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Children of Ulric
Children of Ulric
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Preceded By Children of Sigmar
Followed By None
Narration POV Narration, Unreliable
The Children of Ulric is a short story spawned from the overall Children of Sigmar story but centering around the Province of Middenland. The Children of Ulric centers around the lives of six people who in the case of four of them are very powerful in Middenland, while the fifth appears to not be of any great influence at the beginning of his story, and the sixth is extremely important due to her titan influence but fights a different war then the rest of them.

Centered around the province of Middenland the story delves into one of the more discussed parts of The Empire in a way that the rumors and third party tellings of the other members of the Empire cannot match.

The Children of Ulric begins with Werner Anderssen the Baron of Fintel a large town located directly on the edge of the Great Forest, and then following his story it shifts to Heinrich Todbringer. Heinrich Todbringer is the oldest child of Boras Todbringer and he is contantly forced to prove himself as the situation in Middenland deteriotes due to his fathers growing war with the Trolloc of the Great Forest. Following Heinrich the story shifts to Erwin Frenbeck of whom is the King of the Kingdom of Chetti of which is an independant realm just west of Toppenheim, and east of Lorraine. Following this we move into Roland Dollburg of whom is the son and heir to the extremely wealthy House Dollburg and he spends his time attempting to spread the word of Ulric into the lands of southern Swedan. The second last POV Character is Ser Valten Ollenbrog of whom is a poor young man with no memory of his childhood and only his lover to accompany him as he travels the roads of Middenland looking for work. While the final POV Character is Leonarda Eicke of whom is the child of the Chaos Titan Elric and fights for her aunt though she doesn't know any of this.

POV Characters

POV Character Chapter
Werner Anderssen 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, 37, 43
Heinrich Todbringer 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38, 44
Erwin Frenbeck 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, 33, 39, 45
Roland Dollburg 4, 10, 16, 22, 28, 34, 40, 46
Valten Diener

5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 35, 41, 47

Leonarda Eicke 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48

Plot Summary

Chapter 1

Werner Anderssen

Chapter Details

Werner Anderssen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Werner is woken from sleep by the sound of a knock at his door and getting out of bed leaving a kiss on the forehead of his wife Willemein he opens the door revealing his Knight Sergeant Wedekind of Wissenheim of whom hands him a letter and then leaves. Reading the letter at the table beside his bed he is joined by Willemein who sits on his lap reading it as well. The letter is written to him by his sister Ebba who tells him that a women has appeared at the capital several months prior named Edith Davis and this women came to be the handmaiden of their mother but has instead become extremely influential in the court undermining their mother at every turn and if the gossip is to believed she is the mistress of their father. The letter asks that Werner return home and reconcile with their father in order to save their mother who Ebba believes is in danger of being banished from the capital by the work of Edith. Discussing the letter with Willemein they both agree that she should not come with him and will remain at Wissenheim and lead the city and take care of the children. Werner leaves the bedroom with Willemein and commanding a servant to bring the children to the dining room Willemein has baby Ebba Anderssen II. in her arms but two year old Werner Anderssen II. is brought in by his wet nurse, and together they tell young Werner that Werner will be leaving and he hugs his son goodbye before traveling to the courtyard where he has Wedekind of Wissenheim gather two of his five Knight Captains in the form of Erhard Tischler, and Willibert Kunneth and alongside a hundred sworn swords he prepares to leave Wissenheim for Wirtbad. As he leaves Willemein comes to him and kissing passionately she gives him a small box and tells him to use the box to pass the time, and despite wanting to stay with her and his children he leads his men out of Wissenheim. Traveling on the road to Wirtbad he opens the box revealing dozens of letters she has written and begins reading them and they tell the story of her life from the beginning revealing that she is in fact Rianna Andomeran a Mrydrral. The chapter ends with Werner sitting by the bed of his mother Elva Anderssen of whom is barely conscious, and despite attempts to save her by physicians and the wet nurse they are forced to watch as their mother dies in front of them following childbirth, and the baby also dies. Leaving his mothers room still crying over her death he goes to his fathers study where he finds his father kissing Edith Anderssen, and overcome with rage over his fathers behavior he attacks his father and only the arrival of Ser Niklas Hagglund, and Ser Ragnar Winglad stops him from beating his father perhaps to death, and carrying him out of the room the two knights take him to the jail where his father had screamed for him to be sent. While in the jail cell he is visited by Niklas Hagglund of whom is a die hard loyalist to House Anderssen and is disturbed by the effect that Edith Davis has had on the palace and tells Werner that he should travel to the home of Niklas family and once there look for assistance from House Hagglund.

