Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
-The Tempest, by William Shakespeare
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The old man shook his head. His ice-white hair flailed about wildly. Last night, he had stayed awake until the small hours desperately trying to recall the name of his wife and daughter. He had lost. Come the morn, his own name had vanished with the dismal starlight. Every night, he lost that battle. For years now, everyone simply called him "The Professor." Why? He wasn't sure. During his rare periods of lucidity, he recalled embarking upon a Grand Experiment long ago. Just what its purpose or goal was, he wasn't sure.
He adjusted his goggles. The war for his sanity was hopeless; he lost another battle each night. He cackled. Did he even have a wife and daughter? Did he ever? Or were the two women just images in painting? Or perhaps statues in a graveyard? No matter. Defeating insanity was not something he was interested in anymore. The voice inside his skull hissed louder, demanding murder, death. Two men charged up the cracked stairway towards him.
His sword leaped into his hand. His age belied a powerful strength and speed. He drove his sword into the chest of the first man, he fell with a gurgle. But try as he might, the Professor could not yank it free of the corpse's rib cage. Blood spattered on the ground, pooling into arcane formulae. "More data for the Experiment!" he shrieked.
There came the hiss of a taper followed by a crack and a loud boom as the second man fired his pistol. The Professor felt the ball whizz past his ear, taking a clump of his hair with it. The voice in his soul screeched, demanding vengeance. The Professor felt warp energy surge through him. He cast his sword aside. With a roar that shook the cobblestones, the Professor flung himself bodily upon the second man.
Moments later, the Professor stood tall and red, covered in entrails and shattered bone. Aloft he held the man's head. More of the Empire's mislead soldiers charged at him. The Professor flung the severed head at the closest. The voice echoed his laughter. It made promises of incredible power; of the completion of the Professor's Grand Experiment. The Professor cackled.
Whenever he fought for his sanity, he lost; whenever he fought for his life, he won. A most equitable trade.
The Beast has taken over leadership of the Possessed after the King in Yellow was killed. He has the same profile and abilities as a Beastman Minotaur, but can use Lesser magic.
Stormcast Eternals in Mordheim are S4, T4 warriors with 3+ armor save. Their sigmarite warhammers offer +1 to wound against daemons and the Possessed.
The Nightmare Engine is a giant monster as defined in the Serene Annihilation rules. It is S6, T6 with a 3+ save and 9 wounds - making it a tough nut to crack. It can fire 2D6 shots with the same profile as a handgun each turn with no need to reload.
The Pig-God is a monster as per the Serene Annihilation Rules (not a giant monster like the Nightmare Engine). He is S6 and T5 with 5 wounds.
In the Serene Annihilation rules, monsters or giant monsters can make special "monstrous attacks" when they charge, or by expending a Presence point. There are three types: whirlwind, overrun and slam. "Whirlwind" allows a monster to "draw in" any enemies within 3" locking them in combat with it. For a giant monster, this whirlwind range is increased to 6".
Magnus the Pious is treated as a Warrior Priest with maximum human stats and a mighty 5 Presence points. He also knows all of the Prayers of Sigmar and is armed with a hammer, sword and grimoire of true names.
The Great Hoodoo whoops with joy, dancing madly, hopping from one foot to the other. The chaos gods have answered his prayers - but will it be enough?