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#1 Barafo Steelfounder

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 07:31 PM

Now Ive been working on this for a week and a bit and havn't gotten that far, but I'm planning on adding History to this thread as it is written. The Hold itself is Situated close to Peak Pass west of Gnaskraks Lair, it's rougly In between Karak Kadrin and Gnashraks Lair.

I have plans for the holds involvment in the [warhammertag117]SOC[/warhammertag117] but that's quiet far away so I'll give you what I have at the Moment:

Imperial Year 2007: The Slayer King of Karak Kadrin gives Permission for an Expedition to be sent to a Mountian that is rumoured to have an abundance of Coal and Iron.

2007: The Expedition, lead by Hanagrim Steelfounder, discovers the Rumours to be true. The Mountain contains a bounty of both Coal and Iron: Mining starts immediatly as instructed.

2008: After Many Months of mining news reaches Hanagrim that the Slayer King wants this Mining operation to act as an Outpost to warn of anything approaching Via the East. Construction on the Main hold begins.

2010: Construction is finsihed. The Mountain is now a settlement divided into Four Levels deep within the Mountain.

2010: Slayer from Karak Kadrin travel to far off Slyvannia to fight in the Vampire War. Hanagrim offers his assistance to the Slayer King but the Slayer King refuses, saying the protection of the pass is more great.

2012: With the [warhammertag128]VC[/warhammertag128] war over many Prospectors come to Hanagrim to seek Shelter and protection. Also at this time the Salyer King sends word of his decision for Naming the Mountian. The Mountain was named after Hanagrim to congradulate on his discovery, the Mountain is proudly bore the Name Mt. Steelfounder since Hanagrims day.

2013: Mt. Steelfounder Flourishes. Trade routes are formed between Karak Kadrin and Mt. Steelfounder. The Salyer King wishes the Garrison to be well maned so sends additional Troops to be positioned there.

2014: Trade ceases for a short while as caravans are being looted and attacked. Orcs and bandits are teeming in the Mountains. Hanagrim leads his forces out to attack certain bands.

2014: In some decisive victorys Hanagrim manges to drive the remaining Bandits and Orcs away from the main Trade Routs. Trade is opened once more with Karak Kadrin because of this.

2020: An Orc Warboss named Grim Beardtrimmer musters his warband and assaultes Mt. Steelfounder. The orcs are repelled at first but soon their Numbers become more evident so Hanagrim is forced to fall back into the Hold.

2020: Fortunately a party of slayers that where seeking an honourable death to the east stumbled upon the encamped orcs. They drove them away and their leader Kept Grim's head as a trophy.

2021: Hanagrim is rewarded for his services to the Slayer King. A Warhammer made of Kadrin Steel with an ebony shaft is ent along with a Rune encrusted Goldn armour. The Runes of Furnace and the Mighty Master Rune of Gromril are enscribed to this armour.

2030:Hanagrim is called to Karak Kadrin on business.

2030: Hanagrim is enlisted by the Slayer King to protect a precious cargo heading to Zhufbar. The king however gives no indication as to it's contents.

2031: The cargo arrives in Zhufbar. Hanagrim spends several days in the Hold.

2031: On travelling back to Karak Kadrin Hanagrims party is ambused by Bandits. There are driven off but not before an arrow has embedded itself in Hangrims Chest. The Dwarfs carry him to Karak Kadrin for treatment.

2031: Hanagrim is healed at Karak Kadrin. The Slayer King awards Hanagrim for his services with the Title Lord. He also has Hammerer Armour made for Hanagrims soon to be Bodyguard.

2033: After much deliberation the Hammerers are elected. 10 now form The Lord of Mt. Steelfounders Bodyguard.

2040: A foul Necromancer of the East Stumbles across Mt. Steelfounder on his Travels eastward. The Wizard Conjures Undead Soldiers and attacks Hanagrims hold.

2040: In a Climactic battle Hanagrim Kills the foul Necromancer, but not before being mortally Wounded by the Wizards last spell. Hangrim is carried into Mt. Steelfounder to recover.

2040: Hangrim Dies from his wounds. His body is laid to rest in Mt. Steelfounder And a statue of Himself is erected on top of his resting place.

2041: Hanagim young son Durin become Lord Of Mt. Steelfounder.

2043: With Durin Residng as Lord things become heated amongst his Kin. They find him arrogant and ill disicplined. They think he cannot rule the Mountain.

2044: An orc tribe Migrating from distant Lands camps on the Hold. They appear to have no intrest with Durins folk, but none the less Durin sallies out and meets them.

2044: The Orcs are driven away but at a terrible cost in Dwarf Lives. Only Half of Durins company return to Mt. Steelfounder.

