18 January 2015

The End Times Timeline & Map

I have been updating Warhammer timeline for years, keeping all the current happenings listed. Well, then came The End Times. Now, it very much seems that my efforts are pretty much at the end as the Warhammer world burns... Hopefully not, but let's see how these things play out. But, I did start a timeline for The End Times.

You can find the The End Times Timeline and The End Times Map from the Universal Rules & Timelines -page.

Here's few notes about the timeline:
  • Timeline was created to serve Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. To organize the events and to connect them to all the other events published in all the other products. The focus is in the Old World and the Empire. It also has various small other details there and there.
  • It serves years 2521 to 2524 (for now). The End Times do not end there. In fact, they basically start from the year 2525, when all the really apocalyptic events start. But most of the adventures and campaigns for WFRP2 and WFRP3 were created and set to this time period.
  • It is not just The End Times. I have collected previous information from the WFRP sources, WFB sources, novels...etc. and updated those events to this timeline best I can. For example Storm of Chaos (SoC) doesn't anymore happen as it happened originally, when it was published first time. It's rebooted, not gone, but different. So, all the stuff related to that have changed more or less.
  • I have presented few ideas for various WFRP campaigns set to this time period. What might change and how.
  • As for campaigns - For example events of the new The Enemy Within (WFRP3) are now placed on the year 2522 (as they are in the campaign actually) and connected with other stuff going on. Originally I placed them to the year 2521 in original SoC timeline, but The End Times changed this...
  • With this timeline, there is also a map, with various new places mentioned in the timeline/The End Times. I have used the Gitzmans Gallery's Super Huge Detailed World Map.
  • So, this is just the first draft, and we will have too see if I have interest to update the timeline to the end...

14 January 2015

The End Times, Part IV - Thanquol & The Rise of the Horned Rat (novel & campaign)

Picture taken by Jackdays. Original cover art by Paul Dainton. This is unofficial and no way endorsed by mentioned people. No challenge to their status intended. All original rights reserved to their respected owners.
"The End Times are coming. In the warrens of Skavenblight, a new power is rising. The verminlords walk the earth and they plan to lead the skaven to their destiny as rulers of the world. But for Queek Headtaker, the only destiny that matters is his own, as he plans his final assault on Karak Eight Peaks. In the depths of that ancient city, two rival kings - the goblin Skarsnik and the dwarf Belegar - prepare to meet the onslaught. And in Karaz-a-Karak, High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer presides over what he knows, in his heart, is the end of the dwarf empire. The Horned Rat rises and nothing will ever be the same..." -The Rise of the Horned Rat by Guy Haley

The book about these events is: The End Times - The Rise of the Horned Rat by Guy Haley (the Black Library)

The campaign book for Warhammer Fantasy Battle is called : Thanquol (Games Workshop)