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Today's Active Members:
Sir Percival Percival (valianttimdjango)
Xanamane The Great (adularia25)
Seidel Kraut (Jormi_Boced)
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 1127/Hard)
Current Gold: 468
Current Wyrdstone: 263 Weight
Wyrdstone Shipment Request: None


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Scenario Summary


We're back in The Merchant District, this time under the cover of darkness. We already know what's out there- our scouts have reported that The Sentinels of Purity are operating in the area. This warband of Witch Hunters may be fellow humans but they are no more an ally to us then the Skaven! They consider us heretics just for being here within the walls of Mordheim, and if they catch us we'll be flayed alive, burnt at the stake and who knows what else! In Mordheim the lines of who is good and who is evil blur. We are the good guys, or at least the pretty-much-ok guys. To The Sentinels however we are the evil scum of the Old World! And so The Ravens have no choice, we are going to have to show them just how bad we can be!

We split into three groups. Sir Percival, Marius and Hod are with our cart to the South. Grimwulf, Xanamane and McFearsom are to the North West, and Seidel is leading Feggins and Klovis in the North East. Although separated initially we don't intend to remain this way. Seidel's group is going to head South and then West, aiming to meet up with Percival's group. Likewise Grimwulf, Xanamane and McFearsom will head South, also travelling towards Percival's group. There is a huge concentration of Wyrdstone not far North from our cart- we'd be fools not to go for it! But what will the enemy do?


Sir Percival, Hod and Marius are in the South with our cart.



Grimwulf, Xanamane and McFearsom are in the North West.



Seidel, Feggins and Klovis are in the North East.



Nearly all the Wyrdstone on the map is just to the North of Percival's group, we'd be crazy not to go for it!


Turn 1
Grimwolf, Xanamane and McFearom move South as planned, following a back street in their aim to join up with Percival's group. The Witch Hunters are close by- they can hear their shouts and calls from the other side of the buildings here. They must have also discovered the Wyrdstone and be moving in to retrieve it- this could get messy!

As they travel McFearsom suddenly calls out in alarm and fires his Handgun into the window of a neighbouring building!


McFearsom spots the first of the enemy through a window!


They hear a cry as the shot connects and then McFearsom's target charges out of the doorway and into Xanamane! It's a Knight Errant, a questing Bretonnian Knight who has probably been drafted into the Witch Hunters as both some extra muscle and a skilled sword in exchange for the ability to earn some feathers in his cap.

Over to the North East Seidel and the others hear McFearsom's shot ring out through the city. 'There goes the element of surprise! That didn't last long', muses Feggins to the others. They brake into a jog, heading South and then turning to head West, following the main street towards our cart.


Seidel's group make their way South.


Over at our cart Sir Percival and the others also hear the shot. 'Right! Tally-ho lads! I want all the loot securing and all the Wyrdstone collecting and packed neatly onto the cart for when I return! Chop chop!', orders Percival. 'Where are you going, sir?', queries Marius. Sir Percival holds up a finger in silence for a few moments as he listens to the sound of fighting coming from the North. 'Your noble Captain will go and assist those no good magic types and save them from their inevitable doom!', he replies and turns off to head up the back street towards Grimwulf's group.


Percival can just make out Grimwulf's group under attack up ahead, but it will be a couple of turns before he gets close enough to make a difference!


Turn 2
Xanamane throws a Blinding Light into the face of the Knight Errant followed by a swipe from his Staff, but the Knight uses his Shield to protect his eyes from the worst of the spell!


Xanamane throws an attack against the Knight Errant!


He counters with a series of skilled slashes, landing several wounds on poor Xanamane and sending him reeling from the attack!


Xanamane dodges an attack from the Kinght Errant, but takes two more- the Knight has three attacks per turn!


As Grimwulf and McFearsom attempt to help Xanamane they are cut off by two more Sentinels! A stern looking Warrior Priest steps out before them, a crazed looking Flagellant armed with an Axe following close behind. The Warrior Priest nods disapprovingly at Grimwulf. 'Worship of Ulric is a sin Wolf Priest! There is but one god of man and that is our Lord Sigmar!', warns the Priest gravely, 'For worshipping an animalistic cult you will be put down like a dog!'. McFearsom raises a hand for attention, 'I don't give a rat's ass about any of the Gods, Ulric included, if that's any help..', he inquires. Grimwulf audibly growls from within his Wolf's head helm. 'I'll show you Ulric's true strength Sigmarite!', he bellows at the Priest and charges forwards. The Warrior Priest also charges and the two collide in a crash of steel and righteous fury!


Grimwulf and the Warrior Priest begin their duel!


The Flagellant cuts around the two fighting Priests and charges for McFearsom who is still reloading.


A crazed Flagellant charges McFearsom!