2050: Bands of Men from the East are scouted near Peak Pass, their numbers are great so word is ent to Karak Kadrin.

2051: The Men of the East camp on the Pass in there Hundreds.

2051: With a threat of Siege Durin rallies his Dwarfs to fight. Durin is a much better tactician now and thinks rationally with his battle plan. He places warriors with shields outside the entrance to the Hold and then places Quarrellers further back to guard the Riges.

2051: The Dwarfs are recorded as Numbering around 300 strong while the Men could of been twice that. The Dwarfs first responded to the Men with hails of crossbow Bolts, these inflicted many casualties on the invaders. As the Men ran up the slope they where met by Dwarf warriors clad in heavy Rainments, the Dwarfs shieldwall was strong and the Mne where unable to break through. After many gruelling hours the Mens morale finnaly gave in and they fled the way they had came. The Dwarfs held a pursuit, too many of there Kin had been killed to attempt such a risk. Durin was recored for besting 10 Eastern Men single handedly durin the day.

2055: After travelling to Karak Kadrin Durin meets a NobleMans daughter called Helgar. They fall madly in love with each other and become a couple.

2057: After receiving a "yes" from Helgar Durin Weds her in Mt. Steelfounder.

2058: Durin and Helgar introduce there son to the folk of Mt. Steelfounder. His Name is Dori.

2075: Durin is called away on Business to Karak Kadrin. Helgar stewards while he is absent.

2075: Durin arrives back to Mt. Steelfounder looking weary and tired.

2080: Dori, Durins Son, is now able to Bear arms. He has taken a strange intrest to wielding Swords. Although this is not normal Dwarf Culture but Dori appears quiet able with the Blades in hand.

2083:A caravn traveling with Helgar Steelfounder to visit her father is ambushed by Orcs. The Orcs slay Helgars Guards and take her prisoner.

2083: On hearing this news Durin calls for his swiftest Dwarfs to accompany him on a rescue Mission. Dori is left in chrarg at Mt. Steelfounder.




Ok what do you guys think?

Now I'll be adding to this over the course of it's completion. I'm hopefully going to mention a few Members of this forum in it's history (Those that are in My [warhammertag113]RP[/warhammertag113])

**EDIT** Just thought of how long this thread will become. Especially considering I'm Writing up to the Imperial year 2523.

Edited by Barafo Steelfounder, 04 November 2006 - 09:26 PM.


#2 Barafo Steelfounder

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 07:46 PM

2083: Durin reaches the Orc's Encampment. He is Horrified to see the Charred remains of his Wife nailed to a spike. I a blinding Fury Durin rushes the Orcs with his Dwarfs. Durins Slaughters everyone one of them, and takes there heads as trophys. Helgars remains where sealed into a jar and travelled with Durin back to Mt. Steelfounder.

2083: Dori, Durins son, is devastated by the news of his Mothers Passing. He takes a Secret Oath against All Greenskins. Dori is so infuriated he begins vigourous training sessions in out door excersises, these Excersisers help a Dwarf become more accustomed to the Wild.

2085: With Helgar Statue Erected outside the Main gate her passing becomes more bearable. But not For Dori. In his tender age he Leaves Mt. Steelfounder heading into the Pass. There are rumoured to be many Orcs leaving about the Pass.

2085: Durin becomes worried for his son, he has not returned for over three weeks. A search party is sent out to attempt to find him.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 10:20 AM

2085: The search party Discover Dori camping in a cave. He is Miles away from the Hold, Orc Skulls preside to the entrance to the cave. The scout party try to reason with Dori, trying to persuade him to return with them. But Dori has decided that he will travel to the Shrine of Grimnir at Karak Kadrin. There Dori swears he will take the Slayer Vow. The scout party return to Mt. Steelfounder to give Durin the News.

2086: Durin is not happy with his Sons decision, but can do nothing about it. He does however send a letter waiting for Dori in Karak Kadrin. The letter reads that in Durins death Dori is ordered to take over the Lord ship of Mt. Steelfounder.

2090: Dori travels the wild while his Father stay in Mt. Steelfounder. Dori travels to far off Places, even stumbling into the Ruins of Karak Eight Peaks. Although he does not find a suitable Death. He becomes a master with Swords and has Two swords made of Kadrin Steel, like his fathers Warhammer.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:20 AM

2095: Durin musters his Dwarfs for a Third time. Mutants from the East have marched inwards towrads Mt. Steelfounder. The Mutants are vile and Mutated beyond belief. There bodies have swollen and puss protrudes from cuts. Some have three heads, others have several Limbs. Great Mutated creatures march with this force, perhaps they where once men. Durin charges the invaders with his Bodyguard. The mutants are awfull fighter and so die in droves. Durin routes the mutants and burns there carcasses in a great bonfire about the hold.

