Sunhold: The First Triumvirate: AoS28 Event Gallery & Report
|Photo Credit: Ana Polanšćak|
|Photo Credit: Ana Polanšćak|
Ivan: As Sunhold’s Game Master, my role was to prepare the scenario, including the rules for all the enemies and non-player characters, encounters, and treasure. I was also to control the monsters and moderate the game, with Ana’s assistance. It was a lot of work, but it pales in comparison with the effort Ana put into the event, as she secured the venue, gathered participants, painted the terrain and miniatures, dealt with logistics, and so, so much more.
The game itself went smoothly – encounters were pretty balanced difficulty-wise and character deaths were pretty rare. Players cooperated well, which allowed them to advance through the ruins with few issues. That is, until one of them decided to betray the rest during the final boss battle, which was extremely dramatic and put the whole expedition into jeopardy. It all turned out well in the end, as The Triumvirate was taken out after a difficult battle, a fitting end to the quest.
Looking back, I was overly ambitious when designing the scenario as I have prepared too many encounters, monsters, and objects of interest. As the game progressed at a much slower pace than I anticipated, I became aware of the fact that I would have to refrain from using many of them in the interest of finishing the game in a reasonable time (it still took ten hours). I’m still glad I prepared too much rather than too little.
The best part about these events is meeting hobbyists from all over and just hanging out with them. There were some returning players from Legen, but also a couple of newcomers. Every moment spent in their company was enjoyable and I can’t thank them enough for taking the time and effort to attend Sunhold. Hopefully, we will meet again on similar events in the future.
|Upon entering Sunhold through the graveyards, ghouls are quick to attack the questing warbands.|
|Once the warbands pass through the gates, Amyi appears and begins hunting Khida.|
|Strange forest creatures sprout from the trees in the city's courtyard, not yet daring to attack|
|The Church advance into the city, allied with Vladimir's Draghanward Duardin|
|Some of the NPCs waiting in the wings|
|Amyi respawns in the courtyard, one step closer to her Stormcast nemesis|
|Witold's Cult of Spring comes across a Chaos ceremony|
|Silent wardens of days gone by, skeleton warriors appear to defend the inner city|
|Ogor mercenaries appear, their muscle ultimately persuaded to join the questing warbands for the final fight|
|Bat swarms circle around the empty bell-tower|
|The church is directed deeper into the city|
|The skeletons attack the Princeling's court (models by Matt Ross, played by Goran)|
|A ghostly procession continues their march in death as they had in life|
|The warbands are led to the heart of the city where they find the mutated West Ledict Township (model by Cody Taylor)|
|Amyi reappears at just the wrong time!|
|The fight against the West Ledict Township begins|
|Meanwhile, the Cult of Spring and the Draghanwards fight off an enormous vampiric beast|
|After gaining access to deeper into the city, the warbands prepare for the fight ahead (statues by Simon Shießl)|
|The Screaming Many by Matt Ross|
|Led by the resurrected Guardian of Sunhold Stormcast, the warbands advance--only to be betrayed by the Apocryphal Sigmarite Church of Abundance, Seraphim's warband.|
|Amidst the betrayal, the Triumvirate of Sunhold appears, the final boss of the event! (miniature bySimon Shießl)|
|The Triumvirate terrorises the warbands, laying many of their members low|
|A trio of unlikely fighters|
|As all seems lost, the Guardian of Sunhold strikes a finishing blow to the Triumvirate, dispelling the apocalyptic monster...|
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Cody--NPCS and bosses--@magos_buer
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