Castle Drachenfels is a ruined fortress located high in the Grey Mountains, which form the border between The Empire and Bretonnia. For centuries the castle. So they added it as a cosmetic on the map But what are the chances of Drachenfels ever being in the game?. Welcome to Castle Drachenfels. This Warhammer Fantasy. Roleplay adventure allows you to explore the grim fortress of the Great Enchanter from Jack Yeovil’s.
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Imagine if you mixed the classic mustache and goatee twirling depiction of Satan in a business suit with Dracula, and threw him in the Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe. A long time ago 15, years to be exact before the arrival of the Old Ones to the world, there lived a tribe of neanderthal humans by a river during the ice age of the world. Drachenfels was counted among their number, and after becoming sick while in old age he was left out in the wilderness to die.
He feigned death by exposure, and when one of his tribe came close he somehow unknown even to himself managed to kill the man and cadtle his life drachenfe,s keep in mind this is before Chaos entered the world, and thus there’s no deus ex machina you can use through them here. He used his newfound power to continue living. His body still rotted however, and he took to forming a new body out of the remains of his victims to continue looking human.
Drachennfels faces he likes the most are preserved with magic, and he wears them to go amongst the mortal races of the world in disguise. At some point, he established a fortress named after himself in the Old World. From here, he launched attack after attack at the races of the mortal world using all the armies of Destruction, as each submitted to him as a superior being.
Despite being of near power to himself, he declared them to be his subordinates, and demanded tribute of Daemon forces periodically afterwards. They hastily obliged each time. Rather than having a direct goal like taking over the world, destroying the Empire, consuming the Warp, and so on Drachenfels has never sought specific ends.
Each time he attacks the outside world, he does so merely out of boredom. He usually takes plenty of captives back, which he tortures or otherwise “plays with” in abominable ways before consuming their souls and using their flesh to keep himself spry. Since he tends to completely destroy anything he attacks, the only recorded incidents involving him in history are times that he was beaten or for some reason chose to spare the conquered.
The first time, Sigmar had only just united the tribes that would be the Empire when the land fell under attack from an army of greenskins led by Drachenfels.
Drachenfels was defeated, and the greenskins driven back to his castle. The next time he appeared in history, he marched his forces of Daemons and Undead through Athel Loren and attacked a Bretonnian frachenfels called Parravon. Once there, he defeated the guard of the city to the last, then demanded the wealth of the province in tribute. After drachenfelss it he executed the nobility of the region, then returned to his castle with his army. Only a few decades later, Drachenfels castpe unarmed to the Empire and announced he’d reformed his evil ways, and would be an ally from that point onward.
He put on an elaborate PR campaign of using the wealth from Parravon to pay reparations to the victims that had escaped his castle, and pleaded for forgiveness at the graves of those whose bodies had been recovered. After the dimwitted public accepted that he’d turned good, he invited the entire court of the Emperor to a feast at his castle.
He drahcenfels them wine laced with paralyzing poison, then laid an elaborate feast out in front of them. Once the nobles were drachengels he had the nobles’ children tortured to death within earshot of them and mocked them by slowly and nonchalantly eating food in front of them before leaving the paralyzed nobles to starve to death, a constant feast being brought out and served in front of them.
One of the children who survived the sick game grew to be Oswald von Konigswald, who became an Elector Count. He hired the now adult and kung fu master Genevieve, who had become a bar wench in Altdorf, along with a few other no-name adventurers a dwarven warrior with a grudge, a brigand leader lured with the hope of a pardon, and an insane assassin woman to travel with him to Castle Drachenfels and put the monster down for good.
Oswald managed to deal the killing blow to him and his death destroyed the Undead and Daemons in his service. The greenskins fled the fortress, and anything that remained was killed. The fortress itself was left intact and transferred to the ownership of Oswald. Years later, Oswald hired a great playwright to direct a production within the castle of Oswald’s “heroic” defeat of Drachenfels.
The most important individuals in the Empire attended, as well as the newly crowned Karl Franz and his son Luitpold II. The production was hindered by many spooky incidents, not the least of which was the eccentric behavior of the actors. As would be expected, Drachenfels returned to life during the play and slaughtered a fair number of the audience and cast. Genevieve and the director of the play, Detlef Sierck, were blessed by Sigmar and dealt a killing blow to Drachenfels again.