2097: Durin Takes Ill, he lies in bed each day feeling worse than the last. Doctors and healers are sent from Karak Kadrin, but there appears there is nothing they can do. Durin though writes a letter to Dori asking him to come back and regain his birth right.

2098: After much struggling with the hand of death Durin son of Hanagrim dies. Dori has not yet received Durins request.

2099: While wandering past Karak kadrin Dori is stopped by Dwarfs from Mt. Steelfounder. They have searched for him for many months. They tell Dori of his fathers death, Dori takes the news hard but travels with them back to Mt. Steelfounder.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 12:18 PM

2099: On returning Dori is met with a cheer from the Mountain. Dori had thought all these years he would be frowned upon for leaving but Dwarfs do not forget their heritage. Dori is named Lord of Mt. Steelfounder, but his Slayer instincts make him a bit uncontrollable.

2111: Dori has settled down, but has not forgot his oath. He has been married to a Dwarf Women from Far off Karak Norn. The Dwarf Womens name is Ingred Ironhand. Dori is truelly in love but has not told Ingred of his long outstanding oath.

2113: Dori finds himself in a tough situation. Karak kadrin request a Force sent to clear a Mining settlement of Orcs on the Pass. Dori knows if he leaves his former Oath will kick into affect, but he cannot openly denie the Slayer King.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:55 PM

just a quick note Barafo: The currecn GW reckoning is still only in the year 2500+something so it's hard to write things that can't have happened yet. Unless you mean Dwarven Imperial reckoning.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 06:58 PM

sorry Ive got the last couple of dates wrong. Ill edit A.S.A.P :wink:

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:34 PM

2113: Dori eventually send a force to Karak Kadrin, from there they head to the mining settlement.

2113: On arriving Dori soon realises the exstent of the attack. Dwarf bodies are scattered everywhere, many orc also lay near a hand. Soon though Orcs emerge from the the tunnels. There sheer numbers force Dori's Dwarfs back, even the Slayer kings contingement are driven back. Dori though refuses to leave and gets lost in the Melee.

2113: With Dori presumed dead Ingrid becomes steward of Mt. Steelfounder. Dori has not been seen since the battle with the orcs.

2114: Dori stumbles into te halls of Mt. Steelfounder battered and bleeding from many wounds. He slips from conciousness and falls into a comour.

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:58 PM

2118: Dori finally Awakes from his comour. He awakes to find no-one in Mt. Steelfounder. On further investigation he learns that the hold was besieged. Dwarf bodies and foul bodies of orcs lay all around the hold.

2118: With no signs of his wife or his folk Dori sets out. He takes what Weopens he can from the armoury, crossbow and bolts and a couple of throwing axes along with a shield and a hammer.

2118: On picking recent tracks Dori discovers that there are survivors. Dori follows the tracks, constantly heading east.

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 03:11 PM

2119: Dori has been following the Orc tracks for months. All there former encampments where deserted. Dori hasn't lost hope.

2119: Finally Dori tracks the Orcs down. They are camped far into the east, beyond Gnashraks lair. The Orcs are numerous and there camp is vast. But with a burning hatred in his heart, and with the desire to see his beloved Ingred again he draws His Hammer and descends into the camp.

2119: Dori fires crossbow bolts at strangling Orcs. He lights there tnts on fire and brings his Hammer to bear on many Orcs. The Orcs are confused, stumbling in the dark as they where they have no idea what is going on. Dori finds his Wife Ingred, she is tied to a totem in the shape of a Orcish god, with Ingred reliesed Dori learns where the other captives are. But the Warlord of this tribe stumbles across Dori in the dark and a duel begins. After what seems lie hours Dori finally casts the Warlord down and releases his people, the clan of Mt. Steelfounder flee into the dark using it as cover. The Orcs do not find out what happened until the morning.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:25 AM

2119: Dori and his kinsman have a long journey ahead of them and with no Weopens to defend themselves their situation looks bleak.

2119: A small tribe of Goblins attempts to attack the Dwarfs but Dori drives them off.

2120: Through many weeks of hard marching Dori finnally leads his people into the safety of Mt. Steelfounder. Word is also sent to Karak Kadrin asking for aid incase of another attack.

2128: Dori and Ingred have now introduced there son into the World his name is Hungrim Steelfounder.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:36 AM

Nice history,I like it.
I would be honoured to be included in it :wink:
Keep it up.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:40 AM

And so you shall Tandor, and so you shall :wink:

(Saving Barafo's life and all)

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 12:39 PM

2158: Dori trains Hungrim all he knows in the arts of war. He also councils his young son in the ways of how to govern his people.

