Shelves: fantasy Its the same Gotrek and Felix but this time its at sea! Sounds exciting? This one sees the two eponymous heroes off on a quest to recover the Harp of Ruin from the clutches of Dark Elf Corsairs. Nathan Long yet again recycles old characters into the plot to keep the nostalgia factor high and the loose ends left by King tied up. Within this novel the pair fight hired guards, giant sharks, skaven, sorceresses, dark elves, dragons, and a demon. Thanquol the Gray Seer skaven and Maximilian Schreiber the wizard make a return to the series.
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The Slayer is armed with a mighty rune axe that was probably forged and used by the Dwarf ancestor god of war and vengeance in the first big throw-down with Chaos. The axe is also mutating him into some sort of super-Dwarf. The result is a Dwarfen demigod of violence and vengeance, a mythical ass-kicker of truly earth-shattering proportions. He wants to die in battle, but is just too good at winning.
Before taking the Slayer Oath, Gotrek was just an engineer with a wife, Helga, and a daughter, Gurna. Then, his best friend Snorri convinced him to sign on for a crazily ambitious plan to travel to the Chaos Wastes and recover treasure from a lost Dwarfhold. The expedition went wrong and Gotrek got lost. During his trek home, he discovered the axe on the corpse of a Dwarf lord. When he finally made it home, goblins had burned down his village and murdered his family.
And then some dick of a dwarf thane possibly his own, since Snorri confirms Gotrek is a "kinslayer" provoked him until he snapped and killed the prick. Gotrek finally meets his Doom in the novel Slayer, in combat with none less than Grimnir himself.
Grimnir then resurrects Gotrek, cedes his position as the Dwarfen God of Vengeance, and presumably retires. His last moments show him rejoicing in the prospect of eternal war, and sends Felix back to the "real" world before going to slaughter an infinite army of daemons. More recently, he found himself spat back out into the Mortal Realms. While the Slayers have ceased to exist as he knows them, Gotrek has a sense that he was called to the Mortal Realms for a reason and believes that if he can reunite with Felix he will be able to return to his doom.
The stories of the Stormcast Eternals he has heard have led him to wonder if his old friend might be among their number, and he plans to find out for himself. Felix Jaeger, Esq. Felix is, despite appearances and his occasional obnoxiousness, the real hero and narrator of the series.
Felix is pretty much permanently terrified of dying randomly while Gotrek throws down with godlike evil, and his constant whining about the same is one of his least endearing characteristics, at least during the early books.
He also typically acquires a wench-of-the-week in the early books. The point is driven home in one of the later books when he returns home to Altdorf and meets his older brother Otto, who is about 70, while Felix still looks Whatever enchantment affects him, he also comes to crave violence and danger, if to a lesser extent than Gotrek.
In the final books, after Felix has married one of the aforementioned wenches and had a daughter, he finds himself despondent at domestic life and utterly uninspired by taking over the family business or restarting his once-promising poetry career.
Thankfully, Gotrek shows up and sucks him back into the fight and indeed into the End Times, where both he and Gotrek play pivotal roles. Maximillian Schreiber: A badass Gold later retconned to Light Wizard and scientist who accompanies Gotrek, Felix, and bunch of other Dwarfs on a giant air battleship to investigate the fate of the lost hold Karak Dum, in the Chaos Wastes.
Originally a slightly disgraced wizard, having been expelled from the Imperial College for his insistence that Chaos must be understood if it is to be defeated, Max was hired to magically ward the airship.
On the subsequent adventures, Max proves himself a valuable asset in combat against all sorts of nasties, a steadfast companion and good friend. Initially involved in a love triangle with Felix and the Kislevite noblewoman Ulrika who later became a vampire, for reasons too idiotic to go into , which was a source of pointless tension between them and prevented them from becoming real friends, even though holy shit!
Disappeared from the series when Gotrek and Felix got teleported to Albion. Showed up again much later, and was the guardian of the most butt-fuck retarded witch girl in the entire Old World; this caused yet another quarrel between Felix over a girl, but this time it was because the loopy bint came on to Felix and Max thought Felix was being a lech. Reappears in Kinslayer as a prisoner of Throgg. His capture prompts the gang to reunite in order to rescue him. Lady Ulrika Magdova: A tomboyish even having short hair Kilsevite noblewoman.
