Sunday, 31 October 2010

Wolf Guard: Sven Randulfr

If Haarkon, the company champion, is Morkai’s right hand then Sven, Morkai’s shield bearer is his left. Early in Sven’s career as a freshly appointed grey hunter Morkai led his pack in a defensive action against a Dark Eldar kabal. During the battle the space wolf forces were attacked by all manner of lightning fast craft and highly agile warriors. Sven’s pack was in the thick of the melee and as a result suffered heavy casualties including the pack’s wolf guard member. Soon after the passing of Erik’s bodyguard Sven was the only member of the pack left defending his lord, he did not falter. Strapping the wolf guard’s storm shield to his forearm he swatted away countless attacks aimed at his lord taking many wounds himself as a result and dealing death with his chainsword to any who dared to try and strike at Morkai's flank. The pair fought back to back for the duration of the battle ending with Morkai himself carrying Sven’s unconscious form across his shoulders, the battered and sparking storm shield knocking against his armoured back, to the feet of Ranek the wolf priest. When Sven awoke from the red dream he was appointed to the wolf guard as Morkai’s shield bearer and gifted an ancient wolf claw. Sven has served Morkai ever since.

Sven is normally found either hidden in his master’s chambers evaluating visitors with a cursory sniff of the intruders scent or standing resolutely at his masters side, shield strapped across his back. Although maintaining a frosty demeanour to outsiders Sven possesses a wit as sharp as a kraken’s teeth and will often be heard arguing with Haegr about how many kills they’ve each made or joking with about how the last mob of Orks were defiantly more intelligent than this lot, the result being thunderous laughter from Haegr.
Praise Russ

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