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Children of Sigmar
Children of Sigmar
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Spin Offs Full Stories
Chronological Order
Preceded By End of Darkness
Followed By None
Narration POV Narration, Unreliable

Children of Sigmar is a story detailing the events that happen around several influencial members of The Empire. The Children of Sigmar follows events of the End of Darkness, and begins following a conversation had between William Loview III. and Karl Franz. The Children of Sigmar is written date wise concurtently to the overarching Lucerne story, and several times throughout the story there are events that happen in the Children of Sigmar that are detailed expandings of things that have already happened in Lucerne.

The POV Characters of the Children of Sigmar are Karl Franz, Luthor Huss, Ormond Franz, Sophia Tovendown, Fermund Habsburg II., and Konrad Aldrech of which Karl Franz stands as the Emperor of the entire Empire and deals with the largest issues of the land, Luthor Huss is a Sigmarite Priest of whom is sent into the maelstorm of Austria by the Grand Theogonist and works to uncover the plots lying there, Sophia Tovendown is the sole surviving child of Magritta Tovendown of whom is the Elector Count of the Lowlands making Sophia the heir to the house and the elector count role, Fermund Habsburg II. is the heir to Denmark and leads the fortress of Wolfensburg, while Konrad Aldrech is the Elector Count of Solland and deals with the issues of his land.

The Children of Sigmar heavily mingles into both the Lucernian series, and also the Rise of Chaos series of which the exploits of Jacob Swan are dealt with also in the Children of Sigmar.

The Children of Sigmar begins with the events following the first meeting of Karl Franz, and William Lovie III. and despite common personalities and a friendly conversation it ends in disaster as it becomes clear to both that they cannot reconsile their differences. The forces of Chaos are rising all across Europe and this is escpecially true in Alcase, Denmark, Kizlev, and Valeria and it is these places that the POV Characters are forced to fight against. This fighting continues, but everything changes when Valeria sacks Western Arnor, and this gives the Austrians the oppurtunity they wanted to ravage Arnor, and this ends in a massive battle which Arnor finally loses and Austria expands massively. During this conflict Arthas Menathil crashes throgh the war and makes his way north and towards Denmark where after a standoff he retreats across the great bridge of Copenhagen and into Swedan.

POV Characters

The POV Characters of the Children of Sigmar are Karl Franz, Luthor Huss, Ormond Franz, Sophia Tovendown, Fermund Habsburg II., and Konrad Aldrech of which Karl Franz stands as the Emperor of the entire Empire and deals with the largest issues of the land, Luthor Huss is a Sigmarite Priest of whom is sent into the maelstorm of Austria by the Grand Theogonist and works to uncover the plots lying there, Sophia Tovendown is the sole surviving child of Magritta Tovendown of whom is the Elector Count of the Lowlands making Sophia the heir to the house and the elector count role, Fermund Habsburg II. is the heir to Denmark and leads the fortress of Wolfensburg, while Konrad Aldrech is the Elector Count of Solland and deals with the issues of his land.

POV Characters - Children of Sigmar
Karl Franz
Chapters: 1 · 5 · 10 · 15 · 21 · 27
Luthor Huss
Chapters: 11 · 16 · 18 · 22 · 28
Ormand Franz
Chapters: 2 · 6 · 19 · 29
Sophia Tovendown
Chapters: 3 · 7 · 12 · 17 · 24 · 30
Fermund Habsburg II.
Chapters: 4 · 8 · 13 · 20 · 23 · 25 · 31
Konrad Aldrech
Chapters: 9 · 14 · 21 · 26 · 32

Plot Summary

Chapter 1

Karl Franz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Karl Franz is given a Magi stone by a Lucernian diplomat and from this he eventually talks with William Lovie III. The two have a good conversation until talk of Arnor and Austria leads to a stalemate and they leave on bad terms despite their personalities coresponding to having been closer. Leaving the Imperial Palace he returns home to his family where he silently watches them while holding his wife, and whispering to her about how things are about to get very bad in Europe and there is little he thinks he can do to stop it. At the end of the chapter he leaves a dinner party being hosted for some visiting nobles from Hannover and stands on the balcony of the palace where he thinks on the failings he sees in himself.

