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Today's Active Members:
Boris Heelbeck (Mr Boris)
Xanamane The Great (adularia25)
Meshell Heelbeck (Corps_of_Oa)
Grimwulf (wytefang)
'Head-Shot' Feggins (MrFeggins)
Knuckly Hod (andrewhodkinson)
McFearsom The Mad (Woopike)
Marius Rothenburg (Astartus)
Klovis Finn (dokmatrix)

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Warband Status
Warband Rating: 1125 (Enemy 1144/Hard)
Current Gold: 445
Current Wyrdstone: 231 Weight
Wyrdstone Shipment Request: None


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Scenario Summary


The Ravens are in the Merchant District once again, combing the ruins for valuables and Wyrdstone. The sky is overcast but its day time and we are spread out, secure in the knowledge that this is our turf!

We're divided into three groups. Xanamane is leading Klovis, Marius and Feggins from our cart in the North East, Grimwulf has lead Hod and McFearsom to the North West, and Boris and Meshell have scouted together far to the South.


Xanamane leads Marius, Klovis and Feggins from our cart.



Grimwulf leads Hod and McFearsom in the North West.



Boris and Meshell are far to the South.


Turn 1
By our cart Xanamane reaches out with his mind, using his magical vision to penetrate and feel around the ruins. Although there appears to be no enemies in the immediate area he senses a locked box in the upper chambers of one of the buildings and moves to retrieve it.


Xanamane uses his magical senses to locate a nearby chest in the ruins!


Feggins moves forwards and up a wooded staircase into another building. As he enters the upper levels he hears a sound out on the street behind him. He spins around warily but sees nothing- was it just the old stall cover below him billowing in the breeze? He mimics a bird noise, signalling warning to the others. Klovis hears the noise and heads towards Feggins, then past the staircase and round towards the stall.


Klovis heads on past Feggins, not realizing what lies in wait!


Over to the North West Grimwulf and the others are walking down the middle of the street, heading back in the direction of our cart. McFearsom who is at the back of the group stops to put in a mouthful of tobacco. He stiffens suddenly when he hears the soft pad of feet landing on cobbles and then fast footsteps approaching from behind them. He spins around to see a Skaven running straight for him, its Spear raised as it charges! He calls out in surprise, spits the tobacco out and raises his Handgun, shooting the oncoming attacker who stumbles as the shot hits it's Shield, smashing part of it into pieces!


McFearsom spots a Skaven approaching from behind and blasts it!


The Clanrat charges on towards McFearsom, but Grimwulf and Hod appear on either side of him and counter charge. The two enter combat with the Clanrat, sweeping their heavy weapons back and forth.


The Clanrat puts up a good fight as Grimwulf attacks!


The Skaven shows off its animal agility, spinning back and forth around the blows, and even steps on and jumps off Hod's Halberd to pivot over Grimwulf's attack as it lands strikes on both Ravens with its Spear and claws!

Klovis looks round in the direction of the gun shot as it echoes through the streets. As he does so another Clanrat bursts from hiding in the ruined stall and attacks! Klovis is caught totally unawares and he suffers several wounds from its twin blades.


Another Clanrat leaps out at Klovis, dealing significant damage!


Klovis starts to react, cutting and swiping back, but the nimble Skaven ducks and weaves his counter blows! Marius is already moving to assist Klovis, but his Heavy Armour stops him from reaching the fight this round.

In the far South Boris and Meshell also hear McFearsom's shot. 'Sounds like trouble', Meshell says. 'This way, quick!', replies Boris. The two head North East, starting back towards our cart. As they run down some steps and across the street they see Skaven further ahead. They duck into a stable and head through towards the other side. As they walk out Boris stops his wife, pushing her back inside- unfortunately the Skaven are here too, and it looks like Boris and Meshell are trapped! Meshell curses and shoots, hitting one of the advancing Skaven.


Boris and Meshell are trapped in an old barn, Meshell shoots at one of the Skaven!


Turn 2
A large and muscular black-furred Skaven steps before Boris and Meshell. It hisses at them as it walks forward with its weapons parted, taunting the Ravens to attack. Boris takes the bait and charges it whilst Meshell is still trying to reload.


Boris charges the Skaven's Champion, a Black Skaven!


In just a few seconds the fight is almost resolved as both Boris and the Black Skaven spar with each other savagely, exchanging blow for blow in quick succession. Boris catches it's leg, it slashes his arm, he punches its face, it kicks at his side, he stabs its shoulder, its stabs his shoulder, and the two fall to the ground together in a bloody fury! Boris gains the upper hand- he kicks the Black Skaven off him and prepares to finish him off. As he raises his Sword a sudden bash from behind knocks his arm wide.


