Greetingswise Lorekeepers of the Fantasy Universe,
Today I gawked at the GW website and noticed, for the first time (what rock have I been living under eh? :p) the 'new' VC stuff and my dark,rotten, cold blooded heart immediately fell in love with them. So I immediately purchased the rulebook and the most expensive paints set I could find. Now I just finished reading the former and while I wait for the latter to arrive I figured I can treat myself to the most fun aspect of the hobby for me: Fluff.
Now I already had a rough idea in my head and luckily most of it is still usable after reading the armybook but there are still some holes left to fill.
Aiden Devalkyrie was a man in the prime of his life, his parents died to disease early on and he had learned to take care for himself early on, honing his instincts and charm while looking for food and shelter on the docks of Windhaven, a middle sized town on the river Stir, he led a simple life as a 'priest of Ranald' and was able to live relatively comfortable from the schemes he made and the pockets he picked, but he wasn't satisfied, no matter who's pocket he picked, no matter how much coin filled his hands he never felt complete.
The one thing he craved the most was something no thief could steal no matter how skilled, for it was the hand of lady Ivy, daughter of the mayor of Windhaven, that he longed for. Charming as Aiden was, he was and would always be a lowly peasant and stood no chance of getting her attention, let alone her affection.
It was one a ordinary day as so many before had passed when he saw an opportunity to change his life forever, rumour had it a magician of some sort was staying in the Brazen Mermaid and Aiden was certain a mage would have a lot of arcane
stuff, trinkets and treasures that he could steal and become so unbelievable rich he could buy himself into the nobility.
Needles to say this goes horrible wrong, the mage in question turns out to be a servant of a vampire and Aiden gets caught, his motivation, love, is a powerful stimulant in magic and exactly what the vampire needed for a ritual to make him stronger, the mage realises this and instead of killing him he subdues Aiden and takes him to the vampire's lair.
The ritual is successful, and due to Aiden's natural charm and resourcefulness the vampire decided to make Aiden his new apprentice, as the wizard had died during the ritual.
Aiden learns fast and grows in power with each passing day, of course this doesn't go unnoticed and his master plots to kill him, but Aiden hasn't sat idle himself and in the end it is the pupil is the undoing of his master.
He returns to Windhaven, using his magic to make him appear as he always had. Using his new power he subtly charms his was in the circles of the high and mighty and it isn't before long till he finally achieves what he longed for for so long, finally marrying Ivy, who Aiden turned soon after their marriage.
--some time goes by----
After a night of bloodshed, on which the two drank the blood of those unfortunate enough to be in Windhaven they ventured out into the old world, looking for more power and worthier cities in which they could manifest themselves in position of power.
That's it so far (),
basically Aiden and Ivy 'infiltrate' the nobility of cities, until they either are discovered or bored and promptly create havoc before moving on.
I want to run an army using zombies and dire wolves as a core, figuring that both are somewhat readily available to summon/resurrect when the need arises so it fits with my fluff.
The problem I have is to find a solid reason to explain the presence of Vargheists in my army (love the models!) and a zombie dragon/terrorgheist (also awesome!)
they are somewhat difficult to keep hidden, and also not something you just 'pull out of the ground'.
Any ideas to help me out? as always C&C on my fluff is also greatly appreciated.