McFearsom steps back, dodging a couple of swipes and before dropping his Handgun aside. 'You know, you don't need all that self-castration and mutilation to be crazy', he says, drawing his Axe and Dagger. 'I'll show you why they call me mad!', McFearsom smiles. He lunges forwards, slashing back at the Flagellant!


There's no escaping combat this time, so McFearsom takes out his Melee weapons and gets up close and personal!


Feggins and Klovis move on ahead, continuing West towards the cart. This street is long and wide, although a tall iron railing runs all the way down its center, effectively cutting the street into two long runs. As they progress down one side a Crossbow Bolt comes shooting through the railings from the other side, striking Feggins! It's a Witch Hunter, possibly the leader of The Sentinels! Feggins recovers and returns fire, but misses.

Seidel is still back at the far East end of the split street, where he spots the Witch Hunter still in the middle of reloading.


Seidel sees the Witch Hunter who attacked Feggins through the railings!


He sneaks down the other side of the railings towards him and charges in, catching the Witch Hunter unawares and landing a strong blow!

Marius and Hod meanwhile loot the first building. Hod brakes the padlock from a casket and finds a splendid set of Fine Heavy Armour!


Hod finds an undisturbed casket containing a suit of Fine Heavy Armour!


Turn 3
Marius and Hod continue searching for loot, slowly heading North. Marius heads out into the square out back of the ruins and finds the Wyrdstone- the scouts were right, there's loads! Far too much for them to carry on their own!


Marius stands before a large deposit of Wyrdstone pieces!


Over to the East Klovis and Feggins watch with amusement as Seidel continues his attack on the Witch Hunter. Their expression changes however when another Sentinel reveals himself. A Zealot, one of the Witch Hunter's rank and file warriors charges out of the arch by Seidel- all of a sudden he's outnumbered 2 to 1 and the others can't reach him to even out the odds!


Seidel ducks the initial sweep of the Zealot, but he needs help and fast!


Klovis brakes into a run, heading West with the aim to make it to the other end of the railings so he can turn back up the other side to assist Seidel. Feggins pulls another arrow and tries to get a clean shot through the railings.


Feggins is having a hard time trying to get a shot, but stays focused on the Witch Hunter! Note he's once again living up to the name 'Head-Shot' with a humorous arrow poking out of his head!


With the arrival of the Zealot the Witch Hunter brakes off from Seidel and attempts to climb up onto the arch by the fight where he can shoot from cover, but an arrow from Feggins keeps his feet firmly on the ground for now!

Klovis reaches the end of the railings and turns onto the other side to run back up towards Seidel when he stops in his tracks, spitting and standing ready as two more Sentinels approach him- its another Flagellant and the Witch Hunter Captain himself who pace towards him!


Klovis reaches the far end of the railings and is about to turn back down the other side towards Seidel when a Flagellant approaches him from the front..



And the Witch Hunter Captain approaches him from behind, cutting him off- looks like Klovis is in trouble too!


'Heretic, don't fight us and we shall make the 'purification' of your soul as quick as possible', says the Witch Hunter Captain hefting his Warhammer, his voice strong despite the cloth mask covering his mouth and nose. Klovis frowns and spits again, 'I like my soul dirty!', he replies smugly. 'Very well then', says the Witch Huinter Captain sadly, 'we'll send you to your Godless doom!'. The two Sentinels charge at Klovis! Although he puts up strong resistance he is no match for the Witch Hunter Captain's skill or the sheer force of his Warhammer, and Klovis suffers a couple of terrifying blows!


The Witch Hunter Captain is doing gross damage with his Warhammer! At 49 damage a hit Klovis will be Out of Action in just three hits! This doesn't include the fact that he's outnumbered and against another opponent too! His situation is critical!


Xanamane tries another Blinding Light, but the Knight once again shrugs off the worst of the effect! The Knight is no novice, and Xanamane is struggling badly, unable to land a hit and suffering one hit after another! His robe is shredded and he is bleeding from several cuts and stabs. He may not last much longer!


Xanamane is taking damage fast and won't hold out against the much stronger Knight for much longer!


McFearsom and the Flagellant exchange blow for blow, as do Grimwulf and the Warrior Priest as they duel divided from each other.


McFearsom and the Flagellant are neck and neck for damage, but who will come out on top?!


Percival finally reaches the group and fires his Pistols, hitting the Knight, but he fails to land a fatal shot against him!

Turn 4
Xanamane groans as he fights on, pushing every muscle in his body to keep going despite his injuries. His blows are slowing, and despite the the Knight also being weary from the battle he manages to dodge Xanamane's increasingly clumsy attacks! The Knight knocks Xanamane's Staff from his hands and pushes him against the ruins, ready to finsih him off!