Although this is described as having killed him once and for all, everyone who has killed him has thought the exact same thing. Regardless, his fortress was finally razed to the ground on Franz’s command.
Drachenfels – 1d4chan
The castle itself hasn’t been seen by a living being in ages, as no sane creature would travel there. If these books weren’t half as popular as they are Black Library wouldn’t periodly reprint them despite them being SO out of date. It’s easier to summarize arguments by category.
Caatle Ones in current canon actually created humanity in its current state. Thus not only is it impossible for him to have preceded them, but there never were neanderthals. Any humans reaching that state have devolved csatle through Chaos or Necromantic exposure. Caastle new Black Library books continue to reference things from the story, and his castle is still shown on maps in modern army books as well as heraldry books. The Old Ones could have done the latter, and then moved their experimented humans batch to pre-Nehekara.
Drzchenfels, Drachenfels would have been essentially Warhammer Vandal Savage. Nagash indeed has taken the role of Drachenfels as a mortal undead tied into the backstory of drachenfelx Empire, who is a threat to every single faction in the game. It helps that Nagash was always credited with the invention of the widespread version of necromancy while Drachenfels wasn’t.
That’s like saying Malekith and Mannfred are non-canon because Nagash fulfills deachenfels role of big non-Chaos baddie. Drachenfels can be considered the Vandal Savage to Nagash’s Casyle. Yeah, caxtle a pretty glaring example of being a Villain Sue. That doesn’t make it non-canon. Also, the idea that Drachenfels is better than the Chaos Gods could only be true in the eyes of Drachenfels himself, as he is arrogant. Considering it was just after the Warp Gates collapsing, it could be possible due to the fact that we have no knowledge as to how powerful the chaos gods were at that time, they may have ruled the warp already but that doesn’t automatically mean that they were as powerful as we know them to be by the time of the “End times”.
As Drachenfels only ever existed in one book series and one Warhammer Fantasy RPG book, he’s unlikely to ever get a miniature. Due to his transformative nature however you could easily make something look like him using another mini.
As for how to field him? Hell, ally all three together in a 3 on 3 match. All that matters is that you put Drachenfels somewhere on the table, and after you lose you laugh about seeing the other player soon. Then tell him a week later Drachenfels came back and ate the soul of his children.
In the game The End Times: VermintideCastle Drachenfels was added as an expansion. Apparently it was either not destroyed or reformed, and was invaded by Skaven who were dachenfels its magic into portals to summon Daemons, and were searching the castle for cursed magic relics.
The heroes put down the Skaven, although nothing else of note was found within. Disturbingly, the Poisoned Feast is still set up With the impending release of The End Timesthe big apocalyptic event for Warhammer Fantasy Battleit looks like GW have finally convinced Newman to release a likely updated, rewritten version of Drachenfels, who is getting re-added into the setting as a ” Mortarch ” of Nagashthough so far he’s only referred to as “The Nameless”.
Indeed, his whole reason for siding with Nagash is to try and recover his identity, because he’s forgotten who he is.
He’s described as a bodiless spirit that specializes in possessing and controlling large groups of people at a time, and also a huge dick who likes to screw people over for his petty whims – one day deciding he wants banners of flayed skin, so his victims start skinning each other, the next day he makes them rip out their bones to make totems because he’s bored with the skin banners.
In fact, this petty dickery actually screws him and Vlad von Carstein over, because it disrupts their takeover so much that it makes Balthasar Gelt come to see why things are acting odd in the area they’ve conquered the guards in the area weren’t reporting in. Though Gelt joins them later due to this, so everything ended up working out fine.
Castle Drachenfels – Official Vermintide Wiki
At some point afterwards before the end of the frachenfels, Drachy decides that the big bonedaddy doesn’t have his interests in mind and eventually just breaks off to do his own thing.
He manages to control an entire castke and gets to personally possess Luthor Huss, Witch Hunter extraordinaire. By this point, Drach decides to throw his lot in with the winning side that is Chaos and is in league with the corpse of Isabella Von Carstein. And thus was the end of Drachenfels’ return. For the time at least By extension, Genevieve is now full canon too. Which by drachenfwls makes this the best article ever written as we now have confirmation of Sigmar possessing someone to skull fuck someone with a Warhammer.