Boris finds himself attacked from both sides as the Skaven Assassin appears!


The Skaven leader, an Assassin, steps around the corner of the barn. 'Well well, Boris Raven-Thing!', the Assassin gives an evil grin, 'The Deathmaster treaty-pledge much-much rewards for your hide! Thrak Shanks will become mighty Chieftain for killing pesky Raven Captain and his man-thing breeder!'. 'Kill this!' Boris shouts and kicks a load of rubble up into Thrak's face.


Boris fight desperately as Meshell looks on in horror!


Boirs spins around, dropping to the ground as he goes, dodging a back attack from the Black Skaven. He swipes at its leg, nearly cutting it clean off! The Black Skaven falls to the floor with a squeal. Boris swings back, blocking off a Club blow from Thrak.

Over in the North West two more Skaven charge McFearsom's back!


McFearsom is attacked in the back by a Warpguard, with another close behind!


The Warp Guard catch him unawares and although he tries to dodge their attacks he suffer several wounds. Outnumbered and without immediate help McFearsom breaks from combat and flees past the others and into a building to the North.


Outnumbered and unarmed, McFearsom's morale fails and he breaks from combat!


Grimwulf and Hod see McFearsom leg it past them accompanied by a 'FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!'.

The Clanrat fighting Grimwulf and Hod realizes its mistake all too late. It tries jumping off Hod's Halberd again, but this time Hod is expecting the move and he uses his Halberd to catapult the Skaven head first into the nearby wall! Grimwulf steps in and axes it before it gets time to recover.


Grimwulf finishes off the Clanrat!


Grimwulf and Hod then turn to face the two Warp Guard who are standing defensively ready for them. They all heft their weapons, standing off to each other for a second and then charge!


Hod and Grimwulf charge the two Skaven who attacked McFearsom!


Back by our cart Marius reaches Klovis and charges in to assist. He stabs at the Clanrat, then uses his Spear as a stick to repel it long enough to hand Klovis a Healing Draught which he drinks, throwing the empty bottle at the Skaven.


Marius gets Klovis's back and helps to repel the Clanrat before he's taken out of action!


Turn 3
With Klovis and Marius now working together the Clanrat's morale fails and it panics, fleeing from the two Ravens and disappearing around the corner. Feggins and Xanamane arrive at the scene. 'Klovis, you alright?', asks Feggins to the badly wounded Warrior. Klovis nods, gasps and spits a gob of blood on the floor. 'I've 'ad worse! Come on, I want that rat-bastard's ear!', he replies. Klovis takes up his weapons and storms off after the Clanrat. He checks in the first building but finds nothing. As he moves to the second one he finds fresh blood on the floor. He enters the ruins and follows the trail upstairs where he finds the Clanrat huddled in a corner, gnawing its tail anxiously. 'We aren't finished yet!', shouts Klovis and charges the ratman despite his injuries.

McFearsom reemerges from hiding to see that Hod and Grimwulf have finally started doing their jobs and moved to attack the two Warp Guard! 'That's more soddin' like it!', he mutters to himself as he walks forward, raising his Handgun and taking aim. The shot is another McFearsom beauty, and blows the brains out of one of the Warp Guard between Grimwulf and Hod despite being at a good 50 paces! Grimwulf looks over to McFearsom, his Greataxe still mid-raised to attack the now dead Warp Guard. He steps forward and strikes the still standing Warp Guard instead, the power of his blow knocking it to the ground in a wining shriek.


Grimwulf gets another crit, once again stunning a ratman!


Meanwhile Boris struggles with Thrak, trying to overpower him. Thrak uses his tail to wrap around Boris's arm and pulls it away, opening a window for Thrak to attack! He smashes Boris in the face with his Club forcing him down to his knees as blood sprays from his nose!


Thrak crits Boris, knocking him to his knees before pounding away his hp!


Meshell fires at Thrak, having not had a clear shot until this point. Thrak uses his tail to swing up a broken plank of wood from the ground at lighting speed, deflecting the shot in a shower of splinters! He steps around behind Boris, puts a hand on his shoulder and leans in close to him. 'Take a last look at your breeder, Boris Raven-thing! She will die next!'. Thrak raises up his Club and smashes it over Boris's head with a 'whump'. Meshell cries out as Boris slumps to the ground. Thrak titters and steps over Boris towards Meshell. She calmly leans her Hunting Rifle against the barn wall and cowers, wimpering. Thrak moves forwards and prepares to finish her off too when Meshell's face suddenly changes to a dark smile and her Sword and Dagger come swinging out from behind her in a flash! Thrak is surprised by the deception and suffers two broad slashes from Meshell's bladed weapons.


