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TVC: Shadows of Heimhof OOC and sign up thread

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would you guys want to Start the story at the docks or in the market? both starting points are on opposite ends of the same tunnel
 

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Also i'm having trouble penning whats in my head I need a proof reader my draft is really dry
 

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guys I need help this is all I got

Heimhof the last free city within the province of Stirland stands as the last bastion against the invading Trumivante a political fraction of the Von Carstines of dread Sylvania. A von Carstine army has been beaten before the gates of Heimhof though rumor hold the Slyvainian dead where found with their throats torn and their blood drained. A horde of ghoul have risen to eat

Before the front gates the street is wide enough for four wagons to move abreast the building are clustered together stand three sometimes four stories, Heimhof looms in the distance atop a cliff like a dragon. A crowd is packed into a nearby ally in front of an old sewer grate a buzz of murmuring of Ghouls and a Warrior Priestess, overtop of all a guard can be heard shouting at the crowd to disperse and return to their business several others can be seen on the nearby rooftops armed with bows overlooking the crowd. As the party draws closer a red-faced Guard Sargent stands flanked by several guards.

it's crap
 

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I'm having trouble narratively describing the city from your characters perspective

like the time period is right after TVC1 right after the Triumvirate annexed Stirland, a Mortal Trumvirate army has attacked Heimhof they fought one battle Heimhof held and the the Trumvirate army got driven off that night by unknown forces the rumour is that the Slyvainian dead found in their camp had their throats torn and blood drained, the Baron had these rumors curb-stomped so a panic wouldn't start a few days later a horde of Ghouls erupted out of the graveyard, overwhelmed the company of Guards who where supposed to keep this from happening, and rampaged through the poor parts of the city before the guards managed to force them back the sewers are filled with the fucks so all entrances have been sealed and barricaded, they have had to crushing victories over the Undead so the cities overall mood is celebratory


Heimhof is divided into five quarters there's the gold quarter where the Baron, most of the nobles, and the highest ranking priests live also because Heimhof is in the middle of Stirland (most of the Empire consider Stirlanders a bunch of hicks) Heimhof's nobility try really hard to make Heimhof seem a center of Imperial culture so the gold quarter has a shit ton of towers and fancy buildings made of polished granite to like marble they would try to get actual marble the best guards in the city are here

next is the Silver quarter where the poorest nobles, most of the cities ministers, the clergy and most of Heimhofs well off citizens live here so the buildings are in good shape, some towers like the gold quarter, there's a bunch of universities here, the witch hunter barracks, the cathedral of Sigmar also some smaller temples to the rest of the Empire pantheon are here the guards are not as well armed as the Gold quarter but are competent

the Bronze quarter is where everybody else lives the buildings here are all three or four stories tall and crowded together most are kind of rickety and worn down some sections have been deserted entirely due to claims that their haunted, the main areas of Quarter are kept in alright shape the Halfling district is here as well as a Grey Wizard hideout is somewhere in here

The Iron quarter is where the cities warehouses are, also where the cities blacksmiths are located as well as the Dwarven district and the Heimhof college of engineering is there, it's considered a good school across the Empire

The Docking quarter is connected to the Stir as runs into the Riek connecting it to Altdorf and Nuln so Heimhof has a massive port, but at the moment it is holding most of the Stir River patrols fleet not many boats are coming from the east but many are coming in from the west as the Empire moves troops to reinforce Heimhof.

There's a region up river from the city called The Weeping cliffs basically there's a lot of sharp rocks in the river there and lots of boats have crashed there, lots of people go to the Cliffs to commit suicide and the area is definitely haunted the Guards who are stationed in the lighthouse there lock the place down at night and do not leave after dark.

Heimhof has one of the largest Graveyards in the entire Empire it takes a day and a half to ride through it this is due to an incident about two hundred years before the War of the Vampire Counts, when several false omens happened implying the region was blessed by Morr people across the Empire began to move their dead to Heimho before the cult could halt the rumors.