2160: Dori takes Hungrim on a small expedition to Karak Kadrin. Teaching the young Dwarf about society.

2160: On arriving Hungrim and Dori are allowed into the Library's of Karak Kadrin. They study there for many days and Hungrim learns things he would never has fathomed before.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:57 AM

2160: On returning Hungrims fighting skills are put to the test. A band of bandits attempts to rob Dori and his on, but the keen eyed Dwarfs see them early and route them.

2160: On returning Dori is given some disturbing news. While Mining in the Upper Mining area the Miners discovered Tunnels, of unknown origin.

2160: On further investigation Dori learns that Skaven patrol these tunnels. With this news Dori sends word to his Engineers to create sopme barrels of Gunpowder. A process that will take many days.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:54 AM

2160: Dori leads his forces to the Upper Mining area. There they are confronted by a horde of Skaven Warriors. Great beasts come forth from the shadows and attack Dori's retinue. In a desperate battle Dori is forced to fall back, many of his kinsman have been dragged down and the Skaven's numbers seem not to dwindle.

2160: Dori is forced to retreat to the Storage Level. There he places guards and for a time the Skaven do not attmept to push any further. Dori however sends his son Hungrim to Karak Kadrin asking for aid. Another problem also plague's Dori's mind, the Gunpowder was on the Lower Mining area along with some Dawi Engineers. Dori readys a small party to descend into the lower halls to attempt a rescue.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:15 PM

2161: Dori takes his small party into the Upper Mining Halls. There he drives of two Skaven attack before descending into the Lower Mining facility. On Arriving Dori see's his Engineers fighting the Skaven for control of the Gunpowder. Dori rushes in and breaks the Skavens efforts. Although the Engineers are safe Dori soon relieses that Skaven have surrounded the small company.

2161: Hungrim arrives at Karak Kadrin and seeks audience with the slayer king. On hearing this Dire news the Slayer king orders a Retinue of 150 Dwarf Warriors to accompany Hungrim back to Mt. Steelfounder.

2161: Dor fights of many Skaven attacks. Each time though some of his Dwarfs are pulled down beneath a tide of claws. I relief does not come soon Dori knows he will not last the night.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 12:48 PM

2161: Hungrim arrives with the Dwarfs from Karak Kadrin. Hungrim then takes all his force into the Mining areas. First he drives clear the Skaven in the Upper Mining Area, and leaving a guard there, he takes his force into the second Mining tunnel.

2161: There Hungrim Finds the bodies of all the Dwarfs, engineers and Dor's rescue force. A lone Dwarf though stands fighting a group of Skaven...... The Dwarf is Dori.

2161: Hungrim seeing his Fathers efforts piles into the Skaven hacking the vile creatures to pieces. Dori through sheer exhaustion and fatigue drops to the floor unconcious, and Hungrim bears him to the safety of the Main hall.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:29 PM

2161: Dori is brought into the Main Hall, there he is laid in his Quarters to start his recovery. At the same time a cargo from Karak Kadrin arrives, it bears dozens of barrels of Gunpowder. The Salyer King had not told Hungrim of this so he was very surprised when the Dwarfs started bring ing in into the Hold.

2161: The Skaven by now had regruoped and again attempted to drive into the Hold. Fortunately with Hungrim so fired up after seeing his father fight he manages to drive the Skaven back for long enough for the Engineers to place the Gunpowder.

2161: As Hungrim watches the Engineers start lighting the fuses, and as the minutes tick by Hungrim starts to worry. But eventually an almighty explosion come forth from the Skaven Tunnels. The blast shatters them and brings the mountain down to seal them Closed. Hungrim now sends for Stone masons and a runesmith from Karak Kadrin.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 07:24 PM

2162: Dori has recovered after a couple of days rest. But the time he awakes he finds that stone masons have arrived, accompanied by a Runepriest of Karak Kadrin.

2162: The Stone Masons erect a large Arched doorway about the old Skaven Entrance. Dori agree's with his sons logic, it is indeed to be safer than sorry. The preist inscribes runic ceals on the door to protect it against foul Magic, he also puts condcealment runes on the door so as to hide it from unfreindly eyes. Once finished the group head back to Karak Kadrin.

2162: In the Summer Dori welcomes a Visit from his Relatives who live in Karak Kadrin. They inspect the Hold and are pleasantly surprised by the place. Dori's cousins are Mercanaries and they tell him great stories of there adventures. All the talk of Adventuring sparks something in Dori's mind.




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