Meshell fights against Thrak only feet from her possibly dead husband!


Turn 4
'Meshell's Rifle!', Feggins says to Xanamane as the shot echoes by them. 'Marius, go after Klovis and make sure the rats don't get him again, we'll go find Boris and Meshell', commands Xanamane, and the group splits up.

Over in the North West Grimwulf stands over the stunned Warp Guard and prepares to deliver the finishing blow. As he raises his Greataxe a glowing green orb shatters at his feet, causing a sudden cloud of horrific warpstone gas! It's a Poison Wind Globadier, one of the Skaven's vile 'techno-mages', who use technological constructions to harness and wield magical powers! It jumps down from the balcony it was on and stops to regard the effects of its creation for a moment, its facial expressions hidden behind a full face mask with beady eyed goggles. Various pipes and wires lead from the mask around to a large brass tank on its back.


A Poison Wind Globadier throws an orb of poisonous gas at the Ravens!


The cloud envelopes Grimwulf, Hod and the Warp Guard, and they all start to cough and splutter as the poisonous gas fills their lungs! Despite the debilitating gas, Grimwulf finishes the Warp Guard with an efficient chop.


Grimwulf finishes off the Warpguard despite the choking gas!


McFearsom finishes reloading as he sees the three consumed by the gas cloud and walks forwards looking for the source of the attack. He and the Globadier lock eyes on each other and the Skaven quickly fumbles for another Globe. McFearsom aims and fires, blasting the Globadier's leg out from under it and dropping it to the ground. It lets out a muffled wail of pain.


McFearsom puts a stop to the Globadier with yet another critical hit!


Grimwulf breaks out of the cloud with Hod. His stinging eyes focus on the crippled Globadier and he strides towards it, raises his Greataxe and smashes it down, slaying the ratman before it has chance to retaliate!


Grimwulf finished off the Globadier, stunned from McFearsom's shot!


Marius reaches Klovis and the two finally put down the Clanrat with a synchronized stab!


Marius and Klovis finally put down the cornered Skaven!


Meshell fights furiously but is overpowered by the deadly Assassin!


Thrak overpowers Meshell, dealing another critical blow!


Thrak lands a pair of heavy blows to her, and she drops to the ground on all fours, stunned. 'Foolish breeder!', gloats Thrak, 'You are as weak-meat as your mouse-heart of a leader!'. Meshell clenches her teeth in anger and pulls herself back onto her feet again. She attacks once more but Thrak sidesteps the sluggish blows and Clubs her playfully, tittering to himself.

Turn 5
Xanamane runs down the steps, seeing Meshell in a situation of life or death! He tries to cast Blinding Light against Thrak, but in his haste he makes a simple pronunciation error and his mind is assailed by things from the ether, temporarily neutralizing his spell casting ability!

Meshell cries out as Thrak hits her again, and she falls to the ground exhausted. Thrak steps forwards and gloats once more, not realizing how close he is to her. Meshell side swipes her sword out, cutting his tail in half! As he cries out she spins, sweeping her body into his legs and knocking him over. She raises up onto her knees and stabs him through the shoulder with her sword. He struggles to get up until she thrusts her dagger hard against his throat. 'I wouldn't get up if I were you, rat', she snarls, 'Now, you best pray that my husband is still alive or I will cut you into little pieces and feed you to the Cats!'.


Meshell calls out to the others in victory, but is Boris ok?


Victory!



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"United we stand, divided we fall! Be wary of scenarios that split you up, it makes you much more vulnerable to enemy ambushes. Luckily everyone escaped with their lives this time around.."

