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Hunger in the Dark
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Details
Type
Main Mission
Section
Helmgart Act 1
Follows
Convocation of Decay
Precedes
Halescourge
Tomes
3
Grimoires
2
Events
2
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Those bile trolls ain't natural. Rotblood sorcerers are using some kind of altar to churn 'em out, and it's up to you to disrupt the whole operation with a bloody big bang. Yes, that's right, it'll take black powder to get the job done. I know there's more than enough 'fireworks' laying around in Dreisdunkel Mine, so use what you find and put an end to this nasty business.
~ Franz Lohner



Bile trolls are coming out of Dreisdunkel Mine, and I need you lot to interfere. It's hard to believe, but the Rotbloods are turning regular old trolls into those awful bile-spewers. Fight your way down and destroy the Altar that's transforming the beasts. You'll need black powder, but there's plenty lying around down there. End this show with a bang.
~ Franz Lohner


Synopsis

The Heroes travel into Dreisdunkel Mine to destroy the Bile Troll altar. To do this they have to find explosives and bring them along with them in a Mine Cart. Their journey takes them through abandoned mine systems, pitch-dark shafts and ancient caverns.

Mine Cart Event

After making your way through the Backfill, you will find a mine cart the players need to take with them throughout the mission. On straight and uphill sections of the track, the cart is rolled forward by standing close to it, so always keep one or two players next to the cart. At certain points, a Lever needs to be pulled to allow the cart to continue. Once the heroes get further into the mine, they will need to gather three Explosive Barrels from nearby caves to fill up the cart. Once that is done, the heroes can continue by pulling another lever. Throughout the mission the heroes will sometimes lose the cart and find it a bit further on, relieving them of having to push the cart all the time. Take note that if players abandon the cart while pushing it upward, the cart rolls back and has to be pushed up again.

Finale

The mine cart will need to be escorted uphill while a constant horde featuring numerous Specials and Elites attacks. Eventually it will come to rest at the altar, and you will be given a prompt to ring the "Dinner Bell." Doing so summons a Bile Troll. The party has the choice of fighting and killing the troll, or immediately escaping across the bridge the troll came from. After the bridge collapses and the heroes escape up a ramp leading to the cave exit, multiple Bile Trolls escape from their pens, but the mine cart explodes, killing the trolls instantly.

Post-Mission

Oh, I can smell your success. Literally. Ugh. Like Lohner's special recipes. Anyway, we'll have less of the Bile Trolls terrorizing civilians for a while but don't delude yourselves, the pact-sworn ranks are still full of the disgusting brutes. And yes, while you were feeding trolls, I received answers on certain inquiries I've made. It seems like preparations for the 'Bile Troll production' were underway long before the invasion. Yes, Helmgart's own secret Nurgle cult, 'The Society of Harmonious Growth and Splendour' was in the mines doing bad things under orders from Sorcerer Lord Halescourge. Did I mention he was also the mysterious emissary who signed the pact with Clan Fester in Stromdorf. No? Well now you know. Burblespue Halescourge.
~ Olesya Pimenova


Locations

  • Dreisdunkel Mine:
  • The Backfill:
  • Adelhelm Shaft:
  • The Haulageway:
  • Foulreek Cave:
  • Adelhelm Upcast:
  • Engelbert Junction:
  • The Transfer:
  • Engelbert Upcast:
  • Charnel Hollow:
  • The Old Troll Grounds:
  • Ritual Site:

Objectives

  1. Find the Black Powder Cache
  2. Push the Cart
  3. X/3 Gather Black Powder
  4. Find the Mine Cart
  5. Transport Explosives
  6. Find the Mine Cart Again
  7. Destroy the Altar
  8. Ring the Dinner Bell
  9. Cross the Bridge
  10. Escape through the Bridge of Shadows

Notes

HELMGART MISCELLANEOUS PrologueA Quiet Drink
HELMGART ACT 1 Righteous StandConvocation of DecayHunger in the DarkHalescourge
HELMGART ACT 2 Athel YenluiThe Screaming BellFort BrachsenbrückeInto the Nest
HELMGART ACT 3 Against the GrainEmpire in FlamesFestering GroundThe War Camp
HELMGART FINALE The Skittergate
THE CURSE OF DRACHENFELS Old HauntsBlood in the DarknessThe Enchanter's Lair
SHADOWS OVER BÖGENHAFEN The PitThe Blightreaper
BACK TO UBERSREIK The Horn of MagnusGarden of MorrEngines of War • (Fortunes of War)
WINDS OF MAGIC Dark Omens • (Weaves)
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