Ulrika eventually grows close to Max after he saves her from a Nurglite plague and a lot of unrequited attention, ending her relationship with Felix. Before Ulrika and Max can consummate their relationship she gets kidnapped by the vampire Adolphus Krieger, first as a human shield but then Krieger takes a liking to her and turns her into a vampire.
The events are covered in two novels that the fanbase is divided on. Though their relationship is completely finished Ulrika occasionally teases Felix about it. Then she succumbs to her vampiric bloodlust and Felix is forced to kill her in self-defense. He and Gotrek go way, way back, when they were the sole survivors of an expedition to the Chaos Wastes. This is exactly as pathetic and sad as it sounds. Still kicks ass, though, and finally manages to find his doom with his memory restored, and go on to whatever awaits.
He was the one who convinced Gotrek to go on the disastrous expedition, which is bad enough. This shit here is real tragedy, you stone-hearted monsters. His ghost makes a cameo in Realmslayer, apparently the realm of Shyish is also home to people who died from the World-that-was.
He mentions seeing Max and Ulrika once long ago, but not Malakai Makaisson. Malakai, son of Makai: Insane genius Dwarf Slayer engineer, who designed the above air battleship and countless other super-badass but ultimately overambitious war machines.
Speaks with an awesome Scottish funetik aksent that makes him one of the funniest and funnest characters in the whole series. Only side-character to make the jump to the fantasy game besides Thanquol; one of his war-machines was part of the Slayer Army of Karak Kadrin in Storm of Chaos.
He comes back in Slayer, still alive and having invented the Dwarven version of the Vindicare assassins. He has also rebuilt his airship and was planning on using it to drop bombs on Chaos, before being convinced to seek out the Temple of Grimnir. His fate at the end of the series is unknown. Though he is not shown to have died unlike everyone else, a character mentions that Malakai died; so the story killed him off in a footnote. It is hinted at during Realmslayer that he might have survived.
Teclis of the White Tower: Showed up in one book to help Gotrek and Felix kill possibly the greatest threat though not the greatest physical challenge they ever faced, the sorcerer twins below and a brainwashed giant of the ancient foot Sky-Titan variety, not the current foot inbred variety.
Grey Seer Thanquol : The primary recurring villain, a Skaven wizard whose incredible power is matched only by his incredible arrogance and exceeded only by his incompetence.
In one of his spin-off novels, a Slann deliberately makes sure Thanquol survives to get back to the Under-Empire because he is such a Starscream that he will certainly cause unparalleled disaster for the Skaven whilst he lives.
Is the only member of the novels to repeatedly get playable rules in Warhammer Fantasy throughout multiple editions. Loses a hand in Elfslayer, but uses warpstone paste to grow a new one.
Assorted Slayers: Thoughout the series, starting in the book Dragonslayer, Gotrek and Felix are joined by several slayers. Tens of thousands of trash mobs: Wet toilet paper. A former Witch Aelf , she joined the Order of Azyr for protection after killing her own mistress whose soul is now contained in a vial of blood around her neck.
She was sent on a mission to steal the Master Rune from a Fyreslayer lodge, and after Gotrek lodged it in his body to prevent it from falling into the hands of a Chaos arny she sees it as her duty to follow him around and hopefully either badger him into visiting the Order so the rune can be studied or take it from his body once he dies in battle.
Jordainn: A prince of the african-esque nation of Edassa who Gotrek befriends in Aqshy. After Jordainn died in battle, Gotrek starts wearing his lion-engraved pauldron as a memento. He reunites with Gotrek, only for Gotrek to hate him because he broke his oath to defend his fortress, which got overrun by Skaven while he was absent.
This results in him being riddled with guilt, yet still following Gotrek out of a belief that Sigmar intended him to guide Gotrek to his destiny. Also he hears the voice of Grimnir whenever he tries praying to Sigmar. Trachos: Lord-Ordinator of the Celestial Vindicators left broken and traumatized after several perils in Shyish.
He is the last survivor of his chamber and feels that the only way to restore his honor is to return to Azyr with some form of treasure. As time passed though, his mind soon began to heal and he became more and more like his old self. By the end of his adventure, he was a quiet but friendly warrior with the occasional snide remark. When fighting he tends to loudly sing in a fractured off-key tone.
