Greetings Adventurers, welcome to Witch Hunter 3,
Some of you might remember the old Witch Hunter RPG and its sequel from before the crash. Unfortunately we lost Witch Hunter 2 just before the Final Battle, and I don’t have enough data to complete it. However, suffice to say that the Witch Hunter Gabriel Stern survived, the sorceror Kheladras the Immortal was put to flight, and the city of Wolfenburg was saved…
Witch Hunter 3
This RPG is set in the Warhammer World during the events of the Albion Campaign, and will follow the exploits of the Witch Hunter Gabriel Stern and his retinue of religious zealots, mercenary scum and heroic warriors as they travel to the Blighted Isle to do battle with the many foes of Sigmar.
The patrons of the Fox and Goblin tavern in Marienburg looked up as the wooden door was flung open. A crackle of lightning silhouetted an imposing figure whose very presence seemed to fill the doorway. The light of the fire and lanterns illuminated him, showing a tall, stocky figure dressed in a long greatcoat. His jet black hair hung lank about his square face, and his eyes glared angrily at the denizens of the tavern. A long scar crossed his nose. At his hip was scabbarded a large broadsword and he kept a brace of pistols at his belt. He strode into the chamber and stood in the middle, then carefully cast his gaze across each and every occupant of the room.
As the GM, I will play the Witch Hunter, Gabriel Stern, who will lead a retinue, played by you the players, to the land of Albion to bring the light of Sigmar to the heathen degenerates. If you are interested in joining this thread, you may join now. Select a character class from the list and introduce yourself with a brief IC (In Character) paragraph and, if you would like, a more in depth OOC (Out Of Character) history and profile (see the example below). Characters will be assigned a statline (which will be rubbish to start with) and gain increases for heroic deeds.
I would like to make it clear that we want no 'uber-characters'; even the Witch Hunter is only be a man, albeit an instrument of the Divine Sigmar. Characters should not be too developed yet, as they are guaranteed to change a lot throughout the course of the thread, whether from injuries or learning new things. The recommended character types are available as follows:
-Soldier (Professional Soldier)
-Mercenary (Sell-sword scum)
-Priest (of Sigmar, Morr, Ulric etc)
-Interrogator (Witch Hunter Apprentice)
-Other (PM me if you fancy playing a Dwarf Warrior, Elf Bowman, or Halfling Scout)
These are just suggestions, feel free to invent any other character who might realistically join a Witch Hunter warband. I request that most characters be human, your character doesn’t need an interesting background as he will develop during the RPG. I would appreciate it if we could have no magic weapons or items; there will be plenty of opportunity to find these later on!
"My name is Gabriel Stern," the Witch Hunter's voice boomed around the room, stopping any conversations by the patrons. "I am here to recruit worthy men for an important quest. You will be paid with gold and any treasure we might come across on our journey. If you are interested, declare yourself now. We leave at dawn."
The year is 2520 (during the Albion campaign) and the Fox and Goblin is a tavern in the city-state of Marienburg on the coast of the Sea of Claws. Gabriel Stern's stats and brief history are below (he is approximately the equivalent of an Empire Captain; other characters will be equivalent to Soldiers of the Empire):
Gabriel Stern, Witch Hunter
m38 ws48 bs45 s37 t39 w2 i48 a3 Ld89 weapons/armour: broadsword, brace of pistols, light armour
The Witch Hunter is a tall man, broad of shoulders, with long black hair and a square face. His eyes glare over a scare across his nose. He wears black clothes and dulled armour. He has a booming voice and walks with a slight limp.
History: Gabriel Stern was inducted into the Order of Sigmar at the age of sixteen, following in the footsteps of his father, the renowned Witch Hunter Andreus Stern, who had burnt heretics and unearthed evil cults beyond number. Gabriel Stern has proved himself a worthy Witch Hunter, having sought out and destroyed the Cult of Everlasting Night in Talabheim, the Necromancer van Schwarzheim in Sylvania and driven the Chaos Sorceror Kheladras the Immortal from Wolfenburg. He has made two powerful enemies, the first being Kheladras who gave him his scar, the second the vampire Vyncent von Carstein. Now he is to travel to Albion with the Imperial Army to bring the light of Sigmar to the Blighted Isle.