There are three towns within the Heimhof region Serlbach, Kratzberg and Reisach

Serlbach is the southern most of the three towns and sits on the edge of the Natten Forest it serves as the regions primary source of lumber, currently roumers have come from the town of a Beast rampaging through the Wood, a Unite of Greatswords were dispatched to deal with it, their corpses were only recognized by their plate.

Kratzberg had the misfortune of being the east most town, terrified by the stories of the Trumvirate's treatment of those who resisted the town threw their gates wide and surrendered to the Slyvanians Von Carstine troops marched into the town and summerly executed every man woman and child within, their corpes were risen and used to turn the town into a massive Von Carstine fortress.

Reisach is the weastren most town and sits on the Riek many people have rieklander and wissenlander so far it has been left out of the war however troops from Wissenland have been moving through the town on their way to heimhof
 

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The Triumvirate wouldn't execute civilians of a city that willingly surrendered. It goes against the the sort of regime the Triumvirate are establishing. If we did that we'd never convince anyone to surrender again.
 

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You do not understand Blitzkrig tatics do you, also the Carstines are prone to insanity. Also is Warhammer it has to be brutal
 
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Only one Carstein was ever really insane and he was insane before he was a vampire. That's hardly indicative of the entire family.

The definition of Blitzkrieg is breaking through the enemy forces through the use of densely concentrated armoured and or mechanized forces and using superior speed and surprise to outflank and surround the enemy.

It does not mean needlessly slaughtering people like a pantomime villain just for the sake of it. The Triumvirate is following Vlad's method of warfare. Not Konrad's.
 

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Wouldn't be that hard to explain after all vampires are beasts in human clothing no matter how civilised they may be. Besides there are many things that could set off a massacre of a town that has surrendered after a siege especially when undead vampires are in charge. Not everyone would of wanted to surrender regardless of how bleak the situation is the priesthood of sigmar would be one example all it takes is for those still willing to fight attack the undead command maybe even wounding one of the vampires causing the complete massacre in retaliation or something along those lines.
 

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Just keep in mind that if you plan to keep this in the same verse as TVC then what Simon says about the von Carstein offensive is pretty much TVC Canon.
 

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Double post but whatevs.

Wouldn't be that hard to explain after all vampires are beasts in human clothing no matter how civilised they may be. Besides there are many things that could set off a massacre of a town that has surrendered after a siege especially when undead vampires are in charge. Not everyone would of wanted to surrender regardless of how bleak the situation is the priesthood of sigmar would be one example all it takes is for those still willing to fight attack the undead command maybe even wounding one of the vampires causing the complete massacre in retaliation or something along those lines.
True although remembering that the Triumvirate (especially Karl) puts very severe restrictions on Vampire Lords behaviour within their Empire and it's why there's so many execution units who specialise in killing their own kind.
Mistreat your lands and commoners living there? Loose a head.
Turn public opinion further against Vampire-Kind? Loose a head.
etc etc.

Simon could go into better depth but it's the reason that, by TVC 2, the von Carstein Ascendency is actually a good place to live and why the humans there don't universally hate their immortal rulers.




Mind you all this worry could easily be skipped by just placing this RP in an alt-version of TVC reality where the Triumvirate are less benevolent. (OFC the Triumvirate is only benevolent for their own reasons).

aannnddd back to the sick-bed I go.
 

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Mind you all this worry could easily be skipped by just placing this RP in an alt-version of TVC reality where the Triumvirate are less benevolent. (OFC the Triumvirate is only benevolent for their own reasons).
lets keep the sci-fi crap out of fantasy
 

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hey guys First chapter is up your Characters will arrive to the crowd I suggest you all meet up before you approach the Sargent.

also thanks for being so patient with this because you were I'm going to give you some perks

Count Michel your guy gets a mount: a Black warhorse stallion with leather barding it's about 17 hands tall

Get you get a Contact : one Herr Johann Thalmann an apothecary from the Docking Quarter, he's the one who patched you up after your run in the Blood Dragon for free so basically a medic for you guys, he is a short guy heavily tanned, with dark hair and eyes, he's a really nice gentle guy, feeds all the local orphans, does medicine and stuff for whatever people can pay

Dread you get a bonus weapon: you get a Blunderbuss basically a olden day Shotgun
 
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