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"intermediary", most likely arepresentative of a cult of Slaanesh.He accepted her request for aid, inreturn for several "services"... Karlaaccepted the terms and passed theborder to Chaos. Several monthsearlier an inhabitant of Kleinstadt wasraped by a creature from the otherside, she hid her pregnancy as well asshe could, but the fact reached theears of Hans, who informed Karla. Asluck would have it the woman inKleinstadt gave birth a few days earlierthan Luisa... Karla sent a small numberof men to take the mutant baby...Unfortunately the woman was veryembarrassed by the appearance of herchild and threw him in the river, andthis is where the PCs find him.
The total number of inhabitants inKleinstadt is no more than two hundredadults and about fifty farmers in thesurrounding area. It is a small villagebuilt within a wooden palisade, afortified temple to Sigmar dominatesthe village. The nearest house is somedistance away. There are no inns orhostels, but everybody will be willing tolet the PCs stay, "oh, a lit'l somethin' toshow the generosity of Monseigneur...The harvest was not good this yearand it'll be worse when the taxmancomes later... " (et cetera). Thevillagers seem to be all the same: theyare grumpy and say little, unless thesubject is the weather or the recentharvest. They won't ask any questionsto the PCs, and they'll expect them tobe much the same. Still, the night theyarrive, they find shelter at Peter Klein'shouse (a large part of the inhabitantshave Klein as their surnames). Theywill expect that the PC's will tell abouttheir exploits during the evening toentertain their hosts. This is a goodchance to break the ice.The general reaction regarding thebaby is: "No one has ever seen himhere in this village. Try theneighbouring village. No woman hasrecently given birth here. Go to thenext village." They are not hostile asthey try to be considerate towards the"little monster". Indeed they seem topity the baby instead. There is no needfor a genius to see that they are allafraid. The PCs may have reasons tothink that they are afraid of them.(Place yourself in the villagers place. Aband of strangers, armed to the teeth,asking questions about a mutantbaby... These can only be witchhunters! And everybody knows thatwitch hunters have a tendency to beoverzealous when it comes topunishing "the tainted souls". Thevillagers are sincerely convinced that ifthey talk they will be massacredwithout a seconds thought).
A Few Personalities
Werner Neumann (60), Priest ofSigmar:
At the same time the principalcuriosity in the village and its spiritualleader. He's an old brigand touched bySigmar ("and Sigmar appeared to mein all His glory. And it was after thisevent that I took the name of New Manand vowed to spend my life in Hisservice"). He guards his past whichincludes several scars, a floweringlanguage and an immense love ofgood wine. He is not less honest, eventhough he drinks, and the villagersrespect him enormously. No one hastold him about the baby.
Mattheus Klein (67) "the ancient":
He is full of life, but he makes himselfseem senile when strangers are near,at least until he is sure about theirintentions.
Joris Klein (40) Blacksmith. Son ofMattheus:
A huge man equipped witha bad temper. If the PCs act insistently,it will be him that turns to them ("andyou continue to bury your noses in