Among the barbaric people of the distant north, a mighty champion has arisen.
His name is Tchar'zanek, and he is possessed of both vast arcane powers and strength beyond any living mortal. One by one, this potent warrior has defeated all rivals in battle, claiming each victory in the name of his patron deity, the Raven God.
With each conquest in the frozen lands of the north, the ranks of his army swells. With his mastery of magic, Tchar'zanek summons forth Daemons and commands them to share their secret knowledge of ancient and forbidden rites.
It is through the whisperings of these abonimable creatures that the Warlord learns of ancient relics of power scattered throughout the Old World. A plan begins to form in the twisted mind of the Warlord. It is a plan that, if successful, will transform the lands of the Empire into a nightmare domain of Chaos, and end forever the dominion of Men in the Old World.
Tchar'zanek leads his mighty warhost southward into the lands of Norsca. The first stage in his secret plan is an invasion of the Empire, and the legions of Marauders who have flocked to his banner will be all too eager for a chance to pillage and plunder the prosperous lands to the south.
Blazing a path of destruction and ruin, the dark host charges across the Empire's northern border. The battle for dominion over the Old World has begun.