Turn 4 Report Roundup with Nuno M

The penultimate turn of Animosity 4 is in the history books! It’s been a genuine pleasure watching folks find their storytelling stride and really flex their narrative muscle. Ingenuity and creativity continues to reach inspiring new heights, and we can’t wait to see what madness you’ll come up with to finish this thing out next week! So, without further ado…
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Player name: Realpoligeek
Player character(s): St. Lothar of the Apostles of the Anteumbra
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: The Phoenix Seal
Report type: Writing

Saint Lothar goes through musings and  ceremony, in preparation for the duel for the Phoenix Seal. His hope to be a moral tale to steer Antressa towards the virtuous side of martial valor by example

Hymn of the War Saint


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Player name: Crion Crux
Player character(s): Capn’ Clink Keyholdr of the Keystone Acquisition Company
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: The Auriflamme
Report type: Hobby

Seeing the power that The Mountain’s Path possessed. The Capn’ was eager to join forces with a literal force of nature. The best way his skaven mind could conceive of improving their forces? By equipping the Hurakan Wind Spirits and Vanari Sentinels with rocked powered arrows.


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Player name: MechaZachBraff
Player character(s): Lord Chungus the Verbose & his Chonky Bois
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: The Price of Knowledge
Report type: Arts & Crafts

Chungus go Library for teach lil chonkers to read


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Player name: Leoxandar
Player character(s): Tante Zak of the Arcanum Venatores
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: The Price of Knowledge
Report type: Storytelling

In the joint effort to restore the library between the Teclandec and the Dornayar, Ancamarth Heartbreaker and Tante Zak pledge to help the restoration. Deep in the archives, Tante meets an old friend.

Conflict in Literature

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Player name: Velocichaptor
Player character(s): Tla’Grex of the Wrathscale Seraphon
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Storytelling

In Lhoris, where the ground has been carved by Alti’s chained castle and Teclandec heists, Tla’grex has led a coalition to a collapsed portion of the metalith and landed a Realmshaper Engine to enact his part of the great rite to stabilize the Dominion. As the Engine activates and begins to terraform the land around it, it becomes molten and malleable. This great pulse of energy draws the attention of one of Mithradites’ favored spawn, Arcathius, who descends to halt the ritual.

Change of Plans (see the full story here!)


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Player name: Togetic
Player character(s): Tu’bok of the Shedscales
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Writing

Tu’bok, with the magical aid of some of the other forces settling Sumina, lands a skink spawning pool onto the island and turns it into an anchor for the unfolding rite to re-balance as much of the geomantic web of the prime dominion as possible, after alti threw it dangerous out of whack with his island stunt. Linking the three anchors on Sumina, Lhoris, and a repaired Hoeth’s Tower waystone while spawning coalesced caretaker priests on the isle.

Tu’bok’s Web


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Player name: Nixolotl
Player character(s): Ceridakir the Mistwalker of the Shrouded Pyre
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Hobby

A group led by Ceridakir the Mistwalker were sent by the Fyrequeen, Rygra, to do what they did best, smuggle. So off to Corinth skyport they went to acquire goods, as well as distribute much needed supplies to those in need, but mostly it was about pilfering from those who werent in need so much.


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Player name: Zac
Player character(s): The Gardener of the Deepwood Choir
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Arts & Crafts

The Ancient One and much of the Choir have fallen in battle. The Gardener brings their lamentiri to the sacred glades and begins to rebuild that which was lost.


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Player name: Paul F
Player character(s): Azoth Realmgorger of the Steamwrought Chuglords
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Hobby

To support the desperate people of the Prime Dominion the Chuglords have put their industry into overdrive. New weapons, armor, and Engines. Azoth pilots the train of Engines in and out of the ravaged lands, transporting refugees and supplies.


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Player name: Anthony C
Player character(s): Zod-El of the Dispelling Dawn and Marshal of Celandec
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Storytelling

Celennar’s Eyes are on Celandec (click here for full story)


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Player name: Archimead
Player character(s): Dailan of Duri Industries
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: The Fall of Iscarion
Report type: Storytelling

In light of the grim situation in the prime dominion Duri Industires has produced and distributed a film showing the completely accurate and true account of the battle at the Golden eagle wreak. It is also in loving memory of Sokrateez who died in that battle

A recording spread among the refugees of Iscarion, of the tale of Dornayar’s bravery – Saving Private Chungus


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Player name: Adjektiv
Player character(s): Long Drong CCXLI of Long Drong’s Flying Slayer Pirates
Coalition: Aurannar
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Storytelling

This is Fifteen Dwarves, the war shanty of Long Drong!