McFearsom sees Xanamane's critical condition and makes a split decision- he brakes off from the Flagellant and charges the Knight to try and rescue Xanamane! He attacks, momentarily distracting the Knight.


McFearsom makes a desperate move to save Xanamane from going down!


The Knight twists, punching McFearsom in the face with his Shield before turning back and slashing across Xanamane who collapses in a heap!


The Knight Errant finishes off Xanamane with a bloody swing of his blade!


The Knight and Flagellant then turn on McFearsom, outnumbering and nearly killing him in just a few seconds!


Now outnumbered its McFearsom who is failing fast!


Percival holsters his Pistols and draws his Sword and Shield. He charges into the Knight's back, running his Sword straight through him in a splash of gore!


Sir Percival gives the Knight Errant the 'Percival Special Treatment' and spears him in the back, finally finishing him off!


'Xanamane, old boy!', he calls to the fallen Raven. Xanamane lets out a groan- he's still alive! Percival pulls his Sword free from the Knight's body and steps up to the Flagellant attacking McFearsom.

Grimwulf and the Warrior Priest both gasp, the fight drawing the energy from them both. Grimwulf consolidates first and enters another flurry of swipes. The Warrior Priest tries to block them as before, but exhausted his guard falters and Grimwulf catches him, knocking him down to his knees.


The Warrior Priest emits holy light as he is finally cut down by Grimwulf!


'May Ulric's wolves eat your gizzards for eternity Sigmarite!', says Grimwulf and decapitates him in a single swipe! He hefts his Axe and joins the others against the Flagellant making it 3 on 1!

Klovis holds his nerves against the two opponents, taking time to brake away from the fight at the right moment and runs for Seidel, stepping in to help him against the Zealot!


Klovis passes his All Alone check against the two Sentinels and makes a strategic retreat towards Seidel who is not far off!



Klovis puts himself into combat with Seidel and the Zealot, hoping to have him done with by the time the other enemies arrive!


Feggins draws another shot and shoots at the Witch Hunter, hitting him again, but the Witch Hunter won't go down! He fires back at Feggins but also misses.


Feggins continues to keep the Witch Hunter tied up in a fire fight through the railings!


The Witch Hunter Captain and Flagellant are approaching Klovis and Seidel. The Flagellant charges first, tying up Seidel.


The Flagellant steps up to Seidel!


Seidel impatiently makes two quick swipes with his Great Sword, cutting down the Zealot, and turns to face the Flagellant.


Seidel finishes off the Zealot quickly so he can turn attention to the Flagellant!


The Witch Hunter Captain stalks past them and into combat with Klovis again. He smashes Klovis's attack aside and clubs him brutally, throwing him against the railings!


The Witch Hunter Captain batters poor Klovis!


The Witch Hunter Captain hefts his Warhammer up once more. 'Consider yourself judged, heretic!', he bellows and swipes the Warhammer around into Klovis, the force smashing Klovis against the railings once more, this time shearing the joints of the railing and pushing him all the way through as a section of the railing collapses under him! 'Klovis!!!' shouts out Seidel in despair.


Klovis's blood splatters on the screen as the Witch Hunter smashes him down with a brutal Critical Hit!


Hod and Marius hear Seidel cry out for Klovis. 'Come on Hod, screw the stones!', says Marius, and the two begin jogging towards Feggins and Seidel.

Turn 5
Feggins draws another arrow and shoots the Witch Hunter again. Unfortunately the Witch Hunter changes target, shooting at poor Seidel who is now also now outnumbered 2 to 1! Seidel is trapped and unable to brake away or flee. He fights bravely, dodging and weaving against the Flagellant and Witch Hunter Captain, but its clear he won't last much longer on his own! Marius and Hod are still a good distance away!

To the North West McFearsom falls out of combat as Grimwulf steps in. The Flagellant continues his assault against Percival who uses his Shield to block off the attacks, occasionally sticking him one back when the chance arises. With Grimwulf at his back and Percival at his front the Flagellant is overwhelmed and finished off and cut down by The Ravens!


The Flagellant is now on his own and quickly cut down by the remaining Ravens!


'Grimwulf, pick up Xanamane!', orders Percival, 'Now let's go and rescue those other no hopers, wot?'. With that the group begins to head East.

TURN 6
Grimwulf, McFearsom and Percival continue East. They enter the square with all the Wyrdstone. 'Sigmar's bloody hammer!' curses McFearsom as he sees the Wyrdstone deposits. 'Fill your pockets man and move on!', commands Percival.

Feggins aims and fires once more. This time the shot's a killer, and goes straight through the head of the Crossbow wielding Witch Hunter!


Feggins finally gets the kill shot on the Witch Hunter, bringing The Sentinels' morale below threshold and forcing them to need a Morale check or flee!


