When, I wonder, does 'news' become 'old news'? Perhaps if something is still being spoken about, it still qualifies as 'news'. Hopefully, people are still talking about last weekend's long anticipated release of the multi-episode audio drama 'Realmslayer: Blood of The Old World', once again, featuring the extraordinary 'life-force' that is Mr Brian Blessed, who is, once again, playing Gotrek Gurnisson.
Without further ado, here are details of the new story, along with some incredible art work by Johan Grenier
who deserves huge credit for making the whole package look so amazing:
Realmslayer: Blood of the Old World
A Gotrek Gurnisson Story
In the strange worlds of the Mortal Realms, Gotrek Gurnisson craves one
thing above all: purpose. When he discovers a being who might lead him
to it, he will stop at nothing to find them – but old enemies seek the
Gotrek Gurnisson was once the greatest Slayer of the Old World, meeting
his doom in the great cataclysms of the End Times. The heroic duardin
stepped forth into the Realm of Chaos to fight the daemons gnawing at
the world's ending and satisfy his death oath, leaving behind his
companion Felix Jaeger. Now, he finds himself in a strange new realm
where gods walk the earth and dark forces are ascendant.
the endless forests of Ghyran, Gotrek learns of a being with the power
to guide him to what he craves above all else: a destiny, and a purpose
worthy of his legend. What he seeks is a prize more terrible than any he
could have imagined, fought over since the dawn of time by powers
beyond even his indomitable strength. Nor is he the only scion of the
Old World to be drawn by its promise, and Gotrek will have to overcome
the greatest nemesis of his past if he is to claim his future.
Part 1: Armour of Winter
Part 2: The Everlasting Oath
Part 3: The Silver Tower
Part 4: The Last Gate
Grace Andrews, John Banks, Brian Blessed, Andrew Fettes, Kelly Hotten,
Jonathan Keeble, Penelope Rawlins, Richard Reed and Joe
Written by David Guymer & Produced by Matt Renshaw
We recorded these stories in London late February - early March this year and what fun it was! Whenever I'm given the opportunity to play a Skaven, a slightly evil, always twinkly sensation manifests itself and I can barely contain my excitement.
In this production, not only did I get the chance to play a Skaven (image at right) - the wonderfully named 'Steamclaw', but also a fabulously louche 'Nurgling', Algur Threefingers along with Xer’ger’ael, The Master Rune & a laconic Gaoler, as well as a number of un-credited minor characters.
I've recently received my contributor copy of Blood of The Old World and so far, I'm enjoying it very much indeed. David Guymer has written a fabulous story and a grateful bunch of actors can be heard to be having great fun bringing his characters to life. If you decide to give it a listen, I hope you will enjoy it all too!
...all for now; more just as soon as it happens!