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Player name: Cai Leonas
Player character(s): Theodra Brecht Von Albern of the Able Albern Baking Company
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Hobby

With the War against the Celandec Over, and in a rare moment of calm before the inevitable final storm breaks… the AABCo takes some time to do some MUCH needed maintenance and overhaul on their ships.  … a critical weakness Identified in the fighting is given a proper and permanent correction

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Player name: Hector
Player character(s): High Marshal Aluril and the Realmsmashas
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: A Realm Asunder
Report type: Arts & Crafts

After barely managing to escape the chaos in Iscarion and some rest to recover from his wounds, Alruil pens the next issue of the Idreneth Herald. This time, he must inspire everyone to take up arms and assist the effort to defend the prime dominion and save as many of the citizens they can, no matter what skills they use to do so, whether blade, medicine or words.


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Player name: Svehn
Player character(s): Hennrik the Chronicler of the Suns of Behemat, and the Ruyalar Aidforce
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: The Fall of Iscarion
Report type: Arts & Crafts

Of saving The people of Iscarion from the shackles of Alti.

As always, more of your reports will be appearing in our Twitter feed, this post isn’t big enough to fit all the awesome stuff you submitted. Fortunately, you’ll be able to read 100% of submitted Reports in our archive after the campaign ends!

This article by Nuno M

Turn 3 Report Roundup with Nuno M

Another round of hot sizzling reports!

And because 350 is a larger number than 349, we broke another record!!!

Players’ creativity just keeps surprising us, and we’re loving to see their new inventive ways to create reports.
On top of all the beautiful models, art, writing and storytelling, this time we also had sea shanties and audiodrama, piano covers and watercolours… and a live Tabletop Simulator set of tournament duels between Anvil of Apotheosis characters, completely run by players!

And in particular, seeing how you explored the Winter Ball storyline with all these trigger-happy, aggressive or just wacky mercs was just a delight to see!

You folks are the heroes of this story, and we hope you are all having the bestest time.

Don’t let the ups and downs of the story get to you: there are still 2 turns to come, and all sorts of revenge, redemption and backstabbing are wide open for all of you. 

NO COALITION IS EVER “DOWN” FOR LONG IN ANIMOSITY! True story.

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We have selected a few reports here to share with you all, but we encourage you to take a look at our Twitter feed to find more featured reports, and to follow your fellow players and artists on social media.
Honestly, there are SO many more cool reports. Go look.

The more people we connect, the more cool things we can do together in the months/years to come!
Psst, did you know a few NEOs (Narrative Event Organizers) in the Animosity server will be running the Animosity Weekender 2021 Narrative Event at the SoCal Open in October? 😉 Get your tickets!

As we careen like an out-of-control steamtrain led by fire ogors towards the final and intense chapters of AnimosityIII – The Prime Dominion, here are a few ways you can help us process our reports quicker:

  • When saving an Arts&Crafts or Hobby Report, separate images are preferable than images within a .doc file;
  • When putting together a Storytelling Report, try to put them all in a .doc file (or gdrive equivalent) or PDF, instead of separate image files. We also have been having a few issues copy-pasting from Imgur this year (which didn’t use to happen before). Posts on a blog or slide presentations are still fine.
  • Please be aware if your report somehow contains… something we believe you intend to keep secret from other coalitions, we will have to withhold it from highlights/features until the Unfolding Narrative is released 😉 . You’re too sharp, Animosity hive-mind.

Otherwise, you are all being awesome in giving us context and pointers with your Report Summaries and character and army names, it’s been super useful. Please keep doing it: Team Animosity really appreciates.

Now, on to some cool stuff!

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Player name: Malthan
Player character(s): Ghuloch of the Bleak Host
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: A Rock to Die On
Report type: Hobby

Ghuloch and his Blightking warband rampage through the Celandec lands, tearing apart the Teclandec they encounter. With their unnatural resilience compounded by the Aqua Ghyranis stolen by Siphius, they are nigh unstoppable.

Player name: Matt
Player character(s): Lord Imperatant Kongming of the Heaven Piercers
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path: A Rock to Die On
Report type: Storytelling

Pictures depicting the strategy devised by Kongming, showing the feigned rout of the Vanguard Shield, their sudden turn and brilliant defense, signalling long range support and crushing cavalry charge from the Hidden Daggers, devastating the Celendec Khorne warriors.

Player name: Rowan & Dipper
Player character(s): The Avatar of da Bad Moon of the Oath-Gobblas and Master Moulder Qheel Skitterpaw
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: A Rock to Die On
Report type: Hobby

Preparing for the final battle, the allied Sons of Behemat of Da Oath-Gobblas step out from their caverns and charge their Teclandec foe!! Convinced by Da Woit Grunt to fight for the Celaneth, their participation in the conflict at Tenula’s Tower could turn the tide of battle…
Master Moulder Qheel Skitterpaw advances his newest creation into the Teclandec lines at the battle for Tenula’s Tower and makes an unexpected ally along the way…

Player name: Jam
Player character(s): Troggboss Dumlukk and the Purple Troggherd
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path: A Rock to Die On
Report type: Hobby

This is an example of the rockgut troggoth who assaulter Tenula’s Tower from the sky, throwing rocks from KO vessels and then jumping/boarding the tower.

