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Children of Vengeance
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Spin Offs None
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Preceded By Children of Sigmar
Followed By None
Narration POV Narration, Unreliable
The Children of Vengeance is a full story built around the lives of four Germans affected by the invasion of Arthas Menathil through the lands of the Imperium of Germania and later Swedan.

The Children of Vengeance is known as one of the few stories that delves into the lands of the north and Swedan specifically is the centerpiece of the story itself.

The children of Vengeance introduces the form of Magi known as the Pariah gene which has been present in other stories but was always seen as a different kind of Magi when in fact would be discovered in the story as being created by the Titans as a means of combating Tzeneetch.

The Children of Vengeance covers four characters in the form of Galindus Vapnisson, Visimar Boggison, Ludwina Atlisdottir, and Jaina Proudmoore of which Galindus Vapnisson is a young noble of whom lost much of his family at the Battle of Nunenstein Castle he flees the emotional pain travelling northward where he joins a group of hedge knights who are following Arthas looking for vengeance, while Visimar Boggison is a sworn sword to Alberich Anderssen and the province of Wissenland and would be sent northward into Swedan with a small force of men in order to get whatever vengeance could be found against Arthas Menathil, while Ludwina Atlisdottir is the daughter of the the Duke of Narke of whom becomes the client of Arthas Menathil and is located within the capital of the Frozen Kingdom of Northrend, and the final character is Jaina Menathil of whom is married to Arthas Menathil and is taken alongside him in his invasion northward becoming the person narating his invasion.

POV Characters

The Children of Vengeance covers five characters in the form of Galindus Vapnisson, Visimar Boggison, Janus Frandsen, Jaina Menathil, and Ludwina Atlisdottir of which Galindus Vapnisson is a young noble of whom lost much of his family at the Battle of Nunenstein Castle he flees the emotional pain travelling northward where he joins a group of hedge knights who are following Arthas looking for vengeance, while Visimar Boggison is a sworn sword to Alberich Anderssen and the province of Wissenland and would be sent northward into Swedan with a small force of men in order to get whatever vengeance could be found against Arthas Menathil, Janus Frandsen is a powerful Pariah of whom follows his sister on a crusade into Swedan in an attempt to go after Arthas Menathil for his actions in Austria, while finally Ludwina Atlisdottir is the daughter of the the Duke of Narke of whom becomes the client of Arthas Menathil and is located within the capital of the Frozen Kingdom of Northrend.

POV Character Chapter
Galindus Vapnisson 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31
Visimar Boggison 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32
Ludwina Atlisdottir 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, 33
Jaina Proudmoore 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34
Janus Frandsen 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35

Plot Summary

Chapter 1

Galindus Vapnisson

Chapter Details

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is standing in a meadow when he sees two men approaching him and from his thoughts he already knows who the men are and this causes him to begin screaming and covering his eyes. After doing this for some time he opens his eyes still in the meadow but this time he opens them to see a man completely covered in what looks like fire and scared of this man too he begins to prepare to scream but finds his arms unable to move and the man kneels before him. The man tells him that his nightmares will not stop until he travels north and puts his father to peace. The two discuss how Galindus has been having this same nightmare for years revealing that the two men from earlier were his father and brother and they both died during the attack by Arthas. The man introduces himself as Emalon the son of Tyr and while Galindus doesn't understand this meaning they speak for a time until Galindus watches as the dream begins to turn into a nightmare and unable to stay any longer he lashes out and pushes out Emalon and is left with only his broken father and as his father approaches him he returns to his screaming until his wife notices he is having a nightmare and wakes him up. Galindus talks with Natalie his wife about the dream and after they spend time talking about it he feels better and the two make love and Galindus thinks on how she is the one truly great thing in his life, but even she is not enough to keep him sane while he has increasingly horrifying dreams. Leaving their room they are greeted by several wet maids of whom hand over their two young children to them in the form of Volham Vapnisson II., and Vialla Vapnisson II. and silently Galindus has difficulty holding Volham as he believes that his nightmares became more intense following the birth of Volham. Following several nights of nightmares with each of the dreams being interupted by the arrival of Emalon he comes to the conclusion that he must listen to Emalon's words and deal with the nightmares by finally ending the prison that his father and brother are in, and despite Natalie attempting to talk him out of this he names her as regent and gathers twenty of his most trusted men and begins travelling northward towards Norway.