Chapter 2

Ormand Franz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he begins by watching a boat leaving the harbor of Aldorf and a tear flows down his cheek which is wiped aside by his mother who makes him promice that he won't let his tears so free again. Throughout the early part of the chapter he is shown to be a physically weak young man who has been used to the silver spoon of being royalty to hide his pathetic martial abilities, and silently the fact that he has basically a club foot, which leads him to be able to ride normally but he walks with a limp. His father realizing he needs to work on this recalls him to the capital, and upon arriving there he spends time with his mother and sister before meeting with his father of whom commands he lead a troop of soldiers into the Lowlands where they are battling the forces of Alcase.

Chapter 3

Sophia Tovendown is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she returns to the Lowlands after finishing her education abroad in Aldorf, and she hints to her mother that she has fallen in love with a noble she met in Aldorf, but when she goes to tell her mother who it is they are interrupted by the Guard Commander and the man she knows to be her mothers lover in the form of Leweyn of Marrianburgh who says that Orcs have been sighted on the western borders. Magritta is forced to leave to deal with this and leaves with Ser Eric, and leaving Sophia as the Regent of Marrianburgh while she is away. Sophia finds herself constrained by the large Palace Guard known as the Blue Guards of the Lowlands - after the blue cloaks they wear to show there loyalty - of whom she discovers have become massive in number since her departure as it appears her mother has become increasingly paranoid about the death of Sophia and has gone to very large lengths to ensure the Palace Guard are loyal to her family alone. Finding the city very prosperous but also on edge due to her mother's heavy handed rule she begins to discuss with Claire Jaager, and Tessa Rynsburger about creating her own force called the Pink Guard of the Lowlands and trying to use them to help the people most affected by her mother's decisions. Her arrival back in the city does lead to the coming of a significant number of nobles from throughout the Lowlands including to the great shock of her mother news that her fathers sister, of whom was the defacto leader of the rebellion against her also is coming to the capital to see Sophia, and this brings her great dread at having to meet the women who clearly holds so much hatred towards her. The chapter ends with her being approached by Ser Daniel Kraajer of whom tells her about the arrival of the Royal Army of Bavaria and that she will need to greet them at the docks.

Chapter 4

Fermund Habsburg II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he begins by pulling his sword out of the chest of a raiding Chaos attacker, and turns around to the sounds of cheers as he is standing on the field following delivering victory for Denmark against a particularly large raiding party in what is called the Second Bright Wolf Warriors War. Returning to Wolfenburg he goes about his duties of ruling the fortress, and we are introduced to his wife of whom says they must prepare as his father is coming to celebrate the great victory. Following sleeping with his wife he lays silently waiting for her to fall asleep before taking a torch and leaving the keep through tunnels beneath it making his way into the forest outside of the fortress where he walks towards a small farm and greets the farmer of whom is waiting for him with a horse. Travelling by horse he makes his way through the forest in the dark finding his way to a clearing where he meets with Isabel Glusburg of whom he talks with before the two sleep together in the field falling asleep together. Waking up in the morning she is gone, and getting up he walks his horse to the road where he finds his aunt Elana Habsburg, General Esben Hedegaard, and Palace Guardsmen Arne Vilhelmsen waiting for him on the road where it is revealed they are friends of his but most specifically they were there attempting to see the women he was with, but his aunt reveals what happened when he entered the field. She watched as he entered the field where there was no one and stood motionless for nearly ten minutes before walking forward several feet before falling to the ground and remaining laying for the entire night. Horrified that his plan to have others see the girl he spent so much time with had failed he reconciles with the fact that she is just in his head and that he may be losing his mind, but despite this he follows the group back to Wolfenburg where the arrival of his father is approaching.

Chapter 5

Karl Franz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he arrives in Middenheim alongside his wife and daughter and they meet with Elector Count Borus Todbringer of whom they hope to bring onto their side of things so that when the eventual fight comes with Austria there will not be two fronts. Karl Franz makes some progress with Boris, but the mood takes a massive decline when the Ar-Ulric arrives and Boris becomes increasingly hostile. After this Karl Franz travels west into Wissenland where he meets the Elector Count there and is told in no uncertain terms that Austria is moving, and they are simply waiting for the moment to put the final blow into Arnor. Karl Franz plans to travel to Austria, but is forced to go to Hannover when the situation in Lorraine becomes more dangerous. 

Chapter 6

Ormand Franz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he arrives in the Lowlands and is met at the docks by Sophia of whom he shares a kiss with. Sophia's mother sees this and while at first making him beleive she was upset she breaks into smiles and invites him to stay at the palace while he awaits the rest of his forces to arrive. 