Player name: Rocco Ya Boy
Player character(s): Tidecaster-General Astra of Atriamento of the 1st Phalanx of Spirro
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: Dig Two Graves
Report type: Arts & Crafts

Funeral Song to honor Vashti and her two lovers.

‘This is Not Goodbye’ Cover, from Sidewalk Prophets, funeral song to honour Vashti (click here)

Player name: Tridon
Player character(s): Valdaren Everwarden of the Broken Souls
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: Dig Two Graves
Report type: Storytelling

The Broken Souls guard an important pass into Ruyalar lands by garrisoning a fortress on the banks of the Strait of Salihn. The fortress appears to be lightly manned at first, but as soon as a battle is at hand, all their forces Lightning Strike from Azyr to surprise and break their would be attackers.


Player name: Kirk N
Player character(s): Uulyn Ideshten of the Man Herder tribe
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: The Spear of Celennar
Report type: Hobby

Magic in the area alter the laws that govern nature.

Player name: Ander X
Player character(s): Llewlyn the Soulrender of the Corsairs of the Ivory Depths
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: Inheritance
Report type: Arts & Crafts

As the Deathknight faces Drullack in a final ambush, the Shark-prince triggers his own trap summoning Alexios of the Brazen Host. the Stormcast faces the Deathknight in his crypt along side soulrender Llewlyn who intends to capture his soul in a soul-pearl for interrogation about Mithradates Alti’ plans and to separate the wight from his enchanted ring.



Player name: Lichcasts (ft. Leoxandar)
Player character(s): Admiral Alflef Bugmansbur of the The Sons of Bugman Alechaeology Expedition Company
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: The Eye of the Storm
Report type: Storytelling + Arts & Crafts

Bereft of flight thanks to a new magical storm, the Frosty Mug crash-lands next to the Golden Eagle, forming an impromptu strong-point in the defense against the encircling Aurannar. Alflef leads the crew and a lone skaven (claiming to be a Dornyari aelf) to gather the endrin debris to form a rough palisade with which to defend not only the Golden Eagle, but also the last four barrels of ale on board. They only have to hold out long enough for reinforcements or Mappenborough’s wyrms to arrive.

A beer shanty and work song sung by the crew of the downed Frosty Mug as they count their surviving cargo and make ready to use their great endrinwork claw to rapidly excavate into the Lux Umbra and create a tunnel for Dornayar forces to escape from the Aurannar. We’ll buy back the ship later! Featuring a youtube link to a performance cover by Leo!

Player name: Mick T
Player character(s): Junko Gatebreaker of the Stomping Solutions
Coalition: Aurannar
Narrative Path: The Eye of the Storm
Report type: Play

Junko, his gargant mob and other Aurannar forces charging into the Dornayar who are fleeing the storm. The battle was a 1000 point path to glory game of Kharadron overlords vs 2 of my gargants, Junko Gatebreaker and Mog Warstomper. I won the battle without losing a giant.


Player name: MechaZachBraff
Player character(s): Lord Chungus and Chungus’ Chonky Bois
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: The Eye of the Storm
Report type: Arts & Crafts

Chungus make digital art depicting the how Chungus now alone after fighting rats and must find friends/friends find him to help get the eye.

Player name: Sevvir
Player character(s): Throm Copperfist of the Bogswallow Marauders
Coalition: Aurannar
Narrative Path: The Eye of the Storm
Report type: Play (Soulbound)

Player name: Caidd
Player character(s): Sigmund Moritz The Unlucky, of the Twilight Succor
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: The Spear of Celennar
Report type: Play

Entering in the Tournament, Sigmund didn’t expect to do as well as he did, but Sigmar chooses his Champions in strange ways. Taking a few tips from the challengers as that he faces, and moving onto be the Chosen Champion of Celandec in the coming duel with Ruyalar!

Player name: Saviordd1
Player character(s): Skraalin Bloodtaker of the Sundergazers
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path: A Rock to Die On
Report type: Writing

As the final Teclandec-Celandec showdown begins, the Sundergazers land on the beaches along with the main Teclandec invasion force. Skraalin Bloodtaker fights with her Lord Khaegon and the Sundergazers up the beach, with some help from fellow mercenaries the Bryshavon, until the beach is covered in blood and death.
Dance of Blood (click here).


Player name: Ayli
Player character(s): Soktrateez of the Storm Seekaz
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: The Eye of the Storm
Report type: Writing

Sokrateez, in trying to cover the retreat of the Dornayar while they try to flee with the Eye, engages the entire Aurannar force with his combined Destruction army in order to cover their retreat. He finally answers “what is WAAAGH” and heads into the fight while grotesquely out numbered.

