Which side are you on?
As war in the Witchlands rages on, twilight is falling.
As chaos engulfs La Grande Armee, teenaged Isabella Le Morte, faces a different kind of war.
A war of the Heart.
Daughter of one of Emperor Mordred's liaison officers, Isabella has been living amongst the werewolves of Diberia for some months.
There she struck up a friendship with werewolf heartthrob Jakub.
Jakub is an up and coming werewolf leader held in some regard by both General Hoofiuszko as well as the Emproer himself.
Jakub has lost his heart to young Belladonna.
aka The Pope of Mope
But life (and death) is not so straight forward for the wan Isabella.
Out gathering nightshade one frosty morning, Isabella found herself surrounded by fierce Zombiske Cossacks.
The wee girl was unceremoniously brought before the raiders' leader, Captain Edvarda Sverkayushchey-Kozhi-Bletski aka Kulinkov.
When his undead eyes met hers for the first time she was lost.
The feeling was apparently mutual as the sparkly vampyre soon spoke to her of his feelings.
No ordinary Vampyre was Kulinkov. He loathed his undeath as well as the hierarchy that had spawned it.
Kulinkov vowed to Isabella that one day he would be free of the Dark Czar's grip and when that day came he would fight for the Emperor.
With that Edvarda made sure that Isabella was safely returned to her camp.
Ever since their first encounter Isabella has been increasingly dreaming about a "life" of undeath, in which she spends eternity with the dreamy Edvarda.
Truth be told, while by no means wishing the curse of undeath on his beloved, Edvarada has been making plans involving Isabella as well.
Meanwhile Jakub has had visions of his own.
Note: Edvarda was first introduced in the scenario "General Buster and the Cossacks of Doom", published as part of the Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar 2013, and rules for his use in games of Flintloque may be found at the above link.
It had always been my intention to follow this up with a prequel mini-campaign featuring a series of skirmishes between Edvarda's undead and Jakub's werewolves. The outcome of the thing will be decided by the games although we must presume that Edvarda "lives" in order to turn coat and take part in Colonel Buster's expedition.
Only recently did I manage to finish up Jakub, a werewolf from West Wind's Gothic Horror line IIRC. I also took some time to rework Edvarda in a foot and mounted version including some repainting and use of gloss varnish on his skin to give that sparkly effect that drives the ladies wild.
The first encounter is already planned with the Undead raiding a convoy defended by the werewolves and elves although at this point I am not sure when it will make it onto the table.
Hope you enjoyed the post and thanks for stopping by!