Chapter 7

Sophia Tovendown is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she and her mother discuss marriage possibilities with Ormand, and while her mother supports it she is clear to say that Karl Franz will probably say no as Sophia can only marry Matrilineally which would leave the prince of House Franz no longer eligible to inherit from House Franz.

Chapter 8

Fermund Habsburg II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he travels to the netural city of Egersund in southern Norway where he alongside his personal forces meet the merchant Lord of whom rules over the city in the form of Otwin Skefillson.

Chapter 9

Konrad Aldrech II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is walking through the palace grounds where he is going to see his father where they will speak on the affairs of state with his brother as the three do every night, but as he is walking with his sister Alexandra to do this he is stopped by Janni Villumsen of whom his thoughts indicate he is romantically involved with and she is able to convinse him to skip the night of talking with his father and brother implying she will sleep with him. After saying goodbye to his sister he follows Janni of whom on her directions takes him to the roof of the palace where after briefly having a strange conversation of their future the two sleep together but after they are finished she gives him a drink and he falls unconsious after drinking it. Waking up from his potion induced sleep he finds himself alone on the roof of the Palace of Ahlbeck where he is spurred to action by the sounds of screaming and runs to his to the sounds sword in hand and finds a man lying on the ground dying, his sister bleeding from the face on the ground and several of what he sees to be her handmaidens dead on the ground as well. Before he can help his sister he is forced to fight against several men who rush into the room and he is wounded but manages to kill the three men charging in. He nearly passes out he pulls his sister out of the room, and is helped by several of his household guard and one of his close friends in Ser Trent Muuler of whom take them out of the House Aldrech keep and into the tunnels beneath of which they escape through. Waking up days later after slipping into a near coma from blood loss he is told that his father is dead and the capital of Solland has been taken by rebels, but his brother holds out in in the outer palace grounds and has been named Elector Count in a rushed ceremony. Forcing himself to ride a horse he carries his sister with him desperate to find assistence for his brother in the capital, and they begin moving north where they find themselves in the forest north of Ahlbeck.

Chapter 10

Karl Franz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is told reports of the Rebellion in Solland, and when he suggests sending troops he is disuaded from this by the Elector Counts as it appears that the Austrians are funding the rebellion, and funding the other side would upset them.

Chapter 11

Luthor Huss is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is praying in a small Temple to Sigmar in Western Prussia when two knights enter the Temple disprupting his prayer to tell him that the elector count and his daughter are here to see him. Luthor as he is walking out of the temple thinks on the Gausser's and describes them as the only Elector Count family outside of the Emperor himself that he believes are true believers in the Church of Sigmar, and he thinks very high praise of the family. The Chapter ends with Luthor Huss joining Theoderic and his daughter on the road to Aldorf where he will speak for Theoderic in defence of the Emperor's idea of peace with Arnor's remaining Atlantians.

Chapter 12

Sophia Tovendown is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she wakes up in the arms of Ormand of whom is leaving the next day to lead the forces of Bavaria towards the front with Alcase, and as they talk about this she cries as she is scared for him. Forced by her mother to get out of bed and stop crying she accompanies her mother as her mother visits nobles coming in from the east of the Lowlands, and she does her best to ignore the site of the Bavarian troops massing outside the walls of the city and focus on the nobles. The chapter ends with the arrival of Mara Chimay of whom she watches enter the city alongside Leweyn.

Chapter 13

Fermund Habsburg II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he travels southward towards the Imperial Blot of 5133 where he joins his father in answering the call of the Emperor.

Chapter 14

Konrad Aldrech II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he travels with his company through the forests north of Ahlbeck where he hopes to find his mentor in Ser Robbet of Solland of whom controls the castle of Grahlten where he hopes he can find safety and start planning to retake the capital. Arriving at the Grahlten he finds the castle burned and within the burning ruins of the place he had spent so much of his youth he finds the body of his mentor of whom was left lying face down in the mud of his castle despite how much this ruined his honor and how well respected he was. Konrad Aldrech would stay and bury his old mentor despite warnings that they had stayed too long and those following would be upon them, and while he was saying a prayer for his lost father of sorts the ruined castle would come under assault from a group of men following him, and a fight would break out which they were clearly going to lose until the attackers retreated and following this a group of soldiers flying the banner of House Lechner of whom have arrived under the orders of their Lady in the form of Lena Lechner. Konrad would by this point be completely lost in what to believe and who to trust but would be convinced by his friend Quinton Jagers of whom says that he knows the brother of Lena and he was an honorable man. The group travels through the forest with the force of House Lecher and following a night of hard riding they arrive at the fortress of House Lechner in Lechner Hold where they are greeted at the gates by Lena Lechner and several of her captains.

