WFRP: Help wanted (21)

“My Anton is missing! He hasn’t been home for a week, and his mother is sick and needs his care. He went to work for The Fish at the dockside but now he’s gone! Please, anyone, can anyone help!”
 – A distraught young woman pleading for help in the Drecksack Bezirk. 

Will the player characters respond to the call for help? Anna Shipulin and Anton Trotter is supposed to be married as soon as Anton earns enough money for them to move from Drecksack to Sindelfingen district. But now he is gone! Anton has a penchant for get rich quick schemes, but he invariably fails and ends up with nothing but dreams of a better life for him, his fiance and his crippled mother. But how will the players react? There’s not much money in a mission like this … unless Anton’s disappearance is a part of a much greater enigma!

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WFRP: Gossip (8)

“There are no Skaven! I tell the truth! Maybe what you have glimpsed are Beastmen. They’re all beastmen. Mutated scum. Ratmen? No, no, no, it’s really, really just people who are mutating into rats. That’s what you’ve all been seeing. Or just large rats. Or people dressed up as rats, feeding the conspiracy of the existence of the Skaven, to keep people afraid, to keep them down. It’s an Imperial conspiracy, that’s what it is. You know how they keep telling us the Skaven don’t exist? That’s because they DON’T exist! But why would they have to tell us that, again and again?

Because fear will keep us in line. Fear of this conspiracy will keep the local villages in line! And since it’s the aristocray, and the Emperor telling us this, people believe the opposite … and the government knows this, that is why they are telling us they don’t exist! So that we will believe they exist! The Skaven, the rat men, the scourge of the underworld.

And you know what else? There’s a cult, where the Emperor is the master illuminated, and they make sure there are little pieces of evidence all over the place to make us believe that the Skaven exists! So there you have it, it’s a conspiracy! To keep the working classes down!”

– Agitator in the Drecksack slums. Curiously, I haven’t seen him since he delivered this tirade.