In this blog I’ll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I’ll cover scenery making. Hey fellow dawi, I was just wondering the other day about Karak Varn. We have quite a lot of info on many of the other holds but what do we. Fortunately for the emperor, Kellar’s Keep is supposedly connected to the Dwarven Fortress, Karak Varn, by a series of now abandoned tunnels.

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The only mention in any fluff that I have come across is a small reference to the occasional engineer from Zhufbar using submersibles to delve into the black water and Karak Varn breach to look for treasures, though many dont come karka with strange stories of old dangers inhabiting the dark lake? Deep mines led to disaster during an earthquake vanr the lowe levels flooded. Karak-Varn Khazalid”Stronghold of oarak enclosed by mountains”sometimes called Cragmerewas once a flourishing hold of the Dwarfs.

I’ve forgotten my password. Weakened by these losses, Karak Varn was the second major hold to fall. And here is a new temple of Chaos, in fact a sacrificial chamber. Today, it is a ruin, given up to the Skaven and other enemies of the Dwarfs.

Here are two new sheets of counters for your dungeon dressing collection. Several functions may not work. Hope you like it. This is dangerous work as Skaven still dwell in Karak-Varn, and worse things too.

All I know is that gromril used to be mined there and shipped to Zhufbar, and when the time of woes struck the black lake broke through the minings into the hold, and shortly afterwards skaven and night goblins attacked and the hold was taken. Hope you like it! They boiled up through the wrecked tunnels with goblinoid allies, driving the dwarfs from their ruined hold even as they struggled to shore up the damage. Generally Karak Varn is very much an homage to Khazad Dum in LotR, most precious metal in the world, failed reclamation, and evil lake deal.


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Redmane had grown to fame for his defense of the High King during kraak Goblin assaults on Mt. My new booklet of Dungeon Dressing is about to be finished.

I keep hearing about an unspeakable horror and “Things worse that skaven and goblins lurking down there” yet, nothing about what it actually is. Very interesting section of the brewery, didn’t even realize it was there. And here, you’ll find the new dungeon dressing booklet with 7 more counters sheet: Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. I’ll soon creat a new booklet to integrate all of these.

Here is new small room with a same design as one of the original room from Advanced Heroquest. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled.

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Please log in to reply. The current book is pretty poorly done as it has holes in the timeline For the long years since its construction, Karak-Varn had been regarded with envious eyes by the Skaven, for similar reasons to those which had brought the dwarfs to it in the first place. This tile was used later in the Advanced Heroquest expansion “Terror in the Dark” and in “Mighty Warriors”, another board fantasy game.

Retrieved from ” http: The taint of warpstone spread through the city, and no dwarf would willingly live there, even if the things which lurk within were driven from it. The first Dwarf Book has more details In other languages Deutsch. Based by Black Water. Engineers have built many cunning devices to enable the Dwarfs to probe the depths, even those underwater, where the richest and as yet unplumbed workings can be found.

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When that part of the mountains was struck by one of the earthquakes which are common to that part of the world, the Black Water rushed into the tunnels, galleries and workings, washing away thousands of dwarfs and tonnes of their treasure. It’s listed as a ruined hold, close to the moot and Zhufbar. The earthquakes that opened the time of woes shattered this system and lead to wide spread flooding throughout the holds deeper mines claiming the lives of a good number of the hold’s clans in the process.


Dwarf holds The Empire. It was later retaken by an expedition by Kadrin Redmane if I recall correctly, but they were driven out again, although only when the gromril was almost fully mined away.

Further attempts to secure the hold have failed and the damage incurred during these ventures have flooded an even greater part of the hold. The Skaven and Goblins could only be held at bay for so long and soon the mines and ore convoys came under increasing attack.

Mega Warhammer Battle: Siege of Karak Varn

Generally the information is as follows: Occasional expeditions are led to retrieve Gromril, using ingenous diving karsk to reach the deepest levels. City was abandoned and is now known as Crag Mere. Hi all Here is one more dungeon dressing sheet. Whilst the dwarfs treasured Gromril, the Skaven lusted for the warpstone which had been laid down in the same way. Karak Varn, meaning Lake Hold, was the wealthiest Dwarf city in all of the Karak Ankor thanks to sitting atop the largest deposits of Gromil in the world.

Rich hold and karao of Gromril. Skaven from below, Orcs from above. Hope you like it!!