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Discussion in 'Liber Mortis' started by Mr Nightwere, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Mr Nightwere

    Mr Nightwere Necromancer

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    This thread is to ask specific questions regarding warhammer fluff and background (credit to Mr Nightwere for the original idea). This is not a discussion thread. Questions and Answers only.

    Disciple of Nagash
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    who can give me information about Lord Tepec-Inzi who leads an expedition into Naggaroth to recover stolen artifacts from the dark elves.

    I ask because I want my own character to accompany them, and retrieve/Steal said artifacts but cant tell what race the expedition is? (chaos? Empire? and so on and so forth).

    And thought that this may be a useful Thread for the less experienced users, to ask for guidance from the more experienced CN members, who know alot about the Fluff of the old world.

    :mrgreen:
     
  2. Get of W'soran

    Get of W'soran CN's Lord of Masks True Blood TVC II GM

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    RE: Q & A - Need some help

    Try this

    Go to the second page or use the document search to search for the Slann's name.
    It has something about the raid on the Dark Elves.

    Sorry I can't find anything else and don't actually know anything about it personally.
     
  3. Mr Nightwere

    Mr Nightwere Necromancer

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    Thanks GoW
     
  4. Mr Nightwere

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    RE: Q & A - Need some help

    How can a human learn how to become a rune smith?
     
  5. Ghouly

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    RE: Q & A - Need some help

    nothing says a human can't but no Runelord would teach a human Rune-craft
     
  6. Mr Nightwere

    Mr Nightwere Necromancer

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    Hmm I see.
    If it was to assist in one of the grudges the dwarfs are so famous for and the human/vampire in question knew something or had something the dwarfs needed, then would they teach a human to rune-craft?
     
  7. Ghouly

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    No sadly to be a Runesmith you need to be related to a Runesmith,

     
  8. Mr Nightwere

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    Hmm i see once again

    Would a dwarf or chaos rune smith write down how to create runes?

    Also what about chaos dwarfs? Do they possess runes, if so could a vampire persuade one to teach him to to replicate/create his own?
     
  9. Ghouly

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    I believe rune-lore works like Viking Sagas in that it is passed on by word of mouth

    Dwarf Runes were started by the Dwarf Ancestor God Grundie(Spelling) who came along after the Chaos Dwarves left so Chaos Dwarves do not have runes.

    Chaos Runes are basically the tongue of Daemons given written form it drive you insane just looking at them.

    so I'd just say your character made up his own Bastardized version of Runes perhaps ones that run on Necromancy or Dark magic.
     
  10. Mr Nightwere

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    yes i believe that could be achieved thank you very much Ghouly you have been a great help.

    One more thing through, if say I wanted to learn magical lore from the Ratmen. how would I go about doing this as a vampire, what would they have to teach and where what would i expect the underpire to look like?
     
  11. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash The Perverted One Staff Member TVC II GM

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    I would say in the case of Skaven they would not willingly teach you. The best way would be to capture and threaten one with killing. They are cowardly creatures after all.
     
  12. Mr Nightwere

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    Hmm what if say for instance i wanted to make a deal with them to assist them in defeating a difficult enemy.
     
  13. Disciple of Nagash

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    Chances are the skaven would backstab you, and very likely they would teach you something that was useless or kill you.
     
  14. Mr Nightwere

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    What could they teach me, I assume they have a written language which mean books which means I can at least learn something from them.
    In the case of them back stabbing me, well I suppose Jason will just have to outsmart them.

    As for the dwarfs I will have to employ a spy or spirit to be my eyes and ears within the dwarf community to obtain the information, while I could play ambassador for a while at least.

    Would lizard men willingly teach a vampire or associate with a vampire or a human for that matter.
     
  15. Disciple of Nagash

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    You've got to give these races some respect, they can't all be outwitted.

    Dwarfs have the best protective runes. When runesmiths work they always shield their working areas. I would say there is next to no chance of a spell or spirit penetrating them, and there is even less chance a runesmith will tell you.

    With Skaven - they are the masters of duplicity and backstabbing. You may be able to learn some but it would be difficult.

    Lizardmen - no chance. Simple as that. They see a vampire they kill a vampire. (TVC being an exception xD). No human would get anywhere near a Slaan outside of battle, and the skinks don't know that much.
     
  16. Mr Nightwere

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    Right....

    You have given me a lot to think about.

    Can rat men enchant?
     
  17. Disciple of Nagash

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    Oh yes. Clan Skyre (sp), Grey Seers will be best for enchantments & runes.
     
  18. Mr Nightwere

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    I hope other people will use this as a means of asking question's and thank you Ghouly, Don and GoW.
     
  19. Disciple of Nagash

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    Your welcome. This is a good idea actually.

    Stickied and renamed.
     
  20. Mr Nightwere

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    Actually? you seam surprised.
    Hmm question.....

    Would there be knights of Morr in lets say the year 307....?
     
  21. Get of W'soran

    Get of W'soran CN's Lord of Masks True Blood TVC II GM

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    I can only find dates about knights of the black rose sadly, here it is anyway.

    The Knights of the Black Rose were trained to
    combat the ravages of Chaos in all its forms. Like
    many Ostlanders, the deity of the order is Morr, the
    ancient god of death, and it is from one of the
    symbols of Morr that the Order derives its name.
    The Knights date their founding back to the early
    War of the Vampire Counts, when Vlad von
    Carstein ravaged the northern Empire. Disgusted by
    the desecration of the dead and the torment of their
    immortal souls, it was a time when many Ostlanders
    returned to the old faith of Morr. In this religious
    fervour, the greatest warriors were singled out by
    the Elector Count of Ostland to fight Morr's battles
    and to protect Wolfenburg.

    By no means the oldest or greatest knightly order,
    the Knights of the Black Rose only serve in the
    army of Ostland. Their numbers have swelled since
    their founding in 2011, but still they are relatively
    few and used sparingly
    . Even so, to the true
    worshippers of Morr, death holds little fear, and the
    Knights of the Black Rose are renowned for their
    bravery and determination in the face of
    overwhelming odds.

    The Knights wear blackened armour
    as a sign of their patron deity, often trimmed with
    bronze or brass. The Knights of the Black Rose are
    unusual in that they fight with cruel flails rather than
    the lances of other Knightly Orders; their reasoning
    is that lances break too quickly.



    For The Black Guard of Morr and the Knights of Morr I can not find any founding dates.
    At only 300 years after the founding of the empire I'm unsure exactly how many knightly orders there where and what exact state the Cult of Morr was in, I have alot of information on the cult and such but no dates.
     
  22. Mr Nightwere

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    Can a vampire steal power or information from another vampire/ mortal and increase his own power and knowledge?
     
  23. Get of W'soran

    Get of W'soran CN's Lord of Masks True Blood TVC II GM

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    A vampire can drink another vampires blood (sort of like diablerie in world of darkness) and gain power, if they drain them completely they will gain a large portion of their strength.

    Mannfred did this to try and surpass the power of his sire.
     
  24. Mr Nightwere

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    Hmmm interesting... Thats very interesting.

    Wha ha ha ha ha ha

    what would you recommend for people who want to find out more about warhammer vampire fluff book wise
     
  25. Get of W'soran

    Get of W'soran CN's Lord of Masks True Blood TVC II GM

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    Definitely the Liber Necris, it is brilliant.

    On the drinking of another vampires blood, I think the other vampire has to be either older and of at least equal generation or just higher generation (I can't be drinking a weaker vamp's blood helping) for it to make you stronger.


    The other vampire books I have are;
    Vampire Wars
    Curse of the Necrarch
    Ancient Blood
     

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