Chapter 2

Visimar Boggison

Chapter Details

Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is marching down the road on horseback and daydreaming of what has happened to him to get him to this point. Visimar describes himself walking through a foggy version of events that have already happened indicating he is inside the fade imagining his past as opposed to actually remembering the event. In this dream world he follows himself watching himself as he is the second sword of his lord in the form of the elector count Liam Odrell of whom commanded him to join him in joining the emperor's army in defending against the invasion of Arthas Menathil, and as he follows the conversations happening he tries to touch the face of Liam Ordrell of whom he clearly has romantic feelings for but the vision disappears when he does this and he leaves the fade returning to his body in the real world which has moved considerably down the road. Visimar travels down the road resisting the pull to reenter the fade and instead stops at a small village named Cenuzkratz where he wants to pray at a Sigmar Temple and arriving at the village he is noticed immediatly as he is heavily armed and before he is even able to get off his horse he is approached by several villagers who ask him whether he was sent by Lord Liebhard Kruspe who is the Magnate of the area, but Visimar tells that he is not. Speaking with the villagers stops when the priest of the temple comes outside and sends the villagers away, and then quickly takes Visimar inside the temple where he finds a group of warrior priests inside and also several female warriors he recognizes as priestess of Shallya. Trying to find out what is happening he is told by Priest Sieger Keilberth, Witch Hunter Dietger Bodeker, and Priestess of Shallya Mathilde Sperber that they are here to battle a monster that has made its home within the forests surrounding the village and killed several villagers. Seeing his armor and the priestess sences a strange power from him they ask him to help them and he agrees believing this a deed he cannot ignore, and with the plan to attack the monster during the night before it can attack the village again he takes up their offer of sleep and goes to sleep resting before the fight to come. During his sleep he reenters the fade and returns to where he was previous finding himself watching as Liam Ordrell is meeting with his sister Burna Odrell and the two discuss her being left in charge when Liam travels away and as the two siblings share a hug he watches as his memory shakes and he finds himself able to enter the memory which he does. Having left his sister in charge as the regent Visimar would join Liam as they would travel east towards Aldorf where the forces of The Empire were marshaling at Aldorf in order to resist the dead coming north. Woken hours later when darkness has come he follows with the group as they make their way to the cave, and reaching the entrance they enter the cave system where they find it is far more expansive then they had been told by the villagers. Hearing noises coming from different areas in the cave the group spreads out with Visimar going with Mathilde, and Dietger alongside the one of the sigmarite warrior priests and as they travel down the cave they come to a large opening where they find the remnants of a ritual spot, which is littered with dead animals. As they search the ritual site they discover the body of Liebhard Kruspe and he has horrible claw marks all over his body and his legs apear to have been eaten, but before they can do anything they hear screaming and going towards the screaming they find one of the warrior priests dead with his head having been ripped from his body.  More screaming brings them to another tunnel in the cave where they find the remaining two sigmarite warrior priests dead but find a badly wounded Sieger Keilberth who tells them that the creature was a wolf who walked on two feet but ran away when Sieger begin preaching of Sigmar. Following the trail of blood they reach a large cavern where they see the creature up on a ledge, and the group is almost killed by the entrance collapsing due to the creature destroying a pillar, but Visimar pushes Mathilde out of the cavern leaving him alone in the cavern. Confronting the creature as it gets close he feels himself enter the dreamworld and the creature begins screaming and his wolf form disapears leaving him just a naked man, but despite attempting to communicate with the man he just continues screaming and eventually cuts begin forming all over his body and he bleeds out. Looking around him Visimar sees Mathilde, Dietger and the two Shallya Priests enter the cavern from a different entrance but they walk right past him and check the broken form of the creature on the ground. Realizing they cannot see him he watches as a second version of the man who had just died appears above the dead body, and realizes he is in some sort of heaven and wonders whether he is dead, but then he feels himself pulled back into the non-dream world which scares the group as he appears to them from seemingly no where. Before the group can discuss anything about what happened its the benefactor of Cenuz who arrives in the form of Dishlaash and enraged at the death of his agent it is Dishlaash who kills one of the Shallya Priests and then attempts to kill Mathilde but is resisted by the rest of the group including Visimar who engages the arrogant Dishlaash and with the entire group channeling worship in Sigmar Dishlaash becomes unhinged and is struck down by Mathilde. As the man dies it is Visimar that hears whispers in his mind telling him to dream, and without truly understanding what he is doing he enters the dream world where he finds the ghost of the wolf creature and the second man standing there talking. The two realize he is there but Otwin begins screaming in horror at him describing Visimar as a hole in the world, while the other man appears unafraid. Visimar once again hears whispers and the whispers tell him how to use his powers which he does and to the shock of Dishlaash he erases the two using his pariah powers, but as Dishlaash dies he lets out a scream for his father to help him thus summoning Ragoth. The chapter ends with Visimar finding that since the death of Liam Odrell he is consistently no longer able to control his dreaming and pondering what he did to the creature in the cave he finds himself entering the fade and dreaming in the fade even while awake and it was while riding northward that Visimar was startled from his daydreaming by the sight of several armed horsemen in front of him. Visimar who has been startled from his daydreaming by the armed horsemen in front of him, and after brief conversation the men force him to pay them money to pass, and not wanting violence he pays them but unfortunately they see his purse of gold and try to get more money from him. After telling them what he is doing they laugh at his stupidity in trying to to kill Arthas and enraged by this he kills the leader instigating a fight from them and while he kills all the bandits during the fighting he takes a bad sword wound and falls unconscious in the middle of the road.


