The Skittergate

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The Skittergate
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Boss Mission
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"The time has come, people. The Skittergate guards have been thinned, the Rotblood forces lack leadership, and dear old Rasknitt is off to hold some self-congratulatory victory speech. This is our chance to destroy the Skittergate. Now, just let me finish before you start screaming bloody murder... You must go through the Skittergate and travel to Norsca. It's the only way. So listen carefully, if you don't do exactly as I say, you won't be coming back." Franz Lohner

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The heroes activate and travel through the Skittergate below Helmgart to the Rotblood encampment in Norsca. From there on they must find a way to destroy the Skittergate for good.

Event[edit | edit source]

On their arrival in Norsca, the heroes travel past the gate's mechanism, which requires a keystaff to re-activate. Fighting their way through icy caverns, slippery cliffsides and a part of the Rotblood camp itself, they come across Gatekeeper Naglfahr, who guards the keystaff. This foe must be dealt with swiftly before the blessings of the Dark Gods eventually turn him into a Chaos Spawn, with much deadlier potential. Having retrieved the keystaff from this enemy, the heroes manage to destroy the Skittergate's warp-generators, leaving them a few moments to escape from Norsca's clutches, back into the sunken heart of Helmgart.

Finale[edit | edit source]

Upon returning to Helmgart through the Skittergate, the heroes find themselves at the mercy of Rasknitt himself. He climbs atop his Stormfiend mount known as Deathrattler, wielding dual Ratling guns which will target heroes at random with a hail of warpstorm bullets. It is possible to knock Rasknitt off his mount for a brief moment to deal damage, but he is only able to be slain after Deathrattler has been dealt with completely. When his mount is defeated, Rasnkitt will continue fighting by utilising warp magic, both to teleport from corner to corner of the arena, and to damage the heroes relentlessly. Once defeated, Rasnkitt will fall to his knees before ascending in a storm of warp energy, finally blowing him to pieces as the heroes make their escape through the crumbling under-city.

Post-Mission[edit | edit source]

After completing The Skittergate, Olesya will say the following.

"Seer dead and Skittergate destroyed? You have regained my respect. I confess, you lost a lot of it when you were trapped and fooled by that lousy Grey Seer, but with this grand finale, I can only say: Well done!" Olesya

ACT 1 Righteous StandConvocation of DecayHunger in the DarkHalescourge
ACT 2 Athel YenluiThe Screaming BellFort BrachsenbrückeInto the Nest
ACT 3 Against the GrainEmpire in FlamesFestering GroundThe War Camp
FINALE The Skittergate
BACK TO UBERSREIK The Horn of MagnusGarden of MorrEngines of War • (Fortunes of War)