“Hear ye, hear ye! Meet the merciless Ulfenwatch – the skeleton militia that keep the streets free of defiance. Who can rid us of this undead menace? I’m the Cursed City crier, and I’ll be feeding you all the information you need to help rid this place of its undead scourge.”
Welcome to the first in a new series of weekly articles where we’ll be taking a look at the heroes and villains of Ulfenkarn in the build up to the release of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City. We’re kicking off with a look at Captain Halgrim and his Ulfenwatch and, boy, have they got a bone to pick with you.
Hoping to receive the ‘gift’ of the Soulblight curse, Oleksander Halgrim joined the traitorous purge of Ulfenkarn’s nobility. This did not go down well with his fellow officers, who bound him hand and foot and threw him in a sewer pit to be eaten by Corpse Rats. His skeleton was then raised as a Deathrattle officer to lead the Ulfenwatch, although he is now little more than a rotting automaton.
To control a city the size of Ulfenkarn, an army is required. With no time to place ads in the local newspaper, Gorslav the Gravekeeper emptied the corpse-gardens and crypt-tunnels. Soon an army of fleshless soldiers were dispensing brutal justice on the streets from their stronghold, the Vharngate.
While an individual skeleton warrior shouldn’t cause your party much trouble, they will be inspired to fight even harder by their banner bearer, so make sure that you try to take him out first.
We’ll be taking another look at some more of the models from Warhammer Quest: Cursed City next week. In the meantime, make sure that you check out the website for more information about this exciting new cooperative game.