I stumbled onto the brewery last week when I was researching dwarf fluff stuff for my up and coming treasure hunter warband. I haven't played Mordheim in years, but some friends have taken up the banner and I'll be damned if I don't bring the most fun to play warband to our table! Anyhow, here's the short and narrow of what I've got so far:
Bort Garlsson, son of Garl Gemeater
Garl (insert father's dwarven or clan name here), in his day was a competent warrior and highly skilled gemsmith. His mastery of the jeweler's craft was without equal in his area of the Empire and he attained great local fame and renown in Middenheim and its neighboring bergs. A dedicated tradesman, his reputation of eating, sleeping and breathing gems all hours of the day and night afforded him his nickname of "Gemeater." (Which he begrudgingly accepted upon learning the alternative was "Gemsh**ter")
Garl sired one offspring, his son Bort. As the boy grew, immersed in a melting pot of dwarven and human cultures, he came to share his father's shrewd business sense as well as an incredible fondness for the stories of old. Stories of epic proportions and ancient codes by which he was rasied. His deep sense of nostalgia and a longing to make something for himself as his father before him has led Bort to the lofty goal of someday founding a brewery in the pioneering spirit of his childhood hero Jozef Bugman.
Decades of arguing with his father have finally yielded Bort his opportunity, as Garl has agreed to both financially and morally support his son's dream. There were no uncertain terms however: Bort must venture to the recently decimated and wildly rumored city of Mordheim, returning with "as much gem quality wyrdstone as a miner's pony can carry" to earn his father's backing and blessing.
Never having had to prove himself in battle thus far in life, Bort has solicited the aid of his closet friend (an engineer), several dour but adventurous dwarf slayers and a handful of other dwarves willing to make the trek to the city of doom.
All insight and feedback is appreciated! Hopefully nothing in the story seems TOO out of character for dwarves.
- I'd love to hear suggestions for a surname/clan name for Bort's father
- Also name ideas for the warband's engineer and 2 slayers
I'm also curious about dwarves settled in (or coming from) the Middle Mountains. I did some reasearch and couldn't turn up anything. I know there is a chaos stronghold there according to "current" maps but I don't think that was the case throughout Warhammer past (pre IC 1999, when Mordheim exploded). I'd like their clan to hail from somewhere near Middenheim, eventhough Bort's father Garl has lived in the Empire and been trading with humans for quite some time.