The Empire of Sigmar is in crisis. The Black Plague sweeps across the lands, killing indiscriminately and as the city-states close their walls and try to survive the horror, small towns like Wartenhof are left to fend for themselves. But worse things than disease lurk in the darkness, as the skaven, originators of the plague, rise to claim the Empire as their own. The last human alive in Wartenhof bears witness to their evil. But will he survive for long enough to report it to the authorities?