first time of his life. Enraged he parried the next blow with his shield, then grasped the pathetic being's neck with his iron mailed fist, and snapped it with a simple wrist torsion. He raised Kingslayer from the ground, the unholy blade drank the remaining life out of Valten's body, Sigmar's body, the same Sigmar he worshipped so long ago. He threw away his helmet in joy : " I'm the Master of the end of times! slayer of gods! who can win me, mortal or god, WHO CAN !! ". The answer came in the form of a mighty Waaagh! cry as Grimgor Ironhide stepped in front of him acclaimed by his ork army, Grimgor threw away his helmet too : " 'Nuff said, 'oomie, let see whuz da Boss 'ere".
The new duel began, at first Grimgor's brute strength seemed nothing against Archaon's martial prowess, but da orks latent psychic power was mounting in the excited green horde, and flowed through Grimgor's body, making him more and more stronger and faster like it was Gork himself proving his might against da spiky godz. Sword and axe clashed toghether, the two champions stared at each other over their crossed weapons, then Grimgor rammed his head against Archaon's, one time, two times and more. Waaagh! Waaagh! Waaagh! chanted da orks giving the tempo as Grimgor smited the opponent with his bare forehead, until a red mist covered Archaon's eyes and he fell on his knee for the second time. He saw a dark silouhette next.. Be'lakor.. he could break that orky spell that strengthens this beast, but Be'lakor only gave him an hateful gaze, and smiled. At last Grimgor freed his axe and parted Archaon's head from body with a single slash. " Me is da best, Gork is tuffest than da 'oomies godz, Waaagh! ". With these last words da orks turned and left the battlefield.
Hermann Morr that's lovely but Valten doesn't die at Archaon's hand, he's slain by an unknown assassin with a green blade. Hmm.. lets ponder on who'd that be....This has been proved one way, he doesn't kill him. The Spanish have pointed out the translations are wrong, he doesn't put hit axe through his throat but against it. Then shouts he's the best and leaves... I always knew Grimgor wasn't a real orc.Archaon's own fate is unknown (it is not clear whether Grimgor kills him outright or not).
I mean come on.. he has the chance to kill the greatest enmey he's every seen and he does so easily only to turn and run off...? Pff!!
I agree GW seem to have shafted us once again with a crappy ending to what could have been a good campaign (if they had let the votes do the talking not them), and before everyone starts to cry about "The Hand Of Gav" think about it. It's not just him, and to kill of one of the best selling characters is quite a moronic thing to do (even for GW).