Chapter 15

Karl Franz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is hosting the elements of the Elector Counts involved in the struggle for Arnor, and also his closest allies of whom have all been summoned to the capital for the Meeting of Aldorf. On the second day of the meeting the leadership of Austria sends Dominic, and Gregrick Troy of whom arrive alongside the Ulric leadership and during their initial arrival they are extremely hostile towards the entire meeting.

Chapter 16

Luthor Huss is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Luthor Huss travels southward towards Arnor leading a force of some three thousand soldiers from the Riekland towards Arnor in order to stop the bloodshed under the supreme command of Karl Franz.

Chapter 17

Sophia Tovendown is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she holds Leweyns hand as they travel through the palace to meet with Mara, and reaching the final door before the throne room she and Leweyn share a smile before releasing his hand and going inside the room where she finds Mara, and her mother already talking.

Chapter 18

Luthor Huss is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter

Chapter 19

Ormand Franz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he arrives at 

Chapter 20

Fermund Habsburg II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he travels southward at the request of his father and the Emperor making his way towards Arnor with a force of some two hundred men where he trails behind Luthor Huss of whom knows he is following him and knows his purpose.

Chapter 21

Konrad Aldrech II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he once again dreams of the Tournament of Solland where he first thought he would be able to marry Janni Villumsen, and also the tournament that would start all the conflict which led them to this point. Following his victory and the naming of Janni Villumsen as the Queen of Love and Beauty he and Janni spend the night together with their mothers as the chaperone, and while this is happening there closeness only increases. Konrad is awoken by Trent Muuler, and Quinton Jagers and the three discuss their entry into Lechner Hold. Konrad does not recall but is told that upon their arrival and Konrad getting off his horse fell unconsious as the lady Lechner was about to speak to him, and they were forced to take him inside where he has been asleep for almost two days. After hearing this he demands to know how his sister is and at these words he hears a whimper at the door and sees Alexandra with much of her face covered by bandage, and upon seeing he has noticed her she rushes into his arms which hurts him more then he lets on due to the sword wound he suffered during the fighting but as she cries into his shoulder he doesn't have the heart or desire to have her leave. Eventually Lena Lechner arrives and Konrad is shocked when his sister goes to her giving her a hug and thanking her for everything over the last few days, and he watches Lena smile truly at his sister while brushing aside her hair and feels conflicted as he watches the two embrace. Konrad is taken by Lena Lechner into the dungeons below Lechner Hold and once there she takes him to the cell of a man who she says is named Landolf Inrotoy of whom she tells Konrad will tell him more about what is going on. Speaking with Landolf Inrotoy he discovers that Landolf is a landed knight of Austria and was sent to Lechner Hold in order to infiltrate the castle and eventually assasinate the members of House Lechner if they proved to not wish to join the forces that Austria was amassing in southern Solland, and then Lena steps in telling Konrad that they discovered him after he attempted to murder Petra Lechner but she beat him in the fight and now he has become an open traitor to Austria in return for his survival. 

Chapter 22

Luthor Huss is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter

Chapter 23

Fermund Habsburg II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 25

Fermund Habsburg is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he returns to Denmark where he lands near Copenhagen in order to assist his father in the defence of the city against the forces of the dead led by Arthas Menathil. 

Chapter 26

Konrad Aldrech II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is marching down the road leading the three thousand strong vangaurd force of House Lechner, and surrounded by his friends he does not question why no one says a word to him as they march and it gives him time to think of everything that transpired. Questioning what to do with his now current marriage with Lena Lechner and the confusion he feels over his feelings for the girl who is now his wife he pushes them aside as he urges his body to keep moving towards the fortress town of 

Chapter 31

Fermund Habsburg II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he continues to follow the army of Arthas Menathil into Swedan where it moves continuously north, and despite being commanded by his father to not follow he travels further and further into Swedan following Arthas.

Chapter 32

Konrad Aldrech II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

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