A Grim and Perilous World

You grew up listening to stories of the Great War of Chaos. The tales of Magnus the Pious and his victory over the armies of Chaos is well known. While there have been wars and threats in the 200 years since there have been nothing on that scale. Until now. This year the Chaos Lord Archaon invaded the Empire with five mighty armies. They swept down from the Chaos Wastes, ranks filled with mutant warriors, nightmarish monsters, and power-mad sorcerers. Flagellants and other prophets of doom declared these the End Times. As these Armies pillaged and burn their way through the northern provinces of the Empire, it was easy to believe.

They say Sigmar once again walked the earth. They say an army of wolves attacked the Kislevian City of Erengard. They say the dead rose from their graves to defend the Empire. They say a mighty victory was won at Middenheim. They say plague has choked the streets of Talabheim with bloated corpses. They say many things.

In the wake of Archaon’s stunning defeat, it is hard to know what is true, what is rumor, and what are poisonous lies. The forces of darkness and despair have retreated for now, but the mark of Chaos is felt throughout the Empire. While brave souls continue the fight against the minions of the Chaos gods, dark cults and secret covens do their work in city and wild alike. Where do you stand? Who do you fight for?