Chapter 2

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter Details

Heinrich Todbringer is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is standing on the ramparts of the Middenheim with his mother Anike, brothers Todor, and Olav, and sister Lisbeth as they watch as the Middenheim army marches out of Middenheim. Discussing with his family they reveal that they are in the midst of the Dead Invasion of Germania and discuss the frustration they feel that they were not invited to come with their father who had instead commanded they all remain in Middenheim outside of Marriane who was for some reason sent north to Drakwhel.

Chapter 3

Erwin Frenbeck is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is woken up by a girl of whom holds him as he cries, and as she rubs his back and helps him recover it is revealed that Erwin suffers from Night Terrors of which he has been able to hide throughout his youth, but as they talk further it also becomes clear he has seizures, and from the way he talks about his condition he may have epilepsy. The girl who is revealed as his wife Anna Frenbeck rubs his back for some time as they talk and only after nearly twenty minutes of talking and her rubbing his back does Erwin begin to calm down, and preparing to get out of bed she stops him and the two have sex. Following this the door is knocked on and they are interupted by the head of the Chatti Palace Guard of whom allows Erwin's sister Irena of whom carries in their daughter Laera of whom is only a baby. The palace gaurdsmen in the form of Herwig of Frenbeck would let them know that his fathers forces remained north of the city lightly sieging the north of the city but in terms of conflict there was little remaining fight in his forces since their defeat in the recent battle.  

Chapter 4

Roland Dollburg is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he boards a ship where he greets the crew which is made up of several dozen men at arms as well as several knights. After giving a speech to the men he would give command to the captain of the ship to Ernst Bradeul of whom would then signal the other seven ships to follow them as they left the harbor of the river town of Brockel heading north up the Delbe River moving toward the Baltic Sea and their destination of the Island of Ostland. The group of ships stops at the Prussian port of Fronsburg where they would stop only briefly to take on two more ships of whom were led by Roland's sister Ebba Dollburg of whom brought with her a ship full of Ulric Priests from the Brass Keep, while the second ship was led by his half brother Fredrik Url of whom brought another ship of Ulric volunteers and fighters numbering nearly two hundred. The fleet of ships makes its way further of the Delbe River finally passing the Prussian fortress port of Wolgast where upon passing they enter the Baltic Sea and their final days before arriving at Ostland. Sailing the final way to Ostland he talks with his best friend Ottmar Ufferburg and the two discuss how happy they are to be doing something this important, but both talk of their upcoming betrothal with Ottmar excited by his coming marriage, while Roland is saddened that he will have to marry someone he barely knows in the form of Sophia Trugnur instead of falling in love. Roland and his ships would land on the southern end of the island where he would have his men unload this ships into the dense forests making camp and then commanded the ships to be taken back to sea with a skeleton crew in order to further diminish the ability for anyone to see them coming.

Chapter 5

Valten Diener

Chapter Details

Valten Diener is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 6

Leonarda Eicke

Chapter Details

Leonarda Eicke is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is walking alone in the forest outside of her village of Seighfreit where she was picking flowers to give to her mother when all of sudden she was nearly knocked to the ground as a loud voice begin speaking to her in her head. Scared of the voice she blocks it out and rushing home she finds her family all laughing at the table in their home and she does her best to join in, and she must do a good enough job because her parents and brothers don't say anything. The chapter ends with Leonarda finally accepting the voice's words and traveling to a ridge fifteen minutes away from the outside the village and going there she looks out over the side of the ridge and sees what must be thousands of Trolloc, and as she looks on she watches as they begin chanting and marching towards the village.

Chapter 7

Werner Anderssen

Chapter Details

Werner Anderssen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Werner leaves the capital with Edith heading towards Haglird where the two travel on the road together in the carriage while their guard leads the way, and during this carriage ride they kiss several times and almost sleep together but Werner stops her lying that he wants to be the only one shes with. There is silence for a time after this but after several hours it is Edith who begins talking to Werner telling him that if he is willing to work with her then there is a way that they can be together, and seeing that he is getting through to her its Werner who kisses her with more passion and this leads to the two sleeping together.

