Heralds of the Storm
Timeline of recent history
The Age of Recompense
Orc Warlord Gnashrak forms a massive WAAAGH!, uniting all the Greenskin tribes of the World’s Edge Mountains, and leading the army a long the Silver Road towards Karaz-A-Karak.
Louen Leoncoeur is crowned king of all Bretonnia
Crowning of Karl Franz Holswig-Schliestein, the current Emperor.
2503 – 2507
Karak Azul is attacked by Orcs under Gorfang Rotgut, entering by a long forgotten tunnel. The King, Kazador, is captured in his throne room and many are dragged off to the Black Crag dungeons. Kariz, the kings son, is shaved and nailed to his father’s throne in insult to the king.
The Orc Warlord Gnashrak is finally defeated by King Ungrim of Karak Kadrin at the Battle of Broken Leg Gulley.
Azhag the Slaughterer leads a large army of Greenskins into the northern Empire.
Fritz Von Halstadt, Chief Magistrate of Nuln, is discovered trading Warpstone with Skaven under the purview of Gray Seer Thanaquol. Von Halstadt is put to death, and Thanaquol leads an army to the city, ravaging half of it, before being driven back by fires set by the city’s defenders. Half of Nuln is destroyed. Public knowledge of Skaven are repressed and censored.
The Battle of Osterwald. Azhag is finally met and defeated by the Imperial armies.
2516 – 2517
Beastlord Graktar raids and destroys the villages of Gorstburg and Leitenbad, but is defeated at the Battle of Helmgart. He is forced to fight a series of duels to maintain his position.
Graktar is defeated in a challenge by Khazrak.
Tzar Boris Ursus dies fighting in Troll Country. Tzarina Katarin is crowned.
Khazrak ventures across Drakwald, sacking the settlements of Jagerhausen, Immelscheld, and Arenburg, as well as razing the castle of Graf Sternhauer outside of Grimminhagen. Boris Todbringer, The Elector Count of Middenland, rides out at the head of a massive army and hunts down the beastmen. In a duel, Todbringer cuts out Khazrak’s eye and shatters his horde but the beastman cheiftain gets away. Khazrak becomes known as the “One-Eye”.
Khazrak returns to plague the Drakwald forest and manages to ambush Boris Todbringer. In the resulting combat, Khazrak evens the score by gouging out The Elector counts eye in return.
Todbringer survives and pledges a reward of 1000 gold crowns for the head of Khazrak One-Eye.
Siege of Middendorf. The Sigmarite priest, Luthor Huss rises to fame after rallying the defenders of Middendorf as it is besiged by demons. Luthor smites the sorcerer responsible and the demonic horde unravels.
Orcs and Golins stream across the Black Fire Pass in numbers not seen since the time of Sigmar.
They are met by a combined army of from Altdorf, Reikland and Averland, led by the Emperor Himself. During the battle, Averlands Elector Marius Leitdorf is slain by the Orcs’ Cheftain Vorgaz Ironjaw. He is avenged when Karl Franz finaly defeats the greenskin leader in personal combat.
Averlands succession is stalled as Marius left no heir. The Leitdorf and Alptraum families both claim the title but neither is strong enough to force the point. To date no major progress have been made.
2522 – Current Year
The Great Twin Tailed Comet is sighted in the sky. A great omen, but for good or ill?