How they entered the city, none can say, but as the Procession solemnly march though the streets of Midlam, bearing torches and chanting, windows are shuttered and doors bolted. Even the authorities are loathe to approach them, for they appear to be untouchables, and as such, potentially ravaged by contagious disease. With their ragged robes and unpleasant demeanour, they preach of the coming of the ends times, occasionally lapsing into unintelligible gibberish.
The Baron's agents keep a wary eye on them, while the Wizards' College mutter and cast divining spells. For once thing is sure, no good can come of their presence...
STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED - Brother Pyxis!
The cloud of flies that issued forth from the box massed and swarmed towards the Baron's bridge, a guard stepped forth and the swarm enveloped him. The figure attempted to scream but was stifled, and began to writhe most horribly, arms flailing, until he fell to the wooden boards, quite dead.
The swarm of flies then moved onto the Baron, but it hesitated and pulled back as if warded off by some means. The mass began to concentrate once more above the falling man and slowly began to take his form, reaching down with one blue-black metallic limb for the fallen sword.
The strange buzzing form stepped towards the Baron and their swords clashed...
We are pleased to say that the stretch goal for The Procession of the Plague Cultists has been unlocked!
Brother Pyxis - Bearer of the Plague Relic Chest
As the Procession moves solemnly though the city, a morbid hush falls throughout the city. Those of the City Watch, sent to roughly deal with the silent figures, sicken and fall as they approach the Procession and arrows fired at them, crumble and decay before they reach their targets. More worryingly still, they have yet to be influenced by the spells or incantations of the Wizards of the Magical College.
The Baron himself is present, overseeing from a high wooden bridge that runs between two inns, when Brother Pyxis steps forth bearing a small relic chest. Brother Codex began to ready from his mildewed tomb, in a gurgling, rasping voice "And... as the ark opens, all the horrors of the world shall pour forth!"
The Baron instinctively drew his sword, not knowing what use it could be against the cloud of flies that issued forth from the open chest...
Brother Pyxis Kickstarter Stretch Goal!
We are pleased to announce the stretch goal, Brother Pyxis - Bearer of the Plague Relic Chest, ready to unleash plague and pestilence upon the world.
Should we reach £4000, then we will include one Brother Pyxis free (and with no additional postage) with every pledge of The Procession and anyone backing The Procession x2 will receive two copies of Brother Pyxis.
Backers who pledge for a single or double miniature reward may choose Brother Pyxis as one of their reward miniatures.
The Procession of the Plague Cult
Midlam Miniatures are pleased to present a collection of thirteen 28mm scale figures. Whether you use them as penitent monks, disease-wracked beggars or just plain evil cultists, they will merrily creep around all of your fantasy, horror and pulp games, inspiring dread and loathing.
A Note on Metal
The miniatures are cast in a high quality pewter, with a high Tin content, but may contain a small quantity of lead (typically no more than 5%). We unfortunately cannot guarantee lead free models. Most 'lead free' metal usually contains a small amount of lead to help the metal flow into the mould. Below is an actual picture of the shiny high quality metal we use.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
Risks are low, though there is always a small chance that, for one reason or another, a figure does not cast properly.
In these unlikely circumstances we would either get a replacement mould or commission a sculpt by the original sculptor, matching the original as closely as possible, with whatever modifications are necessary for the miniatures to cast correctly.
Should this happen, the estimated release date for all miniatures could be pushed back by a month or two until any problem was fixed.
This is also a busy time for mould makers leading up to Salute (the big London war games show), and should things get too hectic they might get delayed a little, but as we intend to submit the models as soon as we are funded, this will hopefully not interfere with the campaign.
Although, across all 13 of our Kickstarters, and over a hundred miniatures made, we have only had one serious issue with one miniature, which in the end, only added a couple of weeks to shipping.
We strive to keep people updated at all stages of production to let them know how the manufacturing is going.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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