Chapter 8

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter Details

Heinrich Todbringer is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 9

Erwin Frenbeck is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he rides to the edge of the battlefied alongside his cousin Gisela Frenbeck where they are to meet with his father and his half brother Witold. Accompanied by several knights he still thinks about how nervous he is as they approach his father and half brother, and upon his arrival his father begins to break out in an almost uncontrollable laughter and to this Witold says nothing just lets a small laugh cross his mouth before beggining the discussion demanding that Erwin surrender the city or else face complete destruction.

Chapter 10

Roland Dollburg is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he accepts the surrender of a goup of Chieftans following the victory at the Battle of Hesme. Among these Chiefs he is shown the most support during the meeting by Urgen Nagelburg of whom speaks very harshly about Chaos, and in front of the entire group of Chiefs converts to Ulric leading to most of the other Chiefs converting as well including Drellin Urgenbrog of whom is also very vocal about his support of Roland's Ulric occupation. Following the meeting Urgen Nagelburg hosts a large feast where Roland is sat at Urgen's table sitting beside his daughter Ludwina of whom is very beautiful and the two spend the night talking with Roland forgetting his betrothed almost entirely.

Chapter 11

Valten Diener is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 12

Leonarda Eicke

Chapter Details

Leonarda Eicke is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she continues to watch the Trollocs marching but the voice returns and leads to her to return to the village and warn them of what is coming against the village. The chapter ends with Leonarda sensing thaht Khulcar has succesfully found her hiding spot in the Fade and unable to get away its Khulcar that pulls her from the fade and returning to the world the two engage in a brutal fight, but assisted by the voice in her head she is able to launch a spell at Khulcar which kills the monster. Following the death of Khulcar the Trolloc in the village enter a sort of panicked state and recoil from the sight of her allowing her to flee the village travelling southward towards the village of Erestgheil

Chapter 13

Werner Anderssen

Chapter Details

Werner Anderssen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter

Chapter 14

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter Details

Heinrich Todbringer is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 15

Erwin Frenbeck is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he 

Chapter 16

Roland Dollburg is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he returns to Brockel alongside his sister and brother as well as several representatives of the Ostland Chiefs including Ludwina of whom he continues to swoon over. Arriving at Brockel they are greeted by their father of whom showers Roland with praise due to the large land he just conquered for the family. Forced to leave Brockel to travel to Middenheim in order to meet with the Elector Count and his son and decide how best to handle the situation that has come about due to Roland capturing the island of Ostland.

Chapter 17

Valten Diener is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 18

Leonarda Eicke

Chapter Details

Leonarda Eicke is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is running through the forest towards the village of Erestgheil, and as exhaustion seems to take control she feels the voice in her head almost carry her forward and she is after running for almost the entire day she reaches Erestgheil. Arriving at Erestgheil she finally feels the voice leave her and unable to stand on her own she collapses into the arms of a young women.

Chapter 19

Werner Anderssen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter

Chapter 20

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter 21

Erwin Frenbeck is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he 

Chapter 22

Roland Dollburg is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he returns to Ostland where he returns to find the situation has deteriorated quite substantially due to a rebellion being sparked by the son of one of his sworn chiefs in the form of Detlev Nagelburg.

Chapter 23

Valten Diener is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 24

Leonarda Eicke is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 25

Werner Anderssen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter

Chapter 26

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter Details

Heinrich Todbringer is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 23

Erwin Frenbeck is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he 

Chapter 32

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter Details

Heinrich Todbringer is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is standing with his father and the war council of Middenheim as they discuss the news they received from a messenger saying that the village of Esterweld was attacked by Trolloc. His father Boris is still very aggressive following the conflict with Arthas Menathil and due to this he orders the mobilization of much of the Middenheim army in order to deal with whatever Trolloc force has moved against them near Esterweld.

