Day 2 of the Chapel has ended, and only one warband completed the journey through the forest to challenge the Lady Elect, mistress of the gates, and her unholy guardians… Despite overcoming the Wytch-cult, the Imperials fell under of dream-spell of the Albino Woods, and were lured away from the true path by wisps and ghosts. They remain lost in the deep forest, their future is uncertain… (Sadly, Kieran was ill for day 2 and didn’t make it – get well soon dude!)
The more psychically attuned Exodites resisted the lure of the forest spirits, and made it to the grand concourse that leads to the gates of the Chapel itself:
The Lady Elect awaits, while her warband stands ready:
A hard-fought battle ensues, and many noble Exodites fall to the guardians of the gates. Inevitably, the strands of fate align, and Lindethiel faces the Lady Elect in an epic duel:
Lindethiel prevails, and though grievously wounded, she and the surviving Exodites defeat the remaining guardians and deal with a minor daemonic incursion before finally ascending to the gates of the Chapel:
What awaits them inside is a tale for another time…
One last pic – the glowing columns that you can see in the photos above cast various effects throughout the game – some good, some not so good! One of the effects was the manifestation of ghosts, which, of course, Mark had lovingly created. Unfortunately, (or fortunately?), we only got to see Black Tide in-game, (the black one – highly flammable!), but I just had to show you the full supporting cast. I forget the name of the green scribe-ghost on the left, but otherwise we have Lash Banshee, Black Tide, Revenant Boy and Lady Marissa:
Phew! What an amazing weekend!! I can’t get my head around how many hours went into this project – all the warbands, (including those absent friends who couldn’t make it), all the terrain, (including the design/printing/molding of the Chapel board & assorted bits and bobs by Mark, and the buildings on the Albino Forest board that were made by Luke & shipped all the way from Australia!), the artwork from Mark and Ahmad Alibrahing (aka The Stygian Thorne), the rules generation & GM plots (Mark), the photographer (sorry, your name escapes me, but nice job!!), and the various friends-of-Mark that popped in and out over the weekend to bring cookies, offer advice, and support and cheer my uncanny ability to roll ones!! Superb effort one and all & lovely to meet you :-)
You can expect a number of proper write-ups & short stories from me in the coming days & weeks, and I know that Mark will be putting up professional photos and write-ups over on his blog Heresyofus… Keep your eyes open for an exciting announcement over there as well ;-)
Finally, I just want to say a huge thank you to Mark for organising this whole thing & allowing me to be a part of it, and to his lovely family for their kind hospitality. You guys are the real stars of the show in my opinion, and I hope to see you all again soon!
Eric M Wier said:
Wow, the weekend sounds like an incredible time! The pictures look wonderful so many delightful warbands (and terrain to scramble over)! It is always great to see such events come together. I cannot wait to hear more!
It was awesome mate, and fear not – there will be more about this in various places I am sure :-)
So awesome Alex. Looks and sounds like it was everything we all hoped it would be. I hear whispers of a second event early next year?
Oh it was mate – the only bummer was missing you & the others who couldn’t make it. There is certainly a second event at some point, but not sure when (no doubt Mark will get that organised)
The terrain adds SO much to the atmosphere – the warbands all look great, but the terrain just kicks everything up a notch.
Absolutely – it’s the holy grail imo – great board + great minis + great story + great company!
Pete S/ SP said:
Wow- this event really sums up with Science Fantasy gaming is all about to me.
And for me too mate – I’m so chuffed to have been a part of it!
Sounds like a great event! What a payoff for all that work 😊
Too right mate – worth every late night, every moment of familial neglect, every drop of blood offered up to the god of careless craft knives. Totally worth it :-)
Looks and sounds like so much fun, what a brilliant group effort!
It sure was mate – exhausting, but so worth it :-)
Awesome throughout! I am not the best at commenting (unlike you) but I’ve kept a close eye on this the whole time. Now the most important thing is that it seems that you guys are happy with the event and I look forward on seeing more in the coming days and weeks 😊
:-) we had a great time mate, and I am sure there will be more to come
Oh man, wish I was there. Looks like I missed an epic weekend. Well next time. There is always next time.
Yes it was mate, and yes there is – see you there! :-)
Need to make it. Need to make it. Need to make it.
Bring forth the Horrors of the Undergrowth.
Looks like it was amazing – roll on part 2!
Can’t wait :-)
Extremely impressive stuff all round Alex.
Well done for being part of such a memorable project.
Cheers dude :-)
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