Chapter 3

Ludwina Atlisdottir

Chapter Details


Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is sitting at the dinner table quietly eating listening to her family when as she picks up her spoon she watches as it disolves in her hand, and while no one sees this she flees the table, where she is followed by her brother Torleif Atlisdottir of whom confronts her as she cries, and after a few minutes of talking she goes to her bedroom where she falls to sleep. Waking up she finds that in her sleep she has melted the clothes she was wearing and her blankets and horrified at what is happening to her she gets dressed and goes to her parents room hoping to find her sister. Instead of finding her mother she finds her father and brother Ostgar talking and while she attempts to lie her way out of the room her brother Ostgar is able to discover her truth and puts her in chains and alongside several guards they take her to the basement of the keep. Imprisoned beneath the Keep Ludwina is restrained by devices around her wrist and blindfolded, and it is in this positiono that she spends the next several days. Her time alone ends on the fourth day when the jail cell opens and a person sits beside her eventually taking off the blind fold revealing her mother. Her mother is crying and she is shocked as she and her mother had never had any sort of relationship with her mother being nothing but cold to her throughout her childhood, but now her mother declares her love for her and tells her stories. The chapter ends with the arrival of Ludwina's mother Arda arriving at her cell door and following a long conversation her mother gives her a key of which will allow her to escape and the two then hug through the bars before Arda leaves with a goodbye.


Chapter 4

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is standing in a training room in Dalaran when


Chapter 5

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 6

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 7

Visimar Boggison

Chapter Details


Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he wakes up finding himself in a bed and hears a women singing quietly while she cradles a baby. Attempting to rise he finds himself tied to the bed, and grunting the women notices him, and quietly puts the baby in a bed before grabbing something from a table and coming over to him and whispering sleep before covering his mouth and nose causing him to sleep from the substance. Dreaming he is back at the moment of the arrival of the dead army and alongside Liam he fights in the battle but as the left flank threatens to break he is commanded by Liam to lead the Hannover palace guard alongside his son and rally the left flank. Fighting on the left flank he duels a skeletal knight and destroys it before intervening on a fight between Linburg and several zombies saving Linburg who was about to be killed. As the left flank rallies the forces of the dead begin retreating and as cheers go up all along the human lines he cheers with great happiness as joined by Linburg they return to the center of the army where they are horrified to discover that Liam has been killed alongside many of the human generals. The chapter ends with Visimar once again waking and this time he does not hear the singing of the women instead is met by the stare of a heavily armored man of whom he engages in conversation discover the man is a hedge knight for a Bavarian lord and that he and his wife had found him on the road dying and had saved him but were unwilling to release him from his bonds due to the violence in the area as of late.


Chapter 8

Ludwina Atlisdottir

Chapter Details

Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she flees the keep and makes her way into the caves beneath the city and while making her way into the caves she uses her memories of a history lesson her uncle Fargrim told her about the layout of the caves in order to escape the guards who follow her into the caves. Journeying deeper and deeper into the caves she eventually becomes lost, and desperate and scared her magi causes a cave in which leaves her stranded and crying out for help, she passes out in fear. Waking up she finds a stranger sitting nearby and she is now underneath animal skins laying beside a fire, and jumping to her feet she tries to use her Magi but her lack of control leads to her doing nothing more then igniting the fire which causes the women to laugh a little.


