Let's create a Knightly order pre-endtimes fantasy
What is the order’s age? (1d100)
Esteemed: This order’s inception coincided with the rise of Vlad Von Carstein and his heinous progeny. The Vampire Wars exacted a great toll on the armies and spirit of the Empire, but also strengthened the conviction of its people to fight against the dark powers of the world
What is the order’s religious affiliation? (1d100)
Templars of Myrmidia: This order follows the example of Myrmidia, warrior goddess of strategy, war-craft, and professional soldiery
How strong is the order in terms of manpower? (1d100)
Dispersed: For whatever reason, the order’s knights rarely congregate in groups larger than four or five outside of wartime. The men themselves rarely stay in one place for very long
In which province is the order based? (1d100)
Valor: Never run away, never turn down a chance to fulfill your sworn duties, and never leave a task half-done
What are the order’s favored battle tactics and military doctrines? (1d100)
Shock and Awe: The essence of knightly warfare can be summed up a single maneuver: the lance charge. It does the most damage, and gets the most work done. The order recognizes this, and tries to allow its knights as many charges as possible
Who was the order’s greatest hero? (1d100)
Rolled 82 (1d100)
Wait, if the farthest they've ever gone is Kislev, and they already live in the Northern Empire so that isn't super far, how would they have fought a Tomb King?
I'd like to.
Also, if we need a reroll we may as well use >>45324524. Though I do kinda like the idea of each individual knight being so wealthy as to have his own company of men with him. Kinda works with them being devotees of Myrmidia. They show their devotion and study by each knight being a commander in his own right, complete with a small fighting force at all times.
Well obviously, they have something like an artifact or treasure hoard that long ago was stolen from a Tomb King and brought to the Empire. The knights probably don't even know their nemesis yet.
Maybe it's an order of super rich guys who all travel around having their own adventures with their personal retinue of non-knights. While many of them enjoy running around Kislev shanking people, some of them went on a nice vacation down south to do some grave robbing.
Ok, let's go with >>45324524 this result, that makes us just rich. And I like the idea of each knight having his own little band of guys with him
Still got rich anyway >>45324665
Anyway, moving on we can discuss these things later on when we have rolled everything
How prevalent are monstrous mounts (such as demigryphs) within the order? (1d100)
See? These guys are just a bunch of millionaire playboys running around with the finest mounts, armor and personal retinues money can buy. Their Order is more like a gentleman's club where they tell each other tales of their exploits.
I'm really liking the sound of this. Do you think they could've learned this from the Kilsev guys?
The Crossed Axes speak to overwhelming strength and a desire for worthy combat
Ok that is all off the tables rolled. Now let's fluff them out!
Things we need:
>Name of the order
>Name of the grand master
>The tomb king
>What the the relic/trophy is
>The tomb king
A headless pharaoh who's who communicates through a kind of sign language.
>What the the relic/trophy is
His head, still alive and sassy as hell. The body wants it back.
Desire for a worthy tactical opponent maybe? They're students of battle, so they probably go around styling on most of the chaff in Ostland and Kislev. They're so rich, that ultimately they just play giant games of chess with the enemies of the Empire hoping to find someone as good as them.
>>Name of the order
Order of the Screaming Eagle
Since we're in Ostland, we should probably keep the whole Myrmidia thing on the downlow, and just pretend to be a bunch of meatheads with hired mercenaries. Also, we were given this really cool golden staff from a generous benefactor one time.
Damn, two really good ideas. Nice.
But anyway, let's focus on the Order we have on our hands. Can we agree on this:
Name: Order of the Screaming Eagle
Grandmaster: Freidrich Janus Geldpfennig
Schtick: Closet Myrmydians who ride demigryphs and travel with retinues of lesser soldiers for bloodshits and glorygiggles. Also stole/inherited a Tomb King's (un)living head.
Presumably what all other Imperial soldiers do in Kislev: fight Chaos. I think the whole going into the closet thing should be the result of a traumatic experience, like their chapter house being burned down by bigoted Ostlanders.