He then runs to the far end of the railings where he meets Marius and Hod. 'Seidel and Klovis need our help, quick!', he informs them. They regroup and charge forwards together, heading for Seidel!

The Witch Hunter Captain sees the other Ravens approaching and pulls back, leaving the exhausted Seidel to drop to the ground by the crumpled Klovis. 'Mark my words heretics- I will find you and come back for your hides', he warns. He turns and runs, his Flagellant following close behind. Feggins reaches Seidel and pulls an arrow, firing upon the retreating enemies. He manages to hit the Flagellant who stumbles and falls.

The Ravens gather around Klovis's still form. 'Is he dead?' says Marius glumly. Feggins listens to his chest. 'He's not breathing!' he says worriedly. Grimwulf takes off his helmet, listens to Klovis's chest for a moment and gives it a quick, sharp pound, trying to restart his heart. He listens and tries again. 'Where's my Staff?', says Xanamane who has been leaned against some rubble nearby. 'Quick, move me to him!', he says. The Ravens move Xanamane forward and press the Staff into his hands. He kneels by Klovis and plants the Staff butt on Klovis's chest. 'Stand back!', he warns. Xanamane chants, building the spell in his mind as the Ravens all step back and watch anxiously. His chanting gets louder, his brow sweating from the effort as he raises his staff and strikes it down on Klovis. A lighting bolt strikes the Staff, lighting it up as it shoots into Klovis in a flash and a crackle!

Klovis screams as he regains consciousness.

Victory!



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"This is the closest scrape you have had for a while. Luckily the Gods were with you this time around! Get Klovis to the Temple of Shallya where the maidens can heal his wounds.."

-Luthor Wolfenbaum


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New Items Acquired:
+38 Gold Crowns
Axe x1
Sword x1
Shield x1
Great Flail x1
Short Bow x1
Heavy Armour x1
Fine Heavy Armour x1
Master Crafted Crimson Shade x1
Master Crafted Greta's Boon x1

Wyrdstone Fragments x1
Wyrdstone Shards x5
Wyrdstone Clusters x2

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Warrior Experience/Progress:

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

Sir Percival Percival = +4xp! +1 Martial Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

Seidel Kraut = N MADE LEVEL 3! +4xp! +1 Offence Point! +2 Skill Points!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

Grimwulf = MVP! +6xp! +1 Physical Advancement! +1 Martial Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp Most Valuable Warrior)
(2xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

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

Knuckly Hod = +3xp! +1 Mental Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)

'Head-Shot' Feggins = +4xp! +1 Physical Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)
(1xp For Enemies Put Out of Action)

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

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

Klovis Finn = +4xp! +1 Mental Advancement!
(2xp For Surviving The Mission)
(1xp For Underdog Bonus)
(1xp For Near Death Experience)

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Injuries:

Xanamane The Great = Full Recovery
Xanamane 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)

Klovis Finn = Near Death Experience
Almost at death's door, Klovis astonishingly manages to survive and pull through. He gains +1 experience for this amazing feat of survival! (Recovery Time: 5 Days)

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Post Session Warband Updates:

Sir Percival Percival: +1 Accuracy.
Xanamane The Great: +1 Leadership.
Klovis Finn: +1 Leadership, equipped Lucky Trinket.
Knuckly Hod: +1 Leadership, equipped Master Crafted Antidote & Fine Heavy Armour.
'Head-Shot' Feggins: +1 Agility.
McFearsom The Mad: +1 Ballistic Skill.
Marius Rothenburg: +1 Agility, +1 Alertness, +1 Accuracy.

(Grimwulf still has attribute points to spend!)

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Our Armoury:
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
Master Crafted Greta's Boon x1
Master Crafted Crimson Shade x1

Anti-Toxin x1
Draught of Concentration x2
Fine Healing Draught x3
Fine Poultice x3


Dagger x2
Axe x2
Hammer x2
Mace x2
Spear x2
Sword x2
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 x2

For details on all equipment in our armoury visit The Armoury


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Touch and go there for Klovis!

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*phew* Reading the headline I was anxious to continue reading. But it was all worth it to carry through, cheering for the Ravens everytime their attacks connected.

Now my hearth is pounding. Huzzaahh!!
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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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Yeah! Xanamane has a bad-ass scar! Take that evil! You can't keep a good man down!
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Another strong showing for Siedel!
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Finally my first kill. Glad to see we are all well and kicking ☺
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Everyone's doing really well!

Well, accept for Klovis's ego.. that's the third perm' he suffered since we started. I surprised he's even played a game!

I think we should stop letting him get drunk before the expeditions!shake
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MrFeggins wrote:
Finally my first kill. Glad to see we are all well and kicking ☺


Actually Steve you'll find this was Feggins's 3rd kill! arrrh
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