Many years ago, in 1681 IC, all across the Empire, the dead rose from their graves. For one night, known as the Night of the Restless Dead, the veil between the worlds was broken and the dead moved among the living. Destruction and mayhem reigned. The Empire, already riven by internal feuding, was brought to its knees.
One hero of that time now lies long-forgotten in his tomb. Otto III, Count of Wissenland, led a small force into the Grey Mountains and confronted a force of Blood Knights under the shadowy vampire creature known as Karlmann the Red. On an island in the middle of the River Teufel, Otto’s force made its last, desperate stand and managed to turn back the undead horde.
Otto struck down Karlmann, but was killed, in turn. He was buried where he fell. Some say the river ran so thick with blood that it was given a new name. As, some miles below, the people of Ubersreik saw the waters running red with the blood of Otto’s valiant comrades in arms, they thought it must be the work of some sort of devil, and called it the Teufel. This is only one of several legends explaining the Teufels’ name and the redness of its waters.
The Castle Falls!
The Altdorf Band meet up in the courtyard and evaluate their findings. Justin Oakstream present the party with what Wolfgang and the new Baron discovered in the library and the party quickly conclude that they must investigate a forgotten crypt within the castle.
As they plan their next move, the Waaagh! launch it’s next attack on the castle.
River tolls wade over the water and starts to batter down the main gate. Meanwhile crude pontoons starts to form a bridge over the river, creating an assault route for a band of black orcs!
Karl Heinrich Weishaupt organize some boiling oil against the tolls and severely wounds one of them. Meanwhile Brother Maynard does his best to heal up the party and bless the defenders. The gate is breached and a desperate battle breaks out to drive back the greenskins. Philline de Blanc and her school fights valiantly alongside Werner Smokkel and his scoundrel gangs.
As a troll is killed, there his a moment of hope. But quickly a gasp of horror surge through the defenders as Washnack Gorejaw, the black orc warboss swoop down on his wyvern Bonemauler!
Brother Maynard heed the hero’s call and jumps onto the back of Bonemauler and with destiny at his side, he manage to pull the warboss off his saddle and tumble him to the ground. Washnack engage the heros in an impressive whilwind of attacks taking out several key characters including Pansy Spoonbill.
But the heros prevailed and manage to kill Washnack who was already suffering from a severer injury from a previous dwarf cannon ball.
As the Black Orcs surged over the castle walls and the breached gate, the party organized a retreat into the great hall, where they barricaded the doors. Schlusselshcloss would make its last stand by Baroness Matilde von Schluessel. Even Erik did his part to bolster the defenses.
Count Otto III
The Altdorf Band then went to penetrate into the ancient tomb behind the fireplace. After having breached the sigmar and morr ward stones, they entered the tomb. They were met with Count Otto III, who was very much alive. After revealing his plans to take over the empire with the Waaagh! under his control, Karl Heinrich Weishaupt submitted to his superior and kneeled and groveled before his new master.
It was a final desperate struggle to fell the ancient evil, and it was not before Count Otto had a taste of the Baroness blood that they actually managed to kill him and stake him through the heart! Another Black Orb recovered.
Champions of the Empire
With Otto’s control over the Waaagh! lost, the warboss dead, and a new attack from the pass, the greenskin horde soon fell into disarray. Internal fighting broke out, Krarak Azgaraz pushed their advantage, and the crusade of the child move in to secure the castle.
The Altdorf Band where hailed as Champions of the Empire.
Finally Matthias Eichmann approached the Karl, The Holy Child, Sigmar Incarnate, knelt before him and received his blessings.