Title: Sentinels Of Shadows: Crossing Paths
Description: Asrai.org's first online campaign!
Beithir Seun - August 28, 2011 12:08 AM (GMT)
Draig has given me permission to post this, so... It is the year IC 2527, five years after the coming of the Storm of Chaos and the ravaging of the Empire. Five long years in which the Empire has struggled to recover its lost strength and the forces of darkness have begun to regroup.
Yet the suffering of the Empire is not yet over. In the province of Nordland, the elves of the Laurelorn forest assemble. Provoked by the trespassing of villagers in their hunt for timber to rebuild and concerned by the dark forces advancing on the forest, the elves of the Laurelorn gather to remind their foes why they once feared to enter the woods.
The land is further troubled by news from the east of a greenskin horde rampaging across Ostland and heading west. The remnants of the Waaagh of Grimgor Ironhide, the horde has ravaged Ostland almost to the brink of utter destruction; the armies of the Empire must now march north to face this foe and put a stop to the woe it brings before it can cripple the Empire's bulwark against the north.
This threat could not have come at a worse time for the Empire. In Middenland, the people mourn for the loss of their Elector Boris Todbringer, slain at the hand of his arch nemesis Khazrak the One-Eye. This tragedy has left the province desperately weakened and facing invasion on two fronts; not only the Orc Waaagh to the north-east, but more immediately threatening is the coalition of forces gathering to the south of Middenheim. Dark rumours talk of a shadowy figure known only as the Dagger of Shadows, a warrior who commands the loyalty not only of the beasts but also of foul rat-men, vampires, servants of the Dark Gods and foul daemons of the aethyr.
While the Empire faces two known foes in the open, others move in the shadows to corrupt and subvert. Brigands and outlaws, mercenaries, petty necromancers and warlords all flock to the banner of the one they call the Cockatrice. Little is known of this mysterious figure, or what those who follow him hope to accomplish. Gold? Glory and honour? Or something altogether more sinister? To the nobles of the Empire, these forces appear disorganised and unconnected and thus present no threat but little do they know that each ambush, each robbery, each raid is but one thread in the giant net woven by the Cockatrice. What he hopes to ensnare with this net is unknown, but with the forces that descend on the lands of the Empire it will not be long before the Cockatrice reveals his hand.
Boris Todbringer’s son Hanil is now Elector but although capable, he is untried and untested. Under the advice of his spymaster Rilhert, the new Elector has established a temporary base at Carroburg rather than risk travelling through the Drakwald to reach Middenheim. Guided by the prophecies and premonitions of the captive witch-child Ikena, Rilhert follows the movements of the Empire’s enemies and seeks to find a future in which the Empire can survive these troubled times. Asrai.org are proud to present their first ever online campaign - Sentinels of Shadows: Crossing Paths
~ Battle across Nordland and Middenland as one of five factions to determine the fate of the northern provinces. Choose whether to save or destroy the Empire; will you join the defenders of the Empire to ensure the liberty and peace of the Old World is maintained? Or will you side with the forces arrayed against them; the Greenskin horde of Uzgrim Grotfang or the dark alliance gathering under the leadership of the Dagger of Shadows? Defend the Laurelorn forest against the outsiders, or attempt to burn the elves from their land; will you march with the Laurelornalim as they stake their claim in the north once more? Or will you seek personal honour and glory on the battlefield, or wreak havoc throughout the land amongst the ranks of the Cockatrice's many followers in the depths of the Drakwald?
~ With both faction and personal resources, players can act independently or as part of a unified team. Spend your spoils to aid your faction, bribe your enemies or achieve personal glory as you choose!
~ Use of the popular “fluff reports” system means you don’t even need to play games!
The campaign begins October 2011
Draig - August 28, 2011 12:31 AM (GMT)
Looks good chaps, nice to see a new team putting out a campaign. Da Warpath will send the Gits over, when the time comes! Now, what rhymes with burning Asrai?
Tarlen da Foeburna - September 1, 2011 08:38 PM (GMT)
More burning Asrai, Boss!
I'm excited. :D
Kera Foehunter - September 2, 2011 03:19 PM (GMT)
Yea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job putting this together Beithir Seun
I wish you the best on this project !!
But i think you need a few slayers to weed out these Green ones
Beithir Seun - September 30, 2011 08:05 PM (GMT)
So we've been quiet and elusive with our answers since we put out our original advertisement. But now you lucky people get to have a look at the site itself. The link at the bottom of this post will send you to the campaign site's homepage. You'll notice that there's a log-in section, go for it! Feel free to get discussing in the forums and asking us questions there saves us from site hopping to answer the same one.
Maybe the bigger attraction that the site should be giving you at the moment is the background section where you can find the different factions as well as some background pieces for them. We've not managed to finish the Figureheads section just yet, but it'll be up soon enough.
Registration with factions opens on the 10th of October and the campaign begins on the 17th.Here you go.
Draig - September 30, 2011 11:12 PM (GMT)
Get ye signed up Warpathers, there's a Greenskin Faction and it's going to be a blast!
Beithir Seun - October 10, 2011 12:35 PM (GMT)
Registration for the campaign is now open! Head to the campaign site
and join in!
WarbossKurgan - October 14, 2011 08:46 AM (GMT)
I'm registered as Adm'rul Kurgan! :yarr!:
Beithir Seun - October 17, 2011 12:17 PM (GMT)
For those of you that haven't noticed, it is now the 17th October and the campaign has now started! Turn One begins today, so don't miss out! Head over to sentinels-campaigns.net
and sign up!
Beithir Seun - November 3, 2011 11:28 AM (GMT)
STOP THE PRESS!!
Very good news indeed - the site is now fully operational and clean again!
Turns out we've finally had some success, and the professionals have pulled through. No need for a restart, and we're all ready to go again!
With it being Wednesday already, I think we're basically going to let Turn 2 run through all of next week, so that people get a full uninterrupted week for the turn. So round up the troops, spread the good news and all that Turn 2 ends Friday 11th November!
Draig - November 6, 2011 04:03 PM (GMT)
The Greenskin Faction is open for business again chaps. We could use some reinforcements! Anyone interested?
Link is here
. Would love to see you gits there.