What the WAAAAGH! Is About (click here)


Player name: ElChapu
Player character(s): Mazoka Brokenjaw
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: The Winter Ball
Report type: Arts & Crafts

Mazoka is going to the Winter’s Ball to prove orruks are not just mindless creatures. The aelfs have laughted at him, saying he wouldn’t be able to control himself. But he is ready to prove them wrong. This is the hardest fight the orruk has been challenged to: Stay calmed surrounded by enemies. He has forced some aelfs to make this posters and stick them all over Iscarion.

Player name: Aurelio S + Angelo C
Player character(s): Relious Repotutus of the Stormkin’s Rise
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: The Winter Ball
Report type: Play

The food was good. The dancing adequate. … of course more brawling with other attendants but swear-swear this one nots our fault!

Player name: John I
Player character(s): Lord-Aquilor Amedorn Swiftstrike of the Astral Templars
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: The Winter Ball
Report type: Writing

After serving in the honor guard during Vashti’s funeral, Lord-Aquilor Amedorn Swiftstike attends the Winter Ball of Iscarion in the hopes of finding any leads on Mithridates Alti and his possible connection to the piratical threat. Amedorn tries but is unable to garner any new information from the party attendees. That is, until he runs into one of Alti’s sirelings, who offers to share with him vital information, that is if he can decipher what is the truth and what is a lie.

To Trust a Bloodsucka (click here)

Player name: Fiver
Player character(s): Mugwort Widegrin
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: The Winter Ball
Report type: Arts & Crafts

Mugwort Widegrin hears tell of the ball and senses an opportunity to make a good impression on high society which has been one of their goals. Fashioning their orky clothes into a suitable cloak and armor with kilt they head for the ball. Their style of dance and appetite for cake is unconventional but their rustic charm manages to win over a few prominent lords, ladies and dignitaries to dance as Mugwort advocates for better land allocation for ork tribes..

Seriously, go check more reports in our Twitter feed, it’s very difficult picking these. Go!

See you soon for the Turn 3’s Unfolding Narrative!

This article was written by Nuno M

Turn II Report Roundup with Nuno M

Our players broke records again: 349 reports in Turn 2!

We are truly overwhelmed (literally) with the amount of passion and creativity you all are pouring into this campaign. It’s amazing, and we hope you are enjoying it as much as we are.

While we await for our fearless writers to chew through your reports and weave the tapestry of fate that is our next Unfolding Narrative, we have selected a few highlights from this turn’s Reports for you all to enjoy. 

They are all so good! But we can only show a few here: you can find more of them on our Twitter feed.

Again, remember that these are just examples of the diversity of things you can submit as a Report. You should not feel constrained to submit exactly Reports like these, or try to match some perceived high level of quality. We want to see your passion and creativity come across in the way you feel most comfortable with, while exercising those hobby, gaming and artistic Mork-muscles. 

Remember when you submit your reports, they still have to fit into the wider storyline, of course. And we see that you all have indeed plunged deep into cooperative narrative and interpreting your games to be within locations in the Prime Dominion story, and helping us tremendously with your Report summaries that contextualize your submission.

As mentioned before, there are many player interpretations and character hearsay of the events that are occurring, and while everything is canon, not everything is true. You may read a particular story that unfolds in a certain manner, but until you read the confirmation their objective has been fully completed, in the Unfolding Narrative, everything is still up in the air. It’s not over until the largest ogre belches.

So now, without further ado, we give you The Players’ Art!


Player name: Joe H
Player character(s): Alexos and Evengelia of the Brazen Warbringers
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: Blood in the Sand
Report type: Hobby

A contingent of the Brazen Warbringers, led by Alexos and Evengelia, stands firm at the gate of the Tyrionic Collosseum to ensure the trial of Vashti is unimpeded. Set to defend at all costs whilst the praetors remain inside to protect Atressa.

Player name: Redcoat_phil
Player character(s): Grushnags’ Slickboyz
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: Blood in the Sand
Report type: Storytelling

As the forces of Ruyalar advance into Idrelec land.  A unit of stormcast is ambushed by the Slickboyz thanks to the boggy mist spell conjured by Rocboog. Grushnags forces secure their first victory against the foe.

Player name: Grant L
Player character(s): Kykakzen Twinsurge’s Soulhunters of Slaanesh
Coalition: Idrelec
Narrative Path: Blood in the Sand
Report type: Storytelling

Scout cavalry from the Ruyalar are harassing Idrelec forces, wearing them down for the full assault against the colosseum to interrupt the trial of Vashti. Kykakzen dispatches his Seekers to hunt down the Outriders, to both assist his allies, and to secure a messenger for his own purposes.

