This is just a scattering shot at different subjects, most already treated in similar topics. Still wanted to make a new one -_-
As the forum advised against posting in the General Vermintide 2 hub, I’ve chosen the Feedback Subsection. So let’s start with feedback. I find it utterly detrimental that Franz Lohner’s Chronicle are only reliably update on the Vermintide Homepage. It isn’t helped that some have been posted in the Steam announcement section and some have not. For reference, this is the (hopefully) complete list:
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle - The Old Baron of Bluchendorf — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle - The King and Queen i’ the Woods — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle - The Wolves of Winter — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle - The Fate of Grungni’s Whisper — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle - A Walk in the Woods — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle - The Eternal Flame — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle – The Night of Masks — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Franz Lohner’s Chronicle - The Auric Bastion — Warhammer: Vermintide 2
The stories cover a lot of different tales. Some concerning Bardin and Kruber, some about some new regions, lots of stuff about Kerillian and Victor, very little about Sienna. What they are leading up to is open for suggestion and theory crafting. Maybe it is a new campagin to play in, maybe just some general backstory. For most part I would think it leads up to the two new careers for Kerillian and Saltzpyre. Maybe their two careers will be released at once? Maybe all three that are left at once (although their is very very little information concerning Sienna).
For Kerillian I find the latest chronicle interesting. Mainly the line:
It feels like she’s trying to attract the attention of something else. One of her gods, maybe?
So, if this is true. What would be your guess to which god she tries to draw attention? As my knowledge of Warhammer Lore is very limited (read: non-existent) I consulted the wiki for the Pantheon of the Elves and just clicked me through the different gods and there is a lot of choice to draw from: Loec, Hoeth? Drakira? Of course it has to fit with Kerillian somehow. The two who stroke me the most though, however are Atharti and Hekarti for a more stupid reason though. For Atharti it was that she is often depicted as a masked figure entwined with blood-red snakes which would fit with another quote from the last Chronicles:
Had a whopper of a nightmare, concerning a plague of blood-red snakes eating everything in sight.
Although that does sound more like a new menace thatn Kerillian’s new career. However, it is striking that it speaks of blood-red snakes. The second god in question is the twin sister of Arthari: Hekarti. Reason for this is the rivalry between the two which may hint (far-shot) to some kind of favour Kerillian has to do in the sisters conflict as well as a rather mundane reason of gameplay as there is this simple quote (from Wiki): With her favour, it is possible to tap directly into the Winds and unleash their full power.
It would kinda serve as the ultimate cop-out to give Kerillian magical abilities on an useable level right off the bat. And would also work with magic related stuff described in the last chronicle. However, another chronicle (A Walk in the Woods) covers Kerillian disrupting a ritual for Hekarti. On the one hand she knows how to perform the ritual, on the other hand Hekarti seems to be quite evil. She would have to give in to corruption, so this might really speak more about a new menace.
The story also seems to suggest that Lohner is kinda wary towards magic in general with trying to replace the charms hidden in the keep while both Olesya and Sienna don’t “bother” to much. Maybe Lohner can’t see everything after all.
In this direction also points a random theory I found on Reddit (yes, I am ashamed to have been on reddit, but I found it in an external search inquery):
If you haven’t seen it so far, read it. It is entertaining. It basically says that Victor stroke a deal with Tzeentch: his eye for more insight. What I liked about that theory was how it let you interpret some voice lines from Drachenfels or even older conversation in a new light. How Victor’s speech about the grading of evil is from own experience or how Sienna’s “one monster killing another” or “making Victor human” are a result of her seeing the magical/cursing influence (while Lohner doesn’t). It may play into Victor questioning his faith/the empire in search for a new source of strength.
So we have to wait to see which god Kerillian baited and to what result Victor came after reading Lohner’s newly “acquired” information from an imperial vault.