The war continued after the events of Essen Ford. For more than 40 years, the dark shades of the Count put an aura of terror above the Empire. Countless times, he was killed in battle, and each time he rose again to kill those who had defeated him; he fell at the Battle of Bluthof, was impaled by five lances, with the Count of Ostland's Runefang buried to the hilt in his heart, yet reappeared three days later, overseeing the execution of prisoners. Whilst at the town of Bogenhafen, he led his undead army to victory after being decapitated by a cannon only an hour before. When in the spring of 2050 IC, the city of Middenheim was attacked and the Grand Master of the Knights of the White Wolf, Jerek Kruger, was turned into a vampire because he had dared to kill the count at the Battle of Schwartzhafen a year before.[3b][2c]
Count Vlad was a towering figure, with a mane of long hair and piercing eyes. Those who met him and survived described him as possessed of a feral charm, but with an evil temper that could turn into a berserk fury if he was thwarted in his endeavours. It was said that at such times, only his wife, Isabella, could calm him without blood being spilt.[2e]
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DC: Unknown: Mannfred Von Carstein at full power during the end times. Country: Mannfred's spell allows him to Change the time of day of the entire country of Sylvania via warping space. City: Zombie Dragons are comparable to dragons who can burn down cities. Building: The Warmachines are capable of damaging other warmachines as well. Room-Wall: Large Zombie Beasts capable of large scale damage. Wall-Street: Undead Cavalry and Infantry capable of damaging units of similar levels.
Speed: Unknown:Mannfred Von Carstein's full speed at the end times. Unknown: Mannfred pre-End Times. Subsonic: Vampires are faster than the human eye" Superhuman+: Zombie Dragon and Feel Bats flight speed. Superhuman: Cavalry and Dire Wolves speed. Athletic-Normal: due to being undead, Infantry have regular running speed.
Dura: Unknown: Mannfred Von Carstein at full power during the end times. Country: Mannfred Von Carstein creating a barrier the encompass all of Sylvania (This is durability based on range). City: Zombie Dragons comparable to other Dragons. Large-Building: The strength of the Vampire Warmachines which are comparable to other warmachines and siege weapons but stronger. Room-Wall: Larger Zombie monsters strength in enduring multiple attacks. Wall-Street: Undead cavalry and infantry defensive capabilities.
Nagash performs the Ritual of Waking, having his revenge on Nehekhara by transforming it into the Land of the Dead. Fearing his growing power, the skaven have him assassinated. He lives on through the Crown of Sorcery, an artifact that changes hands many times in the centuries to come.
Uh vlad doesn't have much in the way of feats most of his lore is spent being a general rather than an actual fighter. Since he is one of the more high end vamps due to being one of the originally turned uh I guess his stats and such should be pretty good, but yeah what does the other guy do?
I got the impression that he would have been glad to begin one of those trademark bantering conversations all the urbane bad guys seem to be such big fans of, but before he could finish the sentence Anna Valmont turned with her little pistol and shot him three times in the chest. I saw him jerk and twist. Blood abruptly stained his shirt and coat. She'd hit the heart or an artery.
I personally hope they're new characters. I do like old characters reappearing sometimes, but AoS needs to forge its own identity alongside expanding WHFB's post end times story. Nagash, Neferata, Arkhan, and Manfred are all old world - which is fine - but the other death mortarch characters being new could help AoS story in the long run
In the lore of Neferata, Mannfred and especially Arkhan it is mentioned that Nagash Created them, the way he remembered them in the old world and because of this they are bound to him (with the productplacement that the 3 mortarchs were new models in the Endtimes like Nagash himself, and wasted potential not bringing them into AoS).
In the year 2010, Vlad stood atop the battlements of Drakenhof Castle, and recited from the Nine Books of Nagash. Soon a vast horde of Undead stood ready to obey Vlad's commands. He had thrown down the gauntlet to the Empire, marking the start of the Vampire Wars. Vlad promptly sacked Stirland and ravaged the Ostermark. After these victories, Vlad turned his gaze toward Middenland, and for forty years, his armies rampaged across the land. Many times during the fighting, through luck or heroism, Vlad was slain in battle: unfortunately for the Empire, Vlad wore the Von Carstein Ring, a talisman of phenomenal regenerative power that allowed him to recover from even the most mortal wounds: examples of this included the battle of Bluthof, where Von Carstein fell with five lances piercing him and the Count of Ostland's Runefang buried to the hilt in his heart, yet was seen ordering the crucifixion of prisoners three days later, or at Bogenhafen, where he returned to conquer the town, despite his decapitation by a lucky cannon shot less than an hour before. The most infamous occasion came at the Battle of Schwartzhafen in 2041, when Von Carstein was cut down by Jerek Kruger, Grand Master of the Knights of the White Wolf: however, a year later, Vlad returned to exact his revenge on Kruger, killing him at the gates of the city of Middenheim. The army of Middenland fled to the city and destroyed the drawbridges, saving themselves from Vlad's fury, but leaving a clear path for him to attack the heart of the Empire: the Reikland.
Isabella von CarsteinA darkly beautiful woman, she was the daughter of the insane Otto von Drak, and Vlad's wife. She was described as being extremely beautiful, but cruel and malicious. Vlad married her to seize control of Sylvania, while Isabella agreed to the match so that she would still have some power, which she would lose were her domineering uncle, Leopold to succeed her father. However, what started as a marriage of convenience swiftly blossomed into unholy love; Vlad's vampiric allure was irresistible to her (and in Dominion, Mannfred von Carstein claims that of all Vlad's followers, Isabella was the one he loved most) and before long, the pair were inseparable. It is implied that Isabella was the only person Vlad trusted, and the only person who could calm him when he was enraged. When she was dying of a wasting sickness, Isabella begged her husband to let her join him in undeath. Though he refused many times, Vlad eventually consented and made her a vampire. 2b1af7f3a8