Chapter 9

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 10

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 11

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 12

Visimar Boggison

Chapter Details

Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he continues to attempt to recover under the watchful guard of the man who has revealed himself as Starolf Onemsson and his wife Adelheid Onemsson and it is while recovering that he gets to know the two better, and they form a friendship over the days that follow but are still unwilling to let him go considering the state they found him in. After nearly a week Visimar is able to get himself loose during the night but continues to rest in the bed and does not say anything as he rests for the entire next day. Waking up in the morning he is woken to the sounds of yelling as he finds the women on the ground with a man attacking her while the husband is wrestling with another man, and a third man enters the room making his way towards the children room. Having nearly fully recovered from his wounds he gets up and using the knife he had hidden in his bed he stabs the man attacking the wife through the neck before stabbing the man wrestling the husband, and then getting him to his feet before the two together kill the third man who attempted to get into the children's room. As the sounds of screaming from within alert the final man of the bandit group the final bandit launches a torch at the house igniting it in flames, but together Visimar, the husband and wife are able to get the children out of the house, and leaving the burning home Visimar engages the final man in a duel killing him as well. Visimar after this rushes to try and put out the fire, but is confused when the family does nothing to help, and after realizing he cannot stop the fire he turns back and sees the family laughing at him. Getting mad that they are laughing at him he understands when the women whistles and bird flies to her shoulder and after its arrival she begins chanting but at her chanting she begins crying out in pain. As she chants Visimar feels himself become something different and it becomes just himself and Adelheld in the clearing, and trying to understand what is happening they are joined in the clearing by another in the form of a man who calls himself Archavon and the man explains what Visimar is. After recovering she looks to Visimar and tells him that when she begin trying to use her Magi Visimar became like a dark hole that tried to suck her in and then she was sucked into that that dark version of reality where Archavon was waiting for them. Having discovered the location of her brother Adelheld plans to travel south and find her brother and Visimar is torn between going with them and getting his vengeance but the anger is too strong and he tearfully says goodbye to the family who has saved his life, but agrees that when he gets his vengeance he will find them again. Traveling north once again he goes into the forest as it nears night and makes a small camp and going to sleep in the quiet of the forest he dreams of the day that changed everything when he was guarding the palace grounds and rushes into the throne room to the sounds of screaming and finds the young Teteric Odrell dead with the sword of Finney Odrell having killed him, and attempting to stop the violence he is unable to stop Karli Odrell from attempting to kill Finney and restrained he is forced to watch as Finney also kills Karli and then watch as she picks up the bloody crown from the body of Teteric and sit at the elector throne of Hannover. Visimar wakes from this dream and unpacks the camp before getting back on his horse and heading northward once again moving towards his goal of avenging his beloved Liam Odrell's death at the hands of Arthas Menathil.

Chapter 13

Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she 

Chapter 14

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 15

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 16

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 17

Visimar Boggison

Chapter Details

Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is riding down the road when he sees a sign for the nearby town of Fehmarn where he intends to procure a boat from and travel into southern Sweden.

Chapter 18

Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she 

Chapter 19

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 20

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 21

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 22

Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 23

Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she 

Chapter 24

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 25

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 26

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 27

Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he arrives in the Swedish city of Vastervik where he and his companions meet with Duke Aleksander Morck of whom is kind to them despite his open worship of Chaos Undivided. The chapter ends with the arrival of a force of the dead sent to Vastervik by Arthas and Visimar joins the defenders in preparing to defend the city from the assault of the dead.

Chapter 28

Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she 

Chapter 29

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 30

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 31

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 32

Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 33

Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she 

Chapter 34

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 35

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 36

Galindus Vapnisson is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 37

Visimar Boggison is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he wakes within the back of a wagon laying beneath what he soon realizes is a dead body as they are moving down the road, and from the talking of the guards on the wagon he realizes they are heading towards Narke to be reanimated as new members of the dead army of Arthas. Visimar during the night makes his escape killing the guardsmen nearest him and stealing the mans clothes and weapons before fleeing into the forest, but luckily he is not spotted and is thus able to escape into the forest without persuit.

Chapter 38

Ludwina Atlisdottir is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she 

Chapter 39

Jaina Menathil

Chapter Details

Jaina Menathil is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 40

Janus Frandsen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

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