Chapter 38

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter Details

Heinrich Todbringer is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is standing at the edge of the Great Forest alongside his father and listens as his father gives a speech to a large group of knights and soldiers as they prepare to enter the forest to relieve the village of Esterweld which was attacked by his fathers enemy in the form of the Trolloc Khazrak. Heinrich leaves his fathers side and joins the middle section of the army joining his cousins Eirik, and Kristoffer Nikse of whom command the Nikse forces that have joined his fathers army in the goal of relieving the village of Esterweld. Heinrich is joined also by Leonhard Fincke a Chapter Master in the Utogar Guard and his personal bodyguard, and Leonhard brings with him a half a dozen unknighted members of the Utogar Guard in the center of the formation. The army moves down the road four wide and with skirmishers moving into the forest to keep the army from being ambushed by the Trolloc, and there is a near complete silence as they march with Heinrich feeling a complete sense of dread as they march on the road. After marching for nearly the entire day they arrive at the village of Esterweld where they discover a horrifying sight as the entire village at first appears empty but as he enters the village now at the front of the force they discover a horrifying pit of bodies in the center of the village and after digesting the horror to a certain extent they make the realization that there are no women among the bodies. With no survivors Boris decides to leave Heinrich and the Nikse forces in command of the village and to begin its rebuilding while he takes the majority of the army and follow the trail into the forest and root out the Trolloc. Upset that he was left behind Heinrich never the less begins rebuilding the village which will be turned into a fort as they will be unable to get villagers to return since the entire village was massacred, and in this way they set up a large ditch around the village and over the course of several days cut down the surrounding forest giving a near acre of no forest around the village and use the trees to build a full wooden palisade and fill the ditch with spikes. While clearing out the forest Heinrich sends his cousin Eirik and a small force to several nearby villages in order to have them abandon the villages as well, as he attempts to follow his fathers order of clearing out the county of any human presence. After nearly two weeks in Esterweld and having now built two towers at the fort their forces are woken by the arrival of screaming men of whom flee from the direction that Boris had fled into the forest, and they tell Heinrich that Boris was ambushed in the forest and had been captured by the Trolloc. Heinrich sends several men on horses out of the fort in an attempt to get support from outside the county, and then orders a massive doubling of the efforts to fortify Esterweld greatly expanding the ditch, and clearing out more of the forest. While talking with Kristoffer they notice from the walls a small group of women moving towards the fort on the road, and going outside with a group of men they approach the group who as they get closer they realize is heavily armed. Meeting with the group he speaks with two vocal women named Ottilia of Eicke, and Wendelgard of Eicke and they two reveal that they are sworn to a powerful female Priestess named Leonarda Eicke of whom controls a small fort south of Esterweld and that if he travels to the fort then she has promised to help them. Desperate for assistance as he knows the Trolloc will be coming he agrees to this and leaves the fort with Ottilia who leaves behind the rest of her party as a hostage in case she should betray Heinrich. Riding the same horse as Ottilia she refuses to speak to him as they ride for hours south of Esterweld, and just as Heinrich is almost preparing to turn on Ottilia they arrive at a large mountain and riding up a narrow pathway he realizes it is too late as the pathway is guarded by many women all just as armed as the previous group. Arriving at the front of a large stone gate carved into the mountain side they stop for a minute before the door begins to creak open revealing a beautiful young women and dozens of more heavily armed women. The women steps forward revealing herself as Leonarda Eicke, and she begins telling him about all the things she knows about him, and impressed by what he believes are the powers Ulric has given to her he bows in front of her.

Chapter 44

Heinrich Todbringer

Chapter Details

Heinrich Todbringer is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he stands on the ramparts as the fort has been completely surrounded by the Trolloc of whom have made no attempt to attack the walls instead just standing at the tree line, and with no word from his father Heinrich weighs the options available to him. The attacking Trolloc clearing a large pathway and a large Trolloc walks through dragging a body behind him, and reaching the walls of the fort Heinrich realizes that it is the body of his father of whom the Trolloc drags to his feet revealing him to be still alive. The large beast seems to wave away the Trolloc around him and holding Boris in front of him he makes gestures for someone to come to him, and wanting to save his father Heinrich rejects Leonhard Fincke who attempts to stop him from going out of the fort. Walking out towards the Beastmen he is nearly shaken he is so frightened, but as he reaches the beast he feels a sense of calm wash over him as he sees his father smile at him.

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