Player name: Tectonic Dan
Player character(s): The Skullery Detail kitchen-killers from the Bone Appetit
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: Blood in the Sand
Report type: Hobby

Chef Tarascon was abducted during the wedding attack, Yannuril enlists the help of the Skullery Detail- A troupe of Ossiarch kitchen-killers from the Bone Appetite. Yannuril asks Spirro to give the group 2 soul compasses- one to find Vashti, another with the Blood Stein Tarascon forgot. The detail split up to find their charges. They sent several messengers back to Ruyular forces along different routes to report Vashti’s location and hid in the shadows to join Tarascon in the kitchen of battle.

Player name: Togetic
Player character(s): Yukana’zeeme of the Shedscales
Coalition: Ruyalar
Narrative Path: Blood in the Sand
Report type: Storytelling

While the main strikeforce spearheaded for Vashti and the Arena, alongside the infilatration squad Yukana’zeeme the Chameleon Skink slipped through the shadows ahead of them, popping darts brewed with far flung poisons into those scattered Iderec forces that might catch sight of the main host early. When the carnage of the invasion ended and the bodies were found, each had their right hand removed and neatly placed over their heart. An unsubtle message from a subtle warrior: Sever the red hand.

Player name: Dagon
Player character(s): Rennyn & the Dauntless Riders
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path: Crown Jewel
Report type: Writing

Charge of the Damned (click here)

Rennyn rides with their undead horde, crushing a Ruyalar army as part of the battle for the Aetherquartz. When asked by the commander to show mercy Rennyn does and in return offers the aelf a place within the ranks of the Dauntless Riders.

Player name: Vyre
Player character(s): Caradrya the Stoic
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path: Crown Jewel
Report type: Writing

The Heist part 3: A study of Realmstone and Ley Lines (click here)

Finally reaching the Geode, codenamed Flouty Bouy, the Heist Crew sends in Orrun to smash their way into the compound and distract the guards. When Theodra tries to move the Geode and it lets out a blast of magic, Caradrya figures out that they must solve a puzzle to move the Geode. The team finishes it but before they could get away to their pickup spot, they are stopped by a mysterious figure.

Player name: Emily L
Player character(s): Gothos of Mirksvoir and Dr Clovis of the Everautumn Dynasty
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: Flight of the Golden Eagle
Report type: Arts & Crafts

Doctor Clovis along with Gothos of Mirksvoir ready their respective Vargeists to assault the Aurannar air convoy.

Player name: Jack
Player character(s): Hvist of the Peakgrabber Stomp
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: Flight of the Golden Eagle
Report type: Hobby

Hvist took part on the raid of the Aurannar airfield, attempting to force an early take off of the skyvessel carrying the Eye of Noctis, before hurling a number of Waaagh-infused boulders at the departing ship.

Player name: Hawkdos
Player character(s): The Order of Mirksvoir
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: Flight of the Golden Eagle
Report type: Storytelling

While en route to intercept the Aurannar skyships, Gothos and the Vargheists were ambushed by a group of Stormcast Eternals who were under Iden’s employ. Gothos’ skeleton bodyguard formed a ring around the necromancer, the Dornayar banner fluttering defiantly behind Gothos. With the help of the flying soulblight they were able to send the ambushing party back to Azyr.

Player name: Sevvir
Player character(s): Throm Copperfist of the Bogswallow Marauders
Coalition: Aurannar
Narrative Path: Flight of the Golden Eagle
Report type: Hobby

Throm painted alongside his Squigybaras. This version of them will fight to defend his airship while it fuels in preparation to fly along The Golden Eagle.

Player name: Myaori
Player character(s): Torag Godspeaker of the Brain Biters
Coalition: Aurannar
Narrative Path: Flight of the Golden Eagle
Report type: Writing

Torag’s daring swashbuckling in the sky against the Dornayar (click here)

The tale of daring swashbuckling in the sky while escorting the Eye of Noctis to Iden’s vault.

Player name: Chocopacotaco
Player character(s): The Lightfinder’s Penitent
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: Hoist the Colours
Report type: Storytelling

See the whole gallery here.

An ambush by Noxal’s forces against a portion of the Teclandec fleet, in an island chain. They attack what was primarily against troop carrying vessels guarded sea dragons and flying sea dragon ships. The trickery, skill, and technology of the Lightfinders must break the the high and ancent magics of the Aelves.

Player name: Jacob W
Player character(s): Mooneye the Troggboss
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: Hoist the Colours
Report type: Writing

Behind Teclandec Lines (click here)

The Troggboss Mooneye’s exploits behind enemy lines in Wirenth, as told from by excerpts from the Journal of Johkar VanKrest, a  Freeguild Outrider Captain in the service of the Celandec Satrapy during the Iscarneth Civil War. Having been left behind as Celandec forces withdrew from Wirenth, Mooneye and the remnants of his Troggherd have been continuing the fight.