Not even Gotrek could fix that. In the process, Felix acquired the sword Karaghul and the name of Dwarf Friend Trollslayer Stopped the Skaven from conquering Nuln, by killing them Skavenslayer Killed a million skaven, and some rat ogres too Various Killed a Bloodthirster of Khorne aided by Felix Jaeger who threw an ancient magical dwarven hammer belonging to the dwarf king of Karag Dum at the bloodthirster weakening it giving Gotrek the chance to slay it with his even more formiddable rune axe formerly wielded and crafted by the dwarf slayer god Grimnir.
Gotrek slew the Orc warlord while an airship bombing run shredded his army. Also cockblocked the King of the Slayers to do it. More or less. City of the Damned Constantly giving a middle finger to the chaos gods and spoiling every plan they try to put in motion Causing Grey Seer Thanquol countless losses and headaches, to the point where Thanquol considers Gotrek his greatest nemesis, even though Gotrek and Felix never learned Thanquol was behind all the Skaven plots they fucked up Probably killed like half of all the orcs that have ever been killed by dwarves.
Killed the same Bloodthirster of Khorne from Daemonslayer in single combat. Comes to the Mortal Realms to fix that last one Realmslayer But gave up, so still -1 so far. Although word is Felix is not in the Realm of the Dead Fights his way out of the Realm of Chaos, bites off the nose of a Fyreslayer Runeson who got up in his face, effortlessly wields a legendary Fyreslayer Greataxe that kills most duardin who even touch it, intimidates a Godbeast into running away, slaughters his way across Aqshy and Shyish killing Chaos worshipers, mad Sylvaneth, undead, skaven, saves the city of Hammerhal Aqsha from being destroy from within by a Tzeentch cult, and has a Fyreslayer Master Rune implanted into his chest, signifying him as a living avatar of Grimnir in the eyes of the Fyreslayers.
Also gets drunk and headlocks a Stormcast Eternal. Gotrek is back, baby. Realmslayer Made a Nighthaunt so depressed it killed itself Short Story - One, Untended Got ambushed by a bunch of rogue Kharadron Overlords and then proceeded to escape by crashing their ship, roasting them by saying Malakai was a better pilot. Short Story - The Bone Desert.
Picks up and uses an Anvil of Power as a projectile weapon, something Maleneth claims no mortal can lift. Before he gets the Master Rune. Realmslayer Kills six drakes one at a time. And who knows how many more non-winged ones, according to Maleneth. And tanks their landslide breath without a scratch which could have leveled a fortress The Neverspike Kills a hundred foot tall ghoul.
Ghoulslayer Finds the only portal to the World That Was, and destroys it after finally accepting that he belongs in the Mortal Realms now. He is charged to forever hold back and endless tide of daemons to prevent them from overwhelming all of creation. This news seems to put Gotrek at peace for the first time ever, and he sends Felix back to the real world so that someone can write down and remember his story. Then the world ends and presumably everyone else dies.
However bear in mind Every Elf in the world is now dead. Every Grudge in the Book of Grudges is counted as fulfilled. And I want my axe back! He has no idea how he got spat out of the Realm of Chaos or why he was unable to meet his long awaited doom although he is very cross with Grimnir, who he feels has betrayed him by not letting him meet said doom , but it seems Grimnir might have had even greater things in store for the dwarf.
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Grey Seer by C. Werner Temple of the Serpent by C. Werner Mind-Stealer by C. Werner Characters[ edit ] Gotrek Gurnisson is the greatest or worst, depending on the viewpoint Dwarven Slayer ever to have lived. This apparent contradiction is rooted in the nature of the Slayer Oath. Having committed a crime so terrible that only death in battle will serve as atonement, Gotrek has fought and slain numerous monsters, including hordes of orcs and Skaven, a giant, trolls, Chaos warlords and sorcerers, an entire Black Ark of Naggaroth and even a Bloodthirster of Khorne, and unfortunately in his mind lived to fight another day. His inability to find the heroic end he seeks begins to take its toll after a time, and by the events of Orcslayer, Gotrek is becoming worried that all that remains for him is a pathetic doom against unworthy opponents like Goblins, or even worse, death as a result of old age.
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