-Luthor Wolfenbaum


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New Items Acquired:
+17 Gold Crowns
Dagger x1
Sword x1
Spear x2
Shield x3
Shuriken x1
Handgun x1
Fine Sigmarite Warhammer x1
Clothing x1
Greta's Boon x1
Anti-Toxin x1
Wyrdstone Fragments x2
Wyrdstone Shards x3
Wyrdstone Clusters x1

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Warrior Experience/Progress:

The Ravens of VGG = +2xp!
(2xp For Battleground Victory)

Boris Heelbeck = +4xp! +1 Mental Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

Meshell Heelbeck = MADE LEVEL 2! +3xp! +1 Martial Advancement! +2 Skill Points!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

Grimwulf = MADE LEVEL 3! +7xp! +1 Physical Advancement! +1 Mental Advancement! +1 Offence Point! +2 Skill Points!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp Most Valuable Warrior)
(3xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

Xanamane The Great = +3xp! +1 Martial Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

Knuckly Hod = MADE LEVEL 3! +3xp! +1 Mental Advancement! +1 Martial Advancement! +1 Offence Point!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

'Head-Shot' Feggins = +3xp! +1 Martial Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

McFearsom The Mad = MADE LEVEL 4! +4xp! +1 Mental Advancement! +1 Physical Advancement! +2 Skill Points!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)
(1xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)

Marius Rothenburg = +4xp! +1 Physical Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)
(1xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)

Klovis Finn = +3xp!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

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Injuries:

Boris Heelbeck = Full Recovery
Boris is lucky this time and has suffered only light bruises and scrapes with hardly even a scar as memory of his wounds! (Recovery Time: 0 Days)

Meshell Heelbeck = Light Wound
Meshell has suffered a flesh wound that will take a little time to recover from! (Recovery Time: 2 Days)

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Post Session Warband Updates:

Boris Heelbeck: Lost his Fine Sword and Shield, equipped Sword and Shield. +1 Alertness.
Marius Rothenburg: Equipped Fine Healing Draught.
Xanamane The Great: +1 Accuracy.
Knuckly Hod: +1 Accuracy, +1 Alertness.
'Heat Shot' Feggins: +1 Accuracy.
Meshell Heelbeck: +1 Accuracy.
Seidel Kraut: +1 Strength, +2 Leadership, +2 Weapon Skill.
Sir Percival: +1 Leadership.
McFearsom The Mad: +1 Alertness, +1 Agility.

(Grimwulf and Marius Rothenburg still have attribute points to spend!)

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Our Armoury:
Lucky Trinket x1
Shredded Mordheim Map x1
Sticky Sludge x2
Oil Bomb x1
Mad Cap Mushrooms x2
Fine Mandrake Root x1
Master Crafted Mandrake Root x1
Bugman's Ale x1
Master Crafted Bugman's Ale x1
Greta's Boon x1
Anti-Toxin x1
Draught of Concentration x2
Fine Healing Draught x3
Fine Poultice x3

Master Crafted Antidote x1

Dagger x2
Axe x1
Hammer x2
Mace x2
Spear x2
Sword x1
Great Sword x1
Great Hammer x2
Great Axe x1
Ulrican Great Axe x1

Bow x2
Longbow x1
Crossbow x2
Handgun x1
Fine Handgun x1

Pendant x1
Clothing x2
Shield x2
Helmet x2
Light Armour x2
Heavy Armour x1

For details on all equipment in our armoury visit The Armoury


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Wow, this looked like a tough one. Feared that we might loose our beloved leader and his wife. surprise
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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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The darkness is no match for us! For we are strong together!
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I was sweating a fair bit, especially when I realized the best three Skaven were all around Boris and Meshell at the start!

There was a Night Runner that ran right by them too- I was pretty sure it was going to come around the back and trap us for real, but it never came back! If it had done I think both Boris and Meshell would have been put Out of Action for sure.

Skaven seem to be the Mercenary faction's toughest opponent. They have such high Agility so they can easily outpace us for movement, plus they have very high Dodge rates. Their biggest issue is their morale, and they are very easy to brake if you can gang up on them and force All Alone Tests! As you get a free attack on enemies when this happens its a strong tactic.
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On a side note we got a regular Handgun which means you can see the difference between a regular and fine quality weapon by comparing the two in The Armoury. Its quite different!

Makes me sad I lost that Fine Sword I'd only just got! One of the Skaven looted it off Boris after he was taken out!
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"Barkeep, another round of yer finest for m'lord Marius on me!" calls Klovis. He spits. "Damned, bloody rats." As the bartender steps up with another round, Klovis grabs him by the collar, pulling him close to his face, and hisses, "A third time I's been crossed by 'em, an' if it wasn't for my mate 'ere, that woulda been the end of ol' Klovis." The bartender recoils, but Klovis stands and keeps going, "His one arm an' pig-sticker have killed more rat men than my two blades!"

A shout goes up from someone at the bar: "Maybe if you lost some weight like he has you'd be quicker!"

Laughter erupts. Klovis figures it was Feggins. He wheels unsteadily about, smiling and pointing at members of the Ravens between gulps from his tankard before passing out.
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