Player name: Travis G
Player character(s): Rashida the Wolf and the Crimson Fleet
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: Hoist the Colours
Report type: Storytelling

Rashida the Sea Wolf brings forth the full fury of the Crimson Fleet to barrage the Telandec forces at sea. This time they take no prisoners. Let the dead burry their own or better yet rise again to serve the Crimson Fleet to bring victory for the Celandec.

Player name: Elodie C
Player character(s): Masters Moulder Sliktail and Skitterpaw, as well as Azûladaphel the Graced
Coalition: Celandec
Narrative Path: Hoist the Colours
Report type: Storytelling

The defenders of the Wirenth prison camps are overwhelmed by a tide of horrors as Masters Moulder Sliktail and Skitterpaw as well as Azûladaphel the Graced rush forth in a flurry of gnawing teeth and spectral blades.

Player name: Leoxandar
Player character(s): Boethica of the Fangs of Morathi
Coalition: Dornayar
Narrative Path: The Road of Blades
Report type: Hobby

Hearing of the challenge in the Colosseum of the Sun, the Fangs of Morathi send their greatest gladiatrix, the Slaughter Queen Boethica, to bring honor to the Dornayar and win the favor of the Iscarneth– and hopefully draw the eye of the Aurannar away from the Dornayar pursuit of the Eye of Noctis.

Player name: Kaleb E
Player character(s): Liege Gladios Assur Ban’ipal of the Legion of Paradise
Coalition: Teclandec
Narrative Path:
Report type: Hobby

The Liege Gladios has entered the arena, a champion among champions. Eager to give the people a show of the technical precision and macabre showmanship only deliverable by the finest duelists in the Ossian Empires.

This article was written by Nuno M

To be an Equerry

Left to right: Haraldr-Grimnir, Mercules Manbreaker, Tetar-Munteq, the Composite Multitude, Vito Valencia, and Eris Bloodwrath. Models by Alex P

With less than two weeks until Animosity III begins, it’s understandable that we’ve been focused on the Satraps themselves (among others who wish to become Ceraph). You’ve read about the Dariel the Resplendant, Elusedrod the Deathly and Iden the Auric, but what of their equerries?

During development, the decision was made to focus the campaign’s narrative on the Satraps themselves. This meant the other Figureheads we wanted bounced around as “secondaries” and “advisors” for a while until finally emerging as Equerries, a middle ground between player character and Figurehead. 

As we’ve removed all guidelines for which factions should join which Coalitions, the equerries provide an interesting example of why you might fight for a certain Satrap. While some are straight forward, like the Khornate Black Pilgrim Eris Bloodwrath’s support of Atressa Redhand, others are less cut and dry, like devil’s bargain Renaya Oathsworn has made with the Composite Multitude, a Soulmason of Nagash’s dread Ossiarch empire*.

As a player, you’ve declared fealty to the Figurehead of your choice. However, this does not mean you’re fighting on behalf of your Equerry: they serve their Satrap the same as you. You will not be able to speak with them as you would a Satrap, but they may make (unsolicited) comments during your strategy discussions, which a Satrap will not.

Furthermore, the Equerries personally represent their Satrap on the battlefield. To reflect this, your Equerry counts as a Special Asset. Each turn, your Coalition may choose to send your Equerry into battle, providing a moderate bonus to all reports allocated to a single Narrative Path. HOWEVER, if the result of that Path is a loss for your Coalition, the Equerry’s force will take permanent damage and provide a smaller bonus next time it is allocated!

Finally, in the incredibly unlikely event a Satrap is killed** before the end of the campaign, it is the Equerry who will step up and lead the Coalition for the remaining turns***, so keep that in mind before making plans to slay a Satrap!

Be they friend or foe, expect to see a lot more of the Equerries in action during Animosity III…

This article was written by Alex P

*The Composite Multitude and his army, the Hallowed Supplicants, belong to Team Animosity member Cosgrove and are inspired by the events of Animosity I. During that campaign, generations of pilgrims to Sigmar’s pantheon had been buried in the Hallowed Necropolis. The Supplicants are made entirely out of those devout souls, providing a sick counterpoint to the Hallowed Knights Stormhost. “Only the Faithful”, indeed!

**After the deaths of almost half our figureheads during Animosity II, the decision was made to make it much harder to kill a Figurehead this time around. Simply staking your character in an Anvil of Apotheosis match up will no longer be enough to give players a chance to bump off Figureheads.

***Although we’re happy to roll with player improvisation, a precedent was set during Animosity II that Figureheads could be killed and replaced with player characters. As this places players in a place of authority over other players, even if it’s just in the story, the decision was made to prevent this from ever happening again.

