Many curious things surround the reclusive Count Reiktoffen. He has been accused of dealings with all manner of devious entities including the Unclean.
But a very few know the actual story of the Count.
Born as an heir to a small fortune, he quickly grew into a normal young man, with a love for hunting and riches on his families estate in the far North of the Empire. Until his parents died of unknown and unforeseen ailments. He was left the riches and deed to the estate. Thus for the next 6 years he went into seclusion, but the ever so important upkeep of the estate grounds had diminished, the flower beds were all dead, and large, ropey vines cover many a' wall on the buildings.
Only the faintest yell and clash of metal, and the sound of gunshots were heard from the estate grounds. A coach and such would occasionally ride out of the gates and seen in the surrounding villages, purchasing huge quantities of food and supply.
4 carriages ride out, and come back in 4-8 days. The rumor is that he goes to dark sermons in the Northern woods. The Truth is that over the last 6 years, Count has assembled a small, private army of Mercenaries, Rangers, and other soldiers of coin.
They are starting to visit the ruins of old Mordhiem, they are rumored to have discovered something....