Friday, 12 September 2014

Night of the Living Lead II, coming soon.

Hi all, NotLL II is coming up fast (October the 25th) so I thought I'd better start publishing some narrative and generally whipping up a frenzy of excitement.

Night of the Living Lead II, Return to Kraust.

The Barony of Kraust is a bleak, shrouded domain in an unremarkable corner of the Empire. The wan sunlight rarely breaks through the clouds even in the height of summer. The birds do not herald the dawn nor do they sing to each other in the spring. The folk are superstitious, shunning strangers and locking themselves in tight at night. Squatting on a hill, the Baron’s tower sits cold and dark yet overshadowing all.

Tonight, for the first time in a year a single light appears at the topmost window of Goethesturm, Kraust's baronial tower, and the people of Gretchen village cannot look away in spite of their fear. They are almost relieved the nerve-shredding wait is finally over. Their dread master has returned.

One year ago the men of Kleinetotehierstadt poured into Kraust and set in motion a spiraling saga of death and revenge such as they could not have guessed at. They destroyed Baron Kraust’s phylactery, for he is that rare breed of monster known to the trembling imperials by the name ‘Liche’, and they stopped a ritual so obscene as to turn the bowels of any sane being to water. Yet the Baron himself persevered, for is not the power of life and death his to command?

So began the Baron’s exile. Remaking a phylactery is an especially hard task and doing so whilst in a weakened state, vulnerable to the horrors that roam the dark folds of this world, is a terrible risk. The Baron did not hesitate nor turn aside. Along the way dark bargains were struck, ancient debts were repaid and fierce enemies were made.

Thus it is that even as the Baron, reborn, ends his flight and returns to the seat of his power he knows he is a hunted thing yet. Forces gather on the borders of Kraust, some will hope to strike the Baron down before he becomes unstoppable while some will hope to win the Baron’s favour by bearing arms in his name, but one is here for one reason alone and damn those who get in his way to bloody ruin.

The Deathfist is here for revenge.

We have quite a few players already but the more the merrier so don't be afraid to sign up either here on this blog, on G+, or on Facebook.

The venue is Slayer Gaming in Mansfield. Their address is...

Unit 41-42
Old Mill lane Industrial estate
NG19 9BG
Mansfield Woodhouse

Once on the estate circle around to your right to find the row with units 41-42 on. There is ample free parking. For breakfast/second breakfast/brunch/lunch, there is a bakery very close that stays open until after lunch and coffee, sweets and pop are available in store. There are a couple of supermarkets within a couple of minutes drive.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great set up Paul - bring on the Deathfist!

    Hmm might have to bring forward my purchase of Mantic zombies...

  2. Could I propose a name change for the village and Kraust's tower - just riffing off the whole Faust pun! How about Goethesturm for the tower and Gretchen for the village. I'm assuming the village will meet a similar fate as it's name sake in the story... ; )

    1. Sure thing, the Barony is all yours so name things as you wish! I will go back and retcon everything.

    2. Ta muchly - sorry to be a pain!

  3. Sorry to be missing it - sadly life is very busy at the moment, but hope to game with you guys again in the near future

    1. You were missed, hope to see you soon though. Next WP presents.. is in Feb.