Animosity III Registration has BEGUN!

That’s right! Maybe you’ve just heard about us, or maybe you’ve waited all winter for this; regardless, it’s here, it’s happening, and you can head over to our Discord and get registered to fight for your Coalition of choice RIGHT NOW. Simply stop by our #registration channel, tell us which Coalition you want to join, and we’ll update your role permissions as soon as possible!

So, what does registering do for you, exactly? First, you’ll get access to four- read ’em, four- private Coalition channels. This includes a Strategy channel for planning tactics and diplomacy with your teammates and a Conversation channel for collaborating on your Reports, sharing memes about opposing Coalitions, and otherwise shooting the breeze with your friends. You’ll also get access to a Figurehead channel for communicating directly with your Satrap and the enigmatic Mithridates Alti, as well as a read-only quick reference channel with everything you need to know, updated turn by turn with your Narrative Paths, Special Assets and much more!

Last but not least, registering on our Discord will also allow you to submit Reports during the campaign. Instead of collecting email addresses like last time, you will instead need a registered Discord handle (example: #NarrativePlayer8897) for your Report to be counted. This also allows us to contact you directly if we have questions about your Report- usually regarding how we can best represent you in our Unfolding Narrative!

But, that’s not all, folks! We’ll have updates coming to you every day between now and when Animosity III begins on July 14th. First things first, our Tabletop Resources page is finally complete, including a comprehensive Soulbound guide! Although we’ll have a more extensive post about this page soon, feel free to check them out for yourselves now.

Also in the pipeline are four more short stories about the Idrelec, Teclandec, Celandec and Ruyalar. If you haven’t already read the shorts touching on the Dornayar and Aurannar, well, what are you waiting for? And that’s saying nothing of Mithridates Alti and some common misconceptions about the benevolent vampire…

So, yeah- we hope you’ll join us for the absolute wild ride the next eight weeks will be!

This article was written by Alex P

Get started with Animosity Campaigns today!

So, you’ve heard the hype, maybe from Twitter, maybe from a player in your local group- no matter how you’ve heard of us, you’ve heard of us. “Animosity”, the word echoes in the depths of your mind. “Animosity”. But, “what is Animosity?”, we hear you ask, “and how do I get involved?” 

Good questions, and boy, do we have an answer for you!

After the initial flood of interest from kicking off #DaWarpath, we realized our global narrative event had an accessibility problem. So, Nick C. got to work writing down this guide to help folks find their feet and take part in the internet’s greatest global narrative events.

In the guide, you’ll find…

  1. In-a-nutshell, quick start overview of Animosity III
  2. Notes on using our Discord for folks who have never used Discord
  3. Training wheels for registering for a Coalition and submitting Reports
  4. Links to the rest of the campaign site to explore as you go
  5. And many more details besides!

But wait, there’s more!

So, you’re hyped, we’re hyped, everybody’s hyped. Armed with the power of the New Player’s Guide, you want to spread the word and get more people playing in the campaign. But how? Pre-formatted graphics by Nuno M., ready to share or print! Here’s just a few:

You can view the whole folder HERE. I know I’m having several professionally printed for my local game store, and they’re ideal for posting to local facebook groups, WhatsApp chats, and anywhere else you can think. And, when folks ask you what it’s all about, where do you send them? To the New Player’s Guide, of course, which is always accessible from our landing page!

Still can’t get enough? Don’t forget to read up on 5 fast facts about Mithridates Alti, an NPC Soulblight vampire you’re all going to get acquainted with very soon, and learn to navigate the treacherous shadowtides of the Prime Dominion’s sea of liquid light.

This article written by Alex P. aka @LittleSoldierTV

Da Warpath has begun!

“What is #DaWarpath,” you ask? Let’s take a closer look!

Da Warpath is our prelude period before Animosity III – The Prime Dominion begins in earnest on July 14th. This allows players to catch up on campaign lore, plan their narrative and prepare their armies. If you’re an event organizer, or maybe you just want to rope in some friends, #DaWarpath gives you the opportunity to get folks involved before getting stuck in.

After months of writing, drawing, and revising, Team Animosity proudly presents the fruits of our labor. Looking around the site, you’ll discover…

… an updated landing page with 100% of a new player’s need-to-know provided at a glance. If you’ve ever thought “you know, so-and-so from my friendly local game store would really enjoy this sort of thing,” just send them over to AnimosityCampaigns.com! Oh, and don’t forget to meet the Team and check the FAQ while you’re there.

… a detailed map of the Prime Dominion, along with extensive location information and original illustrations! If you look close, you’ll even spot details like Lhoris’ Great Chain on the map.

… extensive information about all six Coalitions and their Figureheads, the satraps of the Iscarneth Ceraphate. And, let’s not count out Mithridates Alti, a wild card character returning from 2019’s Hallowed Necropolis campaign!

