Graf Boris Todbringer (born 2455) is the current Elector Count of Middenland.
Graf Boris is a great warrior and a brilliant statesman, and has been the head of his family (the Todbringers) for three decades. Graf Boris is now advancing in years and there are whispered rumours that personal and political problems weigh heavily on his mind. His battles with the Beastmen in the Drakwald Forest, in particular the banebeast Khazrak whose eye he took and in turn lost his own right eye to the year after, are a ceaseless struggle. It is also said that the loss of his second wife, Anika-Elise, almost twenty years ago was a blow he has still to fully recover from.
However, if these rumours are true, Boris Todbringer, is a determined man indeed, for outwardly he remains a vigorous as ever, a fearsome fighter and leader. He regularly leads the armies of Middenland personally, smiting his enemies with his Runefang and urging his soldiers to victory.
Boris Todbringer was instrumental in the defense of the city of Middenheim and the province of Middenland when Archaon, and his followers, invaded Kislev and the Empire. The armies of Ostland and Middenland, and troops from Hochland and Kislev fell back to Middenland where Boris Todbringer lead the soldiers of the Empire in the defense until the Emperor relieved the city.
Boris Todbringer married very early; his first wife, Maria von Richthofen, died one year later giving birth to Stefan, whom Boris named as heir to his title. A few month previous, Boris had learned he was father to another son, Heinrich, born to a lady-at-court. There are (unconfirmed) rumours that Heinrich was conceived the night before the Graf's marriage to Maria.
Baron Stefan was named the Graf's heir a day after his birth. Unfortunately he grew to be a drooling and palsied invalid, subject to fits of extreme violence and mania. However, his condition improved with the appointment of the Tilean doctor Luigi Pavarotti as Stefan's personal physician. Stefan nonetheless died a few years before the siege of Middenheim during the Storm of Chaos.
In complete contrast to Stefan, the Graf's eldest son Baron Heinrich Todbringer is blessed with considerable intellectual gifts and physical prowess. Despite this, his illegitimate birth disqualifies him from inheriting his father's title of Graf of Middenheim.
At the age of 47, the Graf took another wife, Anika-Elise Nikse, daughter of the Baron Werner Nikse of Nordland. Unfortunately the marriage produced no children, and Anika-Elise died ten years after the marriage. Graf has one more child, Katarina, born to a lady-at-court prior to his second marriage.
Notes & sources
The surname of Boris Todbringer (and of all his relatives) has been translated as "Wüterich" by Games Workshop Germany.
- ↑ Storm of Chaos, 2004, p. 35
- The Enemy Within: Mistaken Identity, by Graeme Davis, Jim Bambra, Phil Gallagher, 1986
- Power Behind the Throne, by Carl Sargent (fourth part of The Enemy Within campaign, 1988, republished 1998)