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What did you think of the new malign portents story? Looks like we got a new death cult.

Haven't read it yet, actually. But it sounds interesting.

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Why do the Knights Excelsior Kill people infected with plague instead of just mass healing them with the Lord-Relictors?

Because they're a-holes.

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Could you recommend any books that have recently inspired you, or your writing?

I just got finished re-reading Who Fears the Devil, a collection of Manly Wade Wellman's short stories, and The Siege, by Arturo Perez-Reverte, both of which were inspiring, in different ways. Reading Wellman's stuff always recharges my creative batteries. The Siege, on the other hand, was just a really good book, and those always make me want to up my game.

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What did you think of the Maggotkin of Nurgle Battletome? Any new lore you like?

I'm just now digging into it, but I'm finding the hints on the timeline immensely inspiring. For instance, I'd really like to write about Gutrot Spume's assault on Hammerhal Aqsha...

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One last thing tho. what happens to Thungrimsson?

He survives until Storm of Chaos/End Times - I actually got him from the Storm of Chaos campaign book, where he's Ungrim's envoy. I think he's got a cameo in Return of Nagash.

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I already ha ve slayer. ill make sure to get Lord of the end times too. thank you very much

No problem. Hope you enjoy 'em!

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Thats a shame. Was wondering what happend to Canto and the chaos dwarfs. They very awesome characters imo.

If you're interested, the Chaos dwarf made a brief cameo appearance in David Guymer's G&F novel, Slayer, I believe. And Canto appeared in my novel, Lord of the End Times.

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I just finished reading road of skulls which i thouht was great. I have 2 questions. When is this compared to the other gotrek and felix novels. And what happens to the beast at the end of the story. is there a sequal or short which it is said in?

Glad you enjoyed it! I was asked to set it outside of the series continuity, so that it'd be accessible to first time readers, which means it's nowhen in particular. If pressed, I would say place it between Skavenslayer and Daemonslayer.
There was supposed to be a short story that followed the book, but it never got written. Gotrek kills it, obviously, but I don't recall much else about it, other than it involved Canto the Unsworn, and a band of Slaaneshi warriors.

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So BL opened a submission window and was wondering two things: would you (or BL) be A-OK if I used the Order of the Fly in the story? Second question is: what is your idea of the Seven Duchies' current status? Mainly so I don't step on your toes in the (unlikely, very unlikely) case I get picked.

Speaking for myself, I have no objection. I'm pitching a couple of short stories featuring them myself, in fact. And they're currently in upheaval - several of the duchies are lacking their dukes, and their resources were stretched thin by the War in the Realm of Life.

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Do you ever wish Nagash had smashed Archaon's face in, instead of the other way around? I know I do.

No, because then the story would be over.

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I watched the video, But besides "they are not Infinite, but they might as well be Infinite" it does not give a good idea of the size of a mortal realm. "Near-Infinite" can mean anything. From the size of a Galaxy to Multi-Galaxy, All the way up to the size of our universe and beyond.

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? They're larger than anyone, be they human, aelf or duardin, can cross in a lifetime, which implies that they're incredibly vast - even the gods can but dimly spy their farthest edge. Are they as large as a galaxy? Probably not, but how would you know? And does it matter? In my opinion, it doesn't.

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Would it take an Aelf more then their natural lifespan reach the farthest edge from a given starting point? Would it take more then 1000 years?

Sure.

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I feel like the maps of part of the mortal realm don't give a good idea of the actually size of landmasses they depict. Like on the map in firestorm, "Hammerhal" is near "Tempest's Eye". How long would it take you to walk from "Hammerhal" to "Tempest's Eye"? Like how far apart are they in miles?

Many.

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"mortal perceptions" how does that work when Ogors, Aelvea, Orruks, humans and Duardin all have different lifespans? Do you work out the average for estaishing functional infinity or go off the longesr one (Aelves?) and say it takes more tha 600 years to go from centre to edge of a realmsphere

Jonathan Schafer
Yes.

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What does "Functionally Infinite" or Near-Infinite" actually mean? How big is a mortal realm actually? can they be compered to the size of something in real life?

It means it would take longer than your natural lifespan to reach the farthest edge from a given starting point. To mortal perceptions, they are infinite.

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Has the recent traveller's guide to the mortal realms video changed your understanding or plans for portraying the mortal realms?

Nah, not really. It's basically the same thing I've been saying for the past two years, minus the word 'infinite'.

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Is Hammerhal the first appearance of the Hexwood in Ghyran? I feel like it isn't but cannot remember.. On a related note, has Azyr been sending people into the realms as colonists? Or are they going of their own volition like settlers?

It was mentioned in the Disciples of Tzeentch battletome. And both - some are people seeking their fortune, others have been sent specifically.

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In Hammerhal You deal with Daemon Possession in an interesting way.. Do you see this possession as a new type in AoS? or just a new application of an old technique?

The latter, mostly. It's daemons doing what they do, just in a slightly tweaked fashion.

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There is a Female White Lion Character In Hammerhal.. For the White Lions.. how has their cult changed or adapted in AoS ? Is this an area that you would like to explore?

I wouldn't mind exploring it. As to how it's changed, I can't really say, beyond what's in the Grand Alliance Order battletome.

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Are Ogor Maneaters aloud in the Freecities of Sigmar or would they be more of a black-market deal do to there relation with destruction? On a side note, hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

Thanks! And yes, they are. At least in some cities - Excelsis, for instance. I think it mostly depends on why they're there. There are quite likely ogor traders, for instance.

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How do you conceptualize things that are not in the model range.. Say the airship in Hammerhal.. Do you construct the model in your mind? Draw it out? Make a model?

I just think about it, mostly. I've got a fairly decent imagination.

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The Realmgte in Hammerhal allows Lava to flow through to the Realm of Life Side.. Is this realmgate different than a normal realmgate? Like safer or stabilised?

If a realmgate is in one of the cities, it's been stabilised through various means by a Lord-Castellant or the Collegiate Arcanum.

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