Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Serene Annihilation: NPC: Magnus the Pious

I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
-Henry V, by William Shakespeare

The end is nigh.  The clock approaches midnight, darkness falls and thousands of torches appear like fallen stars in the hills surrounding Mordheim.  Magnus the Pious has united the Empire; now, he marches on Mordheim followed by an army of fanatics.  Chants of "Sigmar!  Sigmar!" echo from the hills to resonate through crooked alleys, over drooping roofs and across cracked boulevards.  Doom has come at last.

Mordheim eventually came to an end.  Magnus the Pious emerged to overthrow the bickering Elector Counts and unite the Empire.  Then, in a wave of holy fury, he consigned Mordheim to the flames of righteousness.

In the Serene Annihilation Campaign, the end is approaching.  History's wheels turn inexorably to grind the City of the Damned to Dust.  Magus and his army cannot be stopped.  Our warbands are trapped like rats in the burning labyrinth.  It is the end.


The architect of Mordheim's undoing.  Magus is surrounded by the fiery blaze of Sigmar's holy light.  He is the salvation of the Empire, mankind and all of the Old World.

Name M WS BS S T W I A Ld
Magnus the Pious 4 6 6 4 4 3 6 4 10

Presence: 5

Equipment: Sigmarite Hammer (see Sisters of Sigmar), Sword, Light Armor, Grimoire of True Names

Skills: strike to injure

Paragon of Sigmar: Magnus the Pious is the greatest of all Warrior Priests.  He knows all six Prayers of Sigmar and gets +2 on all rolls made to cast.  He counts as a Warrior Priest for all gameplay purposes, including the ability to wear armor and cast etc.

Grimoire of True Names:  This mighty tome allows the user to utter words inimical to the denizens of the warp, slowing and confusing them.  Any daemonic models (including daemons, Possessed etc.) in base contact with Magnus have their initiative halved, rounded down.


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