… three, count ‘em, three new short stories in the Unfolding Narrative section setting up the coming war- with lots more on the way, including featurettes of every satrap and the capable commanders who advise them!

… a revised Submit Reports page with this year’s submission information and MVP awards. Be sure to give these a good read now and again before the campaign begins!

… and we expect you’ve noticed this blog has moved from being the landing page all the way to the far side of the menu bar. We’re hoping to post updates here just as often as we’re able, and remember, even if you don’t have a twitter account, you can always follow tweets from @AnimosityCmpgns either through the twitter plugin on this page, or the #content-feed channel in our Discord.

That’s all for now- as if it isn’t plenty enough!- but don’t worry, we’re just getting started and there’s plenty more to come. 

Until next time,

Alex, on behalf of Team Animosity

Watch the Animosity II Twitch stream w/ NarrativeLabs!

Animosity Campaigns is pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with the guys over at NarrativeLabs to bring you The Burning Winter streamed LIVE on Twitch in a match where YOU control the narrative. Will the Blades of Khorne of the Undivided mash aside the Perpetual‘s Seraphon defending the Cathedral of the Mariner? Viewer votes control for whom the bell tolls and its effects on the battlefield.

So, set up your device of choice and come join the Team Animosity watch party on twitch.tv/narrativelabs at 7pm BST (2pm EST) while you hobby on a lazy Sunday evening/afternoon, and we’ll see you all there!

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TURN 2 HAS BEGUN! SUBMIT YOUR REPORTS NOW!
Turn 2 ends August 2nd @ 11:59pm EST
Turn 3 begins August 5th @ 12:00pm EST

Get your Coalition Objective Markers today!

That’s right folks, courtesy of Tectonic Craft Studios Dan Cotrupe- whom you may be familiar with in our Discord as the Expedition’s own Valeo Valencia- you can commemorate your participation in #AnimosityII with custom Coalition Objective Markers made special for The Burning Winter! Submit an extra Arts & Crafts report next turn by painting up a set, or just rep your Coalition pride when you can finally get back to your local game store. Available in a matched set of 6 or a variety pack.

 

It’s worth noting that Tectonic Craft will also be doing our prize support, so if you aren’t familiar with what awards we’re handing out at the end of the campaign, take a minute to check them out

TURN 2 HAS BEGUN! SUBMIT YOUR REPORTS NOW!
Turn 2 ends August 2nd @ 11:59pm EST
Turn 3 begins August 5th @ 12:00pm EST

Animosity II Begins – The Rolling Rollout

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That’s right, folks, it’s finally here! Although we’d hoped to drop everything at once, I’m sorry to say the Campaign Map and Turn 0 Unfolding Narrative won’t be posted until later this evening; please check back later for some easy bedtime reading.  So, yeah: please pardon our dust, we promise it will be worth it. Furthermore, check back tomorrow for our #DaWarpath roundup! You guys (and gals!) absolutely drowned us in exciting narratives and jaw-dropping hobby, and we’re really excited to share it here.

Silver linings what they are, this just gives you a chance to dig into everything else we’re releasing now. First up, the campaign is a go, meaning you can submit your reports! You can find your Coalition’s Narrative Paths are in the report form itself or pinned for quick reference in your Coalition’s private Discord channel. Although we suggest waiting to read the Unfolding Narrative later today before you pick your Narrative Path, you can start discussing your options straight away.

To make sense of some of the things referenced in your Narrative Paths, you’re going to want to visit the all-new Campaign Setting page, with details about the 47 unique locations that will be appearing on the map when it’s posted later today. Some of these are simple fodder for your imagination; others are crucial to your Coalition’s campaign goals. Discerning which is which, is up to you…

And that’s not all the lore we’ve got for you so far. Several of your Coalitions’ narratives are tied to mysterious figures; if you’re in the Perpetual, the Expedition, or the Pilgrimage, you’re going to want to read about the Other Figureheads and learn just who Mithridates Besh, Han Shinzong and Anruil Althariel actually are.

Finally, you’ve all requested it, Nuno M. has assembled it, it’s here, go check it out: the Gaming Resources page, with everything you need for single-player Age of Sigmar and Warcry and more. Really, we’ll just let it speak for itself.

“Everything changes, given time. Lives filled by happiness and desperation fade into the background of centuries and aeons, worn smooth like a pebble in a brook. Armies and empires are ground away, baubles for the amusement of uncaring gods, and even the gods lose their meaning as the Realms dance to a rhythm entirely of their own making. Yet all history was once lived, and every moment births a new and furious struggle. From a distance, it all becomes meaningless, but here and now, nothing could be more important.”

May your gods favor you, warriors!
Alex P.
On be half of Team Animosity